L’Élixir de Vie

Encyclopedia of Liposuction and Fat Grafting Procedures

L’Elixir de Vie is a world-renowned Center of Excellence for Liposuction and Fat Grafting procedures. L’Elixir de Vie was founded by Dr Arthur Tjandra (曾华浚) on 23 November 2008, in Medan, Indonesia. Initially, L’Elixir de Vie was a holistic anti-aging, cosmetic surgery and sports medicine center, complete with medical spa. In 2013, however, it morphed into a Liposuction and Fat Grafting Center of Excellence, as Dr Arthur Tjandra decided to focus on his forte: liposuction and fat grafting procedures. That was the same year Dr Arthur Tjandra started publishing video case studies of his surgeries on his now-defunct YouTube channel.

This Encyclopedia of Liposuction and Fat Grafting Procedures contains more than 10,000 videos of liposuction and fat grafting procedures, which Dr Arthur Tjandra has performed since 2008.

WARNING: This is a Medical Encyclopedia intended ONLY for medical professionals!!! This Medical Encyclopedia contains nudity and graphic images of cosmetic surgeries. If you are offended by nudity and graphic images, or if your religion does not allow you to look at such images or to get cosmetic surgery done on yourself, please leave NOW!!!

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L’Élixir de Vie Encyclopedia of Liposuction and Fat Grafting Procedures was set-up in 2016, as an alternative platform to showcase videos of our surgical procedures, mainly liposuction and fat grafting, after YouTube’s suspension of our YouTube channel. YouTube proceeded to terminate Elixir de Vie’s channel in 2020. There has been a massive concerted effort to shut down our YouTube channel ever since we started publishing videos in 2013, to prevent us from revealing the truth about liposuction:

  1. Liposuction does not need to be performed with fancy liposuction devices which cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. It can be performed manually with just a plastic syringe which costs USD 2!
  2. Liposuction can, and in fact, should be performed under only local anesthesia when the patient is wide awake, because it is much safer, and it allows 3-dimensional sculpting of the body. Three-dimensional sculpting is NOT possible when the patient is sedated or put under general anesthesia. If you had watch our liposuction videos, you would have noticed that we flipped our patients around throughout the surgeries, sat them up, and even stood them up, in order to be able to perform 3-dimensional liposuction!
  3. It is NOT safe to perform circumferential (360 degrees) and 3-dimensional liposuction with powerful mechanical device, because the risk of skin necrosis, compartment syndrome and blood stasis, with resultant pulmonary embolism and death, is extremely high. One may read the possible risks and complications of getting circumferential and 3D liposuction done in a liposuction textbook authored by Dr. Jeffrey A. Klein, who invented tumescent anesthesia for liposuction. This liposuction textbook is the BIBLE all surgeons performing liposuction surgeries must read. Ask your surgeon if he has read it! Ultimately, the safest way to perform a circumferential (360 degrees) and 3-dimensional liposuction is using syringe liposuction technique. Unfortunately, only plastic surgeons who were trained in the 1990s received training with syringe. Syringe liposuction became obsolete and was no longer taught in plastic surgery residency training at the turn of the millennium, in the 21st century.
  4. The potential risks and complications of liposuction performed with just a plastic syringe is much lower compared to when it is performed with expensive fanciful liposuction devices.
  5. The potential risks and complications of a surgery performed under awake local anesthesia is much lower compared to when it is performed with sedation, or under general anesthesia. It applies to any surgery, not only liposuction. Hence, the million dollar question is, if liposuction can be performed strictly under local anesthesia when a patient is awake, why must you put the patient under heavy sedation or even worse, general anesthesia?
  6. If liposuction is performed with fanciful, powerful devices, it needs to be performed under sedation or general anesthesia, because it is too painful to get it done without sedation and/or general anesthesia. Such fanciful devices often produce extremely powerful suction, or generate extreme heat, or rupturing fat cells using extremely powerful jet current, which inflicts unbearable pain. Liposuction performed with just a plastic syringe is almost painless because the power is generated by hands using only a plastic syringe. Therefore, it can be performed while a patient is completely awake, under local anesthesia only, as we have shown in the thousands of videos which we have published on our now-defunct YouTube channel. It is perhaps because of this, that YouTube shut down our channel, including removing a video of Dr. Arthur Tjandra performing liposuction on himself! He is Patient No. 532, if you would like to watch videos of him performing liposuction on himself. The great power which lobbied YouTube to terminate our channel does not want prospective patients to watch these videos! How many surgeons in the world do you know, who perform liposuction surgery on themselves, while filming the entire process and post it on YouTube for the whole world to watch? Yet, YouTube does not want you to watch this! Why? To find out the answer to this million dollar question, as well as why YouTube suspended our YouTube channel, click on the link below.

For more detailed explanation of the above, along with published scientific papers and liposuction text book to support our statements above, please refer to: Awake syringe liposuction under local anesthesia by Dr. Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie.

Awake syringe liposuction under local anesthesia by Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie.

You may also watch how liposuction surgeries are performed while patients are completely awake, while playing with their mobile phones, doing video calls, singing songs, or chatting with Dr. Arthur Tjandra, by clicking on this link, and scroll all the way to the bottom for the videos: Awake syringe liposuction under local anesthesia by Dr. Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie.

READ: Why did Instagram shut down Dr Arthur Tjandra’s account?
READ: Why did YouTube terminate Elixir de Vie’s YouTube channel?

Update on Covid-19 situation

As of 7 March 2022, Indonesia has lifted quarantine requirement for fully-vaccinated travelers from 23 countries. Fully-vaccinated is defined as having had received 2 doses of WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccines.

