How to Get Rid of Cellulite

Ever seen yourself in the mirror and wondered how to get rid of cellulite overnight? Cellulite or the appearance of “orange peel” skin is a totally normal expression of the body. In fact, around 80 to 90% of women over 25 have cellulite.

How Does Cellulite Happen?

Cellulite appears when the layer of fat beneath the skin pushes against connective tissue and bulges the next layer. Doctors have discovered that the skin in cellulite-prone areas seems to store fat lobules differently and more superficially that in unaffected skin. In addition to this, women tend to have more cellulite because of how their fat cells, muscle and connective tissues are distributed. Women tend to naturally store more fat in the thighs and butt, this is why cellulite affects women whether they are overweight or not.

Common misconceptions on how to eliminate cellulite:

Creams will eliminate cellulite!  Myth

If you are wondering how to get rid of cellulite on your butt and came across a new cream, truth is, you won’t get very far. If a cream advertises that it will eliminate cellulite for good…it’s probably lying. Topical treatments help to temporarily smooth the appearance of the skin, so they are useful when you go to the beach or you have a special event coming up but that’s pretty much it.

Exercising eliminates cellulite! Partially True

Will exercise get rid of cellulite? No, but it really helps. Cellulite is a manifestation of fat in the body, so eliminating some of the fat, helps to eliminate some of the cellulite. If you are wondering how to get rid of cellulite on your stomach, do some crunches.

How to get rid of cellulite on your arms? Grab a pair of dumbbells. Cellulite responds to strength training rather than to cardio. As you work your muscles, your skin is firmer and therefore tighter.

Changing your diet will eliminate cellulite. Partially True

If you want to know how to get rid of cellulite on your stomach, maybe you are exploring a new diet regime to lose weight. While losing weight reduces the amount of fat in the body and therefore the appearance of cellulite, it will not eliminate it completely. Nonetheless, sustaining a healthy and proper diet will help your overall fitness goals. So, why not give it a try?

Only chemical treatments are effective. False

While cosmetic treatments that use special chemicals or machines are very useful when eliminating cellulite from stomach, buttocks and thighs, don’t think they are the only way. Anti-cellulite massages can reduce cellulite by improving lymphatic drainage and stretching skin tissue; and to top it off, massages have multiple mind and body benefits!

Laser treatments are effective in treating cellulite. True

Radiofrequency treatments, such as Thermage, have proven to be effective to help rid of cellulite. High frequency waves attack the fat cells underneath the skin, making it look smoother. In addition, they promote the production of collagen, a protein essential for healthy skin. The best part? You can schedule a Thermage appointment during your lunch break and go back to work with no downtime whatsoever.

You can’t eliminate cellulite with non-invasive treatments. False

New technologies offer exciting possibilities for the reduction of cellulite without any side effects. For example, CoolShaping, uses technology called cryolipolysis that literally freezes fat cells! The process is painless, takes less than an hour and you can see results during the next 2-3 months after the initial treatment. While not all people may be suitable candidates, CoolShaping is an excellent option to reduce and get rid of cellulite fast!

Different types of treatments shouldn’t be combined. False

In fact, the more the merrier! Think of cellulite as 360º problem and our treatments as integral solutions. For example, if you have a Thermage appointment it is advisable to get an anti-cellulite massage. This way, the collagen production not only increases but it is also at the top layer of the skin. Or take, CoolShaping, a fat reduction treatment, and add Thermage, a collagen boosting treatment, to get the best looking skin possible!

Curious about more effortless options to eliminate cellulite? Contact VIDA Wellness and Beauty Center at (619)738-2144 to learn more about the cosmetic treatments we have available for you!

Dr. Alejandro Quiroz

Dr. Quiroz is our board-certified Chief Plastic Surgeon at VIDA Clinic in Tijuana. He specializes in Facial Rejuvenation, Neck lift, Buttock Augmentation, Breast Augmentation, Body Contouring and more. He is member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, San Diego Plastic Surgery Society, the Mexican Society of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and the Mexican Council of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, to mention a few.