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Postby Berserkmind » Thu, 17 Sep 2009 10:49 pm

Hi Huskyjade

Personally i feel that Dr Nara is very reasonable on this. He will not overcharge you if he thinks you dont have much fat. At first I wanted to do lower abdomen and arms only. He said ok, but after he look at my tummy, he ask me if I really only want to do lower. I asked him why and he said, "maybe I can do for you abit on upper part also". So i left it to him. He charged me only for one area. But of course, if a person has alot of fat on upper and lower tummy then to be fair to him he will charge for 2 areas.

Love handles (2 sides) also considered 1 area i think.

I also did my arms, which Dr Nara advised me that I dont need it. But I was insisted because no amount of exercise can reduce my flabby arms. He told me i will see little or no difference. He even asked me again on the 2nd day when i went if i really wanted to do arms. Well, there was some difference to me and I am happy with the little improvement since I am not a fat person to begin with.

So in my opinion, Dr Nara is an honest Doctor who will not anyhow overcharge just to earn your dollar.

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Postby Berserkmind » Thu, 17 Sep 2009 11:04 pm

sasa05_ wrote:Hi berserkmind,

thanks very much for your reply.
in this case, i'll definitely get the Stage 1 CG.
Curious abt the opening stitching, if it's a open stitch, will it close back by itself? or Dr Nara will stitch it back after the 1st day?

Which areas did u had lipo done?
I'm doing arms, tummy, inner/outer thighs, maybe hips too.
i was thinking is there any areas which should be started on 1st?
read some very old posts, 1 forummer mentioned she did thighs and it was so painful she miss the rest of the lipo cos she couldnt walk! :shock:

I'll be on my own, from taking coach to seeing nara and coming back.
I'm just wondering how bad the pain will be cos i'll need to do everything by myself.

How's your skin condition after lipo? any loose or saggy skin?
I already started on collagen pills this week, intend to take everyday until i go off to Nara and i'll bring bottles of collagen drinks over there to drink every night.
I have plenty of stretchmarks (after childbirth) = skin not elastic enough so kinda worried about sagging/loose skin.

Also, when you come back, did you go for any massages?
I read Lymphatic Drainage Massage will be good after lipo?

Thanks so much for your time and patience.
Would love to know and hear more from those who had it done recently.
Although i read through previous posts about people's experiences, I still can't help being nervous as it's my 1st time doing PS.


I am no expert on lipo so I dont really know how to explain this open stitch thing. But if you research lipo on google, you will find out that there are 2 types of stitching: open and closed. 'Open' i suppose means the stitching of wound is not sealed shut, excess fluid can flow out. It will heal in about 10 days and stitches can be removed at local GP. " Closed" is completely sealed wound, and fluid remains in the body. CG is worn to squeeze the fluids into your bloodstream to it can be passed out naturally.

In any case, from what I read, 1st stage CG seems really important to squeeze the fluids, reduce swelling and speed up recovery.

As to which area to do first, this one you dont need to worry. Dr Nara will advise you. For me, he did tummy first (more painful) then arms the next day.

I dont really feel my skin is saggy, maybe some people feel it seems saggy because it is actually still swollen. Mine got some uneven swelling so looks bumpy and is still tender at some parts. I just massage myself everynight after it is not so painful and I use this Eucalyptus massage oil from my auntie. I think it helps cos i feel better next day. But if i eat junk food, it swells and becomes more painful.

I also heard lymphatic massage is good, but i dont really dare to let someone else massage me since it is still a little tender at some areas. dont wanna end up screaming at the spa.

Sorry for the long post, i am quite a longwinded person :oops:

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Postby sasa05_ » Fri, 18 Sep 2009 11:54 pm

Berserkmind wrote:I am no expert on lipo so I dont really know how to explain this open stitch thing. But if you research lipo on google, you will find out that there are 2 types of stitching: open and closed. 'Open' i suppose means the stitching of wound is not sealed shut, excess fluid can flow out. It will heal in about 10 days and stitches can be removed at local GP. " Closed" is completely sealed wound, and fluid remains in the body. CG is worn to squeeze the fluids into your bloodstream to it can be passed out naturally.

In any case, from what I read, 1st stage CG seems really important to squeeze the fluids, reduce swelling and speed up recovery.

