First, let’s start by getting a real understanding of what cellulite is and why people get it. Then we will delve into how liposuction can help with cellulite.
Cellulite is a condition that causes the skin to form bumps all over a particular area. It is also referred to as orange-peel skin, an allusion to the skin’s texture and fat dimples that occur as a result of the condition. Cellulite can nag anyone, yet more commonly plagues women due to the way their muscle and fat distribution and tissue composition.
Here are a few more interesting facts about cellulite:
• 80 to 91 percent of women will suffer from cellulite.
• In addition to orange-peel skin, other nicknames include hail damage, mattress phenomenon, and cottage-skin cheese.
• Several treatments are available, but the effects are not long-lasting.
• Including a low-fat diet, regular exercise, and constant activity in your lifestyle may help reduce the incidence of cellulite.
Levels of Cellulite
Researchers assign grades of one through three for each level of cellulite according to severity:
Grade 1. There is a “bumpy” look, which causes the skin to look like it’s minimally hanging or sagging. This grade is the mildest of the three.
Grade 2. The minimal bumps create a “cottage cheese” look, causing the skin to sag considerably and several depressions to form across the area.
Grade 3. The bumps get more profound and more pronounced, and the skin is notably sagging.
Causes of Cellulite
The science behind the condition is unclear, with no established reason for cellulite development determined yet. One of the most commonly suspected causes is an interaction between the bonding muscles in the coating that lies under the skin and the layer of fat that is just below it. When the fat cells stick out into the skin, the result is the appearance of cellulite.
Men and women have different tissue structures, which explains why women experience cellulite more frequently than men. Men’s tissue is more like a net or criss-cross pattern, while women have vertical tissues in column-like structures.
Can Liposuction Remove Cellulite?
Liposuction is one of the most effective and accessible procedures for removing excess fat and re-contouring selected areas. Still, in reality, it is not a viable solution for fixing cellulite.
Several certified plastic surgeons have tried to use liposuction to remove cellulite, but the results have been continuously disappointing.
Liposuction is still one of the best ways to permanently remove fat cells in specific parts of the body. Since cellulite isn’t like traditional fat, as we explained before, it requires a different type of treatment altogether. Some research has shown that laser lipo can more effectively treat cellulite, but additional research is needed to prove definitive results.