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MARINA DEL REY, CA, October 03, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- A new breakthrough in the treatment of lumpy, bumpy fat and temporary reduction of cellulite has Los Angeles women flocking to The Institute medical day spa at Marina Plastic Surgery for truSculpt.
This non-invasive, no-downtime body contouring treatment was recently cleared by the FDA for temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite.
"With truSculpt, we can smooth fat and temporarily improve the appearance of cellulite on the buttocks and thighs, and we're using it for stubborn fat in other areas as well," says Dr. Grant Stevens, medical director of Marina Plastic Surgery and founder of The Institute. "After just 1 or 2 sessions, patients are seeing great results with volume reduction, smoother skin and less dimpling."
The truSculpt procedure uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat fat cells deep below the surface of the skin. The heat helps shrink fat cells and promotes skin contraction. This leads to a smoother, slimmer contour in the treated area, which becomes progressively more visible in the weeks following treatment.
"Because the treatment is gentle, the results appear gradually," Dr. Stevens says. "The RF energy stimulates the release of trapped fat and the contraction of tissue beneath the skin. Because truSculpt triggers the body's natural smoothing and shrinking process, the final results are always going to look natural and genuine. Your body is doing some of the work, but truSculpt's strategically applied RF energy is the essential motivator that wakes up the body and gets it working."
The typical truSculpt treatment lasts about 1 hour. No anesthetic or pain medication is necessary. The truSculpt hand piece is placed over the targeted area and emits pulses of RF energy. This causes the tissue beneath the skin to heat up, which leads to the melting of fat cells and contraction of the skin.
"The patient will feel a warm-to-hot sensation on the skin during treatment," says Dr. Michelle Spring, co-medical director at The Institute. "The temperature can be adjusted to match each individual's heat tolerance, so no pain or discomfort is necessary for the treatment to work effectively."
As a result, side effects are extremely mild. Some patients experience temporary swelling or redness of the treated area after truSculpt, but no recuperation time is necessary. Most people are ready to return to their normal activities immediately.
Patients begin to see results in about 4 weeks following the truSculpt treatment, with more change taking place gradually over a period of about 3 months.
In addition to truSculpt, Marina Plastic Surgery offers many other options for cellulite treatment in Los Angeles, from non-invasive treatments to the minimally invasive Cellulaze . This exciting new treatment uses laser energy to stimulate collagen production while releasing the bands of fibrous tissue beneath the skin that pull down and cause the dimpling associated with cellulite.
Well-known leaders in the cosmetic surgery world, Dr. Stevens and Dr. Spring are each highly respected Los Angeles plastic surgeons. Patients come to them from across the country and beyond for not only the latest but also the best in surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures.
Dr. Grant Stevens is medical director of Marina Plastic Surgery in Marina del Rey, California. He is a diplomate of The American Board of Plastic Surgery and a fellow of The American College of Surgeons and The International College of Surgeons. Dr. Stevens is director of the USC Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship and Aesthetic Surgery Division, on the editorial board of Aesthetic Surgery Journal and on the board of directors of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. An international traveling professor, Dr. Stevens was recognized by his peers as one of America's Best Physicians in The Guide to Top Doctors. A former fellow of Dr. Stevens, Dr. Michelle Spring brings a unique set of skills and experiences to the practice as a female board-certified plastic surgeon at Marina Plastic Surgery. Having traveled and worked around the world through volunteer organizations, Dr. Spring is committed to developing a personal connection with each patient to achieve beautiful and natural-looking results.
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