I am a 41 yr. old female in good physical shape w/good skin elasticity. I do high intensity cardio 3-5 times a week, combined with yoga and wight training. I maintain a healthy weight. (5'5" and 140 lbs.) The problem is I have a lot of cellulite, as do all of the females in my family. I also have fat accumulation on the bottom part of my buttocks. Is there a procedure or combined procedures that would help to address both of these issues?
Cellulite and Banana Roll - What Are my Options?
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Cellulite and Banana Roll
About 85% of all women are affected by bumpy, dimpled, unappealing cellulite. As #cellulite is caused by fibrous bands underneath the skin that compress #fat, #diet and exercise do little to help the appearance of this condition. Clinical treatments offer the most effective and longest lasting results. We can now offer improvements that should last at least 2-3 years. My office also recommends three different procedures: ThermiSmooth, VelaShape 3, and Cellfina.
ThermiSmooth is a #noninvasive treatment that uses very controlled #radio frequencies that deep heat target tissues and stimulate #collagen growth, improving the appearance of cellulite. A series of three to six treatments are needed for the best results. Thermismooth may also be used to treat fine lines or wrinkles.
Also, VelaShape 3 is a non-invasive treatment combining #massage rollers, a vacuum to elevate the target# tissue, infrared lights to heat the target tissue, and bi-polar radio frequencies which guide the heat; all together helping to reduce the appearance of cellulite. I suggest over six sessions, one week apart. The combination of these technologies causes the connective tissue under the skin to heat up, stimulating collagen growth, #improving cellulite and skin elasticity. VelaShape 3 may also be used for eliminating fat cells around the stomach and thighs.
Cellfina is the newest FDA approved treatment for cellulite. Unlike the others, #Cellfina it is a one-time, minimally invasive procedure in which a safe, small needle-like tool is inserted to the target tissue to break apart the excessive fibrous connective tissue that causes cellulite. There is minimum #downtime and the amazing results from one treatment last at least two years, longer than any other cellulite treatment. Seek more information to learn if you are candidate for these #treatment #options by consulting in-person with a board-certified Plastic Surgeon.
Cellulaze and Smartlipo
- I have done Cellulaze and SmartLipo in the same areas at the same time with very good results. I have also done Smart Lipo first then followed months later with Cellulaze. If you were to stagger them I would do the lipo first as you may get some improvement in shape with this alone or it may reduce the areas in which you are concerned about having Cellulaze. Hope this helps! Good luck.
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If you are looking for a long-lasting treatment for cellulite, consider Cellulaze.
Cellulaze uses a laser under the skin to attack the anatomic causes of cellulite. It is a minimally invasive procedure that takes 1-2 hours and can be safely done under local or just IV sedation. It is an FDA approved treatment for cellulite and requires only one treatment. Hope this is helpful.
Dr. Sugene Kim
Brazilian Cellulite Treatment in Los Angeles
I demonstrated the Brazilian Cellulite Treatment on television (The Doctors) and feel this is the most appropriate cellulite treatment for healthy women with cellulite. The BCT procedure helps reduce fasciocutaneous bands that cause cellulite.
Cellulaze & Smartlipo
Cellulaze can help smooth out the cellulite and Smartlipo will remove the fat. Both resulting in tighter, thicker skin as an end result.
Cellulaze +/- Smart Lipo for banana roll
Without photos, it is difficult to get a full assessment on what are your treatment options. For some of my patients I have combined Smart Lipo and Cellulaze to improve the shape fo the posterior thighs and buttocks.
I would definitely recommend Cellulaze for your cellulite.
Cellulaze is the first FDA approved minimally invasive, one-time treatment for cellulite. It utilizes a 1440 nm side-firing laser fiber optic to treat the three main causes of cellulite: It breaks down the fatty bulges, then cuts the fibrous septae that cause dimpling, then finally stimulates the dermis to shrink and thicken in order to improve the look of you cellulite areas.
Good luck in your endeavors!
Robert Kratschmer, MD
Cellulaze Best for Cellulite Reduction
Cellulaze is a one time treatment that utilizes a 1440 nm wavelength laser to accomplish 3 things: 1) melt away fat bulging out 2) break up fibrous septae (attachments) that create the indentations and 3) help thicken the dermis (skin) to prevent future recurrence. The procedure can take between 60-90 minutes and can be completed under local or just IV sedation (depending on the length of your procedure and number of areas being treated). To see your final results takes between 3-6 months. You can visit the cellulaze . com website to learn more about the procedure and find a plastic surgeon who performs the procedure near you. Best of luck!
Cellulite and banana roll, can Thermage help?
Liposuction can make a banana roll worse or produce a dropped buttock. Liposuction in this region needs to be done very conservatively. Cellulite is not going to be permanently cured by any treatment but some patients do get improvement with Thermage long term with one treatment. Endermologie and Velashape can provide good appearance with continued maintenance sessions in some people.
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