Unhappy with dimpled, cottage cheese thighs? You’re not alone. Between 80% and 90% of women past the age of puberty have cellulite. If you’re still relatively cellulite free, you can start taking steps now to prevent cellulite. If not, there’s still hope!
At DiGeronimo MD Advanced Plastic Surgery, our expert plastic surgeon, Dr. Ernest DiGeronimo, offers thigh lifts to smooth out and tighten your skin. This process eliminates cellulite, excess skin, and fat for a toned, sculpted appearance.
Cellulite is an uneven buildup of fat separated by collagen fibers just under the surface of the skin. This causes dimpling, also known as “the cottage cheese effect.”
Since the distribution of women is more pronounced and visible than in men, it’s much more common for women to have to deal with cellulite. The thighs are one of the most visible and annoying places for these little fatty pockets to appear, although they can also show up on the buttocks, lower abdomen, breasts, and upper arms.
The amount of cellulite you have, where it is located, and how visible it is depends on a range of factors:
While you can’t do anything about factors like genetics, you can somewhat control how much cellulite you develop by following these four guidelines:
The right foods in the right amounts can keep your body fueled without prompting it to store fat around your thighs, buttocks, and abdomen.
Dehydration can lead to poor skin health, making it easier to dimple and puff up from the inside out. Drinking plenty of water is key.
Exercise or working out can reduce body fat, making you less likely to develop patterns of cellulite that are visible. Toning exercises are the best if you’re already in decent shape.
Gaining weight then losing then gaining it again can cause cellulite to become more and more apparent. By maintaining a steady weight, you keep fat cells from enlarging over and over and bulging out between collagen fibers.
If you have stubborn cellulite that you can’t stand, a thigh lift may be the best option for you. This is a surgical cosmetic procedure that can efficiently remove excess fat and skin, and tighten and tone your thighs, leaving them free from visible cellulite.
Say goodbye to cellulite with the help of DiGeronimo MD Advanced Plastic Surgery. If you’re ready to love your legs again, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. DiGeronimo by phone or online.