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For the Holidays – Body Shaping for the Body You’ve Always Wanted

No matter how much you exercise and diet, you can’t direct where you’ll lose weight.

Take a look at this discussion by Dr. Tess on San Diego Living about the next generation of liposuction procedures called Ticko Lipo and Liposculpture.

“Everything you have in your closet will fit better, and you’ll feel so much better,” says Dr. Tess.

Amazing Before and After photos – the patient went from a size 12 to a size 6! Also works wonders for men – take a look at the before/after photos for a male patient!

Call us today – we’re happy to answer your questions, and help you make an appointment for one of these body shaping procedures.

This Holiday give yourself the Gift of the body you’ve always wanted!

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Tickle Liposuction Best for Body Sculpting – An Interview

This is a recent interview that Dr. Tess did with TickleLipo.com:

Tickle Lipo – It’s no secret you’ve been using Tickle Lipo on your patients for several years now. Why did you decide to go with this technology?

Dr. Tess  –  I began doing traditional liposuction ten years ago. When laser and later, Vaser liposuction, came along I tried both technologies. Once Tickle Lipo came along – I tried it – and I’m so happy that this technology exists. It makes my job easier and generates results that are difficult to achieve with other technologies.

TL – How Is It Different?

Dr. Tess – You are really doing contouring in a three-dimensional way under the skin. When it comes to fine detail, sculpting, which is what I do. I really sculpt the body and I find that Tickle Lipo makes the job much easier. I have a lot better control and a better way to blend in the areas that I’ve done to the areas that are not done. I’m able to do that at a fast pace and with less effort on my part. Patients get much better results and are very happy.

TL – Does It Help With Tummy Tucks?

Dr. Tess – I specialize in larger-volume liposuction. I’m comfortable with removing four liters of fat in one session – and Tickle Lipo is much more efficient for such procedures, meaning you’re not keeping your patient under anesthesia as long. Even with high volume liposuction the areas we treat don’t get the expected loose skin. I believe the Tickle Lipo technique adds to skin tightening or at least, it doesn’t create the loose skin that people worry about.

Some of my patients who have gone to plastic surgeons to investigate tummy tucks are coming in, and we’re removing the equivalent of eight pounds of fat just from their abdomen – without a tummy tuck or getting loose skin.

I tell most patients – in my view, a tummy tuck is really only reserved for patients who have lost maybe 100 pounds or have had significant stretch marks from previous pregnancies. If you don’t have that and have normal skin – and I’ve done Tickle Lipo on patients in their mid-sixties – I really do not see loose skin at all, even though I’m removing many liters of fat. There are a lot of surgeons who are not comfortable with working with larger patients – but that’s a specialty of mine.

TL – And you have your share of revision patients?

Dr. Tess – That’s correct. I think, unfortunately, there a lot of people out there that have had previous liposuction surgery that has left them disfigured and it has placed an emotional strain on them. Because I am able to do a lot of fine sculpting and finessing – and sculpt areas many surgeons don’t want to touch such as the arms, inner thighs, and around the knees – patients feel very comfortable and know they can leave much happier.

TL – You Mention Sculpting. How Important Is That?

Dr. Tess  – Because I’m a woman – I think there is something different in how a woman handles a body. My patients get a woman’s touch – an artist’s touch… an expert’s touch. It’s all about creating a physical shape that is ideal. I had one patient – sixty four years old – she went from a size twelve to a size four!

Learn more about Dr. Tess’s Tickle Lipo procedure.

Liposuction May Reduce Triglycerides

Did you see this latest news from The Los Angeles Times posted today? The “Booster Shots” blog reports that liposuction “may…reduce harmful fat circulating in the blood,” according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Investigators measured “triglyceride levels in” nearly 230 individuals undergoing the procedure. The researchers found that “in people with normal triglyceride levels, cosmetic surgery made no difference.” However, “among people who started out with high triglycerides, blood tests taken three months after surgery showed a 43% reduction in triglycerides.”

There’s another post from HealthDay as well that reports, “Levels of white blood cells also dipped after liposuction and in patients who had both procedures.” However, “levels of cholesterol and blood sugar didn’t change significantly.”

Triglycerides are a type of lipid found in your blood. When you eat, your body converts any calories it doesn’t need to use right away into triglycerides. The triglycerides are stored in your fat cells. Later, hormones release triglycerides for energy between meals. If you regularly eat more calories than you burn, particularly “easy” calories like carbohydrates and fats, you may have high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia). Having a high level of triglycerides, a type of fat (lipid) in your blood, can increase your risk of heart disease.

I’ve you have questions about how Liposuction and Liposculpture can help you, please call us at the Scripps Ranch Dermatology and Cosmetic Center or the Dr. Tess Dermatology and Cosmetic Center in La Jolla.

Mens Liposculpture: Fathers Day Makeover

Dr. Tess was on the San Diego Channel 6 weekend news and the video is now available! (see below)

The topic was “Father’s Day Makeover” and Dr. Tess was joined by her liposculpture patient Robert. Tickle Lipo was performed on the abdomen and “love handles.”

This is just one of the many treatments we offer for men at Scripps Ranch Dermatology and Cosmetic Center.

Tickle Lipo Liposculpture

What do you think of the difference?
We welcome your comments below.

Video: Dr. Tess and a Patient Talks about a Fat Transfer Procedure

Dr. Tess recently talked with San Diego Living about a Fat Transfer / Lipo procedure she recently did on a client, Barb.

Now you can shape your body by moving fat from the places you want to slim down to the places that  you want to fill out!

See Barb and Dr. Tess talk about the amazing procedure:

For even more info, there is a video showing Barb before the procedure talking about the plan:

And then see Barb in an After video, talking with Dr. Tess about the Lipo work.

It’s an amazing story.  Be sure to check it out!

Don’t Forget, our Lipo “Buy One Area Get One FREE” Special is over at the end of May!

There’s only a couple days left. You can lock in your special price now and schedule your procedure for a later date!

New Treatment, Video, and Specials

Introducing Renuvia Fat Transfer

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We can now take fat from your abdomen, arms, knees or thighs and transfer it to your face, hands, buttocks and even breasts! Results are natural looking and lasting!  Renuvia Fat Transfer:  Ageless at Any Age!

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Dr. Tess on National TV

Dr. Tess was on the nationally syndicated TV show The Doctors last week to talk about a painful and embarrassing condition known as hidradenitis supurativa.

Watch the segment with Dr. Tess Mauricio helping her patient:

New Specials

Mother’s Day is this Sunday! It’s not too late to give mom the perfect gift!

Don’t know which one to choose? As always, Gift Certificates are available!

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For a limited time, Buy One Area, Get One FREE and get the body you’ve always wanted!

*expires 5/31

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For the month of May, get a $45 Microdermabrasion with our esthetician, beauty icon Genesis Walcher (aka Patricia Javier).

That’s a 55% discount!

*limit 1 per person

Genesis Walcher is a beauty queen, star of over 16 feature films, EMI recording artist, cover model, skin care expert and esthetician.

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FREE Tickle Lipo: Find out more about the latest fat removal method!

New Year, New Specials!

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