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Vaser Shape Fat-off: Live blogging while achieving killer bikini body
By April MacIntyre Jun 7, 2012, 21:26 GMT
For the rest of us, good gym workouts and counting calories often times are not enough. However, in recent years, non surgical fat management has accelerated and now has proven track records of inches lost, and sustained results. Can I get a "Hallelujah"?
Like most people, the idea of buying a swimsuit and being seen in it gives me anxiety.
The thought of wearing a bikini after age 40 requires planning, preparedness and abstaining from all the junk we throw down without thinking about it when younger.
If you're a lucky girl or boy, you can relax and enjoy the benefits of being either genetically touched by the skinny angels or extremely dedicated to keeping in shape.
For the rest of us, good gym workouts and counting calories often times are not enough. However, non surgical fat management has accelerated and now has proven track records of inches lost and sustained results. Can I get a "Hallelujah"?
There are several ways to topically treat the extra flab that seems to grow larger in mass the older we get...especially the stubborn areas of inner thighs, the tummy donut (fat circling the bellybutton) love handles, upper arms, bra rolls around the back and triceps — these are the most prominent places for fat accumulation.
We all know what works to get fit: You must watch your diet strenuously, all of us, especially as we age. You must do something sweat-inducing AT LEAST three days a week, including cardiovascular activity, and you must add upper and lower body strength training and resistance workouts.
Drink eight glasses of water a day, as it detoxifies you and rids your body of salt, drink room temperature water or more hot teas and herbal non-sweetened drinks too.
Now, you may say, "I've done all that and I still have a pudge that won't budge." Today, I am finally getting rid of the flab and quickly!
Vaser Shape is the latest in this bulging category - so good that it won the award for Best Non-Surgical Body Shaping device at the 2nd Annual Aesthetic Awards event held on April 14th during the Aesthetic Show (TAS) 2012.
How it works: Vaser uses high frequency sound waves to generate localized heat beneath the surface of the skin. Vaser Shape achieves this with a special handpiece that delivers two overlapping beams of ultrasound energy.
By moving the handpiece over a patient's body, a physician can treat the tissue layer that is one to five centimeters below the surface of the skin.
Heat produced by ultrasound diathermy creates a "micromassage" effect on the fat cells. By warming the connective tissue, redistributing fat and encouraging blood circulation, VASER Shape temporarily reduces the appearance of cellulite to slim and smooth your body shape.
Zonal massage used in concert with ultrasound diathermy (Vaser Shape), helps your body drain and metabolize purged fatty fluids from targeted problem areas.
Today at board certified plastic surgeon, Vaser pioneer and consultant Dr. Peter Fodor's offices in Century City, CA., his introduction of Vaser Shape promises to rid of my extra belly fat without cutting, sucking or any pain, and you know what? They actually delivered.
There are a lot of products and procedures on the market that promise to get rid of inches and most of them do for about an hour or so, until you have a sip of water of a bite of a cracker. The treated fat literally melts away and you eventually eliminate it naturally.
The entire procedure was 40 minutes and felt like a hot rock massage on my tummy. It was relaxing and soothing. And, when I got off the bed, I was 1 1/2 inches smaller around my waistline.