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.
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.
Thu 18 May 2023
We receive lots of requests for management of the neck and this presents to a woman as either a small central area of fat under the chin, or a more global area of fat in the neck itself. The first scenario with central fat is easily treated using a local anaesthetic procedure at Nakedhealth MEDISPA, Wimbledon by infiltrating that area with local anaesthetic and then removing the fat using a cannula attached to a suction device. The procedure takes about 30 minutes via one small access incision, just under the chin, which cannot be seen, this is then closed with a small stitch, which is removed at one week. Patients need to wear a compression neck support for a week, 24/7 and then just at night, for 3 months to improve the contour. The most important issue of course is that once the fat has been removed the skin has to contract, depending on the elasticity of the skin, that may or may not happen to the level that the patient requires. This is really the crux of the conversation one has with our patients. There is a direct relationship between age and skin elasticity, and that is something that each patient needs to be examined for and a discussion had. If you are thinking about having small amounts of fat removed from your neck then do contact the office to arrange a consultation.
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.