About Cellulite Reduction
Cellulite is a quite common, harmless, cosmetic skin condition. Cellulite occurs when an uneven, lumpy surface is formed over the skin due to the buildup of the underneath the skin. Cellulite is commonly found in thighs, buttocks, upper arms, abdomen, lower abdomen, hips areas. As the fat distribution is more visible in women, this condition is most commonly found in women.
With aging, as the skin becomes thinner, cellulite becomes more and more noticeable. Along with aging, there are several other causes that contribute to cellulite such as inactivity or lack of exercise, unhealthy lifestyle, weight gain, pregnancy, hormones, genetics.
There are surgical as well as non-surgical options available for cellulite reduction. As for effective cellulite reduction, a combination of treatments works best; therefore, at Advanced Aesthetics, for effective cellulite reduction, we offer a surgical option: ultrasonic Vaser liposuction and non-surgical options such as anti-cellulite skin peel, radiofrequency skin tightening, and anti-cellulite massages.
Ultrasonic Vaser Liposuction
What is Ultrasonic Vaser Liposuction?
Liposuction refers to the cosmetic procedure which removes the fat from your body. Vaser liposuction is different from a traditional liposuction procedure. A traditional liposuction method removes the fat from the body but the Vaser liposuction method breaks down the fat using ultrasonic energy, separates or loosens it from deeper tissues, and then effectively and completely removes it or suction it from the body.
The Vaser liposuction method is more effective than the traditional one as it is a more controlled, comparatively less invasive procedure that involves more precision, contouring to make small effective changes in one’s physique or body. As it is not a weight-loss tool, but more like a controlled spot treatment, it is a perfect and effective solution for cellulite reduction.
Who is an ideal candidate for Ultrasonic Vaser Liposuction?
Dr. Ashish Davalbhakta, a leading surgeon of Advanced Aesthetics has provided guidelines for people who are considering ultrasonic Vaser liposuction –
- The candidate should be physically and mentally healthy.
- The candidate should not have a history of bleeding conditions.
- The candidate should have realistic expectations from this procedure.
- The candidate should have durable and good skin elasticity.
- The candidate should not be pregnant or breastfeeding.
- The candidate should be a non-smoker and should be ready to quit smoking for the time period prescribed by Dr. Ashish Davalbhakta.
How to prepare for Ultrasonic Vaser Liposuction?
During the consultation with Dr. Ashish Davalbhakt, he will discuss your medical history and will decide whether ultrasonic Vaser liposuction is a safe treatment for you or not.
You will also be asked other questions regarding your health, lifestyle etc. Also, Dr. Davalbhakt will provide specific instructions regarding medications, smoking, drinking before the treatment, and how to prepare for the treatment. Make sure you follow all the instructions carefully.
How is Ultrasonic Vaser Liposuction performed at aesthetic medispa?
- After anesthesia is performed, a saline solution with an anesthetic will be injected into the targeted area.
- Dr. Davalbhakt will then make a small incision to insert ultrasonic probes to break down fat tissues.
- After fat breaks down, a cannula will be used to suction fat from the body and most of the fluid from the same site.
- Some fluid will be left in the body to make the recovery procedure easier and to numb the pain. Whatever fluid is left will be absorbed by the body in a few days post-treatment.
How is recovery after Ultrasonic Vaser Liposuction?
You may notice swelling, bruising post-treatment in the targeted areas. However, that will subside after a few days. For a minimum of one week, you have to get a full rest due to post-treatment pain and discomfort. You will be required to wear compression garments for about 6 weeks to help reduce swelling.
It may take up to 4-6 months to see the final results clearly as the body will take its time to heal properly and to settle in its new form. Results after ultrasonic Vaser liposuction may be permanent depending on how you maintain and take care of your body after the treatment.
Radiofrequency Skin Tightening
What is radiofrequency skin tightening?
The radiofrequency skin tightening procedure is a non-surgical procedure that is useful and effective for skin tightening as radiofrequency energy one of the lower electromagnetic frequencies. This method uses a device to transmit radio frequency energy into the skin to get the desired result. Along with reducing the cellulite, this method also tightens the skin, makes it firmer, and more youthful. This procedure is really effective to reduce the appearance of cellulite, contour the body, and improve the overall appearance.
Who is an ideal candidate for radiofrequency skin tightening?
- The candidate should be overall healthy.
- The candidate should not be significantly overweight.
- This treatment is not recommended for people with electrical devices and metal implants.
What to expect before the radiofrequency skin tightening?
During the consultation, Dr. Ashish Davaalbhakta will guide you through the whole procedure and discuss all its aspects with you. He will discuss your medical history and will make sure that you are a good candidate to receive this treatment. He will provide specific instructions about how to prepare for the treatment and guidelines regarding medications, topical product usage etc.
How is radiofrequency skin tightening performed at aesthetic medispa?
- Topical anesthesia or numbing cream will be applied to the targeted area.
- A grid may be drawn on the skin for precise, targeted treatment. After that, a gel or cream will be applied for lubrication purposes and to create a safe barrier between the skin and the device emitting radiofrequency energy.
- Then the device will be used on the required sites and deep and focused radiofrequency waves will be generated and focused on the same areas.
- After the treatment is done, soothing lotion or gel will be applied to the skin.
How is recovery after radiofrequency skin tightening?
You may notice swelling, redness, bruising post-treatment but that will be temporary. As there is no downtime for this treatment, one can resume a normal schedule almost immediately after the treatment. Depending on your condition, the doctor will provide specific instructions about resuming your normal schedule and the side-effects you may face.
One may require several sessions of treatments to achieve the desired results. Dr. Ashish Davalbhakta will decide the time period and the number of sessions depending on the patient and his/her requirements.
Anti-Cellulite Skin Peel
Topical treatment is a good option for those who want to reduce the appearance of cellulite but do not want to get under the knife. Anti-cellulite skin peel will not drastically remove the fat and reduce the cellulite; however, topical treatments for cellulite are capable of reducing skin dimpling of cellulite, improving skin texture, and plumping the skin. Unlike the above-mentioned treatments, topical treatments such as skin peel will work best for people who do not have much cellulite, do not expect any drastic change in their appearance as topical treatments address cellulite indirectly and on a superficial level, and may not give permanent results.
Massages are a major part of treatments provided for cellulite reduction for many years now. Anti-cellulite massage is an effective technique as problematic areas are specifically targeted through massaging techniques. The anti-cellulite massage consists of a roller or vacuum suction to knead the fat or the skin to reduce the appearance of cellulite, get better skin texture, and improve the overall appearance. Also, depending upon the massage technique, pinching and squeezing cellulite or accumulated fat also helps in breaking fat apart, reducing its appearance, and improving the texture of the skin. Massage also helps in lymphatic drainage, improving blood circulation, stretching the skin tissue along with cellulite dimples, resulting in reducing the appearance of the cellulite and overall improving the skin and its texture. Treatments like anti-cellulite skin peels and anti-cellulite massages may not give permanent results, drastic change in the appearance of the cellulite, and are best combined with other treatments that remove the fat and the cellulite if your goal is an effective cellulite reduction.
Start here, by making an appointment with Dr. Ashish
Dr. Ashish Davalbhakta (Chief Aesthetics Plastic Surgeon) is available from Mon- Sat for a virtual video consultation or an in-clinic consultation.