Cellulite Treatment

Treatments for Reducing Cellulite at Chicago’s Iteld Plastic Surgery

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Treatments for Reducing Cellulite at Chicago’s Iteld Plastic Surgery

Even people who are slim, who are healthy, and who have a highly active lifestyle can develop dimpled skin on their thighs and buttocks. Although cellulite is harmless and occurs on people of all weights and body shapes, this dreaded “orange peel” texture makes us less likely to want to flaunt our legs in a cute pair of shorts, skirt, or swimsuit. Now, those who find the dimpling less than desirable can say farewell to frustrating cellulite with targeted treatments from Chicago’s Iteld Plastic Surgery.

The team at Iteld Plastic Surgery, offers the latest in minimally invasive treatments for treating cellulite on the buttocks. Various techniques that involve using blades and incisions to get smoother skin are also available.

The Underlying Cause of Cellulite

It’s called all kinds of funny nicknames—like “cottage cheese thighs,” “orange peel syndrome,” “hail damage,” and “the mattress phenomenon”—but many people consider cellulite to be no laughing matter. The unwanted dimpling occurs more frequently in women than in men. In fact, an estimated 90 percent of women have some form of skin condition, as opposed to just 10 percent of men. This is because of the way women’s fat, muscle, and connective tissues are distributed beneath the skin.

Despite what is commonly believed, cellulite has little to do with how much body fat you have or how firm your skin is. Genetics, age, hormones, and pregnancy are factors that may increase the risk of cellulite. Having thin, loose skin and gaining weight can also make cellulite look worse. The main factor, however, is strong connective tissue bands below the skin tightening around pockets of fat. The dense grouping of fat cells then pushes up against the surface, causing dimples to appear wherever the bands of collagen—known as septae—are found.

Available Contouring Procedures

Morhpeus8 radiofrequency skin treatments are a popular choice for tightening loose or wrinkled skin and improving the appearance of cellulite.

There are also more types of nonsurgical body contouring treatments available at Iteld Plastic Surgery, including BodyTite, which reduces fat and firms up loose skin on specific areas. eTwo™ skin rejuvenation is a treatment for stimulating collagen production and forcing existing collagen fibers to contract to enhance the quality of the skin while reducing acne scars, stretch marks, and wrinkles.