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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;
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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.
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.
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.