How Much Will Cellulaze Cost for the Buttock Area Down to the Top of the Knee (Front & Back Area)?

How much will cellulaze cost for the buttock area down to the top of the knees....(front and back area)? I live in the Northern New Jersey area. What type of anesthesia is used for cellulaze? Approximately how long does this procedure take?

Doctor Answers 10

Cellulaze Pricing

Pricing for Cellulaze differs depending on the area being treated as well as the surgeon performing your surgery. It’s in your best interest to have a consultation to sit and talk pricing and more details about the procedure itself.

New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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Cost of Cellulaze

Hello and thanks for the questions.  The cost of Cellulaze cannot be estimated without a physical examination of the areas in question.  Here it states it averages about $5500.  I would suggest contacting a board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience with Cellulaze to get a better understanding of the procedure.  The procedure can be done under a local anesthetic, or with IV sedation/general anesthesia.  This depends on your comfort level.  The procedure usually lasts about 3-4 hours from start to finish.  I hope this helps and good luck.


Robert Kratschmer, MD

Cellulaze cost

The cost of any cosmetic procedure depends on the area of the country you are in and the time spent doing the procedure.  The time needed to perform Cellulaze depends on the severity of the cellulite as well as size of area being treated.  Based on your description, I would anticipate your cost will be on the higher side of average.  Average costs is usually around $4500-6000.  The advantage of Cellulaze treatment is that it is usually performed under only local anesthesia with maybe some minimal oral sedation.

Naveen Setty, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Cost of Cellulaze

Cellulaze is a very precise and individualized treatment. Costs for treatment can range anywhere from $4,000 to $8,000. Upon examination at your doctors office, he or she will provide you with an accurate quote. There is little discomfort associated with the Cellulaze treatment, since patients are treated with a local anesthetic to numb the areas that will be treated. Patients may feel slight pressure or a warming sensation in and around the areas to be treated, but these are mild sensations. Patients are able to talk with the doctor during the procedure because they are awake and not sedated. The procedure generally takes 1-2 hours.

Cellulaze costs vary

Cellulaze treatments can vary greatly from patient to patient depending on the severity of the condition (deep as opposed to shallow pits and dimples, etc), the size of the patient (short vs tall, thin vs more heavy set), how widespread the distribution is (just back of legs, or are the outer, front and inner thighs affected as well).  Each patient is different, as is each case. All these factors weigh into how long a procedure will take which influences costs.  Anesthesia for our cases is local with some oral medications to help patients relax. No general anesthesia is required.  For your most accurate answer, it is best to consult your surgeon to evaluate your specific case.

Good luck~

Dr. Grant Stevens

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Cellulaze cost

The cost of your cellulaze treatment will depend on the size of the areas that require treatment and the length of your procedure.   In addition, depending on these answers, your PS will determine if your procedure can be safely and comfortably done with just local or IV sedation.  Please visit with a board certified plastic surgeon who performs cellulaze to learn more about your options.

Best of luck.

Dr. Basu

Houston, TX

Cost of Cellulaze and Anesthesia Used

Cellulaze is performed based on 5 x 5 cm squares and the amount of time, anesthetic and cost depends on the number of these squares that need to be treated.  The severity of the cellulite will influence this as well.  Each patient is different so I would need to evaluate the patient to give a good estimate of cost and time.  The average Cellulaze procedures cost between $4500 and $8500 depending on the number of squares to be treated. 

Paul M. Glat, MD
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon
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How much does Cellulaze cost?

Cellulaze is a very specific procedure that treats cellulite in a given area.  Therefore, the cost and time in the operating room varies a lot with the amount of tissue that is treated.  Someone who is very tall and overweight with severe cellulite will take longer than someone who is shorter, thin with mild cellulite, for example.  Performing circumferential Cellulaze (around the entire thigh) is not always desirable given the amount of local anesthesia required as well as the time, but it can be done in some cases.   For an accurate cost/time estimate, you need to be examined by a surgeon that performs the procedure. 

Cost of large areas of CELLULAZE

Dr Barry DeBernardo is in NJ see him. But I would venture to guess that large of area the fee would range from $10,000. Best of luck. 

Cost of Cellulaze

Similar to any plastic surgery procedure, the cost of Cellulaze will depend on the time that takes for a surgeon to complete the procedure.  It will also depends on what type of anesthesia and facility you choose from.  Performing Cellulaze from the buttocks down to the knees (both the front and back) may take 3-4 hours.  Although Cellulaze can be done under local anesthesia, given your large area, you will be more comfortable receiving the procedure under IV sedation or general anesthesia.  Please visit with board-certified plastic surgeons who perform Cellulaze.  She/He will need to measure the affected area and be able to give you an estimate.

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