Dr. Spero J. Theodorou performs Scarless Arm Lift under Local Anesthesia Successfully

Flabby arms or batwings are a common aesthetic concern among many women. Underarm fat does not usually respond to even strenuous diets and exercise. Plastic surgeons offer the solution with arm lift surgery or brachioplasty. Today, advances in technology and plastic surgery techniques make it easy to get rid of that excess fat. Invented by plastic surgeons Dr.Spero Theodorou and Dr. Christopher T. Chia of bodySCULPT® in NYC, the innovative scarless arm lift can provide you with smooth, shapely arms without the unavoidable visible scars associated with traditional arm lift surgery.

Watch this video of Dr. Theodorou performing a minimally invasive scarless arm lift using BodyTite radiofrequency assisted liposuction platform on a 27 year old patient, Daniela.

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The patient was awake as the procedure was performed under local anesthesia. She had flabby arms and was not confident enough to wear sleeveless shirts and tank tube dresses. She tried hard to address this concern through diet and exercise, but realized that it’s harder to workout, especially targeting specific areas. So she decided to undergo this arm contouring procedure that would make her comfortable in her own clothes. She says that she felt 27 is the right time as it is not too young and not too old to undergo this procedure.

When patients request a procedure, the plastic surgeon will first perform an assessment to determine if they are a good candidate for the procedure. A good candidate for the scarless BodyTite liposuction in NYC would be a person with sagging upper arms, but good skin elasticity and a stable weight. After evaluating Daniela, Dr. Theodorou determined that she was a good candidate because no matter how much weight she lost, her arms would always be fuller. She could not get rid the fat from her arms with just exercise and she also had loose skin. The surgeon performed this procedure on the whole upper arm of this patient, and not just on the under part.

As procedure was performed using local anesthesia, the patient was awake and she talked with the surgeon as her arms got done. Moreover, down time is minimal as she didn’t have much pain and she could lift her arms and felt normal.

In the scarless arm lift procedure, the patient is first administered local anesthesia. The surgeon then inserts the BodyTite radiofrequency probe through a small incision made in the upper arm. The radiofrequency energy gently liquefies the unwanted fat cells, allowing them to be easily removed using a cannula. In addition to removing fat, the procedure simultaneously tightens the skin and coagulates the tissues, which helps the surgeon sculpt the arms to achieve the ideal shape. Other benefits of this procedure include:

  • Immediate skin tightening
  • Efficient body contouring
  • Less swelling and bruising
  • Minimal discomfort and pain

Recovery after the surgery is faster and easier than with the conventional technique. Immediately after the procedure, a slight difference is visible and after six weeks the patient felt more confident as the results were noticeable. She was happy that the people she met noticed the change in her arms, like the definition and how they had shrunk.

Daniela is very happy with the results of her BodyTite scarless arm lift in NYC. She recommends the procedure for women who have self-esteem issues, as it would make them feel really confident about their body.

The ideal place to have the BodyTite scarless arm lift in NYC is bodySCULPT®. In addition to being the inventors of the Scarless Arm Lift procedure (BodyTite on Arms), our plastic surgeons, Dr. Spero Theodorou and Dr. Christopher T. Chia, have years of experience in performing minimally invasive and non invasive cosmetic procedures and can provide attractive and long-lasting body sculpting results. At this AAAASF accredited practice, the surgeons and staff are sensitive to individual needs and attach top priority to patient safety and care.

Click here to view before and after images of patients who underwent BodyTite scarless arm lift at bodySCULPT.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-282-7285 or send an e-mail to info@bodysculpt.com.

How Long will the Results of Breast Lift Surgery Last?

Breastlift or mastopexy is a highly sought-after procedure for those wanting to achieve firmer, perkier, and more youthful looking breasts. A breast lift in NYC can address sagging breasts, nipples pointing downward, nipple or areola located below the crease underneath the breast and breasts that lack symmetry using advanced techniques. The procedure involves removing excess, sagging skin, reshaping and tightening the breast tissue and raising the nipple as well as areola to a higher, more forward location. However, most women considering the procedure ask: how long will the results of my breast lift last?

