"Thank you!"GS, UK, 07 Mar 13
"Throughout my 20s I’d taken having perky C cups for granted, arrogantly dismissing boob jobs as something other (vainer/shallower) people did. But after three pregnancies and rounds of breastfeeding, my breasts were looking every bit as exhausted as I felt.
They really affected my enjoyment of sex, and at 34 I hated the idea of that part of my life being over forever. So I went for a consultation with Richard Young. He very gently listened to my concerns, inspected my chest, and told me about the options available, the risks involved (both during surgery and then the longer term implications of having implants) and the results he could realistically achieve.
As I felt ashamed to be even considering cosmetic surgery, I was adamant I didn’t want fake looking boobs.
Over two further meetings, Mr Young fielded all my endless (and am sure, quite annoying) questions with extreme patience. Some of my queries - about his abilities as a surgeon for example - I now feel a little embarrassed about, but I reasoned that if I was paying someone to cut me open and shove two foreign bodies in there, I wanted someone good to do it! He gracefully handled all questions with honesty and good humour.
Finally I was ready to go ahead with surgery. I felt like I was in safe hands, and I trusted Mr Young had really understood what I was after. Rather than me choosing an implant size beforehand, I felt confident he would make the best decision while I was on the operating table.
Although my recovery was relatively straightforward, there were a couple of times in the early days when I worried about the swelling, scarring and shape. Both times I was able to speak to Mr Young on the phone and he quickly arranged for me to come and see him, and lovely nurse Hoppy, at his practice. I really appreciated this, and it made me feel supported and safe during this recovery process.
Now, seven weeks later, I am extremely happy with the results and I fill out a 32D (or 34C, depending on the shop) perfectly - no padding needed, hurrah! They are not dissimilar to my pre-children breasts. No-one else seems to have noticed, but I just feel quietly happier and more body confident.
I feel like I’ve been able to reclaim my old self back. I’d thought my days of feeling like a sexual being were over and I’d just be ’mum’ but now I feel like I can be ’me’ again, too. As a final bonus, I have back the nipple sensation which relentless breastfeeding had deadened.
To conclude: I am extremely grateful to Mr Young, for his skill and his kindness. I am so glad I went through with the procedure and chose him as my surgeon. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him, and I will be returning to him for all my plastic surgery from now on (ha ha, hopefully I won’t become too addicted). Thank you!"
Mr Waterhouse and Mr Young are consultants in Plastic and Re-constructive Surgery, practising privately from their Harley Street consulting rooms. Specialities include aesthetic and re-constructive facial plastic surgery, face lifts, nose surgery, breast surgery, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) liposuction and treatment for lines and wrinkles ([Treatment name removed] & fillers). The Practice has been based in Harley Street forover twenty-five years and has a well established dedicated team with a long tradition of providing excellent patient care including a highly experienced Plastic Surgery Nurse who is closely involved in the pre-, peri- and post-operative care of all of our surgical patients from initial consultation through to discharge. The administrative and secretarial team provide efficient and personal attention for every individual patient. You can be assured that these London Plastic Surgeons will offer you the finest standards of advice, treatment and service. Every member is committed to making your care a totally satisfying experience. A consultation will provide the patient with the information needed to decide on treatment. For further information or to book a consultation call