Cellfina Frequently Asked Questions
Regardless of how fit and thin you are, unfortunately, there's usually nothing that can be done to stop or remove the appearance of cellulite without assistance. Cellulite (a fibrous tissue) builds beneath the skin, mostly around the stomach, hips, and thighs, and can create a bumpy, dimpled look. Houston, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Edward Lee at Nuveau Plastic Surgery is delighted to perform Cellfina to help patients improve areas on the body that are plagued with cellulite. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration, Cellfina can correct the appearance of cellulite year over year. After two years, we see a 94% patient approval rating, and we continue to see sustained improvement moving forward. By pinpointing the fibrous tissue commonly found in the buttocks and thighs, Cellfina frees the bound tissue and helps smooth the treatment area in less than a week. In the past, cellulite was basically impossible to eliminate, but today, you can receive great, noticeable results from proven treatments, like Cellfina, at Nuveau Plastic Surgery.
"Dr. Lee is very personable! He is always very thoughtful and kind. If you are looking to get a procedure done, he will be able to kindly guide you through the process. Very seldom do you meet a doctor who is as considerate and relational as Dr. Lee!"- J.B. / Facebook / Mar 12, 2017
"I just happen to run across Dr. Lee on the internet searching for a Dr. to do a breast augmentation and possible tummy tuck. Had never even considered having this before and was very nervous. Went to one other consultation with another Dr. in the Houston area and found out he was actually only a dermatologist and wasn’t board certified in plastic surgery. I decided to get another quote and I am so glad that I did. Even though I lost $500 dollars that I had put down with t...he first Dr.. i let Dr. Lee know what it was that I was looking for and he let me know right away what I needed. He could have charged me more and even could have said that I needed more than what I did but he did not. He did not have to do a lift on me for my breast and he did not have to do lipo in me either and in both cases he could have told me I needed this and I would not have known the difference - but he didn’t. I was impressed with the fact that he has been doing this for only 7 years would be up to date on the procedures and possible new ways of doing these procedures rather than a dr that had been doing this for 20 plus years. Dr. Lee was worried due to the fact that I was a smoker. He almost seemed as if he may not even be interested in doing my surgery due to this fact. That was even impressive. He could have cared less and just seen dollar signs but he didn’t. I let him know I was super serious about this and would stop immediately if he would get me right in to do surgery so that I wouldn’t change my mind like I had in the past due to other obligations. He told me I would have to wait 6 weeks and the. He could do the surgery if I stopped smoking then. I promised. He kept his part of the bargain and so did I. I am proud to say that I have now had surgery almost 2 weeks ago and still haven’t smoked. Won’t go back. Thanks to Dr. Lee and Mrs. Eva I won’t go back to smoking. My surgery went flawlessly and the results are amazing. The Dr. knew exactly what I needed and did a perfect job. He eased all of my fears and it went way better than what I expected. Would recommend Dr. Lee to anyone wanting to enhance their looks. They offer a lot of different services and I would let them do any of them on me if I needed. Now Mrs Eva if the Drs right hand in my opinion. She was amazing and could have ignored me because god knows I ask her every question under the sun regarding my procedures and she handled me with nothing but respect. When she didn’t have too. I love her to pieces and she makes you feel so comfortable during the entire process."- M.S. / Facebook / Mar 22, 2020
"10 days post “mommy makeover” and have to write a review because of how smooth the process was and how wonderful Dr. Lee is. Great bedside manner and superb skill level. You can tell he takes pride in his work and strives to get his patients the best possible outcome. Recovery process has been smooth thankfully. I was back to work 1 week post surgery. Also, Dr. Lee really listens to your concerns and works with you as a team. He even called me over Christmas to review a post op concern I had emailed him about. Eva in the office is also wonderful. Highest recommendations!"- D. / Google / Dec 28, 2019
"Dr.Lee is highly skilled and takes very good care of his patients during and post operation. I highly recommend Dr. Lee!"- C.K. / Google / Nov 04, 2019
"Very welcoming place."- J.S. / Google / Sep 04, 2019
Cellfina Procedure Technique
Cellfina provides great results with little risk for most men and women. However, you might not be a candidate if you have diabetes, varicose veins, an infection, or loose skin. Those taking blood thinners or who are pregnant should not have Cellfina treatments. Ideal candidates for Cellfina:
- Are at a healthy weight
- Have cellulite on their hips, stomach, or legs
- Have toned skin
- Have realistic expectations
Prior to your Cellfina procedure, Dr. Lee will have you stand still while identifying each of your treatment areas with a marker. Next, local anesthesia will be used. Using suction to stabilize and keep the treatment area tight, a microblade is inserted into the treatment area with the help of the Cellfina device. The fibrous bands that cause cellulite are separated, allowing the affected area to loosen. This reveals smoother skin. The procedure can typically be completed in less than an hour.
What to Expect with Cellfina®
Under most circumstances, you can resume normal activities the day after your procedure. But we highly recommend you refrain from overexertion for a couple of days to allow the treatment area the chance to recover. Common side effects of Cellfina include tenderness, swelling, and bruising. These symptoms aren't usually serious and fade away in the days after your procedure. Following the treatment, you could notice tangible results in days with peak results appearing in the months that follow. Men and women who keep their weight stable will see long-lasting results, but Cellfina can be performed as many times as necessary.
Cellfina Ideal Candidates
How much does Cellfina cost?
Cellfina treatments are priced based on the size of the area being treated, as well as the number of treatment sessions needed to attain the right results. In addition, some patients opt to have more than one area treated.
What is cellulite?
Cellulite is the dimply, lumpy flesh that appears on the hips, thighs, stomach, and buttocks. While cellulite is more prevalent in women, it can also be found in men. The exact cause of why cellulite forms and is visible is still unclear, but many doctors believe it is fat swollen with toxins, which may be caused by genetics, thin skin, and aging. Cellulite is not a serious medical condition and it can be found on both overweight individuals, as well as those who are thin.
How can I recover faster from Cellfina?
To help speed recovery and fat loss, a compression garment may be worn for 2 – 3 weeks. It is also recommended that you avoid strenuous activity, including exercise for 1 – 2 weeks. Following your appointment, you may see some slight redness and feel warm, but you are free to return to light activities immediately.
Will I have continuous improvements after Cellfina treatments?
Probably the most noteworthy benefit regarding laser cellulite reduction is that over time, you will continue to see results. This is due to the advanced collagen growth that takes place under the skin. After two years, we see a 94% patient approval rating, and we continue to see sustained improvement year over year.
Plan Your Procedure
Cellfina has helped hundreds of people to reduce cellulite from problem areas, increasing their self-esteem. If you are embarrassed by unwanted cellulite on certain parts of your body but do not want to resort to surgery to receive that taut look you dream of, call Nuveau Plastic Surgery to schedule a consult with Dr. Edward Lee. Learn how Cellfina can diminish the look of cellulite to provide a rejuvenated glow that complements your beautiful body.