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Dr. Helena Igra, an American board-certified dermatologist, is head of the Liposuction division at Optimal – Center for Aesthetic Medicine. An expert in true ‘Tumescent’ liposuction for over 20 years, Dr. Igra is the only cosmetic surgeon in Israel to focus exclusively on SafeLipo – Liposuction with Local Anesthesia only – an ideal option for healthy, active women at a stable weight, who are frustrated with fat deposits that are diet and exercise resistant, in areas such as the abdomen, hips, thighs and buttocks.

Before joining Hadassah Optimal, Dr. Igra was a partner in the largest dermatology/cosmetic surgery group in San Diego, California and then had a private practice in Miami Beach, Florida, on staff at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Dr. Igra developed a reputation for her gentle, patient-first approach to liposuction. Her “signature” result is a smooth skin surface, bringing the treated area into proportion with the rest of the body and improving the body’s silhouette. Her accomplishments include training physicians worldwide in this procedure.

A graduate of the University of Miami School of Medicine in Florida, Dr. Igra completed her dermatology residency at the University of Texas in San Antonio in 1989. She has authored articles and books in her area of expertise, and has lectured locally and internationally.

SafeLipo – Liposuction with Local Anesthesia Only - is the safest liposuction body contouring technique available. The usual risks of general anesthesia and/or intravenous sedation are avoided. The recovery is much quicker. Some patients have returned to work the same day!

The ‘Optimal’ result is a patient who literally feels a burden lifted, where some external re-designing can influence some internal positive changes to enable a better focus on other facets of life.

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