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Has anyone been to the Wellness Kliniek in Belgium?

  • bumblebee101
  • 2 years ago

Hi All I'm planning to have liposuction done on my stomuch area.  I have been to see a few different clinics here in the UK, but I am now thinking of going abroad.   A friend of mine directed me to the Wellness Kliniek in Belgium, problem is she's never used it, she just saw an offer their currently running. Has any one had liposuction done there recently? or could some one recommend a good clinic and more importantly a good surgeon.

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Bumblebee101, did you ever go through with the liposuction through this kliniek?
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I have always wanted a butt like J Lo! :) Finally went for it and had a Brazilian Butt Lift done at the Wellness Kliniek, Belgium! I am so happy with the results!!! Dr. Wolter, my surgeon, put me at ease straight away. He explained what the procedure would involve during the consultation and decided where to take the fat from .....doubly pleased as I now have a little less fat on my tummy hehe! Having a large bust and a very flat, small bottom has always been something I didn’t like about my body, I felt I wasn’t in proportion. Now I wear my jeans with pride and have so much more confidence in myself  My friends are envious of my new body! The care I received at the Wellness Kliniek was great, from start to finish and the clinic itself is modern and beautifully equipped. So glad I decided to have it done and would definitely recommend this clinic. Travelling to Belgium was easy and worked out so much cheaper ! If I decide to have any more cosmetic treatments in the future I’ll go back there for sure.
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Yeah Right .....they're not even open at night and same surgeon barely answered my questions, also reluctant to see me post op as was 'busy' nurses faces said it ALL........I was coughing up blood and advised to call an ambulance (before I'd even left the clinic) weird how its suddenly so wonderful and how he's had a personality transplant , perhaps another surgeon did it in his lunch break !!!!
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Might be wrong but interesting profile and joining date , plus no previous posts , this clinic is so dodgy it's untrue
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Good spot lucyengland! Totally agree with you, this clinic is soooo dodgy! Funny enough I tried to leave several dissatisfied messages at a website called 'Whatclinic' which is featured at Wellness Kliniek's website and claims to be "independent", but funny enough my reviews never got published- it looks more like a "sponsored" review website where the clinic pays to advertise itself instead of showing independent views of the actual patient treatment and experience. DO NOT TRUST THEM!
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Yes I'd read your comment before, so guessed what was going on it's really devious,I'm fortunate as mine turned out ok but I had my whole family telling me to go to Casualty for nearly 3 weeks on return due to not being able to breathe properly and not being able to hold a telephone conversation! It really was truly awful and the nurses all but one (who I think was scared she'd lose her job) were really bossy , just trying to get me out. I couldn't stand, couldn't hold down a sip of water and they got me dressed , again like someone else said at ten to six and wheeled me to a cab, I sat up hunched over a cushion drifting in and out of sleep for two days with my husband (bless him) standing over me staring just watching in case my lips went blue ....as that's what they told him to do.i can't stress enough , I have had normal surgery and recently had a 3.5 hour operation and much more complicated and I was chatting in recovery and absolutely fine afterwards. I am so NOT A WIMP !!! I am fit and strong so i seriously think they nearly killed me with sedation !
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Im so glad i decided not to go to the wellness clinic after seeing all these comments. I went with MYA and can't be happier with the outcome 4weeks post op x i would just say if your considering going abroad for a cheaper deal its not worth the risk complication if its the money theres always finance options in the UK x x
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Hi, all I have to say is DON'T. Seriously, for your own good health and safety, don't go there. I have been butchered there and had to pay thousands and thousands extra to get their mess rectified over here in the UK- and that was ON TOP of all the money I paid them for the operation, hotels and transportation for the many-many trips over. Never mind the mental stress and psychological scarring it caused to me and my family.
