Zeltiq® is the only FDA-approved, non-surgical and non-invasive procedure that uses an advanced cooling technology to destroy fat cells over time and eliminate excess fat in targeted areas of your body. Up to 25% of excess fat is removed in one session. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they are gone for good. There is no need for anesthesia or pain medications and there is no recovery time. Dr Touma and his staff were the first in Lebanon to work with this technology which is gaining much popularity around the world today. Ideal candidates for the Zeltiq procedure are relatively fit, but have some mild to moderate size fat bulges that are not easily reduced through diet and exercise. For those who are seeking spot reduction for specific areas of fat, but are not considering a surgical procedure, the Zeltiq procedure is an ideal solution. A word of caution, there are many ‘copy’ technologies that are not FDA approved and can cause burns and indentations, or might simply not work. We have managed several of these cases.
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Liposculpture under local anesthesia
Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic procedures today. Areas of unsightly fat deposits, from the face to the ankles, can be re-contoured by suctioning the undesired excess fat. At The Skin Clinic, Dr Touma performs liposuction as an out-patient procedure, entirely under local anesthesia (tumescent technique), eliminating the risks of systemic anesthesia, and more importantly, minimizing the discomfort, swelling, and bruising. Moreover, he uses smaller instruments, the size or smaller than a pencil (advances brought into the field of liposuction by U.S. dermatologic surgeons) to refine the esthetic results. Patients typically have almost no bruising or swelling the next day and resume normal activities in 48 hrs, and exercise in 10 days.
Dr Touma does not use nor recommend laser or other technologies in liposuction, due to the risk of excessive damage to tissue and delayed healing.