Discovering cellulite on my body for the first time was absolutely horrible. I remember shopping at a department store with my GBF and his boyfriend, when we were picking out jeans for my birthday. I stepped into the fitting room to try them on, and there it was! Between the harsh lighting and the fact that I was sadly getting older, I broke out in tears. I will never forget how horrified I was. It was truly a wakeup call that I would never be 29 again, and I had to squat for the rest of my life. I very naively thought I was impervious to cellulite, but I was wrong. In my twenties, I rarely had the need nor desire to work out, and why should I? I had a naturally svelte figure that hardly required any maintenance. The truth is, cellulite affects 90 percent of women from the ages 25 to 35. I was just lucky to have gotten so little, so late in life. But how would I get rid of it?
I lived with cellulite for a few more years, until I found Cellfina. Used to improve the appearance of cellulite for up to three years, Cellfina is an FDA-cleared minimally invasive procedure. What actually causes cellulite is connective bands that are woven throughout the underlying fat, pulling the skin down and creating dimples. Through Cellfina’s technology, cellulite is addressed by breaking up the bands and releasing them, allowing the skin to snap back and smooth itself out. Once I read about the procedure and saw before and after images, it was a no-brainer. It didn’t take long before I requested an appointment with Dr. Brauer. The day of, I was radiating with excitement. It was as if I was about to experience a miracle.
And a miracle it was. It is now almost 2 months since my procedure and I am a happy camper. The treatment didn’t take much time, either. For the most part I was on my phone listening to music as Dr. Brauer worked his magic. I really believe this is an amazing solution for the many women who suffer from cellulite. If there is a way to make your most unwanted cosmetic condition go away for good, wouldn’t you try it? I feel sexier and more confident now that I have been treated with the Cellfina system. There is a hefty price-tag for this procedure, but the cost depends on the extent of treatment required, and is generally between $3,000 and $5,000. The good news is, you only need to be treated once! I absolutely love my results, and I know you will, too.
I am open for questions about my procedure, so if you have any, please leave them in the comments below.
Photographed by Cristian Peña