Does liposuction get rid of cellulite, too?

I'm scheduled for liposuction on the 22nd this month. I forgot to ask my doctor if lipo will improve the lumpy skin I have on my buttocks, along with removing the fat. Am I foolish to think that? I don't know much about plastic surgery. This is my very first procedure.


F, 32, Iowa

Tags:woman age 25-34 buttocks cellulite

I had liposuction preformed on my belly a year and a half ago, and I can promise you that yes, plastic surgery will greatly help with getting rid of a majority of those gravy-like lumps. I still had a large amount of cellulite remaining after my lipo session, but that was easily remedied through yoga I practiced in my den at home. It was a slow process, but after a few months I noticed that almost all of my cellulite had disappeared and just in time for swimsuit season. I still have tiny little dimples in my skin, but nobody can tell.

When I went through liposuction to remove unwanted fat, I did notice afterwards liposuction does reduce cellulite but not completely remove it. I went into the surgery expecting to still have cellulite, so I was not surprised. I followed the surgery with a pre-planned exercise and diet regiment, and it was through this that I was able to successfully rid myself of super noticeable marks. I can still see it when I look closely at my legs, but that is better than when I could see it from a distance. It took time, but eventually I felt comfortable wearing short dresses and leggings again.

I recently had liposuction done on my thighs and butt, and I noticed an overall large reduction in the amount of cellulite I had in those areas. It was however, not completely gone. After I recovered from the procedure, I began to do cellulite body contouring exercises throughout the week - such as squats and lunges. While the exercises did noticeably help, the problem persisted. I soon after learned that using lotions and cellulite creams rich in elastin and vitamin E mixed with taking collagen and biotin supplements really helps with smoothing out my problem spots. I also learned that there is not a cure for cellulite. I try to maintain the discipline to eat a healthy diet and maintain a steady exercise routine, and, in turn, it seems to keep the problem at bay.

Liposuction did not remove all of my cellulite, but I also knew that it would not before I got the procedure done. I did come out of the surgery with a lot less cellulite than I had before, but there was still a pretty noticeable amount remaining. Following my recovery from the lipo, I started doing lunges, squats, planks, and push-ups every day in my living room. It was a slow, tedious process that took the remaining fat cells from my body. I watched as muscle steadily replaced the fat that was left over from the surgery and filled in the loose skin. My doctor had advised me pre-surgery to go out and buy some super moisturizing lotions and cellulite creams to apply to my skin to help it recover. Using the lotions has helped to not only repress the most noticeable parts of my cellulite but it has also rapidly faded all of the stretch marks that have come and gone on my skin. I don’t think I have felt this good about myself in a long time. I can wear more revealing clothing without feeling the uncontrollable urge to cover up.

When I underwent liposuction on my thighs, it did not remove the cellulite completely. It appeared as if some of it was gone, but there was still a lot left on me. I questioned my plastic surgeon about it during a follow up. He told me that I was mixing up the word cellulite with the word fat deposits, and the surgery would not remove the cellulite from my thighs. He told me I have to condition my skin with lotion the same way I would condition my hair to achieve softness and health. He also suggested I look into lower body exercises and practice them for 20 minutes a day. It was through these methods that I managed to bring my cellulite down to a tolerable level. I still have it, but it’s not anything anyone notices when I wear short shorts. There are also cosmetic treatments like cellulaze and cellfina that can help get rid of almost all your cellulite. However, you will continue to get cellulite as you age and connective tissues become weaker.