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I got a free appointment with transform to have a nose job. First I met Astrid the patientcare co-ordinator, I didn't like her, she is not very friendly and comparing her to Hurley Clinic patientcare coordinator has a big gap, I have been to Hurley Clinic as well and the patient care was so lovely an kind, but I couldn't go ahead as they price didn't fit in my pocket , but back to Transform after seen Astrid I went to see the surgeon Dr. Nathan he is nice but he rushes a bit he doesn't talk much, of course he explained about the procedure. Then I had my O.P with nurse Louna O.M.G this nurse is another rude lady, I didn`t like her at all, the receptionists are very friendly. At Transform hospital they are so friendly and kind all of them, the hospital is very nice, I was impressed. So I had my rhinoplasty December/2012 and I loved the result. But I'm still thinking that they should improve the services.
my constant flushing and going red to the face as reduced dramatically after the treatmants i can know have more good days than bad thankyou dr bassi at the selston clinic nottingham.
I had my first breast enlargement a number of years ago, this was fine until I became pregnant, when my breasts swelled. After birth when the swelling reduced I was left with a rippling (unsightly lumpy looking lines around the outline of the breasts) I therefore invested in a second breast enlargement. I was very unhappy with the results. Although my breasts were filled out, cancelling out the rippling effect, I was left with no cleavage whatsoever as the space between my breasts was too great. Bearing in mind that this second operation cost in excess of £5,000 due to the need to remove first set of implants. I of course arranged to discuss the results of the operation.
In short I was fobbed off and advised to buy a bra that would enhance my cleavage! Could hardly believe my ears!
I would have absolutely nothing to do with this company. They present as helpful, smiley people till you hand over your money, then you're on your own!
I went to transform for lip filler which I had done twice before with no hassle.Transform weir a NIGHTMARE! The lady that did my procedure said she was a lip expert so I thought I was in capable hand's she didn't sterilise the area before injection didn't use gloves and didn't massage the filler in. And then I told her I didn't want anymore filler in my lip as it felt like there was more filler in one side than the other. But she said no I'm just going to add a bit more. I ended up with wonky lips my top lip over hung my bottom lip which was also wonky. As soon as transform get your money! They don't want to now and there is no after care at all. This procedure was not cared out properly I paid £450 for a horrific result and then another £150 to be taken out and put right as transform wouldn't do anything about it. DO NOT GO WITH TRANSFORM YOU GET HORIFIC RESULTS NO AFTER CARE ALL THEY WANT IS YOUR MONEY!
I dont normally write reviews on things but I wouldnt want anyone to have the same experience as me and so hence Im writing this.
I recently went to Transform Cosmetic Surgery clinic in Fulham, London about a breast enlargement. I was happy with the surgeon that I met, we talked through everything and after a lot of thinking I decided to go ahead with the surgery. Everyone at the clinic was very helpful and friendly, well that is right up until the moment they had my 4grand.
Once they got the money it was a very different story. I had questions to ask before my surgery but couldnt get in touch with my carer at the clinic, I left several messages, emails etc but got nothing back. I still wanted to go ahead with the surgery, so had to wait until the day and ask the nursing staff at the hospital. The surgery actually went fine on the day, I have no complaints there. I was sent home and told that my nurse from the Fulham clinic would calll me that night to check I was ok, I never got any such call.
A few weeks after the op, I had one boob bigger than the other. I tried to contact my clinic , left messages, sent emails and again no response. This similar pattern of them not getting back to me or addressing my concerns carried on. its now at the stage where I made an official complaint in writting and they still never once bothered to pick up the phone to contact me.
Im currently trying to get an appointment with my surgeon to express my concerns about my difference is sizing, yet even that is proving to be a nightmare. Ive tried making appointments, I keep getting told someone will call me back, they never do. Im now way over my 3 month follow up appointment and can't get to see my surgeon. Im at a total loss at what to do now as I went down the correct route of expressing my concerns, then making a complaint but nothing has made a difference. Im worried about the results of my surgery and worried something could be wrong yet its ludicrous that i cant get to see my surgeon or a call back from the clinic.
