Cellulite Reduction Overview
At Scottsdale Plastic Surgeons in Northern Scottsdale, our board-certified surgeons, Dr. Tsujimura and Dr. Holden, use the innovative Cellfina system for effective cellulite reduction with minimal discomfort to the patient. Using precision surgical technique and gentle vacuum pressure, the individual fibers that form the cellulite dimple are released. This safe, minimally invasive procedure is the only FDA approved procedure for long-term cellulite reduction to smooth the surfaces of the buttocks and thighs and enhanced body contours.
"Rhinoplasty - Scottsdale, AZ - I couldn't be happier with my new nose.I hated my nose for as long as I can remember, when I looked in the mirror or at pictures of myself that's all I saw. The first time I met with Dr.Holden he pin pointed my exact issues with my nose with out my having to tell him. He was very kind and patient and answered all of my questions. While talking to him it was obvious he knew what he was talking about and was an expert in his field. I felt so comfortable and confident with him that I canceled my other consultes (with another surgon I used in the past) and scheduled by surgery for the next week. Dr.Holden also saw me at every one of my follow up appointments, not some nurse, which was very important to me and helped with my post surgery anxiety. With being 34 years old and a mother of 3 it was very important to me for my new nose to look natural. It does. I am thrilled when I look in the mirror and the people close to me have all remarked how wonderful it looks. While people that I haven't shared my surgery haven't noticed or at least not enough to say "oh my gosh you got a nose job!" I still look like me. :)"- S. / RealSelf / Jul 30, 2015
"I Couldn't Be Happier! - Dr. Holden is a very talented physician. Not only is he exceptional at facial plastic surgery, he is kind, compassionate and caring. I am extremely pleased with my eye lift and face lift, I couldn't be happier. He makes you feel comfortable every step of the way explaining the surgery and recovery in detail. He has the best bed-side manner of any physician I've encountered!"- S. / RealSelf / Nov 28, 2018
"Dr. Holden for Rhinoplasty! - I had a rhinoplasty procedure yesterday, after years of wanting to have one, but not actively pursuing to do so. I wanted a small refinement to my profile. I chose Dr. Holden because of his warm and caring nature, and his close attention to detail. In the initial consultation and meeting with Dr. Holden, I knew I had chosen the right doc for the job. Not only is he a fantastic plastic surgeon..."- A. / RealSelf / Oct 18, 2018
"Dr. Paul Holden is a Very Gifted Plastic Surgeon. - Dr. Paul Holden is a fantastic plastic surgeon. I would highly recommend that anyone needing facial plastic surgery use him. My results were outstanding. Arizona is very fortunate to have him as a resource in our area."- D. / RealSelf / Sep 19, 2018
"Walking through the fear! - I initially went to talk to Dr. Holden in May of 2016 about straightening my septum and removing a bump on my nose from when it was broken when I was young. I got nervous and opted not to do it. A friend of mine went to see him for a similar surgery and went through with it. After seeing the results and the success that my friend had I opted to go through with it in March of 2017. Tonight I..."- B. / RealSelf / Sep 16, 2018
Cellulite Reduction Procedure Technique
Cellfina cellulite reduction treatments are a minimally invasive procedure that safely and effectively remove the structural cause of cellulite and improves the contours of the body in the treated areas. Cellulite reduction treatments use a gentle vacuum suction to isolate the fiber creating the dimple of cellulite. The surgeon inserts a fine needle to precisely sever the fiber, which has not been shown to re-attach for the full length of the FDA study- 2 years. Patients will be able to leave after the procedure, but they should avoid strenuous activity for at least 1 – 2 weeks.
What to Expect with Cellulite Reduction
For the first day or two after the treatment, the patient may see mild bruising, swelling, and redness, but this should subside quickly to reveal the patient’s results. Results are immediate. The patient notices a reduction in cellulite and skin dimpling. In the FDA study, most patients saw improved smoothness in the treated skin over time. Individual results vary in the amount of cellulite and by the number of areas treated.
Cellulite Reduction Expected Cost
The cost of cellulite treatments will vary depending on the number of areas being treated and the number of dimples treated, but on average, patients spend about $3000 to $9000 for 1 treatment. As the procedure is surgical and has long-term proven results, one treatement is all that is usually required unless there is significant weight gain.
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Cellulite Reduction FAQs
What Is Cellulite?
Cellulite is the lumpy, dimpled flesh that usually appears on the thighs, hips, butt, and stomach. While cellulite is more common in women, it can also be found in men. The cause of cellulite is still unclear, but many doctors think it is fat swollen with toxins to create ripples on the surface of the skin, which may be caused by genetics, thin skin, and aging. Cellulite can be found on thin and overweight bodies, and while it is not considered a serious medical condition, it is considered undesirable and unattractive.
Length of Treatments?
The length of the treatment will depend on how many dimples are being treated, but most treatments take at least 2 – 4 hours. Patients should wear compression garments for the first week to reduce swelling and maintain comfort.
To help speed recovery and fat loss, patients may wear compression garments for 1 week after their treatment. It is also helpful to the recovery process if the patient avoid strenuous activity, including exercise for 1 – 2 weeks.