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Category: Liposuction

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to market Erchonia’s Zerona body-contouring laser treatment for the noninvasive reduction of arm circumference based on a level 1 blinded and controlled clinical trial.In the press announcement, Steven Shanks, president of Erchonia, stated that company’s clinical trial had shown that 2 weeks of treatments with the Zerona laser allowed patients to lose approximately 4 cm off of their arms without diet, exercise, or nutritional supplementation. In the same trial, patients treated with a placebo laser did not show any significant changes in arm reduction.Dieting typically doesn’t affect the circumference of the upper arm, especially over a relatively short period of time. The results of the Erchonia study showed a highly statistically significant difference in circumference reduction between the Zerona treated versus the sham-treated patients. Additionally, the reduction from the Erchonia treatment was still present after 7.6 months.According to the company, the study also revealed a very high degree of patient satisfaction in the Zerona treatment group.This is the second FDA 510(k) market clearance for Zerona. In August 2010, the FDA cleared Erchonia for the circumference reduction of the waist, hips, and thighs through its noninvasive fat-reduction technology. …

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From a recent study:Abdominal liposuction may cause a compensatory increase in visceral fat, but physical activity can help counteract the negative health effects associated with this type of fat, a new study suggests.The findings appear in the July 2012 issue of Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.The new study included 36 healthy women who underwent small-volume abdominal liposuction. Half were randomly assigned to a 4-month exercise program that began 2 months after the surgery.According to the findings, liposuction was effective in reducing subcutaneous abdominal fat, but after 6 months the group who did not exercise showed a 10% increase in visceral fat and decreased energy expenditure, compared with study participants who exercised.“We found that removing adipose tissue from the body, as liposuction does, may result in a decrease in total energy expenditure and compensatory growth of visceral fat which is associated with heart disease,” says study author Fabiana Braga Benatti, PhD, of the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, in a press release. “The good news is that exercise training was effective in counteracting this compensatory growth. If someone chooses to undergo liposuction, it is very important, if not essential, that this person exercises after the surgery.”He adds that, “We believe patients should be informed of the possible compensatory visceral fat growth and the potential health risks associated with a liposuction procedure. Additionally, health professionals are encouraged to recommend exercise training as an intervention following liposuction surgery.”…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY TO FREEZE AWAY BODY FAT NOW AVAILABLE* Austin Based Cosmetic Surgeon Among First to Offer CoolSculpting in Austin —Austin, TX [May 16, 2012] – CoolSculpting®, an innovative technology that freezes away unwanted fat, is now available at Beleza Medspa, making it one of the first medical practices in Austin to offer this breakthrough in non-invasive fat reduction. “CoolSculpting is an exciting new approach that is non-invasive and has shown significant results in clinical studies for removing fat without the potential risks and downtime of invasive procedures,” said Lawrence Broder MD.  I have found the procedure to be extremely effective, especially on resistant localized areas such as back fat, love handles and the isolated belly fat. CoolSculpting is extremely comfortable and our patients are highly satisfied.” Cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), CoolSculpting gently cools unwanted fat cells in the body thereby inducing a natural, controlled elimination of fat cells. Based on science developed by the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass., in the United States, this breakthrough is based on a vast body of research that demonstrates that fat cells are more susceptible to cold and are selectively and painlessly destroyed. Starting several weeks after the procedure, cooled fat cells begin a process called “apoptosis” and begin to shrink and disappear. The body proceeds to naturally and gradually eliminate the cooled fat cells, reducing the thickness of the fat layer.  (more) CoolSculpting Available at Beleza Medspa Austin TX 5/16/2012Page 2 of 3  Unlike many other methods of fat reduction, CoolSculpting involves no needles, surgery or downtime. During the procedure, a non-invasive applicator delivers precisely controlled cooling to the treatment area thereby specifically targeting fat. Treatments last between one to two hours. Patients can have additional procedures for more pronounced effects if they desire. On average, each CoolSculpting procedure results in an undeniable reduction of fat in the treated area, and patients can start to see results as soon as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results occurring over a period of two to four months in most patients.Contact: Beleza Medspa, info@belezamedicalspa.com,  www.BelezaMedicalSpa.com, 1-800-509-9785 # # # Ask about our Lipo Guarantee! How does Coolsculpting Work? Coolsculpting vs Liposuction. …

