Fatty Knees - Torrance, CA

I had Cellulaze done on October 15, 2012 by Dr....

I had Cellulaze done on October 15, 2012 by Dr. Christine Petti. I am 63 and had horrible cellulite for many years so I wasn't expecting a miracle. I just hoped for some improvement. The actual procedure wasn't bad and I word the stage 1 and stage 3 compression garments for four months. It is almost six months now and I am upset about the new lumps of fat that hang over the inside of both knees. I did not have them before the cellulaze. Has anyone else had this happen? It looks awful! I was looking forward to wearing sundresses and shorts this summer but now I will have to cover up even lower than before the treatment. Dr. Petti said she can do Titan, for an additional cost, but I heard this is not effective.

It is now 6 months after cellulaze and the area...

It is now 6 months after cellulaze and the area above both knees looks horrible. It looks like the fat, swelling or whatever it is settled there. I will see Dr. Petti on Monday. I'll find out how much she really cares about helping her patients. I'm hoping she will want to correct what the cellulaze created above my knees. Now I have to wear longer clothes than when I had the cellulite. My fatty knees look worse than before. I am beginning to regret having cellulaze done at all!

I saw Dr. Petti for a follow-up to find out about...

I saw Dr. Petti for a follow-up to find out about fixing the fat and wrinkled areas on the lower thighs just above each knee. There is a 2"x2" area on each thigh that looks as if stage 3 of the Cellulaze procedure did not work, for whatever reason. Dr. Petti wants to re-do stage 3, the tightening stage, in those areas and charge $4,000 which includes a $1,000 discount! Outrageous!! She stated that doctors like her charge more. Wow!

Fatty Knees

My last visit with Dr. Petti was quite unpleasant. She continues to be defensive and blame me for the poor results. I found a plastic surgeon in Valencia, CA, Dr. Hu, who does cellulaze. He just Smart Lipo'ed both knees and I'm waiting to see if this helps. I will never return to Dr. Petti's office...very unprofessional and unethical doctor. I'll keep you posted about my knees.
Has anyone heard of a procedure to tighten skin on the thighs? The cellulaze didn't do it.
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Petti was featured on The Doctors TV show. She was very convincing. That was part of the reason I chose her for the Cellulaze. I have not had a pleasant experience with her since I expressed disappointment and displeasure with my results. She said it was partly my fault because I lost a few pounds after the procedure. I have lost faith and confidence in her.

2 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
2 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
3 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
3 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
2 out of 5 stars Wait times
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