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Cellulite: a review with a focus on subcision

Authors Friedmann DP, Vick GL, Mishra V

Received 10 August 2016

Accepted for publication 19 October 2016

Published 7 January 2017 Volume 2017:10 Pages 17—23

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CCID.S95830

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Jeffrey Weinberg


Daniel P Friedmann,1 Garrett Lane Vick,2 Vineet Mishra3

1
Westlake Dermatology Clinical Research Center, Westlake Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, Austin, 2Department of Medicine, 3Division of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA

Abstract: Cellulite is an alteration in skin topography most often found on the buttocks and posterolateral thighs of the majority of postpubertal females. This article aims to review the background, potential pathophysiology, and potential treatment options for cellulite, highlighting subcision as an ideal therapeutic option for this cosmetically distressing condition.

Keywords: gynoid lipodystrophy, fibrous septae, radiofrequency, vacuum-assisted subscision

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