They say surgery should be the last option to get rid of your cellulite. However, if you’re fearless, you will opt for surgery upon seeing that unsightly dimpling manifest itself on your attractive skin. As advertised, invasive methods supposedly give you better anti-cellulite results than the noninvasive, non-surgery approaches.
Anti-Cellulite Treatment Options
As cellulite recently became a menace among the beauty-conscious people all over the world, an increasing number of anti-cellulite treatments methods are coming into the scene. While a lot of them are noninvasive types, (not involving use of knifes or even needles) the few invasive methods available mostly comprise of plastic/cosmetic surgeries. These surgical procedures seem to have become more popular after the advent of laser technology.
Naturally you might be inclined to choose a non-surgery method for the reduction of your cellulite. Who wouldn’t want a noninvasive procedure? However deciding which method is right for your own personal need can get a bit overwhelming in making a well informed decision. Some cellulite conditions are so stubborn that the removal of cellulite won’t be effective by any other method than surgery. Use of a cream, lotion or even a pill might work for you if your cellulite condition is conducive to such a treatment. In some cases where the cellulite has become chronic, surgery is an inescapable option.
Types of Surgical Methods Meant for Removal of Cellulite
If we go by the exact meaning as well as procedural implications, there are only two primary surgical methods that are truly invasive. They are:
- Liposuction. A popular method for undertaking plastic/cosmetic surgery operations, liposuction has so far been the most common procedure that is extensively used for removal of cellulite. The cellulite surgery begins with first injecting the affected tissue a liquid containing anesthetics and a swelling agent, which helps in bloating the tissue and make it softer. An ultrasonic device is then inserted into the area to generate sound waves that aids in melting the softened fat. The nearly liquefied fat is thereafter suctioned out by a cannula.The liposuction method of treating cellulite has become more effective after employing laser at the pre and post operative stages of the surgical procedure.Liposuction too has its limitations. Apart from being a costly procedure, it can not remove the excess fat if it exceeds a certain limit – determined at about 10 lbs. The procedure is not as useful for the elderly as it is to younger people.
- Cellulite Lift. Also referred to as lower body lift, is another cellulite-surgery procedure in which the lower limbs – thigh, hips and buttock – are surgically lifted for smoothing the dimpled skin. The operation, however, always results in leaving behind a few surgical scars rather permanently.
Side Effects of Surgery
While surgery has produced relatively better results in the field of anti-cellulite treatments , it has some inherent side effects, which are typically in the form of bruising and swelling. Majority of these effects may be rather temporary or minimal in nature. However, there may be prolonged instances that may lead to chronic swellings or bruising.
Surgery for cellulite conditions are not always recommended for older people presumably because of problems related to healing and side effects. As a matter of fact, experts seem to recommend cellulite-surgery as a last measure to treat cellulite in younger people too. Nevertheless, you should consult your doctor or some expert dermatologist before opting for the procedure to deal with your cellulite condition.