Cellfina then thigh lift or thigh lift first then Cellfina?
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Cellfina and Thigh lift
If you have lax skin, it is best to have this addressed prior to treating your cellulite.
Depending how severe your laxity is will determine your treatment options.
Mild laxity may be addressed with non-invasive treatments such as Exilis using radiofrequency to tighten skin and to treat superficial cellulite.
Moderate laxity may be treated with minimally invasive treatments, such as BodyTite.
Severe laxity is best addressed surgically, however you must be aware of the scar that will be placed. You may be treated with a non-invasive device, but you need to be informed that these non-invasive treatments have a tightening limit and will never reach the same tightening that a surgical procedure can accomplish.
After your skin is tightened you can address your cellulite dimpling with Cellfina.
Get the most from your initial procedure
Without seeing photos I can only guess how loose your thighs are. Thigh lift scars will leave very long permanent scars so you need to be sure that this is worth the trade-off. In other words, you have to be really saggy to commit to this operation (in my opinion as a woman). On the other hand, Cellfina is great to reduce dimpling on the buttocks and the back of the thighs - but WILL NOT tighten the skin. You should have a complete careful evaluation with an open discussion of the best choices for you as sometimes these choices are not simple.
Lift the thighs, re-evaluate, and let Cellfina be the icing on the cake!
If you have a thigh lift first, you're going to see things very differently than they appear currently. I'd give your body the time it needs to heal and then re-visit the treatment Cellfina. It's a wonderful treatment for the right patient and if you're a good candidate the treatment is done in the office, every dimple treated is individually selected, marked, and treated, and both you and your provider will have the best assessment after the thigh lift to ensure you see the most beautiful outcome expected. Doing this in reverse order is always an option, yes, or Cellfina alone is an option. But if you're committed to a thigh lift procedure, I'd choose the Cellfina as the final touches to your treatment plan. I am excited for you and wish you the best!
Jenn Harrington, MD
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