Did you know that as many as 90 percent of women have cellulite at some point in their lives? Lumpy, bumpy areas, found mostly on the thighs and buttocks, sometimes make it embarrassing to wear a swimsuit or shorts. Along the same lines, many people struggle with bulges and lumps of fat that refuse to budge, despite your best exercise and diet efforts. There are a variety of factors that can cause fat to cling to one specific area, as well as the formation of cellulite, including heredity, age, and lifestyle. If you’ve tried topical creams, exercise, or any number of other ways to get rid of cellulite or excess stubborn fat, it’s time to take a new approach.
At Umansky Medical Center for Plastic Surgery, we offer several minimally invasive body contouring treatments for eliminating cellulite and pockets of stubborn excess fat.
The Cellulaze procedure is performed right in our office on an outpatient basis. Using laser technology, it eliminates cellulite with minimal downtime for recovery, and can achieve results in a single treatment. During the treatment, a small fiber is inserted into the targeted treatment area, delivering laser energy into the problematic cellulite. The laser not only liquefies the excess fat in the area, but loosens the tight connective fibers under the skin that push the fat to the skin’s surface, causing cellulite. It also boosts the production of collagen in your body, resulting in thicker, healthier skin.
The procedure takes no more than 90 minutes to complete, and while Dr. Umansky recommends that you wear a compression garment to help minimize swelling in the treatment area, you can go back to your regular routine within two to three days. Results are usually noticeable within a couple of weeks, and as the collagen increases, your skin will continue to improve, creating longer lasting results.
SculpSure uses laser light-based technology to contour the abdomen and flanks, getting rid of the dreaded love handles, tummy pooch, or muffin top. It employs laser lipolysis to damage fat cells under the skin, using controlled heat energy to target excess fat, without damage to surrounding tissue. Once the fat cells are destroyed, your body naturally eliminates them over time, giving you a more toned figure with lasting results.
The procedure itself is complete in under 30 minutes, and requires no downtime. Results are usually visible within about six weeks, although your final results take up to twelve weeks to appear. Depending on your needs, Dr. Umansky will recommend the number of treatments for optimal results.
SmartLipo™ laser liposuction also uses heat energy, but this treatment melts fat under the skin, allowing it to be easily suctioned out. While the laser energy dissolves the fat, it also seals the surrounding blood vessels, which reduces any potential bruising or swelling. The heat also tightens the skin, something traditional liposuction treatments can’t do.
SmartLipo™ can be used to eliminate excess fat on the neck, male chest, arms, abdomen and thighs. It is minimally invasive and requires very little downtime. Results are visible immediately, and are long-lasting, provided that you maintain a healthy, stable weight.
If you are looking for a way to contour your body that is minimally invasive and doesn’t require a prolonged recovery period, Umansky Medical Center for Plastic Surgery has the answer. Whether you choose Cellulaze, SculpSure or SmartLipo™, we can create a customized treatment plan to get you looking slimmer and more toned in no time at all. Call us today at 858-281-4560 to schedule a consultation.