Here are what some previous clients have said about Gorgeous Getaways. For privacy reasons, we cannot reveal their names. If you would like to speak to any, please
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Well, now that I'm home and on the road to recovery, I wanted to again say "THANK YOU" to you and all the staff at Gorgeous Getaways Malaysia for a fantastic experience and wonderful journey.
Thank you doesn't seem enough for all your care and attention that you expressed to Mark and myself. You made the whole experience a very memorable and rewarding experience for me and I can't thank you enough for your friendship and help throughout my time there.
The whole Gorgeous Getaways package from the meet and greet, through surgery to the final sad goodbye was one of the most heart warming and fantastic experiences that I have ever had. You treat your clients like family and when you come from another country not really knowing what to expect and come across such loving, warm, genuine people as yourself and the rest of the staff it is very reassuring and comforting. Rosalind, you are 1 in a million, you are certainly in the right job and I hope Gorgeous Getaways realise what an great asset they have in you. I certainly couldn't have done it without you and Gorgeous Getaways.
We are keeping in touch with the other ladies we met and have formed a fantastic friendship group. (Also thanks to you).
I will definitely be back in Kuala Lumpur (maybe for more surgery) in the next few years, so will look you up to say hi. If your ever in Perth, please don't hesitate to contact us, we would love to see you.
I am currently 24 days post mini facelift with Dr Nasir in KL and am totally thrilled with not only my emerging results but the whole she-bang!
In response to some of the negative media articles on cosmetic surgery overseas:
My recovery from surgery has been fantastic, and would like to tell Dr Tan that everything is going well and to thank him.
I have just come back from Kuala Lumpur after having surgery with Dr Jalil.
Hi Louise - I want to thank you so much for the fantastic service you provide. I felt so supported and safe in GG hands. I am very in awe of women who just get out there and take on such a challenge. I imagine the start up process of this business in an off shore country must have been overwhelming at times for you and your family, but WOW! what a fantastic and comprehensive safe service you provide. I probably will do it again, as it is such an easy process and it is all about me now.
My two friends who travelled with me on my journey could not believe how quickly I recovered and the final facelift result after ten weeks.
I have had such positive response from my friends - and from relative strangers! I have passed on the GG website/name to several people who have asked for it, including one shop assistant who was helping me try on dresses and whispered 'I hope this isn't rude, but your boobs look awesome, are they real?' I was like 'No, they're new but thanks for noticing!' She now has your website details as she was already looking into breast augmentation!
Please pass on to Dr Nasir that I am really happy with the nipple procedure. Just what I wanted and is the icing on the cake for me with my surgery. Everyone is suitably impressed with how I am looking and I am 6kg lighter on the scales. Thanks for all your help over my stay. Hopefully, we will meet again, maybe next year if I get the tummy tuck and eyes done.
Wow, it feels so good to be home.
Couldn't rate my experience highly enough. Extremely satisfied with my help, treatment and unforgettable experience. Thank you.
I am writing to you in regards to your country manager Lennie Chua. My wife and the family returned from Malaysia on the weekend and I have had it on my heart to let you know that you have an incredible team set up in Malaysia.
Louise, I just wanted to personally let you know that Lennie Chua lives and breathes your vision and having the opportunity to get to know her and your team over the last 2 weeks has been a real blessing to my wife, myself and my two children. Lennie inspires absolute confidence and has the ability to make you feel important irrespective of whether you are the patient or patients husband.
I can't praise Lennie enough, but I must say that having met Lennie and knowing that she heads up Gorgeous Getaways as your country manager in Malaysia makes all the more sense. She is professional, courteous and exceptionally friendly. She is a diamond that shines brightly because she lives and breathes her values and beliefs in all what she does, she is a real asset to your team !!
I also wanted to extend my thanks to Mr Limm, Augustine and Richard for their professionalism and friendship they definitely made each trip to the dentist and to Dr Heng enjoyable.
Lastly, Dr Heng was just amazing, what a doctor, what a man, he was professional and exceptionally easy to speak with and made us all feel very comfortable and safe. I know I speak on behalf of my wife here, I would definitely recommend Dr Heng, he is approachable, he exudes confidence in his patients and empowers his patients by making them feel secure and comfortable to make the right decision, he is respectful in whatever your decision is and he is very informative, provides you with all the information you need to make a decision which is right for you.
Louise, thank you too for your professionalism and your willingness to help my wife on this journey. Your help and friendliness was and is appreciated.
Thank you to you and your team in Malaysia they are inspirational and we will be sharing our experience to all.
I arrived home from KL on Friday from a wonderful experience with Gorgeous Getways. I would like to thank and contratulate you on an exceptionally professional yet personable organisation.
Thank you to Jasmine who was our customer service manager. She is an organisational superwoman, who didn't miss a beat. She is quite lovely and geniune, and my sister and I are committed to keeping in touch with her.
Lennie is the serene hostess, belying the huge role she obviously has. Noor and Stella took wonderful care of us and Richard and Mr Lim were perfect hosts with great senses of humour, as well as great drivers. (My, what they must hear in the car!)
Everything is healing as it should be except my sense of relaxation which is preventing me from getting on with my day to day routine!
I hope to return at some time in the future when finances and time allows.
Upon arrival at the airport I was met and taken to my hotel room and I must say the hotels (Legend & Lanson Apts) and environs were beyond expectation! All the medical staff were just wonderful and I at no time felt any apprehension. My Dr and GG staff were always there for me (I was travelling alone). Food was the most awesome experience and with all the fresh juices and fruit I healed so quickly which was remarkable for a 54 yr old who looks just 40 now!! If any woman or man for that matter is thinking of getting a make over I would say book now, I promise you that you wont regret it.
