Now that the cold weather is behind us and spring is settling in, the problem of cellulite is taking center stage. Those dimples that populate the buttocks and thighs become more visible now that the winter layers are replaced by shorts and bathing suits. Many feel that it’s a weight issue that brings cellulite to the skin’s surface, but that’s not necessarily the case. However, it is abundantly clear that cellulite is all too familiar to many women, and most want to get rid of it.

What is Cellulite?

Cellulite is visible fat that forms under layers of skin with loose connective skin tissues peeking through the layers displayed in bumps and lumps. The unsightly effect looks similar to cottage cheese.

However, the main culprit of cellulite among women is not obesity but hormonal differences and loose skin structures. Although many treatments claim to produce fantastic results, the fact is that most are more hype than outcome. Although a proper diet and exercise help reduce cellulite visibility, as stated earlier, the problem is more than excess weight.

Emsculpt Neo and Cellulite

Emsculpt Neo is the only non-invasive body contouring treatment employing radiofrequency heating for fat reduction and high intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM+) energy for muscle toning and strengthening in a half-hour session. The benefits include fat reduction and muscle growth more than any other gold-standard product, for less time and money.

During treatment, subcutaneous fat reaches high temperatures causing apoptosis, damaging fat within the treatment area and eliminating dead fat cells naturally. Clinical tests reveal an average of thirty percent reduction of subcutaneous fat.

Bypassing brain limitations, the HIFEM+ energy causes muscle fibers to contract in target sites not achievable during a strenuous workout. This extreme stress forces targeted muscles to adapt, increasing muscle fibers and cells and causing them to grow. Clinical tests indicate a twenty-five percent increase in muscle growth on average.

Although considered more of a fat reduction and muscle tone treatment, Emsculpt Neo does tighten leg skin and help reduce cellulite visibility. The mechanism that causes muscle movements firms muscles and lifts fibrous tissues to resolve mild cellulite.

Other Benefits

Emsculpt Neo procedures construct outcomes easily and in a short period, which would typically be impossible without years of committed body training.

  • Averages twenty-five percent increase in muscle mass
  • Averages thirty percent reduction of fat
  • Strengthens core
  • Improves workout with stronger muscles
  • Increases physical endurance
  • Improves posture

Get the Contours of Your Dreams

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Dreyfuss helps women get their bodies ready for the summer to show off in their favorite summer wear.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our state-of-the-art surgical facility in Orland Park by calling (815)806-9400 or arranging a virtual consultation to continue your journey toward achieving your desired appearance.

Halloween is done and Thanksgiving is fast approaching; then there’s the long duration of the holiday season and ringing in the New Year.

With so many reunions with loved ones and family, it’s no surprise plastic surgeons are busy making their patients look great. One concern which has many patients anxious as the festivities approach is Cellulite.

Although dimples on facial cheeks can be cute, those on the legs and buttocks are less so. Cellulite is a problem which sends many women hiding behind long dresses and loose-fitting clothes. But there’s hope for smoother skin texture in problem areas like the buttocks and thighs. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Dreyfuss,  offers Cellfina® to resolve the dimples that diet and exercise cannot.

Cellfina® is an FDA cleared treatment that offers the solution to a problem which has been nearly impossible to treat. It deals with cellulite at its core, namely the tissue below the surface of the skin.

What Causes Cellulite?

Between the muscle and the uppermost layer of skin are fibrous cords of connective tissue. In women, these cords run in a way which is different than in men. Therefore, women often experience more significant problems with the appearance of dimpling on the hips, thighs, and buttocks as well as other areas. Genetics and hormones play a role in this issue as well.

Who is a Candidate?

Patients who benefit from Cellfina® are of all ages and lifestyles. The treatment is easy and convenient; with one procedure, embarrassing cellulite which has been present for years can be diminished or resolved.

It is great for patients who are hesitant to wear shorts, skirts, tights, or any form-fitting clothing that may reveal the uneven consistency of the skin’s surface. Results are long-lasting, providing smooth and dimple-free skin.

Cellfina® Results

A Cellfina® treatment is quick, usually completed under an hour. More important, there’s little to no downtime after the treatment. This convenience makes Cellfina® an excellent treatment for the busy patient who wants immediate results without a prolonged recovery.

Cellfina® results will last years and may be permanent. You should see results within a few days following treatment with best results visible within six months to a year. Patients should understand Cellfina® does not prevent new fat cell formation, so a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise is important for maintaining smooth skin. Recently, the FDA cleared Cellfina® results to last up to five years!

A New Approach to Minimizing Cellulite Dimpling

There have been few treatments in the past which have been effective in reducing cellulite. Liposuction is effective at reducing stubborn fat pads, making the skin somewhat smoother, but no treatment has been effective in reducing cellulite at its source until Cellfina®.

The combination of advanced technology and subcision (scar reduction) makes Cellfina® special. It addresses the core of the problem, releasing the tethering or fibrous bands that pull the skin downward, to provide a smooth skin surface which is dimple free.

Next Step

If you are seeking smoother skin and relief from cellulite, contact board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Dreyfuss, to see if Cellfina® is right for you. He will assess your condition and recommend the necessary procedure to give you the results you are seeking.

Call us at 815-806-9400 or Contact Us Today!

Cellulite can often upset skin tone and texture, especially in the thigh and buttocks areas. Eating right and working out is great for maintaining optimal health and weight but eliminating those unwanted dimples may require some help. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Dreyfuss, is proud to offer Cellfina®, a cellulite treatment which provides stunning results.

Worldwide, 1.4 billion women deal with cellulite. Many have tried multiple remedies for eliminating this problem including liposuction, herbal products, massage, and weight loss with little visible improvement. Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery can help you ditch those dimples and add confidence to your skin appearance with Cellfina®.

Cellfina® is the first FDA-cleared minimally invasive treatment which reduces cellulite visibility after only one treatment with results lasting up to three years.

What is Cellfina®?

It is the only cellulite procedure which has proven to correct cellulite visibility. After just one session, you should see results within three days, with improvement continuing for three months. Studies indicate results can last up to three years. These studies show the longest duration of positive outcomes of any cellulite treatment presently on the market.

The Trouble with Past Treatments

Other cellulite treatments may use lasers to liquefy fat and cause the skin to contract. This technique does the opposite of what should happen in areas affected by cellulite. Contracting the skin will not improve skin texture without the bands under the skin being corrected.

How Does Cellfina® Work?

Cellfina® targets the connective bands woven through fat tissue, the main cause of cellulite. These bands create a dimple effect on the skin surface when they pull downward. Cellfina® treatment is a small needle-sized apparatus which eases the tension from these bands allowing the skin to return to a smooth surface.

What to Expect

Cellfina® is an in-office treatment performed under local anesthesia. Dr. Dreyfuss will place tiny needles beneath the skin to release the underlying connective bands. The treatment lasts less than an hour. It is extremely tolerable with little discomfort.

What to Expect After Treatment

Patients can resume their normal activities after the procedure but should take it easy for at least 24 hours. There will be mild bruising, tenderness and soreness which will subside after a few days, no longer than a week. The patient can manage any discomfort with over-the-counter medication.

How Soon Will I See Improvement?

You should realize improvement after three days with best results after three months. Studies indicate 85% of Cellfina® patients are satisfied with their results after three months and 94% after one year. This satisfaction rate exceeds all other cellulite treatments in use today.

Learn More

To learn more about Cellfina® and to reduce visible cellulite, you can contact us today to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Dreyfuss.

Call us at 815-806-9400 or Contact Us Today!