How can you reduce or eliminate most cellulite in one's legs?
How can you reduce or eliminate most cellulite in one's legs?
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Cellfina/Cellulite Treatment/Ultherapy/Thermi RF/Body Contouring/ Hi Definition Procedures
Thank you for your question.
Cellfina is an FDA approved minimally invasive procedure that reduces the appearance of cellulite for at least two years on the buttocks and back of the thighs of women.
It works by releasing the internal bands that cause the cellulite dimpling and so we have not seen any fat atrophy. I recommend Cellfina in combination with Sculptra or renuva for optimal results. You should not see much of a difference with weight gain or loss but this also has not been studied.
Other areas of the body with dimpling, it is important to make sure it is truly cellulite before treatment.
It is common to have swelling bruising and firmness after the procedure. This can last for a few weeks.
It is different than Cellulaze which is a laser.
If you have had previous poor results with cellulaze, you can still do Cellfina.
Cellfina has shown 100% noticeable improvement and 96% satisfaction in all patients at 2 years.
Cellfina is designed to be a one time procedure.
It can be used on women with all skin types but caution should be taken if theres a history of keloiding.
It can also be combined with other treatments such as Thermi or
Ulthera if skin tightening is needed.
We have done Sculpsure and Coolsculpting if fat reduction is wanted, but its best to wait 3 months to see the results before proceeding.
It can also be done at the same time as other procedures such as liposuction and BBL or as a stand alone procedure in the office.
Since Cellfina outcomes can be based on technique and experience, please see a board certified plastic surgeon that specializes body contouring to see if Cellfina or other treatments are available to meet your goals.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Cellulite Treatment- What Works?
Cellulite is the result of vertically oriented fibrous bands between the subcutaneous fat cells and the undersurface of the skin (dermis). This vertical orientation is normal anatomy in women whereas men have more diagonally oriented fibers which tend not to dimple the skin. Temporary improvement of cellulite can be achieved with external treatment using thermal heating with radio frequency devices such as the Venus Legacy. This helps by promoting collagen production which tightens the skin and to some degree reducing bulging fat which contributes to surface irregularity. To directly treat the cause of the cellulite the fibrous bands puckering the skin need to be lysed and the bulging fat needs to be removed. This is best done with the Cellulaze procedure which is part of the SmartLipo Triplex platform. This is a minimally invasive procedure which gives the best chance of permanent improvement. Best to discuss your options with a physician with experience performing a variety of techniques for cellulite.
Scott A. Brenman, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
For treating #cellulite, my office typically recommends one of three treatment plans: #Cellfina, #VelaShape III, #ThremiSmooth.
#Cellfina is the newest technology and probably most effective. It is a minimally invasive one-time procedure under local anesthetic that removes the fibrous bands under the skin that cause fat to bulge through creating the appearance of cellulite. The results are fairly #permanent.
#VelaShape and #ThermiSmooth are #non-invasive #bodyshaping products that can help reduce the appearance of your cellulite over the course of multiple sessions.
Book an in-person consultation with a #BoardCertified #PlasticSurgeon to determine which treatment plan is right for you.
Best of luck.
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Unfortunately there is no way to completely eliminate cellulite from the legs but thankfully now we do have a procedure that can improve cellulite, sometimes to a very substantial degree. Previous non-surgical remedies or treatments offered only very temporary and transient improvement of cellulite but Cellulaze addresses the problem beneath the skin where the problem occurs. Cellulaze utilizes a laser that cuts through the fibers that pull down and tether the skin down in a dimply fashion, melts lumpy areas of fat and thickens the skin to improve its integrity and overall appearance. No previous non-surgical treatments can claim to have any effect on all those aspects. For your best treatment advice, consider a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon that has experience with Cellulaze.
Thank you for your question. There are non-invasive treatments such as vasershape to help smooth out the appearance of cellulite. It can take few treatments to see result. I would recommend being treated under the supervision of a Board Certified Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon for safest and best treatment option. I hope this helps.
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