Breast Lift SurgeryThe results of a breast lift are immediately visible and long-lasting. Post-surgical swelling will resolve and incision lines will fade over time. The final outcome will appear over the next few months as shape of the breast and position settle. At first, the incision scars will appear red and lumpy, but will soften and become thin and fade over time. The scars remain hidden by bras and bathing suits. As your breasts become firmer and rounder after a breast lift, your bra size will be little smaller. Aging and gravity will cause your skin to become less elastic and some sagging might occur especially if you have larger, heavier breasts.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recommends the following strategies to retain the results longer:

  • Take proper care of your skin – Taking measures to improve the skin’s elasticity is important. Stop smoking and avoid prolonged exposure to the sun as overexposure can cause the skin’s texture to change and lose elasticity, causing wrinkles and sagging skin. Exercise, eat a healthy, balanced diet rich in omega-3 Fatty Acids and Vitamins A, B, C and E and drink lots of water.
  • Prevent weight fluctuation – To retail the results of your breast lift, control and maintain your weight. In fact, you should have the procedure only after you have reached your target weight. To maintain your weight, follow a healthy lifestyle. As pregnancy and breastfeeding can also negatively impact breast lift results, plastic surgeons recommend having the procedure only after you have finished having children and stopped breastfeeding.
  • Wear a proper support garment – Wear a proper fitting bra. Wearing a poorly fitting bra or not wearing a bra can cause your breasts to sag faster than usual. This is especially important when you engage in physical activity as the increased impact and movement will increase the effects of gravity on the breast tissue. So use the right type of bra to support and preserve your breast lifts results.

Choosing an experienced surgeon is critical to the success of breast lift surgery. You should talk to your surgeon about your goals and expectations about the result of the procedure. A reliable surgeon will develop a personalized treatment plan to provide the best outcomes based on your anatomical considerations. The above-mentioned tips can help maintain the outcomes of your procedure.

Healing after Plastic Surgery – What you need to Know

Plastic SurgeryBody contouring in NYC includes surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Every procedure has its healing time that will differ based on individual considerations and other factors. Though the surgeon’s skill is paramount to achieving optimal outcomes, a lot depends on how you manage the recovery phase, especially when it comes to following your surgeon’s post-operative instructions. Proper post-surgical care is crucial for a smooth, safe recovery and good results.

Reliable plastic surgeons provide patients with clear instructions on after-care, which will vary based the type of cosmetic surgery they had, age, lifestyle, and individual expectations. Here are some important things you need to know about healing after plastic surgery:

  • Watch your diet. Stick to a balanced diet during the recovery phase. Reduce intake of salt and sugar, increase intake of protein, and eat small meals spread out over the course of the day.
  • Restrict movement on the first day following the surgery. After that, start off with light walking and gradually get back to your normal workout, depending upon your procedure and your surgeon’s advice. Avoid attempting heavy workouts until you heal completely.
  • Take proper rest and don’t rush into normal routine. Importantly, pay attention to the needs of your body. When it comes to rest or eating, do what your body tells you to do.
  • Stays hydrated. Instead of drinking just plain water every time, try fruits and vegetables with high water content, such as strawberries, grapefruit and celery.
  • The clothes you wear should not pose a hindrance to recovery. It’s also important to follow your surgeon’s instructions on wearing a compression garment, which could greatly help with the recovery phase.
  • Take proper care of the incision to minimize risks of infection. Keep the area clean by changing the bandages as necessary.
  • Take care of your scar and avoid exposing the scar to sunlight for at least one year. Using your fingers to rub the scar can minimize it as it will stimulate blood flow and increase the flow of skin-rejuvenating oxygen and nutrients to the area. Use topical medications if prescribed by your surgeon.
  • To manage pain and discomfort, take the recommended medications.

