About Cellulite reduction
No matter how fit and thin you are, unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to prevent or remove cellulite on your own. The fibrous tissue forms under the skin, most commonly around the hips, thighs, and stomach, and creates a lumpy, dimpled appearance. Dr. Cynthia Mizgala, the medical director at A Woman Plastic Surgeon in Metairie, LA, is pleased to offer cellulite reduction with the noninvasive InMode BodyFX laser. This state-of-the-art procedure can improve the appearance of cellulite for both men and women. The noninvasive RF and suctioning technique can reveal a smoother, tighter body contour.
"Iam in my mid 40's and a mother of one child. I have a very demanding and active job in the medical field. I see woman of all ages complain of the way they look and how their bodies have changed with age, pregnancies and yo- yo dieting. Well I'm one of those women!! Although having one pregnancy it definitely was enough to change my body. I was left with excessive loose skin. Later adding three laparoscopic surgeries, and years of weight loss and weight gain. My tummy became a train wreck!! After years of contemplating surgery I decided it was now time to get my body back. I choose Dr. Mizgala because of her outstanding reputation as a surgeon. I have seen some of her work and talked with patients about their experience and knew she was the Dr. of choice for me. Iam now three months post surgery and feeling wonderful!! I love my new tummy and belly button. I put on a bikini for the first time in over twenty years. My confidence level is higher than it has been in years. For anyone contemplating surgery dont put it off. For me it was a life changing experience."- S. / Google / Aug 07, 2019
"Dr. Mizgala is Phenomenal! - I recently had a Tummy Tuck / Liposuction procedure done by Dr. Mizgala and I couldn't be more happy with the results. Dr. Mizgala and her staff a great. They made me feel comfortable and answered all of my questions no matter how many I asked and believe me I asked a lot of them. I have never experienced a doctors visit as pleasant and professional as the ones I had with her. She will have my..."- L. / RealSelf / Nov 07, 2018
"very knowledgeable and friendly. She really cares about her patient."- L.P. / Google / Jun 21, 2019
"Dr. Mizgala and Her Staff Are the Best in the Business! Dr. Mizgala is the best! I had my initial consultation in August 2018, to discuss excess skin removal on my stomach, back and arms after losing around 140 pounds. I had maintained the weight loss for around 15 years, and my work and financial situation finally made skin removal surgery possible. I knew I was looking at major surgery/ surgeries, and I needed to feel confident and trusting of the person I chose to perform such extensive work on me. I have pre-existing high blood pressure, frequent skin infections and a history of severe nausea and vomiting with anesthesia. I needed a surgeon who appreciated the complexity involved with the amount of skin I needed removed, and who would be able to safely get the results I wanted. I consulted with two other surgeons, and both of those appointments were rushed and quite uninformative. Instead of answering my questions, I was referred to a pamphlet or the internet as I was being shown the door. My consultation with Dr. Mizgala was the exact opposite. I was encouraged and comfortable before I went to the office. Patty, the office manager, was so sweet and helpful when I spoke to her to make my appointment. At the consultation, Dr. Mizgala and I discussed several procedures to get the best results for my body type. She took the time to fully explain the pros and cons of each procedure, the downtime and recovery involved, and the results I could realistically expect. She answered my questions and addressed my concerns with respect and dignity. Together Dr. Mizgala and I came up with a plan of action that would provide the best outcome for me. I never felt rushed or like I was in a sales pitch; I was at ease and I just knew I was in good hands. From that very first day, I have felt safe, comfortable and supported by the entire staff. Every visit since then has just reinforced my feeling of gratitude for having found such a wonderful, caring surgeon and her awesome team. Dr. Mizgala and her staff truly care about their patients’ complete recovery. I had a fleur de lis tummy tuck and radiofrequency assisted liposuction on my neck in November, a bra line back lift in March, and an arm lift in April. I only had one minor wave of nausea between all 3 surgeries; I’ve experienced worse with a 15 minute epidural. I had several feet of incision on my torso and arms with the 3 surgeries. Given my long history of skin infections, it was not surprising that I experienced delayed healing in some areas. Dr. Mizgala saw me every single day, including weekends, and she came to my condo to check on me. She was also a strong advocate in helping me get the care I needed to heal with the best results. I felt her concern and I knew she sincerely cared about my recovery. I am absolutely thrilled with my results. Dr. Mizgala and her team have treated me like family