“I have seen numerous technologies come and go in the area of body sculpting.”
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (PRWEB) March 14, 2019
Dr. Lewis J. Obi, a board-certified plastic surgeon and founder of Obi Plastic Surgery Clinic, is pleased to be among only seven plastic surgeons across the country to offer SlimLipo™, an advanced laser-assisted fat removal procedure that serves as a better, more comfortable alternative to traditional liposuction. SlimLipo™ is a safe and effective fat removal option for those who want the unsightly fat removed from their waist, tummy, legs, arms and under the chin. read more...
The above press release released almost 11 years ago has now withstood the test of time. To date, Dr Lewis Obi has treated almost 2000 patients with consistent results, short downtime and without a single major complication. Unfortunately for the public, SlimLipo™ branding, also known as LifeSculpt™, was terminated by a take over in 2014. CEO Joseph Caruso of Boston based Palomar Medical Technology sold his company to competitor Cynosure who manufactures Smart Lipo™.
As a veteran plastic surgeon and innovator in the areas of lasers and stem cell based procedures, Dr. Lewis Obi states “I have seen numerous technologies come and go in the area of body sculpting.” French plastic surgeons first introduced traditional mechanical method of removing fat in the mid 1970’s. By the 1980’s liposuction became prevalent in the U.S. Dr. Obi states “I was never pleased with traditional liposuction procedures which is still the method of choice by the majority of U.S. plastic surgeons.” Ultrasound and later lasers were used to assist in the removal of fat. Smart Lipo was one of the first laser assisted methods of removing fat in the U.S. SlimLipo™ (LifeSculpt™) by Palomar followed and proved to be the safest and most effective platform.
Recently, Cool Sculpting was acquired by Allergan and heavily marketed. Although fat freezing is performed externally without anesthesia, liquified fat (oil) is left behind and can be problematic. Also, multiple and often uncomfortable treatments may be required. With one SlimLipo™ treatment, Dr Obi is able to treat multiple and large body areas safely. SlimLipo™ delivers, dual wave lengths that simultaneously melts fat and significantly tightens skin. The liquified fat is completely removed with small cannulas with minimal bruising or pain. Therefore most patients return to normal activities the next day. To date, no other technology, short of invasive “tummy tucks” and thigh lifts has been able to tighten skin as effectively as SlimLipo™.
With SlimLipo™, no incisions nor stitches are necessary and long term scarring is rare. Twilight anesthesia is used and therefore recovery is quick and smooth. Patients may shower the next day and most patients return to work the following day. “CoolSculpt, Smart Lipo and traditional liposuction results rarely match those of SlimLipo” states Dr Obi. “Also, I was introduced to the Asian pioneers in the world of fat derived stem cells by Palomar. This led me to combining the use of body lasers with fat derived stem cells in many new and innovative procedures.” said Dr Obi. An example is Dr. Obi’s OPERA lift which combines non surgical laser tightening of the neck with large volume stem cell enhanced fat for a non-surgical facelift (OPERA Lift - chapter 29 “Stem Cells in Aesthetic Procedures by Springer publications).
Lewis J. Obi MD
3599 University Blvd. W. Suite 604
Jacksonville, Fl 32216