Subcutaneous fat: the best techniques to get rid of it

 Subcutaneous fat: the best techniques to get rid of it

Do you suffer from fatty cellulite? We evaluate the causes and solutions for orange peel skin with the doctor.

Subcutaneous fat simply means...cellulite! To get rid of this orange peel, it is better to contact a specialist.


Subcutaneous fat: what exactly are we talking about?

Our skin is made up of different layers: the epidermis (which comes in contact with outside air and clothing), the hypodermis (just below the epidermis) and the dermis (these are the deepest). In some people, fat can accumulate between the epidermis and the hypodermis: this is called subcutaneous fat or fatty cellulite.


Subcutaneous fat: where does it accumulate? This fatty cellulite mainly forms at the level of the abdominal girdle, thighs and/or buttocks (these are the famous saddle bags). Visually, the skin acquires the appearance of an “orange peel”: it is irregular on the surface and smooth to the touch.


Subcutaneous fat: how is it formed? Fatty cellulite is formed thanks to two factors that can co-exist: eating a lot of dietary fat (in short: we consume a lot of fat, i.e. a lot of butter, oil, cheese, fried foods, pastries, etc.) and in getting rid of fat (which may be genetic or related to our method). In life: we do not move enough, we are too lethargic) ”explains Dr. Jean-Marc Ada, a plastic surgeon.


to know. Fatty cellulite affects women more than men. Indeed: there are alpha and beta receptors in the body on the surface of adipocytes, these cells are responsible for storing fat. Alpha receptors are responsible for fat production; beta receptors, for the breakdown of fat, women have 10 times more alpha receptors than beta receptors, hence the very frequent development of cellulite Specifies the specialist. In addition, “The skin of men is naturally thicker than that of women: thus male cellulite is less noticeable!”


be careful ! Fatty cellulite (the most well-known) should not be confused with watery cellulite (the result of water retention) or fibrous cellulite (which is hard to touch).


Subcutaneous fat: how to reduce it?

To get rid of subcutaneous fat, the best treatment is liposuction - sometimes also called "liposuction." This cosmetic surgical procedure (which must definitely be done by a surgeon) makes it possible to remove excess fat in the stomach, thighs, arms or chin.


Liposuction: in practice, how does it work? Concretely, the surgeon makes small incisions in different parts of the body and inserts tiny cannulas (ie: tiny tubes) that suck out the fat cells. Often the intervention is carried out on an outpatient basis (the person does not sleep in the hospital) under general or local anaesthesia; Lasting between 20 minutes and 1 hour and 30 minutes after the intervention, the patient should wear a compression garment for 2 to 4 weeks in order to reduce edema and promote skin contraction.


And also... To reduce fatty cellulite, you can also invest in anti-cellulite leggings. This tight-fitting garment permanently practices delicate skin massaging to reduce the "orange peel" effect; In addition, its fibers contain active lipid-clearing ingredients (caffeine, coenzyme Q10, safflower oil, garcinia oil, fucus, etc.) that promote lipolysis and lipolysis - ie: the destroying fats accumulated in adipocytes.


In the aspect of aromatherapy ... against fatty cellulite, we use the essential oil of Atlas cedar ( Cedrus atlantica ) which has lipolytic properties, which means that it promotes the decomposition of fatty substances. Mix 2 drops of Atlas cedar essential oil in 8 drops of vegetable oil (sweet almond oil, for example) and apply morning and evening massaging on the affected areas. Warning: This essential oil is contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation, as well as for people with epilepsy and/or who have neurological disorders.


Source: Senses Company

be careful ! When you have cellulite, the best thing is to contact a health professional who is "qualified to distinguish between different cellulites and look for the causes and thus adapt the treatment" the doctor recommends. Therefore, it is not recommended to treat the problem alone!


Thanks to Dr. Jean-Marc Ada, Plastic Surgeon and Center Director

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