I had lost about 7 stones over a number of years.
I was happy with my result but my stomach just would not go. I have tried personal
trainers, numerous ab work and my stomach just wouldn’t reduce. February 2014 was when i decided to go and see Mrs Kat for a consultation on a tummy tuck. I
was recommended by numerous people and was advised that Mrs Kat would give me
honest advice on if i needed a tummy tuck.
When i had my consultation with Mrs Kat, she listened to my journey, the reason I booked the appointment and why i thought
she could help. She examined me and explained what had happened
to my skin and advised me that i would be perfect her
for her ‘lock and glue
procedure’. I was shown before
and after pictures and what the process entailed. Before i left, she advised me
to have a good think and not to rush into a decision.
As soon as I left, I knew this is what I needed
to do to complete my journey in losing weight and having a body that i would be
I booked my operation for the end of June 2014
at the Priory Hospital in Birmingham. I had received paperwork from Mrs Kat’s clinic and
the Priory on what to do nearer the time of the operation. As months went by,
i was getting excited at the thought of completing this step.
Within the package was the pre op assessment – simple blood tests and information on what i needed to do prior to the op. This was
when i realised that i had never had an operation before and i chose
this as my 1st.
I arrived at the hospital at 7.30 am and was very
nervous. I was pacing the room thinking ‘what the hell have i done?’
i was greeted by the anaesthetist who informed me i was
going down to theatre in 45 mins and that Mrs Kat would come in and see
me before hand. At this point i wanted to leave!! The nurse came
in, had a chat with me, even gave me a hug and said i would be OK. Mrs Kat came
in, consulted with me, marked out various areas on my abdomen and reassured me that i had nothing to
Off i went to the theatre and the staff at the
priory were amazing. They made me feel at ease and talked me through each step.
I got on the operating bed and literally within seconds of being given the
anaesthetic i was out!!!
A few hours later i woke up on morphine and in
good spirit. The 3 days at the Priory were great. The staff were amazing and
were on hand when ever i needed them. Mrs Kat visited me each day to see how my
recovery was going and to answer any questions i had.
I was discharged after 3 days and went home with
instructions on after care and medicine. I will be honest and say the 1st 2 weeks were
hard. Just not being able to sleep normally, walking bent over and being
restricted on what i could do.
I had 2
post op appointments with Mrs Kat to check the scar. 1 week after my op and 2
weeks after my op. This was to change dressings and to see how i was. I did
have some concerns when i was at home and after a quick phone call to the
clinic, this was resolved.
Recovery after the first 2 weeks improved
and each day got better and better.
3 month post op appointment with Mrs Kat was the
sign off and the all OK. The scar had healed well, the girdle and micro pore
tape could come off and i could resume normal life.
Its now 7 months on and i am absolutely
delighted with the results. I still have some swelling and numbness but this
improves weekly. The scar is amazingly well healed and after using an oil purchased
from CC Kat’s clinic, it has slightly faded, even though i am not bothered
by the scar.
As a man, i researched tummy tucks on men for
months to see what the results would look like and what men had to say on
recovery and i was disappointed as i could hardly find any. I hope this helps
other men who are choosing this procedure.
Mrs Kat and her team were amazing. Her support
didn’t stop once i had paid my money and had my op. She was on hand when i
needed her. I would and have recommended her services to my friends and if i
chose to have any more treatments i would only come to her.
Mr WA, Birmingham
Mrs CC Kat is a leading Midlands Consultant Plastic Surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. She is a full member of both British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and British Association of Aesthetic , Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (BAPRAS) as well as several international aesthetic surgery associations. She worked as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust but now runs her private practice, CC Kat Aesthetics – Birmingham Laser, Skin and Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, full time. For more information, visit www.cckat.com or call 08453731818.