One evening after a few too many glasses of wine, a few girlfriends and I started talking about our bodies, post-babies. Yeah. That same old conversation, “no matter how hard I try, it will never be the same.” Then there was Anna*. Anna wasn’t pitching into our little complain-fest at all, and then I noticed, that actually, she had gotten the most incredibly toned arms overnight.
“What gives?!” I said, “I know you work out, what am I doing different?!” Then she spilled the beans. “Dr. Dennis Wolf at the Private Clinic.” She proceeded to tell me that she had vaser lipo, a procedure I had heard about from another girlfriend, on her stubborn areas that she simply couldn’t improve. We chatted about it a little and then called it a night. The next morning I received an email to the blog asking me if I knew of any good plastic surgeons who performed the vaser treatment, from another fellow, young American mom. At that point I picked up the phone to Anna and asked if I could interview her for the blog, anonymously, so that other ladies out there may have a good recommendation for this treatment. Thankfully for all of us, she agreed, and so here it goes…
AG: How did you find Dr. Wolf?
Anna: I did a lot of research into the Vaser treatment and Dr. Wolf has had such great recommendations and reviews, I decided that I should book a consultation with him. Dr. Wolf is part of the Private Clinic on Harley street which I also had heard great things about. It was really important to me that I went to see someone who was experienced and Dr. Wolf has performed over 1,800 VASER Lipo procedures for The Private Clinic.
AG: How was the consultation?
A: Dr. Wolf made me feel completely at ease. He has a very calm demeanor and understood why I was unhappy with my body shape. I wanted my arms and back of my legs to look a little less flabby and I wanted to actually be able to tone them. Dr. Wolf understood and told me I was the perfect candidate for the Vaser Lipo procedure. Also, because I wasn’t having too much done, I didn’t even need to go under general anesthetic, so I could walk in, and walk-out on the same day. After chatting with him, I asked when the soonest he could do the surgery, and we booked a date right then and there.
AG: Tell me all about the procedure!
A: Dr. Wolf does his surgeries on Brompton Road in a beautiful space that looks more like a chic office, then a waiting room/operating room. The nurses greeted me and immediately made me feel at ease. Dr. Wolf sat down with me and went over some paperwork and then it was back to the operating room we went. We took a few photos and then the procedure began. Dr. Wolf numbed my areas with a quick and easy shot that just felt like a bee sting and then started putting in the solution to numb the area all over. That was the only part that was uncomfortable, once the areas went numb, it was a breeze. I couldn’t feel anything. Dr. Wolf told me that some patients even fall asleep during the treatment! I, however, was chatting to the nurses the entire time. The entire thing was only a few hours long.
AG: And how did you feel after? Could you go home right away?
A: Yes. The nurses put me in a full body suit and that was quite uncomfortable because it did restrict my movement at first. Because of the padding and swelling the garment is quite tight for the first day or two. But getting home the day of the procedure was fine, I just walked out to Brompton Road and hailed a cab.
AG: And what about the recovery time? Did your children notice?
A: I got in bed with them and watched TV for the day but they didn’t notice anything was wrong. I was a little slow-moving for about 2-3 days but not confined to bed or anything. You have to wear these compression garments on the areas for between 2-4 weeks to reduce swelling and to make sure everything heals evenly. That was the worst part, the compression garnet was really hot, but it was really easy to disguise under clothing. I was in the gym doing light yoga the next week. And definitely was doing school pick-up and running around town very soon after the surgery. There was bruising on the back of my legs and arms, but with arnica cream it went away in a few weeks. I was given pain pills, but I didn’t really need them.
AG: And the most important thing, how do you feel about your results? Would you recommend Dr. Wolf ‘s procedure to other AG readers?
A: Yes yes yes! I am so happy with the shape of my arms and legs. Everything has changed. My jeans feel like they did before I had children, and I can wear sleeveless dresses and tanks all the time. My only regret is not having done the procedure sooner.
*Name changed to keep my girlfriend anonymous, after all she wants you to think her figure is a result of all of the yoga she does!