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Will liposuction help cellulite (cottage-cheese like dimpling) or sagging skin?

Will liposuction help cellulite (cottage-cheese like dimpling) or sagging skin?Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is a popular procedure for patients considering body contouring through plastic surgery.

In this surgery, fat is suctioned from targeted body areas to create the desired body shape. Patients typically choose this procedure to achieve a sleeker, more sculpted figure.  

Liposuction is also called “body sculpting,” and is a common procedure to remove fat in the abdomen, buttocks, neck, thighs, and other body areas. While this procedure can eliminate unwanted fat effectively, can it address other body issues, such as cellulite? It is vital for patients seeking a reduction in cellulite to consider this question.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain provides liposuction to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and surrounding communities.


What is cellulite?

There seems to be no real cause for the development of cellulite, and it occurs regardless of the activity level or body type. This frustrating issue affects mostly women and is characterized by the unappealing dimples on the buttocks and thighs which may even be noticeable through certain clothing in severe cases.

Wearing swimsuits and short skirts may be out of the question for women who are self-conscious about their cellulite.


Can liposuction remove cellulite?

Cellulite is usually seen as unattractive as it creates a dimpled effect on the hips and other areas of the body. It often develops on the buttock and thigh areas in women. The reason for its development is fat deposits being pushed up on the skin causing an unsightly rippling effect.

An expert cosmetic surgeon can understand the patient’s concerns regarding their cellulite. However, liposuction is not an appropriate procedure for cellulite removal. This surgery will remove fat permanently from the body enhancing its contours. But it will not address cellulite.

It is important to understand the reasons for cellulite development before seeking its treatment. The dimpling effect of cellulite occurs when bands of connective tissue develop beneath the skin, pulling it downwards.

While excess fat can make cellulite look worse, it is not a cause for the appearance of cellulite. Therefore, liposuction on the buttock and thighs can only slightly improve the appearance of cellulite.

The thin skin on the thighs and butt can actually make the cellulite more noticeable. This symptom is more prominent in older women since they tend to have less elastic skin.

Results do offer some indication that laser and ultrasound-assisted liposuction may tighten the skin while removing fat. However, these treatments alone will not be able to eliminate cellulite.


How can I get rid of cellulite?

Liposuction is a fat loss procedure, and not meant for the removal of cellulite. There is no official treatment for cellulite removal, but certain things can help individuals mitigate the appearance of cellulite. Exercise may improve the dimpling effect. Weight loss can also help reduce cellulite.

Cellulite is a normal but aesthetically undesirable condition. It is quite common among women, and to some extent, most women have some level of cellulite on their bodies.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain receives patients from Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and nearby areas for liposuction.
McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic surgery practice headed by Dr. Landon D. McLain MD, DMD, FACS in Huntsville, AL. Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon, offering a variety of procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing. For more information or to schedule a consultation call 256.429.3411 or click here.

Now taking patients from Huntsville, Scottsboro, Decatur, Madison, Athens, Florence, Cullman, AL and surrounding areas.

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