Diet and Exercise are always recommended as the first line of defense against unwanted fat. But sometimes, no matter how hard we try, there are certain fat deposits that just cannot go away. Situations like these can be remedied with proper cosmetic surgery. When it comes to cellulite buildup, Gartner Plastic Surgery and Laser Center offers multiple kinds of treatments to erase the unwanted fat. Below you will find a description of how cellulite builds up in your body, and the treatments available in order to remove it.
What is Cellulite?
Despite certain misconceptions, cellulite is not dangerous. It is instead the natural fat found beneath a person’s skin. It often builds up around the arms, thighs, buttocks, and stomach area. The cellulite bulges through the collagen fibers underneath the skin, causing uncomfortable-looking ripples. It is made up of fat, various toxins, and fibrous tissue. Bad diets, slow metabolism, hormone change, skin thickness, and/or genetics normally cause cellulite buildup. One does not have to be overweight in order to have cellulite deposits; both thin and heftier people are capable of carrying cellulite deposits.
Surgical Cellulite Removal
Although cellulite is a pesky kind of weight to lose, it is still possible to drop, especially with cosmetic surgery. There are two procedures that we offer for patients: surgical, and non-surgical cellulite removal. Although they might seem straightforward in their titles, there is more to the procedures than just being about invasiveness. The surgical cellulite removal treatment is only minimally invasive and is performed comfortably under local anesthesia. It is done through using a microcannula through a small incision. From there, the microcannula melts the fat and breaks up fibrous tissue. This procedure ends up destroying the source of the fat with a precise measure.
Non-Surgical Cellulite Removal
The Non-surgical cellulite reduction treatment works through a radio frequency device called Exilis. Exilis centers on and heats up the fat deposits underneath the skin, therefore erasing them without having to perform any incisions. While the cellulite fat is destroyed, the collagen fibers in your skin are rearranged so that they can be flatter and less saggy.
Although these procedures may differ in approach, they are both similar in the goal of a smoother, well-toned body. And most importantly, Dr. Gartner performs them both with high-quality care. For more information on our other fat removal cosmetic surgery procedures, please be sure to see our treatments page. If you are interested in getting one of these treatments, be sure to contact Dr. Gartner.