Cosmetic Surgery Procedures in Costa Rica

Vacuum Therapy

Also known as non-invasive subcutaneous therapy, this mechanical suction technique functions at a hypodermic level by providing a massage that works from the inside out. It uses sterilized crystal cups and has a function similar to a vacuum. Vacuum-therapy is another effective method to reduce cellulite and accumulated fat. With the incorporation of new technology, premium vacuum-therapy has risen from among all other treatments with a highly modern equipment that allows the control of different levels of suction over the skin, preventing it from becoming flaccid. HCR is proud to offer this exclusive service to its clients who travel from all over the world to Costa Rica to get esthetic treatments performed.

When vacuum therapy is applied to an area, it betters the drainage of the lymphatic system y mobilizes the fart. Generally, it is used a complementary treatment with other kinds of reductive techniques or can be used alone with very good results. It modifies the quantity of toxins, which allows the person to lose weight. Nonetheless, like with every other esthetic treatment, you need to keep in mind that this procedure is not ‘magical’ and to see satisfactory results, you need to combine it with a healthy intake of food and exercise regularly.

The causes of cellulite are diverse; it can be due to circulatory problems o to a change in the production of liquid by the lymphatic system (solution that provides cells with nutrition and at the same time eliminates waste). When this fluid is insufficient, it cannot perform this last function properly and thus, the cellular residue starts accumulating. Another factor that’s directly related to cellulite is gender; due to their constitution, women posses double the fat cells in their body than men and, consequently, show more propensity to cellulite. Furthermore, this condition is more common during certain phases, such as puberty, pregnancy, a few days before a woman’s menstruation and during menopause.

Like it’s always the case with any other procedures, a specialist needs to evaluate the patient beforehand to determine which areas of the body need to be treated. In general terms, vacuum therapy can be applied to hips, thighs, back, abdomen, arms and inclusively, the chin.

Benefits of Vacuum Therapy

  • Increases the flow of the lymphatic and circulatory system.
  • Increases the skin’s flexibility.
  • It exfoliates the epidermis.
  • Lessens muscular tension.
  • It stimulates the circulation of the dermis and hypodermis.
  • Tones the skin by stimulating the fibroblasts that produce collagen and elastin.

Adequate Candidates

Any person who finds his/herself in a good state of health can undertake a vacuum therapy treatment. Nonetheless, you must keep in mind that this procedure cannot be performed under the following circumstances:

  • Pregnancy
  • Arterial hypertension
  • Varicose veins
  • Diabetes
  • Thrombosis
  • Epilepsy

The Procedure

A session of vacuum therapy takes place in three phases: 

Ultrasound – the fibrous layers of the fat cells are smoothed out.

Vacuum – the layers are taken apart, making the fatty acids hydrophilic.

Drainage – toxins are eliminated, circulation is re-established and treated tissues are reaffirmed.

After the treatment
The anti-cellulite treatment of vacuum therapy is usually completed after 12 to 15 sessions. Nonetheless, the first visual results are obtained after the 6th or 7th session and you will notice a reduction of a few centimeters. When the treatment is finished, specialists recommend to undertake a maintenance session around once a month to keep your desired look.

Health Issues
Make sure to ask your surgeon concerning any risks you might have to face when undertaking a vacuum therapy treatment. However, you must keep in mind that our certified group of specialists works full-time to prevent such scenarios from happening, since we value the health of our patients above anything else.