Americans want to get rid of unwanted fat more than ever before, according to new statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The organization's new numbers show that treatments aimed at eliminating fat and cellulite increased significantly in 2017.
Non-invasive fat-reduction treatments that utilize special technology to "freeze" away fat without surgery increased 7 percent.
Cellulite treatments were also popular in 2017, increasing nearly 20 percent over 2016.
Why is Belly Fat Hard to Beat?
What makes this area so hard to tone? It turns out, there are actually several reasons.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2015, more than 1.5 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States. Of those procedures, liposuction ranked as the second most popular form of cosmetic surgery, experiencing a 5% increase from 2014. Most consider traditional liposuction a major surgical procedure, requiring the patient to undergo sedation using general anesthesia. Additionally, traditional liposuction procedures require lengthy and often painful recovery times. SmartLipo, a less invasive form of liposuction, allows patients to achieve the slimming results they desire without the risks associated with major surgery. The demand for cosmetic surgery continues to rise. With SmartLipo, patients experience faster recovery times and forgo certain risks associated with general anesthesia. SmartLipo patients experience the benefits from body contouring, producing a more high-definition look with with these factors minimized.
SmartLipo is unique because it’s less invasive in comparison to traditional liposuction. The procedure uses a laser to melt away localized fat. After making a small incision, a trained physician inserts a laser into the treatment area, vaporizing and liquefying unwanted fat. The physician is able to perform better, more defined shaping and contouring using this method.
As a board certified physician, Dr. Bill Johnson of Innovations Medical was the first cosmetic physician in Texas to offer this minimally invasive procedure to his patients wishing to remove excess fat from targeted area. Johnson has performed the procedure longer than any other physician in the Dallas area, and because of his extensive experience with SmartLipo, he’s seen the successful results first-hand.
You’ve put in the work at the gym, completely overhauled your diet and the numbers on the scale have slowly decreased. You’re stronger, healthier, and after months of dedication, you’ve hit your target weight. But while you’re feeling fit and (mostly) fabulous, all of those crunches and targeted ab workouts have done little to shrink the access fat on the sides of waistline. It’s a common problem Dr. Johnson sees with many of his patients. And while traditional liposuction has been a tried and true go-to for people looking to get rid of those pesky love handles, the procedure is becoming less and less attractive for people who are looking for something far less invasive. Traditional liposuction requires the patient to be put under general anesthesia, which comes with a range of risks. Tumescent liposuction, on the other hand, is a little different.
What is tumescent liposuction?
Tumescent liposuction is a form of liposuction done under local anesthesia and mild sedation. Its name is derived from the Latin word “tumescens,” meaning “swollen,” and it refers to the manner in which the anesthesia is achieved: a special fluid is pumped into the surgical area until the area becomes firm or swollen.
If you're looking for a quick and easy way to help you trim down that last inch or so, Liposonix may be the answer for you. Liposonix treatments use high-intensity focused ultrasound to get rid of targeted fat around your waistline without surgery. So what sets Liposonix apart from other procedures like liposuction to trim down your waistline? Here are the key differences:
- Non-invasive with ability to return to normal activities immediately
- Truly customized treatment in a single session
- Delivers uniform, predictable results after one session
If you're close to your ideal shape and size, Liposonix and Dr. Bill Johnson with Innovations Medical can help you get there. Call us today at 214-643-8665 to schedule a consultation or visit us online at www.innovationsmedical.com for more information.
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You've been working hard at the gym and dieting and the results are still not showing. But don’t worry; Dr. Bill Johnson of Innovations Medical has the solution for you.
Even though you’ve been working out at the gym, your muffin top still shows and you feel really frustrated about it. The problem is, some of us just have genetics that make the fat go there and the only way to remove that way is with liposuction or other technologies.
Everybody wants to look younger and Dr. Bill Johnson of Innovations Medical is here to help. Statistics show that 91% of women are not happy with their body and while exercising can certainly help; there are some things that no gym can help.
A lot of body parts are affected by aging and arms are definitely one of them. Arms get loose and saggy, but you can change that with liposuction. Another problematic area for women are the thighs. Liposuction can solve this as well and give you the silhouette that you want. It also helps with inner thighs that can be uncomfortable and chafing.
Looking good in low cut jeans can be tough, especially if the fat on your sides and back bulges on your waistband. This is the dreaded muffin top that keeps us from looking sexy in our jeans. Dr. Johnson of Innovations Medical explains that liposuction is the best solution for this body issue. The procedure is very safe and can be done in the office. You can go home the same day and there is very little downtime as well.
For excess or sagging skin, thermage is the go-to procedure. It is a non-invasive procedure that will not only tighten your skin, it will renew the collagen in your body as well. This will result in further tightening months after the procedure has been performed.The technology uses radio frequency in order to safely heat your skin’s dermis and is very safe. As for saddlebags, the fat on the side of your hips and glutes, liposuction would also be the right solution according to Dr. Johnson. Once that fat is removed, you can easily slide in your jeans and look fitter than ever.
It’s sure is nice to get some Jello on a hot summer day, right? It jiggles, it wiggles, it's fun to eat. But when it comes to our bodies, we definitely don't want our bodies to wobble like that tasty treat.
Fortunately, Innovations Medical has office-based procedures that can take care of those wobbly areas for you.
In this video, Dr. Johnson gives in-depth details and benefits about those procedures.
Are you’re still working your tail off at the gym to remove unwanted fats in your stomach and arms without seeing results? If you’re getting frustrated, liposuction is a great procedure to consider. You can even pair two areas of your body to look your best.
