What is cellulite?
Cellulite is a depression of any shape or size seen on the surface of the skin, typically on the buttocks or thighs, with defined edges. A major underlying cause of cellulite are septa – the fibrous bands that tether your skin to the structures below.
Septa are complex.
They can be different for different women or in different parts of the body. Some septa are good (and you want them as connective tethers), but others stiffen or shrink over time and lead to the dimples you see on the surface and call cellulite.
What cellulite isn’t…
First and foremost, cellulite is not your fault. Second, cellulite is not laxity (a loss of elasticity in our skin), nor is it poor skin quality. And last, loud and clear, cellulite is not fat.
How long does an Avéli™ procedure take?
A typical appointment will take around an hour including prep, local anesthesia, and procedure. Exact timing will vary depending on your personalized plan.
Is there any downtime after the procedure?
Little to none. Some patients return to normal activities within 24-48 hours, most within a week.
Are there any side effects?
The most common side effects reported were mild pain within the first 24 hours and bruising and tenderness to the touch which typically resolved within 30 days. Small areas of firmness, usually not visible or painful, typically resolve in a couple of months.