Bad Burns from Bodytite - Singapore
I had Bodytite on my thighs about a month ago to...
- 21 Oct 2010
I had Bodytite on my thighs about a month ago to reduce some fat (not a huge amount) and to firm lax skin.
What I thought would be a fairly straightforward procedure ended up anything but, despite having a doctor with an excellent reputation.
The Bodytite machine malfunctioned and I was badly burned, making it necessary for some of my skin to be excised. My 5 hour procedure ended up running to 10 hours and I awoke in agony. Instead of going home to recuperate, I was taken by ambulance to hospital.
A few days later I went home, my legs massively swollen. A few days after that The swelling continued excessively and I could barely walk. I was hospitalised again - this time for nearly 3 weeks. Drains were inserted into the back of my thighs with large amounts of fluid draining out daily. Despite these measures, I did not feel better and was horrified to learn later -after insisting on testing - I'd contracted two nasty bacteria, one making it's home in my necrotising fat.
I'm still sick, find it difficult to walk and am utterly exhausted. I feel I've been kept in the dark about how all of this came to pass and why decisions to abort the procedure weren't made. And why this expensive and lauded equipment failed so badly.
So far, there are no pros - my legs look a mess, and my list of cons could go on for days. I'm devastated, tired, and becoming increasingly depressed.
The doctor has an excellent reputation and has been reasonably attentive post-op (as much as his packed schedule enables). But I feel information is being withheld, particularly in regards to the initial malfunction. I feel the machine probably continued to overheat through the procedure causing my prolonged recovery and inflammatory response. And I'm deeply concerned about the dreadful results and what this means to me in terms of more stratospheric costs, if indeed, anything at all can be salvaged.