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Plastic Surgery for Men – What Do You Need to Know?

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man preparing for plastic surgery For many years, the plastic surgery industry was entirely focused on and marketed to a female audience.

And while the vast majority of plastic surgery procedures are still performed on women, men are starting to feel more comfortable turning towards the knife to enhance their aesthetic appearance.

In the last decade, the number of male procedures has increased by over 200,000 with over 1.3 million cosmetic procedures performed in 2018.

What Plastic Surgery Procedures Do Men Prefer?

Although it is not a new concept, it is becoming more common for men to admit that they care about their physical appearance and are willing to consider surgery to achieve their aesthetic goals.

What Is Male Facelift Surgery?

Female facelift surgery targets fine lines, wrinkles, and jowls. Male facelift surgery also addresses fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss but also highlights angular definition and youthful contours in the jawline, chin, and neck.

Male facelift surgery is performed by tightening and securing the underlying facial tissues and trimming excess skin from the lower two-thirds of the face. Incisions are hidden in the hairline and natural creases in front of the ear.

What Is Male Eyelid Surgery?

Much like female eyelid surgery, male eyelid surgery opens up the eye by removing skin and fat pockets from the upper and lower eyelid.

This surgical procedure is ideal for men with significant sun damage who are looking to restore youthfulness to their upper face.

What Is Male Liposuction?

Men often develop fat pockets on the abdomen, chest, neck, thighs, and love handles that do not respond to diet and exercise. Liposuction removes these fat pockets to reveal a more chiseled, athletic physique.

What Is Male Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Many women choose tummy tuck surgery following the negative effects of pregnancy. Men do not experience those same issues.

Instead, most men who choose tummy tuck surgery do so following significant weight loss to remove the excess skin on the abdomen that resulted from that loss.

What Is Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia—more commonly referred to as man boobs—is the development of excess breast tissue in men. While some men can eliminate this excess with weight loss, other men require a surgical fix.

Gynecomastia surgery reduces the size of the male breast, restoring firmness.

How Does Male Plastic Surgery Differ From Female Plastic Surgery?

Plastic surgery for men does not differ that much from plastic surgery for women.

Although face and body contours are different between men and women—and the surgeries are tailored towards achieving those desired contours—the surgical techniques are the same regardless of whether they are being performed on a man or a woman.

Since plastic surgery uses universal concepts and techniques, men can feel confident that their surgery procedure will be safe, effective, and exactly what they are looking for.

How Will My Male Plastic Surgery Change My Life?

Plastic surgery is not a quick fix, nor will it eradicate all of your aesthetic concerns.

Plastic surgery enhances and strengthens your natural face and body contours and, when used appropriately, can promote confidence and a positive self-image.

Results from your plastic surgery, whether it is from a facelift, blepharoplasty, neck lift, liposuction, or tummy tuck surgery, require maintenance in the form of a healthy lifestyle. You should maintain a stable weight, stay out of the sun, and moisturize your skin to prolong its strength and elasticity.

How Can I Learn More About Male Plastic Surgery?

If you are interested in learning more about any of the above procedures, contact Dr. Schlechter at Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery by calling (610) 678-9200 or by filling out our online contact form.

Is Liposuction Really Permanent?

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Many men and women turn to liposuction when diet and exercise are not enough to rid them of the unwanted pockets of fat that develop. While some men and women can maintain their liposuction results through a healthy diet and regular exercise, not everyone can.

For those who cannot, they often try to use the excuse that liposuction is not permanent, and liposuction only moves the fat to other regions of the body. Unfortunately for those trying to use that excuse, it is not a fact.

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Simulated before and after images that show potential results that can be achieved with liposuction.

Liposuction is permanent in that it permanently removes fat cells from the body that cannot be reproduced—liposuction does not move fat to another place. Maintaining liposuction results is the same as maintaining weight loss results. It is not always easy; however, it can be done with diet, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle.

How Does Liposuction Permanently Remove Fat?

Liposuction involves making small incisions in the treatment area through which a narrow, hollow tube, known as a cannula, is inserted to break up and suction out fat cells and fat. There are different liposuction techniques available, all of which arrive at the same place of fat cell reduction. These techniques vary in the way that the fat cells are broken apart, and some may allow for easier fat removal for qualifying patients. Smartlipo™ breaks up the fat cells using laser energy. Body-Jet® and AquaShape® separate the fat cells from healthy tissues with intense water pressure like a Waterpik®. Ultrasonic-assisted liposuction uses sound waves to break up fat cells, and power-assisted liposuction uses rapid vibrations to separate the fat from the tissues.

