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  1. I went to see Dr Adam Najem for surgery in August 2017 at his Illuminate Cosmetic Clinic. I am now suffering depression leading up to my wedding. My tummy is full of dents from the lipo he performed, and my shape is uneven, plus there is absolutely no change to my bum, not bigger, nicer, plumper, nothing! All the fat that he put in has disappeared and my bum is the same. The lumps on my tummy show through my wedding dress. So much pain for nothing and I’m so depressed. I might have been ok accepting I did not get the results I was after, but the fact that I have been lied as well as these bad results, has just made me so depressed. I used to have so much trust in doctors and respect, all that has been lost, and I hate that, but I cannot bring myself to trust a doctor now. I went to Dr Najem because originally as his website had information that stated he had 10 years’ experience and was an expert in the field. I now know he lied to me. I feel like he ‘practiced’ on my body without my permission. His clinic has only been open for about a year, so I feel he has been using this last year to practice on other women. Dr Najem 10 years’ experience claim is all over his Illuminate Clinic’s website, but since he had only been open for a year, and based on my terrible results, I doubt that Dr Najem had ever performed a Brazilian butt lift before he opened his clinic. Dr Adam Najem is a liar and an unethical doctor. When my partner did some research on Dr Najem to find out what experience he had, he found nothing online, apart from Dr Najem’s own claims on his own websites. I have contacted a lawyer and have now found out even more information proving how unethical Dr Najem is, if only I had known all this before! The only qualifications my lawyer had found is that he has a medical degree from Saddam Hussein University in Iraq (Have a look for yourself here). My lawyer has told me that it is against the law for a doctor to lie about your qualifications. I hope something will be done soon, all I can do is try and get word out, so please let this review of Dr Adam Najem serve as a warning! After the operationI went to see Dr Adam and explain how disappointed I was, he just kept telling me to go away and wait and that everything would settle (that didn’t happen). He blamed me for the poor results, which made me so depressed. His wife Tanya , who carried out my massage after the operation , said that was my fault for deciding to go ahead (a very big attitude change to how lovely she was before I had my surgery). I had originally signed up for a payment plan with the clinic, after my terrible results, I did not want to continue to pay them, but I forced myself to. I regret this. I wish I hadn’t. My lawyer has also told me that it is illegal for a doctor to offer payment plans to patients, (another unethical practice to add to the list for Dr Najem)! He was so rough during my surgery. I was in a lot of pain during the surgery and remember him hacking at me. Do not believe him when he says you will be comfortable and won’t feel any pain. My partner was there when I came out and said I looked like a ghost after the surgery. I was losing so much blood and looked like a ghost. I was in so much pain after my treatment and they didn't offer me anything. During the surgery it was just him and one nurse, that’s all. I was so scared that if anything went wrong or he gave me too much pain medication that they wouldn’t even notice, or that just the two of them couldn’t do anything. The whole experience was terrifying but the result and the depression after the operation was even worse. To make matters worse, he posted my before and after photos on his Instagram page, without my permission, and didn’t blur out or cover my tattoos, leaving me clearly identifiable. A total breach of my privacy! My before and after photos were probably photoshopped before he put them up but they were still terrible anyway, I don’t know why he’d want to post them, I’m guessing he was desperate to show results and that he does perform some surgeries. Looking back at his other Instagram lots of his photos look photoshopped. I hate looking at this Instagram page as it reminds me of his lies. I know this is a very long review of Dr Adam Najem, but I want to make sure that I do as much as I can to get the word out and stop other women (or men) from making the same mistakes I did. It’s very hard to know all this about Dr Najem without doing very thorough research, as I said, if you go off his own website or look at his social media , you would believe he was an experienced and qualified doctor, and why wouldn’t you doubt him, after all we are supposed to trust doctors right? Well I am warning you, this is one not to trust, please stay away from Dr Adam Najem, and his Illuminate Clinic. His wife Tania has written positive fake reviews on google for both himself and the illuminate clinic. I feel sick that I have discovered all this. They don’t care that I can’t wear a bikini on my honey moon. This was a $10,000 surgery, and now it’s been quoted another $20,000 from another doctor to fix.
  2. emmaemma

    Dr Daniel Lanzer

    I am looking into liposuction of the banana rolls (under the bum around up into the hip) and thighs. I was very interested in Dr T & Dr M in Sydney however one never got back to me and one only offers lipo with other surgery (BA). Reviews of Dr Lanzer all comment on his bedside mannor. I'm not phased by a blunt dr. I am more interested in the quality of work. Has anyone had recent experience with Dr Lanzer and can detail if they are happy with the end results? I am happy with his prices over phone consultation but really want to be set on the 'after' stories. Thank you in advance!