DONT USE TRANSFORM would be my message to anyone. And if anyone has advice on how what they suggest I do next, I would apprecaite that.
I went to the Bromsgrove clinic for a consultation for a smile makeover.
The clinic is nice and looks really new and clean. I met with the patient co-ordinator to fill in some forms before meeting the dentist and she was eating a packet of crisps! Not very professional.
I met with the dentist and he asked what I didn't like about my teeth and I explained that i wanted a full smile makeover and teeth similar to Cheryl Cole's. This all didn't seem a problem to him - no x-rays were taken, just details of the next step - which is a £500 model of my teeth - a "wax up" of the end result.
To be honest, there was no way I was going to commit at this stage - I had no before and after pictures of other cases the dentist had done; i had no idea what my teeth would look like until I had parted with £500.
I had the sales pitch given to me and my fears were just brushed off with "why worry about something that is probably not even going to happen". Not good enough.
I was talked through the prices and told to pay my deposit quickly, as there is currently an offer on and the deposit secures you get the special deal (£2,000 off a full smile makeover or thereabouts).
To summarize: I found THG just want to make as much money as they can and are not patient focused at all. I have now found an amazing dentist in London to do my makeover; yes, it's costing more, but I'll have peace of mind and a great job done.
I booked at the LDC to have a mole looked at. The dermatologist, Dr Chan thought it would be worthwhile removing the mole and having it tested. This procedure was carried out on the same day and the results were with me around a week later. Dr Chan was reassuring and I am impressed with the results of the operation. There is barely any trace of scarring. I will definitely come back should I have any problems with my moles in the future. The admin staff have been excellent, well-mannered and efficient. No matter what the problem they will always try to help, and they always return my phone calls in a timely manner.
Didn't really know much about this company at first and (I think) they're a fairly new company so I went along for a consultation (free) really to have a nosey around and see what it was like inside. The actual clinic is quite big and is in a really nice location in Manchester (right near all the canals) so I was very surprised at this and the staff were lovely and answered all my questions without hesitation. I booked myself for the following week and the treatment was fine, they did the usual filling out paper work, etc which was fine and I've not had any problems at all..
I did ask about future plans for them and they're opening a product shop and will be offering other treatments soon so I keep an eye on them as I've got a feeling they're gonna be very popular soon!!
Their website is www.spamedica.co.uk
I had Vaser on my thighs at the Selston Clinic in Nottingham. The results were terrible and I ended up having to have corrective surgery with a cosmetic surgeon.People shouldn't be tempted by cheap prices when it comes to INVASIVE procedures. Do not be under any illusions that Vaser is not invasive, it is! Go to a qualified plastic/cosmetic surgeon not "cosmetic physicians" who can cause you no end of regret and upset.If I could give 0 stars I would but unfortunately that is not possible..I posted a negative review on 'So feminine' and they deleted my posts and closed my account! No wonder there are only positive reviews on there for this clinic.. Very suspicious to say the least.
I have considered Vaso-Liposuction for a while and hesitated for a long time because of the pain and the cost.I have been recommended the Selston Clinic based in Nottingham and I have not looked back since. They game a special price and the services were really good!
Botox for Excessive Sweating
You would think botox isn't a cosmetic procedure/surgery, but in fact it does come into this category.
Excessive sweating isn't something people like to talk about, mostly because their too embarrassed to talk about it, like me, but I want to share my experiences of excessive sweating and botox to treat it and hopefully help some people in the same situation to seek medical advice and lead a happier life without embarrassment.
I have sweated more than usual in my armpits since high school, which is when I really noticed it and became embarrassed about it, thus never talking about it and seeking treatment, until now (in my late 20's).
Always as a teenager I was in dark or white clothing mostly because I wanted to hide my secret, after all no-one can see sweat patches with dark/white tops on so it was a good disguise. I carried this on when I left school. It got to the point where my now husband got sick of seeing me in the same colours all the time and deep down it wasn't me to wear dark colours all the time. I do like to wear bright tops with colour but it wasn't possible to do so, unless I wore a nice colour top with another top over that so you couldn't see the patches. This isn't good when you're hot and can't take the cardigan off.
