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How to Reduce Cellulite on Your Body

The term "cellulite" refers to the dimples and bumps that can affect the appearance of a person's thighs and buttocks. FITNESS magazine claims that there's not much proof that poor circulation causes cellulite to form. Instead, scientific research now indicates that cellulite is pockets of fat that have been squeezed between bands of tissue under the skin.

This theory explains why women get cellulite easily, whereas men rarely have cellulite problems. In men, the bands of tissue between skin and muscle are crisscrossed in a diagonal pattern. In women they wrap around small groups of fat cells in a vertical fashion; as a result, this can easily create cellulite lumps. If a woman gains weight, this can lead to cellulite buildup on the buttock and thigh areas.

Thankfully, there is an easy way to improve the appearance of these bumps and pockets. The use of Velashape, an FDA-approved body contouring cellulite treatment, can improve and reduce the appearance of cellulite on your body. Velashape is a noninvasive treatment, which delivers precise heating to areas of cellulite using infrared and radiofrequency energy while applying vacuum and especially designed massaging rollers to smooth out the skin. This results in shrinking of the fat cells and a noticeable reduction of cellulite. Each Velashape treatment takes about 20 minutes per area treated and should be repeated once a week for 5 weeks for best results. The best thing about Velashape is that there is no downtime, it is noninvasive, and it may be done during a lunch break.

Another treatment to reduce cellulite is laser technology. Laser can be used to go under the skin through a small puncture in the skin; laser energy is then applied which melts the fat. In addition, the laser heats the skin to encourage collagen to grow causing skin tightening and a smoother appearance. The laser can also cut through some fibers that cause the dimpling and improve the cellulite appearance. Often the laser procedure can be done with an injection of a local numbing solution, and the patient does not need to go under general anesthesia.

If you have cellulite, and are searching for a plastic surgeon to help you minimize this aspect of your appearance, contact Dr. Yuly Gorodisky at the West Coast Plastic Surgery Center. Dr. Gorodisky is devoted to the art of plastic surgery and is known throughout the region for the outstanding results he achieves. West Coast Plastic Surgery Center is dedicated to the safety and comfort of each and every patient. Call today to learn more and schedule your appointment at (805) 983-1999!

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