Cellulite is caused by fat deposits pushing through the connective tissue beneath the skin. Our cellulite treatment is performed by Dr. Shahin Fazilat at SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery to remove the dimpled, lumpy texture of cellulite from areas of your body. The results are a smoother, more toned appearance.
Approximately 85% of women incorrectly believe that cellulite can be resolved with diet and exercise. However, cellulite is a structural problem below the skin that can be caused by aging, hormones, genetics, and dramatic weight changes that create an unsightly “cottage cheese” effect.
The cellulite treatments provided by Dr. Fazilat at SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery address both major causes of cellulite: the brittle, fibrous septae, which is the support system of fat, and the protrusion of accumulated fat cells into the deeper layers of the skin.
Our approach to cellulite treatment
At SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery, we understand that feeling comfortable and confident is the goal of many patients. We are committed to enhancing your appearance and providing you with outstanding results.
Upon scheduling your procedure, you will receive a pre-operative appointment, which is scheduled-two weeks prior to your surgery date. During this appointment, you will be given instructions for your surgery, as well as any medical request forms for necessary blood work or related medical tests. Dr. Shahin Fazilat will also take any pre-operative photos and review your planned procedure(s) to ensure that your surgery to customized to your unique individual needs.
The SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery difference
Cellulite treatment is a common procedure performed by Dr. Fazilat in his practice. Typically, operations are performed as an out-patient procedure under local or general anesthesia with a certified anesthesiologist; surgical times are 1 to 3 hours, depending on the number of areas where cellulite treatments will be performed.
Dr. Fazilat offers Cellulaze, which is FDA-approved as the only treatment that attacks the structural problems beneath the skin that cause cellulite. Cellulaze works below the skin at the root of the problem with a special, minimally invasive laser that breaks the fibrous bands that cause unevenness. The laser then thickens and firms the skin for a healthier, smoother appearance in one easy 1 to 2 hour treatment.
Many of Dr. Shahin Fazilat’s patients also have their cellulite treatment surgery combined with other procedures, such as breast augmentation, breast lift, a Mommy Makeover, a tummy tuck, or laser liposuction to make a more beautiful you.
Recovering from a cellulite treatment at SF| Bay Area Plastic Surgery
After a cellulite treatment, our patients are encouraged to walk the evening of their surgery to prevent possible blood clots. Patients may experience mild swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated area.
Patients can typically return to work within 2 to 3 days, though strenuous activity should be avoided for 1 to 2 weeks. You should also have an adult stay with them for 24 hours following the surgery to monitor recovery.
Dr. Shahin Fazilat will schedule a follow-up post-recovery office visit to discuss your progress.
Request your consultation
We invite you to schedule your cosmetic consultation with SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery today; we’d love to be a part of your journey to a more youthful you. To learn more about cellulite treatment surgery, please call us today at 650.964.2200. You can also call that number or fill out this form to request a consultation in Morgan Hill or Mountain View, California. We look forward to seeing you.