After the procedure, meet your surgeon as scheduled. Your surgeon will monitor recovery progress at the post-op visits and give you further instructions to speed healing. Follow-up care is an essential element of both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery as it helps you maintain your new look for as long as possible and allows you to enjoy the full benefits of the procedure. A WebMD article recommends that patients who have had cosmetic surgery discuss the following matters with their surgeon at the follow-up appointment:

  • How long the new look last and whether further treatment will be needed to maintain the look
  • When to think about follow up cosmetic surgeries that may be needed
  • In the case of a face-lift, neck lift, or other type of facial lift – whether the procedure will need to be done again at some point of time
  • Whether these surgeries will cause insurance premiums to increase and affect future coverage

If you are considering any body contouring in NYC, find an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice with surgeons who are skilled in performing the procedure you want. A reliable surgeon will provide you with pre-operative and post-operative instructions to make your surgical experience productive and comfortable, and also ensure dedicated follow-up care for smooth recovery.

bodySCULPT® Surgeon Dr. Christopher T. Chia to Speak on Liposuction at 87th “Plastic Surgery The Meeting”

bodySCULPT®‘s leading plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Chia will address the prestigious 87th “Plastic Surgery The Meeting being held from September 28 – October 1, 2018 at McCormick Place West, Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Chia will speak on the following topics:
Plastic Surgery The Meeting

  • “Technology and Liposuction: Marketing Versus Reality” – 4.30-6.00 pm on Sunday, September 30 (W179AB)
  • “Advanced Techniques in Liposuction” – 4.30-5.30 pm on Monday, October 1 (W179AB)

The talk on “Technology and Liposuction: Marketing Versus Reality” will cover Traditional SAL – The Gold Standard, advantages of ultrasonic liposuction, VASER, LAP, and other technologies. It is expected to help participants:

  • Get a clear understanding of the different technologies available to assist liposuction procedures.
  • Gain knowledge on the safety margins for energy based technologies in liposuction.
  • Understand recommended energy settings for the different technologies in liposuction.
  • Learn the indications for the different energy based device in liposuction.

In the session on Advanced Techniques in Liposuction, Dr. Chia will discuss large volume liposuction and combined fat grafting, SAL to secondary areas, knees, calves back rolls and utilization of energy based treatments as adjuncts for liposuctioning. The goal of the discussion is to help participants:

  • Identify measures to safely perform high volume liposuctioning.
  • Discuss methods to perform high volume liposuctioning with simultaneous autologous fat grafting.
  • Outline measures to perform liposuction of atypical areas including thighs, arms, knees, calves, and back rolls.
  • Discuss energy based adjuncts for liposuctioning and the effect on fat removal and skin laxity.

Plastic Surgery The Meeting brings together the best and the brightest surgeons in the specialty to share their expertise with colleagues who arrive from 73 countries. It is the premier educational and networking event of the year, for both domestic and international plastic surgeons. The conference is intended for plastic surgeons, trainees and other allied health professionals interested in translating their expanding knowledge into practice, improving patient care and outcomes. The Meeting has provided generations of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgeons the education they need to grow all aspects of their surgical career and practice.

Dr. Chia has done extensive research in the area of liposuction. Founder and director of bodySCULPT® Dr. Spero Theodorou, and Dr. Chia are experts in performing liposuction using advanced minimally invasive and non-invasive technologies.

Pectoral Implants for a Sculpted, Masculine Chest

Factors such as genetics, growth defects injury and medical conditions may prevent some men from achieving the chest development that they desire. Pec implant surgery is an aesthetic procedure that involves placing a solid silicone implant under the chest muscle to provide a man with a sculpted, masculine chest. Practices offering pectoral implants for men in NYC offer customized solutions to help men achieve their aesthetic goals.

