Cellulaze™ is an FDA-approved cosmetic surgery cellulite treatment to reduce the appearance of cellulite for up to a year.

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The Skinny

Average Recovery

1 weeks




Minor Surgical Procedure




$2500 - $9500


Before & After Images by Provider

Cellulaze™ Before, Female 32 - 3061Cellulaze™ After, Female 32 - 3061
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Cellulaze™ Before, Female 30 - 3315Cellulaze™ After, Female 30 - 3315
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The Specifics

What is Cellulaze™?

Cellulaze™ is a minor plastic surgery procedure approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce the appearance of cellulite on the hips, buttocks, and thighs.

The Anatomy of Cellulite

Cellulite Anatomy Illustration

For cellulite refractory to diet and exercise, a Cellulaze™ procedure uses laser energy to melt fat cells, cut and release fibrous connective tissue bands, and also stimulate collagen production for tighter skin. When comparing Cellulaze™ and Cellfina, Cellulaze™ addresses skin laxity, but does not last as long as a Cellfina treatment.

What cosmetic concerns does a Cellulaze™ procedure treat?

  1. Cellulite: Cellulaze™ uses laser energy to melt fat cells, release connective tissue, and stimulate collagen production for a reduction in the appearance of cellulite.

Who is the ideal candidate for a Cellulaze™ procedure?

The ideal candidate for a Cellulaze™ procedure is in generally good health, not significantly overweight, and would like to reduce areas of cellulite in the buttocks, hips, and thighs. Cellulaze is not recommended for those whose weight is unstable or who would medically benefit from weight loss.

What is the average recovery associated with a Cellulaze™ procedure?

Most patients experience little downtime following a Cellulaze™ procedure. Work and light exercise may be resumed within a day or two as tolerated. A compression garment is recommended for consistent use the first two to four weeks. Bruising and swelling may persist for up to two weeks.

What are the potential side effects of a Cellulaze™ procedure?

Possible side effects following a Cellulaze™ procedure include pain, infection, bruising, soreness, and tenderness.

What can someone expect from the results of a Cellulaze™ procedure?

The results of a Cellulaze™ procedure are visible within three to 12 months. The results of Cellulaze™ typically last one year, and will be affected by weight gain or pregnancy.

What is the average cost of a Cellulaze™ procedure?

Cellulaze™ can cost anywhere from $2,500 to $9,500. The actual cost of Cellulaze™ is dependent upon location, board certified plastic surgeon, and length and involvement of the plastic surgery.


  • Improved Skin Elasticity
  • Improved Appearance Of Cellulite


  • Costly

Invasiveness Score


Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect

FDA-approved Cellulaze treats unsightly cellulite by cutting the fibrous bands that cause tissue dimpling to reveal smoother skin and body contours. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a Cellulaze treatment.

The Takeaway

Cellulaze™ is an FDA-approved, minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of cellulite that uses laser energy to melt fat cells, release connective tissue, and stimulate collagen production for cellulite reduction and body contouring.

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  1. GB Forbes Body Fat Content Influences the Body Composition Response to Nutrition and Exercise PubMed.gov; 2000-05-01


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