Health & Fitness

Is it true I can get rid of my cellulite with this procedure?

This VelaSmooth machine is one of the devices marketed as a cellulite solution.
This VelaSmooth machine is one of the devices marketed as a cellulite solution. MCT

Q. I remember reading something about Cellfina getting rid of cellulite. What is your thought about that?

A. My partners have been doing Cellfina for almost four years and have had great success. Naturally, it’s important that you select the right patients.

Cellfina is a minimally invasive procedure that gets rid of cellulite. Cellulite is caused by fibrous bands that pull on the skin’s surface. When the other area around these fibrous bands are not pulled down, they bulge out, thus forming cellulite. Cellfina destroys these fibrous bands, which is the cause of cellulite, and smooths out the surrounding area.

The procedure takes approximately one hour and is done with local anesthesia. You can also have sedation by an anesthesiologist. A great majority of the patients (93 to 94 percent) are extremely happy with their results three to four years after they’ve had the procedure. In most cases, it’s a one-time procedure.

Dr. Carlos Wolf is a partner in Miami Plastic Surgery and is board certified. Email your questions to him at Cwolf@miamiplasticsurgery.com.

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