PROCEDURES / BODY

La liposucción es una tecnología sanitaria que se utiliza en cirugía estética y que permite un remodelado de la silueta a través de la extracción de grasa o tejido adiposo de diversos sitios del cuerpo usando una cánula o jeringa conectada a una máquina succionadora (liposucción mecánica), o mediante ultrasonido (liposucción ultrasónica).

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Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.

Many men find it difficult to define their mid-section into a 6-pack, regardless of rigorous workouts. The 6-pack implant is a procedure providing a shortcut that can give you the tailored, defined abs you have been dreaming of. No matter how disciplined you may be with your gym regimen, some men find themselves at a stand still that no amount of sit-ups, crunches, and even diet can help them to achieve their ultimate goals and progress. Genetics sometimes work against us, and a secret weapon is needed!

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HOW DOES IT WORK? CoolSculpting procedures use rounded paddles in one of four sizes to suction your skin and fat “like a vacuum,” says Dr. Roostaeian. While you sit in a reclined chair for up to two hours, cooling panels set to work crystallizing your fat cells. “It’s a mild discomfort that people seem to tolerate pretty well,” he says. “[You experience] suction and cooling sensations that eventually go numb.” In fact, the procedural setting is so relaxed that patients can bring laptops to do work, enjoy a movie, or simply nap while the machine goes to work.

WHO IS IT FOR?
Above all, emphasizes Roostaeian, CoolSculpting is “for someone who is looking for mild improvements,” explaining that it’s not designed for one-stop-shop major fat removal like liposuction. When clients come to Astarita for a consultation, she considers “their age, skin quality—will it rebound? Will it look good after volume is removed?—and how thick or pinchable their tissue is,” before approving them for treatment, because the suction panels can only treat the tissue it can access. “If someone has thick, firm tissue,” explains Astarita, “I won’t be able to give them a wow result.”

WHAT ARE THE RESULTS?
“It often takes a few treatments to get to your optimum results,” says Roostaeian, who admits that a single treatment will yield very minimal change, sometimes imperceptible to clients. “One of the downsides of [CoolSculpting] is there’s a range for any one person. I’ve seen people look at before and after pictures and not be able to see the results.” All hope is not lost, however, because both experts agree that the more treatments you have, the more results you will see. What will happen eventually is an up to 25 percent fat reduction in a treatment area. “At best you get mild fat reduction—a slightly improved waistline, less bulging of any particular area that’s concerning. I would emphasize the word mild.”