Cellulite is a common skin condition that many women deal with, no matter their age. While some may find it unsightly, cellulite is normal. This doesn’t mean that you can’t reduce or eliminate it, however! With the new advances in technology comes new solutions for dealing with unwanted, stubborn cellulite, and the minimally invasive and popular procedure known as Subcision is an ideal way to get rid of the cellulite that has you feeling self-conscious.
What is Subcision?
Subcision is a new treatment for cellulite that is highly advanced and can help eliminate or reduce the appearance of cellulite more efficiently than previous treatments. The treatment is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves using a small needle to help redistribute fat cells under the skin for a more even appearance and texture. This procedure was originally developed in 1995 and has gained more popularity in recent years, and with good reason – this is typically done as a one-time procedure that can help remove cellulite from any place on the body, including arms, face, and legs.
Why Do Women Want Subcision?
Many women choose to have the Subcision treatment performed due to bothersome cellulite on their bodies. Whether or not the cellulite has been a problem for years, or if it has recently developed, most women do find that at some point in their lives, cellulite does have a way of cropping up. Subcision is a minimally invasive way to eliminate the appearance of cellulite without having to worry about long periods of downtime or multiple treatments in order to get the finest results. This outpatient procedure can be completed in a short amount of time and allows women to get back to their daily routine quickly.
How is the Subcision Treatment Performed?
The Subcision treatment is performed by your cellulite doctor, and it is typically an outpatient procedure. During the procedure, the septa, or the bands of tissue that can be found woven throughout fat and causing dimpling, are broken down. After that, a small needle is inserted into the skin and allows the fat cells to be redistributed in order to eliminate or drastically reduce the amount of cellulite on the body. The effect? Lasting results after only a single treatment, as opposed to other cellulite reduction therapies that require many treatments, are costly, or leave scarring behind. Subcision is also generally performed in an outpatient setting, allowing you to get back to your daily life and routine.
Is Anesthesia Needed for Subcision?
When an individual is opting for Subcision treatment, it is important to know that local anesthesia is needed for the procedure. Because of this, it is important to make prior arrangements for transportation and aftercare.
What to Expect After Subcision
After your Subcision procedure, you may expect to have tenderness, bleeding, or bruising in the area, as well as redness and itching. After your procedure, you will be able to go home, but you may want to take the remainder of the day off from work or other activities and give your body a chance to heal. Taking it easy for the rest of the day is recommended.
Recovery from Subcision
Subcision for cellulite is a relatively easy procedure to recover from, provided you take it easy for at least a day or two after your procedure. Rest is important. After your recovery, you may see some bruising, often lasting around two or three weeks, and the area may continue to be tender throughout recovery.
Risks of Subcision
As with any medical procedure, even those that are minimally invasive, you may find that there are some risks involved. The need for local anesthesia increases these risks, and they may include:
- Pain and tenderness
- Bleeding at injection site
If you have questions about how your treatment is healing, or you believe that you may have an infection or a fever, call your doctor right away.
Why Use Dr. G for Subcision
Dr. Ghozland has almost fifteen years of experience as a cosmetic surgeon and Gynecologist. Dr. Ghozland has been a pioneer of vaginal and labial reconstructive procedures. His office is calm and relaxing, and there is a wide variety of procedures available to suit your needs. A friendly staff is available to help you learn more and answer your questions.
Next Steps to Book
If you are interested in learning more about the Subcision treatment, or to book your appointment for a consultation, call the office of Dr. Ghozland today!