Travelers from 9 ASEAN countries (Brunei, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) are exempted from obtaining a visa in order to enter Indonesia, while travelers from one of the 43 countries listed on this list, may obtain Visa-on-Arrival with payment of IDR 500,000.

Approved ports of entry for travelers on Visa-on-Arrival and Visa-Exemption-Arrangement-Facility include: Jakarta’s Soekarno Hatta airport, Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport, and Medan’s Kuala Namu International Airport.

For more information, please visit websites of Indonesian Immigration and Indonesian Embassy in Singapore. Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affair’s website is actually more informative and less confusing, compared to the official Indonesian government websites: Travel to Indonesia, and Indonesia travel page.

READ: Infographics for domestic and international travelers to Indonesia

Book your flights early to get Singapore-Medan return tickets for just SGD 238!

There are currently two airlines which fly Singapore (SIN)-Medan (KNO) route: Singapore Airlines and Batik Air. If you book your flights 1 month before departure, SIN-KNO economy class return airfares on Singapore Airlines are approximately SGD 800-1,000. If you book your flights between 1 to 6 months before departure, SIN-KNO economy class return airfares on Singapore Airlines are approximately SGD 400-500. If you book your flight more than 6 months before departure, SIN-KNO economy class return airfares are approximately SGD 200-250. Therefore, plan your surgery and book your flights early to save on airfares!

However, during Singapore Airlines special deal promotions, Singapore-Medan return tickets are available for SGD 200+, if purchased at least 3 months before departure.

Currently, Singapore Airlines offers promotional airfare for Singapore-Medan return flights for only SGD 238, if the flights are booked by 7 September 2022, for outbound period from 16 January to 31 March 2023.

Video Case Studies

This Online Encyclopedia of Liposuction and Fat Grafting Procedures is where Dr Arthur Tjandra publishes his surgical video case studies, after YouTube terminated his YouTube channel. While almost all plastic surgeons present their works in photo format, Dr Arthur Tjandra prefers to present his, in video format.

How to navigate through this Online Encyclopedia

There are 3 ways to navigate through this Online Encyclopedia of Liposuction and Fat Grafting Procedures, to view our video case studies:

  1. To browse through our case studies list, click on: Elixir de Vie Video Case Studies Summary Index.
  2. To view case studies of a specific surgery on a specific anatomical region, scroll down to the drop-down “CATEGORIES” menu in the footer below, and choose the type of surgery and anatomical region you would like to see. E.g. Liposuction, female abdomen. You can then see a list of case studies based on the preference you have indicated. Choose the case study you are interested in, and click on Read More.
  3. Alternatively, you may use the “SEARCH” button in the footer below, if you know the patient’s identification number, e.g. “Patient No. 500”.

Important information about liposuction and fat grafting

These 4 pages contain comprehensive information about liposuction and autologous fat grafting procedures, which you need to read before your surgery.

  1. Important Information about Liposuction and Fat Grafting
  2. All You Need to Know about Autologous Fat Grafting Breasts and Buttocks Augmentation
  3. Liposuction @ Elixir de Vie
  4. Autologous Fat Transfer Breasts and Buttocks Augmentation @ Elixir de Vie

Do not forget “Complaints” case studies!

Do not forget to go through case studies which are published under “Complaints” or “Unhappy Patients” categories. Because those published under “Complaints” or “Unhappy Patients” categories are supposedly Dr Arthur Tjandra‘s worst works! Therefore, by going through what his patients complained about, you can learn what Dr Arthur Tjandra‘s perception of beauty is. Like they said, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Hence, if you do not see eye-to-eye with Dr Arthur Tjandra in what defines beauty, it is best not to come to him for surgery. As what he considers as his masterpiece, may turn out to be your worst nightmare! The 2 bad reviews about Dr Arthur Tjandra on RealSelf.com below, illustrate our point. One of them is a fake review, though.

  1. Bad arms lipo – Arthur Tjandra – Review – RealSelf
  2. Abdominal Lipo Disaster – Arthur Tjandra – Review – RealSelf

It is so strange that there are numerous good reviews posted by our patients on RealSelf.com, but when you search for “Dr. Arthur Tjandra” on Google, you will be shown only these 2 bad reviews, which are ranked very high on the first page, but not the good ones. Similarly, if you visit RealSelf.Com and search for “Dr. Arthur Tjandra”, you would not be able to find any of those good reviews. Only the 2 bad ones above are shown. What does this tell you? Luckily, you are still able to read good reviews about Dr Arthur Tjandra posted on RealSelf.Com by following this special link, before RealSelf.Com removes them: Reviews of Dr Arthur Tjandra on RealSelf.Com. …………….READ MORE

Lastly, do all our patients have to strip naked for pre- and post-operative photo and video taking?

The answer is YES! By going through the fake-review case-studies above, you would understand why it is imperative for us to strip you naked for pre-op and post-op photograph and video taking. If you do not wish to give consent for the photos and videos to be published, you may do so. Photos and videos will be taken but they will not be published without your signed consent. But, these photos and videos still need to be taken to protect ourselves, medicolegally. As a surgeon, you would never know what a patient is up to, and may do in order to tarnish your reputation. ……..READ MORE

WARNING: This is a Medical Encyclopedia intended ONLY for medical professionals!!! This Medical Encyclopedia contains nudity and graphic images of cosmetic surgeries. If you are offended by nudity and graphic images, or if your religion does not allow you to look at such images or to get cosmetic surgery done on yourself, please leave NOW!!!

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