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How To Get Rid of Cellulite On Thighs

Written by:
Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

cellulitePatients present weekly desiring to have liposculpture of their saddle bags and anteromedial thighs. They also have concerns of cellulite dimpling of the lateral thighs and desire to have these areas smoothed out. It should be realized by the patient that cellulite that is severe cannot be corrected by any form of liposuction. Liposculpturing is to remove the localized deep fat deposits that can be found in the deeper layers of fat. Suctioning close to the skin will actually increase contour deformities and irregularities. Now feathering of areas of contour deformities performed by other surgeons can be done to smooth defects that are large, for example, very large contour concavities.

Fat grafting can also be considered with injection into areas where there is severe deformity; however, there is the risk of calcification of the fat with possible fat atrophy and fat loss or depth. Cellulite or dimpling of the thighs is often hereditary or genetic in nature and is usually uncorrectable with any form of lotions, potions, creams or laser therapy. In fact, some forms of exercising may be helpful in smoothing out and tightening up the muscle which may reduce the obvious appearance of the cellulite; however, the cellulite is very difficult if not impossible to be completely corrected.

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