Lower Body Lift: This procedure evolved from what used to be called
Lift.” The technique was designed to replace the thigh/buttock lift, a procedure that works well for some patients but may produce scars that are visible when wearing a bathing suit. The
lower body lift requires an incision around the entire circumference of the abdominal and buttock area, so that excess skin can be removed and the entire flank, thigh and buttocks areas can be lifted. The incision can usually be placed discreetly within standard or high-cut bikini lines. The result of the procedure is tightening of the back, flank and abdominal tissues, and reduction in the appearance of cellulite in the lifted areas. The lower body lift is a major surgical procedure that requires a lengthy recovery and leaves an extensive, though well-positioned, scar. For this reason, it requires specially careful patient selection and, as with all cosmetic surgery, the patient's full informed consent. You must think about this procedure after
consulting with your surgeon.
Endermologie: This mechanical roller massage therapy has been proposed as a treatment for cellulite and as complement to liposuction. Treatments may produce temporary improvement in the appearance of cellulite, but long-term results of this non-invasive therapy are yet to be established, either clinically or scientifically.
Endermologie in and of itself has not been found to be beneficial for producing long-term and lasting clinical results. One
study by Bruce Shack of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
has looked at the effects of endermologie and observed that it breaks up
cellulite though the results achieved can be influenced by how
good the professional is who does the procedure. In other words,
pick your clinic/spa after doing your research. After all,
the cost is over $1,000.
Mesotherapy: In this procedure, small amounts of homeopathic medicine are injected immediately beneath the surface of the skin to break down the cellulite and to improve circulation and lymphatic and venous drainage. Like Endermologie, there are no scientific studies to back up claims that mesotherapy improves the appearance of cellulite.
Mesotherapy is also not yet approved by the FDA,
though a clinic
trial to study its safety is being done.