It is estimated that 90% of women have or will have cellulite at some point in their lives. Cellulite is dimpling that appears primarily on the buttocks and thighs as a result of fat. However, often, weight loss or gain will not treat the appearance of cellulite because it has to do with the way the fat is distributed across the area, not necessarily how much there is. In line with this, patients will often ask, “Can a Brazilian butt lift treat cellulite?”
The answer is yes, but it usually does totally eliminate it. And, sometimes, a Brazilian butt lift can actually worsen or create the look of cellulite. This is because when fat is added to the area, it pushes up against the skin while the collagen fibers pull downward, creating the dimpling. Occasionally, adding fat will alleviate this tension if it is due to weight loss.
However, the newest non-surgical cellulite treatment, Qwo can be performed during and after your BBL to treat cellulite on the buttocks and thighs. Patients often want the smoothest look possible following a BBL and certain injectables can help accomplish that with three rounds of injections.
Dr. Jonov is a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in plastic surgeries of the face, breast, and body at Seattle Plastic Surgery.