Hey ladies (and guys!) I've been doing my research...
Hey ladies (and guys!) I've been doing my research for about 3 months now and I am dead set on getting the surgery as soon as I can!! It's likely to be January 2016. My problem is I am so worried about choosing the right doctor! I had a consult with a surgeon here in the UK and he basically said he couldn't even lipo me, he was on Harley street (those in the UK will know this is meant to be the best of the best) so I quickly realised that I wasn't going to be able to have the procedure in the UK. Next choice was Dr Aslani but after their insistence on implants or serious weight gain, I decided to look elsewhere. Truly my heart was always with the American surgeons as that's where I saw the best results, but the idea of traveling that far put me off. Anyways, I've now decided that I am going to man up! I would love to have Dr Salzhauer but he is booked up until 2017 and I'm just not prepared to wait that long! I then decided on Salama and have had a response from him via email saying I am a great candidate, however, I am terrified of the burn stories I see!! I am on the slimmer side and he mentioned "aggressive" lipo a lot which is what I've read causes the necrosis/burns!? Have you girls got anymore info on the burn situation with Salama? Thankfully I've discovered Dr Sejal Patel in LA who seems to be incredible, not much on here but his Instagram photos look amazing!! Has anybody else had any experience with him? His insta is drsejmd. Please girls, give me any help you can on these 2 docs to help me make a decision!! :)
I feel like I'm going crazy! I'm due for surgery...
I feel like I'm going crazy! I'm due for surgery in January, my bloods have been done & all seem OK, but the surgery mentioned ECG's and chest x-Rays are a good idea for smokers. I went to my GP (I'm in the UK) and he point blank refused to refer me for these two checks because he says I'm not old enough for it to be considered risky. I tried to go private for the tests but even private practises require a referral!
My surgeon is located in Spain, so the referral from him is unlikely to be valid.
Does anyone know if chest x rays and ECGS are necessary on smokers? I've smoked since my teens and I'm 27 now, but I've got 3 weeks until surgery and don't plan to smoke until then.
My REAL fear is embolisms or cardiac arrest but I am sure I am freaking out over nothing!
I really don't want to be worrying about this over Christmas.