At the age of 53, after 40+ kgs weight loss and 5 years wanting to have skin removal surgery but being terrified - I saw a number of plastic surgeons, spent a lot of money on consultations before I finally found Dr Matthew Peters. I am so glad I waited, as from the moment I met him, I felt comfortable and confident that he was the surgeon I should choose. In fact, as we left Dr Peters’ office, I remember saying to my husband (who came with me to most appointments) that I think I’ve found who I’m going with and he agreed straight away. I actually cancelled appointments for 2 other consultations after meeting him. Anyway, I had Brachioplasty and a Belt Lipectomy. After the first 2 days, I was just on Panadol only for pain, and apart from a slight navel bleed (which stopped pretty quickly), I have had no problems. I am now 12 weeks post op and although scarring is visible, it is extremely neat. Since surgery, I have had cause to visit my GP, as well as an unrelated hospital visit and all the health professionals were very impressed with the quality of his work. Dr Peters impressed me with his willingness to listen to what was important to me. He has a very nice nature and a wonderful bedside manner. He is caring enough to give his patients his mobile number to contact him if problems arise. I highly recommend him and the nursing staff at Valley Plastic Surgery. After care has been absolutely fantastic. As soon as I can afford to, I will be back there for work on other areas , as I am not as afraid as I was, knowing that I’ll be going to such a brilliant surgeon. Thank you so much - Dr Matthew Peters.