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DR. FREDRIC STERN IN BELLEVUE IS FIRST  PUGET SOUND AREA SURGEON TO PERFORM LASER-ASSISTED LIPOSUCTION WITH NEW FDA-APPROVED ERCHONIA LASER

Bellevue, WA, March 31, 2005– The Stern Center for Aesthetic Surgery, PC, a Bellevue based practice focused on staying on the cutting edge of new cosmetic surgery advances announced their use of the new Erchonia laser during liposuction.

The Stern Center for Aesthetic Surgery, PC, led by Dr. Fredric A. Stern, uses the Erchonia 4L™ laser, the first and only low-level laser approved by the FDA for use during liposuction. The painless laser treatment is administered a few minutes prior to liposuction, and works by liquefying the fat.  As a result, fat removal is made easier and quicker, and there is less post-op pain and bruising, with a speedier recovery time.  Less pain medication is required for this procedure compared to traditional liposuction methods.

The FDA approved the laser based on the results of an IRB approved, multi-center, double blind randomized study.  The comparison between the actively treated patients and the placebo-treated patients resulted in an impressive difference between groups in the emulsification of fat, ease of extraction, amount of swelling, and degree of pain.

“Use of the Erchonia laser during liposuction offers our patients tremendous benefits, and will revolutionize the procedure, making liposuction as close to a no down time cosmetic surgical procedure as there is.   We are excited to incorporate this new FDA approved device into our practice,” states Dr. Stern.

Dr. Fredric A. Stern has been in practice since 1987, and established The Stern Center for Aesthetic Surgery, PC, in Bellevue in 1997. Erchonia was founded in 1996 and is dedicated to advancing the science of health through the development of superior bio-medical laser products.

To learn more about Dr. Stern, visit http://www.sternctr.com/procedures/your-body/liposuction-prolipo-plus.



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