Your weight is determined by the rate at which you store energy from the food that you eat, and the rate at which you use that energy. Remember that as your body breaks down fat, the number of fat cells remains the same; each fat cell simply gets smaller.
However, when you have liposuction, actual fat cells are removed. Thousands of them. Your body will not develop more new fat cells. Once fat cells are removed, they don’t come back. The remaining fat cells stay and can become fuller if there is weight gain but not in the area or areas that you had liposuction. This means that the bulge treated with liposuction should be gone permanently. The area or areas treated (abdomen, thighs, etc.) should be permanently smaller.
At Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery we offer many different cosmetic surgery procedures and medical spa services, we specifically use Vanquish as our non-surgical option to eliminate fat for a slimmer figure. Our office was one of the first to offer the non-surgical treatment to residents in Atlanta. Our surgeons found Vanquish to be an easy way of targeting large areas on the body with potentially permanent results. Vanquish is a comfortable and convenient option that does not require downtime after each visit.
Vanquish is unique in that the machine never touches a patient's skin. The patient lies down comfortably during the treatment and the device delivers RF-based energy one to two centimeters from the skin. Fat cells in the body are quickly heated to 44-45°C for a warm, but comfortable treatment that often feels soothing to patients. As the fat cells are specifically targeted, heated, and eliminated the surrounding areas are not affected. Vanquish stands out compared to non-surgical lipo treatments because it is able to focus on multiple large areas of the body all within one treatment. With the use of large panels, common problem areas can be targeted such as love handles and abdomen region. Similar non-surgical lipo treatments often require several sessions just to see results and only small areas are able to be targeted.
If you want the ultimate in rejuvenation for both your skin and the appearance of youthfulness, laser skin resurfacing along with the use of an injectable filler may be the perfect solution for you. Ideally you would do the laser first, let it heal a bit for a few weeks, and then do the filler.
You would start with the laser resurfacing. At Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery we use a Fractional CO2 laser that introduces a grid pattern of tiny pulses of light to the skin. Each pulse delivers a column of energy that can reach the skin’s dermal layer. This stimulates a natural renewal process of the body’s own collagen. This is a new way of delivering the CO2 laser treatment. Because it is fractionalized, small areas of untreated skin will be left between the treated spots. By strategically performing the procedure in this way, the healing process is accelerated.
Atlanta plastic surgeons are staying very busy these days because the number of people getting plastic surgery is increasing. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recently released a reported stating that a total of 15.1 million surgical and non-surgical procedures were performed in America in 2013. According to the report, this means that cosmetic surgery procedures have increased by three percent since 2012.
Researchers believe that the increase in cosmetic surgery procedures can also be attributed to better technology. The Food And Drug Administration has approved several new surgical products and devices which can be sued for new procedures.
The report notes that laser hair removal , Botox, microdermabrasion, and soft tissue fillers, and chemical peels are the five most popular non-invasive procedures available. Over six million people underwent Botox in 2013 which means that the number of people getting Botox has increased by 700 percent ever since 2000.
One of the reasons that people prefer to get non-invasive procedures like Botox or laser hair removal is because there are fewer risks involved. These treatments are very simple and can sometimes be completed in a short amount of time. Non-invasive procedures also require less recovery time. Furthermore, non-invasive cosmetic procedures are a cheaper alternative to surgical procedures.
Breast augmentation was the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in 2013. Atlanta plastic surgeons are also noticing that more women are choosing to get breast augmentation after they have undergone treatment for breast cancer. In the past, only a small percentage of women received breast augmentation after breast cancer treatment. According to the conclusion drawn in the report, the number is rising because women are receiving more education about the benefits of breast reconstruction.
Other than our face, the most visible marker of our age can be our hands. The skin on our hands is frequently forgotten, but those areas show our age through constant exposure to the sun as well as years of daily washing and use. For celebrities on television who have close-ups on their hands, like Martha Stewart or any celebrity chef, having young looking hands can be as important as maintaining a youthful visage. Here are three techniques that we use at Premier Image for rejuvenating hands for our Atlanta area patients:
1. Laser Skin Rejuvenation. This technique uses lasers to remove dark blotches and patches on the surface of hands. While in the past, this method could possibly cause indirect damage, modern laser techniques are finely tuned to stimulate production of collagen and elastin in the skin on a patient’s hands. Wrinkles can be diminished, and the skin itself regains some youthful spring and glow. Lasers also break down the melanin (dark pigment) in those dark splotches so that they fade and disappear, tremendously improving the look of your hands. With laser skin rejuvenation, multiple treatments may be needed.
2. Exilis. A type of non-invasive technique that is used to tighten and firm the skin on the hands, this is a highly modern procedure and is extremely popular for its excellent results. It works by cooling the epidermal layers, targeting fat deposits, and thoroughly firming the layers of the skin. It is quick and many people say it feels like a hot stone massage.
