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Cellulite Reduction Products Featured on Rachel Ray Show

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on March 25, 2010

Cellulite affects more than 90% of women of all sizes and body weights, and physicians believe that women get cellulite when the connective tissue of the skin forms a net around fatty tissue, creating a ‘lumpy’ appearance on the surface of the skin.

There are now several cosmetic procedures on the market that promise to help reduce the appearance of cellulite and can even help take off a few inches. Procedures including VelaShape, VelaSmooth and Thermage skin tightening treatments may help some women achieve a shapelier, slimmer appearance.

A Rachael Ray Show segment that ran in early March revealed three over-the-counter cellulite reduction treatments that promise to diminish the look of cellulite and improve the texture and tone of the skin. The show featured the Nutra Luxe Infrared Body Shaping Massager Lipo Reduction Set, the Totally You Seaweed Body Wrap Kit, and the Solidea MicroMassage Magic Pantie, a textured hosiery shaper that promises to increase circulation and tone up the skin.

While these products sound promising, experts recommend undergoing a cosmetic procedure that uses radio-freuqency energy and vacuum manipulation to help tighten and tone up the skin. One of the latest devices is the Reaction by Viora, a handheld device that increases circulation and strengthens skin tissues using radio frequency energy. VelaShape works in a similar way, and may help to stimulate collagen growth while tightening and toning the skin.

Most people need to undergo a series of six to eight treatments in order to achieve results, and the procedures feel like a warm, deep tissue massage. VelaShape, VelaSmooth, Thermage and the Reaction by Viora system are available at many medical spas, aesthetic surgery centers and cosmetic surgery centers around the United States, and cost between $200 to $500+ per treatment session. Some medical professionals do offer a discount when the individual purchases a package of products.


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Contour Plus May Be New Alternative to Liposuction

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on October 31, 2008

While liposuction continues to be one of the most popular fat removal and fat reduction methods for millions of men and women that want to get rid of stubborn body fat, many turn to non-surgical treatments such as VelaSmooth and mesotherapy to achieve their ideal figure.  The makers of UltraShape, an increasingly popular ultrasound device available in Europe and Canada that helps dissolve body fat, have recently launched a study using Contour Plus, a body contouring system designed to sculpt and tone the skin while tightening up the skin tissues.

The Contour Plus device is designed specifically for patients who have localized areas of fat that cannot be treated with liposuction alone; it works using ultrasound waves that penetrate deep into the skin and help break down fatty tissues immediately.

Millions of men and women pursue fat removal procedures such as SmartLipo and tumescent liposuction to get rid of love handles, streamline their silhouettes and create a more contoured appearance.  However, liposuction often results in a ‘bumpy’ appearance or leaves behind loose skin that must be managed with skin tightening treatments that sculpt and tone up the skin tissues after the procedure.

The Contour Plus treatment presents a less-invasive option for smoothing out the skin and creating a truly sculpted, natural-looking silhouette.

According to Dr. Sue Ellen Cox, Medical Director at Aesthetic Solutions in North Carolina, Other body contouring devices are notorious for over-promising and under-performing such as the VelaSmooth which is used more for temporary cellulite reduction. This is the first real non-invasive device that can achieve a reduction of fat. The Contour Plus can actually be shown to disrupt the fat cells, so there is actually an objective change going on and not only a subjective change.”

(Source: Cosmetic Surgery Times)

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Demand for Cosmetic Procedures Peaks During Fall Harvest Season

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on October 27, 2008

Cosmetic Surgery Peaks During Fall SeasonWhile many parents are tightening up their wallets during the troubled economy, others are loosening up their spending habits to relieve the pressure from a stressful summer season.

Las Vegas plastic surgeon Dr. Arthur Cambeiro reports a noticeable increase in parents pursuing plastic or cosmetic surgery procedures before the holidays – in the aftermath of back to school season – and Fall seems to be the perfect time to mark up the calendars for treatment and recovery.

According to Dr. Cambeiro, “Summer is very busy with activities, and get-togethers with friends and family around the holidays means that most people just don’t have the time to take off and recovery properly. But in fall, you can improve your appearance in time for those seasonal get-togethers and be all set for spring clothes shopping to show off your new look.” (Source:

Lengthier procedures such as breast augmentation, liposuction and body lifts may require a few months from the consultation to the recovery period, but less-invasive treatments such as micro-lipo, skin rejuvenation and skin tightening procedures with less recovery time can make surgery during the Fall a good match for those with busy schedules.

Still, many cosmetic surgeons are experiencing the effects of the economic slump and seeing far fewer patients than their seasonal average.  Patients who can no longer afford treatment are either holding off on procedures altogether, or pursuing surgery alternatives to meet their monthly budget.  Some doctors are catching the wave of increasing demand for noninvasive procedures such as BOTOX and Restylane for wrinkles, and VelaShape for cellulite reduction, offering patients discounts and incentives to fill up the appointment book and simply get first-time patients into the practice.

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