Procedure: Tummy Tuck, Vaser Liposuction, Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift. Hospital: Yanhee International Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand. Surgeon: Dr Suthat.
After losing a massive 40 kgs, and keeping it off for three years, Nicky still found herself hiding away under loose outfits. The struggle of weight loss was over, but the loose skin that remained was impossible to lose without surgery.
“I know all the loose skin is just an achievement, but it would be nice to see it go”
Nicky had been contemplating a Tummy Tuck for years, but didn’t know where to start. When she came across a weight loss web site and read about other woman having surgery through Gorgeous Getaways, she decided to contact us.
With the help of Client Consultant Nikki, she booked her trip, and was soon on her way to Bangkok, Thailand for three major procedures: a Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation and Lift, and Vaser Liposuction. Although she was travelling alone, and unsure of the outcome, she was excited about shedding her old skin and gaining the confidence she deserved.
An excited Nicky arrives in Bangkok, and catches up with International Client Manager Paula at the Riverine Apartments.
The day of her procedure, Nikki meets with her surgeon and afterwards knows exactly what to expect from her procedure, the nerves are now kicking in!
Tired and a bit sore, Nicky tells us how she’s feeling after a long stint in the operating theater- 8 hours!
Day 4 & 5- Nicky is undergoing oxygen treatment to help with swelling and healing….
Day 7- Nicky is back at the Riverine Apartments, this is the beginning of thirteen days of recovery before heading back home to NZ…
Day 8- Nicky is gaining independence, taking her first walk down to reception…
Day 9- it’s the little things that you really appreciate after being in hospital. Like clean hair! Nicky takes a trip to the salon…
Nicky returns to the hospital to have her bandages removed and see her new body for the first time!
Day 17- Nicky’s trip to Bangkok will soon be coming to an end, so her and Kael get out and about to see some city sights and do some shopping.
This is Nicky’s last post from Bangkok. She’s spent another day out sight seeing but is looking forward to getting home.
8 weeks post-surgery, and Nicky is back home with her family in Whangamata. Having a flat stomach is a surreal experience, and she’s keen to show it off to all of her friends who are quiet envious of her transformation.
“Its quiet impressive, all my clothes can be tucked in and I don’t have to wear loose outfits! You can just see straight down and I absolutely love it!”
Nicky reminisces on the time that she spent with Gorgeous Getaways Bangkok Client Consultant Kael, as well as the drivers that took her to and from the hospital, the apartment and the airport.
“The best thing is now I have a whole different mind-set. I’ve picked up a lot of confidence, I never wanted a bikini body but I could easily wear one, it’s impressive!”
Shopping is a brand new, and exciting experience. Nicky is now able to buy, and wear clothes that she would never have contemplated wearing pre-surgery.