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Los Angeles Body Contouring with ZERONA™ Now Available

Marina Plastic Surgery Associates has added ZERONA noninvasive body contouring to its list of treatments and procedures to create a more attractive body shape. Patients are seeing inches dissolve from their hips and thighs, all without surgery.

Marina Del Rey, California (November 2009) – Women and men across the country have been searching for a way to tighten and tone their body shape without a cosmetic surgery procedure like liposuction. While hundreds of products are on the market claiming to do just that, a new technology that produces measureable results based on scientific study has just been added to the lineup of body contouring procedures for Los Angeles and Beverly Hills residents at Marina Plastic Surgery Associates.

This new technology, ZERONA™, is a low-level laser therapy that delivers completely noninvasive fat removal using the Erchonia® Laser Scanner to promote a gradual absorption of treated fat cells near the surface of the skin.

“The word ‘revolutionary’ gets thrown around a lot in the field of aesthetic medicine, especially in the context of laser and light-based treatments,” notes Dr. Grant Stevens, board-certified plastic surgeon and founder of Marina Plastic Surgery Associates (MPSA). “But after carefully reviewing the scientific studies and available literature, and seeing the system in action, I can wholeheartedly say that ZERONA is a revolutionary treatment for my patients who want to enhance their body shape without going under the knife.”

In one clinical study comparing ZERONA to a placebo treatment, patients receiving ZERONA on average lost between 3 to 4 inches, compared to only 1/2 an inch for patients in the placebo group. In addition, several studies of low-level laser therapy for fat reduction have been published in esteemed medical publications including the Aesthetic Surgery Journal and Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

Over the past 25 years, liposuction has been the gold standard for body contouring and reshaping. While this surgical technique, performed for hundreds of thousands of patients each year, remains the right option for many women and men who want to reduce areas of fat, ZERONA gives a newer, safer, and more comfortable option that makes sense for many people.

The low-level laser emitted by the ZERONA device causes the formation of what is called a “transitory pore” in the membrane of a fat cell. Through this pore, fat from the cell is released into the body, where it is safely carried away by the body’s own natural cleansing process. Surgical extraction of the fat is not required.

“Because there’s no need to break up and suction out the fat cells, as with a traditional liposuction procedure, aftereffects like swelling, bruising, and temporary soreness in the treated areas are eliminated,” says Dr. Stevens. “A series of treatments is required over a 2 week period, but patients are finding that this time commitment is a small sacrifice for the long-term body contouring benefits the treatment can provide.”

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