Monthly Archives: October 2012

Inevo Contouring vs. the Alternatives:

When it comes to weight loss, there are so many options out there. Options range from invasive surgeries to lasers to injections. With so many different weight loss techniques promising to give you the results you want and deserve, how do they really add up? Take a look at the chart below to find out the facts on the LipoLaser, bariatric surgery, traditional liposuction and LipoDissolve.

Method Downtime How It Works Ideal Candidates Benefits Expected Weight Loss
LipoLaser Zero The LipoLaser uses low levels of a red laser light to create a bio-stimulation effect on the targeted fat tissues. The LipoLaser is safe for a majority of individuals, body areas and skin types.


A medical history will be taken prior to undergoing treatments.

No pain.


No needles.


No surgery.


No invasive procedures.



Up to a 30 percent reduction in the fat layer depth after just one session.
Traditional Liposuction 4-10 weeks for swelling to subside, largely depends on the type of incision your surgeon used.


Many patients are able to return to work within days of surgery.

Fat deposits below the skin are removed using a hollow stainless steel tube with the assistance of a powerful vacuum.


This procedure is normally performed under general anesthesia or with heavy IV sedation with local anesthesia.

Should be physically fit and not more than 20 pounds overweight. Permanent results provided patient is willing to lead a healthy lifestyle. With every liter of fat removed, you lose about 2.2 pounds.
Bariatric Surgery (Gastric Bipass) 2 days on average in the hospital, able to return to follow activity at about two weeks post-op The stomach is made smaller by creating a small pouch, the intestines are rerouted.


Completed using a laparoscopic technique.


Following surgery, patients absorb fewer calories as well as nutrients.

Those who are severely obese, with a BMI of 35 or higher for greater than five years.


Failed serious attempts to lose weight.


Those willing to make significant lifestyle changes.

Rapid weight loss.


Resolutin of diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, coronary artery disease.


Most common bariatric surgery. More than 100,000 procedures are performed each year.

65 to 80% of excessive weight within 18 months’ time.
LipoDissolve Patients are normally able to return to regular activity after receiving an injection. Liquifies and removes body fat through the use of an injection that dissolves fat. Those who need to lose only a small amount of weight. No incision or traumatic vacuuming techniques. LipoDissolve is only intended to remove small to medium fat deposits; not for large amounts of weight loss.


How Many Meals Should You Eat Daily?

The number of meals you should eat per day can vary based on each individual person’s needs. How frequently you eat depends largely on your lifestyle activity level and your health. Food is very important to your body. Food provides the fuel that allows your body to carry out your daily activities. As a result, it makes sense that you space out your caloric intake to make sure you have enough energy to get through the entire day. When you begin to experience hunger pangs, it is your body’s way of telling you that you are low on energy and need to refuel. If you have a goal of weight loss, you might find that eating just three meals per day can help you yield the results you want, according to Heather Leidy, a nutritionist at the University of Missouri. However, others may find that eating five to six, small, frequent meals daily works best.

It is very important to plan your meals around your caloric needs. Typically, the “Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010,” can be beneficial in providing guidance for how many calories you should consume on a daily basis. Your daily caloric intake is based on your age, gender and current activity level. For instance, a woman in her early 30’s, who is very active, should consume 2,400 calories. A woman of the same age, who leads a rather sedentary lifestyle, should only be consuming between 1,800 and 2,000 calories daily. In order to help keep your blood sugar stable, you should eat according to your daily schedule. This will help to give you the energy you need to get through your day.

If you experience reactive hypoglycemia, which is a drop in blood sugar that occurs in individuals who are not diabetic, you should be eating small meals or snacks every three hours. This will help to keep your blood sugar stable as indicated by the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Much like those who experience reactive hypoglycemia, those with diabetes should consume small meals and snacks throughout the day. If you delay eating, your blood sugars will continue to drop. This can lead to hypoglycemia. Eating every three hours can help to keep your energy levels up and your blood sugar levels in-check.

Overall, you are the only one who knows exactly how you should eat. Your body will let you know when you are hungry or running out of energy. It is important to consume a healthy, well-balanced diet within your recommended caloric intake whether this means eating three times per day or eating six times per day.