How Do You Remove Stretch Marks David Reath Knoxville Plastic Surgeon
Hi everybody. I'm David Reath, and I'mgoing to talk about this week's TruthOMeter Tuesday question.The question we asked this week was basically a request from many of you from our previousweek. We asked about things that you wanted to knowabout, and one of the top things was stretch marks.So our question was this, quot;The only truly effective way to treat stretch marks is bysurgically removing the skin that contains the streth marks.quot;I would like to tell you that that was a quot;falsequot; or sort of a toss of a coin, but the factof the matter is, that's true.
The problem is this: stretch marks are reallyscars. And there's no way to eliminate a scar totally either than to remove the skin thatcontains the scar. People have tried different creams, peoplehave tried different salves, people hvae tried laser. None of these things really work onstretch marks. They're still there, and quite honestly I think the results for most of thesethings are not worth what you're going to pay for them.Now it is true that as time goes on stretch marks may fade a little bit, as do scars.But they won't go away unless you remove the skin that contains the scars.So I'm sorry to tell you all that the answer
to that is true. Most of you already knowthis, and got it right. So let's find out who won this week.Britney Phillips. Britney, congratulations, you're this week's winner.You get a $100 gift card, come on into the office. Pick that up. We'd love to see you.I thank everybody for playing this week, we had a great number of responses, and we'regoing to try to come up with a really good, interesting questionfor you again next week. So, see you then.
Plastic Surgery Update Stretch Mark Removal for Men More
IÃm Jodi Olson from the American Societyof Plastic Surgeons and this is your Plastic Surgery Update. They may not give birth, butlike women, men do get stretch marksÃ–usually after quick weight loss. If youÃre one ofthose men, eh hem or someone you know trying to get speedoready for the summer, hereÃsyour answerÃ–.A series of laser procedures that can lighten the appearance of some ofthose pesky darker stretch marks. While the treatment may not get rid of them completely,lightening the color can make a noticeable difference. Further proof that men are Ã¬intoÃ®improving their appearance Ã–. Consider this Ã– New ASPS statistics show more than 1.2million cosmetic procedures were performed
on men in 2011Ã–up 6% from the previous year.Maybe itÃs not a speedo but a wedding dress youÃre worried about. It IS wedding seasonafter all. Here are 5 cosmetic procedures most brides would love. According to Realself ,the lash lengthener Latisse is one of the hottest trends. Do it 12 weeks before thebig day to see full resultsÃ–average cost $170. Other procedures for bridesÃ–Ã– botox,microdermabrasion for glowing skin, dermal fillers for a plumper pout and cool sculptingÃ± a device that offers brides non invasive fat removal by freezing fat cells.But heat is also used to met fat away. The latest device to get FDA approval is calledLiposonix Ã– it uses ultrasound technology
to kill fat cells by heating them up. Allthe non invasive fat removal methods are effective for spot reduction Ã– but they arenot substitutes for liposuction. Something to keep in mindÃ–These noninvasive fat reductiontechniques are not Ã¬one size fits allÃ® procedures. You may need something more extensive likeliposuction to get the results youÃre really looking for. To determine that you shouldconsult a physician who is board certified in plastic surgery.Sound bite: Anthony YounASPS Member Surgeon Ã¬These machines are very expensive, thereare certain nonplastic surgeons that are purchasing them and theyÃll recommend itto all their patients because THEY DONÃT
DO LIPOSUCTION. So you want to go to someonewho has all the tools, liposuction and non liposuction because you want to make surethis is the BEST thing for you, not just the only thing that has.Ã®For information on these stories and other trends in plastic surgery go to plastic surgerydot org. Remember for any cosmetic or reconstructive procedure, make sure your surgeon carriesthe ASPS symbol of excellenceÃ³an assurance of the highest standards. The American Societyof Plastic Surgeons.