When Caly Lord, a 39 year old chemist dispenser from Liverpool, split with her partner of 20 years she decided that she wanted to make herself feel better about the way she looked. Caly had been wearing padded bras to enhance her figure and had thought about having a breast augmentation since the birth of her second child nine years ago but had done nothing about it – the break-up was the push she needed.
Caly contacted various cosmetic surgery groups but decided that she wanted to have her operation at Spire Liverpool Hospital because she had heard positive stories about a relative’s experience there.
Spire Liverpool Hospital put Caly in touch with Mr Chandrashekar, a Consultant Breast-Oncoplastic Surgeon at the hospital, and Caly immediately felt she was in safe hands. “Mr Chandrashekar wasn’t pushy at all and made sure that I was 100% certain about the decision before he would book me in,” says Caly. “He specialises in breasts and has so much experience that I felt very confident that he would do a good job for me,” she adds.
Caly’s operation was booked in for the 15th September 2009 and she couldn’t have been happier with the experience. She comments: “everything was absolutely brilliant; the care I received at the hospital and from Mr Chandrashekar – just everything was great!”
Caly was advised to take it easy for the first week or so following the operation. Her family was on hand to help so she was able to spend the week resting and avoiding household chores. Caly was also told not to drive for two weeks and she really appreciated her sister driving her around, picking the children up from school and taking her to the supermarket.
“A little over a week after the operation and I felt great,” says Caly. “I’ve no pain and I feel my whole appearance is improved. I have been told to wear a sports bra for six weeks but I can’t wait to go shopping for new underwear and clothes. I have booked a holiday in India with my sister for Christmas and I’m very excited about being able to wear flattering outfits and feeling confident about how I look.”