After pregnancy and breastfeeding, I wanted to get my boobs back to the lovely shape and size they were after my first breast implant surgery, which I’d done in my 20’s. Since then, I’ve had 2 kids, grown a little older, I felt it was time for a refresh. The surgical consultation with my surgeon in Adelaide didn’t pan out as I hoped. He recommended a breast lift surgery and replacing my large implants with smaller ones. But I didn’t want this, I knew I needed a second opinion, so I started researching Sydney surgeons. After phoning around and having some rather abrupt conversations with rude plastic surgery receptionists, I was starting to feel like a number. Like, if I didn’t book then and there on the spot, these young girls weren’t interested in speaking to me! Fortunately, though, I came across Dr. Rastogi in Double Bay. From the moment I called I had a great first impression, the lady I spoke to gave me lots of time, she asked me a series of questions and explained the Revision Breast Augmentation procedure, their consultation process and why Dr. Rastogi was ‘different’. I decided to book flights to Sydney and come in for a consult.
When I met Dr. Rastogi he was absolutely lovely. He really took his time with me, which was a comfort because I had traveled all this way to see him. It was a 2-hour appointment! He was kind, professional and sympathetic to my situation. I really got the sense of his artistry as a surgeon. He carefully maps out your body shape, asks you about yourself and your intentions for wanting surgery. Then he starts explaining the implants that would work well for me, the surgery and the result. I felt so at ease and within minutes I knew I had found the right surgeon!
After seeing him, I was enthusiastic and ready to book my surgery. The process was pretty easy and straightforward. A week before my surgery, however, I was starting to feel nervous. Not about the surgery itself, but questioning my reasons, ie - flying interstate for cosmetic purposes, leaving the kids at home back in Adelaide and traveling alone for this procedure. Was I making the right decision? All fears were allayed though when I called Dr. Rastogi’s rooms. Virginia, one of the girls in the clinic, was lovely and said “oh darling, really? Don’t be nervous, you’ve been through worse than this. You’re a Mum! You’ve given birth and raised two kids! You have a great team of people around you, and you’re in the best of care with Dr. Rastogi. In 4 days you’ll be home, feeling well and later you’ll wonder why you were ever feeling nervous.” Or something like that! She was right. She immediately rid me of any anxiety and gave me the confidence to start preparing for the trip.
I decided to stay overnight at the hospital in Sydney following my op, not because I needed to, but we had private health so figured I may as well. Dr. Rastogi saw me after surgery to tell me everything had gone really well. The following day (Saturday), Virginia called me as well, just to check up and ask me how it all went. It was her day off, she didn’t have to call, but it showed me she truly cared.
It’s been 10 days now since my surgery. I’m not in pain and because of this I have to keep reminding myself that I’m healing internally and need to take it easy! I absolutely love the result so far. My boobs are full and lovely again. Best decision I ever made calling Dr. Rastogi and going ahead with my op. I can’t wait for my 3 months follow up appointment not only to see how my breasts have settled but to see the lovely staff at Dr. Rastogi’s clinic.
Take my advice, follow your intuition. If you’re not happy with your first consult experience, get a second opinion from a different surgeon – it’s YOUR body and your health so you need to have faith in the people looking after you. The best choice I ever made.