Cellulite treatment in London
Cellulite is a common occurrence – in fact, around 95% of British women have cellulite somewhere on their body, however, it can appear in men as well. For some people, it can cause you to feel uncomfortable and self-conscious about your appearance.
Fortunately, there are treatment options which can help. At Centre for Surgery, we offer CelluTite and Morpheus8 to reduce and improve the appearance of cellulite. We also offer a non-invasive method of temporary cellulite reduction using laser skin tightening.
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What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is a remarkably common cosmetic nuisance that affects up to 80 – 90% of women and about 20% of men in the UK. Cellulite can occur in younger people as well as older people and can arise anyone on the body. It does however most commonly occur on the buttocks and outer thighs but can also occur on the back and upper arms. Cellulite tends to occur where the body’s fat stores are well developed. The underlying process leading to cellulite is complex but is thought fundamentally to be due to the connective tissue strands beneath the skin becoming taut and rigid. Intervening pockets of fat against the unyielding connective tissue fibres get forced upwards against the undersurface of the skin. This gives rise to the very familiar dimpled appearance of cellulite. The appearance of cellulite can be aggravated by thinner skin which leads to more severe grades of cellulite.
Many treatments for cellulite have been tried over the years however the most effective treatment is CelluTite which is a bipolar radiofrequency treatment that acts deeper to target the underlying cellulite and fat whilst tightening the overlying skin through the production of new collagen and elastin.
Causes of cellulite
Cellulite can occur for a number of reasons, such as:
- Weight gain
- Pregnancy or menopause
- Ageing, which causes a loss of elasticity
- Lifestyle choices such as a lack of exercise and poor diet
Cellulite can cause a lack of confidence and self-esteem issues. This causes many people to seek out treatment options.
Luckily, cellulite can be treated with CelluTite. This method uses radiofrequency to target cellulite and tighten the skin.
This procedure is most commonly performed on the thighs and / or the buttocks.
What is the difference between CelluTite and liposuction?
CelluTite treatment and liposuction are 2 different body contouring treatments which target two different problems. Liposuction is specifically for localised fat removal from targeted areas of the body such as the abdomen, chest or arms.
CelluTite is aimed at the treatment of localised areas of CelluTite most commonly found on the buttocks and thighs to improve the superficial skin appearance. Liposuction targets the deeper underlying fat and not the skin surface. Your surgeon is able to combine both treatments if you suffer from both concerns. At your consultation, the most appropriate treatment will be selected to give you the best possible outcome.
What is Cellulite Treatment (CelluTite)?
CelluTite radiofrequency treatment is the first minimally invasive treatment that uses bipolar radiofrequency to reduce cellulite by a direct action on the underlying connective tissue fibres that have shortened and increased in rigidity leading to fat pocket herniation. The radiofrequency energy applied leads to an increase in dermal thickness through stimulation of collagen production, reducing fat bulging and surgically releasing the rigid fibrous connective tissue bands.
CelluTite is an FDA approved radiofrequency treatment that exceeds the results provided by non-invasive devices used in beauty salons and medispas through its direct action on the subdermal tissue structures that are the cause of cellulite formation. This new enhanced treatment approach replaces the existing treatment approach which only aims for a temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite.
Each year there are many millions of people who end up spending a large amount of money on ineffective creams, gels and lotions to rid themselves of the unsightly dimpling and skin laxity which characterises cellulite. CelluTite is a ‘one and done’ minimally invasive surgical treatment performed under local anaesthetic as a day case at Centre for Surgery.
Ideal candidates for CelluTite
The key to successful treatment for cellulite reduction is a combination of a number of factors which you will be assessed for at your consultation:
- Patients in good physical and mental health
- Those at or near their ideal body weight
- Patients with realistic expectations of what the CelluTite procedure can achieve for them
- Patients who would like to reduce or ideally remove the cellulite from the areas of concern
- Patents who would like to achieve a smoother skin appearance with tighter more elastic skin
- Patients tired of ineffective treatments tried elsewhere including lotions and non-invasive salon-grade energy devices
You will be an appropriate candidate for this procedure if you have mild/ moderate or severe amount of cellulite which you are wanting to remove. You will need to be over 18 years old, but there is no upper age limit. This treatment is suitable for both women and men who have cellulite.
