Cellulite is a common condition that many women struggle with. It is often seen as “dimples” or “craters” on a person’s skin, and its root cause is one that cannot be improved even by the healthiest of lifestyles. Fortunately, a state-of-the-art treatment called Avéli™ has shown great effectiveness with diminishing the telltale signs of cellulite for many individuals.
At The Aesthetic Institute of Chicago, our board-certified plastic surgeons, Brian M. Braithwaite, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Lorri Cobbins, M.D., F.A.C.S., are dedicated to providing patients with their desired results in a safe and comfortable environment. They recognize how cosmetic concerns like cellulite can affect a patient’s self-confidence, and they can develop a customized treatment plan designed to improve this condition with the best possible results.
What is Avéli™?
Avéli™ is an FDA-cleared, minimally invasive treatment designed to reduce the appearance of cellulite in the thigh and buttock regions of adult women. The procedure targets fibrous connective tissues that become tighter and pull the skin down, which ultimately cause the dimples and skin depressions commonly associated with cellulite. By severing those tissue bands, Avéli™ can help the skin look smoother and more even.
What Are the Benefits of Avéli™?
Cellulite affects women of all ages and body shapes, and the condition is typically not improved with a healthy diet and exercise. Avéli™ can help relieve that frustration by treating the primary cause of cellulite. The potential benefits of the treatment include:
- Reduction in signs of cellulite in the thighs and buttocks
- No general anesthesia is necessary
- One treatment session per targeted area is typically all that is required for optimal results
- Minimal recovery time
How Is the Avéli™ Treatment Performed?
The treatment begins with the application of a local anesthetic in the targeted area to minimize potential discomfort. The handheld Avéli™ device will be gently guided under the skin, where it can precisely target and sever the tissue bands that are causing cellulite. The innovative Avéli™ technology is capable of enhancing overall treatment accuracy for the best outcome possible.
While total Avéli™ procedure time depends on the size and number of areas being treated, the procedure often takes an hour or less to complete in our office.
What Can I Expect from the Avéli™ Recovery Process?
One of the key benefits of Avéli™ treatment is the minimal recovery process most patients experience. Bruising, mild soreness, and fluid drainage in the treatment areas are common right after the procedure; however, those effects should subside as the area continues to heal. While many patients are able to return to their normal routines within 24-48 hours of their Avéli™ treatment, it is recommended that patients avoid strenuous activities or exercise for a few days to help promote safe healing. Our team will provide you with a recovery guideline containing specific details and instructions.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Avéli™ Treatment?
For most patients, full results from Avéli™ treatment are visible and evident within a month. Patients should see smoother skin and a more even texture in areas that were once affected by cellulite. The results may last long into the future; however, it is possible that signs of cellulite return if new fibrous tissue bands form in the area.
How Much Does Avéli™ Cost?
The cost of Avéli™ treatment can vary from patient to patient. Contributing factors to the overall cost include:
- Number of areas being treated
- Extent of cellulite
- Other procedures being performed in conjunction with Avéli™
If you are an ideal candidate for this procedure, an individualized treatment plan can be developed during the initial consultation that reflects your personal needs and goals. A member of our team will then provide you with a customized cost for the Avéli™ procedure and go over the many convenient payment options we accept at our practice.
For more information about Avéli™, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.