Discover Aveli: A Revolutionizing Cellulite Treatment
You exercise, you eat a healthy diet, and you stay hydrated, but that pesky cellulite still takes up space on the buttocks and thighs. It’s all too common a problem, but we now have a new tool in our anti-cellulite arsenal – Aveli, an FDA-approved cellulite treatment that yields amazing, long-lasting results.
What Causes Cellulite?
Women of all shapes and sizes end up with cellulite on their hips, thighs, buttocks and other areas where the body tends to store fat. While men can get cellulite, too, it’s most common in women due to the differences in fat, muscle and connective tissue distribution.
Cellulite occurs when fat deposits push through the connective tissue beneath the skin. One of the reasons it is so prevalent in women is that the structure of the connective tissue in women is different from men. Women’s connective tissue is arranged vertically (up and down), making it easier for fat cells to push through and create a dimpled skin effect.
The appearance of cellulite is influenced by several factors, including genetics, body fat percentage, age, and skin thickness. But it’s not uncommon for younger and fit people to find pockets of cellulite on their bodies. Hormones also likely play a role in cellulite development. Estrogen, insulin, noradrenaline, thyroid hormones, and prolactin are all believed to participate in cellulite production.
Aveli: How It Works
While it’s harmless and very common, most of us don’t love the appearance of cellulite. While diet and exercise can help reduce the appearance of cellulite, if you are at a healthy weight and still plagued by the appearance of cellulite, Aveli can be an excellent treatment to consider.
Aveli cellulite treatment can reduce the appearance of cellulite in the buttocks and thigh areas. As stated above, cellulite is often caused by fibrous bands called septae that connect the skin to the underlying muscle. Over time, these bands can tighten and pull down the skin, trapping fat cells and causing the skin above to dimple.
For this treatment, we make tiny incisions in the skin and then insert the handheld Aveli device through these incisions to cut the fibrous bands. This reduces the tension that causes your skin to pucker. Once the fibrous bands are released and the skin tension is reduced, this leads to a smoother appearance on the surface. This can reduce the appearance of cellulite significantly with just one single treatment.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Aveli?
Generally, Aveli is a good fit for any person with a stable, healthy BMI of about 25 or less. It’s important to have realistic expectations and understand that Aveli is not a weight-loss treatment, it is meant for adults already at a healthy body weight. Aveli also is meant to be used for patients with mild to moderate cellulite, and not severe cellulite.
If you have any skin infections in the treatment area, we will need to wait for those to clear up completely before using the Aveli. Additionally, if you have a medical condition such as a clotting disorder, Aveli might not be a good fit. Please let us know about any health conditions you may have as well as all of the medications and supplements you take. We also do not recommend Aveli for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
In some cases, the cellulite or skin rippling could be caused by skin laxity. This occurs when skin loses its firmness and elasticity, which is a natural part of aging as the body’s collagen and elastin production slows down. If this is the case, we have other treatments that might improve the look of your skin, but Aveli will not be a good match.
Is There Downtime? What About Side Effects?
An Aveli cellulite treatment typically takes about an hour from start to finish. We numb the area with a local anesthetic to reduce discomfort and once the procedure is complete, you can return to your normal activities, although it can be a good idea to rest for 24 hours after the procedure, as this can reduce swelling and speed up the healing process. In some cases, we may recommend that you avoid vigorous exercise for up to two weeks after the procedure.
Typically, most Aveli patients report minimal discomfort during and after the procedure. Some minor swelling and bruising and some tenderness in the treatment area can occur, but those typically resolve within just a few days or perhaps two weeks at most. Best of all, you should see the results within just a few weeks, and the results last for a year or more.
Other Cellulite Reduction Options
Another option we offer is Cellfina. This also is a minimally invasive procedure designed to reduce the appearance of cellulite on the thighs and buttocks. While the procedure is similar to Aveli and can be a good option for many patients, Aveli tends to be a bit more precise than Cellfina, which is why we love providing this new treatment option.
Some people prefer Cellfina because it has been around about 7 years longer than Aveli, which can bring some peace of mind for certain patients who prefer a method with a longer track record, although we have a high level of confidence in both procedures. Both of these treatments should be provided by a board-certified plastic surgeon. This ensures safety and optimum results.
Considering Aveli? Call Us Today
At Thaxton Plastic Surgery, we are proud to offer Aveli, Cellfina and a wide range of services to help you look and feel your best. Whether you are interested in Aveli or perhaps Botox, Juvéderm, Coolsculpting or another of our many treatment options, give us a call to schedule a consultation so that we can find quality procedures that fit your beauty goals perfectly.