Once the fat cells are separated, a suctioning device pulls them out of the body. All of these liposuction techniques offer permanent solutions and come with minimal recovery and side effects.

How Is Liposuction Different From Weight Loss?

While liposuction can slim and tone your physique, it is not the same as weight loss. Liposuction removes fat cells from the body; weight loss minimizes the size of the fat cells but does not alter the number of cells. Every person is born with a set number of fat cells that cannot be increased or naturally reduced. Liposuction, or other cosmetic treatments, is the only way to reduce the quantity of fat cells in the body.


Why Does Fat Return Elsewhere?

When you experience an unhealthy diet, stress, or other weight-increasing factors, the fat cells expand and grow in size. This weight will develop in the regions with the highest number of fat cells. Since you have a reduced number of cells in the liposuction treatment area, the new weight will likely not develop there. Instead, it will seek out a different body region with a higher concentration of fat cells.

Can Liposuction Be Repeated on an Area?

The best way to maintain your liposuction results is through a healthy diet and exercise. Patients who are unable to do so may be interested in a repeated liposuction treatment. While liposuction can be repeated on the same area, it is typically not recommended. There may be existing scar tissue or other factors to deal with that were not present for the initial surgery. Before you choose to undergo liposuction for the second time in the same area, you should try to lose weight naturally.

For more information about liposuction, contact Dr. Schlechter at Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery by calling (610) 678-9200 or by filling out our online contact form.

Is a Mommy Makeover Enough?

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The Mommy Makeover is common for women looking to restore tone and youthfulness to their bodies after having children. This procedure targets areas most commonly affected by pregnancy like the breasts and abdomen. However, the bustline and stomach are not the only areas that see a difference after children.

A mother holding her daughter while enjoying the results of her Mommy Makeover surgery. For women whose post-pregnancy body alterations expand beyond these two regions, additional surgical procedures can help to restore a slim and trim physique.

What Does a Mommy Makeover Consist Of?

The Mommy Makeover is a mixture of surgical procedures that allow women to regain their pre-pregnancy figure. While this is tailored to the patient, the Mommy Makeover traditionally includes liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast lift and/or breast augmentation.

Before and after photos of a patient who underwent a Mommy Makeover (breast augmentation and tummy tuck) with Dr. Schlechter.

Before and after photos of a patient who underwent a Mommy Makeover (breast augmentation and tummy tuck) with Dr. Schlechter.

Liposuction removes localized pockets of fat around the abdomen and on the hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, and neck. This can be performed on any region of the body that is experiencing unwanted excess fat. Unfortunately, liposuction can only target the fat cells, it cannot address excess skin, and it cannot raise and tighten sagging breasts.

Tummy tuck surgery is performed to remove excess skin on the abdomen and tighten the muscles that may have loosened, stretched, or ripped during pregnancy and childbirth.

Breast surgery repairs sagging, deflated, or misshapen breasts after childbirth. The breasts are the most susceptible to pregnancy and childbirth-related changes. Your breasts go through so much during that process: they swell to allow for milk production, they experience the trauma with breastfeeding, and they shrink after you stop breastfeeding. Breast augmentation is performed to restore volume to the breasts, and breast lift surgery is done to remove excess skin and stretched tissues that contribute to the sagging.

For some women, this combination of procedures is enough to restore the patient’s desired physique. However, other women have additional concerns.

What Procedures Can Be Combined With a Mommy Makeover?

Skin Removal Procedures

While tummy tuck surgery is a skin removal surgery, it only removes excess skin on the abdomen. And, unfortunately, the midsection is not the only region that develops excess, loose skin. Some women find that they have skin laxity after pregnancy and/or after liposuction, frequently on the arms or upper thighs. To achieve the best results, many women choose to add an arm lift or a thigh lift to their Mommy Makeover procedure. These skin removal procedures will trim away the excess so that slimmer shapes and firmer musculature are exposed.

Before and after photos of a patient who underwent arm lift surgery with Dr. Schlechter.

Before and after photos of a patient who underwent arm lift surgery with Dr. Schlechter.

