Breast reduction – My daughter and I
Having always had a large bust, I had always worried that the genes would be passed to my daughter. I wouldn’t have wished the problems it has caused me throughout my life on anyone else – from the physical pain and discomfort that they cause to the constant unwanted attention they bring. My thoughts of having a breast reduction were put on hold due to the message it would give to my daughter.
When my daughter reached 16 years of age – the problem was there and her bust was larger than mine. Helping her through many traumatic moments only served to remind me of memories I never wanted to recall.
We often talked of a breast reduction operation for her when she was older. We struggled through the years and when she turned 19, the time had arrived that she was ready to have the operation. We researched the subject looking at the type of operation and the surgeons in our area.
After meeting with Lisa Sacks, The Lollipop method was the preferred choice and she had found her surgeon. Several months later, the operation had taken place and my daughter has been transformed into a beautiful lively girl who has taken life by storm.
Following the procedure at close hand and seeing the difference it could make, 8 months later I followed in her footsteps and had the same operation. It was the best thing that we could have both have done and it has been life changing for both of us.
From the first consultation through to the annual checks following the operation, the experience has been class and I cannot thank Lisa and her team enough.
Transformed my life…
In November 2005 I was involved in a rear end motor vehicle shunt which left me suffering with moderate whiplash. Just over two years later after numerous chiropractor treatments and deep muscle tissue massage the diagnosis remained and the consultant rated it was unlikely that any further treatment would resolve the painful issues of my neck and shoulders.
Due to the heavy burden of a well endowed cleavage (32G) the chiropractor and deep muscle therapist both concluded that with such heavy breasts over a period of time I would suffer more and the problem would only be managed by on-going treatment.
Concerned that that the menopause was beckoning and that matters would only get worse; I decided to have the operation that has a always been at the back of my mind.
I had a breast reduction by Lisa Sacks.
What can I say – 1 year on I have the breast I have always dreamed of (34C). I an wear dresses that fit and it has taken years off how I feel. I no longer have neck and shoulder pain and can after 6 years, move my head freely. I no longer need regular treatment just an annual maintenance session to ensure all is well. I am running around the tennis courts and strengthening my core with Pilates.
It has truly transformed my life.
I cannot recommend Lisa highly enough
I never saw myself as a candidate for plastic surgery and if honest I was probably a little judgmental about it. However having breastfed our two children I found myself left with extremely little breast tissue. I’ve always been slum with small breasts but I suddenly had absolutely none. I lived with it for a several years and then having spoke with my husband about it I began researching breast implants and consultant plastic surgeons, online. I found the amount of information overwhelming and daunting. I still wasn’t sure this whole business was for me and I was put off by most of what I saw on the sites for the larger well-known cosmetic surgery clinics.
When I saw on the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) website that there was a female surgeon (Lisa Sacks) in my area, I quickly looked her up. I didn’t set out to find a female consultant but suddenly it made sense. From the moment I spoke with Lisa’s secretary Liana I was reassured that I was not dealing with a large informal clinic and that this was an extremely personal service. I met with Lisa in October and I was immediately put at ease… I was clearly in the hands of not only an intelligent and experienced surgeon but a sensitive woman too.
To cut a long story short I went on to have three operations with Lisa. I had the first operation the following February and had a beautiful aesthetic result but unfortunately I developed a mild capsular contracture very early on and the implants were removed 8 weeks later, this was my 2nd operation. I think I was Lisa 2nd case of capsular contracture, ever. Of course I never thought CC would happen to me and I was devastated at losing my lovely new breasts. I can’t imagine having to go through this experience without having as compassionate a surgeon as Lisa. I realised very quickly that the measure of a person is not how they behave when things go right but how they behave when things go wrong. Both Lisa and Liana (and the nursing staff at Nuffield) could not have been more kind and helpful to me during this period and Lisa went to great efforts to investigate what had happened and took extensive time to discuss with me how we should proceed. We decided to wait 6 months before operating again. During this time I did quite a lot of soul searching about whether I wanted to go through the risk of CC happening again but I had 100% faith in Lisa throughout. Meanwhile Lisa attended several conferences on the new polyurethane (PURE) implants and after much research and consultation she decided that given my history, these could be a good option for me. I had my 3rd operation in October and 4 months later I’m very happy with my PURE implants and the natural look that Lisa has achieved.
I would advise any woman who is considering having breast augmentation to do their homework and understand exactly what is involved, but most importantly to choose their plastic surgeon with great care. It is, and should be, a long relationship. I cannot recommend Lisa (and her amazing, well informed team) highly enough, she is an expert surgeon and an extraordinary woman – hers is a rare blend of no nonsense straight talking and huge, genuine warmth. Her level of care is not I believe, the norm.