History of PCoD, two Cesarean sections and one endoscopy left me with a pouch that looks like an extension of my otherwise toned body and believe me when I say – I am NOT lazy. I love the outdoors; I trek, swim, practice yoga; watch what I eat and love my life.
What I just don’t get is why I won’t have my family or husband support a choice that allows me to remove this body imperfection when I have had much riskier surgeries in the past. It took me several agonizing months, hours of research and several weeks of going without a manicure (thanks to all the nail-biting) to make this choice; and on a sunny May morning I landed up at Dr Sameer’s clinic, SOLO without even telling a soul that I was getting a lipo and mini T-tuck.
The procedure was to be under GA but went ONLY a few levels into my skin’s layers unlike the C-secs that had pretty much destroyed any sensation left in my lower abdomen. The helaing wiould be much faster and I’d have to deal with wearing a pesky corset for a few weeks.
I was nervous and scared NOT for the surgery BUT because I was alone and when I look back I didn’t have to be alone. I was also feeling very guilty cause at the end of the day I was having surgery without telling anyone…
BUT I also knew it was easier doing it this way because my family just wouldn't understand why I needed surgery!! It’s very easy for them to take this call because they are not living with the remnants of surgery damage that cannot be reversed any other way. If people get braces to fix crooked teeth or get laser for a perfect vision, then why not lipo. Risks have to be understood and pros & cons have to be weighed. Medicine has made so much progress that surgeries are no longer as risky as they once were.
Finding the right procedure and the right doctor- team is KEY. Making an informed choice is what one needs. Fear is often due to lack of information or hear-say. Seek out the right people for the right job.
The staff at the Centre looked after me like family. I was self-conscious and wondering whether I was being judged or ridiculed and wondering what everyone there was thinking about my decision BUT all this lasted for about 5 minutes. I was completely at ease and knew exactly what was being done and what was expected from me every step of the way. Its day 7 today and I feel 25 again (I’m 35 but the joy of filling out my dresses and pants the way I used to has taken a decade off me). More than vanity, I feel healthier and am more committed to fitness because the Csec-pouch had become exercise & toning-resistant. I’m excited about seeing my fitness efforts yielding realistic results.
I feel positive and calm because I have also eliminated medical conditions that can arise due to abnormal weight in the uterine & lower abdomen region.
Yes, there was pain BUT the upside against 2 days of pain & discomfort is not even worth mentioning here.
It’s the best thing I could have done for myself and my family – because it ensures a happier and healthier me. And the guilt of not telling anyone was so worth the outcome. Thank you Dr Sameer and all the staff at the Centre. God bless & keep up the good work!
Priya is a Chartered Accountant & a working mother of 2 based out of Mumbai.