Wondering if a plastic surgeon can remove your cellulite? Cellulite is a term that is used to describe lumpy or dimpled skin that somewhat resembles the texture of an orange peel. It is most commonly found in women and is not normally considered to be a serious health issue. Instead, it tends to be more of a cosmetic issue. While cellulite tends to occur mostly in the thighs and buttocks area, it can also exist on the stomach, upper arms and breasts.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, cellulite affects up to 85 percent of adult women and can be extremely difficult to correct. If you are one of the many women who are looking into their cellulite treatment options because you do not like the way it looks on your skin, then visiting a plastic surgeon for their professional assistance is a great idea.
What causes cellulite?
What is it that causes one person to have cellulite and not another? While studies are still being done, it is thought that the determination regarding whether or not someone is prone to getting cellulite has to do with the fibrous connective cords that connect the skin to underlying muscles. It is believed that genetics play a large role when it comes to whether or not someone will have cellulite during their lifetime.
Risk factors for getting cellulite
Women are more prone to having cellulite, which tends to increase as they age due to a loss of skin elasticity. The reason why women are more likely to have cellulite is because they have a higher percentage of fat in their bodies as well as thinner skin. Being overweight will also make the appearance of cellulite much more apparent. Not participating in regular exercise and even being pregnant can lead to one having cellulite.
How a plastic surgeon can treat cellulite
There are a few treatment options a plastic surgeon can use in order to treat cellulite. It will depend on each particular patient's individual needs when it comes to the type of treatment option a plastic surgeon will ultimately choose, which will be thoroughly discussed with each individual patient so that they have a complete understanding of what each treatment option involves. Treatments include:
- Laser therapy
- Heat therapy
- A combination of therapies
Ready to make an appointment?
Are you interested in getting rid of your cellulite? After reading the above information, you now have a better understanding of what cellulite is and how it can be treated. Removing cellulite from your body is a very personal decision, and no one else can make this decision for you. If you feel like you could benefit from a little more information before making your ultimate decision, we would be more than happy to schedule a consultation appointment for you at your earliest convenience.