Finally Got It Done!!! - Livona, MI

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I have been thinking about getting this proceure...

i have been thinking about getting this proceure done for awhile now and finally did it after A LOT of research and reading reviews. I had it done yesterday (tuesday) on my lower stomach and love handles that i just couldn't get rid of since my 2nd pregnancy 3 years ago (i even did boot camp for several month with no change). I was very nervous after reading some of the reviews on here saying it was very painful, so this was my experience....

I went in for my consultation and took the before pictures, i decided i wanted to continue with the procedure so i made the appt. for a couple days later. On the day of the procedure the nurse took me back to the room and asked if i had any questions and gave me a gown and cozy socks to put on, when i was all ready she placed the cold cloth on my stomach(we did this area first) and warned me of the intense suction, when i was ready she turned it on and it was not half as bad as what i was expecting, i had no pain from it at all, i think it just felt like someone was pulling on my skin, it was uncomfortable for about 7 minutes then i was fine and just watched tv for the rest of the hour. Next was the love handles, she asked if i wanted to do them at one time or seperate, i chose together to save an hour. I layed on my stomach and she attached both of the applicators and sat for the hour, i was very comfortable and glad i did them at the same time. The massage afterwards was not bad for me, i was numb and could barely feel it, although the first few minutes after the massage when the skin starts to warm up felt uncomfortable, similar to the feeling when you are outside (in winter) and your fingers are really cold so you warm them under water. I do want to add one thing that i have not read on anyone elses reviews, during the last 5 minutes of the treatment the machine started pulsating in a way, it is kind of hard to explain, it just sucked harder for a second then went back to normal, it did this several times during the last 5 minutes, i hope that makes sense lol.

Today is Wednesday, the day after my procedure, and i only have alittle bit of discomfort. I slept fine last night, on my side most of the night with no discomfort. i am bruised on my sides but the sides are just fine with barely any discomfort or pain in them, it is my stomach that is alilttle uncomfortable when is touched. I am expecting for the pain to get worse in the next few days so i will try to post every few days. I also took before pictures that i will post in a couple weeks when i start seeing my results so they can be comparted to something (i hope i can be patient enough), i'm so excited and just can't wait :)

Day 7...well it has been 1 week!! I started have...

Day 7...well it has been 1 week!! I started have alittle bit of itching under my skin (hard to itch) at day 3. It isn't bad at all though, it is only itchy a few times a day. The "pins and needles" feeling started on day 4 not hardly at all for a couple days but last night (day6) it started getting worse, more intense and painful (not unbearable though) it is hard to explain the feeling of it, it is more like a sting or a rug burn feeling. it comes and goes but it is mostly around/under my belly button. i am also still swollen a bit, numb and tender to the touch. I got to thinking, i haven't had any itching or burning in my sides so i hope this doesn't mean it isn't going to work there :/ but maybe its just because the stomach is more sensitive. Something that helps me is everytime i feel a sting or burn i just tell myself thats another fat cell dying away. I started wearing jeans again yesterday but it was to painful to have them buttoned so what i did was took a rubber band and wrapped it around the hole to where the button goes and looped it arond the button so it was elastic and stretched when i move around, it helps a lot, i was starting to feel like a bum wearing sweat pants everyday. Well thats all the update i have for now, i will be back in a week with more to tell :)

oh yeah one more little note. My doctor called on day 3 to make sure i didn't have any questions and to make sure i was doing ok. I thought that was awesome for them to take time and call there patients to make sure everthing was good. (they already had me set up a 3 month appointment before i left when i was done with the procedure)

It's been 2 weeks now!!! Ok so the...

It's been 2 weeks now!!! Ok so the stinging/stabbing pain is completely gone now. It got worse on days 7-9 and then i woke up on day 10 and had no pain at all (except for the bruise like feeling if you press on the area). I am able to wear jeans now (the normal way lol) with no discomfort at all so thats a plus :) I have lost just under 2 inches around my waist, i feel like it is more in the stomach though and not in the love handles, but i'm not going o be disappointed yet because it has only been 2 weeks, i was not expecting any results at all at this time. I am still a bit numb but not nearly as much as i was before, i read on some other reviews that people stay numb for about a month. I m not going to put new pictures up quite yet, possible next week but i might wait for my 1 month mark.

Today has been 3 weeks. I started having this...

today has been 3 weeks. I started having this weird tickling/tingling feeling in my stomach, it almost feels like someone is rubbing a feather across my belly....idk how else to explain it. I am definitely noticing a difference in my stomach, it seems like everyday it gets alittle smaller. Nothing in my love handles though, i hope it is just taking alittle longer and it will work because the only reason i wanted to do this was because of them, but im not losing hope yet, its only been 3 weeks. Well thats about it for this week, im hoping to post pics next week :)

4 weeks- nothing new to update except for the...

4 weeks- nothing new to update except for the pictures :) i'm not having any new "symptoms" and feel great. I didn't realize any results in my love handles untill i compared my before and after pics, but in my stomach i notice a lot, i feel like the pictures don't show the difference as much and they do in person. Either way so far i think this is worth it. I probably won't post again until my 6 week mark and i will post new pics then too :)

I forgot to mention yesterday that i haven't been...

i forgot to mention yesterday that i haven't been working out because i wanted to make sure, if i was losing inches, it was from the procedure and not from me working out. So now i will start working out again and hopefully that will help me slim down more :)
Allure Medical Spa

i only gave the doctor bedside manner a 3 star because the day i could do the procedure the doctor was not in and i wanted to do it still, I would highly recommend this location, they were all friendly, answered all my questions, gave me free gifts and made sure i was comfortable in every way.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
3 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 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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