Cellulite

Cellulite (Gynoid lipodystrophy) is common in 90% of all women. It can appear anywhere on the body but is especially common around the thighs, buttocks, abdomen and upper arms. It is caused by fat pockets protruding between the connective tissue layers beneath your skin due to the fat cell chambers breaking down, to create a dimpled effect.

Cellulite is different to normal fat in that it is more stubborn and is not usually budged no matter how much diet and exercise you do.

There are a few treatments claimed to be successful in treating cellulite including creams, massage, fat-dissolving injections, surgery and laser, however the most effective seem to be skin tightening devices using ultrasound or radiofrequency technology.

Venus Legacy Body Contouring Venus Legacy for Body Contouring August 7, 2017 - One of the exciting new devices I discovered when I attended the Non-Surgical Symposium on the Gold Coast a few weeks ago was the Venus Concept. I sat down with Gidon from Venus Concept to find out all I could about why this device was generating so much buzz. Check out the video, listen to the podcast or read the blog. Trish: I’m here today with Gidon from Venus Concept. And we’re gonna have a talk about a new device come on to the market for body contouring. It’s called the “Venus Legacy.” So thank you so much today again. Gidon: You’re very welcome. Thank you very much. Trish: Awesome. So tell us about it. Gidon: The Venus Legacy is a modern device for body contouring, but it does a number of things. It uses our (MP)2 technology. Which is modern all around, multi frequency. So you’re getting skin tightening as well. So you’re getting skin tightening, cellulite reduction, and the contouring of the body. It really takes hold of all those concerns for a consumer. Trish: Because I know that sometimes if you have body contouring surgery a lot, but, people have said that it can increase cellulite. So […]
Dr Tahl Humes - Trusculpt 3D TruSculpt for Body Contouring with Dr Tahl Humes July 31, 2017 - The Non-Surgical Symposium 2017 allowed me to catch up with some awesome people and I always love seeing Dr Tahl Humes. Tahl had an exciting fat blasting treatment, the TruSculpt 3D, to talk about. Watch the video or read below to find out more. Trish: Right, well I’m here today with Dr Tahl Humes, and so nice to have you today. Dr Tahl Humes: Hello, good to see you. Trish: You too. And we’re going to be talking about the TruSculpt 3D, so I’m excited about it because I know a little bit about it but, Dr Humes, tell us a bit about it. Dr Tahl Humes: So, TruSculpt 3D is the upgraded platform of TruSculpt using radio frequency we are heating the fat cells causing apoptosis, which is programmed cell death and basically we’re getting rid of fat. In our practise, we call it the fat blaster, so we’re using heat to blast fat, get it out of our body and reduce circumference on our patients. We’re getting about a 35% reduction on our patients fat. Trish: Wow. Dr Tahl Humes: Yes. Trish: So out of the whole layer of fat, a third of that is gone? Dr Tahl […]
Adele truSculpt - Before & After My truSculpt followup appointment with Dr Theva February 16, 2017 - In August last year, I decided to try truSculpt – a radiofrequency device that causes fat destruction through sustained heat to the fat cells. I have some stubborn fat around my belly area that I’ve been unable to budge, even with a healthy diet and exercise. The treatment regime consisted of three sessions, each one month apart. It’s been 3 months since my final truSculpt session with Dr Theva and it’s time for my follow up appointment to review the results. There is definitely a noticeable loss of fat from my abdomen – truSculpt really works! After the fat cells have been destroyed by the heat from the probe, the body gets rid of them. And the best part is that once they are gone, they are gone for good – as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and don’t gain excessive weight. What I really liked about truSculpt was that the sessions were quick (30-45 minutes) and relatively painless. But one thing I should mention, if you are considering having truSculpt, is to make sure your practitioner uses a wheat bag to adequately warm up the treatment area beforehand. If the fat is already pre-warmed, there is no […]