I got jealous of other people who said they we're sweating but they had no wet patch anywhere, and there was me too embarrassed to raise my arms, I always thought to myself that's not sweating.
When I went to work in the mornings I had to take an extra top to change into when I got there, I had to change my top or disguise it when I came back, looking back the things I did was ridiculous but it was something that had to be done.
I read a lot on the internet about botox for excessive sweating but every site said the NHS don't do it and to have the procedure done you're looking at £250 a go. I couldn't afford that so I carried on living the way I have done for years, I tried every single deodorant on the market, even ones especially designed for excessive sweating, the problem with these are you apply it once at night and it stung and itched that much I had to wash it off. I did this for a further few days with cream to put on afterwards to stop the itching and stinging but I couldn't cope, it was so painful I had to wash it off and throw it away. So I carried on, that was until I turned 26 and though enough is enough. I plucked up the courage and made an appointment with my GP; even though I knew in my mind botox wasn't on the NHS, I wanted someone to talk to and she may know something else I don't know.
Thankfully my GP was very understanding and said I could have botox on the NHS, but I would have to travel to get it done as my hospital doesn't support it as it is called as cosmetic surgery. I didn't have to travel far and I thought all my prayers have been answered. Because I was so excited I went out and bought some new colourful tops to wear after my treatment.
I had to have an appointment first with the hospital to talk me through the procedure, she said when you block the sweat glands some people have something called Complementary Sweating. Basically this means because the sweat glands have been blocked in one place it has to go somewhere else, mostly the back or stomach, although this does not happen in everyone. She also talked to me about what other treatments are available one of which was an operation to remove the sweat glands from the armpits, which can also trigger Complementary Sweating. Botox usually lasts 6 months.
The downside of the appointment because it was my first it took 6 months to come through as there is a long waitlist, but at least I was on that list and I was going to be treated.
With your appointment letter they send you a leaflet advising you not to use any deodorant for 2 days and not to shave the area 2 days prior to treatment.
The day of my treatment I was excited about the results but nervous as I knew it would be painful.
The nurse said to lie on the couch with my arms behind my head. I don't know the name but she coats the armpit with a brown liquid and then sprinkles powder onto. This tells the nurse where the glands are more active and where the needles need to be inserted.
She then drew around the area very lightly with a pen so she knew where to insert the botox.
The needles used are very thin and it is inserted under the skin near the sweat glands, normally the nurse will inject 15-20 times in both underarms. If you're like me I had it injected 20 times in each!
As the underarms is a delicate and fragile area this treatment hurts, a lot. As soon as the needled is inserted you can feel the botox being injected and it stings. Some areas hurt a lot more than other areas but when she gets to a delicate area you will know about it. Deep breathing helps to take your mind off it until she has finished. Because my hands were behind my head I was squeezing both hands that tight they we're sweating and I don't suffer in that area, just goes to show how tight I was holding on.
The procedure itself takes 5 minutes, maybe a little longer. When it's finished the area will feel a little tender and may throb for a bit and you may experience bruising, although I haven't yet and I've had it done twice now. If you look at your underarms afterwards you can see the needle marks but it's very small and almost gone by the next day.
Side effects are different to everyone, for me afterwards I start shaking and feel cold, although I feel fine and it goes within 15 minutes. Like I said above some people also experience Complementary Sweating and touch wood I haven't had it this and I doubt I will now but if you do it's not going to be a major thing, more of annoying but it's better than the problem you did have.
The first time I had it done it took 5 days for it to kick in to its full potential, but the good thing is I noticed a difference the next day.
But when it did kick in it was amazing, I still wore the dark clothing to begin with as I was unsure whether it had worked or not. I walked to the shops, exercised, afterwards I felt my armpits and they we're bone dry even though I was hot and normally would have sweat patches! Result! Afterwards the colourful tops came out and I felt great.
