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About JenJen

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  • Surgery/ Procedure
    TT, MR, umbilical hernia repair
  • Name of Surgeon and Date of Surgery
    Dr Lily Vrtik 29/09/2017
  • Measurements
    176cm 58kg

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  1. LMM I am interested in this as well. I have the PU Silimeds and I’m looking to explant ASAP. It’s hard to find Aussie doctors that are skilled in fat transfer. Most say you need multiple sessions and that you can lose some/a lot of the transferred fat...
  2. I have the exact same implants and have had burning pain intermittently for a while now. I have a consult May 15 for explant and a lift. I don’t want the worry (and expense!) of going through this every five to ten years.
  3. This is so unsettling. I have the Silimed PU textured implants and am looking into getting them out ASAP.
  4. Thanks Fox, I’m booking a couple of consultations this week. I’ll look into the fat grafting as well. Jen xx
  5. Hi all, I am looking to explant my Silimed pu implants but have no idea where to start as my surgeon has retired and I’m so concerned about the Velcro-like stickiness of the furries. I have very little breast tissue but am not looking to augment again - this has scared me right off. Thinking I will need a lift an possibly an areola reduction. Yikes I’m scared of the end result. Jen
  6. Hi all, jumping on this thread to revive. I have been MIA from the forums for a long time. I am looking to explant my Silimed pu implants but have no idea where to start as my surgeon has retired and I’m so concerned about the Velcro-like stickiness of the furries. I have very little breast tissue but am not looking to augment again - this has scared me right off. Jen
  7. Hi there, I had a TT with Dr Vrtik on the 29th September, and can highly recommend her. I’m 7 weeks out and very happy with results so far, (my scar is sooooo thin) can’t wait for the swelling to go down entirely. I also had an umbilical hernia so was lucky enough to get a Medicare item number. This meant that my private health cover paid for the hospital and theatre fees ($500 excess for 5 nights/6 days). Dr Vrtik’s fee was around $5000 and I will get approximately $900 back from Medicare so all up I was out of pocket around $4600. Dr Vrtik is a great surgeon and very nice to boot, the nurses all commented that I was in great hands and her stitches are teeny tiny. Hope this helps.
  8. Hi there - I see you had your in 2012 but we have the same thing - I'm in hosi now recovering and would love to see yours a year and a half down the track! Ill send a FR x

  9. Hi, I see u put a post on here a while ago about radio frequency & thermage. I'm about to get both & wld love to hear about ur experience. I sent u a FR also

  10. Hey jenjen, hope it's ok, I've sent a FR. I have my op in 10 days!!!

  11. Congrats Mrs-B! Can't wait to see pics Happy healing xx
  12. Congrats Andy! Can't wait to see more pics Rest up xx
  13. Sucks that your GP was so dismissive Sydneymum - just keep pressing until you find some answers, even switch doctors of you feel it's necessary. I find it hard to believe that she would think it was normal to have that amount of swelling.. Hopefully the gluten/lactose free diet will give you some relief xx Jen
  14. Okay, so I had my consultation with Dr Mary Dingley at the Cosmetic Medicine Centre yesterday. Let me start by saying she was absolutely brilliant - thorough, listened to all of my questions/concerns and explained the pros and cons of different treatment options. With the current condition of my skin, she recommended Ultherapy. "Ultherapy is a nonsurgical facial skin treatment that uses ultrasound to lift and tone loose skin without surgery. Ultherapy specifically targets the skin and its deep foundational layer of tissue that doctors address in surgery, but without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. The use of ultrasound also enables practitioners to see the layers of skin, ensuring the energy is delivered to where it will have the biggest impact." I'm furiously researching Ultherapy on the net at the moment. It's widely used for non-surgical face lifts, with brilliant results but there is less information on skin tightening of the body as Dr Dingley explained that results are much more varied due to individual factors such as age, skin condition, lifestyle, smoking status and sometimes, just the luck of the draw. She explained that she's seen some brilliant results and some less than brilliant results and it's not something that you can predict beforehand. The procedure takes around an hour and there is apparently a fair amount of pain/discomfort involved. There is no recovery time but may be some redness, slight swelling and temporary loss of sensation. The cost for one treatment is around $2500, but 2 treatments may be necessary. Full results aren't seen until around 6 months post treatment. I'm really considering this treatment, as I'd love to avoid the scarring and extensive recovery time of a Tummy Tuck so I'm off to search out cases on the net. I'll let you know what I decide xx Jen
  15. I had chocolate cysts (Endometriomas) which caused a fair amount of discomfort, swelling and eventually abnormal bleeding. I actually just had to modify my birth control method and luckily they disappeared on their own after about 6 months. Have you changed your birth control at all in the last year or so? Cysts/fibroids can take months or even years to develop..
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