Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Member since 3/20/2014


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  • 2 reviews
  • 4 questions

Reviews & Stories

Abdominal Liposuction, 2nd Time Around - Vancouver, BC

53 Y.O. no pregnancies, 130 lbs, 5'3" tall, having lipo to upper/lower abdomen, flanks and love handles, along with a long-awaited for Breast reduction, coming up July 4th! I am in a pretty good shape and don't look my age, either look wise, or figure-wise, when dressed up. But I've always abhorred my apple-shape, rounded midsection. Twenty years ago when liposuction was the new kid on the... READ MORE

Anxiously Waiting for Smaller Boobs! Let the Journey Begin....

Actually, my journey began about 6 months ago, when after 10 years of debating whether I should get a BR, I finally mustered up the courage to ask my family doctor for a referral to a PS. You see, I have a hubby who strongly believes going under the knife should be ONLY for matters of life or death. I guess he sort of subtly influenced me over the years, until the pain in my neck and shoulders... READ MORE

Questions from VanGal

Does breast reduction change the colour of nipples?

I am on waiting list for consultation for breast reduction. Getting anxious about the procedure's side effects. Looking at before/after some pictures, I noticed darkish nipples... READ MORE

When is the best time to lose weight, before or after Breast Reduction/abdominal liposuction surgery?

I am about 10 pounds over my ideal weight, getting a BR/abdominal lipo in 3 months, mainly to improve the shape and contours of my torso, not to remove a huge amount of fat.... READ MORE

Need a second opinion on BR technique: Would the "lollypop" work best for me?

My PS recommended the "lollypop". He is a highly regarded surgeon in the area who specializes in breast surgery. However, because of rushing through the consult and his casual,... READ MORE

Can breast cysts/fibroids be removed at the same time as part of the Breast Reduction procedure?

I have fibrocystic breasts, confirmed by a previous mammogram and ultrasound. Some of the cysts are quite painful. Years ago, I was given the option to have them removed... READ MORE

Recent comments from VanGal

I had my second round of cool sculpting 5 days ago on my upper abdomen. First round was over a year ago, I had upper & lower abdomen, and love handles. It was completely painless except for mild discomfort of the massage. I had... READ COMMENT

Best wishes for a successful outcome and a speedy recovery. READ COMMENT

Congrats on your BR surgery and best wishes for a speedy recovery. I am familiar with Dr Van Laeken and I actually went to her, but after my surgery and for a second opinion on how to correct Oxley's mess. I ended up doing a full... READ COMMENT

Hi again, Just a quick answer to some of your questions: 1- Normally it's an outpatient procedure, but I opted to stay one night at the hospital and pay out of pocket, which wasn't bad. I'm glad I did because of the long drive home. I... READ COMMENT

Hi there and congrats on going forward with your mommy makeover. When I saw your post, I just felt I had to give you my two cents. I don't want to be negative or anything, but as a fellow Vancouverite who had a breast... READ COMMENT