This is another patient who decides to change her mind regarding signing photographic and videographic consent after she sees the result of her surgery with Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie.

This marathon runner in her mid-50s came to Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie 7 months ago for thighs liposuction, during which she did not give consent to have videos taken and published. But, fast forward 7 months later, she is so ecstatic with the result of her thighs liposuction, she decides to get liposuction done on other parts of her already slim and toned body. She also decides to sign consent to allow videos to be taken and published.

The question now is can such a slim and toned woman benefit from liposuction? From the series of videos we present below, you will find out the answer is a resounding “YES”! However, one has to note that it is much more difficult to perform liposuction on a slim person than a fat person. Because there is hardly any fat on a slim person, there is no room for error. The slightest over- or under-aspiration will immediately show on the skin surface as irregularity. There is also extremely high risk of causing burns to the skin if the surgeon is using an ultrasound-assisted liposuction, a complication often seen with VASER.

During this second visit, this patient requests for liposuction on her tummy. What tummy, you may ask. Where is the fat??? You are absolutely right! There is hardly any fat! But, remember the goal of liposuction is not merely taking out fat! True artists use liposuction to sculpt the body into desirable shape! This patient is a woman, but what strikes you when you look at her torso/abdomen, without looking at her barely-existing breasts (because of all her marathon running)? She appears like a little boy, especially from behind, when you can’t see her breasts! Why? Because she does not have a womanly hour-glass figure!

She blogs about the result of her thighs liposuction and abdominal liposuction on

Video 1: Result of thighs liposuction, 7 months later, and pre-operative assessment.

Video 2: Look, Pa! I look like a woman now! Finally…….when I’m already in my mid-50s!


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Combination of liposuction and autologous fat grafting to breasts or/and buttocks can be seen here:

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2 Comments on “Patient No. 431, Session 2: Abdominal liposuction on a marathon runner in her mid-50s!

  1. Pingback: Patient No. 431: Result of abdominal liposuction on a middle-aged woman, 8 months later – L'Elixir de Vie, by Arthur Tjandra (曾华浚), M.D., FICS (Plastic Surgery)

  2. Pingback: Patient No. 431, Session 3: Arms liposuction on a middle-aged woman – L'Elixir de Vie, by Arthur Tjandra (曾华浚), M.D., FICS (Plastic Surgery)

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