Dr Oz: Ultherapy Face Lift & Muffin Top Liposuction: Plastic Surgery

By on November 11, 2010

Dr Oz did a show today called Plastic Surgery: Cutting Edge Procedures.  He spoke about two cutting edge plastic surgery procedures that can be done in less than 30 minutes, but can make you look 10 years younger.  Doctor Oz spoke about an Ultherapy face lift that uses ultrasound to get rid of sagging necks or turkey necks.  The second plastic surgery procedure is one that I would LOVE to have someday – Muffin Top Liposuction! Dr Oz Plastic Surgery

Dr Oz: Ultherapy Face Lift – Turkey Neck Plastic Surgery

If you are over 40, then you probably have noticed what people call the Turkey Neck, Neck Sag, Double Chin or the Wattle.  This excess skin and fat in your neck is caused by extra fat, loose skin and weak muscles.  It used to be that you had to have invasive surgery to get rid of your Turkey Neck, but now there is a new lunch time procedure called Ultherapy which focuses ultrasound waves on your neck to tighten the sagging area in just 30 minutes.  It can take as little as a single treatment and there is no recovery time.  So you can literally do an Ultherapy Face Lift during your lunch break.

Dr Haideh Hirmand said that Ultherapy works to slow down aging by regenerating your collagen.  And since it uses ultrasound, there is no down time, no scars and no anesthesia needed.  Dr Oz showed how the laser hits the collagen, which are like rubberbands, and it makes them regenerate themselves so that you skin becomes more “bouncy.”  So you end up with tighter and less wrinkled skin without even cutting the skin.

Dr Hirmand demonstrated how the Ultherapy treatment is done on a 51 year old woman from Dr Oz’s audience.  She said the ideal candidate for Ultherapy is a person who has loose skin with a moderate amount of looseness.  If your skin is too loose, then Ultherapy will not replace surgery, but it can be used after surgery to maintain results.  To do the plastic surgery, Dr Hirmand applied some gel to make sure there would be a good seal between the skin and the machine.  Dr Oz’s guest said that she could not feel a thing, which Dr Hirmand said is what many people say.  In the worst case, people might feel a tingling like pins and needles, though the sensation does vary from person to person.  Hirmand told Dr Oz that the 30 minute treatment starts around $1000 and you can see the full results in 2-3 months.

Dr Oz: Muffin Top Liposuction Procedure

Dr Oz’s second plastic surgery procedure gets rid of muffin tops.  Dr Oz found a volunteer named Sheila who wanted to get rid of her muffin top, because after having kids, even with working out and eating healthy, nothing gets rid of her muffin top.  Dr Stuart Linder did the Muffin Top Liposuction procedure on Sheila.  He said that the Muffin Top is extremely resistant fat that is hard to get rid of even with exercise.  And of course, Muffin Tops are nearly impossible to conceal, especially if you want to wear jeans.  The Muffin Top Liposuction focuses on the hip and lower flank region and is a minimally invasive procedure that just requires IV sedation.  The doctor makes one small incision and in about 25 minutes he sucks out all of the fat.  Sheila’s downtime was 1-2 days, so she was back at work 48 hours later.  Sheila said that she did not feel a thing and is extremely happy the results – I too was totally impressed by how amazing she looked just a week later!  Dr Oz asked Dr Linder how much the Muffin Top Liposuction costs, and he said it costs around $2000 to $3500 and you see the full results in 2 weeks.  Another bonus, which I never knew about, is that after you have liposuction to remove fat, the fat does not come back to that same area ever again.  The downside is that you can still gain weight in other areas, so this is not a replacement for a healthy diet and exercise!

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Comments to Dr Oz: Ultherapy Face Lift & Muffin Top Liposuction: Plastic Surgery

  1. Suzanne Sherwood says:

    Correction: the word for the neck skin (turkey or human) that hangs down is a “wattle,” not a “waddle.” Waddle is what ducks do, or a person, usually female, with a fat behind; wattle is a turkey neck part.

  2. haha sorry about that! Thanks for the correction Suzanne… I do not know what I would do without my readers fixing my typos :)

  3. Are there any doctors in Virginia who are doing these procedures?

  4. terry fischer says:

    Hello Dr. Oz

    I am interested in the ultherapy for my stomach. I am also interested in a breast lift. Is it possible to have this procedure by ultherapy as well? Does Dr. Linder do this?

    Love your show!

    Terry Fischer

  5. Dr Oz -that you sooo much for helping us all. How can we find a Dr. that does the ultherapy procedure in our area?

  6. Hi Toni, Terry & Yvonne! We are not affiliated with Dr Oz, we are just the biggest Dr Oz Fan Site. But I loved this segment too! I am not sure which doctors do Ultherapy, but if you tell me the cities that you are in, I will do some research for you! And welcome to our community!

  7. I live in Yorktown VA but am within easy driving distance of Norfolk, Richmond or even Charlottesville.

  8. Yvonne – I checked out doctors certified to do Ultherapy in your area, and the closest are unfortunately in Washington DC and Fairfax, VA (125 miles away). Here are the two closest doctors:

    Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery
    Tina Alster, MD; Elizabeth Tanzi, MD; Jennifer MacGregor, MD
    Dermatologists
    1430 K Street, NW Suite 200
    Washington, DC 20005
    Phone Number(202) 628-8855
    124.9 miles away

    and

    Sundaram Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery Center
    Hema Sundaram, MD
    Dermatologist
    8316 Arlington Blvd, Suite 401
    Fairfax, VA 22031
    Phone Number(703) 641-9666
    125.7 miles away

    Hope this helps!

