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Cellulite is a cosmetic problem that affects 85% – 95% of British women and 20% of British men.
Cellulite can affect people of all ages, shapes and sizes including those who are very slim. Cellulite can appear anywhere on the body, but most commonly appears on the thighs, buttocks, hips, upper arms and back, or wherever fat deposits are at their most concentrated.
Cellulite is caused when the connective tissue bands beneath your skin surrounding fat cells become tight and inflexible. Enlarged pockets of fat trapped by the rigid bands push up against the skin, giving the familiar dimpled appearance of cellulite at skin level. This effect can be exacerbated by thin skin which makes it appear more prominent.
Cellulite is best treated by Cellulaze, a sophisticated laser treatment that targets the underlying cellulite tissue and fat and simultaneously tightens the overlying skin.Get in touch
1 hours (depends on the number of areas)
Time off work
3 days at most
Shower after 3 days
1 - 2 weeks
Bras & Garments
Worn for 1 - 2 weeks
Restricted activity 3 days
1 - 2 weeks
1 week at most
The benefits of cellulite treatment are both cosmetic and psychological, and include:
Cadogan Clinic considers individuals fit for the procedure, if all of the following are true of them:
Words from our clients:
"I was extremely satisfied with the care and treatment I received at the Cadogan Clinic. My surgeon was friendly and informative and explained the procedure fully. My procedure went very well and with the excellent care of the nursing staff, I made a speedy and full recovery. Would recommend to anyone."Eva Berry
"At the beginning before the operation the nurse taking care of me made me feel so comfortable. The surgeon and anesthetist helped me feel so calm. Fantastic before and after treatment"Scarlett Elliott
"The girls on the reception at the clinic were very pleasant and professional. The nurse who took out my stitches after my surgery was just lovely and took me through step by step what she was doing and she also recommended a great cream to use to help with healing."Georgina Nolan
“I was treated with care and provided with thorough knowledge about the procedure I was undertaking. My surgeon was very methodical (a perfectionist) and I felt I received A class treatment."Courtney O'Sullivan
"Outstanding experience from the first appointment to being discharged. Very professional, friendly and a fantastic outcome."Gemma Stevenson
"Reception staff very welcoming and efficient. Both nurses who I dealt with were fantastic, and the whole team (anaesthetist, surgeon etc) were friendly but professional, and really put my mind at ease. That I was able to stay later than I perhaps needed after my surgery to fit in with my husbands schedule was greatly appreciated."Emma Davies
Included in this treatment
Up to two 60 minute consultations with a leading specialist plastic surgeon at our award-winning premises in Chelsea
Your procedure carried out at London’s leading specialist cosmetic surgery centre of excellence
24/7 on call nurse assistance
Dedicated Patient Co-ordinator, as a personal point of contact through your journey with Cadogan
A pre-operative medical assessment to ensure you are fit for surgery
Comprehensive post-operative aftercare courtesy of our specialist cosmetic nurses
Cellulaze Laser Therapy is the world's first aesthetic laser treatment that uses minimally invasive means to reduce cellulite by directly targeting its actual structure beneath the surface of the skin.it works by stimulating an increase of the skin's thickness, treating the bulging fat, and releasing the tethering fibrous bands.
Cellulaze is an 'intelligent' laser treatment that is able to deliver longer-lasting results than other non-invasive treatment methods, by directly targetting the subdermal structures that forms the foundation of cellulite instead of only temporarily seeking to treat the cosmetic appearance of cellulite.
Every year millions of pounds are spent on creams and gels trying to get rid of those stubborn dimpled, fatty deposits. Cellulaze is a one off treatment that can deliver far more impactful improvements.
These procedures do not achieve the same goal; however, many patients may find themselves torn on which one would be best for their personal needs.
Liposuction is the best option if you’re looking to remove unwanted fat from specific areas on the body.
Cellulaze treats smaller pockets of cellulite to improve the appearance of the skin, but does not remove fat. In some cases, patients may actually benefit from a combination of both these treatments. You surgeon will be able to help you determine which procedure can treat your areas of concern.
We have invited a selection of the country's very best consultants to join us at the Cadogan Clinic so that you can be sure that whatever the nature of your treatment, you will be seeing one of the top practitioners in the country.
What causes cellulite?
There is no known reason why cellulite develops but certain risk factors that may contribute to the development of cellulite include;
What is Cellulaze treatment?
The Cellulaze procedure is an innovative treatment to combat the effects and symptoms of cellulite by attacking the very structure of the cellulite cells.
Cellulite occurs when underlying tissue bands stiffen and the fat cells they surround enlarge, pushing up against the skin to create the effect recognized as cellulite. The cellulaze procedure pulses a laser wavelength under the skin via a tiny fibroptic cable to target the cellulite at its source in the underlying tissue. The pulse gradually heats the skin to melt away the fat and release the fibrous bands contributing to the cellulite 'look', replacing it with a more even look. The laser energy finally stimulates collagen production to increase skin elasticity.
In just one treatment Cellulaze can visually improve the appearance of cellulite, increase skin thickness and elasticity and produce measurable clinical improvements lasting a full year or longer.
Cellulaze is the first and only minimally invasive cellulite treatment to be supported by clinical evidence under trial conditions.
Which area can be treated by cellulite treatment (Cellulaze)?
Most commonly, cellulite appears in areas where fat deposits are most concentrated. These typically include:
Cellulaze is an appropriate treatment to treat cellulite wherever it appears on the body, and it is also common to treat the following areas:
Who will perform my cellulite treatment (Cellulaze)?
