Losing weight is a challenge almost as difficult as reading an entire dictionary or climbing a tree that’s covered in canola oil. Take an expert approach to tackling the task of slimming down with today's Groupon: for $1,500, you get a SmartLipo treatment on one body area at O'Neil Skin and Lipo Medical Center in Temecula (a $3,000 value). Groupon holders may also opt to upgrade to an arms or abdomen treatment for an additional $500, and can add additional areas for a discounted rate of $2,000 per area.
At the O'Neil Skin and Lipo Medical Center, an accredited surgery center, Dr. Kelly O'Neil enlists SmartLipo technology to remove fat and tighten skin. In preparation for the one- to three-hour fat-banishing treatment, patients receive an intravenous sedation, leaving nerves calmer than a tranquilized sloth in a zen garden. Next, the doctor injects the desired area with anesthetic fluid, which in combination with high-frequency vibrations readies the extra padding for easy removal. The doctor's steady hands lead the SmartLipo—a slim tube containing a laser fiber—into the area to rupture fat cells and make the skin taut and firm.
The SmartLipo treatment causes less bruising and aches than those typically associated with traditional liposuction methods and getting hit with a bag of oranges. Clients will typically need three days of downtime to recover, and will watch scars fade over three months.