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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is better; a tummy tuck or thermage treatment?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Thermage for minimum

Thermage is usually indicated for subtle skin laxity without muscle separation or localized fatty deposits.
It typically will produce about a 10-15% improvement when compared to a tummy tuck. For a very minor problem, it may be useful. Otherwise the vast majority of patients will see vast improvements with a tummy tuck. Discuss with a board certified plastic surgeon who can perform both

In brief: Thermage for minimum

Thermage is usually indicated for subtle skin laxity without muscle separation or localized fatty deposits.
It typically will produce about a 10-15% improvement when compared to a tummy tuck. For a very minor problem, it may be useful. Otherwise the vast majority of patients will see vast improvements with a tummy tuck. Discuss with a board certified plastic surgeon who can perform both
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Thermage is reported to tighten skin.
Tummy tuck can be a very powerful operation. It's for those folks with extra skin and soft tissue. Many want the excess taken away. Some just want to fit into pants better. The abdominal muscles may also have spread out with pregnancy or just over time. The plication sews them back together. This flattens the tummy. See a board certified plastic surgeon.

In brief: Depends

Thermage is reported to tighten skin.
Tummy tuck can be a very powerful operation. It's for those folks with extra skin and soft tissue. Many want the excess taken away. Some just want to fit into pants better. The abdominal muscles may also have spread out with pregnancy or just over time. The plication sews them back together. This flattens the tummy. See a board certified plastic surgeon.
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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