Having smooth skin is as essential to attracting attention as speaking smooth lines is to attracting a pet parrot. Let your epidermis do the sweet-talking with today’s Groupon to Plastic Surgery Associates of Northern Virginia in McLean. Choose between the following options:
- For $89, you get one SmoothShapes laser cellulite-reduction treatment (a $250 value).
- For $259, you get three SmoothShapes laser cellulite-reduction treatments (a $750 value).<p>
Medical Director Dr. Bruce Freedman and his team of certified beauty buffs apply cutting-edge surgical and nonsurgical techniques to firm up cellulite-ridden soft spots. The massage-like SmoothShapes treatment sends a 915-nm laser to penetrate the tissue and heat the targeted lipids, paving the way for a 650-nm light to modify fat cells’ structure to make them easier to smuggle out of the body or into a movie theater so they don’t have to pay. A vacuum massage device then rolls over the body to goose the fat and fluids into the lymphatic system to be drained away. At the end of the vacuum treatment, skin appears smoother, tighter, and freer of dust bunnies. The center typically recommends undergoing 16 of these 30- to 45-minute treatments to achieve the full effect, often scheduling them twice a week for eight weeks.
Plastic Surgery Associates of Northern Virginia
At Plastic Surgery Associates of Northern Virginia, Dr. Bruce Freedman calls on his Duke University School of Medicine degree and his NYU aesthetic-surgery fellowship to perform surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures with a steady hand. Dr. Freedman—who is also an assistant professor at Georgetown and has been published in more than 40 medical journals and textbooks—relies on a talented staff that includes licensed, registered nurses. Together, they perform such procedures as breast augmentation, tummy tucks, and face-lifts, as well as less invasive laser therapies and chemical peels to treat skin and remove hair. When not beautifying bodies, Dr. Freedman continues to advance his medical research, developing novel cosmetic and aesthetic techniques such as combining lasers with surgery or performing facials on amoebas.