NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The board certified plastic surgeons at Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads (PSCHR) are pleased to announce they are now offering the first and only FDA-cleared treatment for minimally invasive, long-lasting cellulite reduction: Cellfina™.
"Cellulite is a concern for a large part of the population—and it is notoriously difficult to treat. For many years, topical solutions, questionable supplements, and ineffective exercises have promised (and failed) to smooth away cellulite dimples," explains Dr. Peter J. Vonu. "The ability to offer patients a clinically proven solution that lasts is truly game changing."
To understand what makes Cellfina such an effective tool, it is important to understand what causes cellulite. These frustrating dimples appear when naturally occurring cords of fibrous connective tissue, called "septae," tighten and tug skin downward. The result is a puckered appearance, most often occurring on the lower body—and it can occur in nearly anyone, regardless of weight or lifestyle.
Using a very small blade, Cellfina releases this connective tissue just under the skin, allowing the skin to regain a smoother, more normal appearance.
"Because we are physically releasing the septae that cause the appearance of cellulite, we are able to treat the problem at its source and provide an incredibly smooth result," says Dr. Michael F. Zwicklbauer. "The outcome is remarkable for a minimally invasive procedure with very little downtime."
Cellfina's special design, combined with targeted numbing, means patients can undergo treatment with minimal discomfort during the hour-long procedure. The incision made by the Cellfina device is so small that patients need not worry about prolonged healing or scars.
"Though surgery is still often the best way to achieve a dramatic, consistent result, the growing availability and efficacy of less invasive technologies means patients can see improvements without much discomfort or disruption of their routine, " Dr. T. Randall Blanchard comments. "Being able to provide our patients who hope to avoid surgery with beautiful outcomes is a top priority—and we're pleased to add Cellfina to our menu of minimally invasive services."
Patients should take it easy for a couple days after the Cellfina procedure, at which point they can resume normal activity as fits their personal comfort. Most patients see results within three to five days after treatment, once minor swelling has gone down. But what makes Cellfina the top cellulite treatment is its ability to provide successful outcomes that lasts for three years or longer when weight is maintained.
"The best way to determine if Cellfina is an appropriate option for you is to schedule a complimentary consultation at PSCHR," states Dr. Michael S. Lofgren. "Our board certified plastic surgeons have been specially trained to perform Cellfina and can help you understand the procedure and how it can benefit you."
About Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads: Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads is a full-service plastic surgery and skin care center with office locations in Newport News and Williamsburg, VA: 895 City Center Boulevard Suite 300, Newport News, VA 23606 and 5424 Discovery Park Blvd, Building A, Suite 202, Williamsburg, VA 23188. For more information, visit www.pschr.com.
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SOURCE Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads