After years of using creams and massage therapies that never seem to work, there’s now a new FDA-approved, safe and effective cellulite treatment using a system called Cellfina™. This breakthrough device is designed to treat cellulite on the buttocks, thighs, and various other regions of the body and is now GUARANTEED for 5 years. Nazarian Plastic Surgery is one of the first plastic surgery practices in Beverly Hills to offer Cellfina™, which promises to eliminate even the toughest cellulite and produce smooth results that can last two years or more. But is Cellfina alone enough to address what we call cellulite?
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is a condition in which persistent subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue that causes unsightly skin dimpling, especially on women’s hips and thighs. Fibrous bands connect the skin to the fascia that covers the underlying muscle. When the bands contract, they pull down on the skin, creating a pitted appearance. Women are more prone to cellulite than men.
But when we women refer to cellulite, we aren’t just bothered by dimpling. Lines running on the back of our thighs are also bothersome. Even though lines are not true cellulite, but rather skin laxity, we are still bothered by them. Also, sometimes there are bulges of fat and divots of fat that keep us from looking smooth. And although this is not true cellulite, we would still like it smoothed out. This is where our practice is different from the rest… because we take a multi-modality approach to cellulite!
What are all of the treatments used to treat cellulite?
In our practice, we first have to diagnose what it is that needs to be treated. Skin laxity? Dimples? Deflation of the buttocks? Excess fat or localized buldges? After discussing each person’s individualized needs, we will employee one or more of the following treatments:
Cellfina system is the size of a smartphone and works mechanically without laser, heat, sound or radio waves. It is a minimally invasive limited downtime procedure that starts with applying local anesthesia to the affected area. The treatment area is prepared and numbed by marking the spot or area to be treated and injected with of lidocaine, an anesthetic numbing agent. Then the Cellfina device grabs the skin with the aid of suction and slides a miniature blade about six millimeters below the skin to cut the attachment, releasing the fibrous bands that cause the dimpling. Overall, the procedure takes about an hour. Cellfina can reduce the appearance of cellulite in just one session. Results last for at least five years but usually longer. Within a few weeks after treatment, patients in the FDA study were showing great results. At three months, 85 percent were satisfied and at one year, 94 percent were satisfied.
Kybella, awake liposuction, or Bodytite can be used to reduce bulges and tighten skin, especially at the inner/outer thighs and under the buttocks (“banana roll”). Reducing localized fat deposits can give a smoother appearance to the area treated. Bodytite can be employed at the thighs, knees, or anywhere on the body that needs some fat reduction and real skin tightening/smoothing.
Biostimulatory injections with Sculptra, Radiesse, and/or Renuva can add volume to divots or areas of flatness in the hips and buttocks. They can also be injected into lines at the posterior thighs to fill them in. These are not ordinary fillers. They encourage the body to build collagen and/or fat in the areas treated for long-lasting results.
Bodytite or Morpheus8 can be used to help tighten skin effectively around the buttocks and thighs. Usually a single treatment of Bodytite is needed and 3-4 treatments of Morpheus8 are recommended.
Treatment Recovery, Results and Side Effects
You can expect soreness, bruising and tenderness that will resolve within a few days following your Cellfina™ treatment, with a little or no downtime involved. Similar downtime can be expected after liposuction, Kybella, or Bodytite. There can also be some oozing of the anesthetic fluid after the Cellfina procedure. We recommend taking off from work the next day and taking it easy. We recommend scheduling your Cellfina procedure at least four weeks before a vacation so that most of the bruising and swelling can have time to resolve in time for your vacation. In the FDA study, 90 percent of patients had no bruising at four weeks post-treatment. Most people begin to notice an improvement in the appearance of their cellulite in as little as three weeks after their Cellfina treatment. Your final results can continue to develop over the course of several months to one or two years. There have been no reported serious side effects associated with the Cellfina procedure. With injections, bruising, swelling, and itching can occur and are limited. After Morpheus8, redness and pinpoint scabbing can occur and are usually completely gone within 3-14 days.
Cellulite Specialist in Beverly Hills
Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM, a board-certified Beverly Hills female plastic surgeon and cellulite specialist, has a reputation of excellent, long-lasting outcomes. Dr. Nazarian has been helping men and women throughout the Beverly Hills, greater Los Angeles areas and from abroad get rid of stubborn cellulite.
For more information about cellulite treatments or to schedule a consultation, call Nazarian Plastic Surgery at (310) 773-3039 or Request a Consultation ». Our Beverly Hills location is conveniently located near major roads and freeways, so it’s easy to find our office.
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What Our Clients Say About Us
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