frequently Asked Questions
Body Sculpting with HD Liposuction
General anesthesia for liposuction has not been used for decades. Any pain during the procedure is minimized using tumescent fluid free and does not use general anesthesia. You will start by taking an oral medicine to help you relax, and then Dr. Hagerty will begin by injecting a tumescent solution containing a local anesthetic into the treatment area. Using our HD Lipo vibration equipment, you will feel an odd sensation as the liquid floods the area, but it has never been described as painful. Maybe a little ticklish because of the vibration? This tumescence and will cause the fat cells to swell so they are easier to remove. Once the lidocaine numbs you then the body sculpting begins by removing the fat and, if desired, moving it to enhance other areas of your body.
Every individual body and every procedure is different, but a good rule of thumb is, if a fat transfer is included, it may take four hours. Less if you are just having fat removed. We will discuss that timeframe with you during your consultation based on your body goals.
No. Due to the medications you will be given the day of the procedure, you will need someone to pick you up and take you home. Or, your ride can wait and relax at our clinic during your procedure in our beautiful lounge. They will be very comfortable with access to snacks, drinks, magazines, Netflix and Apple Music or whatever they’d like to do.
- Procedure day – Expect to go home after the procedure and rest the remainder of the day.
- Day 1 after (post) procedure – You will be noticeably sore. As an example, imagine that you hadn’t been to the gym in months and you decided to go back. You hit it hard the first day spending HOURS in the gym. Perhaps you even hire a trainer and it turns out the trainer is tough. The next day…. you HURT! It’s manageable, but this is how you will feel. Movement, with the support of the binder we provide to you, is helpful. Go for a simple walk in your neighborhood for 20 minutes; even up to 1 mile through short little walks throughout the day is better. The more you move, the better you will feel. You will have pain medications to help as needed. Drink a lot of water and rest. You will NOT want to go to work this day.
- Day 2 post procedure – Continue walking today. You won’t feel as bad as the day before and you will be able to do all of your basic tasks at home and even basic errands. We recommend that you not return to work this day. Stay home, continue to drink a lot of water, rest, and walk.
- Day 3 post procedure – You will come back to the clinic to see Dr. Hagerty. You will begin to feel some real relief this day. Oral medications will change from an acetaminophen base to an NSAID with the doctor’s approval which will improve pain management. Over 50% of our clients go back to work this day. Again, drink a lot of water and walk.
- Days 4-30. You will be in a compression garment for 24 hours/day, except for showering, to maximize results and healing. Your comfort and activity levels will continue to improve each day, however you will not be able to participate in strenuous activities. This includes activities such as running, yoga, jump rope, etc.
Every person, every case, and every individual body is very different. Our consultations are free and with absolutely no obligation at which time pricing is discussed in detail and financial arrangements can be made.
When the procedure is done, the fat cells have been permanently removed from your body and will no longer cause fat in those treated areas. The amount of fat removed and the resulting body shape can vary and are unique to each patient. Our before and After section shows real-life examples of the variety of results.
Some technologies have been developed to try and damage/kill the fat that lies just barely under the skin with tools that work through the surface of the skin. They do not use needles, small incisions or even large incisions. To some this is a significant advantage; however, it proves to be their greatest limitation and markedly limits their results. Because they rely on cool or heat to go through the surface of the skin, their power is limited, otherwise it would hurt or damage/kill the skin. As a result, many people experience discomfort with only minimal, if even noticeable fat reduction. Premier Body and Laser uses HD Liposuction that is performed by a doctor and gently removes over three times the amount of fat (compared to the cooling or heating devices) in one procedure with minimal downtime and no damage to the skin or critical supportive structures under the skin. This yields much better results for less cost to you!
These other technologies are a type of liposuction that uses high-frequency ultrasound waves or medical-grade lasers to damage, destroy and then remove fat cells under the skin. Unfortunately, these processes also damage nerves or the elastic support network under the skin resulting in weaker skin retraction and prolonged healing. Premier’s HD Lipo technology uses vibration technique drastically reducing bruising or damage to supportive tissues, significantly improving cosmetic appearance, and reducing healing times by half. After 40 years of different liposuction tools, the HD Liposuction equipment has revolutionized the most popular cosmetic procedure to reduce the risks of others, capitalize on strengths and bring patients Premier results!
Enlighten 3 FAQ
Tattoos are removed by lasers that emit short pulses of intense light that pass through the top layers of the skin to where the ink is located. The light breaks the ink into tiny, dust-like particles that are readily absorbed by your body, and eliminated through its natural processes.
Most tattoos require several treatments for effective removal, depending on a number of different factors including your age, your tattoos age and location, quality of ink, ink colors, your skin color, location of your tattoo and overall health. On average, a patient will need between 3 and 6 treatments for complete removal of all ink colors.
The cost of removing a tattoo is dependent upon several factors such as the size of the tattoo, how much ink there is, age of tattoo and type of ink. The pricing starts at ___ however to get an accurate estimate of what it will cost for complete removal we recommend coming in for a consultation.
Enlighten is the worlds first dual wavelength and dual pulse duration technology for tattoo removal, pigment and skin revitalization and has just been taken to a whole new level with the 670 wavelength added. It uses a much faster, more advanced, cutting edge technology called pico technology which delivers greater laser energy at an incredible speed of trillionth of a second; 1000x faster than nano-technology. This causes a rapid thermal expansion that shatters tattoo pigment into minuscule particles, which can be then absorbed more quickly and excreted from the body with less chance of scarring, less discomfort, and a shorter recovery time. With 3 different wavelengths that are inside of the laser we can remove all colors of ink from black, red, blue , green, purple, and even turquoise in a just a couple treatments. Having the dual pulse durations to treat ink that is superficial to extremely dense and deep and 3 different wavelengths for all colors is a game changer for anyone looking to remove or lighten their tattoos.
Pico Genesis FAQ
PICO Genesis is the latest aesthetic treatment to improve the appearance of unwanted freckles, sun spots and age spots – gently, predictably and quickly. PICO Genesis treatments will make your skin appear lighter, brighter, and more even in a series of two to three treatments.
Everyone’s skin contains a substance called melanin. It’s what gives our skin its color. When melanin occurs in high concentrations, it can result in brown spots and uneven skin tone. PICO Genesis uses laser light to selectively shatter unwanted pigmentation and remodel the upper layer of the skin to return balance + clearance + radiance to your skin.
A series of two to three PICO Genesis treatments are recommended to achieve an optimal outcome, and ongoing maintenance treatments are encouraged to sustain results over time. Your PICO Genesis provider will discuss a treatment plan during your consultation.
PICO Genesis treatments are ideal for the face, hands and other areas of the body with noticeable signs of sun damage and excess pigmentation.
Prior to treatment, your provider will clean the area. You will feel the tip of the laser device touch your skin. As the laser energy is applied, you’ll feel a sensation t hat patients often compare to a electric rain sensation. Most patients do not find the treatment uncomfortable, but if you do, your treatment provider may apply a topical anesthetic. Immediately after treatment, you may apply cold air or an ice pack for a short time. You should keep the treated area out of the sun and/or apply sunscreen for protection. Your PICO Genesis provider may recommend additional follow-up care.
Most patients experience mild redness and swelling immediately following the treatment. These side effects are temporary and typically resolve in several hours. Over the course of a few days, the treated sun spots and freckles will become darker and flake off as they heal, revealing a new, even complexion.
Although you may experience mild redness and swelling for a few hours following the treatment, you can expect to return to your regular activities