I Heard That There is a Surgery That Cuts the Fibers(fibrous Septa) That Cause Cellulite? Does this Exist?

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Yes. Cellulaze works

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There are some great animated videos showing how Cellulaze works on YouTube and the Cellulaze website. The real benefit of the Cellulaze procedure is delivering laser energy to the deep surface of the skin to promote new collagen formation, skin thickening and tightening. This reduces the appearance of cellulite far more effectively than any of the previously available technologies and is a one time procedure. Hope this helps.


Bay Area Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Treatment to Minimize Cellulite

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Thank you for your question. This treatment is called subcision which breaks down the fibrous septa that is one of the factors involved in cellulite. A combination with a skin tightening procedure can work well to minimize cellulite. I would recommend consult and treatment under the supervision of a Board Certified Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon for best results and safest treatment options. I hope this helps!

Sonia Badreshia-Bansal, MD
Bay Area Dermatologist
4.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Cellulaze Best for Cellulite Reduction

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Thank you for your question. The treatment you are referring to is Cellulaze. I would suggest Cellulaze to reduce your cellulite. Cellulaze is the only minimally invasive laser procedure designed to attack the structure of cellulite beneath your skin. It delivers longer-lasting results after only one short treatment. It is the first and only cellulite laser treatment that treats the actual problems underneath the skin to deliver a proven longer-lasting result from just one simple treatment. Cellulaze is backed by many years of clinical research. Studies have shown it increases the thickness of your skin by 25% and the elasticity of your skin by 29%—significant claims that haven't been made by any other treatments. Thicker and more elastic skin can help flatten and smooth the skin surface to improve the appearance of cellulite. In addition, 93% of patients surveyed were satisfied or very satisfied with their results at one year post their procedure, and all would recommend the Cellulaze cellulite laser treatment to a friend.

Daniel Shapiro, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 91 reviews

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Cellulaze for cellulite

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Cellulaze is the only FDA approved one time minimally invasive treatment for cellulite.  It not only cuts the fibrous bands that cause the dimpling, it also treats the fatty deposits that cause the hills as well as stimulate the skin to promote smoothing of it.  Talk to your local board-certified plastic surgeon that has experience with the procedure.   Good luck!

Robert Kratschmer, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Cellulaze treatment

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Yes!  Cellulaze uses a laser under the skin to attack the anatomic causes of cellulite. One of the things it does it to cut those septa or bands that causes the dimpling or indentations that contribute to cellulite.  It is a minimally invasive procedure that takes 1-2 hours and can be safely done  under local or just IV sedation.  It is an FDA approved treatment for cellulite and requires only one treatment.  Hope this is helpful.

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Sugene Kim, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Groundbreaking Cellulaze

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Cellulaze is the first ever long-lasting cellulite reduction treatment that, through one minimally invasive application, has the ability to smooth out skin and keep it cellulite-free. The treatment's unique biodirectional laser beam is used to cut stubborn septae which cause those infamous "hills and valleys" on our skin and liquefy fat cells.

Bruce E. Katz, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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Cellulaze is the newest and most effective way to release cellulite bands.

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Cellulite fibrous bands are currently are currently best treated with Cellulaze.  This is awell studied new treatment that addresses all aspect of cellulite:  reducing fat bulges, releasing cellulite bands and tightening the skin.

Mark Taylor, MD
Salt Lake City Dermatologic Surgeon
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Cellulaze is not a new treatment

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Cellulaze is a recent offering by Cynosure, the manufacturor of Smartlipo marketted as a "new treatment for Cellulite". Many surgeons, including our practice, for many years have used Smartlipo as well as other LASERs to perform subcissions which theoretically cut the septae and release the skin, thus reducing the appearance of cellulie. Smartlipo Triplex has the 1440 nm wavelength which we have used for the last 2 years to improve cellulite in every case we perform outer thigh lipoplasty. In fact the Triplex is superior to Cellulaze as it offers a blend with 1320 nm wavelength to improve tissue tightening. Most if not all patients who have had LASER-assisted lipoplasty of their thighs especially with the Smartlipo Triplex have had this procedure. cellulaze is merely a new marketting repackaging of the Smartlipo technology - nothing new.

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Edwin Ishoo, MD
Brookline Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

FDA approved Cellulaze

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The answer to your question is yes - the new FDA approved Cellulaze laser treatment.  Cellulaze works by 1) treating the small pockets of superfical fat causing the bulging seen in cellulite, 2) dividing the fibrous attachments that manifest as indentations in the skin and 3) increasing the thickness and ideally the elasticity of the skin.  Best of luck!

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C. Bob Basu, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Cellulaze uses a laser to cut the fibers that cause cellulite

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Cellulaze is a laser treatment that cuts the fibrous septa that cause cellulite.  It was recently approved in the United States after being used previously in Canada and Europe.  It is a laser surgery that has been shown to help cellulite long term (two years and counting in the study patients).

Daryl K. Hoffman, MD
Los Gatos Plastic Surgeon
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