What is the surgical procedure for removing cellulite? And how much does it normally cost?

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Cellfina

The Cellfina System offers the newest technology in reducing the appearance of cellulite. Cellfina works by releasing the connective bands in fat tissue that pull skin and create dimpling. It is a minimally invasive procedure addressing the structural cause of cellulite, allowing patients to have high satisfaction with long-term results. The cost of Cellfina varies with patients depending on the number of treatment areas. Consult a board-certified plastic surgeon regarding how Cellfina can help meet your individual goals. Good luck in your research!


Los Gatos Plastic Surgeon
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Removing cellulite

Cellfina is the most effective treatment for cellulite on the market today. It allows us to release the fibrous bands responsible for cellulite with a needle under local anesthesia. Patient satisfaction rates two years after surgery exceed 90%.

Cellfina

Your cellulite problem is a common one. Fortunately, finally there are effective ways to minimize this problem. Perhaps the least invasive one is  Cellfina™. Cellfina is the only FDA-cleared minimally invasive, one-time procedure clinically proven to improve the appearance of cellulite for at least two years—the longest FDA-cleared duration for a cellulite treatment. A straightforward solution to cellulite, Cellfina™, combines a proven approach with innovative, proprietary technology, to produce precise, long-lasting results and has a high satisfaction rating on RealSelf. Together with Velashape 3, a non invasive procedure to help "shrink wrap the skin" and further minimize cellulite as a combination treatment is perhaps your best chance for taking care of this tough problem. Cellulaze is also a possible treatment but much more invasive

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Cellfina for Cellulite

Cellfina is a minimally invasive procedure that treats the structural cause of cellulite, the bands woven throughout the fat. It is FDA cleared and clinically proven to reduce cellulite for at least 2 years. I would recommend an in person exam to determine candidacy.

Kathleen Morno, MD
Highland Park Physician
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Cellulite -- Vaser Smooth, ThermiRF, Cellfina, Fat Transfer, Subcision

The best treatment for cellulite is cellfina followed by external heating procedures such as velashape or venus legacy and/or ThermiRF. Unfortunately, cost cannot be determined without an in person consultation. Please see an expert. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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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.  Take care, Dr Schwartz  Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute #RealSelf100Surgeon

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