Cellulite Surgery From Liposection To Fat Grafting
Almost 85% of adult females in UK and US suffer from cellulite. A staggering figure which shows how this condition can affect and impact lives and lead to many drastic measures – including surgery
That unsightly orange peel look has been the bane of our existence for too long a time. Every day new solutions come up to deal with the cellulite problem but very few have actually shown permanent or positive results.
There are alternative therapies, topical creams as well as drugs which have been developed to combat cellulite. But very few have worked as well as the various surgical methods that have come into being. A brief look.
Liposuction – This is one of the oldest known surgical procedures to remove fat deposit from the body. Unfortunately it focuses more fat than cellulite which lies just beneath the skin.
Laser Lipolysis – This is a more advanced version of liposuction. Laser Lipolysis or laser-assisted Smart Lipo aims to tighten the skin and improve the appearance of cellulite.
Cellulite Subcision Surgery – it is an effective but ultra-invasive option which is used only for extreme obesity cases. It consists of a V-shaped cutting tool which is used to bands of connective tissues which create the ungainly dimples.
Belt Lipectomy or Lower Body Lift – This is again a very invasive procedure and does contain a lot of risks, including the risk of scarring. In this procedure the excess skin is removed while the remaining skin is pulled up and secured so that it appears smooth and tight.
Fat Grafting or Autologous Fat Transfer – In this procedure the excess fat is harvested via liposuction and then sent back to the body through injections. The application of the fat makes the depressed areas look smoother and tighter as it removes the wrinkles from sight. However, since fat cells are easily absorbed by the body or can die, this is hardly the ideal permanent solution. It needs a very skillful and experienced surgeon to make it last and work in the long term.
Cellulaze is the latest rage in cellulite surgeries. While it is comparatively easy procedure which takes little time and requires just a local anesthesia, it is considered one of the most serious procedures for cellulite of recent times.
Laser is inserted into the skin to heat and remove fatty tissues and the ugly bulges. It is then pointed sideways so that it divides the fibrous bands to plump out the skin.
Next the laser is pointed upwards to heat the skin and stimulate the formation of collagen so that the skin becomes tight, thick and smooth. Till date, this is considered to be one of the safest and minimally invasive procedures in the cellulite surgery spectrum.
Research shows that even after a year patients have shown no deterioration and needs only a one time procedure for it to work for a long long time.
Other treatment methods: There are other very mild and non-invasive procedures and injections that are known to combat cellulite in some degrees. But most of these are temporary solutions and need constant monitoring and regular doctor visits to make them last.
Endermologie – This procedure consists of mechanical device which has a suction-and-roller-assisted massage function. This aims to break up stubborn fat deposits, reduce water retention and stretch the connective tissue bands which usually contract and cause the skin to form dimples. The massage is also known to stimulate collagen formation. It works better with diet and exercise to supplement it.
Velasmooth – This treatment is combination of Endermologie along with the application of radiofrequency energy and infrared light. This is supposed to improve blood circulation, lead to smooth and tight skin and even aid in proper body contouring.
Mesotherapy – This involves injecting essential nutrients like vitamins and minerals, enzymes and amino acids into the tissue beneath the skin. It is known to break down fat and improve the appearance of the skin.