Brazilian Butt Lift

While many women desire to trim and tighten areas after pregnancy, other women discover that they lost volume in regions that they want it. The butt is one of these areas. Many women are dissatisfied with the lackluster shape, firmness, and height of their butt after having children. The Brazilian Butt Lift raises the elevation of the butt and enhances the shape and size of the backside. It does this by using the fat previously taken through liposuction and injecting it into various regions of your derriére to lift and sculpt your buttocks. For some women, this procedure can be the final piece of their new motherhood transformation.

For more information about the Mommy Makeover, contact Dr. Schlechter at Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery by calling (610) 678-9200 or by filling out our online contact form.

Enhance Your Hourglass Figure

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Many women work endlessly to keep their figures looking trim and sculpted, and every one of them understands how hard it can be to maintain this desire with busy lives, genetics, aging, and less-than-healthy diets getting in the way. This already difficult task is only made worse when keeping your body slim is only one part of the challenge.

For many women, the contour of the body is just as important as how thin it is, and an hourglass figure is still considered to be an ideal shape. If you desire an hourglass figure but have difficulty in attaining it, cosmetic surgery may be able to help. At Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery, we offer a series of procedures that target all of the right places.

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Slim the Waist

Much like the name suggests, an hourglass figure resembles the object itself: curves in the hips and bust that surround a narrow waist. To achieve this narrow waist through cosmetic surgery, many women opt for liposuction of the abdomen. Various liposuction techniques allow for different levels of fat removal. During this procedure, excess and unwanted fat cells are suctioned through a thin, hollow tube and safely removed from the body.

By narrowing the abdomen and the waist, you can highlight the separation of the waist and hips and start to achieve the central part of the hourglass frame.

Enhance the Surrounding Features

Liposuction is not only the first step to achieving an hourglass frame through cosmetic surgery, but it is also the most important one. Liposuction removes unwanted fat cells, and once they are gone, you have two options: you can say goodbye to the fat for good, or you can use the fat to your advantage. Along with a narrow waist, an hourglass figure involves attaining curves on the bustline and the buttocks. Adding volume to these features can be done in two ways.

The first is through the use of breast implants. While implants are a useful and long-lasting way to achieve added volume, they are a separate procedure from the liposuction that you have already undergone.

The second option to gain volume is through fat transfer. Fat transfer is an entirely natural way to increase the size of the breasts or the buttocks, and the best part of fat transfer in this situation is that you already have all the materials necessary. Fat grafting is a two-step process that removes fat from one area of the body and places it into another. You have already removed the fat cells from the abdomen, so now they might as well be added to the breasts or buttocks to reach your desired level of curves to finalize your hourglass figure.

To learn more about how cosmetic surgery can help you achieve an hourglass figure, contact Dr. Schlechter at Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery by calling (610) 678-9200 or by filling out our online contact form to set up a consultation.

Gain Comfort with Breast Reduction

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Excess glandular and fatty breast tissue creates physical discomfort for both women and men. This discomfort can range from minor to debilitating and can affect the quality of life for many individuals. Unfortunately, excess tissue and fat in the breasts do not often respond to diet and exercise, and for many individuals, surgery is their only option.

Breast reduction for women and gynecomastia surgery for men can ease breast-related discomfort and allow individuals to get back to the activities they love.

Woman wearing a sports bra

What Causes Discomfort?

Having excess breast tissue places a strain on the back, neck, shoulders, and chest. While this is more often seen in women with cumbersome breasts, it can also be experienced in men with a significant excess of tissue. Any excess tissue is extra weight, and as gravity pulls this tissue downward, additional pressure is placed on the surrounding areas. Women often have to change their posture to counteract the weight of the breasts; this can put their spine out of alignment and create further damage and discomfort.

In addition to the physical discomfort, both men and women experience unsightly and undesirable skin conditions due to their breasts rubbing together. As this happens, rashes and dry skin forms between and under the breasts. These rashes can be itchy or downright painful.

How Can Surgical Treatments Help?

Breast Reduction Surgery Women

Breast reduction surgery is performed on women who suffer from the effects of overly large breasts. Through incisions made around the areola and vertically down the breast, Dr. Schlechter removes excess glandular and fatty tissue that results in smaller, more compact, and lighter breasts.

