Cellulite issues are extremely common amongst women, no matter of age, size, or shape. Of course, cellulite tends to be more prominent in women, the older they get – over 90% of ALL women, regardless of age, feel they have excess cellulite that needs to be removed. At Goals Plastic Surgery they offer a number of different procedures geared towards the removal of excess cellulite, both surgical and non-surgical, however, most women are seeking non-invasive methods to cellulite removal. So what exactly is cellulite? Cellulite is a condition in which enlarged packets of fatty deposits sit deep beneath the skin’s surface, and begin to inflate over time. when these packets of fatty tissue begin to inflate and become more prominent in size, they begin to rise to the skin’s surface. The skin’s outer layer contains fibrous tissue that is meant to provide your body’s silhouette and is designed to keep your body well-contoured and tight. The fatty tissue packets, once inflated, begin to push through this protective fibrous tissue – creating breaks and creases, giving cellulite its signature appearance. Many patients at Goals Plastic Surgery tend to believe that cellulite is a weight issue, while most of those with cellulite issues tend to be overweight – in fact, cellulite can occur in even the slimmest of patients. And because this is such a common issue, most patients prefer to have non-surgical treatments. Considering this, Goals Plastic Surgery offers a number of different, unique options for cellulite removal and reduction.
The first of which is known as Mesotherapy, a procedure popularized in Europe and Asia – Goals Plastic Surgery is one of the first to offer this treatment in the US. First developed as a method of pain relief, and inflammation reduction, as a result of psoriasis, mesotherapy works by injecting substances containing vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and enzymes into the sub-dermal tissue. Once these compounds are injected into the cellulite area, these compounds work to reduce the fatty deposits. By reducing the size of the fatty tissue packets, the staff at Goals Plastic Surgery is able to prevent them from pressing against the skin’s surface and ensures that it won’t cause breakage to the fibrous tissue – thus reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Another common non-invasive method of cellulite removal at Goals Plastic Surgery is known as the Velashape system. Velashape works in 3 sessions and uses a combination of infrared light, bipolar frequency energy, and vacuum filtration to tone the body and remove cellulite. Once the Infrared light penetrates the skin into the sub-dermal fatty packets, it heats the connective tissue and collagen fibers. As a result of heat the fatty tissue, connective tissue, and collagen fibers begin to break down and are vacuum away. Once this occurs, the production of new collagen and elastin are stimulated – leaving patients with skin that is tighter, softer, and more supple. This reestablishes the connection of the outer fibrous tissue and reduces the appearance of cellulite altogether.
One of the newest methods of cellulite reduction available at Goals Plastic Surgery is PRP stem cell therapy. PRP, as it is known, is the patient’s actual; blood. The blood is removed and spun around in a centrifuge rapidly, in order to separate the plasma from white blood cells. The plasma is rich in platelets and stem cell growth factors, which are the building blocks of all of our tissue. The plasma is then injected into the area, leading to the creation of new, fresh connective tissue, and the outer fibrous tissue. This sends a signal to the body to repair the treatment area, and destroys the packets of fatty tissue, while also replenishing the skin and inner tissue in that area. Over time, as this tissue heals, there will be far less fatty tissue and improved connective tissue – reducing the appearance of cellulite. For more information on both surgical and non-surgical methods of cellulite removal, contact Goals Plastic Surgery today.