Endermologie®

Endermologie® is an FDA-approved cosmetic procedure to reduce the appearance of cellulite through suction and mechanical massage.

Endermologie®

The Skinny


Average Recovery

1 days

Permanence

Temporary

Application

Massage

Surgical

No

Cost

$50 - $1750

The Specifics


What is Endermologie®?

Endermologie® (a.k.a. lipomassage) is an entirely non-invasive cellulite reduction treatment. A special handpiece kneads and suctions skin to break up the pockets of fat cells causing the “cottage cheese” like appearance of cellulite as well as soften the fibrous bands of connective tissue causing dimples. Multiple treatments will be needed to achieve the desired results.

The Anatomy of Cellulite

Cellulite Anatomy Illustration

When compared to other cellulite reduction treatments approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), like Cellfina or Cellulaze, the results of Endermologie® are less significant, however, the process is less expensive and entirely noninvasive.

What cosmetic concerns does an Endermologie® procedure treat?

Cellulite: Mechanical breakdown of fat cells and fibrous connective tissue with a special handpiece reduces dimpling and the appearance of cellulite.

Who is the ideal candidate for Endermologie®?

The ideal candidate for an Endermologie® procedure is in generally good health and is seeking a noninvasive cellulite reduction treatment. Endermologie® is not recommended for women who are pregnant or individuals with a history of cancer or thrombophlebitis.

What is the average recovery associated with an Endermologie® procedure?

Most patients do not experience any downtime following an Endermologie® treatment. Bruising may develop one to two days after treatment, but is typically mild and resolves within two weeks.

What are the potential side effects of an Endermologie® procedure?

Possible side effects of an Endermologie® procedure are typically minimal, but may include bruising and soreness.

What can someone expect from the results of an Endermologie® procedure?

The results of an Endermologie® treatment will be best after eight to 12 weeks of regular weekly treatments. The results will require regular upkeep, and will be affected by significant changes in weight and pregnancy.

What is the average cost of an Endermologie® procedure?


Endermologie® can cost anywhere from $50 to $1,750. The actual cost of Endermologie® is dependent upon location, board certified plastic surgeon, and length and involvement of the plastic surgery.

Pros

firmertighterlifted skinnoninvasiveminimal downtimeminimal discomfort

Cons

many treatmentsfrequent maintenance

Invasiveness Score

mildmoderatesevere
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Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect


The endermologie system uses a combination of suction and massage to break up and distribute pockets of fat as well as soften fibrotic tissue to smooth out dimples caused by cellulite. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after an endermologie treatment.

The Takeaway


Endermologie® is a non-invasive cellulite reduction treatment to reduce the appearance of dimples caused by fat cells, connective tissue, and fibrous bands for improved body contouring and skin tightening.

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  1. GB Forbes Body Fat Content Influences the Body Composition Response to Nutrition and Exercise PubMed.gov; 2000-05-01
  2. Paul Cohen, Bruce M Spiegelman Cell Biology of Fat Storage PubMed.gov; 2016-08-15
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