What are the Pros and Cons of Liposuction for Cellulite?

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Some of the pros of liposuction for cellulite include the possibility of an improved body shape and body image. People who have liposuction are also often able to report seeing results within a few weeks after the procedure. Cons of liposuction for cellulite include extensive swelling and bruising. Liposuction also frequently causes scarring, but these scars are usually minor and tend to fade with time. There is also a slight risk of serious health problems occurring as a result of the procedure, such as blood clotting and fluid buildup inside the body.


A person who is considering liposuction for cellulite will need to weigh the pros and cons to determine whether the procedure is for her. One of the best ways to do this would likely be to speak with a doctor who performs liposuction. After a medical history is taken and the amount of cellulite and body fat a person has is determined, a doctor should be able to give a person an idea of whether she should opt for the procedure. It may also be a good idea for a person to speak with not only a doctor who performs liposuction, but also a doctor who doesn't. This is because there could be some doctors who will tell their patients that they should receive liposuction for cellulite even when it may not be the best option because they want the business, but it is probably safe to assume that the majority of doctors are honest with their patients.

Another thing a person should consider before deciding on liposuction for cellulite is whether she has exhausted all other cellulite removal methods. Some people opt for laser cellulite removal rather than traditional liposuction because laser procedures are typically less invasive and recovery time is generally shorter. Many people also claim that the results they achieve through laser cellulite removal are consistent with what most people get through traditional liposuction. This may be a good option for people who are undecided about liposuction for cellulite to explore.

In the event that a person decides to go through with liposuction for cellulite, she should be very realistic about her expectations. Liposuction, both traditional and done with lasers, is not guaranteed to work. Many people still have cellulite even after going through liposuction, although in many cases the appearance of cellulite is much improved. It is also important for people who are considering liposuction for cellulite to keep in mind that the cellulite will likely reappear if weight is gained.


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