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Liposuction Breakthrough, A New Safer Choice in Liposuction Technology

September 2, 2009 |

Phoenix, Arizona — Dermacare Cosmetic Surgery is the first cosmetic surgery practice in Arizona to offer Lipo-Vibe. Custom Acoustic Liposuction, referred to as Lipo-Vibe, is the newest FDA approved liposuction technology in the United States. Known as Nutational Infrasonic Liposuction in Europe, it was first introduced in Belgium and has been used in thousands of procedures and  presented at more than 100 scientific sessions worldwide since 1997.

How is Lipo-Vibe different?

Lipo-Vibe is unique in that it utilizes air pressure to generate 3D acoustic (sound) energy. This energy differs from ultrasound energy in 2 ways: its 3D movement pattern and its frequency range. Rather than the one-dimensional vibration of ultrasound, Lipo-Vibe generates a more effective 3-dimensional movement. This 3-D triple movement of vibration, rotation and reciprocation is referred to as nutational movement. The unique pattern of movement enables the Lipo-Vibe to operate at lower (infrasonic) frequencies which are much safer than the high-frequency energy generated by ultrasound.

Lipo-Vibe can more easily and safely access areas of the body that are difficult to treat with current liposuction technologies such as areas of fibrosis or scarring from prior surgical procedures. Its unique vibration pattern allows for precise body sculpting with less trauma to tissue. The patient experiences less swelling, less bruising and less discomfort. Additionally, the tri-plane vibration stimulates collagen synthesis, facilitating post-op skin tightening.

The Lipo-Vibe provides less pain because its vibration interferes with nerve transmission. Often referred to as The Gate Control Theory of Pain, (by Ronald Melzack, Canadian psychologist and Patrick David Wall, British physician), this interaction between different types of neurons through vibration alters an individual’s perception of pain.

How is Lipo-Vibe Safer?

Unlike current liposuction techniques that utilize laser or ultrasound energy, the cannula used in Lipo-Vibe stays cool, thus eliminating the risk of thermal injury to tissue. Additionally, the Lipo-Vibe includes an automatic shut off when it approaches non-fatty tissue such as skin or muscle, thereby protecting the surrounding tissue from trauma. These safety features enable Lipo-Vibe to safely and more effectively remove deep fat as well as the superficial fat and create “high-definition” sculpting. Lipo-Vibe offers all of the benefits of current liposuction technology without the inherent risks.

“We are excited to offer this new liposuction technology to our patients”, said Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Gael DeRouin. “I have used many different liposuction modalities throughout the years from conventional liposuction to the current laser and ultrasound liposuction equipment. I am impressed that this new Lipo-Vibe can really get the job done and allows me to offer my patients additional safety and less discomfort.”

About Lipo-Vibe (Custom Acoustic Liposuction- CAL):

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided CAL 510(k) clearance for the removal of soft tissue and fluid from the body during general surgical procedures including suction lipoplasty for aesthetic body contouring. CAL is distributed in the United States by Medical Alliance Services,, and (866) 981-5017.

About Dermacare Cosmetic Surgery:

Dermacare Cosmetic Surgery has been offering a variety of cosmetic procedures to the residences of west valley since 2007. In addition to Liposuction, the clinic offers full service Laser and Aesthetic treatments for skin renewal and full service Facial Plastic Surgical Procedures. The most sought-after facial surgery is the Quick Recovery Facelift which provides a dramatic, lasting result with minimal downtime. The clinic is physician owned and operated by Dr. Gael L. DeRouin, D.O. (board certified in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery) and Dr. Pamela DeRouin, M.D. (board certified in Emergency Medicine).

About Dr. Gael DeRouin, D.O.:

Dr. Gael L. DeRouin is a well-accomplished physician with over 25 years of training and experience. He is board certified in both Otolaryngology (Head & Neck Surgery) and Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Gael DeRouin attended medical school in Chicago and residency training in Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery & Reconstructive Surgery in Portland at Maine Medical Center.

Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Gael DeRouin has held many leadership positions in several medical institutions including Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Chief of Surgery, Clinical Professor, as well as Program Director for training resident physicians in head & neck surgery and facial plastic surgery.

Dr. Gael L. DeRouin is a fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, as well as a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

About Dr. Pamela DeRouin, M.D.:

Dr. Pamela DeRouin is a board certified physician who has practiced in the Phoenix area since 1999. She first attended the University of Georgia, where she graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor of science in biology/chemistry. After receiving her Doctorate of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, she completed a Family Medicine Internship at the University of California-Irvine. Dr. Pamela DeRouin then completed an Emergency Medicine Residency program at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.

Pamela DeRouin, MD is board certified in Emergency Medicine by the American College of Emergency Physicians and has published chapters in major emergency medicine text books.

Dr. DeRouin has practiced in the Phoenix area since 1999. She has a special interest in aesthetic and anti-aging medicine and is a member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery.

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