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Cellulite Treatment

Despite diet and exercise, cellulite can cause lumpy, dimpled skin to appear around a woman's thighs, stomach, buttocks, and hips. 

Dr. Suzanne Yee, a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon, uses the latest techniques at her Little Rock, AR, practice to treat cellulite.

How can Dr. Yee's treatments help you have smoother, more youthful-looking skin through cellulite reduction?

Is Cellulite Common?

Yes. According to Medical News Today, between 80-90% of women will develop some degree of cellulite in their buttocks, thighs, or other areas. 

If you feel like you are the only person who is bothered by cellulite, don't be. A recent Harris Poll shows that nearly 50% of women start feeling self-conscious about cellulite:

  • While looking in a mirror: 65%
  • While at the beach or pool: 54%
  • During swimsuit season: 46%

Contacting Dr. Suzanne Yee at her state-of-the-art cosmetic surgical practice in Little Rock, AR, is the first step to reducing the effects of cellulite so you can improve your appearance and boost your self-confidence.

Do Only Older or Overweight Women Have Cellulite?

No. Cellulite is a biological condition that is resistant to working out or dieting. So, even younger women who watch what they eat and exercise regularly can still develop cellulite. 

However, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy diet can make cellulite less noticeable because your overall body fat percentage is reduced. Cellulite isn't made of fat, but a more muscular and toned physique can camouflage the cellulite that's affected by fat under your skin.

What Causes Cellulite?

If cellulite isn't caused by diet or lack of exercise, what causes it? Many factors, such as genetics, hormonal changes, and body composition, can affect how much cellulite you have, but the actual cause of cellulite comes down to three factors: 
Around 90,000 women chose cellulite treatment in 2020 to tackle stubborn areas of cellulite unaffected by diet and exercise.  American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Around 90,000 women chose cellulite treatment in 2020 to tackle stubborn areas of cellulite unaffected by diet and exercise.  American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Subdermal Fat

Cellulite creates a dimpling effect on your skin due to fat pushing up against your skin. This is why you can reduce the look of cellulite by losing body fat but can never truly get rid of the pattern without medical intervention.

Tissue Thickening

As the subdermal fat pushes against your skin, fibrous bands of tissue connecting your skin to your muscles can thicken, pulling the skin back down and creating a dimpled effect in cellulite. 

Thinning Skin

Why you may notice cellulite more as you age is not because you suddenly develop more cellulite, it just becomes more obvious because of thinning skin. Thinning skin can display the process of subdermal fat reacting with fibrous bands of tissue. 

Win the Cellulite Fight Contact Suzanne Yee, MD, Today

Dr. Yee is a highly respected, triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon who provides the most advanced cellulite treatments available to Little Rock patients wishing to tone and smooth loose, dimpled skin. 

Dr. Yee is affiliated with some of the world's most prestigious plastic surgery organizations, and her state-of-the-art Little Rock practice features a private, accredited surgical center. From cellulite reduction to a mommy makeover, Dr. Yee can create help you achieve your body goals by combining her artistic eye with modern science. Schedule a consultation at our Little Rock office by using our online form or by calling us today at: 

(501) 224-1044

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Mindy Myers


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I had a great experience from Dr. Yee and her staff. Always feel comfortable in my office visits. Very friendly and professional. Life changing results from my procedures.

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Heather Gunderman


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Amazing doctor and staff super comfortable through the whole process, always a call away with any question I had, amazing results super happy, will definitely be going back for any cosmetic needs and highly recommend!

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Benefits of Cellulite Reduction

Having cellulite does not affect your overall health, but it can affect how you look and cause low self-esteem. Treatment from Dr. Yee at her luxurious Little Rock, AR, surgical practice can achieve the following benefits:

Smoother Skin

Treatment can reduce the dimples caused by cellulite, creating a smoother, less aged appearance.

Improved Blood Flow

Cellulite treatments can increase blood flow to affected areas, flushing away excess fluids trapped by fat cells.

More Skin Elasticity

Once fat cells are removed, your skin should tighten, making your butt and thighs look more youthful and toned. 

Greater Confidence

Smooth, firmer-looking thigh, butt, and tummy skin may make you more confident in wearing a swimsuit at the pool or beach. 

6 Reasons to Choose Dr. Yee for Cellulite Treatment

Triple Board-Certified

Dr. Yee has undergone extensive, specialized training beyond what most surgeons in her field receive. She also passed rigorous exams given by three different surgical specialty boards. She is truly at the top of her profession.

Educated and Educating

Dr. Yee graduated top of her class at the University of Arkansas for Medical Services and completed facial plastics and reconstructive surgery fellowships at the University of Texas: Houston. She currently instructs the next generation of cosmetic and plastic surgery students and residents


Dr. Yee has been using her exceptional skills to practice safe and effective cosmetic surgery for over two decades.


Dr. Yee has hundreds of positive reviews from the Little Rock area patients who came to her for cosmetic or reconstructive treatments. She was also named Top Cosmetic Surgeon four years in a row by Soiree Magazine readers.

