56 Yr Old with 15 Lb Menopausal Weight Gain All in my Midsection - Tucson, AZ

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I've never been overweight, never had to diet....

I've never been overweight, never had to diet. I've got 2 kids who are young adults now and never had trouble keeping my 5'3" frame anywhere between 120 and 125 lbs. over this past year I had bunion surgery which certainly reduced my activity level, but I also went through menopause. My midsection swelled and I started getting what I refer to as an old man's beer belly. The fat begins right below my breasts and extends down to a new 'apron-like' bulge. My legs remain thin and my butt flat. YUCK! I've never had a 'waist' (I'm I guess what you'd call an 'apple' shape), but now can't fit anything with a waistband. I sold a piece of gold jewelry to help pay for the procedure (they were having a 50% off special) and decided to do it, even though they made it clear there is no guarantee it will work. I won't go under general anesthesia and so I was willing to take the risk. Greenspring procedure is to inject the sites with a numbing agent so the pain is tolerable. It still was pretty painful in some areas but I had 15 sites done and got through it with 2 lorazepam and a half an oxicotin. I'm now one week post procedure and my bruising is starting to diminish. The discomfort is still here, but I haven't had to take anything for it. I have been taking measurements and even though I certainly don't think my thickness has gone down, the measuring tape actually has a different story to tell. That makes me hopeful that this will have been worth it.

9 months later...

Well, I certainly wish I could say otherwise... But the procedures ended up being a complete waste of money. No overall improvement of 'inches' and certainly no improvement in weight. 9 months later (and watching my calorie and fat intake - I actually reduced my cholesterol by 30 points...yea!) my stomach is exactly the same size it was before. Bummer...
Dr. Alexander Cadoux

Greenspring Rejuvenation. Lois, RN - terrific, experienced, friendly, she was awesome!

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