I see a lot of clients in my office who are desperate to lose weight or inches quickly. Often the question is, "Can you fix me now? I am desperate!"
They come in desperation for various reasons: some want to look good for a High School reunion, a wedding or a planned cruise or big event. Some clients have more serious reasons: they are at risk of losing their job.
I do a couple cases of liposuction a week (Smart Lipo, Vaser) and it really can be amazing to see the transformation, but liposuction isn't for everyone and I wanted to talk about another very effective method that we have used in our office to help clients achieve their weight loss goals.
For the past couple years I have been recommending the Take Shape For Life program. I am confident that patients who adhere to the program will lose weight quickly and safely. At Silk Touch Med Spa we use the program as follows:
1. Pre-liposuction to get a patient to the desired weight (generally a BMI of 30 or less)
2. Post- liposuction to keep the weight off.
3. As an alternative to liposuction.
The successes of our clients has been simply amazing. More importantly, patients have been able to make a "lifestyle change" to keep their weight off. They learn to eat more frequently and to eat smaller portions.
The program consists of 5 meals a day with one additional "lean & green" meal that can be eaten at any time during the day. The replacement meals are high in protein which helps to keep the client from getting hungry. Generally, hunger is felt in the first 1-3 days....but most of our clients find that after that three day window....they've adjusted to the smaller meals and feel quite satisfied!
Most of our clients drop 2-5 lbs. a week very easily.
After the client loses their desired weight they go on a maintenance program where they begin adding regular food. Many of them continue to use the high- protein Medifast bars or meals long after their initial weight loss because they are easy to prepare or carry with them and very satisfying. It's nice to be able to substitute a bar or meal when the scale starts to creep up a bit.
If a client is interested in the Take Shape For Life (TSFL) program, they are asked to fill out a medical history. If they meet the criteria for the program, we offer them free coaching and medical supervision throughout the program. We also offer FREE consultations for those who would like to know whether TSFL is right for them. Request a FREE consulation here.
We've had so many success stories, I thought I'd share some of their testimonials:
“I’ve done them all (diet & weight loss programs)…..Take Shape For Life was easy for me with fast results. When my doctor told me my cholesterol was 287 and wanted me on medication, I knew I had to lose weight and get my health back. Three months, and 42 lbs. lighter, my cholesterol is now 180 and no meds!
I had forgotten what fun you can have in a dressing room! I feel great!”
-Karen W. 03-11-2011
“Medifast really works! I lost 30 pounds and 17 and a half inches in just under 3 months! Donna Berg was very supportive and there for me when I really needed her. I highly recommend the program for anyone who wants to seeweight loss results in a few months and wants to learn to eat healthy again.” – Jan, Boise 1-31-11
“I started Take Shape For Life in March of 2010 and Lost 30 pounds in three months and have kept it off for almost a year. The program was super easy and the support from Susie and the staff at Silk Touch Med Spa was amazing. The program made eating simple and stress free. I was most impressed with this weight loss method over others because it seemed to make sense as a lifestyle change and not just a quick diet fix. I have to say the best part is how much better I feel overall- my knees are especially thankful!” — Dorothy Hope 1-10-11
For more information on the Take Shape For Life Program click here.
--Dr. Brian Kerr
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When you wave goodbye, do your underarms wave back? Though more common in older adults, wobbly underarms do not discriminate. And sadly, they often cause people to avoid sleeveless shirts, tank tops and the like because of the embarrassment. Even some of the most fit, in-shape people are plagued with what I like to call "wiggly wings."
If you've met your ends meet of upper body workouts trying to fix this problem, we suggest looking into non-invasive cosmetic treatments like SmartLipo and Vaser which can reduce the appearance of your arm flab for good!
The latest laser liposuction techniques such as Smartlipo or Ultrasound technology like VASER liposuction can remove arm fat in a matter of minutes, leaving you with smaller, shapely arms that you will be proud to show off with sleeveless shirts.
The combination of the Smartlipo technology and Vaser Liposuction technology is without comparison. We noticed this right away. We get much better results than with just Smartlipo alone. Smartlipo does a good job of tightening the skin, but the combination of the two sets a new standard.
Benefits of liposuction:
Quick procedure taking less than an hour
Results can be immediate.
Tightening can continue to occur for several months afterward.
