For some people, diet and exercise aren’t enough to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat due to genetics. Liposuction has been one of the most popular, go-to procedures for years for those looking to say goodbye to stubborn fat once and for all. However, a traditional liposuction procedure isn’t a perfect fix for every situation and doesn’t address other concerns that commonly come with weight gain and loss, such as extra, loose, or sagging skin. Now there’s an alternative – J Plasma Lipo! Depending on your age, skin, and how dramatic your fat gain to fat loss transformation is, it’s a possibility that your skin might have a hard time bouncing back. For those who are looking for dramatic fat loss, liposuction alone may not be enough, and a surgical skin lift may be required, which isn’t always ideal.
Luckily, with today’s cosmetic surgery innovations, there’s a new way to take liposuction results to the next level without the need to tighten and rejuvenate the skin through surgery, thanks to J-Plasma lipo. Below, we’ll go over what J-Plasma lipo is and everything you need to know to determine if it’s the right option for you.
What is J-Plasma Lipo?
J-Plasma is a non-surgical skin tightening device that uses cold plasma energy, helium plasma, and radiofrequency to cool areas under the skin, which ultimately tightens the skin to provide a more contoured, tight appearance after liposuction. When combined with a traditional liposuction procedure to tighten the skin without a surgical lift, we call this J-Plasma lipo.
Adding J-Plasma to liposuction allows patients to achieve a fully tightened, contoured, and rejuvenated look along with their new fat loss and truly maximize their results without being invasive or requiring long periods of downtime. To fully understand the potential and benefits of a J-Plasma lipo procedure and if it’s right for you, it’s important to understand how both procedures work.
How Do Liposuction & J-Plasma Work Together?
J-Plasma Lipo starts out with a traditional liposuction procedure to remove fat deposits in the targeted areas under the skin. During this procedure, after the treatment area is numb or the patient is sedated, small incisions will be made and a cannula will be inserted to break up and remove the excess fat.
Once the desired fat has been removed from the targeted area, the J-plasma skin tightening device is then inserted into the same incisions under the skin to deliver the cold plasma. The cold plasma will work underneath the surface of the skin to tighten and smooth out the skin
Recovery & Results
With J-Plasma lipo, the downtime for this combination procedure is typically around a week. Immediately after the procedure, the doctor will apply bandages and dressings to the wound, and a compression garment is required to help speed up healing and reduce discomfort. Most people are able to return to work and daily activities within a few days to one week but still may take a few weeks to fully return to all normal activities, such as exercising. Patients can expect some swelling and bruising and it’s normal to feel tight and sore in the treated areas.
The results from J-Plasma lipo are immediately noticeable; however, more results will be apparent in a few weeks after most of the swelling has subsided. With the J-Plasma skin tightening portion of the procedure, patients may not notice immediate skin tightening, but results will continue to develop over time. Over time, the body will increase the production of collagen and elastin, continuing to lift and shrink the tissues in the treated area for firmer, smoother skin.
Who’s a Good Candidate for J-Plasma Lipo?
Since J-Plasma lipo is an invasive procedure, it is important to meet all the criteria to ensure a patient is healthy enough to undergo the procedure. A good candidate for J-Plasma liposuction:
- Is within 30% of their ideal body weight
- Doesn’t have a life-threatening health condition
- Is a non-smoker
- Is willing to live a healthy, active lifestyle after the procedure
The Bottom Line
If you’re looking to get rid of stubborn fat and improve loose skin in those areas at the same time, then J-Plasma lipo might be the right procedure for you. You’ll be able to optimize liposuction by improving the look and quality of your skin for smooth, contoured results.
Considering J-Plasma lipo? Leif Rogers, MD, is an Ivy League-educated, board-certified plastic surgeon. If you’re interested in liposuction and improving loose, sagging skin, get in touch with his team to schedule a consultation.