What is Cellfina®?
Cellfina® is a minimally-invasive procedure that’s FDA-approved to address the root cause of unwanted cellulite. The procedure is designed as a one-time treatment for dimple-like cellulite that typically occurs on the hips, thighs, and buttocks. Cellfina® produces long-term results with minimal pain, side effects, or recovery time. Patients can rid themselves of bothersome cellulite with a simple in-office treatment.
How Does Cellfina® Work?
Unlike most cellulite treatments that solely work to improve the symptoms, Cellfina® addresses the primary source of the problem. Cellfina® uses a tiny micro-needle device to release the connective bands that create puckering on the surface of the skin. The procedure is the only minimally-invasive treatment that is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite for at least 3-years.
Am I a Good Candidate for Cellfina®?
You may be a good candidate for Cellfina® if you’re bothered by cellulite on the hips, thighs, buttocks, or other areas. Cellfina® is most effective for treating dimple-like or ‘cottage cheese’ cellulite on the surface of the skin. The procedure can safely be performed at most ages and is ideal for women who would like a long-term solution that actually works. The best way to determine if Cellfina® is right for you is through an in-person consultation with a Dr. Correa.
How Long Does a Typical Treatment Take?
Treatment times can vary from patient to patient. However, in most cases, Cellfina® treatments can be done in less than 1-hour. During treatment, your Dr. Correa will work to gently cut the fibrous bands at precise depths for maximum benefits. The area will be numbed beforehand to ensure optimal comfort throughout the procedure. We ask that patients plan to be in-office at least 1.5-hours.
What Results Will I See?
You should see a noticeable improvement to your dimple-like cellulite almost immediately. As post-treatment swelling subsides over the course of several days to two weeks, the final outcome of your procedure will become evident. Cellfina® is a long-lasting procedure with a high patient satisfaction rate even years later. Although Cellfina® cannot prevent future cellulite from forming, the procedure is clinically-proven to last upwards of 3+ years.
Is There Any Downtime?
Cellfina® has limited downtime. Most patients are able to drive themselves home immediately following treatment. You may experience mild or moderate tenderness, bruising, or slight swelling which should subside quickly. Cellfina® is ideally done as a ‘weekend’ procedure allowing you to adequately heal properly. However, in some cases, you may be able to return to work the same day.
Take the Next Step
Interested in learning more about Cellfina®? Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Correa by filling out the form on this page or by calling Correa Plastic Surgery at (281) 918-7719. Proudly serving patients in The Woodlands & Houston, TX.