The advancements in cosmetic surgery technologies and techniques are providing people with the confidence to go in for treatments to improve their looks. Now, there is a rising interest in non-invasive cosmetic treatments which help men and women meet their cosmetic goals even more safely and faster.
FDA-approved BodyFX uses radio-frequency energy to provide superior body contouring results. Fat cells are melted with deep tissue heating. Suction coupled negative pressure removes the fat cells and tightens the skin, and results are seen in 3 to 8 weeks. Liposonix uses ultrasound technology and can provide an effective outcome in single one-hour treatment. The treatment works to remove love handles and stubborn fat around abdomen and can result in a slimmer, trimmer look.
Another innovative modality, VASERshape, integrates ultrasound and massage therapy with results visible in just 3-5 sessions. It offers body contouring as well as temporary cellulite reduction. The radio frequency assisted Fractora has been proven effective in enhancing the appearance of the skin. Those who are worried about wrinkles, scars and skin tone in the lower eyelid, cheeks, mouth, upper eyelid, smile lines, and neck can make use of this anti-aging treatment.
InMode is a versatile platform to meet the diverse cosmetic goals using multiple devices including BodyFX and Fractora. Diolaze provides ultra fast laser hair removal and Lumecca resolves superficial vessels, skin texture and facial pigmentation.
The most important highlight of choosing a non-invasive method is minimized risks. The desired outcome can be achieved without incisions or surgery. As no foreign materials are inserted, there is no chance for the wound causing infections. Also, there is hardly any chance for hospital–borne infections as most of the procedures do not need a hospital stay. Other benefits include visible, longer lasting results, fast recovery and less pain while healing. Most importantly, most of the procedures do not need anesthesia at all and some require only local anesthesia.
Choose the right plastic surgery practice with skilled cosmetic surgeon experienced in providing these innovative treatments. This would assure optimal results with a personalized treatment plan.
The power of cosmetic surgery to visibly transform looks is encouraging more and more men and women to undergo various procedures. The 2013 cosmetic surgery statistics published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) showed that about 15.1 million procedures were performed in the country in 2013 – up by 3% from 2012.
It is seen that eyelid surgery ranks third in last year’s list of most popular cosmetic surgery procedures. The report noted that 215,641 eyelid surgery procedures performed in US during in 2013. Among the top five procedures, blepharoplasty and facelift surgery enjoyed the highest rate of increase of 6% in 2012-2013.
According to the report, blepharoplasty procedures performed by women constituted 86% of the total eyelid surgery performed in 2013 with 185,243 procedures. In this case too, there was a 6% increase from 2012. Male blepharoplasty procedures made up 14% of the total with 30,398 procedures in 2013, marking a 5% increase from the previous year. The treatment stands second in the list of both top 5 male and female cosmetic surgery procedures in 2013.
The eyes play an important role in facial expression. Stress and aging can cause bags under the eyes, making a person look older than he or she actually is. Blepharoplasty is a simple procedure to rejuvenate the eyes and can make a big difference to a person’s appearance. The eyelid lift is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the eyelids. This reduces puffiness and wrinkles and improves the shape of the eyelids. The result is a more youthful, alert, energetic look. Eyelid surgery can also improve vision.
SmartBleph blepharoplasty is offered at advanced practices with the objective of improving the appearance of the eyes and eyelids. Underlying tissue is tightened and elasticity of the skin is restored during the procedure. The new age technology serves to get rid of the unwelcome aging signs and restore youthful looks. Eyelid surgery can be performed in conjunction with a facelift or brow lift to enhance the outcome.
Fractora is one of the most sophisticated fractional radiofrequency procedures, which enhances the skin texture, and removes wrinkles and acne scars. Developed to work with the BodyTite™ System, Fractora™ provides dramatic improvement in skin and wrinkles by restructuring deeper tissue. It is a revolutionary new hand piece that uses fractional radiofrequency energy for effective treatment.
E! Network featured an episode of Giuliana and Bill, in which Giuliana Rancic, an Italian American television personality and journalist considers going under the knife to look younger. After doing her research on aesthetic procedures to combat the beginning signs of aging, she decides to get Fractora, the next best thing to a facelift, without the downtime. After the procedure, she said, “It’s awesome. It has helped with the texture of my skin and has made my skin firmer. I am loving it so much! It’s the best!”
