• Cellulite and liposuction sequela;
• Depressed scars;
• Facial wrinkles and folds.

The term Subcision® is derived from Subcutaneous Incisionless Surgery, meaning subcutaneous surgery without incision. It was first described in 1995 by Orentreich and Orentreich for the correction of wrinkles and depressed scars on the face and by the Brazilian physicians Doris Hexsel and Dr. Rosemarie Mazzuco in 1997 for the treatment of advanced degree cellulite and liposuction sequelae.

Subcision® consists of sectioning the dermal or subcutaneous fibrotic septa, releasing the traction they exert on the skin and stimulating the formation of new connective tissue that fills the skin depressions.


Number of sessions

The number of sessions of Subcision® necessary to correct a particular defect will depend on the size, depth and location of the defect and the individual’s ability to form collagen, which is  also related to the intensity of the trauma caused by the procedure.



To ensure good results and avoid side effects, the patient should follow the pre and post-operative instructions related this procedure. They can be obtained during the consultation when the doctor will evaluate the patient and may indicate the procedure, while discussing the results and providing instructions regarding the procedure.


Do you want to know more? See also these videos on our YouTube channel: cellulite and Subcision®.