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Anyone who has ever experienced cellulite knows that it can be a frustrating aesthetic concern. Cellulite is caused by fibrous bands of connective tissue that pull skin down and cause depressions to form. It usually manifests as “dimpled” flesh on the thighs, buttocks, or elsewhere on the body. Cellulite can occur in varying degrees of severity and can be very stubborn, typically not responding to traditional weight loss methods. In the United States, it is especially common in women between the ages of 24 to 54.

Patients suffering from large amounts of cellulite are often deemed candidates for Cellfina, a non-surgical treatment that directly targets the fibrous tissue responsible for cellulite. For those with less pronounced cellulite, however, Dr. Mark Pinsky and Dr. Vincent Chavanon offer another FDA-cleared method – Avéli – at our plastic surgery practice. 

What Is Avéli?

Avéli is an exciting new technology that, with extreme precision, targets the connective tissue bands that cause cellulite to develop. During the procedure, a small handheld device is inserted into the treatment area to first identify the offending fibrous band(s) and then sever them, releasing the tension and diminishing or eliminating the appearance of cellulite. The process is generally completed in an hour or less, with full results developing approximately a month after the procedure.

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What Are the Benefits of Avéli?

When performed by an experienced provider, Avéli can produce benefits such as:

  • Extremely precise identification of the offending fibrous band(s) 
  • Exact release of the band(s)
  • Significant reduction of mild to moderate cellulite on the thighs or buttocks
  • Precise, accurate results – with treatment often completed in less than an hour!
  • A smoother, more balanced skin aesthetic  
  • Little to no recovery time

If you would like more information about the benefits of Avéli, our plastic surgeons can provide you with further details during an initial consultation. If your main concern is skin laxity rather than cellulite, you may be better suited for a lower body lift.

How Is the Avéli Treatment Performed?

The Avéli procedure is considered minimally-invasive and relatively quick. After marking the dimpled areas to be addressed, one of the providers at Pinsky Plastic Surgery will apply a local anesthetic. The handheld Avéli device will then be inserted under the skin, detecting the particular bands to be targeted in the area. The tool is then utilized to gently divide and release the bands.

What Does Avéli Recovery Entail?

As you recover from your Avéli treatment, you may notice mild soreness, bruising, and fluid, but these should fade over a few weeks. Immediately following the procedure, you are advised to avoid strenuous exercise; otherwise, patients are typically able to return to everyday activities within 48 hours.  Dr. Pinsky or Dr. Chavanon can provide you with personalized aftercare instructions following the procedure.

Interested in advanced cellulite reduction with Avéli? Feel free to contact us today to schedule a consultation.