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At first, I want to say that English is not my...

At first, I want to say that English is not my first language and I am still working on getting used to it, so my expressions may not be that clear sometimes, this did bother me a bit about whether writing this review or not, but since I had the thought of doing liposuction, this website has been giving me lots of knowledge, confidence and support, reading other generous people's experience and photos helped me so much that now I want to give something back and share my experience.

I have been thinking about having Vaser lipo at the beginning and I also had consultation with a doctor in Auckland who then cancelled my surgery just 5 days before my scheduled date for surgery, this is quite frustrating as I was fully prepared for everything at that time and suddenly got declined. After that I did some more research and start thinking about tumescent liposuction. At first I thought Vaser is the best and safest option to do as it seemed more modern and high-tech. but I was told by the doctor that lots of the things known by people about vaser are simply marketing, there is not huge difference, these are just two kinds of ways doing liposuction. I can't tell whether this is true or not but I did find that tumescent is more widely used for many many years while vaser is still relatively new and not that common in New Zealand. So I bet the doctors are also more experienced performing it. Another factor is that I found the bruising and swelling after vaser are quite serious and people having troubles with it cos the results will show after quite long time. Tumescent lipo got swelling and bruising as well but not that serious and will disappear faster.

All the things above are through my research and the info from my consultations with different doctor, but I believe you can't fully trust it until you actually experience it. I will post my experience and recovery after my procedure and see how it goes.

Next is about the things I did before the surgery.
I had consultation last week and luckily got a spot this Wednesday, the clinic I visited does three lipo surgery every week so I didn't have to wait that long, which is quite good cos I had to wait nearly a month for some doctors to only have a consultation, and much longer if i want to have the surgery, which is quite annoying for me.
During the consultation, the doctor checked my body and see how much fat i have got and answered my doubts, As I want to have both the thigh and abs done, he advised me to separate them, the reason is the drugs will already be too much for me to undergo a surgery of 3D thigh which includes the whole thigh, banana rolls and back of knee. And they only use local anthesia. I took his advice and scheduled my second surgery for the 3D abs two weeks after this one, I am supposed to wait longer to let my body recovery better from the first one but I only got one month holiday and there is no time to spare from work after it so i don't want to waste it.
The doctor then went through the things i need to prepare for the surgery and what to expect during and after the surgery. Then the nurse took my blood pressure, gave me some prescription and blood test forms. I also talked with one staff in the reception who also had lipo done years ago, they are all quite friendly and helpful, which impressed me a lot cos I could see they were a professional and kind team.

I also want to share something that to be noted before your surgery, I knew most of them from other people's reviews like no smoking, drinking, fish oil or other drugs. One thing I was not ware of was that you had better not use moistures or soap that contains it for one or two weeks because they may make the marks for surgery easy to come off during procedure.

That is basically what I want to share at the moment, my surgery is tomorrow morning and I took one antibiotics with dinner and I am going to take another pill that for relaxing and helping me sleep tonight. Tomorrow morning I am allowed to have a light breakfast with one antibiotics and 3 times a day after surgery.

I will keep posting and sharing my photos after it.
Hope everything will be fine tomorrow.

Surgery day

I am back! the surgery went well, i did feel some pain and discomfort, but everything is tolerable, everybody is so supportive, the doctor was talking to me, the nursing was holding my hands and gave me water.I had 1.5L fat and 0.3 L fluid sucked out from my thigh. I rest for 2 hours in the clinic and they helped me dressed into the garment before i going back. I don't feel pain at all but i feel quite sick after eating some porridge, and i am still quite sleepy, so I think i am going to bed soon and share today's experience tomorrow..

3 days post

I flew back home from Auckland and everything was fine, I got follow up calls yesterday and today from the clinic to check I was all good, before I left the clinic the day after surgery the nurse gave me some Vitamin D and B cos she said my blood test showed the lack of them in my body, taking them would make my next recovery much faster, she also advised me to take some iron supplyment and told me to keep an eye on the hole that was still leaking to avoid infection. Now it is the 3rd day and still feeling sore like I have done too much exercise and hard work, bruising and swelling is all over my thighs but I could tell the results already. I am taking arnica tablets and will start massage it with arnica cream after one week.Hope the result can become more obvious before my next surgery .
Dr Ron Goedeke

Best doctor I have met in New Zealand, caring and responsible since the consultation and through the whole process, happy to answer my questions and keep me comfortable, he also got an amazing team, they are all warm and knowledgeable and keep in touch with me after the surgery to make sure I am all right. I would like to recommend him and his team to anyone who want to have lipo done.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 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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