Cellulaze is the latest technology to reduce cellulite under the skin and it is the first technology to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.). Cellulaze produces long-term results by targeting the structure of the skin and minimizing the bulky appearance of cellulite. While liposuction is a surgery to remove excess, stubborn fat, Cellulaze is designed to treat cellulite under the skin. The appearance of cellulite is usually linked to genetics, so it cannot be improved by diet and exercise. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Karol Gutowski uses the SideLaze3D™ technology of Cellulaze to make small incisions into the skin and then moves the laser under the skin to smooth the area, as well as restructure existing cellulite. Most patients can see results after only one treatment as their skin becomes softer, smoother, and cellulite dimples begin to disappear.
"I feel natural, and I can't put a price tag on how I feel with self confidence - After having 4 kids naturally I was uncomfortable with how my body looked. Nursing had depleted my breasts and my belly button still stuck out like I was 9 months pregnant. My husband and I agree that my body needed some attention. I needed a breast augmentation and surgery to push my belly button back in. After an intensive research process which also included 4 in-person consultations in..."- B. / RealSelf / May 28, 2017
"Friendly, Professional and In Touch - Dr. Gutowski is genuinely a warm, considerate and pays close attention to your goals. He took the time to review options with me, explained the procedure and made himself readily available Incase I had any questions that may come up after my consultation. He personally called me after my procedure to ask how I was doing. Dr. Gutowski is a true professional in his field, and keeps the human..."- F. / RealSelf / Aug 02, 2018
"48;3 Kids ,had Horrible Scar from Apendix - Dr.Gutovski is just awesome.I had lipo with laser done few days before Full tummy tuck . This Doctor is very caring and takes care of his patients .You can feel that he is there for you with anything you need. For me this tummy tuck was important to get my self confidence back.I’m on my second day of tummy tuck recovery ,yesterday on day of the surgery Dr Gutovski came to see me at my home i..."- G. / RealSelf / Dec 06, 2017
"Breast Augmentation - My experience with Dr. Gutowski was absolutely perfect. Before consulting with him, I had already visited 3 other plastic surgeons in the Chicago area and still wasn’t set on any of them. Once I met with Dr. Gutowski, I knew right away he was going to be the surgeon I chose. He spent so much time with me explaining everything I needed to know about the procedure including the different i..."- R. / RealSelf / Oct 17, 2017
"Wouldn't go to anyone else - I saw Dr Gutowski in the Champaign office. He is awesome. He listens to you and what you are wanting to acheive. I have always had a hollowness under my eyes and it has gotten worse with age and medical problems. He gave me Radiesse under my eyes. He has a special technique that gets the filler where it needs to be with very little pain. It looks great! I also had Restylane Lyft for lip..."- S. / RealSelf / Aug 25, 2017
During a Cellulaze procedure, small incisions about the size of a pen tip allow the laser fiber to be inserted under the area where cellulite exists. This temperature-regulated laser is used to smoothen cellulite bulges using the laser to melt the fat cells. During this process, the laser fiber releases energy under the skin, which stimulates new collagen growth. It continues to release fibrous bands resulting with a thicker, smoother quality of skin. Over time, new fibrous straps continue to develop under the skin creating a new and freshly formed skin structure and softer appearance.
This procedure uses tiny incisions, just large enough to insert the laser tip. It is considered an outpatient treatment and is typically performed using local anesthesia. The patient will be able to go back to their normal routine a few hours after the procedure, and back to more strenuous activities within several days. According to surveys, 93% of patients report that they are satisfied, or very satisfied, with the results.
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How Effective is Cellulaze?
The technology behind Cellulaze has been tested over and over. There are many actual cases of patients who report that even after one full treatment, long-term results are achieved. Studies have shown that this technology improves skin thickness by 25% and elasticity by 29%. This gives the skin a smoother appearance. This procedure is highly recommended for those who do not necessarily desire fat removal (i.e. through surgical liposucton), but instead, they desire a treatment to specifically address cellulite.
A Cellulaze treatment typically takes 1 to 2 hours. It is done under local anesthesia with a tiny cannula inserted in very small incisions to work on the fibrous bands and fat pockets underneath the skin. The length of the procedure depends mainly on the thickness and spread of the cellulite area to be treated.
The recovery period is quick after a Cellulaze treatment since the incisions made are minimal. The only noticeable discomfort will be redness and numbness in the areas of treatment. Scarring is also minimal with this procedure. Compression bandages are worn to help relieve pain and discomfort. Most patients are able to resume normal activities within 3 days.
Probably the most noteworthy fact regarding Cellulaze, is that over time, patients will continue to see results. This is due to the advanced collagen growth that takes place under the skin. Continued results are usually the most evident between 1 to 3 years after treatment.