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Transformation Tuesday: Smartlipo Neck

Posted by Sara Barrett on Jan 9, 2017 1:20:00 PM

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 Every Tuesday we share with you some of our favorite patient stories and transformations. The blogs feature treatments such as dermal fillers and injectables, to Smartlipo cases and even success stories from our skin care patients.

Through this series, we hope to give you a glimpse into the treatments and patients that make our practice unique. It’s our belief that medical aesthetic providers should be evaluated by their experience and treatment results, not by who has the lowest price.  Here you will only find real people, with real results.

*All patients featured in our series have given full consent to use their stories/photos.

Patient: Female – Boise, ID

Treatment: Smartlipo Neck

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This Transformation Tuesday highlights our Smartlipo Neck procedures. In this case, she wanted a tighter, more defined jaw line - a very common concern of both women and men. As we age, gravity takes it toll and the volume we once enjoyed in other areas of our face migrates down to the jowl area.

Smartlipo of the neck is a quick in-office procedure, with minimum downtime.  Brusing is very slight, and most people return to work within days of the treatment.

 

She is thrilled with her results! What do you think?

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Why can't I lose those last few pounds?

Posted by Sara Barrett on Oct 11, 2016 9:30:00 PM

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FACT: Many people's bodies reach homeostasis at 10 or 15 pounds above the "fashionable" weight dictated by society. They're genetically programmed that way.

Hard-Wired to be Different

Their metabolisms, hormones and dozens of other balancing mechanisms in their bodies are hard-wired for a different look than the one they are trying to achieve. They might be pear-shaped, hourglass-shaped or just generally misshaped.

Liposuction Can Help

"Most of the patients who come to my consultation room to discuss liposuction are at exactly this stage of exasperation. They've tried every diet on the planet. They exercise a few times a week, they are conscientious and really trying hard to keep the weight off.. But, they are fighting a losing battle," say Dr. Brian Kerr of Silk Touch Med Spa.

They want an answer. Liposuction using Smartlipo & Vaser/PAL is often the answer they've been waiting for.

Improved Contours

After their treatment, their contours are improved, misplaced fat cells have been permanently removed, and they no longer face a daily struggle against the inevitable.

These patients continue to watch what they eat and exercise regularly. Liposuction isn't a reprieve from self-discipline.

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Lipo Pushes the Re-Start Button


It presses the "re-start" button on your body so you continue life on a doable maintenance program - not an uphill sprint against reality. It’s much easier to maintain your weight than it is to lose weight. Liposuction can help you get to the maintenance point without years of work and frustration.

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Ankle Liposuction with Smart Lipo and Vaser Lipo | Boise

Posted by Sara Barrett on May 9, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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Ankle Liposuction- Cankles be gone!

Cankles can be very stubborn areas of the body to treat.  A person can be very fit, having no fat on other parts of their body....they just tend to hold on to fat around their ankles.   This may be due to heredity.  Dr. Kerr treated a client who actually had an amazing body....but just couldn't get rid of her cankles.  She could get her body fat down to 10%, but her cankles still hung around! 

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Dr. Kerr sculpted the ankles so that they would match the rest of her body! Here are her amazing Before and After Photos- Ankle lipo, Boise 


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New Beauty Magazine published an article June 13, 2011 on "The Cause and Cure for Ankles".   Here is an excerpt....

What are cankles? Cankles are fatty deposits that appear at the bottom of the where the leg and ankle meet. Instead of the leg tapering into a slim ankle, it continues in diameter, and there’s little distinction between where the leg ends and the ankle starts.

What causes them? When fat cells in the ankle area become engorged, there’s little room for them to expand, causing the ankles to appear swollen and fat, also known as cankles. But fat is not always the cause of them; muscle, edema, or swelling can all contribute. Genetic makeup also plays a role in fat that accumulates toward the lower end of the leg. Other cankle-causing factors include pregnancy (a lot of water is retained in the lower legs, ankles and feet), inflammation of the lymphatic system and kidney problems.