  3. Sheba

    Getting Lipo soon!

    So I’m getting lipo for the very first time on 16th May with Dr Chen at Ashbury. I haven’t seen too many topics for lipo around Brisbane over the last few years, so I thought I’d add my story in the hopes it will help someone else looking to take the journey. I’ll update as I progress. So to start, I had a consult with Dr Chen in March. He is lovely and friendly to talk to. He also wanted to give me a realistic expectation of what the lipo can achieve. He let me know that because I’d had a child I won’t get a flat stomach. I’m not too worried about that as I’ve never had a flat stomach no matter how slim I’ve been! I’ll backtrack a little to add that I’m getting upper and lower abdo, inner and outer thighs, hips and that little area under the bum cheeks 😁 So yeah, one week until it happens! I don’t think the wait between consult and surgery day is too long, I chose May as it worked better for me.
  4. Hello! I'm commencing my research into cosmetic surgery but feeling pretty overwhelmed and hoping to get some real info from people who've done it. I'm 26, from Melbourne, and I'm looking to get surgery on my breasts and also liposuction on my arms and inner thighs. I don't necessarily want my breasts to be big, I just want then to be a bit fuller but predominantly a much better shape and also I want my areolas to be smaller. I have always really disliked the shape of my boobs but in particular my nipples - while they're okay when the nipples are erect because the areola puckers, I really don't like them when they aren't erect. I have included pictures here. I've been looking into dr Tav's mini boobjobs but ideally I could have the surgery in vic. I'm not by any means big/obese to necessitate the lipo but I have stubborn fat on my inner thighs and arms that won't go so I figured if I was already getting the surgery I may as well. I have these questions (if anyone wouldn't mind answering - thank you!): - does nipple correction happen regardless of whether you get a lift or not? - implants without lift vs with lift: is there much of a difference in recovery time for this? - does anybody have any recommendations for breasts/lipo in Melbourne or around? Has anybody had good experiences with cosmetic avenue, or heading abroad ie with cosmeditour? - funding: for those girls who didn't/werent able to save up first, did you go through a cosmetic loan type scenario or just through a bank? - can anybody tell me roughly what I can expect to pay for breast implants, lift, and lipo on those areas? - silicon or saline? Any help would be so appreciated! Thank you so much!
  5. Hey ladies I am hoping to have lipo surgery on my stomach and thighs I live in Cambodia, so I am thinking to have my procedure in Bangkok, as I understand that the surgeons there are very experienced and it's a short flight for me, plus I've visited Bangkok numerous times and know the city Can you please share your own lipo experiences with me? surgeon recommendation Hospital recommendation can I expect scarring afterwards? What was your recovery time? I don't particularly want to use an agent / company, as my partner will be escorting me and staying with me etc Any other do's and dont's would be really appreciated too thank you very much in advance x x
  6. Can anyone share their experience with Dr. Shaz Musavi from the Australia Cosmetic Clinic? I'm looking to do lipo on my abs and flanks with him but can't find to many reviews or photos. I know they use laser lipo but do they do this in conjunction with tumescent anesthesia? ACC's prices are so cheap compared to a lot of other places in Sydney I have called around to as well, is this really bad? Is he board certified?
  7. Nasrin

    Liposuction Brisbane

    Hello, just wondering if anyone has had great experience with any doctors in Brisbane in regards to lipo? I have been in contact with Ashbury Cosmetics, as I have seen their before and after gallery and was impressed. Does anyone recommend them, or any other clinics. Thank you for your time. Nasrin.
  8. VenomViixen

    Dr Gavin Sandercoe

    Any have experience with Dr Gavin Sandercoe? I have plans to get 'the works' done... but I only know people who have see Dr Tav, Dr Tim and Dr Miroshnik. I like Dr Sandercoe's understated-ness and the fact he is an experienced trauma surgeon and has run a Plastics Department before. Plus the experience in reconstructive surgery is great - it is a skill to make something beautiful out of something that is not so much. I am really excited about seeing him soon but want to speak to any previous patients for their opinion.
