Does Liposuction Remove Cellulite?

Female Plastic Surgeon in Tulsa, Oklahoma Also Serving Jenks, Broken Arrow, Owasso & Nearby Areas

Posted: February 14, 2022
Before and After Cellulite Treatment on the Buttocks

Cellulite is often an unavoidable part of the aging process. Certain lifestyle choices, such as exercise and diet, may reduce the risk of developing cellulite in some cases, but most women will develop the condition to some extent as they age. Women tend to hold more fat in the thighs, hips, and buttocks, where cellulite most often develops. Cellulite is much less common in men.

Liposuction is a surgical procedure designed to target and remove stubborn deposits of fat from the body. Cellulite is not fat. When liposuction is used on areas with cellulite, it may heighten unevenness or accentuate skin dimpling, producing a look that is irregular and unbecoming.

Liposuction is not a good cellulite treatment.


QWO® is the first FDA-approved injectable designed to eliminate moderate to severe cellulite in adult women. Injected into carefully selected areas of the buttocks, QWO®’s proprietary ingredients work to release tightened fibrous bands and redistribute fat, producing a smooth and cellulite-free appearance. Redistribution of fat cells can also assist in improving volume, giving gentle lift to the treatment area while eliminating the dimples and divots related to cellulite.

QWO® is ideal for women who are at or near their goal weight. It is also best for women who have tighter skin. QWO® may not work as well in women who are experiencing skin laxity along with cellulite. In these cases, a surgical procedure may be more effective. We will help you decide if QWO® is ideal for your needs during your initial consultation.

Why Choose Us?

South Tulsa Plastic Surgery is home to Dr. Brenda Schiesel, one of very few female board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. Dr. Schiesel has a direct understanding of the issues, such as cellulite, that are more impactful to women and takes time to fully understand the needs of each patient before suggesting the treatments and procedures that will produce the best results.

If you have been considering a cosmetic procedure and would like to discuss your options with an experienced and thoughtful plastic surgeon, please give us a call at 918-518-5144 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schiesel today. We serve Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Owasso, Jenks, and all nearby areas of Oklahoma.