"If your clothes could talk, what would they say? Is that little black dress a little too little or are last year's go-to pants now relegated to the back of the closet? Everyone has at least one piece of clothing in their closet they look at longingly, hoping to wear someday. However even with a healthy diet and regular exercise, fat in certain areas, such as the abdomen and love handles, can be particularly difficult to eliminate. In fact, 89% of Americans report feeling bothered by excess weight on their bodies.1 But now there's SculpSure, a breakthrough technology that reduces stubborn fat in problem areas for a more slender, sculpted figure, in just 25 minutes."
1 American Society of Dermatologic Surgery 2 Single treatment of average reduction in fat volume as measured by MRI; Clinical and Histological Evaluations of a 1060nm Laser Device for Non-Invasive Fat Reduction – John W. Decorato, MD., F A C S. Rafael Sierra, Ph.D., Bo Chen, Ph.D., Westford, MA, 2014. 3 American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
"When 'Extreme Makeover' first hit the airwaves in December 2002, ASPS had no objection to its members participating in the groundbreaking reality series - as long as producers maintained the integrity of doctor-patient relationship and the show's patient-selection process did not devolve into a contest.
The Society, however, did not offer the same support or approval when the inevitable copycat cosmetic surgery shows began to debut - each one seemingly more outrageous than the last, and many of them sparking ethical debates in the plastic surgery commu7nity over the inaccurate representations of the specialty in comparison to the positive image portrayed in "Extreme Makeover." Series such as "The Swan," in which woman contestants (judged as unattractive 'ugly ducklings') competed for extreme surgical makeovers in hope of becoming "beautiful" and "I Want a Famous Face," in which young patients underwent surgery to transform their features to look like their favorite celebrity, received backlash."
By Conor Ferguson and Cathy Becker
Featured on ABC News
"The latest weapon in the battle of the bulge is the body contouring process known as SculpSure, a nonsurgical procedure that claims to be the first to use lasers to “melt” stubborn abdominal fat..."