18 year old female
I decided to make enquiries for breast augmentation as I have a medical condition that has meant limited breast development. Having approached the NHS and being refused I had to consider my options.
With the support of my mother we made enquires with Mr Azad who saw us in the NHS clinic.
Right from the start of meeting Mr Azad I felt he listened, was detailed in his examination and although I did not fit the criteria to be supported by the NHS I clearly understood why.
Mr Azad put me at ease I felt he was knowledgeable and looking on the website I could understand his depth and keenness to support people with medical conditions.
Following three appointments I was fully aware of the operation and recovery time. I felt nervous two months prior but as it got closer I knew It was what I wanted. The reason why I wanted this surgery was as a young woman I wanted to feel more feminine. I hoped the surgery would allow me to wear a selection of clothes.
On the day of the operation my appointment was at 7.30, my mother constantly asked me if this was the right decision. I knew I trusted Mr Azad and the reason I knew this was I had already consulted with an alternative plastic surgeon from a well known breast augmentation group. I found them to be pushy, didn’t listen to why I wanted the surgery and tried to offer a breast implant size that on reflection would have been totally unrealistic. Mr Azad understood I wanted a natural look.
On arrival at the Priory I was confident and not worried I knew I wanted it done. I was shown to the room where I had blood pressure taken and I had previously requested “magic cream” which makes your hand go numb so you don’t feel the needle. Mr Azad then came at 8.30. he reconfirmed the size of implants which were 200cc round. We then signed forms and he requested consent to take before pictures. I thought having the skin marked out would be embarrassing but it wasn’t.
I then waited in the room which made me need the toilet a lot my stomach churned. The nurses then walked down to theatre with me. They were all happy and made me feel at ease. When the anaesthetic was given I felt drunk and it was good fun. The next thing I remember was feeling very disorientated waking up in recovery. Had no pain but it was a horrible feeling. I then went back to the room where again had no pain. Mom chatted to me and by lunchtime the food came which looked lovely but I didn’t want it. About 4pm I felt sick and the nurses gave me some medication this passed.
I had no covering bandages and could see they looked good but very firm.
I drank loads of water but didn’t need the toilet for ages. When I needed the toilet in the night I called the nurses because I hadn’t walked since. I was unsteady but got better quickly.
I’m glad I had an overnight stay and by the morning had my normal appetite back. I was concerned that they were very firm and was concerned at the numbness. Mr Azad discharged me at 4 pm with some painkillers.
I wore a support bra night and day and this was comfortable. A week later I retuned to have the plasters removed my scars are now four weeks old. No redness but I have a lumpy firm line which will go in time. When you stand up you cant see the scar. I have attempted to be bra fitted by two different places and got such varied measurements this made me smile. They have softened and feel really comfortable. The nibbles have got feeling back and have stretched and are larger. The shape cannot be seen, I was recommended these because I am young and the teardrop shape maybe more natural for older women.
I am now going on holiday and have no concerns It doesn’t even feel like I have had it done now. I am just in proportion. It was that simple even my brother doesn’t know. I have chosen to only tell my parents and one friend. I feel for me this was the best approach and now look forward to a great future thanks to Mr Azad and his great skill.
(Patient of breast augmentation)