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:

  1. Dr. Partington guides the Avéli™ device under the skin directly to the targeted dimples.1
  2. After Dr. Partington identifies the culprit septa bands causing a dimple, those septa are precisely released.1
  3. 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.

  • How Much Does Aveli Cellulite Reduction Cost?

    The cost of Aveli treatment varies depending on the severity of the cellulite being treated.

  • How does Aveli cellulite reduction work?

    Septa bands are the fibrous connective tissue between the fat layer and underlying muscles. When these bands are tightened, the skin dimples, resulting in the appearance of cellulite. The Aveli device is a thin wand with a retractable cutting device that is inserted under the skin for precise targeting of tightened septa bands.

  • Is Aveli cellulite reduction safe?

    Yes. Aveli is an FDA-approved, minimally invasive, and low-risk treatment. The most common side effects are mild bruising and tenderness that improve within a month or less.

  • Are there any side effects of using Aveli cellulite reduction?

    The most common side effects are mild bruising, swelling, and soreness to the touch. Most discomfort will reduce within a few days but can take up to one month to fully improve.

  • What is Aveli cellulite reduction?

    Aveli is an FDA-approved, minimally invasive treatment for cellulite. A tiny scalpel is inserted under the skin with the Aveli device to manually cut fibrous bands that cause cellulite dimpling.

  • What is the recommended treatment area for Aveli cellulite reduction?

    Aveli is designed to treat cellulite on the buttocks and thighs.

  • Who can use Aveli cellulite reduction?

    Ideal candidates for Aveli are those bothered by cellulite on their buttocks or thighs. Aveli is not designed for the treatment of loose skin or excess fat.

  • How long does each Aveli cellulite reduction treatment session last?

    Aveli cellulite reduction takes about an hour or less, depending on how many areas are being treated.

  • Is Aveli cellulite reduction painful?

    At the beginning of your Aveli treatment, the area will be numbed with a local anesthetic so you will not feel any pain during the procedure.

  • Are there any pre-treatment instructions I should follow before using Aveli cellulite reduction?

    Two weeks before Aveli cellulite reduction treatment, stop using blood thinners and any drugs or herbal supplements that could cause blood thinning. Make sure to speak with your doctor before discontinuing the use of any prescription medication.

  • How long does it take to see results with Aveli cellulite reduction?

    Patients will start to see improvements after one month with full results developing in about 3 months.

  • How often should I use Aveli cellulite reduction?

    Patients typically only need one Aveli treatment for optimal results.

  • Can I use Aveli cellulite reduction if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    Pregnant or breastfeeding women should wait to receive Aveli and all other cosmetic procedures.

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 Avéli™ 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. 


  1. Stevens WG, et al. Aesthet Surg J. 2022:sjac010.
  2. Emanuele E. Cellulite: advances in treatment: facts and controversies. Clin Dermatol. 2013;31(6):725-30. 
  3. Data on file. Revelle Aesthetics, Inc. 2021. 3 Month CSR-10629, Rev A.
  4. Avéli Instructions for Use. https://myaveli.com/ifu
  5. 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.

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