How do you fix them? Cankles can be treated surgically with liposuction in the inner and outer portion of the ankle. Although it’s a rare area to treat, it’s also a tricky one because of the amount of nerves that live at the base of the leg. The recovery is pretty lengthy due to the amount of time it takes for swelling to subside—like the knees, the ankles are far away from the heart, so it takes longer for the blood to recirculate, and the area tends to stay swollen longer.-- End of Article

 

 

 

   

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How To Get Rid of a Double Chin

Posted by Brian Kerr on Aug 24, 2015 3:08:40 PM

 

Question: I have a “double-chin” no matter how much I workout. What’s a safe way to get rid of this? 

There are minimally-invasive options such as Laser Assisted Liposuction “Smartlipo”.  This type of liposuction involves fewer complications and scars, and it avoids the dangers of general anesthesia. A miniscule cannula is inserted through a small incision in the skin. The laser’s high energy liquefies the fat cells, which are suctioned out of the area.  

The power of the laser also stimulates the skin and promotes new collagen growth for firmer skin. SmartLipo results in minimal recovery time and less pain and bruising, allowing you to put a fresh face forward with your amazing results!

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Skin Tightening

 If your problem is more skin elasticity (loose skin on the neck) than it is fat, In addition to Smartlipo, Venus Freeze treatments help tighten the skin and tone the neck. Venus Freeze is a non-invasive painless skin tightening treatment.

Excercise

It’s still important to eat healthy and take care of the neck even after liposuction. Here is a quick workout you can do to help sculpt the neck even more.

This question was featured in our bi-weekly segment in the Idaho Statesman "Healthy Advice". Look for it every other Thursday in the lifestyle section.

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Transformation Tuesday: Traveling Overseas for Smartlipo

Posted by Sara Barrett on Aug 18, 2015 12:15:00 PM

This Transformation Tuesday features a client, Fanny, who visited us all the way from Denmark! She visited our facility for ankle/calf liposuction, a popular procedure for many of our out-of-state and international clients.

Fanny wrote a blog for us, so we want to share her Transformation in her owns words! Enjoy!

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BEFORE

My Experience:

I have now successfully gone from heavy, chubby ankles and calves to average/slim ones. I have wanted to do this for at least 8 years, since having cankles have made me way too self-conscious about my looks. I was always embarrassed about showing my legs, which you cannot avoid during the summer period. You are pretty far out, if you hate an entire (otherwise lovely) season just because of some misplaced body fat, which I literally did. I have always been told by my mom to love my self just the way I am, and TRUST me; I have really tried to accept my cankles and be self-confident about showing my legs. But I just could not stop feeling embarrassed about them, avoiding a lot of clothes and specific positions. Therefore, even though the healing is tough, I am now absolutely thrilled to be rid of them!!

Overall I would say, girls, if you are in doubt about having this procedure done, really try to work on your mind before doing this. We can always find minor flaws about ourselves, and cosmetic procedures can easily become a slippery slope towards obsession with unrealistic perfection. With that said, if you are 100% sure that you cannot accept your cankles, I am so glad to tell you that you can now actually have them removed!! :D 

I am from Denmark and there I have found no doctors who had experience with lipo on the lower legs. I could not find a good doctor to do this in other European countries either, except for the UK, but he was both rude and impatient with me and the cost of the procedure alone was the same as all my expenses in the US. I googled before and after pictures of liposuction on the lower legs and found amazing pictures done at Silk Touch Med Spa, Idaho, and would be glad just to get half of that result. So I wrote to their patient coordinator Donna, who answered all my many questions and arranged for me to come there, booking the hotel, ordering my meds and stockings and was really cool about the payment process.

I took the big step and went on the long trip from Denmark to the states, and Dr. Kerr, his wife Susie and their sweet family have just been absolutely wonderful to me!! They were so caring, including and loving that I felt like I was being taken care of by my own family! This was absolutely vital for me, as I initially felt confused, alone and scared. If you want this procedure done and you are up for the trip, go to Dr. Kerr. He has made my lower legs look slim, even and beautifully shaped and the care was more than first class.

