Define Your Body With Hi-Def

2008-10-23 08:08

Most artists or professional photographers would agree that real interest is created not by one or two-dimensional subjects, but by the light and shadow playing upon the hills and valleys of the human form as the eye glides along them. For many, however, the 3-D, 'cut' look of 'six-pack' abs or a shapelier derriere is nearly impossible to achieve or maintain, because of the tendency to lose too much bulk in one area while attempting to tone another.

Recent leaps in medical technology and improved understanding of the physiology of the skin and underlying structures have given us two high-tech procedures that are revolutionizing cosmetic surgery: SmartLipo laser body sculpting (laser-assisted lipolysis) and VASER Lipo (selective ultrasound fat melting). SmartLipo Body Sculpting, used throughout Europe prior to U.S. FDA approval in 2006 is now gaining fame in the U.S. for its ability to permanently destroy pockets of unwanted body fat while simultaneously heat-stimulating the skin's collagen layer, by use of a long, very thin YAG laser threaded through tiny portals created in the skin's surface. By also employing VASER Lipo's ultrasound fat melting capabilities in the same procedure, the cosmetic surgeon is able to treat larger body areas (and larger patients), safely working in direct proximity to muscle and areas of high vascularity, which are unharmed by ultrasound wavelengths that specifically only target fat cells. VASER Lipo's ultrasound technology is first used to selectively melt away larger areas of unwanted body fat; SmartLipo can then be effectively utilized as a 'finishing tool', for working in smaller, tighter areas, and to stimulate collagen to gradually re-form tighter and smoother in the treated areas over the next four-to-six months.


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