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Thursday, January 12, 2012

i-lipo- A Cutting Edge Technique Without the Cutting Edge

I often write about The New York Group for Plastic Surgery.  Some of you may wonder about my loyalty and affiliation.  No, I haven't been redone from head to toe!  Here's the story:

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, years ago, I had the great good fortune of being cared for by the renowned Surgical Oncologist Dr. Roy Ashikari, (Formerly Chief Surgeon at Memorial Sloan Kettering).  At that time he was chief of St. Agnes Hospital in White Plains, N.Y.   Well meaning friends would ask if I was going for a other opinions, "in New York".  I get it...  Many of the brightest and best in the world are practicing 40 minutes from my home, but through research and recommendation, I knew I had my man.  A few years later I also became a patient of his son Dr. Andrew Ashikari and in turn, the Plastic Surgery office of The New York Group for Plastic Surgery,  where I met the incredibly talented Dr. Andy Salzberg

Too late for me, but in time for many, 8 years ago, Dr's. Ashikari and Salzberg pioneered direct to implant, nipple sparing reconstruction for women at high risk as well as breast cancer patients.  Laymen's terms?  You wake up from surgery with finished reconstruction!  This is a game changer...and it all happened in the burbs...

So, for those of you who think the only place to have breast surgery, reconstruction, Botox, Juvaderm and your nips and tucks is in NYC...think again.  i-lipo is just another example, along with Ultherapy of the cutting edge techniques for face and body rejuvenation that are available at The New York Group for Plastic Surgery.

What is i-lipo?

i-lipo is the latest in laser lipolysis, offering you a way to achieve inch loss and body contouring with no pain, no needles and no down time.

How does it work?

The fatty acids and glycerol are then transported around the body to the tissues that will use them during metabolism to create energy. This process of fatty acid release is a natural response of the body when the body needs to used stored energy reserves, thus i-Lipo is not creating any unnatural reaction in the body nor does it affect or damage any surrounding structures such as skin, blood vessels and peripheral nerves.

Why i-Lipo?

The i-Lipo system has many advantages over other similar systems.
Here are just a few!

Clinically proven:

Independent clinical studies have shown i-Lipo to be, in some cases, comparable to results achieved by liposuction. Ultrasound imagery shows up to 30% reduction in the fat layer depth after just one treatment. Additional treatments improve results further. Results can be seen immediately after each treatment as the fat cell contents are released. Light exercise post treatment can accelerate the removal of the released fat .

Affordable treatment:
Compared to surgical liposuction and other Ultrasound or laser techniques i-Lipo is much more affordable with similar results.

Safe and Painless:
i-Lipo uses low levels of visible red laser light to create a safe and painless bio-stimulation effect in the targeted fat tissue. This stimulation is of the normal chemical pathways which the body uses to free up energy resources when required, so i-Lipo does not produce any abnormal effects in the body or damage body tissue such as cells, blood vessels or neighbouring nerves or vital organs. The treatment can be performed on all skin types and body areas where unwanted fat is stored and you can return to normal activity immediately after treatment.

Immediate results: (Hello)!!!!

Results can be seen immediately after treatment. Typically a 2-4cm loss in abdomen circumference can be achieved with every treatment. A course of 8 treatments is recommended over 4 weeks with 2 treatments per week. A period of exercise post treatment will ensure the complete metabolism and thus elimination from the body of the freed fatty acids.

Targeted fat reduction:
i-Lipo can target fat reduction in specific problem area. By positioning the laser pads on the target area such as chin, upper arms, abdomen or thighs fat can be broken down and removed specifically from that area. This is a big advantage over diet and exercise which can reduce overall body fat but not shape individual areas.

Check out these before and after pics:

Though it sounds to good to be true, technology is bringing us closer and closer to long lasting results from non-invasive treatments with little or no down time.  Big props to i-lipo for making it painless too!

For area readers who would like to try i-lipo,  please click on this link and schedule your appointment at The New York Group for Plastic Surgery . Tell them you are a DivaDebbi loyal reader and you will receive a 10% discount on your 8 treatments, (normally $1600).

Here are my two burning questions and I will edit in the answers when I get them:
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1) Where does the fat go??? 
It's absorbed into the lymph system

2)  Is there any bruising?

What have you got to lose???  Well, we've all got a 'lil something something.



  1. I had i-lipo done in Las Vegas at Safe Laser Centers.. it was amazing. My friend told me to go and have a treatment before I put on my bathing suit and went to the pool at Mandalay Bay. Wow, was my friend right !! I-lipo took a total of 3 inches off my waist.. i felt so much better wearing my bathing suit.. cant wait to go back to vegas and get more treatments.

  2. such a cool testimonials.. any other to share similar experiences??? i am seriously considering i Lipo but need more reviews.. found a few at LipoAdvisor (right here) but i think i should read much more in order to make sure this procedure is right for me!

  3. My advice is to 1) Do your homework on the place and person who you are considering doing this procedure at/with and 2) ask if they can put you in touch with someone who had done the procedure.

    Always best to hear it first hand...

    Good luck!




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