Innovative Plastic and Cosmetic Treatments to Consider

Want a flat stomach? Would like to see your buttocks less altered by gravity? Maybe need to correct the precise contours of your body?

There are surgical and non-surgical treatments to do these options, and these treatments are continually changing. Here are some of the innovations people can benefit from.

Belly: Cryolipolysis or laser liposuction

People can get rid of small pockets of resistant fat by destroying them with cold or heat thanks to cryolipolysis and liposuction. Cryolipolysis is a fat reduction treatment that involves applying a cooling device to the stomach. The temperature is set to destroy the fat cells without damaging the surrounding tissues (the fat cells are destroyed at a lower temperature than other types of cells).

The treatment can be repeated several times for a more consistent result. Cryolipolysis causes a short insensitivity of the treated area as well as redness but not much more. Laser-assisted liposuction involves inserting a laser into annoying fat curls through short incisions to liquefy the fat cells and then suck them up with a suction cannula.

The energy delivered by the device makes it possible to coagulate blood vessels in the treated area (minimizing bruising) and to encourage skin retraction (firming effect). If you want more than a slight-to-moderate reduction in fat or want to eliminate excess stomach skin, abdominal surgery should be considered.

Buttocks: Brazilian Butt Lift (lipofilling buttocks)

For those who wish for perfectly-rounded buttocks, the most common technique used by surgeons is lipofilling, commonly known as a “Brazilian Butt Lift.” It involves taking fat from another part of the body (such as thighs or hips) and transferring it to the buttocks to bring the area volume and roundness. The procedure allows patients to kill two birds with one stone, but it has postoperative consequences and limitations.

Chin and neck: Ultherapy

Ulthera is a device that emits ultrasound waves designed to heat the skin deeply. This is a non-surgical treatment of sagging skin. The action of the device stimulates the production of collagen to tighten the skin.

The treatment is commonly used to treat sagging skin and wrinkles in the chin, jaw, and neck. For more details, view this page for Dr. Zacharia.