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Most Common Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures

ASDS Consumer Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedure Survey Recently, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery released their consumer survey of Cosmetic Dermatologic procedures.   There were many interesting findings why patients were seeking such procedures and what procedures they were looking for. Who influenced these consumers regarding their procedures? Surprisingly, while 50% of these consumers listed their Dermatologist as the most important, more than 40% listed their friends and more than 30% listed their primary care physician.  This indicates the importance of referrals from friends and families as well as the importance of other physician specialties in the recommendation of cosmetic procedures. Why are consumers exploring cosmetic dermatologic procedures? These finding were very interesting and also not surprising.  Consumer comments included “I want to feel more confident”, “I want to appear more attractive”, and “I want to look as young as I feel or better than my age”.  These are common refrains that we hear from our patients at Beleza Medspa.  When asked for reasons why they are waiting for such procedures they commented “Cost”, “May be painful” and “May not get the results I am looking for”.  Beleza medspa tries to reduce such concerns by offering specials and deals, less invasive and painful procedures and by trying to offer only procedures that are proven to be clinically effective. What are consumers bothered by? Again, these findings were interesting and not surprising.  The top body concerns were: “Excess weight on any part of the body”, “Line and wrinkles under the eyes”, “Excess fat under the chin/neck” and “Skin texture and or discoloration”.  Beleza Medspa offers solutions for all of these concerns including to lose fat, for eye wrinkles, double chins and skin texture and pigment problems. What are the most common Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures? The most popular procedures included body sculpting, treatments to tighten skin or smooth wrinkles using ultrasound, laser, light, or radiofrequency, microdermabrasion and laser hair removal.  Beleza Medspa offers Liposuction and Coolsculpting, Ultherapy, Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing, ThermiVa and Hydrafacials (replacing microdermabrasion). Which procedures did consumers find the most satisfying? Consumers rated the following procedures as most satisfying: injectable wrinkle relaxers and fillers, body sculpting,  laser and light treatments for redness, tone or scars, laser tattoo removal, vein treatments and chemical peels.  Beleza Medspa offers many of these procedures including Botox, Xeomin and Juvederm, Coolsculpting and Liposuction, IPL Photofacials, Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing, Sclerotherapy and Chemical Peels. How much do consumers pay for skin care? Almost 80% of Consumers reported spending up to $100 a month on skin care products and more than half would prefer to pay more up front to lower their costs annually.  Beleza Medspa has several programs designed specifically to lower the costs for regular skin care including the Beleza Babe Vip Program and the Fresh Skin Club.…

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Liposuction 360

What is Liposuction? Basically, liposuction is the suctioning of excess fat from the body.  But that is an over simplification of what liposuction really is.  Liposuction is actually an artistic, body sculpting procedure designed to produce more aesthetically pleasing body contours.  The surgeon uses the liposuction instruments to carefully and skillfully remove excess fat to reveal new curves and profiles.  So, in the pursuit of liposuction results, the creative and artistic abilities of the surgeon are as important as their training. What is Liposuction 360? Like most sculptures, the body is 3 dimensional.  This means that treating one area, actually requires treating the neighboring areas to produce the best results.  For instance, let’s look at the waist.  You could just treat the abdomen and get a smaller waist.  But to really get the smaller, tighter waist (snatched), one would also need to treat the love handles and the back too.  This all-around liposuction, or liposuction 360 (lipo 360) will give the patient the results possible. So liposuction 360 involves circular liposuction around the body areas treated.  Liposuction 360 is critical in areas like the waist, arms and thighs, where the fat is contained in tight compartments.  The thing to know about these areas, is that the fat and the skin are all connected.  Best results require treating all the connected areas.  Removing fat from an area completely opposite the area that you are interested in, can produce even better results! How Does Liposuction 360 Work? As we mentioned above, liposuction 360 is critical for best results in areas like the arms, waist and thighs.  What do these areas have in common?  They are all basically closed compartments, tightly connected to each other.  As a result, removing fat with liposuction and inducing skin tightening, will produce results in the entire compartment.  For example, removing back and love handle fat, will produce a tighter waist on the opposite side, the abdomen.  Once you and more importantly, your surgeon understand liposuction 360, your liposuction results can be unlimited.  …

