Long-Term Cellulite Reduction

What is cellulite? Why do I have cellulite?

Cellulite is a depression of any shape or size with defined edges seen on the surface of the skin, typically on the buttocks or thighs. A major underlying cause of cellulite are the fibrous bands that tether your skin to the structures below. These bands are called septa.2 Some septa are good (and you want them as connective tethers), but others stiffen or shrink over time and lead to the dimples we see on the surface and call cellulite. It’s important to distinguish cellulite from other concerns like laxity or localized fat, which we can talk you through during a consultation in our office. You should also know that cellulite is not your fault (genetics and hormones play a role), and you are not alone, up to 90% of women have it!

What is an Aveli cellulite reduction treatment?

Aveli is a no-nonsense approach to treating cellulite based on a deep understanding of women’s anatomy. While many treatments approach cellulite blindly from the outside-in, Aveli identifies and releases the primary structural cause of cellulite from the inside-out in a single minimally-invasive procedure with little downtime.

The Procedure

Aveli is an option for a range of women across the cellulite severity spectrum. The procedure is performed by one of our trained providers and uses a handheld device to manually target and release the complicated web of septa bands causing cellulite dimples.

Aveli addresses the primary structural cause of cellulite in 3 steps:

  1. Your provider guides the Aveli device under the skin directly to the targeted dimples.
  2. After your provider identifies the culprit septa bands causing a dimple, those septa are precisely released.
  3. Your provider can confirm their release in real-time, delivering visibly smoother skin quickly after the procedure.


Because Aveli involves manipulating and cutting tissue beneath the skin, some bruising and swelling after treatment is expected. Some discomfort may occur for the first day or two after treatment, as the local anesthetic wears off. Bruising and tenderness may remain for up to a month, when your final results are revealed. Other complications are possible and we’ll discuss these with you so you know what to watch for.

Schedule Your Consultation

Patients in the Scottsdale, AZ area who are interested in laser hair removal to eliminate stubborn and unwanted body hair can contact North Valley Cosmetic Surgery to learn more. Your first step toward treatment will be to schedule your initial consultation appointment with the doctors at North Valley Cosmetic Surgery.


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