  9. Hi everyone! I'm booked in with Dr. Edmund Ek on the 28th/9 (only 16 days to go, wooo ) to get lipo to my upper and lower abdomen, outer thighs and flanks, teardrop 325-350cc textured implants and an areola lift. I'm 23 with no kids and approx 80kg. Boob wise leftie is a C and rightie is a D/DD. Does anyone have the same surgery date as me? Or is anyone booked with Dr. Ek? If so I would love to read about your experience and/or see before and after pics! It's close to 1.30am and yet again I've spent hours on my phone googling pictures and stories.. I think that I've been running off 6hrs sleep per night for the past few weeks, it may not seem that bad but I don't cope well without at least 8 hours sleep lol I'd also love to hear from any ladies who have had surgery to correct asymmetrical breasts? And for anyone that has had these procedures done all at once, how was your recovery? I work an office job from home, so I'm lucky in that aspect, but I'm worried about being too doped up on painkillers to properly speak with my clients. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! I look forward to chatting with you lovely ladies!
  10. Curious to know what your thoughts are of Dr Ellis Choy, pictures would be great. I'm looking into tummy tuck, breast reduction, liposuction. Struggling with finding a surgeon 😁 it's starting to frustrate me and think negative about the whole thing. is it really worth it?
  11. Heyya there, I'm 24 and wanting recommendations on a surgeon based in either Sydney or Canberra who is good with sculpting thighs, especially inner thighs and knees. I had started gaining weight a little before my 23rd birthday due to antidepressant medication and a LOT of excess chocolate (I made it as a hobby but gave it up because I'd much rather have a nice body), but at my biggest I was only a little bit chubby for a young adult (although I did end up with very large breasts, went from a C-cup to over an F-cup) , but have been and still am losing naturally since I stopped the medication and have cut down on sugary things. I plan to have liposuction done after my weight stabilises (I've actually wanted my thighs done since I was a teenager) ; and am using the time until then to do the necessary research. When I am eating healthy and exercising my weight tends to sit around the lower end of the "healthy" range for my height, and I am quite small-boned. A lot of the fat I do have at my natural size, however, is on my inner thighs (and the backs of them as well to a certain extent) and is very embarrassing, and I feel they are out of proportion with how thin my arms, waist, neck and lower legs tend to be. I also have fatty deposits just above my knees which gives them a rather rounded, "pudgy" appearance. The inside of my knees are probably the worst area, especially as the fat seems to "jut out" above my lower legs (which have always been thin although I have recently gained some muscle in my calves from playing drums) I'm looking for a surgeon who can first and foremost respect my own sense of aesthetics, I don't need my thighs to be "balanced" with my breasts as I would prefer to be a more "tomboyish" B-cup anyway; I don't care for having an "hourglass" figure at all, especially an exaggerated one. Thighs are first priority and it's more important that they are "balanced" with my slender arms and waist. It is a given that the surgeon is reputable with a high success rate. Scars are not an issue ( I already have very shallow scars on my thighs and am hoping THEY are still willing to work on me despite this) If they can safely remove a substantial amount from the problem areas that would be the best. Ideally I'd like have enough removed, that if I were to buy a pair of shorts or pants that fit properly around the hips and bum, they wouldn't be quite as "filled out" in the legs anymore. I'm hoping that is realistic and medically safe. Does anyone have any recommendations? Has anyone had a successful outcome on such a procedure before? And importantly, who should I steer clear of? Thanks in advance
  12. Hi Has anyone had lipo with Dr Shaz Musavi? TIA
  13. After much research, I have booked in for a BL and BA with Dr. Preeyaphas Nilubol in early December 2016 via Bangkok Makeovers. I know two women who have had BL and BA with him and love them, so I'm confident he is the doctor for me for that surgery. However... he also does liposuction, and during the same time can smooth out my shape for a little more $$$. Doing it all at once is tempting, but I can't seem to find any reviews or photos of his liposuction work. Only one of a tummy tuck. Has anybody had any liposuction with Dr. Preeyaphas?
