At the Dr Lanzer Clinic, patients get the opportunity to take advantage of post-operative treatments that could enhance the results they have obtained from a specific procedure. One of these post-operative treatments is the Velashape, a treatment that is often recommended after a liposuction. To learn more about the Velashape and its benefits after a liposuction procedure, please read the information provided by the Dr Lanzer Clinic below.
What Is the Velashape?
The Velashape is a non-invasive treatment that focusses on body contouring for circumferential and cellulite reduction. The treatment enables patients to obtain a more toned, contoured and athletic physique, which is why the Velashape can be a good complementary treatment after a liposuction procedure.
Most patients can obtain a more athletic physique with three sessions, although the amount of sessions may vary from patient to patient. This can also be used by patients who did not have any liposuction procedures done, since one treatment does not necessarily exclude the other.
How Does the Velashape Work?
Velashape is a unique combination of technologies that causes the deep heating of fat cells. These technologies include infrared light, bi-polar radio frequency energy and vacuum. However, the Velashape does not only focus on the heating of fat cells, but also on the heating of surrounding tissue and dermal collagen fibres. Thanks to this combination of technologies, this is able to tackle persistent fat, as well as rejuvenate the skin.
In order for the Velashape to be effective, patients need to take advantage of multiple treatments. Patients seeking treatment for cellulite will notice a gradual difference over each session, while patients seeking circumferential reduction will notice reshaping of the treated area almost instantly.
Patients who had a treatment with the Velashape describe it as a comfortable treatment that is comparable to a deep-tissue massage. Side-effects accompanying the treatment are quite rare, considering the non-invasive nature of the Velashape. One of the only side-effects patients tend to experience after treatment is a slightly warm sensation and a slightly pink appearance of the treatment area. However, these side-effects tend to dissipate within a few hours after treatment.
What Areas Can the Velashape Treat?
The Velashape is a treatment that can be applied to many parts of the body. Patients can use the Velashape for treatment on the neck, arms, thighs, buttocks, flank and the abdomen. This can give some amazing results over time, but patients do need to wait until a couple of sessions have passed to see the cumulative result that can be obtained from treatment with the Velashape.
Can I Lose Weight with the Velashape?
Even though the Velashape gives you a more athletic physique, the Velashape is not classified as a weight loss treatment. Instead, the Velashape uses a combination of techniques to contour the body and reach problem areas that are hard to get rid of with diet and exercise alone.
Which Patients Are Good Candidates for the Velashape?
The Velashape works best on patients with a body mass index (BMI) below 30; this means that the patient cannot have a large amount of overweight. Patients who have a considerable amount of overweight will not get much benefit from this treatment alone, considering the fact that the treatment is meant to contour the body and get rid of common problems such as cellulite. If you do want to benefit from the treatment, we recommend getting to a healthy weight before attempting treatment with the Velashape.
Patients who benefit from the Velashape could also belong to stage 1 or stage 2 of the Nurnberger-Muller Cellulite Qualification. In general, the medical world divides the phases of cellulite into three stages. Below, you will find a complete overview of the three stages of cellulite.
> Stage 1 is the stage where the patients shows no dimpling when standing up or lying down, but where a pinch test does show the typical “orange peel” appearance of cellulite.
> Stage 2 is considered the intermediate stage of cellulite. Patients who find themselves in this particular stage will have notice the typical “orange peel” appearance when standing up, but not when lying down.
> Stage 3 is the most advanced stage of cellulite and considerably more difficult to treat. Patients with stage 3 cellulite will show signs of the “orange peel” skin when standing up and lying down.
Discover Velashape Advantages!
An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for Velashape procedures. In other words, this is a great option for patient who are on their target weight, but struggle with some persistent fat deposits.
If you’re looking to remove fat from the body, get a free consultation at Melbourne Velashape clinic with Dr Lanzer.
Can I Prevent Cellulite from Coming Back?
Patients who had their cellulite treated with the Velashape often want some additional tips on how to prevent cellulite from coming back. To understand how to prevent its return, we need to look at why cellulite is formed in the first place.
Contrary to what most people believe about cellulite, having cellulite does not necessarily mean you are overweight. Even though it is more common in people who are overweight, people who are on their target weight can also struggle with this problem. Cellulite can have numerous causes and these causes may vary from patient to patient. The number one cause of cellulite is still poor nutrition and overweight, but other denominators can also bring this condition to light. Therefore, additional causes of cellulite are lack of exercise, a slow metabolism, thickness of the skin and the colour of your skin.
Even though cellulite is not necessarily a condition that can be life-threatening, many people want to get rid of it because of the “orange peel” appearance given to the skin. The “orange peel” appearance cellulite is known for is caused by subcutaneous fat, which presses against the connective tissue.
The prevention of cellulite will depend on what causes your cellulite. For example, if overweight is the main cause for your cellulite, it is essential to obtain a healthy weight to prevent cellulite from returning. Having plenty of exercise can also help to prevent cellulite coming back, especially if you start to exercise the specific areas where cellulite was most prominent.
If you are not familiar with the Velashape, or still have questions after reading the information provided on our website, we recommend contacting our clinic to acquire more information. Alternatively, you can also make an appointment at our clinic and get familiar with the treatment on-site. Naturally, before you have the procedure, we always recommend a thorough medical evaluation executed by a licensed dermatologist. Fortunately, you can count on Dr Lanzer for this, because in addition to being an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr Lanzer is also a licensed dermatologist.
Before you have any procedure at a cosmetic surgery facility, whether this is a surgical procedure or not, it is always advised to read up about the risks that could be connected to that treatment. Even though technologies and techniques have advanced considerably over the years, making treatments generally safer than many years ago, there is always a chance that something could go wrong. Therefore, before you obtain any form of treatment, always check on the risks and consult your dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon if you have any concerns about an aspect of your treatment. It is important for a patient to understand their treatment fully, so we also posted several information pages about each of our treatments, which enables patients to read through all information in their own time.
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Frequently Asked Questions For Velashape
What is VelaShape treatment?
VelaShape is used as a post-operative body contouring treatment.
Is VelaShape permanent?
The results cannot be considered permanent due to the nature of how cellulite and fat cells are formed.
How does VelaShape work?
VelaShape uses a combination of infra-red light and bi-polar radio-frequency with a high vacuum suction to reduce the appearance of cellulite resulting in smoother skin.
How far apart should VelaShape treatments be?
Seven days apart is preferable.
How long does VelaShape last?
Results can last up to one year however, maintenance treatments are required and vary between patients.
How much does VelaShape cost?
VelaShape pricing begins at $160 per treatment, subject to consultation.