I had wanted a BA for many years, following weight loss and a pregnancy and breast feeding, I decided whilst on a family holiday to go ahead and finally make an appointment.
When we returned from holiday in October and I very quickly went online and began to do my research. I knew I wanted to have my procedure carried out at Spire Harpenden as I live locally and didn’t want to travel into London. Two friends and work colleagues had their BAs performed at Spire and they were very happy with the care and outcome. I had the name of the surgeon who performed their BA, after doing a lot of research I decided not to opt for him. I came across the details for Nilesh Sojitra. I was very impressed that he was the only surgeon at Spire Harpenden to use the imaging software crisalix, where he could email you photos of how you could look post op, in a range of sizes. In my opinion he also was the only surgeon listed who had an up to date, informative website.
That evening I decided to email his PA Carolyn, she got back to me very quickly and gave me a call. I had very specific dates in mind for the procedure. I needed it carried out right before Christmas as I’d booked just over two weeks of annual leave off. Nothing was too much for Carolyn. She even provisionally booked my op in at the time of booking my consultation. She was very helpful.
I attended my consultation with Nilesh. I knew straight away I’d chosen the right surgeon. He was very friendly, put me at ease and explained everything to me. I’ve heard from friends that a few surgeons don’t do much talking during their consultations and get you to watch a video for all the info!
I was relieved to be informed by Nilesh that the surgery would be carried out as a day case, I didn’t want to stay in hospital over night. I didn’t even have to go back for pre op checks, which for me was very convenient as I work full time and have a two year old daughter. His nurse Teresa went through everything pre operatively on the phone. I can honestly say she was super throughout. She really knows her stuff.
I was feeling very nervous on the day of the procedure. Once again, Nilesh put me at ease with his calm professional bedside manner. The surgery itself went well and I was home by 2.30pm. All the hospital staff were great. Especially the Anaesthetist Alan, his assistant Dean, the lovely recovery room nurses and Sam who cared for me post op.
Teresa contacted me numerous times to make sure I was doing ok until she seen me between Christmas and new year for suture trimming.
If I could give one piece of advice, it would be to go for the larger size, as I’ve very quickly got used to the size once the swelling went down. I chose 350cc high profiles and I’m very happy.
I’d recommend Nilesh to anyone without hesitation. In fact my sister in law is considering booking in with him for a consultation for a BA in the near future.