  14. I am in need of advice I have seen both of these Doctors and was very impressed with both. I would love to hear any feedback on either please. Both are offering Vaser and Dr Kim can offer Hi def and lets be honest who would not like a six pack, but it does also come at a slight price premium. I am also having chest and back done. I would welcome advice from anyone who has any experience and please post on her or PM me, i can send a pic if you think that will help. I appreciate that there are less men who have utilised their skills, but i am interested in how any patient male or female was treated and if any problems how they responded. Also there is a myriad of experience on this forum It is probably hard to admit, that while I love the idea, i am privately scared witless of getting wrong Thank you in advance
  15. I'm 5'3 and was over 125kg by my early 20s. I'd been obese since my earliest childhood memory and stayed that way until 2010. Something finally clicked and I lost 60kg through fitness and nutrition, but I was left with a large pouch of loose skin on my tummy, flabby thighs, as well as a fatty mons pubis. I ignored it at first, but it started to get me down because I could never fully escape my years of obesity. It began to weigh me down both physically and mentally... Once I finished uni and got a job, I finally made the decision to go for a tummy tuck and lipo. There were three plastic surgeons in my area who could do the job, so I met with the first one who came highly recommended, Dr Richard Rahdon. From the moment I met him, I felt completely at ease. He was a true gentleman, his nurse was so lovely and gentle and his staff were welcoming. I felt totally comfortable with him as he explained the procedure in depth and answered all of my questions. I instantly trusted him. He appreciated my effort to lose the weight and gave me realistic options for fixing my tummy pouch and other areas. I asked him about a thigh lift and he didn't think it'd be worth it. I agreed because they weren't too bad. He suggested lipo which would get rid of some bulky inner thigh mass. I had no doubts in my mind - this man was going to be the surgeon I wanted to operate on me. I didn't even want to meet the other surgeons in my area. After this consult, I booked myself in for a December operation. I could hardly wait! On the day at 7am, I checked into St John of God private hospital, received my ID tags, then moved into the anaesthetic room. My wonderful surgeon met me in there and I wasn't nervous at all. He drew the markings on me and explained that he'd be making it look flat, proportionate and slimmer! I couldn't stop smiling. Dr Rahdon is so gentle and reassuring. I laid on the bed pre-op feeling completely relaxed. The anaethetist Dr Andrew Patrick was also very informative and kind, one minute we were talking about history and then next moment I woke up at 2.20pm! I was in my compression garment in a private room, very comfortable and assisted by attentive nurses. Dr Rahdon tightened everywhere. I couldn't believe my eyes! Every time I look down, I cry. He removed 1.6kg of skin and fat and sculpted it all beautifully. I spent 4 nights in hospital and Dr Rahdon checked on me at least 2-3 times a day. I have never received such genuine and dedicated care from a doctor before. He is truly an outstanding individual that goes above and beyond his duties to ensure that I was happy and healthy. I cannot recommend him highly enough!
  16. I had Vaser Liposcution at Cosmos Clinic in 2013. These are my diary entries that I wanted to share with you About me: I’m 21 years old and have always struggled with my weight. I was a very chubby and unhappy child and that carried on throughout my teen years until I hit about 16. I lost most of my excess blubber a very unhealthy way through starving myself and excess exercise. Although I did this, I was still miserable and it wasn’t an easy thing to keep up and I was still never able to loose my belly fat! I put about 10kg of weight back on a year later mostly on my inner thighs and abdomen. I now live a very healthy lifestyle through dieting and training but my belly/thigh fat still remains so I decided enough was enough and it was time for me to enjoy my body when I was still young. After months of research I called Cosmos clinic in double bay to make an apt. Consultation: 6/11/13 From the moment I walked through the doors at cosmos I felt so comfortable and at home. The nurse, Laura, took me into a room and talked with me for over an hour about Vaser liposuction. She was so friendly and answered all my neurotic questions! Dr. Ajaka came in shortly after and was just as kind and friendly as Laura was. I could tell he knew what he was talking about from the second he opened his mouth. He was very realistic about my results and assured me that I was in the best care. I’m going to be getting my lower abdomen, upper abdomen (as well as some high def on those areas) my inner and outer thighs and my lower back. We scheduled my Vaser date for 2/12/13. The day before: 1/12/13 I am so excited but right now my nerves are taking over the excitement. I have spent every night on my laptop doing research, reading blogs, reviews, looking at photos etc. I’m not very nervous about the after pain to be honest, as I know that it just means I’m healing and my body is recovering but what I am most nervous about is the pain during which not many people talk about on the blogs. I’m fine with pain when I’m recovering but just not with pain during a procedure – I have severe needle phobia! I’m probably driving Laura crazy as I have emailed her so many times about pain management but she insists that its completely normal to be nervous and has answered all of my queries. I’m going to have twilight sedation for the procedure as well as P****rox when I need it (The green whistle) and Happy Gas so I should probably stop being so paranoid! They have given me a relaxation tablet to take tonight so when I arrive at cosmos tomorrow morning at 7am I will be chilled out. The Day of: 2/12/13 6:30am: Right now I’m actually feeling pretty chilled. I have to be there by 7am and we are starting around 8am. I’m not sure if I’m chilled because of the tablet they gave me last night? Or this is just the calm before the storm... (Lets hope for the first option) My issue is that I’m a nervous crier so the last thing I want to do is start blubbering away and look like a small infant… Well I guess the next time I blog will be this afternoon when I get home from the surgery and I’ll upload pics then. (I apologies if this blog is far to detailed and in depth but I just want everyone reading this to know my full experience, not just the happy or unhappy snippets of it!) All Over! It’s officially done! I think it took approx. 