As to which area to do first, this one you dont need to worry. Dr Nara will advise you. For me, he did tummy first (more painful) then arms the next day.

I dont really feel my skin is saggy, maybe some people feel it seems saggy because it is actually still swollen. Mine got some uneven swelling so looks bumpy and is still tender at some parts. I just massage myself everynight after it is not so painful and I use this Eucalyptus massage oil from my auntie. I think it helps cos i feel better next day. But if i eat junk food, it swells and becomes more painful.

I also heard lymphatic massage is good, but i dont really dare to let someone else massage me since it is still a little tender at some areas. dont wanna end up screaming at the spa.

Sorry for the long post, i am quite a longwinded person :oops:

Hi berserkmind,

I'm sure many others thinking of lipo will appreciate you sharing your experience, not long winded.
I'm the super kan cheong spider here....
Lots of questions... hahaha

How bad was the pain? as in how many days did the "real pain" lasted?
from your experience, you think if go alone will be able to cope everything by herself?
And the open stitch for the fluids to flow out, most posts i read is it'll last for about 1 day, is it alot and messy?

How swollen and bruise do u get?
Need some advice so i can bring the right clothings along.
Most of my clothes fits just nice only.

For comression garments, we measure according to our size now, but after lipo, we get swollen, is it very difficult to squeeze into it?
After you did your arms, were you be able to carry things or bathe etc?
Alone, need carry luggage, bathe, everything on my own.. :(

As for sinecch wise, whr you got it from?
I read a lady - Rachel do sell them, got her number down but don't know whether she's still selling them though.

such a long post with so many questions.
I think I should be the long winded 1... hahaha... :lol:
thanks so much for your patience

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Postby skywalker11 » Sat, 19 Sep 2009 1:08 am

Hi,

thinking of Jan 2010 nose job in Yanhee, Bangkok. anyone want to join?

thanks
Frank

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Liposuction in Oct

Postby huskyjude » Sun, 20 Sep 2009 2:32 pm

I will be going for my tummy liposuction with Dr Arthur in Medan early oct (as I cannot get an earlier slot with Dr. Nara) & then to Dr. Nara for thigh/arm liposuction late oct. I also intend to do my eyes & nose depending on what Dr. Nara advises. Is it dangerous for me to time all these surgeries together within a month?

I am quite afraid of putting an implant into my nose. Is there a possibility to alter the nose shape without an implant? I do not need an ultra sharp & perfect nose, just a smaller & less round nose (that looks natural & not artificial) will do. Is that possible?

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Postby dreampotion » Sun, 20 Sep 2009 3:07 pm

now that tiger airways resumed their flights to hatyai, its really quite easy to take a flight there to get stuff done with nara

does anyone have any plans to hatyai for november?
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Postby sasa05_ » Mon, 21 Sep 2009 1:25 am

I'll be going Nara for lipo in nov.
Since I'll be there for 7 days and away from office for 11 days
I thought of getting my nose done at the same time cos I might not have chance to have such a long leave in future.
11 days issit enough for the bruises ard the nose to go away?

My nose is flat, no tip and pointed up.
i'll say i have no bridge, to the extend i cant even take a side pic w/o showing my face! :-|

I had attached the front and a "side pic" for reference.
from the side pic, can see my nose turned upwards and the turqoise line i "drew" is the bridge. if you look carefully, the line is drawn btw my upper and lower lashes. the part blanked out is my eye. :oops:

Can anyone advice wat is to be done?
I wan a bridge and a nose which is not upturned! :(

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PS: Pls dont' quote my pics. thanks. :)

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Postby perfectcut22 » Mon, 21 Sep 2009 2:44 am

sasa05_ wrote:I'll be going Nara for lipo in nov.
Since I'll be there for 7 days and away from office for 11 days
I thought of getting my nose done at the same time cos I might not have chance to have such a long leave in future.
11 days issit enough for the bruises ard the nose to go away?

