VelaShape Cellulite Removal Treatment Helps Patients Smooth Cellulite
No matter how healthy and active a person may be, just about everyone finds themselves fighting the “battle of the bulge” at some point in their lives. Stubborn fat deposits can negatively impact a person’s figure, and also affect the appearance of the skin. When cellulite forms, the surface of the skin begins to take on a dimpled and lumpy appearance – instead of the smooth and firm look that patients prefer. Unfortunately, cellulite is virtually impossible to control through diet and exercise alone. Thankfully, Dr. Amir Moradi offers VelaShape® cellulite removal treatment at his San Diego cosmetic surgery practice, which can eliminate unwanted cellulite to give patients slimmer, firmer body contours.
Individuals who would like to know if cellulite treatment is the right option for them are encouraged to contact Moradi MD to learn more about VelaShape®.
What Causes Cellulite?
There is a common misconception that cellulite only develops in patients who are considerably overweight. This is far from the truth. Cellulite can develop in any patient, even those who are very thin. Essentially, cellulite is comprised of nothing more than regular fat cells. However, as these cells increase in size and number (which is a normal condition), they can begin to push up against the surrounding connective tissue. This is what creates the dimply, “cottage cheese” appearance that is known as cellulite. Cellulite can show up on any area of the body, but is especially common around the thighs, buttocks, and abdomen.
VelaShape® cellulite treatment is a noninvasive procedure that has been shown to be effective for cellulite removal, as well as circumferential reduction. VelaShape® helps patients slim and tone trouble spots on the body through a unique combination of technologies, including the revolutionary elōsTM combination of BiPolar Radio Frequency (RF), Infrared Light Energy, and Vacuum and Mechanical Massage.
During the procedure, the VelaShape® device will be passed over the treatment area. This device delivers energy which results in the deep heating of fat cells, their surrounding connective tissue, and the underlying dermal collagen fillers. At the same time, the vacuum and massage rollers smooth out the skin to ensure that heat energy is delivered safely, efficiently, and uniformly. Combined, these aspects of treatment are meant to increase the metabolism of stored energy and increase lymphatic drainage. As a result, fat cells should shrink in size and patients should notice the following aesthetic improvements:
- A smoothing of the skin’s surface
- A gradual reduction of cellulite
- A noticeable toning and reshaping of the treatment area
One of the great benefits of VelaShape® treatment is that all of this is achieved without any incisions, or the need for any anesthesia. Patients are alert throughout treatment and most report feeling nothing more than a slight warming of the treatment area. Aside from a slight reddening of the skin (which may last for several hours after treatment), there are no severe side effects of VelaShape® treatment. In fact, most patients are able to immediately return to their regular routines.
It is important to note that VelaShape® results are best achieved through a series of treatments. At minimum, patients should anticipate three treatment sessions. However, in order to most effectively smooth and reshape the body, Dr. Moradi often recommends between four and six VelaShape® treatments.
VelaShape® is a safe treatment option for virtually all of Dr. Moradi’s patients, but there are those who are more likely to achieve the results they desire. VelaShape® is not a weight loss solution, and to ensure that cellulite treatment is a success, patients should not have a BMI (body mass index) that is over 30. Additionally, patients should fall under stage one or two of the NurnbergerMuller Cellulite Classification chart, which means that patients may display dimpling when the skin is pinched, or spontaneously when they are standing up, but preferably not when they are lying down.
If a patient meets all of these qualifications, than VelaShape® cellulite removal treatment may be right for them. At our San Diego cosmetic surgery office, VelaShape® is used to smooth and sculpt the following areas:
Patients who are looking to refine the appearance or tone of their skin in these areas should consider this liposuction alternative. The benefits of this treatment are many, while potential side effects and risks are minimal.
Learn More About VelaShape®
If stubborn fat and cellulite are keeping patients from enjoying their ideal figure, it may be time to consider VelaShape® treatment. VelaShape® can help patients reshape the body to achieve the attractive contours they desire. Individuals who would like to learn more about the body contouring treatments offered by Dr. Amir Moradi should contact Moradi MD at their earliest convenience.