Cellulite. There’s hardly a more hated sight when it’s time to don your shorts and swimsuits. And though many women despise it, it’s actually very common. In fact, up to 90 percent of women have some degree of cellulite on their bodies. Most of the time, it affects the buttocks and thighs.
The big misconception about cellulite
So nearly every woman has it, and hates it — but many women still don’t know the facts about it. Perhaps the biggest myth about cellulite that won’t die is that cellulite is a result of being overweight or unhealthy. It’s not. In fact, some of the world’s most elite models and fitness experts have cellulite.
So if you can’t get rid of it with weight loss, what can you do? Sales of special cellulite creams and garments would lead you to believe that these things can help, but sadly, they can’t. Learn the facts about cellulite so you don’t waste your time and money on products that don’t live up to their claims.
Fact: Cellulite is genetic.
Unfortunately, it’s true. If your mother or grandmothers have cellulite, you may be more likely to have it too. But considering it’s so common, don’t blame all of it on mom.
Fact: Exercise can help with cellulite — at least partially.
Exercise is great for your entire body. And if you have cellulite, getting more muscle and less fat may help improve the appearance of cellulite. But it will not “remove” or cure it. Chances are, you’ll look and feel great, but you’ll still have some cellulite.
Fact: Creams don’t work on cellulite.
A good skin cream should be a staple in every woman’s bathroom, but it won’t improve cellulite. Softer, more hydrated skin tends to look smoother and more plump, so you may see a nicer overall appearance, but the cellulite will still be visible.
Fact: Liposuction is for sculpting, not cellulite.
Many people believe that liposuction will eliminate cellulite. In many cases, it can reduce its appearance by removing some of the fat contributing to the issue — but its primary purpose is to sculpt and shape the body, not remove cellulite.
A faster, easier treatment that works on cellulite
In recent years, some progress has been made on improving the appearance of cellulite with the help of a plastic surgeon. Some laser and radiofrequency treatments have shown good results, but they often take multiple appointments - sometimes more than ten!
The newest effective, FDA-cleared treatment for cellulite is known as Cellfina™. Unlike other treatments, one appointment and about one hour is all you need. And the reduction in cellulite lasts two years or more. It’s minimally invasive with a short recovery — and the before and after photos speak for themselves. Cellfina is an excellent option for women with busy schedules who want real results.
Monarch Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer this amazing treatment in our practice. If you’d like to learn more about Cellfina, contact us today!