Cost of CELLULAZE

  • docblinski
  • Miami,Florida
  • 1 year ago

I'm asked why the high cost for CELLULAZE. Best way to answer is to discuss the fixed expenses. The Cellulaze fiber is $300, and a back up is $300 = $600. The Thermaguide + Smart Sense additions are $1,000. So the out of pocket costs for the Cellulaze start from $1,600. Add in supplies, meds, wraps, anesthesia, etc the start up costs approaches $3,000. Before you add in the doctors fees.This gives you all an idea.   

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Brittany6755 sent you a PM Dr. B
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Mine cost $7,200. My doctor quoted me 4 1/2 hours and they did a calculation which, based, on 4 1/2 hours, was $1,200 surgery room, $6,000 surgeon/fees. I arrived at the office at 7am, was marked up, shown to the surgical room (just another room in the medical office building) had the entire procedure and was getting off the table at 10am, 3 hours later. When I asked for a price adjustment they said I just did better than expected, i.e. they don't give refunds.

In short, if your doctor quotes a certain "time" for the procedure make sure to ask what happens to the price if it takes less time.
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I must make this cost issue clearer. The CELLULAZE unit costs $250,000 retail. So monthly lease payments can approach $3,000. Plus the end user add in items. So the cost to do a CELLULAZE is expensive. Also a few of us are using 2 fibers per case, because we are treating large surface areas. Remember the Cynosure company is not just selling these units to "any" doc. So there will be limited choices to the treating docs in your area. Also beware of non approved docs advertising that they have the Cellulaze unit. Call Cynosure or go to cellulose.com as the ONLY authorize site to find certified Cellulaze doctors. This happen this afternoon a center in Palm Beach was stating in their website they have the Cellulaze. IT IS NOT A TRUE STATEMENT!! Cynosure and the Florida Board of Medicine are taking action against this center as I type. Regardsdr. B, MIAMI
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That is CELLULAZE.com My typing is one finger.
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I have a question for you, please. Thank you in advance for your response. I had Cellulaze recently and was charged for 48 squares. The doctor stated he used 1.5 fibers on me. I did not know what that meant, but you have used the same terminology. Can you please explain? Also, I got Smart Lipo at the same time. He stated he used the same machine. Does Smart Lipo use these same fibers also? Part of my areas that were supposed to be treated were not treated. Looking for answers since my doc won't give me any. I greatly appreciate your insight. Thanks.
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One and a half CELLULAZE fibers equates to 60,000 pulses of energy or 48 squares = 5.2 grids. Large amount in area. Than a SmartLipo fiber is a different fiber completely. As for treated and in treated areas. I can not comment that us between you and your surgeon. Best of luck
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Thanks so much for your response.
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It is very possible they MIGHT replace fiber but if they is some use in # of joules they would question if a replacement was warranted. In any terms there are real hard costs to preform cellulaze. Now done over 15 cases. By end of may will be in the twenties. Early results are above expectations but final appearance is after 3 months at a minimium. Just did very interesting cellulaze case. She will be posting her story on real self soon. Regards dr b
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Yes and no. The Cellulaze fiber has only 40,000 joules loaded on it. So the watts in the Cellulaze unit is from 0 to 15 watts. The recommended dose is 10 watts or less at 25 hz for a 1,000 pulses or joules per 5cm x 5cm square. Thus 6 squares will use 6,000 joules of the 40,000 loaded on that fiber. So far for me I using over 20,000 per case at a minimum. But I have use 40,000 joules on one patient with very large areas. But the concept is to have extras available. Sometimes, this has happened to me a fiber or thermaguide does not operate properly. So it needs to be replaced. Thus the costs are real. For example you start using a 10,000 joules loaded fiber but you need 15,000 joules so another fiber is opened. Very costly. Just some info for you. Regards Dr. B
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That makes sense if a patient needs more than one fiber can provide.

If the fiber fails to function properly does Cellulaze reimburse the office for it? It seems like they should.

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This is good information. I did not see this when I responded to your previous post. This clears some things up for me. These fibers can be loaded with different #s of joules? I believe my treatment area was cut short because the doctor had planned to use fewer joules than he ended up needing for my 48 square case. He had only done a couple of Cellulaze cases prior. I guess he wasn't prepared due to the inexperience. It's ashamed he won't admit this to me though. He adamantly states the whole area was treated when I know for a fact it was not as there would have been at least some pain, sensitivity, numbness or bruising in every area treated. This explanation helps me understand what likely happened. Thank you.
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Thanks, this is helpful info for people to be aware of!

Out of curiosity, the back up Cellulaze fiber could be used for another procedure right? Its only actually used if the first one fails, is that correct?

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