Ask Glam: How To Go Around Going Under the Knife


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I keep a healthy lifestyle, but I still have problem areas that don’t shrink. I don’t like the idea of plastic surgery, but is there any way around itIf the picture of a scalpel gives you the shakes, you’re not the only one. Thankfully, if your bit of pudge refuses to budge with diet and exercise, there are new technologies that can smooth you minus the risk of invasive surgery. VASER has developed two new procedures to help get rid of stubborn fat deposits.

The first, VASERshape, uses ultrasound to and massage that warms the connective tissues to increase blood circulation to flush out the fat through the lymphatic system. It temporarily reduces the appearance of cellulite on problem areas on the body – no anesthesia required. Many patients of Dr. Sharon Giese have noted it feels similar to a hot stone massage. It’s usually a two-part treatment of sessions that last between 45-60 minutes at the doctor’s office.

If you want something more permanent, VASERlipo uses the ultrasound technology and a saline solution injected into the problem area to loosen the fat before the fat is gently removed through suction without risk to the connective tissue and ensuring precise sculpting. The procedure also allows for more than one area to be worked on at once. Any option you would want to look into further should be discussed with a board certified plastic surgeon. Best of luck!