Cellulite is a structural problem beneath the surface of the skin and is caused by factors that are often beyond our control. This makes it difficult to be effectively addressed through diet and exercise. Aging, hormones, genetics and weight changes can all play a role in the appearance of cellulite. All of these factors can cause the connective bands beneath the skin’s surface to stiffen. These fibrous bands ultimately enable the surrounding fat cells to become enlarged and push up into the skin. This creates the “cottage cheese” look that so many individuals strive to eliminate. For individuals with thin skin, this look is even more prominent.
Cellulaze is a cellulite reduction treatment that can help patients suffering with cellulite. It is a minimally invasive, laser assisted procedure that works on several levels to thicken and add elasticity to the skin while treating the fibrous bands beneath the surface.
Educate Yourself on Your Procedure
If you are considering a Cellulaze procedure, please continue reading for further information on cellulite reduction and what you can expect. If you have any questions about Cellulaze, or any of our other procedures, please contact us.
What are the Benefits of the Cellulaze Procedure?
Cellulaze patients often pursue surgery in order to correct a number of issues including dimpled, uneven and puckered skin on the inner and outer thighs and buttocks.
Like the thousands of women who undergo this procedure every year, you too can acquire the smooth, even skin you’ve always wanted, and gain the confidence you deserve.
Preparing for Your Cellulaze Procedure
What is the first step in pursuing the Cellulaze procedure?
You should be prepared to discuss your medical history, including any medical conditions, drug allergies, medical treatments you have received, previous surgeries, all current medications, as well as any significant weight gain or loss.
During your consultation Dr. Barr will carefully examine your areas of concern and assess your general health. The benefits, risks and potential complications associated with the Cellulaze procedure will be thoroughly explained during this consultation. The information provided at this initial consultation will be comprehensive and thorough, and should enable you to make an informed decision as to whether or not Cellulaze is the right choice for you. A comprehensive instruction package will also be provided to you at the time of consultation, and includes instructions for before and after surgery.
Am I a candidate for a Cellulaze procedure?
Can I combine another surgery with my Cellulaze procedure?
What will I need to do prior to surgery?
Where will my Cellulaze procedure be performed?
Northern Ontario Surgical Centre has been awarded accreditation by the CAAASF (Canadian Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities) for meeting the standards of a hospital in regards to monitoring, emergency and resuscitation equipment. With two levels and entrances that conceal the actual size of the facility, the centre itself spans 8000 square feet and incorporates fully equipped major and minor operating rooms, a monitored multi-bed recovery area, 10 laser and treatment rooms, spacious consultation areas, private offices to discuss financing options, elegant waiting areas and a private waiting room and secure rear entrance/exit for additional privacy when desired.
How does Cellulaze Cellulite Reduction work?
- It treats the dimples in the skin by releasing the fibrous bands which pull down the skin’s surface
- It levels out the areas of bumpy fat in the area
- It stimulates collagen production in order to increase your skin’s depth and elasticity thus creating a smoother look
How is cellulite reduction performed?
Prior to treatment Dr. Barr will use a marker to indicate the areas of cellulite to be treated. Depending on the size of the area to be treated, this procedure may be done under neurolept or under general anesthetic for larger areas. A very small cannula containing a laser fiber is then inserted into the marked areas and energy is delivered directly underneath the skin. This releases the fibrous bands that cause the “cottage cheese” appearance of cellulite, while simultaneously increasing the thickness and quality of your skin. The laser is then used to diminish the lumpy pockets of fat that protrude through the fibrous bands under your skin.
Who can I contact if I have any questions or concerns?
How much does a Cellulaze procedure cost?
Patients choosing to invest in their self-confidence and happiness through cosmetic surgery have many options available to make this investment more manageable. Our Patient Coordinators are familiar with various payment options and can facilitate the process for you.
Is full payment required or do you offer a financing plan?
Affording your procedure can be made simpler by using Medicard which enables you to pay for your surgery with monthly payments. Please note that this company is not affiliated in any way with Barr Plastic Surgery. For more information on how financing can help you afford your procedure, visit:
- Fax, online, phone application
- Approval within 1 business day
- Payment terms: 6 months to 5 years
- No down payment
- Rates based on overall credit history (11.9% – 25%)
- No penalties for early payments
Is my procedure covered by insurance?
What is included in the surgical fee?
You will also be provided with prescriptions for medications to be taken after surgery. These prescriptions are subject to the same coverage you would receive from your medical insurance. If you do not have personal insurance then these are extra costs to you.
Is a deposit required? When is it due?
This deposit is payable upon scheduling a surgery date. This fee is non-refundable should you change, reschedule or cancel your surgery within 4 weeks of the surgery date.
When is payment for the surgery due?
- Certified Cheques
- Mastercard or VISA
- Financing plan
Will I need to stay overnight following my cellulite reduction surgery?
How long will it take me to recover from my Cellulaze procedure?
Will I have scarring?
How many treatments are required?
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