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Ageing, as well as significant weight loss can lead to the appearance of lax skin in various areas of the body, including the upper arms, inner thighs, abdomen and buttocks. As we age, the skin’s elasticity is weakened and less able to maintain youthful levels of skin tightness. Gravity also plays a part in helping the skin to sag downwards. As well as surgical options which can remove excess skin, non-surgical or less invasive treatments seek to remove any excess fat in the area, tighten the skin and stimulate the natural production of new collagen and elastin to improve the appearance of loose skin.
A Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty may help to restore your body shape for those bothered by a large fat deposit and loose skin in the abdomen or stomach area.
A breast lift or Mastopexy can improve the appearance of the breasts in several ways. It raises the breast tissue, repositions the nipple and areola and enhances breast shape.
There are several different procedures that can be used to improve the buttock shape and appearance. The buttock can be lifted, reshaped with liposuction or added to with implants or fat.
A lower body lift is part of a cosmetic surgery procedure called body contouring which is designed to remove large amounts of excess skin and fat from the stomach, hips, thighs, and back.
RF energy is able to penetrate deep into the skin causing tissue tightening, heating of fat cells and increased blood circulation for body contouring, fat and cellulite reduction treatments.
A thigh lift (sometimes known as a thighplasty) is part of a cosmetic surgery procedure called body contouring which is designed to remove large amounts of skin and fat from the hips and thighs.
An upper arm lift or brachioplasty is part of a cosmetic surgery procedure called body contouring which is designed to remove excess saggy skin and fat from the upper arms.
The Accent system boasts dual handpieces – a bipolar one for volumetric dermal heating, aimed at skin tightening treatments; and a Unipolar one for for fat reduction and cellulite treatment.
Radiofrequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL™) using the BodyTite™ device from Invasix Ltd provides minimally invasive body tightening and skin contraction.
The BTL Vanquish is the only contactless radiofrequency technology for non-invasive fat removal. The latest generation of the device is the BTL Vanquish ME, standing for Maximum Energy.
EndyMed’s 3DEEP RF applicators use radiofrequency technology to firm, tighten and lift sagging skin on the face and body by heating the collagen in the dermis.
Exilis® Elite uses a combination of monopolar radio frequency (RF) energy, ultrasound to stimulate fat lipolysis (the breakdown of fat cells) and collagen remodelling (for skin tightening), alongside skin cooking, helping to contour the body and face.
The ProMax Lipo is a combined radiofrequency, ultrasonic cavitation and vacuum massage device for facial skin tightening and body contouring.
The Thermage™ system is a mono-polar (one electrode) radiofrequency device that delivers radiofrequency energy deep into dermal tissues for facial skin tightening, body contouring and improvement in the appearance of cellulite.
TriPollar™ radio frequency (RF) technology is available via two devices, Apollo® and Regen®. The devices are marketed for cellulite reduction, body remodelling and skin tightening.