I had Cellulaze and SmartLipo 10 weeks ago. I wore the foam for 10 tens, it was tight, which was very uncomfortable; I could not wait to get them off. My doctor then advised wearing the spandex leggies for 6 weeks. It has been a very slow painful healing process. I stayed swollen till around my 6th week, but the pain and tightness was still there. My doctor offered two endermolgie (message) in my 8th week that helped a great deal with my pain and tightness; they said I was still swollen. The endermolgie helped with that. I then had 4 smooth shapes I had bought with a groupon I finished them on Wednesday, they were much more painful than the endermolgie do to the pressure they had to apply. I do advise the endermolgie if you can afford it. They jump started my recovering process.
Around my 9th week the pain went away when I would stand up. At 10 weeks I still have some pain where the Cellulaze and smartlipo where done, I still sleep with a pillow between my legs where I had the SmartLipo, am still not able to bend down to pick something up, there is too much pain in the thigh area where most of my cellulite was.
My cellulite still looks bad, I cannot where shorts, and I have some discoloration. From this procedure I have been left with horrible spider veins in my thigh area, I believe this might of been caused by the pressure from the foam. Monday I go to a doctor to have the spider veins removed.
I am waiting for the day where there is no more pain and I can knell down and work in my garden again, and my lap dogs jump in my lap without causing pain. With all the pain, discomfort and still the presence of cellulite I cannot recommend this to anyone.
Patiently waiting, Terry Jo
Updated Aug. 25, 2012
I am now going into my 4th month. The pain has gone away, I still feel a little numb in some areas. The cellulite is still present. Mine has not diminish. At this time I am doubtful that I'll ever be be able to wear shorts again. It troubles me that I have not heard from my doctors office asking me to come in for a check up, I spent a lot of money on my procedure.