More people than ever before are interested in spending money on their appearance. While some stop short of surgery, others have come to find that this is just what they need to look and feel their best.
For many years, plastic surgeons and medical spas have been experimenting with a variety of cellulite treatments with the idea of finding the best one for patients.
While there are many treatments for patients to consider, Cellfina installation is growing in popularity. Not only are the results astounding, but they’re known to last for several years.
How Does it Work?
As a patient, it’s important to have a clear idea of how Cellfina treatments work.
In short, it starts with a subcision that allows a suction applicator to suck the skin, buttocks, and fat into the applicator.
Thanks to the use of a small blade there is no need for stiches following the surgery. This helps with aesthetics, while also ensuring little to no recovery time.
While some cellulite treatments can take several hours to complete, this is not the case with Cellfina. Instead, procedures typically range from 20 to 60 minutes. Here are some other things to know:
- Many patients only require one treatment in order to achieve the desired results
- There are no pre-treatment requirements
- The only post-treatment requirement is to apply some sort of compression to the area for a short period of time
- The insertion site is covered with a dressing before the patient is sent home
As noted above, due to the small incision, there is no reason for a person to take much time off of work or change his or her life. Most people are able to resume normal activity the same or next day, and most never have to rely on medication to control pain.
Are there any Downfalls?
As a patient, you always want to know if there are any potential side effects of a cosmetic procedure.
With Cellfina, you don’t have much to worry about. In fact, the biggest potential problem is the cost.
Due to the fact that the surgeon has to use a new device on each payment – which costs somewhere in the $800 to $1,000 range – the cost of the treatment can be high.
There are many factors that dictate the overall cost of Cellfina treatment, but it typically falls in the $3,000 to $6,000 range.
While this is a lot of money, most people interested in reducing cellulite are willing to pay it, as they like the fact that it provides long term results.