My surgeon was my biggest reassurance
When I began my research in earnest and what provider to go with, I initially took to the Internet, which was like a minefield when it came to cosmetic surgery. I did email a few private surgeons too, but they all wanted a fee for even an initial consultation. It just wasn’t feasible for me to be hundreds of £££s out of pocket to see a few surgeons I might not even be comfortable with.
It wasn’t until I bumped into fellow blogger Lucy from “Lulu Trixabelle” at London Fashion Week that my journey took the turn it was destined too. Lucy looked great and I knew something about her was different, but just thought she’d been on holiday – until she fessed up. She’d had a nose job and had written a diary about her experiences. And I just loved her subtle result.
Lucy recommended I get in touch with Mr Lahoud at Transform and said it was the best decision she ever made and would recommend him in a heartbeat. This put my anxiety to rest and I booked a consultation the very next day.
My first consultation with Mr Lahoud was great. He has a very calming presence about him so I automatically felt really comfortable and at ease. He measured my nose in proportion to my face and went through how I wanted my nose to look. At this point he went on to tell me I was never going to have an “Angelina Jolie” nose, further explaining there was no such thing as a perfect nose. It was great to know he was managing my expectations and he was very considered in his explanation.
I wanted someone who had the same vision as me for my nose and Mr Lahoud definitely did. I had a new-found confidence just from our initial conversation – and I was finally doing something about something that had bothered me for so long.
My instincts were further reassured when I asked if I could even have a second consultation to make sure I had all my questions answered. Mr Lahoud went over everything again with me, including how my nose would look when I was smiling, from the front and side. I left our second meeting with all my apprehensions put to rest.
Picking the right surgeon was really important to me and I was very sure that I’d made the right choice.
Aftercare wasn’t an afterthought
The aftercare for me was so much more important than what I expected. I really liked the fact I could ring up at anytime and ask questions without feeling like a nuisance.
I had two aftercare check-ups to make sure everything was healing correctly and to have the final stitches taken out. The nurses again were fantastic in answering all my questions like, when could I apply pressure to my nose, or when could I put make-up on my face?
I then had another consultation after 16 weeks with Mr Lahoud. This is when he checked over everything and I asked a few more questions about the final result and swelling. It was really reassuring to see Mr Lahoud, the actual person who did the operation – and to see him as pleased with the outcome as I was myself.
“For me a very important factor was that I felt comfortable with my surgeon and the environment that I was going to be having an operation in.”
I’m not hiding behind my hair anymore
Finally choosing to have a Rhinoplasty was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Lucy from “Lulu Trixabelle” was right! I couldn’t be more pleased with my new nose and how I feel. Before, I was really wary of what I looked like and conscious of my nose and face. Now, I’m much more confident when meeting new people as I no longer feel self-conscious.
I’ve even been able to experiment with new make-up looks and cut my hair, which I felt I was hiding behind. I’m like a new person and I feel so much happier! My friends and family all comment on the change they have noticed in me too.
To anyone thinking about this procedure or something similar I would encourage you go to Transform and speak to one of their surgeons about the things you want to change. There’s no obligation to book a procedure and it’s sometimes just good to hear expert advice and take those first steps towards a new you.
“Give yourself time to recover”