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Offline Gaz_R7

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Ok this is my detailed description of how the Poland Surgery was...

As AK said, i went over to his house on the Sunday evening the day before we left, we just chilled out, watched a movie and played on the Xbox, etc... and basically waited until it was time to go to the airport. We were at the airport for about 4.30am and had to check the luggage in due to some of the items that we were carrying (some cream, water, etc... wasnt allowed through check-in in the hand luggage).

We flew at around 6.35am and landed in Berlin at around 9.30am local time, where we managed to get the luggage back pretty quickly. We then went through to the entrance of the aiport at Berlin and there was the taxi driver, Richard, waiting for us, with the name card. He showed us to the car and we sat in the car whilst we waited for Richard to return with another passenger, HarryO from this forum, who was also going to the clinic.

The journey from the airport in Berlin to the actual clinic in Slubice is around 99 kilometres i remember seeing on a sign, it didnt seem that far really, Richard was a decent driver and the journey was pleasant. As you reach the German/Poland border you have to present your passports to the authorities that work there in order for you to be allowed entrance into Poland.

Once through the passport control area, then the clinic was only around a 2-3 minute journey into the small town of Slubice. Myself and AK went straight to the clinic and HarryO went to stay in the hotel for the day i believe. Once inside the clinic, myself and AK were shown to our room, a nice, clean room, with 2 single beds (1 at either side of the room) with a tv and a nice en-suite bathroom.

It wasnt long before we were both sat down and had samples of blood taken from our arms, the nurse came in and took the samples and then we were given the garments for the surgery, etc... Before we put the garments on, we both had individual consultations with both the surgeon (Dr Baranski and also Andreas). They both explained the proceedure and got us to sign the neccassary paperwork for the operations and then we paid the money for the operation, and that was that.

When i had got back to the room, AK had gone for his surgery so it was time for me to get ready for my surgery. I was soon called for by the nurses and went into the theatre where i saw AK in the recovery room, coming round from his operation, still a bit groggy as you can imagine. I was layed down on the bed they have (where they operate) and i was then given general anaesthetic and the next thing i remember was me waking up in the recovery room with a rather sore throat, obviously from where i had had a tube in during the operation.

I requested some water, which the nurse gave me and also i was checked upon every 2-3 mins by the nurse, as i was wearing a finger pulse monitor which i think measured the oxygen in your blood and also heart rate, etc... I was back in the room pretty quickly and was still quite sleepy so i was asleep and AK was asleep when i returned to the room too. We were given food later that evening, and we were checked upon by the nurses very frequently and asked how we felt, etc...

We were both very sleepy and the next day came around quite fast due to the amount of sleeping that we did. Early again on the next morning (Tuesday), we were both woken quite early for food and also then had our dressings changed. We both then were moved to a room upstairs as they had to keep the room we were currently in, for new patients arriving at the clinic. The room upstairs was very nice, and we just both chilled and watched tv and relaxed on the leather sofas upstairs.

We had dinner made for us whilst we were out having a look round Slubice, we went to the supermarket and did a little bit of shopping and when we returned, dinner was ready, chicken with potatoes was the menu with a few vegetables too. Was quite nice.

On the Wednesday, this was the day that we were going home and we werent actually getting picked up by Richard (the taxi driver) until around 6pm local time, so we had a lot of time on our hands. In the morning, Andreas came upstairs to see us and see how we were, etc... We both then went downstairs where we had the dressings changed and were also handed our sheets of paper with the descriptions of the operations, etc...

Whilst downstairs the dressings were changed by Andreas and the nurse and also we were given some information on how long to stay off for the gym, etc... and physical exercise. Andreas said around 3-4 weeks would be good for myself. The sheets that we were given stated the dates for the stitches to be removed, which have to be done by the GP back in England. I have the stitches out on the 13th of February.

Once that was over and done with we went for a walk into the German part of the border and had a look round the shops and AK got something to eat. I went to the local supermarket and bought a bottle of alcohol to take home for the parents and also bought some cigarettes for my sister and her boyfriend. We had plenty of time to pass so it was fine. Once back at the clinic we got our things ready and basically just relaxed watching tv until it was time to go downstairs and be picked up by Richard (the taxi driver) at 6pm.

The weather was quite bad when we were on the way back to the airport, but we arrived at the airport in Berlin at around 7.20pm and we didn't fly until around 9.55pm so we had plenty of time just to sit down and relax, before the flight home.

I hope that helps and gives a good insight into what the Poland Surgery is like.

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Offline markashleigh1979

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well done!!!

i see the dr has stopped recommending a few beers the next day to thin the blood....i guess me and ian took to much advantage and they knocked it on the head....especially when we turned up in the wee hours smashed out our heads...well i was!! lol

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Hi Gaz,

 I am seriously considering having some revision done in Poland and would appreciate some advice!

where did you fly from in Uk?  what was cost of surgery?  what were the blood tests for?

What is the name/contact details of the clinic  you used?

thanks and conratualtions

elderkid

Offline Gaz_R7

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Hi Gaz,

 I am seriously considering having some revision done in Poland and would appreciate some advice!

where did you fly from in Uk?  what was cost of surgery?  what were the blood tests for?

What is the name/contact details of the clinic  you used?

thanks and conratualtions

elderkid

Hi there elderkid.

