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I want to tell everyone my experience with Dr Rastogi. This isnt to bad mouth anyone - but people have urged me to tell my story so it doesnt happen to anyone else. I want to start by stating that with the overall finishrd product, im very happy. My problem is with the treatment and the aftercare after that I received once the surgery had received my $15'000. When I initially called Dr Rastogi's office, the girl was so lovely and helpful - she booked my consult on the following Tuesday and they had a surgery cancelation on the Friday so I put a deposit on the spot. They sent the hospital papers express post and we started the process. I went to Dr Rastogi's office on the Tuesday and the whole experience was amazing. Everyone was lovely and informative. Dr Rastogi listened to all my lifestyle factors, all my concerns and took the time to personalise the implant shape, the angle and address all my partners concerns. I left without a doubt in my mind that Dr Rastogi was the right surgeon and I was making the right decision. The morning of my surgery I was awake at 3am because I was too excited to sleep. We got to the hospital early and soon I was in a gown and waiting. The hospital didnt have an admission paper they were meant to have, but they assured me Dr Rastogi always carries the original and is meticulous with paperwork. Before I knew it I was in with Rastogi chatting away awhile he marked my breasts. He calmed my nerves and then took me to the next room where the lovely team put me to sleep. I woke up and was ready to pee - and was sitting in the discharge chair ready to go. unfortuantely I suddenly got intense pains and had to be readmitted and given meds. Dr Rastogi came down and addressed my concerns again and I was ready to go. I received a few texts and a Sunday call from Rastogi which I thought was really nice. on the monday I chose to return to work. I was still a little out of it but I felt ok. I called Dr Rastogi's office to get a follow up appointment. I spoke to the rudest woman. She spoke to me like I was an idiot - i am an executive assistant for a top cosmetic dentist and understand the ins and outs of "reception" work. She rudely told me I was given a follow up appointment already next Monday - when I said mondays were impossible - she told me Tuesdays are only for new consults. When I rebuttled it, she said Dr Rastogi would step out while his consultation undressed to see me and would then need to go back in - I was allowed THREE minutes of his time. I hung up the phone and balled my eyes out. I felt so worthless that now my surgery was done - i was of no importance. I asked my partner to call the surgery for me. Elle called me back and soothed my concerns and said I would have Rastogi for a full hour or as long as I needed on Tuesday at 9am and was so sorry for whoever I spoke to before. over the week I was developing severe pain on my right hand side and none on my left. I started getting small fevers and thought my breasts were starting to look different. On the monday before my follow up I received a text asking me to confirm my appointment with Helen- when I called and asked them who Helen was and why I wasnt with Dr Rastogi like promised, they told me that because I wasnt a consult I had to be put im the nurses collum but I would definitely be seeing Dr Rastogi. I text him and got no response. I remember sitting at dinner that night and couldnt stop crying. I felt so belittled and depressed - my partner and family couldnt console me. I went and saw my girl friend who is a nurse and she confirmed that all my symptoms were consistant with an infection. On Tuesday I arrived just before 9am, another woman was in the waiting room aswell. At 9:20am I was brought into a consult room by a nurse. She told me the extreme pain on my right side was just fluid - when I asked if I needed more antibiotics for the fluid on my ribs she said to wait for the doctor. At 9:30am she left the room. At 9:45am Rastogi popped his head in and apologised that he wouldnt be long - he didnt know I was there. By 10am I had had enough, i got changed and left the surgery - everyone saw me leave and no one called to check if I was ok. I called the office and spoke to a nurse - i was so angry and hurt - she returned my concerns with more rudeness and told me the Doctor would call me at 12pm. By 2pm I had run out of patience and got my partner to call again. He was promised a return call by end of day. 6pm came and nothing. I gave him the after surgery mobile amd he called and spoke to Rastogi who eventually returned my call - dismissed my concerns, said that he doubted it was fluid and to send him photos and my temperature and to book in for a follow up when I could. And ended noting to be polite to his staff. I got off the phone, sent all photos - nothing. easter long weekend i went to Noosa and woke on easter Sunday in intense pain. My left breast was so hot, it was almost double the size, my nipple was pointing noticibly to the left, the incision had come off my chest to half way up the breast and was bright red - my right was healed and purple by this stage. I have never been so worried in my life - at 7am i inundated the doctor with texts and photos begging him to help me. 3 hours later a very shakey voiced Rastogi called me and tried to tell me that I shouldnt be so worried and if I could find the nearest chemist he would fax a script for oral antibiotics - i suggested adding an antisceptic ointment for the inflamed incision. He sent the script to Noosa and I began taking the antibiotics immediately - by the next day there was signs of improvement. Tuesday I went in to see Dr Rastogi and he said he wasn't 100% sure if it was infection but gave me a double repeat of antibiotics to be safe. Update: I have since had a follow appointment with Dr Rastogi. We are unable to conclude why an infection may of occured, and if it did it was a minor one because it responded rapidly to antibiotics. My breasts have healed well and have entered their second stage of softening. I have no more pain but have not gained feeling back in the bottom of my left breast.
