"Hating to look at myself in the mirror was one thing; however the biggest impact it had was on my children and relationship with my fiancé. I wasn’t even able to take my kids swimming as I couldn’t face putting on my swimsuit – even though I knew there’d be other new mums at the leisure centre, and some in a lot worse shape than me.
Seeing my family suffer as a result of my insecurities and lack of confidence was soul destroying but I just couldn’t get myself out of the slump.
After sharing my insecurities with my mum and friends and telling them I was considering surgery, I was surprised at how supportive they were and several of them suggested Transform. After a lot of thought and research I decided to book a consultation for a breast augmentation with Transform. My surgeon was great and explained everything so clearly - I didn’t feel pressured at all to make an immediate decision but I knew this was the right choice for me.
Once I’d decided to go ahead with it, an overwhelming feeling of selfishness came over me - I felt I should be spending the money on my children, not myself. A mother’s guilt can be crippling! However my partner pointed out that in doing this, I would feel like myself again, and everyone would be happier in the long run. With his support, I knew I was making the right choice.
I’m now back to my old self and am thrilled with the results. I’m a size 34E and back to doing all the normal things mums do with their children. Moreover, I can’t wait to get my swimsuit on! It’s a huge reminder of where I was, and where I am now."
Mr Clarke qualified in 1986, gained his FRCS in 1990 and completed five years' specialist training in plastic surgery before becoming a Locum Consultant in 1994.
Mr Clarke has practised as an independent cosmetic surgeon since 1996 and has therefore gained considerable experience in the range of procedures that he provides.