FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

BEFORE LIPOSUCTION

– Consent is obtained. Photographs are taken; the skin is prepared with a disinfectant.
– A sterile marking pen is used to draw a topographic map of the areas.
– The patient is placed on sterile drapes and/or towels, and standard local anesthetic is used to infiltrate the skin of the insertion sites.
– The site is widened and the subcutaneous tissue is tunneled into by using a small, curved hemostat.

DURING LIPOSUCTION

A blunt infusion catheter is inserted into the site, and tumescent anesthetic is delivered.
– The liposuction cannulas are placed through insertion sites. Suction will be performed by manual or aspirator.

AFTER LIPOSUCTION

Compression garments and absorbent pads are applied immediately postoperatively for a period from several days to several weeks.
– Many patients find that the garments actually provide better comfort.
– Depending on patient comfort, physical activities may resume within a few days.
– Postoperative lymphatic drainage massage is recommended after 24 hours to prevent irregularities and to help with fluid drainage.

These photos are of some of our patients that show the results of their liposuction procedures, some saw results immediately, results may vary.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found on your skin. As you age, you start to lose HA, which causes the skin to lose structure and volume, contributing to the formation of wrinkles and folds.

There are two different types of wrinkles:

. Dynamic wrinkles: are caused when muscles contract to make facial expressions such as smiles and frowns.

. Static wrinkles: develop because our skin’s natural substances (such as collagen and hyaluronic acid), which provide structure and volume, decrease over time.

BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM® XC are two possible ways to treat moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles. Both are non-surgical, but they work differently:

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic: Injected beneath the skin’s surface to target the underlying muscle activity which is one of the causes of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet. BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily reduce the activity of those muscles.
  • JUVÉDERM® XC: Injected into the skin to temporarily smooth moderate to severe wrinkles such as those around the nose and mouth.*†

JUVÉDERM® XC is a non-surgical filler your doctor uses to instantly smooth out the lines along the sides of your nose and mouth. It can provide natural-looking results for up to a year with optimal treatment. JUVÉDERM® XC is made from a modified form of hyaluronic acid (HA), manufactured using proprietary HYLACROSS™ technology.

The injection process can be performed during a brief office visit. You’ll also need to allow time to consult with your doctor prior to treatment. Touch-up injections as well as repeat injections are usually needed to maintain optimal results. Less gel (about half the amount) is usually needed for repeat injections.

Correction is temporary and may last up to one year with optimal treatment. Therefore, touch-up injections, as well as repeat injections, are usually needed to maintain optimal results. Less material (about half the amount) is usually needed for repeat injections.

If you have any more questions or want to learn more about JUVÉDERM® visit their website at http://www.juvederm.com

WHAT LASER IS USED FOR TATTOO REMOVAL?

THE MEDLITE C6 Q-SWITCH LASER

Laser energy is gently applied to the skin over the tattooed area. The laser shatters each ink particle into much smaller particles that can be eliminated through your body’s natural process. Through a series of treatments, the tattoo will fade and ultimately disappear.

You may notice an immediate fading. Generally tattoo removal will take place in a series of treatments. The number of treatments depends on the color and density of the ink, the age of the tattoo, along with the location on your body.

Patients have reported the sensation as comparable to getting a tattoo, but the removal treatment is much faster! For improved comfort, a chiller or cold-roller may be used over the treated area.

Generally, there is no downtime at all. Often, a protective bandage is placed over the laser-treated area and you can continue on with your normal activities.

Yes! Our laser is specialized to treat the full color spectrum including white and black. Some colors are more difficult to treat and may require more sessions.

The overall cost will depend on the number of treatments required. That number depends on numerous factors including ink color, density and composition, location on the body, and age of the tattoo.

Yes. We can customize treatments to fade tattoos to help prep for tattoo cover-ups, and we can remove parts of a tattoo.

Yes. But, it’s important that we have a consultation to evaluate your tattoo, the level of fading, and plan a course of treatments.

LASER HAIR REMOVAL FAQ’S

WHAT KIND OF LASER IS USED?

WHAT KIND OF LASER IS USED?

