Yesoterapia, or plaster therapy, reshapes the body by wrapping a certain area, typically the belly, with a cast. The cast is made of bandages dipped in water and plaster, and the provider removes it several hours after it hardens. This waist-trimming method provides immediate but temporary results. Yesoterapia gives the illusion of weight loss by temporarily smoothing out fat and absorbing water weight and toxins; however, it does not aid in actual weight loss.
Yesoterapia has been popular for many years among Latin American, Spanish and Caribbean women and is gaining popularity in the United States as of 2015. Yesoterapia is a quick fix for fitting into a dress or an outfit for a special occasion. People often combine yesoterapia with an herbal or cosmetic cream for better results in smoothing the skin and reducing the appearance of cellulite. Although people most commonly use the procedure for the belly area, it works on most areas of the body, including the arms, legs and chest.
This cosmetic method is similar to wearing a corset or girdle to slim and flatten the waist and belly area. Because visible results are short-term, most spas recommend multiple yesoterapia sessions for maintaining the best results.