Chest implants are an ideal option for men who failed to shape and enhance their chests even with regular exercise, weightlifting or diet. They enhance the bulk and projection of the chest muscles, creating a thicker, fuller look. They look and feel remarkably natural and can greatly improve a man’s self-confidence.Pectoral Implants

In AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practices in NYC, pectoral implant surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure and needs just one to two hours to complete. After numbing the treatment area, the surgeon will make an incision in the crease of the armpit and create a pocket under the pectoralis major muscle. Then the implant is placed in the pocket and the sutures are used to reconnect the muscle lining and close the skin. The sutures will dissolve over time. During the healing process, the implant becomes surrounded by the scar tissue pocket, where it stays permanently. The treatment causes only minimal injury to blood vessels, nerves, tendons and other tissues. With minimal bleeding and discomfort, the procedure comes with a short recovery period. Patients can return to their routine activities within two weeks of the procedure but have to wait up to two months to resume exercises.

The ideal candidate for male pectoral implants is an adult with the following characteristics:

  • Has an underdeveloped chest or asymmetrical development of the chest muscles
  • Does not have the muscle type that allows chest enlargement with exercise
  • Is physically healthy and emotionally stable with realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure

Pec implants for men come in different sizes and shapes. An experienced NYC plastic surgeon can determine the correct shape and size of implant that will provide the best result for each candidate. In an accredited practice, patients can expect personalized care – from the initial consultation and through every phase of the treatment.

How to Minimize or Remove Scars from Tummy Tuck Surgery

Tummy TuckGetting a tummy tuck surgery in New York City is a popular option to address excess fat and sagging skin in the abdominal area which is caused by factors such as excessive weight loss, pregnancy or genetics. The procedure is recommended when diet and exercise cannot address these concerns. It tightens the abdominal muscles and reshapes the lower abdomen to provide a trimmer, streamlined midsection. However, as tummy tuck surgery involves incisions, you should expect to have a scar. With proper care, the scars from this cosmetic surgical procedure can be visibly reduced so they’re barely noticeable.

Usually, typical tummy tuck scars are located in one or more areas such as the pelvic area, belly button, and lower abdomen. According to a Healthline article, the scars can be minimized by taking certain steps before tummy tuck surgery and during recovery.

Precautions to take before tummy tuck surgery:

  • Choose a qualified, reputable plastic surgeon to perform your procedure. Make sure the surgeon is an expert in performing the procedure and that you are comfortable discussing your concerns about scarring and other matters with him/her.
  • Stop smoking at least six weeks prior the surgery, as smoking might interfere with the body’s healing process and can put you at risk of developing complications or infection after the procedure. It constricts blood vessels and the low oxygen leads to cell death which will compromise wound healing.
  • Talk with your surgeon about the scarring, and bring up any specific concerns you may have and know what your scar would look like and where it will be located. Many women are concerned about whether the scar will be visible when they’re in a bikini.

Similarly, it’s also important to follow all of the aftercare instructions provided by your surgeon for proper wound healing and to minimize scarring. Here are some general post-surgical care instructions:

  • Following your surgeon’s instructions on hygiene and wound care will help your incisions heal properly and faster.
  • Try to walk as soon as possible after your surgery. This will help reduces swelling and the risk of blood clots. Take care not to stress yourself.
  • To help wound healing, continue to refrain from smoking for at least six weeks.
  • Follow a healthy diet that includes plenty of liquids, fresh fruit, and vegetables.
  • Avoid strenuous activity and lifting heavy weights for at least six weeks.
  • Avoid stretches, bends, or activities that put pressure on the abdomen.
  • Once the incision is healed completely, apply vitamin E topically. Healthline reports on studies which suggest that applying vitamin E topically can improve the appearance of scars and help to keep the scars moisturized. This should be discontinued in the event of any skin irritation or allergic reaction.
  • Monitor for infection. If you suspect your incision is infected, report it your surgeon immediately as an infected incision can cause more prominent scarring.
  • UV exposure can make your scars darker and thicker. So always wear sunscreen and cover the treated area from the sun if you go outdoors. For better results, patients are advised to avoid exposing the treated area to the sun.

