Finding a person who is completely satisfied with their body is likely as winning the lottery. No matter what their age, must women feel unfairly bothered by something: back of arms, thighs, stomach, buttocks or all of the above for many. Over 50%, for reasons of genetics, will never be able to make these bulges budge even with all diets and exercises in the world.

For this reason, we have made it a priority at our Medical Center to be the best in the field of non-invasive facial and body contouring in the region. Our machines our hand-picked, FDA-approved, safe and provide consistent results for all who are treated. Our level of excellence in care is unmatched, and we provide a personalized plan for every client. As people become busier in this fast-paced world, we are less patient with downtime involved after most surgical procedures, which provides us with an exponentially growing niche in the field of body contouring.

Albeit, we are professional enough to know our limits, so if a patient is not an ideal candidate for non-invasive body contouring, we refer to our Board-Certified Surgeons for their stellar expertise. At Sulaiman AL Habib Medical Center, we are truly multi-disciplinary in our approach for optimal patient satisfaction and results.

The first machine in our armamentarium against fat is the non-invasive revolutionary coolsculpting. This was invented Harvard Medical School and it works on the premise that freezing fat will result in a 5-29% permanent fat cell loss in a treated area. Ideally, the patient should wait 2 months to see the final result. It is only contra-indicated in patients with an umbilical hernia or in patients with cryoglobulinemia. It is perfect for a patient who is close to ideal body weight but has stubborn areas of fat that do not resolve with diet and exercise.

The other machine we have is Velashape 2/3, which is an FDA-approved device for Body contouring and cellulite reduction. It is called the “Body after Baby” machine. It is quite popular in the States for “High Profile” patients that need to get back into shape quickly after having a baby. In combination with coolsculpting, we achieve synergistic results, and we are the only Center in Dubai with both devices under one roof.

Last but not the least is Ulthera, another FDA-approved device developed in Harvard, which is ideal for lifting loose and saggy tissues. It is currently used on the head and neck, but it is also used to lift saggy arms, décolleté and thighs and knees. The results from Ulthera can last years beyond the time of the treatment. There isn’t any downtime associated with this procedure, and it is one of the highest-rated in terms of patient satisfaction in both the Unites States and Europe.

While all the new body-contouring devices all aim to take off inches, doctors are up-front that none of them produce the dramatic results achieved with liposuction and face-lifting surgeries. Still, non-surgical options represent a bona-fide phenomenon. “If you can get near lipo results at a fraction of the cost and with no downtime, there’s value there,” says Grant Stevens MD, clinical professor of plastic surgery at US California. Indeed, while lipo requires anesthesia, up to a week out of commission, and another few weeks in a girdle, patients who’ve experienced one of the new non-invasive treatments generally hop off the table and go back to work immediately.

I must emphasize that NONE of these machines are good for people who are fat. This is not about weight reduction, it’s about sculpting. I like to also tell patients that this is just beginning of what’s to come. “It’s like a cell phone in the 1980s, now it’s an iphone.” but rest assure, the latest and most advanced non-invasive technologies will always be available at Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center.

– Dr. Razan Kadry MD, FAAD