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Liposuction, sometimes called simply lipo, is a type of cosmetic surgery that removes fat from the body in an attempt to change its shape. Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures for both men and women.
Liposuction can be performed on different areas of the body including the abdomen, thighs, buttocks and backs of the arms. The procedure involves fat removal underneath the deeper layers of skin.
Although a highly successful treatment for deeper fat removal, liposuction is not the right choice for cellulite.
Cellulite is superficial fat; fat located just underneath the skin. It is caused by fat cells pushing through collagen, the connective tissue directly beneath the skin’s surface, causing a dimpled appearance. The appearance of cellulite is not related to the amount of body fat an individual has and is prevalent even in healthy and underweight people. Cellulite is more common in women because men have a tighter collagen mesh pattern beneath their skin.
While there is no official remedy for cellulite, there are some things you can do to help reduce the appearance of your dimpled skin. One of the ways to get rid of cellulite on your body is by working out. Losing weight and drinking plenty of water will also affect your body and help to minimize your cellulite. Although nobody likes having cellulite on their body, know that it’s perfectly natural. Cellulite is very common among women, and nearly everyone has it, regardless of their size.
Although it may not get rid of your cellulite, there are still many benefits to liposuction. The main purpose of the procedure is to re-contour your body to the shape you desire. With a quick recovery time and almost instant results, it’s no surprise that liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments performed each year.
If you’re considering liposuction or would like to discuss ways to treat cellulite, contact David W. Allison, MD at 703-754-8228 or website today to set up a consultation with Dr. Allison and get started today!