MYA Vaser Surgery: Part 3 Pre-Op

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Time has now moved on and I'm just a few days away from having my surgery done. Read parts 1 & 2

Waiting for my surgery seems to be taking forever but in reality its only been like 3 weeks since I paid - they are really quick with dates! 


At every stage the MYA staff give you loads of info about the procedure and what to expect but reading about other people's experience has really put me in the loop.  I've been obsessed with the MYA forum and Realself for tips/tricks and patient journeys. I would really recommend these sites if you're thinking of having surgery to get the bigger picture even before you go for a consultation

Anyway...

Before you're given the complete go ahead by MYA to have surgery you discuss pre-existing conditions & you have to get a letter from your GP.


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Show me the way to heaven please
Since I've been given the go ahead its just a few days before surgery so I popped into my local MYA for a pre-op appointment. This is just a meeting with the nurse, pics were taken, I was weighed and we ran through a list of things to do/not do before surgery.  I was also given lots of printouts with all these details plus info on the hospital, parking etc.

My Vaser surgery is due to take place at MYA Fitzroy, London. After surgery a chaperone has to pick you up, stay with you & you must stay within 1 hour of the hospital that night. You can of course stay at the Fitzroy but it's £400, so I won't be doing that! 

Luckily for me my 2 cousins have come to the rescue - 1 will be my chaperone/driver and the other one is providing digs for us before and after the surgery. It's then back to Wales the day after surgery.


As for the actual surgery I'm booked in for 3 hours under local anaesetheticOn a poster in MYA they say they can remove up to 4 litres of fat in 2 hours using the Power 'X' machine.  So with this in mind I'm assuming that my 3 hour slot includes time to be anaesethized. I'm hoping to lose 3 litres of fat & for the shape of my thighs to improve.


I’m a realist so I’m not expecting to walk in a size 12/14 and leave a size 2. The aim of the procedure is to remove ‘stubborn’ fat & to sculpt areas - it is not a weight loss treatment. Whilst 3 litres of fat would be loads it will be from 2 area's (stomach & thighs) so I doubt I will look different to people who see me day to day. The difference will be when I go shopping and I don't have to buy a size up to cater for my thighs & of course when I'm naked. 

I have booked just over 2 weeks off and I will use that time to recover and get used to to the 2 compression garments that I'll need to wear 24/7 for 6 weeks. 

24/7 & 6 weeks? 


Yep you heard that right. I'm gonna be trussed & bounded up for 6 weeks. The compression garment helps control swelling and aid’s skin shrinking to the new sculptured area. 


I have heard nothing but terrible things about the compression garments, so I'm not looking forward to wearing them but they are essential to getting great results. 


Right time for some last minute buys...

Next time: The day before surgery

*This series on my Vaser journey was written as it happened but has been serialized 

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43 comments

  1. I didn't realise quite how intense a procedure this was going to be until I knowing you'd have to wear the things for 6 weeks and have 2 weeks off work! Hope you get the results you want from it x

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    1. Yep, 6 weeks is going to be hell. Best foot forward though :)

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  2. Ekk that is a long time to have to wear the compression garment for I hope it isn't too hard to wear! x

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  3. You're brave. Good luck with the procedure, I hope it goes well.

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  4. Good luck with the procedure! I hope you'll get the results you want :) x

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  5. I'm sure everything will go well, I am following this with interest! H x

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  6. Oh wow. Those 6 weeks are going to be tough i bet? Hope all goes well

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  7. The compression garments will totally be worth it. Post birth I tried wearing a belly bandit which is similar, it was just so uncomfortable. If I was guaranteed results I would have continued wearing it and that's what will get you through. x

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    1. Man I hear you. Some people just go solo but I'm a believer in the good Dr's advice.

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  8. Good luck with the procedure! Hoping all goes well for you x

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  9. Good luck with your surgery, you are very brave and I'm sure you'll find the results worthwhile :)

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  10. 24/7 6 weeks my god you are brave but if it helps you be more confident then good for you. I hope that the rest of the procedure goes well hun xx x

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    1. Thanks Ana, it is a long time so its gonna feel like an age wearing it! I have waay to much confidence already so see cosmetic surgery more like a boyfriend that's not working for me anymore. Get rid and get something else! Ha ha

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  11. It sounds like you're in for some serious recovery time. It might be a good idea to stock up on a few things!

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    1. Oh yep, next post will reveal all in a few days!

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  12. OMG I must admit it does sound a bit scary, you're braver than me.

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    1. Ha ha - we've all got a little bravery in us.

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  13. This sounds very interesting. Looking forward to reading more. 6 weeks is a long time, you are brave x

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    1. Yes, its long and now summer is approaching its gonna be hot :(

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  14. Oh my gosh, I'm nervous for you reading this post! Not sure I'm keen on the company name - I'm amazing as I already am, thank you very much, but I can see how this type of procedure can appeal to folk. Good luck!

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    1. Ha ha ha.. for years I never realized it was a acronym until I saw it on their logo.

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  15. I am really enjoying reading this series it is so interesting finding out all the different things that come along with the surgery X

    Miss Kitty Kaos - Adventures Of A Riot Grrrl

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    1. Hi Kitty, I'm trying to cover the major points but sometimes I have to skip some stuff.

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  16. Ooh those compression garments sound horrible but hopefully it'll all be worth it in the end! Hope it goes well :)

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  17. Oh gosh I hope it all goes well for you, I'm very much in the camp of "if it ain't broke don't fix it".

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  18. Those three weeks seem to have passed by so quickly! Hope everything goes well and all is ok afterwards! Good luck! :)

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    1. Thanks Kira, underneath in small print it says the posts are written as things happen but the posts have been serialized.

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  19. this sounds scary! hope it goes well. I'm intrigued on the whole process

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    1. Not long to go until the surgery day post is up!

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  20. I am following your post with great interest. I wish you luck for the op and pray that you get the results you want.

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  21. Oh god, this is sounding scary now. The very best of luck to you - I hope we don't have a blistering heatwave whilst you are trussed up for 6 weeks x

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  22. Looking forward to hearing more about this. I find procedures of this Nature facinating. Even though he compression garments don't sound v.nice you know it's worth it in the end!

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  23. Good luck on the operation date and hope it gives you the results you want. The compression garments sound awful! Hope they're not as bad as they sound x

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  24. Gosh, sounds scary - hope all goes well and you get the results you're looking for!

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