Anti-cellulite treatment - Boston South Shore
Cellulite Reduction Treatment with Avéli
Avéli™ is a highly effective approach to treating cellulite dimples based on a deep understanding of women’s anatomy. While many treatments approach cellulite from the outside, the Avéli treatment identifies and releases the primary structural cause of cellulite from the inside in one minimally-invasive procedure.
Cellulite is not your fault (genetics and hormones play a role) — up to 90% of women have it. Cellulite, seen as dimples or dents on the buttocks and thighs, is a depression caused by fibrous bands that tether your skin to the structures below. These bands are called septa. Sometimes these bands stiffen or shrink over time and lead to the dimpling we see on the surface and refer to as cellulite.
It’s important to distinguish cellulite from other concerns like laxity or localized fat, which Dr. Hamori or Dr. DiEdwardo can discuss with you during a consultation. Avéli treats only the dimpling caused by tightened septa.
Cellulite reduction before and after — with Avéli
The Avéli cellulite treatment
The procedure is performed by Dr. Hamori or Dr. DiEdwardo using a handheld device to manually target and release the complicated web of septa bands that cause cellulite dimples.
An Avéli treatment targets cellulite in 3 steps:
- Your doctor guides the Avéli device under the skin directly to the targeted dimples.
- Once your doctor identifies the septa bands causing a dimple, those septa are precisely released.
- Your doctor confirms the release instantly, delivering visibly smoother skin.
Dr. Hamori describes the non-invasive, in-office procedure performed under local. "It is meant to pop out cellulite dimples from the buttock and thighs. First we numb the area and then make a small incision — less than 1/8 inch — in the skin. Using the thin, crochet-like Avéli wand, the dimple is engaged from beneath the skin and the cellulite-causing structure is snagged and released." Patients can expect a bit of bruising for a few days, but they can return to exercise much sooner than with lipo or other surgical procedures.
Animated illustration of how Avéli cellulite treatment works.
Avéli FAQs — What to expect
Who is a candidate for Avéli cellulite reduction?
If you are a woman in the Boston South Shore area looking for a visible reduction in cellulite dimples from a single, minimally invasive in-office procedure, Avéli could be for you. Schedule a consultation with us to determine if you are a candidate.
Does Avéli™ only treat cellulite dimples?
Yes. Avéli treats the septa bands causing cellulite dimples of the buttocks and thighs. It does not addresses other concerns often seen alongside cellulite, such as laxity (loose skin) or localized pockets of fat
Will I need multiple sessions?
No. In one treatment, Dr. Hamori or Dr. DiEdwardo can fully treat the targeted cellulite dimples on both your buttocks and thighs.
How long does the anti-cellulite procedure take?
The procedure ususally takes about an hour, including local anesthesia and the procedure itself. The exact time depends on your personalized procedure plan.
Is there any downtime after the cellulite procedure?
There is little to no downtime. In the clinical study, most patients returned to normal activities within 24-48 hours.
Are there any side effects?
Based on the clinical study, you can expect mild pain within the first 24 hours and bruising and tenderness to the touch, which typically resolve within 30 days. Small areas of firmness, usually not visible or painful, typically resolved in a couple of months.
How quickly will I see improvement in my cellulite?
Results should be visible once swelling and bruising subsides — in about a month.
Can I work out or exercise after the procedure
It is recommended to avoid any strenuous activities or workouts in the first few days/weeks after the procedure to allow the area to heal. We will provide you with complete post-procedure expectations and recommendations.
How long will the results last?
Patients in the clinical study demonstrated a reduction in the appearance of their cellulite when assessed at three months after the procedure and will continue to be followed through 12 months post-procedure.
Note: Avéli™, from Revelle Asthetics, Inc., is indicated for the temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite in the buttocks and thigh areas of adult females as supported by clinical data demonstrating benefits through three months of observation. The most common side effects reported were mild pain within the first 24 hours and bruising and tenderness to the touch which typically resolved within 30 days. Most patients returned to normal activities within one day of the procedure. As with any medical procedure, there are risks associated with the procedure. Consult with your physician for full safety information. See more at myaveli.com.
Are you considering a cellulite treatment?
“Questions about cellulite reduction of the thighs and buttocks? Schedule a consultation on how we can help.”Christine A. Hamori, MD, FACS Christine A. DiEdwardo, MD, FACS