I can see a difference - So Far So Good - Fort Myers, FL

I had my 3rd treatment for my lower abs 2 weeks...

I had my 3rd treatment for my lower abs 2 weeks ago. I can see a difference. Not huge, but a difference. I could actually after the 2nd one. The treatments seem to be getting easier too. the first one was a bitch. Hurt and swollen like 6 months pregnant! i was mortified! they said some swelling.. not you will swell beyond all normal human shape! I thought to myself "fantastic... i had lippodissolve and now and 6x as fat!" but they were right it went back down. Its so weird. First stings and swells, and then feels like its filled with heavy clay, then goes to lumpy and finally like your filled with little frozen peas, and now i keep feeling occasional tack like pokes under the skin. But the second time they used a topical freeze spray and that helped quite a bit with the pain of the actual injections. Feel free to ask me questions. Sarah
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Ok! So i have completed all 6 recommended treatments for one area (lower abs)... I started out at 127lbs. Unfortunately I didnt measure myself.... (if you are starting do that!) I have actually gained weight since starting - been eating what my boyfriend eats *rolls eyes* if only i had his metabolism! So I am now at 134. BUT what the good news is here? even though i am heavier by 7 lbs. I look thinner. The results are supposed to be fully visible by week 12 after the last procedure. I think i am at like week 2-1/2. I wouldnt say the results are as effective as liposuction... BUT i would say pretty damn good! And i dont have scars or possible poke marks like you do with lipo. Once ALL the swelling goes down, and hopefully also with teh change in diet and going to the gym as i am at week 12 ill be back at my starting weight, and Ill post a before and after pic for you all. All in all, considering cost, pain, time, days going to work with pants that dont really fit lol, id say it was worth it. Someone was mentioning that they were doing this above the recomended BMI for fat loss. Id love to cheer you on... but i think you are going to be disapointed. The only reason i could see doing this in that case would be if, like me, you had one area, that was just shaped weird due to genetics (i had little bumps of fat on the sides of me like my pants had been too tight all my life or something) it will work for body sculpting, but for fat loss? you are going about it the hard way! diet and go to the gym. its less painful and cheaper!!! (and no i am not being mean... i was at one time 180 lbs!). Hope all of this helps someone hugs and feel free to ask any questions. Sarah
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Hi Sarah, I've been contemplating this procedure for some time now and just want to let you know that your comments have been really helpful in giving me an objective viewpoint. I thikn i'm going to go ahead and try it out on my saddlebags. Thanks. Nena
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Hello thebrunettblond, I am so happy for your results, I also live in Fort myers and I would like to ask you with clinic you did the treatment ? thank you for your hellp

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All the comments are very helpful. I got my first treatment on Thursday and I'm suppose to get two more. I was told a little swelling and bruising would occur but in addition I had no idea of all the other symptoms I am experiencing. I was told the treatments probably wouldn't work because I was over the recommended bmi. I decided to try anyway because I would like to get rid of some of my tummy fat. I do exercise and have recently changed my diet. If anyone has any helpful information that may increase my chances of losing inches from these treatments please respond. Thank you.
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Mariah, I took your advise and went to see {edited}. He was sooo nice. I wanted to get rid of these love handles that I hate, and he suggested I start with one section and go from there. The procedure took about 30 minutes and hurt a little bit. I am not that swollen now (was huge for 3-4 days though) I am going back next week to do my belly. The people there are soo nice, and not to mention beautiful :). I can't wait to see the final result, but for $200 it was well worth it. Thanks again Mariah. Editor note: you must be contacted privately with doctor recommendations and feedback. Readers should click on your username to reach the private contact form.
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Has anyone had their chin/jowls done???
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Andy, I had my double chin done. I was very happy after just one treatment. I can't wait to have the second done. I dont think I will need more than two. Minimal swelling and discomfort.
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Andy, I had my double chin done. I was very happy after just one treatment. I can't wait to have the second done. I dont think I will need more than two. Minimal swelling and discomfort.
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Am thinking bout getting my chin and jowls done. How much did u guys pay and how much swelling did you both experience??
