MYA Vaser Surgery: Part 3 Pre-Op06:00
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
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.
|Show me the way to heaven please|
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 anaesethetic. On 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