After menopause, the cellulite on my legs seemed to multiply overnight. I exercise regularly, eat a sensible diet and maintain an average weight. I began to avoid looking at my legs and wearing shorts. I did my homework on the procedure and providers and decided to give it a try, feeling like things couldn't get any worse. I had the sides and backs of my legs treated. The results are beyond my expectations. I'm wearing shorts again and feeling good about my beautiful healthy legs.
In addition to the Cellulaze treatment on my thighs (sides and back areas), Dr. David Berman also treated the back of my arms and upper back with SmartLipo. While it takes months to realize the full benefit of the treatments, I already see great improvement. My thighs are much smoother, my back fat is gone and I will finally be sleeveless this summer - the first time in years!! Dr. Berman is a master at both Cellulaze and SmartLipo. His many years of experience are quite evident both during and after the procedure. His follow-up is impeccable. He is very caring. Best of all, there was absolutely no downtime. I worked on the phone the evening I had the treatment and in-person the following day. Dr. Berman's staff is proficient, kind and patient. I highly recommend you have these treatments with Dr. Berman and look forward to a summer of NOT HIDING!!
I recently underwent Cellulaze on my thighs with Dr. Berman and I was very pleased with my experience. My results were really fantastic, really better than expected. Completely independently of my results, however, I would rate Dr. Berman and his practice very highly. Very impressed with the friendliness and professionalism of Dr. Berman and his staff.
My experience with Dr. Berman and his staff has been a very positive one. I am a mid 40s African American female in med/dark skin tone range and mother. I could see the bruising, but it has since gone away for the most part. Ref the injection sites or sites where the laser was inserted, I can still see the marks. The incisions for the procedure are really tiny - smaller I think than regular Liposuction incisions which was another selling point for me (no, I have never had any other Liposuction/surgeries before this). My marks are dark, but not too noticeable. I use bleaching cream just on the incision site to blend with the rest of my skin tone, but it's really not necessary - can't tell unless you are really scrutinizing to see them. No I did not buy the cream specifically for these incision sites, but already had some to treat my acne scar hyper-pigmentation spots from my dermatologist. I initially went in for a consultation for smart lipo on my abdomen and possibly flanks. What impressed me was his candor and honesty. He told me up front that I wasn't a candidate - my fat was visceral and recommended I try to lose some weight (I was 25lbs over my 'normal' or usual weight of 150lbs at 5'6"). After a few months I went back for another consultation for Cellulaze. Dr. Berman answered all of my questions and let me know up front that I might not have what I consider to be 'perfect' results. I then spoke with his office manager/staff further about the costs, and everything else related to the procedure. Unlike other reviews I have read on this website, my experience was a very positive one. Everything went well on the day of the procedure and I took the medications as directed. I knew what to expect on the day of and even afterwards, Dr. Berman called me that night to check up on me. No they do not provide the post surgical compression garment. I had to procure my own, but this was told to me upfront on the day of the consultation. Some might have an issue with this, but I didn't since I already had a couple of compression garments and what was recommended to wear was a compression garment similar to a Spanx. I had my procedure almost 3 months ago and can already see results. I was sore, but never experienced any crippling pain afterwards. Everyone's pain tolerance is different. I did have bruising a couple of days later all purple and blue on the back of my legs, but this has gone away now. I can still see it just a little, but not much on one leg. Overall, great experience!
The Cellulaze was amazing. It was completely worth it and had great results. It was priced fairly and not super expensive. The pain was minimal. Honestly, not much worst than being sore from a hard workout. I was able to do my normal activities the same day. I am so happy I had the procedure.