Gynecomastia Surgery For Men

Gynecomastia is a condition characterized by excess breast tissue and fat in men. This creates both physical and emotional discomfort. Gynecomastia is treated through gynecomastia surgery. This surgery is typically a multistep procedure that uses both liposuction and surgical excision. Liposuction or Smartlipo™ is first used to remove any excess fatty tissue in the breast before breast tissue and skin are surgically removed.

For more information or to schedule up a consultation, please contact Dr. Schlechter at Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery by calling (610) 678-9200 or by filling out our online contact form.

Surgical Arm Lift vs. Laser Arm Lift

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For many individuals, the upper arms can be a significant source of insecurity. Weight fluctuations and aging can lead to the development of excess fat and loose skin. When these two things are combined, you may be left with flabby, undesirable arms that seem impossible to tone without cosmetic help. And no one wants to cover up their arms every day, especially in the warm summer months. Fortunately, many treatments can slim, tone, and define the upper arms.

Woman Holding Arm With Excess Fat

The Surgical Arm Lift

The surgical arm lift procedure addresses excess fat and skin laxity in the upper arms resulting from weight fluctuations and natural aging. Brachioplasty is a procedure that reduces the circumference of the arm by surgically removing the excess fat and hanging skin that contribute to the dreaded “bat wing” appearance.

During your brachioplasty procedure, Dr. Schlechter makes an incision on the inside of your arm that usually runs from your armpit to your elbow. He then removes the excess fat and skin to reveal slimmer, smoother, and shaplier arms.

The Laser Arm Lift

While surgery is the most sure-fire way to improve skin laxity and remove excess fat in the upper arms, it isn’t the only way. If you dislike the appearance of your upper arms but are not ready for cosmetic surgery, Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery offers the laser arm lift. This alternative to the traditional arm lift uses the Smartlipo® Triplex® system or Renuvion™ to tighten loose arm skin.

Dr. Schlechter performs this procedure using only a tiny incision in your upper arm. The Smartlipo® Triplex® technology administers laser energy to the upper arm through this incision, liquifying the excess fat in the arms so it is more easily removed with little trauma to the surrounding tissues. This laser energy also causes the skin to tighten, lessening its lax quality and appearance. Renuvion™ is a combination of radio frequency and helium to heat and cook the tissues at the same time, resulting in skin and tissue tightening.

Which Is for You?

While both the traditional arm lift and the laser arm lift offer unique benefits, it is essential to find the technique that is right for you. A laser arm lift is ideal for patients with a smaller amount of excess fat and hanging skin. Because the laser arm lift tightens the skin instead of removing it, it cannot correct the same level of skin laxity as arm lift surgery can.

If you have previously lost a significant amount of weight and have a more considerable amount of excess skin, the laser arm lift may not provide the appearance you want, even if you would prefer a less invasive procedure. Setting up a consultation is the only way to identify which option is best for you.

If you are tired of the appearance of your arms, contact Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery by calling 610-678-9200 to set up a consultation with Dr. Schlechter.

A Less Invasive Arm Lift

When many women describe their “trouble spots,” the upper arms are often mentioned as one of them. Trying to tone the upper arms can be difficult and frustrating for many reasons. In the first place, the skin on the upper arms can age and sag at a faster rate than many other areas of the body. Secondly, the arms are often resistant to diet and any form of exercise or weight training. Third, the arms are not always easy to hide, especially in the warm summer months. While no one wants to consistently cover their arms with sweaters and jackets, especially in warmer weather, this is precisely what many women do to mask their least favorite feature.

Woman with toned arms behind her head

For years, sagging skin and excess fat on the upper arms was treated one way: through brachioplasty. Brachioplasty is an arm lift, a surgical procedure in which excess fat in the upper arm is removed, and excess skin is surgically excised. While this procedure creates noticeable and desirable results, it doesn’t come without costs. These “costs” include a surgical scar that can run from the elbow to the armpit and an extended recovery period in which all movement in the upper arms is limited. As the upper arms are so commonly used, this limitation can prove to be difficult. Fortunately, brachioplasty is no longer your only option when it comes to improving the contours of your upper arms. Improvements in cosmetic technology now allow us to provide a less-invasive alternative, one that comes with minimal scarring and downtime.