My nose is flat, no tip and pointed up.
i'll say i have no bridge, to the extend i cant even take a side pic w/o showing my face! :-|

I had attached the front and a "side pic" for reference.
from the side pic, can see my nose turned upwards and the turqoise line i "drew" is the bridge. if you look carefully, the line is drawn btw my upper and lower lashes. the part blanked out is my eye. :oops:

Can anyone advice wat is to be done?
I wan a bridge and a nose which is not upturned! :(

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PS: Pls dont' quote my pics. thanks. :)


Wah... your eyelashes so long... so nice ^_^

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Postby sasa05_ » Mon, 21 Sep 2009 11:20 am

perfectcut22 wrote:Wah... your eyelashes so long... so nice ^_^

Perfectcut22,
thanks for the comment.
my eye lashes are actually not that long loh, i don't know why they look so long in the pic! :lol:

Have very swollen and fat eyelids, therefore double eyelids kinda hidden inside.
Want to do eyes also but recovery of eyes seems to take forever when i read through the thread.

i told my gf, so many things want to do, so little time, so little money, so many worries! hahaha :P

Anyway, read you'll be going to Nara in Nov too ya?
which dates will you be there? :)

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Postby Berserkmind » Mon, 21 Sep 2009 4:21 pm

sasa05_ wrote:
How bad was the pain? as in how many days did the "real pain" lasted?
from your experience, you think if go alone will be able to cope everything by herself?

And the open stitch for the fluids to flow out, most posts i read is it'll last for about 1 day, is it alot and messy?

How swollen and bruise do u get?
Need some advice so i can bring the right clothings along.
Most of my clothes fits just nice only.

For comression garments, we measure according to our size now, but after lipo, we get swollen, is it very difficult to squeeze into it?
After you did your arms, were you be able to carry things or bathe etc?
Alone, need carry luggage, bathe, everything on my own.. :(

As for sinecch wise, whr you got it from?
I read a lady - Rachel do sell them, got her number down but don't know whether she's still selling them though.



Real pain was first 4 days, but the pain is like very achey. As if you have done one million sit ups. Still can go about doing your daily stuff, walking about. If you go alone, you may have a hard time putting on the CG, because they are quite tight esp you are very swollen after the lipo. Other than that, I think you can survive alone ordering room service and resting in your room for the first few days.

My arms felt ok, maybe because not alot of fat was taken out. Large areas are the most painful, like tummy and i heard that thighs also quite pain.

Do bring elastic clothings or loose clothing. I was so swollen that I wasn't able to wear all the bermudas that I brought.

As for CG, you order based on your current size now. Right after the lipo you are going to swell bigger than your current size but as you deswell (after 10 - 14 days) it will be comfortable. I got my Sinnech from Rachel, you can call her at 96371571. Hope this helps
:)

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Postby sasa05_ » Mon, 21 Sep 2009 10:06 pm

Berserkmind wrote:Real pain was first 4 days, but the pain is like very achey. As if you have done one million sit ups. Still can go about doing your daily stuff, walking about. If you go alone, you may have a hard time putting on the CG, because they are quite tight esp you are very swollen after the lipo. Other than that, I think you can survive alone ordering room service and resting in your room for the first few days.

My arms felt ok, maybe because not alot of fat was taken out. Large areas are the most painful, like tummy and i heard that thighs also quite pain.

Do bring elastic clothings or loose clothing. I was so swollen that I wasn't able to wear all the bermudas that I brought.

As for CG, you order based on your current size now. Right after the lipo you are going to swell bigger than your current size but as you deswell (after 10 - 14 days) it will be comfortable. I got my Sinnech from Rachel, you can call her at 96371571. Hope this helps
:)

I read most ppl would say tummy is most painful.
I don't know how Nara is going to arrange which areas to go 1st but i'm thinking of having the most painful area to be done 1st so i can have more time for that area to recover. What do you think?

I read 1st stage is to be worn 1-2 weeks after op and stage 2 up to 8 weeks. When do u decide it's time to change to a stage 2 garment?
Also, I'm afraid after stage 1, i might down a size, so thinking whether i should get both stages together. or wait until i'm ready to go into a stage 2 then order.
You're post-op a few weeks already.
Have u drop any size or you felt yr clothes to be looser?

You stayed in lee gardens plaza?
was there wifi in the room?