  9. Can you tell me who does the ultherapy in Phoenix/Scottsale, AZ 85255?

    Thank you.

  10. who does the ultherapy in Fortlaudale FL 33309/ Broward
    Thank you

  11. Karen, here is a place in Scottsdale that does Ultherapy – of course I have not tried them, so I can’t personally recommend them or anything, but hopefully this helps!

    Arizona Advanced Dermatology
    Bill Halmi, MD; Henry Roenigk, MD
    Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgeons
    8817 E. Bell Road, Suite 101
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    Phone Number(602) 264-9044

  12. Belinda, here are several places near you that do Ultherapy – of course I have not tried any of them, so I can’t personally recommend which would be best:

    Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center
    Jason Pozner, MD
    Plastic Surgeon
    4800 North Federal Highway St. C-100
    Boca Raton, FL 33431
    Phone Number(561) 367-9101

    OR

    Center for Cosmetic Enhancement
    Mark Steven Nestor, MD, PhD
    Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon
    2925 Aventura Boulevard, Suite 205
    Aventura, FL 33180
    Phone Number(305) 933-6716

    OR

    Baumann Cosmetic and Research Institute, Inc.
    Leslie Baumann, MD
    Dermatologist
    4701 Meridian Avenue, Suite 7450
    Miami Beach, FL 33140
    Phone Number(305) 532-5552

    OR

    L.A. Vinas Plastic Surgery and Med Spa
    Luis A Vinas MD, FACS
    Plastic Surgeon
    550 S. Quadrille Blvd., Suite 100
    West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    Phone Number(561) 655-3305

  13. Debbie Dayton says:

    I am very interested in the muffin tip liposuction procedure. Can you advise of doctors in the St. Louis MO area certified to do this procedure?

  14. If you are looking for a doctor in the Seattle area that offers Ultherapy. The Facial Center of Seattle is the home for Ulterapy!

  15. Debbie, I have not been able to find a place in St Louis, MO that specifically mentions that they do a Muffin Top Liposuction Procedure. Your best bet might be to call different plastic surgeons in your area to see who offers it.

  16. Hi. I am really interested in the muffin top procedure. Any dr recommendation around San Francisco CA? Thanks

  17. Hi Tran! I wish I could help everyone (including myself!) to find places that do the Muffin Top Liposuction procedure, but I cannot seem to find much when I turn to Google. I think there must be another name that the Muffin Top Liposuction procedure is called, but unfortunately I do not think that Dr Oz mentioned another name. The best bet is probably to contact different plastic surgery offices in your area and to see if they offer anything like that.

  18. Where can one a doctor who does Ultherapy in Missouri or Kansas?

  19. I am interested in the ultherapy procedure. I am from San Antonio, Tx. Thank you in advance for your help.

  20. Toni, the closest place I could find that does Ultherapy near San Antonio is unfortunately in Austin, Tx … which seems to be about 80 miles away from San Antonio. Here is the contact info in case it helps:

    New U Plastic Surgery
    Daniel Leeman, MD
    Facial Plastic Surgeon
    1015 East 32nd Street, Suite 205
    Austin, TX 78705
    Phone Number(512) 478-6398

  21. Lyda, here are some places in Missouri that do Ultherapy:

    MidAmerica Skin Health and Vitality Center
    Joseph A. Muccini, MD
    Dermatologist
    Saint Luke’s Hospital, Saint Luke’s Hospital Road
    Chesterfield, MO 63017
    Phone Number(314) 878-0600

    Synergi MedSpa
    Richard W. Maack, MD
    Medical Director and Facial Plastic Surgeon
    17000 Baxter Rd., Suite 100
    Chesterfield, MO 63005
    Phone Number(636) 530-6100

  22. Emily Williams says:

    Could you pls send me some names of Drs doing the necktite Ultherapy in CA? San Francisco Bay Area is best, but willing to travel. Thanks

  23. Anyplace in or close to Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho that does Ultherapy (for the neck)? Thanks!chs

  24. I’m wondering about surgeons or Doctors in the Pittsburgh, Pa area. My zipcode is 16001. Thank you much, Love this site!

  25. Went to get my hair done today picked up magazine and turn to a page talking about Ul thearpy need to know Dr. in Evansville Indiana area if any thank you for you time

  26. Who does the Ultherapy around denver co for sagging neck?
    Thanks
    Heather

  27. christine says:

    is there any doctors in South Carolina who do the Muffin Top Liposuction Procedure?

  28. Margarita Perez says:

    I would like a doctor in the NJ NY area.Thanks

  29. Are you aware of any doctors in the Knoxville, TN area doing the Ultherapy wattle procedure or the Muffin top Liposuction?
    Thanks……..and a wonderful site!
    Dot

  30. Can you give me a list of physicians near Bowling Green, KY or closest to Bowling Green, KY that perform the muffin top procedure?

  31. Marie Auguste says:

    Can you please give me a list of doctors near New York, NY or Long Island, NY that can perform a muffin top procedure?

  32. JUDY DOUGLAS says:

    WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE THE NEAREST DOCTOR DOING THE ULTHERAPY NEAR HICKORY, NORTH CAROLINA

  33. Can someone tell me where I can find a doctor that specializes in Utherapy. I live in Queens, New York
    Thanks

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