Surgical and Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Treatments
Aging, sun exposure, weight fluctuations, disease, and genetic factors are some of the common reasons behind loose and sagging skin. Many women and men are bothered by this condition, which can compromise their appearance and make them look older than their actual age. Treatments for skin tightening are available today in cosmetic surgery as well as non-surgical.
Depending on the extent of loose skin, patient’s anatomy and their unique aesthetic needs, the surgeon may recommend an appropriate surgical or non-surgical procedure. Dr. Paul Fortes is an experienced plastic surgeon providing innovative and advanced surgical and non-surgical skin tightening treatments. Dr. Fortes receives patients from Houston, Katy, TX, and surrounding communities.
Some of the key plastic surgery treatments for skin tightening offered by Dr. Fortes include body lifts, such as torsoplasty, thigh and knee lift, and buttock lift. Body lift procedures are designed to excise redundant skin and restore a younger, firmer and smoother skin appearance.
Body lift treatments are commonly performed on patients who suffer from loose skin following significant weight loss. The areas of the body that experience most substantive loss of weight will typically have sagging skin. Common areas with this condition are waist, abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs and back. The surgeon will remove the excess skin and provide a subtle lift to the sagging area.
Body lift procedures will be customized according to the aesthetic needs of a patient. In many cases, the body lift treatment is an extension of a tummy tuck surgery. The incisions for body lift in this case will be placed around the hips and the lower back. Through the incision, the cosmetic surgeon will lift the sagging skin from the hips, thighs, and buttocks.
Body lift surgery may also be performed in stages with other procedures such as arm lift, breast lift and upper back or torso lift. Dr. Fortes provides both surgical and non-surgical skin tightening procedures to patients in Houston, Katy, TX, and nearby locations.
Laser based skin tightening procedures have grown in popularity over the years as laser technologies have advanced considerably. With the new laser techniques, it is possible to perform skin tightening without surgery on any skin type and skin color. Laser procedures are more precise and targeted to achieve specific results.
When performed by an experienced laser treatment provider, the procedure can achieve dramatic improvements in terms of skin tightening. No harm will be caused to the surrounding healthy tissue with high-precision laser skin tightening procedures.
Med Spa Skin Tightening Treatments
In some cases, the surgeon may recommend a combination of surgical and non-surgical med spa skin tightening treatments. Alternatively, for patients who do not wish to undergo surgery, may rely exclusively on non-surgical skin tightening.
Dr. Fortes encourages his patients who have received skin tightening surgery to also continue the use of skin care products, non-invasive treatments and spa services to prolong and maintain the results for the long term. Customized treatments are provided by Dr. Fortes for both surgical and non-surgical skin tightening procedures for the most impressive and awesome results.