Im 28 years old and i have been treated for gynecomastia its been 12 weeks since i made that brave decision.
How it started i believe many many years ago i had noticed this problem but i never paid much attention to it, it could be due to many reason even at one stage i did visit the doctor but xplained it different so was not given the right attention aswell as being young, soon after i fell into some difficult times and moved away i started seeing this was not nice but was in a position in my life where i did not care and carried on for many years.
I was confused about what was going on i was shy of asking any one because i felt embarrassed and also hid it by wearing layers of clothes and when i took my top of i would pinch my nipples to make them tighter and show so no1 could see my puffy nipples, I been working out in and out of gyms from the age of 17, but in the last 2 years i decided to get into the fitness industry and trained hard but noticed my gyno was at its worst my fear was reality this problem is not just going to just go one day, i hid this from my gf of 8years i would restrict myself from doing stuff with her, swimming, holidays even having my top of when we was together i always laid onmy back so it could not be noticed by her, in honestly it affected our relationship.
This year 2016 i started searching up about this and realised what this problem was so i contacted my GP who did test on me and recommended me to go and see mr. Sojitra who was my surgeon. His secretary Carolyn and nurse Teresa, all made me very welcomed and treated me professionally and respectfully.
I always wondered the day this will go and then as i was getting ready to go in for my operation a sense of relief and finally im here.
Since my operation my team
Mr Nilesh Sojitra
have stayed in contact any doubts problems it was just a txt away which made it so helpful, i never had any problems thank God but i did keep in contact and visited them several times after for piece of mind and not once did they make me feel like i was wasting time which was the best bit, my nurse recommended me creams and tips also, I feel very posertive now and actually said to myself finally i can wear a white t shirt with out feeling like crap, i workout hard so should be proud of myself but was not until now, also you buy nice stuff to look nice, feel nice and i feel like i have come a long way very confident. Since surgery i have started to think of my health now which is a bonus to take care of 1 self and take care of the heart. This is just the beginning theres so much yet to come I never used to do running now im on cardio everyday and hopefully get abs lol..
I would like to thank everyone involved in the hospital team and a big thankyou to you 3, Mr sojitra Carolyn Teresa
Here’s my review for Nilesh
Procedure : Endoscopic Browlift
“At the age of 50 my already deep-set eyes were getting very droopy and I felt they were very ageing for my face and made me look sad. Mr Sojitra explained the procedure in detail; the recovery involved and the improvements I could expect. From my initial consultation to my post-op checkup I was very impressed with all stages and the outcome was just what I wanted. My eyes look like they did about 20-30 years ago and they look very natural without a false look to my face. There was hardly any pain afterwards and minimal bruising with the scars hidden in my hair. Friends and family who know I had the procedure are very impressed and people who don’t know have just told I’m looking well! All-in-all I would recommend the procedure and Nilesh Sojitra at Cosmetic Surgeons London to anyone thinking of having the same thing.”
I’m hoping you could please pass on a huge thank you to Nilesh for me.
I can’t believe how different things look and I am absolutely delighted with it!
There is hardly any swelling and I would say the pain is 2/10 at worst. (although I have been taking the paracetamol/codeine which must be helping).
I imagine it won’t be long before I can stop taking the painkillers.
I really can’t believe how well the whole procedure has gone and won’t hesitate to recommend Nilesh to my friends!!
Look forward to seeing him in February for the follow up and I will write a testimonial for his website.
Thanks so much to you as well. The whole experience has been really positive.
I have only praise for the staff and surgeon (Mr. Sojitra) in regards to my rhinoplasty at Spire Harpenden.
My consultation was excellent, by the end of this I knew exactly what the options were and what the outcomes could be and what my expectations should be.
Mr. Sojitra’s medical staff were excellent and provided help and advice in all sorts of areas.
I felt fully supported in my decisions and knew that all possible scenarios of the operation would be dealt with professionally.
My nose was correct perfectly! Not only does it look great but I can breathe properly, the first time in over 30 years!
