Fat Injections Help Reduce Cellulite

It's a fact, about 90 percent of women deal with cellulite on some part of their body, primarily on the buttocks and thighs. We try different creams, treatments and more to get rid of it-but for many of us, to no avail. Recently, some treatments have emerged that can help with this problem.

We were excited to learn that a treatment called Cellulaze got FDA clearance to help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Cellulaze works by breaking up the fiber banding that makes cellulite appear the way it does. Boston dermatologist Ranella Hirsch, MD, told us that it was a promising procedure because it addresses the problem from the inside out. “We treat below the skin and then try to get benefits to be seen on the surface of the skin.”

But if Cellulaze isn't an option for you, we found another procedure that could do the trick in the buttocks area. Beverly Hills, CA, plastic surgeon Ashkan Ghavami, MD, recommends fat injections to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Cellulite becomes even more visible after weight loss because we get loose skin that causes dimples. “When you inject fat you fill up the loose skin,” says Dr. Ghavami.

Another reason that fat injections are useful is that they can specifically target deep cellulite and other areas of concern. While you can't erase cellulite, you can definitely lessen its appearance with fat injections.

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