Didn't work out for me

I am in pretty good shape and work out at least 4...

I am in pretty good shape and work out at least 4 times a week and watch what i eat. My abs have always bothered me and I wanted them to be a little less flabby before my upcoming wedding this summer. I booked an appointment for both my lower and upper Abs but decided to just go for my lower abs instead to see how ht procedure goes.

The Aesthetician used the large head on my lower abs. When she first suctioned my stomach in, I went in complete shock. I honestly felt like my intestines/ muscles had been suctioned into the applicator. It wasn't as painful as it was scary, coz my entire lower stomach was completely pulled in. Even though I went numb after a while, I was too sh!t scared to move. Breathing was kind of difficult. I watched a tv show on m laptop to distract myself throughout the whole process. When the applicator was taken out, it was icky more than anything else. My stomach was basically frozen in place and it was disgusting. I felt like a frozen chicken that had been left out of the freezer to thaw. I swear i almost felt it crunch when the aesthetician started massaging it (ugggh repress repress repress).

It's been three days since I had the procedure done and the numbness is almost gone. My nerves have started going crazy and seem to fire off at random. I got a little itchy earlier today but i think the worst is yet to come. I am sure this is much better than getting an invasive procedure, but it's obviously not a walk in the park. It's too early to predict the results but i am convinced it will work. It's a solid technology supported by actual research. It's a brilliant way to kill fat cell and I am really impressed by the people who developed it. Having said that, I don't think I can ever go through this procedure again. I'll write an update in a few weeks

Yesterday (Day 4), was really bad. I woke up in...

Yesterday (Day 4), was really bad. I woke up in the middle of the night because of the pain. I was in pain all day. Felt like someone was repeatedly stabbing me with needles. The pain varied in intensity and occurred in small bursts all over the treated area. Because the pain wasn't continuous, I was also palpitating, probably from the anticipation of getting stabbed. My uncle has shingles so I finally know how he feels like. I'll try to be nicer to him, next time we meet. I called up the spa and the doctor there prescribed 300 mg of Neurontin twice a day for 7 days. That's 14 pills in total. I usually avoid pain medication like the plague so I haven't touched them yet.

Day 5: Woke up at 5:00 AM because of the pain. Tied a scarf around my waist to provide some support. Helped a little. While getting dressed in the morning, I wore panty hose with a control top, under my pants (it's too cold). My stomach is compressed and feels a little better than yesterday. I've brought the medication with me to work, in case I break down (I am basically on the verge ). I read online that ppl use it for recreational use. hmmm I see potential of making some money off of these :p

I took two of the nerve blockers today and they've...

I took two of the nerve blockers today and they've made no difference :( I would advise ppl to ask for a prescription when they get this procedure done and start taking the medication at the first tingle!

Day 9: The pins and needles pain is now gone. The...

Day 9: The pins and needles pain is now gone. The treated area is still in pain though and just feels weird when touched. At this point I certainly can't be touched there at all so I am still recovering. I had my last Neurontin Saturday night and I don't think I'll be needing any more ( I hope). It's obviously too early to notice any difference right now, so i will write another update in a few weeks.

It's been over 7 months since i got this done. I...

It's been over 7 months since i got this done. I had been super excited about it since i was the perfect candidate for this procedure (over all skinny with a pouch). It really pains me to say it didn't work for me at all. I had really high hopes for this procedure as the technology made sense and really convinced me. Not sure what i am going to do now :( i've considered liposonix, but am not as convinced by it.
Finesse Laser

I was seen by an Aesthetician with whom I had a 30 min consult before the procedure. She was very thorough and answered all my questions. During the procedure, she explained everything to me and allowed me to be comfortable with the procedure before moving ahead with it. At the end, I was given a massage on my treated area and they let me hang around for a while and were in no rush to get me out the door. The Aesthetician even called a cab for me which was very nice of her. Both the Aestheticians at the spa were really nice and professional. My only qualm is with the doctor , who should have prescribed me the medication with the procedure instead of me having to call back. because from what I've been told, once the pain starts, the medication isn't that effective (which is also what i am experiencing right now)

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