Does Liposuction Remove Cellulite?

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Liposuction is one of the most popular procedures offered at Mia Aesthetics. During liposuction, a tube-like device known as a cannula is inserted under the skin where there are areas of stubborn fat that don’t respond well to diet and exercise. The tube sucks out the fat from these areas, contouring the body to a streamlined shape. Popular areas to receive liposuction are around the belly, back rolls and inner thighs.

Many women (And men!) who struggle with stubborn fat also complain about cellulite. But can liposuction remove cellulite along with stubborn fat? Below we go into what exactly cellulite is, and whether or not liposuction is a good treatment to remove it.

What is Celullite?
Cellulite is a fat deposit beneath the skin. The fat attaches to the skin to form a lumpy, dimpled appearance. Cellulite is not exclusive to people who are overweight; It is important to remember that even for the thinnest of people, cellulite is completely natural and nothing to be ashamed of!

Can Liposuction Remove Cellulite?
While liposuction can remove many stubborn pockets of fat throughout the body, it is not specifically designed to target cellulite. Cellulite forms because the fat attaches to the skin, creating that bumpy appearance. Unless all of those attachments are disrupted, the cellulite will remain. While lipo might remove some cellulite, it will likely not remove all of it.

What are Other Ways to Remove Celullite?
For those who are nervous and unwilling to go under the knife, VelaShape can provide a very effective, noninvasive way to remove fat, contour the body and tighten the skin. VelaShape is an FDA-approved medical device that uses a combination of suction, massage, radio frequency energy, and infrared light to shape and smooth the body. Rather than completely eliminating fat cells, VelaShape is able to shrink them. The result is a smooth, refined and youthful look. Continuing to receive VelaShape treatments over an extended period of time can create longer lasting, more drastic results.

As part of its new MedSpa program, Mia Aesthetics currently offers VelaShape to patients with pricing based on the size of the area they would like to have treated. For a small area, patients can pay $50 for one treatment or a reduced rate of $125 for a package of three treatments. A medium area costs $150 for one treatment or a reduced rate of $400 for a package of three treatments. And a large area costs $225 for one treatment or a reduced rate of $570 for a package of three treatments. The benefits of VelaShape are that is a convenient outpatient procedure, it is virtually painless, involving no needles, incisions or anesthesia, it is quick and typically takes no more than 20 minutes, and above all else, it is a proven and effective way to reduce fat and cellulite.

In Conclusion:
Cellulite is completely natural and is present on most bodies. It is a collection of fat that attaches to the skin, resulting in a bump-like appearance. Liposuction is not specifically used to address cellulite, but it may cause a slight reduction in it. There are some alternative ways to reduce the appearance of cellulite. VelaShape, which can be used in conjunction with liposuction, is an FDA approved way to shrink fat cells and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Whatever your preference, your Mia Aesthetics surgeon will make sure to listen to your requests and create the best outcome possible.