Like draping a seal around your shoulders, holding onto undesired fat cells provides insulation but can become uncomfortable during trips to the beach. Opt for a streamlined silhouette with today's Groupon: for $1,399, you get a Vaser liposuction treatment at Rejuvimed Total Wellness and Med-Spa (a $4,000 value). Choose from the following treatment areas: love handles, upper or lower abdomen, upper or lower back, inner thighs, outer thighs, arms, or neck.
Practiced laser cosmetic surgeon Dr. Cynthia Lopez and her staff at Rejuvimed Total Wellness and Med-Spa take aim at unwanted fat deposits with Vaser liposuction treatments. After a consultation and set of photographs, tumescent anesthesia numbs the chosen treatment area, permitting clients to remain awake and text farewell odes to adipose during the procedure. Ultrasonic waves jostle and disintegrate fat cells for easy removal via specialized suction tubes. The treatment selectively targets bothersome plumpness and leaves nerves, blood vessels, and subcutaneous houses of cards unharmed. Patients experience minimal discomfort during the 3- to 5-hour procedure, and can tote their newly svelte physiques out of the clinic following about an hour of post-op downtime.
For an additional fee of $2,000, Rejuvimed can zap fat from another area on the same day. Patients are advised to discuss their candidacy for Vaser liposuction with their primary-care physician before their appointment.
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Dr. Cynthia M. Lopez began her medical career in the Philippines, returning to her hometown after medical school to provide health care to families who could not otherwise afford it. She had a negative experience with a Fresno plastic surgeon in 2007 which drove her into studying cosmetic surgery.
In her own words:
My 25th-year medical school reunion was coming up in 6 months. Barely discussing my needs, the plastic surgeon recommended surgical facelift in less than 10 minutes. I was appalled. I knew I needed something, but facelift? I felt terribly bad that at 51, the plastic surgeon thought I can only be saved by a facelift. I thought facelift was reserved for the very old, like 70 years old.
This experience propelled me to learn cosmetic surgery, hopping from one hands-on training to another, from within the United States and other countries.
Since that time, Dr. Lopez has become an expert laser cosmetic surgeon, helping enhance the beauty of her clients within a practice designed to evoke the calm and relaxation of Mariveles, her archipelago hometown. Dr. Lopez and her staff aim to demystify the advanced techniques they deploy in pursuit of increasing each patient's confidence, walking them through the steps of liposuction, skin treatments, cosmetic injections, and how exactly they manage to steal and replace the noses of children.