The prices are affordable I paid $18000 or so I was quoted $56,000 in NZ plus I had a luxury holiday and made new friends. I had a full tummy tuck. Oh boy you want to see it now, still as flat as a pancake! I had my nose straightened, brow lift, eyes done, full face lift and I look stunning now. I also had lipo to arms and waist...oh my new tiny waist. The Doctor had sculpted me into the perfect hourglass figure and best of all it is still the same. The scaring healed so well I can hardly notice anything on the tummy at all.
To sum up, Louise and the girls are just great, taking us out and just being there, so personal. When I can, I am going back for some non-surgery luxuries.
Having an extended tummy tuck and breast lift was the best thing that I ever did. The service from GG was wonderful, right from the first enquiries by email to meeting the fabulous GG ladies and excellent surgeon. At no stage was I worried, all questions were answered and I had full access to my surgeon, the great Dr Jalil, whenever I wished. The whole experience was fantastic. It was considerably cheaper than in NZ with a world class hospital, staff and doctor. And to top it off I had a lovely holiday while I was in KL.
From the beginning to even now my experience with GG has been outstanding, from the minute I arrived in Kuala Lumpar I was cared for medically and emotionally. I felt totally relaxed and had people on call around the clock if I needed them.
My surgeon was friendly and approachable, he was also realistic in what the outcome would be. I was always treated as an individual and made to feel that I was their only patient of that day rather than just a number, nothing was too much trouble.
My results medically have been fantastic, more than I could ever have hoped for.
I have had the most life changing experience, a decision that I have not regreted at all, and was overwhelmed by the professional service I experienced whilst in Malaysia; private, personal, and professional, and was treated with the upmost of respect, will I go back for more? "YES" without a shadow of a doubt.
Great care and attention from arrival to departure in KL.
Having had a major procedure (liposculpture) in KL through GG, I am overall happy with the result one year down the track. The staff were lovely and the sense of community was a bonus, as it can be a very lonely experience getting cosmetic surgery. The hotel was great and in a convenient location, even if my particular hospital was not! I wouldn't do something so heavy duty again, but I would trust any of the KL surgeons over the clinic-based Aussie ones. They have so much experience and most people seem happy with the outcome. Compare that to my recent experience in Sydney getting Botox, where the guy completely botched up a simple couple of jabs. Probably cheaper to fly to KL again and get it done properly! Don't listen to the cynics - GG are offering a great option at the price we should all be paying - why should wealthy socialites have all the fun?
I had a facelift and liposuction with GG in Apr08 and was thrilled with the treatment I received from the surgeon, hospital and all GG support staff in Kuala Lumpur.
The surgeons used by this company are truly top-notch and the hospitals leave our private hospitals here in Melbourne for dead. The aftercare is also something you cannot get at home. I will be going back for a tummy tuck and further procedures as soon as I can afford it and get the time.
Gergeous Getaway experience was truly amazing... offering only the best surgeons, staff, hospitals, treatment and support.
The staff being friendly, loving and extremely caring and helpful to their patients - us.
The Doctor I had for my surgery procedures was absolutely fantastic: not only knowledgable, also has "respectable bedside-manners". The hospital - above 5 star, for meals and accommodation.
By the way, I am not a Doctor person, my cosmetic procedures are the first surgery experience EVER. And let me tell you - I would NEVER change this experience.... I am ever so HAPPY with my results.... poeple now, think I am in my early 30's, not mid 40's...
I most certainly, highly recommend Gorgeous Getaways for surgery - excellence in every way. :)
Choosing GG was the one of the best decision I've ever made! The surgeon was excellent, the hospital was of the same high standard as private ones in the UK. The hotel was 5 star. After surgery we spent the time relaxing and enjoying our holiday in Kuala Lumpur. The GG team are there daily for you,from transport to care. Nothing is too much trouble for them. I was so delighted I returned later that year with my husband for more surgery! We both been complimented how much younger we look. Money well spent!
Although I had my surgery with Gorgeous Getaways four years ago, I am still delighted with the wonderful results the surgeon achieved. I had a face lift and tummy tuck and both procedures are still looking great. I have nice memories of constant support from GG staff, the top class surgeon and well appointed hospital. Everything went as planned and I was winging my way home a new women after just 21 days. As I went to Malaysia alone, I really appreciated the personal care and reassurance everyone at GG extended to me; I had the opportunity to play tourist and visit some outstanding places and all for about a third of the price of surgery at home. I have recommended Gorgeous Getaways to many of my friends and family and will continue to do so.
I used Gorgeous Getaways in July 2007 and from the company to the doctors and hospitals and nursing staff I cannot fault a single thing!
Plastic surgery was something I had dreamed of for a long time and was looking forward to going.
I traveled on my own and was absolutely fine! I actually felt like a VIP from when I first arrived at the airport with a driver from GG holding a sign with my name on it until I had to leave. Once you get there you are so well looked after by the GG ladies. They are the best. They organize everything appointments, transport to and from & outings if you want to see something. There is also a weekly get together with other patients I found it great to be with others in a similar situation.
I chose to stay at the Lanson Apartments in Malaysia and I was not disappointed, it was beautiful.
My surgeon, Dr Victor, was friendly and approachable; he was also realistic in what the outcome would be. Everything went perfectly the outcome medically has been fantastic, I am so happy with the results!
To sum up, Louise and the girls are just great, taking us out and just being there, so personal.
