What are the Benefits of Nonsurgical Neck Contouring?

A ‘double chin’ and ‘turkey neck’ are common aesthetic issues that can mar the appearance of the neck. Double chins can be caused by genetics, lifestyle or skin that becomes lax due to aging. A common sign of aging, a turkey neck is wrinkled, sagging skin on the neck. Diet and exercise usually fail to address these concerns. Many people are turning to cosmetic surgery to get rid of the excess fat and loose skin achieve a well-defined chin and slim, smooth neck. According to the 2018 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery consumer survey, 73% of all Americans have cosmetic procedures to resolve excess fat under the chin/neck. The good news is that you don’t have to go under the knife to restore the beauty of your jawline and neck. Manhattan cosmetic surgery practices now offer a variety of nonsurgical options for neck contouring such as KYBELLA in NYC, EVOKE Neck and Forma.

Benefits of Nonsurgical Neck Contouring

InMode EVOKE Neck is the industry’s first hands-free applicator, specifically designed to revitalize areas such as chin, neck, and jowls. This procedure uses radiofrequency energy to remodel these areas and provide a more youthful appearance.

Forma uses the Optimas Workstation to deliver a painless treatment, stimulates collagen production in the chin and neck area and enhance skin elasticity. The procedure – which utilizes radiofrequency power – is the first auto-adjusting, non-invasive thermal skin treatment that performs deep and uniform tissue stimulation in the chin, jowls, and neck areas.

Kybella is a FDA approved deoxycholic acid injectable treatment for a double chin. It permanently destroys the fat cells in the upper neck. Up to 3-6 treatments 4-6 weeks apart are needed for optimal results.

All of these nonsurgical procedures improve skin tone and texture, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and neck folds, and provide a more youthful looking neck – with short downtime and without the risks associated with traditional surgery.

The major benefits of nonsurgical neck contouring treatments over surgical procedures include:

  • Safe and Effective: Traditional body contouring procedures are not meant for everyone and only ideal candidates can achieve optimal results. On the other hand, non-invasive procedures are a safe and effective way to eliminate excess fat and reshape the neck, and would provide good outcomes for most people. What matters is to have the treatment performed by an experienced plastic surgeon to get optimal results.
  • Hardly any pain: With a non-surgical neck procedure, there is no serious pain involved. During the EVOKE Neck procedure, patients might feel a mild warmth, but there is hardly any pain. In fact, during this procedure, patients can relax and surf the internet, read a book, or even watch TV.
  • Quicker recovery time: Recovery time is a common concern among people considering a neck contouring procedure. Conventional neck contouring surgery involves a serious investment of time. However, recovery time for most nonsurgical neck procedures range from just a few hours to a few days. As a nonsurgical procedure involves no anesthesia, incisions, or downtime, you can get back to work soon.
  • Minimal side effects: Generally, side effects are minimal with nonsurgical neck contouring as they don’t require general anesthesia or long incisions. Slight redness, irritation, swelling, tenderness, and soreness can be expected at the treatment site after the procedure, which will subside soon.
  • Shorter and quicker: Though time can vary slightly depending on the patient and procedure, most nonsurgical procedures are generally completed within an hour. For instance, EVOKE treatment can be done during your lunch break and you can get back to work immediately after the procedure.
  • Minimal aftercare: Whether it’s a traditional or nonsurgical procedure, aftercare is important. Aftercare needed is minimal for a non-surgical neck procedure. In fact, patients can get back to normal activities soon after the treatment.
  • Provides a naturally rejuvenated look: As the skin is not cut or pulled tight in a non-invasive neck contouring, the procedure would provide more natural looking results. Moreover, the treated areas will progressively improve overtime and provide excellent results in most cases.

For the best results, make sure you choose an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice with surgeons who are experts in performing non-surgical neck contouring procedures. After evaluating your concerns, a reliable surgeon will recommend the right option to help you achieve your goals.

Brazilian Butt Lift: Where Are the Incisions Made?

The desire for a curvy, well-shaped derriere has made Brazilian butt lift a much sought-after body contouring cosmetic surgery procedure. Performed using the latest techniques, a Brazilian Butt Lift in NYC allows women to achieve their aesthetic goals effectively and safely.

