Picture this: you’re getting ready for a beach vacation, excited to soak up the sun and feel the sand between your toes. But as you slip on your favorite swimsuit, you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and suddenly, your confidence falters. 

Those all-too-familiar dimples and lumps on your thighs and buttocks, the ones you’ve tried countless creams and treatments to eliminate, are still there, stubbornly refusing to budge. If this scenario sounds familiar, you’re not alone. At the Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Centers of El Paso, we have AvéliTM, the ultimate solution to banish the root cause of cellulite.

What is Cellulite?

Cellulite occurs when fat cells push through the fibrous connective tissue beneath the skin, creating a dimpled or uneven appearance. It is most commonly found on the thighs, buttocks and abdomen. It can also appear on the arms and other areas of the body. While cellulite is more prevalent in women due to differences in the structure of their connective tissue, it can affect people of all genders, ages and body types.

Several factors can contribute to the development of cellulite, including:

  1. Hormones: Hormones like estrogen, insulin and thyroid hormones can influence cellulite formation.
  2. Genetics: Certain genes may predispose individuals to developing cellulite.
  3. Lifestyle factors: A sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy diet and smoking can increase the likelihood of developing cellulite.
  4. Age: Cellulite becomes more noticeable as the skin loses elasticity and thickness.

The Impact of Cellulite on Self-Esteem and Body Image

Cellulite has a significant psychological impact on most affected by it. In a society that often places a high value on smooth, flawless skin, the presence of cellulite can lead to feelings of self-consciousness, embarrassment and dissatisfaction with one’s appearance. Women with cellulite often report lower levels of self-esteem and body satisfaction compared to those without cellulite. But it’s not just the female population who struggles with this.

Cellulite is a common and natural occurrence, affecting up to 90% of women and a significant proportion of men. While the desire to reduce the appearance of cellulite is understandable, it is equally important to cultivate a positive body image and self-acceptance, regardless of the presence or absence of cellulite.

The Anatomy of Cellulite

To better understand cellulite, it is essential to examine its anatomical structure. The skin consists of three main layers: the epidermis (the outermost layer), the dermis (the middle layer) and the hypodermis (the deepest layer, also known as the subcutaneous fat layer).

In the hypodermis, fat cells are arranged in chambers surrounded by fibrous connective tissue called septae. These septae are responsible for giving the skin its structure and support. In people with cellulite, the septae are oriented vertically, pulling the skin downward and allowing fat cells to protrude upward, creating the characteristic dimpling effect.

The severity of cellulite can be classified into three grades:

Grade 1 (Mild): The skin appears smooth when the person is standing or lying down, but a slight dimpling effect is visible when the skin is pinched.

Grade 2 (Moderate): Dimpling is visible when standing but disappears when lying down.

Grade 3 (Severe): Dimpling is visible when both standing and lying down, and the skin has a more pronounced orange peel or cottage cheese appearance.

AvéliTM: A Breakthrough in Cellulite Reduction

Avéli is an innovative, FDA-cleared device that offers a minimally invasive, long-lasting solution for cellulite reduction. Unlike other treatments that focus on the superficial appearance of cellulite, Avéli targets the root cause: the fibrous septae bands that pull down on the skin, creating dimples and an uneven texture.

Benefits of Avéli

Avéli offers numerous advantages over traditional cellulite treatments:

  1. Long-lasting results: By targeting the root cause of cellulite, Avéli provides results that can last for years rather than just temporary improvements. This is because the fibrous septae bands cut during the procedure do not typically regrow, allowing the skin to maintain its smoother, more even appearance.
  2. Minimally invasive: The Avéli procedure involves only tiny incisions, typically less than 5mm long. This minimally invasive approach reduces downtime and allows for a faster recovery compared to more invasive treatments like traditional liposuction. Patients usually return to regular daily activities 24-48 hours after the procedure.
  3. Single treatment: In most cases, a single Avéli treatment is sufficient to reduce cellulite. This is in contrast to many other treatments, such as radiofrequency or laser therapy, which often require multiple sessions to see noticeable results. 
  4. Precision targeting: The Avéli device is designed to provide precise targeting of the fibrous septae bands responsible for cellulite dimpling. The device’s advanced technology allows the surgeon to carefully cut these bands while minimizing damage to the surrounding tissues. This precision targeting ensures optimal results and reduces the risk of complications or adverse effects.
  5. Improved skin texture: By releasing the fibrous bands that pull down on the skin, Avéli not only reduces the appearance of cellulite dimples but also improves the overall texture and smoothness of the skin. This can result in a more youthful and toned appearance, enhancing the patient’s confidence and self-image.
  6. Boosted self-confidence: The improvement in the appearance of cellulite after Avéli treatment can significantly impact a patient’s self-confidence and body image. Many patients feel more comfortable wearing shorts, swimsuits or other revealing clothing after the procedure. This newfound confidence can translate into various aspects of a patient’s life, from social interactions to intimate relationships.

How Avéli Works

The Avéli device employs a revolutionary combination of subcision and tissue stabilization techniques to effectively target and release the fibrous bands that are the root cause of cellulite dimpling. First, local anesthesia is given to ensure the comfort throughout the treatment. Next, a small incision is then made in the skin, allowing the surgeon to insert the Avéli device into the targeted area carefully.

