Point of incision scars after cellfina - what do they look like?

Can u tell me what the point of incision scars look like? Are they really noticeable?? Can u see them in sunlight/down light?

Doctor Answers 13

Cellfina - small puncture, big results

Cellfina is a minimally invasive treatment for unwanted dimples on the
buttocks.  The small blade that is used to release the fibrous bands is
equivalent to a needle stick.  These punctures require no sutures and
heal within days typically without being visible, think of the puncture
sites as having a needle injection.  Thank you for your question and
best of luck with your Cellfina procedure.  I hope you find the
procedure as beneficial as our patients seem to.

Birmingham Plastic Surgeon
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Does Cellfina treatment leave scars?

Thank you for your question.

The entry points for the Cellfina system require a small puncture in the skin not much larger than a needle. Therefore, while you may see some areas of redness for the first few weeks to months these are generally extremely small and should not be noticeable.

I recommend you have a discussion with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area to discuss all the details of the Cellfina treatment.

Best Regards,

Dr. Ross Stutman

Ross Stutman, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Cellfina Puncture Sites

Treatment of cellulite with the Cellfina System requires using a needle-sized microscalpel device to release tethering bands underneath the skin. After treatment with Cellfina, patients can experience bruising at the puncture sites. This bruising is evidenced by tiny red or brownish spots. Any hyperpigmentation of the puncture sites will fade with time, and there should be minimal scarring once they are healed. Healing time for patients does vary as every person heals differently. Consult a board-certified plastic surgeon regarding how Cellfina can help you to achieve your goals. Good luck in your research!

Tom S. Liu, MD, MBA
Los Gatos Plastic Surgeon
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Healing after Cellfina

Healing after CellfinaThere is no cutting and no incisions. To perform this controlled, precise, and safe procedure, a vacuum hand piece is placed over the dimpled tissue through which the surgeon will deliver a local anesthetic. Then a small, needle-like microblade is inserted to release the fibrous bands, the cause of cellulite.

Results can be seen in as little as three days post-op. Most patients report some soreness, tenderness, and bruising, which should resolve within a week. 90% of patients reported no bruising after one month. To ensure the best results, a compressive garment should be worn for 2 weeks post-treatment.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Scars after Cellfina

Cellfina is a minimally invasive procedure, and does not have the recovery time that other procedures may require.  The "incisions" are actually just entry points for the needle to insert the skin.  There are no true incisions or suture involved in the Cellfina treatment.  The needle insertion points should close on their own and as long as no complications occur, they should not leave any scarring. 

M. Bradley Calobrace, MD, FACS
Louisville Plastic Surgeon
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Incision marks after Cellfina

Thank you for your question. The incision marks for Cellfina are very small like a needle, and typically heal quickly without requiring stitches or tape. You should not be able to see them after about 4-6 weeks. 
#cellfina  #Cellulite  #dimples

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Each access point for anesthesia placement becomes invisible.  Each place meant of the micro blade should become far less visible by 6 weeks but in some patients may be brighter.

Cellfina access

Thank you for your question. The small blade that is used to cut the bands makes a small puncture in the skin that is like a needle for drawing blood, it doesn't make a cut, but a small puncture. The punctures heal quickly and do not require a stitch.

Ben J. Tittle, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Scars after Cellfina?

The access sites to perform Cellfina are equivalent to a needle stick. They typically heal very well and are not noticeable when healing is complete. Obtain a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area for an evaluation and to discuss further.

Paul M. Parker, MD, FACS
Paramus Plastic Surgeon
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Cellfina is done through small punctures that heal well

One of the best things about #Cellfina (despite the fact that more than 90% of patients of satisfied after 3 years) is that there are really no incisions, more like punctures.  The size of the puncture is not that different than from what you see when donating blood.  These heal quickly leaving pink marks in some fair skinned people and dark spots in some dark skinned people.  These fade over weeks and months and can be improved if desired with minor laser procedures (we don't charge for these). Over all this is a huge improvement over traditional surgical interventions for #cellulite, in results, healing and overall satisfaction of the patient.

Susan Van Dyke, MD
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