Does Smart Lipo have better skin tightening results than traditional Lipo?

I'm 8 weeks post op breast revision and full abdominoplasty. I'm normal weight and healthy. I'm interested in Lipo to my flanks and love handles, and I've read many reviews with mixed results regarding skin tightening after each procedure. Does Smart Lipo have better skin tightening results? What’s the cost of flank and love handles for Lipo?  




F, 62, Brunei

Liposuction really doesn't do much to help skin tighten, so adding the laser from SmartLipo or radiofrequency from BodyTite will assist in getting the skin to tighten.  The tightening results are not as drastic as what you would see from an abdominoplasty or other procedure where skin is actually removed, but the benefit is that the scars are very small and the recovery is usually shorter.  Discuss it with your surgeon and he/she can help you decide what to do.  Best of luck!

Dr. Jonathan Heistein has 1 Mini Tummy Tuck before & after:

Mini Tummy Tuck before image performed by Dr. Jonathan HeisteinMini Tummy Tuck after image performed by Dr. Jonathan Heistein

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Liposuction mainly removes areas of fatty contours and does cause some skin contraction in areas without stretch marks.  If lax skin after liposuction is a large concern then we offer skin tightening procedures, such as, Renuvion, BodyTight, ThermiTight or SmartLipo.  These are done at the same time as liposuction.  I like Renuvion for large areas and ThermiTight for smaller areas.  Prices would depend on if you have this done with your abdominoplastly or separately.

Ken Oleszek, MD

La Fontaine Aesthetics

Denver, CO