The easiest way to get rid of some nuisances is to melt them, as is the case with unwanted fat, territorial witches, and dictators made out of ice cream. Liquefy bodily luggage with today's Groupon: for $999, you get one area of SmartLipo at Red Bamboo Medi Spa in Clearwater (up to a $3,500 value). Choose from the following treatment areas: neck and chin, upper arms, upper or lower abdomen, waist and flanks, bra line, inner or outer thighs, or inner knees.
Helmed by Doctors Laszlo Teleszky and Francis Toscano, Red Bamboo Medi Spa and its conscientious crew sculpt profiles with SmartLipo, helping the med spa garner the 2010 award for Best Aesthetic Enhancements from Tampa Bay Metro magazine. Upon arrival at the spa, curve-curbing clients settle into a soothing suite with hot tea and a light breakfast snack. After a board-certified physician numbs skin surfaces, he makes tiny incisions no larger than the tip of a pencil or Jiminy Cricket's finger and anesthetizes the fat layer just below the skin. A fiber-optic strand melts fat with laser light, neutralizing its strongholds for easy suction. Clients remain awake during the procedure, listening to music or reciting favorite political addresses for the staff. After a light lunch, the doctor answers questions, sharing his private cell-phone number in case of after-care issues. The deal also includes post-op care, any necessary lab work, up to four ultrasounds, and one compression garment, which is worn for two weeks. Some patients and their pared-down profiles have been ready to return to work the day after the procedure.
Additional areas may be added for $1,500 each, paid directly to Red Bamboo.
Red Bamboo Medi Spa
Licensed aesthetician Raye Toscano and her husband, Dr. Francis Toscano, operate Red Bamboo Medi Spa, a facility that marries aesthetic treatments with nonsurgical, medical-grade therapies. Their services, which recently garnered the spa a Best Aesthetics Practice award at The Aesthetics Show in Las Vegas as well as recognition in Tampa Bay Business Journal's 2012 Best in the Biz spa category, cosmetically enhance both the face and body. SmartLipo mimics liposuction treatments with fiber-optic lasers, and a four-layer face lift topically banishes dead skin with enzymes, glycolic acid, and mini exorcisms.
2516 McMullen Booth Rd.
Clearwater, Florida 33761