In this video, Dr. Bill Johnson of Innovations Medical explains why adding two areas together for liposuction is like adding icing to a cake. A cake alone is tasty, but topping it with icing makes it irresistible. And the same goes for liposuction.
In the real world, dreams don’t always come true all the time. No matter how much you work to achieve a certain goal, you still might not get it. In this video, Dr. Johnson shares his childhood dream of playing major league baseball. As a child, he played little league and persevered. But, by the time he got to his early teens, he realized that no matter how much time he put in and no matter how much coaching he got, he just wasn't going to ever play in the major leagues. He didn’t have the talent or the genetics to get there.
This story isn't just limited to baseball or career aspirations. Dr. Johnson says that the same explanation applies to our bodies and the changes it undergoes as we age and gain weight. Take for instance the saddlebags and inner thighs that a lot of us have issues with. Some of us just doesn’t have the genetics to get rid of it naturally. It doesn’t matter whether you are a man or woman. For a lot of men, love handles, tummies and man boobs are common issues. For women, thighs and stomach are common problem areas.
Still sweating it out in the gym to remove that unwanted saddlebag or love handles? If you’re getting tired of the workouts, you might be considering liposuction. But what about the misconceptions and horror stories about this cosmetic procedure? These misgivings can be attributed to the fact that liposuction is a frequently performed procedure, and the more people talk, the more inaccurate the perceptions become. Some perceived issues don't even exist. In this video, Dr. Bill Johnson answers the most common questions about liposuction.
Is Liposuction Safe?
One well-known case that involved liposuction was Donda West’s death a few years ago. She was the mother of the famous rapper Kanye West. What some people don’t know though is that aside from liposuction, she underwent a face lift and breast augmentation as well. If you look at the data for liposuction with local anesthesia alone, there has yet to be a documented death in the United States. Take note, this is from over several hundred thousand cases performed over the last twenty five years. So it's fair to say that liposuction a very safe procedure.
With recent innovations in liposuction and more people attesting to the safeness of this procedure, it has gained a lot of following. But what is really going inside your body during the fat removal process? In this video, Dr. Johnson explains the liposuction procedure at Innovations Medical.
During the suctioning of the fat, not all of it is removed from the area. They are kind of like “Swiss-cheesing it,” as Dr. J puts it. Small holes are done in the area to remove the fat, but the connecting tissues that support the fat is left behind. This is a good thing, because this is what makes the tissue and skin healthy.
After the holidays, you see a lot of people hitting the gym to exercise away all the extra calories they have consumed. Sure, you can shed a few pounds, but it takes a lot of perseverance and sacrifice. Plus, it wouldn’t fix all your problem areas. In this video, Dr. Johnson explains the various go-to procedures that Innovation Medical offers in order to speed up that sexy or 6-pack body you want.
Quinn, a frequent gym attendee shares that he still has problems shaping up his abdominal area. He also has challenges getting rid of man boobs and love handles. Dr. Johnson adds that for most men like Quinn, the problem areas lie on the waist, abdomen and breasts. As for the women, their problem areas are on the waists and thighs. All of these can be addressed by liposuction. The procedures is performed in a sterile office environment under local anesthesia and treatment lasts for about an hour. For guys who want 6-pack, this is achievable through body sculpting.
When you pinch or slightly stretch your skin, it snaps back to its original form when you release it. There are times when it stretches to a point where it won’t return to its normal shape. This usually happens during post pregnancy or weight gain. In this video, Dr. Johnson shows how cosmetic procedures at Innovations Medical help you get your body back into shape.
In a demonstration using a plastic bag, Dr. Johnson stretches a white plastic bag to a point where it deformed. This is exactly what happens to the skin when it is subjected to stress like pregnancy or weight gain.
If you want a new you for Christmas, now is the time to make your list of dream cosmetic procedures. Why do it now? Because, most procedures take several weeks or months to see the best results.
One of the go-to-outfits during the holidays is the sleeveless shirt. And in order to rock this dress, you need nice arms. But saggy and crepey-looking arms can quickly damper your holiday cheer.
In this video, Dr. Johnson presents a more confident Melanie Mitchell wearing a dress that accentuates her new wonderful figure. Melanie is one of the 2014 New Beginnings Makeover winners. She is a mother of four and has dreamed of getting a body makeover. And who else is more deserving than a adoring mother like her, right?
The improvements have been fantastic based on the before and after photos shown in the studio. To date, she's had thermage on her face and thighs. Thermage uses radio frequency energy to tighten loose skin without the need for surgery. After just 4 months, the skin tightening is already visible and she should continue to see improvements after 6 to 8 months.
Gone are the days when you have to experience complicated hospital admissions for liposuction. Liposuction can now be done in the office under local anesthesia. It’s a stress-free method and you’ll only get to see a few friendly faces, which means you have privacy as well.
In this video, Dr. Bill Johnson demonstrate tumescent liposuction using a CPR dummy, and a cannula to make tiny incisions into the skin. Numbing fluid is pumped in to numb the area where the fat is being removed. A vibration-assisted tool called Tickle Lipo is then attached to a cannula and inserted into the skin to remove the fat. There is less bruising because the vibration allows the fat to be evacuated quickly.
Getting that fit shape in time for the swimsuit season requires hard work for some. It means months of dieting and working out in the gym. With the latest liposuction techniques, that coveted body shape will be possible through liposuction in just an hour or two. In his video, Dr. Bill Johnson gives details on the different liposuction tools used at Innovations Medical and how they are beneficial.
This fat removal procedure decreases the risk for infection, swelling and bruising. It also has a quicker recovery time than traditional liposuction. A cannula is used to make tiny incisions of about a quarter inch into the skin. A numbing or tumescent liquid is then pumped between the cells to numb the area and safely remove the fat.