Our Cellulaze procedures are performed by Mr Ayham Al-Ayoubi, a leading surgeon and pioneer of new techniques and surgical innovations. Mr Al-Ayoubi fully developed the concept of Laser-Assisted Liposuction and was the first surgeon to introduce all generations of SmartLipo and Cellulaze laser into the UK.
What is the best/most effective cellulite removal treatment?
Whilst there are several alternative treatments for cellulite removal, the best treatment for cellulite involve powerful laser solutions such as Cellulaze and Smart Lipo since results are clinically proven, long term and can be achieved in a single session.
Other non–laser alternatives include:
These are unable to deliver as long-lasting or fully visible results as Cellulaze as their action does not target the underlying structure of the cellulite formation.
For example, whilst diet and exercise can help hugely in terms of fat loss, the associated restoration of skin elasticity that is achieved by laser is not possible. Creams are only able to achieve this tightening effect temporarily through the action of active ingredient caffeine and are unable to yield long-term results.
What are the alternative cellulite treatments to Cellulaze?
There are several ways to eliminate cellulite and get rid of cellulite symptoms.
Non-invasive alternatives include losing weight, applying topical creams and lotions and undergoing professional treatments such as massage and collagen stimulation. These alternatives aim to treat the condition only superficially by working at the skin's surface going some way to reduce cellulite symptoms but are unable to fully eliminate cellulite or get rid of cellulite completely.
We always recommend minimally invasive laser techniques such as Cellulaze or Smart Lipo if you want to fully remove cellulite.
What are the problems with non laser-based cellulite treatments?
Is Smart Lipo a good alternative to Cellulaze?
Yes, we do recommend Smart Lipo as a potential alternative.
Smart Lipo, which requires local anaesthesia, involves the removal of the fat cells by rupturing them with a laser. This solution achieves the most permanent and long-lasting results.
To find out more about the full spectrum of ways to eliminate cellulite at Cadogan Clinic, speak to one of our specialist advisors.
Why do men suffer from cellulite less than women?
It is said that 95% of females have cellulite, and it is normal.
It is much rarer in men and this is thought to be due to the fact that there is less fat in men in the areas where we see cellulite.
Men also have a different arrangement of fat in the superficial layer of skin, which are arranged flatter, rather than as vertical columns. The influence of female hormones in cellulite is mainly down to fat distribution, as it is at puberty that girls develop fat over the buttocks, hips and lower abdomen where cellulite most commonly occurs.
How long does cellulite treatment (Cellulaze) take?
The Cellulaze procedure itself lasts from between one to two hours, depending on the size and number of areas being treated.
Treatment can be done under local or light general anaesthetic.
How many Cellulaze treatments will I need for the best results?
You will typically only require one single treatment. In cases of particularly stubborn cellulite, a stepped programme may be recommended.
When will I start to see results from cellulite treatment (Cellulaze)?
Some results will be visible immediately, although it typically takes between 3 – 6 months to see your results in full.
Are my cellulite treatment (Cellulaze) results permanent?
Cellulaze cellulite treatment results are permanent as it is the underlying structures of cellulite that are targeted by this high powered laser treatment.
That said, cellulite tends to worsen with age, so over time you might see the condition gradually return. You will be starting from a far improved position, however.
You should avoid gaining or losing too much weight to preserve your results.
Is cellulite treatment (Cellulaze) painful?
Pain is managed completely by anaesthetic during the procedure. You may have some bruising or swelling post-procedure, but this is easily managed with painkillers.
Is cellulite treatment (Cellulaze) safe?
Yes, it is very safe. Cellulaze lasers are precisely controlled by your surgeon and contain built-in safety mechanisms to prevent misfiring.
Cellulaze laser treatment is FDA and CE approved.
Is there any downtime after cellulite treatment (Cellulaze)?
Cellulaze recovery time is always quick since the procedure is minimally invasive and only requires either local or light general anaesthesia.
This means that you can be back to normal daily activities within just a day or two. Cellulaze recovery may involve wearing a compression garment for a short period after treatment, but your doctor will advise according to his or her preferred recovery process.
Does cellulite tend to worsen with age?
Yes, cellulite generally worsens as our skin loses its elasticity and becomes saggy due to a lack of collagen. These are key elements of the ageing process.
Whilst your results will be permanent for the treated area, it is possible that with age additional cellulite forms in the region.
Your consultant will explain this in detail at your consultation.
Founded in 2004 by world renowned plastic surgeon Mr Bryan Mayou, we now work with over 100 leading consultants and successfully treat over 20,000 patients each year. We have been winning industry awards since inception.About Us
Best in Class Facilities
All of our treatments take place at our beautiful boutique premises in Chelsea. We have six consulting rooms and five operating rooms, as well as a dedicated pre and post-operative suite, and a full team of specialist nursing staff.Our Clinic
A Strong Tradition of Innovation
We were founded in 2004 by world renown plastic surgeon Mr Bryan Mayou, best known for his pioneering work in the area of liposuction, lasers and microvascular surgery. We continue to collaborate with pioneers in our field.Our History
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Complications are rare although, as with all surgery, possible. Your surgeon will discuss each of these risks comprehensively at your consultation. Read our FAQ section for more information.
We believe in the delivery of excellent outcomes and results, and exceptional levels of service. Our outcomes are natural and long-lasting, and we remain the premier choice for cosmetic surgery treatments in the UK.
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