Friday, November 7, 2008

Back from the ASPS conference...

I'm back to work after the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in Chicago. The best part is always getting an insider's preview of the upcoming technology that no one else has seen yet.

On Monday, I was on a panel hosted by Dr. Daniel Dubin (Vice Chairman of Leerink Swann, founder of MEDACorp) about non-invasive body contouring technology.

The main focus was on non-surgical fat removal and centered around three devices that are awaiting FDA approval:

The first two are very interesting ultrasound devices. The UltraShape and Liposonix both use ultrasound waves to break up fat deposits, which the body then treats as regular fat and flushes them out via the liver. Liposonix was acquired by Medicis a few months ago, so along with Reloxin they'll have a lot of new products coming out next year.

The third is the Zeltiq. It uses a process called Cryolipolysis, which precisely cools fat to induce it to break down.

FYI: Our practice in Boca is actually one of six sites in the country that are conducting FDA tests for the UltraShape, while Dr. Goldberg is conducting Zeltiq tests at Skin and Lasers in New Jersey.

These are absolutely the newest non-invasive procedures and pending FDA approval, you'll be reading about them in every women's magazine and seeing them done on TV in a couple of years.

Dr. Jason Pozner,
Sanctuary Plastic Surgery

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