Just Had Cellulaze - Schaumburg, IL

Tomorrow will be a week since I've had...

Tomorrow will be a week since I've had Cellulaze. Let me tell you it is SO MUCH MORE PAINFUL than they tell you. Granted I did have my front, back, outter and inner thigh areas done along with my butt so it was a lot. I wasn't prepared for the amont of fluid leaking out and the amount of swelling. My legs look like tree trunks which is very obvious and I didn't want anyone to know about this but it's hard because I look like I gained over 10lbs overnight. (and I literally did with the numbing fluid they put inside of me). My legs are black and I'm going to estimate that it will take a month for the swelling to go down and the bruising to go away. The day after my surgery one of the Dr.'s staff called me and I was feeling good i didn't even feel like I needed the painkillers prescribed to me. The day after that and every day since has been another story. I can't even believe the pain I'm in...I would say on a scale of 1-10 a SOLID 8. The swelling is unreal...so much for keeping this to myself...but if the results are what I'm hoping for it will all be worth it...FYI I've had a lot of work done. Lipo, rhinoplasty, implants etc this was by far the WORST as far as recovery. The doctor said it will take 3 months to see results but so far my legs look much better but my butt is exactly the same :( the doc did say he would do touch ups for free which did put me at ease. I've had issues with cellultie my whole life...even at 115lbs I was covered in it! So it happens to everyone no matter what size you are. If this works and improves my cellulite even by 50% I will make sure everyone gets on this band wagon.


L678 - I had a dent too! I got mine on May 14th so i'm literally 2 weeks post procedure - my doctor said it's probably just due to swelling etc and mine is getting less noticeable so hopefully it will even out completely.
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Help, I had cellulaze and smart lipo yesterday. I have a large dent on my right thigh. Is this normal? Does everything settle out? I am freaking out here.
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I had cellulaze may 18. The procedure did not hurt. My doctor gave me valium before the procedure. I had my front/back and outer thighs done in Plano Texas. The first day I drained moderate amount of fluid but the draining stopped by the next day. Now the pain after the schedule and the next two days was horrible... I would say a 9 or 10 on a pain scale!!! I finally took a 5 mg Valium with 10 mg of lortab and got some relief. It was like a severe sunburn and someone had slapped me on it. The bruising is really bad and legs ate very swollen!! I work 12 hr days and they look like tree trunks! It's been 5 days and the pain is gone just bruised / swollen legs. My cellulite was a grade 2.. I'm hoping for great results to early to tell. :)

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Well it has been 1 months since my procedure...no...

Well it has been 1 months since my procedure...no difference but the swelling has gone down considerably and I'm back into my old clothes and my old routine. I feel well enough to workout like I normally did which is nice because the lack of any physical activity over the last 4 weeks has caused me to put on a few lbs. I'm still a little sore but every day that gets better as well. It doesn't seem to be healing uniformly under my skin which is causing a shading in my legs that looks very strange...although all my cellulite is still there it is much less pronouced now. They offered me complimentary sessions of smooth shapes but they did say it will be painfull at this point so I should wait a couple more weeks....I'll do it why not. It's still too early for me to say if this was worth the 11,500 but I will keep you posted.


AC40- Just checking in to see how you are? Do you notice any difference in the cellulite? Is it gone like they advertise? I know you had this done the beginning of may so I'm very curious around month 2 how it looks. Thanks for sharing!
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Glad to hear you are back to your normal routine AC40! I'm interested to hear how the leg smoothing treatment goes when you have that done.

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AC 40 do you still have numbness and tingling feeling in your legs? Or when you exercise goes it feel strange like your skin is giggly?
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So I'm at almost 4 months and what a waste of...

So I'm at almost 4 months and what a waste of money this was! The pain was at times unbearable...the results....NONE! My right knee looks worse, like it had a stroke. I'm thinking it was the injection site for the fluids but something went very wrong with it. I have a hump on my right thigh as well and I still would never wear shorts or skirts above the knee. I wasted 11,500 on this worthless procedure that has ruined my summer and my bank account. I'm going in for my follow up this week and I can almost hear what they are going to say..."be patient"...give me a break! I had very bad discoloration but that seems to have faded...I've been working out a lot and doing lots of cardio maybe that's why. (or perhaps a little spray tan helped)...I just want everyone that is considering this procedure to wait until it has been around more and perfected. I just feel like I wasted my money, ruined my summer, I'm STILL in pain after 4 months and all for what? NOT A DAMN THING! BUYER BEWARE!


Hi gwen1568,
He didn't suggest daily massages but he gave me 6 free sessions of smooth shapes ( similar to vela shapes) I had my first session last week and will go for the next 5 weeks..they also offered me basically
ANYTHING I wanted...free lipo, free Botox ( I took the Botox) it was very nice to offer me that because I'm obviously not happy but if this is what I will be left with as far as results I wouldn't care if they gave me 10 free procedures and my money back I will still be so devastated and depressed I'd want to die anyways...that sounds harsh but I can't even tell you how depressed I am over this...they tell me it will look worse before it gets better but THIS much worse? And would they offer me all these free procedures worth thousands if they thought my results were good?
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Hey AC40, I am worried. I will keep u posted. Did your dr suggest daily massages and getting lymphatic massages.
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Yes tree trunks! I'm 4 months out and still feel pain. I had my post op check up last week and started to cry because I told the doc that if he put all my surgeries together (I've had a lot done lol) it wouldn't even come close to how painful this recover was. He said that because of what I have said and what other women have said they are warning women that it's not minimally invasive and they are telling women they need to take moe time off work than just a few days...please, please I'm telling you that you will NOT be ok to go back to work Monday...evenif your job is sitting you will be so uncomfortable and wish someone told you to take more time off...so I'm telling you now...you are not taking enough time off...better to take more time than not enough...I'm speaking from experience...what areas are you having cellulaze done on and who's doing it? I will tell you I'm VERY unhappy with my results and when I looked atmy before and afters I thought I was looking at my befores but I realized I was looking at my afters...I ba
Led the whole way home and that whole night...I would do anything to have my old cellulite back because now I feel like I'm disfigured...I don't mean to scare you but I wish I would have waited for this procedure to be perfected instead of jumping the gun..you can email me and I'll call you to tell you in more detail if you'd like.
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Dr. Joffrey

Although his staff could not have been any more nicer or personable the idea of having not having a follow up for 3 months is like being thrown to the wolves to me. He did also make sure I knew that since my consult and before my surgery he has raised his prices by thousands and I said what if I wanted other areas done since I was an exsiting customer would he charge me what he has been charging me or the new rate...his answer "we'll talk about it". I don't know if he was being funny and cute or he didn't want to tell me I was SOL...We'll see.

2 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 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
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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