Everything You Need to Know About Cellfina

Cellulite, the all-too-familiar dimpling of the skin along the buttocks and thighs, affects more than 80 percent of all women and 10 percent of all men. While a healthy lifestyle is typically known to keep fat from accumulating on the body, cellulite is highly resistant to the effects of diet and exercise. Cellfina is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that’s designed to eliminate cellulite dimpling.

The Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Centers of El Paso now offer Cellfina treatments to help you obtain the sleek, smooth look you’ve always wanted. As one of the premier plastic surgery and laser centers in the state, our patients can rest assured that they’re receiving quality treatment from reputable specialists in the field. Here’s everything you need to know about Cellfina.

What Causes Cellulite?

Cellulite, a condition that causes fatty tissue to pucker along the buttocks and thighs, is a nuisance for women of all ages. While weight gain often contributes to the dimpling that develops in these areas, genetics, lifestyle, hormones and even weight loss can also cause cellulite to form. This means, for many women, no amount of healthy eating or exercise will eliminate cellulite dimpling.

Cellulite is caused by connective bands called fibrous septa located under the skin’s surface. These bands connect the underlying portion of the skin to the surface of the skin. When these bands start to pull downward, they cause surrounding fatty tissue to bulge, creating the appearance of cellulite dimples and an uneven skin surface. Cellfina, an FDA-approved treatment, is designed to smooth away cellulite dimples and produce lasting results.

What Is Cellfina and How Does It Work?

Cellfina is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a technique known as subcision to treat the structural cause of cellulite, that being the connective tissue. Subcision entails using a microblade to cut the connective bands that cause cellulite dimpling. Despite this description, Cellfina is actually a very gentle treatment — the microblade is only about the size of a needle, and the cuts are made just underneath the surface of the skin to avoid damaging other tissues.

The procedure enables fatty tissue to lay more evenly below the skin, which eliminates the bunching effect that causes dimpling. This allows the skin’s surface to look and feel smoother. Cellfina boasts a 93 percent satisfaction rate for as long as three years after the initial procedure is done.

The Cellfina Procedure

Depending on the number of areas being treated, a Cellfina procedure lasts from 45 to 60 minutes. The first step involves marking or circling the areas being treated. A local anesthetic is then used as a numbing agent. The procedure uses a small handheld device that’s designed to grab the skin using suction and slide the mini-blade below the skin surface to cut the bands.

There’s little no recovery involved, though you’ll likely want to take it easy for the first 24 hours. Some people may experience minimal side effects in the form of tenderness, soreness and bruising that typically subsides within a few days. Overall, Cellfina is proven to deliver a 98 percent improvement in the appearance of cellulite along the thighs and buttocks creating a sleek, smooth skin surface.

Call to Schedule a Consultation

The best way to find out if Cellfina is right for you is by scheduling a one-on-one consultation with one of our doctors. Dr. Jabor and Dr. Reynolds, our board-certified plastic surgeons, have performed thousands of cosmetic procedures — so you can feel confident in their training and experience. Call the Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Centers of El Paso today; schedule a consultation at our West El Paso location by calling 915-543-5600, or reach our Eastside offices at 915-855-7800. 

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