I Read That Cellulaze Dont Last Forever (4 Years Max) Is It Worth the Expense if I Dont Have Much Money? I Go to the Gym.

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About Treating Cellulite with Cellfina

Cellulite affects up to 85% of adult women and can be extremely difficult to #correct. Many treatments are ineffective or take multiple sessions to complete with very temporary results. If you are deemed a candidate, you may benefit from #Cellfina. 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.

Used on #moderate to #severe cellulite of the buttock and thighs, Cellfina works by treating the rubber-band-like connective tissue that causes cellulite. When these “rubber bands” under the skin are cut, the fat trapped underneath in dimples “snaps” back into place, creating a full, smooth appearance.
There is no cutting and no incisions. To perform this controlled, precise, and safe procedure, a vacuum hand piece is placed over the dimpled tissue through which the surgeon will deliver a local anesthetic. Then a small, needle-like #microblade is inserted to release the fibrous bands, the cause of cellulite. Seek more information to learn if you are candidate for #Cellfina by consulting with a board-certified Plastic Surgeon.  

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 109 reviews


It is without question the most effective treatment for cellulite, but happy patients are those with realistic expectations on what a procedure will and won't do. Cellulaze is not a cure or perfect treatment by any means. It will definitely improve on cellulite - mild cellulite is probably easier to improve upon than severe cellulite. Look at a lot of before and after photos to get a realistic idea of what the procedure can do for you. It is a one time treatment which is a plus but remember regardless of what anyone tells you there are no guarantees in results with cosmetic surgery. Results with Cellulaze will definitely depend on the skill and understanding of the technology of the physician so do your homework and find a board certified plastic surgeon with an expertise in Cellulaze in your area. Good luck!

M. Dean Vistnes, MD
Bay Area Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 47 reviews


I would recommend you learn more about Cellulaze - 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 209 reviews

Longevity of Cellulaze

Saying that Cellulaze lasts 4 years is not the maximum time it will last or show results, it is merely the amount of time that the initial patients have been studied and data from them obtained.  Because the procedure is relatively new, we can not make any statements that results will last indefinitely because there is no data to support this.  Cellulaze is definitely long lasting but the results are also very dependent on the patient and their healthy lifestyle.  Contours of the body can change dramatically with weight gain or loss as well as loss of skin elasticity that occurs with normal aging or extreme weight loss. If cellulite is something that troubles you, you are stable in your weight, exercise and eat well, and have reasonable expectations with respect to your results, you shouldn't have a problem having results that last.

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 145 reviews

Cellulaze is long-lasting

Cellulaze is a long-lasting procedure, it is important to keep in mind a healthy lifestyle. It is worth the expense if you are unhappy with the appearance of your skin and it restricts you from wearing certain clothing. You can always look into Care Credit to help you with payment.

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

Are Cellulaze results long lasting?

Thank you for your questions. As in any new treatment method we have only few years of results available. For cellulaze 3-4 years of results are available and so far, as per the respected plastic surgeons involved in the clinical research studies, the results continue to hold up. The structural problem that causes cellulite is treated by cellulaze and the results should be long lasting. 

Cellulaze results

Cellulaze is a very new procedure, only released by the FDA one year ago.  There are results for at least 3 years that were part of the FDA study that have lasted.  The causes of cellulite are many and going to the gym will help your muscular tone but unlikely to help the skin and cellulite.  No one knows the length of time Cellulaze helps but so far it is very encouraging.

Thomas P. McHugh, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
3.6 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

Cellulaze results

It is difficult to give an accurate answer on how long a Cellulaze treatment will last for someone.  The treatment is very new and the longest data currently available is 3-4 years.  Since Cellulaze treats the anatomic structure of cellulite, it is possible that if treatments last 3-4 years (which it has), it may be a permanent effect.  Also, going to the gym will not affect the appearance of your cellulite.  It is a structural issue with your skin and underlying anatomy.  We often see very athletic and fit people with cellulite.  

Naveen Setty, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 74 reviews

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