4 hrs. and the whole time I was relatively comfortable. Time flies insanely quickly when you’re under twilight sedation, which I was. All the nurses, including Dr. Ajaka were so friendly and made me laugh and forget about anything I was worried about. The local anesthetic stings a bit when they put it in but I was also sucking on happy gas so it was almost like I didn’t care about the pain? (which was very minimal anyway) I remember saying ouch a few times but every time I said it they stopped immediately and put in more sedation, which made me really at ease. There were parts that I would call uncomfortable rather than painful to the vibrating form the vaser cannula, which would have been more likely to make me laugh than cry. When I look back at it I only remember snippets and it seems to have been more like a dream then reality. After it was done I had my garments put on which made me feel really supportive and walked to recovery where I snoozed for about 2hrs. Not going to lie, as the local was wearing off I was in quite a bit of pain but it was always bearable pain, nothing crazy intense. When I got home I went straight to bed, took 2 pa****ene f***es, had something small to eat and drink, which made me feel a lot better Night/Day One 2 Dec 2013, Day of treatment Ouchy…Very uncomfortable! I felt like a fish out of water just flapping around trying to get comfy and every time I moved it felt like my skin was stretching. Also I leaked like a tap… light colored blood all over my garment as mine is skin color and all over everywhere I sat. Yuck, very off putting. It was a very bad idea of mine to sleep when I got home from the procedure straight away at 5pm (even though that It was all I felt like doing) because I was then wide awake by midnight which wasn’t fun. I just lay there and listen to relaxing earthy music which really helped and relaxed me so I suggest that to anyone in the same position. I’m about to go for my first shower which I am super nervous about to see how I look and also I hope I don’t faint. I’ll also post pictures after ? The marathon shower event 2 Dec 2013, Day of treatment Just took off all my gear standing up.. not a good idea at all. My mum took it off me and everything started to go blurry and I couldn’t hear myself or what she was saying out loud which was not a nice experience. I then lay flat on the back in bed and took the rest off and felt a whole lot better. I was nervous to look in the mirror incase I would hate what I would see but I loved it! There was hardly any bruising which was great and my tummy had tightened up dramatically and my back looked so smooth. I was very swollen though and the drains in my lower abs really freaked me out. Even though I didn’t get my arms done I felt so lethargic when washing my hair and soaping myself so it did feel nice to get back in bed and just have a chill out. At 4:30pm I have my after care massage, which I am very nervous about. Pain 2 Dec 2013, It hurts a lot when I stand up from sitting or sit down from standing but once I’ve actually started moving around I feel fine and once I have found a comfy seated position I feel fine too. Just had my lymphatic massage and it felt very strange.. some areas were numb on my stomach so it felt really weird when she rubbed them. She also told me that they took out 1.5L of fat from the belly…wow…Allot more than both doctor and me expected! I feel pretty nauseous from all the meds though which isn’t good but I’m praying I have good nights sleep tonight! Oh the Itching! 3 Dec 2013, I’m very close to ripping my skin out because I’m so damn itchy! Has anyone else experienced this? I honestly would rather be in pain than itch, its thatttt annoying.. (rant over) So last nights sleep was better than the one before and I can now sleep on both sides too! Yay! I’m still a bit sore but I feel better and more energized than I did yesterday and I could actually enjoy my shower this morning instead of feeling like I was going to pass out. Most of my leaking has subsided apart from the drains in my front, which still really freak me out. I’ve stopped taking pa****ene f***e and moved down to just normal pannadol as the codeine was really blocking me up inside which has made me feel super uncomfortable and even more bloated than I should be which isn’t good. Nothing more to report from today! Day Three 4 Dec 2013, Its so strange that its only been three days since my procedure, it feels like its been weeks. The pain is almost non-existent which is great but the itching is still frustrating but power of the mind is a strong thing and when I don’t think about the itching, it goes away after a while. My massages are getting more and more intense as they are starting to put more pressure on the areas that they are massaging which can be really uncomfortable at times but I know that it has to be done. The drains are now coming out in two days as I’m still leaking a lot from them due to the vaser hi deff on the abs and I’m still really nervous about that but I’m trying not to think about it to much until I have to! Day Four: 6 Dec 2013, My feet and ankles are so swollen! I got a bit scared at first that something was terribly wrong but the nurse says its totally normal! The drains are out! 6 Dec 2013, So I went into the clinic for my massage and for the drains to be removed and I was literally sweating bullets. I was so nervous and anxious about the whole idea of these long straws being pulled out of me. I feel like a total idiot now because I did not feel a thing… I was hyperventilating the whole time and I asked the nurse to pull them out ‘really slowly’ and just after I finished saying that she laughed at me and said ‘They’re already out..’ So now I feel really good because over the past five days I’ve just been nervous about this so now when I take off my garments I don’t have to feel disgusted by them and I can just concentrate on my body healing and my progress! Day Seven Pictures 8 Dec 2013 Day Fourteen (Week 2): 15 Dec 2013, I’m feeling really great overall but I wish I did this in Winter due to the un-comfort of wearing all my gear in the Australian summer.. The itching has pretty much stopped (thanks to DermAid Soft cream) but sleeping has been pretty tough with the black corset on. But good news now is that from today I only have to wear it for 12hrs for two weeks instead of 24 hours, which will make sleeping a hell of a lot easier. I have found it difficult to find clothing to wear with the corset on as it comes right up to my armpits which makes wearing sleeveless maxi dresses a no-no so I have to settle for the t-shirt style and look very ‘heavy’. For the past two days every morning I’ve been going for a 20minute swim which has made me feel amazing just to get out of the suit and do some light exercise. I find that in the morning my body looks good but in the afternoon I swell up quite a lot (almost back to my old shape), which can be pretty unsettling at times. Overall I’ve been super happy with how I look at this point (even though I still have a long way to go) but I still think that my inner thighs are quite swollen as I haven’t seen much change but I’m trying not to get upset about it as its only week two. I’ve noticed that I feel a lot more confident already with how I look and I can’t wait to see the improvement in the next few weeks. Day Twenty-Two (Week 3): 25 Dec 2013, I probably didn’t pick the best night in the world to blog as I’ve just indulged in a three course Christmas dinner and am now the size of two small houses… But apart from that, everything is going pretty good apart form the bloating. Everything looks all nice and flat and pretty in the morning but right after I eat a meal, even if it’s a small bowl of cereal, I get really bloated which can be pretty off putting and upsetting. Does this happen to anyone else?? I am also starting to get a few lumps and bumps under my skin, especially where they did the High Deff, but that doesn’t bother me too much apart from the fact that they are very tender to touch and especially massage. I know I shouldn’t be too worried about the bloating/swelling as I’m only three weeks in but patience has never been my strongest quality. I’ve been doing a few incline walks on the treadmill which has made me feel good but it has also drawn to my attention how much of my cardio fitness I have lost which makes me very sad… Overall though, everything is going quite well. I actually much prefer leaving my garment on than taking it off (I know that sounds strange) as when its on, although its uncomfortable, I feel really supported by it and when its off I tend to get a bit light headed and feel pretty icky. Week three pics 25 Dec 2013 Week Four: 29 Dec 2013, Just did my first training session after a month… Boy it was hard but I feel great now! My body is looking and feeling quite lumpy and bumpy which isn't fun but I'm still massaging everyday so hopefully it will all go away soon! Week Five: 5 Jan 2014, I can’t believe it’s been five weeks! Time is just racing by and only more week left before I don’t have to wear the spanx (yay). Everything is going pretty good, there is no real pain unless someone pokes or prods me in sensitive areas (my sides are super sensitive still). The one thing that does annoy me still, is my yo-yo swelling. Everything looks really good and flat in the mornings but as the day progresses my swelling increases, which can be quite disheartening at the end of the night when I feel like a balloon. I’m still trying to not be upset as it’s only been five weeks and the true results are seen after a few months. I’ve been training everyday this week which has been really tough as my fitness has really taken a beating from a four week rest but I’m still pushing on as I know it’s going to benefit my results. I can’t even express how much this whole experience has helped my confidence levels - its insane. I no longer have to worry about a bulging belly when I wear tight fit clothing or feel crappy when I look at myself in the mirror, its helped finally after 21 years feel really good about myself which is awesome. Week Six: 12 Jan 2014, I made it!! Six weeks down, which means I don’t have to wear any more gear and I have my photos take today at the clinic. Dr. Ajaka has asked me if I want to do PRP injections for my scar tissue but I don’t think I want to.. I’ve already been traumatized enough by the fear of needles!! and the scar tissue really doesn’t bother me that much and I know it will go away (Its already started to fade anyway) I’m super happy with the results so far and I know that my body will keep changing and shrinking for a few more weeks! For anyone reading this and considering doing Vaser, I’ll tell you now that Vaser liposuction does not have an easy recovery - yes it does hurt, yes the spanx and corset is very annoying, and yes its frustrating how much your body bloats and gets lumpy and bumpy but boy is it worth it. Not only have I changed physically, by mentally I am so much stronger and more confident within myself. I look in the mirror and I love what I see. I know my body isn’t perfect, far from it, but this has given me the platform to allow myself to train harder, eat healthier and just enjoy life more. I now train six times a week including person training, spin classes and Pilates and before when I would train I wouldn’t see results so I would think – why do I bother? But now that I have this body I can see the improvements everyday and it makes me so happy. So anyone considering it, from my experience, it’s very worth it but you need to know that it’s not an excuse to be lazy after, it’s a springboard to a healthier happier lifestyle.
