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How Do I Know if Cellulaze is Right for Me?

Hello, I am a 40 year old mother of 3 and wanted to know what determines if the cellulaze procedure is right for you? Are certain candidates better than others? Will liposuction work in the same way? Thank you.

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Cellulaze Right for Me?

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Cellulaze is a new just recently FDA approved procedure for the long term treatment of cellulite.There are no other treatments that have been shown to be as effective or as long lasting. It is not the same thing as liposuction and will not produce the kind of volume change that is achieved with liposuction. On the other hand, liposuction does not improve the appearance of cellulite but is done to change your shape or contour. So they are two completely different procedures which address different problems.


Federal Way Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Cellulaze can address any kind of cellulite

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If you have cellulite, then you may be a candidate for Cellulaze.  This is a surgical procedure that addresses cellulite, therefore it will improve skin texture, not limb size.

If you would prefer a reduction in thigh size, liposuction is the choice.  Liposuction, either standard or laser/vaser assited, will not address cellulite and may actually worsen it.

Mario Diana, MD
San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Cellulaze treatment for cellulite

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Cellulaze is a treatment for cellulite. This is a new laser recently introduced by the same company which brought us the Smartlipo. This is a truly revolutionary treatment, unlike anything before. This is a one time surgical treatment (done awake or with minimal sedation). In clinical trials which were done two years ago, the results still hold up! Remember, this is a surgical procedure, not a non-invasive 8-12 treatments over time. One procedure and you are done. The laser is revolutionary, since it also has a side firing laser beam. Cellulaze melts the fat just below the dermis, breaks up the fibrous bands that cause the dimples in the skin and fires the laser beam up on the underside of the skin melting the fat which herniated into the skin. The end result is a smoother skin, thickening of the skin and improved elasticity of the skin. This is a true paradigm shift in treating this condition which alluded the medical field for so long. 85% of females have cellulite (skinny or fat), and now there's true treatment for it and not just a promise. You should seek out a surgeon with laser experience for a consultation. Liposuction will not work the same way, since it does not destroy the fibrous bands and one cannot liposuction so close under the skin without causing grooving.

George Marosan, MD
Bellevue Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

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Candidate for Cellulaze if you have cellulite

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If you have areas of lumpy, dimpling skin then you may be a candidate for Cellulaze. This is a minimally invasive procedure that will help to smooth out the skin while keeping it cellulite-free. Consult with your surgeon to find out if this is the right procedure for you, good luck!

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Best Cellulaze Candidate

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Cellulaze delivers best results for women who are not significantly overweight but have mild to moderate cellulite on their thighs. I would suggest going in for a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine the best course of action for you. Best of luck.

Daniel Shapiro, MD
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Cellulaze is for cellulite

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Cellulaze is for the treatment of cellulite.  It is not the same thing as liposuction.  Cellulaze utilizes a 1440 nm wavelength laser to accomplish 3 things:  1) melt away fat bulging out 2) break up fibrous septae (attachments) that create the indentations and 3) help thicken the dermis (skin) to prevent future recurrence.   The procedure can take between 60-90 minutes and can be completed under local or just IV sedation (depending on the length of your procedure and number of areas being treated). To see your final results takes between 3-6 months. You can visit the cellulaze . com website to learn more about the procedure. Best of luck!
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C. Bob Basu, MD, FACS
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See a dr who does the cellulaze treatment

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i will not just repeat what everyone has said. i have the celllulaze machine and it does a very good job improvement cellulite. nothing else really works long term. i allow my patients to return to work the next day and to full exercising in 5 days.

 

david berman md

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David E. Berman, MD
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Cellulaze in an effective one time treatment for cellulite

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The reason so many plastic surgeons are excited about Cellullaze is that it is the most effective treatment yet for a problem that affects 85% of women.  Liposuction doesn't treat cellulite and can make it worse.  Many women have tried creams and diets and massages and lasers that have given no long term improvement.  Cellulaze is a one time, minimally invasive treatment, that has shown long-term improvement, two years and counting.  I believe it will set the new standard against which all other treatments will be compared.

Daryl K. Hoffman, MD
Los Gatos Plastic Surgeon
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See an expert for advice on cellulaze

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The simple answer to your question is to schedule a consultation with someone who is experienced with cellulaze, though there probably aren't many in your area since it is so new. A few things to keep in mind are that it is a surgical procedure that uses a specific type of laser in addition to liposuction. Liposuction alone even with previous laser techniques is not usually optimal for cellulite, lonly for removing localized fat.

Richard Baxter, MD
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