Ok so, I am going to have my vaser in 2 days. I am so excited. I'm not even nervous! Only about what to wear over my compression tights (i'm usually a skinny jeans kinda girl) and if people at work will notice/make comments.
A little about me: I'm 30 years old, I am generally in good shape and fairly slim... apart from my legs. My legs have always (at least since puberty) been somewhat bigger than my upper body. And recently it got worse. I could spend hours at the gym, eat super well, have actual 6 pack but my legs would only change slightly. If anything they got bigger when the muscle grew but the fat didn't really shrink. So I'm something like size 10 on top and 12-14 on the bottom. And the texture isn't very nice thanks to the lipoedema so I hate having my thighs out without tights and I tend to wear jeans.
I went for my initial consultation with Dr Wolf at the Private Clinic 2 years ago, but then decided to spend the money on travel.. fast forward 2 years and I thought about it a lot, in recent months it's been every day. And so here I am. About to do this!
So 2 years ago I went to see Dr Wolf and then another Dr at another clinic, but while Dr Wolf was calm and professional (and actually wouldn't let me book it the same day) the other doctor was almost trying to pressure me into it with an offer. HMM. Also the second clinic had a kind of basement feel.. which is not really reassuring.
So this time round I went to see another new Dr. I got on really well with him, and while he sounded like he knew what he was doing I did get a couple small red flags.. but he would do everything I wanted, ie., the whole leg (upper leg, knee, calf and ankle). However I then couldn't find any of his credentials online, other than one review here. No photos on his site, nothing. So I got cold feet.
I decided to go back to Dr Wolf. I knew he was going to be more expensive but I knew I would be in good hands and really, with something like surgery I think it's worth paying extra for good care. After all it will cost more to have it fixed! And that's not even talking about the physical and mental wellbeing.
So I have taken my "before" photos, I had to use a TopShop fitting room as I don't have a full length mirror at home.... I have even taken measurements all down my leg to really judge the improvement (in my lower leg too to see if it helps with the swelling there), so I will be posting actual size difference in the future.
Here we go. EEEEK!