Real Solutions for Cellulite
Cellulite is a troublesome subject for many women. It’s stubborn, unsightly and difficult to treat. There are some ways to reduce the appearance of so called ‘cottage cheese’ thighs which can make you feel more comfortable and raise your confidence. Modern techniques and a deeper understanding of the causes have led to some truly promising results.
By James Namnoum, MD And Beverly Brooks The Plastic Surgery Channel
The majority of women (and some men) have cellulite. It shows up on the thighs of more than 85% of females past the age of eighteen and it is more common for Caucasian and Asian women. It’s dimpled skin, particularly noticeable in the thighs and buttocks. Cellulite is caused from fat deposits pushing up between criss-crossed tissue strands under the skin, making it appear bumpy and dimpled, rather than smooth. Cellulite can be affected by hormones, circulation, skin thickness and, to some degree, diet and exercise.
Unfortunately there is so much negativity towards cellulite, and so many women spend hundreds of millions of dollars each year on lotions, creams, loofahs, vitamins, minerals, special brushes and rollers, and “miracle” body wraps to smooth their skin. These products typically plump the surrounding skin through massaged application, but only temporarily reduces the appearance of cellulite.
Liposuction is a procedure used to improve the body’s contour. By removing fat deposits that lie between the skin and muscle, fat cells are permanently removed from the directed area, resulting in a thinner, more sculpted physique. Candidates are those who have areas of excess, stubborn fat which resists efforts of diet and exercise. Having firm and elastic skin will result in a better final contour and enhanced look.
To maintain results following liposuction, a healthy diet and exercise plan should be in place.
The SAFELipo® technique is a unique 3-step process of separation, aspiration and fat equalization. It’s a comprehensive body reshaping procedure that, in the hands of an expert plastic surgeon, can consistently produce dramatic, smooth and natural contours.
“SAFELipo smooths the fat and can actually tighten the skin,” says board certified plastic surgeon James Namnoum, MD. “We’ve seen stunning results with this technique.”
“Fat actually plays a useful purpose to supply us with the necessary calories and glucose to make the brain work and heart work; without it we wouldn’t survive,” says Namnoum. “However, anything above the desirable range can place you at risk for developing heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers and other diseases.”
Recent studies have shown that if you carry extra fat around your waist, you are at a higher risk for developing the diseases mentioned above than if you carry the same amount of extra fat around your thighs and buttocks.
Know how to prepare yourself for cellulite laser treatmentIf you are considering laser-enabled cellulite treatment, here are some tips to prepare yourself:
The back is one of the sexiest parts of the body—according to Justin Timberlake, anyways. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the hardest areas to tone up. Diet and exercise is the natural suggestion for any type of weight loss, and should always be the first resort. But once you’ve tried every gym routine and every diet, there’s a new solution to back fat that plastic surgeons are raving about. VelaShape™, the same treatment that is used to smooth cellulite and decrease inches on the thighs and abdomen, is now a top choice for treating back fat. VelaShape is a favorite of Kim Kardashian, Gretchen Rossi, and other people who have successfully reduced their stubborn back fat.
The back accumulates fat slowly and steadily, just like the fat that builds up on the abdomen and buttocks. In fact, back fat is made of the very same stuff as these areas: subcutaneous and visceral fat. This type of fat is largely affected by a person’s diet. If you’re troubled by bra strap overhang or back bulges, switching to a low-carbohydrate and low-fat diet may give you some improvement. Exercise matters too—spot treating back fat doesn’t work very well. Instead, try switching up your regular routine with full body cardio like swimming or running, which burns fat from all over the body.
Up until recently, the plastic surgeon’s go-to solution to stubborn back fat and flanks (the fat below the ribs and above the hip) was liposuction. And liposuction does work well on these areas by vacuuming out all of those extra fat cells. However, many patients don’t consider liposuction an option due to the risks, recovery time, pain, and ethical issues associated with plastic surgery and liposuction. Fortunately, the non-surgical plastic surgery industry has grown tremendously over the last decade. There are now seriously effective aesthetic treatments for a range of problems, including back fat.
VelaShape is a highly advanced treatment that involves no scalpels, incisions, needles, or anesthesia. Instead, VelaShape uses a combination of radiofrequency energy, infrared light, vacuum suction, and mechanical massage. VelaShape’s manufacturers call this technology elos. The theory behind elos is that the energy from the radiofrequencies and infrared light increase the metabolism of the fat cells, which makes the cells either burn off completely or shrink in size. Meanwhile, the physical components of VelaShape help smooth out the uneven fat to decrease the appearance of cellulite.
Most experts recommend 4-6 sessions of VelaShape in order to see full results. Each session lasts about 30 minutes. There is no recovery time associated with VelaShape—you can return to your normal activities immediately after the treatment. Side effects are quite mild, and include redness and soreness at the treatment site for a few hours. The overall results of VelaShape for back fat will vary from patient to patient, but VelaShape reports that most people see about a one inch loss, with the average loss ranging from 0.5 to 3 inches. It also helps firm and tone back fat, making it appear slimmer.
If you’d like to learn more about VelaShape for back fat, contact our representatives today. We’ll be happy to book you a consultation with a certified cosmetic professional in your area. During your consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about VelaShape and if it’s the right choice for you.
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