VelaShape San Bernardino | Non Invasive Fat Reduction Riverside



Giving You Smooth Skin

Many men and women suffer from cellulite wrinkles and even loose skin after liposuction. These areas which can appear on your arms, thighs, buttock, stomach, and hips can be treated painlessly. Cellulite leaves people feeling self-conscious and helpless since it can be very hard to get rid of. Cellulite appears on the skin when fat deposits push through the tissue. This can be from weight fluctuations, obesity, or genetics. Wrinkles often come with age as skin loses collagen, elasticity and after liposuction. Dr. Hardesty and his team at Imagine Plastic Surgery, here in the Inland Empire, at his Riverside office are ready to help you get rid of your cellulite, tighten the skin and reduce wrinkles to increase your self-confidence and be able feel good again about your body.

What is VelaShape® III?

VelaShape III, is the latest upgrade to the Velashape technology which is non-invasive, radio frequency (RF), with suction that is pain free, requires no down time. and is an easily performed procedure, by our experts at Imagine Plastic Surgery, that can help to get rid of cellulite, smooth/shrinks skin, improves texture, and helps to contour the body skin and superficial fat   for a slimmer look. With VelaShape III, we can treat body areas such as the arms, abdomen, thighs, and the buttocks. The two applicators (VSmooth & VContour) on the VelaShape III device are designed for large and small body areas and are effective and safe. Dr. Hardesty is a board-certified surgeon who has been practicing for decades, and he always stays up-to-date on the latest technology that will help him give his patients the best results possible. Thus, fulfilling Imagine Plastic Surgery’s motto of “One Goal, Many Options” That is why Dr. Hardesty uses products such as the VelaShape III.

The VelaShape® III Procedure

If you want a pain-free procedure that gets rid of the unseemly cellulite, loose skin after liposuction and wrinkles that you’ve been stuck with then the VelaShape III procedure may be right for you. By talking to Dr. Hardesty and his expert staff at Imagine Plastic Surgery he will help determine if the VelaShape III treatment is right for his patients. It is a quick procedure that usually takes 1-3 sessions to get the desired results.

"If you want results go here. I needed a miracle to make my dream come true and Dr. Hardesty made it happen. The staff is a top notch class act and their follow up is priceless. I cry when I look in the mirror from pure happiness. I haven't worn a bikini or shown my body with such confidence since I was in my 20's. I truly feel flawless. Thank You!!!" -Verified Google Review



Am I a Good Candidate?

Since cellulite affects around 90% of the female population, loose skin after liposuction is quite common and wrinkles affect everyone over time, most people are a good candidate for this procedure. The treatment is recommended for normal to slightly overweight patients who have cellulite in the pelvic area, thighs, around the hips, abdomen, or lower limb and is included for all Dr. Hardesty’s postoperative liposuction patients For the best results, these patients should be committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Hardesty and his expert staff will determine if this treatment is right for you at the time of the consultation.

What to Expect During a VelaShape® Treatment?

During the treatment, you will be laying on the treatment table, with exposed skin on the treatment area. The treatment itself will take approximately 45 minutes. You feel a pulse from the VelaShape instrument that will use a small amount of radio frequency generated heat, which is tolerable, on the area which helps to disperse the cellulite and fat cells. There is minimal discomfort associated with this treatment. Majority of patients find VelaShape III treatments to be very comfortable, like a warm deep tissue massage. This treatment is designed to accommodate your sensitivity and your comfort level.

Body Contouring Options

What are my body contouring options? Body contouring is optimally performed when one achieves their ideal weight. However, some of the procedures below can be performed before that weight is attained. The following is an overview of body contouring options that contain additional and more specific information on each procedure or technology mentioned below. The […]


VelaShape® Recovery

Dr. Hardesty his expert and experience staff will provide detailed instructions of pre-operative as well as post-operative care. Post-treatment skin on the treated area could feel a little tight. There is no downtime associated with this treatment, patients are able to immediately return to daily activities. It is normal to have an inner heated sensation for up to a few hours after your treatment. In some cases, mild redness can be observed. Patients experience amazing results that they enjoy for a long time, it is recommended to get maintenance treatments periodically. Your results will last longer if you follow a balanced diet and regular exercise. Some individuals may be able to go 6-12 months before needing additional treatment, and for others once a quarter may be more typical.  A healthy lifestyle will extend treatment results.

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Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in learning more about the VelaShape procedure, then we encourage you to contact our Riverside office today. Dr. Hardesty and his team at Imagine Plastic Surgery are excited to get you started on this life-changing process. Call our office to make an appointment, take our self-assessment survey, or fill out an online form.

What is the cost?

At Imagine Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety a different procedures that all vary in prices. We strive in being transparent to all potential patients and being up front with how much our services may cost. For more information regarding the costs and prices, visit our plastic surgery prices page!


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