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What's the benefit of a tummy tuck by thermage?

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Dr. Richard Tholen
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Minimal!

If you need a tummy tuck, thermage will not provide any improvement even close to real surgery.
The only "benefit" is to whomever you pay for the no down-time treatment(s) since you will still truly need a surgical tummy tuck! so if you like the idea of spending money and high expectation for scant to no result, choose thermage. If you want a real result, choose a plastic surgeon and a tummy tuck!

In brief: Minimal!

If you need a tummy tuck, thermage will not provide any improvement even close to real surgery.
The only "benefit" is to whomever you pay for the no down-time treatment(s) since you will still truly need a surgical tummy tuck! so if you like the idea of spending money and high expectation for scant to no result, choose thermage. If you want a real result, choose a plastic surgeon and a tummy tuck!
Dr. Richard Tholen
Dr. Richard Tholen
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Dr. Daniel Careaga
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Tummy tuck

Unfortunately, there is no non-surgical treatment that would eliminate the need for a tummy tuck if it is indicated.

In brief: Tummy tuck

Unfortunately, there is no non-surgical treatment that would eliminate the need for a tummy tuck if it is indicated.
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Dr. Daniel Careaga
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not surgery

Maybe you read an ad or something.
There is no "tummy tuck by thermage" except perhaps in the advertisement you read. Thermage affect the skin only and only the surface. Don't expect much.

In brief: Not surgery

Maybe you read an ad or something.
There is no "tummy tuck by thermage" except perhaps in the advertisement you read. Thermage affect the skin only and only the surface. Don't expect much.
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Not comparable

Thermage, and machines like it, give a very minor tightening effect to the skin.
It's not really even honestly comparable to the dramatic improvement you can get with a tummy tuck. While it sounds appealing to avoid surgery, the truth is that most people are disappointed with these non-surgical methods.

In brief: Not comparable

Thermage, and machines like it, give a very minor tightening effect to the skin.
It's not really even honestly comparable to the dramatic improvement you can get with a tummy tuck. While it sounds appealing to avoid surgery, the truth is that most people are disappointed with these non-surgical methods.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Minimal to None.

Be very careful about nonsurgical modalities that promise “tummy tuck” results.
These modalities end up wasting patients' time/resources. Tummy tuck surgery involves removal of “excess” skin/fatty tissue and re approximation of abdominal wall muscles that may have spread with pregnancy and/or weight gain/loss. I hope this helps.

In brief: Minimal to None.

Be very careful about nonsurgical modalities that promise “tummy tuck” results.
These modalities end up wasting patients' time/resources. Tummy tuck surgery involves removal of “excess” skin/fatty tissue and re approximation of abdominal wall muscles that may have spread with pregnancy and/or weight gain/loss. I hope this helps.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Jason Lichten
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Not surgery

Thermage may tighten the skin, but it should not be considered a tummy tuck.
Thermage is not a surgical procedure and does not get the same results you would get with surgery. That said, it is not surgery so there is less downtime and anesthetic risk to go with the lower results.

In brief: Not surgery

Thermage may tighten the skin, but it should not be considered a tummy tuck.
Thermage is not a surgical procedure and does not get the same results you would get with surgery. That said, it is not surgery so there is less downtime and anesthetic risk to go with the lower results.
Dr. Jason Lichten
Dr. Jason Lichten
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