Cellfina is an FDA-approved procedure that smooths the appearance of unsightly cellulite on the thighs and buttocks. It is the only FDA-approved cellulite treatment that offers results lasting two years or more.
People with unwanted cellulite dimples on their thighs and buttocks are ideal candidates for Cellfina. This procedure evens out the lumpy cellulite dimples to give the thighs and buttocks a more contoured, youthful look.
Benefits of Cellfina
Cellfina is minimally invasive and doesn't require general anesthesia. It relies on a small needle-sized device to treat the fibrous bands of cellulite just beneath the surface of the skin. A single treatment takes about 45 minutes and is followed by a short recovery time.
Patients typically see the results of Cellfina within three days after initial treatment. The results can last two years or more after the procedure, with a patient satisfaction rate of 96 percent, well above the satisfaction rates of other cellulite treatments.
How Cellfina works
The fat in thighs and buttocks is laced throughout with connective bands. These connective bands act like tight rubber bands, creating tension that causes a lumpy cellulite appearance. Cellfina targets these bands and releases the tension, eliminating the lumps and creating a smoother-looking surface.
Watch a Cellfina procedure in action
A Cellfina procedure is relatively painless, non-invasive, and brief. To help you understand how it works, take a look at our video of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Leahy performing a Cellfina procedure, and learn how Cellfina can simply and effectively treat areas of cellulite.
You can also view our slideshow of a real Cellfina patient undergoing the procedure!
Side effects of Cellfina
The side effects of Cellfina aren’t more serious than mild soreness and bruising after the treatment. In fact, most patients rate the pain level at only 2-3 on a scale of 1-10 three days after the procedure. The recovery time is exceptionally short compared to invasive procedures, with bruising gone in most patients in four weeks or less.
Before & after gallery
View before & after photos of real Cellfina patients.
Does Cellfina use cutting or other invasive techniques?
One of the great features about this procedure is that it's minimally invasive! Through a minuscule incision, Cellfina relies on a small needle-sized device that penetrates just below the surface of the skin, which is numbed with local anesthetic.
Are the results really worth it?
YES! The results last an outstanding two years, or more in some cases — the longest of any FDA approved cellulite treatment.
How long does the treatment take?
A single Cellfina treatment generally requires only 45 minutes of your time per session. Depending on the amount of area being treated, your doctor may schedule multiple sessions over time.
Do I need to take time off work/other duties?
Most patients don’t require much downtime after the procedure as the pain and recovery time is minimal. Beyond some initial soreness and tenderness, you won’t feel much of a difference.
Is Cellfina expensive?
Since the procedure varies per patient because of the size of the area(s) being treated, you can get an accurate quote from a consultation with your doctor. If you’re afraid you won’t be able to afford your procedure, check out how you can get financed through CareCredit®.
How can I get more information about Cellfina?
You can request a consultation with one of our doctors to learn more details about the procedure and how it can be customized for you to produce optimal results!