Some have suggested that a breast lift can be accomplished using non-surgical skin tightening treatments such as Thermage® and Titan®. While these treatments can have a skin-tightening effect, they aren’t anywhere near as effective as a breast lift. To prove this, I think the best thing to do is to describe how these treatments work and then describe what they can’t do.
How They Work
- Thermage uses radiofrequency energy to heat the epidermis, the dermis and the innermost layer of the skin that contains collagen fibers. The heat tightens skin and encourages new collagen growth.
- Titan uses infrared light to cause collagen growth in the dermis and create a visibly tighter and firmer look.
Each of these procedures, with repeated treatments, can visibly tighten skin on the face and, in the case of Thermage, may lead to some improvement in cellulite.
What They Can’t Do
A breast lift is about so much more than tightening skin. Breast sagging doesn’t just come from stretched skin – it also comes from stretching of other tissues within the breast. These non-surgical treatments are much too superficial to create the kind of lasting lift that can be accomplished with a surgical breast lift in Sacramento. As always, be sure you know the expected results of any treatment you choose, and if you’re considering a breast lift, know that there is no non-surgical treatment available yet to give the kind of lasting improvement you are probably expecting.