West County Plastic Surgeons Offers the December-Released Cellfina™ in St. Louis

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Dr. Terry Myckatyn and the team at West County Plastic Surgeons provide Cellfina™ for St. Louis-area patients dealing with cellulite. Commercial shipment of the treatment in the United States began on Dec. 22.

Following the wide release of an FDA-approved cellulite treatment on Dec. 22, 2015, Dr. Terry Myckatyn is officially announcing its availability at West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University. Now, patients seeking a minimally invasive but long-lasting solution to the problem of their cellulite can find Cellfina™ in St. Louis.

Cellfina™ is the only minimally invasive treatment cleared by the U.S. FDA to smooth out cellulite on women’s thighs and buttocks, with results that extend for at least two years.

The Cellfina™ procedure works to relieve the tension that causes connective bands found in fat on the thighs and buttocks to pull down on the skin above, creating a distinctive and often unwelcome puckering. Cellulite can appear on both men and women, but is predominantly a female condition influenced not by how much fat a person has, but by a combination of factors that includes genetics

Doctors have historically cut the taut, cellulite-causing bands of tissue known as septae with scalpels in a surgical procedure referred to as subcision. As medical technology progressed, practices began using lasers in place of sharp blades. Once severed, the bands release their tension, and the dimpled skin regains a smooth, even appearance.

Cellfina™ accomplishes the same effect, but does so without a scalpel cutting into the skin. The device itself—known as a “microblade”—is needle-sized and minimally invasive, making this a nonsurgical procedure with no need for anesthetics or a subsequent lengthy recovery. The treatment focuses on a patient’s thighs and buttocks, pulling the tissue to be treated up with a simple vacuum system that reduces bleeding and side effects. An entire session will typically take about 45 minutes.

Patients may see results in as soon as three days after their Cellfina™ treatment session, and these results will last at least two years—which is the length of time that has passed since the treatment’s initial studies. Results may theoretically last much longer, or even permanently. Time will ultimately reveal the duration of the effects. As of now, according to cellfina.com, Cellfina™ holds the record for the longest-lasting cellulite treatment cleared by the FDA. The manufacturer also reports that the treatment claims a patient satisfaction rate of 94 percent.

West County Plastic Surgeons is currently listed as an official provider of Cellfina™ via the treatment’s Find a Doctor service. As of the product’s wide release, West County Plastic Surgeons was one of only 28 aesthetic practices around the country where the treatment could be found.

To learn more about Cellfina™ at St. Louis’ West County Plastic Surgeons, call (314) 996-8800 or visit westcountyplasticsurgeons.wustl.edu.

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