throughout this entire process. I never expected this to be such a life-changing experience, inside and out. Dr. Mizgala and her staff’s encouragement helped me to find self-confidence I didn’t even realize I was missing! They all truly care about their patients’ holistic recovery every step of the way. When my life circumstances allowed me the opportunity to have my excess skin removed, this was mostly about the practicality of getting rid of the physical complications caused by the skin while I was still relatively young. I wanted to be able to exercise without having infections and interference from the extra skin, and I wanted to get the extra weight off my back to help my sciatica and hip pain. I got the practical results I was looking for, but the care, support and encouragement of Dr. Mizgala and her staff have given me so much more. I thought this was going to be the last step in my weight loss journey, but it has turned out to be the start of my new life. I’m not afraid to stand up for myself, which is an incredible and priceless surprise. My friends and family see a huge difference in the way I look and carry myself, physically and mentally. I recently turned 45 years old, and I called it my Re-Birth Day. I knew I would have a significant change in my body, but I never dreamed I would have such an incredible mental and emotional transformation so quickly. I have been reborn as a confident, self-assured woman, and I am excited to think about what’s to come in my new life."- L. / RealSelf / May 09, 2019
"Excellent experience - It has been a few years but she was very patient and kind and really cared about me. Her staff was also great. I still recommend people to her even though it’s been overs 5 years. JoAnn Proctor"- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 26, 2019
Cellulite treatment is safe and effective for many individuals. You should not have RF laser cellulite reduction if you are pregnant or taking blood thinners. The best candidates are in overall good health, at a stable weight, and have noticeable cellulite.
A Woman Plastic Surgeon utilizes the InMode BodyFX laser for all our cellulite reduction treatments. This system uses a combination of radiofrequency energy, and deep tissue heating and suctioning for smooth, natural-looking results. Treatments are extremely comfortable and are often compared to feeling like a relaxing hot stone massage. Generally, cellulite reduction takes about 15 – 20 minutes per treatment area.
What to Expect
Since BodyFX is a noninvasive approach to reducing cellulite, you are free to return to your daily routine immediately after treatment. This is a great benefit compared to a surgical procedure that may require downtime at a higher cost. Generally, 6 – 8 sessions spaced 1 week apart are required to achieve your desired result.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
The cost of your treatment will be dependent on the size of the area and the number of locations being treated. During your private consult, our licensed aesthetician, Robin Brock, can go over the cost of your recommended treatment. We accept many forms of payment and can help you find medical financing.
What is cellulite?
Cellulite is the lumpy, dimpled flesh that usually appears on the thighs, hips, buttocks, and stomach. While cellulite is more common in women, it can also be found in men. The cause of cellulite is still unclear, but many doctors' theory is it is fat swollen with toxins to create ripples on the surface of the skin, which may be caused by genetics, thin skin, and aging. Cellulite can be found on thin and overweight bodies, and is often resistant to diet and exercise. While it is not considered a serious medical condition, it is considered undesirable and unattractive.
Length of treatments?
Treatment times will vary, depending on the number of areas being addressed, but most treatments take about 15 – 20 minutes. This means you can easily schedule appointments over your lunch break. You will typically need 6 – 8 sessions, spaced at least one week apart per treatment area, in order to see optimal results. Many patients compare the feeling of the cellulite treatment to a relaxing hot stone massage.
There is no downtime required. The area may look a little red and feel warm, but this should go away within 1 – 2 hours.
Probably the most noteworthy benefit regarding RF laser cellulite reduction is that over time, you will continue to see improved results. This is due to the advanced collagen growth that takes place under the skin.
- Average Cost
- $100 - $500
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 – 60 minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3 Months
RF laser cellulite reduction has helped men and women to decrease cellulite from their problem areas and increase their confidence. When you have unsightly cellulite on various areas of your body and do not wish to undergo a surgical procedure to attain improvements, contact A Woman Plastic Surgeon to schedule a consultation with Robin Brock to discover how InMode BodyFX cellulite reduction can reduce the appearance of cellulite to create a youthful shape that highlights your natural curves.