Procedure time: 45-60 minutes
Recovery: Minimal. Arm liposuction feels like a tough arm workout for the next week following the procedure. You will be asked to wear a compression garment for 2 weeks. Swelling and bruising will vary but for most it is minimal. The small surgical incisions are concealed nicely at the underarm and the elbow to allow for the smoothest most aesthetic results.
If you are considering liposuction of any kind, it is important to feel secure and comfortable with the Doctor that performs your treatment. Dr.Kerr is an expert in Smarlipo and Vaser procedures.
Here's what some of our patients have to say.
“I’ve had excessive hanging underarm fat my entire adult life, becoming more pronounced recently. Although being very hot-blooded, I would never wear sleeveless tops because of my arms, which added to my discomfort during the summer. I made the decision to try Smartlipo with Dr. Kerr. The whole process has been very pleasant. His entire staff works to make your experience a good one. My results at only 2 months post-procedure are better than I dared dream. I can now wear sleeveless tops without embarrassment and enjoy my summer instead of dreading it. Thank you, Dr. Kerr. You’re amazing!”
“To anyone considering SmartLipo – go see Dr. Kerr, he is truly an artist. I could not lose the menopausal weight around my middle and did a lot of research on this procedure. Dr Kerr and his staff are very professional and caring, and tell you what to expect before, during and after the procedure. I am very happy with the results already, after only 2 weeks, and I know it will continue to get even better. Thank you Dr. Kerr and staff, you have made such a wonderful change in my life!”
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If you are interested in learning more on how SmartLipo and Vaser can help you wave goodbye to your unwanted underarm fat, we would be happy to have you come in for a free consultation with our staff and Dr.Kerr. Just give us a call at 208-939-3110!
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This past year many celebrities like Kate Hudson and Victoria Beckham gave birth to beautiful healthy babies. And it wasn't very long before we saw those new mommies out and about sporting a newly toned, skinny and healthy body. Almost as if they were never pregnat!
They make it look so easy. But, for those of us who aren't A-list celebrities sometimes we need a little plastic surgery to help get that body back. A lot of women have even chosen to have procedures done before getting pregnat.
Does having plastic surgery pre-baby bump help our bodies recover faster? Most doctors believe this doesn't have an effect on how quickly the body will recover.
Thos who have had lipostuction pre-baby may have a better chance of not gaining weight in the area where liposuction was performed. But, you can still gain weight in other parts of the body. It just depends on what part of the body was treated. For example, the stomach is not void to changes after liposuction, but areas like the upper thigh are.
Woman who have had a tummy tuck, may or may not bounce back into shape quicker. A tummy tuck should be saved for after pregnancy in order to get better, long-lasting results.
It is unclear if pre-surgery options do in fact have an effect on post-baby results. But Silk Touch Med Spa offers many procedures and treatments that can help you regain your body back after pregnancy.
Many women complain that that still have a “baby belly” once their body weight has returned to a healthy pre-pregnancy level. In most cases this is caused by a combination of a stubborn bulge of fat and a permanent loss of elasticity in the skin of the abdomen.
This can be difficult and even impossible to fix with diet an exercise. Non-surgical body sculpting procedures like Vaser and SmartLipo can help fix this problem.
Some women notice residual brown pigmentation of the face that persists after their baby is born. This is commonly caused by melasma, also known as the mask of pregnancy. Depending on the type of hyperpigmentation that is present Intense Pulse Light Treatments can be an excellent treatment in addition to an optimized skincare regimen.
All new mothers experience exhaustion! Many women complain that they look tired after pregnancy. This may be a result of a number of factors including dark under eye hollows, well developed frown lines and sagging in the cheeks resulting from loss of pregnancy fat. A number of minimally and non invasive procedures can be used to offer a subtle rejuvenation to the “tired” post-pregnancy face including Botox, Radiesse, Juvederm, Artefill and Intense Pulsed Light.
Dr. Kerr and our staff at Silk Touch Med Spa can help you decide which treatment options are best for you.
To discuss your questions and concerns, and find a treatment option that is right for you, please sign up for a FREE consulation. We can help you regain your pre-baby body with out invasive surgical procedures.
