If you’re in search of a smoother, more contoured physique and have stubborn fat deposits that you wish to eliminate, you may be looking into getting liposuction performed with board-certified surgeon, Dr. Max. Liposuction is a popular procedure that thousands of American men and women undergo every year to give them the look they desire, and added confidence. But if your stubborn fat deposits are accompanied with cellulite, you may be wondering, “Will liposuction eliminate my cellulite, too?” Read on as plastic surgeon Dr. Max explains what cellulite is, how liposuction works, and the results you can expect from a liposuction treatment.
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 the belly. You can self-diagnose yourself as having cellulite just by examining these typical problem areas.
How Does Liposuction Work?
Liposuction works by eliminating your superficial fat cells, which lie just below the skin. With liposuction, a small incision is made in your treatment area, and then a fluid is injected into the area to anesthetize it, restrict blood vessels and release fat cells. Finally, a small tube called a cannula is used to suction the fat out of your problem area.
Can Liposuction Eliminate Cellulite?
While liposuction is a great solution for helping men and women re-shape and contour their bodies, it makes very little impact on cellulite. Liposuction should not be considered as a treatment for removing cellulite, especially if you have larger deposits of cellulite that are noticeable to the naked eye.
What Results Can I Expect from Liposuction?
Patients can expect liposuction to remove 4lbs or more of fat per session, causing them to have a more contoured look. Liposuction provides the best results for individuals who are close to their goal weight but still have stubborn fat deposits that won’t go away with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
What Can I Do to Treat My Cellulite?
The proper treatment for cellulite all depends on your individual physique. If you have a significant amount of cellulite, then a treatment like a tummy tuck or leg lift may be needed to remove excess skin with cellulite and leave you with a smoother looking appearance. If you have a small amount of cellulite, then certain laser treatments can be used to remove the cellulite. These treatments typically need to be repeated on an annual basis.
How Can I Get My Other Plastic Surgery Questions Answered?
If you are a resident considering liposuction or another plastic surgery procedure, we encourage you to call MP Plastic Surgery today for your consultation. Your initial consultation will always be with Dr. Max, not a patient coordinator, so you can ask detailed questions and share your concerns about your desired plastic surgery procedure directly with the skilled plastic surgeon that will be performing your procedure.
To schedule your consultation today, call our offices at (817) 529-9199.