Aveli Cellulite Treatment

Aveli® Cellulite Treatment in Long Island, NY with Dr. Meredith Vandegrift

Over 90% of women are affected by cellulite on the legs or buttocks, no matter their size, shape, or weight. As we age, fat cells get larger, skin gets thinner, and fibrous bands beneath the skin tighten irregularly, leading to the development of cellulite’s characteristic dimples. Cellulite, unfortunately, doesn’t respond well to typical treatments, including weight loss, exercise, massage, or topical creams. Fortunately, cellulite has finally met its match in Aveli®—the latest technological advancement that effectively smooths the appearance of cellulite dimples on the thighs and buttocks.

Choosing a knowledgeable and compassionate provider is the first step in achieving optimal results from any plastic surgery procedure. With Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Meredith Vandegrift, you can discover how the new Aveli® cellulite treatment may be the perfect choice to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Read on to learn more about Aveli®, or schedule a consultation with a leading Long Island cellulite doctor.

What Is Aveli® Cellulite Treatment?

Aveli® is the latest minimally invasive, FDA-cleared device to help reduce visible cellulite. The device works by allowing Dr. Vandegrift to manually sever the connective tissue bands (fibrous septa) that stiffen or shrink, which causes pulling on the skin that creates cellulite dimples. Each individual cellulite dimple can have as many as ten septa affecting it.

As the Aveli® device is unique in its function, Dr. Vandegrift can accurately identify and sever each of the septa to eliminate cellulite dimples and smooth out the skin.

What is Cellulite?

Cellulite has three main causes: fat cells that are increasing in size, thinning skin, and connective tissues that are tightening irregularly. These connective tissues pull downward, creating tension on the skin, resulting in cellulite’s dimpling effect on the skin’s surface. Unfortunately, there are very few solutions to address cellulite at its foundation.

Aveli®’s unique device is the only way to effectively eliminate cellulite by releasing the tension from these fibrous bands. Aveli® aims for smoother-looking buttocks and thighs by eliminating and releasing the root cause of cellulite.

What Are the Benefits of Aveli® Cellulite Treatments?

While nearly all women are somewhat affected by cellulite, all women hate it. Aveli® can help reduce the appearance of cellulite dimples on the buttocks and thighs in just a single office visit.

With Aveli®’s safe and effective results and no downtime, you’ll need to get ready to spend more time showing off your smoother legs. 

Following Aveli® cellulite treatment, you’ll notice:

  • Smoother looking thighs and buttocks
  • A visible reduction in cellulite dimples on thighs and buttocks
  • More youthful-looking legs

While Aveli® treats the main cause of cellulite dimples, the connective tissues pulling the skin, it doesn’t address other concerns like skin laxity or excess fat; however, Dr. Vandegrift performs other procedures that may address these issues, including:

Visit our gallery for photos of Aveli® before and after results.

Am I an Ideal Candidate for Aveli®?

Generally, Aveli® candidates are women in good overall health who are looking to improve the appearance of cellulite on their buttocks and thighs.

Typically, Aveli® candidates should:

  • 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

Meet Dr. Meredith Vandegrift

Dr. Meredith Vandegrift is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in breast and body rejuvenation that restores a youthful, supple appearance after pregnancy or weight loss.

While offering a full complement of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures including breast lift, tummy tuck, vaginal rejuvenation, and oncoplastic breast reduction, Dr. Vandegrift also has a special interest and expertise in both invasive and non-invasive facial rejuvenation. With a focus on keeping your look natural, she provides a holistic approach to each patient, specifically tailoring a treatment regimen that will leave you looking and feeling your absolute best.

Choosing Dr. Vandegrift as Your Long Island, NY Aveli® Provider

Board-certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Meredith Vandegrift specializes in breast and body rejuvenation procedures to help restore a youthful, supple appearance after pregnancy or weight loss. While offering a full complement of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, Dr. Vandegrift also has a special interest and expertise in both invasive and non-invasive body contouring and rejuvenation treatments, making her your best choice for Aveli® cellulite treatments in Long Island, NY.

With a focus on keeping your look natural, Dr. Vandegrift provides a holistic approach to each patient, specifically tailoring each treatment regimen to leave you looking and feeling your absolute best. During your Aveli® consultation, Dr. Vandegrift will review your medical records and history and discuss your ultimate goals for the treatment. Dr. Vandegrift will take the time to ensure she fully understands your goals and concerns so that you know what to expect throughout your Aveli® treatment process.

What Can I Expect During an Aveli® Procedure?

To achieve optimal results for each patient, Dr. Vandegrift customizes all Aveli® cellulite treatments. However, here are some general steps you can expect.

Check-in and Local Anesthesia

Once you arrive, you’ll be greeted by our team. Then, Dr. Vandegrift will make sure you are comfortable, answer any last questions, and perform procedural markings. You will be treated with a local anesthetic in the treatment area before Dr. Vandegrift begins your Aveli® procedure.

Aveli® Procedure

Following your procedural plan, Dr. Vandegrift will insert the Aveli® device through several small incisions in the treatment area. After the device is beneath the skin, Dr. Vandegrift will locate and sever the septa responsible for your cellulite dimples.

Treatment time will vary depending on your procedural plan and the number of treated areas; however, Aveli® treatment typically takes about an hour. 

Aveli® Aftercare

After your Aveli® cellulite treatment, you should expect some bruising and swelling. You may also experience some discomfort for a day or two following your treatment, especially when sitting on the treated area. Swelling and bruising may take a month to fully resolve.

Patients can resume most normal activities immediately following treatment. However, you should avoid strenuous lower body exercises, like running, for ten to fourteen days.

Depending on your procedural plan, you may be required to wear compression garments to minimize bruising and swelling.

How Soon Will I See My Aveli® Results?

Most patients experience swelling and bruising that last approximately a month after Aveli® cellulite treatment. At that time, most patients should begin to see a visible reduction in cellulite dimples.

By maintaining your healthy lifestyle and stable weight, you can expect to enjoy long-lasting results from your Aveli® cellulite treatment. Thoroughly following Dr. Vandegrift’s post-procedural instructions regarding physical activities, cleansing skin, and avoiding sun exposure will help ensure optimal results from your Aveli® cellulite treatment.

Schedule Your Aveli® Consultation Today!

Win the battle against cellulite by scheduling your Aveli® consultation at Vandegrift Plastic Surgery today! Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Meredith Vandegrift is committed to quality patient care and is your dedicated partner through every step of the aesthetic medicine journey. 

Ready to partner with one of Long Island’s best Aveli® providers? Contact us today or call (631) 935-0303 to learn more.



NYC Aveli® FAQs

The cost of Aveli® is determined by your unique needs, aesthetic goals, and the number of areas treated. Following your consultation with Dr. Vandegrift, you will receive a breakdown of the cost of your Aveli® treatment.

Typically, it takes one month for swelling and bruising to subside following Aveli® treatments. Around that time, most patients will notice visible results. Most patients are well enough to return to their normal routine within a few days following their Aveli® procedure.

Typically, patients should avoid strenuous activities, like exercising or jogging, in the first two weeks after Aveli® cellulite procedure. This is to allow the area sufficient time to heal.