There you are standing in your closet getting ready to liberate your winter clothes from their seasonal resting place - scarves, sweaters, and skinny jeans… oh my! You look forward to donning your form-fitting little black dress that is always a hit at holiday parties. Jubilantly, you discard you’re summer tank-top in a pile on the floor in favor of your hot momma eye-catching dress. You turn to admire yourself in the mirror, but instead of the gleeful greeting of a silhouette, you gasp, “back boobs!”
Where smooth lines once were, you find layers of fat protruding from under your bra line. The back bra-roll consists of the area just under your shoulder blade and down toward your hip area. It can also be above the shoulder blade and extend into your armpit – and yours are extending in full force! You can’t face the holiday party season like this! What to do?
Dr. Brian Kerr can improve the way you look both in and out of your favorite winter frocks and dramatically reduce the unsightly “bra bulges.”
The latest laser liposuction techniques such as Smartlipo or Ultrasound technology like VASER liposuction can remove your bra bulge fat in a matter of minutes, zapping your winter ‘back boob-blues,’ leaving you feeling and looking fabulous!
Dr. Kerr uses awake anesthesia that helps to keep the patient comfortable and ensures minimal bruising while he removes fat from the bra area. The procedure generally takes an hour or two, with clients walking out of Silk Touch Med Spa of Boise in just a few short minutes after the procedure.
Results usually take just a couple of weeks, but swelling and recovery varies by individual, with most clients reaching desired results within a month with improvement up to one year. A smoother, flatter bra line can create a shapelier, feminine figure, ensuring your little black dress is what leaves people talking, not your bra bulge.
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Breast Augmentation- naturally with Fat Transfer
Tell me if this thought sounds familiar....
“If I could only move the fat from my thighs to my breasts!”
Chances are, you or someone you know has said that before.
The good news is at Silk Touch MedSpa Laser & Lipo Center, you can!
Many women do not want to get breast implants because they don’t like the way they look and feel. Fat transfer breast augmentation is a fantastic alternative for women who wish for larger breasts but do not want to get implants.
Instead, Silk Touch Med Spa offers VASER liposuction (often referred to as Ultrasound liposuction) to remove the fat and then transfer it to the breasts. Fat Transfer can last for many years.
"I have found that my clients enjoy fuller, softer breasts" says Dr. Brian Kerr, Medical Director at Silk Touch Med Spa, Boise, "and the fat can create the illusion of a breast lift without actual breast lift surgery."
The fat transfer breast augmentation process utilizes liposuction to remove fat from other parts of your body like your abdomen or thighs. The fat is then inserted into the breasts, creating larger breasts that look and feel more natural without inserting foreign objects into your body as with breast implants.
You may be dissatisfied with your breasts because of normal aging, a medical condition, or the effects of motherhood; a breast augmentation can help you achieve the attractive and well-proportioned chest you long for.
A breast enhancement procedure combined with Vaser liposuction can inspire self-confidence and increase a sense of well-being, so what are you waiting for? Call Silk Touch at 208-939-8442 to schedule your consultation.
Dr. Kerr's "Healthy Advice" can be seen in the Boise Idaho Statesman on Thursdays.
“I am a pretty small person, 5'1", 120 lbs, size 2 jeans, and I'm generally pretty happy with my body. One of my only complaints is my fat knees! I have fat deposits on the insides of my knees that make my legs incredibly unsightly! I've looked into how to help reduce this deposit, but everything that I've found has said, ‘If you have fat knees, you have fat everywhere.’ Since this isn't the case, how can I shrink my chubby knees?” Jessica
It sounds like diet and exercise haven’t been enough to help you eliminate the fat around your knees. Smartlipo (Smart Lipo) laser liposuction can help. The below pictured Boise woman came to me with extra fat around her knees. After removing the fat using Smartlipo (Smart Lipo) laser liposuction, her knees now match the rest of her trim body.
Smart Lipo uses a laser to melt the fat and the fat is suctioned out, the entire procedure lasts about an hour. I used awake anesthesia and the patient was able to get up from the procedure and walk out of the office with no problem. Recovery time was minimal and she was thrilled with the results; I’m sure you will be too, Jessica. Come in for a free consultation. -- Dr. Kerr
Full lips = Younger Look?
