Avéli™ cellulite treatment

What is Avéli™ cellulite treatment?

Cellulite is a common condition that affects the appearance of the skin, causing it to have a dimpled, lumpy texture. It is most commonly found on the thighs, hips, buttocks, and abdomen, and affects mostly women, although it can also occur in men. Cellulite occurs when fat cells beneath the skin layer bulge outwards and push against the connective tissue fibrous bands (called septa). Avéli™ cellulite treatment identifies and releases these septa to allow the overlying skin to be untethered. Dr. Victoria Aimé in Scottsdale, AZ and Carefree, AZ is excited to be one of the first to offer Avéli™ for a meaningful and long-lasting reduction in cellulite dimples.

Quick Facts


  • 1 hours procedure length
  • Local anesthesia
  • In office procedure or as an add on to surgery
  • 1 day downtime


  • Minimally invasive
  • Reduces appearance of cellulite on the thighs and buttocks
  • Long-lasting results
  • Minimal downtime

Who is a good candidate for Avéli™ cellulite treatment?

You'll likely be a great candidate for an Avéli™ cellulite treatment if you are:

Preparing for Avéli™ cellulite Reduction

Prior to your procedure, you will meet with Dr. Aimé at a consultation appointment to discuss your areas of concern. A physical exam will be performed to ensure that the dimpling of concern is likely due to fibrous bands associated with cellulite and not due to skin laxity or other causes. Photographs will be taken for your medical chart and should you decide to move forward, your procedure date will be scheduled.

Avéli™ cellulite treatment

Avéli™ cellulite treatment utilizes a  a handheld device to manually target and release the complicated web of septa bands causing cellulite dimples. Prior to your procedure, your cellulite dimples will be marked. Small incisions are then made in the lower buttock creases and the areas to be treated are numbed. The Avéli™ device is inserted and a small light on the device is used to guide it's placement. Once a band is found, a hook is deployed to ensure that the correct septa is identified. The fibrous bands are then cut and the device is repositioned to located the next band.

Recovery after Avéli™ cellulite Reduction

There is little to no downtime after the procedure. In the clinical study, most patients returned to normal activities within 24-48 hours. The most common side effects reported were mild pain within the first 24 hours and bruising and tenderness to the touch which typically resolved within 30 days. Some patients returned to normal activities within one day of the procedure and most within a week. It is recommended to avoid any strenuous activities or workouts in the first few days/weeks after the procedure to allow the area to heal.

Before & Afters

"Dr. Aimé is not only an incredibly skilled surgeon, she is also one of the most kind and empathetic doctors I’ve ever worked with. I saw her for Botox and lip filler, it was my first time with this type of procedure and I was nervous. She listened to my concerns with open ears, and created a treatment plan that made me feel safe and confident. I’m thrilled with my results and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a world-class experience with quality results!!"

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"For as long as I can remember, no matter where my weight was I have always been extremely unhappy with my side profile and double chin. No matter what I did I could never get rid of it so I chalked it up to genetics. My wedding was coming up and my anxiety was through the roof. I could barely look at myself in the mirror and dreaded what is supposed to be one of the happiest days of my life. I was extremely hesitant but decided that enough was enough and looked into plastic surgery. Dr. Aimé was the first provider I consulted with but from that one interaction I knew I did not need to look further. As a former bedside nurse of 7 years I know a thing or two about doctors——and Dr. Aimé is a diamond in the rough. She is extremely knowledgeable, and genuinely cares about her patients….the perfect mixture of everything you can ask for in a provider! She did an impeccable job, and she TRULY cared about me being happier with the way I look—-which meant more than she will ever know!"

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"EXCELLENT! I would go back to Dr. Aime for anything I ever need. To prepare for my breast enhancement, I had a consultation & I told her what I wanted. I knew right away I wanted her as my doctor. She spoke to me again right before surgery to go over everything & answer any questions I might still have. The surgery was a breeze. As I healed at home, I texted her questions to make sure what I experienced during the healing process was normal & make sure I was doing everything I was supposed to be doing & she texted me back immediately. She gave me the look I asked for & I couldn’t be happier. Her bedside manner is friendly & makes you at ease. I love Dr. Aime!!!"

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"This was my first time receiving lip fillers, I was obviously nervous about the process. Dr. Aime was fantastic throughout the entire process! She set clear and realistic expectations, explained the process before we started and also explained it again as she was going along. We had a good convo, which helped keep me distracted and at ease. She heard what I was looking for and gave recommendations based on my facial structure. I will 100% be going back to her for future services!"

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"Dr Aimé is amazing!! She made me feel like her only patient- she was amazing at my facial fillers and also with my post surgical care. I have the utmost confidence in Dr Aimé. I will see her again and refer my friends to her."

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frequently Asked questions (FAQ)

Will I need multiple sessions?

Q: How long does the procedure take?

Q: How quickly will I see improvement in my cellulite?

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The following are reputable organizations that provide information specifically for plastic surgery patients on this and other procedures.American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

Other relevant references include:
  1. Stevens WG, Green JB, Layt C, Kaminer MS, Harrington J, Fan L, Wall HC, Fabi S, Magnusson MR. Multicenter Pivotal Study Demonstrates Safety and Efficacy of a New Cellulite Procedure: Final Results at 12 Months. Aesthet Surg J. 2023 Mar 15;43(4):455-466. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjac291. PMID: 36351188; PMCID: PMC10053649.
  2. Emanuele E. Cellulite: advances in treatment: facts and controversies. Clin Dermatol. 2013 Nov-Dec;31(6):725-30. doi: 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2013.05.009. PMID: 24160277.
  3. Avéli Precision Cellulite Device. Instructions for Use. Mountain View, CA: Revelle Aesthetics, Inc; 2022. https://myaveli.com/ifu

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