I'd been so tragically insecure about my nose since I hit puberty at around 12 years old but the insecurities I had about my breasts didn't come until later on after I gave birth to my now two year old son. My body changed and despite all my efforts, I just couldn't love myself the way I was. I tried for so long to embrace the body and the nose that I had been given, but I always felt like it stopped me from living my best life.
Procedure: Breast Enlargement
I'd been so tragically insecure about my nose since I hit puberty at around 12 years old but the insecurities I had about my breasts didn't come until later on after I gave birth to my now two year old son. My body changed and despite all my efforts, I just couldn't love myself the way I was. I tried for so long to embrace the body and the nose that I had been given, but I always felt like it stopped me from living my best life. My insecurities held me back. They affected the clothes I wore, the way I carried myself, and ultimately, made it so difficult for me to love myself. Some people were judgemental about my choices to have surgery, my parents worried that I'd become addicted and my partner didn't want me to change, but this was never something that I wanted to do for anybody else. It was only ever for me.
Before coming to MYA I'd always said that I would 'shop around'. Not for the cheapest price, I always knew that where companies compromise on price, they compromise on the quality of care they give. I just wanted to make the most informed decision based on where would offer me the best possible care both pre and post operatively.
I met with my patient coordinator Natalie in the Birmingham clinic in July 2017. I never went anywhere else. MYA showed me a whole world of female solidarity and an environment where both men and women of all ages pride themselves on empowering others to make the decision to live their best lives. I felt supported, not pushed, listened to and above all, cared for at all stages of my journey.
I was lucky enough to be able to save up the money for both of my procedures however, when I looked into it, I was made aware of all of the amazing options there are out there when saving the money just isn't possible. Things like credit cards and bank loans, if managed, are a great way of funding procedures as it makes it completely affordable for most people.
I knew when I met Ms Lutz who performed my breast augmentation and Mr Giannitrapani who performed my rhinoplasty that both of them only ever had my best interests at heart. Neither of them were going to do anything that didn't suit me and both of them ensured that my expectations were completely realistic before proceeding. I actually felt that both surgeons under promised and hugely over-delivered.
MYA have given me so much more than great boobs and a perfect nose. They have given me the ability to be the best version of myself. I no longer look in the mirror and dread the reflection. Instead I see a strong, independent young woman who was courageous enough to change the things that she could not accept. MYA taught me that self love is the most important and that it was never the world who needed to accept me, I just needed to accept myself. Life is so precious, and we only get one shot at it so we owe it to ourselves to live the best life possible.
MYA didn't change my appearance. They changed my life in more ways than I could ever put into words and I will never actually be able to thank them enough.
This is me, and I am proud to be a MYA girl.
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