Cellulite is a natural occurrence that people of all ages and genders can develop. While it is not specific to women, they tend to see cellulite develop on the body more often than male patients. An estimated 85% of all female patients 21 years of age and older will develop cellulite.
These dents can range in visibility and severity, and most commonly appears on the lower body, including the buttocks, thighs, and legs. It can be unflattering for some and cause embarrassment and self-consciousness.
For those who are in good health, are a steady weight, and have struggled to eliminate cellulite through methods like diet and exercise, cosmetic treatments may be a beneficial solution. At the Bengtson Center in Grand Rapids, we offer cellulite reduction treatments to patients all over Michigan, including Birmingham, Detroit, and Kalamazoo.
What Causes Cellulite?
Cellulite results from bands that extend from the deeper muscle or fascia that makes the fat deposits more prominent and visible creating the appearance of dimpling. It generally affects the hips, thighs, buttocks, belly, and can be noticeable when wearing shorts, skirts, bathing suits, or revealing clothing.
Cosmetic cellulite reduction treatments can help to reduce the appearance of this dimpling in the skin.
The immediate goal is a smoother, softer surface, but cellulite reduction can offer many other benefits, including more youthful skin and a boost in confidence. At the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, we offer customizable body contouring procedures, including non-surgical cellulite reduction. Patients can see tighter, more toned skin with non-surgical procedures that improve over time.
Looking great is hard work. But for as many as 85 to 98% of women in Michigan, diet, exercise, and ineffective “at-home” treatments just aren’t enough to correct stubborn cellulite. Cellulite on areas like the mid and lower body can prevent you from fully enjoying your favorite clothes and activities, and make you feel self-conscious even in intimate settings. Our facility in Grand Rapids offers QWO, an FDA-approved injectable cellulite treatment to patients who want to treat the appearance of cellulite on their skin.
QWO™ is the first FDA approved injectable agent formulated to treat and correct cellulite. It targets and lyses the fibrous septae that are responsible for creating the dimpling and waves in the skin. QWO™ is scheduled to be released in early 2021 and the Bengtson Center is set to be among the first practices in the US to offer this groundbreaking new treatment.
There is no cure or permanent treatment for cellulite. Even with cosmetic enhancements like QWO, changes in the body may occur, causing more cellulite to develop later down the line.
Early outcome data with QWO appears very promising. This treatment can greatly reduce the visible signs of cellulite and help to prevent it from reforming with a healthy diet and regular exercise. Additionally, some patients find getting other cosmetic enhancements can improve the appearance of the areas they were getting cellulite, which can stop it from coming back. You can discuss your concerns with Dr. Bengtson or Dr. Alfonso in Grand Rapids about long-term treatment options and how to maintain your results over time.
While cellulite can affect a large number of patients, treating it can be a much more unique process. Effective cellulite reduction treatments are carefully customized to suit each patient’s needs in the best way possible.
QWO is an injectable treatment option that is suited for adults who are in good health and are a stable weight. Talk to Dr. Bengtson or Dr. Alfonso to learn about our cellulite reduction treatment and whether QWO is the best choice for you.
As with most injection-based procedures, after QWO Michigan patients may experience signs of slight swelling and bruising at the injection site. Bruising typically can last one or two weeks, so you might want to plan accordingly, just in case you were planning on showing the treatment results off afterward!
For some, cellulite reduction is part of their full-scale body contouring procedure and may help to deliver a more youthful appearance overall and can easily be incorporated into other procedures.
If you are using fat transfer, liposuction, or plastic surgery to lift, tighten, and reduce unwanted fat and tissue in areas like the abdomen, hips, butt, thighs, and more, cellulite reduction may also help to deliver a more polished, refined result.
The cost of a cellulite reduction treatment in Grand Rapids will vary based on every patient’s unique needs, the number and extent of treatment, procedure plan, and the general cost of Dr. Bengtson’s time and expertise and the facility fees. We accept many payment options and offer flexible financing options to help accommodate all of our patients in Grand Rapids and the surrounding communities in Michigan including the lakeshore.
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Plastic Surgeons Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso, along with the team at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, provide advanced surgical and cosmetic treatments for patients from Grand Rapids, Birmingham, Detroit, and Kalamazoo, Michigan.Fees & Financing