Skin Tightening (Surgical)
What Is Surgical Skin Tightening?
Our experienced plastic surgeon has one goal in mind: to help you look and feel your absolute best. To reach this goal, she frequently complements surgical procedures with technologies such as radiofrequency and ultrasound heat energy.
These advanced tools – which include the VASERlipo device as well as the Renuvion® J Plasma, FaceTite™, BodyTite and ThermiTight systems – can be employed alongside surgical techniques to gently lift the deep layers of skin and create a tighter, firmer result. When used in tandem with liposuction or other procedures, surgical skin tightening can help reduce the need for skin excision and resulting scarring. We can also perform these strategies on their own for a less intensive solution.
At ICLS, our team works with each patient to create an individualized treatment plan. Dr. Khanna is excited to meet with you to determine which surgical and non-surgical procedures can best meet your aesthetic needs.
How Is Surgical Skin Tightening Performed?
Our unique skin tightening with radiofrequency techniques can accompany body contouring surgeries that target excess skin and tissue on the arms, abdomen, thighs, knees, breasts and elsewhere. Additionally, certain skin tightening treatments (e.g. the FaceTite™ system) can address the face, neck and chin (submental area).*
Depending on the unique system being utilized, skin tightening typically involves a minimally invasive process in which a small device is placed into the subcutaneous skin layer. We often use a local anesthetic to numb the area. From there, Dr. Khanna will heat the skin with powerful RF energy, which can renew collagen and encourage cell regeneration.* Patients may feel warmth or a tingling sensation as the device is used in the treatment area, but these effects are generally mild. Keep in mind that the course of the rest of the procedure will vary depending on whether other surgical techniques (e.g. liposuction, abdominoplasty, or facelift surgery) are employed.
What Does Surgical Skin Tightening Aftercare Involve?
Following a standalone skin tightening session or the skin tightening component of surgery, the treatment area is cleaned and a compression garment is applied. This should be worn as much as possible for the first week and then nightly for three weeks. An ice pack can be used to help cool the area down post-treatment. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for two to three weeks in order to avoid excess swelling.
Otherwise, the specifics of your recovery will depend on the other procedure(s) performed. During your consultation, we will form a personalized plan to help you have a smooth, safe and quick aftercare process.
How Much Does Surgical Skin Tightening Cost?
At ICLS, the cost for radiofrequency skin tightening starts at approximately $6,000 (plus HST). Please note that this range does not include the cost of other surgeries, which often accompany skin tightening measures. In addition, the final price will depend on the area(s) being treated, the use of postoperative medications, the use of compression garments and other factors.
As part of your customized treatment plan, pricing for your experience at ICLS will depend on your unique needs and aesthetic goals. Our compassionate team would be glad to speak with you about our plastic surgery financing options, which include third-party programs for eligible patients with iFinance and Beautifi.
Interested in surgical skin tightening? Contact ICLS today for more information.
Before and After
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much is a skin tightening procedure?
The cost for radiofrequency skin tightening ranges from approximately $6,000 – $11,800 plus HST depending on the complexity and area(s) being treated. Contact us for more information.
Aftercare and Recovery
After treatment, the area is cleaned and a compression garment may be applied. This should be worn as much as possible for the first week and then nightly for three weeks. An ice pack may be provided to help cool the area down post treatment if needed. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for 1-2 weeks in order to avoid excess swelling.
Dr. Julie Khanna
Our internationally-renowned, double board-certified plastic surgeon is considered a leader in breast reshaping, body contouring and facial anti-aging procedures. Combining well-honed surgical skill with a commitment to ethical care, Dr. Julie Khanna looks beyond the procedure to the patient as a whole, from inner self to outer beauty.Dr. Khanna’s Profile