Bye, Bye Belly!
August, 2016 - Issue #142
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SmartLipo is the Less-invasive Option for a Smoother Physique
New Technology Boasts Minimal Recovery Time & more Precise Results
Laser energy is the wave of the future - and it's available today, thanks to an innovative new treatment now offered at YOUnique Cosmetic Surgery. SmartLipo utilizes a laser fiber, measuring less than 1mm in diameter, that safely distributes energy under the skin, melting unwanted fat cells and promoting collagen rejuvenation.

Ideal for patients struggling to rid their bodies of "hard to budge" fat for a body-sculpted look, SmartLipo can be put to beautiful use to whittle arms; the face, neck and jawline; hips and love handles; thighs and knees; breasts and bra line; and the abdomen.

The result is a smoother, trimmer, younger looking body - in less time, with less pain and with a faster recovery. Plus, SmartLipo tightens the skin surrounding the treated area, improving tone, reducing sag and smoothing dimples.

This incredibly-precise treatment method can be paired with traditional liposuction, as well, should the patient desire a significant amount of fat removal. This process, called "laser-assisted liposuction," provides patients with the best of both worlds; substantial fat removal and extraordinary refinement of the treatment area for results that are flawlessly smooth.

Both SmartLipo and laser-assisted liposuction are simple outpatient procedures that can be performed without discomfort using local anesthesia. The minimally-invasive process requires little downtime.
YOUnique Cosmetic Surgery 310-434-0044

Beauty Tip of the Month Beautify Brows Before Big Events
Family vacation? Girls getaway? The dreaded high school reunion? A "natural highlight" in your eyebrows is just one way that nature tells you the years are going by - but a quick touch by an expert can turn back the clock. Give a little extra attention for your face and brows by first visiting WAX by Heather Nelson, whose techniques are part of an overall healthy, youthful approach to your looks. Along with eating right, staying hydrated and getting enough exercise, well-groomed brows are the natural topping to a bright smile. Even if you've never waxed your brows before, treat yourself to the "instant eye lift" of having them shaped; full brows with a defined arch make the statement that any age looks great on you.
WAX by Heather Nelson 644-4346

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Whittle the Waist with Ultrasound Energy
UltraShape is the first and only FDA-cleared non-surgical procedure that uses pulsed, focused ultrasound for fat-cell destruction. UltraShape painlessly and permanently destroys fat cells without harming surrounding skin, nerves or blood vessels. Unlike other fat-reduction procedures that use heat or freeze fat, UltraShape is painless and leaves no visible signs of treatment. Three treatments are performed two weeks apart and usually take about 30 minutes to one hour on average. You can resume your normal activity and exercise the same day. Patients have reported seeing a 1- to 3-inch reduction on their waistline after their three-month treatment.
DermaCure Medical Aesthetics 257-8400

Surgical Options: Tummy Tuck, Liposuction or Both?
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, liposuction and tummy tucks are two of the most popular plastic surgeries. Yet, according to the respected surgeons at Beverly Hills Physicians, there are several factors that patients need to consider when they are deciding if either or both of these procedures are right for them.

A tummy tuck procedure is mainly done to address mid-section sagging often associated with deposits of excess belly fat that appear to be resistant to exercise and diet. Yet, many tummy tuck patients are those who have already lost this belly fat, but simply need to fix their excess loose skin. Specifically, people who were formerly obese but who went through a period of rapid weight loss are often left with a large amount of sagging, loose skin that will not simply go away on its own. This is especially common with bariatric surgery patients who often lose weight at a highly-accelerated rate. A tummy tuck procedure, in this case, often does not need to be accompanied by liposuction because the fat has already been removed from the area naturally. Also, many women who have recently had a baby opt for tummy tuck procedures because they can combat some of the loose skin that forms as a result of a rapidly contracting belly.

In many cases, sagging loose skin is accompanied by leftover fat deposits that need to be addressed with liposuction. Additionally, many patients elect liposuction on other areas of their body, like their love handles, that hold stubborn deposits of fat that are difficult to exercise or diet away. Most patients will do Tummy Tuck and Liposuction procedures simultaneously, and with modern methods recovery times are short. If you want to know which procedure is right for you, meet with a board certified doctor who can help tailor surgery to your body.
Beverly Hills Physicians 249-4040

Freeze Fat with Coolsculpting
The ugly truth is, we all have stubborn fat. And as we age, gravity and genetics only make things worse. Proper diet and exercise are not enough to keep these unwanted bulges at bay. Coolsculpting is the solution for getting back the body you want, without surgery or downtime. The Coolsculpting procedure safely delivers precisely-controlled cooling to gently and effectively target unwanted fat cells in the selected area to induce a noticeable, natural-looking reduction in fat bulges. Treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you. Your remarkable results are long term because treated fat cells are gone for good. The process is affordable, too, at $1,250 per treatment area, which include lower or upper abdomen, flanks, bra bulge, inner or outer thighs and arms (It's $625 for chins!). More than one treatment session per area may be desired. Deeper discounts with larger packages are available, as well as free consultations. Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Care 254-3686
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