What is the post and prior requirements when doing the procedure of Cellfina? Alcohol, excercise, traveling by flight etc.?
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Cellfina/Cellulite Treatment/Ultherapy/Thermi RF/Body Contouring/ Hi Definition Procedures
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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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Recovery from Cellfina is quite easy.
Normal moderate consumption of alcohol before or after Cellfina treatment is OK. The majority of women resume normal activities within 1-2 days with the exception of biking and very aggressive running. You can travel within a couple of days as well. We do recommend that you keep wearing your compression garment for couple of weeks and drink plenty of fluids for the first couple of days.
After treatment with the Cellfina System, patients have very minimal downtime. During the first 12 hours, the anesthetic solution from the procedure will seep out of the puncture sites. Patients may experience some bruising, soreness, and swelling. Alcohol should be avoided both before and after treatment with Cellfina as alcohol can increase the risk for bleeding and lead to more bruising and swelling. While patients are able to drive themselves home after the procedure, it is best to wait a couple days before travelling on an airplane. It is important to consult your board-certified plastic surgeon regarding any questions or concerns before having treatment with Cellfina. Good luck in your research!
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Alcohol is best avoided in the days before and after treatment to minimize bruising and swelling. We also advise patients to avoid strenuous exercise for 2 weeks following treatment. Traveling is typically okay a few days after treatment.
It is always recommended to follow the post procedure care instructions provided by your physician. Cellfina is an excellent way to improve the appearance of cellulite with fairly minimal recovery time. Many of our patients have returned to work the day after treatment. Since the treatment is performed with only local anesthesia, patients are able to drive themselves to and from the procedure.