surgical treatment for cellulite




How The RejuveSkin Treatment Removes Cellulite

The RejuveSkin Cellulite Treatment is a safe surgical procedure that uses a series of custom designed instruments to; 1) break up the fibrous septa network that is responsible for cellulite using a patent-pending dermasector and then; 2) re-inject graft tissue – previously harvested from the patient, separated, washed and treated with chemical solutions to greatly enhance graft acceptance and reduce reabsorption. This special process requires surgical technique, special-designed instruments and chemical solutions to prevent the septae from growing back… while eliminating sub-dermal scarring.

The RejuveSkin Dermasector & Graft System instruments allow our surgeons to selectively break the connective tissue lattice network, allowing the trapped fat to be released. We've also pioneered a special fat-grafting system that allows the re-introduction of the patient's own graft tissue — after treatment — to permit the graft material to achieve acceptance — which virtually eliminates sub-dermal scarring and results in smooth skin.

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Please note: Individual results may vary.

See additional patient results in our Before & After Photo Gallery. Or see photos of patients 1 year later!


RejuveSkin IS NOT A Medical Liposuction Procedure

The RejuveSkin Treatment is NOT a liposuction procedure. Liposuction is a MAJOR surgical procedure that is intended to suction out fatty deposits from the deeper skin layers. Liposuction WILL NOT remove cellulite's underlying causes and is not generally prescribed as a treatment for the skin condition, because it can't eliminate the septae, nor break up the lattice fat network.

The RejuveSkin Treatment is much less invasive and does not involve the suction of fatty material to remove body weight. However, if liposuction is needed for body sculpting it can be done at the same time.

The RejuveSkin Treatment is meant ONLY for removing cellulite — IT IS NOT A TREATMENT FOR OBESITY.


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What To Expect When Getting The RejuveSkin Treatment Procedure Done

If you elect to have the RejuveSkin Treatment performed, you'll experience the following steps before, during and after the minor surgery.

  1. You'll meet with one of our trained clinic surgeons for a preoperative consultation. During this consult, they'll describe the degree of your cellulite affliction with you, and highlight areas where you'll see the results. After surveying patients from over two years of data, we've found the treatment is ideally suited for individuals in the age group 30 – 49, who are not obese, and in good general health. Patients that are generally younger than age thirty usually are more metabolically active, and for this reason graft acceptance tends to be slightly reduced because of higher rates of tissue reabsorption. Some patients older than fifty tend to have less elasticity in dermal tissues, due to age and in some cases may show a reduction in the firmness of the skin in those treated areas after healing. These issues will be discussed with you during your consult with your surgeon.

  2. Once the preoperative consult is finished, and if you're a good candidate for the treatment, you'll be scheduled for the 90-minute procedure. When you arrive for your surgical treatment, you surgeon will mark the cellulite areas on your body and you'll be anesthetized using either local anesthesia (Twilight Sleep), or general anesthesia. You'll feel no pain during the procedure and will only remember waking up later in the recovery area. The entire procedure usually takes no more than 90-minutes, depending on the amount of cellulite you have.

  3. The procedure involves only a few small incisions, which are well hidden in the creases near the cellulite-affected areas. The incisions are about the size of a small pencil lead (less than 1⁄4” across) – usually four of these small punctures are made in the skin (two on each side). Fatty tissue is harvested using another specially designed instrument that assures the right tissue lengths, and this small amount of tissue is then centrifuged, washed and treated with a variety of chemical solutions, then put aside for later use. The cellulite dermasecter instrument is then moved around inside these small incisions lysing the cellulite in the problematic areas that were earlier marked. The dermasecter instrument is very flexible and long, and it is used to release the tiny filaments, called septae, which are the connective tissue that has become hardened (sclerosis) over time . . . and now hold the skin at a non-flexible length while other sections bulge outward, resulting in the lumpy, 'cottage-cheese' appearance you typically see on the outer side of the skin. The instrument is designed in such a manner as to terminate these filaments, about the thickness of a human hair, at their junction to the underside of the skin. Lysing the filaments at the proper junction is very important to the success of the procedure.

