Recently, I completed a transformation that began many years ago. As a long term morbidly obese woman who weighed 139kg at one point, I now weigh around 60kg following successful gastric bypass surgery. However the weight loss left me with a ravaged body and many kilos of excess skin. Dr Kaye has helped me complete my transformation.
I now have a body that fits me, fits my life, a face that pleases me every time I glance, or even stare, as I often do now, in a mirror. I no longer shudder when catching a glimpse of my reflection, either lnaked or clothed. Yes, there are some scars, they fade with time, but the healing has been as much mentally as physically. I do not have the words to express the psychological difference my new body has made.
Like anybody, I had concerns about surgery, I realised there were risks, complications could and indeed, did, arise. These concerns were outweighed by my desire to move toward a new life, I chose these words carefully as I want to emphasise I was facing forward rather than looking back.
Dr Kaye was recommended by a friend, always a good start. I put my own research in too, looking at his qualifications, his experience, his membership of the highest calibre of professional bodies. I live in England and travelled alone for my face lift, chin implant and arm resection late last year.
Dr Kaye surrounds himself with professionals of equally high standards. Language was not an issue at all. My very poor Spanish was not an issue. I have a very relaxed approach on surgery day. I will be medicated so I don’t feel, there will be nursing staff to manage my pain symptoms effectively I moved from the Clinic to The Hotel San Christobal next door the following day. They have an understanding based on experience that people are sore and may spend a great deal of time in the room. Not I, once I had my large sunglasses and a scarf, who cared? I found local bars with great food supplied by women who were fascinated and took great care of and interest in me
During that time ofconvelessence some complications arose, I worried, naturally as my lips were excessively swollen and asymmetrical At the same time I was lisping such that my speech was unintelligible, thrown into this potent mix
was the development of a seroma to be drained initially and subsequently dealt with more aggressively with sutures.
Needless to say, my friends at home in my ‘face watch appgroup were worried’. Me, far less so, on the thought that I trusted this man, he knows what he is doing, he has great people supporting him, he listens, he understands the scale of importance and helps the patient to consider his perspective based on the limitations.
He promised me all will be well and it is. It is more than well.
Two weeks ago Dr Kaye pulled all is skills out and resected my very old and now flabby, stringy thighs. I’m now convinced that I will be able to bounce coins off them, either that or my bottom where he recycled much of the liposuctiomed fat back in to achieve more womanly curves where I have been flat before.
No body ever would have bet that I’d have an opportunity to be rid of the substance called fat and chose to keep it. My belief is that Dr Kaye wants the very, very best for each patient, for me in terms of bedside manner, he is direct and succinct, he lays the options before me and makes recommendations, guiding me to the clinical decision that will give the best overall ongoing outcome.
So many changes, so many people on the way. However Dr Kaye selects the team around him there is a real balance where nothing is too much trouble, what they say will happen does. You are given a realistic assessment of what you have asked for, also in my case, some refinements.
I count myself as a reasonably intelligent woman. Post surgery I count my self one of the luckiest, prettiest, striking women where I live in Cheshire.
Marbella and Ocean Clinic you really looked after me, you have supported me though the Post operative emotional wobbles. I will be jumping on a plane in Malaga tonight with a spring in my step, a smile on my face and a huge appreciation for your kindness and professionalism.
— Marie Tierney