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Hi Everyone, First I just wanted to say thanks for all of the posts that I have been going through to research a lot of surgeons. They have been really helpful! I have just turned 24 and I have finally made the decision to have a rhinoplasty procedure - something I have wanted since I was 14. I am finally in a financial position to do so and I am excited to get the ball rolling. Basically my post is to get some advice on surgeons. I have recently met with Dr. Robert Boyle for a consultation and he walked me through his methods (which is closed). To be honest the feeling was not really there as I could not find much information or reviews on him and the consultation process was a bit messy. He did quote quite affordable though. I was slightly disappointed in the lack of 3D imaging however - Luckily there was no consultation charge. I have also booked in to see Andrew Greensmith, who from these forums I can see is one of the most popular surgeons. The earliest consultation I could get was for late August (darn!) but I am looking forward to meeting with him. I have also booked in to see Doug Mcmanamny who I can see has some good reviews on here also. Has anyone had experience with Doug and how would you rate it? I was looking at booking in with Allan Kalus for a consultation but have not as of yet. Would anyone recommend? Basically I would love some advice on who I perhaps should see that I have not come across yet. I have read about Graeme Southwick (who I believe works along side Andrew). Do you think it would be good to meet with him also? Any advice greatly appreciated!
Dr Jake Lim and his team come highly recommended. I went in for my initial appointment just before Christmas 2014. I wanted a man breast reduction and a tummy tuck. Dr Lim explained that a tummy tuck isn't going to achieve what I wanted it to achieve and suggested a body lift instead. Dr Lim also suggested I get each procedure done separately, as both procedures means I am under anaesthetic dangerously to long. I decided to go for the Male Breast removal first, then the body lift later in the year. I was booked in for the 28th January. I attended an appointment 2 weeks prior to my surgery date. Dr Jake and his team explained the steps I would need to take prior to my surgery, which was very well written down and easy to understand. Dr Lim's team also took care of all of the health care/Medicare aspects of things. I was told to fill out an online admission form for the hospital I was getting surgery at, which saved a lot of time on the day. Surgery was at Westmead private hospital. After going through the hospital's 'check in' procedure, I was taken to theatre which is were Dr Lim and his team were there. They are all very helpful and compassionate. I had very bad anxiety and it was such a relief to see everyone, and they eased my anxiety in a huge way, The anaesthetic was very kind, gentle and helpful also. I remember waking up to Dr Lim saying how everything went well and I will be happy with the results, and he will see me in my room later on. Dr Lim checked on me every day in my room, and made sure I only went home when I was comfortable to do so. I am very, very happy with the surgery. The cut is very neat and tidy. The follow up's have been great. They explain how to care for the wounds at every follow up. Dr Jake's Nurse (Catharine) is also very nice and helpful! She gives great advice on scar care and showed me how to look after my new chest for maximum results!! I highly recommend Dr Jake Lim and his lovely team for anyone thinking of getting this procedure done. As this surgery is only 1 month old, my scars have not healed properly yet. I have attached photos 1 month post op, but will attach more in a few month. http://www.cosmeticplasticsurgerysydney.com.au/
Hi all, I was planning for this thread to run over several posts in the lead up to my op, however due to sudden changes in planning I have to put a lot of info into 1 post. Intro I’m a 40yo male from Sydney. I am not overweight, live healthy and work out, but there are just a few stubborn areas where the fat won’t go away with exercise and diet. I have tried CoolSculpt twice (freezing) with limited to no results. I had been looking into (abdominal) lipo for a long time on the internet and TV documentaries. I came across this forum and reading lots more got me to the next step where I decided to ‘probably’ go ahead with the procedure. Choosing a Surgeon Because most posts on this forum deal with BA’s I used it mainly to shortlist surgeons in NSW and read their websites, Facebook and about other people’s experiences. I was leaning towards using a Plastic Surgeon over a Cosmetic Surgeon and started off with 2 emails with a lipo specific question to TCI and Dr Jeremy