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Cellulite is an aesthetic concern that can present in women of all ages. Cellfina™ is a breakthrough FDA-approved treatment that uses minimally invasive techniques to smooth skin dimples and rid treated areas of cellulite for at least three years.

Characterized by skin that appears dimpled, depressed, or bumpy, cellulite affects both men and women, but appears more commonly in women due to differences in fat and muscle distribution. While previously there was no treatment that could effectively smooth cellulite with long-lasting results, Cellfina™ is a cutting-edge non-surgical solution that has been proven to reduce skin dimpling on the buttocks or thighs for a minimum of three years. Using a small, needle-sized device, Cellfina™ releases the primary structural cause of cellulite (fibrous septae bands). By releasing the tension caused by these connective bands, a smoother skin appearance is created without incisions, scars, or recovery time. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Lee, MD, FRCSC, offers Cellfina™ treatment conveniently at our Calgary-area practice. With the expertise of our certified Cellfina™ practitioners, you can attain natural-looking, beautiful results that allow you to feel like your best self.

Who is a Candidate for Cellfina™?

Cellulite affects roughly 85% of women over the age of twenty. For this reason, many individuals can benefit from Cellfina™ treatment. Depending on your aesthetic goals, ideal candidates for Cellfina™  are affected by:

  • Multiple areas of isolated skin dimpling
  • Adjacent skin dimpling, pits, and depressions
  • Pervasive bumpiness or skin dimpling throughout the surface of skin in a given region

Those considering treatment should also be in relatively good health with realistic expectations for the final outcome.

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Your Cellfina™ Consultation

To begin, our Cellfina™ experts will ask you about your aesthetic concerns and treatment goals while reviewing your medical history. Your certified practitioner will examine your concerns and assess whether Cellfina™ is the right treatment to fulfill your cosmetic goals. If it is determined that you would benefit from Cellfina™, our experienced team will proceed to create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. The treatment is performed on site and typically requires very minimal downtime.

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Dr. Jonathan Lee (MD, FRCSC) is an experienced, Canadian and New York fellowship-trained Plastic Surgeon based in Calgary. Well-established, he is board certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and specializes in both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.

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How Does the Cellfina™ System Work?

Cellfina™ is designed to address the root cause of cellulite—connective bands distributed throughout fatty tissue which pull down on the dermis. These fibrous bands are woven through fat in the buttocks and thighs. Whether as a result of hormones, the aging process, skin thickness, or simple fat distribution, the connective bands can create dimpling and an uneven appearance in the skin associated with cellulite. Cellfina™ uses a small, needle-sized device to release the tension in these bands, allowing the skin to smooth itself out for incredibly enduring results that can be seen in as little as three days. Depending on the breadth of the area being treated, a Cellfina™ session can be completed in as quick as 45 minutes.

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How Long Do Results From Cellfina™ Last?

Cellfina™ has been proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite for at least three years. Clinical studies have shown a 96 percent patient satisfaction rate after two years following treatment, and 94 percent after three years. This is currently the longest-lasting cellulite treatment cleared by the FDA.

Why Choose Calgary Institute of Plastic Surgery?

At our practice, our Cellfina™ practitioners have extensive knowledge on aesthetics and the various anatomical mechanisms that cause cellulite on the surface of the skin. You can be confident that your certified Cellfina™ expert is highly experienced administering non-surgical cosmetic enhancement treatments, and is well-equipped to achieve exceptional results with your Cellfina™ treatment. Furthermore, our advanced medical aesthetics team have trained under the tutelage of Dr. Jonathan Lee and are well-versed in a comprehensive range of minimally invasive treatments. Please contact our practice to schedule your session today.

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