Cellulite Reduction with VelaShape


  • Length: 30 minutes per treatment
  • Anesthesia: n/a
  • In/Outpatient: outpatient
  • Side Effects: warm/red skin, rare bruising
  • Risks: no major risks
  • Recovery:

    Return to work: immediately
    Light exercise: immediately
    Swelling completely resolves: no significant swelling

Many women develop cellulite, or a dimpling of the skin, regardless of how slim they are or how much they exercise. Fortunately, a device called VelaShape was developed to reduce cellulite and firm “problem areas.” At Cosmedica, Dr. Benchetrit offers cellulite reduction with VelaShape at his Montreal plastic surgery practice. If you are bothered by cellulite on your thighs, buttocks, hips or abdomen, you are encouraged to contact us at 514-695-7450 to learn more about VelaShape.

What Causes Cellulite?

Cellulite is a complex problem, and doctors speculate there are many causes, including genetics, skin thickness and a hormonal component. There are three key components of cellulite: 1) pockets of fat, 2) fibrous bands that tighten and trap the fat and 3) thin skin.

VelaShape is not a weight loss treatment. If you are considering VelaShape, your weight should be stable.

Cellulite Reduction with VelaShape

VelaShape uses suction to isolate the fatty area of the body, and infrared light and radiofrequency to thermally heat up the fat and loosen the fibrous bands. The heat also boosts the production of the body’s natural collagen to improve skin quality.

VelaShape treatment has been described as feeling like a warm massage. The VelaShape machine has a cooling tip, which prevents heat from damaging your skin. The technology also monitors the temperature of your skin to prevent overheating.

A VelaShape treatment typically lasts about 30 minutes. We recommend a series of four to five VelaShape treatment sessions for optimal results.

VelaShape treatment does not require any downtime. Your skin may feel warm and look red for several hours after treatment, but these side effects are only temporary.

Why Choose Dr. Benchetrit and His Staff for Your VelaShape Treatment?

The VelaShape device is made by Syneron, the same company that makes the UltraShape V3. Dr. Benchetrit has a privileged relationship with this company and has done research studies on both VelaShape and UltraShape. As such, his clinic is among the first in the world to receive the latest upgrades of these devices, to the benefit of their patients. Dr. Benchetrit and his staff have nearly unparalleled experience in the field of non-invasive body contouring and he has presented on his results in this field at scientific conferences all over the world.

Schedule a Consultation 

Would you like to reduce the appearance of unsightly lumps and bumps? Contact Dr. Benchetrit today at 514-695-7450 for more details about VelaShape.