Three days ago I had my consult with Dr Tavakoli in regards to fixing my breasts. It turns out I needed more than just a standard augmentation due to my breast being fairly asymmetrical. In January 2016 I am having a bilateral breast augmentation with a lollypop lift. I don't know whether I am more nervous or excited but I’ve thought about this procedure for a long time and chose to have it done by Dr Tavakoli. After meeting him in 2013 then having a rhinoplasty and a brow lift in 2014. I felt really comfortable with my decision because Dr Tavakoli had performed cosmetic surgery on me before. Both my previous experiences were fantastic and I was looked after in every aspect of my surgery, before, during and after. I had made contact with other clinics in Sydney, Melbourne where I live and even Thailand though Dr tavakoli has always made me feel really relaxed and in my consult he really knew what he needed to do to improve my breast area performing a lift and a breast augmentation with implants. I was really at ease because I didn’t feel afraid to ask questions or ask him to explain things to me. I also had the opportunity to speak to Jennifer, one of the staff who often liaises with Dr Tavakoli’s patients in regards to the procedure they’re having, which helped reassure me that I'm in the right hands. Less than a month to go!
My journey with Dr Tavakoli - one week post op! A week since my surgery, and I'm feeling a lot better than I thought I would.The pain like I said after day 1 is fully manageable but even looking at my chest I can notice huge changes. My bruises have turned a beautiful yellow (this is a good thing!)I can start to see some cleavage too as my swelling has disappeared. I've finished my antibiotics and I'm only taking some paracetamol before bed as the pain isn't really there but personally my bruises are really sensitive so I need to be careful how I position myself when I'm resting. My tummy where the fat was taken is still a bit bruised but I would've forgotten that I even had that done if it wasn't for my bruise. Everyone is different when their body is healing, some of my friends have had massive trouble after a breast augmentation and to think I had a lot more than that done and I would consider myself to be doing really well. I haven't been doing much, just taking it easy as my breast was accidentally bumped and I haven't wanted to make things worse over the weekend. I've definitely been milking it around the house though when it has come to doing things which I am not shy to admit, though I am very surprised with what I can do a week after. I've certainly made the right decision when I chose to have Dr Tavakoli perform this procedure. As my breast was bumped before the weekend (when I say bumped, I mean accidentally kicked by a toddler) I made contact with one of his staff, his nurse via email and she was incredible. As silly as my questions seemed and as you can imagine I was so scared, she responded.... on the weekend! within the hour. I was pleasantly surprised to hear so soon and felt so comfortable that I had back and forth contact and answers almost instantly. i flew home on the saturday night back to melbourne as i flew interstate to have this surgery done by Dr T and no pain at all, when i expected it the most which made me very happy, very lucky i didn't have to carry my bags though. I can't wait until my dressing are fully off in two weeks!! I might even post a before and after
Breast Augmentation was something I always wanted, though from fear I never thought I would go through with it. After years of thinking about it I finally made a booking for a consultation over the phone (whilst shaking just thinking about it). At the consultation Dr Tavakoli made both my partner and I feel comfortable and relaxed. His knowledge and expertise were soon realised by myself. Jen answered every questions I possibly had that day (and that was many). I walked away feeling a lot more positive in making a decision and went ahead with the booking. Abby was fantastic from answering more questions to always replying in such a timely and professional manner. The day of my surgery I was a mess with nerves. The nurses took such great care of me and didn't leave me alone for more than a short period of time which was just what I needed. Dr Tavakoli came and saw me and yet again I was reassured. When I woke up I had no pain what's so ever. I'm nearly 3 months on and I'm in love with my new boobs. To this day I have had Nothing but the best experience from Dr Tavakoli and his staff In which I highly recommend him.