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Cellulite treatments for fibrous septae

Cellulite treatments for fibrous septae

Written on 5th October 2017
by Cellulite Institute editorial staff

When the issue of cellulite has to be dealt with, you immediately think about what to say if you have to talk about treatments and even more if you have to go into depth about the cellulite treatments that act on fibrous septae.

Cellulite is an alteration of the skin often described as ‘orange peel’ which, in the worst cases, becomes ‘mattress-like’. Cellulite is very visible on the thighs, buttocks, legs, abdomen and arms, mainly of women.

Around 90% of women have cellulite.

It is rare in males, and those men who do have cellulite are generally lacking in male hormones.


Cellulite treatments and fibrous septae: where treatments work

Cellulite treatments that act on severing of the fibrous septae fall under the category of structural treatments; that is, they act at the level of the structure of cellulite.


Cellulite treatments and fibrous septae: cellulite formation 

Cellulite is undoubtedly one of the most widespread blemishes. The most reliable theories consider that it is an alteration in the venous and lymphatic microcirculation and in the superficial subcutaneous adipose tissue.

The most obvious consequences of these premises are structural changes that aggravate the situation (fibrous septae and visible dimpling).

In a first stage, inflammation causes alteration of the adipose tissue which, if not treated, will eventually change its structure, transforming itself into fibrotic tissue, resulting in retraction of scarring and overlying skin tissue.

In this first stage, cellulite is of the edematous type. Chronicisation: when cellulite becomes chronic over time and treatments are required that will affect the structure of the cellulite at the level of the fibrous septae.

Treatments designed to sever or decrease the thickness of the fibrous septae are among the most innovative and promising.


3 treatments for cellulite and fibrous septae

Here are 3 treatments that act at the level of the fibrous septae, and therefore on cellulite:


This surgical procedure is performed under local anaesthesia. The doctor uses a thin needle with a hook, a kind of scalpel, to cut the hardened connective tissue that is responsible for the onset of cellulite. It is a very aggressive treatment.  This is an operation, so it can only be performed by a plastic surgeon.


This laser procedure treats the fibrous septae that form cellulite lumps. This treatment is quite demanding, and the procedure has a variable recovery period. You should consult an expert plastic surgeon who operates in accredited facilities.

Tissue stabilized guided subcision

Tissue stabilized guided subcision works on severing of the fibrous septae and only affects the appearance of cellulite. It is an outpatient procedure, does not have a long recovery period and has minor side effects, with results that last for about 2 years. It is best to consult a plastic surgeon.


Cellulite treatments and fibrous septae: physical exercise

Exercise and diet are good, but they are not enough to solve the problem of cellulite.


Cellulite treatments and fibrous septae: what to know

Cellulite treated structurally, so at the level of the fibrous septae, improves and reduces the orange peel effect, but you must be aware that these treatments do not remove cellulite.

Here are some guidelines for knowing how to acquire the right awareness:

  • You should always consult expert doctors or plastic surgeons
  • A healthy lifestyle Diet, exercise and good habits help treatments
  • Proper diet combined with physical exercise (aerobic and endurance exercise), with no smoking or alcohol, are the basis of choice of healthy lifestyle and is an excellent way to begin improving the appearance of cellulite
  • A balanced diet, when needed, improves the appearance of cellulite, but it is advisable not to try doing it by yourself but contact a professional who will help you to follow the best diet.

Why is physical exercise useful?

Subcutaneous fat is layered on the upper part of the muscle. If the muscles of the hips, thighs and buttocks are weak and flaccid, the dimples on the surface of the skin will be even more evident. Therefore, physical exercise prevents and reduces the visibility of cellulite.


Awareness and realistic expectations are the basis of satisfaction with results so, before any treatment (including cellulite treatment for fibrous septae), you should have all the necessary information.

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