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Oh, my very gosh...some 50+ bees stinging me within a 15 minute period. Oh, the pain! And I'm one tough, yet delicate cookie! Please, oh please work, Lipodissolve! I've my second torture treatment in three weeks. I suppose since I've never given birth, it's about time this young lady experience some real prickly pain! I'm getting my arms done for pretty Spring dress weather. I've always thought them to be THICK and unladylike. Well, LIPO...you're my hope. Right now I have the GIGANTIC THICK arms of my dear Grandma Tussey! It's a good thing my husband left me recently...he'd truly have ground for divorce if he saw these monstrous limbs! = ) I don't know if I'll ever have the nerve to tackle the tummy area like the rest of you girls. But with good arms and naturally pretty darn good legs, I should be able to lure that husband of mine back home = ) Or, better yet...I may look so good I'll find me a better one! Blessings! -Trisha
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Well I am back and it has been a little over 2 weeks since my second session. I am still on cloud nine!!! :) I love the place I go, they make me very comfy and laugh! I have lost a total of 3 inches on my lower tummy now!! WOOOO! I still havent worked out, so that lets me know somethings working. I would say to massage the areas so you wont have the little peas...I massage it in the shower everytime with conditioner which helps a lot, the water and conditioner helps you get a deeper massage. Sounds funny I know..but it has worked for me. I have had tons of people come up to me telling me they can tell a big difference after only 2 treatments! I have 4 more to go on my lower tummy and 1 on love handles. they said to get my love handles done to make it more of an even look??? So... I am, and loveing it. I go back on March 28th for my 3rd session.. I will keep everyone poster...and once I get a little bit of a flatter tummy...I will post my pics... its getting there! And everyones body is different...so remember to follow all of the doctors instructions and you will have sucess! I will keep everyone posted... And by the way... Sarah...you are the one that helped me decide on to go forward with this process...so I owe you many many thanks!!! :) MeG!
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Hi Maryland, Yeah make sure you drink plenty of water. The idea is that the solution breaks down the fat.. it has to have water to travel in to leave your system. The massaging breaks it up as well. Even other than lipodissolve, if you get a massage you should always drink extra water, as toxins will be leaving your body. I am now at week 4 after my 5th treatment.Only 1 more to go!YAY! I can see definite results. Though id say i am a little uneven.. but am hoping that smooths out. Course i have also by being lax on my diet, gained 8 lbs. But even with that, it looks better than when i started. I didn't take before pictures unfortunately... and oddly, the clinic i am going too didn't think it was a good idea for them to have on the web site. I totally disagree. I would never have done it if i hadn't seen before and after pics. As for reading horror stories.... do your best to ignore them. Rule of attraction states : what you think about the most will come to you. SO! picture yourself as you want to be. Believe it. And you will be. That simple. Sarah
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Hi, I am in Maryland got my 1st injections-Delaware. I am a size 7/8 from excercise was a 10 before exercise. I am on my 4th day & still swollen some bruising. 1st night was bad threw up/past out due to not enough fluids. I am positive about this not looking to loose pounds-only size & will continue on excersise& healthy eating habits. I am following high fiber low fat diet. I went to Monarch Medspa. I am looking forward for good results & loosing inches. I got my lower stomach done. I paid for 2 areas-not sure what my 2nd are will be? Any suggestions? I am reading the horror stories on here & getting nervous. Anyone have before/after pictures? or suggestions. Btw-they told me to massage with cream for bruising- once a day.
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So... it has been a week since my second session, and I am tickled pink!!! Just to let ya'll know.... I am in a size 12!!! YIPPIE! haha After 2 session I have dropped a jean size. My 14 jeans I can just pull off without undoing the button and zipper!! :) The 2nd session did hurt worse though... And my doctor said it was b/c the fat is breaking up and there isnt as much there as before! So... it stung pretty bad... but "BEAUTY IF PAINFUL" I wouldnt say it was horrible though...it was uncomfortable. I did go to work after I got it done like I did before. And yes... I did waddle!! I still swelled up like I was about 5-6 months pregnant. But I wanted to post everyone that I am in my size 12 jeans...and super happy! I have to go back 4 more time on my lower tummy, then 1 on my love handles. And.... I have not worked out in a while... so it must be the shots. I did have the bruises a little bit worse this time...b/c I forgot to eat my pineapple! SO...FYI...eat the pineapple the day before and it makes the bruises a lot less. I go back on March 7th for round 3! And once I am done I will post my pictures. But remember that yes...you will have bowel movements....and a lot.... but.. thats how it works.. so I am fine with it.
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I go a great clinic here in Fort Myers (Found them after the story on NBC-2, which featured the Dr. and his clinic) The staff fit me in a week after, and I got my first session on my stomach and love handles. The clinic is called the Human Performance Longevity Center, www.swfllipodissolve.com They charge a reasonable $200 per section, per session. This seems really reasonable compared to other places I called. I also found out they are certified to actually call themselves "Lipodissolve" I looked on the www.asal-meso.com web site to confirm this. The Dr. was the one who actually performed the proceedure. The injections hurt a little, and I was sore and swollen for the first few days. I am excited to get back and do the second session in two weeks. I don't notice much, but was assured it would take at least two sessions to see any difference. I will update all of you. If you call them, tell them Mariah sent you.. lol
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Hello all! I havent ben back since jan 18th.. but on Friday Feb 15th I will be going for my second treatment. I work crazy hours and I havent had time.. I pay $600 everytime I go and I have to go 4 more times after Friday. I have decided to get my love handles done last. So I will be getting my stomach done again. (better get the fat jeans out) But I havent had any problems still. It is a little tender and feels like Jello still. Which seems to me everything is still working. They say the meds will last up to 10 weeks. So I am not as tender and the first week though. I have been working out off and on (working like crazy) and hitting the gym is still going smooth. I will give you an update after Fiday! I am down to 42 1/2 on my tummy now. So...that an inch and a half since my first session. I will keep ya'll posted. And cant wait to see some pictures Sarah!
