Congratulations to our team for doing such a great job! We have done over 170 laser liposuction cases over the last 5 months and have so many happy patients who have seen life-changing differences in their bodies!

 

It is extremely rewarding to see patients see their own before and after photos and marvel at the dramatic changes they see. Sometimes people forget what they used to look like and say “wow, I can’t believe what a difference there is.”

We look forward to many more happy clients over the holiday season!

Dr. Gilad Segev

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Here is my advice on selecting a liposuction center:

1) determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction: are you ready psychologically, physically, and financially for the procedure? Is lipo the right surgery for you or are you better off not having the procedure or having a similar procedure, such as an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)?

2) Once you determine that you want to have the surgery, then work on deciding which center/physician you feel most comfortable with; some questions to ask yourself and the doctor are listed below

3) Ask the physician how many procedures he/she has personally done; also ask to see before and after photos of work that the surgeon personally did

4) Ask yourself, do you feel comfortable with the physician? Do you feel comfortable with the center? You should feel comfortable with both since you will be counting on both to give you the best experience possible; At our center, you are given my personal cell phone number (Dr. Gilad Segev) after the procedure, so you know that I am accessible and always willing to discuss any questions or concerns you may have

5) Affordability: obviously this procedure is not a commodity, and as such, you don’t want to shop around based solely on price; however, clearly you have to find an offer that fits your budget; my advice is find a center that offers a good value, by combining affordability with high quality and experience

6) Realistic Expectations: find a center/physician that gives you realistic expectations of what you can expect after the procedure (results-wise); remember the surgeon is not sculpting clay, but rather the human body, so if you have loose skin, it will still be loose after the surgery and if you are a size 18, you will likely not get down to a size 10 overnight (going down one dress size is more realistic after the procedure)

Good luck in your quest to find a good physician to help transform your body!

Warm Regards,

Dr. Gilad Segev

Dr. Gilad Segev, Alexandria Virginia

Dr. Gilad Segev, americanlipocenters.com

 

 

To see Myia’s journey with laser liposuction with me, Dr. Gilad Segev at American Lipo Centers, please visit her website:

http://mylaserlipojourney.blogspot.com/2011/07/2-weeks-after-laser-lipo-with-pictures.html

2 Weeks After Laser Lipo (with pictures)

 
 

It’s been 2 weeks since my laser lipo of my upper abs (above navel), lower abs (below navel) and flanks (love handles) by Dr. Segev (Virginia) did my procedure at the American Lipo Centers’ clinic in Alexandria, VA.  I love my results already!  Even with my swelling and nodularity, you can see the difference.  My size 14s that were fitting perfectly before the procedure are now too big!  Size 12 is fitting well and medium bottoms look great too. 

Ok, so nodularity refers to the fluid retention in my abdomen and flank where I had the procedure done.  It feels like there’s a layer of water over my muscles.  It feels tight and little sore – but mostly like discomfort more so than pain.  You can see some of the nodularity in my pictures below, but that subsides with pressure (massage), drinking lots of fluids to flush myself out and time!

I had a lymphatic drainage massage on Friday just before I took the pictures below and it felt GREAT!  My muscles are tight with the fluid buildup but Claudia my masseuse is a dream.  She worked on the areas I had laser liposuctioned and I immediately felt a difference in how much more loose my muscles felt.  This type of massage also promotes my healing to be nice and even so that all of abdomen and my love handles will be smooth as I heal.  So I’ll be getting these massages 3 times a week for the time being to promote good results.  After 1 session, I’m pleased.  Next one is tomorrow (Monday).  I’ll keep everyone posted on how the massages help my progression towards sexy. 
 

But massages aside, Dr. Segev did a good job getting me even, significant fat loss!  I’ve also been doing my part doing Weight Watchers meals, lots of water and having cut out sweet drinks and unhealthy snacks.

I’ve posted side-by-side pics of my 2 week progress.

Email me if you have questions myia@americanlipocenters.com – I’m here to help my readers make good decisions about laser lipo.

Myia

http://mylaserlipojourney.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-weight-loss-journey.html

http://mylaserlipojourney.blogspot.com/p/dr-gilad-segev.html

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Dr. Gilad Segev Laser Liposuction Updates (American Lipo Centers/Dr. Gilad Segev):

 

Thank you to those who have been following us recently. We have been very busy with laser liposuction at American Lipo Centers in Virginia. My team in Alexandria Virginia and myself, Dr. Gilad Segev, have performed over 600 procedures over the last 2.5 years and have done over 110 surgeries in our Virginia office in just the last 3 months.

As you know, laser liposuction is a great way to do liposuction under local/tumescent anesthesia which gets great results, while eliminating the need for general anesthesia.

Please visit us at our website www..drgiladsegev.com and www.drgiladsegev.net for more information about Dr. Gilad Segev or see us at www.americanlipocenters.com for more informationa bout laser liposuction in Virginia and the DC area and to see our amazing before and after photos.

Thank you,

 

Dr. Gilad Segev

Alexandria Virginia

 

 

Thank you.

We just want to extend a sincere thank you to our loyal patients who have supported us and given us kind testimonials and referrals. We have done over 100 liposuction procedures in the last 3 months and have had great results.

We find it so rewarding to see patients back for their follow-up appointments and they are so happy with their results and the implications of the results (getting to buy new clothes, improved self-esteem, etc.)

So please keep the referrals coming, give us feedback on any thoughts on our practice and have a great day!

Thanks again,

Dr. Gilad Segev

Alexandria, Virginia

 

 

Advantages of Laser liposuction over traditional liposuction include:

– skin tightening from laser as it heats up the collagen

– reduced surgical risk due to local anesthesia vs general anesthesia

– some studies suggest a faster recovery period

– often there is less cost as laser liposuction can be done in an office-based setting

 

Please visit us at www.americanlipocenters.com to learn more.

www.drgiladsegev.com

Thank you,

 

Dr. Gilad Segev

Alexandria, Virginia

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