According to her Twitter page, Gretchen Rossi, star of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Orange County underwent VelaShape treatments with Dr. Sanjay Grover of The Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles. Khloe and Kim Kardashian, of E!'s Keeping Up with the Khardashians, are also fans of VelaShape, as the sisters discussed on a national TV program earlier this month. Fellow "Housewife" Kim Zolach of the Atlanta cast also had VelaShape done earlier this year.
Several aesthetic offices around the country offer the procedure. Kim and Khloe visited Dr. Shalini Kapoor-Grover of REVIVE: Beverly Hills Medical Institute for their treatments and Kim Zolach went to Dr. Louis Cole. The procedure takes approximately thirty minutes and around four treatments are required to get the desired results. There is no downtime associated and improvement lasts around 3-4 months. The patient does need to exercise and watch their diet to help maintain the results.
Gretchen had her treatment done for a segment with Access Hollywood and is featured in a Bravo.com webisode undergoing VelaShape with Dr. Vince Afsahi in Newport Beach. Gretchen and Syneron have teamed up to form The Gretchen Project (http://www.gretchenproject.com/) which features information about aesthetics and beauty. Gretchen recently announced on the site that she has begun the "Make Me The Gretchen Project" contest in which 6 lucky women will have access to some of Gretchen's best beauty secrets and win a fantastic makeover.
Made by Syneron, VelaShape is a celebrity beauty secret that has been embraced by the reality television world. The treatment uses Bi-Polar Radio Frequency and Infrared Light - plus tissue mobilization combined with suction - to reduce the appearance of cellulite and has been shown to take inches off the thighs.