My first steps towards having surgery
I was on the NHS waiting list to have a tummy tuck following a successful gastric bypass operation where I have lost nearly 11 stone in weight over a number of years. Following this amount of loss I was left with a lot of excess skin and clothes did not fit comfortably.
I was on the NHS list for a long period of time and one of the stipulations is to get your BMI down to below 30 and maintain that for 12 months before you would be put forward for the procedure. I know I can achieve the BMI rating, but because I am attending the gym to lose weight, this is causing a problem as I am gaining muscle therefore my weight loss is very slow. Although, don’t get me wrong, my body shape is improving.
Because of this delay I decided to seek help and advice about having the operation done privately.
Like a lot of people reading this I did look abroad because of the significant cost savings that there are to be had. This was very tempting and I made a few enquiries with various companies. They were very helpful in describing what went on and times etc., but having spoken to a number of people within the field, I was advised that you shouldn’t really be flying soon after the procedure. Yet, some of the companies told me that I could fly home as little as 7 days after the operation. Also I considered that if anything should go wrong then I am a long way from home and I could be the next person on the Botched program!!!!!!
All this in mind, I decided to contact companies in this country just to see what the cost differences were. I scouted the internet and after looking at a number of different companies I contacted Medbelle.