Cellulite. Those unsightly dimples on the thighs and buttocks that just won’t go away no matter how hard you work out or eat right. No, it’s not that you’re doing anything wrong; it’s just that once you learn more about how cellulite forms, you’ll understand why it’s next to impossible for you to get rid of on your own.
The Anatomy of Cellulite
Cellulite appears when fat deposits under your skin push up through the mesh-like fibrous tissue that cover the fatty layer. The result is a dimpled appearance that’s visible from the surface of your skin. Yet although this explanation makes it sounds like losing weight should eliminate the fat responsible for cellulite’s lumpy appearance, the kind of fat that causes cellulite is the type your body isn’t willing to give up quite so easily.
The next question is usually “Well then, why not use lipo to get rid of my cellulite?” The short answer is that lipo can’t help cellulite. While liposuction does target and remove fat cells, the fat that causes cellulite can’t be effectively reached or treated with the help of liposuction.
So How Can You Get Rid of Cellulite?
Lipo might not be the answer for banishing your cellulite bumps, but that doesn’t mean that you’re completely out of luck.
Cellfina™ is an FDA-approved treatment for cellulite that offers lasting results. Dr. Nein’s office is the only plastic surgery in middle Tennessee to offer this procedure, which works by releasing the fibrous tissues that cause dimpling. Once these tissues are released, the skin naturally smoothes itself out. But don’t give up exercising just yet! Cellfina™ isn’t an immunization against future cellulite development, so it’s still important to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle.