Excited to See - I'll keep you updated as the results appear, but I can at least review the actual process itself. Black's office is great, wait times are low, they're really nice and very real with what to expect. Dr. Black did a consultation and let me know I would be a great candidate for flank Sculpsure. She specified that Sculpsure works best on thinner women with isolated areas of fat. They were great to talk to and I immediately trusted them and was excited to get rolling, which is unusual for me because I've had a lot of unimpressive consults including for Coolsculpting. Less than a week later I had 2 applicators (or 1/2 a full panel) applied on each hip at the same time. They consulted me repeatedly on where exactly I wanted to be reduced on my hips so they could place appropriately. For me, I just wanted the overhanging "bumps" from my love handles to be reduced so that I didn't have double hips when I wear bodycon dresses. The treatment itself was supposed to be somewhat painful, but I took an Advil beforehand and found it uncomfortable but tolerable. Just when I would start to get close to hurting the machine would cycle back to cool. Afterward, they used a massager to dislodge the fat cells, which was uncomfortable but not painful. I was also told I could return to use this massage machine 3 times in the next couple of weeks for max effect. All told I was in and out in less than an hour and back at work feeling zero lingering pain.For aftercare, I will continue to massage the area and drink water. I will update with before/after photos when I have them, but I don't fully expect results until sometime after my second session 12 weeks from now. Nonetheless, the process was nothing to be upset about so if you're worried about pain, take a couple of Advil before like I did!Updated on 24 Oct 2019:I just finished the last post-Sculpsure massage treatment which I'm excited about. The massage treatment is pretty painful but is so fast. I still have no noticeable bruising or soreness unless massaging the area which is great.Updated on 20 Nov 2019:Interestingly today I put on a bodycon dress, the same one that would have bothered me 8 weeks ago, and wasn't really bothered by my love handles. I could still see a slight curve like before, so it's not very visible, but then I noticed my love handles FEEL different to the touch a little bit, and I don't feel them fold over on my waist when I slouch. All small differences, but I also found myself wondering if I wanted/needed a second treatment if my love handles aren't bothering me now. Maybe I'll do my stomach instead? Or maybe both. I will keep updated when I get before/afters and whether I do the second treatment.Updated on 24 Jan 2020:12 weeks post! I decided to do only one love handle treatment because I didn't want to risk overdoing it or change the shape of my body. I have yet to see the before/afters but I'm fairly sure there's been a slight but appreciated change that only I would notice. So far I would say "worth it" since I didn't need a major change, but I would recommend a different procedure to anyone who would. Since I decided against my second flank treatment, I did a lower abdomen treatment instead. I did right under my belly button, but the person treating me pushed for one right above too, two devices total. The one on the bottom hurt a bit, but the one on my upper abs I felt absolutely nothing at all, making me suspicious that it didn't work properly. I was definitely a bit annoyed that the treatment area was pushed on me and I may not even have had enough fat there to treat or the device wasn't fit properly. I may seek a refund/redo on that area. It's now been a few days and under my belly button is still quite sore when I massage it, there's a little bump which I'm not too worried about. Over my belly button I felt absolutely no tenderness. More
Reviews for Metairie, LA Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Elliott B. Black, III Body Contouring Procedures
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