My name is Kim and I am 35 years old. After having my first child really young and gaining a lot of weight, then loosing it, then having my second and going up to 18 stone then getting down to 10 stone. Training and dieting hard, I always hated my legs – they never looked how i wanted them to look toned or defined,and always big around my knees. 12 years later I tried for my 3rd child and gained 7 stone and a year after having him just really struggled to shift my weight,no matter how hard i dieted or trained, walking 4 miles every morning before work and went the gym. I just couldn’t shift my last 2 stone. Just staying the same every week in my Weight Watchers session devastated me because i was doing everything by the book.
I researched Dr. Gupta and got in touch with him, had a consultation and he showed me some of his work. I was so nervous and embarrassed of my legs but he was lovely. I just felt so comfortable and he went through everything from start to finish and was realistic with me. He told me to go home and have a think about it and get back to him if i wanted the procedure. I knew straight away i wanted to go through with it.
I paid a small deposit, booked my date and paid my balance 20 days before my op. The day arrived, sorted the kids and got my train. When i arrived at the clinic the staff was amazing and Dr Gupta sat with me and talked me through everything once again. He gave me something to relax me and sat and talked to me like i was a friend he was lovely.
I can honestly say I didn’t feel a thing. It was fine, even slept, the girls were lovley also chatting away during the procedure. I felt a bit sore as the night went on and the next few days, but the results were amazing.
I felt like had won the lottery, and still had to go back for a second procedure in 6 weeks. Each day just got better. I did need 2 weeks of work due to me standing all day on my legs.
6 weeks later I went back and had my second procedure. Same as last time – just felt it a bit more than last time, but also needed 2 weeks off and just took a bit longer to recover than the first time, but worth every bit of pain. My legs seemed to swell up worse before they went down but now each day my legs are slimmer. I am back training and loosing weight every week sticking to my diet. I feel great – everybody commenting on how good I look and how good I felt in my clothes. I’ve droped 2 dress sizes but funny enough not lost much weight – just inches.
I would recommend this to anybody and Dr gupta is a perfectionist. I went back and saw my before and after pics and i was shocked at the difference and its only 6 weeks after my second procedure. Once again Dr Gupta was lovely and happy to see how confident I was in my skinny jeans. I am delighted with my legs! Thank you Dr Gupta – you’ve changed my life and cant wait for my summer holiday and my wedding and honeymoon next year.
“After a lot of research and other consultations, I decided to have my Vaser operation with Dr Wolf of the Private Clinic which proved a very good decision. Dr Wolf is exceptionally experienced and has the expertise to make what was a dream to a reality. He was able to sculpture my abdomen back to what it was last in 1989. With the combination of dieting I have now kicked started my healthy living to maintain the new me. I have found more self confidence and energy. My wife is also very pleased about the new me. The Private Clinic were able to give me peace of mind and constant support. Making a decision about Vaser is not an easy one but after speaking to Dr Wolf I was convinced I have found the right man. I am extremely happy about my result and highly recommend you give yourself the chance to have a consultation and learn more’”
“I LOVE my new thighs – thank you for doing such a good job on them. We are on holiday in Mallorca and it is the first time that I have worn shorts and looked nice in them.”
“Six months ago I had never heard of lipedema. As far as I was concerned, I was an overweight woman, with fat legs, who in spite of 43 years of trying to lose weight, had never managed to do so. In addition to being fat, therefore, I carried the burden of my self-perception as being weak-willed and incapable of exercising control over my body, an attitude that spilled over and profoundly influenced almost every area of the rest of my life.
I had come to The Private Clinic because I wanted a breast reduction having heard about the miraculous Vaser technique, which seemed almost too good to be true: a short, minimally invasive procedure under local anaesthetic, which promised minimal downtime… However during the breast consultation I realized that this might also work for my fat legs and so it was, when Dr Wolf was assessing me for treatment, I first heard about lipedema.
It is not an overstatement to say that day was one of the most significant days of my life. Internet searches for lipedema yielded results that were simultaneously desperate, depressing, liberating and yet hopeful. Depressing and desperate because nine out of ten websites delivered the news that it was a chronic and incurable condition of unknown cause. Liberating because at a stroke I realized I was the victim, not the perpetrator, of my affliction (removing guilt at a stroke). And hopeful because one in ten sources mentioned Vaser, or tumescent liposuction: a new technique, which was apparently ‘transforming’ the lives of some lipedema sufferers.
