Cellfina treatment or Smartlipo? Mountain View, CA dermatologist explains

The internet puts a wealth of elective healthcare information at your fingertips. So much data, in fact, marketed so effectively, that it quickly becomes overwhelming. Patients in the Mountain View, CAarea looking for body sculpting may be confused about whether to choose Cellfina treatment or Smartlipo. Dr. Andrew Menkes simplifies the question.

Demystifying dimples

Contrary to common misconception, cellulite is not a special kind of fat. It is just subcutaneous fat pushing against fibrous connective tissues in the skin. Women are more apt to get cellulite than men, but it can occur even in fit individuals at or near ideal body weight. Why? Because everyone has a layer of fat beneath the skin. It is necessary to insulate the body and cushion organs. Whether you have thick collagen fiber bands is largely a product of heredity.

Cellfina is not a weight loss or fat reduction program. Rather, it is a minimally invasive method of releasing constrictive bands in skin, allowing cellulite dimples to smooth out.

Beating bulges

Smartlipo is an advanced liposuction technique. A laser device liquifies lipids so that they may be more easily suctioned from the body through a small tube. You will lose inches in treated areas with Smartlipo. However, it is not a weight loss technique. Liposuction is intended to reduce obstinate fat zones and sculpt body contours.

Tactical twosome

Both methods have tremendous advantages:

  • FDA approved, safe, and effective.
  • Minimally invasive.
  • General anesthesia is not needed.
  • Little or no downtime.
  • Fast, long-lasting results.

Perhaps the biggest benefit is that they may be used in combination. Dr. Menkes usually recommends Smartlipo first, to reduce problem areas. Then, if cellulite remains, it can be addressed with Cellfina.

Are you ready for a customized body contouring strategy? Call The Menkes Clinic & Surgery Center at (650) 962-4600.

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