Definition - What does Cellulaze mean?

Cellulaze is a relatively new cosmetic surgery procedure designed to smooth away cellulite. A pulsed laser is inserted under the skin to melt away fat, destroy bands of connective tissue that cause a dimpled appearance, and promote collagen production to improve skin texture.

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Cellulite has proved to be a particularly stubborn problem that no cosmetic surgery technique has thus far been able to correct completely. Not even liposuction is able to clear it away entirely. But now, a new technique that combines liposuction techniques with an intense pulsed laser has been developed. As with liposuction, small incisions are made in the skin, and a thin tube called a cannula is then inserted. The laser burns away the fat and releases the fibrous bands that cause the uneven appearance of cellulite.

The procedure takes between 60 and 90 minutes, and there is no need for a general anesthetic. The recovery time is about three months, and the patient will likely need to wear a compression garment. It’s too early to tell whether the results are permanent, but women who received the treatment several years ago say that their cellulite has still not returned. However, this has not been sufficiently confirmed in scientific trials, so the FDA has ruled that the treatment should be regarded as having short-term results until further studies have been completed to prove otherwise.

Not all doctors are yet able to assist with this procedure, nor will they have the necessary equipment. Cosmetic surgeons with experience in liposuction are the best candidates for training in the Cellulaze technique.

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