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Postby pootie » Tue, 22 Sep 2009 2:40 pm

actually i lipoed my inner and outer thighs and my stomach (whole abdominal area), the pain was okay and you will be able to walk like normal and do ur usual movements, you'll be able to sit and bend and wear pants / jeans.

i was puzzled to feel little or no pain in the abdomen area immediately or even days later.. my abdominal area is not completely flat, and to start with it was not big/fat to begin with. the difference was very little and only a little fat was drawn out..

pain factor for legs 2/10. pain factor for stomach 1/10 to 2/10.

i dun wear compression garments cos nara didnt say that its an absolute must.

by the way, cos i heard and saw from forum here its more painful for the stomach, i had my legs done, then my stomach on teh next day.

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Postby sasa05_ » Tue, 22 Sep 2009 7:46 pm

pootie wrote:actually i lipoed my inner and outer thighs and my stomach (whole abdominal area), the pain was okay and you will be able to walk like normal and do ur usual movements, you'll be able to sit and bend and wear pants / jeans.

i was puzzled to feel little or no pain in the abdomen area immediately or even days later.. my abdominal area is not completely flat, and to start with it was not big/fat to begin with. the difference was very little and only a little fat was drawn out..

pain factor for legs 2/10. pain factor for stomach 1/10 to 2/10.

i dun wear compression garments cos nara didnt say that its an absolute must.

by the way, cos i heard and saw from forum here its more painful for the stomach, i had my legs done, then my stomach on teh next day.

I'm big to start with so i guess fats taken out will be more.
so probably more painful? :???:
i read through the whole thread 2 times..
i only managed to see 1 big person who went and she's a friend of a forummer. Already pm her and ask if i could know more about her friend cos in her post in here, she mentioned her friend had 2 litres taken out from tummy and was in agony. :(

I had to have compression garments due to alot of horrible stretchmarks from childbirth. I need to get the skin to retract. I know stretchmarks wont be reduced or gone, might even get worse after lipo so must try all ways to get the skin to retract.
Seems like i'm the only 1 here with horrible stretchmarks to get a lipo.
When i emailed Dr Nara my tummy pics, he suggested a tummytuck for my case so guess it's really bad.
But i just want to have a better shape and look better in clothes so i'm only going for lipo.
Tummytuck very major, i'm quite scared and also I don't have so much time for the long recovery period.

anyway, your swelling all went away already?
how much are the inches lost?
If you don't mind, can pm me your before and after pics?

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Postby Berserkmind » Tue, 22 Sep 2009 9:25 pm

sasa05_ wrote:I read most ppl would say tummy is most painful.
I don't know how Nara is going to arrange which areas to go 1st but i'm thinking of having the most painful area to be done 1st so i can have more time for that area to recover. What do you think?

I read 1st stage is to be worn 1-2 weeks after op and stage 2 up to 8 weeks. When do u decide it's time to change to a stage 2 garment?
Also, I'm afraid after stage 1, i might down a size, so thinking whether i should get both stages together. or wait until i'm ready to go into a stage 2 then order.
You're post-op a few weeks already.
Have u drop any size or you felt yr clothes to be looser?

You stayed in lee gardens plaza?
was there wifi in the room?


I guess it's best if you can get both stage 1 and stage 2. and it would be cheaper to order all in one go, since you only pay one flat shipping fee instead of 2 times.

My clothes were looser on day 14 or so, my tummy now is flat but still needs toning i guess. Some parts still swollen. If you are buying CG, i suggest you buy one size smaller then your current size. And I think you can wear stage 2 after 2 or 3 weeks.

Lee Gardens does not have wifi in room, only at the lobby. If you are intending to just rest in room, you may have to choose a hotel with in-room wifi. Booking at the travel agency at Hatyai is way cheaper than booking online. I ended up paying about $20 - $30 more due to poor exchange rate when using credit card to book online.

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Postby Berserkmind » Tue, 22 Sep 2009 9:48 pm

Sasa05, perhaps you should consider what Dr Nara said about tummy tuck. I heard from my friends who have given birth before that the skin sort of gets over stretched and becomes loose. So perhaps it is not actual fat inside but more of skin that has lost elasticity. Tummy tuck cuts away the excess skin so that the tummy becomes more taut. But alot of scarring. You need to ask Dr Nara more about downtime and scarring etc.

Like my arms, not much fat inside, Dr Nara said mostly is skin and muscle (maybe not toned) but I insisted to do lipo. I can see difference (smaller arms) but the loose skin still there, so it still looks un-toned at some parts.

Just my two cents worth, but decision lies on yourself. Must research carefully and ask more questions first.


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