Cellulite on the buttocks and lower body is a reality for the majority of women, regardless of their age, weight, or body mass index (BMI). In fact, experts estimate that over 90 percent of women and 10 percent of men contend with this increasingly common concern due to factors mostly outside of our control, such as genetics and biology.
This is why our team at Silicon Valley Institute for Aesthetics (SVIA) is delighted to offer a powerful method of cellulite reduction with QWO® — the first and only FDA-approved treatment specifically designed to minimize cellulite on the buttocks. Dr. Jerome Liu and Dr. Tom Liu, our board-certified plastic surgeons, are excited to provide this transformative solution to buttock cellulite at our Los Gatos, San Mateo, and Sacramento locations.
What Causes Cellulite?
Despite popular belief, cellulite is not exclusively caused by excess fat or weight gain. The primary mechanisms behind cellulite are likely a combination of reduced skin tone and enlarged fat cells, which push against the skin as the fibrous bands that tether the fat to the muscle pull down. This can create the signature bumpy, dimpled appearance in the skin that is medically harmless, yet often aesthetically unfavorably. Cellulite is usually more prevalent in women, simply due to differences in genetics and how body fat is distributed when compared to men.
How is Treatment with QWO® Performed?
Before treatment, our experienced medical providers and med spa professionals will evaluate your concerns and determine if QWO® is right for you. Injections take place at our physician-led med spa and plastic surgery practice, where QWO® will be directly delivered to the cellulite in the buttock area. After three weeks, a second round of injections will be performed, followed by a final treatment conducted three weeks later. The number of total treatments for each patient may vary depending on their unique needs. There is generally no downtime required after injections, although minor side effects such as swelling, redness, and mild discomfort may occur. In most cases, injections take no longer than 10 minutes.