Prices for Cellulite treatment
What is included in my treatment package?
- Free face to face consultation with a surgeon skilled in CelluTite treatment
- As many preoperative consultations with your surgeon as you like to make sure the procedure is right for you
- Treatment at a specialist day surgery facility recently rated ‘Good’ by the CQC
- Enhanced same day discharge with the added benefits of recovering in your own home
- 24/7 clinical support from your surgeon for first 48 hours and our expert postoperative support team
- Your very own dedicated patient coordinator as a personal point of contact throughout your journey with Centre for Surgery
- In-depth preoperative medical assessment to make sure you are fully fit for your procedure
- Exceptionally high standards of postoperative care described as ‘outstanding’ by the CQC with regular telephone and face to face checks
Benefits of Cellulite (CelluTite) Treatment
Cellulite treatment can lead to a significant improvement in aesthetic appearance and an improvement in emotional well-being:
- CelluTite is a minimally invasive, safe and effective treatment
- One and done treatment with no need for repeated courses of treatment
- A truly effective solution for the permanent removal and/or reduction of cellulite
- Ability to achieve a smoother skin contour with simultaneous skin tightening
- Precision sculpting and contouring of the area when combined with liposuction
- An improvement in self-confidence with ability to wear beach clothing without fears of embarrassment
Morpheus8 & CelluTite
Morpheus8 is the most exciting development in fractional radiofrequency microneedling. The Morpheus8 device is the latest generation of fractional RF microneedling with full control over needle depth adjustment and the level of energy delivered through the brand new body handpiece consisting of 40 precision microneedles. The CelluTite procedure is performed first to release the adherent band of tissue responsible for skin dimpling followed by the application of Morpheus8 for ‘outside-in’ skin tightening creating an impressive ‘thermal sandwich effect’.
The tiny pins of the morpheus8 device are able to penetrate deep enough into the skin to impart controlled thermal energy via the micropins to induce contraction of collagen and elastin. The Morpheus8 procedure does not require any incisions and there is no need for sutures. The Morpheus8 procedure can be performed effectively with the prior application of topical local anaesthetic cream to permit a pain-free procedure.
CelluTite uses bipolar radiofrequency to target cellulite and tighten the skin.
Before the procedure begins, a local anaesthetic will be injected into the treatment area. This means you will be awake for the duration of the procedure, but you will not feel any pain.
Next, small incisions will be made and a cannula will be inserted beneath the skin. Radiowaves are then emitted from the cannula, which heats the tissue. This causes the skin to tighten. The specially designed cannula tip releases the cellulite internally, making the cellulite disappear from view.
Recovery after CelluTite
This is a minimally-invasive procedure, so there will be a short recovery period.
You will have a bandage applied to the treatment area which will be able to be removed the day after the procedure.
You will be able to return to your day-to-day routine directly after treatment.
You may notice some bruising or swelling at the site of the injection, however, this will quickly fade. You may also feel some mild pain and discomfort in the treatment area for the first few days following the procedure.
You will only need to have one treatment to notice results.
CelluTite before and after
How to find us
Centre for Surgery is located at 106 Crawford Street in Marylebone. Crawford Street is just off Baker Street.
We are easily accessible by all major bus routes that pass through Baker Street as well as Baker Street underground station.
From the tube station, we are just a 5 minute walk southwards down Baker Street followed by a right turn onto Crawford Street. The clinic is about 200 yards on the left.
There is ample local pay & display parking in the surrounding area and an NCP car park is located further west along Crawford Street. Our local residential parking zone is the City of Westminster.
Address: 106 Crawford Street, Marylebone, London, W1H 2HY
What is cellulite?Cellulite is dimpled skin which generally appears in the thighs, hips, and buttocks. Cellulite occurs when fatty deposits push and distort the connective tissue beneath the skin. This results in the skin appearing lumpy and dimpled. It more commonly occurs in women, however, it can occur in men as well.