Brazilian Butt LiftThe latest annual statistics report of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reveals that a total of 24,099 BBL procedures were performed in 2018, a 19% increase from 2017. This buttock augmentation procedure involves using the patient’s own fat instead of implants to enhance the buttocks. It is an ideal option for those who don’t want implants. One common concern among patients considering BBL is about the incision sites.

Women prefer BBL over other buttock augmentation procedures, as it achieves two goals simultaneously: it removes unwanted fat from areas of the body such as the waist and thighs and relocates it to the buttocks, helping to achieve their dreamt hourglass figure and a plump, perky derriere. This is done through tiny incisions. A BBL patient needs incisions in two locations: the donor site and the buttocks.

  • Incisions in the Donor Site(s): Advanced liposuction techniques are used to extract the fat needed for BBL from the donor sites. Tiny incisions are made in areas from where the fat is available in excess such as the abdomen, waist, back or thighs. The harvested fat is then purified. The incisions are then carefully closed with dissolvable sutures which will be strategically located to ensure that they are as inconspicuous as possible. The sutures will naturally dissolve throughout your recovery, which means that you do not need to return to the plastic surgery practice to have them removed.
  • Incisions in the Buttocks: Once the harvested fat is purified after liposuction procedure, it will be reduced it down to a fraction of what was originally extracted. The best and most viable tissues are then injected into the buttocks. For this, the surgeon will make another incision in the buttock area. The purified fat is re-injected carefully using micro droplet techniques, in very small quantities and at the right depths to provide natural-looking results.

Unlike a traditional butt augmentation procedure or butt lift, which involves making a long incision across the top of the buttocks in order to remove unwanted skin, a BBL surgery in NYC involves only tiny incisions which are usually unnoticeable after the procedure. As a result, patients are not left with a long, unsightly scar. On the RealSelf forum, one plastic surgeon points out that incisions made to harvest the fat cells with liposuction would be less than 1/2 cm and that they are placed in such area where they will be hidden by the underwear/swimwear. The incisions to transfer the fat are placed in the “internal face of the gluteus”, and will remain invisible to the eye. Another surgeon explains that visible scars are more likely when a large liposuction cannula is used in patients who have darkly pigmented skin.

Skilled plastic surgeons who have years of experience in successfully performing BBL can provide attractive outcomes with minimal scarring. If you are considering Brazilian Butt Lift in NYC, do your research well and choose a skilled plastic surgeon who is well-trained in the procedure. Experts perform BBL using advanced techniques and very small incisions that would be virtually unnoticeable once they have healed. Invented by leading NYC plastic surgeons Drs. Spero Theodorou and Christopher T. Chia of bodySCULPT in NYC, the Brazilian Butt Lift under local anesthesia (BBLULA) is a safer option than BBL under general anesthesia. This short procedure comes with a very short recuperation time and a quicker return back to normal activity.

How Paula Abdul Gets Ready for Her Dazzling Performance

International pop icon Paula Abdul who is also now a brand ambassador of InMode Ltd, a prominent medical technology company, has shared via parade.com how she gets ready for her performance — from meditating to scheduling self-care on her calendar.

How Paula Abdul Gets Ready for Her Dazzling PerformanceThe “Cold Hearted” singer was currently prepping for her new Las Vegas residency, “Paula Abdul: Forever Your Girl,” at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino on August 13 where she had put on the hard work, starting each day before the sun and going until late at night. She admits that being on stage takes work. Fortunately for her, dancing is still just as meaningful, because it is something she’s done since she was just 8 years old. For her, dance is one of the most precious gifts of her life and it largely contributes to aging gracefully. She shares her positive outlook to aging — “I feel like I’m aging as gracefully as one can be, with a healthy outlook. Dancing with passion everyday keeps that going. Aging is inevitable, and I haven’t really put too much pressure on it.”

In an exclusive interview with Parade.com, the 57-year-old singer opened up about how she makes time for self-care i.e. how she schedules it, how she stays in shape, mentally and physically for the performances and more.

