MIAMi (CBSMiami) – A tighter tummy and luscious lips – a goal of many when it comes to the desire to put your best body and face forward.READ MORE: Mother Named Person Of Interest After Police ID Bodies Of Two Girls Found In Lauderhill Canal
More and more, there are newer and less painful ways to achieve those goals without going under the knife. CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo has a look at the latest procedures.
At Baumann Cosmetic and Research Institute in Miami, Dr. Leslie Baumann is excited about what she says are two of the newest and best non-surgical procedures.
We’ll begin with Volbella.
“Volbella is the newest FDA approved injectable specifically for the lips to augment them as well as get rid of the teeny, fine lines around them,” said Baumann.
It’s a hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring sugar similar to “Voluma” which is for the mid-part of the face.
“It’s made for fine lines and lips and that area between the lips and nose that we call barcode lines,” said Baumann.
Dr. Baumann says what she loves about Volbella is its natural result. You don’t get the dreaded oversized “duck lips” with it and it lasts up to a year.
“We call it ‘photo shop for the lips’ because it fills all those little bitty lines you see in your magnification mirror that you noticed. It’s so thin and light and fills up the lips with very little bumpiness. It’s so natural,” Baumann explained.
Younger patients choose Volbella not for fine lines, but for more volume.
“The nice thing about Volbella is it doesn’t swell at all. So when the patient leaves the office, that’s how they are going to look,” she explained.READ MORE: 77-Year-Old Rafael Diaz Found Safe
Next is Ultra Shape Power. It’s the latest non-invasive fat melting procedure that claims to eliminate up to 32% of abdominal fat.
“It’s the best because it doesn’t hurt. It’s most effective and it’s really fast,” Dr. Baumann said.
Carlene Robles’ nickname is “Tiny” but after the birth of her son, she says she just can’t lose her belly fat.
“I tried dieting and exercise but sometimes around you need a little extra help in other areas that it just won’t go away. This was something I wanted to try because it’s a lot better than surgery,” Carlene said.
Dr. Baumann is the first in Florida to use the new machine.
“It’s Israeli defense technology and what it does is it uses ultrasound waves to shake up fat and the fat bursts. You don’t feel it and when you get off the table, at least 10% of people can already feel the difference,” Dr. Baumann explained.
First, Carlene’s belly is strapped to squeeze together her excess fat then the technician literally zaps the dots that are the fat cells.
Dr. Baumann said the patient needs three sessions spaced two weeks apart for the best results.
“After the third treatment, you’ve lost two inches and a whole pant size,” she said.
“It really gets you going and it inspires you to work out. It’s funny because my trainer doesn’t know I’m doing it and he thinks he’s the best trainer because I keep getting skinnier. He might know now,” said Carlene.
Dr. Baumann says you don’t have to diet and exercise to lose inches with the Ultra Shape Plus but your results will be all the better if you do. In fact, those that did, lost up to five inches when undergoing treatments.MORE NEWS: Pembroke Pines Teen Sanura Domond Found Safe
As for the cost? For the three procedures recommended, it’s a total of $3,000.