A bit on my background
I used to be really fat, like 75kg, standing at 165cm.
I tried all kinds of dieting, yoyo diet, crash diet, exercising, and diet pills. At one point of my life, my weight dropped to the lowest, about 57kg I guess. It's totally the opposite of my heaviest.
I went back to exercise after my weight peak at 68kg for not watching my diet properly.
I swear to god I exercise more than 75% of the females, but I am not seeing any weight loss and I know the reason, it's because I can't control my hands. I love to feed myself.
Researching on Dr Arthur
I vividly remember I was googling on how to lose weight effectively and I just type Liposuction. It gives me so many links, from Lipo in Singapore, to Korea. How will I spend money on air ticket to korea? Crazy. And Singapore? Another Crazy solution. So I remember, I typed 'Liposuction REVIEW'
This review word tends to increase the authenticity and it's not just official website of the clinic. There were a handful of reviews of different doctors, of coz I omitted all local surgeon(I don't want my organs kena punctured), and Thailand is a NONO, I scare I tio AIDS out of nothing because I heard they reuse the syringe. So Dr Arthur was in one of the reviews. I narrowed down and googled all about him as well as visiting his official website at www.elixirdevie.sg (ps: Dr Arthur, I can never get to spell this clinic's name correctly without googling your name. Neither can I pronounce it correctly.. haha)
A quiet driver name Suyono picked me up upon my arrival at the new airport. For safety purpose, please get Suyono to pick you up, he will be right at the arrival hall with your name, YOU WON'T MISS HIM, HE'S LIKE RIGHT INFRONT OF YOU.
The traffic is horrible, horns are like free. I think the best business in Indonesia is horns, they horn so many times a day, confirm spoil very fast.
Anyway, other than Dr Arthur, there are two helpers. I believe one is the nurse, another is the helper who helps on everything. She helps me to massage, helps me buy food, helps to mop floor and show me around. She directed me to my room and shortly, the nurse came to do the SOP(take my blood pressure, heartbeat, weight, FAT %(omg mine is horrible), etc), I was at the clinic at about 10.15-10.30am I guess as my flight reached at 9.30am. Had a consultation with Dr Arhur at about 12pm. It was a really long one, he is not like those damn serious doctor until you will feel very nervous.
I can only remember what happened in the first 30 mins. He marked my thighs( damn itchy, was giggling all the way), and put some iodine on my thighs, I think it's to clean my thighs. I am at the operating table/bed, and the Dr Arthur injected the LA into my legs, and it was the worst feeling ever. I'm so super afraid of needles. I remember my hands were moving around and nearly grab the doctor.
The first few sucking was hell for me, I feel like electric shock. But.. subsequently, I don't know what is happening. I'm like zone out, fell asleep or something. I watched the my video that the nurse video-ed it when I was 'awake or sleeping' , I have no idea. But surprisingly, in the video, I can bend my knees and lift my body up. BUT I SERIOUSLY have no recollection of myself doing that.
Allow the pictures to explain.
Before (Beware of thunder) DAY 1
After (Bandage) DAY 2
By right, you should get a post-lipo massage on the second day, However my itchy hands went to un-bandage myself on first night because my calve and foot was numb. Dr Arthur went in and check on me and was shock!!! And I just bleed like crazy. Warning: Don't un-bandage yourself.
Couldn't take it as the bandage makes my calve numb and I couldn't feel anything. So Dr Arthur approve me to wear my 2XU compression tights! It's $154, damn...
From this angle it looks damn slim and also cause it's in black. Slimming illusion.
Dr Arthur (if you are reading this), just a few suggestion to help poor and painful thighs lipo patients like me.
1. Please place the phone beside the bed table, the current place is too far to reach when we are on the bed especially when we really need help at night and it's out of reach.
2. Are you able to do a simple wiring to extend the lighting switch? no matter how, I still need to stand up to reach(blame it on my short arms)
3. Bedroom '2' and the door to the other rooms are very confusing, the couple I saw during my stay opened the wrong door three times. Imagine if there's someone inside naked and didn't lock his/her door, it will be so embarrassing. So I suggest if you could put some sign on the 'main door', it will benefit the first timers and the potential victim in room 2.. :)
Thanks for visiting me on the first night, didn't bleed to death =)