By Dr. Maurice Sherman,
Del Mar Cosmetic Medical Center
For some of us, no matter how much we diet or work out, thanks to good old genetics, we simply can’t lose that double chin or underarm flab. It may make us feel so self-conscious that we wish we could hide our bodies in turtlenecks all year long. That’s no way to go through life—especially living in San Diego where almost every day is a beach day. Up until recently, many of us might have decided to simply live with these imperfections because fixing them cosmetically meant invasive procedures that require anesthesia, pain and extensive downtime. Today, that is not the case. Today, there are body contouring techniques that are much less harsh and invasive than traditional liposuction. Indeed, we offer several state of the art non-invasive techniques that are becoming more effective at body contouring than previously thought possible, without discomfort or recovery time.
One such technique is called iLipo, which studies indicate provide non-invasive, safe, pain free body contouring in as little as 20 minutes without downtime. iLipo permits release of stored fat by emitting low levels of laser energy which causes fat cells to leak their contents. Once the stored fat is released in the form of lipids, the lymph system transports the fatty lipids into the liver where the material is excreted into the intestinal system. This process already occurs naturally in the body, which means iLipo encourages the body to do something it already does. The iLipo website boasts that after just one treatment there can be up to a 30 percent reduction in fat layer depth, and the results can be seen immediately. According to an
article in the Daily Mail
, actresses turn to iLipo before the Oscars to target the places that can show up on camera (like bra fat) so their skin-hugging gowns fit them like a glove. To clear out the lymphatics of lipids, our patients exercise for 20 minutes before leaving our facility.
We feel combined treatments should be significantly more effective than a single modality. Since the fat cell after iLipo treatment is more fragile, it becomes sensitive to the effects of deep penetrating radiofrequency (RF) energy. Enhanced with suction and electronic magnets, the Legacy provides thermal damage to these sensitive fat cells, promoting eventual cell death, and permanent body contouring changes. Perhaps the most effective and popular combined treatment at Del Mar Cosmetic Medical Center, the iLipo and Venus Legacy have special pricing for packages of 8 treatments.
VASERLipo— For over a decade
at my San Diego office, I have been utilizing a gentle body contouring treatment called VASERLipo. VASERLipo employs ultrasound technology to literally shake fat cells free, permitting easy, less traumatic suction removal. It has been successful in treating the abdomen, thighs, knees, ankles, calves, buttocks, hips, arms, male and female breasts, love handles, chin and face. And because VASERLipo can successfully differentiate targeted fat from nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue, it leaves these important tissues unharmed— which leads to great results and safe, rapid healing.
I also offer a non-invasive ultrasound-based cellulite treatment called VASERShape. VASERShape diminishes the appearance of cellulite; it also improves blood circulation and relieves muscle aches and spasms. However, its best effect is the ability to injure fat cells leading to gradual and gentle loss of bulging due to loss of fat cell mass.
As a cosmetic surgeon who has been passionate about helping people achieve their ideal appearance for more than two decades, I am excited about these new safe, affordable, convenient, and pain-free techniques that result in my clients feeling confident about their bodies. Most of us aren’t going to be on a televised awards show, but summer will be here before we know it, and isn’t it time that bikini shopping is something you look forward to instead of dread?
To schedule a free consultation for any one of these non-invasive cosmetic treatments in San Diego, call us today 858-350-8400 or visit us online at