What was your initial consultation process like?
A few months before I found Medbelle, I consulted with another surgeon. This surgeon was very black and white about it. The consultation was very “we’ll put a bit of silicone here, we’ll cut you here, pull you up here, and we’ll send you the price.” He made it seem like I had no other options than a breast lift with implants, so I just thought “I’m going to try one more time, and if they say exactly the same as this surgeon, then I know it’s up to me to decide if I want to go through with it.” But I probably wouldn’t have if that was my only option.
My consultation with my Medbelle surgeon was really good. He talked with me and showed me on his laptop pictures of what my results would look like if I had an uplift with implants and what the difference would be compared to different methods.
I was mostly staying quiet and trying to take it all in, but he was really good at explaining everything. He was also honest with me about how realistic my expectations were.
He explained about the scars and safety of the procedure, and the complication of implants. He mentioned how I might need to come back to him in 10 years and have the implants replaced or he could do a fat transfer.
I was so unsure before because I said before that I probably wouldn’t have it done if the surgeon said “we’re going to cut you here, we’re going to cut you there” just to get a bit of cleavage. It’s not worth that in my opinion. So when he explained fat transfer and where the needles would go in, and what I’d look like after I just thought “that’s what I want.”
He was so helpful and honest about how bad or good the procedure could turn out. He told me he’d take the fat mostly from my legs, and a bit from the sides of my torso, and a little from the waist. He explained why he’d choose these areas over somewhere like my belly where I’d lost quite a bit of weight (he said removing more fat here would just cause me to have loose skin).
He also showed where bruising would be after the liposuction and fat transfer, and where the incision marks would be and how they would fade.
He also showed me pictures of other patients which was also really helpful and even recommended to me what to wear after surgery while recovering.