Although cellulite is associated with weight gain, it can still be an issue even if you work out regularly and have a healthy diet. That’s because cellulite is not necessarily caused by fat, nor is it a superficial skin problem. Cellulite is actually caused by fibrous bands deep within your tissue, which is why creams, ointments, and other topical products offer no help.
If you’re frustrated with dimpled skin, there is finally a solution that targets cellulite at the source: Cellfina®. Cellfina® is currently the only minimally invasive technology that is FDA-cleared to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
This safe and effective treatment is perfect for the most common problem areas, such as:
With only a single treatment, Cellfina® will allow you to say goodbye to cellulite dimples. Discover how this minimally invasive procedure at Diehl Plastic Surgery can restore smooth, dimple-free skin on your buttocks and thighs.
Unlike topical treatments and creams, Cellfina® targets the real issue causing cellulite: fibrous bands beneath the tissue. This innovative treatment offers the following benefits for those seeking cellulite removal:
The team at Diehl Plastic Surgery is passionate about transforming patients’ lives through aesthetic procedures. They understand how important it is to look and feel your best, and they are happy to guide you through all of your available options. This all starts with a consultation, which will allow you to decide whether Cellfina® is right for you.
During your consultation, you can expect every question to be answered in detail. Your consultation will also include a physical examination to determine the extent of skin dimpling and to explore which treatments would best suit your needs. For instance, if you also have excess fat deposits that you’d like to treat, you may be an excellent candidate for a minimally invasive body contouring procedure like SmartLipo. Whichever procedure you prefer, Dr. Cynthia Diehl and her team are dedicated to making your cosmetic dreams a reality through personalized care.
Dr. Diehl is driven by the desire to better the lives of her patients. Dr. Diehl is one of the few female and Spanish-speaking plastic surgeons in Raleigh. She is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and was previously certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Diehl is trained in cosmetic facial, breast, and body procedures, including SmartLipo MPX, an FDA approved laser liposuction technology. She also provides non-surgical cosmetic treatments including CoolSculpting®, Thermi®, miraDry®, and injectables to patients in Raleigh and the surrounding area.MEET DR. CYNTHIA DIEHL
Before your Cellfina® treatment, the dimples on your thighs and buttocks will be marked. You will then lie down and the treated area will be prepped. Once treatment begins, the Cellfina® device draws the tissue in with suction. The device then pulls the skin taut so that the calibrated handpiece can precisely cut the fibrous band, releasing the cellulite dimple. Since the area is numbed with a lidocaine and saline mixture, this process is virtually painless.
Here’s why cellulite removal with Cellfina® is so effective: Cellulite is not a superficial skin problem, so Cellfina® targets the deeper structural issues that cause dimpling. The skin and muscle layers are divided by fat, and all these layers are held together by fibrous bands of connective tissue. With weight gain, fat causes the tissue in between these fibrous bands to bulge outward, which produces cellulite dimples. However, cellulite can be present even without weight gain, and it can also worsen as the skin loses elasticity over time. To treat this, Cellfina® breaks up the fibrous bands and releases the tissue. Once released, the skin is restored to a smoother, dimple-free texture.
Pro-Nox is an inhaled sedative that has a fixed delivery system which prevents over-sedation by supplying a consistent blend of 50/50 N2O and O2. Pro-Nox is also highly safe and effective. Unlike intravenous sedation, there are no needles.
With Pro-Nox, patients can enjoy affordable comfort. Treatment consists of low-cost compounds and is easy to administer. It also does not require the use of expensive disposables. Pro-Nox, therefore, does not significantly add to the operating costs associated with minimally invasive procedures. This allows Dr. Diehl to provide these procedures to patients at an affordable rate.
Cellulite removal with Cellfina® typically only takes 45 minutes for a full treatment.
Most patients resume their regular activities shortly after treatment. It’s common for patients to experience bruising and soreness, but these temporary symptoms resolve on their own. After the procedure, you will need to wear a compression garment for a few weeks, which will aid in healing and will help you attain the best results.
Ideal candidates for Cellfina® in Raleigh include people who are within 10 pounds of their normal body weight, and people who are seeking a reduction of cellulite on the buttocks or thighs. This treatment is not suited for those who have skin laxity.
Cellfina® requires just a single treatment, and full results are typically seen within a few days.
Patients can expect their results to last up to three years, which is the longest duration of results cleared by the FDA for cellulite treatment.