  17. Hi ladies, I'm interested in recommendations and experiences of ladies who have had liposuction in Melbourne - names which I'm particularly interested in are Dr Gavin Chan, Dr David Topchian, Dr Bruce Fox, and the surgeons at the Avenue. I'm 24 y.o., 165cm, and ~63kg (size 8 but very pear-shaped). I've had one consultation so far for liposuction of abdo, thighs, and calves, and would love to hear firsthand advice - there aren't many recent posts that I can find! Thank you in advance! <3
  18. HelloThis is my fourth post-surgical day, I did Liposuction in my back, waist and abdominal area and tummy tuck because i had some extra skin , it took me almost 3 months to lose some weight because when I started searching for a Doctos I knew All the weight that I should lose before having surgery,other wise I couldn't get the results I wanted, so I found Bestplasticsurgerydestination web page and I started asking for the recomandations and I send my pictures, then this company contact me explaining that they work in Bolivia , I've seen the webpage prices and it was awsome how cheap it was , the only thing was that at the beginning I ask my self, was where I was going to do my surgery , then the company got encharge to explain every step of the trip , most important is that they don't charge any amount of money until I was totally convinced with the doctor and the clinic, so in this past 3 month while I was loosing wait I try to get as much information as possible to feel confident to travel to Bolivia, it is not the first time I visit Bolivia because 7 years ago we went for a trip to Argentina ,Brasil Chile and Bolivia so I had an idea of the country, also I made some friends, and I knew life here is so cheap.So I plan my trip to Santa Cruz Bolivia, when i was here I only get to know La Paz wich is the capital ,but any way, my flight was on tusday night I arrived on wensday mornning , I arrived to the hotel and in the afternoon a very good loking man picked me up, he was my assistant ,and he has been taking care of me all of this time, we went to have blood test and cardiological test , and finally!!!!! I had my apointment with Dr Arias! He already knew me, so I felt so confortable with him , we talk and we decided that we will follow the program, so all my blood work and cardio test was totally fine and at the next day I did My Lipo!! I'm so happy!!! now this is my dream come true ! Now i'm in pain but i know this will be for a while and I know it was going to be a sacrifice ! but it was the risk i was willing to take ! i'm so exited to see the results , I will see Dr Arias today and I just expect everything to look as great as i expected !
  19. I had my first liposuction surgery this Tuesday 23/4/13 done by Mike Szalay at Precision Cosmetic Surgery in Brisbane. He was very thorough in his consult and pre op chat, and after surgery I felt honestly so great! He uses twilight anesthetic so you are not fully under but to me it was just like a general, never noticed a thing! The advantage is huge, afterwards you just get dressed and go! The nurses were funny and chatty and sweet and helped me get dressed and waited for my hubby to pick me up. Post op check up the next day was good too, I really thought I would feel very sore and bashed up but not at all. Just felt like I had done a few too many sit ups! I had upper and lower abdomen done and was scheduled to go back for my flanks and outer thighs on 14/5. He cancelled. He didn't want to risk my skin sagging and refunded. I was very very upset! He told me he only took 350ml from both areas in total. I have since seen a different surgeon and had more lipo done by him with stunning results, please see my other post for more info there. He took 3L in total. That should tell you all you need to know. Just the fact that Szalay cancelled upset me greatly but paying for no results is a lot worse!
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    Lipo?