It can be uncomfortable, depending on your skin type. However, with our cold air Zimmer technology most patients experience very little discomfort.

Every patient is different, but generally 6-10 treatments are needed

Treatments are scheduled about every 6 weeks.

You may experience some redness or swelling on the area that was treated. This may last 2-24 hours.

Yes, you must limit sun exposure, if you are too tan, you may not get treated and you must not have taken antibiotics for 7-10 day

WEIGHT LOSS FAQ’S

As you begin to do your research, you will notice the same programs and routines repeated. Everyone seems to have an angle on how they are going to make you lose weight. The most common are different types of diets, and exercise routines. Often the diets will work around the concept of limiting certain nutrients or food groups to your body, resulting in only temporary results. With hundreds of different options to choose from, how will you know what will work?

How has Weight and Body been so successful at helping hundreds of people lose weight?

If you had to fix a leak would you hire an accountant? No! you would search for someone who is an expert in that particular field. Weight Loss is no different, working with a weight loss specialist allows you to get the absolute best plan immediately instead of wasting 3 months doing research for something that might not work. Our specialists have an entire knowledge base, driven around weight loss tactics and methodology. The experts at weight and body make it their responsibility to make sure you reach your goals.

Weight and Body System and Belief

Every patient is different; We understand that all patient’s bodies and needs are unique. That is why we provide individualized one-on-one consultations to best match the program to meet your needs. Our welcoming staff and doctors make it our goal to help you attain yours.

Healthy Lifestyle; We do not believe in starvation diets. We believe in better education for a healthier eating lifestyle. Our customized food plan consists of low glycemic index eating. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be a chore. With our programs, eating healthier can be fun and beneficial to you as well as your whole family.

Health concerns of obesity continue to affect more people every day, directly and indirectly. Obesity can cause heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol among other illnesses. Physician supervised weight loss programs are more successful in helping to reduce and eliminate these health problems.

Understanding; We are currently offering a FREE initial consultation to determine which weight loss program best fits your specific needs and goals. The initial consultation is an information gathering visit, in which a thorough plan is proposed. This Initial Consultation usually takes around 15- to 30-minutes.

BOTOX FAQ’S

BOTOX Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It is a nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily reduce moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age. During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines. The treatment is usually done in about 10 minutes, and no recovery time is needed. Within days, you may see an improvement that can last up to 4 months. Results may vary.

Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to a month, and results can last for up to 4 months. In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women rated the improvement in their appearance as moderate to better 1 month after treatment. Results may vary.

Results from treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic can last for up to 4 months. If you discontinue treatment, the frown lines between your brows gradually will look like they did before treatment.

Any authorized healthcare professional specializing in cosmetic procedures are generally more experienced. One of these physicians can help you decide if BOTOX Cosmetic is right for you.

Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injecting, your physician may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Many people are in and out of the physicians office without downtime following BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment.

BOTOX Cosmetic should not be used in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site(s) and in individuals with known hypersensitivity to any ingredient in the formulation. Patients with neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.

Although the results are visible, a treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you “had work done.” The muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows is simply reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.

If you do not continue treatments, the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows will gradually look like they did before treatment.

When considering your facial aesthetic options, BOTOX Cosmetic is quite affordable. According to an American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery survey, BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the low-entry-cost facial aesthetic procedures in the United States. Like other appearance-related investments, such as hair coloring and cuts, and chemical peels, the cost must be weighed relative to your expectations. Consult your doctor for further information.

To get the best results, it’s important to go to a doctor who is experienced in administering BOTOX® Cosmetic. You may want to consider choosing a doctor from the BOTOX® Cosmetic Physicians’ Network. Members of the Network have medical practices that focus on facial aesthetics, as well as detailed knowledge of facial anatomy and experience injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic.

For more information visit http://www.botoxcosmetic.com/

FAT TRANSFER FAQ’S

The best fat for fat transfers can be found in the abdomens and the back.

Currently we only perform fat transfers to the buttocks at this time.

Everyone’s Anatomy is different, but the doctor makes the butt as proportionate as possible. Results vary from patient to patient.

Fat transfers require liposuction to move the fat from one location to the buttocks.