I spent many years living with large breasts and always felt that one day I would/should have breast reduction surgery. To avoid the complications of shoulder/back pain, poor posture, to get away from the endless energy, anxiety of trying to dress them properly for work, play, exercise and special occasions. However, it needed to be the right time for me (I waited until I was 40 but have had the operation. I happily would have done it years ago!). Most importantly, I needed to meet the right surgeon to trust with my concerns. It was my personal trainer and friend who had previously had breast augmentation by Lisa Sacks who sang Lisa's praises and said I would love her and that she would change my life for the better.
My friend knew the in's and out's of the cumbersome nature and limitations that my breasts were placing on my life, especially my ability to exercise and lose weight, and my friend was right. As soon as I met Lisa for my first consultation, I knew I was in safe hands. I was nervous, anxious and worried about putting myself into an elective operation for reasons that were so personal that I thought no-one else could understand and may just think I was being vain. But Lisa understood everything I was feeling and explained how the surgery worked and how it would improve all of the worries I had.
Lisa spent time showing me pictures of past patients (without identifying them) and set my expectations that actually, this is an operation that would alleviate all of the things that worried me every single day about living large breasts. Lisa's patient care, pre- during- and post- surgery was and is exceptional, I cannot state this enough in words. I am now 3 months post-surgery and I wear non-wired bras (this was literally a no-go area before), my breasts are in the right place on my body, my posture has improved, my confidence has improved and I have freed up so much space in my brain by not worrying every day about how my large breasts would impact that day that I feel like a better version of myself in more ways than I could have expected. I am still curvy, Lisa ensures that you are in proportion and how you want to be after surgery.
I was worried about being too small as I felt that part of my identity was being curvy, and now I am curvy. The excessive shoulder pain I was having every single day for 2 years before my surgery literally went the day of the operation. I think it was a mixture of the tension I held there and the weight of my breasts but it went and I don't have it anymore. This is revolutionary!
For anyone worried about the operation itself, I can assure you that the care and attention you receive means it is manageable - the pain is completely managed such that I genuinely barely had any, and taking the time to rest as advised and following the instructions given means you are back on your feet in no time. I was back to work the day I was expected to return and it is genuinely the best thing I have done to take care of myself for future, and I am eternally gratefully that I met Lisa at the right time in my life.
I chose this clinic because of the positive feedback I had from my friend and it was a bonus that it was local to me but I would have travelled for Lisa, 100%. All clinic staff were friendly and every step of the process you are looked after to the utmost. My expectations were exceeded on every step from consultations, and especially on the day of surgery where the entire team associated with every step of the process were unbelievable and I felt like I was in safe hands throughput, and I was. The aftercare is also exceptional. Any concerns are addressed by the relevant professional so you do not spend any time worrying - you know exactly who to contact and when and where to be and when. I could not have wished for better service in any part of the process.