Pros and Cons of Lipomassage for Cellulite Reduction

If you have cellulite on your thighs, hips and buttocks, modifying your exercise routine or your diet won’t help. Cellulite can appear at any age, and is a result of trapped fatty pockets under your skin tissues. The ‘dimpling’ effect is often more pronounced in people with thin skin or poor muscle tone, but there are options available to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Lipomassage is an innovative non-invasive procedure offered by Endermologie, and works using a high-powered massage technique to massage out the trapped body fat. Here’s a close look at how this procedure works, and what the key benefits and drawbacks of Lipomassage are:

How Lipomassage Works

Lipomassage is designed to treat localized fat in the body and does not require any surgical procedurs or drugs. The device used in the treatment is designed with motorized rollers that are applied on the skin to deliver a deep massage experience.  The patient is wrapped in a body suit which helps the physician or skin care professional glide over the skin with ease.
Since the rollers move in three different ways and at different speeds, they help to increase blood flow to the fatty pockets and may help stimulate toxin breakdown. With a series of treatments, these rollers may be able to smooth out the skin and reduce the appearance of dimpled skin on the thighs, buttocks, abdomen and arms.
Monthly maintenance sessions may be recommended after completing a series, because results with Lipomassage may not last longer than a few weeks.

Benefits of Lipomassage

Lipomassage can be performed as an outpatient procedure and is relatively painless. Each treatment takes about 30 minutes to an hour depending on the areas being treated, and some people notice that their skin feels firmer and tighter after a single session. Other key benefits of the lipomassage procedure include:
  • Reduces stress
  • Increases circulation through the entire body
  • No downtime involved
  • Comfortable and painless experience
  • No risk of burning
  • Can be performed on all body types and skin types
  • Gradual results

Drawbacks of Lipomassage

While Lipomassage proposes to offer several benefits, there may be some drawbacks to this cellulite reduction treatment. Some of these drawbacks include:
  • No guarantee of results
  • May take up to 10 sessions to see a noticeable difference
  • Touch up treatments may be required to maintain any results
  • Expensive procedure: each session can cost up to $100 or more
  • Results are not permanent
  • Achieving results requires maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly
Lipomassage may be effective for some people with minimal cellulite and does require treatments at least two times per week to achieve results. Most medical spas and aesthetic surgery centers require the patient to purchase the body suit separately (approximately $30 to $40), but this may be offered as a free gift when signing up for a package.
Learn more about cellulite reduction treatments in our information guide, or consult with a medical spa in your area to find out if you are a good candidate for the lipomassage treatment.