  • Preparations for Performance: The pop idol says that she does lots of stretching, Pilates, yoga, and massages, and also gets a lot of rest in between performances and rehearsals. However, rehearsal, mentally and physically, is a vital part of preparing to perform and is sacred because it brings the team together for the love and sharing of dance (parade.com). She also opened up about the treatments she got from InMode’s BodyTite and FaceTite to tighten her arms and lower face, to look as good as she feels when she is up there on that stage. Moreover, wanting to avoid traditional cosmetic surgery, Paula looked for a non-invasive option to address her concerns and found InMode and its BodyTite and FaceTite technology.
  • Fitness choices: According to a report from PEOPLE, the 57-year-old singer and dancer is far from slowing down as she has to treat her body well to keep going day after day. Abdul told PEOPLE that, “It’s very physically intense. I get up at 6 and I work with my trainer for an hour and a half. Then I go to rehearsals at about a quarter to 9. We do a warm-up and then we dance. We go from about 9:45 until 7 p.m., and we take one day off.” She describes her workout routine which includes a lot of stretching and back and core work (if her trainer is around). She says, “even though I’m dancing all day I often do straight cardio just so that I’m conditioning my body. And after each performance I usually get in an ice-cold tub. It’s not fun! It shocks your body, but it helps with inflammation.”

More than any other fitness workouts, Abdul loves dance fitness, especially cardio dance. This dance fuses so many styles such as ballet, salsa, hip-hop, jazz and contemporary. One of her other favorites is Pilates, which is great for strengthening the core, for training the correct use of muscles, and for overall good posture.spero and paula

  • She follows a low-alkaline diet: The Parade report says that Paula Abdul follows a low-alkaline diet, which helps her minimize inflammation in her body. She told people.com, “When you have RSD, the best thing to do is lower your acidity to slow inflammation, so I follow a low alkaline diet. I don’t like following diets but I try to keep the acidity down because that’s what causes flares up in my body.”
  • Making time for self-care: By proper scheduling and keeping the appointment, she makes time for self-care. For her, self-care is listening to her body and resting, playing with her dogs, meditation and affirmations.
  • Unwinding after a show: After a performance, Abdul’s own personal gratitude is to get quiet, stretch and meditate. She would let herself feel grateful about the entire performance, and everything and everyone that had to do with it:  the gorgeous Flamingo venue, her talented dancers, their rehearsals, the phenomenal crew, the audience, every moment of the performance, and so on, which not only helps her unwind, but it also fills her heart and energizes her in a peaceful way.
  • Plans for off days: She loves to get in touch with her family and friends by visiting them and seeing what everyone’s doing and would plan a family barbeque or a movie.
  • Her positive affirmations: For Paula, pain is also a mental battle that helps her build confidence. She looks to certain positive affirmations to strengthen her mental health and some of her favorite messages are (parade.com):
    • You can’t get to where you want to be unless you can accept where you’re at.
    • Whatever your plans are today, smile, say hello, and open the door for someone.
    • Just “Stick to it”–whatever your goals and dreams are for this day, this week, this year, this life.
    • What you don’t like, only you have the power to change.
    • If you avoid situations where you might be told ‘”No,” how will you get to your “Yes?” This so-called rejection process is part of success.
    • When taking care of others, don’t forget to nurture yourself. You cannot give if you yourself have been depleted.
    • Give yourself a quiet moment alone today and just breathe. Remember, there’s power in pause.

However, apart from all this self-care, sometimes you may require cosmetic surgery to improve your looks, confidence and self-assurance. For instance, Paula Abdul required InMode’s BodyTite and FaceTite technology for her arm and lower face. Excited by her results, Paula says, “I am proud to get the word out about what InMode’s amazing technology in face and body rejuvenation can do for people like me who notice the inevitable effects of natural aging. While maintaining a healthy lifestyle of fitness and skincare routines, I still wanted more definition and tighter, firmer skin at my jawline and arms – and InMode’s BodyTite and FaceTite helped me restore a sleeker, more youthful look without invasive cosmetic surgery. I am very pleased with the results!”

Paula Abdul is bringing her renewed feeling of confidence and self-assurance to others who want the same benefits.