When I will want to go back for future touch up surgery I will definitely use GG again and I would recommend Gorgeous Getaways to anyone, for a well organized, professional surgery/holiday.
What a fabulous company. Of course like most of us traveling overseas for this type of surgery all my friends and family were concerned about the overseas fears. Is it clean? Is it hygeinic? Is the care ok...? Well, I was blown away by the world class health care facility I went to. I am a nurse in Australia and all I can say is - we need to take a page from their book. The nursing care was brilliant and the surgery was no problem. The staff from GG were like my friends and they were always interested in how I was feeling and if they could do anything for me. I will be returning in a few years for more.
Gorgeous Getaways come highly recommended by myself and my family. I had my surgery in March 2009 and I was looked after by the staff of GG from the time I contacted them and beyond. I traveled by myself and was chauffered just about everywhere. The hospital, its staff and surgeons are faultless. The quality of care I received was amazing. And the hotel....WOW. It is breathtaking.
Although I traveled by myself I felt very much that I was with friends and was very much spoiled with the level of care, treatment and friendship received. Have come away with much more than a great new body and can't thank GG enough.
I had a full facial and a tummy tuck and could not be more pleased. 6 months on and I feel wonderful.
I have had so many comments on the way I now look I could not be more pleased.
I would recommend any of my familly or friends to have surgery with Gorgeous Getaways.
Thank you so very much for the change in the way I feel about myself.
I traveled to KL on my own and was there for the two weeks stay on my own too. It was absolutely not a worry for me as the team at Gorgeous Getaways are so helpful, friendly and efficient. I trusted them and they delivered.
It was stress free due to the whole delivery of services running like a well-oiled cog. The staff were always cheerful but also compassionate when necessary. Lennie, Jasmine, Endang, Nor, Little Richard, Louise, Lim - all just genuinely warm and caring people.
Dr Tan was easy to communicate with and he was honest and took the time to listen. The experience was successful for me in every way. Many thanks.
I travelled to KL with Gorgeous Getaways in July to have a breast augmentation and rhinoplasty. Everything was very well planned and the communication from my case manager was brilliant. Dr Jalil performed my surgery and he was very kind and his experience shone through. The facilities at the Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital were first class and the staff brilliant. I am very happy with my results and was very well looked after while there. I would recommend Gorgeous Getaways to everyone I know!
My plane arrived in Sydney ½ hour early so my husband was not there. I rang him and said I would wait in the coffee shop.
I could see him walking up towards the coffee shop so I just sat there. He walked up, looked in, walked away, looked around and came back. I had to wave so he knew it was me. He could not believe it was me, every time looks at me he still smiles and says "You look amazing".
My other two daughters said I look too young to be their Mum and look amazing.
Back at work now. I have had a few comments but have got around all of them. Only one of my the supervisors pulled me aside and asked me if I had my eyes done and I agreed. He said that the surgeon did a great job.
If you are considering any plastic surgery, I would highly recommend Gorgeous Getaways. I have just had a tummy tuck & liposuction to my calves, inner & outer thighs, buttocks and lower back. Dr Jalil performed this surgery, I believe to perfection. From my admission to hospital & meeting Dr Jalil to today, my second last day here I have been treated like a Queen.
Dr Jalil is the most relaxed doctor/surgeon I have ever met. I have had cosmetic surgery before so I am not new to the procedures. I was in hospital for 3 days & I received visits from him every day. Even one day I was not feeling very well & told the nurse - she organised for him to come & see me in his surgery break. I doubt very much surgeons in Australia would do this! I have had a fair bit of swelling around my stomach area & saw Dr Jalil last night. He organised for me to come to his room this morning where he drained the fluid (big relief). He gave me his business card with her personal hand phone for me to call any time when I get home.
If you are considering plastic cosmetic surgery my advise to you is to come over here & have it done! The weather is fantastic & the shopping even better.
Gorgeous Getaways staff are amazing. I have had Rosalind, Helen & Nur take care of me like I was the only person they had to worry about. I met Rita, the head nurse today at my hotel & I already feel like she is a friend. When you are told a driver will pick you up at 11 then he will be there.. Absolutely nothing has been left to chance.
As for the pain.. I am a big baby, so recovery for me will take a bit longer. Saying that though, I am coming back next year for a facelift with Dr Jalil. I will not even contemplate seeing anyone at home which is Singapore at the moment or even Australia.
Please ask me any questions about my surgery, I am more than happy to share my experience.
I had surgery this year (2009) with Dr Nasir in KL. I had a Breast aug, lift, a tummy tuck and also a mini facelift. I went with Dr Nasir because he was a bit cheaper but had the same good rep as Dr Jalil. I stayed at the Lanson with is a serviced apartment (very nice) everything you need. I traveled by myself so I also got the Platinum Packge which gives you extras such as the ladies come for 2 nights and stay with you when you first get out, (they are just wonderful!!) plus massages and a few other things. I am very happy with my results.The hospital is like a 10 star resort,the nurses are awesome. I stayed for 4/5 nights at no extra charge.
Honestly no pain though. I was very lucky and didn't bruise at all, I took Arnica tablets about 2 weeks before. It is 7 months on now and everything has healed well. My tummy is still very numb but I don't think that ever goes after talking with other people that have had it. Anyway, I would highly recommend GG, everything is top notch!!!! If you would like to ask any other questions feel free, if i can help i am more than happy to.
Michelle and Barbara
I would just like to again extend our thanks and appreciation to you. You are a truly lovely and caring person! Thankyou for all your care and dedication to both myself and my mum during our stay. You honestly went above and beyond the
Hope you are well and happy!