Advanced Technology

Our accredited surgical center features the latest techniques and equipment in the field of cosmetic and plastic surgery.

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Personalized Care

There are many choices for cellulite treatment. Dr. Yee will sit down with you to discuss the best treatment option for your individualized needs.

Candidates For Cellulite Treatment

If you have cellulite concerns that you'd like to fix, our office can help walk you through the process. A wide variety of candidates qualify for this treatment, but certain factors may exclude patients or make treatment less effective. 

Average Weight

Cellulite treatment works best for patients that are at an average weight. Cellulite treatment is not a weight loss procedure, and its effects are not as dramatic and long-lasting on patients with a high percentage of body fat. In contrast, weight loss procedures, like liposuction, are not a substitute for cellulite treatments. 

Good Overall Health

Our cellulite treatments are most effective when patients are overall healthy. If you have underlying conditions that affect your circulatory system, such as diabetes, the procedure may not be as effective for you. Also, all skin wounds and infections should be healed prior to treatment. 

Realistic Expectations

It's important to have realistic expectations when beginning your cellulite treatment plan. Results will vary from person to person, so we encourage our patients to enter treatment with realistic expectations. Patience with the process is also vital since several sessions are needed to see results.  

Cellulite Not Laxity

Our treatments are designed to target moderate to severe cellulite. These are the dimples in your skin that can be seen at any adult age. Our treatments do not address laxity or looseness in the skin that can occur from age, collagen loss, and other factors. 

Is Cellulite Treatment Right For You? Request a Consultation

If you want to address cellulite, starting with a consultation at our Little Rock office can help you better understand what cellulite treatment best suits your needs. Dr. Yee can examine the type of cellulite you have and review your medical history to see if you're a candidate for treatment. We make the process collaborative while guiding you toward the solution that will help tackle your concerns.

Request a consultation with our cosmetic surgeon to get started:

(501) 224-1044

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Amber Helms


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I love Dr Yee and all the treatments I have had. I have had laser hair removal and injections and am always very satisfied!! Dr Yee is the best!!!!

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Jennifer Rader


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I have had non surgical treatments at Dr Yee’s and have nothing but great things to stay...The whole process was seamless. Thank you! Will definitely be back!

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Before and After Cellulite Treatment

Cellulite removal treatments can transform the way you look at your body. Patients that stick with our treatment plan can reap the rewards of this unique treatment.
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Before This patient shows signs of large and small dimples caused by cellulite.
After treatment
After Her buttocks are much smoother and firmer in appearance.

Can Minimally and Noninvasive Treatments Reduce Cellulite?


Yes! Lasers, radiofrequency, and massage techniques have been used to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Our Little Rock office offers several noninvasive treatments that work better than any over-the-counter cellulite removal medication you may find. 

Types of Cellulite Procedures

Dr. Yee offers extremely effective cellulite treatments that can achieve desired skin tightening results on the thighs, hips, and other areas of the body. Dr. Yee can discuss which treatment is best for you during your cellulite consultation.


This non-invasive treatment is used to sever the fibrous tissues that cause dimpling using a suctioning device. There is very little pain or discomfort to the patient. 

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Venus Freeze™

Radiofrequency from laser technology is used to heat the layers beneath your abdomen, thighs, and buttocks, tightening the connective tissue known as collagen and encouraging it to grow. This smooths and firms loose, dimpled skin.

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Thermage also uses heat energy from laser technology to stimulate collagen in the deepest layers of your skin, resulting in smoother, tighter-looking skin.

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See Which Treatment  Is Right For You

Dr. Yee offer extremely effective cellulite treatments that can achieve desired skin tightening results on the thighs, hips, and other areas of the body. Dr. Yee can discuss which treatment is best for you during your cellulite consultation. Call to request a consultation at our Little Rock office:

(501) 224-1044

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cMary Atkison


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Well, I just have to say how wonderful everyone was. So super nice and informative on every and all procedures. I had such a good time diring my visit. 

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This is the place to get all your beauty maintenance! The staff is extremely welcoming and knowledge. Dr. Yee always does an amazing job with any procedures you need done.

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Affordable Financing is Available

Although all plans are different, most plans will not cover cosmetic procedures like cellulite reduction. That's why Dr. Yee accepts financing so you can better afford treatments that help you look and feel your best.

CareCredit® is a trusted financing company that breaks down out-of-pocket costs into low-interest, monthly payment plans that work within your budget.

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Paul Maitland-McKinley


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I spent quite some time deciding where I wanted to get my procedure done. After reviewing all my options I’m happy I went with Dr Yee. 

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Valerie Starr


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Dr. Yee was very professional and made sure to explain everything that would happen the day of the surgery so i knew exactly what to expect going in. 

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Dr. Suzanne Yee

Suzanne Yee, MD

Dr. Suzanne Yee is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon in Little Rock, AR, who offers a wide variety of surgical and non-invasive treatments. Dr. Yee is affiliated with several prestigious organizations. Her memberships include:

  • Fellow of American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Fellow of American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow of American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc.
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

To schedule a consultation at our state-of-the-art surgical center, please contact us online or call (501) 224-1044.

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