When you have cellulite dimples around your thighs and buttocks, it can negatively affect your self-image and make you self-conscious about wearing shorts or bathing suits. Although cellulite is normal and does not present any medical issues, it’s not nearly as attractive as smooth, vibrant skin and tends to make us look older than we are. Fortunately, thanks to advancements in aesthetic care, effective treatment options are now available to eliminate cellulite dimples and restore your skin's firm, youthful complexion. One great example is Avéli, a minimally invasive, innovative treatment specifically designed to target cellulite.
What Is Avéli?
Avéli is a revolutionary cosmetic treatment that eliminates cellulite dimples around the buttocks and thighs. The FDA-cleared treatment smooths out unsightly divots in the skin, leaving it firm and youthful-looking.
How Does Avéli Work?
Understanding how Avéli treatment works help to understand how cellulite dimples form in the skin. Cellulite is caused by bands of fibrous connective tissue located beneath the skin. These bands, called septa, tug down on the skin, pulling it inward and creating little divots. When the skin is tightened like this, it also pushes the underlying layer of fat upward. Although cellulite is more common in women, it can also affect men.
Avéli treatment utilizes a special handheld device equipped with a tiny blade to eliminate cellulite dimples. When this device is inserted through a small incision, its edge can be precisely controlled to sever the septa bands creating the cellulite. Once these bands of connective tissue have been cut, there’s no longer anything pulling down on the skin, eliminating the divots and restoring a smooth, vibrant complexion.
Benefits of Avéli
Avéli is a highly effective cellulite treatment that can offer all of the following benefits:
- Dramatically reduces the appearance of cellulite around the thighs and
- Creates smooth, firm, youthful-looking skin
- Provides long-lasting results
- Minimally invasive treatment
- Minimal recovery downtime
- Increased self-confidence
- Increased wardrobe options
What Should I Expect During the Procedure?
Before you undergo Avéli cellulite treatment, your first step will be to sit down for a consultation with Dr. Shafa. He will talk with you about the treatment details and answer any questions you may have. The doctor will also listen to your aesthetic goals and help you determine whether or not Avéli is the ideal treatment to achieve them. If you decide to move forward with Avéli, Dr. Shafa will create a personalized treatment plan that caters to your unique situation.
Avéli treatment is a simple outpatient procedure performed right at our clinic using local anesthesia. Dr. Shafa will make several small incisions around the treatment area. He will then carefully insert the Avéli handpiece into the incisions and use its blade to target and cut the individual septa bands responsible for your cellulite dimples. Once all of the targeted bands of tissue have been severed, he will remove the device and close your incisions with sutures before bandaging the area. Overall, the procedure will likely take around an hour to complete, and you can return home shortly after it’s finished.
Am I a Candidate for Avéli?
Adults experiencing cellulite dimples around the thighs and/or buttocks could be good candidates for Avéli. To be an ideal candidate for the treatment, you should:
- Be in generally good physical health
- Have the desire to eliminate cellulite around your thighs and/or
- Be relatively close to your ideal weight
- Have a BMI of under 30
- Not be currently pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have reasonable expectations for the treatment
- Be between the ages of 21 and 60
How Long Will It Take To See Results After Avéli Treatment?
You may notice an immediate reduction in the cellulite around the treatment area after an Avéli session, but the full results of the procedure will appear gradually. Typically, you can see the complete effects of Avéli in approximately three months, and those improvements could last for multiple years or even a lifetime. Most patients can achieve optimal results with only one Avéli treatment session, but in rare cases, a follow-up session may be required to eliminate the targeted cellulite.
Why Choose Dr. Shafa for Your Avéli Treatment?
At Brian Shafa Plastic Surgery, we believe in providing compassionate, patient-centric care and cutting-edge aesthetic treatment. Dr. Shafa is a board-eligible plastic surgeon with expertise in cosmetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and all facets of plastic surgery. He and the rest of our team consistently go above and beyond to make our patients comfortable, connect with them, and help them bring their inner beauty to the surface. When you choose us for your Avéli treatment, you’ll receive personalized treatment and superb, natural-looking results. Once the process is complete, you’ll be left with smooth, gorgeous skin free of unsightly cellulite. If you’re ready to schedule a consultation, give our office a call today.