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New Body Firming Treatments

body firmingThe obesity level in America has become a major concern due to a lack of disciplined health and fitness routines. Eating right combined with exercise is still the best recipe for maintaining a reasonable level of health. However, there are several noninvasive procedures that can assist with tightening more common problem areas of the body. These include minor plastic surgery treatments performed by cosmetics surgeons that result in distinct definition of the most difficult areas. Continue reading

Liposuction For Thighs

liposuction for thighsWhile self-image has always been a problem for millions of women who struggle with body size and type, there has been a new trend in the beauty and cosmetics industry that may surprise most. The gap that is formed between the thighs when a model walks down the runway and stands still has become a prized symbol of health and beauty, with countless women striving for ultra-thin legs in order to achieve the “thigh gap” that is now a sexy icon. While thin legs are not necessarily a symbol of skinniness due to the amount of muscle mass in the thighs, they have become a topic of jealousy and plastic surgeons have begun capitalize upon its popularity. Continue reading

Upper Arm Lift Surgery Gains in Popularity

arm liftPlastic surgery and cosmetics procedures have seen an increase in popularity over the last decade. Many new procedures and surgeries have been introduced to the market and prices have become more affordable. Cosmetic surgery procedures, especially dermal fillers, have been increasingly popular. However, it was the upper arm-lift cosmetic surgery that had the greatest rise in popularity between 2000 to2012, according to a recent plastic surgery report. Continue reading

Non-Surgical Lipo – The Latest Fat Busting Technology

There are a wide variety of different cosmetics procedures that a person seeking fat reduction can undergo. Bariatric surgery, liposuction, laser fat reduction, ultrasound, and cryotherapy that freezes one’s fat away have been popular methods of reducing fat. Until now, however there was no way to effectively get quality fat reduction from a cosmetic operation without pain or extensive. A new treatment, however, may be the fat-buster that countless people are hoping for. The Vanquish device, manufactured by BTL Aesthetics in Massachusetts, seeks to eliminate excess quantities of body fat by using radio frequencies to eliminate the bulk carried around in the midsection and thighs without harming (or even touching) a patient’s body. Continue reading

13 Million Minimally Invasive Procedures Reported in 2012

The amount of people who opted to have some sort of cosmetic surgery rose again last year (2012), and the numbers are staggering. Over 14.6 million people decided to undergo cosmetic procedures in the United States. This was a five percent rise compared to 2011, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). What’s truly remarkable and interesting to note was just how many were considered “more invasive procedures.” Only 1.6 million. Continue reading

What’s Hot in 2013 – New Breast Augmentation Options

Breast augmentation has always been one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in the world, but that hasn’t changed the fact that it doesn’t always look natural. Many claim that they can spot a pair of surgically enhanced breasts easily. They just look too round, too big or otherwise unnatural. Few cosmetic surgical procedures are going to look absolutely perfect for all patients, but breast augmentation procedures have gotten better, and it looks like they will continue to improve throughout 2013. Here are just a few breast augmentation trends to look for throughout the year. Continue reading

Liposuction vs. Fat Transfer

It has long been a hallmark of the aesthetic medicine that people are always looking to lose weight. This makes it all the more surprising that new techniques in fat treatment are gaining in popularity which are focused on putting fat back in the body instead of taking it out. The BBC reported that this year marked the first time in the that more patients were undergoing operations in order to inject fat into different areas of their body rather than use an operation to suck it out. While liposuction and tummy tucks remain popular options, these injections is toppling the scales on fat and beauty. Continue reading

Natural Breast Enhancement Becomes Augmentation Alternative

The latest advance in cosmetic surgery is the combination of the two most popular choices in plastic surgery: breast augmentation and liposuction. Natural breast augmentation uses tissue from the patient’s body to create the increased volume and shapely contour that women seek in breast augmentation. This alternative has only recently been permitted in widespread use but is already showing great promise and unexpected benefits. Continue reading

