Is Liposuction a cure for Cellulite?
Considering liposuction as a cure for cellulite is a very common idea, but unfortunately, it is not a viable treatment option. The main goal of the procedure is to remove excess fat from parts of the body. While this may seem like a good solution to cellulite, unfortunately, liposuction alone can often make cellulite look worse.
It seems to follow that using liposuction in these areas would decrease the fat and therefore decrease your cellulite. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Cellulite forms when the fibrous bands below your skin tighten, and the fat cells surrounding them bulge out, causing the rippling appearance on your skin. If excess fat is removed, but the fibrous bands are left untreated, it can cause the skin to contract, still leaving wavy, dimpled skin.
So what works?
Cellfina is the longest FDA cleared treatment for cellulite. It uses a procedure called subcision® to address the underlying causes of cellulite and its results last for at least three years. It is minimally invasive, requires minimal downtime and is a one-time 45-minute procedure with durable results.
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