Does liposuction work to get rid of cellulite? If so, which type of lipo is the most effective?
Does Liposuction Get Rid of Cellulite?
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Cellulaze treats cellulite
Smartlipo will tighten the skin
Smartlipo is a great procedure that will help to remove unwanted fat deposits. It will also help to tighten the skin while removing the fat. Cellulaze is the best procedure to get rid of cellulite. It is minimally invasive and has the ability to smooth out skin and keep it cellulite-free.
Liposuction is not a treatment for cellulite
If you truly have cellulite, the cellulaze may be a good option for you. Cellulaze uses a laser under the skin to attack the anatomic causes of cellulite. It is a minimally invasive procedure that takes 1-2 hours and can be safely done under local or just IV sedation. It is an FDA approved treatment for cellulite and requires only one treatment. Hope this is helpful.
Dr. Sugene Kim
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Liposuction Does NOT get rid of Cellulite
Liposuction Does not get Rid of Cellulite
In fact, obesity, cellulite, stretch marks, a history of back and forth weight change, or
loose, sagging, inelastic skin, are problems which would tend toward worse results during liposuction. These problems may be worsened by this procedure and may be best addressed by other surgeries such as a leg or body lift if you have redundant skin as well (e.g. tummy tuck) to improve your appearance.
I would recommend considering a laser surgery treatment called Cellulaze that was recently approved by the FDA last year to get rid of your cellulite. This procedure is proven to show better results even after only one session. The outcome lasts one year or longer, but you may need follow-up sessions depending on the results.
Liposuction not for cellulite
Liposuction is not used for the treatment of cellulite. You should consider Cellulaze for cellulite. Cellulaze is a FDA approved one time treatment that utilizes a 1440 nm wavelength laser to accomplish 3 things: 1) melt away fat bulging out 2) break up fibrous septae (attachments) that create the indentations and 3) help thicken the dermis (skin) to prevent future recurrence. The procedure can take between 60-90 minutes and can be completed under local or just IV sedation (depending on the length of your procedure and number of areas being treated). To see your final results takes between 3-6 months. You can visit the cellulaze . com website to learn more about the procedure and find a plastic surgeon who performs the procedure near you. Best of luck!
Cellulaze Best for Cellulite Reduction
Liposuction and cellulite deposits
Liposuction can improve cellulite deposits on the body. However, I have found excellent results with a treatment I developed known as BCT in which the cellulite is permanently corrected with minimal downtime.
Liposuction is not a great cellulite treatment
If I see a patient who wants cellulite treatment, I recommend acoustic wave therapy, AWT. Liposuction, even Smartlipo, can't be relied upon to improve cellulite. In my experience, Smartlipo with skin tightening helps cellulite in only half of my patients. AWT helps in the majority. Velashape also helps but, in my experience, seems to be more temporary.
Lipo generally does not eliminate cellulite.
Cellulite generally remains unchanged, and occasionally is accentuated, by liposuction. The majority of my patients choose to combine a full course of Endermologie with the liposuction procedure. In addition to improving cellulite, this also helps them get better results faster after surgery.
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