As people age, their faces lose collagen and elastin, causing the skin on the face to sag. As facial volume disappears, wrinkles and lines begin to form. Exilis is a non-surgical skin tightening treatment that involves absolutely no swelling or bruising. During the treatment, deeper layers of the skin are heated using precisely controlled radiofrequency (RF) energy. Heat delivered below the skin surface stimulates a healing response that induces collagen production and, over the course of weeks, skin tightening as well as improved texture of the skin. Prior to treatments, a skin analysis will be completed by our licenced aesteticians who will explain how the treatment works and what results the patient can expect to achieve. Each treatment takes approximately 15-30 minutes and is performed in our office by one of our licensed aestheticians. There is no recovery time involved with Exilis; patients can go about their normal activities directly after treatment. Treatments should be scheduled in one to two week intervals with patients typically requiring four to six treatments.
Results can be seen after one or two treatments and noticeable differences in the skin can be seen after four or six treatments. Exilis has been featured on Dr. Oz and Fox News because of its innovative technology, which brings patients excellent skin-tightening results. A great alternative to a face lift, Exilis can diminish the effects of aging on your facial skin.
Interested in Exilis? Call Premier Image Cosmetic & Laser Surgery to schedule your consultation today. You will want to explain the level of skin improvement and shaping you hope to achieve from Exilis during your consultation.
Is your New Year’s resolution to get the body you’you've always wanted? When diet and exercise can’t give you the results you want, or you just can’t lose those last few inches, Vanquish can help you get the results you desire! Premier Image now offers this innovative non-invasive body contouring treatment which utilizes focused-field radio frequency to destroy fat. It targets the stomach, love handles, and problem areas that diet and exercise alone can’t fix. The machine never touches the body, and has the ability to zap away unwanted fat by selectively heating the fat cells to the temperature of 44-45°C while the surrounding tissue remains unaffected at 40-41°C.
Each treatment takes approximately 30 minutes and patients are advised to undergo four Vanquish appointments scheduled a week apart. Patients have reported that the treatment gives them a warming sensation, but no discomfort is experienced. After the treatment, patients may experience redness and tissue tenderness but these side effects typically fade after the first hour. Once the treatment is completed, patients may return to their normal activities immediately. Some patients see immediate results following the first treatment, however, most people report significant results a few weeks after their final treatment.
Atlanta board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Louis DeJoseph, has researched a lot of different non-invasive fat treatments and found Vanquish to be the one he would feel confident in recommending to his patients that are looking for a non-surgical way to reduce fat. Interested in Vanquish? Call Premier Image Cosmetic & Laser Surgery today to schedule your consultation!
This year, don’t let your confidence and self-esteem take a hit. Having children is a blessing, but pregnancy can change a mother’s entire body. With the help of a mommy makeover surgery, a mother’s wants and needs can be met and they can gain their pre-baby body back! Mommy makeover surgeries vary depending on each patient, but typically combine cosmetic breast surgery, liposuction, and tummy tuck surgery. The combined efforts of these surgeries allow mothers to feel confident again and restore their youthful figure.
Atlanta Breast augmentationsurgery is done for women who want extra volume added to their breasts. Breast reduction surgery is ideal for women who have overly large breasts. Liposuction in Atlanta also removes unwanted fat from different areas of the body. Tummy tuck surgery involves removing loose, saggy skin and fat surrounding the abdominal area. During tummy tuck surgery, underlying abdominal muscles are tightened as a result of them being stretched or torn during pregnancy.
A mommy makeover is the ideal surgery for women who cannot get their pre-baby figure back with exercise and diet alone. This is a common struggle for women because some of the body alterations that take place during pregnancy are irreversible. With the help of a mommy makeover, a mother’s figure, confidence, and self-image can be restored.
The length of the recovery process varies for each patient. Exercise and physical activity is not allowed within the six weeks after surgery. Typically, a patient may need to take off several weeks or one month of work in order to recover properly.
Interested in a mommy makeover? Call Premier Image Cosmetic Surgery in Atlanta to schedule a consultation today!
Juvederm VOLUMA XC
Juvederm VOLUMA XC can help to restore and lift the cheek area of your face to a more youthful contour and profile. It is first and only facial filler approved by the FDA to instantly add volume to the cheek area. These areas can begin to droop and sag as you age. Replace the lost volume in your cheeks and get a subtle lift with this innovative filler, made from an injectable gel.
Dr. DeJoseph serves as a clinical instructor for Allergan http://www.allergan.com/index.htm" rel="nofollow">Allergan, the makers of Juvederm VOLUMA XC. By serving as an instructor, he is able to show doctors the proper way to inject their Botox and JuveDERM XC products. Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery is one of the first practices in Atlanta to offer this amazing product as a result of the strong relationship Dr. DeJoseph shares with Allergan.
Look great for the holidays with Juvederm VOLUMA XC, a truly one of a kind product that improves the look of sunken cheeks and a sagging chin. It differs from other facial fillers in that it lasts much longer. Results can last up to two years and erases the sings of aging you long to get rid of. After 24 hours, patients are able to return to their normal activities and experience moderate side effects that generally last 2 to 4 weeks. This holiday season, get those youthful, plump cheeks back. Your holiday vacation is an ideal time to treat your sunken cheeks with Juvederm VOLUMA XC!
Interested in Juverderm VOLUMA XC or any other facial filler? Contact Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery in Atlanta to schedule your consultation today.
Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, is one of the most commonly performed procedures at Premier Image because the eyes are often the first area of the face to show signs of aging. There are actions you should take prior to and after your surgery in order to speed up the recovery process and provide you with the best results.