9 Days out - Charlotte, NC
Hi everyone! I have loved reading your posts and...
- 2 Oct 2012
Hi everyone! I have loved reading your posts and wanted to post my experience too. I went to Dr. Hunstad in Charlotte last Monday (9 days ago) and had cellulaze done to outer thighs and butt (they called it the banana rolls-whatever that means). I previously had lipo to outer thighs 7 years ago. I had good results shape wise with the lipo but had several adhesions appear on my right outer thigh. Needless to say it looked awful in my opinion and am very self conscious about it. After research, I decided that subcision is what I wanted to try to break up the adhesions. I consulted a plastic surgeon and went in for a consult. He felt that cellulaze would be great for me. He didn't have the laser yet and he recommended that I see "the best" so I went to see Dr. Hunstad. I had only oral sedation (Tylox, Valium and Phenergan).
I felt a little sleepy with this but for me it was not nearly enough to help me through the pain of the procedure. It was HORRIBLE!!! In hindsight, I wish I would have had IV sedation at the least-general anesthesia would be best. That is just my opinion. I had moderate swelling and bruising (nothing like what I experienced with lipo). This was probably the worst on day 3 and I really turned the corner on day 7 as far as the swelling and bruising. On day 9 the bruising is almost completely gone and I only have swelling near each incision site and on my right leg where he had to release the adhesions. I am still quite sore with sitting but I wouldn't call it painful. I took one pain pill before bed the first night and then started Celebrex on day 3. It is manageable. As far as results, I feel that I see a 50% reduction of cellulite on my bottom and 25% on my leg. Not really sure what that means in the whole grand scheme of things. The Dr. said I would love him at 1 week (swelling makes the areas look less dimply), hate him after that as swelling goes away and you look the same as you did before, then love him again as everything heals and skin thickens and smooths around 3-6 months. Will keep you guys posted.
BTW-I can't find any of the pictures that you guys are posting. I only see the box that says Before and After pics and they aren't the ones you guys have been posting about. Am I missing something? Does anyone have pictures that are 3-6 months out?