Does liposuction reduce cellulite? Nope, and it makes it look worse...

  • Liposuction and the so-called mini-lipo procedures (namely smart lipo / laser-assisted lipolysis, vaser lipo / ultrasound-assisted liposuction, and body-tote / radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis) are the only ways to remove fat, other than diet and exercise
  • However, liposuction procedures remove deep fat (storage fat) that lies underneath the skin and do not do anything to remove cellulite, which is actually part of the skin itself (and you wouldn't want to remove your skin...)
  • Unfortunately, many women are misled to believe that liposuction/smart lipo/vaser/bodytite surgery can reduce their cellulite, which could not be further from the truth. The facts is that lipo procedures act under the skin and that cellulite is located inside the skin itself, so surgeons who claims that liposuction can reduce cellulite are simply lying.
  • In fact, after removal of fat the excess skin "hangs" and appears looser, making cellulite appear worse.
  • The best way to tighten up excess skin after liposuction is with high-power monopolar radiofrequency (low power machines do not do much), combined with a good skin firming / anti-cellulite cream during treatment and at home. Nothing else really works for body skin tightening.
  • The same treatment will also help you lose pockets of unremoved fat by the surgeon and also remove cellulite, so you get three benefits in one from the same treatment.
  • Radiofrequency treatment can start from the sixth week after surgery and not earlier - as the tissues are too sensitive to receive a strong radiofrequency procedure.
  • Cream application can start immediately - just make sure you avoid the portals (cannula insertion points). A good anti-cellulite, i.e. a cream that contains anti-inflammatory and circulation/lymph drainage-enhancing ingredients, among others, should offer valuable help both through the different stages of recovery and later, with cellulite and residual fat removal.