Cellulite is an often distressing cosmetic condition that causes dimpling in the skin to develop around the thighs and buttocks. This undesirable accumulation of fat is difficult to address with diet and exercise because it does not form in the usual way.
The rippled appearance of cellulite is produced when collagen fibers, known as septa bands, bind the fat in these areas, creating a grid of fatty lumps under the skin. Cellulite typically worsens with age as skin becomes thinner, making the dimpling more visible.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has reported that approximately 85% of women develop cellulite, making it one of the most prevalent cosmetic concerns in the country.
Because Avéli™ is the newest, most advanced treatment for cellulite available today, Dr. Frank Agullo is proud to offer this highly effective procedure at Southwest Plastic Surgery in El Paso, Texas.
As a state-of-the-art cellulite treatment, Avéli™ provides superior results as proven by clinical studies. This treatment can deliver the following benefits:
This procedure precisely targets and releases the connective bands that trap fat and cause cellulite.
Avéli™ is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive treatment typically performed with local anesthesia in one hour-long session. It is FDA-cleared for the long-term reduction of cellulite.
He then carefully guides the device to each of the septa bands, severing them and releasing the trapped fat underneath for smoother and younger-looking thighs and buttocks.
If cellulite on your thighs or buttocks is causing concern and you are seeking an effective and convenient treatment to reduce or eliminate these fatty lumps and skin dimpling, Avéli™ might be right for you.
There are no specific steps you need to take prior to your Avéli™ procedure. Your pre-treatment instructions may include avoiding certain supplements and medications before and after your session.
The cost of your Avéli™ treatment depends on the size and number of area(s) treated and the extent of your cellulite.
Dr. Agullo does everything he can to make the procedures he offers as affordable as possible and provides financing options as well. The best way to determine the exact cost of your Avéli™ treatment is to schedule a consultation, at which time you will receive an accurate price.
To address skin laxity issues and pockets of stubborn fat elsewhere on your body, Southwest Plastic Surgery also offers the following advanced options:
Most patients return to their normal routine as soon as the same day of treatment. Avoid lower body workouts, including jogging, for up to two weeks, per Dr. Agullo’s instructions, which may also include medications and supplements you can take to help you heal.
The treated area may be sore for the first 24 hours after treatment, as well as some swelling and bruising that should subside entirely within 30 days. Firm areas form under the skin but are not visible or painful and should disappear between 30 and 60 days.
Occasionally, the small incisions made during treatment may leak clear or pinkish fluid, and when it does occur, it should only last for a day or two.
The pain experienced during a cellulite treatment with Avéli™ is tolerable as a local anesthetic is administered before the procedure. However, as stated, the treated area may begin to feel sore later as the numbing agent loses effectiveness.
Expect to see noticeable results after the swelling subsides, usually in about 30 days. You will continue to see gradual improvement over the following 30 to 60 days, with your final results visible at three months.
Because Avéli™ is such a new cellulite treatment, a large sample of patients is being followed to assess their outcomes.
When examined at the one-year mark, most of these patients had maintained their initial results, which led Avéli™ to receive an expanded FDA clearance for long-term cellulite treatment.
When performed by a properly trained and experienced professional, Avéli™ is a safe and effective cellulite treatment.
Yes. Avéli™ is now FDA-cleared for long-lasting cellulite treatment.
Dr. Agullo serves all of West Texas, New Mexico, and Northern Mexico.