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This Canadian student in her early 20s went to Seoul to have double chin/neck, arms and abdominal liposuction done 2 years ago. However, the result was disappointing. She did not see any difference at all 1.5 years after the liposuction was done. She eventually came to see Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie for revision liposuction of her double chin/neck and abdomen 5 months ago. She actually read about Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie long before she went to Korea for liposuction. However, she was skeptical. How could an Indonesian surgeon produce better result than a Korean surgeon. After all, the whole world go to Korea for cosmetic surgeries, no?

Loving the result, she now returns to Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie for arms liposuction. Dr Arthur Tjandra does not quite like the result because of some unevenness which was not present right after liposuction. Curious with what could have caused it, Dr Arthur Tjandra asks to see the compression garment which the patient has been wearing the last few months, and is amused to learn that instead of proper post-surgical compression garment or abdominal binder, she has been wearing S&M type Halloween party faux leather abdominal binder! This kind of garment does not provide even compression, therefore results in unevenness. Luckily her abdomen appears much better now compared to the pictures she has posted on her blog: My Liposuction Journey. And it is definitely better and much more shapely now compared to after she had liposuction done in Seoul 2 years ago.

One has to remember that full recovery from liposuction surgery may take at least 6 months to up to a year. It is also very important to perform daily massage if possible, something which is extremely costly in Canada, and to wear a proper post-surgical compression garment or abdominal binder to help shape the abdomen and help the skin to retract back.

Video 13: Pre-op marking of the arms.

Video 14: Awake syringe liposuction under local anesthesia by Dr Arthur Tjandra.

Video 15: Completion of left arm liposuction. A comparison between right and left arms, before and after liposuction.

Video 16: A comparison between right and left arms, before and after liposuction.

Video 17: Completion of arms liposuction.

Video 18: Result of arms liposuction, the next day: A Masterpiece!

Video 19: Result of arms and abdominal liposuction.


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4 Comments on “Patient No. 482, Session 2: Arms liposuction: A Masterpiece!

  1. the videos for the end of may and this month (june) are not viewable. there are just “MVI” numbers where the videos usually appear. its not my browser as i updated them. hope you can fix them as i find your videos very helpful. thank you. maggie lin (USA_

    • Thanks for your feedback, Maggie. Unfortunately the internet speed in Indonesia is extremely slow. Upload speed is typically 0.1 to max 0.5 MBps, therefore it is impossible to upload these HD videos in Indonesia. We will have to wait for Dr Arthur to upload them in Singapore when he has the time to do so. Or wait for our patients to help upload themselves, then we link to the videos. It may take some time. We actually have lots of interesting cases and videos to upload. However, due to limitation of web hosting space (we have used up 2 TB of space to host our videos), as well as internet speed, we can only upload a small fraction of them.

      • Please consider using Vimeo, which is much more sensible than YouTube.

      • We have studied Vimeo’s terms of usage previously, when YouTube terminated our account and we were looking around for an alternative video hosting site. They are even much more conservative than YouTube’s. Strictly no breasts, genitals and buttocks were allowed. We actually contacted Vimeo to verify their terms of usage. Unfortunately, all our surgeries and videos somehow involve one or all of these 3 areas. Thanks for your suggestion, though.

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