It is hard to know where to begin to describe the experience of the last 4 months in which so many physical, psychological and emotional changes have taken place. I’ll begin with the experience of surgery itself: I have had 5 procedures in 4 separate operations over 4 months. The experience of Vaser itself is, as promised, short, minimally invasive, minimally uncomfortable and carried out by medical teams who are quite exceptional in terms of the quality of care, technical expertise and follow up treatment they provide. Within half an hour, a double chin I had hated since my teens, was removed. Within a further two hours, the breasts I had loathed since my early 40s, and which had ballooned since the menopause, were considerably reduced (the most marked result being that I no longer walk with a stoop, a lifelong affliction I had assumed was a spinal deformity). The tummy which had grown since the menopause was radically reduced within 2 hours, and the same for thighs and calves (in addition to lipedema, the latter were very disfigured in an RTA I had when I was 17. Selective fat removal has rendered them almost symmetrical and looking far more like normal legs. Again, all under local anesthetic and within the space of less than 2 hours).
At this juncture it is worth remarking on how, in just one patient, this extraordinary treatment has alleviated such a wide range of life-long afflictions, resulting from such various causes as the menopause, an RTA, the condition of lipedema and (in the case of my double chin) some unfortunate genes!
My recovery from each of these procedures has been very smooth. I liken the operations to rather long trips to the dentist (although unlike the dentist, you can chat!) and the recovery period is comparable with getting over a mild cold or having a period. I had to wear a compression garment for 2 weeks, take a course of antibiotics and have some (very enjoyable!) MLD. Post-operative pain was minimal and alleviated with an occasional paracetemol.
Visually, I look very different. I never wanted to be a catwalk model or an athlete – that’s not what I wanted from my body – but I now look OK, and looking OK is not something I take for granted! Having spent over 4 decades feeling I was deficient and abnormal, looking OK is a HUGE thing for me, and precisely what I wanted to achieve. I used to think I didn’t fit in and my physical problems were in the foreground of people’s perception of me. Now I look in a mirror and am happy with what I see, which means I can get on with my life and my relationships with other. I’m OK!
Looking OK, means that the psycho-emotional jumble of self-deprecating thoughts and feelings have been defused. It is impossible to overstate just how significant this is. It is fair to say that even if I hadn’t had Vaser, the guilt about my condition would have gone, at a stroke, with Dr Wolf’s diagnosis. But with Vaser I find I am more psychologically outgoing. Unconsciously, as the condition took hold and became compounded, post-menopause, with larger breasts and tum, I had let friendships lapse: I have now picked up the threads of some treasured old friends and have many social events planned, which I would otherwise have avoided.
I don’t quite know where the energy has come from. Yes, I have lost bulk and feel more psychologically inclined to move and be active, but the resultant energy seems above and beyond these causes. Whatever the cause, this has been a fantastic result and find I DO so much more of everything – gardening, housework and so on. With the increased activity is a further enhanced sense of wellbeing. At one point I was doing so much that my son asked if anything was the matter with me, so unaccustomed is he to having an active mum!
The Vaser results have given me a huge boost, which I am building on with changes in lifestyle. I am learning more about lipedema and eating better, plus taking regular exercise. I recognize that these choices will support my overall health now and into the future.
Speaking of which, in 2 days time I will arrive at the milestone of my 60thbirthday with all that that bespeaks. I shudder to think how I would have felt at this juncture in my life, had I not discovered Vaser. My physical condition would have been unaltered, and I would have hovered in that horrible hinterland of guilt, desperation and false hope. I now feel as though my life has just begun. I have the energy and self-confidence to face the future with enthusiasm, excitement, curiosity and a sense of physical and mental well-being. It is true to say that I feel healthier, in every sense, than I felt at any of my other milestone birthdays.
I cannot recommend Vaser too highly and while I realize that results doubtless vary with the individual, dependent on all sorts of factors, not least patient expectations, I am happy for my results to be used to help others who are in a similar position to where I found myself 6 months ago.”
“I have recently had some Microlipo treatment carried out by Dr Harryono. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, and inform you of what a fantastic job Dr Harry has done!
The shape of my legs has ruined my self-confidence throughout my life, and after only 10days, I feel wonderful, overwhelmed with the results. For the first time, I am looking forward to wearing a skirt shorter than ankle length! I cannot praise Dr Harry and the specialist nurse enough.”