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A very common question that I am asked from prospective patients who are considering liposuction in Scottsdale is if the procedure will also improve their cellulite. Not only do they want to improve their overall body shape with liposuction but they would also like to address the cellulite commonly situated on the thighs, hips and waist in women.

What is cellulite? It is an anatomic structural abnormality involving the fat, tissue between globules of fat and the overlying skin which is affected by hormones and genetics. The skin in these areas has lost its elasticity, presenting with a relative laxity and contour irregularities.

Liposuction will remove the underlying fat but will not address the overall intrinsic anatomy of the area nor will it have any effect on the elasticity of the skin. With less fat stretching out the overlying damaged skin, the cellulite will actually worsen in appearance. Therefore, liposuction is not a treatment for cellulite.

For more information on liposuction, tummy tucks or any other plastic surgery procedure that I perform or if you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with me, you can contact my office in Scottsdale at 480-451-3000.

Steven H. Turkeltaub, M.D. P.C.
Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona

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