How does laser liposuction work to sculpt and contour the body

Remove Stubborn Fat with Liposuction

Laser liposuction is a fast-fix for those men and women looking to trim and tone their body, with minimal effort. Unlike traditional liposuction that gets rid of unwanted fat but often leaves saggy skin behind, laser liposuction melts fat and also tightens the skin. So how does laser liposuction work to contour and sculpt the body? Let’s take a look at the answer.

How Laser liposuction works
Laser liposuction is a fat removal technique that can be performed under local anesthesia. A liquid solution is injected at the start, in order to reduce bleeding and bruising. The procedure is carried out with the use of a thin tube or cannula to which the laser is attached. The cannula is inserted through tiny incisions that are hardly visible.

The laser energy melts away the fat deposits, and the liquefied fat is then suctioned out. Laser liposuction is able to tighten the skin, because it spurs the production of collagen and elastin, which are key structural components needed to firm skin.

Laser liposuction results in very little bruising, and this helps to speed up recovery time. Patients are usually able to resume normal activities within 2 weeks.

Laser Lipo techniques
Laser liposuction can be done on the face and neck, as well as other areas such as the ‘love handles,’ thighs, arms, and abdomen. There are different laser lipo techniques that can be used to melt away excess fat, so be sure to discuss the options with your plastic surgeon during consultation.

If you live in San Francisco, you can learn more about how laser liposuction works from board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Lisa Kang. You can trust the very experienced hands of Dr. Kang to expertly perform the procedure for you. Why not give her a call today at 415-781-9200, and set up a consultation.

What You Need to Know When Forming a Med Spa

Medicaid Act

More physicians are venturing into the lucrative area of aesthetic medicine, and taking hold of the business opportunities presented by medical spas. However, physicians need to be aware of the relevant legal and regulatory considerations, and should therefore seek legal advice from attorneys experienced in medical spa industry matters (click here).

Medical spas must be established with due consideration to federal and state laws governing medical practices. Accordingly, there are a host of business and regulatory laws that need to be considered. These relate to areas such as  professional licensure, supervision of delegated health professionals, anti-kickback issues, fee-splitting,  and HIPAA privacy regulations, among others.

Attorneys can provide expert advice in relation to several issues including:

•    Business arrangements relating to the legal structure of the med spa, the type of facility, as well as considerations of ownership and control.
•    Professional licensure required for the services that are going to be offered. There is also the issue of credentialing for medical assistants and other allied health professionals based on state requirements.
•    Areas of physician responsibility with regards to patient safety, patient consent, and advertising.
•    Supervisory obligations and responsibilities, as it relates to delegating duties to other health care professionals in the spa.
•    Medical malpractice insurance, as well as methods to mitigate the risk of professional liability, including a well-framed informed consent.
•    Proper use of drugs and medications.
•    How to ensure compliance with Medicare and Medi-Cal.

The law offices of Nelson Hardiman, Los Angeles, CA has extensive experience in representing aesthetic medical professionals. We can provide the legal and regulatory information you need to know when forming a med spa, so that you safely negotiate the regulatory minefield. Contact our offices at 310-203-2800 or on the web at

Fort Lauderdale Presbyopia Treatment Options

Presbyopia Treatment

If you have difficulty reading fine print with your eyeglasses, then you may have presbyopia. Presbyopia is a condition that affects large portions of the over 40 population, and is characterized by blurry vision. Due to its prevalence in Fort Lauderdale and other cities, there are many eye patients in need of presbyopia treatment.

About Presbyopia
Presbyopia is an age related condition in which the eye loses the ability to focus on nearby objects, but can see things at a distance clearly. Symptoms include blurry vision when viewing things close up, in addition to headaches, eye stress, and fatigue.

The symptoms of presbyopia often begin around the age of 40. The condition occurs because as time passes, the lens of the eye becomes less flexible, and is unable to change shape as required.

Eyeglasses are normally used to correct presbyopia. The ophthalmologist may recommend reading glasses or bifocals. Reading glasses are used only when close up work is needed. Bifocal lenses have two points of focus, so they can be used for both near and distance vision.

Progressive addition lenses (PALs) are another popular treatment option for presbyopia. PALs are a lot like bifocal lenses, but they do not have the visible line like traditional bifocals. During consultation with your ophthalmologist, he will determine which type of progressive lens is most suitable for your needs.

Although progressive lenses are a very effective way to correct presbyopia, there are also a number of refractive surgical options available.  Surgery is especially attractive for people who would like to enjoy life, and would rather not have to take reading glasses around with them.

If you live in Fort Lauderdale and would like to learn more about presbyopia treatment, contact Dr. Michael Loeffler at the Center for Ophthalmology and Laser Surgery Center, Lighthouse Point, Fl. Please give them a call today at 954-786-5353.