Will Liposuction Remove Cellulite?

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Posted: April 12, 2021

Liposuction and Cellulite

Liposuction is designed to remove stubborn deposits of fat. It can be used on any area of the body, with popular treatment areas including the legs, hips, abdomen, low back, and neck. The procedure can be used to safely eliminate up to ten pounds of fat in a single treatment area, helping to tone and define those areas of the body obscured by excess flub.

Liposuction does not remove cellulite. In fact, when used to treat cellulite, liposuction can actually accentuate the dimples, creating a more noticeable and less attractive result. Cellulite treatments, such as laser treatment and RF energy, are safe and effective ways to address this common concern. These procedures can even be performed in conjunction with liposuction in some cases.

Does Liposuction Tighten Skin?

Liposuction encourages skin tightening. Some types of liposuction, such as PAL and laser-assisted lipo are designed for improved skin tightening, but the skin may tighten after most types of surgical fat removal.

If you have a significant amount of sagging skin, liposuction may not be sufficient for full sculpting. In these cases, a lift procedure may be a better option. Tummy tuck, thigh lift, and arm lift can all be used to remove loose, bulky skin from the body. These procedures are commonly combined with liposuction to help ensure the most well-defined results.

What’s Best for You?

Liposuction alone is useful for some patients. Liposuction in combination with additional procedures is more suitable for others. Which option is right for you is dependent on your goals, your anatomy, and similar personal factors. The best way to learn which procedures will be most useful in reaching your goals is through a consultation with one of the board-certified plastic surgeons at Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery. Thoughtful and attentive, our doctors are here to listen to your desires, honestly discuss your options, and guide you towards the best solutions for your body.

Please call Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery at 650-934-7020 to schedule your initial consultation today. Located in Los Altos, we serve Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, and all surrounding areas of California.