What are the causes of cellulite?It is still not fully understood what causes the development of cellulite but there are a number of factors which are associated with the occurrence of cellulite and these include:
- Hormonal imbalances caused by pregnancy or menopause
- Significant weight gain or weight loss
- The ageing process leading to a loss of skin laxity
- Poor diet and lack of exercise
What is CelluTite and why is it so effective?The CelluTite procedure is a highly effective and safe treatment to address the clinical features of cellulite by acting directly upon the connective tissue alterations that give rise to cellulite. The formation of cellulite is linked to the formation of internal connective tissue bands which are surrounded by fat cells that are often larger than normal. The enlarged fat cells are forced upwards by the unyielding connective tissue bands and this is what gives rise to the characteristic dimpled appearance of cellulite. During CelluTite treatment, the internal electrode has a special 2 prong tip to physically disrupt the connective tissue bands coupled with the simultaneous emission of radiofrequency energy to tighten the connective tissue framework. The superficial fat cells are disrupted by the radiofrequency energy and this helps to smoothen out the skin. The radiofrequency energy also stimulates the production of new collagen which contributes to improved skin firmness. The CelluTite procedure is a ‘one and done’ treatment to improve the appearance of cellulite, improve skin firmness and smoothen the skin texture and these significant clinical effects can last for many years.
The CelluTite procedure is a significant improvement over laser treatments for cellulite and is the only minimally invasive treatment for cellulite that is backed by solid scientific data to support its safety and effectiveness.
Which areas of the body can be treated with CelluTite?Cellulite typically occurs most often in areas of the body where fat stores are most prominent. These include:
- Lower back
- Thighs (saddle bags)
The CelluTite procedure is an effective treatment for cellulite wherever it is found on the body. CelluTite can also be used on the following less commonly occurring areas:
- Submental area
- Bra rolls
- Mons pubis
- Upper arms
Which practitioner performs CelluTite treatment at Centre for Surgery?CelluTite treatment is carried out by our body contouring specialist doctors. They are dedicated body contouring specialists with years of experience performing cellulite treatment using the CelluTite radiofrequency technology. Our surgeons are experienced in all body contouring techniques including liposuction, tummy tuck and stretch mark removal using Morpheus8.
Am I a good candidate for CelluTite?You will be a suitable candidate if you have cellulite which you are wishing to remove.
You will need to be at least 18 years old to be suitable for treatment.
What is the best or most effective cellulite removal treatment?Although there are many heavily promoted treatments for removal of cellulite, the most effective cellulite treatments are those which directly target the causes of cellulite using minimally invasive surgical techniques such as CelluTite radiofrequency treatment at Centre for Surgery. CelluTite produces effective results in a single treatment session.
Other cellulite treatments include :
Laser cellulite treatment
Topical creams and lotions
These treatments are not effective long lasting options for treatment of cellulite as they do not address the underlying changes in the cells causing cellulite.
Although a good diet and exercise are are highly effective for fat reduction, the skin elasticity does diminish especially with significant weight loss. The application of creams and lotions achieve minimal to no significant improvement in cellulite despite the active ingredient of caffeine which achieves only a temporary improvement in cellulite treatment.
Are there alternative cellulite treatments other than CelluTite?There are many different treatments for reducing the appearance of cellulite and not all are effective.
Non-surgical methods of cellulite removal include weight loss and topical treatments such as creams and lotions as well as professional massage therapy and collagen drinks. All the alternative cellulite treatments exert only a superficial effect on the uppermost part of the skin at best but fail to address the underlying cause of cellulite formation which lie at a deeper level in the skin which only CelluTite can achieve.
At Centre for Surgery, we focus on providing tried and tested treatments with a firm base of evidence proving treatment efficacy. CelluTite is an FDA approved treatment using radiofrequency energy in a minimally invasive manner for effective removal of cellulite.
Why does cellulite affect women more than men?Cellulite is remarkably common in women where up to 95% have some form of cellulite and this is entirely normal. Cellulite is much less common in men and this is because men have less overall body fat in the areas where cellulite is typically found. In men, the structural organisation of fat differs from women in superficial layer in particular where the fat assume a flatter configuration as opposed to fat cells which are more vertically oriented in women. Hormonal influences in women leads to characteristic distribution of fat in areas such as the thighs, buttocks and hips and the same hormones also mediate the formation of cellulite in the same areas.
