Just because you’re in good shape, doesn’t mean you don’t have stubborn fatty areas. And as you probably know by now, these stubborn areas can be resistant to diet and exercise. If small pockets of fat are preventing you from obtaining the body of your dreams, Eugene, OR, plastic surgeon Mark Jewell, MD, says noninvasive fat fighters such as Liposonix or CoolSculpting are options, especially for love handles. “They are perfect for someone who doesn’t have enough fat for liposuction and has a low BMI,” says Dr. Jewell. “Liposonix tightens the deeper layers of skin providing an added benefit to the overall quality of the skin.” The treatments don’t require anesthesia, incisions or stitches since noninvasive cold therapy freezes the fat cells, permanently killing them before they are eliminated from the body.
Many women believe their toned bods are not complete without a six-pack. But if you just can’t seem to obtain one, no matter how much dieting and working out you do, and if you have virtually no fat on your muscle, West Orange, NJ, plastic surgeon Mokhtar Asaadi, MD, says you can “sculpt your abs” through abdominal etching, which uses low-intensity ultrasound liposuction. “It’s more for those who are really healthy and have strong muscles and want to really accentuate them with a good shape,” he says.
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