20's no kids but Wanting to Improve for Me – Sydney, AU

After stalking almost every lipo review I decided...

After stalking almost every lipo review I decided it's my turn!

So in a nutshell
Inner thigh, outer thigh, and anterior thigh
$6000 (+$60 medication +$110 garment)
Done on 14/03/2014

I am 168cm tall and 72kgs. Wearing size 8-10 on top and 12-14 on bottom. Definitely caused a few dressing room tear ups I must admit. After few attempts to lose weight I have always lost off stomach,arms face first but my thighs still won't budge!! Very discouraging. So I'm taking the easy way out. Even though I have always thought surgery is cheating I have gone to the dark side because life is too short to be unhappy and kept back on happiness ...

Now, all my friends compliment my body but I just roll my eyes. How can I be envied if I think I'm the most grotesque boron half going around ? How can they not see what I see?

I had two consults. I suppose I felt really at ease in front of a plastic surgeon because my concerns with my body shape were instantly heard and acknowledges. Yes, finally someone who saids "Yes, I can see your thighs are disproportionate to the rest of your body....Yes it looks like it is genetic, are your parents big thighed too?"
But then yet again, these doctors want to acknowledge your problem so you pay for a solution. Hopefully we both win. I part with my precious dollars and doc stays in business. Win win.

3 weeks

3 weeks

How it all happened..

What to expect... Hmmm. I am chicken !! Like, can't take the sight of blood. Knowing I'd be awake under local was terrifying but the idea of fixing myself was just worth it.

Arrived at 9am after a long train ride (impossible to combat Sydney traffic to the city in peak hour). I was greeted, asked if I had any questions then whisked into the operating room. Doc marked me all over my legs taking notice some spots he said was a no go area because of my cellulite.

The nurse was really nice! It made a not so good experience something to laugh about. I tried to talk as much as I could to take my mind off things. After the IV drip was inserted I felt a bit relaxed, but not enough to fall asleep. I hoped to sleep through the procedure, wake up and see thinner legs.
Unfortunately not the case ... Grrr... Patience is the key.
Dr Shaz

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
4 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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3 to 4 months later . I see no results. Nothing, nada, zilch. I paid money I really didn't have for something I really thought would help my self esteem. I would be happy trying to lose weight, but my partner won't eat my bland diet food willingly every night ( I'd be happy with chicken and salad veges or steam veges every night) and he won't like me making two separate meals. To avoid arguements on silly things I just eat ordinary food but watch for portions and try adding healthier options like sweet potato mash rather than potato mash. I had a few missed phone calls from the clinic but I'd too scared I'd just end up crying on the phone. I don't see any improvement. The only thing I'm holding hope to is that I seem to take forever to heal. I still have incision marks. I accidently burned myself trying to use a waxing pot to my facial hair removal . I still have pinkish red marks where I had ripped off more than hair ... I'm telling myself if my skin takes 6 weeks to recover from some skin to fully heal then my lipo procedure will take a year. It really doesn't help tho I just bought my first home mid 2013 and am getting use to having not much money due to mortgage, bills, grocery shopping etc... I really thought that by borrowing this money to fix the last thing that stresses me out would help by overall self esteem issues.
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Any updates ?
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Thanks for sharing on RealSelf.  What was your surgery and recovery like?
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Still sore on outer thighs . But otherwise I'm putting it down to swelling. Hopefully I'm on the way to recovery that will lead to some results
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Keep us posted on how everything goes :)
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