MY AFTER PICTURES

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Transformation Tuesday: Smartlipo for Thighs

Posted by Sara Barrett on Apr 22, 2014 2:18:00 PM

Thighs can be one of the toughest areas to slim down, especially after losing a substantial amount of weight. Like many lipo cases, this patient came to us wanting to slim her inner and outer thighs.  She was tired of the rubbing in between the inner thighs – and was ready for her pants to fit perfectly on both her waist and thighs.  Living with a pear shape since a young age, she was ready for a change.

Treatment: Smartlipo + Vaser Liposuction for Thighs

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Dr. Kerr used a combination of Smartlipo and Vaser liposuction to sculpt the inner and outer thighs. This unique approach smooths out legs by removing fat – giving an over all shapelier, firmer and younger looking legs. This non-invasive liposuction can also help diminish the appearance of cellulite. When both inner and outer thighs are treated, Dr. Kerr can address the fullness under the buttocks to create not only attractive legs, but also improving the look of the buttocks. 

 

Smartlipo for the thighs is a quick in-office procedure, with minimal downtime.  Most patients return to normal activity within 3 days.

The end result? Less jiggle, better-fitting clothes, and firmer thighs.

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Is Your Neck Aging You? Secrets To A Youthful Neck

Posted by Sara Barrett on Apr 11, 2014 2:40:00 PM

neck lipo boise, neck lipo before and afteerSometimes we get so caught up focusing on the wrinkles on our face, that we forget that the signs of aging might be showing on our neck and décolleté area, too. Luckily there are ways to maintain a youthful looking neck – through prevention and damage reversal treatments.

Here are the proven ways to treat or get rid of discoloration, texture problems, weight gain, loose skin and wrinkles that evolve into the much dreaded “turkey neck”.

 

Neck Firming Creams

Nectifirm BoiseCreams and serums can provide an anti-aging arsenal that can help prevent signs on aging, and sometimes can help in reversing wrinkles and skin laxity. While there are a lot of products out there that claim to tighten and tone the neck, our favorite product is by Revision – Nectifirm. Nectifirm is the best product for the neck. Patients notice an immediate difference in tone, texture and firmness. It’s one of our best sellers and I wouldn’t go a day without it! 

Skin Tightening

While creams can help with the signs and prevention of aging, sometimes in-office alternatives may be necessary. When it comes to skin tightening, you don’t have to go under the knife to see results. New technology such as the non-invasive VENUS FREEZE SKIN TIGHTENING can provide dramatic results with zero downtime. Venus Freeze uses radio frequency technology to firm the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

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Re-Texture

If you are looking to improve the texture on your neck and décolleté area,  you will see the best results from fractional laser treatments such as the CO2 Dot Therapy. Laser Skin Resurfacing re-texturizes the skin, leaving a new and improved appearance. It also helps with skin laxity, sun-damage and fine lines and wrinkles. This treatment is one of the most popular anti-aging treatments here at Silk Touch. While the downtime can last from 1-2 weeks, the results are phenomenal and you can see major results in just one treatment.

Non-invasive Slimming

Extra, unwanted fat on our jawline and neck can add years to our appearance. If you are looking to slim your neck – there is no better treatment then Smartlipo. This quick in-office procedure is minimally invasive with a short amount of downtime. Most people are back to work within a day or two. Smartlipo is the only way to take away fat in just 1 office visit.  Dr. Kerr specializes in Smartlipo for necks. Below is a recent patient of ours.

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Prevention

Creams and serums can help ward of signs of anti-aging. It’s important not to forget our neck in our daily skin care routines.  Don’t forget to protect your neck from the sun too, especially when you driving or going to be outside for long periods of time.

Exercise can help keep the neck youthful as well. Incorporate yoga stretches that tone the muscle and tighten skin.  

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Topics: smartlipo, Anti Aging, skin tightening, CO2 fractional laser

Transformation Tuesday: Smartlipo Male Chest and Abdomen

Posted by Sara Barrett on Mar 25, 2014 8:50:00 AM

This patient came to use wanting help in getting rid of the unwanted fat on his chest and abdomen. As men age and testosterone naturally decreases, it is increasingly harder to lose weight in the midsection.