Once in place, the device utilizes a precise motorized system to meticulously cut the fibrous septae bands that are pulling down on the skin, creating the characteristic dimples associated with cellulite. As the device works to release these bands, it simultaneously employs a unique tissue stabilization feature that holds the skin securely in place. This innovative approach prevents unintentional damage to the surrounding tissues and significantly reduces post-treatment bruising and swelling, enhancing patient comfort and promoting a faster recovery.

The treated area undergoes a remarkable transformation as the fibrous bands are systematically released. The skin appears noticeably smoother and more even, with a significant reduction in dimpling.

The innovative Avéli device’s unique combination of subcision and tissue stabilization allows for a more precise and efficient treatment, targeting the underlying cause of cellulite directly at its source . By addressing the root cause of the problem and minimizing potential side effects, this groundbreaking technology offers patients a safe, effective and long-lasting solution for achieving smoother, more evenly toned skin.

The Subcision Process

Subcision is a key component of the Avéli treatment. It involves the use of a fine needle or blade to carefully cut the fibrous septae bands that are pulling down on the skin, creating cellulite dimples. By releasing these bands, the skin is allowed to move upward, smoothing out the dimpled appearance.

The Avéli device takes subcision to the next level by utilizing a precise, motorized system that ensures consistent and controlled cutting of the septae. This advanced technology allows for more accurate targeting of the fibrous bands, minimizing damage to surrounding tissues and reducing the risk of complications.

Tissue Stabilization

In addition to subcision, the Avéli device features a unique tissue stabilization system that sets it apart from other cellulite reduction treatments. This system holds the skin in place during the subcision process, preventing the device from causing unnecessary damage to the surrounding tissues.

The tissue stabilization feature also helps to reduce post-treatment bruising and swelling, as it minimizes the trauma to the skin and underlying structures. This results in a faster, more comfortable patient recovery, with less downtime after the procedure.

Ideal Candidates for Avéli

The best candidates for Avéli cellulite reduction are those who:

  1. Have moderate to severe cellulite on the thighs, buttocks or abdomen
  2. Are at or near their ideal body weight
  3. Have realistic expectations about the procedure and its results
  4. Are in good overall health
  5. Do not smoke or are willing to quit smoking before and after the procedure

While Avéli can significantly reduce the cellulite, it’s not a solution for weight loss, nor a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. Dedicating yourself to maintaining a balanced diet and regular exercise routine will optimize and prolong the treatment results.

What to Expect

Avéli cellulite reduction is performed as an outpatient procedure, typically taking 1-2 hours, depending on the size and number of treated areas. 

During the procedure, a local anesthesthic will ensure patient comfort. Small incisions will then be made in the treatment area to allow for the insertion of the Avéli device. The surgeon will guide the device under the skin, releasing the fibrous bands and stabilizing the tissue. 

After the procedure, you may experience some bruising, swelling and tenderness in the treated area, which typically subsides within a few days to a week. Most patients return to normal activities within 24-48 hours, although strenuous exercise should be avoided for 1-2 weeks. 

Results of the Avéli treatment will be visible immediately, with improvement over the following weeks and months as the skin adjusts to its new, smoother contours. 

Ready to Reduce Your Cellulite?

Cellulite can be a frustrating and challenging concern for many people, but at Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Centers of El Paso we offer Avéli, a minimally invasive, long-lasting and effective solution. By targeting the root cause of cellulite dimpling, we can significantly smooth and improve skin on the thighs, buttocks and abdomen.

So, if you’re tired of temporary fixes and want a solution that addresses cellulite at its source, get ready to embrace your body and flaunt your newfound confidence with Avéli, the ultimate cellulite-busting treatment. Schedule a consultation with us by calling ——- or clicking here. Get started today toward a new life with smoother, more even-looking skin!

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Avéli differ from other cellulite treatments?

Avéli stands out from other cellulite treatments by directly addressing the underlying cause of cellulite dimpling. Unlike topical creams or massage treatments that provide temporary results, Avéli offers a long-lasting solution by releasing the fibrous bands responsible for the dimpled appearance.

How long does the Avéli procedure take?

The length of the Avéli procedure depends on the size and number of areas being treated. Most therapy sessions typically take 1-2 hours and most people report satisfaction with a single session.

Is the Avéli procedure painful?

Patients receive local anesthesia before the procedure to minimize possible aching or discomfort. Most patients report minimal pain throughout the entire process, with some mild bruising, swelling and tenderness in the treated areas.

What is the recovery time after Avéli cellulite reduction?

Most patients eturn to normal activities within 24-48 hours after the procedure. Strenuous exercise and movement, including lifting should be avoided for at least 1-2 weeks for proper healing.

When will I see the results after the Avéli treatment?

Some improvement in the appearance of cellulite dimpling may be visible immediately after the procedure, with continued improvement over the following weeks and months as the skin adjusts to its new, smoother contours.

How long do the results of Avéli cellulite reduction last?

The results of Avéli are long-lasting, as the fibrous septae bands responsible for cellulite dimpling are released during the procedure. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and regular exercise is necessary for preserving and extending results permanently.

Are there any side effects or risks associated with Avéli?

As with any medical procedure, potential side effects and risks are associated with Avéli, including bruising, swelling, tenderness and temporary numbness in the treated areas. However, these side effects are typically mild and resolve independently within a few days to a week. More serious complications are rare, especially when a qualified and experienced provider performs the procedure.

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