Verified Plastic Surgeon
 Ellis Choy

Ellis Choy

Verified
  • Zilver Lining Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery
  • Sydney Northbridge, New South Wales, Australia
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Patient review

JackiA 24/10/2016

Breast Lift - Mastopexy, Breast Reduction

I am 45 years old now and believe me when I say that for the past 30 years’ breast reduction surgery has been a thought and a dream of mine but an avenue that I struggled financially and emotionally to achieve. The physical pain and the emotional scarring associated with large breasts at a very young age stems to a lifetime of low self-esteem, hatred of your physical form and a very unhappy look on life. My children are adults now and less dependent on me and financially I can afford to go ahead with the procedure. There was still one factor preventing me from making the final decision, THE FEAR FACTOR. Taking that first initial step was hard and scary. The thought of another person seeing and handling the part of my body I had struggled so hard to hide my entire life was difficult. But Dr Choy and his team made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. I finally had someone I could talk too and was empathetic of my problem. Throughout the consultation, Dr Choy asked questions, examined my breasts and prompted me to ask any questions or discuss any concerns I had related to the surgery. By the end of the consultation I had paid the deposit and set the date. The wait for surgery was hard every day dealing with the anxiety, nerves and doubt was unbearable. But the closer I got the more relaxed and excited I became. Finally, out with the old and in with the new, my new life begins today. I am lucky enough to be the first on the surgical list and still feeling that cocktail of emotions. I have always hated Hospitals as majority of my experiences with hospital’s have been very sad. But once again I was met with staff that could not have been more friendly and welcoming. Dr Choy arrived measured and marked out my breasts for surgery again and reassured me that everything was going to be ok. I can’t remember the last time I had such a fantastic sleep, I did not want to wake up. Pain was one of my fears when I woke up but with the pain killers and the fact that I have a very high pain threshold I felt fantastic. I felt like I achieved the one thing that no one else ever has. It’s like when you give birth to your first child. I could feel the immediate relief off my back and shoulders. 6 weeks after surgery and I’m back to my usual routine Gym, showers and of course a new Bra, yeah!!! Looking forward to a new outlook on life Thanks to Dr Choy and his amazing team. My advice to anyone struggling with the same issue: “Don’t let your fears get the best of you and remember you are important. The way you feel is important. You can’t love anyone until you love yourself first.”