Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Vaser Me Softly

Wide Aware Liposuction Makes a Perfect Ultra SOUND
Entertainment Tonight recently aired an unbelievable segment depicting wide awake liposuction. In the segment, Dr. Payman Simoni, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, performed liposuction while the patient was talking on the phone. He was using a new ultrasonic technology named VASER® Lipo to create a smooth, predictable result.

“When I was a medical student I became so fascinated with liposuction that I decided to have the procedure done during my plastic surgery rotation. As I was going under anesthesia I started to get very scared. Next thing I remembered I was waking up in a recovery room sick to my stomach and throwing up. I was in severe pain for one week. Afterward, when I thought that it had all been worth it, I noticed the suctioned area was uneven,” Dr Simoni recalls. “Some of my faith in liposuction was restored when I first learned about wide awake liposuction in my surgical training. But what really amazed me was the VASER Liposelection® procedure.”
Imagine you could lie comfortably on a bed without any anesthesia and lose those fat pockets in just a few hours. Using a new ultrasound technology, called VASER Lipo, the fat can be gently melted away leaving a smooth end result. Amazingly you can walk home right after liposuction and return to work a day or two after.

In the wide awake technique, very small instruments are used. This permits a more delicate and gentle approach to liposuction. Since the patient is awake during the procedure he or she can stand up so the body can be sculpted more accurately. “By mixing wide awake liposuction and the benefits of VASER Lipo technology, we are able to combine safety and better results,” Dr Simoni explains.

VASER LipoSelection uses the gentle power of ultrasound to remove unwanted fat without damaging surrounding tissues—such as nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue— to promote smooth contours and rapid healing. The trauma that the traditional liposuction inflicts on nerves and blood vessels is the main cause of pain and bruising. The selective action of the VASER Lipo System minimizes pain and bruising, and thus decreases downtime. Since the fat is first softened by gentle ultrasonic waves, the end result is smooth and predictable.

“VASER Lipo is different from previous ultrasonic fat removal technologies in its efficacy and gentleness,” Dr Simoni explains. “I looked into other new techniques such as laser and mesotherapy, but I feel VASER technology is superior in its efficiency and end results. That is why I chose to incorporate VASER Lipo into my practice.”

“There are many occasions that I wished I could go back in time,” said Dr Simoni. “My liposuction experience is definitely one of those times. To do it over again, I would have been treated with VASER Lipo while wide awake.”

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Simoni Lift, Looking Younger Has Never Been Easier


The SIMONI LIFT TM is a minor, one-hour procedure with long lasting natural results. It was designed by Dr. Simoni to improve the laxity of jowls, cheeks, loose neck (turkey neck) and facial skin without the need for major anesthesia. Recovery is quicker and more comfortable than traditional face lift with more natural results. This procedure is best for people who do not wish to have a traditional pulled and unnatural face lift look.

Aging alters the body in many ways, but nowhere are these harsh realities as visible as on the face. Coupled with the sun’s damaging rays, the aging process coarsens the texture of the skin, diminishes its youthful layer of fatty tissue, and causes the angularity of the face to be lost. As the skin makes its downward descent off the cheeks, jaw, and neck, it pouches into unsightly bags and overhanging jowls. These outward signs often generate comments of tiredness and questions of sadness that really belie an inner vitality. The great value of SIMONI LIFT TM is that it can help counter this generalized facial sagging and give the face a more rested and youthful appearance. The procedure does not change you; it simply makes you look the way you did years ago.

For SIMONI LIFT TM, You will only need local anesthesia, which is relatively painless local injection of an anesthetic mixed with epinephrine to numb your face. The idea behind avoiding major anesthesia is so you would have a safer procedure. You can carry a normal conservation during the procedure without feeling any major discomfort. You will be able to go home right after. Dr Simoni is experts in keeping even the most anxious patients relaxed and comfortable.
SIMONI LIFT TM removes excess skin and fat from the face and neck area through well planned incisions that start in the hairline, run down in front of the ear, up behind the ear. It repositions and supports the underlying structures and drooping fat, muscles, skin. The preoperative analysis evaluates the quality of the skin, looseness at the jaw line, the angle from the chin to the bottom of the neck, and the amount of fat and excess skin present in the neck area. The results are very dependent on the elasticity of the skin. If the skin has had extensive damage, additional procedures may be required. SIMONI LIFT TM can best correct skin laxity in the face and neck as well as contour problems caused by protruding fat.

In every face, regardless of the person’s age, some slack can be found. Following SIMONI LIFT TM, the aging process continues and the skin loses more of its elastic properties. Gravity causes the loose skin to accumulate along the jaws, along the sides of the mouth and in the center of the neck under the chin. It is impossible to predict when – and to what extent – this may happen. Genetics, age differences, ethnic backgrounds, stress, illness, and nutrition all play a role in how soon mini-lift procedures may be considered. However on the average it may take 10-15 years before you might need any additional tuck up.

By Avoiding anesthesia swelling and bruising is significantly reduced. You should be able to go out in public with the help of make upwithin a few days, but this will vary. It's important to limit your activities for several days. It will probably be 4-7 days before you can return to work.

As with any procedure, the general risks include bleeding, infection. Though rare, you may develop a pocket of blood and fluid, called a hematoma. This would probably need to be removed by releasing a few sutures and removing the collection. You should expect to have little discomfort, but any that occurs can be controlled with pain medication. Intense pain is a sign that you should call your doctor. There will probably be decreased sensation of the face for a month or so with a gradual return to normal. You can expect to feel, but not usually see, a few little bumps that will even out over time. There will be permanent scars from the procedure that at first will be red, but should fade and be inconspicuous.
For more information you may refer to http://drsimoni.com or http://simonilift.com
Dr. Payman Simoni is a dual board certified in Facial Plastic Surgeon practicing in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Simoni’s background in facial surgery combined with his “natural looking” results, has made him one of the most sought after facial plastic surgeons.