Liposuction vs. Coolscultping: Which one is right for you?
Liposuction and coolsculpting are both designed to remove excess fat, but the two procedures vary greatly in the excess fat removal process and the overall outcome. Although liposuction and coolsculpting are both a safe and effective way to remove fat and achieve a slimmer appearance, one might be the better choice for you depending on your desired results and individual needs.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that vacuums excess fat deposits from under the skin, slimming and reshaping certain areas of the body such as the hips, buttocks and abdomen. Liposculpture or Lipoplasty is also effective in removing fat deposits from the back, legs, arms, face and neck. The best candidate for this procedure is someone who lives a healthy lifestyle, but even after efforts in exercise and a healthy diet, is unable to get rid of excess fat in certain areas. Liposuction improves your body contours and proportion in a dramatic way, as it is a surgical procedure. The recovery time for liposuction and liposculpture depends on the extent of the procedure. The results will last as long as you continue living a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and exercising regularly.
Coolsculpting is FDA approved for fat reduction using a non-invasive cooling technique called Cryolipolysis to target and freeze localized fat. Once the treated fat cells are frozen, they die and are naturally processed and eliminated from the body for good. The best candidate for this is someone who is close to their ideal body weight but has small areas of stubborn fat pockets such as in the stomach, love handles or back fat that won’t go away with diet and exercise. Coolsculpting is a non-surgical solution that requires no downtime or recovery. You may start to see results three weeks after your treatment, but will experience the full results after two months. Your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
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The fear of having a double chin is extremely common in both men and women across the globe. This fear becomes or already is a reality for many of us. Thankfully, there is now a safe and effective solution for this common issue. Rediscover your jaw-line with the revolutionary procedure, Kybella.
Kybella is the nonsurgical solution designed to dissolve stubborn under-the-chin fat. It provides maximum results and requires minimal commitment as sessions average between 20 and 30 minutes. Although it varies with each patient, 2-6 sessions scheduled a month apart are suggested for optimum results.
Kybella is the first injectable substance that the FDA has approved to treat under the chin fat. Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a fat-absorbing substance found in our bodies naturally that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
When injected into “under the skin” fat, Kybellacauses the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. The preference for fat cells leaves surrounding tissue largely unaffected. It destroys fat cells under the chin, leaving the skin substantially tighter and the jaw more contoured.
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There is something to be said about plastic surgery and the direct impact that it has on one’s outlook on life. There has been many studies done that show an improved quality of life based on the self-confidence and satisfaction of removing or improving certain aspects of one’s appearance, that outweighs the cost of living an unfulfilled life due to a lack of self-esteem. Many of us have battled with aspects of our outward appearance, some greater than others. We all have the power to change or enhance our outward appearance and inner well-being, whether it be through a cosmetic surgery or by making a lifestyle change. Whatever your desire or need may be, here are a few ways to start improving your quality of life today.
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Facial Enhancements and Fillers
Not ready for surgery, but have a few fine lines you want to fix? Though there are various types of facial enhancements offered at LiftMD, one to look into if you are considering a procedure is JUVÉDERM. JUVÉDERM® is the latest dermal filler advance from Allergan Inc. JUVÉDERM® is a “next generation” smooth gel, non-animal dermal filler offering a natural look/feel and long-lasting results for up to six months or longer. JUVÉDERM® dermal filler lasts long because it’s the only dermal filler currently available with the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid and a special formulation process. This process creates a smooth gel that flows easily into the skin, creating smooth, natural looks. All other currently approved hyaluronic acid dermal fillers use a gel particle suspension formulation. These gel particles can be visibly seen as opposed to the smoother formulation used in JUVÉDERM®. The smooth consistency of JUVÉDERM® dermal filler also may help to minimize the discomfort that can sometimes occur during the injection procedure.
Want to boost your body from the inside out? The Beverly Hills Vitamin Cocktail was developed by Dr. Garo Kassabian from a formula used at Lift MD Aesthetics® . This powerful cocktail contains the highest potency of nutrients available. Beta-carotene, vitamins C, E and B-complex work together for anti-oxidant protection, energy production, and more. Used along with the Beverly Hills Vitamin Booster, this vitamin cocktail is the ideal alternative to popular IV treatments. Your on-the-go solution to maintain energy, wellness and beauty.
KYBELLA™ is indicated for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe convexity or fullness associated with submental fat in adults. The safe and effective use of KYBELLA™ has not been established outside the submental area and is not recommended. For more information and before/after shots, visit: http://kybellabh.com/blog/