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Hello. I did end up going through with the Breast lift and implant surgery with dr. Damen. I had it on April 15th 2013. It's been about 8 weeks and everything is healing nicely. I lost a bit of blood during the surgery but I don't think it was the drs fault. I am anemic and that was one of the risks. I ended up staying two additional nights at the clinic. The nurses and everyone were really nice. After the first day I still wasn't very strong so dr Damien decided that a blood transfusion would be best. I had two bags of blood and felt a lot better afterwards and was able to leave to the hotel. I flew out two days later and have been fine. The only thing I oppose is I got a bill in the mail a couple days ago charging me for the blood tests that they performed. I have yet to contact them about it, since I prepaid for everything I don't think I should have to pay for the tests. Also I went with a friend, and she got a full tummy tuck performer by dr Damien as well. Her went extremely well. No complications at all and she stayed her mandatory one night and went to the hotel the next day. She is now healing up very well also. I did end up paying full price instead of the 'discount' for implants due to the dr and I both deciding that a breast life was needed. Overall I am very satisfied with the work.
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Hello ive got mine on the 5th august. Can youtell me is there any hidden costs like do they give you painkillers for after then charge you and did u take a sports bra with you or do they put you in bandages and if so do they charge you for the bandages
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Hiya:) i had surgery there with dr horn in july last year, full tummy tuck.. And omg it went wrong .. Long story but i go back on august 4th for reconstructive surgery with dr damen so hopefully all will be good:) my surgery is on the 6th aug. the 1 thing i had to pay for that i didnt know about was a binder, they told me during my consultation the day before and that i couldnt have surgery without buying one :/ ( it was €85 ) and i also had to pay for blood tests too!
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Hi Mandahull, what went wrong with your surgery?
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Oh yes, and I would be very cautious about trusting the review site the Wellness Kliniek quotes on their website... I tried to leave several reviews on "Whatclinic.com", confirmed my ID and contact details as required, but funnily enough none of them got published... This makes me very suspicious of the independence of information published on "Whatclinic.com" and their rating system about the clinic... So be aware of the selective information published there!
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they ALWAYS have an offer on ! its standard price
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I had a HORRENDOUS experience with this clinic in 2012. Do not go there! Completely agree with the lady below- they are only after your money and don't care about patient wellbeing OR take ANY responsibility for complications due to their Doctors' bad judgement. To cut a long story short, I had to go back to the clinic 5 TIMES / 5 SURGERIES (more or less once a month) since May 2012 to try to rectify complications I had following a breast enlargement operation done by Wellness Kliniek. My right-hand side breast was swollen twice the size of the left breast, but when I called the clinic the nurse said that it was "normal". A week after the operation, I woke-up at night scared as hell with a massive discharge of yellow pus coming out of my incision. I frantically called the doctor (Dr. Visser), who she said that was "good". Scared with the amount of yellow pus coming out of the incision, I decided to go to my GP for an emergency check-up. They gave me antibiotics to fight the infection and told me that the implant was exposed (i.e. coming out) and that I should return to the clinic immediately. At the clinic, the doctor tried to take the implant out, clean the pocket/ clean the prosthesis and re-insert the implant. She was "confident" that the incision would heal, but it ever did. The incision never closed, I went back to the clinic 5 times for additional surgery, the doctor kept telling it would be alright but in the end (two weeks before my wedding day) I had to have both implants removed to give my body the time to heal and fight whatever was not allowing the incision to close. I am no medical expert and therefore had to trust Dr. Visser's opinion, which not only once but 5 TIMES were based on her bad judgement of the situation. Following numerous discussions with the clinic's "customer service" (more like the LACK OF IT, to be honest) manager, neither the clinic nor the doctor took any responsibility for the events or acknowledged that the doctor should have taken a different approach/ better duty of care towards the patient. The response we received from the clinic shows a complete disregard for accepting any responsibility and it calls into question the standards and indeed ethics of the people who run their enterprise. This is surely some of the worst customer service we have ever dealt with. Now I am financially short (£2k spent on travel expenses + the original surgery costs), emotionally, physically and psychologically scarred and without the breasts that I paid for! That is without mentioning the undue stress it has caused at my work place and on the build up to my wedding day. My advice- avoid at all costs! Go somewhere else close to home (trust me, the rights you have as a patient in the UK and the peace of mind if something goes wrong are well worth the extra costs).

