Scientific evidence suggests that cellulite affects many women and can be very difficult to correct. “Orange peel skin” is thus called due to its appearance and texture and can affect all body shapes and sizes.
What is cellulite?
It must not be confused with normal fat and assume that cellulite is directly a result of overeating or lack or exercise.
When you diet your body automatically burns its own reserves of fat but cellulite is fat stored in the dermal layer of the skin and the body cannot effectively process it as fuels thus it remains.
Facts about the cellulite
- It usually affects the buttocks and thighs but can also occur in other areas.
- Between 80 and 90 percent of women will probably experience cellulite.
- Cellulite is also known as orange-peel skin due to its texture.
- Numerous treatments are available, but the effect is mostly temporary.
- A diet low in fat, smoking cessation, and an active lifestyle may help reduce cellulite incidence.
What causes cellulite?
Causes of cellulite are many. The first cause is linked to the connective tissue between the skin and the fat compressing.
The second cause is when fat cells push against the skin. Over time your body naturally produces less collagen and elastin and as women age and produce less oestrogen and tissue blood supply is decreased this reduces the amount of collagen in the connective tissue fibres.
When these tissues weaken the bulging worsens causing the orange peel effect as some skin is now being pushed out while other sections are being pulled in.
How do we deal with cellulite?
Cellulite is characterised by large metabolically stable adipocytes that are limited to lower body areas such as thighs, buttocks and legs.
There are multiple stages of cellulite and cellulite should be treated according to the stage that it is in.
Often lifestyle choices can help to reduce the appearance as can many treatments on the market however for more permanent results patients require more intensive treatment. Liposuction, and or fat grafting can greatly improve the condition. Please see section on Liposuction.
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This initial meeting allows the patient and surgeon to discuss goals, expectations, and potential outcomes, as well as evaluate the patient’s eligibility for the desired procedure. It will be an opportunity to ask questions or clarify any concerns that you may have. You will look at the “before and after” images of previous patients and get further information you need to make a decision.
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A variety of treatment approaches are available to improve the appearance of cellulite, at least temporarily. Each has its own set of potential results and side effects. Some studies indicate that a combination of treatments may yield the most satisfying results.
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All surgeries carry certain risks and even though they are rare you should be aware of them before making your decision. Mr Ferrando will talk you through any possible risks and side effects at his consultations as they will vary depending on the patient’s anatomy, age, condition and lifestyle.
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This initial contact allows the patient and surgeon to discuss goals, expectations, and potential outcomes, as well as evaluate the patient’s eligibility for the desired procedure.
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