Surgical and non-surgical fat reduction treatments that work.
If you have stubborn excess fat, there are a number of procedures that can help to contour your body. There are both surgical and non-surgical fat reduction options, and sometimes, combining more than one can bring you the best results.
Liposonix – This new high intensity ultrasound fat reduction procedure can help you lose as much as an inch of stubborn fat around the waist. In many cases, people have gone down a full clothing size within the 8-12 weeks following the treatment.
The procedure itself takes only an hour and requires no incisions, anesthesia, sedation, or recovery period. It is not recommended for people with significant excess fat or for people who could reduce their waist line through eating a healthy diet. Read more about liposonix and laser fat melting.
Thermage - Thermage is a procedure that is most often used on the face to tighten the skin, frequently the area around the jowls and the neck. But Thermage is also used for tightening skin on most any area of the body, as well as spots where cellulite tends to collect. A radiofrequency procedure, the results are subtle but effective. It takes 2-6 months for the results to show up, and the treatment can be repeated after 6 months to maintain the skin tightening already achieved or achieve more tightening. For big savings, read about our Thermage Days.
Weight Control Program - Our Weight Control Program is not a procedure but a plan that helps you lose weight and keep it off. For some people, this is recommended prior to undertaking surgical or non-surgical fat reduction treatments. Once you have lost excess weight, you will see if there are any remaining areas of stubborn fat that could benefit from one of the other procedures. The Weight Control Program is a prescription weight loss program that uses the hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotropic along with a specific low-calorie diet. This approach breaks down the abnormal fat stores found in the abdominal area, thighs, buttocks, upper/lower back and arms. Once the weight loss phase is completed, the following six weeks help you reset your metabolism, teach you how to make positive food choices to stay healthy while continuing to maintain your new ideal weight. Could our weight loss program be right for you?
Liposuction – Traditional Liposuction is a common surgical procedure that removes subcutaneous fat from areas that have not responded to diet and exercise. These may include the hips, thighs, stomach, knees, ankles, face, and neck. It is generally an outpatient procedure but requires incisions and conscious sedation. A cannula tube is inserted in the small incision(s), and excess fat is removed by a suction machine. You should anticipate some swelling and bruising after the procedure, and recovery usually takes 2-4 weeks. What can you expect from Liposuction?
Smart Lipo – This less invasive type of liposuction will be offered at Cosmetic Centers of Hawaii in 2012. The first laser liposuction procedure, it allows for smaller incisions, a smaller cannula, and only local anesthesia. The laser fiber within the cannula ruptures the fat cells so that they turn to liquid and are suctioned away. Smart Lipo allows you to go back to work within a day or two, but is better for people with small areas of fat that need to be reduced. Final results from Smart Lipo may take several months to show fully.
Sometimes, you can achieve more dramatic fat reduction through combining more than one of these procedures or through following the hCG Diet and using surgical or non-surgical fat reduction to sculpt any remaining areas that refuse to budge from weight loss.
Schedule your consultation now to find out which fat reduction procedures are right for you.