According to the National Institutes of Health, the healing process can take three to six months before the scar flattens or lightens in color. It’s better to wait until this period to decide if you want to undergo any surgical procedures such as steroid applications and injections, laser treatment, surgical scar revision and punch grafts that will minimize scar appearance. These methods cannot completely remove the scar, but they can help to improve its size, color, and texture. Expert surgeons in practices offering tummy tuck in NYC provide patients with specific after-care instructions which will also include tips to minimize scarring.

Preoperative Evaluation and Preparation for Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation retained its position as the top cosmetic surgical procedure in 2017. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), up to 300,378 breast augmentation procedures were performed last year, up 3 percent from 2016. Augmentation mammaplasty, as the procedure is also called, involves inserting implants to enhance breast size and shape. Breast augmentation in NYC is performed using FDA-approved implants.

Breast AugmentationAugmentation mammaplasty is an ideal option for women who want fuller and perkier breasts, correct breasts that differ in size and shape, and reshape breasts that have lost volume and firmness due to excessive weight loss, pregnancy, aging, breastfeeding or other reasons.

Breast implants come in different sizes and shapes such as tear-drop and round and with textured and smooth surfaces to fit any woman’s breasts and body type. There are different types of breast implants such as saline, silicone, gummy bear, and the IDEAL implant. Breast implants are inserted behind the breast tissue or under the chest muscle through an incision in the armpit, at the edge of the areola or under the breast. NYC plastic surgery practices also offer composite breast augmentation which combines implants with fat transfer to provide a softer and more natural look and feel.

If you are considering breast augmentation in NYC, choose a surgeon with extensive experience in performing the procedure. A reliable NYC plastic surgeon will answer any questions you may have about the procedure. The surgeon will first evaluate your medical history and determine that you are a good candidate for breast enhancement. Based on age and family history, a mammogram may be recommended to set up a baseline before your surgery. Your surgeon will explain how the breast enlargement procedure will be performed and also discuss the shape, size, surface texturing, incision site and placement site that would be suitable for you.

You will be asked to

  • Quit smoking at least six weeks before surgery to better promote healing.
  • Avoid taking aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs as that can increase bleeding, in advance of your procedure.

Irrespective of the type of surgery to be performed, hydration is very important before and after procedure for safe recovery. As the breast augmentation is performed on an outpatient basis, you should arrange for someone to drive you home after procedure and to stay with you at least the first night following surgery.

In AAAASF accredited plastic surgery practices in NYC, surgeons help patients preview their outcomes using superior imaging technology such as Axis 3, Vectra 3D and Oculus Rift 3D imaging glasses. This will allow you to work with your surgeon to achieve the best outcomes.

EmbraceRF for Precise Sculpting of the Lower Face

EmbraceRFAging causes changes in the jaw line and neck that can directly impact facial appearance. Fat buildup and skin sag are the common concerns. Skin laxity can exist in the lower face with or without excess fat. Facelift surgery and liposuction are used to treat facial aesthetic concerns, but not all patients would benefit from these procedures. “Treatment gap patients” are those who do not have bad enough skin for a facelift and not good enough skin elasticity for liposuction. Today, EmbraceRF in NYC allows plastic surgeons to treat such patients effectively. This novel one-time procedure improves the contour of the lower face and neck area through adipose remodeling.

EmbraceRF is the latest innovation in facial aesthetics by InMode. Invented by plastic surgeons in NYC with extensive experience in performing radiofrequency-assisted cosmetic procedures, this minimally invasive procedure provides a long-lasting solution to the effects of facial aging. The procedure addresses the lower third of the face, specifically the neck and jowls.

