Best option for smoothing cellulite and contouring buttocks? (Photo)
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I have looked for an effective way to manage cellulite for over 10 years. Finally, we have Cellfina. Cellfina is a minimally invasive treatment for cellulite of the buttocks and thighs. With this procedure, we are able to sever the bands that connect the undersurface of the skin to the fascia (the cause of cellulite). It is a very well tolerated procedure and involves local anesthetic in the area of treatment. The initial study just showed a 96% satisfaction rating at 3 years post-treatment. So, we think that the results are going to last for a long time. It is also a very safe procedure. Unfortunately, it probably won't do much for the contour of the buttocks. To address contour and cellulite, I recommend a consultation with a doctor who has experience in both body contouring, and Cellfina.
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.
#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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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.
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Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute
Cellfina for the treatment of cellulite
Best option for smoothing cellulite and contouring buttocks?
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Beverly Hills, CA
What is the best option for smoothing cellulite and contouring buttocks?
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