Saturday, February 25, 2006
LipoSelection Removes Fat
It's swimsuit season year-round in South Florida. Skimpy attire makes it harder to hide our bodies' imperfections.
Carlie Stene claims diet and exercise couldn't erase stubborn pockets of fat.
"There's the round thighs, touching of course. You've got the overhang there. You can't wear the low rise with that," Stene said.
So, she decided to melt them away.
"It's loosening up. It feels good. It comes out nicely," said Dr. Neil Zemmel.
Stene had liposuction with a new twist. It's called liposelection. In the procedure, a wand emits ultrasound energy that heats and liquefies the fat before it's removed.
"We actually apply the ultrasound energy internally and that ultrasound energy is extremely selective for the fatty tissue only," Zemmel said. "This allows the nerves, the blood vessels, the connective tissue to remain completely in tact while liquefying the fat only."
Some doctors claim liposelection contours the body better and it's a gentler procedure than standard liposuction, which means an easier recovery for patients like Maria Palacios