The treatment firms the skin and removes stubborn areas of fat with little to no downtime and permanent results. Ideal candidates for Embrace RF are those who have skin laxity in the lower face and neck, with or without underlying fat concerns. EmbraceRF introduces the concept of “subdermal adipose sculpting” or strategic fat remodeling by combining two of InMode’s proprietary technologies: FDA-approved FaceTite and Morpheus8, a Subdermal Adipose Remodeling Device (SARD).

FaceTite radiofrequency assisted liposuction (RFAL) involves using heat used to address excess fat deposits in the face and neck. However, some of the fat in the lower face area may need to be preserved to retain a youthful appearance. The core of the EmbraceRF procedure is that it uses heat to remodel and mold the fat in addition to the skin tightening for optimal results. Applied externally, Morpheus8 molds the fat subdermally in order to effectively address aging concerns in the lower face. Unlike other treatments, EmbraceRF allows for precise sculpting of the face and neck by allowing the physician to balance the amount of fat removed, molded, and retained.

The key benefits of this treatment are:

  • Minimally-invasive, can be performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia
  • No incisions or scars
  • Superior facial contouring with natural looking outcomes
  • Treats both superficial and deep tissues
  • Improves the jaw line and rejuvenates the neck
  • Tightens the skin in the neck and jowls and retains the youthful fullness of the face
  • Reduced treatment time and downtime
  • One-time procedure with permanent results

Performed using local anesthesia in the office in approximately 45 minutes, the treatment has a downtime of about 48 hours or a long weekend. Results are visible immediately with one treatment and improves over a period of 6 weeks to 6 months.

If you think you might be a good candidate for EmbraceRF in NYC, choose an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice that has surgeons who have the specialized skills required to perform this innovative procedure. An expert can utilize these FDA-approved InMode technologies to provide optimal facial contouring results.

Traits of a Good Plastic Surgeon

Plastic SurgeonMore and more men and women are opting to have body contouring in NYC to improve their appearance. Advancements in technology are helping them achieve the transformation they always dreamt about with minimal surgical trauma and short downtime. However, choosing the right surgeon is important for safe treatment and optimal outcomes. If you are planning to have an aesthetic procedure, you need to know about the traits to look for in a potential plastic surgeon. While this is the case, not all people are aware of what to look for in a good plastic surgeon. Here are the basic signs and traits to look for that can help you decide if a plastic surgeon is good enough for the particular procedure you are considering:

  • The plastic surgeon is experienced and well-trained in the procedure: While considering a cosmetic procedure, make sure that the surgeon you choose is well-qualified, that is, he or she should have the background, skills and experience to deliver a safe and effective procedure. Importantly, the surgeon should be experienced and skilled in performing the procedure you want. The surgeon should have extensive training with the most current aesthetic techniques. Body contouring is performed using different techniques and only a specialist who is skilled in these techniques can produce good results. Schedule a consultation and discuss your aesthetic goals so that the surgeon can determine which would be the best option for you.
  • Honesty: One of the important attributes to look for in a plastic surgeon is transparency and honesty. The plastic surgeon should be trustworthy and should open up about his expertise in the particular procedure (such as providing evidence of how many times they’ve performed it or and how it has worked out) patient is looking for. This will build trust in patients and also lead to better outcomes. According to the article in Readers Digest, “some doctors are so afraid of negative online reviews or of making a patient upset that they’ll allow the patient to bully them into doing something they don’t feel is best.” An honest surgeon who truly cares about the patient will be frank about anything in the patient’s best interests.
  • Comfort level: Our bodies are generally good at making judgments of situations and people. Make sure you are comfortable discussing your concerns with the plastic surgeon you approach. If it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it.
  • Not pressurizing: A good plastic surgeon won’t force or pressurize patients into cosmetic surgery before they are ready. Even if the procedure is performed under proper guidance, complications are a possibility. So choose a surgeon who will explain the benefits as well as risks of the surgery to you, including the potential complications. This will help you take an informed decision.
  • Easily accessible: Look for a plastic surgeon to whom you can connect to conveniently. As a Readers Digest article points out, physicians offer alternate scheduling (like weekend hours), call lines, online test results, and e-mail access to help patients get the care they need when they need it.
  • See if your surgeon updates his/her skills: Cosmetic surgery is a constantly changing field with new information, research, technology, and treatments emerging all the time. Good plastic surgeons will be willing to learn more about newer techniques and update their skills. Experts also train other physicians in innovative surgical techniques.

