Cellulite is the bane of many women’s existence, appearing in fat-prone parts of the body including the buttocks, thighs, stomach and upper arms. Although men can also suffer from cellulite, it occurs far less frequently in men than it does in women. Depending upon the location and how extensive it is, cellulite can cause considerable self-consciousness. And contrary to popular belief, liposuction isn’t the solution to this cosmetic conundrum.
Liposuction Treats Deep Fat
Liposuction is the go-to treatment for targeting diet and exercise resistant pockets of fat almost anywhere on the body and can yield beautiful results. The procedure refines the body’s contours for an improved overall shape, but cannot reduce the appearance of cellulite. This is because liposuction works on deeper layers of fat. Cellulite, however, forms just below the skin’s surface, and its lumpy appearance is caused by superficial fat that is being pushed through fibrous connective tissue.
A Look at Cellulite
It’s a common misconception that cellulite is caused by weight gain or poor health. To the contrary, even fit, athletic people commonly develop cellulite. The “cottage cheese” or “orange peel” appearance results not from the fat itself, but from connective fibers that trap fat cells in small clusters, causing them to bulge against the skin’s surface. These fatty bulges create the dimpled appearance of cellulite.
Proven Cellulite Treatment
FDA-approved nonsurgical procedure VelaShape™ III can reduce cellulite by targeting the source of the problem. By combining mechanical massage with light and sound waves, VelaShape™ III gently releases the restrictive tissue bands that cause cellulite to form and increases collagen production, which tightens the skin and improves skin tone. VelaShape™ III requires no downtime, and several weeks after treatment, skin should be noticeably smoother and tighter, making cellulite a thing of the past.
Dr. Francesco Campanile is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is also fellowship trained in hand and microsurgery. Dr. Campanile knows that making a lasting change to your appearance is a big decision. His calm, professional approach and deep caring for his patients set a tone that will help you feel confident and relaxed while reviewing your options and learning all about the procedures that can benefit you. Request a consultation today to meet with Dr. Campanile in person.