Aveli® in Santa Barbara, CA with Dr. Sara Yegiyants
Despite their size, shape, and weight, over 90% of women are affected by cellulite on their legs and buttocks. Aging causes fat cells to get larger, skin to get thinner, and the fibrous bands (septa) under the skin to tighten irregularly, causing the characteristic dimples. Unfortunately, cellulite dimples do not often respond well to weight loss, exercise, massage, or topical creams. Aveli®, the latest advancement in the battle against cellulite, is effective at smoothing the appearance of cellulite dimples on the thighs and buttocks.
Triple board-certified Dr. Sara Yegiyants is an Aveli® provider in Santa Barbara who strives to help you reach your aesthetic goals through quality surgical and non-surgical care. You deserve the care of a plastic surgeon who understands your goals and values your time—Dr. Yegiyants.
Ready to renew the appearance of your thighs and buttocks with the revolutionary new Aveli® treatment in Santa Barbara, CA? Contact Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS Plastic Surgery at (805) 682-1731 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation today!
What Is Aveli®?
Aveli® is the latest minimally invasive, FDA-cleared device to reduce visible cellulite. The device works by manually severing the connective tissue bands (septa) that stiffen or shrink, pulling the skin down and creating cellulite dimples. Each individual dimple can have as many as ten septa creating it.
With the unique Aveli® device, Dr. Yegiyants can identify and sever each septa, releasing the dimple and smoothing the skin. Aveli® treatments eliminate cellulite with precision.
What is Cellulite?
There are three main causes of cellulite:
- Fat cells increasing in size
- Thinning skin
- Fibrous septa that tighten irregularly
The septa pull downward and put tension on the skin, creating a dimpling effect on the skin’s surface. Unfortunately, few solutions address the true problem behind cellulite.
The only way to effectively eliminate cellulite is to release the tension from these fibrous bands. Aveli’s unique device aims to untether the septa to ensure smoother-looking buttocks and thighs.
What Are the Benefits of Aveli® Cellulite Treatments?
No one likes cellulite. With Aveli®, you can reduce the appearance of cellulite dimples on the buttocks and thighs in a single office visit, so you can spend more time showing off your smooth legs.
Following your Aveli® procedure, you’ll experience:
- Smoother looking thighs and buttocks
- Visible reduction in cellulite dimples on thighs and buttocks
- More youthful-looking legs
- Safe, effective results with little downtime
While Aveli® treats one of the causes of cellulite dimples, it doesn’t address other concerns like skin laxity or excess fat; however, Dr. Yegiyants offers treatments to help these issues, including:
Visit our gallery for photos of before and after Aveli® results.
Am I an Ideal Candidate for Aveli®?
Generally, Aveli® candidates in Santa Barbara, CA, are patients in good overall health and looking to improve the appearance of cellulite on their buttocks and thighs.
Dr. Yegiyants recommends Aveli® candidates:
- Live a healthy lifestyle
- Be non-smokers, or be willing to quit
- Have no medical conditions that impair healing
- Have realistic expectations and a positive outlook
- Understand the surgical risks
Patients with poor skin laxity, loose skin, or localized fat are typically not good candidates for Aveli®. However, Dr. Yegiyants offers other surgical and non-surgical body contouring and skin-tightening procedures to help with these concerns, such as:
Choosing Dr. Yegiyants as Your Aveli® Provider
In our Santa Barbara boutique practice, you will meet with triple board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Sara Yegiyants personally during your consultation. Upon physical examination, she will determine whether you are a candidate for Aveli® cellulite treatment. During your consultation, Dr. Yegiyants will extensively review your medical records and history and discuss your ultimate aesthetic goals for the treatment.
With advanced training in arts and aesthetics, Dr. Yegiyants draws upon her background as she studies the natural shape of your body and makes recommendations for body contouring. As patient education and empowerment are important to Dr. Yegiyants, she takes the time to ensure she fully understands your concerns and goals and that you know what to expect throughout the process.
What Can I Expect During an Aveli® Procedure?
Dr. Yegiyants customizes all Aveli® cellulite treatments for optimal results for each patient. However, here are some general steps you can expect.
Check-in and Anesthesia
Plan on arriving about an hour prior to your procedure. After our team has greeted you, Dr. Yegiyants will ensure you are comfortable, answer any last questions, and perform procedural markings. After you receive a local anesthetic in the treatment area, Dr. Yegiyants will begin your Aveli® cellulite procedure.
According to your procedural plan, Dr. Yegiyants will create several small incisions in the treatment area to insert the Avéli device. Dr. Yegiyants will direct the device beneath the skin to locate and sever the septa responsible for cellulite dimples.
Typically, an Aveli® treatment takes about an hour; however, treatment time will vary depending on your procedural plan and the number of treatment areas.
After your Aveli® cellulite treatment, bruising and swelling are expected. You may experience discomfort for a day or two following your treatment, especially when sitting on the treated area. Bruising and tenderness may take a month to fully resolve.
Typically, most patients can resume most normal activities immediately following treatment. However, for two weeks, you should avoid strenuous lower body exercises, like running.
You may be required to wear compression garments to minimize bruising and swelling for two weeks.
Schedule a Consultation
Ready to take the next steps towards booking a procedure? Schedule your consultation today to begin your aesthetic journey with Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS.
How Soon Will I See My Aveli® Results?
Following your Aveli® cellulite treatment, you may experience swelling and bruising that last approximately a month. At that time, you should be able to see a visible reduction in cellulite dimples.
You can expect to enjoy the results of your Aveli® cellulite treatment by maintaining your healthy lifestyle and stable weight. Following Dr. Yegiyant’s instructions regarding physical activities, cleansing skin, and avoiding sun exposure will help ensure your optimal results.
Schedule Your Aveli® Consultation in Santa Barbara Today!
Enjoy your dimple-free, slimmer-looking thighs and buttocks with the long-lasting results you’ll get from Dr. Sara Yegiyants, one of the best Aveli® providers in Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara, CA Aveli® FAQs
The cost of Aveli® in California is determined by your individual needs, desired results, and the number of areas treated. Following your consultation with Dr. Yegiyants, you will receive a breakdown of the cost of your Aveli® treatment.
Most patients notice visible results as the swelling and bruising subside, which typically takes a month. However, most patients feel better and can return to their normal routine within a few days following their procedure, except for strenuous activities and exercises like running.
Typically, patients should avoid strenuous activities, including exercising, in the first 2 weeks after the Aveli® cellulite treatment to allow the area time to heal.
Meet Dr. Yegiyants
Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in surgical and non-invasive procedures. Learn more about Dr. Yegiyants and why you should choose her for your next procedure.