Body Vaser Lipo & Upper Eye Lift - 44 Year Old. Thailand, TH

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I am two weeks post-op from having vaser lipo on...

I am two weeks post-op from having vaser lipo on my inner and outer thighs, inner knees, upper and lower abdomen, love handles, back bra strap area and under arms. I also had an upper eye lift.

This was all done in Thailand. I live in New Zealand and the procedures would've cost in excess of US$20,000 for the lipo (vaser isn't readily available so it would've been done using the original suck out method). Plus over US$2,500 for the upper eye lift. I decided on Thailand as a medical holiday destination as the price was much less and the surgeons very qualified plus using the vaser method is suppose to have quicker recovery time.

I researched on line and decided to use a company at the following website to organise quotes etc: Once I'd received two quotes (after sending photos of areas I wanted treated), I decided on Bangpakok 9 International Hospital in Bangkok. My surgeon was Dr Pornthep Pungrasmi. This was all confirmed in October 2014 and surgery date booked for 22 January 2015. Once I arrived in Thailand and had a consultation the day before surgery, I also decided to have an upper eye lid lift (saggy upper eyes runs in my family and this would've only gotten worse). Each area Dr Porthep marked up was counted as one point. I had 18 which apparently is quite a lot as most patients have around 12.

I wasn't really thinking about how I'd feel afterwards but it was hard. I had brought natural items with me to help with the healing process and recovery from general anesthetic such as a high potency multi-vitamin, arnica drops for bruising recovery and milk thistle used to cleanse the liver (which processes the anesthetic). The surgery took 5 hours and the Dr removed 3 litres of fat (3.17 quarts approx). After 2 nights in hospital, I was fitted with a compression garment for the legs and body and a separate one for the arms (approx US$300).

So surgery was on the 22 January 2015 and I returned to see the Dr on the 1 February 2015 to have my final checkup and stitches removed from the incision entry sites plus eye lids. Upper body at this stage was showing a noticeable improvement and legs some improvement. Now on the 8 February, there is noticeable improvement to my legs.

I've only put arm photos up at the moment as I haven't had a chance to do the body ones yet but will do so in the next couple of weeks.

18 days post surgery

More 18 day post surgery

Side pics - didn't save the after shot above

Upper eyes

Here's the before and after upper eyelid lift.

5 months on

Hi, just a quick update. Am now almost 10kg lighter than before the procedure in January. I have been fairly careful and the 3 litres of fat removed during the procedures were an excellent kick start to staying on a healthy eating and exercise track. I will try and get some pics over the weekend to show the results. The clothes I am wearing has changed, I feel amazing now.

Almost 6 month mark pics

So, almost 6 month post surgery. Happy with the results. Have gone from 76kg to 67kg through eating better and moderate exercise. About 3kg was removed through the vaser. I am actually returning to Thailand to the same surgeon on the 15 August (one mth away) for small touchups. So, around 8 points compared to my original 18. Mainly going to support a friend who is having upper and lower eyelids done plus an upper forehead lift.

Why i didnt have massage

Hey, I didn't have massage after the vaser as I was in hospital for 2 days with drains coming out of both my tummy and both thighs to remove the excess fluid. The Dr didn't ask me to have any massage or other treatments until after around 3-4 weeks when i did gentle massage on the treated areas myself and this was more like a rub with the palm of my hand.

Second surgery complete 7 months later

In Thailand, Hua Hin, relaxing after Vaser lipo last Saturday 14 August in Bangkok. I had 7 more sites treated with the same surgeon as in January this year. Much easier recovery this time compared to having 18 sites treated first time around. Will post pics once home and hospital has sent me before and after pics.
Dr Pornthep Pungrasmi

Dr Pornthep is very professional. There were some areas I wanted treated but he said he couldn't do due to the risks (eg upper back of leg near bottom area as too close to the sciatic nerve). He spoke English and the International coordinator was present for consultations to translate if any further clarifications were needed. He went through all the risks of the surgery and he even had a physiotherapist come to see me before and after surgery to get me to do exercises to ensure my lungs were strong (I suffer some asthma).

5 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
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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