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5 stars, I would highly recommend Mr Gateley

Thu 16 May 2024

5 stars I would highly recommend Mr Gateley. Having opted for a short scar facelift, the whole journey was incredibly professional, empathetic, along with a warm but no nonsense approach. Just what I wanted. Throughout the entire process, I always got all the information and care I needed, alongside the experienced and superb support from his Kensington Medical team. Mr Gateley’s post surgical care was attentive and second to none, and importantly for me, the result is just fantastic!!

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Very caring and made sure I was happy with the results

Thu 25 April 2024

This was my second surgery with Mr David Gateley. The first was following advice to remove PIP implants which were inserted by a different surgeon. Everything went so well and after 12 years the implants needed replacing due to capsular contracture. I had no hesitation in going back to David for the operation. From the initial consultations and pre op appointments I felt totally at ease. He explained everything so thoroughly and patiently answered my queries and concerns. Following the surgeries he was very caring and made sure I was happy with the results and asked if I had any further questions. The follow up appointments went well and I was signed off but also told to contact him at any time if I had any issues or concerns. I would 100% recommend David Gateley.

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Professional and Caring

Thu 23 November 2023

I can recommend Mr Gateley and would be very happy to ask for his help again in the future. Prior to my procedure he provided excellent advice, with clear expectations of what was or was not suitable for me. He was professional and caring. Thank you again for the procedure you performed and your kindness.

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I would not hesitate recommending the staff and services

Thu 26 October 2023

Very pleased with my results. It was a big step initially for me to correct a few things I was not happy with for years. After a few consultations and meetings with a couple of former patients who had the same procedures carried out, I finally made the decision to go ahead with surgeon Mr. David Gateley and his team. I would not hesitate recommending the staff and services at DRG Plastic Surgery.

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I have my confidence back

Fri 18 August 2023

I would like to thank Mr Gateley for the incredible transformation of my breasts. I had been very unhappy with my breasts for many years, 4 pregnancies and age left me with very little and what I had was sagging. It was still a big decision to make but after a few consultations with Mr Gateley I felt totally reassured and ready to take the plunge! WOW what a result, everything went perfectly and I feel like a woman again, I have my confidence back and can wear whatever i like. i am now 2 months post op and the scars (anchors) are fading fast, my breasts look full and youthful, absolutely over the moon, I never believed they could be this good considering what Mr Gateley had to work with. I wanted to share my experience and show the transformation for anyone seeking a little reassurance, Mr Gateley really is the surgeon to put your trust, hope and belief in, I am so glad I’ve done this, no regrets whatsoever. I BIG thank you to Mr Gateley and his team.

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Clearly an expert at making you feel safe in his hands

Thu 29 June 2023

I had been thinking about breast reduction for 10 years when I heard about David Gateley. I was incredibly nervous about going under the knife but desperately wanted the operation. It was only by chance that I met somebody else who’d had the op with David and was so happy with him and her new breasts , that I decided to take the leap. My first consultation was very reassuring. David has such a calm and gentle manner, very unassuming, yet clearly an expert at making you feel safe in his hands. There was no hard sell, indeed he didn’t even ask to see my breasts, I showed them anyway! By the end of the consultation, I was ready to have the operation that day. There is a cooling off period of a couple of weeks and I then booked in for the big day. I cannot praise the ladies at DRG plastic surgery enough, both Nicky and Madelaine were incredibly helpful and knowledgeable, they helped me decide where to have the operation and organised a chat with the amazing Sandy, who is the after care nurse but who also talks you through everything you need to know , down to what type of post op bras to buy. I decided to have my op at The New Victoria in Kingston and on the morning I arrived , I was greeted by lovely, warm nurses and shortly after being shown to my room, David came to have a chat, talked me through it and drew on my breasts with a rather fetching shade of green pen. Shortly after I was taken down to theatre and again, was met by a lovely anaesthetist ( It seems that if you work with David , you have to be lovely!) Back in my room ,post op, I could already see how amazing the results were and was elated. David came to see me and told me that all had gone well and that he was happy. I stayed the night at the hospital, I could have gone home but chose to stay. I left the next morning and really felt little pain, I wasn’t able to drive for a week or so , the seat belt would have been uncomfortable anyway but was pretty much up and about after a day or so and gently walked my dog. I then went to Naked Health in Kingston for my after care each week, Sandy took out stitches and gently removed the dressings. David was there too at each appointment to check that all was well. I remember David telling me at our first meeting that breast reduction is his favourite operation and I can see why. It’s really life changing , I’ve had to buy a whole new wardrobe of clothes ( which is terrible!) I haven’t told many people about the operation but have had many comments about how I look like I’ve lost weight and look fantastic but also someone told me that I walk differently, I guess I’m lighter and more confident! David Gately is brilliant and I would say that he’s the best in his field, so much so that I’ve recommended him to 3 friends, one who has had the op with him since and is also ecstatic with the results and the other two are already booked in with him. My only regret is that I waited 10 years.

