STUDIO CITY, Calif., Nov. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A whopping 91% of women say that they're unhappy with their
Plastic surgery requests are rising, and according to plastic surgeons, these new patients eager to go under the knife are often millennials wanting to match their real-life appearance to their flawless edited-selfie look. It's become such a phenomenon that doctors have given it a name: Snapchat dysmorphia. "Dysmorphia" is a disorder related to body image in which one perceives nonexistent flaws or holds an extreme perception of one's body image not grounded in reality. Plastic surgeons from the American Academy of Facial and Reconstructive Surgeons reported that patients requesting surgery to help themselves look better in selfies was up to 55% in 2017, as opposed to only 13% in 2016.
Holiday get-togethers will mean a social media photo extravaganza, as people meet up and participate in activities, sure to lead to comparisons, photo retouch app usage, and body image challenges. Apps to make oneself look thinner are everywhere, just like apps that improve and chisel one's face.
At the other end of the age spectrum, America's population of those 50 and up is growing, and they also face a powerful phenomenon that emphasizes body image concerns: so-called "gray divorce." Though younger people are divorcing less often, the divorce rate for those 50 and older has roughly doubled since the 1990's, and some of them find themselves back in the dating market. Women in particular find this challenging, as their metabolisms significantly drop off after menopause.  The holidays often also mean being introduced to "friends-of-friends," or reconnecting with those you haven't seen in years – the recently divorced certainly want to be ready for those encounters.
"As we head into the holidays and beyond, people shouldn't be beating themselves up for failing to lose fat through an extreme diet or punishing exercise," says BodyContourz Director Duane Anderson. "UltraSlimTM offers a new alternative to lose inches safely, painlessly, and immediately, and without the risks of invasive methods such as liposuction, or even CoolSculpting."
Liposuction comes with significant risks that include bruising; damage to nerves, blood vessels, and organs; cardiac and pulmonary complications; infection; persistent swelling; and more.  CoolSculpting, because of the nature of the treatment, often leads to persistent pain, stinging, and swelling for weeks after it's done. It can even, in rare cases, cause a condition called paradoxical adipose hyperplasia in which fat cells grow larger rather than smaller during the treatment. 
One of the major differences between UltraSlim™ and other treatments such as Liposuction and CoolSculpting is that UltraSlim™ uses a completely natural process called Lipolysis and the others use a process that kills fat cells called apoptosis. While on first blush it may sound like a good idea to have one's destroyed fat cells, unfortunately, the long-term drawback is that when the body tries to store fat in the future it will end up with a lumpy dysmorphic appearance. Fortunately, UltraSlim™ is effective in helping correct the long-term effects of fat cell apoptosis.
UltraSlimTM involves placing a red LED light a few inches from the treatment area (nothing touches the patient's body) and allowing the quality of light to trigger the body's fat cells into releasing by opening a pore and the fat is released into the body and is processed out through the body's natural waste process. UltraSlimTM can guarantee two inches of fat loss with the first treatment, and patients lose an average of 3.5 inches. The fat disappears permanently, and the treatment gives the additional benefit of tightening skin.
"Your best early holiday gift to yourself is going to be making yourself feel great and ready to head into the season," says Anderson. "UltraSlimTM can safely and comfortably make that happen, so that you can enjoy the holidays all the way through New Year's to the absolute fullest."
BodyContourz, a body image center located in Studio City, is a pioneering L.A. provider of the FDA-approved, non-invasive fat reduction therapy UltraSlimTM. Director Duane Anderson, who has over 25 years of experience as a chiropractor and practice consultant, founded BodyContourz after discovering the therapy as a safer and much easier alternative to coolsculpting and liposuction. The clinic uses LED red light treatments to target subcutaneous fat, triggering the body's cells into opening pores and releasing fat much like perspiration. The procedure works with the body's natural processes, does not harm cells, and BodyContourz guarantees a loss of at least 2" of fat with the first treatment. Anderson and BodyContourz strive to make patients' road to positive self-image and the best bodies of their lives as easy and comfortable as possible. For more info, visit https://www.bodycontourz.com/.
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