Guest Blog: Catherine Cook, Breast Surgery
Beautiful before and beautiful after!
Last year, our gorgeous breast surgery customer Catherine decided to join a gym and as she had been exercising more and more she noticed how she had lost some of the fullness in her breasts so felt having a breast augmentation would be a positive change.
In this Q&A, we talked to Catherine about her cosmetic surgery journey, from her very first consultation to surgery day and beyond:
1. Where did your breast augmentation journey begin?
After coming back to the UK from travelling in 2017, I joined a gym and started noticing as I lost weight, my breasts started to lose some of their fullness. I decided that I would have a breast augmentation in 2018 and waited until the end of summer as I had 6 weeks off before I went back to university as it was the best time to have the procedure.
2. What did your friends and family think about your decision to have breast surgery?
My friends and family were incredibly supportive, my mum and sister have both had breast augmentations themselves and my sister had hers with The Hospital Group in 2013.
They understood my reasons and helped me out through the whole process, my mum took me to the Dolan Park Hospital on my operation day and for the next few weeks helped me with recovery and all the physical things I couldn’t do.
3. What was your initial consultation like?
I had multiple consultations at three companies and after meeting my Patient Advisor Elizabeth and then my surgeon, Mr George Samouris I just knew straight away he was the one for me. I came back and had a second consultation with him and this made me feel even more confident with my decision. His knowledge and photographs of previous work made me feel at ease and really excited!
4. How has your aftercare and recovery been?
Following my surgery, I had several aftercare appointments and then a surgeon appointment at 3 months post-op. I think it’s important to have so many post-op appointments because having a nurse reassure you that everything is going well is really comforting as well as making sure that you’re doing the right things in order to recover properly.
5. How do you feel now after having your breast surgery?
The biggest difference is without a doubt my confidence, from just going to the gym to going out on a weekend. I feel like the best version of myself and it has boosted my self-esteem in so many ways, I don’t feel worried about certain clothes not fitting correctly and I no longer need to make sure that I’m wearing a push-up bra all the time.
6. What advice would you give to someone who is also thinking about breast surgery?
I would advise anyone who is considering a breast augmentation to research the procedure thoroughly including the surgeon and the company. Make sure that you have a good understanding of what the surgery entails, the aftercare and recovery. Choose surgery for your own reasons and if other people aren’t supportive, remember that it’s your body not theirs and everyone deserves to feel confident in themselves.
I would absolutely recommend The Hospital Group as my entire experience was great from start to finish and now I’m a few months post op I have never been happier with how I look, and it has done wonders for how I feel too!
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