Fat cells have enlisted pudgy pandas and endearing marshmallow men as propagandists, hoping to win the favor enjoyed by more popular parts such as abdominal muscles and mustaches. Foil fat’s attempts at ingratiation with today’s Groupon to Pacific Cielo in Rancho Santa Fe. Choose between the following options:
- For $599, you get one liposculpting treatment on a small area (up to a $4,200 value). Choose from the following areas:
- Upper abdomen
- Lower abdomen
- For $1,199, you get one liposculpting treatment on a large area (up to a $6,500 value). Choose from the following areas:
- Love handles<p>
Within a spacious surgical facility flanked by Tuscan architecture, Pacific Cielo’s skilled surgeons shape and refine physiques using minimally invasive liposculpture techniques. Physicians begin each session with a consultation to discuss medical conditions and help patients tactfully depart from their fat cells before ushering them into a private surgery area. A series of needles infuses anesthesia and a specialized fat-dissolving fluid into zones prone to extra padding, helping to allay pain while loosening up fat cells for their impending eviction. Next, a tiny tube delves beneath the skin to suck up unwanted weight. After a one- to two-hour resting period, statures emerge looking slimmer and smoother. Like a goldfish witness-protection program, patients are free to resume regular activity in around three days.
Dr. Scott C. Sessions, medical director of Pacific Cielo, brings more than two decades of plastic-surgery experience to every treatment he oversees. This expertise helps him minimize the pain and swelling that can be associated with cosmetic procedures, allowing him to concentrate on cutting the correctly colored wire hidden under the skin. Along with his surgical team, Dr. Sessions smoothes complexions with skin tightening and facial rejuvenation and hides unsightly wrinkles with fat transfers and dermal fillers. Off the operating table, noninvasive options such as laser and radio-frequency techniques tighten and tone without the use of scalpels, saving them for making surrealist collages out of the waiting room's back issues of Time.