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Which is better, Coolsculpting or Liposuction? It depends on what you are looking for. Both Coolsculpting and Smartlipo are excellent procedures for body sculpting. They both offer the ability to shape your body with minimal discomfort and downtime.  However, both Coolsculpting and Liposuction are not right for every patient.  Let’s look more at Coolsculpting Vs Smartlipo. Coolsculpting: Freezing the fat. Coolsculpting by Zeltiq is now a proven technology that has been around for years.  Millions of patients have been treated with this non-invasive and non-surgical procedure.  Performed in-office in as little as 35 minutes, Coolsculpting can reduce troublesome fatty areas on your body as much as 25%.  The procedure is very comfortable and there is no downtime or need for anesthesia.  Coolsculpting can be repeated for even better results.  New Coolsculpting applicators are faster and cover more body area and can treat double chins as well as almost any body area. Smart Laser Liposuction or Smartlipo. First introduced as the use of the Smartlipo laser to melt fat and tighten skin, Smart Liposuction has evolved into an even better procedure.  Using safe, tumescent anesthesia, smart liposuction can be performed while awake. There is minimal discomfort and patients are back on their feet immediately.  Even better, an experienced surgeon can actually sculpt your body to accentuate your curves and transfer fat to other areas.  The actual liposuction procedure itself also induces significant skin tightening. Coolsculpting vs Smart Liposuction. So Coolsculpting is great for small fatty areas where just reduction is needed.  It is ideal for those who don’t like needles or have no time for recovery.  However it does not tighten skin, perform sculpting or offer fat transfer. Smart liposuction offers the abilities of the surgeon to perform body sculpting.  The surgeon can also remove more fat in multiple areas than Coolsculpting can.  When performed under local anesthesia, the procedure is very safe and downtime is minimal.  Smart Liposuction also offers skin tightening and the ability to fat transfer. So which fat reducing procedure is best for me? It depends on your body type and expectations.  Coolsculpting can definitely deliver great results.  If you are looking for ‘wow’ results, smart liposuction may be the better procedure.  Smart liposuction can address more areas at once and can remove more fat immediately.  There is swelling after smartlipo that takes time to resolve but this is comparable to Coolsculpting that takes 2-4 months for results.  So if you are just looking for some quick and easy fat reducing treatments, Coolsculpting is for you.  If you want a dramatic change of your body shape, smart liposuction may be better.  A free consultation is the first step necessary to decide if Coolsculpting vs Liposuction would be right for you. Coolsculpting does it work? Do I need liposuction or a tummy tuck?

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So what is a Brazilian Butt? There is no evidence that Brazilians have better butts than anyone else.  There is evidence that shapely butts are a Brazilian obsession. One just has to look at the recent Miss BumBum Brasil  pageant.  We do know that Brazilians appreciate a curvy figure.  The Brazilian Butt appears to be well defined and plump with a small waist and lower back, as well as  curvy hips and thighs. So how can I get a Brazilian Butt?* If we weren’t lucky to be born with a beautiful butt, there are many ways to help get one.  A very popular and effective method is the Brazilian Butt Workout or Butt Lift Workout.  Targeted exercises to enlarge and sculpt gluteal muscles can really make a difference.  Weight loss helps sculpt the lower back and waist.  These workout programs can help certain women.  However, much of the shape of the buttocks is also due to the underlying fat.  If you just don’t have the fat, the volume needs to be added.    The old way of Buttocks Augmentation was with buttocks implants.  However, this procedure required large incisions, placement of a foreign object in the body and a long recovery. Buttocks implants have now been surpassed by the Brazilian Butt Lift.  Utilizing fat transfer and liposuction, the procedure is much safer, has better results and a faster recovery. What is the Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure? The Brazilian Butt Lift is a combination of surgery and artistry.  It combines body sculpting with liposuction and fat transfer augmentation.  The first part of the procedure involves aggressive liposuction of the waist, back and hips.  If there is excessive fat on the abdomen or thighs (or anywhere else), the surgeon can remove it and prepare it for transfer.  The sculpting of the waist and back is critical.  A small back and waist will naturally enhance the appearance and the size of the buttocks as well as define its shape. Once the liposuction is complete, the fat removed is readied for transfer.  It is separated from the anesthetic fluid and loaded into large syringes.  The surgeon then carefully injects the fat throughout the buttocks to enhance the volume and provide shape and lift. Tell me more about the Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery. Dr Lawrence Broder MD and Dr Staci Hix-Hernandez MD   are experienced and talented Butt Lift surgeons.  They perform the butt lift procedure completely under local anesthesia while awake.  The tumescent anesthesia combined with some oral sedation, makes the procedure a same day surgery.  The patient leaves the procedure with no pain and returns to normal activities almost immediately. Dr Broder & Dr Hix-Hernandez combine the use of Smartlipo Laser Liposuction and Vaser Ultrasonic Liposuction to provide the best body contouring results.  They are experts at fat transfer augmentation to the buttocks.  They can also add platelet rich plasma (PRP) to further improve the fat transfer results. How long does the Brazilian Butt surgery last? The liposuction involves removing the fat cells from the areas treated.  As long as you maintain or lose weight, you will always have those body sculpting results.  The fat transfer involves the transplant of living tissue.  We try to maximize its survival, but a certain percentage of the fat cells will die.  We ask that you don’t sit on it for the first 72 hours and as little as possible for the first week.  We can always go back and do more fat transfer to provide even more volume.  However, we do see a large percentage of the transferred fat surviving long-term after the initial procedure. Is the Brazil Butt Lift safe: Brazilian Butt Lift Risks. Like any surgical procedure, the Brazilian Butt Lift has the risks of infection, bleeding and pain.  We actively work at our AAAHC accredited surgical suite to make your safety our number one priority.  We utilize local anesthesia, which avoids the risks of general anesthesia and makes the procedure much safer.    We have successfully performed thousands of individual patient liposuction & fat transfer procedures and are thoroughly experienced at doing it safely.  Plus, you are back on your feet immediately and this further prevents any complications. What do I do next if I am interested in a Brazilian Butt Lift? Just make a free consultation to discuss your needs and how we can help you!               Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery Brazilian Butt Lift Before and After Brazilian Butt Lift Cost 10 things to know before getting a butt lift. More Info:  …

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