Does liposuction cause cellulite?

Some days after the liposuction you had in order to get rid of the localized fat, you notice the orange peel look on your hips. What caused that? Is it true that liposuction may lead to the creation of skin creases as well as of other signs giving it this uneven texture?

During the downtime period, some women realise that their hips may be thinner, but they have dimples and uneven texture which looks like cellulite. According to many doctors this is not due to liposuction.

The orange peel look appears on the upper layer of the epidermis, where the plastic surgeon does not intervene. The factors that cause cellulite are genetics, hormones, lack of exercise and bad nutrition (fast food, sugar etc). That’s why this problem also affects thin women.

What the expert says
According to plastic surgeon Dr Rodopoulou “the dimples and the uneven skin surface that a woman may notice after liposuction are not cellulite. They are unwanted side effects which don’t occur often and are not expected. In fact they happen when the procedure is not performed carefully and there is excess fat removal from an area of the body. The creases may occur when there is skin laxity and may become more visible after liposuction”.
Dr Rodopoulou adds: “In any case, the liposuction procedure which is performed with the BodyTite radiofrequencies and the CelluTite tip helps a lot in these situations, as the doctor places it more superficially in order to treat cellulite”. Finally, as Dr Rodopoulou mentions, the dimples can be treated e.g. with injecting a filler.