Men also have a different arrangement of fat in the superficial layer of skin, which are arranged flatter, rather than as vertical columns. The influence of female hormones in cellulite is mainly down to fat distribution, as it is at puberty that girls develop fat over the buttocks, hips and lower abdomen where cellulite most commonly occurs.
What anaesthetic will be used for CelluTite?CelluTite is performed under a local anaesthetic often with oral sedation to make you feel relaxed and drowsy during treatment. Once you are mildly sedated, the surgeon will inject local anaesthetic into the areas to be treated. Sometimes the injection of local anaesthetic may be a little uncomfortable and so you may be offered Nitronox which is a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen to relieve any discomfort.
How long does CelluTite take to perform?The CelluTite procedure takes between one to two hours to perform and will depend on the number of areas being treated.
The treatment is comfortably performed under oral sedation and local anaesthetic.
How is CelluTite performed?CelluTite involves the use of radiofrequency energy to tighten the skin and improve the appearance of cellulite.
The surgeon will make a small incision and will insert a cannula beneath the skin. The cannula has a special two-pronged tip to physically disrupt the vertical cellulite bands and simultaneously emit radio-frequency energy leading to a bulk heating effect of the surrounding tissue. As a result of this, the skin should begin to tighten. This dual action releases the areas of cellulite, leading to smoothening of the overlying skin.
How many treatments will I need to undertake?You will only need to have one CelluTite treatment. CelluTite is a one and done procedure with no need for further treatments. Occasionally in very severe cases of cellulite, a further treatment may be required to release severely constricted bands.
When can I expect to see results from CelluTite treatment?Immediately after the procedure, there will some visible improvement followed by continued further improvement over the next 3-6 months. Final results should be apparent at the 6 month mark.
Is CelluTite a permanent form of cellulite treatment?Treatment with CelluTite radio frequency produces results that are long-lasting and permanent in nature as the treatment specifically targets the internal bands of cellulite with high energy radio-frequency and physically disrupts them.
It is generally the case that cellulite has a tendency to get worse over time and so there is a small possibility of the condition recurring albeit in a much more minor way than if cellulite treatment had not been performed in the first place.
We would also recommend to maintain a healthy stable weight without any fluctuations in weight to maintain a cellulite-free state over time.
Is cellulite treatment with CelluTite painful?The cellulite treatment is a very well tolerated procedure when performed under local anaesthetic often combined with mild tablets sedation. It is common to have localised swelling and bruising in the area of treatment but this improved significantly within the first few days. Any mild discomfort can be easily managed with a course of oral painkillers.
Is cellulite treatment safe?Cellulite treatment with CelluTite is a very safe procedure with a favourable risk and complications profile. The radio-frequency handpiece is fully FDA and CE approved and contains integrated temperature monitoring sensors to avoid any surges in temperature during treatment.
Your surgeon will fully discuss with you the potential risks and complications of cellulite treatment at your consultation.
What will the recovery period be like?There is a minimal recovery period associated with this procedure. Bandages will be applied to the treatment area. These can be removed the following day. You may notice some bruising and swelling which will last a few days. You will be able to return to your usual routine straight away.
Does cellulite get worse with time?Cellulite does have a tendency to get worse with time. This is often due to the skin becoming thinner as a result of diminished production of collagen and elastin. This leads to skin laxity and exacerbates the appearance of cellulite in the thighs or buttocks.
The cellulite radiofrequency treatment is a permanent one and done procedure although it is not a treatment for the prevention of future development of cellulite as a result of the ageing process.
Your surgeon will explain the characteristics of cellulite and what factors make it worse over time.
Where is Centre for Surgery located?Centre for Surgery is located at 106 Crawford Street in Marylebone. Crawford Street is just off Baker Street.
Our address is 106 Crawford Street, Marylebone, London, W1H 2HY.
We are easily accessible by all major bus routes that pass through Baker Street as well as Baker Street underground station.