Posted Thursday, August 18, 2011 by Silk Touch Staff
Research has now suggested that fuller lips may have as much to do with a woman's perceived age as the appearance of wrinkles. “The volume in your lips starts to decline as early as in the mid-30s,” says a New Beauty Magazine article. The question was asked, "How can you create a natural-looking, full lip without overdoing it?"
Many women are worried about getting "duck lips" or "platypus lips". We’ve all seen it. The woman with the lips that walk through the door before she does! No one wants this look! But, if the injector is experienced, natural lips can be created by adding filler in increments.
The biggest problem at times, is knowing what your limits are. Some people with very small lips think they are going to be able to inflate their lips to the size of Angelina Jolie....but let's be realistic. If you have small lips, you can only enhance them to a degree.
It’s not just about filling the lips. One needs to consider the entire face and understand the balance of the lips as it pertains to the rest of the face. Not all injectors have an artistic eye or understand the anatomy of the face. Finding an experienced, artistically talented injector is key. You’ll need to choose wisely. See Juvederm Before and after photos
Lips may be injected by fillers like Juvéderm or Restylane or with one’s own fat (fat transfer) after a laser liposuction procedure (Smartlipo or Vaser). Radiesse, though considered a temporary filler, is not recommended for lips. “I steer my patients away from permanent fillers,” explains Boise, Idaho, Cosmetic Physician Brian Kerr, MD, “the patient may not like the outcome…and then they are stuck.” Also, as we age our faces change as do our lips and what might be a good lip augmentation for us in our 30s may not looks so great in our 50s.
Injecting the lips with temporary fillers like Restylane or Juvéderm can create beautiful full plump lips. When using Hylauronic fillers, one can reverse the process by dissolving the filler if the outcome isn't perfect.
Some clients need structure for their lips. This can often be achieved by injecting in the vermillion border around the mouth. This gives the lips a boundary. Smudged lipstick becomes a thing of the past when lips are defined. Others need fullness which can be obtained by injecting directly into the lip itself.
Down-turned corners of mouth are another concern. Age and gravity can pull the corners down, giving the person a sad or angry appearance. By filling the corners of the mouth with Juvéderm or Restylane, the corners can be lifted like springs under a mattress. Support is needed to lift the corners of the mouth to a more pleasant appearance.
For those who complain about wrinkles around the mouth, sometimes a filler is not enough. Injecting BOTOX (which reduces wrinkles by relaxing the muscles) around the mouth can smooth out the wrinkles and also add some fullness to the lip, giving it a much more youthful look. If BOTOX is injected into the cupid’s bow, the lips will become slightly inverted or show more of the lip underneath. Sometimes injecting BOTOX alone is enough to give the lips the fullness they need without any filler at all.
Reference: Article by New Beauty
Back Fat Be Gone! Smartlipo & Vaser liposuction to the rescue!
Are you tired of bra fat that shows through your shirt or sweaters?
Today’s liposuction is quick and easy. Smaller procedures are extremely safe with few complications or downtime. Dr. Kerr can improve the way you look both in and out of your clothes , and dramatically reduce the unsightly “bra bulges” – the rolls of fat that squeeze out from under the bra like toothpaste every time you put a bra on.
The Back bra roll consists of the area just under your shoulder blade and down toward your hip area. It can also be above the shoulder blade and extend into your armpit.
Before and After Photos of Bra Fat removal
Dr. Kerr uses awake anesthesia that helps to keep the patient comfortable and ensures minimal bruising while he removes fat from the bra area. The procedure generally takes an hour or two with clients walking out of Silk Touch Med Spa of Boise in just a few short minutes after the procedure.
Results usually take just a couple of weeks, but Swelling & recovery is an individual experience, with most clients reaching desired results within a month with improvement up to one year. A smoother, flatter bra line can create a more shapely feminine figure.
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Want knees like these?
Boise knee liposuction photos by Dr. Brian Kerr
This Boise woman came to me with extra fat around her knees. After removing the fat using Smartlipo (Smart Lipo) laser liposuction, her knees look like those of a younger woman. Smart Lipo uses a laser to melt the fat and the fat is suctioned out. This procedure took about an hour to perform. Dr. Kerr used awake anesthesia and the patient was able to get up from the procedure and walk out of the office with no problem. Recovery time was minimal and she was thrilled with the results. -- Dr. Kerr
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