Cellfina vs CoolSculpting for removing cellulite?

CoolSculpting is supposed to reduce unwanted fat, but does it get rid of the cellulite, too? Cellfina does a great job with cellulite, but it certainly doesn't remove bulges of fat from my buttocks. I was wondering if I can choose CoolSculpting to kill two birds with one stone. Is it possible?


F, 41, California

Tags:woman age 35-44 buttocks excess fat cellulite fat

I'd been considering getting rid of the cellulite on my butt and thighs for years. I also have a little bit of unwanted fat that I wanted to remove from my body. When I had my initial consultation, I expressed that I was interested in CoolSculpting. My physician told me that I would not remove my cellulite with CoolSculpting alone. CoolSculpting would remove my fat, but it would not change my skin. Cellulite is a skin condition that won't get corrected using this treatment.

My physician suggested that I try CoolSculpting, then undergo a Cellfina treatment. Removing excess fat won't get rid of my cellulite, it will make it less noticeable. The Cellfina treatment will actually give me the long-term cellulite removal that I want. While I really wanted to have one procedure, but I ended up having both done to get the results I decided. I can honestly say that I'm glad I no longer have to deal with having excess fat and cellulite.

From what I have read online, CoolSculpting was designed to get rid of fat, not cellulite. However, the CoolSculpting treatment may reduce the appearance of your cellulite, since fat is being removed from your body. My plastic surgeon recommended that I get both Cellfina and CoolSculpting to treat the fat and cellulite on my thighs. I had the CoolSculpting procedure first, and that made a big difference in reducing the bulkiness in my thighs. Then, I had my Cellfina treatment which drastically reduced the appearance of my cellulite. It has been half a year since I had the treatments, and my thighs look amazing. My thighs are slimmer and are no longer riddled with dimples. I am so glad I decided to get Cellfina and CoolSculpting.

Those are really great questions, but you really won’t get the results that you are looking for it you are just going to use one procedure. I had CoolSculpting done and it worked great for me. I had large fat deposits on the back of my thighs even though I worked out every day. Finally, I had enough and got the CoolSculpting procedure. They literally freeze the fat cells! But even after having the fat removed my skin looked rippled. I decided to spend the extra money and get Cellfina so that I could finally have nice smooth skin. So, the bottom line is don’t try to scrimp and get just one procedure done. Get CoolSculpting first and Cellfina afterward.

When I got the fda-approved treatment CoolSculpting, I found that the appearance of my cellulite was greatly reduced. According to my doctor, cellulite is basically caused by these fibrous cords that stretch between the skin and the muscle. Extra fat cells build up between the skin and muscle, but the connecting fibers between the two layers do not stretch, so you end up with cellulite when you gain weight. Since CoolSculpting removes the fat cells, it does help quite a bit as a cellulite treatment. After my CoolSculpting treatment plan, my cellulite was barely visible. It just dimpled slightly when I was sitting in certain positions.