Is Endermologie Helpful After Cellulaze to Speed Process?

I understand Velashape and Smoothshapes speed up the recovery process after Cellulaze, I have no local providers in my area for either. I do have Endermolgie close by that I could easily continue with. I understand the difference in treatments, heat with the newer ones, Endermologie is older. But the ease of appts and travel is much better for me. I am 4 weeks out Cellulaze and starting to see some real good stuff going on!!!! Would Endermologie time and $$ help me get THERE quicker?? Thanks

Doctor Answers 12

Post Cellulaze

Hello. In my plastic surgery practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, we encourage all Cellulaze patients to have either lymphatic drainage massage, Endermologie and/or Velashape treatments beginning as early as 3 week after the procedure. We have found it definitely speeds recovery and patients are uniformly happy with the results. This of course will need to be supplemented with massage on your own of the treated areas on a daily basis. Best of luck, Dean Vistnes.

Bay Area Plastic Surgeon
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Cellulaze Recovery

I think that massage is just as helpful to reduce swelling after Cellulaze, when compared to the other fancy toys in our offices. With good compression for two weeks and massage beginning at 4 weeks, I have had happy patients and great success with Cellulaze.

Adam J. Oppenheimer, MD
Orlando Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 200 reviews


Cellulaze is the FDA approved one time definitive treatment for cellulite.  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!

Dr. Basu
Houston, TX

C. Bob Basu, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 212 reviews

Be patient with Cellulaze

The cellulaze procedure takes time before you may see any results, give yourself at least 3-6 months. During your healing process you will start to see a change just be patient!

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

Post-Op SmoothShapes Or Exilis Speeds effects of Cellulaze

The Cellulaze Laser fiber is inserted just below the skin so bruising and swelling can occur. The swelling and bruising are lessened AND the results from Cellulaze are enhanced by post-op SmoothShapes or Exilis Radiofrequency treatments. 

Miles Graivier, MD
Roswell Plastic Surgeon
4.3 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Treatment after Cellulaze

There are no studies or good data on this question.  But anything that promotes lymphatic drainage would seem to help the healing process, especially early on.  It is not clear if it will help the final result, but it is unlikely to be detrimental.  Congratulations on your results so far!

Naveen Setty, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 75 reviews

Endermologie after Cellulaze

Since part of the Cellulaze procedure is the destruction of fat, you more than likely will have some benefit from lymphatic massage with rollers, as seen with traditional liposuction.

Robert Kratschmer, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Endermologie after Cellulaze

I agree with Dr. Spring. Though post-Cellulaze treatments have not been studied, we have seen some of our patients benefit from Smoothshapes treatments post procedure.  Though not the same as endermology, the basic principle of moving fluids out of the tissue and back toward the lymphatics is the same.  Lymphatic massage may also be helpful. Check with your surgeon for his/her experience with these procedures and see if they may have more advice.  Good luck!

Dr. Grant Stevens

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 148 reviews

Cellulaze recovery treatment

These treatments may be of benefit but there is no study showing that yet. I do believe that smooth shapes would help remove excess swelling but I don't think the skin tightening portion will be altered much. It will take 3 to 6 months to see the final result.

W. John Bull, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Is Endermologie Helpful After Cellulaze to Speed Process?

Worth doing ANYTHING to help recovery. Personally I am not sure Endermologie will help but try it. Than let use know. I'm now using Kinesio taping with great results

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 174 reviews

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