There are many ways that a San Francisco plastic surgeon can help you look your best. Wrinkle reduction is safe and effective, body sculpting can yield some dramatic results, and combined, you can look trim, toned, and fit again. Yet there's one aesthetic issue that many people, particularly women, deal with that can prove especially problematic. That is cellulite, an issue we'd like to look at briefly right now, which will be followed by a look at a treatment for cellulite removal called Cellulaze.
Cellulite is that bit of pockmarked, dimpled, or bumpy skin often seen on the buttocks, hips, and thighs. Mostly occurring in women, it is caused when subcutaneous fat presses against the connective tissue in the skin. While it is a natural part of the aging process, many women find it cosmetically displeasing, turning to various creams and treatments to manage its appearance.
Why Cellulite is So Problematic
Cellulite is such a problem because it cannot be eliminated through a healthy diet and regular exercise. Most topical creams are ineffective as well. Add to this the fact that it happens in the vast majority of women (estimates are up to 90% of all post-pubertal females), and you have a major source of frustration for women who want to look their best.
There are many different treatments available when you meet with a cosmetic surgeon serving San Francisco that can help you manage the appearance of cellulite.
Can liposuction remove cellulite?
Even though San Francisco liposuction is an effective option for aesthetic fat reduction, it is not an effective treatment for cellulite. This is because of the nature of the fat that causes cellulite to occur and the nature of the connective tissue in the skin.
Cellulaze is an FDA-approved treatment for cellulite that has shown a remarkable amount of effectiveness for many patients. Online reviews and testimonials of those who have undergone Cellulaze treatment have been generally positive.
How Cellulaze Works
During this special body contouring and aesthetic sculpting procedure, the treatment area first needs to be numbed with local anesthetic. A small laser tube is then introduced into the treatment area. Heat from the laser light will melt pockets of subcutaneous fat and also cut the fibrous connective tissue that causes the bumpy appearance. Results will last for up to a year, and repeat Cellulaze treatment can be performed as needed.
The Best Candidates for Cellulaze
The best candidates for Cellulaze are women who are dealing with cellulite who have tried other treatments without any success. These patients should be in generally good health and have realistic expectations about what Cellulaze can achieve. We'll be sure to go over all of these matters in greater detail during your visit and will discuss alternative therapies that may also prove helpful for cellulite removal and management.
Learn More About Body Sculpting and Contouring
For more information about all of your options for aesthetic enhancement and body sculpting, be sure to contact our San Francisco cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve all of your aesthetic goals. Will will make sure that all of your questions are answered satisfactorily so that we can provide you with excellent treatment.