Cost Effective Cellulite Treatment?

what can i do to get rid of cellulite without having surgery i dont have a lot of money so what can of treatment can i lose...

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What is the most cost effective treatment for cellulite?

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The most cost effective treatment for cellulite may not be the least expensive -- less expensive treatments don't give reliable, long term results and therefore no matter how little the cost the money is wasted.

There is a new FDA approved solution for cellulite of all areas of the body called Cellulaze.  Despite being more expensive than creams and lotions and massage, this actually works and has clinical research to show the improvement.

This requires only one treatment and gives long lasting results.  That sounds like a bargain compared to throwing your money away with ineffective treatments.

Salt Lake City Plastic Surgeon
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Alternative cellulite reduction

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Clearly Cellulaze is a surgical treatment which can be expensive. Other options that are much more common in Europe and South America are Endermology, use of compression or support under-guarments and microneedle roller. Cellulite is a complicated problem and many treatments regardless of how technological or expense, only work to improve or reduce cellulite usually temporarily.


Edwin Ishoo, MD
Cambridge Facial Plastic Surgeon

Cellfina/Cellulite Treatment/Ultherapy/Thermi RF/Body Contouring/ Hi Definition Procedures

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Thank you for your question.

Cellfina is an FDA approved minimally invasive procedure that reduces the appearance of cellulite for at least two years on the buttocks and back of the thighs of women.

It works by releasing the internal bands that cause the cellulite dimpling and so we have not seen any fat atrophy.     I recommend Cellfina in combination with Sculptra or renuva for optimal results.  You should not see much of a difference with weight gain or loss but this also has not been studied.

Other areas of the body with dimpling, it is important to make sure it is truly cellulite before treatment.

It is common to have swelling bruising and firmness after the procedure. This can last for a few weeks.

It is different than Cellulaze which is a laser. 

If you have had previous poor results with cellulaze, you can still do Cellfina.

Cellfina has shown 100% noticeable improvement and 96% satisfaction in all patients at 2 years. 

Cellfina is designed to be a one time procedure. 

It can be used on women with all skin types but caution should be taken if theres a history of keloiding.

It can also be combined with other treatments such as Thermi or

Ulthera if skin tightening is needed.

We have done Sculpsure and Coolsculpting if fat reduction is wanted, but its best to wait 3 months to see the results before proceeding.

It can also be done at the same time as other procedures such as liposuction and BBL or as a stand alone procedure in the office.

Since Cellfina outcomes can be based on technique and experience, please see a board certified plastic surgeon that specializes body contouring to see if Cellfina or other treatments are available to meet your goals. 

Take care,

Dr. Schwartz 

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon



About the Costs for Cellfina Treatment

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Cellfina is the newest, most effective FDA approved technology available for treating cellulite. This one-time, minimally invasive procedure takes only 45 minutes to perform, but the results last for a minimum of two years. #Cellfina has the longest lasting results of any current #cellulite treatment. Its approval rate is over 93% here on RealSelf. Results can be seen in as little as three days post-op.  Any soreness, tenderness, or bruising will resolve within a week. Most patients #pay between $3000-$5000 for this one-time treatment depending upon the size and amount of areas being treated. The results from a single Cellfina treatment last for a minimum of two #years, the #longest of any cellulite treatment available. 

Cellfina, like other cellulite treatments, can help improve the appearance of your buttocks and thighs as well as help boost confidence.  Remember always choose a board certified plastic surgeon.  Seek more information to learn if you are candidate for #Cellfina by consulting with a board-certified Plastic Surgeon. 

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 116 reviews

Not a cheap option, but Cellfina is a great option.

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The previous solutions for treating Cellulite have been ineffective and a poor use of your hard earned money.  However, we now have an awesome option for treatment that is a minimally invasive procedure that appears to have permanent correction of dimples caused from cellulite.  This device is called Cellfina.  

Cellfina releases the dimples by dividing the fibrous bands that create the problem, leading to a notable improvement in appearance.  We do this under a local anesthetic and an immediate return to activities can be expected.  As stated, the results appear to be permanent from this one time treatment.

Unfortunately this marvelous technology does not come cheap.  There is an expense to incur, but the results should make the money spent worthwhile.  That cannot be said with most if not all of the previous efforts to treat cellulite.

Cellfina is the ONLY Effective Cellulite Treatment That Works!

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There is only one truly effective and proven lasting cellulite treatment out there, and that is CELLFINA. All of the other lotions, potions, creams, treatments, radio frequency devices, including Cellulaze, are at best, mediocre, and, in many cases, completely worthless. Cellulaze is a laser-based procedure that has a much higher complication rate, as well as a much lower patient satisfaction rate, so that answer is pretty clear. CELLFINA is the only cellulite treatment that has a proven track record of 96% patient satisfaction at 2 years post treatment. Nothing else is even remotely as effective as Cellfina. I have attached a link to my website, explaining how this remarkable system works. There are patient testimonials and schematics reviewing the details of this remarkable breakthrough treatment. Also, Cellfina is a single session procedure that is done under local anesthesia with little to no pain! Thank you for your excellent question.

Cellulite treatments

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Hello. As you have probably learned from your research on cellulite it has always been very difficult to treat. Certainly creams and lotions are of no use especially when looking at the cost/benefit ratio and the fact that they are in no way permanent.  Procedures like Velashape and Endermologie are non-invasive but require multiple treatments and maintenance treatments or everything returns back to the way it was. Again, for the cost not a very satisfying option. If you are not ready or convinced about Cellulaze your best bet would to be to do nothing rather than spend your time and money on procedures that often end up in frustration. At some point it might be worthwhile to have a consultation with someone in your area with an expertise in Cellulaze to get more detailed information. I honestly think it is the best tool we have for cellulite today. Good luck. Sincerely, Dean Vistnes   

M. Dean Vistnes, MD
Bay Area Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 51 reviews


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Cellulaze is a quick and painless procedure that will reduce the appearance of cellulite though one minimally invasive application. The cost differs with each surgeon but this is the groundbreaking new treatment to rid yourself of cellulite.

Bruce E. Katz, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
3.8 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Brazilian Cellulite Treatment for body cellulite

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I demonstrated the effectiveness of the Brazilian Cellulite Treatment on The Doctors television show and believe it is a superior and longlasting procedure for cellulite reduction. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

Cost Effective Cellulite Treatment?

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Thank you for your question. There are non-invasive treatments such as vaser shape to help smooth out the appearance of cellulite.  It can take few treatments to see result.  I would recommend being treated under the supervision of a Board Certified Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon for safest and best treatment option. I hope this helps.

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