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Compass B e au t y ADIOS, ADIPOSE! One of the most exciting developments over the last several years has been technology to remove unwanted fat without surgery. Initially, there was Coolsculpting, which eliminates fat by freezing it. Then came Vanquish and various ultrasound technologies, which uses the deep heat of radiofrequency to melt fat away. The most recently FDA-approved technology for unwanted fat reduction is SculpSure. With SculpSure, laser energy is directed under the skin to heat and eliminate fat. Templates are placed over the unwanted fat, and the laser is applied for 25 minutes, eliminating 24% of the fat in a 6-12 week period. A second treatment can be done at 12 weeks if desired. This technique has been used in many areas of the body including abdomen, flanks, upper back, arms and inner thighs. It works best on areas of stubborn fat that just won’t go away with diet and exercise. During the treatment, the patient will feel the warmth of the laser with the power adjusted to make sure it isn’t painful. The laser energy diffuses beyond the treatment templates to prevent any irregularities or step-offs between untreated and treated areas. So for those who have an area of fat that they just can’t get rid of, SculpSure is the solution. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. John Martin is a Board- Certified Oculofacial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon who has been in practice in Coral Gables for 23 years. He’s a graduate of Williams College and Harvard Medical School, and did a fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami; DrJohnMartin.com. › 46 THIN TRICKS Reaching one’s target weight can be a taxing task. Check out a quick series of petite lifehacks that can help you shed those willful excess lbs. TEX T BY RYAN JARRELL BLUE PLATE SPECIAL Weight gain giving you the blues? Embrace it! Researchers have found that people typically eat less off of blue plates and in blue rooms. Some companies have even marketed blue-colored sunglasses for compulsive overeaters. FRENCH TRICK When one thinks of France, images of regal fashion and coquettish cosmetics immediately swim to mind. They’ve got to be doing something right if they look so good doing it. One French secret? Tie a small ribbon around your waist before dining to curb overindulging. PHOTO FINISH Turns out your friend’s photo feeds detailing decadent meal after decadent meal might actually have a healthy after-effect. Scientists have found that photographing your food, like journaling, might curtail your appetite.