And this time, it is permanently! Finally, after waiting 4 years, this day eventually comes (again). Actually, this day would have come much earlier had we not set up this Video Blog, which you are reading now, after YouTube terminated our account back in 2016. So, from 2016 to late 2019, there was a hiatus when we did not publish new video at all on our YouTube channel, after it was reinstated. But, subscriber counts continued to grow from 200,000 to close to 750,000 in these 4 years, even when we did not publish new videos.
So, why did we go back to publishing videos on YouTube again in late 2019? It was because we had used up 2 Terabytes of space on our server, hosting some 5,000 of our surgical videos! Including the 2,500 videos we have successfully published on YouTube thus far, the 1,000 videos YouTube removed in 2016, and another 100+ videos they removed from January to September 2020, Dr Arthur Tjandra has published a total approximately 8,600 videos of his surgeries on the internet!
Now, tell us which surgeon in the world has published 8,600 of his surgery videos on the internet for prospective patients to watch? Which surgeon in the world has such confidence and transparency to document every single step of his surgeries, from pre-operative marking to the results, years and even decades later? Which surgeon in the world has the same patients returning to him, again and again over a period of between 2 to 10 years, for average half a dozen surgeries per patient? This is why Dr Arthur Tjandra can document the whole body transformation journey of each of his patient (who gives such written consent), and show the results, many years after the initial surgeries! It is exactly because of his transparency, honesty and confidence, that his videos are being removed by YouTube and his account being terminated (again for the second time)!
At the time YouTube terminated Elixir de Vie channel, our channel is the 5th Most Popular YouTube channel in Singapore!
Based on its lifetime statistics, Elixir de Vie channel is the 33rd Most Subscribed YouTube Channel, and 14th Most Viewed YouTube channel in Singapore, at the time of its termination.
We have already explained why YouTube keeps removing our videos in a separate post: Why does YouTube keep removing your videos? Basically, it is because 99% of surgeons still present their cosmetic surgical results in photo format, or videos made of still photos (which are often doctored/Photoshopped!). Apparently, while most American surgeons publish videos of their surgeries, they present their before and after surgery results in still photo format or video of still photo slide shows! Still photos, as all of us know, are extremely easy to doctor/Photoshop! Dr Arthur Tjandra has raised the bar too high by presenting everything in video format! By closing our channel, YouTube prevents Dr Arthur Tjandra from raising the bar higher.
The liposuction industry also has a lot to lose because Dr Arthur Tjandra keeps telling the world that liposuction can be performed with just a cheap $2 plastic syringe. The liposuction industry does not want prospective patients to learn this fact! It is going to cost them billions of dollars in lost profit each year, as per the documents we presented in the above post, if prospective patients demanded for syringe liposuction instead of liposuction performed with mechanical devices offered by almost ALL surgeons in the world! Not only does Dr Arthur Tjandra show that liposuction can be performed with just a syringe, but Dr Arthur Tjandra even goes on to show that it can produce even much better results than a $100,000 device! His case studies show many patients from major cities in the world, such as London, Paris, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Sydney, Melbourne, flying all the way to a second-tier city (Medan) in a third world country (Indonesia) to look for him for revision surgeries! To back this claim up, he has published some 8,600 videos across his YouTube channel and this Vlog!
Lastly, which is probably the most important reason is, Dr Arthur Tjandra is an ethnic Chinese surgeon! America has come to a stage that all competitions, especially from Chinese, must be eliminated at all costs, with its America First and Make America Great Again policy!
Although YouTube may think they are protecting American surgeons and businesses (liposuction devices manufacturers), they are actually harming American consumers/patients with this information censorship. If you looked at the liposuction revision case studies we have published on this Vlog, many of the patients who had come to visit Dr Arthur Tjandra for revision surgeries were American citizens, who had their primary surgeries done in the United States, before flying to Indonesia to get revision surgeries done, successfully! By terminating our channel, and censoring our videos by removing them, YouTube deprives American patients from a competent surgeon they deserve! By terminating our channel and censoring our videos by removing them, YouTube controls what consumers are allowed and not allowed to learn. The fact is Dr Arthur Tjandra is one of the only two surgeons in the world who offer syringe liposuction. The other one is A/Professor Fong Poh Him in Singapore. We have explained in great detail in both this Vlog and our website, the advantages of syringe liposuction compared to other power-assisted liposuction (PAL) with various devices. By terminating our channel and removing our videos, YouTube basically does not want consumers to learn about the existence of syringe liposuction. This action violates the US Anti Trust or Anti Competition Law!
Moving forward, this Vlog will continue to serve as a major platform to showcase Dr Arthur Tjandra’s works. Due to limited space and high cost of hosting our own contents, we may have to showcase our results in photo format, just like what other surgeons do, again. But, the 8,600 videos we have published so far, 3,500 of which have been removed by YouTube, are testimonies of Dr Arthur Tjandra’s excellent works and his commitment to always produce excellent results for his patients, as well as to show surgical results as they truly are, instead of doctored (Photoshopped) results, like what most surgeons do!