What is the best cellulite/fat reduction treatment on thighs (all areas) Where there are also lipomas present?

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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. 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.  You should have your lipomas addressed separately. Take care, Dr. Schwartz  Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute #RealSelf100Surgeon #RealSelfCORESurgeon

What is the best cellulite/fat reduction treatment on thighs (all areas) Where there are also lipomas present?

Thanks for your query. Cellulite can be prevented by avoiding rapid weight gain or weight loss. Other treatments which may be helpful are radio frequency, ultrasound therapy, pneumatic massage, massage that stimulates lymphatic drainage. Lipomas can be surgically removed. Hope it helps.


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Ajaya Kashyap, MD
India Plastic Surgeon
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Cellulite of the thighs and lipoma treatment

Cellulite of the thighs and lipoma treatmentThe lipomas should be treated separately with either excision or liposuction.Cellfina, thermismooth, vela3 , kuma shape 2 and other RF, infra red , massage technologies , Zimmer Z wave and many other energy devices can be useful.  Liposuction , fat grafting  and other surgical and non surgical treatments all have a place in cellulite treatment.  This is frequently a complex problem that take more than one therapy and more than one treatment to get the best results

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Best cellulite treatment

Cellfina is the best treatment currently on the market for cellulite. It will not reduce fat of remove lipomas. Obtain a consultation with a  board certified plastic surgeon near you experienced in Cellfina. They can examine you and discuss treatment options with you.

Probably Cellfina will help but no guarantees.

Cellfina can sometime help with cellulite if you have the right kind of it.  The challenge is that it can also end up looking odd if you have issues with lipomas or laxity in the area.  It is best to have your areas evaluated by a surgeon/dermatologist who does this procedure.  Good luck!

Joel Schlessinger, MD
Omaha Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

Cellulite -- VASER HI DEF 4D Liposuction, Cellfina, ThermiRF, Thermage/Ultherapy, Fat Transfer, Sculptra

I suggest you see an expert in thigh contouring.  There is a lot that can be done to contour, shape, and tighten skin of this area.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 151 reviews

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