Vaser hi-def Lipo on abdominal area and flanks to achieve athletic appearance - Melbourne, AU
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I'm having Vaser hi def lipo sculpture today. I...
- 11 Feb 2013
- 1 day pre
I'm having Vaser hi def lipo sculpture today. I have always liked and admired a tight tummy however have never really been able to fully achieve one. Any time I have dieted enough to start to lose weight on my stomach, by that time my face has hollowed out and I look ill. Any time I have fully thrown myself into a vigorous workout routine I have ended up with an injury, and even managed to sprain my back with the help of a personal trainer. After careful consideration I have decided to undergo this procedure as it seems the perfect way to focus in on my problem areas and finally achieve the look I have been trying to get.
I did a lot of research and have decided to go to Doctor Daniel Lanzer in Melbourne as he has a good reputation and has performed over 10,000 liposuction procedures. He seems to think I will get a good result so I'm trusting his judgement and going in today at 11:30am. I should be leaving the clinic at about 6pm. I am having the procedure done under local anesthetic, so will be awake throughout. I have started my course of antibiotics, have done all my blood tests, have got all my paperwork in order and have showered using the antiseptic wash. The last thing I have to do is have a quick conversation with the psychologist that Dr. Lanzer recommends his patients to, then I'm ready to go!
Apparently after the procedure, a dietician speaks with you and then I have to purchase my compression garment. I have also put plastic sheeting down over my mattress to protect it as I have heard you can leak a lot of fluid in the first couple of days and I didn't want to stain it. I've also put clean bedding over it, and cleaned the inside of the car that's going to pic me up. I'm also going to have clean towels to sit on during my journey home in the car - just in case! So... I'll update later once my procedure is done and let you know how I'm going with it and what the recovery is like. How this will be useful to anyone thinking of undergoing a similar procedure.
I am now 3 days post surgery. Let me tell you...
- 14 Feb 2013
- 2 days post
Day 2 post op.
I returned to the clinic so they could take the dressings off and check how things were going. I have to say that Dr Lanzers team of nurses are all lovely and made me feel very comfortable. I couldn't wait to see what it looked like, especially as I had been warned that there could be lumps, swelling, bruising, waviness or skin folds. It looked AMAZING. I was sooooo pleased. Dr Lanzer has magic hands. My stomach was completely flat and toned, there was swelling and beuising around my love handles but I was told that would go down soon. The nurses at the clinic said I was healing really quickly and they didn't need to re apply any dressings. Everyone said what a great result I've got and I agree, it's fantastic! I can't wait to see what it looks like once all the swelling has gone down in about 6 weeks or so. It is such a huge difference, I'm amazed and so thrilled with the results. Finally I've got the stomach I've always wanted!
Day 3 post op.
I still can't sleep well although I am much more comfortable now all those dressings have been removed. It feels very tender and bruised, although actual bruising is minimal. In fact, I can't believe how good it looks so soon after. I've seen lots of images of other people's recovery of them looking extremely bruised and swollen. I only had just over 1.5 liters of fat removed, maybe that helps a speedy recovery. I think a skilled hand performing the procedure certainly helps too, I'm so pleased I went to him. Although he seems distracted during the consultations, often on his phone and coming in and out of the room, he obviously knows what he is doing and is a pleasant chap with a smile on his face. My results speak for themselves.
Day 4 post op.
Slept a little better last night and even managed to roll over onto my side. I'm still taking pain medication as I get extremely uncomfortable when it starts to wear off. The swelling has gone down considerably and I am amazed at how good it is looking. Dr Lanzer has done a grand job. There is no lumps, no bumps, no waviness or akin folds. Hardly even any bruising. I have to go into work tomorrow for a day so I'm resting up now as much as I can, and feel I should be okay for tomorrow. At the moment I feel okay when I'm still, just moving is difficult. Getting up or down, rolling from side to side. When I took off the compression garments to shower this morning and looked in the mirror, I realized the pain and discomfort has been worth it.
I am going to have my stitches taken out in 3...
- 14 Feb 2013
- 2 days post
7 days post op. Went in to have my stitches...
- 18 Feb 2013
- 6 days post
Went in to have my stitches removed today, am healing nicely. I look more bloated and swollen and less defined than I did straight after the procedure however I'm told this is normal and the swelling will go down in due course. Dr Lanzer recommended a natural homeopathic healing cream which I purchased for $55. I'm supposed to massage it in 3 times a day. They've booked me back in for another check up next Monday so I'll let you know how that goes. It's getting much easier to sit in comfort now, even getting in and out of the car isn't too much trouble. I'm really watching what I eat, sticking to low fat everything.
Seven weeks post surgery. I am not wearing my...
- 2 Apr 2013
- 2 months post
9 weeks post surgery. I am no longer in any...
- 14 Apr 2013
- 2 months post
I am no longer in any pain, even stretching, bending or doing exercise. I am doing Pilates twice a week on the reformer machine which is concentrating on my core muscles and am managing to do that without discomfort from the procedure. I have uploaded two new pics so you can see what I look like at this point, it's strange how you get used to it and start to feel like it hasn't changed that much. I am glad I have these pictures to look back on, because that's when I realize how much my body shape has changed, the before pictures look like they belong to somebody else! I'm determined to maintain my new shape with healthy eating, regular exercise and core strengthening. It has been a great motivational tool for me to eat clean and keep fit, I'd recommend this procedure as a jump start to anyone with a problem area of fat around the mid section. I'm especially liking being able to go to my wardrobe and pick anything out to wear... No more love handles to try and hide, it has given me a lot more confidence.
Nearly 4 months post op
- 3 Jun 2013
- 4 months post
8 months after surgery
- 24 Oct 2013
- 8 months post
I was recommended to Dr. Lanzer through 2 of his existing patients. Overall, I was very pleased with his services, the staff are friendly and so far I am happy with my results. I've marked him down for waiting times, as I'm someone that works professionally with bookings by appointment and value the importance of time management. Also, I've marked him down for the time spent with me as during the consultation he was distracted by recieving various phone calls or texts. He was even on the phone to somebody whilst marking my body with permenant marker in preperation for surgery! He is obviously a very busy man and in demand however I did find this slightly rude and unprofessional. Despite this I have no hesitation to reccommend Dr. Lanzer and his team. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience, especially with Vaser Liposuction and his team were all welcoming and friendly. Good work guys!