If you’ve ever looked down and wished you had thinner knees - we can help! Some people due to genetics have the tendency to hold onto fat around the knee area. Liposuction of the knees can reduce extra fat and sculpt the knees to proportinally match your natural leg shape. Dr. Kerr of Silk Touch is one of only a few Doctors in the world that will work on knees. So if you’re looking for thinner knees- you’ve definitely found the right place with Dr. Kerr and Silk Touch Med Spa.
Who is a candiate?
Not everyone who thinks their knees are “fatty” is necessarily candidate for liposuction on the knees. As these are a difficult area, we request clients to come in for a consultation or to send photos first for evaluation. See the before and after photo below as an example for a Knee lipo candidate:
What is the procedure like?
After your intial consultation, you will come in for a pre-op with Dr. Kerr several days before your procedure. We will go over pre/post op insturctions as well as medications and any new questions you might have. The actual procedure is usually done in about three hours. After the procedure, compression socks will have to worn for two weeks. Lower legs can often take longer to heal since they are gravity dependant and the furthest from the heart. Dr. Kerr tells his liposuction patients that they will feel 80% at the end of week one and 90% at the end of week two, add two weeks healing time on to lower legs.
Skin Tightening & Knee Lipo
As with any liposuction procedure you will get some skin tightening and you will in the knee area as well. The body’s injury response due to the removal of fat will kick in and collagen and elastin will be produced to repair the injury. Holding the tissues under compression will tell the body this is the shape we want you to come back to. How much tightening varies from patient to patient and factors such as age and stretch marks can play a role in how well skin retracts back. If skin laxity is an issue there are other procedures that we can incorporate with liposuction such as our new Thermitight or PDO Threads to promote more skin tightening.
The best way to find out if your knees are good candidates for this procedure is to book a complimentary consultation at Silk Touch Med Spa.
Every week it seems there is something new in the world of aesthetic medicine, and in all honesty it can be hard for people to keep up! There are so many options these days - especially for body procedures! So when it comes to waging the war on fat - what is really the best option? How and who is going to benefit the most from a certain procedure/treatment really depends on the patient and the outcome they are hoping to achieve.
If Your Looking For Body Contouring or Fat Loss
If someone really wants to change the shape and contour of their body liposuction still reigns supreme. In fact in 2015 it was the most requested cosmetic procedure according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. This minimally invasive procedure breaks down and removes fat immediately from the body and results are often pretty dramatic. It can make someone look like they lost 10-15 pounds. Downside is that you will have to wear a compression garment for up to two weeks and healing does take time.
If you have small problem areas or can't those stubborn final few pounds.
So what kind of patient would benefit from the new non-invasive fat reduction procedures? The best results come from those patients who have small targeted areas of fat accumulation (think those last "5lbs" that wont budge from your tummy or loves), or those who are adamantly opposed to doing anything invasive. Non-invasive options like our Sculpsure device uses radiofrequency energy to destroy fat cells in a multiple quick sessions. Once destroyed they are carried away through the body’s lymphatic system. You won’t get the immediate WOW results like you will with liposuction; it can take up to 12 weeks for the 25% reduction results to be seen. Upside is that can you have the procedure and go back to work that day. No compression garment is needed.
The best rule of thumb is to decide what you want, what you’re willing to undergo and be honest in what results you want to achieve! Then educate yourself on each procedure by asking the experts who perform these on a daily basis. Knowledge is the power that will allow you to make an informed decision that is right for you.
Curious which body contouring procedure is right for you? Let us help! At Silk Touch, we offer a wide array of body contouring procedures: liposuction, non-invasive, as well as skin tightening. Everybody and every body is different - what worked for a friend isn't always what will work for you! During your initial consultation we can go over your goals and concerns and can recommend the best treatment for optimal results.
One of the most common questions asked by patients during a liposuction consult is: What happens to my skin when you take out the fat?
