Are you seeking a solution to eliminate saggy or loose skin? Do you desire tighter and firmer skin? Have you come across the J-Plasma skin tightening procedure and want to know if it actually delivers results?
We’ve got you covered. Continue reading to discover more about this skin tightening procedure.
What Is J-Plasma? Is It Truly Effective at Tightening Skin?
J-Plasma is an innovative technology that claims to provide dramatic skin tightening results in just one session.
During the procedure, a skilled doctor will make small incisions and use a small cannula to remove excess fat. They will then introduce ionized helium gas through a J-Plasma device, targeting the subdermal tissue.
By energizing the helium gas, cold helium plasma is created. The heat generated by this J-Plasma energy stimulates collagen production, helping to firm up sagging skin.
Who Is a Suitable Candidate for J-Plasma Skin Tightening?
Only individuals with moderate to mild excess skin and fat can benefit from J-Plasma skin rejuvenation. Those with more significant needs may require alternative treatments.
Moreover, since it is an invasive surgery, it is not recommended for individuals with a low pain tolerance or complicated reactions to anesthesia.
What Are Some Drawbacks of J-Plasma?
At VIDA, we believe in providing honest information. We understand that the promise of dramatic results in a single session can be tempting. However, not everything is as perfect as it seems.
Compared to non-invasive procedures, the recovery time for the J-Plasma skin tightening procedure is significantly longer. You will need 48 to 72 hours of rest and recovery, as well as wear a compression garment for a few weeks post-procedure.
Additionally, visible results take time to appear. After the initial procedure, it may take several months before any noticeable changes are observed.
Lastly, for optimal skin tightening results, most doctors suggest combining a J-Plasma session with liposuction. This turns J-Plasma skin tightening into a complementary treatment rather than a stand-alone procedure.
Should You Consider J-Plasma Treatment?
If you have moderate to mild excess skin and wish to tighten loose skin around the abdomen, J-Plasma might be a suitable option for you.
However, it’s essential to note that J-Plasma side effects can persist for up to three weeks following the procedure.
Since incisions are involved in introducing the helium gas and plasma energy, local anesthesia is required for the treatment area. Some patients may not react well to anesthesia.
If you are seeking dramatic results for facial tightening, you may want to explore minimally invasive Thermage for facial rejuvenation. It is a powerful yet gentle radiofrequency energy technology that offers similar skin tightening benefits with minimal downtime and side effects.
For immediate and transformative results in the abdomen area, a tummy tuck or liposuction is the superior choice. These permanent and safe skin-tightening procedures provide the best value for your investment of time and money.
Why Don’t We Offer J-Plasma for Loose Skin at VIDA?
At VIDA, our top priority is the safety and satisfaction of our patients. Although J-Plasma treatment shows promising results, there is a lack of concrete evidence regarding its effectiveness for skin rejuvenation.
Moreover, as J-Plasma is a relatively new technology, new complications continue to emerge. For instance, issues related to skin tone, such as scar tissue, hyperpigmentation, and dark spots.
We are committed to exclusively working with established procedures, like skin resurfacing, that deliver long-lasting results.
Tummy tucks and liposuction offer a more comprehensive approach to removing excess fat compared to a technology focused solely on skin tightening. If you are seeking effective and safe alternatives for managing loose skin, contact our plastic surgeons today to learn more about our tummy tuck and liposuction procedures!
Alternative Procedures for Skin Tightening
Thermage is a non-surgical procedure that rejuvenates loose skin using laser radiofrequency technology. By stimulating collagen production, the laser enhances the appearance of tighter and firmer skin.
Unlike other treatments that are limited to specific areas, Thermage can be used to tighten both your face and body. It offers two different wavelengths for various applications. The first wavelength is ideal for tightening the face, reducing fine lines, and lifting the eyelids and neck. The second wavelength reaches deeper to contour and lift the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks.
If you are interested in J-Plasma skin tightening but open to exploring other minimally invasive options, Thermage could be a suitable choice.
Thermage Before & After
A tummy tuck is an invasive plastic surgery procedure designed to tighten the appearance of the abdominal area.
During a tummy tuck, a surgeon may perform liposuction to remove excess fat from the abdomen. They will then make a lengthwise incision across the lower abdomen, positioned low enough in the pubic area for easy concealment under clothing or swimwear. The surgeon will remove sagging skin from the abdomen.
Next, the surgeon uses permanent internal sutures to repair the abdominal muscles and surrounding tissues, creating a firmer contour. These sutures hold the restored abdominal muscles in place.
Once the desired abdominal profile is achieved, the surgeon closes the incision with dissolvable stitches. Additionally, the belly button may be repositioned to match the taut, flatter abdominal contour.
While a tummy tuck is typically an outpatient procedure, our recovery boutique at VIDA Wellness & Beauty Center offers a comfortable facility for local or out-of-town patients who choose to recuperate with us.
If loose skin is a result of stubborn fat deposits, liposuction may be a suitable option.
Liposuction is usually performed under general anesthesia, though local anesthesia with IV sedation may be used for small-volume areas.
To prepare for the procedure, the surgeon typically injects a tumescent solution of lidocaine (an anesthetic), epinephrine, and sterile saltwater into the treatment area. This solution causes swelling, minimizes bleeding and bruising, and facilitates fat removal.
The surgeon then makes small incisions in the treatment area and inserts a thin, hollow tube called a cannula to suction out fat. Due to the small incisions, sutures are not required.
Although liposuction is typically an outpatient procedure, some patients opt to recover in our specialized recovery boutique.
Schedule a Consultation for Skin Tightening
If you are looking to achieve skin tightening results and want to explore the best procedure for you, consult with the board-certified plastic surgeons at VIDA Wellness & Beauty Center. They can provide more information about the treatment options that align with your aesthetic goals. Book a virtual consultation today!