Lipomassage FAQs & Answers
What is Lipomassage?
Lipomassage by Endermologie®, a registered trademark of LPG Systems, was introduced to Europe in the 1980s, and the United States in the early 1990s. It is a non-invasive
approach to reducing or eliminating cellulite. Endermologie® was invented in France in the 1970s as a treatment to reshape scar tissue, though many patients observed reduction of cellulite and improvement in skin texture. Since then, Lipomassage has been used as a treatment for cellulite reduction and skin toning.
Who shouldn’t receive Lipomassage treatments?
Because Lipomassage increases blood flow by up to 400%, some conditions may be exacerbated, or some organs over-burdened upon treatment. For this reason, I cannot offer treatment to those diagnosed with cancer, heart disease, thrombosis, hepatitis, diabetes and those taking a number of prescription drugs. If you have a specific medical condition, just ask when you call to schedule your consultation.
Is the Endermologie treatment painful?
Most patients compare Lipomassage treatment to getting a very deep massage and even find the treatment relaxing. The intensity of the rolling action can be adjusted to match your personal comfort level, so if you have concerns, just share them with me.
Is Lipomassage FDA approved?
Yes is is! Approved in 1998, Endermologie® was the first mechanical treatment to receive FDA approval for cellulite reduction.
What are the risks or complications of Lipomassage?
Everybody is different, so temporary, mild bruising, sensitivity reactions, and broken capillaries might occur.
How many Endermologie treatments are necessary?
Results may become evident within as little as 6 treatments, with a typical course running 14-28 initial treatments, 1 to 2 times a week, in order to achieve the optimal results. After that a single monthly visit should be sufficient for maintenance. Treatments are usually 30 minutes long, and the treat the entire body. In addition to the targeted areas, your Endermologie treatments will help increase lymphatic flow and help promote better circulation throughout your entire body.
Will this work for me?
There is no guarantee, but ninety percent of all Lipomassage clients notice improvement in cellulitic areas.
Does Endermologie replace the need for liposuction?
Liposuction does not reduce the appearance of cellulite and can actually leave loose skin which will increase the appearance of cellulite. Liposuction mainly works on the middle layer of fat, sucking out fat cells but leaving the top layer of skin still dimpled and full of cellulite. Endermologie will directly attack the dimpled top layer of skin, breaking up the congested lymphatic flow which promotes the appearance of cellulite.
How is Lipomassage different from liposuction?
The main difference is that Endermologie is not a physically invasive surgery. The risk involved with liposuction are so great that many patients try Lipomassage first before committing themselves to the surgical alternative of liposuction. Plastic surgeons all over the country recommend Lipomassage as part of the Liposuction process. Several treatments before surgery will make the fat softer, and easier for the surgeon to extract, while treatments after surgery will smooth out the lumps and the bumps often associated.
What are the after-effects from receiving Endermologie?
You will likely feel an increase in energy and an overall feeling of relaxation. Minor, temporary bruising can occur, similar to what you would receive from a deep tissue massage.
Can men benefit from Endermologie technology?
Men and women both show equally amazing results from the treatment. For men, the trouble areas of “love handles” and loose pectoral tissue can achieve favorable improvement from treatment.
Can I achieve the same results at home?
Even the most expensive home-based machines do not approach the results of a clinically supervised treatment. Home treatments are not FDA approved and lack the scientific research to prove their claims. Think of it like any specialized professional field. You could paint your own car with spray cans in the garage, but no matter how much money you save, the results won’t even be in the same league.