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Liquid Face Lift Austin

What is Liquid face Lift? The liquid facelift is a non-surgical procedure which relies on injections of dermal fillers and injectables to achieve results comparable to surgical facelifts. Fillers and other injectables, such as Botox, are used to fill hollows and plump features such as cheeks, to reduce or eliminate lines and wrinkles, and to firm skin, resulting in an overall rejuvenated, more youthful appearance. The basic concept is first to use Botox or Dysport to relax the muscles of facial expression that causes wrinkles. As we can see in the picture, these areas include the frown lines (glabella), crow’s feet, forehead lines, lip lines and several other areas. Utilizing several very small needles, a few painless injections can relax years of expressive lines and wrinkles.The other major component of the liquid face lift is to restore volume and contour. As we age, we gradually lose skin thickness, fat and bone in our faces that causes a sunken and droopy appearance. Luckily we have several tools to restore this volume. Dermal fillers like the hyaluronic acids, Juvederm and Restylane and Perlane, and the stimulatory fillers like Radiesse and Sculptra, are safe and readily available. Almost all of them are now premixed with lidocaine so the injections are much less painful. The fillers can be used to rebuild the cheek bones, fill the areas under the eyes, rebuild the brow and plump the lips. Restoring cheek volume alone can dramatically change your appearance. The filled cheeks can hide under-eye bags, restore the contour of the cheek and provide a lifting effect for the mid-face. The fillers can cause some post-procedure bruising and swelling that will resolve over several days. Becoming even more popular is using fat transfer for filling. Small amounts of fat can be harvested from almost anywhere on the body and transplanted to the face. Besides the natural filling by the fat, the fat is rich in stem cells which retain the ability to transform into other cell types. These stem cells can produce new skin cells, fat cells and maybe even new bone. So fat transfer holds the promise of potentially being a fountain of youth! So the liquid face lift utilizes very safe and easily performed procedures with minimal downtime. Performed in office without the need for any extensive anesthesia. In return, you get a freshened and rejuvenated appearance that can last for years. Since it is considerably cheaper than surgery, it can be repeated multiple times to maintain that youthful appearance!…

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Skin Tightening with Venus Freeze, Thermage and Smartlipo Laser Liposuction. Everyday there appears to be a new miracle skin tightening and fat reducing device on the market.  Most of them make incredible claims with little to no peer reviewed research to back them up.  It is confusing not only for the consumer but for the doctor too.  So how do you decide which treatment is most effective and affordable?  Almost all skin tightening technologies utilize heat to accomplish this task.  Collagen is a protein that is the building block of skin.  It is manufactured in the deeper layer of skin, the dermis.  It has been known for a long time, that heating this layer stimulates the skin cells to make more collagen. Furthermore, heating the collagen itself causes some shrinkage of the collagen bundles. So introducing heat into the dermis and deeper can cause immediate skin tightening as well as stimulate new production.  The key is to deliver the right amount of heat for the right amount of time to do this.  The catch is that the upper layer of skin, the one you see cannot tolerate this amount of heat without being injured: burned.  So different methods have been developed to deliver heat to the deep layers while protecting the surface skin.  Lasers have been used for years to do this.  Sometimes surface cooling is used and the lasers penetrate deep into the skin.  Radiofrequency technology uses radio waves to penetrate deep into the skin while sparing the surface.  Thermage is a type of radiofrequency known as monopolar.  It does deliver a lot of energy but can be uncomfortable, expensive and difficult to repeat.  As a result, its effects are subtle and take months to appear.  Beleza Medspa has introduced Venus Freeze technology which uses radiofrequency as well as magnetic energy to heat the dermis and below.  Its is multipolar, very comfortable, easy and repeatable.  As a results, many sessions can be performed keeping the tissues heated for 20 minutes at weekly periods.   Patients can see results within weeks that continue to improve for months.  Beleza Medspa also offers laser induced skin tightening with DOT therapy and Smartlipo Laser Liposuction.  DOT Therapy (Laser Facelift) allows us to resurface the epidermis and deliver a great deal of heat to the dermis.  You get a new outside skin as well as skin tightening in a one hour procedure!  Smartlipo Laser Liposuction allows us to heat the dermis from the inside, sparing the epidermis as well as the ability to melt fat!  So Beleza offers a full array of technologies that can tighten loose skin as well as resurface and remove fat.  Please call for your free consultation to help you decide 1-800-509-9785 BelezaMedicalSpa.com.…

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Beleza Medspa Austin is proud to announce the introduction of power assisted liposuction to its liposuction program. After careful evaluation of multiple technologies, Dr Broder chose power assisted liposuction as the next technology to add to his practice. “We have performed more than 500 procedures over the last several years, all using the smartlipo laser and manual suction to aspirate the fat”, Dr Broder reports. “The power assist technology amplifies my ability to sculpt and remove fat as well as making the procedure more comfortable for the patient”. MicroAire’s PAL® LipoSculptor™ is the only US-patented liposuction instrument using a reciprocating motion (rather than rotating) to facilitate the movement of the cannula within tissue. This innovation reduces the amount of manual force and physical effort required to perform lipoplasty, especially in areas with fibrous tissue. The result is a more comfortable experience for both the surgeon and the patient. “We are removing even larger amounts of fat with less effort, allowing more time to be spent on bodysculpting and skin tightening with the laser”, Dr Broder states, “Plus the power assisted liposuction technology is very safe and comfortable”. …

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