Will the skin get tighter after liposuction alone? The short answer - yes - you will get some retraction or tightening of the skin once the volume of fat is removed. How much depends on a couple of factors..
Skin Tightening From Liposuction
First is of course age, as we get older our skin loses a lot of the elasticity and thickness that it has when we are younger. Secondly is stretch marks, we call that skin compromised. It has been stretched so far that it has lost most of the elasticity and when we take the volume out that skin may become more lax. Think of a balloon that is blown up really big and then the air starts to leak. The crinkling that happens when the balloon loses air may happen in the area where there are a lot of stretch marks after liposuction.
Some tightening occurs after liposuction because we have created an injury and the body’s natural response is going to be to repair that injury. The body will build collagen and elastin to do that.
The reason that we use compression after liposuction is to tell the body that this is the shape we want you to come back to. It allows for the adhering down of the skin to the new collagen and elastin being produced and that is where we get some skin tightening.
What If I Want Skin Tightening with My Lipo?
Until recently, the only for additional skin tightening with lipo was with Venus Freeze non-invasive skin tightening sessions following your lipo treatment. While this is a great option with impressive results - some patients need more skin tightening than Venus can offer, or want to tigthen the skin during the same procedure as their lipo. One & down! Now, with our new ThermiTight RF skin tightening treatment - we can easily add skin tightening to any area during your lipo procedure.
Testimonial - Stephanie, Boise.
It’s so hard to look in the mirror and see all your one dimensional imperfections, but the world looks at you in 3D and says “what are you talking about”?
I had always had an issue with my stomach area- I come from good Eastern European stock- we hold onto our fat around the middle for those long cold days working the fields! Thanks great grandma – NOT.
My husband always said I was beautiful and that he married me and loved me just the way that I am. But the problem was I couldn’t love me that way. I was always looking at ways to reduce that problem area. The latest fad diet, piece of exercise equipment- you name it I probably tried it, but I will be honest-exercise is not my favorite word. It not that I am not active- I like to ski, ride bikes and in the summer you’ll find me on the golf course every chance I get. But no matter what I did or how many salads I ate- my middle was not going anywhere.
Liposuction with Dr. Kerr was my answer. I finally; after years of thinking about it pulled the trigger and went for it. Needless to say I have never looked back. Everyone who knows me will tell you I have that extra spring in my step- that boost of confidence, and they all tell me how great I look- and they don’t even know what I did. And you know what I feel great too! My husband just recently told me that he really didn’t understand my “tummy issue” not really understood until it wasn’t there anymore. He was so amazed at how happy I am. He says that my confidence and “swagger” now shine. And sweet man that he is told me that he was so sorry- sorry that he didn’t pay for it ten years ago! I think he really loves his wife’s new outlook and the funny thing is- I didn’t do it for him- I did it for me.
Thank you Dr. Kerr for uncovering my inner swagger!
Hello Mirror- meet the new and improved ME!!
CoolSculpting® vs SculpSure™
#1 MED SPA, LASER AND LIPO CENTER IN BOISE, IDAHO
If you've made the decision that you want to be free from excess fat, you may be wondering which treatment is the best option. At Silk Touch Med Spa Dr. Brian Kerr offers a variety of fat removal procedures, each with its own benefits depending upon the patient.
If you're interested in non-surgical fat loss options, you may be wondering which would be better for you: SculpSure™ or CoolSculpting®.
We are proud to now offer SculpSure™ treatments and can help to explain why SculpSure™ may be a more effective procedure than CoolSculpting®.
What is SculpSure™?
As opposed to CoolScupting® that utilizes cooling technology, SculpSure™ treatments uses heat. Treatments are delivered by a laser system that heats your fat cells. The laser heat and emulsifies the fat cells, essentially melting them. Once the fat cells are melted, they are naturally vacated by your body. Plus, unlike CoolScupting® the heat from the Sculpsure treatments encourage collagen production in your treated areas - which promotes tissue growth. This means that not only will your treated area be thinner - the skin will look more youthful, too!
