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


  • 62 total posts
  • 2 reviews
  • 4 questions

Reviews by VanGal

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... 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... 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