The human skin is the largest organ of the body. It has its greatest function is to protect us from the environment within which we exist. As we age and after we have lost significant weight or multiple pregnancies the skin surface area may begin to sag. In the Western world sagging skin whether it be the face, the arms, the breasts, the belly, or the legs is not a desirable event. Therefore skin lift is a popular cosmetic surgery inquiry.
Enter the plastic and reconstructive surgeon. The gold standard for sagging skin is unquestionably a variety of unique and artistic surgical procedures applied to all the above-mentioned areas. The principal for skin lift and skin tightening is to create new collagen. Collagen is a unique protein with a molecular structure that can tighten loose skin. Nova threads in conjunction with fillers, Botox, PRF can help stimulate collagen.
You can achieve additional collagen if you add to these substances the introduction of energy usually in the form of a device operated by a professional. Micro-needling and radio frequency are well-established mechanisms of introducing mechanical stimulation to increase collagen.
These nonsurgical methods are not primarily suited for skin lift and major body contouring operations. For mild-to-moderate skin laxity they could be very effective. Also, in conjunction with major body contouring operations we perform for patients with massive weight loss. These nonsurgical treatments have applicability post-op to help augment the improvement we surgically achieve.