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Will Leg Liposuction Get Rid of Cellulite?
February 6, 2022

woman touching cellulite on her thigh

Stubborn, excess pockets of fat often appear on the abdomen, hips, chest, and thighs. For many men and women, diet and exercise aren’t enough to eliminate these trouble spots. Liposuction is a procedure designed to eliminate the fat cells that are unresponsive to other treatment methods. The treatment can offer patients the type of dramatic results they’re hoping to achieve.

To ensure that every liposuction patient is satisfied with their results, we feel it’s vital to communicate the limitations of liposuction to establish realistic expectations of what the treatment can and can’t do.

How Liposuction Works

Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that eliminates small, unwanted pockets of fat on the body that are hard to get rid of through just diet and exercise. During leg liposuction, your provider will make several tiny incisions near the areas with the most fat. The provider will then use one of several advanced methods to break up and loosen the fat cells for easy removal. Cellulite is a cellular breakdown that causes damage to the skin’s connective tissue. Because cellulite is not fat, it cannot be treated by liposuction.

What Is Cellulite?

Cellulite is a condition in which the skin has a dimpled, lumpy appearance caused by underlying fat deposits. Cellulite typically appears on the thighs, hips, buttocks, and stomach.

Why Liposuction Won’t Eliminate Cellulite

While liposuction is an excellent treatment option for reshaping and contouring the body, it minimizes the appearance of cellulite. Liposuction should not be considered an effective treatment for removing cellulite, especially if you have more significant deposits of cellulite that are noticeable to the naked eye.

Treating Cellulite After Liposuction

The appearance of cellulite will significantly depend on the skills of your cosmetic practitioner or plastic surgeon and the liposuction techniques used. Traditional liposuction techniques target the stubborn amount of fat cells rather than improving the strength and structure of the skin fibers. One of the undesirable side effects of traditional liposuction methods is skin irregularities like dimpling, unevenness, or unwanted pockets of fat, which can worsen the appearance of your cellulite.

If your cosmetic concerns center around both unwanted fat and cellulite, another treatment like Venus Legacy may be more effective in producing the type of results you’re hoping to achieve.

Venus Legacy For Cellulite Reduction

Venus Legacy is an FDA-approved device that delivers non-invasive, virtually painless, and immediate results to stubborn cosmetic problems on the face and body. This treatment can help reduce cellulite, reduce wrinkles and lines, tighten and tone skin, and get rid of stubborn fat pockets. It can be used on the body, face, and neck, and it is safe and effective for all skin types.

Venus Legacy uses a patented combination technology that allows energy to travel deep into the skin — deeper than other techniques can reach — which results in increased blood circulation, immediate plumping effects, and the youthful, firm, and glowing skin that you want. And you get all of this with no pain, no discomfort, and no downtime.

Determining the Best Fat Reduction and Cellulite 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.