Cellfina™ Cellulite Treatment

Contrary to popular belief, cellulite cannot be reduced by losing weight. This common “cottage cheese” look also isn’t brought on by weight gain. In fact, these dimples on the thighs and buttocks, particularly in women, are caused by restrictive tissue bands that group fat cells together. Cellfina™ is a revolutionary non-surgical cellulite treatment that loosens the restrictive bands that cause cellulite and create a smoother, younger look.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Harrington takes pride in offering a cellulite reduction treatment she has tried herself, and loves the results. During your consultation, she’ll explain exactly how cellulite is formed and how Cellfina™ works, helping you feel comfortable and confident about your decision.

Harrington + Associates Plastic Surgery has helped women from the Twin Cities and beyond feel more beautiful with non-surgical cellulite treatments. Contact us online or call our Plymouth office today at 651-290-7600 for more information about cellulite reduction, including pricing.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Cellfina™ Cellulite Reduction?

Most people who are unhappy with the appearance of cellulite on their bodies can be excellent candidates for Cellfina™ treatments. Some of the most common reasons to consider cellulite reduction include:

  • The appearance of dimpled skin on the thighs or buttocks creates embarrassment
  • You avoid wearing certain clothes or bathing suits due to a “cottage cheese” look
  • The appearance of cellulite makes you look older or less fit than you really are

Your Cellfina™ Treatment

Cellfina™ works by disrupting fibrous tissue bands that cause fat cells to bunch together, creating the dimpled appearance of cellulite. During your procedure, Dr. Harrington or her certified assistants will inject a local anesthetic solution directly under the skin of the treatment area in order to minimize discomfort. A suction cup will then be placed over the area affected by cellulite. The purpose of the suction cup is to stabilize the skin and tissue for maximum precision. Finally, either Dr. Harrington or her assistant will use a fine needle to cut individual bands of fibrous tissue directly underneath the skin, allowing the underlying fat cells to spread out and create a smoother look for the skin.

Depending on your appearance goals, Dr. Harrington may recommend additional treatments to achieve your desired look. Many people choose to combine Cellfina™ treatments with fat reduction procedures such as liposuction or its non-surgical alternative, CoolSculpting®. Women getting a mommy makeover also commonly include Cellfina™ cellulite treatments in their cosmetic plan.

Cellfina™ Downtime

Because Cellfina™ is a non-surgical cellulite treatment, you will not be required to take any time away from work and your normal routine. Patients who experience mild discomfort following their cellulite treatment may wish to use over-the-counter pain medications. Dr. Harrington may suggest that you wear compression garments during the first week following your cellulite reduction procedure to minimize swelling. Some light bruising of the treated areas is normal after a Cellfina™ procedure, but this should subside over the following days. Because Cellfina™ uses fine needles instead of incisions to treat cellulite, the procedure should not result in scarring.

Many people begin to see the results of Cellfina™ after only 3 days. Your results should be noticeable after 3 months and may continue to develop and improve for up to 1 year following your treatment.

While complications associated with Cellfina™ treatments are rare, it’s important to discuss any potential risks with Dr. Harrington prior to your procedure. If you notice any sudden swelling accompanied by sharp pain, notify our office immediately.

Next Steps

Non-surgical cellulite reduction can improve your look and confidence in bathing suits and high hemlines, helping you feel young and beautiful. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact us online or call our Plymouth office at 651-290-7600 to schedule your Cellfina™ consultation and learn more about how to enhance your natural appearance.