Paula Abdul Does 10-Hour Rehearsals at Age 57 to Keep Her Body Going

Paula Abdul Does 10-Hour Rehearsals At Age 57 to Keep Her Body Going

As reported in PEOPLE news, Paula Abdul, at age 57 is far from slowing down as she has to treat her body well to keep going day after day. The International Pop Icon was currently prepping for her first Las Vegas residency where she had put on the hard work, starting each day before the sun and going until late at night.

Abdul told PEOPLE that, “It’s very physically intense. I get up at 6 and I work with my trainer for an hour and a half. Then I go to rehearsals at about a quarter to 9. We do a warm-up and then we dance. We go from about 9:45 until 7 p.m., and we take one day off.” She describes her workout routine which includes a lot of stretching and back and core work (if her trainer is around). She says, “even though I’m dancing all day I often do straight cardio just so that I’m conditioning my body. And after each performance I usually get in an ice-cold tub. It’s not fun! It shocks your body, but it helps with inflammation.”

The “Cold Hearted” singer also pays close attention to what she eats – even though she doesn’t like following diets – mainly due to her hours spent dancing and due to her history of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) a type of chronic pain after an injury or surgery. She says, following a low alkaline diet can help with RSD because it helps to lower your acidity to slow inflammation.

On her 57th birthday, she treated herself to minimally-invasive plastic surgeries provided BodyTite and Facetite from InMode. She says, “I wanted to do something for myself. I’ve had multiple spinal cord injuries and paralysis, and because my arms had paralysis, the muscles atrophied. I work out a lot, and no matter how many times I hit the gym and did bicep and tricep workouts, it was always difficult because I had to rebuild muscle tissue. When I found out about InMode’s BodyTite and FaceTite, there was really great improvement. It’s subtle.” Moreover, wanting to avoid traditional cosmetic surgery, Paula looked for a non-invasive option to address her concerns and found InMode and its BodyTite and FaceTite technology.

Due to her positive experience with InMode’s BodyTite, FaceTite and Morpheus8 technologies, Paula Abdul has agreed to join InMode Ltd. as new brand ambassador. Plastic surgeon Spero Theodorou, MD of bodySCULPT in NYC who is also InMode’s Chief Medical Officer, discussed Paula as the right choice. Dr.Theodorou says, “Paula is an excellent candidate for InMode’s innovative technology using Radio-Frequency (RF) to provide a natural tighter appearance. And moreover, she is fit and exercises regularly, but has some areas that trouble her due to past injuries and the effects of aging that overtake us all.”

spero and paula

InMode’s BodyTite system proved the ideal option to sculpt and remodel Paula’s arms while the FaceTite and Morpheus8 handpieces addressed her lower face, jawline and neck. Unlike more extensive cosmetic surgery, which requires general anesthesia, InMode’s minimally-invasive BodyTite/FaceTite technology needs only local anesthesia.

BodyTite is a safe, minimally-invasive cosmetic surgical procedure that offers efficient removal of stubborn fat and cellulite reduction along with noticeable skin tightening effects. The FDA-cleared BodyTite liposuction device delivers RF energy to liquefy subcutaneous fat so that it can be easily removed. It also coagulates the blood vessels and tightens the skin, while leaving the surrounding tissues unharmed.

Similarly, FaceTite is a non-invasive RFAL (Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipolysis) facial contouring solution that provides superior internal and external liposuction and allows three-dimensional remodeling of the fibrous tissues.

At age 57, she looks as good as some women half her age and has the physique to show it. Although, she acknowledges the ageing effects that gravity can have on the body.

She shares her positive outlook to aging as “I feel like I’m aging as gracefully as one can be, with a healthy outlook. Dancing with passion everyday keeps that going. Aging is inevitable, and I haven’t really put too much pressure on it.”

According to a recent Yahoo Finance news report, Paula is bringing her renewed feeling of confidence and self-assurance to others who want the same benefits.

Leading NYC plastic surgeons Drs. Spero Theodorou and Christopher T. Chia of bodySCULPT in NYC are inventors of BodyTite on Arms, a scarless arm lift procedure. This is an innovative technique used to enhance the contour of your arms under local anesthesia to tighten and remove the excess skin under the arms, without leaving any scars.