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Hi there Annie, I got lucky... the clinic i went to anewphysique dot com. Is owed partly by a friend of mine, so i got in under the grand opening friends and family discount. It was 50% off. The normal rate per area is $1900 I believe. They do have financing available though. Sarah
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Hey sarah! Thanks for updating us with your treatments and your results! I am very interested and seriously considering trying lipodissolve and your experience have peaked my interest ten fold. I just have one question though...did you have some sort of financial plan available to assist you inh paying for these procedures? Hope all goes well with your final treatment and will continue to check in with your progress! Annie =)
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I actually had the 5th of 6 treatments two days ago.... this time was just as painful and swollen as the first.... this is what i seem to figure the difference is...... all the treatments in the middle i took not only a tylonol before going, but a vicoden..(pain killer). This time i didnt have any.. and i am sooooo swollen and sore... though after 2 days its gotten less sore and more hard gelatinous like LOL Swelling though apparently is good. it means that the fat cells are being permiated and willbe broken down...so... im not sure which way is better? less pain? maybe not as great results for whatever reason? or suck it up, and just deal. In anycase, i am getting down towards the end!!! they say it takes a full 12 weeks after the last session to see the completed result. so! that means i need to wait....(hummm i have been doing 5-6 weeks betweeen treatments... so... like another 18 weeks... sounds like a llong time.. but seems to go fast. Ill post more pics soon. Sarah
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Hey Girls! Well... it was a crazy Friday! First treatment.....I went at 9 in the morning scared to death! Took the before pictures which was not fun! So.. like someone said the not so fat areas stung pretty bad...but the fatty area didn't even know she was doing it! :) I was told to eat fresh pineapple the ay before my treatment to help with bruising. I only had 2 large bruises and the lower part of my tummy was the yellow bruise color. Like I said before.. I have a pudge and couldn't get rid of it... to when I did swell I looked 6-7 months pregnant! GROSS! I kept taking pictures the whole weekend to see the difference. I did buy the spanx like they said... and it helped...I also bought a girdle...which sucked.... but I felt like that gave me more support... I wear a size 14 jean...and I had to wear my "OLD FAT JEANS" which was a size 18. If that tells you how swollen I got. I did go to work at 12, which I was fine...the burning and itching was the worst part I would say. Swelling didn't bother me...I just felt very weird..almost like I would waddle when I walked. I go back on Feb 8th for my love handles...the 2 weeks from then...back to the lower stomach! I have been measuring myself every day to see how things are... from the first day my lower stomach measured 44 inches.. then today it has gone to 43 inches. I do work out though... I kept drinking water all day and weekend long! I have been doing my workouts as normal...and even crunches just fine! I am very happy to have a site where people will be honest... and not beat around the bush! If anyone was to ask me if I would recommend it... OF COURSE!! GO FOR IT! I cant wait until the end... 1 down 5 more to go.... I will also post pictures when I am done! Thanks for EVERYTHING!!!! MeG!
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Hi MeG, I liked your message...........esp. the "waddle" part. I just had my 2nd treatment done tonight and OMG it hurts. It stings a whole lot more. My quesitons to you: Did your belly swell as much as the 1st time and did it hurt more or less? Thanks
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Hi there Sabrina... they told me 4-6 weeks in between treatments. Its taken about 3-4 each time for all effects to go away.
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I am only having my lower abs done. ( and doing lots of crunches and cardio) to reduce teh upper abs. As far as i know you can only do one section at a time because your body can only metabolize so much of the materials they inject at once. Sarah
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I have had some treatments on my stomach and was wondering if you had your intire stomach done in one treatment or if you did your top and bottom done at different times? And do you know how many areas can be done in one visit?
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Hi I am 24 years and currently in the army. I had my first treatment about 3 weeks ago. I had the injections done to my ankle area. I notice a little bit of a difference but not a whole lot. My left leg is still swollen because they used 3 sringes on it and 2 on my right leg. They are still swollen and I feel tingling sensations in both of them. How long did it take for your swelling and pain to completely go away. It doesnt hurt or look nearly as bad as it did when I first had them done. I want to go back in about a week to get my second treatment done. I just hope this is safe because I dont want any infections or amputations or anything lol. Thanks a lot.
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