Epione Offers New Laser Liposuction Procedure

Epione Medical Corporation, located in Beverly Hills’ Golden Triangle, now offers laser liposuction treatment. Laser liposuction uses special equipment to eradicate localized fat deposits from various parts of the body. The equipment disrupts fat cells in the body, and tighten skin tissue through coagulation. Continue reading

Advances in Cellulite Treatments Show Promise

celluliteCellulite is an unsightly thing that affects a majority of today’s women. It is caused by a number of different factors like lack of exercise, poor diet, and simply old age. Toxins and fatty deposits often get trapped in fat cells, pulling on the surface of the skin, creating cellulite. There are many things that women can do in order to combat cellulite. Here are just a few: Continue reading


Cellulite, a huge problem faced by a huge number of people of all ages. For so long, many claimed that there was no cure for cellulite, and then liposuction came as a big hype for poor cellulite victims. A lot of people went under the knife to get the ugly, lumpy fat out of their life forever. Too bad the results were not found to be permanent as the fat again reoccurred, and at times, in even more quantity than before. After that, mesotherapy, another much hailed treatment for cellulite, was introduced. This method’s popularity was mainly because of its non-surgical nature. Yet, although its results were better than liposuction, this method, too, seemed to lack what it promised. Continue reading

Surgical Sculpting To Achieve Body Balance

Body sculpting through surgery includes different techniques to address different problems. Some techniques will enhance areas of the body while others are designed to reduce fatty deposits. Reduction surgery like liposuction is generally performed on fatty deposits that have been resistant to diet and exercise. It is not considered a method of weight loss, but rather a method for improving body contours where weight loss and exercise have failed to provide optimum results. Continue reading

Understanding Body Contouring

Undergoing body contouring can be an exciting process. It uses the various sculpting processes done by plastic surgeons in order to reshape the body in nearly any area. You will be able to get rid of body fat you don’t want and can your skin made smooth and taut. It works well for those stubborn areas that don’t go away even with your healthy living habits. Let’s take a look at the various techniques used in body contouring, including liposuction and tummy tuck procedures. Continue reading

Why More Women are Choosing OptiLipo over Liposuction

young womanLOS ANGELES, Calif. — For many years, liposuction has been a popular choice for women who want to target problem areas and achieve a slimmer, smoother and firmer appearance. However, the procedure is not without its drawbacks, posing health dangers to some and short-lived results for others. To combat many of the ‘cons’ of liposuction, Epione Medical Corporation, a state-of-the-art aesthetic surgery center, now offers OptiLipo, a revolutionary alternative to liposuction. The procedure may successfully flush fat, block the ability to store fat and achieve long-lasting results, among other benefits.

“At Epione, we offer the latest and most progressive technology and aesthetic procedures in order to help out clients achieve the results they want, and look and feel better than ever before, ” said Dr. Simon Ourian, medical director. “OptiLipo has quickly become the premier choice for women wanting to get rid of excess fat and cellulite without undergoing anesthesia or having to worry about future weight gain.”

Revolutionary OptiLipo Treatment Flushes Fat, Fights Cellulite and Post-Treatment Weight Gain and Achieves a Smoother, Firmer Skin Surface

During the OptiLipo procedure, problem areas are injected with microscopic quantities of natural plant extracts, homeopathic, pharmaceutical agents and vitamins. The procedure targets fat reduction in desired areas, flushes the fat out and over the course of several sessions, blocks the body’s ability to store fat in those areas, while simultaneously stimulating the body’s ability to burn fat.

OptiLipo offers a number of benefits that liposuction does not:

  1. OptiLipo is non-surgical procedure that does not require anesthesia, posing far less health dangers than liposuction.
  2. OptiLipo achieves a smoother skin surface, and does not enhance preexisting cellulite, which often occurs with liposuction.
  3. No extensive medical evaluations or elaborate laboratory data is required prior to undergoing the OptiLipo procedure.