Julie and Lucy
I would just like to tell you what a lovely time we had with the Gorgeous Getaways package.
Although I was not the one undergoing surgery, I was just there to support my daughter Lucy I was treated as part of the package and everyone of the GG Team included me in all the events – thank you.
From arriving at KL airport to the day we left, we were both treated in a friendly happy manner by all members of GG & Lanson Apartments. The package was superb and we had a wonderful time with the GG team who are all lovely people, the one person who made our stay extra special and we would like to praise her was Rosalyn - she is a credit to GG. I feel I made a special friend in Roselyn and I will miss her very much.
Lucy was amazed how well the surgery went and how little pain and bruising she had; her boobs are amazing and she is so happy now.
Thanks again, you are a great team.
I had 7 children so had what both I and my husband called my”baby pouch”. I always wanted to get rid of it but was very scared to have cosmetic surgery; and we just couldn’t afford what Australia was charging!! We went to a cosmetic surgery clinic in Melbourne and was quite shocked at the cost!!! Then saw a programme on Channel 7 about someone who’d had surgery done by Dr Jalil in KL. That’s when I decided to contact Gorgeous Getaways and requested surgery ONLY with Dr Jalil.
I had mytummy tuck and liposuction done in September last year and I'm absolutely thrilled with the results. Everyone that knows me was absolutely in awe at what I'd had done! I've just come back from a cruise where my husband and I have renewed our vows after 43 years (my husband has terminal cancer and it was one of his wishes on his “bucket list”). If I had the money I'd definitely go back to KL and have Dr Jalil do a facelift for me. He was a wonderful surgeon, so caring and definitely one in a million!! I can say this as both my husband and I are registered nurses. Take care. And god bless with all your good work!
Sandy in Oz
Emailed this morning but i think my coin ran out before I got to send it. Just letting you know all is well am recovery really well with no hiccups. Have just got back from afternoon tea and a bit of shopping. I am a bit tired am looking forward to havin' a cuppa and puttin my feet up.
I have to check in with myself to make sure I am not dreaming it all seems very unreal. I have no regrets at all. The hospital is amazing, and I thought the hotel was fab (and it is). The hospital, staff, food etc are like 10 star!!!
I did have lots to say but just want to rest for a while I have one of the lovely ladies coming to stay with me again tonight which is awesome. Top service I don't think I would get this anywhere in oz, not even if I paid private!!!!
Will keep you posted xxx
Hiya Louise, thankyou thankyou thankyou. All is great, my husband is a very happy man and all my family and friends are thrilled with the results. I have been telling everyone how great your company and staff are, and that GG is the only way to go.
I am so happy I can fit into a lot of my old clothes and that is wonderful in itself. I feel less self conscious and I am really happy with the healing process; no trouble at all.
I loved my experience in Sri Lanka and my doctors, nurses, Jane and Sabita. I would do it again in a heartbeat. For less than I would have paid here, I got the attention of the top doctors, in the top hospital, with around the clock care for three days and a holiday for my whole family. It is an experience that is unbeatable. I still can't get over the generosity and good nature of the Sri Lankan people, they are all wonderful
Thank you so much for making this experience possible. I feel like myself again. I feel like this is a new beginning to the rest of my life and makes me realise too, that nothing is final and inevitable and anything that you don't like or are uncomfortable with, you can change. It gives me hope that the future can be anything I want it to be.
Treatments: Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck, Liposuction to Abdomen, Hips, Thighs, Back, Buttocks
In response the interview with Louise Cogan from Gorgeous Getaways I would like to offer my perspective.
Extensive Surgery in Australia was not an option for me as it is very expensive and costs are not comprehensive - you need to pay surgeon, anesthetist, hospital etc seperately. GG offer a comprehensive package, accommodation, proceedures, before and after care as well as anything in between.
I felt Lisa's question relating to a foreign health system was more a critisism and were ignorant. The health care I received was second to none. I have had so many experiences within the Australian health system of incompetence or a serious lack of care that I would chose for anyone to go through the Malaysian private system. Even if you have the money to pay for it here, you can't buy the care and concern I received. I have seen the results produced by Australian Doctors in particular breast reductions - the results the ladies that went through GG were just so much better.
With the trouble within the Australian Health systems ie Dr Death and the wait lists, Australian women need an alternative.
Think about it :
I left my wonderful husband and my fantistic children for 21 days to go to a completely unknown country to have major surgery.
I have 8 daughters I want to love and appreciate their bodies and faces for what they are, what was my motivation??
I didn't want to look like a supermodel.
I was not wanting to look like a porn star.
What I was looking for and what I received was the option, a "choice" to restore myself.
I don't live in a world without options. If I go grey I can dye my hair. If I get moles
I can have them removed. If I need glasses I can have corrective eye surgery. If I have yellow or buck teeth I can get them fixed.
Why wouldn't I chose to reverse some of the less pleasant side affects of child birth if it is a reasonable option?
Who thought of "Yummy Mummy?" I doubt it was a woman but I am in my husband's eyes beautiful, strong, sexy. To my children I am Mum, fat, ugly, grey, brunette whatever they couldn't care less. What they did care about was me feeling good.
Treatment: Breast Lift, Tummy Tuck, Liposuction to Abdomen and Thighs
To the Producer of The Today Show,
I watched your interview with Louise Cogan from Gorgeous Getaways on the Today Show this morning. So interesting. I’ve just returned from my own extreme makeover in Malaysia, pursuing the ‘yummy mummy’ trail that you talked about. I underwent a breast lift/reduction, an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), liposuction to my thighs, flanks, back, waist and trunk. Laser treatment to my face, nasolabial filler and botox. Yes I had the works!
