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.
"56 Year Old Women. Lost 90 Pounds on my Own - Chicago, IL - Dr. Gutowski was so passionate about his work. I felt safe and informed at all times. I had received all my before and aftercare instructions immediately. I had almost ten hours of surgery and walked out of surgery center that day. The recovery took awhile but the pain was manageable. The doctor answered all calls and emails personally. Amazing job!"- M. / RealSelf / Sep 11, 2016
"Tummy tuck - Dr gutowski has a great team and he is very down to earth, caring, and very skilled had what he does."- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 27, 2017
"DR Gutowski is absolutely great !!! Highly recommend"- H.D. / Facebook / Apr 16, 2017
"Total artist! Wonderful experience! - I would recommend Dr. Gutowski to anyone! Total professional and artist! Wonderful bedside manner, caring, and skilled! Dr. G went above and beyond with my procedures. I had a body lift, breast lift, lipo, and fat transfer to breast. I was up the same day. I believe due to no drain use and a great surgery center- River North Surgery Center! Ellen, his business manager, makes everything seamless! Worth the drive or flight to see this doctor!"- R.B. / RealSelf / Apr 07, 2017
"Dr G , Ellen and the entire staff are outstanding! Good not be happy with everything thus far and looking forward to continued visits!! Professional, efficient , effective and friendly.. what more could you ask for!!"- S.H. / Facebook / Feb 06, 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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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.