    Hi I'm interested in having vaser liposuction in Sydney. Can anyone recommend a good surgeon that's reasonably priced? I'm a little concerned that certain "surgeons" are doing the procedure for $1200! TIA
  21. Hey all! can anyone reccomend surgeons who can perform an amazing rhinoplasty and also so some liposuction on my neck to get rid of my double chin. I want to the surgery at the same time. I can see that ent like dr shahidi focus on noses and other surgeons do more breasts/ body but I want to find one who can do both the nose just as good as a liposuction. My sister had her breasts done with dr Scott turner and even though he has listed rhinoplasty I would think ent are more specialists in this. Has anyone had their nose done and Lipo in Sydney? Thank you so much for any help xxx
  22. I have been lurking around the forum boards for quite a while now, and I have seen many questions regarding laser liposuction. There are concerns about its safety and effectiveness. I have recently get one done myself, and from my experience, some of the concerns are myths. First of all, it doesn’t leave any scars at all. I am healing from the surgery myself, and I can tell you, if there is any scar at all, it is really hard to see. My boyfriend doesn’t even notice. Second, it is clearly better value for money than the old type of liposuction. Period. Third is a general myth regarding liposuction as a whole, not just laser liposuction: it is not to cure obesity. If you are suffering from obesity, I would suggest approaching the problem differently, with a medical professional. These myths are more carefully analyzed in this article that I’ve found. Hope that it's helpful to you!
  23. I recently underwent a Mummy Makeover with Mr Allan Kalus (Plastic Surgeon) at Avenue Private Hospital in Windsor, Melbourne. Procedure involved: 1) tummy tuck with muscle repair, 2) breast augmentation, 3) liposuction. Initial consult: I found Allan to be very warm, knowledgeable, and understanding of WHY I was wanting to undertake these procedures (I just wanted to be in proportion, and repair the damage caused by 2 pregnancies). His website is extremely helpful. The open letter that he provides on there is so informative, that you pretty much know what you want before you even see him. While I was pretty confident of what I wanted when I arrived, he offered me some other alternatives that were less invasive and less expensive. This reassured me that he was interested in getting me results that I would be happy with, rather than just recommending the most expensive option. I couldn't find much in the way of reviews on line for Mr Kalus, but I decided that I wanted to make up my own mind, and have a consultation. Decision: I ultimately chose to go with Mr Kalus because he gave great advice, he has vast experience and all of the right qualifications, I really liked his personality and knew we could "work together" on this makeover. He is an advocate for saline implants, which was the only kind I was willing to consider. It was also great that he has his own Private Hospital, and a wonderful and consistent medical team (of which many have worked with him for a very long time). I liked the fact that I would be looked after by their "family". Kristina and Suzie were wonderful in answering my questions whenever they arose. They were knowledgeable, prompt and very friendly to deal with. Operation: Everything was very well organised. Meredith took me through the process, and held my hand as the anaesthetic was being administered, which was calming and reassuring. Dr Brace was my anaesthetist. He took wonderful care of me, and made me feel at ease. During the operation, he detected an abnormality in my heart beat (I do suffer from ectopic arrhythmia), and promptly sent me to have an ECG after surgery, just to ensure that it wasn't anything to be concerned about. Everything was fine, but I appreciated the extra level of care that he provided. The hospital itself is very well equipped and of high standards. The next thing I knew, I woke up in recovery. Results: I am SO HAPPY!! Mr Kalus has changed my life!! For the first time in my life, I feel feminine. My breasts are a wonderful shape and size for my frame. I used to have a bulging tummy as my muscles were separated, and I had a "baby pouch". I was in awe when I woke up to see that I had a flat stomach!! The pain has been very minimal, and the incisions are very neat. Aftercare: The wonderful Malinda has been taking great care of me, and making sure that I have been doing everything that I should be doing. She is very experienced in her field, and her personality makes the long commute to Melbourne worthwhile. If you are looking for a plastic surgeon in the Melbourne area, I would strongly recommend Mr Allan Kalus and his wonderful team. Just book a consultation and see for yourself. You have to go with what you feel is right for you. I am so glad that I trusted my gut instinct.
  24. ** rewritten here because I originally posted this in the wrong section ** Hi lovely ladies (and Mums in particular) I have recently had breast augmentation surgery and am very happy with everything 'up there'. As a mum of two children with no plans to have more I am now considering having other areas of my post-baby body corrected, I had two caesareans! Namely, hips, bottom and stomach - I would like to look at liposuction. Or is it liposculpture? Can anyone here explain the difference between the two and, if you had it, where you went (Sydney NSW preferably), why you chose that doctor, and how it went? Should I be expecting as good a result as my breasts? Thanks in advance! xx
  25. Hi, just wondering if anyone has had liposuction at Ashbury Cosmetics? Would you recommend a specific Dr? And what were your results like? Also, I have issues in the past knowing my weight/ being weighed in front of people- strange I know- just wondering if at anytime you have to be weighed (ie before surgery) am I able to tell them why weight to save myself the embarrassment. Thank you you for your time Nasrin
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