Most people would probably describe Kim, with her chic, short blond hair and pretty blue eyes, as trim and fit. At 5'8 and 155 pounds, she has toned legs and arms and an average size frame. But the 48-year-old Los Angeles legal mediator is not happy with her body - particularly her mid-section. To her, it doesn't match the rest of her body. "I think my thighs are too large. They just look thick. Regardless of how hard I workout, I can't seem to get them to slim down. I also have a bulge in my stomach and a little flap just below my bra. Both really bug me. And, again, no matter what I do, I can't seem to reduce those areas."
Kim exercises regularly and makes an effort eat healthy. "With kids and a full-time job, I'm on-the-go a lot, but I feel like I do try when it comes to eating. My body just doesn't look like I want it to. I'm approaching a certain age and I want my body to be as good as it can be before I get there."
Having ruled out traditional liposuction, because of the necessary downtime, Kim opted for laser liposuction performed by Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Robert Applebaum. "We use the Zerona Laser. It is a low energy light that allows fat to be eliminated. There is no pain or downtime. Patients usually do 6 twenty-minute sessions over the course of a month."