Liposuction is arguably synonymous with cosmetic surgery nowadays. Over the past few decades, it has become almost the face of every cosmetic surgery expert you come across online today. But there’s a new breed that has emerged recently. That’s non-surgical liposuction.
Given that the procedure is basically non-invasive in comparison to the older conventional method of doing things, liposuction is one the best methods that is applicable to people who are looking for a quick body trimming or losing excess belly fat within a short timeframe.
When it comes down to liposuction, you doctor will most probably ask several questions about your overall health before recommending you for liposuction. Hence, a person looking to go down this road should ideally be in almost excellent physical condition to avoid complications later.
Compared to surgical liposuction, this method is quite safe and risk-free and, therefore, preferred by many over other conventional procedures. In addition to that, since there is no need for local or general anaesthesia ( its non-surgical after all), the recovery is almost instant and you won’t have to worry about drowsiness and dizziness. What’s more, patients can easily and conveniently go back to their lives a few hours after the session.
On the hand, if you have a bias against the scarring and bruising left behind by most surgical procedures, then you will find this type of non-invasive liposuction quite handy and welcome. In the worst case scenario, you will only have to deal with minor soreness and a slight irritation in the localized areas. This implies that the surrounding tissues will not be necessarily damaged or punctured regardless of how extensive the procedure is.
The results of this type of procedure from the patient point of view are far much long lasting particularly when compared to surgical liposuction. For instance, instead of simply getting rid of the excess pounds, it is also proven to contribute to help eliminate wrinkles and folds in the skin by promoting skin tightening. In fact, for most patients, stretch marks and cellulite are typically much lesser and noticeable after a successful non-surgical liposuction procedure than with the surgical method.
And for those who know a little about the traditional surgical liposuction medicine, this new type of liposuction is less stressful and painful than the alternative. The procedure usually aims to get rid of the excess fat by thawing and beating up the cells rather squeezing it off thus eliminating the need for hospitalization afterwards.
Dear Esteemed Patient,
After many years of reading about potential hair loss treatments and seeing many claims for hair regrowth come and go, I recently had the opportunity to witness how Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), mixed with a combination of Vitamin D3, B vitamins and minerals truly stimulates hair regrowth in men ANDwomen! If you or someone you know has suffered with thinning hair or even hair loss, this amazing and natural procedure may be your answer!
Our blood contains small components such as red cells, white cells, and platelets. Platelets, however, have numerous proteins called growth factors which are essential for healing and regenerative processes. For many years, Orthopedic Surgeons and other physicians have used PRP therapy on athletes such as Tiger Woods in order to promote faster healing and tissue regeneration as well as speed the healing process. But now, this amazing therapy is being embraced by Cosmetic Surgeons due to its remarkable improvement in procedure outcomes! For example, when I perform autologous fat transfer surgery with PRP, my patients have seen impressive improvements and results.
One may first ask how injecting the scalp with these components can stimulate hair growth. Because platelets contain numerous growth factors, these vascular, endothelial and connective tissue growth factors combined with other components called cytokines, contribute to the stimulation of dormant hair follicles and thickening of thinning hair follicles. It also has been noted that when the hair regrows that it comes in as its native hair color, rather than grey!
The procedure begins by obtaining 60cc of blood from the patient’s arm. That blood is then placed in a special laser guided centrifuge system which separates the red blood cells from the PRP which takes about 20 minutes. During that time, the scalp is numbed with both topical creams as well as injections of lidocaine. Once numb, the scalp is injected with the vitamin and mineral mixture as well as with an ACell solution. ACell is a porcine bladder derivative which has been successfully used in hair transplantation surgery for years.
The PRP injection is then performed. The final process of the procedure is completed using a micro needling device to create very fine holes in the scalp. A byproduct of the PRP system is “PPP” which is platelet poor plasma. PPP has growth factors but to a lesser degree than PRP. This solution is spread on top of the scalp and will be left there overnight. The patient is then instructed to wash their hair the following morning. The total office time is about 60 to 90 minutes. Women usually need one treatment and men need 2 treatments, 2 months apart. If you or someone you know can benefit from this amazing procedure, please call our office at 770-416-000 to schedule your free cosmetic consultation!
As always, I thank you for your constant support and for allowing me to better serve you as your trusted cosmetic physician.
Louis D. Cole, M.D.,
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Dear Cole Patient,
Spring is in full swing and in no time warm weather will be here. For most of us, the idea of this year being the “year of change” was easier to believe a few months ago. Once the weather starts to warm up, many of us start to feel defeated and convince ourselves it is too late to make a change.
Fortunately, safer and minimally-invasive advancements in our field have changed all that. Trust me when I tell you that IT IS NOT TOO LATE to make a change!
Cosmetic surgery has come a long way in the last 15 to 20 years especially after lasers were introduced. But no surgical technique has been more revolutionary than…liposuction!
When people think of liposuction, aka “lipo”, they usually think of the old-school, highly-invasive, back-and-forth motion they once saw on an episode of Nip Tuck. Boy, have we advanced!
Nowadays, instruments are so much smaller now- we use micro-lasers & micro-canulas; Downtime is now just 2-3 days (as opposed to 2-3 weeks like before); Safety is at its highestsince it’s now performed using local anesthetics (known as tumescent fluid) versus general anesthesia. But, none of these benefits even compare to the one challenge our lasers can finally address: SKIN!!
You see, back then with traditional lipo (say, the 80’s) the problem was never removing fat. The problem was the remaining loose skin which often times would have to be cut (hence how tummy tucks became so popular). Upon advancing and implementing the use of a laser, we were able to not only liquify the fatty tissue, but more importantly, induce skin tightening through thermal heating and tissue coagulation. THE RESULT: a smaller, tighter area!
And what can we do with fatty tissue once it is removed from an area in our bodies? Simple- reuse it in another area (better known as fat transfer procedures like Brazilian Butt Lift and Natural Breast Augmentation).
So, whether you are looking to have a body-makeover, sculpt a certain area, or simply add curve to your backside, this is the time to do it.
But remember, contouring and enhancing is an art… not a factory-line skill that you do by the masses. As your cosmetic surgeon, I guarantee you have a physician in me who will help identify the personal changes that are right FOR YOU, all while providing you with the safest care.
Louis D. Cole, M.D.Continue reading →
The Vanquish non-invasive RF body treatment device to remove fat without any downtime, is the newest addition to the armamentarium we use to reduce fat. The Vanquish is an ideal option for those patients who are about 15-20 lbs overweight and do not want the downtime associated with liposuction surgery. After undergoing treatment with this device, you can reduce your waist, hip or thigh circumference by 3- 4 inches in four 30 minute treatment sessions.
There is no anesthesia required, and you feel like you have a warm heating pad on during the treatment. The only requirement prior to treatment is that you are well hydrated. The Vanquish also has the largest treatment area of any device in the industry, to treat larger areas of fat with each session. The patients that have undergone the procedure are very satisfied as noted by Real Self, which reports an 86% satisfaction rate for the procedure.
We are proud to expand our practice to provide the latest solution in non-invasive fat reduction to compliment our proven surgical and fat transfer options. So if you are looking for a surgical or non-surgical solution for your stubborn body fat, you can call our office to set up a complimentary cosmetic consultation with Dr. Lou Cole.
Talk to you soon!
Louis D. Cole, M.D.Continue reading →