Recently, I was asked to try the Vaser Shape, an ultrasound treatment that zaps fat cells and essentially does what liposuction does, but – keyword – non-invasively. Phrases along the lines of, “immediate results, painless, and free” were the factors that made the decision easy an easy yes for me. “What can I lose?” I thought. “An hour of my time? If it doesn’t work, well, it’s non-invasive so no harm.” But there was still the possibility of it actually working, so I’m not going to lie, I was super-excited.
I don’t know how to put this lightly…it was CRAZY!!! Like, amazing and totally works. They use this device that kind of looks like one paddle of a defibrillator. It heats up your fat cells using an ultrasound. It is rubbed in a circle on your body for about 30-45 minutes, depending on the area being worked on.
Kate Sommerville demonstrated the new VASER Shape treatment, which is a noninvasive ultrasound and massage system that reduces cellulite appearance. For more information on VASER shape log on to www.vaserit.com
Father's Day is celebrated by Americans on the third Sunday in June, and in 2012 comes Sunday, June 17. The days of buying dad an Old Spice soap-on-a-roap or making him a wax candle are over. Now that you're a grown-up yourself, time to put some thought into what you can get that fellow who kept you in line and on time all those years. To help you find that perfect gift, Monsters and Critics put together a thoughtful, affordable and useful list of out-of-the-box Father's Day Gift for Dads:
A special gift for dads who are middle-aged and up. Also topical for today's middle-aged fathers who must compete in a tough job market with savvy young college grads. Consider the gift of plastic surgery. Staying vibrant is critical to those who lost their retirement nest eggs, those who were downsized, or those who simply must continue to impress their ability to keep up with the fast changing job market.
Dr. Peter Fodor, M.D., is a celebrated plastic surgeon and former president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He's quite famous for treating Hollywood's A-listers, whose careers are dependent on looking their best. He knows how to make someone look great for their closeups, and now he's helping everyday men.
If we told you that you could get rid of stubborn fat with a non-invasive lipo treatment, you would be flocking to your nearest plastic surgeon, wouldn't you? Well, there's a new treatment in town that can give you measurable results in one hour. FDA-approved VASER Shape is the newest non-invasive procedure to hit the market —it firms and shapes those problem areas that are hard to target with the right diet and exercise. "VASER Shape is a breakthrough, non-surgical alternative to liposuction that promises a quick way to get in shape for summer," says Dr. Steven Bloch, MD. "The demand for non-surgical body shaping has grown tremendously over the past few years."
VASER Shape is effective for men and women who wish to improve specific problem areas but do not want or need liposuction," he adds. VASER Shape can give long lasting results and treat problem areas like the abdomen, love handles, back, arms, hips, buttocks, thighs, and knees. When we visited Skin Deep Medical Spa (1160 Park Avenue West; Suite 2 East, Highland Park 60035) to try the one-hour treatment for ourselves, we had no idea what to expect. The treatment was extremely comfortable and felt more like a warm massage. We opted to have our abdomen worked on and were astonished when the technician did the final measurement to find that a full two inches was lost from our waist! It's no wonder this procedure was just voted best non-surgical body shaping device at the 2012 Aesthetic Awards. After the treatment, media enjoyed Russian caviar and champagne, while talking with Dr. Bloch further about the procedure. It's recommended that a patient buy a package of five treatments for best results, which ranges from $2-3k.
April recently lost 25 pounds but cannot seem get rid of what she refers to as her “genetic curse” – her chubby knees. Watch as board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nicholas Nikolov uses SmartLipo to shape and smooth April’s knees. Plus, see the results of April’s procedure!
Summer is fast approaching, leaving you little time to achieve beach-body perfection. But sports scientist and author Venice Fulton warns that a restrictive diet promising rapid weight loss isn’t the answer. “People need a diet that will preserve long-term health and the only way we can do that is by making them experts in understanding how food and their life interact,” he says.
Combining nutrition, biochemistry, genetics and psychology, Six Weeks to OMG promises you’ll shed the pounds. Curious, we asked nutritionist Dr. Carson Liu to weigh in on the plan:
The creepiest new fad to lose weight debuted in Florida, and is apparently a trend that was spawned in Europe.
For just $1,500, Florida's own Dr. Oliver Di Pietro will insert a feeding tube into your stomach through your nostril and count his money as you're slowly fed 800 calories a day for ten days. Dr. Oliver says that most patients drop up to 20 pounds of fat. Dr. Oliver's patients have to keep the feeding tube in for the full 10 days and they carry around their liquid food in a tote bag. Side effects include constipation, dizziness, bad breath and revealing your craziness to friends, coworkers and family.
Lady Gaga may be a force when it comes to fighting for gay and LGBT rights, encouraging self-acceptance and pride, but it seems she is struggling to adopt such philosophies in her own life – and potentially promoting dangerous behavior to millions of fans along the way.
The 25-year-old pop star, who has almost 23 million Twitter followers and knocked Oprah Winfrey from the top spot to be named TIME’s Most Influential Person, sparked controversy last week when she tweeted “Just killed back to back spin classes. Eating a salad dreaming of a cheeseburger,’ followed by hashtag “#PopSingersDontEat #IwasBornThisWay.”
Carnie Wilson recently opened up about having Bariatric surgery for the second time in 13 years. The singer revealed that she wanted to look good for the April show “Wilson Phillips: Hold On”, so she underwent Bariatric surgery. The results were, indeed, astonishing, and here we talk to a leading surgeon in the Bariatric field, Dr. Carson Liu, who explained the procedure to us and gave us an insight into what it entails.
Here is our interview with him…
Celebzter: Can you tell us a little about what Bariatric surgery is?
Dr. Carson Liu: Bariatric surgery is any kind of surgery on the stomach or small intestines that helps with weight loss. We use the procedure to help improve health or reverse problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, joint problems, heartburn or sleep apnea.
Celebzter: Who are the primary candidates for such surgery?