Avéli Cellulite Treatment


Cellulite, a condition that causes dimples and contour irregularity on areas of the lower body, can lead to lowered self-confidence for many patients. It is incredibly common and can be caused by several factors, including age and change in weight. Cellulite can also be genetic and even occur in thin individuals. A large number of patients seek solutions to cellulite to boost confidence. Avéli™ is an FDA-approved cellulite treatment. A minimally invasive and fast procedure that can provide long-lasting results, Avéli™ is an excellent option for patients looking to address the appearance of cellulite to meet their aesthetic goals. In consultation with Dr. Aya-ay, patients can determine whether Avéli™ is the option best suited to their needs.

What is Avéli™ Cellulite Treatment?

Avéli™ is a device designed to provide long-term reductions in the appearance of cellulite on the body, typically on the buttocks, thighs, or abdomen. Intended to be a one-time treatment, Avéli™ is inserted through a small incision in the skin. The device is used to slice the septa within the intended area, or connective fibrous bands, to lift skin upward and provide a more seamless, smooth appearance. The device is designed to be incredibly precise, and it also allows surgeons and practitioners to receive verification that the septa have been effectively severed. Patients with good skin elasticity are best suited for this procedure.

Melanie L. Aya-ay, M.D.


Dr. Melanie Aya-ay is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Tampa Bay with over 15 years of plastic surgery experience specializing in cosmetic surgery, reconstructive breast surgery and minimally invasive techniques for facial and body rejuvenation.  She is known for her skill and excellence in revision surgery, specifically for difficult breast surgery revisions.  Dr. Aya-ay is an Allergan Medical Institute (AMI) National Trainer for Facial Aesthetics and AMI National Speaker for Plastic and Regenerative Medicine.  She is honored to be the first female surgeon to hold this dual faculty position with Allergan.

Dr. Aya-ay is the CEO and owner of Melanie L. Aya-ay, MD Plastic Surgery as well as Vivia MedSpa, an elite luxury medical spa in North Tampa.  Her practice and her team have been built on the values of honesty, integrity, education, safety, and providing comprehensive aesthetic care with natural results.  Your consultation with Dr. Aya-ay will be an educational experience so that you can be assured that you are making the choices that are best for you. Our staff will provide all the assistance needed to help you navigate through the process for a successful Plastic Surgery experience.


Avéli™ Cellulite Treatment Procedure

A local anesthetic will be administered to minimize pain or discomfort. The procedure can be performed in the office with local anesthesia or in the operating room with general anesthesia depending on patient preference.  Several small incisions are made in the affected area. A hook-shaped device is inserted through the incision, which releases an ultra-small blade to sever the septa that is pulling the skin downward and creating the dimpling effect.  This treatment can also be done in conjunction with liposuction or other surgical procedures. 

Avéli™ Cellulite Treatment Recovery and Aftercare

Patients can return home on the day of the procedure. Minimal downtime is required, but patients may experience (remove minor) discomfort, soreness, and bruising for a brief period after the procedure. Optimal results are typically visible within a month. Temporary symptoms can be relieved with an ice pack or over-the-counter medication and in occasional cases narcotics are required.  A light compression garment will be recommended. Dr. Aya-ay and her staff will review the postoperative instructions with you at your consultation and again at your preoperative visit to ensure that you are comfortable with your postoperative care.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about Avéli™ Cellulite Treatment or other potential options, schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Aya-ay today. A consultation is a chance to collaborate to decide what procedure or treatment would be best suited for you and your needs.

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