Best Decision I Have Made This Year - No More Fanny Pack - Marietta, GA
I am a pretty active woman with one adult child. ...
Getting better every day!
Dr. Celestin - where do I start. She is a beautiful, brilliant miracle worker. She is very thorough in her explanation of the procedure, the process, and what to expect. She provides you all the time you need to ask questions and feel good about the decision you are contemplating or have made. I never felt rushed and oddly enough - never felt embarrassed, even when sitting in front of her butt-ass naked in all my glory. The day of the procedure I was having second thoughts - BIG TIME! But for some reason, when I saw Dr. Celestin and she began to "mark me up" - I felt calm and reassured. My procedure took about 1.5 hours and when I woke up - my hubby was standing ready to take me home (with my meds; prescriptions already filled). I was swaddled like a newborn in my garment and binder. The pain was minimal - Once I got home I slept for a long while and when I woke up, I was hungry. I won't kid you - you will be sore for awhile - your body is numb from the anesthesia - but you "feel" like something has happened to your body and for a couple of seconds you think "what the hell have I done?". The garments that you have to wear for 6 weeks are uncomfortable as HELL and the design of it sucks - the straps are on edge of your shoulders which make them visible in sleeveless dresses or tops. But 6 weeks versus years of Spanx is totally worth it. Also, after 3 weeks - it gets better - much better - you can do 12 hours in the garment 12 hours off; right now I feel most comfortable wearing mine all the time (can you believe it?). Can't tell you I look forward to always being naked when I go to see the doctor for follow up appointments and having my photos taken (1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year) and for the SmoothShape massages (help to reduce swelling after the procedure), but hey, me and the staff are on a first name basis now - had to be with them always taking commando photos of me. I am so pleased with my results; she did a really, really good job. So good in fact, I even asked Dr. Celestin: did you take too much out??? I think it was separation anxiety - me and the "fanny pack" had been to together so long,and now she was gone and left no note or anything to remind me she had been there; even the scars from the procedure are disappearing." Now, I don't have the body of Beyoncé by any means - but for a 52 year old woman - I look and feel pretty doggone good. I am in week 4 and I still have some swelling and a little soreness so I don't know my waist size but I still can't believe what she was able to do; the fit of my dresses and my jeans are unreal. For me - it was the right thing to do and I don't regret it ONE BIT!!!! NOT ONE BIT!!! I referred a friend to Dr. Celestin and she too is beyond thrilled with her results. If you are in the Atlanta area and you are contemplating lipo, go talk to her. You don't have to commit to anything. She has technology, videos, literature and other tools and resources to help inform you make the right decision for you. There is a $100 appointment charge (I balked at first, but you know how some people book appointments and don't show up - for businesses, the loss of potential business is a serious thing so I get it). I can't complete this review without speaking about the staff of Georgia Plastic. They are FANTASTIC! They are a professional group of women who are passionate about their patients being well. I never waited more than 10 minutes for an appointment and the follow up is amazing. (I didn't meet any men so if they are there, I am sure they are too). You will have to sign your life away and any child born after your procedure (the paperwork is ridiculous) but that's America right? Again, this is not for everyone, but it worked for me (and my friend). Do your research and make the decision that is right for you. If you decide to go see Dr. Celestin as a result of this review - tell her the Fanny Pack lady sent you. :-) Best regards!