Almost 90% of all women deal with areas of cellulite during their lifetime. Unfortunately, exercise and diet can make little, if any, difference in the unsightly appearance of these lumpy, fatty deposits. American Self Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedics offer two noninvasive procedures that can satisfactorily reduce cellulite, and dramatically improve the appearance: Thermage and TriPollar RF.
While surgical fat reduction procedures can be effective, not everyone is ready for the expensive procedure or the lengthy recovery period involved. Advances in technology make several new, noninvasive techniques equally as beneficial for sculpting the body. Thermage and TriPollar RF can be performed in an hour or less, and best of all, require no downtime.
Areas that can benefit from Cellulite Reduction:
- Flanks (‘Love Handles’)
The Ideal Candidate for Cellulite Reduction:
Women of any age, from 18 up, struggling with isolated areas of cellulite, can benefit from the Thermage and TriPollar RF treatments. Ideal patients will understand these cellulite-reduction procedures, and have realistic expectations for their results. During the consultation with Dr. Hillelson a brief physical examination will be performed to determine if a noninvasive treatment, such as Thermage or TriPollar RF, can be beneficial for the individual’s needs. Thermage and TriPollar RF are safe for all ethnicities and skin types, as well as both men and women.
Techniques for Cellulite Reduction:
The TriPollar RF procedure employs radio frequency energy waves to reduce cellulite in an intended area. As the underlying layers of fatty tissue are gradually heated with the radio frequency waves, a metabolic breakdown occurs. The lymphatic drainage system then kicks into gear, eliminating cellulite from the body. As the provider gently moves the TriPollar RF hand piece across the targeted area, patients feel very little discomfort. A treatment will tale less than an hour to perform.
Thermage is designed to lift and tighten the tissues, all while reducing localized areas of fatty tissue. Utilizing radio frequency and a specialized cooling headpiece, Thermage will uniformly heat the dermis, while protecting the top layers of tissue. The body’s production of collagen is increased after treatment, which will continue to improve the results over the coming months. Patients can note the benefits of Thermage after eight to twelve weeks, as the body completely eliminates the unwanted cellulite. Treatments take between 30 and 60 minutes to perform.
Risks from Cellulite Treatment:
Noninvasive treatment of cellulite is considered extremely safe. Complications are rare, and the side effects of treatment are mild. It is not uncommon to experience mild redness and inflammation at the treatment site; but both will fade quickly over the first several weeks. Cellulite Reduction treatments should be provided by a skilled and experienced physician or aesthetician, so as to avoid any complications. Contact our office today for a consultation to discuss your cellulite treatment options.
Cellulite Reduction FAQ:
Thermage and TriPollar RF treatments are performed in the luxurious office-suites at American Self Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedics.
Thermage and TriPollar RF will take from 30 to 60 minutes to complete.
As the body eliminates the displaced fatty tissue, results will begin to show. This will take between two and six months.
Yes, the cellulite eliminated through a Thermage or TriPollar RF treatment will be long lasting. New cellulite can still form along the body; therefore patients should employ a healthy diet and exercise schedule.