Cosmetic Surgery Procedures in Costa Rica

Passive Gymnastics

Passive GymnasticsThis innovative treatment used to fight cellulite involves a body technique that utilizes a system of electrodes of low voltage applied to specific muscular groups (eg: buttocks, thighs, abdomen, etc). Through electric stimulation, flaccidity can be corrected, fat deposits diminished and in some cases, the size of the treated area can increase (for example, the buttocks).

The electrodes of the equipment used in passive gymnastics emit an electrical charge that mimics the signal emitted by the brain to trigger muscle movement, allowing the stimulus to provoke contraction. Passive gymnastics is therefore harmless to the body since it has the same effects as doing exercise and is recommended in certain cases by doctors.

Passive gymnastics not only helps to get rid of cellulite, it can also be applied on muscles, tendons and nerves to aid in the reduction of body mass and firming/toning. One of the advantages of this treatment is the possibility of applying physical exercise specifically on a determined muscle or muscle group using different stimulation intensities and frequencies. Due to this, a regular consistency in results is obtained without the fatigue of physical strain.

What Can I Expect

Whenever it comes to cosmetic treatment, you need to keep in mind that no procedure will ever provide an ‘ideal’ aspect to your body. The aim of this kind of procedure is to achieve an improvement and enhance your appearance. This can help you boost your self-confidence and make you feel better about yourself, while keeping realistic expectations. This is one of the core values we have here at HCR; we want our clients to be completely satisfied with the results of their treatment and to heighten their self-assurance.

Procedure Planning

Before any type of procedure is performed, patients are strongly advised to have a detailed discussion with their doctor. By doing so, both parties have the opportunity to contribute in the whole process and to increase the client’s level of satisfaction. Even though passive gymnastics can be applied on people of all ages, it is not recommended for pregnant women to receive treatment. It should also be avoided just after eating and during digestion.

The Procedure

The equipment used during passive gymnastics can be calibrated depending of the results the client is looking for. It has a number of default settings that can be applied to different uses: physical augmentation (increase strength, muscle, training, aerobic resistance, etc.), health improvement (eliminates muscle pain, heavy legs, cramp relief and relaxing massages) and esthetics (toning and tissue firming). Depending on the results you are looking for, your specialist will calibrate the machine to obtain optimum results.

Our esthetic specialists recommend 2 weekly sessions of 45 minutes each.


As with any type of cosmetic treatment, complications are unusual but they sometimes do happen. However, they are usually minor and can be reduced by following your doctor’s directions precisely before and after the procedure.

Make sure to ask your doctor concerning any risks you might have to face when undertaking this procedure. However, you must keep in mind that our certified group of doctors works full-time to prevent such scenarios from happening; we value the health of our patients above anything else.