A good plastic surgeon would also respect the ethical principles in plastic surgery. According to a Northwestern Now News story, the four principles of medical ethics are respect for autonomy of the patient, beneficence or promoting what is best for the patient, nonmaleficence, also known as “do no harm”, and justice. They will also adhere to the guidelines for posting content on social media.

When choosing a NYC plastic surgeon, do your research well. You should educate yourself about patient safety and also learn how to make a smart choice about the facility where the procedure will be performed. If you are considering body contouring in NYC, choose an AAAASF-accredited practice. This would ensure adherence to strict national standards for equipment, operating room safety, personnel and surgeon credentials.

bodySCULPT® Surgeon Dr. Spero J. Theodorou Performed a Live Surgery Session at the Aesthetic Surgery Symposium 2018

Aesthetic SurgeryDr. Spero J. Theodorou, MD, founder and Surgical Director of bodySCULPT®, performed a Live Surgery session, Arm Sculpting with Radiofrequency, using InMode’s BodyTite Platform at the 5th Live Makeover Aesthetic Surgery Symposium, 2018. The symposium was held in Athens, Greece, on the 31st of August, 1st & 2nd of September 2018.

Live Makeover is a meeting that celebrates plastic surgery and aims at presenting to participants live multiple surgeries on selected patients, providing them with a complete makeover. The meeting’s educational value is further enhanced by the inspiring lectures delivered by expert plastic surgeons and ENT surgeons.

Organized by the European College of Aesthetic Medicine & Surgery (ECAMS), the 5th Symposium had international faculty from America, Europe, Middle East and Oceania on their panel. The cornerstone of the meeting was the Live Surgery sessions performed by renowned surgeons and the participants got an opportunity to watch 13 live surgeries, live patient injections, as well as many presentations. This Symposium was granted 24 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).

Invented by bodySCULPT surgeons Dr. Spero J. Theodorou and Dr. Christopher T. Chia, arm sculpting with radiofrequency is an innovative FDA-approved technique that can provide you with smooth, shapely arms without the visible scars typically associated with traditional arm lift surgery. The minimally invasive procedure, BodyTite™ on arms (ArmTite), is performed using the BodyTite radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) platform.

The procedure removes unwanted fat pockets and tightens the excess skin between the underarm and elbow. It can provide your upper arms with a toned, youthful look, with minimal side effects and discomfort, and importantly, no visible scars. The procedure begins with administering local anesthesia to the treatment area. A tiny incision is then made on the upper arm skin to insert the cannula used for BodyTite treatment. The RF energy delivered via the cannula gently liquefies the unwanted fat cells, allowing them to be easily removed. This procedure is a boon to many patients with its minimum downtime and speedy recovery compared to the conventional technique.

Dr. Theodorou was also a moderator for distinct live surgeries such as Face & Neck Lift, Short Scar Facelift, Brazilian Butt Lift and Facelift, and Sculpting the Fat Neck performed by other international faculty. He lectured on the topics “High Lateral Tension Abdominoplasty”, “Arms Sculpting with RFAL”, “Flank Sculpting with VASER” and “Brazilian Butt Lift under Local Anesthesia”. Earlier, during the fourth Live Makeover meeting, Dr. Theodorou had performed Brazilian Butt lift.

Based in Manhattan, NYC, bodySCULPT® is a leading plastic surgery practice dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of care and offering patients the best in plastic surgery procedures. The facility’s mission is to bring out the natural beauty in each patient and improve the quality of their lives by providing personalized care and support.