Sent: 27 May 2008 18:14
Well I took all your advice and conducted tons of research and now I can happily
say that I am 3 weeks post op from having a Breast Lift and a full Tummy
I had moved to Belgium in the April as hubby works there!! So to find out
previously that the clinic I had chosen was in Brussels was a big thumbs
up. Anyway had the op on the 6th May 08. I arrived there at 0700
hrs and was immediately put at ease considering that I was no doubt a major
pain emailing and phoning them with all kinds of questions prior.
Before the surgery I was asked to go into a changing/examination room and
undress and I was given a white fluffy dressing gown with matching slippers. I
met with Dr P. and he was truly professional, genuine and kind. He
had to measure me so that the breast lift would be perfect and symmetrical
tummy tuck just right and that the belly button where it is supposed to
be. I had to leave the comfy zone and give up my dressing gown for this
and I was very nervous as the only other man to have seen me naked was my
hubby, but Dr P. was brilliant and put me at ease. He measured, drew
lines, moved me around in all directions and took pictures of my breasts and
I was taken into the operating room and there was a nurse who I later found out
had had the same op as me, I started to cry as I was very nervous but she was
very very kind. She held my hand whilst I was being given
the anaesthetic and then when I woke I was indeed covered with heated
blankets and looking out at bunny rabbits playing in the garden. I also
had a drip in my arm as I had been in surgery for a good 6 hours. I had
two drains in the pubic region and one on either side of my breasts. I
was sore and was immediately given pain killers via the drip. After a
couple more hours I was ready to go home, they applied the corset to my now
wonderful flat tummy and went home. They gave me all information about
how to look after myself and what not to do, they gave me painkillers
(Tramadol) and the emergency contact numbers.
I had the drains moved on the Friday; 3 days after the op and again I was told
of the do's and dont's.
I had to go back to the clinic during the week as my tummy had fluid in it, I
phoned the clinic and they saw me straight away and Dr P. drained the
excess fluid, (which was totally my fault as I started doing housework etc as
soon as the drains were removed!). That is a big no no, no matter how
great you feel on the inside, please understand that this is major surgery and
requires at least one week bed rest with only getting up for the loo and only walking
for about 5 mins at a time. I have had to go back a few times to have
this fluid removed, but that is no problem, I have seen Dr P.
and he has been very patient with me; I ask a lot of questions you see.
They removed my stitches after 14 days and gave me some spare dressings, I am
due to go back in a weeks time to see the Dr, just to have a check up.
All in all I am over the moon with the results, all that nervousness when being
measured was worth it. I have a brilliant flat tummy, and great pert
breasts. Dr P. and his team are fantastic and they aim for
perfection all the time, they are professional, speak excellent English and no
problem or question is too much trouble for them. I highly recommend
the clinic to anyone thinking of having plastic surgery.
If anyone wants to ask me any questions I am more than happy to answer.
Please ask Linda for my email address
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