non invasive liposuction
At some point or another, you’ve probably heard the phrase “stubborn fat,” or fat that doesn’t seem to budge no matter how much an individual diets or exercises. Since 1986, Dr. Edmond Griffin and Dr. Scott Karempelis have been taking care of their patients “stubborn fat” by providing safe and effective outpatient tumescent liposuction utilizing both traditional and cutting edge techniques to suit individual cosmetic needs. While liposuction results are greatly influenced by the surgeon’s skill, fat reduction is further facilitated by ever-advancing body contouring technology. In the 25 years our surgeons have performed liposuction procedures, we’ve watched and worked with advancing liposuction technology. For years we worked with ultrasonic techniques that claimed to have an edge on traditional liposuction, but now lasers can more precisely target the unwanted fat for easier, safer, and more effective surgical removal. With so many laser liposuction systems on the market, it’s difficult to know which laser assisted machine you should choose. That is why, after thorough research, Dermatology Associates of Atlanta is excited to offer SlimLipo™ to our Atlanta patients. Despite its novelty, this technology has already become the top choice of laser liposuction methods by many surgeons.
SlimLipo™ laser assisted liposuction does not deemphasize the importance of selecting a properly experienced surgeon, but acts more as the “icing on the cake”: resulting in faster healing, less drainage, and most importantly, skin tightening post- procedure. Our specialty center team at the Laser Institute of Georgia has long known the dramatic collagen production potential of laser skin resurfacing. Now, the combination skin tightening and fat reduction benefits of SlimLipo™ laser liposuction allows our board certified dermatological surgeons to use micro cannulas to remove fat with less bruising, smaller incisions, less blood loss, and the best part—less downtime and faster healing. More
Dermatology Associates of Atlanta introduces “Cryolipolysis™” procedure to Georgians: ridding patients of fat without surgery.
Using 35 years of experience, serving over 30,000 Atlanta patients with five board certified physicians and three certified providers, Dermatology Associates of Atlanta(DAA) adopts yet another beauty technology: CoolSculpting™ by Zeltiq™.
Atlanta Coolsculpting™ by Zeltiq™, also known as “cryolipo”, is the newest non-invasive fat reduction technology available. Featured on television’s Good Morning America and CBS, Cryolipolysis™ “freezes the fat off” of the abdomen, hips, and back (love handles) of men and women by impairing the fat cells in a targeted area. The impaired area releases the body’s inflammatory response: causing disposal of the fat cells slowly over the months following the procedure.
Impressed by the technology’s preliminary “liposuction-like” results, Dr. Edmond Griffin, founder of Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, even trialed the procedure on himself before becoming the first provider in Georgia to offer the fat reduction technology in early June, 2010.
Dr. Griffin expresses the significance of this new beauty technology, “People see cosmetic procedures like cryolipo on TV and think they’re only available to the ultra wealthy of Los Angeles and New York. We’re making non-surgical fat reduction a beauty reality for Atlantans.”
An ideal procedure for hard-to-trim areas, each CoolSculpting™ treatment takes about an hour, requires no anesthesia or down time, and typically produces a 20% fat reduction in the treated zone. Patients usually report only minor swelling and bruising post-CoolSculpting™; making the procedure instantly popular among athletes and busy professionals who can’t take time off from work or their strict fitness regimes.
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Over the years, there have been many variations of liposuction systems looking to remove excess fat without subjecting the patient to invasive surgery. Cryolipolysis™ (Cryolipo),branded as CoolSculpting by its maker ZELTIQ™, is the latest FDA approved noninvasive liposuction treatment currently on the market.
Most noninvasive liposuction systems use various methods to destroy fat cells that the body then naturally disposes of. There was some question however, about the pace at which the liver had to work with previous system. Unlike previous methods though, Cryolipo gradually causes the body’s lymphatic system to dispose of the cells over a 2 to 4 month period post-procedure, a safer alternative.
The CoolSculpting device works by emitting cool, cryogenic energy, to the targeted area. Naturally, you body invokes its automatic inflammatory response to the rapid temperature change, damaging excess fat cells. These damaged fat cells are then disposed of naturally (as detailed above).
Cryolipolysis™ has become so popular since its launch that it was even featured on Good Morning America. But despite the hype surrounding it, it is important to remember that non-invasive liposuction techniques are only effective in removing very small amounts of fat. More dramatic results can be seen through traditional, surgical liposuction – also available at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta.
If you are interested in learning more about Cryolipolysis™, contact DAA to schedule a consultation.