Member since 10/17/2012


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Reviews & Stories

Cellulaze and Smart Lipo Legs Only - Federal Way, WA

Hi folks, I am 45yo, 5'2", 130lb and in great physical condition. This is my second procedure in the last year (breast lift and aug last November). I have cellulite on my outer and inner thighs and a little on my butt. During my consultation my doctor suggested that my inner thigh cellulite which is in the lower thigh area was very minor and some of the rippling was actually caused by the... READ MORE

Life Changing Event - Glad I Chose the Right Surgeon - Seattle, WA

I had a tummy tuck seven years ago and learned a couple of things: 1. There is always risk (in my case hypertrophic scars) 2. Plastic surgery is both a skill and an art 3. Every surgeon is a little different in their abilities, views, and techniques I chose Dr. Gottlieb based on the above. He performed a benelli lift and augmentation that has far exceeded my expectations. It's great... READ MORE

Questions from mimom2

Is a Benelli Lift with Augmentation Right for Me? (photo)

I am trying to avoid a vertical scar (previous scars tend to pigment although don't spread) so I'm hoping a Benelli lift with augmentation (Naturelle midrange 304cc silicone)... READ MORE

How Soon After Surgery Can I Undergo Laser Treatment for Hermosiderin Staining?

I am three weeks post op Cellulaze and where the bruises have faded I am left with a grayish purple color. I'd like to treat this as soon as possible and understand that... READ MORE

Induration from Cellulaze: Why Does It Seem to Come and Go and What Can I Do About It?

I am almost five weeks post cellulaze and notice that some areas of induration have resolved while others have recently shown up. Why is this? Does massage help (I'm doing it... READ MORE

Cellulaze - Purple Bruising and Veins Get Much Worse when I Stand Up?

I had cellulaze 4.5 weeks ago on my lower inner thighs wrapping around to above my knees. When I am laying down the bruising looks very faint but after a few minutes of... READ MORE

Recent comments from mimom2

Hi - yes, I meant that cellulite is less prominent READ COMMENT

Hi Beacher - I'm just wondering how you are doing. I think I may be following in your footsteps regarding the continuing bruising, swelling and firmness. Everything resolving but incredibly slowly and it often feels like one step... READ COMMENT

Hi there. I think we had our procedures done a few days apart from each other. Mine was on May 31. Wanted you to know that I have had a couple of days of burning pain as well which was pretty discouraging because I was feeling much... READ COMMENT

Hi Rosiita - I am day 18 and I still have significant purplish bruising on the inside of my thighs and less bruising, but still visible on my outer thighs. I hope the bruising is related to aggressive treatment because I'd rather have a... READ COMMENT

Has anyone tried Q-switched lasers for hermosiderin staining? They are very expensive so hard to find but I hear they are the only effective treatment for this issues. BTW the same ladder used for tattoo removal and apparently also work... READ COMMENT