There is a very common misconception that people have about cellulite, and that is that cellulite only happens when a person is overweight. This is simply not true. There are many individuals who are either at or even under their ideal BMI and who are still battling with cellulite. This leads many people to consider their options for cellulite reduction treatments.
Cellulite is the dimpled and uneven layer of skin that you will see on your thighs, on your legs and/or on your buttocks. There are a lot of reasons why people develop cellulite. They range from a person’s age to their genetics to changes in their hormones.
Cellulite can affect both men and women, but it is most commonly seen in women. If a woman’s mother, grandmother, aunts and/or sisters battled with cellulite, it is likely that she will battle with cellulite as well.
Cellulite develops in part when fat cells are cut off from their nutrition source and their waste removal source via the circulatory system and the lymphatic system. As a result, the fat cells can enlarge and push up on the skin. At the same time, the cell matrix of the skin that sits above the fat layer begins to break down, and this accentuates the dimpled and uneven surface.
There are different options available when it comes to cellulite reduction. In the past, the only available methods involved either invasive surgery or the use of creams and other products that produced less than stellar results. Today, non-surgical cellulite reduction treatments are available that can be done as outpatient treatments in the comfort of our office in St. Petersburg.
The truth is that there is no one-size-fits-all cure or treatment for cellulite reduction, and you will need to discuss available treatment options during a consultation with our team of professionals. During this appointment, we may evaluate your circumstances and come up with a personalized treatment plan that fits your wants and needs.
To learn more about your options for cellulite reduction, make an appointment at Clinique of Plastic Surgery & Laser Institute in St. Petersburg. We’d be happy to assess your case and address any questions or concerns you may have about cellulite reduction. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with our team!