Beverely Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 23, 2004
Those ten pounds. You know exactly what IÂm talking about. TheyÂre not in any one place. ItÂs a little under your chin, a smidgen over your knees, a bit on the back of your arms, something oozing around your bra and more than a little extra padding on the always problematic hips-stomach and the butt area. They wonÂt diet away and a whole series of personal trainers have failed in their attempts to help me get rid of mine. Even if I were to bite the bullet and go under the knife, where would I even tell the doctor to begin? Start at the knees and keep moving up until you get to my nose? It just seems so extreme.
Discouraged, I put on my most flattering black pants and join my friend S. for lunch. S. is a television producer of a certain age who actually manages to pull off ÂIÂm thirty-one,Â without anyone so much as blinking. When she stands up to hug me, I am shocked. Her ten pounds have disappeared. ÂCanyon Ranch?Â I ask. She just smiles and shakes her head, ÂMesotherapy.Â
IÂve heard the word before, but IÂm not quite sure exactly what it means. S. explains. ÂMesotherapy is a series of injections that consist of small amounts of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and herbs injected into the middle of the layers of the skin.Â The combination of ingredients stimulates cells to shed fat which is then carried away in the bloodstream and excreted. Little pain, no surgery, no downtime, and no more ten pounds. It sounds too good to be true. But S. assures me itÂs not. ÂRoberta Flack lost forty pounds this way. It was on 20/20. DonÂt you watch the news?Â She whips out her cell phone and makes me an appointment with her Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Simon Ourian (800-828-6466), a mesotherapy pioneer who treats many of HollywoodÂs A-list celebrities and trains other doctors.
Lipo, Without the Suction
A few days later, IÂm in his office. More than a little nervous and not daring to hope that this could possibly work. But Dr. Ourian lays my fears to rest. He smiles and tells me IÂm not the first patient heÂs had who didnÂt really think it would work. ÂYou donÂt have to believe me, just wait and see for yourself.Â If this really works, why isnÂt everyone doing it?Â I want to know. ÂI believe that everyone who wants to lose fat in specific areas will soon be doing this. ItÂs just a matter of time until the general public learns about it,Â says Dr. Ourian. I am amazed at what I am hearing. He continues, ÂBut you have to be careful. ThereÂs a real art to it.Â He explains to me that different amounts and combinations of drugs are targeted to different areas and different needs. ÂI use a different cocktail for cellulite than I do to melt love handles.Â Obviously, you need a doctor with the skill and experience to know which combinations to use.
Dr. Ourian combines several syringes with different mixtures for my different areas and the next thing I know, heÂs injecting my fat with his magic potion. All of it. Every little pocket where those ten pounds are hiding, Dr. Ourian seeks it out with his mesotherapy cocktail. I feel like a bit of a pincushion, but itÂs over before I know it. ÂYou will have a little bruising and soreness. But a hot bath should take care of it.Â I do, and it does.
The Side Effects
I go back for a few more treatments at one week intervals, and while I think I see some results, itÂs not the drastic change for which I was hoping. I share my disappointment with Dr. Ourian. He gives me a warm smile. ÂYouÂre still a little puffy from the mesotherapy.Â he tells me. ÂGive it a little while to go away and youÂll see the full results.Â Â Oh,Â he says, almost as an afterthought, ÂYou should notice that your skin should become smoother.Â Now heÂs got to be pulling my leg. This whole event was an elaborate joke concocted by S. who did go to Canyon Ranch and just lied about it. I mumble something and slink out of the office, resigned to living with those evil ten pounds.
Melting Fat For Good
Two-and-a-half weeks later it happens. I start shrinking. I am the Incredible Shrinking Woman. The cellulite on my legs somehow disappeared, leaving my skin smoother. Just like Dr. Ourian said. My chin decides itÂs twenty again and miraculously firms up. The backs of my arms make the same excellent decision. And the dreaded hip-stomach-butt troika is suddenly delightfully shapely and sexy. I spend a perfect afternoon trying on everything in my closet and making a huge pile of all the things IÂll need to have tailored. Then I spend another blissful afternoon at Barneys New York trying on outfits I canÂt afford but in which I look like a supermodel. I havenÂt been this happy since the Christmas I got my first bike.
Dr. Ourian was right. I wonder if heÂd like tulips or peonies better?
Mesotherapy costs an average of $500 dollars a session. For more information visit http://www.mesotherapy411.com or contact Epione directly at 800-828-6466.
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