Thermage Was Much More Painful Than I Could Have Imagined
I lost a lot of weight over the past five years...
I had the lipo done on my chin and leg areas, got more of my finances together and went back for Thermage in May. Between the two procedures I had read a lot of bad stories on the Internet about Thermage gone wrong, too much fat loss, etc. but I went in anyway.
Long story short, I didn't finish the procedure. The doctor scheduled my thighs first and the pain was horrible, especially as he passed over a tender area four or five times. Yes, I expected some burning but this was excruciating and it didn't get better. He had prepared me for some things (pain, the time it took, etc.) but I didn’t have any idea it would be that bad. I took Advil beforehand but it didn't help at all, and in the middle of the procedure it was too late to do anything else. No way I was going to do this for hours and then do it on my face too! So I backed out.
I've been trying for this dream body for years after a lifetime of obesity and now is no time to quit on that dream. But Thermage isn’t for me. I’m going to go back and have a longer conversation with my doctor (maybe a few doctors) and see what they can do.
Thermage was worth a try but it looks like it’ll be “Try, try again!” for me.