Cellulite - what is the best solution?

what is the best solution for cellulite ? Is there any other way rather than surgery ?

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Cellfina/Cellulite Treatment/Ultherapy/Thermi RF/Body Contouring/ Hi Definition Procedures

Thank your 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 #RealSelf100Surgeon #RealSelfCORESurgeon

Cellfina for Treatment of Cellulite

Cellfina offers the newest technology in reducing the appearance of cellulite. It is a minimally invasive procedure that targets the structural cause of cellulite, which allows for long-lasting results. It is performed under local anesthesia in an office setting, and patients can eliminate their cellulite in just one appointment. For this procedure, an anesthetic solution is delivered first to numb the treatment areas. Then, a needle-sized device is inserted to release the connective bands underneath the skin that cause dimpling. The number of treatment areas varies between patients as each person is different. Consult a board-certified plastic surgeon for an examination to see if Cellfina can help you to smooth away your cellulite. Good luck!

Tom S. Liu, MD, MBA
Los Gatos Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

Cellulite - what is the best solution?

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. Hope it helps.


All The Best

Ajaya Kashyap, MD
India Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 132 reviews

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There are a variety of treatments for cellulite including  surgical and non surgical.  Cellfina Platinum, thermismooth, velashape 3 , fat grafting , lipo filling and redistribution and liposuctions can all help. CellfinaThermi RF/Body Contouring/ Hi Definition Procedures are all of benefit.Choosing your doctor is always important. Always pick a Board Certified plastic surgeon  who has experience.  The  Cellfina method itself is fairly simple but experience in surgical and non surgical treatments is helpful.. We prefer Cellfina Platinum that combines other non surgical treatments to get the best result

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Cellulite – Hi Def Lipo, Cellfina, Exilis Ultra/Cellutone, Venus Legacy/Zimmer Z Wave, Vanquish, Sculptra

Cellfina
is the latest nonsurgical treatment for cellulite on the back of
thighs, but cellulite usually takes combination treatment. Hi def
lipo combined with VANQUISH and exilis or venus legacy can help. Please see an expert in body shaping to determine what you are a candidate for.  Best, Dr. Emer.

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Cellfina for Cellulite Reduction

Thank you for your question. Cellfina is a minimally invasive procedure that treats the structural cause of cellulite, the connective bands woven throughout the fat. It can offer 2 years of cellulite reduction, the longest FDA cleared duration. Cellfina also has a high patient satisfaction rate.  The only way to determine candidacy is an in person consultation. Best wishes.

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Best solution for cellulite

The most effective treatment for cellulite today is Cellfina. This minimally invasive procedure releases the fibrous bands causing cellulite using a special needle under local anesthesia. Patient satisfaction rates two years after surgery exceed 90%.

Cellulite Dimples Respond Well To Subcision & Volumizing Filler; Cellulite Waviness To Body Vectoring

Cellulite, which is seen in between 80%-90% of women, results from the unique structure of female skin in the thigh and buttocks regions. In these regions, vertically oriented thickened fibers of collagen act as downwardly pulling tethers between fat lobules, forcing the latter to herniate and protrude above the skin surface. The result: dimples and depression and areas of wavy, bumpy skin. Topical creams and massage techniques, etc. have proven pretty useless over the years. In the past decade, I have found that subcision, a simple and inexpensive technique in which a needle-like device is inserted under the skin through a locally anesthetized entry point, works well for elevating and smoothing deeper and larger cellulite dimples and depressions. It works by breaking up the tethering, downwardly pulling bands, so that the skin above can be freed up to "float" to the surface; it also promotes new, native collagen and elastic fiber synthesis (neocollagenesis and neoelastogenesis) to replace the abnormal tethering bands. The concomitant injection (during the same treatment session) of a volumizing filler, such as Radiesse or Voluma XC, provides additional immediate support and further promotes, via biostimulation, neocollagenesis and neoelastogenesis. Although a new device, Cellfina, has recently come to market and is purported to provide enhanced subcision, I have not seen any real advantage of this approach over the traditional technque described above to justify its use and increased expense. Ultherapy, which uses ultrasound, is painful and its results tend to be variable, subtle and inconsistent. For the wavy skin and the more subtle cottage cheese or orange peel appearing form of cellulite, I have found the use of "body vectoring" (i.e. the use of volumizing fillers placed in a fern-tree like pattern under the skin) to be quite helpful. This may also be supplemented by the use of the "skin booster" technique applied even more superficially to provide additional surface skin smoothing. For more on any of the above, check out the archives of RealSelf.com, and be sure to consult with a board certified aesthetic physician with experience and expertise in the treatment of cellulite. Best of luck.

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Cellulite solution

Thank you for your question.  Since cellulite is a broad descriptive term for skin surface irregularity there is no single answer to your question.  Careful examination by an experienced plastic surgeon who has the skills and knowledge to evaluate you, and who has the ability to provide you with non-surgical, minimally invasive surgical, and full surgical options should give you the best answer.  Whether you are a candidate for non surgical fat removal using CoolSculpt or SculpSure, or skin tightening with Ulthera or Thermage, or release of the bands that cause cellulite by a Cellfina treatment under local anesthesia, or need so sort of surgical lift, it is key to choose the approach that is most likely to be successful for you. So seek care from someone who can provide you with a customized treatment plan and you are most likely to be satisfied with the results.  Good luck.

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