Certainly it was no holiday in the conventional sense. It was surgery. My makeover was ‘extreme’. I was particularly dubious about going offshore. I didn’t want to end up in some third world location with unsafe and unhygienic hospitals. I admit that when I booked to go, I did so on the proviso that if I was not happy when I met the surgeon and visited the hospital I didn’t have to go ahead. I could simply stay and have a holiday. No-one in Australia would give me the same type of option. In Australia the cost is high, you have to pre-pay before your hospital date and you’re required to sign a disclaimer so that your surgeon doesn’t take any real responsibility for any later problems anyway.
I think it’s worth considering why women are turning to surgery. There is an enormous amount of pressure on mothers now; to snap back into shape, rejoin the workforce and just get on with it. In my experience motherhood is far more demanding than we give it credit for. Even after coping with the challenges that it presents at home, many mothers are then treated as second class citizens in the workplace. Employers, knowing the dual demands of family and work, tend to opt for childless and often younger women to fill demanding positions. Many mothers, end up on the ‘mummy track’ stuck in part time jobs with poor security and lower rates of benefits. (Barbara Pockock, in her book “The Work Life Collision”, talks more on this subject.)
Mothers are called upon to make tough choices. Do we return to work? Do we place our children in the care of others? How on earth can we maintain any sense of positive personal identity when our lives revolve around cleaning up vomit and poo? We are fortunate enough to live in a time when more than ever before we have choices. We don’t have to choose from the same limited pool of choices that our mothers were presented with. We are more health focused, more conscious of planning for the long term. We don’t want to accept our bodies will look middle aged as soon as we’ve had children. We exercise, eat right and can even consider the option of surgery. Unlike a generation ago it is now safer and more accessible than ever before.
For myself, going to Malaysia for my surgery meant that was able to have all the procedures that I had wanted. You see twenty years ago, at the tender age of 22, I had my first baby, a massive 9 and a half pound girl –by caesarean section. But rather than shrink back to my prebaby figure afterwards, I was left me a large overhanging apron of stomach skin that left me feeling very insecure about my body. Though I embarked on extremely rigorous diet and exercise programmes, successfully losing my excess weight, I could not get rid of the stomach. Strangers would ask if I was expecting, which left me feeling humiliated. I felt like a freak. My post baby body was distinctly different to other women my age. Though I was still young, my body looked like it belonged to my mother. Since then I’ve delivered 3 more babies by c-section. Each time my stomach overhang has become worse and worse. It’s caused me terrible lower back problems, while the matching pendulous breasts have played hell with my neck.
I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised by my experience in Malaysia. The surgeon was great, the hospital top class and the accommodation and follow up care excellent. Malaysia is such a vibrant and developed country and I felt safe and secure at all times. Something I hadn’t counted on was the great friends I made while I was there. There were many other women having different procedures done. It created a really supportive network of people to have around you. I would never have been able to get such a good recovery period at home with the children to look after. For once in my life I felt like I was the one getting looked after, and after four children I can assure you it was about time!
Certainly the sense of trepidation I felt before going was terrible. I wish I hadn’t taken so long to decide to go. In fact I was so nervous that I kept a diary of my experience and put in online as a blog so others considering surgery could see what the experience was like. You might even find it interesting yourself. It’s at http://plasticsurgeryinmalaysia.blogspot.com
I’m really happy with the results of my surgery. Certainly it’s early days yet. But already I feel a sense of liberation. I’m happy and proud to be a mother of four, but I’m thrilled to not have to advertise it every moment of the day. My back and neck pain is gone and I know I look great! It’s a wonderful feeling.
To the Producer of The Today Show,
I have recently returned home from a fantastic cosmetic surgery holiday with Gorgeous Getaways in Kuala Lumpur.
I saw your story on the Today Show yesterday morning when you interviewed Louise from Gorgeous Getaways and also this morning. I am quite amazed that Australia seems to be so negative towards these kind of fantastic affordable surgery packages.
My experience with Gorgeous Getaways was excellent and I have nothing but praise for their staff, the hospital staff and my doctor.
I did a lot of research on cosmetic surgery in Asia before I made my decision and I found Gorgeous Getaways to be the most affordable company giving the best service. I was able to download my Doctors CV so I did have information about him before I even made my decision. I also was able to make contact with other Gorgeous Getaways Clients in Cairns to get more information. I had numerous emails from GG staff throughout the 4 months prior to my surgery, they were always happy to answer any questions promptly that I had in regards to anything at all about my holiday, accommodation, surgery etc.
I understood fully that regardless of where I had my surgery, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, that there could be complications and that nothing could be guaranteed. Gorgeous Getaways choice of Surgeons and Hospitals is of an extremely high standard, the hospital I was admitted to in Kuala Lumpur was better than any 5 star Hotel I have ever seen, I would rate it at least at 10 stars. The Nursing Staff were extremely professional (I was a Nurse many years ago) and they gave me the most efficient care, I could not have asked for better.
I could not compare the quality of the medical care to Australia today. I met my surgeon the night before my surgery and he spoke at length to me of the procedure and as stated before he did make me aware of complications that could happen and assured me that every possible care would be taken to prevent anything not going to plan. I was fully aware of everything that was going to happen to me and my post op care also. I was not nervous in any way and felt totally confident and at ease with what I was about to do. I thought that I would feel a little apprehensive and nervous but having the support I had I was fine.
I undertook my trip alone which was a big decision to make, being in a foreign country let alone having surgery. As I mentioned before, I did a lot of research which prepared me for my adventure.
