“I am 42, 5’2″ 140lbs, work out cardio and weights 3-5 times a week, eat reasonable in moderation and have weighed the same and been the same size (8) for nearly 15 years. I have back boobs and hate them (upper back right below bra strap). I have funny abdominal fat as well. Regardless of my weight, these fat deposits are always present (I have been a size 4 and took a pic in a bathing suit to a lipo surgeon and he would not recommend due to the interesting way my fat is deposited).
I chose to start on my back as it is the most bothersome and shows in almost everything. I have an assortment of girdles I use to hide it but would like to look better naked ? (although my 27yo sweetie thinks I am perfect (love him!)). I also figured I would start with one and then see if I wanted to do more. It astounds me that some would get more than one area done and even repeat the procedure seeing no results. Northcoast Laser Cosmetics explained every side effect twice, including diarrhea but I have irritable bowl so that was not a concern for me lol. I expected discomfort based on the description from Andrea as she had it done and gave really good details on how it felt. She also explained everything she was doing and I was comfortable enough to take a nap. Worst part is the cold pad at the beginning and the massage at the end. Other than that any pain subsides in less than 10 minutes and felt like I did a boatload of heavy lat pulldowns. Also looks like the biggest suckerfish on earth gave me two hickies but not black and blue and I tend to bruise very easy! My fat was not symetrical so two different sizes were used.
Updated on 5 Jul 2012:
ok so my actual check up is in August but I am already happy with the results. The back boobs are now minimal and probably more skin than fat at this point. Still the same weight and will get the before and after pics to post at the checkup. Even cut back on exercise a bit and trying to pick back up…yep I am a bit lazy at times. No change in eating habits. Overall I recommend if you are really just needing to get rid of a stubborn bulge….hmmmm tummy or love handles next?
Updated on 16 Aug 2012:
4 month checkup completed and pics are in! Very satisfied. I weigh the same, even slacked a little in workouts and my diet while ok calorie wise is too high in fat lol I’m a little tan as had just gotten back from vacation. BTW this establishment does 25% off anytime, yep anytime, in the future to repeat same ‘area’.”
~ Felina (via RealSelf on 8/6/2012)