Cellulaze - California

I just had my 11 day post-op appointment and am...

I just had my 11 day post-op appointment and am still feeling lousy... I feel that my cellulite is actually looking worse and I can NOT for the life of me remove the permanent marker - they even tried to remove it at the doctor's office w/ oil and acetone to no avail - any suggestions? Also - when is it safe to begin working out? I still feel pretty sore and skin is very sensitive to the touch but want to find out when it would be considered safe to exercise.

Welp I am 18 days post procedure and still a...

Welp I am 18 days post procedure and still a little discouraged. The pain has gotten slightly better and all the bruising/ marker marks are gone which is a huge improvement, however I'm not seeing much improvement in the appearance of cellulite, specifically on my right leg. My left leg is definitely better while my right leg might actually look worse. I feel quite a bit of lumpiness that I don't think was there before the procedure. Just spoke with my doc and he said he thinks it may be a few fatty deposits and is going to use Vasershape (as a free treatment) to assist with healing. Just curious if anyone/doctors on the site would recommend using Vasershape afterward and how effective it actually is with evening out/contouring post-cellulaze??? Also, how many treatments of Vasershape are necessary to achieve results?

OK - My Dr gave me 2 free vaser shape treatments...

OK - My Dr gave me 2 free vaser shape treatments to assist with reducing swelling/ "enhancing results"... I'm also getting a weekly lymphatic massage to speed up the healing process as well... This better work dangit! all this soreness, money and downtime better be worth it (i.e. I JUST started working out again, not to mention the hit my sex life has taken!)... I would strongly encourage people that are considering this procedure to WAIT until most of us reach that crucial 3 month mark and can determine whether it was "worth it" or not... In retrospect I'm a little skeptical of some of the reviews posted in the March/early April time-frame - they all posted raving reviews and their collective experiences seemed to be a LOT more rosy compared to the majority of women who have posted more recently... makes me wonder whether they are legit...

Hi - I am about 1.5 months out from my surgery...

Hi - I am about 1.5 months out from my surgery date of May 14th and still don't see that much difference. Some of the dimples are slightly more shallow but still there. One unexpected result from the procedure is that some of the skin on my butt seems looser and jiggly (which make sense, since the laser actually detaches the skin from the underlying tissue). My doctor assures me it will become firm over the next few months and reattach to the skin - I sincerely hope he's right b/c as of now, my butt looks worse than it did pre-procedure. Going into this, it was the back of my thighs I was concerned with, not my butt, so if cellulaze ends up making me look worse in the end I will be beside myself and my doctor will definitely hear about it. He has given me 2 more free vasershapes "to help smooth things out" which is also disconcerting. Isn't the whole point of this, that one procedure is supposed to rid you of like 80% of your cellulite??? Anyways, I am working out like a mad woman right now trying to lose the 7 lbs i gained during the down time... I wear skin tight pants when excercising that act as a compression garment and I don't do a ton of running since running and jumping doesn't feel great. Has anyone else experienced the look and feel of the looser, jiggly skin post-procedure???? Wondering if i'm the only one.... I also feel as though some scar tissue has begun to form beneath skin, as there are certain areas that seem much more firm to the touch than others... Anyone else seeing/feeling this too??

I have to say i'm leaning toward the not worth it rating but will wait until the end of August to give my final review.

I am now 2 weeks away from the holy grail 3 month...

I am now 2 weeks away from the holy grail 3 month mark and am disappointed overall. I am therefore officially giving this procedure a "not worth it" rating. While the skin on the back of my thighs is slightly smoother and tighter, the skin on my buttocks (the entry point for some of the incisions) is still very loose and saggy, whereas it was NOT at all saggy before. So - not only are the improvements negligible, but some areas are actually markedly worse post-procedure. I look back at my before pictures and they actually look better sadly. This was a HUGE lesson - I will never again pay so much for a cosmetic procedure that has such long-term and ambiguous results... If, by some outside chance, I have a miraculous turn-around in the next few months I will certainly let everyone know. But as of now, I would say that for the high cost, this procedure provides very minor improvement with the possibility of actually looking worse, and this all comes with a lot of pain and inconvenience.

NOT WORTH IT
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