  4. After the septae are released, tissue grafts that were earlier harvested from another part of your body, usually a few milliliters, (about three ounces), are put back into the areas where the septae were lanced, through the same openings in the skin. These are called fat grafts, and they replace the septae and aid in keeping your skin smooth and firm. The area is then smoothed out, and the small holes are closed, usually with one suture (stitch), which dissolves after a week or so.

  5. You wake up in the recovery room a few minutes later, and you'll be able to walk out without any assistance although we ask that someone come with you to drive you home because of the anesthesia. You'll be given some mild pain medications, if needed, but most patients don't require them. You'll be instructed to get an elastic or spandex pair of shorts, very similar to what bicyclists wear, to help keep the swelling down. You'll wear this garment like you would any underwear.

  6. The after effects will be that you'll have a feeling of ‘tightness' in the areas where the cellulite was removed, and within a day, you'll show some bruising and some swelling in those areas. The amount of bruising usually varies from patient to patient. The swelling will usually disappear first, in about a week or ten days. The bruising takes a bit longer. Bruising can last as long as eight weeks before entirely disappearing, but the majority of it is usually gone in two to three weeks.

  7. The small punctures will fade after healing and usually the only remaining indication may be a slight freckle-sized area (see photos above). The results are, in the majority of cases, permanent.

Is The Treatment Painful, or Something I should Fear?

Absolutely not. The treatment is very safe and is painless due to local anesthesia and twilight sedation.

Who Are The Best Candidates For The RejuveSkin Treatment?

Naturally, not everyone is a candidate for the RejuveSkin Treatment. Many people who have a cellulite condition will try almost anything (alternative temporary treatments) to avoid having to face the reality that ONLY the RejuveSkin Treatment will medically remove cellulite. Also, as with any medical procedure, individual results may vary.

Why is this?

The reason is that skin types differ considerably in composition, texture, and density, from patient to patient depending on age. While 90% of former RejuveSkin Treatment patients (from sample data collected in survey) would recommend it to another person seeking a treatment to remove their cellulite, this isn't to say 100% of your cellulite will be removed.

Our former patients report that on average, their condition had improved appreciably, with most reporting, on average, a minimum of 60% - 70% lasting cellulite reduction. Some patients reported 80-90% improvement in their condition and almost complete cellulite removal. This study surveyed patients from July 12, 2001 through July 31, 2003 – a period covering over two years of cellulite surgical treatments – with the vast majority of patients (almost 90%) saying they were satisfied with the results.

But the best candidates for the RejuveSkin Treatment are those people who've finally come to terms with the fact that all other non-surgical methods have NO MEDICAL BASIS for success, even after spending thousands of dollars and years of treatment. These people are informed that in almost every case, the RejuveSkin Treatment will result in at least a 60% - 70% improvement in their condition. Maybe more. Some might show less improvement. Of course, only RejuveSkin medical personnel can determine, after consultation, who's the right candidate for our cellulite treatment.

How Long Does The RejuveSkin Treatment Take?

60 to 90 minutes.

What Are The Risks And What Should I Expect After My Treatment?

It's important to realize that ALL surgical procedures, even minor dental work, involve some risk. While the RejuveSkin Treatment is a safe procedure, it still has some things you'll need to consider.

Because septae are so close to the outer layers of skin (dermal and epidermal layers), you'll probably show some bruising. You might also have some swelling in the area after the treatment is finished. Both may be with you for 6 to 8 weeks, depending on the individual. But once the bruising and swelling are gone, and the tissue grafts have taken, your treatment will be successful. In a few cases, a minor touch up might be needed to remove cellulite that may have been missed — in these rare instances, the patient is not charged for the touch up. No major complications have occurred to date.

How Much Does It Cost?

$3,000 — $4,500


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