The operation went exactly to plan, as did the outcome. The after care, including pain management was excellent. The worst thing was the boredom of watching T.V for 2 weeks.
I actually found the whole procedure painless. The cosmetic results have given me confidence in all aspects of my life. I cannot praise Mr Sojitra’s surgical skill enough.
The whole experience was simple and not in any way difficult. It is the best investment I have ever made and I would recommend it to anyone who is not completely happy with their nose.
Mr Sojitra has given me my confidence back. The whole process from start to finish was effortless!
For as long as I can remember I had a lump on my right hand ring finger. It’s something that has bothered me for years as people would always ask me about it and I didn’t know how to explain what it was. I was introduced to Mr Sojitra at the Spire Harpenden Hospital when I went along for a cosmetic evening to get an idea of what could be done to remove the lump.
During my consultation he told me what I could expect as a result of surgery. I felt completely confident that Mr Sojitra would be able to achieve a result I would be happy with.
My appointment was made a couple of days later, the process was so quick and easy. When I arrived for surgery his team made me feel comfortable. Mr Sojitra confirmed everything that was going to happen and reminded me of what I would expect to see as a result of the surgery. The surgery was so quick it felt like it was over before it had even started. He said that he was happy with the result and that I would need two follow up appointments to check everything was healing nicely.
I have since had my two follow up appointments and I cannot stop smiling and showing off my hand to everyone. Mr Sojitra has given me back so much confidence from something so small.
I feel two words such as “thank you” seem so minimal compared to how much gratitude I have. I am truly grateful for what he has been able to achieve.
How to say thank you and to cover everything that I wish to convey in such a simple statement.
When I received the biopsy result from my GP a basal cell skin cancer just below my left eye and into the side of my nose I did not want to wait for a NHS referral that was late September. I was scared and readliy admit over anxious. The first part of the entire process being made easier was my telephone call to the Spire Hospital, such gentle caring staff and then the call transfer to yourselves. Thank you for taking over, for being efficent, calm and reasuring and for making the appointment with Mr Sojitra.
Mr Sojitra is truly wonderful, he calmed my fears, the procdure under local anesthetic did not hurt and the wound 5 days post surgery is healing well. I cannot thank him enough, I believe that he has a gifted skill and whilst I pray that I will never again need such treatment he would be my first choice of consultant.
I found Dr Sojitra at Spire Hospital through recommendation. After losing over 3 stone I had gone from a 38C to a 32A/B and wasn’t happy with my body despite the weight loss. I looked into breast augmentation and decided it was the right choice for me. Surgery won’t fix self esteem issues but it helped me feel comfortable in my own skin again.
I told Dr Sojitra my dream breast size is a 32DD and he recommended me a certain sized implant for each breast to even out the size of my breasts as naturally one was smaller than the other. He also recommended that I go over the muscle as I had excess skin to help the implants look natural.
He was completely right, because my new natural looking breasts have been measured at a 32DD, my scar isn’t noticeable unless under close inspection & it doesn’t even feel like I’ve had surgery!
The staff at Spire made me feel at home throughout my consultations, surgery and also with the aftercare. The team helped me feel positive despite the nerves of an operation. I will recommend Spire & Dr Sojitra to anyone I know interested in breast surgery.
You have changed my life – Thank you!