Hunt. TCI replied with a generic marketing answer and a link to their website (duh) whilst Dr Hunt wrote a personal response. I rang Dr Hunt’s nurse for an appointment and she asked if I could come in the same day (14/1) which I did as he isn’t too far from where I live. Initial Consultation Process I was instantly impressed with his way of communicating, the clear way he explained everything and most of all the time he took for me. I was so impressed I was convinced he was the right guy for the job and there was no need to look any further. He explained the (traditional) lipo method he uses, pain management, compression garment and recovery times. Dr Hunt only uses ‘real’ hospitals and he suggested St Luke’s private in Potts Point as being the most convenient and cost effective for me. Dr Hunt took some ‘before’ photos and pointed out that besides the abdominal region, there could be benefits in treating my lower back flanks (I guess something you don’t really see that well yourself). I discussed my work and personal schedule for the next few month with him in relation to recovery times and we concluded the procedure had to be either soon (Feb) or later (May). We concluded the consultation by Dr Hunt’s RN preparing a quote to be emailed to me and if I wanted to go ahead to see what dates would be possible early Feb. Planning Process The quote arrived the next day and although a bit higher than I hoped for I had a very good feeling about Dr Hunt and his choice of hospital. Monday 21/01 I rang his nurse to see what we could book in. Unfortunately I didn’t have many days that would work well with my schedules and my preferred date was booked out. She conferred with Dr Hunt and he came up with a crazy suggestion: “Why don’t we do it tomorrow” as he had a free slot. My heart skipped a beat and said I would have to consider my options and call them back. But actually it seemed a very good idea: no time to get nervous about it, more healing time before a trip I planned and at work it didn’t seem a bad week either. So an hour later I was back in Dr Hunt’s practice to fill out the paperwork. Call me crazy. Because of the short notice I had to pay Dr Hunt and the anaesthetist right away. Around 3pm the hospital rang me telling me to come in at 11am armed with my Credit card. Nil by Mouth 6 hours before surgery would put my last possible meal at 5am, but I just had some fruit around midnight and that was it. Surgery Day - Day 0 I was fairly okay with the nerves overnight and that morning and got to St Luke’s a little before 11am. They checked me in, had to pay the hospital fee and off I went to the short stay ward where I was given a bed, gown, robe and locker. My blood pressure, temperature and O2 saturation were checked and some more health questionnaires filled out. Then the orderlies arrived and took me to another little room next to the theatre. I was given a pre-heated blanket (nice touch) and some more questions were asked. The anaesthetist-nurse further prepped me with heart monitor stickers etc. and then the anaesthetist came to have a chat and she put the cannula in my hand. She was very friendly and we joked around a bit. Dr Hunt came in to see me and made me stand up and marked me with a pen. He again was very friendly and made me feel super confident I was in good hands. The anaesthetist then injected something which was allegedly to make me calmer (and not the real anaesthetic yet) but I don’t remember anything that happened afterwards until I woke up in Recovery. I dozed off once more and after that was pretty much awake. I was in my compression garment (bodysuit type) and on a saline drip. The ward nurse brought me some apple juice and 6 (!) sandwiches, I only ate 2. She helped me up to go the bathroom and I was a little bit wobbly but made it there and back on my own. I felt fine with no pain really. I got a cup of coffee while I waited for my partner to come in a pick me up. I got some paperwork from the nurse and my scripts for pain medication and antibiotics. The one I requested (Endo) was not prescribed so I had to put my foot down to get the nurse to trace the anaesthetist for another script. With that out of the way I was ready to get dressed (tying my shoelaces was impossible) and wobble to the car to be driven home. I’m trying to stay up and not crash in bed right away. I had a light dinner (some breadrolls, juice, coffee) and 1 endo and 1 antibiotic tab. Getting in and out of a chair is still a bit clunky but I feel more stiffness than pain. Sitting at my desk now writing this. I hope to continue tomorrow with how the night went. Feel free to post any questions.
I'm 32-yrs-old man and I feel sometimes not beautiful because I think that my cheekbones are too flat and my jaw too rounded. Da ya think that my face is ok or not? thanks