The April 2010 issue of Lehigh Valley Style features Jodi's first body shaping and sculpting procedure, Fat Transfer Natural Breast Augmentation.
Jodi was wide awake for her procedures and the areas treated were anesthetized locally with tumescent anesthesia.
Using the Body-Jet® Water-Assisted Liposuction device, Dr. Young was able to remove a large amount of fat from Jodi's abdomen and waist. The Body-Jet® gently washed a large number of fat cells loose from under the skin and transfers the fat to a sterile container. It was important to keep the fat cells alive and not destroy them at this point so they can be transferred to Jodi's breasts where they will begin to thrive in their new location.
After the Body-Jet® procedure, Dr. Young and Dr. Otero continued to sculpt and shape Jodi's abdomen and waist using the SlimLipoTM body sculpting laser. The SlimLipoTM destroys fat cells with laser light which, in turn, helps to promote collagen formation that yields to skin tightening over the next few months. The liquified fat was then removed from the treated areas using gentle suction.
All of the syringes of fat you see in the photo to the right were strategically injected into Jodi's breasts giving her a 1 cup size increase. Naturally and Permanently.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Over the last few years I have heard so many horror stories from patients about experiences they have had when it comes to tumescent liposuction procedures. So much so, that I have felt compelled as a nurse to share them with you.
Tumescent laser or ultrasound or water-jet liposuction is supposed to be an awake procedure. Some patients have stated they were completely anesthetized during their procedures. Well, that's okay if you want it, but the whole point of a tumescent procedure is to have you awake as general anesthesia is the greatest risk during a procedure.
Some patients have said they went for their consultations and met the doctor, then the day of their procedure, someone else walked into the room to perform their procedure. Most of the time a Fellow or another physician they have never met.
Other patients have told us how they went for a consultation at a medical spa who has no on-site physician performing procedures. In some instances, the physician never showed up for the consult (sometimes more than once to the same patient), and in all instances the medical spa wouldn't tell the patients over the phone who the doctor was until they came in for their consultation. I'm not sure about you, but I don't like the "surprise" factor when I'm going in for a procedure!
Other patients have told us that they were offered a "special discount" then the price was jacked up when they received their estimate. Or, they asked the patient what estimate they "received from Young Medical Spa", then low-balled it. I'm not sure about you, but my body isn't a car. I care more about the results I get than how much it costs.
As many physicians and medical spas are feeling the crunch of the economic crisis coming down on them, more and more places are beginning to dive into tumescent liposuction procedures either with lasers, ultrasound devices or water-jets. While all physicians, regardless of their specialty, learn these procedures the same way, be careful of newcomers to the market that claim they're "the best" especially if they won't even tell you who the physician is until they coerce you into coming in for a consultation.
It's your body and you do have to be careful of who you choose to perform your laser lipo procedure. While no physician can have a 100% satisfaction rate, don't be afraid to ask questions about how long a physician has been performing these procedures, who they trained with, how many procedures do they perform a month, and also if they have any satisfied patients you can chat with. Also, it's important to ask to see a before and after photo book with their patients, and not someone else's.
Also, check their website to see what organizations or associations they are a member of and if the photos of the patients on the website are their patients or not.
Sometimes an offer sounds too good to be true and, unfortunately, sometimes it usually is.
Monday, March 1, 2010
The March issue of Lehigh Valley Style is on newsstands now revealing Jodi's first step in her makeover process, a "Liquid Face Lift".
Using a combination of Botox® (to relax the muscles that are forming lines on her face) and dermal fillers (to fill in deep folds that are already present, Dr. Young was able to give Jodi that refreshed, youthful look she once had.
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