How much does Cellfina cost?

Is Cellfina treatment expensive? The procedure seems to be very simple, and the doctors say you can immediately go back to work afterwards. How costly can a non-invasive treatment like this be? Can anyone help me with this information, please? Thank you!


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The procedure usually takes 30-90 minutes and costs $2000-$5000 depending on the number of dimples treated.  

Most women over the age of 21 have some cellulite. The most common areas where it appears are the thighs and buttocks. The connective tissue in the body, called fibrous bands, can cause cellulite dimples in the skin. The bands connect your skin to the tissue underneath and can pull some skin in, causing the surrounding fat to bulge. This is what creates the small depressions on your skin that look like dimples.

Recently introduced, Cellfina is an FDA-approved technology that can be used on a person’s thighs and buttocks to cause the cellulite dimples to bounce back. It works through a process called subcision, using a device to treat the connective bands just under your skin.


As you are being prepped for the procedure your doctor will mark the cellulite dimples to be treated. They’ll apply a numbing solution to your skin and then begin using the Cellfina handheld device. The device inserts a microblade below your skin and the doctor then uses a back and forth motion to release the fibrous bands under your skin. This causes the cellulite dimples to bounce back.

The best candidates are between 20 and 60 years of age, have stayed at or around the same weight for awhile, and have minimal amounts of loose skin. Procedure times can range from 30 to 60 minutes or longer. Patients usually only need a single treatment, which can run anywhere from $3,500 to $6,500, with the average cost falling somewhere in between. There are no stitches involved and people can resume normal activities relatively quickly after the treatment. You should research several board-certified plastic surgeons in your area to see who has the most experience in Cellfina procedures, has a high-level of patient satisfaction, and an impressive array of before and after photos.

Cellfina is marketed as an in-office, non-surgical procedure designed to reduce the appearance of cellulite, and is one in the newer procedures for cellulite reduction. It is, as you said, a minimally invasive procedure. As such, it does not require surgery or general anesthesia. Cellfina works by using a “microblade” technique to target cellulite on the thighs and buttocks and has been cleared by the FDA for use on those areas.

The best results occur in people that have dimple-type cellulite. The procedure usually takes 60 – 90 minutes, give or take, and can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $6,500 in the US. The cost of the treatment generally varies by the number of dimples treated and by the location of the treatment (coast versus Midwest; large city versus suburbs, etc.).

On average it takes approximately one hour to address 20 to 30 dimples. There is limited downtime associated with this cellulite treatment so you should be able to resume normal activities within a day or two and go back to your workout regimen in a week. You’ll likely have to wear compression garments like yoga pants, bike pants, etc. for 10 to 14 days post-treatment. The doctor you select will provide you with a list of pre- and post-procedure do’s and don’ts.