What is Cellulite Reduction?
Cellulite reduction is a procedure that reduces the dimpling of the skin often found on the buttocks and thighs of women. Dr. Palmer uses the Thermitight radiofrequency device to treat this difficult problem that so many woman live with.
How is Cellulite Reduction Performed?
First, the areas of treatment are delineated with a marker and the bulges and dimples that comprise cellulite are identified and marked. The area of treatment is then infused with a lidocaine solution to obtain anesthesia. Dr. Palmer offers sedation, either oral or IV, if the patient so desires.
Next, small, 2 millimeter puncture wounds are used to allow placement of the radiofrequency probe beneath the skin. The radiofrequency energy melts fat at the bulges of the cellulite to reduce their height. The heat also tightens the overlying skin and the septae that extend from the underlying muscle to the skin. A compression dressing and garment are then placed. The entire procedure is performed in Dr. Palmer’s in-office surgical suite.
Cellulite Reduction Recovery
Afterwards, the patient can expect tenderness, bruising, and mild swelling of the treated areas. The tenderness and bruising are mostly resolved at one week, however the swelling can last longer. Results should be apparent within two weeks and continued improvement is expected for up to three months. Results are expected to last long term.
The procedure can be combined with liposuction of the same area or other areas and can be obtained in a discounted package. Pricing is variable and is based on the size of the area(s) to be treated. A consultation is necessary for this.