Surgical Artistry Info Sheet from Kiana
Description: Minimally invasiveprocedure that treats cellulite; it can take about 45mins to 2 hours depending on how many areas are being treated.
What it can do: Cellfina is a procedure that releases the bands that are woven throughout the fat in your thighs and buttocks. When you have cellulite the bands happen to be contracted and tightened which causes the dimples. Once these bands are released the skin bounces back and does not create those dimples anymore, which means the cellulite is gone.
What it’s indicated for: It is indicated for improving the appearance of cellulite in the buttocks and thighs
Candidates: Dr. Wu or her assistant will evaluate your specific circumstances and determine whether you are a candidate for Cellfina treatment. Therefore, the first step is to make an appointment for consultation for Cellfina.
What else is there to know about Cellfina?: Cellfina is a very straightforward and minimally invasive procedure that helps diminish the look of Cellulite. It is done in the office under local anesthesia. Therefore, you are able to drive yourself here and drive yourself home. We do need to have a consultation first to determine if you would be a candidate or not. Once we determine that you are a candidate then we will provide an estimatefor the procedure and you can book a date.
Day of Treatment: The day of the procedure it may be a good idea to take a pain reliever 30-60min prior to the procedure just to help with any discomfort, although it is not required and most patients do well without the pain reliever, but it could be beneficial. We do numb the area with tumescent local anesthetic. This is the part of the procedure that you may feel some pain or discomfort; but after you are done being numbed you will not feel much at all, just some pressure. There is some noise that you will hear so you may bring some earphones with you so you can drown out the noise if this is something that may bother you.
You will need to bring a compression garment for your buttocks and thighs to the procedure. This will be placed on you right after the procedure is done. You will wear this for the first 3 weeks after your procedure. There are not many restrictions after the procedure but the following will be required to abide by after the Cellfina treatment.
- First 3 days only light activity
- On day 4 you may resume normal activities
- Extreme physical activity should be avoided for 30 days following treatment
Other things to keep in mind are:
- Acetaminophen will help with any lingering pain
- Oozing can occur from the insertion sites for the first 24-48 hours. Make sure you have a towel with you to protect anything you may be sitting on
- Soreness, tenderness and bruising are typical symptoms after this procedure
- We will see you 3 weeks after the procedure