Cellulite: Possible to get rid of or myth?

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Registered: 10-17-2012
Cellulite: Possible to get rid of or myth?
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Wed, 10-17-2012 - 4:53pm

Alright, so I've been doing a lot of research on the topic. Though I will take medical science journals word that there really isn't a concrete 100% solution to cellulite, has anyone here been able to get some sort of relief to growing amounts of cellulite? For example, the list of solutions I have read include liposuction (and I guess restructuring the of the skin after/making it taut), thigh centric exercise such as this dailymail link (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1347777/How-rid-cellulite-Thin-thighs-30-days-exercise-tips.html) or even some devices like the ProBody (found on Amazon and here: http://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-probody-slim-and-shape-anti-cellulite-massager-system). Another machine that is incredibly expensive is the Wellbox Lipomassage which is over a grand. 

I'm willing to put in hard work to exercise (which I do) but do any other of these techniques work for anyone here?

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Thu, 10-18-2012 - 10:59am

Hi Kate, and welcome to the boards!

I'm not an expert on cellulite, although I should be, I have enough of it, lol. I wouldn't put much faith into any of those devices myself. I can't see how massaging would do much of anything, except maybe shift it around. The 'Thin Thighs in 30 Days' might not banish all your cellulite, but it seems like a good exercise plan. Have you tried any of these things?

Evelyn

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Mon, 10-22-2012 - 2:12pm

The massager device does seem to be illogical to get rid of it if you only think about it as spreading it around but I read that its from a lack of cells getting enough nutrients to properly regenerate the right cells and so thats why that part of the skin looks like it does. I don't know if that is right.

As for the thin thighs exercise, I have been a runner for a long time and I think that its strange to have cellulite with strong legs. I do have big upper legs and hips, but I have not tried this specifc exercise regimen. I dunno, we'll see if the massager plus the exercise can do the trick.

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Tue, 10-23-2012 - 12:40pm

Good luck, and let us know if it works, maybe I'll try it :)

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Mon, 11-12-2012 - 2:36pm

Quick update: So far after two weeks, I feel that my legs and thighs are firmer than before while using the probody. While that is the sensation I get, I have to wait some more time. One thing that is interesting is that lately I haven't been able to run and just focusing on work.

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Mon, 11-12-2012 - 5:01pm

You wouldn't think that your legs would get firmer when you stop running, but I'm still skeptical. How's the cellulite looking?

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 5:31pm

I think there are a lot of products and procedures that claim to help with cellulite, but I don't know for sure if any of them work. I have read good and bad about nearly all of them. I think one of the newer procedures is called Cellulaze. This page has an informational video and some before and after pictures, and it looks like it might actually work. I checked realself.com and it has a 74% "worth it" rating, but the average cost is over $5,000. All that being said, I think cellulite has a genetic component. I know girls who are rail-thin, but still have it.