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The Doctors put the new J-Plazty body procedure to the test. It claims to tighten loose skin with minimal downtime and scarring and is said to be a possible alternative for a tummy tuck -- but how well does it work?
Our test subjects include Katie, Christina, and Jenny, who are all not happy with their mid-section and are hoping to tighten that area.
Dr. Jack Zamora performs the procedure, which involves some liposuction followed by the use of plasma energy to tighten tissue. He says the plasma helps to tighten the skin after fat removal. The procedure is followed by wearing a compression garment for a few weeks.
Katie says the results were "amazing" and says she feels like her old self prior to having 2 children. Christina says the procedure felt "really easy" and says that clothes that used to be tight are now really loose on her. Jenny, also pleased with the results, tells The Doctors she also feels like she's back to her pre-baby body.
Dr. Zamora says this is not a tummy tuck replacement and explains this procedure can be incorporated into tummy tuck to tighten the skin that is left over. He feels this technique is less destructive than other types of skin tightening procedures by not requiring as much heat. He says the J-Plazty body procedure can be performed in about an hour and says patients can recover and see results by the next day.
The J-Plazty body procedure will run $3000 for arms and the stomach area costs $6000.