Surgical cellulite removal is a cosmetic procedure we offer that aims to reduce the appearance of cellulite on the skin through surgical means. Cellulite is a common condition that affects the skin, especially in women, and is caused by the accumulation of fat deposits beneath the skin, resulting in a dimpled or lumpy appearance.

What Is Surgical Cellulite Removal?

Surgical cellulite removal procedures include:

Dr. Gartner and his team at Gartner Plastic Surgery and Laser Center in New York offer various surgical and non-surgical cellulite removal treatments to help their patients achieve smoother and more youthful-looking skin.


Unlike other conventional cellulite treatments, our technology goes far deeper than the surface of your skin to target the actual abnormal structure and fat which cause your cellulite. This means that you’ll see the result of a far more effective treatment which actually normalizes and rejuvenates the treated area. Cellulaze is an innovative, laser-assisted cellulite treatment which breaks the fibrous bands under the skin and melts the pockets of fat around them. Amazingly, it takes only a single treatment to achieve all of this. A study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal[1] found that *a majority of patients achieved satisfaction from a single procedure*. All the patients questioned would also recommend the treatment to their friends.

You will have a personal, in-depth consultation with Dr. Gartner in order to ensure that this treatment is the best option for you. This is important because each patient is unique, with individual needs. We will always recommend the customized treatment which can achieve the best possible results for you.

You’ll only need one procedure which lasts just one or two hours, in order to obtain a visible improvement of your cellulite and your results will continue to visibly improve over the course of a three to twelve month period.

You will only need local anesthesia for your cellulite removal procedure which means you’ll experience less discomfort related to the effects of general anesthesia such as drowsiness, headache or nausea. In fact, you’ll be able to walk out of our surgical facility after your treatment, unassisted. You can get back to your daily activities shortly after your procedure.

*You’ll experience a great improvement in skin elasticity and a substantial improvement in skin thickness, making your thighs appear smoother, firmer and more resistant to cellulite development after your treatment.*

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Unlike other surgical procedures, your minimally invasive cellulite removal treatment is associated with far less discomfort, bruising and swelling. Bruising and swelling are relatively minor post-procedure and can be controlled by wearing your compression garment as advised. While numbness in the treated areas is uncommon, if you do experience this it will resolve in the days and weeks following your treatment.

You may not notice an immediate improvement, but rest assured, you will see your treated areas become smoother and firmer over the course of a few weeks. Sometimes, it can take six months to achieve optimal results from your surgery. To help accelerate this process, we recommend that you eat a well-balanced diet and exercise regularly. Healthy circulation keeps waste materials moving out of your system and aids in healing.


You’ll be able to return to desk work in a day or two.

You’ll be able to resume strenuous exercise in one to two weeks.

As you recover from your surgery, you’ll notice the treated area becomes smoother and firmer. the dimpled texture will be replaced with smoother, thicker looking skin.


Dr. Gartner will meet with you in person for your initial consultation. During your private medical appointment, you’ll discuss your aesthetic concerns regarding your cellulite and what your aesthetic goals are. Please be honest and frank, as it helps Dr. Gartner better understand your concerns and expectations. Coupled with a review of your medical history and proposed treatment areas, Dr. Gartner will then be able to determine whether cellulite treatment is suitable for you.


Although your treatment is minimally invasive, it is still considered surgery. Therefore, it’s best that you follow the preparation guidelines outlined for you by Dr. Gartner. Your preparation includes things which will help improve your experience and allow for optimal results to appear more rapidly. Instructions include avoiding specific medications and supplements which may lead to bruising or bleeding.

What To Expect During Your Surgical Cellulite Removal

A flexible, microcannula with a laser fiber is inserted through an incision and gently moved around to melt the trapped fat, break up abnormally structured fibrous tissue and stimulating collagen production.


Your surgery will be performed at our state-of-the-art surgical facility. Our facility is fully accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF).


AAAASF medicare certification is considered the gold standard in accreditation and one of the highest certifications any ambulatory center can obtain in the country.

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Are you bothered by the appearance of cellulite on your thighs and buttocks? If so, you’re not alone. While cellulite is not a problem with excess fat, it can still be stubborn and difficult to treat with diet and exercise alone. It’s a structural problem within the tissues, involving tight, fibrous bands which pull the skin down, making indents and small globules of fat which are trapped between them. Even having thin skin can make the dimpled appearance more obvious.


But don’t worry, there is a solution. Dr. Gartner, a double board-certified plastic surgeon offers minimally invasive surgical procedures to permanently smooth your thighs and buttocks and remove that unsightly “orange peel” look. With his extensive training and expertise, Dr. Gartner can help you eliminate cellulite with a single procedure. Imagine feeling more confident and sexy with smoother skin!

The advanced treatment that will smooth away unwanted dimpling or “orange peel” skin on your thighs. *Reduce contour irregularities following liposuction.*

A comfortable procedure which is administered under local anesthesia, so you can drive home immediately after and avoid some of the risks and considerations which accompany general anesthesia. You’ll enjoy the ability to get back to work in a day or two. The freedom of wearing shorts, skirts and bathing suits to show off your smoother, firmer thighs. Your wardrobe might need an upgrade!

Cellulite removal treatment with Cellulaze is a procedure which is suitable for anyone who has mild to moderate cellulite on their thighs. You should be in generally good health and not significantly overweight. Ideal candidates are non-smokers.

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