Posted on July 13, 2015 in

San Jose, CA — The division of fat into pockets by structural connective tissue causes cellulite’s recognizable dimpling, explain San Jose plastic surgeons Jerome H. Liu, MD and Tom S. Liu, MD. They indicate women more often develop this benign skin condition than men due to their biological makeup, which determines that the collagen in their skin is arranged in coordinating rows, facilitating the development of fat compartmentalization. A newly FDA-approved cellulite treatment, the Cellfina™ System, may be one of the best non-surgical procedures available to address this concern, the plastic surgeons reveal.

Numerous cellulite treatments are currently available over-the-counter, Dr. Tom Liu states. He adds that they typically come in topical form and utilize caffeine or retinol to generate limited improvement in the appearance of skin dimpling.

cellulite removal,cellfina,cellulite treatment,san jose plastic surgeon,skin dimpling,anti cellulite

The Cellfina™ System, Dr. Jerome Liu contrasts, is designed to smooth the skin with long-lasting results with a single treatment. He explains that the modality involves applying pressure to the connective bands that cause the uneven texture until they fray and release. Furthermore, he says Cellfina™ usually has minimal down time.  The San Jose plastic surgeons note that the benefits of treatment will be visible as early as three days and may continue for a year or more.

Ultimately, Dr. Jerome Liu and Dr. Tom Liu say they endeavor to provide an informative resource for patients researching non-surgical cellulite treatments. They believe that when performed by an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, the Cellfina™ System can provide excellent results that will last well beyond what can be achieved by over-the-counter creams and topical skin smoothers. They recommend individuals interested in cellulite reduction should speak with a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine if they may be candidates for this revolutionary technique.

About Jerome H. Liu, MD, MSHS

Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jerome Liu is an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). He earned his undergraduate degree from Brown University before continuing on to the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, where he received his medical degree. Following graduation, he completed plastic surgery training at the UCLA Medical Center and advanced aesthetic training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute. He is available for interview upon request.

About Tom S. Liu, MD, MBA

Dr. Tom Liu attended Northwestern University for his undergraduate degree, where he graduated magna cum laude, followed by the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine for a combined MD/MBA program. He then completed his residency in general surgery and a fellowship in plastic surgery at the University of Los Angeles Medical Center. In addition to being an active member of several prestigious medical organizations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), he is also certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is available for interview upon request.

For more information about Dr. Jerome H. Liu, Dr. Tom S. Liu, and their practice, please visit and


Liu Plastic Surgery

Los Gatos/San Jose Location:
15055 Los Gatos Blvd., Ste. 250
Los Gatos, CA 95032
(408) 675-0218

Mountain View/Los Altos Location:
2485 Hospital Dr., Ste. 241
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 440-4808

Contact us media

© SVIA Liu Plastic Surgery. All Rights Reserved. Web Design & Internet Marketing by Studio III

Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy

Photos displayed are models unless otherwise indicated.

Accessibility: If you are vision-impaired or have some other impairment covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to using this website, please contact our Accessibility Manager at (408) 317-4682.
Contact Us