On average, based on the patient’s condition, results can be seen in two to three sessions. Some patients will see immediate results. Treatments are minimally invasive and recovery is immediate.

In addition to electing for OptiLipo as an alternative to liposuction, the treatment may also effective for aging skin, redundant or sagging skin, hand rejuvenation and neck rejuvenation.

“OptiLipo is one of the most popular procedures for women who want to reverse the signs of aging, regain a more youthful appearance and look fantastic in their clothes and swimwear, ” said Dr. Ourian. “Schedule a consultation and let’s discuss how OptiLipo can help you get amazing results.”

For more information about OptiLipo, or other non-surgical aesthetic treatments offered by Epione Medical Corporation, please call 310.598.2345.

Epione Investigates Natural Breast Augmentation: Making Good Use of Bad Fat

Much as many women may lament the amount of fat in their bodies, there’s one place where not enough fat is sure to cause worries and woes: the breasts. Fat is the most important element in the size and shape of a woman’s breasts, and without the breast size and shape they desire, many women begin to look into augmentation procedures.

But is there perhaps a way to use one worry to resolve the other—a way to take excess fat from one part of a woman’s body and use it to enhance her breasts?

Dr. Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills, is investigating just such an innovative procedure that is making headlines throughout the medical community.

The process involves transferring fat from one part of the body into the breasts. As one might expect, the procedure begins with liposuction. Liposuction using lasers almost always renders the fat unusable for transfer, while types that use ultrasound energy and pressurized water leave the fat ready for reuse elsewhere in the body.

One would naturally ask: is this procedure safe?

Naturally, many of the concerns that come from traditional implants, such as silicone, won’t occur with the fat transfer procedure. For example, as this augmentation is composed of body fat actually integrated into the existing tissue, one needn’t worry about the augmentation material rupturing. Also, as the augmentation is derived from the body’s own cells, there’s no risk of the body rejecting it.

That being said, Dr, Ourian is aware of the only recently lifted ban on using fat transfer for breast augmentation which raise valid questions concerning the safety of the procedure.

One concern includes the worry that the fat injected into the breast could cause calcification to occur creating a physical barrier to the accuracy of standard mammography tests. The medical community has not reached a consensus on this question, but a large number of doctors have responded with overwhelming approval of the procedure, especially as compared to traditional implant augmentation. As one doctor reported, new digital mammograms can easily identify calcification in the breasts, thus the mammogram is hardly impaired. Plus, when compared with the consequences of traditional implant augmentation, which block more than half the breast from the view of the mammogram, fat transfer augmentation begins to appear as a potentially safer alternative.

Another valid concern is whether or not enough of the fat transferred from one part of the body into the breasts will survive to call the procedure a success. Much like the first concern, there has not been an absolute consensus across the medical community about this question, but a large number of doctors agree that the likelihood of the fat surviving largely depends on the techniques used to acquire and then transfer the fat.

Thus, if the doctor uses the old, banned techniques, one can expect that a large percentage of the fat transferred will not survive and a second procedure will be required. Conversely, if the doctor uses the new techniques, one can expect 85-90% of the transferred fat to survive. If the doctor also implements new stem cell techniques, the transfer becomes even more effective.


Liposuction has been practiced in the US since 1974. Since that time many improvements and refinements have been made on the procedure. There are several different types of liposuction now available. You and your physician should discuss what type of liposuction is the best for your case.
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The New Liposuction Technique Means No Surgery or Suction

FEBRUARY 9, 2010, BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The team at Epione Medical Corporation in Beverly Hills, headed by Dr. Simon Ourian, has been investigating the latest non-invasive procedures for fat reduction. The latest technology OptiLipo is a procedure that uses a gentle yet effective method of selective cooling. Those who have tried diet and exercise to rid themselves of unattractive fat pads and bulges that persist in spite of their best efforts will find OptiLipo a wonderful alternative.
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