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Cellulite, popularly known as the appearance of an ‘orange peel’ on parts of the body such as the legs, buttocks, is seen in 80-90% of women. Cellulite, which is one of the most important aesthetic problems of women, occurs due to many reasons, but it does not disappear permanently without changes in eating habits and lifestyle. Decollete cellulite is one of the most important aesthetic problems of women. Along with medical and surgical treatment, many treatment methods can be applied alone or in combination.

Turkey Medicals International hospital member and Head of the department Turkish Specialist Doctor gave information about cellulite treatments in Turkey.


Cellulite is an aesthetic skin problem that manifests itself through irregular ups and downs that resemble an orange peel on the skin surface. It is most often formed in the skin and subcutaneous fat tissue of the thighs, buttocks and abdomen.

A homogeneous, i.e. uneven bumpy appearance occurs when fat cells that accumulate and expand under the skin and fibrous bands that extend perpendicular to the skin surface and called septa‘ come together. The most common causes of cellulite; hormonal changes, genetic factors, weight gain, weight loss, unhealthy diet, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, alcohol, caffeinated drinks, and intense carbohydrate diet is the use of salt. Apart from these, tight clothes and sitting too much can also cause cellulite.


The bumpy image, which is likened to an orange peel in first-degree cellulitis, becomes obvious when the skin is compressed. The appearance of cellulite is not noticeable when standing and lying down.

Second-degree cellulite, on the other hand, becomes obvious on the skin when standing for a long time and throwing the leg over the leg. On the pinched skin, orange surface bumps appear.

Cellulite of the third degree is most noticeable in a horizontal position, and not when sitting and pinching. These cellulites can cause pain. This painful condition can be observed in menopausal women. It usually occurs in the thigh part of the legs, abdomen, armpits and hip area.


Turkey Medicals, “Cellulite of the third degree can cause pain. Especially pain can occur in women during menopause. Pain can occur in the area of the legs, abdomen, arms, buttocks, where cellulite is located. It is normal for cellulite to form on the legs, hips, buttocks and abdomen in women. Cellulite, which is not a sign of another serious disease, can eventually cause varicose veins, posture disorders, and sagging skin.”

There are quite a lot of treatment options. But in order to get rid of cellulite caused by adipose tissue accumulating in the body, lifestyle needs to be changed. Sports and diet should be the priority options. Proper sports, which are recommended in the process of losing weight and after, for body tightening, are important in the treatment of cellulite. Turkey Medicals, “If sports and diet are not effective, surgical (liposuction) options can be considered with devices and procedures that focus on deformed adipose tissue. In particular, devices that work with massage logic accelerate blood circulation and reduce accumulated adipose tissue over a long period of time.” was said.

Medical treatment, creams for cellulite reduction, radiofrequency, ultrasound, carboxytherapy, vacuum therapy, electrotherapy, Pressotherapy, adipose tissue, and increased fibrous bands between laser treatments and wash the fat-burning treatments like mesotherapy can be used alone or in combination with regulating the circulation.

Lymphatic drainage application: This is the process of applying pressure with different muscles and values in equal amounts to the entire leg or abdomen to ensure lymphatic drainage, especially as a result of impaired superficial circulation in the legs.

Mesotherapy: it is the injection of special solutions into the middle layer of the skin with the help of special 4-millimeter needles and an injector. These substances act directly on the cellulite area and break down fat cells that are not used by the body, bringing them back to the state of usable fat by the organism. The purpose of the treatment is to break down the membranes of fat cells, relieve lymph and blood circulation, activate the lipolysis mechanism again, improve the skin surface. 8-12 Sessions are enough to be applied 1 time per week or 1 time every 15 days.

LPG: Devices that work by applying a vacuum to the skin, aimed at loosening, lengthening and even severing anatomical structures called “septa”, have found a place in the treatment of cellulite. LPG is a massage method based on the principle of applying negative pressure to the skin and subcutaneous tissues using aspiration (suction) and rotational actions together.

Acupuncture: It is a method of reaching various key points of the body with the help of needles and destroying water and fat cells by activating them.

Ozone therapy: It is a method aimed at burning fats by cleaning fat cells with oxygen. Thanks to the steam bath applied to the cellulite area, oxygen reaches the bottom layer and accelerates blood circulation.

Laser therapy: Blood circulation is accelerated and immobile areas are activated with a laser applied to areas with cellulite. Excess fat in permeable fat cells is turned into a fluid, liquid by a dynamic laser and the fat cells are returned to their healthy form.

Ultrasound: It is a method that allows you to break down fat cells by going under the skin. It is effective not only in areas with cellulite, but also in the treatment of small fat deposits. With this method, it is ensured that sound waves break down cellulite or reduce its stores due to the effect of cavitation.

Pressure therapy: This method, which activates the circulation of blood and lymph with air pressure, is very effective in the treatment of cellulite.

Lipoelectro: In this treatment, which is performed with the help of very thin and long needles, the oils in the cellulite areas with electro are broken down and tried to be discharged.

Radiofrequency: Radiofrequency induces thinning of subcutaneous adipose tissue while triggering skin collagen synthesis. It causes the bands in the deep layers to loosen, which is the cause of cellulite.

Carboxytherapy: Breaks down the fat cells in area where carbon dioxide gas is injected to, and improves microcirculation and the potential for tissues to use oxygen.


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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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