It was my time at long last to realize my dream of having a good body.

Georgia is a forty year old mother of two who travelled from New Zealand to Thailand for breast reduction and tummy tuck surgery with Dr. Pichit Siriwan, plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Samitivej Hospital. After many years of planning, Georgia now decided that the time was right to make her dreams come true. Told through her own words, this is Georgia’s story about her life-changing surgeries and her joy regarding the incredible outcome.

It was my time at long last to realize my dream of having a good body.

“It was my time at long last to realize my dream of having a good body.”

From the age of 15 to my early 20’s despite being on the big side it was somewhat camouflaged by the fact that I am almost 6ft in height, so I could get away with carrying some extra bulk on my frame. I went to seek advice from a surgeon in relation to having a breast reduction done, as my enormous breasts were giving me intolerable backaches. I did not go ahead with it at the time. By the time I was in my late 20’s I had lost 20 kilograms and was left with the very unappealing remnants of my fat body literally rolling around my waist. I had worked hard at the gym and had a personal trainer six days a week in an effort to lose the weight, but was now hindered by the skin rolls even when I exercised. I was told that no matter what I did in relation to exercising to reshape my body, it was not going to work unless I got rid of the skin folds. I again investigated the possibility of having plastic surgery done, but the fact that I had not had children at that point was a determining factor. It was the beginning of my ‘waiting’ game.

Post children, and two very ‘big’ babies at that, it was my time at long last to realize my dream of having a good body. I have always been in the spotlight at social functions and on television due to my work, so I have a healthy dose of self-esteem that flows through to the fact that I have always liked to look good. But not just in a vain way, this extends to being as fit as I can be. My body now was not just an excess skin party around my middle; I also had huge saggy breasts from the pregnancies. Also with my last baby, I had had a cesarean, so my stomach muscles had been cut through and overall my skin had lost all of its elasticity from being stretched. It was not a pretty picture whenever I looked in a mirror. I think it was clear that I was ready for a mommy makeover in Thailand.

“It is incredible the difference the surgeries have made to my day-to-day life.”

I was very impressed with Dr. Pichit’s credentials, as well as his charming and altruistic personality. He also devotes a lot of his time to helping in a volunteer capacity those less fortunate who have been born with deformities and little access to corrective medical procedures. He is definitely one of the special few who give back to those less fortunate. I spent one week in hospital under Dr. Pichit’s personal care, as I had to have the surgeries done in two separate rounds. The first one involved liposuction of my hips and abdomen and the tummy tuck. The second operation, which I had three days later, was a breast reduction and a breast lift. Everyone was fantastic and I felt in very good hands with no qualms whatsoever. After a week spent recovering in the hotel, my stitches were proving to be a bit of a problem due to the thinness of my skin. For my best interests, Dr. Pichit advised me to stay in Bangkok for another week to ensure that my stitches were healing properly.

I now love my new body. It is incredible the difference it has made to my day-to-day life. I am over the moon with the results of my surgery in Thailand and my self-confidence has soared and several girlfriends are green with envy. I even wore my first ever “insy weeny” bikini the other day to show off the new me!