Dr. Theodorou also invented EmbraceRF, a breakthrough treatment that combines two powerful technologies from InMode – FaceTite and Morpheus8.  The minimally-invasive procedure works on RF energy to treats the subdermal adipose tissue in the lower face. This unique one-time facial rejuvenation solution effectively treats skin laxity and excess fat accumulation in the face and neck area caused by factors such as aging, genetics, weight gain and loss, sun exposure and gravity – without surgery.

President of InMode North America, Shakil Lakhani adds, “We are thrilled to announce a strong and powerful woman like Paula representing our brand. Paula has an ageless presence and embodies InMode’s commitment to enhance beauty and well-being. This collaboration will ensure a greater audience is aware of the benefits of InMode’s technology on a national and global level.”

Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery – Gift Yourself Attractive Figure in time for Valentine’s Day

One way to make yourself feel really special on Valentine’s Day is to gift yourself a cosmetic procedure before the celebrations. Getting a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) in New York City for instance, can provide you with an attractive, curvy backside and a more youthful-looking figure. This popular procedure involves using your own fat instead of implants to enhance your buttocks. Expert NYC plastic surgeons offer Brazilian butt lift under local anesthesia (BBLULA), a new, innovative and a safer alternative to the traditional technique. Invented by two plastic surgeons of bodySCULPT in NYC, BBLULA is a relatively short procedure that allows patients to remain awake throughout the procedure, heal faster, and get back quickly to their normal routine.Brazilian Butt Lift

Celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Nicky Minaj and Kim Kardashian West have inspired many women with their voluptuous curves. Many women now undergo BBL to get prominent, youthful-looking, curvy buttocks using their own fat. The popularity of the treatment has soared as it provides beautiful natural-looking outcomes without the hassles associated with implants. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), BBL or buttock augmentation using fat grafting increased 10% in 2017 over the previous year.

The procedure is a combination of liposuction and fat grafting. Fat is removed via liposuction from other areas of the body (typically the stomach, hips, and thighs), and is transferred to the buttocks. In this “dual-benefit” body contouring procedure, fat is first harvested from unwanted areas such as the stomach, flanks and thighs, using liposuction and prepared for transplantation into the gluteal region.The fat is then injected carefully into the buttocks to provide the desired augmentation. A skilled surgeon can improve the shape the back area just under the curvature of the top of the buttocks in such as way that it decreases waist size and improves the projection of the buttocks even before the fat is injected.

The key benefits of getting BBL under local anesthesia include:

  • No risks of general anesthesia
  • No hospital stay
  • Minimal downtime
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Procedure is customizable
  • Natural looking outcomes
  • Minimal risks of fat graft rejection as your own tissue is used

BBL usually requires only 36 hours of recuperation regardless of the day of the week. Final results are usually seen approximately 6 months after the treatment and full recovery depends on how well patients follow their surgeon’s pre and post-operative care instructions.

Considerations of risk for traditional BBL are the same as any other type of elective plastic surgery. BBLULA minimize these risks and provides satisfactory outcomes without injecting fat into the muscle, thereby eliminating the potential for misguidance, misadventure, and fatal complications. The use of local anesthesia promotes patient safely and involves minimal pain. However, the surgeon’s skills are paramount to the success of any cosmetic surgical procedure. In the case of BBL, if patients are not careful with their choice of surgeon, they may end up with unsightly lumps and bumps and also compromise their safety. When performed by a surgeon with expertise in both techniques, BBL can be done effectively, with little or no discomfort, and a much faster recuperative time.

When it comes to a butt lift, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer – as an expert surgeon notes, it’s all about meeting the patient’s expectations. That’s why it’s important to discuss your goals with your plastic surgeon in an in-person consultation beforehand. Professional surgeons offer 3D imaging to help patients visualize their outcomes and take informed decisions.

If you are considering a Brazilian Butt Lift in NYC, consult a plastic surgeon in an AAAASF-accredited surgical practice who is experienced in performing the procedure. In addition to comprehensive training and experience in performing BBL, the right surgeon would have a professionally trained eye for aesthetic detail to provide attractive outcomes. Do some careful research before choosing your plastic surgeon because all practitioners may not have received this specialized training.

