Merz, the manufacturer of the revolutionary Cellfina cellulite reduction system, recently announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the device for results that last five years. Furthermore, the FDA confirmed that 100 percent of Cellfina patients show visible improvement in the appearance of cellulite in follow-up appointments. These announcements help confirm what we already knew at Pinsky Plastic Surgery—that Cellfina is an incredibly worthwhile and long-lasting treatment for smoothing the appearance of cellulite along the thighs and buttocks without the need for surgery or extended downtime.
Whereas liposuction and CoolSculpting® can be effective approaches for reducing unwanted excess fat volume, Cellfina is the only treatment we offer that specifically targets the dimpled appearance of cellulite. Cellulite is not caused by an overabundance of fat, but rather by fibrous connective tissue that pulls on and puckers the superficial layer of skin. Non-surgical, minimally invasive Cellfina treatment thus focuses on releasing these problematic bands of connective tissue that run between the deep tissue and the skin to create a smoother-looking surface along the thighs and buttocks. During the treatment, a slender needle is inserted into anesthetized skin directly above carefully mapped cellulite dimples. Once in the skin, the needle is used to disconnect the bands and eliminate tension, allowing the skin to resettle in a smoother fashion within a few days following treatment. Treatment sessions last approximately 90 minutes and the majority of patients are comfortable resuming their usual activities 24 hours after treatment.
If you are bothered by the appearance of your cellulite, we welcome you to contact Pinsky Plastic Surgery to schedule a Cellfina consultation. With Dr. Pinsky’s help, you can explore how this incredible cellulite reduction device can give you the smoother-looking thighs and buttocks you desire.