Over the years, many women have engaged in the battle against cellulite. It is a war not often won, because there is not miracle cure for cellulite. (Probably because men don’t get it very often!) Cellulite is not regular fat. Normally, fat resides on the bones, where the body can burn it and you can actually get rid of it or turn it into muscle. Cellulite is fat that takes up residence just below the skin, where the body can’t do anything about it at all. It can’t be turned into muscle, and you can’t burn it off, no matter how many exercises you do. Unless you can afford plastic surgery, your cellulite is here to stay. Even with surgery, they can’t always get rid of all cellulite.
There have been a few procedures for cellulite removal that have come out recently which fall into the category of plastic surgery, even though they don’t really involve going under the knife. One of these procedures is called Endermologie, and it is known as a temporary or semi-permanent cellulite removal technique. Endermologie is not something that your family doctor can do – you have to go to a certified endermologist can do this procedure the way it is supposed to be done.
Endermologie is practiced with a small massaging machine that rolls over the areas with cellulite while performing a gentle suction action. When this action is rolled over the cellulite fat, it makes a fold, which stretches out the connecting tissues and makes your body measurements shrink. Endermologie also decreases any muscle spasms or muscle pain you may have in your body and increases circulation. Poor circulation can be one of the many causes of cellulite, so this alone can help reduce the look of your cellulite.
This procedure is not too expensive to begin with, but the amount of sessions needed to complete the process makes it a bit expensive. Usually, you will need a minimum of 14 treatments, 1 – 2 times per week, depending on the severity of your cellulite. Patients who receive Endermologie treatments are usually happy with the results, but they have to keep coming back on a monthly basis to keep those results and maintain the look they want.
Endermologie treatments usually last about 30 minutes per session, and it takes about 6 treatments before patients start seeing results. It is a great alternative to liposuction, because lipo doesn’t really get rid of cellulite. It sucks out fat cells, but only the ones that are nearer to the bone, not the fat the rests beneath the skin, which is cellulite.
I would recommend Endermologie as a gentle way to remove cellulite for people who can afford the treatments. If you want to get it done, but can only afford a few treatments, or you can’t afford to go back monthly after the initial sessions, then it won’t be worth the money you will spend. This procedure is only worth it if you can afford it for a long time.