Fractora is one of the applicators on the InMode platform. The procedure is ideal to address superficial skin tone problems (photo damage) as well as deep textural concerns (rhytids and tightening). Its ‘Designer Dermis’ approach allows clinicians to select between variable tip configurations, densities and energy levels to reach different depths to address various concerns from superficial resurfacing, to deep wrinkles, to cystic acne.
Reliable plastic surgery practices use this innovative non-invasive technique to treat:
- Wrinkles and lines around the eye, lip and chin area
- Loose skin of the cheeks, jowls and neck
- Wrinkles on the back of hands
- Smoker’s lips
- Crow’s feet
- Acne scars
This anti-aging treatment can be safely used to treat loose skin and acne scarring in darker skin types as well. Fractora™ fractional skin resurfacing treatment is extremely effective, and side effects are minimal. It can be combined with other procedures for superior outcomes.
Sleeveless fashions and strong-armed celebrities might have inspired more women to go in for arm lift surgery, also called brachioplasty, during the past decade. However, even industry experts could not have predicted that the demand for this procedure would surge so dramatically. Statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) showed that was a 4,378 percent increase in the arm lift trend since 2000!
Just over 300 women opted for upper arm lift procedures in 2000 which dramatically increased to 15,445 procedures in 2013. Many reasons are given for the increasing popularity of the female arm lift. A recent ASPS poll includes statistics about the admiration that women have for female celebrities with toned arms such as first lady Michelle Obama, Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Biel, Demi Moore and Kelly Ripa.
However, there is also the expert view (expressed in a USA Today report) that surgeries to improve the shape of the arms are growing because more people are experiencing excessive weight loss, usually through bariatric surgery. Thousands of people undergo a weight-loss procedure every year, which removes fat, but not skin. People lose weight as a result of obesity surgery but are left with extra skin in various areas of the body. Sagging, extra skin in the upper arms called ‘bat wings’ are what an arm lift helps to address.
Brachioplasty reshapes the arm by removing surplus skin and fat between the underarm and the elbow, which can also be the result of aging and genetic factors. Using advanced liposuction technologies such as BodyTite and SmartLipo Triplex, plastic surgeons help women achieve slimmer, smoother and tighter arms with the least side effects and downtime. These superior devices facilitate the upper arm skin contraction and fat removal safely and effectively.
Choosing an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice with a surgeon experienced in doing arm lift surgery is important for an optimal outcome. As with most liposuction procedures, results last for patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle and are committed to exercise.
Muffin tops and love handles are common concerns that just don’t go away with diets and exercise. There is now a cool way to remove this unwanted fat – CoolSculpting! This breakthrough procedure is based on a cooling technology designed to freeze your fat cells without surgery or pain.
The treatment is quite unlike other non-invasive procedures. The FDA approved CoolSculpting device developed by Zeltiq Aesthetics uses cryolipolysis to destroy fat cells by freezing them. The frozen fat cells then break up and are permanently eliminated through the body’s natural metabolic processes. What makes this such an attractive and exciting liposuction option is that it is completely non-invasive – no needles, no incisions, no bleeding. This patented process simply targets, cools and eliminates fat cells without any damage to your skin. The procedure can effectively treat areas such as abdomen, love handles, bra rolls, and muffin-tops.
How does this revolutionary treatment work? It’s pretty simple. A specially designed gel pad is applied to the treatment area. Your cosmetic surgeon will position the device at the site. The device will then draw the unwanted fat up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm pull and pressure which will ensure that the selected tissue is cooled efficiently.
Being completely non-invasive, the procedure takes very little time. A typical treatment could take about 1-3 hours to complete. Patients can read, work on their laptops, and relax during the treatment and return to their regular activities immediately.
Ideal candidates for the procedure are those with noticeable bulges in certain areas and only need minimal fat reduction. Your plastic surgeon will determine if you are the right candidate for the CoolSculpting Zeltiq procedure. Noticeable changes will appear as soon as three weeks after the treatment and more dramatic results in about two months. Long-term results should remain stable as long as you maintain your weight with your normal diet and exercise.