Dr. Bruce Van Natta Speaks on CoolSculpting at the American Society of Plastic Surgery Meeting

Dr. Bruce Van Natta gave a lecture Saturday, October 12th in San Diego, CA during the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) meeting on the topic of CoolSculpting. 


Dr. Bruce Van Natta Discusses HydraSolve™ for the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Dr. Bruce Van Natta conducted a webinar on October 1, 2013 for the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) on the topic of HydraSolve, a technology used in liposuction and fat grafting procedures.


Dr. Bruce Van Natta Utilizing HydraSolve™ Lipoplasty System

Andrew Technologies Receives FDA 510 (k) Clearance for Autologous Fat Transfer with HydraSolve™ Lipoplasty System – First Liposuction Device with this Clearance.

April 24, 2013. Irvine, CA. – Andrew Technologies, LLC received FDA 510 (k) clearance for Autologous Fat Transfer, so that the adipose tissue (fat) harvested during a HydraSolve liposuction procedure can be reinjected into the same patient for rejuvenation or augmentation. No other liposuction device has been FDA cleared for this use.

HydraSolve™ is a novel liposuction device based on the same patented Tissue Liquefaction Technology™ that was launched in 2003 by Alcon as the AquaLase® Liquefaction Device, a modality on the Infiniti Vision System, for precision cataract surgery. Hydrasolve™ combines natural saline solution with low levels of pressure and temperature, to liquefy only targeted fat tissue. Because fat tissue is liquefied, the cutting of fat by forceful thrusts of the cannula is no longer required. The specially designed HydraSolve™ cannula is also manufactured with aperture edges that have a rounded radius of curvature that do not cut tissue. It is the energized saline stream, inside the cannula, that liquefies targeted fat tissue while preserving blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue integrity. HydraSolve™ achieves liquefaction of fat tissue by cell disaggregation, not by emulsification and the lysing of cell membranes.

Dr. Mark S. Andrew, Chief Scientific Officer of Andrew Technologies stated, “We are extremely pleased to take a leading role in providing technology for autologous fat grafting that we believe can improve the process for the surgeon and the outcome for the patient “. Dr. Bruce Van Natta, a plastic surgeon with Meridian Plastic Surgeons in Indianapolis is part of the Expert Release program for HydraSolve and has treated several patients since March, added “I have found that HydraSolve rapidly removes fat and produces a nearly bloodless fat layer of uniform particles that can be easily injected into breasts and other target tissues. It may be the best system I have used for autologous fat grafting”.

Tom Albright, CEO of Andrew Technologies says; “We are thrilled to achieve our second FDA clearance in less than 6 months, as a startup medical device company that is quite an accomplishment. Also since autologous fat grafting is a major focus for aesthetic medicine, we are pleased to offer our surgeons the first liposuction device that is FDA cleared for the harvesting of adipose (fat) tissue for transfer”.

About Andrew Technologies, LLC
Andrew Technologies, founded in 2007 by Mark S. Andrew, M.D., is a medical technology company committed to improving patients’ lives through body aesthetics and the pursuit of surgical applications of Tissue Liquefaction Technology. Andrew Technologies is a venture capital funded company based in Orange County, CA and Haddonfield, NJ. Our primary investors are WFD Ventures and NJTC Venture Fund .


Dr. Bruce Van Natta Named As 2012 Top Doctor

Dr. Bruce Van Natta has been named as a 2012 Top Doc by Indianapolis Monthly Magazine. 






Say Goodbye to Unwanted Love Handles: CoolSculpting By Zeltiq™ Receives FDA Clearance For Patented, Non-Invasive Cooling Treatment For Fat Reduction.

Great news for men and women dealing with one of the most exercise and diet-resistant problem areas: “love handles.” CoolSculpting by Zeltiq™ is now cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the non-invasive reduction of fat. It delivers a non-invasive, safe, and clinically proven method for the selective reduction of “love handles”.             

Board certified plastic surgeon, Bruce Van Natta, MD of Meridian Plastic Surgeons, is the first and only plastic surgeon in Indiana to offer this new procedure.

Zeltiq is an exciting new approach that is non-invasive and has shown significant, durable, and reliable results in clinical studies for removing fat without the potential risks and downtime of invasive procedures.

Good candidates are people near their ideal body weight who eat well and exercise regularly, yet they still have pockets of fat that have not responded to a healthy lifestyle. On average, each CoolSculpting procedure results in a 22% reduction of fat in the treated area. Patients can start to see results as soon as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results occurring over a period of two to four months.

During the procedure, a non-invasive applicator delivers precisely controlled cooling to the treatment area to specifically target underlying fat – leaving surface skin tissue unaffected. The procedure lasts about one hour per targeted area.

Developed at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, the CoolSculpting breakthrough is based on extensive scientific research demonstrating that fat cells are more susceptible to extreme cold and are selectively, painlessly, and permanently destroyed. This process is known as Cryolipolysis™ (cold lipolysis). Starting several weeks after the procedure, cooled fat cells begin a process called apoptosis (natural cell death) and begin to shrink and disappear. Comprehensive multi-center clinical studies submitted to the FDA validated that CoolSculpting kills fat cells in the area treated based on histological and ultrasound assessment.

Worldwide, more than 7,000 patients have already been treated.

For more information about CoolSculpting and to schedule an appointment, contact Meridian Plastic Surgeons at 317-575-0330.


Dr. Bruce Van Natta Goes Into the Blogosphere!

Bruce W. Van Natta, MD, recently started a plastic surgery blog. His goal is to offer some informative insight into the world of plastic surgery and cosmetic non-surgical options, providing patients with the truthful scoop. "Unfortunately of late, there has a been a great deal of misinformation and poor depiction of plastic surgery on some of the TV shows. I am a straight shooter and will always keep my patients' interests at the forefront. That is the approach I am taking with my blog," says Dr. Van Natta of Meridian Plastic Surgeons.