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Category : Lipolysis / Liposuction
Wednesday, March 6. 2013
We are now offering Smart Lipo laser treatments for as low as $2500!
Upper and lower abdomen and flanks are usually $7000. For a limited time we can offer Smartlipo of the abdomen and flanks for $5000. This includes blood work, Garment and light oral sedation. Please contact us for a free consultaion.
Smartlipo Triplex™ allows more complete melting of the fat using advanced MultiPlex (MPX) laser techniques, in which two wavelengths of laser energy are used for not only superior sculpting of the fat, but also, the biggest advancement in liposuction surgery-skin tightening. The MPX Smartlipo Triplex™ is unique in that it gives Dr. Petti the opportunity to focus on skin tightening following fat reduction, and this produces smoother, more natural and superior aesthetic results.
Smartlipo Triplex™ can be done under local anesthesia, and therefore patients are ambulatory following the procedure, with no downtime. In fact, it would be more accurate to describe Smartlipo Triplex™ under local anesthesia, as being associated with "up" time! This has been very rewarding for the patients, Dr. Petti and her staff.
The Smartlipo Triplex™ is a minimally-invasive laser surgical technique, performed by using a smaller-than-a-fine-point-pen fiber optic laser. Therefore, the entry points in the skin are very small and leave an inconspicuous scar. The laser wavelengths close down the blood vessels, so the result is associated with not only minimal surgical trauma, but also minimal bruising, swelling and resultant quick recovery. There is minimal discomfort, and Dr. Petti's patients often tell her that they did not need to take any pain medications the evening of surgery. The Smartlipo Triplex™ patients that have local anesthesia can drive the next day if they are off of pain medications, and can return to their normal daily activities in one to two days after surgery, depending on each individual patient.
Dr. Petti and her patients live by her motto, "What a difference a day of Smartlipo Triplex™ can make!", since many of them are at or near their ideal body weight and have spent a lifetime dreaming of making the change that her Smartlipo Triplex™ procedure creates-in hours.
Smartlipo Triplex™ can also be used to treat larger areas of fat accumulation, or multiple areas of fatty deposits. However, in these cases the patient may need to have general anesthesia. It is normal in these patients for the recovery to be longer. Some patients may prefer to have several areas treated at one surgical setting. These patients are done in her private, ambulatory plastic surgery center under the guidance and supervision of board-certified and experienced anesthesiologists.
Right across the street from my office on Wilshire Blvd. there is a large sign that reads: "Instant facelift. No downtime, no cutting, no surgery. Mesotherapy works."
Having practiced cosmetic surgery and dermatology for over 10 years, I have yet to see any significant or lasting improvement caused by the injection of Vitamins or herbal extract. A recent study by Dr. George J. Hruza published in the December issue of Dermatological Surgery (Dermatol Surg 2006 Dec;32:1467-72) shared this view. The study concludes that injections of Vitamins and herbal extracts do not result in any clinically relevant benefit. Aside from subcutaneous injections of Phosphatidyl choline and deoxycholate for lipolysis, mesotherapy continues to show a lack of clinical efficacy while still subjecting patients to potential risk.
Without a compelling study to the contrary, I am reluctant to endorse Mesotherapy as an effective and safe form of treatment. Perhaps more studies similar to Dr. Hruza's will be available in the future to shed more light on the efficacy of these and other commonly used rejuvenation techniques.