At NU:U Laser Lipo, a team of laser technicians perform noninvasive treatments designed to whittle away excess inches from the body. The i-Lipo body-contouring treatments target the site where unwanted fat is stored. Using low levels of laser energy, a chemical signal is created, forcing fatty acids out of the cell membranes and into the tissues that can actually use it, such as the muscles, ligaments, and that kidney that no one invites to parties. The end result is often a silhouette slimmed up to 4 centimeters in a single treatment session, without surgery or downtime.
Dr. Julia Melamed, M.D., who holds specialized certification in medically assisted weight loss, oversees the many noninvasive body-contouring and skin-lifting services performed at Doctor for Diet and ensures that clients leave feeling their best. Her career working with weight-loss clients began in 1998, after she earned double board certification in internal medicine and medical bariatrics. Julia's medical ambitions then bore the fruits of a certification course in anti-aging and a talent for spotting errors on emergency-room TV dramas. Along with her team, which includes a physician assistant, a nutritionist, a therapist, a lipidologist, and an endermologie technician, Dr. Julia treats a range of dietary cases with emerging therapies, emotional support, diet changes, and bioidentical hormone supplementation.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian has not only been in the lipo biz since 1981 but also has authored a textbook on the topic and developed several new surgical tools of the trade. Dr. T., who has dubbed himself "Lipodoc" and is backed up by Liposuction & Cosmetic Surgery Institute's team, specializes in all manner of fat removal and relocation, both by traditional means and with modern laser technology. He also wipes out wrinkles, veins, unwanted hair, and passé tattoos, and he is able to bring his treatments to many, since he speaks five languages, including Armenian, Arabic, and pigeon.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael J. Duffy—who received his plastics and reconstructive training at the Mayo Clinic—and his experienced team revitalize guests with surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic services at the Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery Center. Dr. Duffy draws from his 20 years of experience to perform reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries such as face-lifts, liposuction, and breast augmentation. He also noninvasively beautifies faces by topping them with chemical peels, injecting them with Botox, and glazing them with a fresh coat of paint.
As its name suggests, AH Laser Aesthetics specializes in remodeling bodies with high-energy beams of light. Signature offerings include i-Lipo, a noninvasive treatment that melts away fat deposits, contouring figures without undergoing surgery. Laser hair removal eliminates unwanted fuzz, heading off time-consuming shaving or painful waxing in time for swimsuit season, and spider-vein removal vanishes visible blood vessels with alacrity.
Endermologie Chicago keeps its machines humming seven days a week behind the quaint façade of Red Cottage Salon & Spa. Endermologie's combination of deep massage and suction smoothes and contours faces, thighs, buttocks, and bellies, augmenting the work of a healthy diet and active lifestyle. The procedure imparts special benefits to bodies taxed from undergoing liposuction, giving birth, or being born.