Cutera University Cutera University 2017 – Gold Coast we’re coming at ya! February 2, 2017 - One of the aesthetic industry events that I look forward to attending each year is Cutera University. This is a great forum where clinicians, practitioners, doctors, nurses and surgeons all gather to get up to speed with the latest techniques, innovations, developments and devices from Cutera. We love it: continuous learning for practitioners. The next Cutera University 2017 – Gold Coast we’re coming at ya! And we’re excited to be attending so close to home. Leading Keynote Speakers Staying at the forefront of the industry is essential when there are so many breakthroughs and new technology being discovered and released all the time. The Cutera University event features presentations by leading practitioners and aesthetic innovators including: Dr Sean Arendse, Director of Emergency Medicine Training at a Melbourne hospital, medical director of Flawless Rejuvenation Skin Clinic, national trainer and regular speaker for various cosmetic injectable products; Dr John Flynn, CEO of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery; Dr Scott Ingram, Form & Function Clinic in Brisbane, past president of the Australasian Society of Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). This is just a taste of who you might hear speak at this nationally and internationally recognised event, and if you are a practitioner who […]
My truSculpt experience with Dr Theva – Part 2 November 9, 2016 - Well it’s been two months since my first truSculpt treatment and I have just had my third and final session! Since I already knew what to expect, my second and third treatments with Dr Theva were quick and straightforward, with each session taking just 30 minutes. I have definitely noticed a reduction in the amount of fat on my stomach, and the droopy fat “pouch” that used to bother me has pretty much disappeared. My tummy is now noticeably flatter. Not only has it been a great self-esteem boost, it has inspired me to work even harder to tone and strengthen my core muscles – because feeling more positive about how my abdominal area looks has motivated me to improve it even more. While truSculpt is not a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise, it’s awesome knowing that the fat cells that were destroyed are gone for good! So as long as I maintain a healthy lifestyle, I can be sure that my new flatter tummy is here to stay! I definitely recommend truSculpt as a great non-surgical way to reduce those stubborn areas of fat! If you are in Melbourne and would like to find out more about […]
truSculpt Live demo of truSculpt body sculpting for stubborn fat and cellulite – You’re Invited! October 3, 2016 - Summer is just around the corner, so now is the time to get beach ready. If you’re looking to get rid of stubborn areas of fat and cellulite, truSculpt™ can help you do just that. TruSculpt™ is a non-invasive, simple and comfortable body sculpting treatment with no downtime, no recovery or interruption to your busy life. Dr Theva Thevakumar is holding an information night at his Camberwell clinic on Thursday 24 November featuring a live demonstration of this exciting treatment, and you’re invited! Where? Dr Theva Skin Care Centre 900 Toorak Rd, Camberwell When? Thursday November 24th, 2016 6pm – 7.30pm   Call 1300 883 850 to reserve your spot – spaces are limited so get in quick! Look good, feel good and show off your bikini body this summer! AdeleAdele is an experienced digital marketer and web designer. She also has a background in medical science so is interested in the biology and science behind plastic surgery procedures. Passionate about health and wellbeing, she promotes living a naturally healthy lifestyle that is beneficial for both the body and mind. She believes in the motto “eating to live, not living to eat” and in choosing the right foods for their […]
TruSculpt with DrTheva My truSculpt experience with Dr Theva – Part 1 August 29, 2016 - I have always been a normal weight and never really struggled with any weight or fat issues, however once I reached my mid-thirties I began to notice a gradual increase in the amount of fat around my abdomen. I have a healthy diet and keep reasonably fit and active, but the bulge around my tummy has stubbornly refused to go away. So when I heard about truSculpt, the latest device by Cutera for stubborn fat reduction, I jumped at the opportunity to try it. TruSculpt is a radiofrequency device designed to cause fat apoptosis, or fat destruction. The probe transmits heat through the skin to the fat. The sustained heat damages the fat cells and the body subsequently removes these damaged cells. Once these fat cells have been removed, they don’t come back, as long as you maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle. I had an initial appointment with Dr Theva Thevakumar in Camberwell, Victoria, to determine my eligibility for the treatment. After discussing my diet and lifestyle, as well as my concerns about the weight gain around my abdomen, he concluded that I am a suitable candidate. I am 160cm tall and weigh 57kg – this puts my BMI […]
