POST CANCER RECONSTRUCTION
Wed 11 December 2019
Reconstructive surgery following breast cancer is one of the procedures carried out by Consultant Plastic Surgeon Miss Victoria Rose. Here one patient looks back at her journey:
MYSELF, ONLY BETTER
Wed 16 October 2019
Of all plastic surgery procedures, breast reduction surgery brings the most patient satisfaction. Neck and back pain may reduce, posture improve and activity levels increase. One patient writes about her experience of Breast Reduction surgery under the care of Consultant Plastic Surgeon Miss Victoria Rose:
BLEPHAROPLASTY - OUTSTANDING RESULTS
Wed 9 October 2019
When you're thinking about a cosmetic procedure, you want to ask someone who's had it what it's really like. How will it feel? What is the journey like? You want to put your mind at rest about each stage, from when you first meet your consultant, through the actual procedure, to the aftercare and the end result. Read on to find out about eyelid surgery from a patient who has recently had a Blepharoplasty procedure:
IN GOOD HANDS
Wed 4 September 2019
On occasion a patient is referred when they are already in hospital. If you've ever been in hospital, you'll know that you feel a little more vulnerable than when up and about. You're not feeling your best and there is always a slight anxiety about the journey back to full health. At these moments, a kind and caring consultant can make all the difference. Here one such patient writes about how she got on:
BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY
Tue 6 August 2019
If the media is to be believed, for plastic surgery, bigger is always better. You’ll have seen the photos and read about who has and who might have. In reality, the opposite can be true. Breast reduction is a very successful procedure with high levels of patient satisfaction. Women who have suffered years of backache, shoulder pain and difficulty finding clothes that fit, are delighted with surgery that reduces their breast size to one that’s proportional to their frame. So often they comment: I don’t know why I left it so long! One such patient writes about how she feels post-surgery:
Wed 31 July 2019
Thinking about eyelid surgery? A recent patient writes of her experience with DRG Plastic Surgery: I had been thinking about having blepharoplasty for many years, having had my breast augmentation carried out by David Gateley. I knew I would not go anywhere else for this procedure. David is very calm and a lovely person. He explained everything which made me feel very at ease. He is very skilled and I love my eyes. I wished I hadn't waited so long. I would recommend DRG Plastic Surgery in an instant. Many thanks from a very happy patient!
Wed 19 June 2019
The media is full of plastic surgery stories, from speculation about who has and who may have, to photos of eye-popping extremes. Some life-changing cases won't be splashed all over social media: patients who need more complex and subtle surgery. Here a patient talks about her experience to correct asymmetry under the care of Miss Victoria Rose:
MY RECENT RHINOPLASTY SURGERY
Wed 12 June 2019
Every patient and their journey is unique and here at DRG Plastic Surgery the whole team works their hardest to help make surgery the best possible experience for each patient. it's important the patient knows what to expect and is well prepared before surgery, as well as receiving expert support and follow up care post operatively. One patient writes following Rhinoplasty surgery under Mr Gateley' care:
WHAT'S THE SURGEON LIKE?
Wed 5 June 2019
You can Google your surgeon, check up on their credentials, find out where they trained and what their specialties are, and even see their photo. But what you really want to know is what they’re like as a person. Are they friendly, down to earth and on the same wavelength? Will they give you time and answer the questions that are on your mind, even if they seem a bit trivial? One of our patients writes about Miss Rose and gives you a good answer to that all important question: ‘what’s she like?’
Wed 5 June 2019
If an injured patient rings us, we move very quickly. Most likely they’ve been seen in A&E and would like reassurance or expert advice on what next. In the heat of the moment, in pain and distress, they were patched up and now, in the cold light of day, they may have a few questions.
IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE
Wed 29 May 2019
Some patients have surgery that is not a routine plastic surgery procedure but can be life changing, as this patient relates:
Wed 29 May 2019
Patients book a consultation for all sorts of reasons. Whether it's avocado hand or scooter thumb, Mr Gateley will put you right. One recent patient tells his tale:
Wed 29 May 2019
Eyelid surgery, or Blepharoplasty, is a popular and highly effective procedure. One patient who had this surgery recently sent her comments. If you are thinking of having this surgery, her review may reassure you:
A CANCER JOURNEY
Wed 15 May 2019
I hardly dare mention the C word, the big C, the one that stalks us. With a one in three chance of getting cancer, no wonder we fear it, change our diets, give things up or adopt new healthy habits, in an attempt to ward it off.
A PATIENT'S THOUGHTS
Wed 30 January 2019
What I’d really like to know is… what’s it like being a patient? What do patients think about their treatment? Well, we asked one of our patients and this is what she said:
RHINOPLASTY - a patient tells it like it is
Wed 7 November 2018
Sometimes surgery does not go quite as planned and a patient comes to us, wanting previous surgery by another surgeon put right. They choose DRG Plastic Surgery for the experience and honesty that they know inform Mr David Gateley and Miss Victoria Rose’s decisions: surgeons at the top of their game who tell it like it is.
PLASTIC SURGERY TO THE RESCUE
Fri 26 October 2018
A common misperception is that plastic surgery focuses only on cosmetic procedures. In reality, plastic surgeons work in all disciplines within a busy hospital. Plastic surgery is one of the few medical disciplines that does not focus on one area of the body, but instead is used anywhere on the body where specialist plastic surgery intervention is needed.
WHEN SURGERY ISN'T STRAIGHTFORWARD
Wed 24 October 2018
One of the key things patients appreciate in a surgeon is honesty: to be told what will really happen, rather than a vague, dismissive ‘Don’t worry, it’ll be fine!’ Deciding to have surgery can feel like a huge decision and being well informed about the journey ahead is vitally important. To this end, we’ve included a patient’s narrative of how it felt when surgery wasn’t straightforward.
A PATIENT'S EXPERIENCE - TUMMY TUCK
Fri 21 September 2018
So you’ve met with your consultant, read the information about your procedure and have decided to go ahead. But what’s it really like to have plastic surgery? That’s what you’d love to know. To get the low down from someone who’s had it, with no spin, gloss or air brushing. A first hand account from a patient in her own words.