Liposuction continues to be one of the most commonly requested plastic surgery procedures, and for good reason. The procedure can be used to treat virtually any body area that contains fat that is resistant to exercise and weight. Liposuction is commonly used to slim down the abdomen, thighs, buttocks and hips.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Donald Hause of Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery has performed liposuction on thousands of patients. Many of his patients wonder if liposuction can treat cellulite. In this blog post, Dr. Hause discusses the answer in detail.
What Is Cellulite?
Cellulite is a cellular breakdown that causes damage to the skin’s connective tissue and creates a dimpling, uneven appearance on the skin. Cellulite most often occurs on the hips, thighs and buttocks. Unfortunately, because cellulite is not fat, it cannot be effectively treated by liposuction.
What’s more, liposuction can actually worsen the appearance of cellulite. Cellulite is caused by the pull on tight bands of fibrous tissue under the skin. Removing the cushion of fat (via liposuction or weight loss) may result in additional visible rippling or dimpling of the skin.
Many patients decide to pair liposuction with another body contouring procedure such as body lift or tummy tuck. Both of these procedures involve removing excess skin and tightening the remaining skin for a smoother appearance. Because the procedure tightens skin, the appearance of cellulite can improve, but only slightly.
Discuss Your Plastic Surgery Needs with Dr. Hause
Keep in mind that every patient is different, and so too are their results from plastic surgery. Dr. Hause can discuss with you the results you can expect from your procedure during a personal consultation. During your appointment, the doctor will listen to your aesthetic concerns and goals to determine the appropriate treatment plan. Communicating with Dr. Hause and understanding your procedure beforehand are critical to ensuring that you will be satisfied with your results.
If you seek a slimmer, svelte figure, Dr. Hause invites you to schedule an appointment with him. For over 20 years, Dr. Hause has been the preferred choice for plastic surgery in Sacramento. Schedule your one-on-one appointment today by calling Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery at (916) 646-6869.