Posted October 12, 2023
Welcome to the second installment of our series on achieving a beautiful buttock. In this post, we'll delve into the common concerns of laxity and cellulite. We'll provide a comprehensive review of these issues and explore treatment options to help you enhance the appearance of your glutes.
Skin laxity refers to the loss of elasticity and firmness in the skin, which can lead to a sagging or drooping appearance. Stretch marks are also a sign of laxity, and their appearance may be confused with cellulite. On the buttocks, laxity may be caused by factors like aging, weight fluctuations, pregnancy, or genetics.
Cellulite is the dimpled, lumpy appearance of the skin, often compared to "cottage cheese." It occurs when fat deposits push through the connective tissue beneath the skin, causing a dimple. There are "bands" that are rigid and hold the skin in place, but the fatty deposits stretch the skin around them. Cellulite may be seen on the thighs or buttocks and may be localized to a few dimples or associated with multiple dimples. Cellulite can affect 80%-90% of women and rarely affects men.
While it's challenging to completely eliminate laxity and cellulite, there are lifestyle changes you can make to minimize their appearance:
Several non-surgical options are available to address laxity and cellulite:
For those seeking more significant results, minimally invasive procedures may be considered for laxity and for cellulite. Often, it is necessary to address both conditions as they both contribute to the appearance of your buttocks.
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