Vaser Liposuction - So Far So Good - India

I'm from Mumbai/India btw - and the cost was...

I'm from Mumbai/India btw - and the cost was equivalent to $500

I'm 45, have two teenage sons and have accumalated a lot of fat in my belly area though I'm slim otherwise. Would never have thought of cosmetic surgery had it not been for my husband ( a surgeon) who got fed up with my constant carping about my permenantly 4 month pregnant abdomen. He said I was fine as I was but if it was such an issue for me I should go in for VASER liposelection as it was relatively painless and hasslefree. The plastic surgeon who does this happened to be good friend of our and between him and my husband they convinced me I was the perfect candidate for VASER - I didnt need weight loss, just body contouring on one specific part. Plus, they said, no amoount of dieting or excercise would help reduce my belly fat.

I eat healthy - and I excercise a LOT - alternate days at the gym and tennis lessons. Plus walks up a nearby hill with my dogs every day. Yet its been impossible to reduce my stubborn waistline by even an inch!

The plastic surgeon was very calm, gentle and reassuring. I was admitted one hr prior to the procedure. After the shaving, the doctor marked put the fatty areas on my abdomen ( felt weird somehow) and then photographed it.

After a few words with the anaesthetist ( they give general anaesthesia here) I was taken to the OT. My husband was with me throughout which was comforting. I went under anaesthesia and woke up only when I was back in my room, wrapped in a tight corset style garment.

The pain was pretty intense (scale of 7 on 10) for about half an hour after which I guess the painkillers started acting and it was quite bearable (scale 2 ) I was drowsy but oriented...the worst part was constantl wanting to pee ( due to the IV fluids as well as the 2.5 litres of saline which had been pumped under my skin getting absorbed)

I hate bed pans - so as soon as I could - and despite the protests of the nurses, insisted on walking to the loo - which I had to do every hour or so that day.

The pain was bearable...more like a soreness. I dozed off and on but by around 4pm was well enough to sit up, eat something, read and watch TV. Went home at 7.

I had a drain inserted under the skin - to drain off the fluid and remaining fat and have to keep it for 2 days - which is slightly annoying.

Slept restlessly that night though there was almost no pain.

havent taken off the garment yet so have no idea what difference has been made, but my husband who saw me before it was put on said that my stomach was noticibly flatter but there was some loose skin which will hopefully be taken care off by wearing the garment meticulously for 6 weeks.

Its Day 2 today - I'm quite comfortable. No pain - unless I make sudden movements. The fluid is still draining into the container. I can clamp it and remove the container if I want to walk around. I made my own tea this morning, and breakfast for the kids but that tired e out and I'm lying in bed watching TV all morning.

Cant eat a lot as my appetite is still poor. A few bites every few hrs is all I can manage. my stomach bloats ( due to the compression garmenT) if I taken even one extra bite.

I have to get the drain removed tomorrow when they will also change the garment to a smaller size. I'll see the immediate results of the surgery then.

I read all the posts on this forum before I underwent this so I thought I should share my experience too esp as I seem to be the only one from India till now. Overall the experience was good...I just hope the results are as good :)

I'm surprised everyone here seems to have had local anaesthesia. GA is the norm here - though it comes with its risks its far more comfortable. Also no one else has written about an indwelling drain. Most talk about pads which get wet and have to be changed constantly. the drain is a little cumbersome, but saves staining of clothes and bedsheets and is only in for 2 days.

Will update on my status soon.

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My doctors is a plastic surgeon who has done 500+ procedures. He travels all over the country and abroad conducting workshops in VASER liposuction and is the leading doctor in India on this subject. On a personal level he is calm ( for me thats the most imp quality in a doctor), gentle, friendly and helpfu;. His staff was similarly polite and helpful.

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Thanks for sharing your feedback, really helpful. i am also intersted in getting the procedure and hence have been going through all such posts. can you plz suggest me how is it now and also the name of he doc and location so i could also contact them. thanks much!!!
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Thanks for sharing your feedback, really helpful. i am also intersted in getting the procedure and hence have been going through all such posts. can you plz suggest me how is it now and also the name of he doc and location so i could also contact them. thanks much!!!
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wats ur good docs name missy?
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meant miss
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hello sonia22,
pls help me with the contacts of your surgeon.l have been fighting with my weight and l am loosing my head.my belly is too big.pls help a sister

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Hi Sonia22

Hi, I am considering VASER in India as well, can you share some costs it will also be great if you could share your doctors contact with me, so I can get in touch with him.
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7 month update

Its been 7 months now and on the whole I'm happy with my body and am glad I went through the procedure.

Upsides - flat abs when I'm dressed, 3 kgs weight loss, dropped 3- 4 inches around my waist, feel good about my body

Downside - my abdomen is still uneven - there are what appear to be small pockets of fat on the right side of my umbilicus. I definitely dont have the smooth, flat stomach I had before I had my children.
I had a few post op problems one week after surgery. A small seroma persistently formed on the right lower side and had to be tapped a few times.
I was told to wear the garment for 6 months - but gave it up after 4, it was just too uncomfortable and constricting.

My advice - go for it if you have a problem in a specific part of the body. This is NOT a weight reduction procedure. You should have realistic expectations about it - this will not give you back your 18 yr old figure. If your purpose is to look good in a bikini, this might not be the option for you.
I think it was worth the cost and the pain :)
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Hi, I am considering VASER in India as well, can you share some costs and areas you had treated. Also it'll be great if you could share your doctors contact with me, so I can get in touch with him/her.
Thanks.
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hi, great to hear your about your experience, many thanks.

I am also due to travel to india in February for vaser laser, hopefully in mumbai but struggling to find a dr who does the actual vaser laser lipo, could you please leave me the contact details of your dr, so that I may also contact him.

Many thanks again.
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Sonia please share the details of your dr.
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Hi again
Day 2 - was ok. It was painful but bearable. Couldnt sleep much as it was difficult to turn in bed.

day 3 - visited the doctor who took off the garment and the bandages. The fluid had stopped collecting in the drain so he removed that, which was a big relief.
I saw my abdomen for the first time and was horrified by how saggy and wrinkled it looked. But he said that would get better once the edema subsided and the skin regained its elasticity. There was a visible difference - my stomach was FLAT - for the first time in my life!

I was taught how to do a lymphatic masage and then given an ultrasound massage - both were painful as the skin over the abdomen was hypersensitive and tender.
I took a shower in the hosp and the nurses dressed the port wounds and helped me wear the garment again. very painful getting it on and off
The rest of the day was uneventful. I could walk around, do small chores around the house, make the beds etc... couldnt eat a lot as my stomach bloats and the garment gets too tight :(

Day 4 : Had a shower on my own this morning. Took off the garment and tried some of my old clothes - the results are fantastic. I can get into jeans 2 inches smaller at the waist - and wear tight T shirts without bulges showing at the sides and the midriff (yayy!!)

The pain is still there when I move. Havent gone out yet.
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Hi Sonia -- Thanks for sharing your experience so far. How are you feeling today? Please keep us updated on your progress.

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