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Dear scarred, I have an apt there in a little less then 2 weeks away. I am going to see Dr. Luc Damen. Have you heard or know anything about him???
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Hi LadyScorpio, I haven't heard of him, but I would advise you not to go to this clinic at any costs. The problem with the clinic is not only their doctors (some of the nurses are very nice), but the overall attitude of the clinic towards their duty of care towards their patients. If something goes wrong, you are on your own and you will loose all your money plus the undue stress that this will bring to your life. We had several discussions in person, by e-mail and phone with the doctor, nurses and their so called "customer service" and they were completely indifferent with the whole situation. Their response and attitude was appalling. I understand that sometimes complications may happen, but it happened 5 times and the clinic's response to the whole situation just goes to show their ethics and lack of duty of care towards their patients. Sorry for the bad news, but I just want to make people aware of the problems I encountered. I would not wish anyone to suffer the way I did for 6 months due to the poor judgement of a doctor that is employed by this clinic. My advice- if you really want to have a cosmetic procedure done, save up and do with a reputable clinic close to you. Look up the doctor's credentials on the BAAPS and other medical bodies in the UK. This way you will be certain that you will be making the right decision. Hope this helps and good luck!
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Under went breast surgery and lift, ongoing for years, implant left hanging out of me and also out of date medical equipment being pumped into body. Not interested in well being whatsoever and no reply to emails. They have no interest in your body whatever and just want your money. Pay cheap and this is what care you get.
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I had a neck lift/SMAS plication 4 months ago at the Wellness Kliniek in Belgium and the left side of my face was left paralyzed. They went back in the next day to see if he severed it they said it was not severed. The PS put me on steroids without even letting me know the risks with that and told me to come back in two weeks. Of course I was still completely paralyzed. I could not smile, blink, talk or eat properly. They referred me a neurologist and promised to pay for the visits and then they told me they would not pay it when I sent them the bill. The steroids had so many negative side effects but the PS wanted me to stay on them anyway after taking them for 2 months! So I went to 2 different doctors and the neurologist again for their opinion and to help me wean off of them. They could not believe I was still taking them. I have had to go to a physical therapist for 20 lymphatic drainage sessions at 25 Euros a visit and have had to buy my own prescriptions all because the Wellness Kliniek left me paralyzed. It is a 4 hour drive roundtrip and I finally stopped going to see them so they could just look at me and nod yes and kept telling me they would take my concerns up with the medical board. I look so much worse, my ears look awful, and they are still numb. I am still in pain. Thank God my nerves are about 70% healed and I have my smile almost all the way back. They asked for my pictures because I said the scars look horrid and my ears are deformed and my neck does not look like it was lifted and when I sent it to them they said in an email that they would not pay for the neurologist and that they would like to offer me a free consultation! That's when I let them have it in an email and they called me but I told them I want all of our correspondence in writing and haven't heard from them since. There is no way I would ever let them touch me again and would never refer anyone to them. I thought it odd as well that they did not do any labs before the surgery.
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i had some breast lumps that i asked about before surgery and the surgeon said " if i see anything unusual i'll do a biopsy" I've since realised this was rubbish as have seen an NHS consultant who was really concerned, but all ok (cysts)..oh dear thats an awful story , I hope your ok ish, the poor little nurse on duty when i was there was trying to whisper to me to get help !
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Follow up: They offered to do my surgery again at no cost but instead I opted for their second offer to refund my money.
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Thanks so much for your answer, I had breast implants there last month. The clinic is nice, clean and modern,however I did have the most horendous experience, mainly due to them using I.V sedation. Before surgery at the consultation (no checks at all re my physical health , no BP taken or ANY medical questions) I explained I was really hard to get to sleep (had bad experience at a dentist re heavy sedation and was awake) I was told that I may talk or mumbble abit but that I would be unaware of it and if this was the case they would increase the dose........to cut a long story short , I was awake the whole time and given so much sedation I couldn't breathe ,was talking and coughing ALOT , so put on oxygen, when I got back to my room they nurses told my husband that I had been awake throughout and also in recovery. My husband said I had only been gone an hour altogether. Sorry I don't want to scare anyone but I began coughing up bright red blood and still couldn't breathe or lay down at all, the surgeon came and said it's possible he nicked my lung ! , Please also be aware (irrelevant of the brochure) they are NOT open at night unless they have Gastric Bypasses in, one nurse got me dressed at ten to six ( because they close at 6pm) and wheeled me in a wheelchair to the door where they had ordered me a cab to the hotel,my husband kept saying I cant beleive you are letting her out like this ..he was told the number Belgium emergency services (ambulance) and to call if I started to go Blue !!.....I could not walk 50 yards 2 days later and my husband had to pay to get me a cab literally 100 yard (ten euros) to get me on eurostar to come home after staying in begium 3 days. Can I say I am fit and play racket sports most days........but do have fab boobs lol 400cc under the muscle, hope this is helpful and I may have been 'unusual' (doctor listened to my chest once as I left and said" its ok but if your worried call an ambulance" P.S I have a massively high pain threshold and DO not complain !
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If you don't mind, may I ask who your doctor was? I had surgery there as well in Oct '12.
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I woke during surgery I was told I was dreaming and I also got n weelchair and into a cab to hotel 1 hour after surgery.

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