MidAmerica Plastic Surgery: Ryan Diederich, MD
4955 South State Route 159 #1
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
(618) 288-7855
Monday: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

The Spa at MidAmerica Plastic Surgery
4955 South State Route 159 #1
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
(618) 307-6233
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Cellulite Reduction 

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Are you seeking an effective and lasting solution for stubborn cellulite? MidAmerica Plastic Surgery offers Avéli™ cellulite reduction treatment in Glen Carbon for people from the St. Louis area and Southern Illinois communities like Edwardsville and Maryville.  

What Is Cellulite & Why Do I Have It?  

Cellulite is known for the dimples or depressions it creates in the skin, typically on the buttocks or thighs. A major underlying cause of cellulite is the interplay between fibrous tissue bands, fat, and skin. Fibrous bands known as septa tether your skin to the structures below. These septa can shrink or stiffen over time. When the fat in the skin’s underlying layers pushes up between the septa, unsightly dimples form on the skin’s surface.  

If you’re wondering why you have cellulite, you are in good company—up to 90% of women have cellulite, and it’s typically influenced by genetics or hormonal factors. As you’re considering treatment options for your cellulite, it’s essential to distinguish cellulite from other concerns like skin laxity or fat. During your one-on-one consultation, plastic surgeon Dr. Ryan Diederich and his team will assess your skin to determine if Avéli or one of our surgical body contouring procedures best aligns with your needs. 

What’s Different About Avéli Cellulite Reduction Treatment?  

Many cellulite treatments blindly use the “outside-in” approach with creams or other surface-level options. Avéli is different. It works from the inside, identifying and releasing the septa, the primary structural cause of cellulite. This minimally invasive approach to cellulite reduction produces long-term results with minimal downtime. 

While individual results vary, here’s an overview of the key benefits patients can expect from Avéli’s unique application: 

  • Quick Results: Most patients enjoy a noticeable reduction in dimpling immediately after the procedure. 
  • Sustained Outcomes: Treating the root cause of cellulite creates longer-lasting results than superficial treatments. 
  • Enhanced Body Image: Once cellulite is visibly reduced, many patients feel more confident in their own skin. 

Keep in mind that maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise, can further enhance and prolong Avéli’s impressive results.  

How Is Avéli Treatment Performed? 

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ryan Diederich performs your Avéli procedure at MidAmerica Plastic Surgery. He uses Avéli’s innovative hand-held device that manually targets and releases the complicated web of septa bands that cause cellulite dimples. The device features a lighted tip, allowing Dr. Diederich optimal visibility throughout the procedure.  

Avéli addresses the primary structural causes of cellulite in 3 steps:  

  • Dr. Diederich gently and precisely guides the Avéli device under the skin to the targeted dimples.  
  • After identifying septa bands causing the dimple, the septa are severed.  
  • The release of septa bands in real-time substantially reduces the appearance of cellulite and delivers visibly smoother skin.   

Avéli can be performed in-office under a local anesthetic as a stand-alone treatment, or it can complement cosmetic surgery treatments like a Brazilian butt lift (BBL), a thigh lift, or liposuction for enhanced results. 

Before & After Avéli Cellulite Reduction 

Aveli Cellulite Reduction Before & After
Photos Courtesy of Avéli 
Aveli Cellulite Reduction Before & After
Photos Courtesy of Avéli 
Aveli Cellulite Reduction Before & After
Photos Courtesy of Avéli 

Common Questions 

Will I need multiple sessions? 

No. Dr. Diederich can fully treat the targeted cellulite dimples on your buttocks and thighs in a single treatment.  

How long does the Avéli procedure last? 

A typical treatment session lasts about an hour, including administering local anesthesia and performing the procedure itself. 

Are there any side effects? 

Based on clinical studies, the most commonly reported side effects are minor. Some patients report mild pain within the first 24 hours, accompanied by bruising and tenderness to the touch at the treatment site that resolves within 30 days. Patients may also experience small areas of firmness—usually not visible or painful—that typically resolve within a few months. 

Is there any downtime after the procedure? 

Avéli requires little to no downtime, with most patients returning to their usual routine and activities within 24 to 48 hours after treatment. However, for optimal healing, we recommend postponing strenuous activities or workouts for at least the first few days to a week after the procedure. Your patient care coordinator will provide detailed post-treatment guidelines during your consultation. 

How long will my results last?  

Participants in clinical studies have demonstrated a lasting reduction in the appearance of cellulite when assessed 1 year after treatment.  

Ready To Learn More? 

To learn if you’re a good candidate for Avéli cellulite reduction near metro St. Louis, arrange a personalized consultation with Dr. Diederich using our online form or call our office at (618) 288-7855