Rebuilding Your Summer Body Ed 3
Minimally Invasive Treatments
So here we are, back again to discuss the last edition of our series on ‘Rebuilding Your Summer Body’. As much as the blogs helped to educate you and provide you with solutions, writing this series has also helped me. It was a good reminder that you and I are important and that we should value and look after ourselves.
When it comes to stubborn areas that just won’t budge or sagging skin that just won’t stay tucked in your pants, we might be able to help you improve your concern. One of our doctors can assess you to see if she can help you to achieve fat reduction, body contouring and skin tightening with our minimally invasive laser assisted liposuction through the use of our BodyTite™ or Ultra-Z™ machines.
What You Need to Know About the Treatments
BodyTite™ and Ultra-Z™ can treat unwanted, stubborn fat pockets and areas of slack skin that are usually non-responsive to diet and exercise. Sounds fantastic, right?! It is meant to be a once-off treatment for the area being treated. However, bad lifestyle, diet and medical conditions can have an impact on the longevity of the results. A maximum of 3 areas are treated per procedure. It is advisable that an interval of 4 to 6 weeks is kept between procedures, should you wish to treat additional areas.
BodyTite™ is a revolutionary device that uses patented radiofrequency assisted liposuction (RFAL™) technology for body contouring and skin tightening. The heat technology performs two tasks. First, it melts the fatty tissue. This ensures that the suctioning is less traumatic to the body and gives a more even result. Second, it stimulates collagen and elastin renewal to decrease the appearance of slack skin and cellulite. The excess fatty solution that is not suctioned will be disposed of by your body’s lymph system.
Ultra-Z™ is a sophisticated and advanced device that uses the latest cavitation and emulsification technology designed to treat areas of fatty pockets commonly found on the abdomen, flanks, inner/thighs and arms etc. It works by expanding the fatty tissue until it can’t absorb more energy, resulting in fat cell implosions. This fatty solution then mixes with the tumescence (numbing fluid) to be suctioned. There is always some solution left within the body but this too, is disposed of through your lymph system.
What’s great about these two treatments is that:
- There is MINIMAL DOWNTIME (when compared to conventional lipo)
- It is safer than conventional lipo (as the main danger is general anaesthesia)
- You obtain smoother results than conventional lipo as the fat is first dissolved and then suctioned
Areas that can be treated with BodyTite™ and Ultra-Z™
The following areas can be treated for fat reduction and skin tightening with the BodyTite™ and Ultra-Z™:
What You Need to Do
You will need to come in for an assessment with our Doctor to see if you are a good candidate. Once the assessment is successful and you are eligible for the procedure, you can book your theatre date. The Doctor will explain the procedure to you, show you some before and after pictures of her results and give you pre-care guidelines that you need to follow before coming in on your procedure.
Before and After’s
Upon consultation, the doctor will show you her results of the procedure, especially those pertaining to your areas of interest.
PLEASE NOTE: results will vary per individual, depending (amongst others) on the areas treated, patients’ weight and size prior to the procedure and skin quality.
We have seen some great results at our clinic with these two procedures, however if you want to potentially boost your results, it is advised that you take a high quality Hydrolysed Oral Collagen Supplement. Here is our gold standard collagen supplement:
ProActive Collagen Liquid
This liquid collagen is packed with benefits. It is a high quality hydrolyzed collagen with high absorption rates to boost new collagen synthesis in your body. Clinical studies have also shown that it improves your energy levels, makes you less susceptible to injuries, helps speed up your recovery after operations and injuries, increases your bone and skin strength and so much more.
Grab your bottle at The Aesthetics Centre for before and after your procedure.
Did You Know:
75% of your skin is made up of Collagen. Hydrolysed Collagen is packed with peptides and amino acids that are crucial to the formation of new collagen within your skin and body. It also helps to maintain your current collagen structure’s strength. Current oral supplements containing Hydrolysed Collagen have a superior absorption rate. Please Note: if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or suffer from any medical condition, first consult a doctor before purchasing and using any supplement.
Some Quick and Helpful Exercising tips
And so, we come to the end of our ‘Rebuilding Your Summer Body’ posts. We hope the information in this series has given you a new perspective on the treatments and lifestyle changes that you can apply to help YOU restore your confidence. We will be honoured and excited to walk that journey of renewal with you to cheer you on every step of the way. Your Aesthetic Family is a call away…
- Invasix, ‘BodyTite™’, http://www.invasix.com/BodyTite_7/ – Accessed March 2017
- Radiant Healthcare, ‘Ultra-Z’, http://www.radianthealth.co.za/products/ultra-z-surgical-ultrasound-assisted-lipolysis/ultra-z/ – Accessed March 2017
- ULTRA-Z SYSTEM, ‘ULTRA-Z SYSTEM for precision body contouring’, http://www.radianthealth.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/ULTRA-Z-System-Catalogue_1506-compressed.pdf , Accessed March 2017
Written by: Danike Bouwer
Edited by: Dr Jenni Irvine
©The Aesthetics Centre March 2017