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Tissue Stabilized-Guided Subcision(TS-GS): A revolutionary mini-invasive treatment for cellulite blemishes in 80 consecutive patients | Abstract

Plastic Surgery: Case Studies

Abstract

Tissue Stabilized-Guided Subcision(TS-GS): A revolutionary mini-invasive treatment for cellulite blemishes in 80 consecutive patients

Roberto DellÂ’Avanzato

Introduction: Eighteen months ago, in October 2016, I started, as one of the first in Europe, my experience with Cellfina®, a Tissue Stabilized-Guided Subcision® (TS-GS), a new procedure that represents the only FDA-cleared minimally invasive and clinically proven treatment to improve the cellulite blemishes for nearly four years in only one session. Materials and Methods: We report our experience of 80 patients (78F; 2M) with cellulite treated in a single session, selected and classified with a simplified Cellulite Severity Scoring (CSS). Follow-up was scheduled after 7 days (T7) and 14 days (T14) for all the 80 patients; after 30 days (T30) for 77 patients; after 90 days (T90) for 72 patients; after 180 days (T180) for 65 patients; 50 patients (49F; 1M) had a medical check at 12 months and 15 months; 3 patients (2F; 1M) at 18 months. Outcome measures included subject photographs, Cellulite Severity Scale (CSS) and Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale (GAIS) assessment. Patient’s satisfaction with a 5-point Likert scale and pain rating with Visual Analog Scale (VAS) were also recorded. The treatment takes 45-65 minutes. Cellulite dimples are marked and the device is applied to stretch and stabilize tissue in a vacuum chamber, while local anesthesia is delivered. Then, a precise minimallyinvasive subcutaneous release of the connective bands or TS-GS is performed with a micro-blade, without cuts or incisions. We have safely treated 6 to 55 sites in one session. After treatment, a light compression is applied and patients are able to return promptly to their daily life

 
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