Being a compassionate doctor, Dr Arthur Tjandra does not believe that patients will travel all the way across oceans to cheat him. He always believes his patients when they tell him that they do not bring enough money, all they bring are their credit cards, but their cards are not working; that they lose their money, that they do not know he has increased … Read More Announcement No. 10: Launch of Hall of (De)fame on 1st June 2019
As of 1st January 2019, there will be a revision of our liposuction fee. Autologous fat grafting fee will remain the same for the time being. We understand that our liposuction fee will have increased 1,400% by 1st Jan 2019 compared to when we first started Elixir de Vie in 2008. We also realize that with this increase, 3-dimensional liposuction may become less affordable … Read More Announcement No. 9: Next surgery fee revision on 1st Jan 2019
The effect of performing more than 10,000 liposuction surgeries in the last 12 years using only nothing but syringe, has taken a toll on Dr Arthur Tjandra’s fingers, hands, elbows and even shoulders. As he phases out his practice, he will continue to raise his surgery fees every 3 months, until the demand for his service stops. When the demand ceases, so will his … Read More Announcement No. 8: Next surgery fees revision on 1st April 2018
Everything good, in fact everything good and bad, will come to an end one day. This is one of the important principles in Buddhism, also known as Anicca (impermanence). After having spent almost half a century of his life indulging in worldly pleasures and affairs, Dr Arthur Tjandra of Elixir de Vie will be dedicating the next half century of his life (if he was … Read More Announcement No. 7: Phasing out of Elixir de Vie and the launch of TantricPractice.com in 2018
Announcement No. 6: Compulsory 6-month “cooling-off period” for prospective patients who have initial doubts on our credibility
In order to allow prospective patients to make informed decision and prevent them from making a wrong decision which they may later regret, we have adopted a compulsory 6-month “cooling-off period” during which prospective patients who have cast doubts about our surgeon’s or our clinic’s credibility are urged to do further research and/or seek second, third, fourth, fifth or even sixth opinion, or as … Read More Announcement No. 6: Compulsory 6-month “cooling-off period” for prospective patients who have initial doubts on our credibility
Announcement No. 5: Buy travel insurance and keep all the things you need for your surgery in your carry-on bag (not check-in luggage) when you visit us!
On 7th Oct 2017, a patient who visits us from Frankfurt, flying Frankfurt-Singapore-Medan route on Singapore Airlines and Silkair finds her entire check-in luggage missing during her flights, upon arrival in Medan. A total of 5 German passengers who arrive in Medan from Frankfurt that day, find their check-in luggage missing! Our patient has no fresh clothes to change into, and the worst thing … Read More Announcement No. 5: Buy travel insurance and keep all the things you need for your surgery in your carry-on bag (not check-in luggage) when you visit us!
Announcement No. 4: Beware of burglaries and thefts on Silkair flight from Medan to Singapore and vice versa!
Bonjour! I am sure that you are getting excited with your upcoming trip to Medan for your surgery. There is, however, one issue that we would like to warn you about. As Dr Arthur has experienced 3 incidents of burglaries and 2 thefts in the last 1-2 years on Silkair flights departing from Medan Kuala Namu airport, we would like to warn you not … Read More Announcement No. 4: Beware of burglaries and thefts on Silkair flight from Medan to Singapore and vice versa!
After increasing our surgery fees on 1st Jan, 1st Apr and 1st Jul 2017, we decide to hold off our next hike which is planned for 1st Oct 2017, as The Fed seems unlikely to hike rate for the rest of this year. We will be increasing our fees by approximately 10% on 1st January 2018.
Please note that since mid-2016, we have been revising our surgery fees every quarterly. The increase in surgery fees is approximately 10% each time. In 2017, we are almost certain to go ahead with 4 planned revisions, on 1st January, 1st April, 1st July and 1st October. Unlike Federal Reserve which may still change or halt their plan, we are firm with our plan. We have … Read More Announcement No. 2: Surgery fees revision takes effect on 1st April 2017
Ever since YouTube terminated our account and removed many of our videos, we have moved to this new platform to share our videos. But, it is an uphill task and mission impossible due to several reasons: This platform is not optimized for video sharing, as it is almost impossible to upload any video with duration longer than 1 minute. As each of our video … Read More Announcement No.1: Surgical videos and subsidized surgery fees