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Int J Dermatol. 2000 Jul;39(7):539-44.

Subcision: a treatment for cellulite.

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Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, University of Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Cellulite is a common clinical condition, with few proven effective therapeutic options. Subcision is a surgical technique that is useful in treating advanced degree cellulite. This study was designed to determine the usefulness of the treatment of cellulite by subcision.

METHODS:

From January 1995 to January 1998, 232 female patients, aged 18-52 years, with cellulite on the thighs and buttocks were treated on an outpatient basis by the subcision technique.

RESULTS:

In the postoperative period, all the patients had pain, bruises, and hemosiderosis. An improvement in the surface depressions was observed and the patients reported a high degree of satisfaction.

CONCLUSIONS:

This outpatient procedure is effective in the correction of surface depressions on the thighs and buttocks, clinically classified as cellulite.

PMID:
10940122
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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