EmbraceRF: A One-time Treatment to Restore the Natural Shape of the Neck

EmbraceRFAre you looking for a quick and efficient way to address fat and sagginess in the face and neck area? EmbraceRF in NYC could be the answer. This breakthrough facial contouring procedure allows precise sculpting of the lower face and neck with little downtime. A combination therapy using Facetite and the new Morpheus8 technology for subdermal adipose remodeling, EmbraceRF takes just about an hour to perform.

EmbraceRF treats skin laxity and excess fat accumulation in the face and neck area caused by factors such as aging, genetics, weight gain and loss, sun exposure and gravity. The EmbraceRF procedure was invented by NYC plastic surgeons with extensive experience in performing radiofrequency-assisted cosmetic procedures. The procedure was recently aired on The Doctors TV show in a segment titled “Remodel the Fat in Your Face to Look Younger”.

The video features Dr. Barry DiBernardo of New Jersey Plastic Surgery performing the EmbraceRF Face Remodeling Procedure on a patient named Tatiane, a make-up artist. Tatiane opted for a minimally-invasive procedure as she was constantly bothered by her neck and the little pouch under her chin. EmbraceRF helped restore the natural shape of her neck in a single treatment and her experience was aired on The Doctors. Both Tatiane and Dr. DiBernardo joined The Doctors in the audience.

The plastic surgeon notes that EmbraceRF essentially “irons the skin tight and the Morpheus 8 goes into the wrinkling and lines to tighten it.” Tatiane’s before and after photos were featured on the show, which impressed the audience. She reports that she is very happy with the procedure as it only took 3 days for recovery and she didn’t need to take any pain medications.

One of the plastic surgeons on the panel of The Doctors points out that Tatiane was the ideal candidate since she was not too old and didn’t have so much laxity. He also adds that for older patients, it’s likely a traditional face and neck lift will serve them better.

The latest innovation in facial aesthetics by InMode, EmbraceRF provides a long-lasting solution to the effects of facial aging and addresses the lower third of the face, specifically the neck and jowls. 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). According to InMode, EmbraceRF is “The Biggest Innovation in Facial Aesthetics and the only technology to perform subdermal adipose remodeling of the face. It is the perfect answer for patients who are not yet ready for a facelift, but want optimal outcomes.”

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.

Other 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 improve over a period of 6 weeks to 6 months.

If sagging skin and a “turkey neck” are bothering you, consult an expert NYC plastic surgeon to learn if EmbraceRF can help. After confirming your candidature for the treatment, a reliable surgeon will utilize this novel FDA-approved technology to resolve your concerns with optimal results.

Dr Christopher Chia to present on RFAL for Arm Tightening at 14th Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Symposium

bodySCULPT®‘s leading plastic surgeon Dr Christopher Chia is a featured speaker at the prestigious 14th Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Symposium being held June 6th-10th, 2018 at the Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Chia’s presentation on radiofrequency assisted liposuction (RFAL) for arm tightening at this multi-specialty educational event will take place at 5.30 pm on Friday, June 8 in Tower 3.
 

RFAL for Arm Tightening

 
Dr Chia has done extensive research in the area of radiofrequency assisted liposuction and has expertise in performing various body contouring procedures using this innovative technology. Working along with Dr. Spero Theodorou, founder and director of bodySCULPT®, Dr. Chia developed BodyTite™ on arms (ArmTite). InMode’s RFAL BodyTite handpiece deploys thermal energy into the fatty tissue via a cannula inserted beneath the skin to an electrode placed on the skin’s surface. This minimally invasive procedure eliminates unwanted fat and stimulates skin tightening to result in smooth, well-shaped arms.

Dr. Spero Theodorou also participated in the Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Conference. On Wednesday, June 6, Dr. Theodorou and two other top physicians hosted a panel at the conference to unveil the new EmbraceRF procedure. A single, one-time procedure performed under local anesthesia, EmbraceRF combines two innovative radiofrequency-assisted modalities from InMode – Morpheus8 and FaceTite – to remove fat, treat superficial and deep tissues, and tighten the skin in the neck and jowls to provide a youthful appearance.

