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Cellulaze™ in Miami

Cellulite is often associated with excess fat on the back of the thighs, and it has been likened to cottage cheese and orange peels. However, cellulite can occur on anyone and nearly anywhere, regardless of the amount of fat present on the body. You may notice that even with proper diet and exercise, these frustrating dimples in the skin seem impossible to remove.

Cellulaze™ uses FDA-approved laser technology to eliminate cellulite on various parts of the body. This innovative treatment targets the structural components under the skin that cause cellulite to provide patients with a smooth, contoured appearance.

Why Choose Careaga Plastic Surgery?

Careaga Plastic Surgery offers an immaculate and serene setting with cutting-edge technology suited for your cosmetic surgery needs. Additionally, the dedicated staff at Careaga Plastic Surgery are highly professional with an abundance of experience in the beautification industry. The professionals at Careaga Plastic Surgery use their skills and expertise to provide you with the cellulite-free appearance you have always wanted.

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What Are the Benefits of Cellulaze™?


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What Is the Cellulaze™ Process?


  • Cellulaze™ Consultation

    During your consultation, Dr. Careaga or Dr. Durand will perform a physical evaluation to determine if you are the right candidate for the Cellulaze™ treatment. At this time, you will discuss which areas of your body with cellulite you would like treated with this procedure. Your board-certified plastic surgeon will address any questions and concerns you may have about cellulite and Cellulaze™ treatment.

    If Dr. Carega or Dr. Durand determines that you are an ideal candidate for Cellulaze™, they will create a personalized treatment plan based on your needs.

  • How Does Cellulaze™ Work?

    Cellulaze™ treatment uses laser technology to address multiple structural concerns that cause the appearance of cellulite. 

    • Skin: The laser energy increases skin thickness, firmness, and elasticity so that it is smoother and more resistant to showing cellulite. 
    • Fibrous bands: Cellulaze™ treatment releases the connective fibrous bands beneath the skin that pull down and indent the skin. 
    • Fat: The laser fiber liquefies bulges of fat so the skin can lie flat.
  • The Cellulaze™ Procedure

    Your surgeon will first mark the cellulite treatment areas with a marker. Then, he will make tiny incisions and insert the Cellulaze™ laser fiber through a small tube in the incision site. The laser technology will be delivered beneath the skin to address thin or loose skin, connective tissue bands, and fat bulges.

    This treatment will level out bumps of fat and indentations while stimulating collagen production, which tightens the skin and eliminates the appearance of cellulite.

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Have Concerns About Cellulaze™?


  • Recovery

    What Is Recovery Like After Cellulaze™?

    Cellulaze™ recovery is minimal and does not require much downtime. Immediately after the treatment, you will be put in a compressive garment. The small incisions made are left open to allow for some drainage and quicker healing.

  • Scars

    Does Cellulaze™ Leave Scarring?

    Since the Cellulaze™ treatment only requires small incisions, scarring is minimal. Most patients are left with no visible scarring.

  • Downtime

    What Is the Downtime After Cellulaze™ Like?

    Cellulaze™ patients can typically return to work and other activities within a day or two.

  • Results

    When Will I See My Cellulaze™ Results?

    Cellulaze™ results are almost immediate. However, full results often take six months to reach final contours and skin thickness.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cellulaze™


  • Who is a candidate for Cellulaze™?

    Ideal candidates for Cellulaze™:

    • Do not smoke
    • Are in generally good health
    • Are at or near their ideal weight
    • Have realistic expectations of their results
    • Have moderate cellulite

    If you experience excess fat in various areas of your body, you may also benefit from liposuction. A consultation can help you determine if you are a good candidate for Cellulaze™, a fat removal treatment, or both.

  • How much does Cellulaze™ cost in Miami?

    Cellulaze™ treatment cost varies between patients based on the amount of correction needed and the area(s) of the body being treated. The cost also depends on surgeon fees, facility fees, and anesthesia fees.

    During your initial consultation, you will receive an estimated financial plan. We also offer cosmetic surgery financing options if needed.

  • What areas can be treated with Cellulaze™?

    One of the main benefits of the Cellulaze™ treatment is that it can treat cellulite on many areas of the body. Common treatment areas include:

    • Thighs
    • Buttocks
    • Hips
    • Back
  • How long does Cellulaze™ take to perform?

    The length of your Cellulaze™ treatment will depend on the amount of correction needed and the number of treatment areas. Generally, the Cellulaze™ procedure takes two and a half to three hours to complete.

  • Is Cellulaze™ permanent?

    Cellulaze™ results are intended to be long lasting. Many patients report that the results of their Cellulaze™ treatment last for many years. To maintain your results as long as possible, it is important to exercise regularly and stay at a healthy weight.

  • What are the side effects of Cellulaze™ treatment?

    Cellulaze™ side effect are mild and should only last a few days. These side effects include:

    • Bruising
    • Swelling
    • Pain

    Please contact Dr. Careaga or Dr. Durand if these side effects last longer than two weeks.

  • Can Cellulaze™ tighten loose skin?

    While some degree of skin tightening occurs due to new collagen produced after treatment, Cellulaze™ cannot tighten sagging or significantly loose skin. Patients with loose skin, especially after weight loss, can benefit from a body contouring procedure such as tummy tuck surgery or a liposuction procedure.

  • What company makes the Cellulaze™ machine?

    Cellulaze™ is an FDA-approved device by Cynosure®, a leading developer and manufacturer of medical treatment devices.

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