What is Cellfina Treatment and What Can it Do for You?

Most women have some amount of cellulite, but we usually aren’t too happy about it. Given the chance, many of us would swap our dimples for smooth, silky thighs and buttocks. However, most “treatments” for cellulite are useless at best, and some of them are frankly quite dangerous. The Cellfina Treatment System, by contrast, REALLY DOES WORK. It’s safe, it’s effective, and there’s a very good chance it’s right for you.

While liposuction can remove pockets of unwanted fat, it doesn’t get down to the root cause of cellulite. However, if you’re researching plastic surgery options for cellulite treatment, you have no doubt heard about the beautiful results women are seeing with the Cellfina Treatment System by now.

If the hype you’ve read sounds to good to be true, let us challenge you to read on and learn more about this incredible new system that is changing how elite plastic surgeons approach dimple-type cellulite.

What is the Cellfina Treatment System?

Cellfina is the only minimally invasive treatment that has been cleared by the FDA to address the root cause of dimple-type cellulite. Cellfina treatment is only performed by physicians; unlike ineffective wraps and scrubs, Cellfina delivers beautiful results after only one procedure.

The Cellfina Treatment System REALLY WORKS. It’s safe, it’s effective, and there’s a very good chance it’s right for you.

Who is the Cellfina Treatment System for?

If your cellulite dimples are holding you back, whether in areas as central to your wellbeing as your love life or only in peripheral aspects like your self-expression via fashion, Cellfina may be right for you.

Cellfina yields the best results for patients who have firm, elastic skin, a BMI between 18 and 35, and are generally in good health.

While cellulite can respond to strength training, a healthy diet, and achievement of a healthy BMI, for at least 85% of women over the age of 24, cellulite is a naturally occurring feature of the connective tissue matrix that covers a woman’s thighs and buttocks. Cellulite can also be found in other areas of the body, like the upper arms, breasts and abdomen.

Cellulite dimples result from fibrous bands of connective tissue pulling sections of your skin in toward your thighs and buttocks, causing the surrounding fat to bulge out slightly. Imagine the quilting on a jacket, purse, or mattress, and you’ll have a fairly close image of what is happening beneath your skin.

Unfortunately, the nature of cellulite means that without intervention, your dimples almost certainly aren’t going anywhere.

What is involved in the Cellfina Treatment System?

Cellfina technology employs a technique called subcision. Subcision is a very precise procedure during which Dr. Teotia will use a small, needle-sized blade to delicately snip the fibrous bands of connective tissue pulling your skin down into dimples.

Before Dr. Teotia begins the procedure, you’ll change into a surgical gown. While you’re standing, Dr. Teotia will use a marker to clearly identify your cellulite dimples. You will also be asked to flex your hip and buttock muscles; this will increase the visibility of your dimples and allow Dr. Teotia to make sure she treats all of the areas that are of concern to you.

Once you’re lying down on the treatment table, Dr. Teotia will apply a numbing solution. After you’re desensitized, she will use the patented Cellfina handheld device to insert the microblade just beneath your skin. A quick, fanned-out pass will completely release the fibrous bands anchoring your skin into the dimpled position. You may feel some suction during this portion of the procedure, but no pain.

You should expect your treatment to last approximately one hour per 25 cellulite dimples.

What should I expect immediately after the procedure?

After the procedure, you may experience one or all of the following minor side effects:

  • minor pain
  • bruising
  • soreness
  • tenderness

These side effects usually resolve on their own in just a few days, and clinical studies have found NO SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS resulting from Cellfina! This remarkably effective procedure is safe, nearly pain-free, and easy to recover from.

Will I be able to see my results right away? How long will my results last?

In as little as one to three days you will begin to see your full results! Your skin will remain smooth for at least three years, although Cellfina results can also be fully permanent. A U.S. survey of 55 Cellfina patients reported that 98% of people were still experiencing a marked improvement in the appearance of their cellulite two years after their procedure.

After three months, 85% of Cellfina patients were satisfied. At one year, a whopping 94% were satisfied! When they were surveyed yet again at two years, 96% were satisfied. At three years—Cellfina satisfaction rates held steady. Dr. Teotia feels confident that with more time and data, Cellfina results will prove permanent with very few reasons for repeat treatment on the same body part. The only factor that may cause patients to develop new cellulite after their Cellfina treatment is extensive weight gain.

Patients who chose Cellfina Treatments were nearly unanimously glad they had gotten their cellulite dimples released using Cellfina’s simple, safe technology.

Will I need to schedule time off to recover?

Cellfina is a nonsurgical, minimally-invasive procedure; as such, it doesn’t require that Dr. Teotia employ general anesthesia. You can expect to be able to drive yourself home, and after 24 hours, you can resume your normal day-to-day activities. It will probably benefit you to take it easy for the first 24 hours, but some patients find that they don’t need to do so.

In order to secure optimum results, Dr. Teotia recommends that Cellfina patients wear compressive garments as much as possible. Yoga pants, bicycle shorts, or shapewear (nothing too terribly tight, please) can all work equally well.

Avoid strenuous activity, including exercise, for three or four days after your procedure, and avoid swimming and the sun for one full week.