Cellulite affects millions of people — men and women — but it is often seen as a hot topic when it comes to body positivity. Patients who struggle with their self-image may have been ridiculed for cellulite or seen celebrities in the media mocked for their own natural ripples and curves. People are always eager to find a cellulite treatment that really works.
The truth is that cellulite is not a problem; it is naturally occurring and can even form on lean, toned people. Exercise alone cannot get rid of cellulite, but there are treatment options available if you want to reduce its appearance.
Why Does Exercise Not Get Rid of Cellulite?
Exercise can improve the appearance of cellulite in two ways:
- It can tone the muscle beneath the skin, leading to a smoother look.
- It can lower your body mass index (BMI) by lowering fat, which can lower the amount of cellulite you have.
Although exercise is a good way to improve your overall form and maintain a healthy weight, it does not completely alter your fat distribution or body structure. Many patients are unaware that cellulite is not solely excess fat — it can be more noticeable if you are overweight, but its presentation arises more from connective tissue.
Anatomical differences also influence the appearance of cellulite; in men, the connective fibers run at a 45-degree angle, which makes it more difficult for underlying fat to protrude through the skin. Women’s connective tissues run perpendicular to their skin, which makes it easier for fat to appear as cellulite.
Cellulite Treatment Options Are Available
Even though exercise alone will not likely remove cellulite, you can speak with a board-certified plastic surgeon. At the Centre for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Andrea M. Doyle offers patients a variety of non-surgical treatments for cellulite.
Cellulaze® is a minimally invasive laser therapy that gets rid of cellulite by breaking down tissue fibers and restoring a smooth surface to the skin. Dr. Doyle uses the laser to even out unwanted bumps and dimples, creating a more even appearance at the treatment site.
Schedule a Consultation With Dr. Doyle
If you are looking for a cellulite treatment in Rhode Island, Dr. Doyle can help. She is double-board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. She specializes in helping her patients achieve natural-looking, long-lasting results using the latest technology and minimally invasive techniques.
To schedule an appointment, please submit a contact form or call 401-336-3770.