Of course the cost of the package also had an impact on my decision. I could never have afforded the surgery in Australia with the cost being double my whole holiday in Malaysia. Until I found Gorgeous Getaways I knew I would never have gone ahead with changing my appearance and having Breast Augmentation.
Now I have done it I am so happy with the result and am so glad that I made the decisions I did. I hope many other Australian women discover Gorgeous Getaways and also go ahead and make their dreams come true.
I will do my best to promote this kind of Cosmetic Surgery and am happy to be contacted by you if you would like to know more about my experience.
I urge you to do a more positive story on the many women who have had Cosmetic Surgery Overseas.
A wee note on the anniversary of my surgery to say a Big THANK YOU again to all of you for looking after Frances and I so well. Please convey my thanks to Dr Jalil and his team at Ampang Puteri Hospital. Best wishes for a very happy 2008.
Arohanui and God Bless
The whole experience in Malaysia with GG was wonderful, I cannot thank you and all the people of GG enough, you are all amazing. I have been singing your praises to everyone, and have given your web site to all who are interested. I intend to come back to Malaysia with GG as soon as I have enough money. I would like a tummy tuck and some liposuction. Thanks for everything.
"THANK YOU" to you and team for a wonderful result and a wonderful stay in KL. Thank you for your professionalism, generosity and care.
Its good to be home and yes it was an experience well worth taking. I would be happy to talk about my experience with Gorgeous Getaways and my facelift. I think it was money well spent Dr Jalil did a wonderful job. Every day just gets better.
Thank you for your care and follow up. Karen did a great job. I will recommend you to my fellow work mates. I know there are plenty of people that would love to do what I have done.
There is a market for this in Southland New Zealand.
Please can you pass on my thanks to the whole team in KL - Stephanie, Sal and the wonderful drivers. I was very impressed with the whole experience and the kind and caring attitude of the customer assistance team.
From the word go - I was made to feel supported and there was always a call to see how everything was.. Stephanie was wonderful and providing assistance, when I friend was injured and I found this most kind.
It was also great to meet Louise and her mother - I hope her treatment went well and the get together lunches were great for moral boosting and support.
My local GP has commented on what a wonderful job Dr Nasir did, so many thanks to him.
What a super lovely bunch of people at Gorgeous - all the lovely GG managers that my husband Jay has been teasing, as well as Dr Nasir and the staff at the hospital. Thank you ALL so much - all's going smoothly and soreness is bearable BECAUSE of the loveliness and smiles.
Please forward my genuine appreciation of all the people that have helped me (GG managers, frontline, online) as well as to the boss!
Just a quick note to let you know I am now a GORGEOUS GIRL I have not been this happy with my figure since I was 20 years old and this year I turn 45 I feel 20 yrs younger OK girls I look 20 yrs younger I am now in a size 10 jeans instead of my 14 – 16. I have a DD bust which looks like they should belong to a 16 year old and Peter can not keep his hands off them. It has now been nearly 3 months since I had my surgery and I cannot thank you all enough for your kindness and support during my stay in KL, before during and after my hospital stay you were all fantastic. A very special thanks goes out to the medical staff at the hospital and especially thank you to my surgeon Dr Nasir.
Just the other night Peter and I were watching a local TV program about a woman that had gone to KL through Gorgeous Getaways she had the same procedures that I had and was very upset with the way it had all turn out. When we saw the photos on the TV we realized why. This women had obviously not lost the weight before surgery, not worn her surgical garments afterwards and her expectations was an instant fix, although we felt annoyed at the bad publicity she gave. She was one of the very few who made no effort to follow the advice of the hospital or surgeon. Don’t worry guys, we are doing a great job letting every one know how fantastic you all are. Once again, thank you.
Please forward this to ALL who were there for us.
Hope all is well with you. Since being home, I have had so many compliments about how I look. My thanks to Gorgeous and Dr. Nasir.
Please continue to send newsletters as one day I will return. My best wishes to you and your team of great girls.
Louise - I just wanted to thank your company - GG - for their professionalism and caring attitude .
Thanking you once again.
I was originally smaller then an A cup and I am now a fabulous D Cup!!
Where do I start... I guess I chose Gorgeous Getaways because it felt right, from day one I had a great feeling about them and I went with my instincts.
The medical staff, my surgeon, my nurses and the GG ladies that took care of me were fantastic I think they are the people who really just blew me away and made my trip.
From my experience I made the right decision! I am extremely happy with my new body and it has changed my life forever. I am so glad I had the courage to go through with it.
I have sent some emails to your staff thanking them for the attention they gave to my every needs whilst over in Malaysia. I am so happy with my FL from Dr Jalil it is everything I wanted! Also I just want to congratulate you and your staff for doing everything and more to make myself and my husband's stay everything that you advertise. I would recommend GG to anyone that is considering going overseas for surgery using your company.
Being about 6 weeks since my BA operation in KL, I want to email the GG team and thank all of you for your help and support. I am so glad that I decided to have the operation organised through GG. I am going along well and although I still have chest pains ocassionally, I am pretty much recovered!
The decision to have a BA was a huge decision for me to make personally and Louise, I want to thank you for answering all of my questions, often asked through my mum when I was away- that was a big help in making my decision. Over in KL, the support and guidance that the team - and Ann in particular - gave me was second to none. I felt like I always had someone to talk to if I had any concerns about the op and the recovery. There was someone with me every step of the way. I had a better understanding of what to expect after the op and they reassured me that what I was experiencing was normal.