One of the three or four most attended aesthetic conferences in North America, the Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Symposium, attracts experts from specialties such as facial plastic surgery, oculoplastic surgery, dermatology, and plastic surgery. This year has the leading multi-specialty faculty ever assembled at one event, according to the organizers.

Dr. Spero Theodorou unveils new EmbraceRF Procedure at 14th Annual Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Conference

bodySCULPT®, based in Manhattan, NYC, is pleased to announce the launch of EmbraceRF, a breakthrough, one-time minimally invasive facial contouring solution from InMode. Leading NYC plastic surgeon and founder of bodySCULPT® Dr Spero Theodorou along with top physicians Drs Bruce Katz and Christopher Khorsandi, will host  a  panel  to  unveil  the  new  EmbraceRF  procedure  and  share  scientific  advances  and  techniques  at  the  14th  annual  Vegas  Cosmetic  Surgery  Conference on June 6th 2018. The conference is being held June 6-10, 2018 at the Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada. .

EmbraceRF Procedure

EmbraceRF combines two innovative modalities from InMode’s line of benchmark radiofrequency technologies – FaceTite and Morpheus8 – to provide impressive results for rejuvenating the lower face and neck.

The EmbraceRF technique was developed by Dr. Spero Theodorou of bodySCULPT and Dr. Paolo Rovatti with Inmode’s, proprietary technology Morpheus8 and FaceTite. Morpheus8 is FDA-approved for up to a depth of 4mm. FaceTite utilizes RFAL (Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipolysis) to provide superior internal and external liposuction and strategic remodeling of the fibrous tissues. EmbraceRF provides surgical-quality results without scars or downtime.

As the only technology that allows subdermal adipose remodelling (SARD) of the face, EmbraceRF addresses a treatment gap in current modalities offered to patients. This  new  concept  of  facial  rejuvenation  can  only  be  performed consistently  and  safely  using  the  synergistic  combination  FaceTite  and  Morpheus8. This single, one-time procedure removes fat, treats both superficial and deep tissues, and tightens the skin in the neck and jowls, while retaining the youthful fullness of the face. It is ideal for anyone who has skin laxity with or without underlying fat concerns.

EmbraceRF  provides  physicians  and  patients  with  the  possibility  to  achieve  surgical-quality, permanent  results  in  a  45  minute  procedure  under  local  anesthesia  in  the  office.  With  only  a  down  time  of  48  hours,  or  a  long  weekend,  patients  can  return  to  their  daily  activities  quickly.

Physicians  can  visit  InMode  at  booth  #423  at the 14th annual  Vegas  Cosmetic  Surgery  Conference for  more  information.

bodySCULPT® Introduces EmbraceRF, an Innovative Procedure for Facial Contouring

EmbraceRFbodySCULPT® based in Manhattan, NYC, is introducing EmbraceRF, a breakthrough procedure in facial augmentation and rejuvenation of the neck. This innovative scarless facial contouring solution provides superior contouring of the face and neck using a combination of InMode’s proprietary technologies: FaceTite and FDA approved Morpheus8. EmbraceRF is an exciting one-time procedure with minimal downtime and permanent results.

EmbraceRF combines FaceTite and Morpheus8 to provide the best outcomes for lower face contouring. FaceTite utilizes RFAL (Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipolysis) to provide superior internal and external liposuction and three-dimensional remodeling of the fibrous tissues. The  combination  of  fat  being  left  strategically  behind  to  contour  the  lower  face  and  neck  is  further  augmented  by  InMode’s newly  cleared  FDA approved Subdermal  Adipose  Remodeling  Device  (SARD): Morpheus8.

The EmbraceRF technique was developed by Dr. Spero Theodorou of bodySCULPT and Dr. Paolo Rovatti with Inmode’s, proprietary technology Morpheus8 and Facetite. Blending FaceTite and Morpheus8, EmbraceRF delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy to “mold” the fat of the face in strategic positions and address aging facial features and face laxity with natural looking results. This treatment improves the jaw line, rejuvenates the neck and tightens the skin in the neck and jowls, while retaining the fullness necessary to maintain a youthful appearance.

