Cellulite may be unseemly, yet it is not dangerous. It can happen to people of all sizes and occurs in 80-90% of women. Although it is natural, many women wish to get rid of it completely and often think liposuction is the answer. Liposuction may be a safe surgical procedure, but how effective is it at removing cellulite? First, let’s explore what cellulite is and why it forms.
What is cellulite?
Cellulite is a skin condition caused by fat deposits pushing through the connective tissue that lies beneath our skin. Both sexes can get cellulite but it is more common in women because fat, muscle, and connective tissue are distributed differently throughout female bodies. Cellulite makes the skin appear dimpled and lumpy and usually affect the thighs and buttocks, but it can make an appearance in other areas as well.
What areas can be treated via liposuction, and will it remove cellulite?
Liposuction can be done to remove excess fat and skin from the abdomen, flanks, thighs, buttocks, breasts, and arms. During the procedure, the doctor will remove fat and skin to create more pleasing and tight contours. However, liposuction is not an effective treatment for cellulite. It may remove some cellulite if it lies in the area being treated, but it cannot successfully remove all of it. It’s important to remember that liposuction is not an effective weight loss tool and can only be done on people who are within the range of their ideal weight.
Is there an effective way to treat cellulite?
The only way to ensure that cellulite doesn’t form is to maintain an active lifestyle and eat a balanced diet. Try eating lean proteins and increase your consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. Regular exercise can also keep cellulite away. However, smoking can increase the occurrence of cellulite. If you do smoke, you should think about quitting. Finally, stay away from creams that promise to eradicate cellulite. They do not work.
Do I need to get rid of cellulite?
Technically, you don’t need to get rid of cellulite because it doesn’t harm your body. The only downfall to having cellulite is its appearance. If you do feel like cellulite is so unseemly that you cannot stand it, visit a certified plastic surgeon. They can recommended alternate procedures that have a better success rate.
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