I flew from Luton with easyjet, we managed to get the flights for £30 return to Berlin which is a bargain.

The total for the surgery was around 1700 euros, this included blood work, the stay in the clinic, surgery, anaesthetic, etc...

The blood work i think is just normal so they can check things.

The clinic was the intermed clinic in Slubice in Poland and the surgeon is Dr Baranski.

Offline elderkid

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Thanks for info Gaz,

You were de-moobed by the clinic i have been coresponding with.  I received email from Andreas today with some info i had requested.  The surgeon has indicated that i would benefit from some more lipo - although i think i may have some excess gland to remove - although it is difficult for the surgeon to really see a true picture from the photos i sent him so i wouldnt really know till the day of surgery.

By what i have read they sound really proffesional and caring in their general attitude - not easy to find!
Did you have lipo only?  how much did you have removed? Hpow are the results so far - i know its early days.

Thanks again

Offline Gaz_R7

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Thanks for info Gaz,

You were de-moobed by the clinic i have been coresponding with.  I received email from Andreas today with some info i had requested.  The surgeon has indicated that i would benefit from some more lipo - although i think i may have some excess gland to remove - although it is difficult for the surgeon to really see a true picture from the photos i sent him so i wouldnt really know till the day of surgery.

By what i have read they sound really proffesional and caring in their general attitude - not easy to find!
Did you have lipo only?  how much did you have removed? Hpow are the results so far - i know its early days.

Thanks again

Hi mate.

Yeh the attitude of the pepole at the clinic is second to none really, they were great, so kind, caring, etc...

I only had surgery for gland removal as my chest is very lean and therefore liposuction on the chest was not necassary.

I have to have the stitches out on the 12th February so i look forward to that date and see how i feel about the changes, which i hope will look a lot better.

The main problem was that i get bad puffy nipples, my nipples and areola area isnt that big, i just get puffy nipples which show through t-shirts, etc... and are not good for the confidence, etc...

Offline elderkid

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Hi Mr X,

I had my surgery - lipo only - carried out by a surgeon in Thailand.  if you go to the Asia link you can read my story.  Those Thais are f_ _ _ _ _ g nuts man.  I think the main thing that attracts me to Poland is their attitude and the fundimental fact that the surgeon has a lot of experience in this field.  I mean it is not rocket science but it does require skill and experience - and consideration for the patient.  I hate the attitude of many british surgeons/doctors/dentists - they seem to think they are doing us a big favour and dont like us to question there ability!  The way i see it is we are paying them good money to do a job so if their attitude is f- - - - d up i dont want them anywhere near me!

Its all about attitude!  It doesnt really matter how much more money we pay!  That Levick guy seems typicaly of the attitude i wouldnt entertain!

It seems quite amazing how may people enter in to surgery without asking all the questions that concern them - i think it is because of the high and mighty attitude often encountered in the surgeon.

Offline NotFedup

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nice write up and a memorable read :)
Having surgery in poland is a pleasure.
Being trearted like a king is great.
All the expierience i have of the NHS have been bad.
Why have surgery in the UK and get MRSA? or Cdiff or MSSA?
The Poland clinic is spotless and thats why they are popular.
Good old fashioned cleanliness is the best way to go :)
losing my moobs was almost as painless as losing my sanity

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well done!!!

i see the dr has stopped recommending a few beers the next day to thin the blood....i guess me and ian took to much advantage and they knocked it on the head....especially when we turned up in the wee hours smashed out our heads...well i was!! lol

Hi Mark, Think we took the "have a few beers" to the extreme  ;) Still remember the night nurses face when we finally returned giggling like kids

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  • Surgery in Poland By Dr Baranski 24th Oct 2006
at patient1x if you want to chat to me PM me your MSN addy and ill add you to my moobless buddies on msn :)
and the same goes for any others that have or having Poland surgery
or would just like advice :)

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Just to mention again on this thread,

I'm going to Poland on 27th Feb, anyone want to meet / join me - get in touch

regards
Scar revision & Bio-Alcamid injects by Ruth Waters '04

Revision lipo surgery Poland / Baranski 1st Mar '07

Rev. lipo London / Karidis end of July '08

Rev. laserlipo England / Gabriel Feb '09

More photos to follow

Offline HarryO

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Good Luck Patientx1!

Even if you go on your own, like me, it's not a bother at all. Just bring some books etc to pass the time.


Offline Bob1981

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Good luck PatientX, wish I was going with you but I'm not quite ready yet.  The guys in Poland must be really good now because they've had plenty of practice!

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Good luck patientX, I think you are doing the most pragmatic thing with this. I am sure it will be the right thing to do. The more I think about going to see Levick to do a revision on an NHS job I have so many concerns that he thinks doing revisions on his own work is to be expected and you need to wait 18 months to see the results

On Dr x's website in the US he said that the skills is getting it right first time around and then there is rarely any need to revision/extra work and that the results should be obvious pretty soon none of this 'wait months and months to see if it is swelling or I did a job that needs re-doing'. His technique just sounds so brutal to avoid a scar that no-one would really notice anyway
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Offline TommyA

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Tommy -

Why would you want to see Levick?

Well I don't - now that I have looked into it! Good luck when you go to Poland, the few before and after photos I have seen look great


 

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