Inmode – 5 high quality treatments in one amazing device August 10, 2016 - It was bound to happen. With all of the non-surgical technologies on the market, High Tech Laser have created one that is capable of performing not just one but 5 high quality treatments in one amazing device. The Inmode platform device gives a clinic or practitioner the flexibility to choose between 5 treatments based on what the patient’s needs are. It’s like a complete non-surgical practice in one device! These treatments are: Fractora Fractional RF (radio frequency) – treats photo damage and improves skin texture and elasticity Forma and Plus RF Skin Tightening – stimulates the formation of collagen, improving elasticity, proven to give long lasting results Lumecca IPL Skin Rejuvenation -Intense Pulse Light photo-rejuvenation device used to treat a targeted range of skin conditions and imperfections. Body FX RF Fat Reduction – used to treat fatty tissue areas such as cellulite. Can also be used to reduce and shape the patient’s body. Diolaze Laser Hair Removal – providing power, pulsing and high speed, Diolaze can treat even the the most stubborn hair in less time and with less pain than other systems. Because this latest advance in technology can address skin rejuvenation, tightening, hair removal, body contouring and pigmentation […]
Cutera truSculpt Cutera truSculpt – with Mark Collins from Cutera July 13, 2016 - Trish: I’m here today with Mark Collins and Mark is from and we are going to talk about a device on the market which is called truSculpt which is a radio frequency system to reduce fat so it’s pretty exciting. Thanks Mark. Mark Collins: Thank you. Trish: Tell us a bit about it Mark. Mark Collins: Okay so it’s Cutera’s device for body sculpting. We can treat fat on any area of the body including the stomach, under the chin, the arms, knees, anywhere you want. It uses monopolar radiofrequency. That’s the key. We get down into the fat tissue and it’s going to give programmed cell death. Over time those fat cells are removed and then you’ve got a nice even, tidy result. It’s usually a series of treatments – between two and three for most areas. We are removing a portion each time. Trish: Okay. Mark Collins: The treatment as I said before is radiofrequency but it’s monopolar so we are getting down deep. It’s got a special coating on the hand pieces so that the radio frequency is evenly distributed. It’s very, very tolerable to have. Trish: It takes two to three treatments? Mark Collins: Yes that’s […]
Got Cellulite? Get Sleek Skin Got Cellulite? Get Sleek Skin September 23, 2014 - Cellulite (Gynoid lipodystrophy) is common in 90% of all women. It can appear anywhere from the thighs, buttocks, abdomen and upper arms. Never before has there been an effective non-invasive way to rid cellulite until now… Sleek Skin is a non-invasive treatment designed to reduce the stubborn signs of cellulite. Using Shock Wave Therapy or Energy Wave Technology (pulses energy waves into the skin) to vibrate the skins connective tissue which improves blood flow to the skin, reduces the size of cellulite and helps reduce the bumpy appearance all together. This Energy Wave Technology has been used for a long time to break up calcified deposits within the body for medical purposes. And is now also used for the treatment of Kidney Stones and similar deposits. In fact the Sleek Skin machine was being used to treat athletes with muscular problems before it was recognized as a cellulite fighting machine. It is proven that when Sleek Skin is used along with a healthy lifestyle that includes a good eating regime, exercise and plenty of water then cellulite can be reduced significantly as well as gaining skin tightening and smoothing as well. TrishTrish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate […]
Body shaping and contouring Body shaping and contouring April 8, 2014 - Body shaping and contouring is perhaps the most important aspect of the cosmetic surgery industry. It involves a number of technologies that beautifully shape different parts of the body to the desired outcome. Body contouring and shaping can include a variety of surgeries to remove sagging skin or get rid of unwanted hard to shift fat. It can also improve the shape and tone of underlying tissue. Body contouring is usually sought out after a massive weight loss, and when the skin has lost its elasticity. The surgical procedures could normally take 2 to 5 hours depending on how much skin or fat is to be removed, and how much surgery is required for the personal outcome. For a total body lift a tummy tuck, breast lift or reduction, upper arm lift, mid thigh lift and lower body lift may choose to be performed. After body contouring procedures, one can expect a smoother, flatter tummy and more contoured arms, legs, buttocks, chest, and of course less ‘loose’ skin. There are many procedures that relate to body contouring and shaping, both surgical and non surgical. Here’s some examples. Surgical procedures: Breast lift – an incision is made in the breast to […]

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Adele

Adele is an experienced digital marketer and web designer. She also has a background in medical science so is interested in the biology and science behind plastic surgery procedures. Passionate about health and wellbeing, she promotes living a naturally healthy lifestyle that is beneficial for both the body and mind. She believes in the motto “eating to live, not living to eat” and in choosing the right foods for their nutritional and medicinal qualities.

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