Cellulaze: A Gross New “Treatment” For Cellulite

Cellulite. If you’re like 80-90% of women, you’re intimately familiar with this variation in skin texture on your stomach, buttocks, and thighs. Despite the fact that it’s a nearly universal – and, dare I say it, normal – condition, for decades women have been trying creams, exercises, and even liposuction to try to reduce the appearance of dimpled skin. Of course, none of these treatments actually works – in fact, sometimes they can make the appearance of cellulite worse. Not to worry. Doctors may have finally found a “cure” for this non-condition.

For around $6500, you can try a new procedure aimed at smoothing out your totally normal body. Cellulaze is a new method of treating cellulite that is performed by plastic surgeons. After injecting an anesthetic into your buttock or thigh, a doctor will insert a laser into a number of incisions in your skin and use it to melt fat cells and cut through the underlying connective tissue which causes the appearance of cellulite. As far as doctors know, the treatment appears to be permanent.

It’s not without side effects, of course. Many women experience swelling, bruising, and numbness in the affected areas for months. They may even have to have accumulated fluid repeatedly drained from their legs. One woman told the New York Times that her treatment backfired, resulting in indentations in her skin that “look like they were carved out with a potato peeler.” $6500 or more seems like a lot of money to pay for a procedure which might leave you scarred for life.

What do Care2 readers think of Cellulaze? Waste of money? Another way to make women feel horrible about their bodies? Or a medical breakthrough?

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80 comments

Lin Wong
Lin Wong3 years ago

O_O . . . . . . ew . . . . . .

Mary B.
Mary B.3 years ago

Oh for christs sake, just have a nice stress relieveing massage once a week and get these little fatty deposits smoothed out. It will take awhile ,like maybe a few years, but you'll also gain all the extra benefits of massage along the way and it all adds up to better health, more energy,better flexability, more awareness of and respect for your body , and all that entails.

Phyllis Smith
Phyllis Smith3 years ago

That is just sick! Does this really change anything about your life?

Dominic C.
Dominic C.3 years ago

Beware of beauty scams - it not only affects your purse but your health as well. Use the money for travelling or get into some exercise clubs, be it a gym or yoga academy that can bring you much more physically and spiritually.

Joan Gaffney
Joan Gaffney3 years ago

gross

Debbie L.
Debbie Lim3 years ago

Omg... what a waste of money.

Mandi A.
Amanda A.3 years ago

What happened to good old fashioned exercise? do some equate and go for a jog for crying out loud! When this ends of being yet another form of cancer.. Don't start throwing lawsuits around... This is why I don't buy fashion magazines and started loving my legs for the simple fact that I HAVE THEM! How petty of an issue vanity is... Get a life, and get an active one. Who cares about a tad of cellulite! I am sure the same women that will get this procedure are the same that would goon the infamous "tube diet".. And after posting about young women being in the sex trade.. I'm appalled that women are concerned this....

Jessica M.
Jessica M.3 years ago

This is funny. People with cellulite are making fun of people without it. Happy opposite day.

Berny P.
Berny p.3 years ago

You cant fix stupid!

Donna B.
Donna B.3 years ago

No way!! It's too new for one thing and I would never have plastic surgery. I always wanted lipo. on my belly because I could never get rid of that spare tire. But my husband said no way. I love you just the way YOU are!! People can die from that anyway. So it was never talked about again.