Good luck to everyone over the weekend with the upcoming hurricane. Please be careful, use this as a time to reflect on the people who bring joy and warmth to your life and use this as a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family.

 

Gilad Segev

 

Dr. Gilad Segev; Dr. Gilad Segev, Alexandria Virginia, Dr Gilad Segev, American Lipo Centers

Here are some very kind testimonials from patients of mine who have had laser liposuction with our practice:

Testimonials for Dr. Gilad Segev and American Lipo Centers:

“I had three kids and from those kids it gave me a huge protruding tummy. I work out on a regular basis and no matter how much I work out I could not get rid of my fat stomach and love handles. I heard about Laser Lipo on the news and decided to schedule a consultation with a doctor in Virginia and he told me that I had to lose 10 pounds. I did not stop there I continued to research and found American Lipo Centers in Alexandria Virginia. From the moment I walked in the door and met with Dr. Gilad Segev and his staff, I felt comfortable and confident about the outcome of the procedure.

The procedure went great. I could hardly believe that it was not painful. I was surprised at how good I felt and looked. My abdomen felt sore, but I felt OK. After the procedure I went out to eat and to work the next day. I still cannot believe a procedure like this really works without surgery. When I look in the mirror and at the results, I finally can see a flat stomach I am 100% satisfied with the results and the level of care I received from Dr Gilad Segev and his staff in their Virginia office. The wildest thing about this is you are awake during the procedure, there was no bruising for me, and you see the results immediately. And again, thank you to the staff and the doctor for making me have so much confidence in myself and no more low self-esteem about my stomach and if I was to do it again American Lipo Center is the place to go. Again, all thanks. ”

Yvette H, 46 – Maryland

August 12, 2011

Dear Dr Gilad Segev and Staff,

I would be remised if I did not take a few minutes to tell you how thrilled I am with the procedure. When I entered your office, for my appointment, I was somewhat hesitant and not quite sure, if I would see the results that I was looking for, however, after meeting and talking with Dr Segev, I was put at ease. I found you to be genuine and honest and when you told me: ‘if you felt I was not a successful candidate for the procedure, you would not do it;’ after hearing those comments, I found my tension level go down.

To make my story short, a month after the procedure, I find myself delighted with the new/improved ME. I am getting a lot of looks, winks, and you know..indications that I am looking good !!!!

I would also like to thank your staff in the Alexandria Virginia office, I cannot single one person out, because I found everyone to be caring, and professional and attentive to my needs.

Thank you, thank you!

I am a very satisfied patient.

Linda B, 55 – Virginia

“Let me start off by saying this is first time I’ve had any cosmetic procedure done, because until now I thought Lipo was mostly for Women, but I was wrong! It works for men as well and I am proof. It’s been almost 1 week since my procedure and I am still swollen and bruised, although as the swelling subsides, I am seeing the results that I expected and wanted. So far I am very happy and I’ve even told my friends, and based on my recommendation, one friend is having his procedure done next week. I must be honest, at first I was very skeptical and nervous, but the staff at American Lipo Centers made me feel confident and “at home!”

So far, it’s been worth every penny and I am very happy with the results, the follow-up, and helpfulness of the staff and the concern of Dr Gilad Segev.

I am so excited to see what the final results will be! Look out summer, HERE I COME!”

Dr. Gilad Segev

Dr Gilad Segev, Alexandria Virginia

Dr. Gilad Segev, American Lipo Centers

 

“I wanted to have laser lipo done because my stomach was big and I tried to lose it with exercising and was not successful. I just wanted the fat removed. I had a wonderful experience at American Lipo Centers with Dr. Gilad Segev. The staff was very informative about the procedure and Dr Gilad Segev was very nice and answered all my questions. I am very, very pleased with my results. My children were able to notice a difference in my stomach.”

Esther O, 34 – Maryland

“I Love the results! I had a lot of areas done. Very happy with the results and I pray I can continue to exercise and eat healthy. Thank you Dr Gilad Segev and American Lipo Centers!”
– M. E.

“I am SOOOOO EXCITED AND HAPPY THAT I GOT YOUR PROCEDURE DONE!!!! My body is starting to take shape with the swelling going down…It is still pretty bruised up but I LOVE THE RESULTS SO FAR……I just ordered 4 bikini bathing suits for my trip to Mexico in Feb. I am so excited and want to thank you all VERY MUCH!!! Please let Dr. Gilad Segev know also and I hope you all have a WONDERFUL HOLIDAY!!! YOU ARE AWESOME!!!”
– R. R.

 

“The ‘pooch’ in my abdomen is gone and a natural curve is in its place; the layer of fat that made my athletic legs look less than toned, has now disappeared. I have legs that look like the fit woman I am. I didn’t have to starve myself to work off weight in targeted areas and end up losing it in other places that I wanted to keep. My diet is excellent and I exercise in moderation, but I feel great about my body again without a sense that all my efforts are in vain.”
– J. D.

