Cellfina in retrospect
Cellfina vs Other ‘Options’
In essence, Cellfina is a sophisticated form of surgical subcision, “yet more precise,” Dr. Parker says. “Cellfina is probably slightly simpler to execute, due to its automation, and I think results are more predictable. We also know that liposuction tends to make cellulite worse, so I would not recommend that modality.”
And comparing Cellfina to topicals, “is like night and day,” Dr. Parker notes. “I do not recall ever coming across a topical peer-reviewed study that works for cellulite. As a surgeon, I cannot imagine how topicals would release fibrous bands.”
Similarly, laser requires multiple sessions and “patients are not completely satisfied,” Dr. Parker says. He is also unconvinced that radiofrequency can achieve the release of fibrous bands.
The Parker Center for Plastic Surgery promotes Cellfina through word of mouth, mentioning that some staff members have undergone the procedure.
“Fortunately, our patients have been very happy,” Dr. Parker conveys. “A procedure like Cellfina should hopefully stand the test of time and become more popular because it clinically works in one treatment session with limited downtime.”