This groundbreaking treatment involves no incisions or scars and can be performed under local anesthesia. It provides results similar to facelift surgery with just a two-day or long-weekend downtime and involves no complicated recovery. Other treatment benefits include safe, gentle and effective fat removal and minimal bruising, swelling and pain.

bodySCULPT’s plastic surgeons Dr. Spero Theodorou and Dr.Christopher Chia, are known for successfully performing advanced plastic surgery procedures with excellent aesthetic results. They have done extensive research on radiofrequency applications in plastic surgery and are the inventors of the Scarless Arm Lift procedure as well as the first to perform the Brazilian Butt Lift under local anesthesia.

View Dr. Chia performing the EmbraceRF live under local anesthesia.

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BodyTite: A Versatile Minimally Invasive Body Sculpting Technology

Radiofrequency-Assisted Liposuction Device for Body ContouringUnlike conventional liposuction which requires general anesthesia, body contouring in NYC now involves the use of minimally invasive techniques that require only local anesthesia. One versatile minimally invasive modality that provides excellent aesthetic results is BodyTite. This advanced liposuction platform makes use of patented radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) technology to provide safe, gentle and sophisticated body contouring. A study published in the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal by plastic surgeons Spero J. Theodorou, Christopher T. Chia and Robert J. Paresi found that  the BodyTite RFAL device is safe and effective for energy-based liposuction with local anesthesia in the awake patient. In fact, this is the first study that used RFAL with local anesthesia in an accredited outpatient office operating facility (AAAASF).

The study involved 97 patients who underwent RFAL under local anesthesia under IRB approval. The surgeons treated 144 anatomical areas in 132 operations and collected the following data: age, sex, height, weight, body mass index (BMI), anatomical area of treatment, operative time, amount of tumescent solution used, amount of fat aspirated, amount of kilojoules (kJ) delivered, and the incidence of infections, seromas, adverse effects from medications, and thermal injuries. The patients were asked to complete an online survey assessing the aesthetic outcome and quality of life after treatment with RFAL-assisted liposuction. Three independent plastic surgeons were asked to evaluate photographs of 6-month postoperative results in comparison to the preoperative photos.

The results were as follows:

  • The overall incidence of major complications was 6.25% and the incidence of minor complications was 8.3%.
  • 82-85% of patients were satisfied with the body contouring and skin-tightening effects of RFAL
  • 89% of patients reported they would definitely or probably recommend RFAL treatment to someone else
  • Overall patient satisfaction was 82% for the degree of skin tightening and 85% for BodyTite body contouring results.
  • Independent evaluators noted the improvement in body contour as good to excellent in 74.5% of patients and improvement in skin tightening as good to excellent in 58.5% of patients.

The results led the authors to conclude that the BodyTite RFAL device is a safe and effective option for energy-based liposuction using local tumescent anesthesia in the awake patient.

BodyTite: A Versatile Minimally Invasive Body Sculpting TechnologyThe researchers also found that anesthetizing and treating sensitive areas like the thighs and chest with the RFAL device under local anesthesia took more than the average operating time by traditional liposuction. The authors also noted that higher concentration of lidocaine in tumescent fluid is a critical part of effectively performing BodyTite liposuction under local anesthesia.

The surgeons consider the ideal candidate for BodyTite treatment as a person with moderate to severe skin laxity without irreversible damage to the dermis or presence of stretch marks. A moderate amount of excess fat tissue is necessary to allow for subdermal contraction to occur.

BodyTite removes unwanted and stubborn fat from multiple areas of the body such as the face, neck, chin, upper arms, abdominal areas, love handles, hips, inner thighs, knees, and buttocks. ArmTite and the BodyTite Perky Lift are two procedures that use The RFAL-assisted liposuction technique to provide well-shaped arms and breasts without scars and extensive downtime.

The right surgeon and reliable aftercare and follow-up are all very important factors when it comes to success with body contouring in NYC. Only a experienced plastic surgeon who is sensitive to patient requirements and attaches top priority to patient safety and care can provide safe treatment and attractive and long-lasting body sculpting results.