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I would have no hesitation in recommending him

Thu 22 June 2023

David and his team were friendly and welcoming as was David – his work was quick and neat with no side effects. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

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youthful, brighter and more symmetrical

Thu 2 March 2023

A huge thank you to Mr Gateley for working real magic with just a few subtle filler injections. Mr Gateley took time to really study my facial symmetry and is an expert with the placement of the filler injections. My whole face looks so much more youthful, brighter and more symmetrical. The results are far better than I could have hoped for and I am absolutely over the moon with the results. Booking the subtle filler injections with Mr Gateley was the best decision I have made in a very long time. I am thrilled with the result and look forward to seeing him again in the future.

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I felt 100% in the right hands

Thu 2 March 2023

I’m more then happy to recommend Miss Rose, she performed my breast cancer reconstruction, from the initial consultation through to the aftercare I felt 100% in the right hands and very thankful to have her as my doctor. She spent a lot of time explaining the procedure and was very easy to talk to and put my mind at ease.

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The lightest, most delicate and precise touch

Sat 25 February 2023

"I had an upper and lower blepharoplasty with Mr Gateley nearly five months ago. I could not be any more delighted with my results! Mr Gateley has the lightest, most delicate and precise touch, which has translated into a superbly youthful appearance around the eyes for me, yet it is subtle enough for no-one to have suspected I’ve had surgery - just a plethora of comments about how fresh and fabulous I am looking! Mr Gateley was a delight throughout - as were his team - and I will undoubtedly be booking in a facelift with him as soon as I can afford it! Would highly recommend."

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Please know, Miss Rose, you helped save my life - You are incredible

Thu 21 April 2022

My experience of having plastic surgery with Miss Rose and her amazing team has been incredible. Like most people I was exceptionally nervous and worried about what I would experience and what my surgical results would be like. Upon first meeting Miss Rose during my face to face consultation, I was instantly put at ease. Not only is Miss Rose exceptionally knowledgeable and talented in this area of expertise, but she is personable, respectful and clearly really cares about her patients. I instantly felt that I could trust her and her decision making around my case. I felt I was in very safe hands.

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Kindness and Integrity

Thu 31 March 2022

I have had two operations now with Mr. Gateley and both times he has been absolutely wonderful.

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Deciding to have a breast reduction was a big decision for me but I am so thrilled I did

Thu 31 March 2022

Deciding to have a breast reduction was a big decision for me but I am so thrilled I did, it’s a life changer for me. From picking up the phone to arrange to have a consultation to the aftercare has been a total breeze and I have felt so comfortable throughout my journey. That was down to all the staff but mainly Mr Gateley. From the minute I met him, he made me feel comfortable and I knew I was in safe & capable hands.

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Without a doubt an extremely experienced and knowledgeable rhinoplasty surgeon

Fri 25 February 2022

Mr Gateley is without a doubt an extremely experienced and knowledgeable rhinoplasty surgeon. He is down to earth, friendly, and has a great sense of humour. I found him to be compassionate, honest and realistic about meeting and managing my expectations. I would highly recommend him.

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Exceptional in every way, and a true artist in what he does

Thu 17 February 2022

Mr Gateley is truly the most incredible medical professional I have ever encountered. I wish he provided all medical services (ie dentist, GP, eye specialist, etc.) because I would go to him for everything.

