Breast Enlargement Patient - "After having my surgery at Pall Mall, I feel a lot more feminine and confident in myself."
Why did you decide to have surgery – any insecurities/stories to share that helped you make the decision?
I decided to have a Breast Enlargement as I had always been quite insecure about being flat chested, especially as I got older. I sometimes didn’t feel feminine or confident in certain situations and types of clothing.
I had always had the idea in my head of having a boob job and knew it was something I eventually would want to have, even when I was in high school. I decided to book a consultation in October 2020 at Pall Mall and it went from there.
Why did you choose Pall Mall and your surgeon?
I chose Pall Mall as I live in Newton-Le-Willows, and this was the most convenient location for me, with their private hospital being round the corner. I also wanted to ensure I had my surgery in the UK to ensure I received all the correct after care. It was also important to me that I was near the hospital in case I had any concerns / issues post-surgery.
How many consultations did you have and at how many places?
I had one consultation in October 2020 with Mr Prasad who was recommended to me by my patient coordinator. I did some research on him and had seen some very good reviews. He also works within the NHS with cancer patients and specialises in reconstructive surgery.
After my consultation with Mr Prasad, I met with my patient coordinator and agreed a date for my surgery. I paid my deposit, and the date was then reserved for me, the 2nd of November 2020.
How did you feel before, during and after surgery?
Before my surgery, I felt very excited / apprehensive as I had never had an operation before. I was mainly nervous about having a general anaesthetic as I wasn’t sure what to expect. My Mum has had numerous operations and told me I had nothing to be concerned about, just that I will have the best sleep ever!
On the day of my procedure, I was taken up to the ward and made to feel very at ease and comfortable by the nurses. I then met with Mr Prasad where we discussed the implant sizes I had gone for. I was originally going to have 275cc Motiva silk round full implants submuscular on both sides, however Mr Prasad advised me to go for 295cc as this would be a more effective result. Once I was happy with everything, I was taken up to theatre.
After surgery, I briefly remember being in the recovery room with one of the nurses and asking her if my boobs looked good (I was still coming round from the anaesthetic and feeling a little out of it) I was shocked at how quick the procedure was, I was in theatre for just under an hour. After recovery I was taken back down to the ward and looked after by the nurses. After an hour or so, I had all my checks and was discharged with all the relevant post op information / medication. My Mum then collected me from the hospital and I went home.
How was your cosmetic surgery journey from start to finish?
I had a very easy and stress free journey with Pall Mall and would recommend them to anybody looking to have cosmetic surgery. The whole process was very quick and easy for me.
How were the staff during your visit?
The staff during my visit were very accommodating and helpful. The ward staff in particular were reassuring and caring. I was a little nervous going up to theatre but they made me feel more at ease about the situation.