Not sure what’s causing that stubborn cellulite? Turns out, it could be your hormones. Although many don’t realize it, there is a connection between cellulite and your hormones. Some experts believe that estrogen tends to aggravate and worsen cellulite since it encourages the body to build up and store fat, especially in the stomach, thighs, hips and butt. “Although a definitive hormonal cause has not been established, about 85 to 90 percent of women have some cellulite whereas men with normal hormones do not have it,” says Lincolnshire, IL, dermatologist Amy Forman Taub, MD.
Cellulite can get worse during pregnancy because of acute weight gain and fluid retention. During pregnancy, the body releases a hormone known as relaxin, which is believed to diminish collagen production. And the less elastic the skin is, the more common it is to see fat cells pushing against the skin. During and after menopause, many women see more cellulite since the quality and texture of the skin changes and it becomes thin, making cellulite more apparent.
Genetics are a factor of cellulite too. Chances are, if your mother had cellulite you will too. Even if you are predisposed to cellulite, you can minimize its appearance by maintaining a healthy weight, eating properly and taking care of your skin.
Treating cellulite in the early stages is the best plan of attack if you want to diminish its appearance. Since cellulite affects everyone differently, there is no set amount of time that it takes for it to progress and worsen. Some women notice exacerbated cellulite in a matter of months, while in others, it can take years for it to worsen. We can help you determine how you should go about treating your cellulite. Learn more about the right cellulite treatments for you.
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No estoy seguro de lo que está causando que la celulitis tenaz? Resulta que, podría ser hormonas. Aunque muchos no se dan cuenta de que hay una conexión entre la celulitis y sus hormonas. Algunos expertos creen que el estrógeno tiende a agravar y empeorar la celulitis, ya que estimula al cuerpo a acumular y almacenar la grasa, especialmente en el estómago, los muslos, las caderas y las nalgas. “A pesar de que una causa hormonal definitiva no se ha establecido, el 85 y el 90 por ciento de las mujeres tienen celulitis mientras que algunos hombres con hormonas normales no lo tienen”, dice Lincolnshire, IL, dermatóloga Amy Forman Taub, MD.
La celulitis puede empeorar durante el embarazo debido a la ganancia de peso aguda y retención de líquidos. Durante el embarazo, el cuerpo libera una hormona conocida como la relaxina, que se cree que disminuir la producción de colágeno. Y la menos elástica la piel es, la más común es ver las células de grasa que empujan contra la piel. Durante y después de la menopausia, muchas mujeres ver más celulitis ya que la calidad y la textura de los cambios en la piel y se vuelve delgada, por lo que la celulitis más evidente.
Genética son un factor de la celulitis también. Es probable que, si su madre tenía celulitis que usted también. Incluso si usted está predispuesto a la celulitis, puede minimizar su aparición por mantener un peso saludable, comer correctamente y el cuidado de su piel.
El tratamiento de la celulitis en las primeras etapas es el mejor plan de ataque si quiere disminuir su apariencia. Desde la celulitis afecta a todos de manera diferente, no existe una cantidad de tiempo que toma para que pueda progresar y empeorar. Aviso Algunas mujeres exacerban la celulitis en cuestión de meses, mientras que en otros, puede tomar años para que empeore. Podemos ayudarle a determinar cómo se debe proceder para el tratamiento de la celulitis. Más información sobre los tratamientos para la celulitis adecuados para usted.
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Body contouring is a general term that refers to any surgical procedure that alters the shape of different areas of the body. Body contouring after massive weight loss refers to a series of procedures that eliminate and/or reduce excess skin and fat that remains after previously obese individuals have lost a significant amount of weight, in a variety of places including the torso, upper arms, chest, and thighs.
Obesity is in epidemic proportions in the US and many parts of the world. It is defined as a condition where a person’s body mass index (BMI) is 30 or greater. BMI is calculated by dividing the patient’s weight in kilograms by their height in meters, squared. Normal weight individuals have a BMI that ranges from 18 to 25. Overweight people have a BMI from 26 to 30, with 30 and above people considered obese. Once the BMI reaches 35 and above, patients are considered morbidly obese. From a BMI of 30 and above a person’s life span is shortened. In addition, obesity negatively affects the economic health of a society as well as other aspects of adult and child health, often for life. Childhood obesity is on the rise in Europe as well.

The Facts About Body-Contouring Surgery

When you lose 100 pounds or more, what happens to the extra skin? For many, the answer lies in body-contouring surgery.

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Short of surgery, there is really nothing that can help. Exercise won’t tighten it, and skin creams and lotions won’t do a thing to help.

7 Things to Do Before Having Surgery

If you are considering body-contouring surgery, here’s what you should do before surgery:

  1. Stabilize your weight — at your goal — for at least three months, and be sure to correct all nutritional deficiencies (which are common after weight loss surgery).
  2. Establish a reliable support network of family and friends to help you during recovery.
  3. Make sure you can get enough time off from work to recover. It will take 4-6 weeks depending on the procedure.
  4. Understand that everything is a trade-off between removing skin, getting a contour, and having a scar. Scars are permanent. They do get lighter, but don’t disappear over time.
  5. Prioritize your body according to the area that bothers you the most, and concentrate your surgery there first. You may find you don’t need additional procedures.
  6. Prior to surgery, stop smoking (to reduce complications) and increase your protein intake to 50 to 70 grams per day to speed healing.
  7. Choose a surgeon who is board-certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery — not just a board-certified doctor.

At the office of Dr. Mark Bishara and The Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa our treatment plan is specifically designed for patients who have recently undergone bariatric surgery and are left with loose, sagging skin as a result of the extreme weight loss. Cosmetic surgery after massive weight loss includes procedures such as facelift and neck lift, breast lift, abdominoplasty, arm lift, thigh lift, body lift, and abdominal hernia repair.  Please contact our office to ask more about body contouring procedures at (817) 473-2120 or visit our website at