What Happens To Cellulite When You Get Liposuction?

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Liposuction Procedure

If you are troubled by the appearance of stubborn, excess pockets of fat, which often appear on the abdomen, hips, chest, and thighs, you may be an excellent candidate for liposuction, a procedure designed to eliminate the fat cells that are unresponsive to diet and exercise alone. Liposuction in Miami is popular amongst both men and women of various ages, due to the dramatic results it yields. However, to ensure that you are satisfied with the results, it is important to be aware of the limitations of this procedure.

Liposuction & Skin

Although liposuction is appropriate for individuals of almost any age, ideal candidates have considerable skin elasticity and firmness. While it is possible to have liposuction if you do not meet these criteria, it is crucial to understand that liposuction will not improve your skin type. Thus, if you have loose, dimpled, or wrinkled skin before the procedure, the texture of your skin will remain the same after liposuction surgery. Conversely, if you have tight, hard skin, liposuction will improve your body contour and your skin will remain taut and firm. Older individuals who have reduced skin elasticity must understand this limitation before undergoing the procedure. The objective of the procedure is to improve your body’s contour, not your skin’s quality.

Cellulite After Liposuction

Cellulite, which is the subcutaneous fat typically seen on women’s hips and thighs, causes the skin to appear wrinkled or dimpled. Strong fibers connecting the skin to underlying tissue create tethers and tension points with fat trapped around them. Unfortunately, many people believe that liposuction will reduce the appearance of cellulite, as it removes the underlying fat. This is not always the case because this procedure does not change the quality of your skin or structure of fibers underneath.

While liposuction successfully removes fat cells, it does not cause the surrounding skin to shrink, which means patients may have lax skin following the procedure. As a result, individuals with loose skin may benefit from a combination of liposuction and a tummy tuck, as this procedure is designed to eliminate excess skin.

Liposuction & Cellulite

When liposuction is performed on an individual with poor skin elasticity and significant cellulite, it is possible that the procedure will worsen the appearance of skin irregularities such as cellulite, as dimples or pockets in the skin can appear where fat cells were removed. Excellent, smooth results will depend somewhat on the skill of your surgeon, so it is crucial to take the time to find a highly qualified surgeon who has years of experience performing liposuction. When performed by an expert, the likelihood of complications such as skin dimpling is greatly reduced.

To learn more about Miami liposuction and your eligibility for this procedure, please contact our clinic today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Craft, a renowned Miami plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing liposuction. During your consultation, Dr. Craft will examine your skin’s elasticity to determine your suitability for surgery and will explain what you can expect from this transformative procedure.

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