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Cellulaze, my Experience - Spokane, WA
- posted 11 months ago
- updated 6 months ago
- Not Worth It
- Cost: $5,000
- Dr. Johnson (Spokane, WA)
53 yrs. old: 1st day of procedure for front of...
- 9 Jun 2012
53 yrs. old: 1st day of procedure for front of legs & thighs, arrived at the Dr. office, very nervous, I will be awake during the procedure. Not much of a wait after arriving. The nurse asked if I had ate, I did 3 hrs.ago. so she gave me a granola bar. I took a bite, but too nervous to eat. I am escorted to a room, the nurse gave me a pair of their procedure underware. Then I had to stand, all angles while pictures are taken of my imbarassment, legs. then the Dr. comes in and colors my dimples, to put it mildly, with two different colors. He then put a squared graph, probably not the proper name, and outlines it on my legs. I am then given pills to relax me, and medicate me, time stopped, it didn't feel like they were ever going to take effect. I am then taken to another room, lol, thats all I rember at that point.
I don't remember much during the procedure except feeling pain at times and the nurse would comfort me, she is so sweet and such a care giver. I don't remeber after the procedure, but the nurse at my post op said I just wanted to sleep, and I don't remember the drive home, but I do remember going straight to bed once I got home. I slept for a couple of hours, I guess. My son came over to fix my table top, which is my tv, him knocking on the door awoke me. I felt pretty darn good that evening, still numb and druged up.
Day 2, post op appointment, my son drove me. Pretty sore, hard to walk, not much brusing yet but legs are swollen. Very tired, could hardly stay awake. Napped when I got home.
Day 3, 48 hrs. post op. Looking forward to a shower. Wow, almost passed out in the shower, had to sit, OUCH! and got very nauseated. Now trying to get my compression garments right, yes 2, both wrong sizes. Long story, I tried to save money ordering online, 1st one. too small around the waist & butt, ordered another, 2 day delivery, which was a day after procedure, and they fit great aroung butt & stomach but not tight enough on legs, so paid for alterations. I ended paying double then what I would have spent if I would have purchased from the company my Dr. office suggests. Have your Dr. or nurse help you with the right size, is my suggestion, and purchase from the company they recommend. Under all the ink from the procedure can see some bruising now. Day 2 & 3 legs feel hot to the touch.
Day 4 took another trip to Dr. office to check my garment size, UGH! Walking better, legs are still numb & swollen. They are are feeling better, somewhat sore and they feel hot.
Day 5, Legs hurt more today, still numb in areas, but hurts deep in tissue, not walking as well. Strange cold feeling in legs, feel like I have ice packs on them, & also legs feel hot, doesn't make any sense to me, but documenting it as it is? Red, black & blue brusing is more appearant now even under all the ink. My legs already look better, but, well see how they progress after the swelling is gone. I will try and keep you all informed of my progress, and I will try to remember to take some pictures, I don't have any prior, never wore shorts and would never allow pictures.
Day 6, had a very rough day at work. Extemely...
- 12 Jun 2012
Day7, Felling better today, not saying walking and getting up & down from a sitiing position is any easier, but, the pain is not quite as bad. Was very busy at work, lots of walking, up & down etc. Day 7, Pictures taken.
Day 8, not hurting as bad, walking & moving up & down still hurts, but, feeling better. I changed my worth it to undecided, I hope the procedure makes it so I will be able to wear shorts, thats all I asked, I don't expect to look like I did when I was 20 or 30 yoa. Just want to wear shorts again.
Day 9, Can feel improvement, legs arent hurting...
- 14 Jun 2012
After reading other Cellulaze reviews, I forgot to...
- 14 Jun 2012
Day 10, I had my upper front and out thighs done, Is it normal to be swollen all the way down my legs and ankles? My right side is more swollen then my left. Is this swelling because I over did it? I was told you can go back to your normal activity after a day or two? Which I could not even imagine, It took me 8 days for the pain too subside enough, so I felt good enough to clean the patio and pond.
Should I still be doing ice? or should I use heat? I have done both. Any suggestions to promote healing etc. would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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Dr. never spent any time with me, no post instructions from him that I can recall. Always in a hurry, well see at my two week appointment. Nurses are wonderful! Especially the nurse that assisted Dr. during procedure. The more I read on other reviews, It makes me more aware of what my Dr. didn't tell me. I have no idea on what vitamins I should take, any creams or oils on my skin, ice, heat, etc. etc.???