Trish: Hey everyone, I’m here today on this beautiful warm sunny afternoon, I’m talking with Megan who is based in Western Australia. Now Megan has got a really interesting story because she … Oh actually I’ll let her share it with you, but it’s one of those buyer beware kind of stories. So she’s had a bit of a journey with a couple of plastic surgery procedures. So Megan’s going to share all that with us today and ladies and guys out there having a listen, like really pay attention because this can just happen. You’ve just got to really do your research. So welcome Megan.
Megan: Hi, thanks for having me.
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The tragic death of Beauty Clinic owner Jean Huang in inner Sydney last week from complications of a minor cosmetic procedure seems senseless, however hopefully her death is not without purpose. It serves to highlight an issue that permeates our society which if left without addressing it, will inevitably lead to more tragedy like this. The issue is that some people appear to place little or no value on the training and qualifications of those who perform invasive and potentially dangerous procedures on their bodies! I have spoken to people who have researched more about their hairdresser’s training than the person who performed their surgery.
It’s the age old issue… when most women have children, more often than not, our bodies lose their shape and “perkiness”. Whilst it’s nothing to be ashamed of, many of us dream of getting back to our former glory, or at least getting close, and sometimes we need a bit of a helping hand. Vanessa, with the help of Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Mark Hanikeri from Subiaco in WA, achieved awesome results that any of you even considering one or more of the mummy makeover procedures should read and see.
Vanessa says that after having her four beautiful children her body was desperate for some help, including muscle repair. Her family GP referred her to Dr Hanikeri. Vanessa says, “Dr Hanikeri was very open and honest, and made me feel very safe from the beginning. He was continually happy to answer any questions that I would think of. I was extremely confident and knew I was in good hands.” After her first consultation it was agreed she should return in a few months time when she’d reached her goal weight which would improve the overall final outcome.
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For most of us, the idea of a 7 hour marathon on the operating table is a little (lot!) scary. However, in the hands of the right surgeon, and when you combine several different procedures to be performed in one go, it can absolutely be the best way to go. Jo, was brave enough to share her story with us. She had a circumferential body lift, brachioplasty, thigh lift, abdominoplasty and liposuction all in the one procedure.
Jo is a 53 year old nurse whose story starts when she had a gastric sleeve in 2014 and lost 50kgs. Because of the massive weightloss Jo had heaps of excess skin. She says, “I had empty skin that exercise just didn’t get rid of. My arms bothered me the most – they were big and floppy. Also, my inner thighs were drooping down to my knees.”
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In recent times, population growth and the high cost of technological innovation has seen the cost of delivering medical care both at a community and an individual level rise significantly. Under these circumstances there is pressure for all care givers to improve efficiencies to help manage these costs.