The downside for me was it lasted 3 months the first time, it came back straight away. Sometimes you get a little patch to say the botox is wearing off but for me bang it came back how it was before. It took 5 months to get another appointment so I was back to my usual dark clothing.
Because my first time only lasted 3 months you can't have it injected before the three month time limit, as you body can get tolerant to it this stopping it working all together.
The second time of being injected it was just as painful as the first time but I stopped sweating all most straight away and the good thing is the nurse said this time it should last more than three months, hopefully to 6 months. She also advised if it stopped working at three months to think about having an operation to remove my sweat glands, it is a simple operation that takes 20 minutes per arm and you can be home the next day if you don't have any complications.
This is something I will be thinking of having done but with any operations there are risks so make sure if it what you want.
WAG Daneilla Lloyde has also reported to have had this procedure done.
My final thought is if you suffer with excessive sweating under the arms, don't be embarrassed and seek medical help. If you want to go down the botox route, you will not be disappointed.
Also please only undergo this treatment if you sweat excessively and not just a little bit, there is always someone who needs it more than you.
I would seriously re-consider if you are considering using the Harley Medical Group in Cardiff for any consultation or cosmetic intervention.
The nurses are nothing short of trained sales people who are extremely eager to take a non-refundable deposit from you without advising that it is actually non-refundable.
I was rail-roaded into signing on the dotted line at my very first visit by the nurse manager who undertook the intitial consultation.
I called her the following week to explain that I was very anxious and was unhappy with the the way I had been 'encouraged' into signing the booking and the reviews I had read regarding the particular surgeon they told me I had to have. She refused to refund any of my deposit and still tried to coerce me into having surgery despite agreeing that the surgeon was not the most approachable and could be "quite frosty - but he's ok!"
They were unable to provide photographic evidence of the individual surgeons work and expected me to accept this.
They apparently pride themselves on being an ethical organisation - this couldn't be any further from the truth - Sharks would be better suited to describe them!!!
I would recommend you seek out truly professional and ethical surgeons who are happy to actually meet you and discuss your needs with you during a consultation with them - not a sales trained nurse who only seems to be interested in making a fast buck out of anyone who walks through the door.
Genuine Surgeons with excellent skills and cosmetic history will be more than happy to share photographic evidence of their work with you and will certainly not force you to part with any of your money wthout meeting you at least twice before supporting you to make a decision about your cosmetic surgery - Good Luck!!
I have had a couple of encounters with cosmetis surgery, the first when I was only aged ten, I had 5 operations on my face, each time removing a little more skin than before to finally take away a birthmark that I had.
I was young and having tanned skin it was not a bad birthmark but just a few shades darker than the rest of my skin but my mum was quiet keen for me to get it removed mainly for vanity as she did not want it spoiling my looks when I was older but also there was a small chance it may have turned cancerous when I got older.
I was lucky that at school no one ever said anything to me about it therefore it didn't ever bother me either as it was a bit of an ordeal for such a young girl to go through but well worth it.
The scar is at very side of my face beside my hairline so not very noticable but a fair scar all the same. I have done modelling in the past and it was never a problem therefore has never dented my cofidence.
If that kind of procedure was carried out today though the scarring would be much less as cosmetic surgery has advanced majorly in the last decade.
I also had a bit of botox in October at my work in a beauty salon were a doctor comes to administer the injection. At only 22 some people find it stupid that I havce used botox already but I used it as a preventative measure.
I had a deep enough frown line in my forehead and after going for a consultation with the doctor he advised me if I get some botox now it will parlaise the muscle therefore no longer allow it to frown and get me out of the habit of doing it and subsequently the muscle will not crease which it a very deep line that only fillers could take away.
I am sooo happy with the results of my botox, it was very worth it and the doctor has since said the results are so good that one more time after my firstt session will be enough.
All in all i think cosmetic surgery is an advance made which is very safe and is there to help so why not use it!
There is one main reason that people get cosmetic sugery...vanity...! But there is a smaller proprtion of people who get cosmetic surgery for other reasons, sometimes medical reasons...i.e. people born with deformities for example. But it's called "cosmetic" surgery for a reason, and thats because for the main part people get it to enhance themselves cosmetically.
