Cellulite is the dimpled appearance of skin in which, skin looks like cottage cheese. It is a cosmetic condition that appears on thighs, buttocks or abdomen. The skin looks bumpy, uneven resulting from displaced fat and toxins trapped above the fibrous bands of connective tissue in the dermal layer of skin. The resultant is that the tissue becomes compressed and hardened, making blood circulation difficult, resulting in cellulite. This condition is more common in women and rarely found in men. Having cellulite is not the sign of obesity. Even thin women can develop cellulite. Total amount of body fat, as well as age, hormones, diet, smoking, and genetics can all play a part in the cellulite found.
There are several factors that might cause the formation of cellulite, although the exact reason for cellulite formation is unknown.
- Hormones- Hormones like oestrogen, insulin, noradrenaline, thyroid hormones can cause cellulite formation.
- Genetics- Certain genes are responsible for cellulite formation.
- Lifestyle- Cellulite is more prevalent in smokers and people with sedentary lifestyle.
- Diet – diet high in fat, carbohydrates, or salt and too little fiber are likely to have greater amounts of cellulite.
- Clothing- Garments that can limit blood flow can add to the formation of cellulite.
Cellulites are most commonly found in women on posterior thigh and the buttock, however, cellulite may affect other areas as well;
About VASER Smooth
With VASER smooth cellulite is treated and at the same time fat is emulsified with ultrasound. This minimally invasive, ultrasound-assisted procedure removes cellulite & improves skin tone for a smoother, healthier look that lasts. This is the most effective treatment for cellulite
VASER piece on liposuction machine specifically targets and evens out the dimpled appearance of cellulite. The VASER smooth system is made up of several anti-cellulite probes that come in different sizes for precise treatment. The probes has capacity to selectively break up fatty tissue while preserving nerves and blood vessels. The edge of the probe is designed in such way that it removes individual septae that form cellulite and cause the unsightly dimpled skin appearance. As a result of emulsifying the fat cells and destroying the fibrous bands, the orange peel like appearance of cellulite is diminishes.
With just one treatment long lasting results are achieved. VASERsmooth can be performed alone or with more extensive fat removal on any area of the body using tumescent solution.
In VASER smooth procedure a small incision is made . After that a numbing solution is administered under the skin. The device used for VASER smooth uses ultrasound waves, emulsifies the fat cells and the fibrous bands causing the orange peel appearance are released. As a result of this tighter, smoother and thicker looking skin is left behind. After the treatment most patients can go back to work and are required to wear a compression garment for 2 weeks. Initial results are noticeable in 1 month and continue to improve. The entire procedure takes between 1 to 1.5 hours. Most patients can return to work within 24 hours and exercise in a few days. Dramatic results can be seen in as little as one week and progressively improve over 3-6 months.
In rare instances, the aggression of liposuction can cause nerve damage and numbness in treated areas. Since VASERsmooth reduces the physical force associated with liposuction, the chances of nerve damage are also reduced.
Cellulite Removal Cost
The cost of cellulite removal varies from patient to patient. It depends upon the areas affected. Please make an appointment at one of Dezire clinics located at Pune, Bangalore, Delhi or Gurgaon. Upon your personalized visit with Dr Prashant Yadav, he will discuss your particular case and the cost of your treatment.
What causes cellulite?
Three things can cause cellulite:
- The connective tissue that holds all the fat in place becomes tight and rigid.
- The enlarged pockets of fat trapped by the rigid bands push up against the skin.
- Due to thin skin the cellulite appears more prominent giving that dimples, orange peel like appearance.
How Does VASER smooth work?
This unique technique works through the use of high frequency ultrasound at 36,000 Hertz known as VASER technology.
This advanced instrument excises the vertically oriented fibrous bands. The tip of ultrasound band mobilizes fat. The excessive fat can be suctioned out using microcannula liposculpting and indentations can be filled using one’s own fat, stem cells and/or platelet rich plasma (PRP). Due to these fine tunings the cobblestone or orange peel appearance of cellulite is effectively and efficiently treated using VASER smooth.
The advantage of this layer of either fat alone or coupled with platelet rich plasma (PRP), is that all these components have growth factors vital to healing and regenerating a thicker and rejuvenated skin.
What is CELLULITE?
Cellulite is the dimpled skin appearance giving cottage cheese look to your skin.
Cellulite affects an estimated 85% of post-pubescent women. The association with women is linked to the effect of estrogen hormone on the skin and soft tissues, which we do not fully understand.
The tissue changes in cellulite include: The fibrous tissue extending into the underlying fat layer, fat cells and fat lobules herniating between skin and fat layer and causing obstructed blood supply.
How is VASER smooth Treatment Performed?
The VASER smooth treatment is performed under oral sedation to make you feel relaxed and take any discomfort away. Small amount of local anesthesia is administered. Then 1 or more small incision is taken near the area to be treated.
A very narrow cannula will then be inserted through this incision and water with numbing medication (lidocaine) and a medication to stop bleeding (adrenalin) is infiltrated into the targeted cellulite area.
After the anesthesia is completed, Ultrasound which is controlled is delivered through a minute sized laser fiber to the treatment site. If needed, small amount of liposuction or addition of fat can be performed. The goal is a smooth skin contour that may be long lasting.
The treatment areas are marked with areas of indentation (from fibrous septae) with one color pen and areas of fullness (fat herniation) with another, using a down lighting.
To begin with, energy is delivered using a standard VASER ultrasound probe to the entire sub-dermal fat area until the tissue resistance is felt. After that , the VASER smooth probe disrupts the fibrous attachments which are marked with one color until the probe runs smoothly under the skin. Areas of excess fat fullness can be suctioned with a small liposuction cannula.
What can I expect during my recovery from VASER smooth?
Patients usually have one or two small incisions that need dressing. Fluid may leak from the incisions for the first 18-24 hours post-treatment. Mild swelling peaks at two days after the procedure and 90% is resolved by one week. Mild and rarely moderate bruising is experienced, which is resolved in most patients by 10 days. The pain needing oral analgesics are given for 5 days, although the area may sore for about 10-14 days.
You can resume light exercise at one week and regular exercise at two weeks post-treatment. A compression garment is recommended to be worn for 4 week duration.