18 Nov 2008

Sorry I have been absent for so long!  I know I promised to keep you apprised, but sometimes life just gets in the way.

So it’s been about 6 weeks since my Smartlipo procedure and life is great!  I am so happy with the way it all turned out!  My tummy is as flat as a board and my love handles are now where they should be, in my jeans not falling out of them.  I have to tell you, there were moments (and more than one) when I didn’t think this was going all that well.  It was difficult to stay positive when the swelling persisted and would some days be down only to be back again the next day.  I would say it all totally came together at just after the 5 week mark.  This is when the changes were the most noticeable, not just to me but to everyone who saw me.  I love it!  I must tell you that I also have taken this opportunity to get myself into shape.  I mean to call Smartlipo a quick, easy fix would probably be the understatement of the year!  So since I went through it, I was not going to risk screwing it up.  I have been watching what I eat and working out.  Now I have lost another 8 pounds on top of the lipo, so I am really feeling amazing.  There is still some minor numbness and tenderness in the flank region (love handles), but its minimal and not a problem.  I think I would even consider a 2nd procedure for other areas that bother me.  A month ago, I would have sworn that I wouldn’t do it ever again.  But now that seems a bit rash, I mean we all know how she goes, ‘no pain, no gain!’  I am now a die hard believer, Smartlipo I’m your newest, best fan!

So enough about that, let’s talk about what else is new and exciting.  Cheeks!  I never thought I would buy into the hype but cheek volume is as hot as Botox was when it first came on to the market.  Now with a few quick injections of Restylane or Perlane your volume can be replaced and can reduce the appearance of aging, for some up to 10 years worth.  It’s amazing that as we age we gain weight where we never had it and lose it where we need it!  Namely in the facial region. The cheeks seem to fall into our jowl’s, leaving hollows beneath the eyes, a deficit in the cheek area and deepening of the lines around the noes and mouth.  Doesn’t all that sound wonderful?  Well it’s not!  Thank g-d for fillers.  I never realized how aging would affect me.  I mean I really don’t mind getting older, but I do mind what time seems to do to my face.  On the inside I feel about 25 and I want my outside to maintain the image;-)  The cheeks were my latest miracle.  Mild discomfort, immediate results.  This procedure is all ‘wow’ and instant gratification!  I still believe Restylane and Botox go hand in hand.  If we fill it and it still moves the lines will come back that much faster, if we fill and freeze well you can probably do the math.  I am aware that cost can be a factor for a lot of us, but we are resourceful.  Where there’s a will there’s a way.  So when you have the chance have a consult.  It may just change your life.  My product of preference has always been Restylane suite of products. Don’t settle, it’s the safest and most effective filler around.  Ask for it by name, because there are so many different fillers on the market now, but I have seen and done it all and Restylane is in a league all it’s own.

Well thats enough for now, I’ll blog ya later.

xoxo

Shawn

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