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SculpSure Non-Surgical Body Sculpting

SculpSure is a non-surgical treatment alternative to traditional liposuction for fat reduction and body contouring. If you are hoping to enhance your appearance and get your body into swimsuit shape, we have great options to help you accomplish your goals. But if you are not ready to undergo invasive surgery, don’t worry. LA Plastic Surgery & Dermatology is excited to inform you that achieving your aesthetic objectives are still within reach. SculpSure is a nonsurgical procedure that will help you look and feel your best this year.

SculpSure to Eliminate Love Handles and Stubborn Fat

Make this the year you finally get rid of those pesky love handles, flabby arms or muffin top with SculpSure, a nonsurgical body contouring treatment. SculpSure sculpts the body by eliminating stubborn fat and trouble spots that are hard to get rid of through just diet and exercise. During the procedure, light-based energy applicators are placed onto the treatment area to injure fat cells. In the subsequent weeks, the body will naturally and permanently destroy the injured fat cells, resulting in a slimmer figure.

The procedure itself takes approximately 25 minutes and can be used to treat different areas at the same time. You can expect to see the slimming results in as little as six weeks!


Hormone Therapy

For the last five years, Vanessa Bennington MA, A.R.N.P. has focused her growing practice on the use of bioidentical hormone therapy (testosterone, estrogen and progesterone) to help patients regain a healthy hormone balance, improve energy and libido and decrease fatigue and depression. Evaluating all aspects of each patient’s lab work, nutrition and adrenal issues, Vanessa develops a personalized, comprehensive plan to address their unique issues and needs.

In practice for over nine years, Vanessa has applied her clinical knowledge and skills to helping men and women look and feel their best.



If you are looking for a natural way to feel healthy, vibrant and sexy at any age, Biote™ hormone balancing therapy is a great option. Unlike synthetic hormone replacement with its associated health and safety concerns, natural hormone balancing can help patients regain a healthy sense of well-being, and dramatically change the way you age.

What is Pellet Therapy?

Pellet therapy is not new. Hormone balancing using pellet implants has been used with great success in the United States, Europe and Australia since 1939. Pellet therapy uses bioidentical, all-natural estrogen and testosterone delivered to the body by tiny pellets inserted just under the skin. Once inserted, the pellets work on a time-released method over a three to four-month period by providing a consistent level of hormones to the body as needed. Clinical studies over the past decade have proven the pellet method’s superiority over oral, patch, and cream hormone prescriptions, with fewer risks and side effects.

Is Hormone Balancing Therapy the right Choice for Me?

Many men and women are plagued by the symptoms of hormone imbalance as early as their 30s. The longer that women go without hormone replacement, the greater the risk of developing serious health problems, including Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Heart Disease, impaired vision and Alzheimer’s Disease. If you are among the millions suffering from low energy, low libido, lack of focus, depression, irritability, anxiety or stiffness and joint pain, Bioidentical Hormone balancing may be the right choice for you.

The Biote™ Therapy Difference

When considering pellet therapy, it is important to know that your practitioner was trained by a Biote™expert. Biote™ pellets have been developed using over 70-years years of research, and contain only natural plant-based compounds with the same chemical structure as hormones manufactured by the human body. Vanessa Bennington, at LA Plastic Surgery & Dermatology is a Biote™-trained practitioner who identifies the hormone levels in your blood and then prescribes the optimal dose of hormone customized to your body chemistry. Don’t put it off any longer--look and feel your best now.

Benefits of Hormone-balancing Therapy


  • Energy, mental focus, and clarity
  • Lean muscle mass
  • Bone density
  • Libido & sexual performance


  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Muscle soreness, stiffness and joint pain
  • Relieves symptoms of menopause, andropause and PMS
  • Improves cholesterol levels
  • Protects against heart disease and stroke
  • Helps in the prevention of osteoporosis, senility and Alzheimer’s Disease


Fat Burner Supplement - MIC Ultra Burn

MIC Ultra Burn: a concentrated blend of several amino acids and vitamins that accelerate your fat burning and improve energy. The initials M.I.C. stand for the  three primary ingredients, which are Methionine, Inositol and Choline. Methionine is key in losing fat quickly and helps prevent excess fat buildup in problem areas. It also helps prevent and relieve fatigue. Inositol is a core B vitamin, which works on redistributing and breaking down fats in the body. Choline is another core B vitamin that helps efficiently burn and lose fat, while flushing chemical byproducts from the body. The other ingredients include:

  • Pyridoxine: A B6 vitamin that your body uses to maximize converting your food into energy.
  • Vitamin B12: “The energy vitamin” aids in the faster metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins.
  • Chromium: A mineral that is vital in regulating carbohydrate, fat, blood sugar and protein metabolism.
  • Niacin: A B3 vitamin that helps with energy production and proper functioning of the adrenal glands.
  • Riboflavin: A vital component of energy metabolism, which helps with the regeneration of glutathione (the strongest antioxidant your body produces).
  • Thiamine: A B1 vitamin used by the body to break down the sugars in your diet, effectively burning your carbohydrates for energy.
  • Pantothenic Acid: (B5), also known as the as the “anti-stress vitamin,” helps your body metabolize carbs, fats and proteins more efficiently. It also helps convert food into energy and is needed to make fatty acids.

All of these ingredients come together to give you optimal health benefits and maximum fat burning and metabolizing capability.
Patients will see an immediate energy boost, and with continued use, the MIC Ultra Burn has shown to augment weight loss and fat burning.


Call for MIC Ultra Burn program details and pricing

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Schedule a Consultation Today

Dr. Melinda Lacerna is widely regarded as one of the best plastic surgeons in Sarasota and Bradenton. She is pleased to offer the very latest and safest alternatives to surgery including Sculpsure, Homrone Therapy and Weight Loss. To schedule your consultation call (941) 954-4500 or send an email to info@LAPlasticSurgeryandDermatology.com.