Following a breast cancer diagnosis, I decided I wanted a double mastectomy with immediate reconstruction to give myself the best chance of breast cancer never returning. I was put in touch with Nilesh through my breast surgeon who I had seen at The Spire Hospital Harpenden. I had two consultations with Mr Sojitra,at the Spire Hospital Harpenden, the first consultation where a procedure called DIEP reconstruction was suggested (using my own body tissue from my generous tummy flap having had 4 children), this is the most complex of reconstructive micro surgery but gives the best long term results. I met the wonderful Teresa his plastics nurse who looks after patients with him on follow up appointments. Prior to my first meeting with him Teresa telephoned me to discuss my knowledge of the procedure and also gave me her mobile phone number should I have any further questions or queries. Mr Sojitra comes across as a very laid back no fuss to the point, quiet person. He agreed I would be a suitable candidate for DIEP reconstruction and explained the procedure which was going to be done within the same operation as the double mastectomy, the whole operation taking between 10 to 15 hours, not many people have a double reconstruction and due to the complexity of the micro surgery and the immediate aftercare I would need, it would have to be performed at the Royal Free in London. However he was very reassuring and daunting and scary as the whole thing was I was not at any time worried or concerned that I had chosen the wrong surgeon, his calm reassuring approach together with his honest realistic recovery explanations made me feel at ease. His very efficient secretary Carolyn Butterfield rang me to arrange further appointments and also kept me updated on the date for my forthcoming surgery. I had a final appointment with Nilesh prior to my operation and again he answered any questions that I had. On the day of the surgery Nilesh came up to see me in my hospital room with his team, and they were ready for me. No waiting or hanging about. I was in theatre for 13 –14 hours. I was in hospital as Nilesh had predicted for 9 days, the first few days on an NHS ward where the care and nursing I received at the Royal Free was above and beyond, then transferred up to the private patients floor, again with amazing care. I am now 6 weeks post op and have seen Nilesh and Teresa at fortnightly intervals. The results I have on my reconstructed breasts are amazing, I also have due to the operation a flat stomach, as once they have reconstructed you from your stomach you get a tummy tuck as well. I have been very lucky my cancer had not spread, as I chose such radical surgery for me there is no further treatment. But for anyone considering any reconstructive surgery I have one statement to make and that is, “ The mans a GENIUS”, he is very unassuming very professional, and he has reconstructed my breasts in a way that even the nurses were asking, “Are they real”?, I won’t see him and his amazing team now until I have my 6 month follow up, I have been very lucky to be able to walk away from my breast cancer, and very very fortunate to have been put in touch with this amazing man by my breast surgeon. Words can not express the gratitude I feel for what Mr Nilesh Sojitra has done for me. As I thanked him for giving me back the rest of my life, I meant every word.
Tracey G – Bedfordshire
“I’d always hated the bump on the bridge of my nose and had wanted Rhinoplasty for as long as I can remember. I didn’t want to look drastically different, just wanted to soften my profile so I looked more feminine. After lots of research on different surgeons, I had a consultation with Nilesh Sojitra at Spire Hospital Harpenden. He was very positive about what could be achieved and advised the best way to go. He even put me in touch with one of this former patients who I spoke to on the phone. It was very re-assuring to hear that she had been completely happy with the whole experience. She even shared her before and after photos with me which looked great. I had my operation just before Christmas 2015 and am I very pleased with the results. His team Carolyn and Teresa are wonderful. I would recommend Nilesh Sojitra to anyone considering cosmetic surgery”
The whole process was made very simple and easy , from the first initial consultation , to further sizing appts , pre op assessments , the day of the procedure itself and all the subsequent follow up appts .
I felt completely reassured at all stages of the process and any concerns or questions I had were no problem for Nilesh and Teresa to answer or explain.
No query was too small and I always felt that I could ask any questions at any stage , Teresa was fantastic at reassuring me throughout the process , which made the whole experience easy and stress free .
Nilesh was also very professional and I knew I was in very capable hands . As someone who is generally quite nervous about hospitals and procedures I had no concerns after my meetings with Nilesh that he understood the look I wanted to achieve , he also took time to explain everything so that I knew I was in safe hands and that the result would look great .
Teresa was exceptionally helpful and professional , and took time to explain the procedure and the after care to me and answer all my questions . I felt extremely comfortable and happy at all stages of the process because of the high level of professionalism from Teresa , Nilesh and all the other staff I encountered at the spire including Carolyn his PA.
I would , and have , highly recommended nilesh to other friends ,
I love the results and feel far more confident as a result of the operation , nilesh achieved the natural look that I was after and I couldn’t be happier with the results