Dr. Gilad Segev

Dr Gilad Segev, Alexandria Virginia

Dr Gilad Segev, American Lipo Centers

What is Laser Liposuction?

Laser Liposuction is a variation of liposuction where two important distinctions from traditional liposuction occur. The first is the use of local (tumescent) anesthesia. This method of anesthesia provides the safest course and greatly minimizes potential risk. The second distinction from traditional liposuction is the use of a laser to liquefy the fat and help tighten the skin. This cutting edge technology has helped improve results, improve comfort level, and minimize post-operative discomfort.

How long does the procedure take?

On average, the procedure takes 2-3 hours per session.

What should I expect after a Liposuction procedure?

Following the procedure, you may experience some drainage of fluid from the incisions that typically resolves within 24 hours. A compression garment will be placed immediately following the procedure and must be worn at all times for two weeks (and then at night for another two weeks.) Most patients return to work two days after the procedure.

Is there Pain or Discomfort after Laser Liposuction Surgery?

During the two days immediately after liposuction, the amount of pain experienced depends on the type of anesthesia used for liposuction. Soreness is usually the most intense 2 to 4 days after liposuction and then decreases steadily. The tenderness and soreness typically is quite bothersome for up to 4 weeks, but gradually subsides over the following next 4 to 8 weeks.

Which Body Areas can be treated by Laser Liposuction?

The most frequently treated areas for women are the abdomen, flanks (“love-handles”), hips, outer thighs, anterior thighs, inner thighs, arms, and neck. In men, who comprise about 20% of liposuction patients, the most commonly treated areas include the chin and neck area, abdomen, flanks (“love-handles”), and chest.

Am I A Good Candidate for Laser Liposuction Surgery?

A good candidate for liposuction is defined as any person who has realistic expectations, is in good health and is likely to be happy with the results of liposuction. The best candidates for liposuction are patients with good skin tone (elasticity) who have areas of excess fat in localized regions.

How many treatments are needed?

Only one treatment is required for most patients.

How long is the Laser Liposuction Surgery Post-Op and Recovery time?

When liposuction is done totally by local anesthesia, patients can usually depart from the surgical facility within 30 minutes of the completion of surgery. Most patients can return to a desk-type job with two days after tumescent liposuction. Because of the significant decrease in swelling, inflammation and pain after tumescent liposuction, patients are able to return to normal physical activities very soon after tumescent liposuction.

Is it Normal to be Anxious before having Laser Liposuction Surgery?

Yes. Almost everyone has some degree of anxiety before having a surgical procedure, including liposuction. Don’t worry; we have seen hundreds of similarly concerned patients and we will walk you thru the whole process and make sure that you are comfortable every step of the way.

How does Abdominal Laser Liposuction differ from a “Tummy Tuck”?

A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a major surgical procedure requiring general anesthesia, and involves liposuction and excision to remove fat, plus a large excision of skin. Patients typically are hospitalized and have a long recovery period. Because liposuction is safer and causes much less scarring compared to tummy tucks, abdominal liposuction is now far more common than are tummy tucks.

When can I expect to see results?

Results are visible within a few days with continuing improvement up to six months.

Can you compare traditional liposuction with laser liposuction?

Laser Lipo Traditional Lipo
Local Anesthesia General Anesthesia
Laser Probe 3-4mm Large suctioning cannula
Promotes skin tightening May lead to sagging skin
No Sutures Suture Closure
Little scarring Large scar
Downtime about 2 days Downtime about 7-10 days

As you may know, we specialize in laser liposuction, a great way to remove unwanted fat using a laser. It is done under local anesthesia and so it diminishes the risk of general anesthesia. Our center has done hundreds of procedures and our patients have really enjoyed their new and improved look.

For more information, please visit our website or email us and we can provide you with our before and after photos of our laser liposuction clients.

I am Dr. Gilad Segev, and I am the medical director of American Lipo Centers. We look forward to meeting with you to further discuss if laser liposuction is a good surgical option for you.

American Lipo Centers is proud to announce the opening of a new American Lipo Centers location in New York City New York. This office joins our other locations in Atlanta Georgia, Dallas Texas, San Antonio Texas, Virginia Beach VA, Northern Virginia in Alexandria, Bowie Maryland, and Baltimore Maryland, the Washington DC area and Greenwich Connecticut.

American Lipo Centers offers laser liposuction services in several locations and has experienced cosmetic surgeons who will help sculpt your body to the best body that it can be. Are you ready to “love your body again?” If so, please visit American Lipo Centers in Manhattan New York City, NY.

Our New York City office will be in the heart of Manhattan and we will be offering free consults on a regular basis.

We are proud to have Dr. Joel Singer, a board-certified plastic surgeon working with us at the new American Lipo Centers office in New York City as well as in Greenwich Connecticut. He has done thousands of cosmetic surgeries and has vast experience in plastic surgery.

American Lipo Centers looks forward to further expansion of our award-winning group of laser liposuction centers.

Visit http://www.americanlipocenters.com

for more information about our New York City location or our other locations nationally.

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