Cellulite is an incredibly common condition that is estimated to impact 90 percent of women and 10 percent of men, according to an article in the Scientific American. It’s incredibly common, but many people aren’t fond of its appearance on their thighs, hips, or other places on their body. There are countless products lining the shelves that promise to do away with cellulite, but not all of them live up to the hype that their packaging creates. Fortunately, you don’t have to let your cellulite keep you from living your best beach-life this summer or wearing your favorite shorts, because there are some highly effective ways you can address it. Read below to learn a little more about what cellulite is and how you can reduce its appearance.
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is a condition that women typically begin to develop between the ages of 25 and 35 due to decreasing estrogen levels. This constricts blood circulation, causing a decrease in collagen production and expanding fat cells. They’ll begin to become more noticeable due to the lack of collagen, showing off the bumpy-looking fat that you call cellulite. It can develop around the knees, on the thighs, in the abdomen area and butt, and other areas that have several layers of fat instead of just one.
Why is Cellulite Viewed as a Negative Feature Even Though It’s Common?
Contrary to mainstream fat-phobic beliefs, cellulite doesn’t only develop in bodies with more fat. In fact, according to Scientific American, 90 percent of women experience this problem and turn to all types of treatments to get rid of it and boost their confidence that has been worn-down by Eurocentric cultural beauty standards. Cellulite isn’t assumed to serve a special evolutionary purpose for your body either, and it only first began receiving air-time in scientific literature around the late 70’s because women didn’t expose their legs as much in the 50’s and 60’s. Due to the objectification of women’s bodies and cultural beauty standards, cellulite is a condition that most people would rather hide than let show.
Is There a Cellulite Removal Treatment?
The cosmetic market is saturated with different products that claim to get rid of cellulite, but they only provide temporary improvements and can cost a fortune. Fortunately, there is a three-tier treatment that offers more permanent results that can help you slip into a bikini or shorts without feeling so self-conscious about your cellulite:
- Pickle Fork. This instrument releases the fat bands that can cause cellulite to develop.
- VASER Technology. This machine is a type of ultrasound technology that helps tighten the skin and further loosen the bands of fat.
- J-Plasma Technology. This device will stimulate the production of collagen and minimize the appearance of visible fat cells that cause cellulite.
By the end of the treatment, you’ll be able to notice dramatic results, all without having to undergo invasive surgeries that can take ages to heal from. Not to mention, you’ll be able to slip into your favorite clothes without having to worry about leaving your cellulite visible for other’s to judge.
About the Author
Dr. Irvin Wiesman is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is an active member of the American Society if Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. As a Chicago native, he’s dedicated to providing his community with high-quality and trustworthy treatments that offer beautiful results. To learn more about the surgical and aesthetic procedures Dr. Irvin Wiesman offers, visit Wiesman Cosmetic Surgery’s website or call 312-981-1290.