There are numerous parts of your body you can nip and tuck and make bigger or smaller. Starting at botox, through nose jobs, chin implants, liposuction, tummy tucks, breast impants, even bum implants...!
I can imagine that if your an 18 year old girl, with AA breasts and you feel you look like a boy, you've been teased your whole life for having "no boobs", that surgery is something which you need to boost your confidence and in that respect I do agree with cosmetic surgery...and I even think that in some cases the NHS will bump the bill...and if you not having the implants will result in you possibly harming yourself, then I agree that it is something which is needed...though i don't think tax payers money should be used by the NHS to do it......!
But..in these cases breasts will be made to be a modest size of a C cup, and not a ridiculous size like G or F...!
Now I myself have F cup breasts...BUT mine are all natural! Nothing less and nothing more than all mine, and they don't look stupid on me like they do with skinny women with fake boobs as I am in proportion unlike size 6 girls with F cup boobs!
Aside from the people who need to Cosmetic Surgery for the medical reasons, and the mental reasons like i described, there are other women....lets look at Katie Price to start with, she actually does look normal and desipte having big boobs, she doesn't look nipped and tucked...but how many boob jobs has she had!? And its only a matter of time until................................... JACKIE STALONE................................
We have all seen her with her mashed up face, her bee sting lips, and her cat eyes....she has become OBSESSED with cosmetic surgery...too obsessed!!! Which is the very big problem with it. People who have money become too scalpel happy and get too obsessed with getting surgery. They start with a little botox, then they think their boobs need a little enhancement, but then thats just not big enough, and then their lips are dull, and oh my those cheek bones need to be more defined....and so on and so on!
I myself have never had any kind of cosmetic surgery and I hope to god I never need any for medical reasons, and I wouldn't get anything done for cosmetic reasons! You need to learn to love what you have, wobbly bits and all!!!!! There is nobody who could make me believe that these people do this for any other reason than vanity, and to "look good", when all they look like is fake and end up been made of more plasic than a Barbie Doll!!!
Yes men might like to look at those girls in the magazines with the big fake boobs, and their botoxed faces. But they're not real women...they're a fantasy far far away in dream land...and if there are men who want a girl with the big barbie hair, and barbie boobs, and 20 inch waist...then he's shallower than a paddling pool after a 6 month drout...and that isn't someone you want to spend your life with afterall!!!!
Cosmetic Surgery isn't the way to go, its all going to go South in the end anyway...and if you have implants in your various areas, all your going to end up with it sagging skin hanging off the bottom on them and they'll look worse than an 80 year olds boobs after 20 kids. Just stick to been natural!!!!!!!
cosmetic surgery is something that is becoming very popular these days with a lot of good publicity from the stars that people look up to.
There are a lot of shows on this on tv these days advertising the good and the bad to having procedures done.
There are an ever growing list of things people are opting to have done these days with the most popular being breast enlargement, liposuction, tummy tucks, face lifts, nose repairs, neck lifts and ear reshaping.
I understand that there are people out there who need this type of surgery for cosmetic reasons if they are born with a deformity that can be reduced by this but for most of us it is just pure vanity that we turn to such drastic measures.
6 years ago after the birth of my first daughter my breasts were not as firm as they used to be and not as full with a little excess skin that could be filled nicely with an implant to make them look perfect again so i seriously concidered having this done, then reality hit home and i though am i mad, i am going to put my body through major surgery purely for vanity and where does it end, after having this done would i look in the mirror and think yes i am perfect, no as no one is, where would this stop for me, i would have then wanted my tummy tucked to take away the loosening of the skin from the children, liposuction on my hips to remove excess baby weight, my face and neck lifted as i got older and god only knows how many other procedures.
This is the reason i decided against it as there is no point in my opinion putting my body through this unnecesarily, we all get old one day and gradually it will be for me im afraid as i wont be going through this in the name of vanity.
On the other hand to this though i wouldnt say no to having cosmetic dentistry done to keep my teeth looking good as this is without all the risks of surgery and has a relatively easy cut off point.