I know my mum and my grandma -my family support team- also raved about the GG team as well. Not only did the team help me, they helped Mum and Grandma with "touristy" advice, included them in the Chinese lunch, and even took them along to the night markets when at the last minute I didn't feel up to it.
Dr Nasir was so easy to talk to, and so professional. He spent time easing my fears, reassuring me and making sure the end result would be what I was after.
Erika (for Natalie, 22)
I'd like to add my thanks and gratitude to you and all your gorgeous team.
Your team is fantastic!! Ann is the most calm, friendly, thoughtful and efficient lady. Was great to have her with us all the way. All others were so lovely too - (I won't mention all names in case I forget one).
Checking up on Nat daily - never intrusive but always there when we needed someone. Reassuring us that all was normal. Even the driver who took us to airport Stevie Chan - a great tour guide! He showed and explained so much on the way, and then looked after us until we booked in - so thoughtful!!
Mum and I were included in everything which was lovely for us and for Nat.
Thanks again for a wonderful experience and for Natalie's increased self-confidence - she now has breasts and is so much happier with her body.
I had an amazing time in Kuala Lumpur and am extremely happy with my surgery. I'd just like to thank you and all the wonderful customer service team at GG's who made my stay so enjoyable.
Thank you for all the trouble you went to to get me what I needed in regards to my bookings for hospital and accommodation. My breasts are very beautiful and I couldn't have been happier with the hospital or the lovely Doctor that looked after me.
I just wanted to let you know that the "spur of the moment and encouragement" to have a complete face and neck lift has turned out fantastic. Apparently it has taken 20 years off my age, I have never felt better. Given the reservations and how upset I felt just after surgery, the results have far exceeded my expectations. I still have some numb areas and a little bruising left but I guess this will disappear in time, but it doesn't show!
Thank you to you and your team, Dr. Jalil and Sharifa.
I recently returned to Australia after having multiple procedures performed by Dato’ Dr. Jalil Bin Jidon at Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital, as arranged through Gorgeous Getaways (GG). I write to express my thanks to all those who assisted me through this experience.
I would like to thank you for assisting me to find Dr. Jalil as your company made this comparatively easy. Being able to meet with Dr. Jalil in Sydney was critical as I would not have considered such extensive elective surgery unless I was comfortable with and trusted the surgeon.
I also thank Sister (Sr.) Margaret John. As a clinical nurse consultant, with the greatest respect, I compliment Sr. Margaret on her professionalism, nursing expertise and ease of communication. I was fortunate to have my sister (also a registered nurse) with me and we both looked forward to Sr. Margaret’s daily visits to our Lanson Place Apartment. We felt reassured knowing that she would ensure our nursing care of the patient (myself) was appropriate; she would provide guidance, support, wound management, and identify potential clinical problems. All this she did with subtlety and graciousness. Again, and with warm regards, thank you to Sr. Margaret.
I would also like to acknowledge the support and service provided by the hard working GG customer service staff including my case manager Karen Tan, the delightful Stephanie Eng and the very professional and competent Helen. Please also pass on my thanks to Anna, Sal, Lennie, Fera and Richard for their kindness and patience.
As the days pass I am increasingly enjoying the physical and emotional freedom that my Malaysian ‘holiday’ has facilitated. My only regret is that I did not have the opportunity to see more of the country and her wonderful people.
Dr. Charles Lee, I just can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done…You were there right from the consultation making me feel relaxed, comfortable, when I needed it most. You gave me something very special back. In time, I look forward for the overall results. Yes I will return not only for more surgery treatments, but for a holiday and of course, to see my favorite DR now!!
You will have a lot of support from Gorgeous Getaways, and their staff is highly professional - you will enjoy them throughout your stay. You will love the decision you will make and the journey you will undertake.
Dr. Jalil is an exceptionally gifted and understanding man. I am thrilled with the result!
I'm back in Australia after my surgery with Dr Jalil and feel fantastic. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the rest of the Gorgeous Getaways team for all the help and support you all provided to me. I am now letting everyone else know how wonderful you are. My Lapband surgeon in Australia has even asked me to give talks to his perspective clients as well as established ones about my lapband and my surgery overseas, so hopefully you will be receiving some referrals very soon.
Thank you again, you really have changed my life.
Just a quick note to say "Thank you" for all your help whilst we were in Malaysia. Valerie and I are both really happy with our surgeries and had a fantastic time in KL.
Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New year.
Well, it has been 5 weeks since surgery now and I feel great. Thank you guys so much for making this surgery accessable and affordable. You were all so wonderful and I will never forget you. I have been working hard on my weight loss since being home and have lost a few more kilos. So looking and feeling great. I love going shopping now because I am an average size and everything fits and also for the first time looks great as well. Dr Jalil is amazing what a wonderful and clever man. I cannot say enough about your service. Looking forward to the before and after photos so I can see what I use to look like. You forget so quickly.
I have now had my surgery and I think that this is the most wonderful thing that I have ever done in my life!!!!
Thanks for everything whilst I was there - I really had a great time there and felt so looked after - I will certainly remember the whole thing so fondly. Everything is good with my surgery results - looking better day by day as the swelling goes down. I was really so happy with the results straight away and couldn't believe that there was hardly any swelling or bruising. Take care and say hi to everyone and a big thankyou for looking after me so well. I really really appreciate it.
Am I pleased with the results? Well, pleased is an understatement - over the moon would be more to the point. Friends and family keep telling me how great I look but nobody has asked if I've had a face lift, I just look fresher in the face and I find myself smiling a lot more. My husband is delighted with my new look and my new confidence.
