What is Tissue Stabilized-Guided Subscision (TS-GS)?
Cellulite is described as dimpling of the skin on the buttocks, thighs, and abdomen and occurs in 85% of women over the age of 21. Areas of skin affected by cellulite have thick, collagen bands oriented vertical to the skin called “septae”. Septae pull down on the skin surface, which makes the skin and underlying fatty tissue appear dimpled.
Tissue Stabilized-Guided Subscision (TS-GS) is commercially known as Cellfina and is a minimally invasive, FDA-cleared device used for improving the appearance of cellulite dimples on the buttocks and thighs. TS-GS is performed in a single treatment session.
Prior to the procedure, your ASDS physician will mark the cellulite dimples that may be improved with TS-GS. Then a dilute numbing fluid, called tumescent solution, is injected into the skin and underlying fatty tissue to keep the patient comfortable during and after the procedure. Next, the TS-GS device is applied to the cellulite dimple. With the use of suction, the cellulite dimple is pulled inside of the device to stabilize the skin tissue. A specialized handpiece is then used to release the cellulite dimple as a precisely selected depth. TS-GS is continued until all of the dimples selected for treatment have been released.