Here are some other facts and benefits about SculpSure™:
- Up to 4 areas can be treated at the same time
- Treatments take 25 minutes, rather than 1 hour like CoolSculpting®
- SculpSure™ requires one treatment
- No anesthesia
What is CoolSculpting®?
During a CoolSculpting® procedure, a practitioner would utilize a device that would freeze your targeted fat cells. The frozen fat cells eventually die and are naturally removed by your body. The treatments while non-invasive have been reported by some patients as rather painful. Here are some other facts about CoolSculpting®:
- Only one area can be targeted per treatment
- Treatments take about one hour
- Most treated areas need 2-4 treatments in order to maximize results
- No anesthesia
Why We Offer SculpSure™ Over CoolSculpting®
At Silk Touch Med Spa of Boise, we do not offer treatments with CoolSculpting®. We want to provide the best-available products and technology to our patients, while saving you money, time, and maximizing your results. Because SculpSure™ requires only one treatment per area and requires half the time as CoolSculpting®, it saves our patients time and makes their fat loss more efficient.
New Services at Silk Touch Med Spa
We are excited to kick off 2016 by bringing on some new services for our clients
Here’s the scoop on What’s New at Silk Touch!
ThermiTight is the first aesthetic skin tightening procedure that delivers controlled thermal energy under the skin to reverse the effects of aging and skin laxity.
It’s great for tightening problem areas of the face, neck, abdomen and thighs. ThermiTight is a micro-invasive procedure with quick downtime when done as a stand-alone procedure. Thermitight can also be performed as an add-on to a lipo procedure. Combine Thermitight & liposuction for fat loss and skin tightening in one treatment.
ThermiVa female rejuvenation is another one of our new Thermi services – and we could not be more excited to bring on this revolutionary treatment. You may have seen this featured on Dr. OZ or the Today show recently - ThermiVA uses radio frequency for non-surgical female rejuvenation. The treatments are comfortable, painless and the results are immediate. ThermiVA can help with a wide range of medical issues, including urinary incontinence.
KyBella is the first FDA approved injectable for the treatment of under-the-chin fat. That’s right, injectable! This injectable Kybella is a synthetic formulation of deoxycholic acid – a substance that naturally occurs in your body. This substance, when synthesized, is used to break down and absorb dietary fat.
Not everyone is candidate for Kyebella. For some Neck Smartlipo or a combontation of Smartlipo & ThermiTight may be the most effective treatment route.. We suggest scheduling a free consultation.
SculpSure - Now available!!!
At Silk Touch Med Spa of Boise, our latest addition to our laser treatments is SculpSure™. It is a non-invasive and easy way to melt the fat within your tissues so your body naturally removes it.
With SculpSure you can achieve up to 25% reduction in fat after just one treatment.
What is SculpSure™?
SculpSure™ is a hyperthermic laser fat removal system that works by directing laser energy into your treated areas. This laser energy heats the fat cells and surrounding tissues, thereby agitating the fat which causes them to release from your tissues. Then, your body naturally removes the fat cells over the next 12 weeks. Results improve over time and take up to 12 weeks for full results.
Smartlipo when Excercise Is Not Enough
Smart Lipo removes stubborn pockets of fat without the intense recovery period of traditional liposuction treatment. Smart Lipo is also unique in that it firms loose skin while it removes fat. The entire procedure only takes a couple of hours and is performed in our relaxing office environment.
While individual results vary, most patients report minimal pain after Smart Lipo treatment. Recovery is relatively quick and results are almost immediately visible!
Smart Lipo uses a thin laser fiber, inserted into a tiny incision, to melt away unwanted fat deposits. Local anesthesia is used to add to your comfort, allowing several areas to be treated at one time. Clients are often back on their feet within a day or two and many may return to work the very next day.