The treatment:

Dr. Kerr used a combination of Smartlipo and Vaser liposuction to remove unwanted fat and sculpt the chest and abdomen to look proportionate to his physique.

Dr. Kerr was able to reduce fat the appearance of gynecomastia (the appearance of enlarged breast on men) using Smartlipo and Vaser.

This patient felt stuck at there current weight. This procedure left him with a more sculpted, well-defined manly physique. This male chest lipo procedure reduces fat and tightens skin leaving a more defined look. By helping this patient get to his goal weight, he is now able to continue to workout and tone his new body! Downtime was about 2 days and the patient was back to work. 

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Transformation Tuesday: Smartlipo Knees

Posted by Sara Barrett on Mar 11, 2014 12:55:00 PM

Transformation Tuesday:  Smartlipo Knees

Patient Background:

This woman came to us with extra fat around her knees that had bothered her for as long as she could remember – spending summers constantly hiding her knees. And unfortunately, no matter how many lunges one does, fat and saggy skin around the knees can be persistent. 

Treatment:

Dr. Kerr used Smartlipo to sculpt the knees,. After removing the fat using Smartlipo (Smart Lipo) laser liposuction, her knees look like those of a younger woman. Smartlipo 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. 

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4 Ways To Get A Better Looking Stomach

Posted by Sara Barrett on Jan 23, 2014 11:32:00 AM


If you look at any magazine stand, you will see covers blasting claims such as “Flat Stomach in Just 2 Weeks!” and “Get A Perfect Body in 5 Easy Steps”

For those of us who have eagerly read those articles, usually by the end we are filled with disappointment. Most of these articles seem targeted towards people who already have what we would consider great stomachs, and are simply looking to tone or flatten the stomach – which is why the magazines can make the impossible claim of getting your dream body in less than 2 weeks. But for the rest of us, who actually have a stomach we want to lose, we know these cult diets and exercise tricks are just not going to cut it.

Here are 4 actual ways to improve the appearance of your stomach – whether your problem is extra weight, loose skin post-pregnancy, stretch marks, or you simply just want it to look better.

 1. Smartlipo

The #1 option for those looking for a more contoured, smaller waist and abdomen is Smartlipo & Vaser. While this option isn’t for everybody, it is the most effective and quickest way to get the body you want. This option is especially great for those people who have tried dieting and exercising and have seen little results. If you aren’t seeing the results you deserve, Smartlipo can be a great way to get you to your goal and help you stay there.

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2. Tightening – Venus Freeze

Sometimes weight isn’t the problem we have with our stomach. It’s loose or lax skin. This problem is especially prevalent after pregnancy. Don’t waste your time on creams or lotions that claim to tighten skin, reduce cellulite and lessen stretch marks –they don’t work!

Luckily, there is something that does work, and BOY DOES IT WORK! Venus Freeze skin tightening is a quick, comfortable, in-office treatment that uses radio frequency to tighten the skin. It is quickly becoming the most requested treatment at our practice, and recently won an award from American Healthy and Beauty as the #1 Treatment in 2013.

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3. Spray Tanning

    A really great way to improve the appearance of your stomach is by tanning. A great spray tan can take POUNDS off of your appearance. It also makes your legs, arms and neck appear longer and thinner, as well as it hides everyones worst and most hated enemy—stretch marks. 

    Did you know that we offer spray tanning at Silk Touch? It’s extremely affordable compared to other places, and our staff is extremely trained – which means a flawless tan for almost half the price.

    4. At Home

    Of course there are things you can do at home to help shape up your tummy. Even those who go the Smartlipo route need a solid routine at home to help maintain their results post-treatment. We asked a few of our staff members who are also big fitness-buffs (several have even competed in fitness competitions) what they do at home to keep their stomachs in tip-top shape.

    They shared this awesome infographic that they swear the follow everyday. Try adding these workouts to your routine for a better stomach. Also, don’t forget to drink plenty of water! Often times we bloat because our bodies are dehydrated and therefore are retaining more water because they are in “survival mode."

     

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    Topics: smartlipo, skin tightening, Weight Loss

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