Introduced in the United States in 2005, SmartLipo is the next generation option for those considering liposuction. In fact it could be called a revolutionary method. It’s becoming known around the country as cutting edge 21st century technology.
The traditional method, liposuction, is the most prevalent form of cosmetic surgery in the United States. But, inherent in the methods used with traditional liposuction are both risks and side effects that are not associated with the procedure. In fact since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Smart Lipo as a safe and acceptable procedure there has not been one reported incident of a life threatening occurrence.
SmartLipo has taken the most advanced technique of modern medicine, the laser, and has applied that knowledge to the practice of liposuction. By using laser technology the procedure reduces or in many cases completely does away with many of the problems encountered with the traditional forms of liposuction (learn more over at http://slimplasty.com/smartlipo-atlanta/).
Just how does this miracle of modern medicine accomplish this? Through the application of laser technology and the design of the tools used in the procedure. With traditional liposuction a liquid based formula is inserted into the area being liposuctioned. The liquid emulsifies the fat particles and the fluid is then vacuumed out of the body. While the SmartLipo procedure utilizes a liquid the laser beam is the primary source used to break down the fat. This allows for a safer, cleaner, and faster procedure.
Done in your physician’s office or clinic with patients usually walking in and walking out, then returning to their normal routine within a day or two, it’s easy to understand why it is the fastest growing liposuction option available today.
When compared with traditional liposuction the side effect profile for this 21st century option, SmartLipo, is significantly less.
Hey guys, Anthony Rodriguez here again. I’m here today to talk to you guys about Ultherapy. Ultherapy is a non-surgical and non-invasive ultrasound treatment used to improve loose sagging skin in the face and the neck. Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved non-surgical ultrasound device that targets deep into the superficial muscular aponeurotic system and the platysma muscle. What happens with time, due to loss of volume and gravity, we start to lose the volume in our skin, in the muscles, the fat, and everything starts to fall. With that being said, Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound to stimulate collagen deep into the tissue causing new collagen to form.
The procedures takes approximately one hour and the result are seen maybe within three months. People are saying that they’re seeing more results six months later that with time it gets better and better. Now as far as the results, we have patients that are older, younger, thicker skinned, looser skin, and sagging skin. The Slimplasty doctor at Ultherapy Atlanta, in your consultation, will give you a pretty good idea as to what you can expect to achieve from this treatment. We have younger patients doing the Ultherapy treatment as a preventative measure, and we have older patients who are just not ready for surgery or they never want surgery. So this is the next best thing for them. They can expect to receive a twenty to thirty percent improvement in their appearance and all of our patients have been very happy with this procedure.
Now, in doing the procedure, we take different transducers that brings the ultrasound energy into the face which will be marked by our doctor. We place it on the patient’s face and we allow the energy to go deep into the skin. This causes the collagen to reform. Again, the treatment takes approximately one hour, depending on the area that we’re treating. Of course, if we’re not doing the neck and the face, it could take 30 minutes.
We try to make the patient as comfortable as possible and when the treatment is done, the patient leaves. There’s no downtime to this treatment. They go home, they go back to work, it’s called the lunchtime face lift. It’s a fabulous treatment for everybody and everyone’s getting great results from it.
Hey guys, I’m Anthony Rodriquez, the advanced certified Coolsculpting provider working in Atlanta. Coolsculpting is a very innovative way to permanently remove fat cells. It’s through a process called Cryolipolysis and literally what happens, is we target the fat cells that we want to address over an hour period, and we can either Coolsculpting or Dual-sculpt those areas. Within an eight to twelve week period, you get a 25% reduction in fat in those targeted areas. Coolsculpting is triple FDA approved, we are waiting on a fourth FDA approval and one of the things about Coolsculpting that is just huge, not just as the Coolsculptor but also as a Coolsculpting patient, is that you literally have no downtime. There’s no anesthesia, there’s no needles, there’s no recovery period. You come into our Coolsculpting suite and I can do a quick assessment of the area and we’ll really talk about what your goals are. It’s your time, it’s your body, and it’s your money, so it’s my job to get rid of the fat but also give you the experience that you deserve. The associates here are graduates from Coolsculpting University and our entire staff is also educated on the process. So, you are getting a professional on this procedure the moment you call our practice. One of the things that we’re pretty proud of here is we won the best of Atlanta award in Jezebel Magazine for non-surgical procedure this year and that was for Coolsculpting.
This procedure was originally discovered through Harvard scientists and they were at a children’s hospital. The children were eating an enormous amount of popsicles and they started to develop dimples. And they said, “you know, we’re on to something because all of the remaining tissue was left uninterrupted.” But they’re developing dimples so they realized that the fat was freezing without any other issue.
In 2005, Zeltiq, who’s the manufacturer of Coolsculpting, patented the idea and really investigated this. One of my things (there’s so many that I love about Zeltiq, they’re just a really standup company) is that they did a lot and most of their research on humans. So we really have apples to apples evidence on what Coolsculpting can do for all of us. There’s no pain associated with it. You’ll feel some numbness, and you’ll feel a little bit of tingling. After treatment, you’re going to experience probably some numbness, some tingling, in the areas that have been treated and that can last up to two weeks.
My “ah-HA” moment was about 5 weeks after treatment, and I leaned over to tie my shoe and my trouble area was my lower abdomen. When I leaned over to tie my shoe, I realized that I didn’t feel my stomach. So I got really excited and I came into the office and wanted to take my photos immediately. So we do before and after photos on our patients. I recommend it to anyone.