Options for Treating Cellulite
Cellulite is a term used to describe lumpy, dimpled skin. It mostly affects the thighs, hips, buttocks, and belly. Its major cause are fibrous bands or “septa” that connect the skin to the tissues below and which can shrink over time, causing dimples. Cellulite often has genetic causes but dimpled skin can also be brought on by pregnancy, weight gain, and age-related loss of skin elasticity.
Before treatment, it is important for a surgeon to evaluate you. If you have genetic cellulite, a treatment like Avéli that directly targets and releases the septa bands under the skin is most effective. If age-related skin laxity is the culprit, applying radio frequency energy directly to the skin (such as ThermiSmooth, Exilis, or Morpheus), or under the skin using a wand (such as BodyTite or Renuvion) is a better option. Our cellulite treatments are performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience at our award-winning cosmetic surgery centers in Nashville and Memphis.