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Velashape - Waste of Money and Unrealistic

I had traditional lipo in 2006. I had gained some...

I had traditional lipo in 2006. I had gained some fat back under the bra line and aross my low back. I was one of those starry eyed people excited about the promise of non-invasive and "affordable" cellulite/fat reduction. Of course, they just happen to have the buy one get one free promo (that ended the next day) so I was pressured to sign up ASAP. I read the reviews on this site AFTER I plunked down 2k cash and it was too late to back out.

The technician was very nice and she knew what she was doing. I had good heat and she spent a great deal of time with me... but it had ZERO results after 10 treatments. Forget about asking for a refund, it's not going to happen.

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I shouldnt say I had ZERO results, there was a...

I shouldnt say I had ZERO results, there was a slight reduction but nothing worth what I paid for. I sent a letter to them expressing my disappointment. They emailed me right away and assigned me a ticket number. The local clinic manager called to speak with me, but when I called back I got voicemail, I am cautiously optimistic at this point. Ethically, they should refund the money - but I wont hold my breath.

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And...to suggest you have two hours a day to spend on cardio is absurd. Maybe she has such an empty life that she can spend that much time in the gym (and i don't doubt this, if her comments are any indication of how she treats others...), but most people do not.
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A.B--she isn't going to get it. And in trying to clarify, she continues to insult you. You just can't educate ignorant people!
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OMG!!! I DIDN'T MEAN TO CALL ANYONE FAT BUT YOU POST YOUR PIC HERE, JUST BY LOOKING AT YOUR PHOTOGRAPH IT LOOKED LIKE YOU NEVER SEEN INSIDE A GYM, IF YOU CAN'T TAKE AN HONEST OPENION THEN YOU SHOULDN'T PUT UP ANY PIC ON THIS SITE! I WAS BEING BRUTALLY HONEST. You also said you had a tummy tuck, girl let me tell you, better of doing cardio 2 hours a day!
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Updating due to new comments and recent class...

Updating due to new comments and recent class action lawsuits against American Laser Centers. ALS was sued for false and misleading advertising. I dont recall the outcome, but I think I got a 20% coupon that has long since expired. Big deal! I would not go back there if you paid me!

Secondly, Velashape may work for cellulite and small regions of fat - not for what I was dealing with. I will call it "Post Lipo Fat Shifting" in that I gained a large layer of fat from previous lipo in an adjacent area in 2006. I was trying to avoid the costs and risks of surgery, more scars, but in the end that was what I ended up doing and I am happy now. My body looks normal again.

As far as those thinking I am a lazy fat slob looking for a quick fix that needs to hit the gym for 2 hours a day - perhaps several hours every day at the gym would have yielded the same result over time, but considering I work outside of the home 10+ hours a day, it was not practical for me.

Instead I chose liposuction surgery and can now maintain the shape by biking and kayaking or whatever else I am in the mood for.

If you are considering Velashape, please be sure it's done by a qualified technician and for the right reasons. If you need to lose fat, this will not work for you.

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Has anyone had Velashape and Velashape II treatments? Does anyone think the Velashape II gives any better results? I had the regular Velashape treatments and was very pleased. My nurse did discuss realistic expectations before my treatments and I think that helped.
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I actually tried velashape federal way and I was very satisfied! I wonder if it's just the doctor who didn't do a very good job.
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I will not recommend this procedure even to my worst enemy. It is just a waste of time and money.
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American Laser Center

They were very friendly and accomodating and talk a good talk, but Velashape treatments just dont work. Save your money - if you really want fat reduction get lipo or vaser lipo. It costs more, but at least it works and is permanent. Just dont gain the weight back...

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