Liposuction with Renuvion™

While liposuction is used to remove unwanted pockets of fat on the body, the procedure does come with one limitation. This limitation is that liposuction cannot improve skin laxity. It doesn’t matter how many fat cells are removed; liposuction will not change the elasticity of your skin. This fact has long made liposuction of the arms a difficult standalone procedure as most women experience both excess fat and sagging skin. Now, all of that is about to change. Patients everywhere are experiencing the benefits of Renuvion™. Renuvion™ offers non-surgical skin tightening nearly anywhere on the body and is the perfect combination procedure with liposuction of the arms.

What is Renuvion™?

Renuvion™ technology uniquely combines helium plasma and radiofrequency energy to shrink the skin to a more youthful state. This procedure is performed by inserting the Renuvion™ wand underneath the skin through small incisions where the plasma energy is administered to the treatment area, in this case, the upper arms. The plasma energy heats the tissue, causing the skin to tighten while at the same time stimulating collagen production for ongoing benefits.

Why Combine Liposuction and Renuvion™?

Liposuction and Renuvion™ are a perfect pair when it comes to body contouring. This combination provides a less invasive option to traditional body procedures, such as an arm lift. The small and inconspicuous incisions made for liposuction are the same incisions that are used to administer Renuvion™, thus allowing for smaller scars and a quicker and more comfortable recovery period. Enjoy the results of an arm lift without the downtime.

To learn more about how Renuvion™ can benefit your physique, contact Dr. Schlechter at Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery by calling (610) 678-9200 to set up a consultation.

A Youthful-Looking Neck Leads to an Overall Youthful Appearance

Gravity, sun damage, and environmental factors can wreak havoc on your neck. The skin on the neck is relatively thin in comparison to skin elsewhere on your body, and unfortunately, while you take care of the skin on your face, the skin below the chin is not quite so nurtured. This combination causes premature aging of the neck, resulting in sagging skin, vertical banding, excess fat deposits, and jowls. Aging of the neck causes you to look older and heavier than you are. Neck procedures restore youthfulness to an aging neck and rejuvenate your appearance. At Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery, Dr. Schlechter offers both non-surgical and surgical options for enhancing the neck, including the revolutionary Renuvion™ skin tightening treatment.

Beautiful woman with a youthful neck

Meet Renuvion™

Renuvion™ offers non-surgical and minimally-invasive skin tightening for your aging neck. This treatment uses a combination of helium plasma (made from helium gas) and radiofrequency energy to gently heat the upper layer of skin. This heating causes the skin to tighten and collagen production to increase, reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and vertical banding and tightening the skin around the jowls and under the chin. Because the precise delivery of the plasma and RF energy ensures that no surrounding tissue is damaged, Renuvion™ is one of the safest treatments for skin tightening. The results this procedure achieves can rival even that of a traditional neck lift, which is why Renuvion™ is gaining the nickname of the non-surgical neck lift.

Renuvion™ is offered as a stand-alone procedure for patients who are experiencing mild to moderate skin laxity on the neck, chin, and jowls or in combination with liposuction for patients who has have excess fat deposits on the neck or under the chin that is contributing to an aged appearance. Regardless of your procedure, Renuvion™ will leave you with firmer, tighter skin and more youthful contours.

Additional Neck Rejuvenation Procedures


The PrecisionTx™ is known as the laser neck lift. This minimally invasive procedure uses laser liposuction to destroy excess fat and tighten loose skin. Results from this procedure begin to show immediately and improve over the following months as collagen production increases.

Neck Lift

The results of a traditional neck lift speak for themselves. While it is more invasive than Renuvion™ and PrecisionTx™, a neck lift rejuvenates an aging neck by enhancing chin and jawline definition, slimming the neck, and smoothing the skin. This surgical procedure removes excess fat and skin through incisions made under the chin or behind the ears.

Whichever form of neck rejuvenation you prefer, Dr. Schlechter can help you regain a youthful neck contour. Contact Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery today by calling 610-678-9200 to set up a consultation.

An Alternative Tummy Tuck

Skin laxity and the formation of excess pockets of abdominal fat is an inevitability that the majority of men and women face. With time, skin loses collagen and elasticity, reducing its ability to bounce back and hold its structure. The breakdown of collagen causes sagging skin, a condition that is only worsened by weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and childbirth. When exposed to these factors, it can be challenging to keep the abdomen flat, toned, and firm.

