Beauty & Wellness

Adios, Adipose!

One of the most exciting developments over the last several years has been technology to remove unwanted fat without surgery. Initially, there was Coolsculpting, which eliminates fat by freezing it.
Text by Ryan Jarrell | May 15, 2018 | Beauty & Wellness

Then came Vanquish and various ultrasound technologies, which uses the deep heat of radiofrequency to melt fat away. The most recently FDA-approved technology for unwanted fat reduction is SculpSure. With SculpSure, laser energy is directed under the skin to heat and eliminate fat. Templates are placed over the unwanted fat, and the laser is applied for 25 minutes, eliminating 24% of the fat in a 6-12 week period. A second treatment can be done at 12 weeks if desired. This technique has been used in many areas of the body including abdomen, flanks, upper back, arms and inner thighs. It works best on areas of stubborn fat that just won’t go away with diet and exercise. During the treatment, the patient will feel the warmth of the laser with the power adjusted to make sure it isn’t painful. The laser energy diffuses beyond the treatment templates to prevent any irregularities or step-offs between untreated and treated areas. So for those who have an area of fat that they just can’t get rid of, SculpSure is the solution.

› Dr. John Martin is a Board-Certified Oculofacial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon who has been in practice in Coral Gables for 23 years. He’s a graduate of Williams College and Harvard Medical School, and did a fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami;

Dilbert-inspired lifestyle inspiring excess lbs? Do trips to the watercooler invariably leave you weary and winded? These simple deskercises can help you workout while working.

Hold you arms out to your side and rotate 20 times in either direction. Do 3-4 reps twice a day to stimulate your shoulder, tricep and bicep muscles. You’re sure to be much more nimble when it’s time to go wild on the weekend.


Take 4-5 steps away from your desk and put your hands firmly upon it. Slowly lower yourself toward your desk and back away in a standing push up. Do this enough times and the weight of the world on your shoulders will be a thing of the past.


This one is not for the weak-of-glutes. Extend your arms directly in front of you and slowly lower yourself into a chair until your rear just touches, then stand back up. Repeat until you start to moan and sweat. That’s when it really starts working.