I'm inspired to do this but the other brave women...
I'm inspired to do this but the other brave women on here. I have been struggling with cellulite like so many others for years, but I feel like mines is the worst. It's really horrid and I will post pictures to prove it. I'm 5'6" and I weigh 155 lbs now but at my smallest 130 lbs the cellulite was still present. I have tried every pill and cream out that promised to eliminate cellulite. Even at the gym all I ever want to do is leg exercises because I figured it will help me get rid of my cellulite, but nothing worked, so I was really happy when I saw the cellulaze treatment advertised on my local news station.
I had a consultation on May 8, and although it was expensive because I had a large area to be treated, ( if it works) then it will be more than worth it. I had the procedure done yesterday May 24, it was suppose to be a 2hr procedure but it lasted 5hrs well maybe 4 and a half because she had to mark me. I don't want to lie to any of you ladies and say it was a breeze because it was not, the numbing part hurt like hell, and that was with me doped up on Vicodin and Valium. I have a very low threshold for pain though, ( I need gas for simple procedures at the dentist ) so every experience is different. The doctor was really great she made sure I was the most comfortable I could be, she stopped for me to take more Vicodin when I needed it. I was not given a compression garment, the doctor said my spanx will be fine for compression and I should wear it for 2 weeks. I had a little drainage last night but this morning and as I'm writing this nothing at all, but I did notice my doctor massaging the fluid out of my legs so maybe that helped. I had the back of my legs, some of the sides and my bum done. I'm still pretty numb so no pain yet but I'm sure it's coming. I will keep you all posted, I hope this can help someone. Results are expected after three months so I'm not going to drive myself crazy by comparing every day or every week for that matter. I will take a peek here and there though :) Have a great Memorial weekend everyone.
Hi all, well it has been about five weeks since I...
Hi all, well it has been about five weeks since I had the Cellulaze procedure and (dan da da dah) No improvement in the appearance of my cellulite yet :( At week two I went to my Dr. for a follow-up, she said that she sees improvement in my legs( let me quote her) " your legs are 100% smoother" and I asked her if I could borrow her glasses because I don't see what she sees. I kinda got a little pissed actually because she even wrote on her chart that I was improved. I like her but I didn't appreciate her telling me something looked better when I knew it did not. Originally she told me all I needed was spanks for two weeks, but on my follow-up she said I need to wear compression for two more months. I asked her if the compression garment determines if a person has good results or not and she said it just for the pain and swelling. Then why would she suggest that I wear it for 2 more months you ask!! Well during the follow-up I told her that my legs were still very sore( which seem to be the norm with everyone on here at two weeks) but she was very surprised that I was still sore. At that point if I could kick myself in the you know what I would because I had a chance to have this procedure done with one of the trial doctors but I chose to go with her because someone at the other PS office rubbed me the wrong way, and I figured once the doctor was cellulaze trained, their participation in the trial didn't really matter ( I hope that I wasn't terribly wrong ) ladies, I think that experience is key with this. I was so desperate to look presentable in shorts again that I didn't ask enough questions,so people ask a lot of questions before you get this done, it's your money after all. Anyway back to where I am now, I don't see improvement like I said before but I will post pics so you all can decide. Oh and my skin still hurts when I touch it. I stopped wearing spanks at three weeks, I didn't think it was doing much for me but making me uncomfortable, the swelling was gone so away with it. One last thing if you have skin that hyperpigments then use something to help with that, I didn't use anything so now I'm left with all these really dark marks all over my legs where the incisions were made, It will take months for them to fade. Good luck to everyone having or had this procedure, I pray for good results for everyone.
This procedure did not work
So this did not work for me at all, not even a little bit... I'm just left with scars from the incisions. I don't have any pictures to show because I'm embarrassed to share with friends that I spent so much money for my butt and thighs to still look this awful. I don't even want to ask my husband to take pictures because I feel extremely guilty for blowing $7000. On my one year follow up my doctor pretty much offered my a 20% discount on "a new procedure, that was having great results". Do yourself a favor and save your money.