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I think it’s critical to choose the right Surgeon and Mr Gateley and his team are absolutely brilliant

Thu 10 February 2022

I first considered Liposuction in the Autumn of 2020 to address the annoying saddle bags and ‘back fat’ that I couldn’t seem to shift. I knew that if I were to have it done, I would ask David Gateley to do it. I had seen him before a couple of years previously for some mole removals and I liked him and trusted him instantly.

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I would have given you 6 stars but only 5 were allowed

Thu 18 November 2021

At my initial enquiry, Nicky and Madelaine went out of their way to be helpful and informative, made all the necessary bookings conveniently and made the whole process seem simple and seamless. You took time at the pre-procedure visit to explain everything in detail, which was reassuring. This and the excellent nursing support made the surgery an almost 'non-event' from the patient perspective. And the scar?...imperceptible!

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Warmth and kindness to put me at ease

Thu 28 October 2021

January 2020 I had a mastectomy with a DIEP reconstruction performed by Miss Rose. From the moment we first met, Miss Rose talked me through the procedure and what to expect. Always honest and delivering the facts but with a warmth and kindness to put me at ease.

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Rebuilding a woman’s breast to match the existing one is part science and part art

Thu 28 October 2021

I was very fortunate to fall into the care of Miss Rose. She worked in tandem with my surgeon, Mr Banerjee to enable me to have immediate DIEP breast reconstruction after he had performed the mastectomy I needed. When I first met her, she explained the entire procedure to me as if it was the first time she was doing it, not the hundredth. She was patient and thorough, drawing me diagrams as she spoke to make it all clear. She was calm and understanding which is just what you need when you feel like all the certainty in your life has just been taken away.

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I was totally supported

Thu 17 June 2021

I would like to thank Mr Gateley, Nicky and the nurses at Parkside for making what could had been a terrible experience (a debridement) into a bearable situation. Mr Gateley explained each procedure in language I could understand and discussed the pros and cons of each option that could be used to aid the healing of my wound. After the faster first option failed, they all encouraged me during the four months (three times a week) needed for the expert dressing of the wound until I could dress it myself. Mr Gateley told me it would take time. The healing took seven months. I was totally supported during this time and I knew if I had any problem I could call and they would be there for me.

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I cannot recommend highly enough

Thu 3 June 2021

I was recommended to Mr Gateley by a friend and I liked him instantly. I was actually initially unsure as to whether I wanted to undergo the surgery and Mr Gateley did not pressurise me in any way. In fact, I was told to go away and think very carefully about it. It took me the best part of six months to do so! At our second meeting the procedure was explained to me again in detail, the risks associated with it and the results I could expect. Mr Gateley was very clear with me, extremely patient and always charming! I was very well looked after on the day of the surgery and my aftercare too was excellent. I recall sending texts to Mr Gateley with some queries about symptoms I was experiencing well outside ‘office hours’. His response was immediate and reassuring. Mr Gateley is always good humoured and always there to consult with should the need arise, I was quite disappointed when I was ultimately ‘signed off’! I am considering some other procedures in the future (although once again under no pressure to have them) and will without hesitation call on Mr Gateley for his expertise, skill and care. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

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Results Are Beyond Expectation

Thu 3 June 2021

My experience with Mr Gateley was supportive and professional from start to finish. I felt he and the team had time for me, and any queries I had. My outer thigh lipo results are beyond expectation. This is a surgery I've been contemplating on and off for 20 years. My only regret is not acting sooner.

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I was totally supported

Thu 3 June 2021

When you are told the best thing for your breast cancer is to have a mastectomy it is a massive shock! My breast surgeon Mr Sharma put me in touch with Miss Rose and I had a long meeting with her, she gave me a few different options showing me photographs of past patients and by the end of the meeting I had decided to go for a DIEP reconstruction, mainly because I wanted my own body in my own body! I cannot recommend her more highly, I felt completely safe at all times. Madeleine and Nicky were amazing, organising and contacting me for the operations and appointments. I had a wound on my new breast that took quite a while to heal, following a previous lumpectomy. During every dressing clinic I went to, either seeing Miss Rose or Sandy I was reassured every time and eventually it healed well. I had a few more operations to my tummy and to make the breast more even. Now two years on having had a mammogram and ultrasound last week, I am free of cancer and very happy with the outcome. I feel very lucky to have been in such capable hands during a traumatic time in my life. Thank you Miss Rose and your wonderful team.

