Posterior Thigh Fat and Cellulite, What to Do? (photo)

Hi everyone, I'm only 20 years old, have never been overweight or even close to it! I weight around 55 kg, 165cm in height. I have these awful stubborn fat pockets directly beneath my buttocks. I hate them so much. I don't know why I have them. As you can see I'm not overweight. To be completely honest, I don't want to have surgery to get rid of this problem area, but is it the only way? Can I improve this with diet and exercise alone? If I slim down and increase lean muscle, will this help?

Doctor Answers 4

Posterior Thigh Fat and Cellulite

  The posterior thigh fat can be treated with liposuction.  The cellulite is difficult to appreciate from the photos.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Treating Cellulite and Fat Pockets

The "banana rolls" could be treated best with Liposuction (or even Zeltiq). The cellulite however will remain with either of these procedures (though its appearance may slightly change). For that, I would recommend an alternate treatment such as VelaShape (after the fat removal). 

Cameron Rokhsar, MD, FAAD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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Posterior Thigh Fat and Cellulite, What to Do? (photo)

Thanks for the question and posted photos. Yes two issue the banana rolls and Grade II b cellulite. 1st do the Smart Lipo Triplex for the excess fat in posterior upper thighs. Wait 3 months than have CELLULAZE. 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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You really have two problems. Excess fat which can be treated by liposuction although your cellulite may get slightly worse. Cellulite can be treated with cellulaze. A closer examination and consultation would be necessary to determine what would be best for you.

David L. Abramson, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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