The dreaded “cottage cheese” thighs caused by cellulite do not seem to go away no matter what a person does. Many at-home treatments claim to get rid of cellulite but only minimally reduce the appearance if they help at all. Creams and scrubs are very ineffective for eliminating the “dimples” under the skin known as cellulite. Cellfina™ is the only treatment that is FDA approved to improve the appearance of cellulite for up to two years. It starts by treating the structural cause of cellulite and can create a smooth leg and buttocks appearance.
Benefits of Cellfina®
- Safe and effective
- Minimally invasive
- One-time treatment
- Limited downtime
- Long-lasting results
It is important that patients are in good health, are close to ideal body weight, and have realistic expectations. Cellfina™ is a unique treatment that potentially provides immediate results for cellulite that appears as dimples or divots. Some women have loose, wavy skin that appears to be cellulite but in reality is loose skin that needs tightening. Additionally, someone who maintains a healthy lifestyle will likely benefit the most from the Cellfina™ treatment system.
The Cellfina™ Procedure
Cellulite is caused by connective bands (fiber strands) woven throughout the fat on the thighs and buttocks. Cellfina™ treats the bands that create the dimples or puckering that are visible on the surface of the skin. It is an in-office treatment that takes about an hour to complete and is performed under a local anesthetic. A small, needle-sized device is used to break apart the cellulite-causing bands just beneath the surface of the skin. Similar to a rubber band under pressure, once these bands break, the skin will release and become smooth.
Cellfina™ requires minimal downtime. Most patients return to work and regular activities immediately following treatment. Some patients may experience initial soreness and tenderness that will resolve over time. The area may be sensitive to touch after treatment, but any discomfort will improve quickly.
Patients will notice an initial improvement in the appearance of their cellulite following treatment. The skin will gradually smooth out, and the cellulite will become less visible. Most patients see a significant improvement in cellulite within three days of treatment and are satisfied with their results for up to two years. Overall, patients can achieve a reduction in the appearance of cellulite and have smoother, flatter thighs and buttocks.
If you have cellulite you would like to get rid of, Dr. Matthew Conrad is an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who has a reputation for performing safe, personalized procedures. To schedule your consultation, contact us by calling (316) 681-2227 or by filling out our online contact form.