Cellulite, also known as “orange peel skin” is a common aesthetic problem. It is reported that about 80 to 90 percent of women will probably experience this condition, and the unsightly dimpled, lumpy flesh on the buttocks, thighs, abdomen, or other areas of the body. At The Few Institute for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we perform our Chicago cellulite treatments, for effective, minimally-invasive cellulite reduction with long-lasting results.

What Causes Cellulite?

Cellulite involves fibrous connective cords, skin, and fat. As fat cells accumulate between the skin and the underlying muscle, they push up against the skin while simultaneously being pulled down by the connective cords that tether the skin to the muscle. This results in dimpling, or an uneven skin surface.

The condition is much more common among women than men, because fat in women tends to be distributed in the hips, thighs, and buttocks. It is also more common with aging, when collagen decreases and the skin loses elasticity.

Risk factors for developing cellulite may include:

  • Genetics
  • Inactive lifestyle
  • Pregnancy

What Is Cellfina?

Cellfina is a proven cellulite reduction treatment that helps smooth away dimples and uneven skin with long-lasting results. It is the only minimally-invasive, one-time treatment approved by the FDA to improve the appearance of cellulite for a minimum of three years. This non-surgical procedure, performed without general anesthesia, uses a small, needle-sized device to treat the bands of connective cords that cause cellulite just below the surface of the skin.

How Does Cellfina Work?

The Cellfina system works by addressing the connective bands existing throughout the fat in the thighs, buttocks and abdomen. As these bands pull down on the skin, they cause dimpling and puckering that shows on the surface. During your Chicago cellulite reduction, the Cellfina device releases the connective bands, thereby releasing the tension and allowing the treated skin to smooth itself out.

What Can I Expect in a Cellfina Treatment?

Cellfina is a non-surgical procedure, performed on an outpatient basis, that does not require general anesthesia. The procedure, which uses an advanced microblade technique, can be performed in approximately 45 minutes.

The doctor will mark your cellulite dimples, administer numbing solution, and use the handheld, Cellfina device to insert a microblade beneath the skin, using stabilized, guided subcision techniques to release the fibrous bands that cause cellulite. Although you may feel some suction, there should be no pain or discomfort during treatment.

This minimally-invasive treatment creates only tiny punctures to insert the Cellfina device under the skin after it has been numbed. When recovery following your cellulite treatment in Chicago is complete, many people we treat have difficulty even finding the needle points.

What Is Recovery Like after a Cellfina Treatment?

There is very little downtime after Cellfina cellulite reduction treatment, and most patients drive themselves home after the procedure. Some people experience soreness and tenderness that generally subsides within a few days. Any mild discomfort can be easily controlled with over-the-counter medication.

How Soon Will I See Results after a Cellfina Treatment and How Long Will They Last?

Most people see an improvement in the appearance of the skin within three days after a Cellfina cellulite reduction treatment. Results may continue to appear gradually for up to three months. Significantly smoother, dimple-free skin after Cellfina treatment has been shown to last at least three years.

How Satisfied Are Patients Who Have Cellfina Treatments?

Cellfina is an innovative, FDA-approved procedure that has changed medical technology in the area of cellulite treatment. This advanced, minimally-invasive cellulite reduction treatment has a high satisfaction rate. As reported on the Cellfina website, patients participating in a clinical study reported:

  • 85% satisfaction at three months
  • 94% satisfaction at one year
  • 96% satisfaction after two years
  • 93% satisfaction after three years
  • 100% noticeable improvement three years after treatment

What Are the Benefits of Cellfina Cellulite Reduction Treatment?

We are pleased to offer Cellfina at The Few Institute for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery as a minimally-invasive cellulite reduction treatment. This safe, effective, affordable procedure produces long-lasting results that are visible in only a few days. It can be performed in less than an hour, with little or no downtime.

Our goal is to provide safe, effective treatment with optimal results, while creating a state-of-the-art concierge patient experience. Schedule a consultation to find out if you are a good candidate for Cellfina cellulite reduction treatment.

Using Sculptra to Address Cellulite

Dr. Few will also utilize Sculptra, a volumizing injectable, to help smooth out dimples in cellulite. When you schedule your consultation with Dr. Few, you can discuss your options for your cellulite reduction procedure.

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