Truth be told, no amount of diet and exercise can really get rid of cellulite. It can help reduce the appearance of cellulite but it will still be there.
By Patricia Woloch
Ah, cellulite: that nasty cottage cheese looking affliction that some people have no matter how hard they diet or exercise. Pedalling for hours on the stationary bike won’t help either. You just end up with muscled hips and thighs that look like cottage cheese.
Truth be told, no amount of diet and exercise can really get rid of cellulite. It can help reduce the appearance of cellulite but it will still be there. This is because cellulite is an area of internal fat that appears lumpy and dimply on the surface of the skin. Along with the fatty deposit, poor circulation, a build up of toxins and a loss of skin elasticity all add to the unsightly look of cellulite in both men and women. There are safe, more aggressive ways to divest yourself of that cottage cheese look, though.
First, there’s the old standby — liposuction. Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) is a fairly recent evolution of the traditional cellulite-removing method and is much gentler on the patient both during the procedure and in terms of recovery. PAL uses a powered cannula (narrow plastic tube) that vibrates through the tissue rather than having to be forced through. Plus, PAL generates no heat so the healthy tissue surrounding it is not damaged during the process.
VelaShape™ is another relatively new tech-nique that uses elos technology to give you a smoother, non-cellulite look. Elos technology combines radio frequency energy and laser light energy to create a target-specific heat that doesn’t harm the surrounding tissue. VelaShape incor-porates elos, vacuum and specially designed massage rollers to increase metabolism, improve lymphatic drainage and shrink the size of the fat cells. Instead of cottage cheese thighs, you have softer, smoother, healthier skin. Plus, there will be a noticeable size reduction of the area treated. And what woman doesn’t want smaller hips and thighs, as well as no cellulite.
With PAL liposuction being a surgery, it is mainly used for reshaping the hips, thighs, buttocks and abdomen. Due to its non-surgical process, VelaShape is ideal for re-contouring the thighs, hips, buttocks, abdomen, upper arms, neck and “love handles.”
Leave the cottage cheese for the salad bars of the world and stop trying to pedal your way to the moon and back just to lose those cellulite deposits. You’ve done what you could and now it’s time to seek professional help. Let your cosmetic surgeon help you figure out which option is best for you.