Avéli™ Cellulite Reduction
Partington Plastic Surgery in Bellevue, WA is excited to be one of the first to offer Avéli™ for a meaningful reduction in cellulite dimples.
What is 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.1 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.1
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!2
What is Avéli™?
Born in Silicon Valley, Avéli™ is a no-nonsense approach to treating cellulite dimples based on a deep understanding of women’s anatomy. While many treatments approach cellulite blindly from the outside-in, Avéli™ identifies and releases the primary structural cause of cellulite from the inside-out in a single minimally-invasive procedure.1
How does Avéli™ work?
Avéli™ works for a range of women across the cellulite severity spectrum. The procedure is performed by Dr. Partington using a handheld device to manually target and release the complicated web of septa bands causing cellulite dimples.
Avéli™ addresses the primary structural cause of cellulite in 3 steps:
- Dr. Partington guides the Avéli™ device under the skin directly to the targeted dimples.1
- After Dr. Partington identifies the culprit septa bands causing a dimple, those septa are precisely released.1
- Dr. Partington can confirm their release in real-time delivering visibly smoother skin.1,3
*Photos not retouched. Treatment areas marked in white outlines. Individual results will vary.
More Common Questions about Avéli™
Q: How do I know if Avéli™ is right for me?
A: If you are a woman in Bellevue looking for a visible reduction in cellulite dimples from a single, minimally invasive in-office procedure, Avéli™ could be for you!1 Schedule a consultation with us to determine if you are a candidate.
Q: Does Avéli™ only treat cellulite dimples?
A: Avéli™ treats the septa bands causing cellulite dimples.1 It is not a procedure that addresses other concerns often seen alongside cellulite, such as laxity (loose skin) or localized pockets of fat.
Q: Will I need multiple sessions?
A: Nope! During a single procedure, the provider can fully treat the targeted cellulite dimples on both your buttocks and thighs.3
Q: How long does the procedure take?
A: A typical procedure will take around an hour, including local anesthesia and the procedure itself. Exact timing will vary depending on the personalized procedure plan from your provider.
Q: Is there any downtime after the procedure?
A: Little to none. In the clinical study, most patients returned to normal activities within 24-48 hours.3
Q: Are there any side effects?
A: In the clinical study, the most common side effects reported were mild pain within the first 24 hours and bruising and tenderness to the touch which typically resolved within 30 days. Small areas of firmness, usually not visible or painful, typically resolved in a couple of months.3
Q: How quickly will I see improvement in my cellulite?
A: Avéli™ results should be visible once swelling and bruising subsides. By one-month post-procedure you should start to see the effects of the procedure.3
Q: Can I work out or exercise after the procedure?
A: It is recommended to avoid any strenuous activities or workouts in the first few days/weeks after the procedure to allow the area to heal.4 We will provide you with complete post-procedure expectations and recommendations.
Q: How long will the results last?
A: Patients in the clinical study demonstrated a reduction in the appearance of their cellulite when assessed at three months after the procedure.,3,5 Patients in the study will continue to be followed through 12 months post-procedure.
Avéli™ is indicated for the temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite in the buttocks and thigh areas of adult females as supported by clinical data demonstrating benefits through three months of observation. The most common side effects reported were mild pain within the first 24 hours and bruising and tenderness to the touch which typically resolved within 30 days. Most patients returned to normal activities within one day of the procedure. As with any medical procedure, there are risks associated with the procedure. Consult with your physician for full safety information.
- Stevens WG, et al. Aesthet Surg J. 2022:sjac010.
- Emanuele E. Cellulite: advances in treatment: facts and controversies. Clin Dermatol. 2013;31(6):725-30.
- Data on file. Revelle Aesthetics, Inc. 2021. 3 Month CSR-10629, Rev A.
- Avéli Instructions for Use. https://myaveli.com/ifu
- Layt, C. (2022, April). A Multicenter, Open-label, Study to Assess the CONtrolled Focus Fibrous Band Release Method (CONFFIRM) for Safety and Efficacy. Presented at the meeting of The Aesthetic Society, San Diego, CA.
Dr. Marshall T. Partington MD, F.A.C.S. is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving patients in the Seattle, Bellevue and Kirkland areas. Dr. Partington is known for his cutting edge surgical techniques to deliver natural-looking results to his patients. Dr. Partington views each person and their story as a new journey with a very specific and unique objective. The happiness and gratitude of our patients is his greatest reward of all.