I am so happy with my flat tummy, I have gone down two dress sizes although only losing about five kilograms, I needed to purchase some new clothes recently (everything was too big) and it has been a real delight to look at fashionable classy clothes for a change.
I know I am a lot more confident, not just about the way I look but the way I approach life. I no longer feel or look my age and no longer feel like my life is out of control, and tell anyone who will listen how happy I am.
Gorgeous Gataways were simply superb, before, during and after my surgery everything was spot on, I had all the necessary information to make a decision and from the minute I arrived in Malaysia all my expectations were met. Staff members couldn't do enough for me, always cheerful and friendly, accompanying me to and from appointments and best of all they dealt beautifully with any difficulties.
I felt very confident with Dr. Jalil, he seemed to understand exactly what I wanted, he also made a few suggestions that turned out better than I had expected. The hospital & it's staff were extremely attentive and went out of their way to make me comfortable, in fact I believe the care was equal to most hospitals back home.
Everything is great, I have got rid of all my old padded bras! Everyone has said I look healthier and happier!! It's boosted my confidence quite a bit, I don't get all shy anymore about my chest, which is great!!!!
The bruising and swelling have gone done completely, and I got the stitches taken out OK, and I have brought some pure natural vitamin E oil to reduce the scarring.
Id be more than happy to recommend Dr Soma, he was great for me and I'd tell others the same.
I can highly recommend GG and Dr Jalil. My surgery has worked out really well - although do not underestimate the pain. The accommodation at Lanson Place was ideal - plenty there but enough privacy.
I would not have a single complaint about any of the treatment I received from GG or the hospital staff. They could not do enough for you and I was so glad that I had booked with them.
I am almost healed now and my body is amazing. My face didn't even have a bruise and makes me look much younger.
"Gorgeous Getaways are the most professional medical tour business in the world, I would highly recommend them."
I'm back from my surgery in Malaysia and had a great experience and results, thanks! I was out shopping the day after I got back to the apartments, I think everyone commented how fast I was out and about.
I can only say I don't know why I waited so long and GG staff were fab as were hotel and hospital staff - I couldn't have afforded this in UK and would highly recommend your company to anyone.
Thanks for everything! It was brilliant and I really couldn’t believe how good the service was. I wasn’t even expecting GG to be half as good as it was.
We cannot thank you and all the team up there for your helpfullness and encouragement through the entire surgery process plus your follow up calls & visits, we will be certainly referring you to all our friends who may need your services.
I would tell anyone considering cosmetic surgery to go to Malaysia with Dr. Jalil and GG as there is no comparison with anyone else.
Words are not enough to explain how good the hospital and the nurses were also Dr. Jalil and the GG team. The service was better than great. Everyone was so helpful and friendly.
To all the GG team thanks so much for your help and support.
The service received was very good. Having someone take care of the formalities, knowing the lingo, thinking in your best interests, arranging for you to combine it all with a holiday, taking care of the things you would not nave necessarily thought about and taking care of you from the moment of your pick up until your drop off, and all of this for the same price or even less than what you would pay for the surgery alone.
My breast enhancement was absolutely fantastic!! Dr Jalil was fantastic, I must say he is a lovely artist! I think he knows what looks good and what doesn't. I think if you have a particular look in mind for your results then make it perfectly clear to him. He's easy to talk to and will give you plenty of time if you need it.
I can only praise the care and attention that I received from G.G. Everyone was very kind, helpful and warm. I have already responded to Craig in this vein. I enjoyed meeting eveyone and feel that I have made new friends. I hope that your organisation grows and continues to flourish.
I found the hospital very clean and the nurses well trained and efficient. Their aseptic techniques were good and the nursing care was fine. Dr. Jalil is very talented, and he is clearly gifted.
I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Gorgeous Getaways to anyone who is considering plastic surgery.
"Fabulous" Dr Jalil is a legend, and a great guy to boot! I am very happy with my results"
I thought the service and care was excellent in Malaysia. I felt extremely comforted and safe not only by the staff at Gorgeous Getaways, but also Dr. Jalil and the nursing staff at the hospital.
I have heaps of confidence now, I feel much younger and today I start at the gym where I am going to work hard to maintain my new body.
My eternal gratitude and thanks goes to Louise and Lennie from GG, Dr. Jalil and all the staff at the hospital. My thanks also, to the other ladies I met who had had their surgery done and kept my chin up and my spirits high.
I am more than 100% satisfied with your service - from the moment I got in touch with you until I arrived back in the UK I was looked after. I am confident that you Lennie and Dr Jalil will take care of everyone that travels for surgery.
Thank you for all your help and support I received from you during my holiday in Malaysia. My nerves and insecurity disappeared once I met with Lennie and then the surgeon - you were so great with helping me through the whole experience. I honestly believe I couldn't have achieved such a good result without your support, and I am just thrilled that all up everything was half the cost as the operation in the Australia!
I am ecstatic over the result, I look totally natural and my boyfriend says nobody would know I've had plastic surgery, I just look "better".
I am so pleased with my new look, no one has noticed that I have had surgery, which is testament to a natural look. However friends have commented that I look youthful, that I look late 30s, which can't be too bad for a 54 year old man!
I would have no hesitation in recommending Dr. Jalil and Gorgeous Getaways as means of having cosmetic surgery performed at a reasonable cost to any of my friends or family.
Kelly and Ben
My husband and I would like to thank you Louise and Lennie and everyone at Gorgeous Getaways. We had a wonderful holiday, and the lovely time away took my mind off the pain of recovery! I will definitely be referring Gorgeous to all my friends and family.