With summer in full bloom, many people are enjoying outdoor summer activities like going to the beach or pool. Most of the popular summer events involve putting on a bathing suit; however, some people may be insecure about revealing their skin because they are insecure about showing off their bodies. Besides excess fat and stretch marks, a common body concern many people have is the “cottage cheese” look on the skin known as cellulite. Even with rigorous efforts by using “magical” creams, diet, and exercise, cellulite is a battle that is hard to win. It seems that no matter what a person does, cellulite will just not go away.
Many people think procedures such as liposuction can eliminate the pesky appearance of cellulite; however, liposuction is only designed to remove fat cells, not target the underlying cause of cellulite. Cellfina™ is a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment that is effective in reducing the appearance of cellulite on the buttocks and thighs. Patients can achieve a smoother, slimmer look with results lasting up to three years.
How Does Cellfina™ Work?
Cellfina™ is a one-time treatment performed in the office that usually takes about one hour. A numbing agent is applied to the treatment area, and a needle-sized blade is inserted into the skin. It severs the fibrous bands that are woven into the fat just beneath the skin that causes the appearance of cellulite. Cellfina™ works by releasing the tension in these connective bands, so the skin no longer puckers and appears smoother. Patients can immediately return to work and regular activities following treatment but should take it easy for the first 24 hours.
How Long Does It Take to See Results?
Most patients can notice a difference in the appearance of skin within three days. There may be some swelling, bruising, tenderness, and soreness for the first few days. The cellulite will continue to improve as time progresses. Many patients will experience restored confidence and feel better about their body beneath clothing or unveiled. They can happily wear tighter clothing and bathing suits without feeling insecure about their bodies.
Is Cellfina™ Right for You?
Patients who would like to target cellulite in the buttocks or thighs are ideal candidates for Cellfina™. It is important that patients are physically and emotionally healthy and do not have any serious medical issues. Dr. Cohn will evaluate your body and goals during your consultation. Many liposuction patients choose to undergo Cellfina™ following their surgery to create slimmer, smoother curves.
To find out if Cellfina™ can help you feel confident in your bathing suit, schedule your consultation with Dr. Cohn today! Dr. Cohn is a board-certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate your body and goals to help you decide the best treatment plan for your needs. Contact us by calling (205) 930-1600 or by filling out our online contact form.