Patient No. 380
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This 25-year-old Chinese Singaporean flight attendant had arms liposuction done in Singapore 6 months before coming to Medan to look for Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie for abdominal liposuction. She had initially planned to get her abdominal liposuction done by the same surgeon as well. However, feeling extremely disappointed with the result because she could not see any difference at all, even 6 months after liposuction when all swelling had subsided, she decided to fly to a 3rd world country, instead, to get a proper job done.
While doing her research before embarking on her liposuction journey, she had actually found out about Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie and his works. However, she was skeptical about going to him, as he practiced in a 3rd world country, and most importantly, he charged so much less. In fact, he was charging too little! The amount she paid for her arms liposuction in Singapore could have been used to pay for a 3-dimensional whole body liposuction for 3 persons, in Medan! After all, most people think “if it is too good to be true, it probably is”! So, she thought Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie was probably a con-man. That was also the reason why Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie had been hiking his surgery fees gradually over the last few years so that it would eventually be slightly less than what Singapore surgeons were charging. When he first started Elixir de Vie in 2008, he charged only SGD 150 per area of liposuction. The average liposuction fee in Singapore back then was SGD 2,500 to 3,000. Considering that while he counts right and left arms as one area, while other surgeons count right and left as two areas, his liposuction fee was only SGD 75 per area back in 2008! Yes, you read that right! It cost only SGD 75 to get liposuction done on your both arms back in 2008! But, there was barely any taker at all back then. Most people think, “There must be something wrong with this surgeon if he charges so little”. That was why Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie started hiking his surgery fees, initially annually, and eventually every 3 months, just before Covid-19 hit. As expected, patients started coming to him only when he was charging 10 times more than what he initially charged when he started Elixir de Vie. When Covid-19 hit, he had to pause the fee hike. But, when the economy catches up again, he will resume the fee hike, provided Covid-19 restrictions are lifted and the economy recovers before he retires. He plans to retire at 50.