Marina Plastic Surgery Offers New Cellulaze™ Cellulite Treatment

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Marina Plastic Surgery Associates, a Los Angeles-area practice, now has a new way to treat cellulite with an innovative, FDA-approved laser procedure called Cellulaze.

Dr. Grant Stevens, founder of Marina Plastic Surgery Associates, announced today that Cellulaze, distributed by Cynosure, is now FDA-approved and available at his Los Angeles plastic surgery practice.

Cellulaze is the only minimally invasive laser procedure designed to reduce cellulite beneath the skin. It delivers long-lasting results after only one short treatment and achieves the best results for women who are not significantly overweight but have mild to moderate cellulite on their thighs.

"Cellulite is actually caused by factors outside a patient’s control," Dr. Stevens says. "Many believe it’s a fat problem that can be addressed through diet and exercise. There are countless treatments that claim to get rid of cellulite, but these other treatments—massage, external energy devises, creams and lotions—can only treat cellulite superficially by working at the skin's surface. These treatments require either daily or weekly applications, and results are often inconsistent.

“Cellulaze is the first and only cellulite laser treatment that treats the actual problems underneath the skin to deliver proven, long-lasting results."

Dr. Michelle Spring, another one of the cosmetic surgeons in Los Angeles at Marina Plastic Surgery, says aging, hormones, genetics and dramatic weight changes can all play a role in the appearance of cellulite. These factors can cause connective tissue bands under the skin to stiffen and the fat cells they surround to become larger and push up into the skin. That creates the “cottage cheese” effect, which is even easier to see if you have thin skin.

"Cellulaze is a minimally invasive, laser-assisted procedure that increases the skin's natural thickness for a smoother, healthier look that lasts," Dr. Spring says. "Like liposuction in Los Angeles, only one treatment is needed."

Cellulaze has been clinically tested to ensure that it is safe and effective. One clinical study showed that a single Cellulaze treatment improved the appearance of cellulite for one year with few side effects. Further, 93 percent of patients surveyed were satisfied or very satisfied with their results one year post-procedure, and all would recommend the Cellulaze treatment to a friend, according to the survey.

The data also indicates compelling improvements in skin quality. Cellulaze was shown to increase skin thickness by 25 percent and skin elasticity by 29 percent even after one year.
"Because the area is numbed with a local anesthetic, there is minimal discomfort during the procedure,” Dr. Stevens says. “You may feel a light pressure, but it is a mild sensation. Following a Cellulaze cellulite laser treatment, you may experience some aches, much like after a physical workout. On average, the treatment takes about two hours to perform."

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Dr. Grant Stevens is medical director of Marina Plastic Surgery Associates (http://www.marinaplasticsurgery.com) in Marina Del Rey, CA. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a fellow of The American College of Surgeons and The International College of Surgeons. Dr. Stevens is the director of the USC Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship and Aesthetic Surgery Division, on the editorial board of The Aesthetic Surgery Journal and on the board of directors of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. An international traveling professor, Dr. Stevens was recognized by his peers as one of America's Best Physicians in The Guide to Top Doctors. A former fellow of Dr. Stevens, Dr. Michelle Spring offers a unique set of skills and experiences as a female board-certified plastic surgeon at Marina Plastic Surgery Associates. Having traveled around the world through volunteer organizations, Dr. Spring is committed to developing a personal connection with each patient to achieve beautiful and natural-looking results.

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