Julie's Story: 5 Star results by a hospital that really cares

Just three weeks after surgery, Julie is already back to work and feeling great. Julie’s journey started with her own online research into the procedure and Plastic Surgery Consultants. Initially, Julie was looking to have liposuction and a mini-facelift abroad in Europe. However, when she came across Professor James Frame and saw his level expertise, she called to arrange a consultation. Julie had arrived for her consultation ready to discuss liposuction and mini-facelift surgery only to discover, that due to her skin and muscle make-up, the most effective surgery would be an Abdominoplasty (Mini tummy-tuck) and mini-facelift. Julie instantly knew she was in the best hands and made the right decision to not go abroad for surgery.

Julie’s treatment pathway began with a consultation at The Chelmsford where she received all the information she needed. Julie commented “Professor Frame was very attentive, generous with his time and made me feel comfortable at all times.” On the day of surgery, Julie arrived at 7am and was mentally prepared for the day, expecting the surgery to be tough and expecting the worst. Julie’s experience was far from this. “I was taken in straight away by the nurses for my pre-operative tests, met with the anaesthetist and finally met with Professor Frame. It was all so quick and smooth. I was happy that I could walk myself round to the theatre room and onto a heated operating table, which was a bonus. It felt like just minutes later that I was waking up in the recovery area. The nurses at The Chelmsford were all brilliant.” Post-operatively, Julie experienced minimal pain with no problems or complications.

“The results so far are amazing, my scar looks brilliant and my face is so natural no-one has noticed which is what I wanted.”


Advice for others...

Julie did her homework and expressed the need for everyone to do so when it comes to cosmetic surgery. You need to make sure that the consultant you choose for surgery is fully qualified and experienced. There are too many people traveling abroad for cheap surgery when we have the experienced surgeons on our doorstep performing appropriate and safe surgery with experienced aftercare. Don’t gamble with your health, get it right first time. After seeing Professor Frame and finding out about her abdominal muscular structure, Julie could have ended up having the wrong surgery abroad and left with negative results. The research didn’t stop there for Julie. She also studied the procedure itself to fully understand and prepare for the recovery phase. “If I didn’t do my research, I may have been shocked to discover I would need assistance at home for up to a week after surgery, but I was prepared.” Being mentally and physically prepared made sure that Julie’s whole experience went as smoothly as possible.

“I’m already starting to plan and save for my next surgery with Professor Frame; I’m so pleased with how natural my surgery looks. I’ve had a fantastic experience with amazing staff. I would thoroughly recommend Professor Frame and The Chelmsford!”

Date: 28/02/2017