Surgical Artistry is run by Dr. Tammy Wu and Dr. Calvin Lee.  Located in Modesto, California, we offer services in Plastic Surgery, Botox, Acupuncture, and Veins (facial veins and leg veins)

Tammy Wu, MD  |  Calvin Lee, MD  |  (209) 551-1888  | 
Mon-Fri 8am -5pm    2336 Sylvan Ave. C, Modesto, CA 95355 (next to the post office)

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These are notes from a Continued Medical Education activity done by Calvin Lee, MD.  Surgical Artistry views may differ from the notes below which are done by Medscape and Dr. Sasaki.  The notes are intended to help others who are interested in aesthetic medicine, including other doctors, and to direct viewers to the original presentation


Cellulite Revisited: An Anatomical and Clinical Study

2/16/2012 date of program.  Found on

Gordon H. Sasaki, MD.  Loma Linda Professor and private practice in Pasadena

Cellulite appearance

Paracrine functions of Adipose cells (Adipocytes)

Adipose Tissue Overview

Patterns of fat distribution:  Pear shape vs. Apple shape

Apple shape - visceral fat associated with hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia

9 month fetus:  male vs. female different.  Induced possibly by adrogenic influence

Cellulite demographics

Cellulite appearance

Possible Etiologies (causes)

Cellulite treatment options


Liposuction can worsen the appearance of cellulite

Future directions

Etiology of cellulite remains unknown. 

Current treatments are unpredictable and of short duration

What does Surgical Artistry do/recommend for Cellulite?  In order of our priorities for Cellulite

acupuncture cupping

Note from Calvin Lee, MD (July 2012):  We haven't been impressed enough with the current treatments of cellulite.  I have made a webpage previously on this topic of cellulite treatments; however, I think there has only been minimal improvement since I made that webpage in 2008.  It was back in 2008 when we thought about purchasing some of these machines (ie. Velashape), but after doing further research on it, we decided against getting them.  We have in the past carried caffeine based creams; however, we didn't see enough improvement to keep carrying that product.  Some patients loved it, but most didn't see a difference.  However, with time, I think there will be hope in this arena.  So keep researching and checking back with us.  What can Surgical Artistry do?  Currently our best recommendation for cellulite is diet, exercise, acupuncture cupping (essentially suction/massage), subcision for deep regions and keep our fingers crossed on improvements in anti-cellulite technology.


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Botox in Modesto, California  Date of edit: 07/22/2012