From: Queensland, Australia. Procedure: Vaser Liposuction, Tummy Tuck. Hospital: Phuket Plastic Surgery Institute, Phuket, Thailand. Surgeon: Dr Piyapas.
After birthing three children, and multiple abdominal surgeries, 54 year old Cathy was left with a sagging stomach that could not be worked off, or dieted away.
With an already compromised mid- section, Cathy underwent major surgery and a steroid drug regime that saw her gain an additional 40 kilos. Cathy worked hard to shed the extra weight but again found that the sagging stomach remained. She was successfully able to lose most of the extra weight through diet and exercise but the sagging stomach still remained.
So once she had thoroughly researched the procedures, the hospital and the surgeon online she booked her surgical getaway with Gorgeous Getaways for a tummy tuck and vaser liposuction at Phuket Plastic Surgery Clinic.
Choosing Gorgeous Getaways over other companies that provide the same procedures, was down to service. Receiving prompt replies from the start and being treated with genuine care went along way to putting Cathy at ease.
Because of her previous surgeries, she went into her procedures with realistic expectations knowing that there would be pain involved initially, and that recovery could take up to 6 months.
Cathy opted for the less invasive Vaser liposuction, rather than the traditional cannula method. Vaser uses ultrasound technologies to first liquefy fat, and then remove it from the body to promote smooth results and rapid healing with only low to minimal pain.
“the staff at the Phuket Plastic Surgery Clinic were professional and efficient, it made me feel at ease with the whole experience”
After the procedure Cathy choose to recover at the Novotel Phuket Resort, which exceeded expectations. The 24 hour room service was exactly what she needed when she arrived back from hospital, and the facilities available included a beauty spa where Cathy took full advantage pampering herself with massages and facials.
Almost a month after the procedure Cathy explains that she wasn’t concerned about any aspect of the procedure. Her surgeon was upfront and told her that it would take a couple of months to heal and at least 4 months before she would see the results. But not even a month post-surgery, Cathy is already extremely happy with what she sees.
“It was perfect. My GP back home believes he did an excellent job, that the incision was perfect”.
The sensation of finally having a flat stomach took a bit of getting used to! Cathy says that she wasn’t expecting to come back a size 10, but has already gone from a size 16 to just under a size 14.
“Everybody involved was excellent, the whole experience was very good. I choose Gorgeous Getaways because of the service. For me, being an older person, customer service is key”.