Ultherapy is a new type of nonsurgical procedure that uses noninvasive techniques to lift and tighten the skin. Ultherapy projects ultrasound energy below the surface of the skin to create fractionated zones of heating within the SMAS and platysma — areas that are traditionally tightened in a facelift — without harming the outer layers of skin. Improvements include a sleeker, more defined jawline and tighter skin on the neck under the chin. Sagging skin on the cheeks can also be tightened and lifted, which in turn can improve folds from the nose to mouth, folds from the mouth to jaw, and drooping corners of the mouth. Tightening of skin on the forehead can reduce the sagging on the eyelids and promote a more open, refreshed look in general. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Bass, can also perform Ultherapy on his New York, NY patient's chest area to improve wrinkles around the décolletage. Patients can contact Bass Plastic Surgery to learn more about this FDA-approved wrinkle reduction and skin tightening treatment.
Ultherapy can transform a patient's appearance with no downtime or discomfort after treatment. The best candidates for receiving nonsurgical skin tightening will have:
- Sagging skin around the jawline, jowls, neck, chest and under the chin
- A desire for a nonsurgical procedure that gives natural results
- A desire for a long-term solution
- Don't have enough laxity for a surgical facelift
- Have undergone a surgical facelift and need only minimal re-lifting and re-tightening
"I had a breast reduction with Dr. Bass in July. Everything from the consultation to the follow up appointments to the office staff was wonderful. I'm so pleased with the results and should've done this years ago. Dr. Bass is attentive and very thorough. The office staff is extremely friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend Dr. Bass!!!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Oct 02, 2017
"Great facialplasty/peel - Dr. Bass and his whole team were terrific. They were professional, thoughtful, and made sure that every step in the process was easy and successful...."- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 24, 2019
"I had surgery performed by Dr. Bass. I found him to be caring with more aftercare than to had anticipated. I am a patient at the Great Neck office and found everyone there to be helpful, thorough, and caring. I would highly recommend this practice."- M. / Healthgrades / Nov 18, 2020
"Great Surgeon for Male Rhinoplasty - Dr. Bass performed my rhinoplasty along with a medically indicated septoplasty. I'm happy with the results, in terms of both look and function (i.e. snoring is cured, breathing noticeably improved).Male rhinoplasty is a difficult procedure to get right; my understanding is that it has a lower patient satisfaction rate than most cosmetic procedures. Thus, it is especially important to find the right surgeon with the knowledge, skill and experience, who can discuss expectations in a clear and honest manner. I fully recommend Dr. Bass.Dr. Bass is very patient and caring, especially for a surgeon of his renown. Pre-operative consultation was very thorough and he was generous with his time. Recovery from any nasal surgery is unpleasant and good post-operative care is important; again, I'm pleased with his & his staff's empathy and responsiveness.Finally, I'm grateful that Dr. Bass was able to accommodate my schedule and coordinate with her colleague Dr. Franziska Huettner (another outstanding surgeon), so I could have multiple procedures with the downtime of one."- A. / RealSelf / Aug 23, 2020
"Tummy Tuck 1/8/18 - Had gastric bypass 6/6/17Lost 130 pounds Tummy Tuck 1/8/18Today is 3 days post opp ,I’m feeling better today ... day 2 I felt like a Mack truck hit meI wasn’t in major pain just very sore .Feeling better today trying to move more"- B. / RealSelf / Jan 10, 2019
What to Expect
As with other ultrasound procedures, a smooth applicator placed upon the patient's skin projects an image onto a screen. This same applicator is then used to deliver focused pulses of ultrasound energy to create fractionated heating at just the right depth below the skin, leaving the surface of the skin undisturbed. The body's automatic response to the energy is to stimulate the growth of new collagen. Comfort levels vary from person to person, but patients do not need anesthesia during the procedure. Most patients will take a pain-relieving tablet in the office before the treatment and describe the sensation as momentary prickling or heat beneath the skin. This is the ultrasound energy being delivered into the tissue, which is how ultherapy lifts and tightens the skin.
The regenerative process is initiated right away, but the full effect will build gradually occur the course of 3 – 4 months. The degree of clinical improvement varies depending on the patient's remodeling capacity, which can not be predicted in advance. Expect modest lifting to be obtained, not comparable to the results of a surgical facelift. This treatment is best suited for patients who do not yet need a surgical facelift or who have had one and only need minimal re-tightening. Another approach is to use annual treatments to maintain appearance before significant amounts of skin laxity show on the face. Typically only 1 or 2 treatments are needed to acquire the desired results.
Tighter Skin Without Surgery
Ultherapy is an FDA-approved, effective way to tighten the skin without the invasiveness of surgical procedures. If you're experiencing sagging or wrinkled skin around the face and neck due to aging or recent weight loss, then contact Bass Plastic Surgery today to find out how you can have firmer, younger-looking skin.