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At ease from the very beginning

Thu 27 May 2021

My experience with DRG Plastic surgery was excellent. I was put at ease from the very beginning. Miss Rose was so easy to talk to and gave me excellent advice and put me at ease. My operation went smoothly and the after care was wonderful. There was always someone to contact after the operation to talk to. I would highly recommend Miss Rose and her team. I am very happy with the results. Thank you x

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Massive effect on my self confidence

Thu 27 May 2021

As an 18 year old, the decision to have breast reduction surgery was one that I considered at length and I was understandably very nervous and apprehensive about the operation and also the recovery, scarring etc. However, from my very first consultation with Mr Gateley, I felt reassured and confident to go ahead with the surgery.

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INCREDIBLY HAPPY WITH OUTCOME

Thu 21 January 2021

Having had my implants for ten years I knew it was only a matter of time before I would need them replaced and, as it happened, shortly prior to moving abroad I suddenly had some swelling on one of my breasts. After seeing Mr Gateley and having a variety of tests to ascertain the cause of the swelling, which were all expedited incredibly quickly by Mr Gateley and the DRG team, it was recommended I have a bilateral capsulectomy and implant exchange. The procedure was explained to me clearly and care taken to answer any questions I had.

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KIND AND HONEST

Thu 21 January 2021

Apart from the pleasure of having such a successful facelift I also feel relief that I have made such a good decision in choosing DRG Plastic Surgery. Everyone on the team was helpful and reassuring, it made what could have been a rather terrifying experience, easy.

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I wish I had done it sooner

Wed 16 December 2020

I had always felt self-conscious and unhappy about the shape and size of my nose, after many years of indecision I finally decided to seek the advice of a plastic surgeon to try to improve the shape of my nose and overall complexion of my face, with the hope and intention of boosting my self-confidence.

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A completely successful procedure

Wed 16 December 2020

It was a great shock to learn in February ‘17 that I would need a mastectomy.

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'In Excellent Hands'

Wed 16 December 2020

Just a few lines describing my patient journey with David Gateley:

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Minor procedure

Thu 26 March 2020

I visited David Gateley after being recommended by my husband. I only had a small procedure but I was treated with great care and felt very confident and not worried. I was very happy with the outcome and would not hesitate to recommend.

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Rhinoplasty journey

Thu 26 March 2020

An extract from a recent patient's Rhinoplasty journey:

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Rhinoplasty procedure

Tue 11 February 2020

I am very pleased with my experience with DRG Plastic Surgery. Mr.Gateley is the best surgeon you can hope for your patient journey. He is a great listener and communicator and he makes you feel cared for from the very first consultation. From day one he was not only able to understand my needs but he also guided me through this process with an impeccable "bedside manner" and amazing professionalism. He explained everything thoroughly, was so patient with me (thank you for that!) and the results are simply perfect.

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Upper Lid Blepharoplasty procedure

Tue 11 February 2020

The staff, the surgeon, the consultations.... I couldn't have wished for a better experience for my surgery. I felt completely reassured and comfortable knowing I was in the best capable hands. My patient journey was very good as any potential patient would hope. The nurses and admin staff have also been very friendly, polite and efficient. Mr Gateley was very professional, patient and understanding to my needs. I would highly recommend Mr Gateley as a Plastic Surgeon and the Naked Health Clinic. I have seen an improvement in my confidence following my eyelid surgery and would have no hesitation in seeing Mr Gateley again for future treatment. 5 star rating.

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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:

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RHINOPLASTY - patients look back

Wed 27 November 2019

If you are considering surgery to your nose, what you really want to know is 'is it worth it?' Will I be glad I had it? Looking back, what will I feel about it? We asked two patients for their thoughts following surgery and this is what they said:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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Blepharoplasty

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!

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BREAST ASYMMETRY

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:

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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:

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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?’

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HAND INJURY

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.

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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:

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SCOOTER THUMB

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:

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EYELID SURGERY

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:

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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