Rating from 85 Reviews Tiny bit of bruising but no swelling!Anna, Merseyside, 02 Jun 15
I am a 43 yr old lady from the Wirral in uk. I had upper and lower Blepharoplasty at Formé clinic just 10 days ago, I have only a tiny bit of bruising left and no swelling now at all!!!
I had two consultations here in the UK first, one in Harley st London and one in Spire Murrayfield hospital, unfortunately the cost was way out of my range so I looked at clinics abroad.
After much research I decided on forme clinic Prague.
My surgery was performed by dr vasek and I am more than happy so far.
I was very impressed by the proffesionalism of the whole team at the clinic, I was pleasantly surprised at the prompt responses and reassurance that I received from my first email enquiry, my every question and query was answered within an hour or so via email or personal phone call from jana the lovely client manager girl, this was my first ever surgery ( apart from a dodgy cheap dabble with treatment for wrinkles last year that did nothing) So as you can imagine ? I was in panic mode and even after weeks of googling surgeons abroad and prices and flight options and each dr's past and criteria and clinic cleanliness, and surgeons before and after pics and reviews...... I WAS STILL WARY,STILL SCARED! AND STILL PETRIFIED!!!!!!!!
I decided and I made my choice and booked my flights and accomadation with help from Jana at reception at forme and on 21st may 2015 off I went ......alone.
The flight was quick and un eventful, at Prague airport I was met by a free taxi from the clinic , and delivered to the doorstep of clinic/apatrtment building, as my op was the next day and recommended stay was 2 days I had booked into the apartments in the clinic building, my apartment was lovely! Very modern And slick, spotlessly clean and easy a 4 star with a smart tv, everything you could need and a marks and spencer next door!
The clinic is just downstairs and the next day I arrived for my consultation at 9 am , greeted warmly by JAna and the nurses and then in for my consultation with dr vasek. He is fab! So honest and no nonsense but also intent on explaining everything in detail and giving you realistic outcome and goals that can be achieved. He answered my queries and thoroughly went through aftercare and do's and dont's until the swelling resides etc.... I liked his approach and I felt very safe and secure in hands when I was prepped and ready for surgery a few hours later.
Again all staff were lovely and proffesional and the two theatre nurses held my hands and reassured me right through the procedure. The whole procedure took about an hour and I was awake and able to chat and ask questions right the way through.
Afterwards I was taken to a side ward and had an ice eye mask applied and told to relax and rest. There was no hurry to discharch me and after an hr or so I was given my aftercare pack, pain killers, cream and drops and again the aftercare routine was explained to me in detail.
I went back down stairs to my swanky apartment and inspected the damage in the mirror. I had swelling and bruising of course and 5 tiny stitches in my lower lids and a running stitch along my top lid crease.
I felt fine, and actually nipped in to marks and spencer ( in dark glasses of course) to buy myself a nice tea and a cake!
I slept upright as recommended and woke early the next day , my eyes felt very tight and uncomfortable but not at all painfully or sore.
Next came .....MIRROR! and o.m.g ! ....looking back at me was Rocky Balboa after ten rounds with Apollo ! I did indeed have two black eyes as dr vasek had warned, but still no pain . I applied my ice face pack for twenty mins and took a painkiller just incase , got ready donned my glasses and took myself off for a stroll round beautifull Prague. Behind the glasses I looked excactly as expected " scary, swollen, bloody and like I.d just had surgery" ...... But I felt perfectly fine!
By the next day the swelling and bruising had come out more , but regular ice pack helped and I again did a bit of shopping, and just relaxed.
The next day I was homeward bound and again a free taxi was provided by the clinic to take me to the airport. The flight was fine and I arrived home relieved and happy, ....( but still a little rocky balboa like ,)
Over the next few days the swelling subsided and 6 days after my surgery my stitches were removed. Luckily my mum is a retired nurse and my sister is a midwife so they were able to remove my stitches in my own home on my own sofa. I hardly felt a thing
It is now 11 days since my blepharoplasty and I can see such a dramatic difference already! I have no bags!!!!!! I have eyelids!!!!! My eyelashes are visible again! No more droop below my eyebrows! ....and I wake up without the dreaded puffiness and tired eyes of old! I only have a tiny bit of tightness now and no bruising left at all.
I hope this review helps anybody who is considering surgery at forme , obviously I can only review blepharoplasty and Dr Vaseks skills, but I am confident enough to have booked another procedure with forme in august and a friend of mine is so impressed with my experience , that she is booking a tummy tuck at the clinic.
I know how daunting it is to decide on plastic surgery, never mind choosing a clinic and dr and then to travel abroad for the procedure! ... So I hope my review has helped anybody who is wary of surgery abroad.
I am more than happy to answer any questions and rerasure anyone who is in the daunting position I was in when embarking on my journey.
Anna x First class! Experienced surgeon and lovely nursing staff. The clinic is state of the art and spotlessly clean. Everything is explained very thoroughly and the care and communication is second to none!
I would give forme clinic 10 out of ten !