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Cellulite Reduction in San Diego

Life is full of bumps along the way, including cellulite. This common, pesky issue is the result of fat pushing against the connective tissues under your skin, causing the skin to pucker and dimple. Most women experience it at some point, and it is notoriously difficult to treat. There’s no miracle cream or at-home device that smooths the cottage-cheese look of cellulite. But now you can enjoy long-lasting cellulite reduction with Cellfina at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa in San Diego.

This minimally invasive treatment is the only FDA-approved treatment for improving the appearance of cellulite for up to 5 years—the longest of any comparable treatments.

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What Are the Benefits of Cellfina?

In early FDA-approved pivotal studies of Cellfina, 94% of people were still thrilled with their results a year after treatment, meaning Cellfina has some of the highest patient satisfaction rates compared to other leading cellulite treatments. As with any treatment, individual results may vary.

Here are some things you may enjoy confidently when you’re cellulite-free:

  • Slip into a teeny bikini…without a wrap hiding your thighs.
  • Bring your short-shorts back out.
  • Skip the Spanx.
  • Pick out a shorter hemline.
  • Ditch constricting pantyhose.

All it takes is just a single hour-long treatment to enjoy all these benefits and more!

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How Does Cellfina Work?

Unlike topical treatments, Cellfina reduces cellulite by treating it at the source: the connective bands (fibro septae) that are woven through fat deposits to connect your skin to your muscles, creating the dimpled effect.

Because tight connective tissues contribute to cellulite, releasing these bands smooths out dimpling. Previously, the only options for manually cutting these bands involved a surgical procedure or going under the skin with a laser. Cellfina automates this process, providing the same effective end result without using lasers or manual cutting.

The Cellfina device is around the size of a smartphone and requires no lasers, heat, or radiofrequency—it’s entirely mechanical and doesn’t impact any surrounding tissues.

What to Expect from Your Cellfina Treatment

Before your treatment, one of our medical spa providers will evaluate your trouble areas and determine which dimples to treat for maximum benefit. Each dimple will be marked with a circle and numbed with lidocaine to keep you comfortable.

Your provider will place the Cellfina device on the marked dimples, where it will suction up the area of skin. A very small, sharp blade is then mechanically inserted about 6 millimeters under your skin to release the band that is causing cellulite.

What Does Cellfina Feel Like?

Most people report feeling nothing but a little pressure as the dimples are treated. Because the blade used is so small, you shouldn’t experience any bleeding.

How Long Does the Cellfina Treatment Take?

To treat an average of about 25 dimples, it should take only around an hour, soon after which you can resume your normal activities. Your treatment may take more or less time, depending on the area to be treated.

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Since 1988, more than 36,000 patients have had safe, successful procedures at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa.

What Is Cellfina Recovery Like?

You can expect minimal bruising which should resolve quickly after treatment. The area may be slightly tender, but most people say over-the-counter pain medication, such as Tylenol, is enough to keep discomfort to a minimum during that first 1 or 2 days.

When Will I See Results After Cellfina?

Most people are thrilled with their results after just a single treatment. Your skin will look significantly smoother and healthier soon after treatment and will further improve over the course of 3 months—and you’ll be able to enjoy those results for 3 years!

How Much Does Cellfina Cost?

The cost of Cellfina at our San Diego med spa is typically $4,500 to $6,000. Get all the info you need about costs on our pricing page.

Procedure Fee Range
Cellfina® Cellulite Reduction $4,500–$6,000

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It’s time to show off your smoothest, most stunning skin yet! Ready to get started? Click to book a free virtual consultation or contact us at (858) 452-1981 with additional questions about the procedure.

Last reviewed by a La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa Editor on August 1st, 2023. Meet Our Medical Editors

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