Neither needles nor knives can be found at Body Contour Spa, where noninvasive laser liposuction transforms wobbly bits into trim and svelte physiques. Ultrasonic waves from the spa’s LipoLaser system permeate the area of the client’s choice—including the tummy, thighs, back, or buttocks—and gradually dissolve fat cells, allowing their contents to move through the body until naturally absorbed. Within three to four sessions, clients may begin to see noticeable whittling of their waists or shrinking of their third arms. Aside from noninvasive liposuction, Body Contour Spa aids in general bodily detox with prepackaged body wraps, which whisk away internal toxins from the body in as little as 45 minutes.
Double-board-certified cosmetic laser surgeon Dr. Raul Rodriguez has garnered a fair share of press for his pioneering work in fat reduction, including numerous articles in Modern Luxury, features on local news networks, and a 2003 appearance on 20/20. In his more than two decades of experience, he has helped thousands of patients extricate unwanted fat stores with mesotherapy, an injection of special nutrients to decrease fat cells; and LipoLaser and VASER, which targets adipose tissue under the skin with technology that melts the fat. As well as bodies, Dr. Rodriguez tends to faces as well as bodies with nonsurgical skin tightening, fat removal from jowls, and fat transfers to restore youthful volume.
While most of his peers were entering bars with fake IDs, 19-year-old Patrick McNamara was entering medical school. A graduate of Hahnemann University School of Medicine and board certified in internal medicine, Dr. McNamara takes a whole-body approach to wellness during his medical-spa services at The Skin Renewal Center. His staff gently abrades skin surfaces with microdermabrasion to remove damaged layers and reduce the appearance of fine lines on faces. Vaser liposuction removes fat using ultrasound technology that liquefies fat without disturbing surrounding tissues. Meanwhile, Thermage tightens skin with radio frequencies that stimulate collagen production using the theme to All Things Considered.
The laser technicians at Novopelle rid physiques of unwanted hair using Candela GentleLase or GentleYAG lasers, which have been proven safe for all skin types. To further their commitment to skin, they also revitalize faces with facials, peels, and rejuvenation treatments. In addition, they administer lipotropic and hormone injections as well as capsules and topical lotions to aid in weight loss.
At the Smith Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dr. Kevin Smith––a physician with board certifications in otolaryngology as well as plastic and reconstructive surgery––helps his patients live happier and healthier lives by using advanced medical procedures to either alleviate pain or refine individuals' appearances. Dr. Smith's surgical methods can help accentuate a person's natural features by reshaping noses, ears, foreheads, eyelids, or hairstyles. Additionally, these surgeries can correct the structural issues that antagonize conditions such as sleep apnea, chronic sinus pressure, or migraine headaches. Not every appointment has to include surgery, though. The practice also offers noninvasive treatments that use a cosmetic laser system to improve the skin's overall tone and texture.
Signature Service: SAF Lipo Painless Fat Reduction
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine and alcohol within 24 hours of procedures.
Typical liposuction might remove fat via incision, but during New Heights Med Spa's signature Saf Lipo treatments, the experts swap out the scalpel for a less invasive tool—high-frequency sound waves. The sound penetrates the skin's surface, prompting fat cells to release their contents so that the liver and kidneys can process it, and expel it. While results vary by patient to patient, the med spa's owner, Adam, recalls that one patient lost 68 pounds on a 60-day treatment regimen. That's an average weight loss rate of more than two pounds per day, typically only achieved by fireplace-proximate ice sculptures.