Everyone is in search of a smoother, more contoured physique. Even those who are in great physical shape still have stubborn fat deposits that they wish they could eliminate. Liposuction is an extremely popular treatment that can help you to achieve the look you desire with added confidence.
If your stubborn fat deposits are also accompanied by cellulite, you may be wondering, “Can liposuction help get rid of my cellulite too?”
Read on to learn how liposuction works, and what type of results you can realistically expect from treatment.
What is Cellulite?
Under your skin, there is a network of connective-tissue strands, called septae, that hold fat in place. If the septae aren’t strong enough or tightly woven together, the fat can bulge out between them. This rippling effect on the skin’s surface is what is more commonly known as cellulite. Often determined by genetics, women are more likely than men to have cellulite. Women tend to have thinner skin, as well as hormones that can affect the size of fat cells and the strength of the septae.
Cellulite typically appears on the thighs, hips, buttocks, and the stomach. Extremely common, cellulite can be self-diagnosed by examining these typical problem areas.
How Liposuction Works
Liposuction is an effective treatment option for removing superficial fat cells that lie just below the skin. With liposuction, a small incision is made into the treatment area. A fluid is then injected into the area to anesthetize it, restrict blood vessels, and to release fat cells. A small tube called a cannula is then used to suction the fat out of the area of concern.
Why Liposuction Won’t Eliminate Cellulite
While liposuction is an excellent solution for helping both men and women reshape and contour their bodies, it, unfortunately, makes very little impact on the appearance of cellulite. Because of the ineffectiveness, Liposuction should not be considered as a treatment option for removing cellulite or reducing its appearance.
Results You CAN Expect From Liposuction
While you may not be able to target and remove cellulite with liposuction effectively, you can expect other great results. Liposuction can remove 4lbs or more of fat per session, leaving you with a more contoured appearance. Liposuction also provides the best results for individuals who are close to their goal weight but still have stubborn fat deposits that won’t disappear with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Other Treatments To Reduce Cellulite
The ideal treatment for the reduced appearance of cellulite will depend on your individual physique. If you have a significant amount of cellulite that is noticeable to the naked eye, then treatments such as a leg lift or tummy tuck may be required for you to achieve a smoother-looking appearance. Specific laser treatments are very effective when treating small amounts of cellulite. These treatments will need to be repeated on an annual basis to maintain your results.
There is no easy cure for cellulite, a condition that plagues roughly 85% of women over the age of 20. To truly eliminate the problem of cellulite, you would ideally have to get rid of the fat and change the interior structure of the skin.
Is Liposuction the Right Treatment For You?
If you are considering liposuction or another treatment option that can help you reduce the appearance of cellulite, we encourage you to call Hinsdale Vein & Laser today to learn more about your options. An initial consultation appointment will allow you to ask detailed questions and share your concerns with our skilled professionals. Call us today to schedule a liposuction consultation at our Hinsdale office.