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Dolly's Surgery Journey

Dolly Rocker

Gold Member
So I thought I would start this now that the decision is made to have surgery when I get to goal weight.

I'm at the very early planning stages at the moment and I still have just over 2st to lose to get to goal weight.

Looking forward to this being my diary to share my experiences and maybe one day pictures with you all.
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Dolly Rocker

Gold Member
Surgery Queries
Telephone consult, decided not to go ahead with face to face consult.

They never called me back so decided against a consult.

La Belle Forme
Consultation with Alok Misra - 22/10/2020

BMI Ross Hall
Consultation with Russell Bramhall - 14/10/2020
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Dolly Rocker

Gold Member
BMI Ross Hall - Russell Bramhall
So had my first consultation last week. Wow what a daunting experience having to get the worst parts of your body out for a rather young and handsome surgeon.

He said he can help with the changes I am looking for an suggested an extended tummy tuck with liposuction on my hips.

He was lovely, made me feel so comfortable and asked me lots of questions about how my tummy affects me right now. He explained the full procedure and showed me pictures of others he has helped.

He isn't carrying out this type of surgery right now due to COVID due to the length of time it takes, would likely be in surgery for 6 hours so he said he can add me to his waiting list to get booked in when the current situation improves.

Quote - £9,314.90

La Belle Form - Alok Misra
Well, I thought the first consult went well, this one was above and beyond.

He was very thorough in the consult, really examining my body with his hands to feel for skin damage, muscle damage and then pulling me in to see what he thought would be the best surgical option for me.

He then detailed by sketching out his plan while explaining fully what he would do to give me the best results possible.

He made me feel at ease straight away and went on to explain about scarring and how I might be affected by them when I've had the surgery and what to expect from others asking questions and how would I feel about all of this etc.

Honestly I've been so unhappy with my body for such a long time and it's been hidden away that I'm sure even with the scars which will fade I'll be so much happier.

He went over all the things that could go wrong and although it is rare that these things happen he said you do need to prepare for it.

I was ready to book right there and then before he even gave me a quote.

With all the detail he went into regarding the procedure I thought it was going to be so much more than my first quote but it actually came in at £7,500!

Surgery will include a Fleur de lis extended tummy tuck with lipo on the flanks to get rid of this stubborn fat that just won't budge naturally. I'll have an upside down t scar so from hip to hip then up to breast bone. That sounds very severe but I've seen pictures of others and the scars although they take a while do fade and I am also planning a tattoo to cover the vertical one on my tummy when I am fully healed.
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Dolly Rocker

Gold Member
Alok Misra
Aesthetic Genital Surgery, Body surgery, Botulinum toxin injections (Botox), Breast surgery, Eyelid Surgery, Facelifts, Gynecomastia (male breast reduction), Lip enhancement, Liposuction, Rhinoplasty, Scars and Keloids, Setting back prominent ears.

About me:
Mr Alok Misra MSc, FRCS(Plast) presently works in the NHS and private sector as a Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgeon, based in Slough and Windsor UK. He is also the founder and director of Riverside Clinics a private cosmetic and plastic surgery facility, that serves private patients in Berkshire. He has specialised in plastic surgery with over 20 years of experience and is well published in the plastic surgery literature, having delivered over 30 international and national conference presentations. Alok Misra is fully accredited and registered as a specialist in plastic surgery with the General Medical Council. He has previously served as Council member of the BAPRAS and currently holds active and full membership of the BAAPs, BAPRAS and ISAPS.

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I know when I get to goal my upper arms are going to so baggy, probably my tummy and bust also. Not sure about surgery myself. (yet!) But looking forward to reading what you find out Dolly and decide.

Maybe when you get to goal you will look so good, you won't need it?

Dolly Rocker

Gold Member
Honestly I hope that is the case, but I have just over 2st to go to get to goal and my tummy still looks as bad as it did at the start.

This is due to years of being overweight and abusing my body and this is the price I am now having to pay.

If I could get rid of this with diet and exercise I would do it but I just know for a fact that this is not going to budge without some help.

A lot of people will say that I should just live with it, but honestly, if someone can get rid of this part of my body that makes me feel disgusting then I am going to jump at that chance and the cost will be worth it for me.

Dolly Rocker

Gold Member
So still waiting on the callback from Transform. Will maybe send them a wee message today.

Once I speak to them I can move on to the next one.

I've got the £120 put aside for one consultation so I think the first one I will have is with Richard Bramhall who operates out of BMI Ross Hall. I seen a woman on Instagram who shared her stories and some pictures and sent her a wee PM. Asked her loads of questions which she was really nice to answer for me. She done loads of research prior to booking and found he was the best available to do it, her pictures look great so they do and it's nice to be able to speak to someone who has been there and done it. She said I've to keep in touch throughout the process and let her know how I'm getting on and if I have any other questions she's happy to answer them if she can.

I'm still hovering around the same weight at the minute which is annoying but this is just how my body works, I might STS or even gain a bit this week due to the dreaded TOTM. I'm still going to stick to it and we will see what the weight is tomorrow on my WI day. Even if I could lose 1lb I would be happy as long as it is going down a bit and get's me a tiny bit closer to goal.

Dolly Rocker

Gold Member
Will do.

Transform were closed today. Think I am going to leave speaking to anyone else until I get to within 1st of my goal weight.

I want to be able to speak to them and arrange a consult as soon as possible and I'm not there yet.

Dolly Rocker

Gold Member
I know!! Need to start making more calls. Think a lot of the consultations are being done virtually at the minute. I'd prefer face to face but if it's not possible then I'll just have to go with the online one.

Dolly Rocker

Gold Member
2lbs lost this week, 9lbs to go until I book a consultation.

Just hoping we do not end up back in lockdown and this delays things even more.