"I had a neck lift. Also, in my after photo I have a bandage over the stitches in my chin, making it look a little puffier than it actually is.
This review is a little long, but I want to give you the full rundown of my experience from start to finish, as these were the reviews I found most helpful.
I've always had a very severe double chin. No matter how thin or heavy I was the chin never changed. It's always seriously impacted my self-esteem, so I decided to have liposuction on it.
I chose Mr. Chan based on the reviews on this site and after Googling him and reading some articles about him.
I paid €200 for a consultation (you get the €200 back if you go through with the surgery) where Mr. Chan took photos and then sat me down and showed me using the photos what could be improved and what couldn't. He was very honest and stressed several times the importance of having realistic expectations.
He actually suggested an alternative procedure than what I had originally gone in for. I originally thought that liposuction was the best I could hope for, as I didn't know what a neck lift was and he explained that a neck lift would actually improve the muscles themselves and look much better than lipo alone. It was only marginally more expensive than what I had already been quoted over the phone, so that was what I arranged to have done.
I had the surgery on 7/9/16 and had virtually no pain, even the day of. I was given pain medication after waking up from surgery, but Mr. Chan did not give me a prescription for anything and I did not need or want anything in any of the days after the surgery. It's been over two weeks now and I never experienced any discomfort.
I had an appointment with Mr. Chan the day after the procedure and I was shocked at how good it looked even so soon after the operation. There was almost no bruising and it didn't even look swollen to me. It looked amazing!
All my stitches were removed 13 days after the surgery and Mr. Chan took after photos and explained how to care for the scar on my chin. He said that the area was still somewhat swollen, but I think it looks fantastic as it is! It's such a vast improvement. I don't have a double chin at all now and my neck looks so much thinner.
Throughout the entire thing he was professional, friendly, smiling and easy-to-talk-to. He's a very kind man who makes you feel like he has all the time in the world for you, even though you know he must be very busy. He told me several times to make sure to email or ring if I had any questions. He even said that I could feel free to email him photos if I was unsure about anything going on with my progress.
Louise, his assistant, is also wonderful to deal with. She's very friendly and kind and always responded promptly to the many emails that I sent to her!
I can't recommend Mr. Chan enough. If I were ever having any other procedures done he would be who I would ring, for sure.
My surgery was done in Blackrock Hospital and my stay there was only one day, from 7am to 11pm, but everyone I dealt with was wonderful. The nurses were so attentive and friendly. The anesthesia made me very nausea and dizzy and the nurses were coming in all the time to ask if I wanted water and to make sure that I was feeling ok.
The hospital is clean, modern and comfortable. No one likes being in the hospital, but this was the most pleasant one I've ever been in."