Woman with her hands on her flat abdomen

Traditionally, patients turned to tummy tuck surgery because it was the only procedure that could address both unwanted fat deposits and sagging skin. Liposuction removes localized fat in the abdomen, but it can not correct skin laxity. Therefore, liposuction is not a viable alternative to abdominoplasty for patients who have experienced a significant loss of skin quality. Skin laxity is a difficult imperfection to treat without invasive surgery, and non-surgical skin tightening has only been available in the last few years. At Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery, Dr. Schlechter is proud to offer his patients state-of-the-art Renuvion™ treatment, one of the rare procedures on the market that tightens abdominal skin without invasive surgery.

What is Renuvion™?

Renuvion™ is a minimally invasive approach to skin tightening that utilizes cold helium plasma and radiofrequency (RF) energy. During this procedure, Dr. Schlechter creates a tiny, well-hidden incision near the treatment area. The specially designed Renuvion™ handpiece is inserted into the subdermal layer, and the helium plasma is administered. The introduction of helium plasma and radiofrequency energy instantly causes the skin to shrink and tighten and increases the production of collagen. While results are immediately noticeable following the Renuvion™ procedure, they continue to improve for four to six months after treatment.

The Scarless Tummy Tuck

In recent years, Renuvion™ has been called “the scarless tummy tuck.” When Renuvion™ skin tightening is combined with liposuction of the abdomen, the results are similar to that of a tummy tuck; however, there is no extensive scarring, damage to the tissues, or lengthy recovery period. Patients who opt for Renuvion™ paired with liposuction can enjoy improved skin quality and a visible reduction in body fat. Renuvion™ and abdominal liposuction may be right for you if you:

  • Experience mild to moderate abdominal skin laxity
  • Have unwanted, localized pockets in the midsection
  • Are in good general health
  • Have adequate abdominal muscle quality
  • Have realistic expectations of your results
  • Desire a more toned and youthful physique

Renuvion™ can also tighten skin on the neck, back, arms, and legs.

If you are interested in learning more about Renuvion™, contact Dr. Benjamin Schlechter at 610-678-9200.

Dimples Are Cute on Your Face But Not on Your Butt!

Do you feel self-conscious about your body when you’re wearing shorts or a bathing suit? Do cellulite dimples make you feel like you need to cover up at all times? Cellulite can affect even the most fit individual, and there are not many solutions that can remove it completely. Advertisements for over-the-counter creams may highlight their ability to reduce your cellulite, but these are likely just hiding it without making any permanent corrections. When you’ve tried everything to get rid of your cellulite, your best option is Cellulaze™. It’s a one-time treatment designed to reduce the appearance of cellulite on your body. Cellulaze Treatment for Cellulite Before and After Photos

Why Do I Have Cellulite?

Multiple factors can contribute to the appearance of cellulite. Genetics, hormones, and an unhealthy lifestyle are just a few things that can contribute. While diet and exercise (and the subsequent weight loss) can help minimize cellulite, it won’t completely go away.  

Cellulite is caused by pockets of fat that are being squeezed by connective tissue under the skin. The connective bands pull the skin down, leaving dimpled marks on the skin.

Will Cellulaze™ Work For Me?

Cellulaze™ is an effective treatment if you are suffering from cellulite that has not responded to diet and exercise. You should be in relatively good health. Cellulaze™ will work best for you if you have mild to moderate cellulite, but it will also help reduce the appearance of more severe cellulite.

How Does Cellulaze™ Work?

Cellulaze™ is performed as an outpatient procedure. You will be put under local anesthesia and oral sedation or IV sedation. Dr. Schlechter will make incisions along the treatment site and will insert the Cellulaze™ laser. The laser emits energy to heat your fat deposits so it can release the connective tissues that are causing the dimpling on the skin. This will help smooth out your skin, significantly reducing the appearance of cellulite along the treatment site. In addition to reducing cellulite, the laser also stimulates the production of collagen. This protein is vital to the health of the skin, and its levels decrease as you age. Increased collagen production will help your skin maintain its elasticity and overall health.

What Can I Expect After My Cellulaze™ Procedure?

Most patients resume normal activities within a day or so. You will experience swelling and bruising along the treatment site, but these side effects are temporary and will subside within a week or two. While you may begin to notice your results immediately after your procedure, it can take up to a full year before your final results are apparent.

For more information about the Cellulaze™ procedure, and to see if you are a strong candidate, contact Dr. Schlechter to set up a consultation. Our office can be reached at (610) 678-9200.

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