I am 52 and workout 5-6 days a week, 3 days with weights. I do heavier cardio on days with no weights, and 20 min or so on days with weights. I watch my eating pretty careful too. I am 5'2, 126 lbs. bf 26-28%. I would like to know how to get rid of the extra butt cheek line on the rt. thigh and the dimpling on the left one. Lipo? Cellulaze? Velashape? More diet and exercise? Spot reducing moves? Is it cellulite or a stubborn fat deposit?
What Would Work Best to Smooth my Thighs? (photo)
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Cellfina/Cellulite Treatment/Ultherapy/Thermi RF/Body Contouring/ Hi Definition Procedures
Thank you for your question.
Cellfina is an FDA approved minimally invasive procedure that reduces the appearance of cellulite for at least two years on the buttocks and back of the thighs of women.
It works by releasing the internal bands that cause the cellulite dimpling and so we have not seen any fat atrophy. I recommend Cellfina in combination with Sculptra or renuva for optimal results. You should not see much of a difference with weight gain or loss but this also has not been studied.
Other areas of the body with dimpling, it is important to make sure it is truly cellulite before treatment.
It is common to have swelling bruising and firmness after the procedure. This can last for a few weeks.
It is different than Cellulaze which is a laser.
If you have had previous poor results with cellulaze, you can still do Cellfina.
Cellfina has shown 100% noticeable improvement and 96% satisfaction in all patients at 2 years.
Cellfina is designed to be a one time procedure.
It can be used on women with all skin types but caution should be taken if theres a history of keloiding.
It can also be combined with other treatments such as Thermi or
Ulthera if skin tightening is needed.
We have done Sculpsure and Coolsculpting if fat reduction is wanted, but its best to wait 3 months to see the results before proceeding.
It can also be done at the same time as other procedures such as liposuction and BBL or as a stand alone procedure in the office.
Since Cellfina outcomes can be based on technique and experience, please see a board certified plastic surgeon that specializes body contouring to see if Cellfina or other treatments are available to meet your goals.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Effective Treatments for Cellulite
Approximately, 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.
Cellfina is the ONLY Effective Cellulite Treatment That Works!
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VASERsmooth Best treatment for your irregular lines and dimpling
After reviewing your limited photos you submitted, I think you would be a great candidate for the VASERsmooth protocol. VASERSmooth is an ultrasound assisted "knife" which allows me to cut through the bands which are causing your lines and dimpling. I would also use some of your fat and place it in the dimples and lines to improve the contour. I can achieve a 60-80% improvement (nothing can achieve 100%). I also have been using other technologies after the surgery to further improve the result. The procedure takes about 1 hour to do both the posterior and lateral thighs and is done with some anesthesia for comfort.
If you truly have cellulite, the cellulaze may be a good option for you. 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.
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What works best
Your answer may lie in a combination of things for your best results. Not all things that are uneven in contour or lumpy are necessarily cellulite. You may have some areas of stubborn fat as well. Cellulaze can address cellulite issues, liposuction or SmartLipo can be used for reducing excess fat in some areas and diet and exercise are always key to keeping the results you really want. For your most accurate answer, you would be best served by having a face to face consultation and evaluation with a board certified plastic surgeon that has experience with Cellulaze as well as various liposuction/liposculpting procedures.
It is difficult to tell what is going on from your photos. However, if you are concerned about cellulites, then consider Cellulaze- a FDA approved 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!
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Cellulaze to help with Cellulite
Cellulaze will fight cellulite from under the skin. The laser beam is used to cut stubborn septae, which causes dimpling and liquefy fat cells. If you have areas that will not respond to diet and exercise then you are a good candidate for Cellulaze.