Vicky It's worth it ~ MUDr. Roman Kufa - Perfect Clinic Prague
Diary of Cosmetic Surgery in Prague.Why?I remember the feeling I had when I read the email telling me I had been selected as the UK competition winner for Breast Enlargement. I was ecstatic and completely overwhelmed! I remember phoning my boyfriend and deliriously trying to tell him what I had won. He couldn’t understand a word obviously as I was so excited!I had always wanted breast enlargement from a young age. I had my daughter at 17 years old and this had taken its toll on my breasts. They lacked any definitive shape and had become noticeably smaller than they were before breastfeeding. I used to hate having to wear a bikini and dreaded the summer because I knew I couldn’t wear the pretty halter neck tops like everybody else!I was certain that having bigger, fuller breasts would enhance my confidence and make me feel happy about my body again!Pre-Op ResearchI looked at the website for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery.info extensively. I thoroughly studied all of Dr Kufa’s work and watched the video footage of the breast enlargement procedure. I cant say that it was pleasant viewing and there were some parts I couldn’t watch but I was still excited at the prospect of having it done!ArrivalI arrived at Prague airport early evening on the 27th May. The first thing I noticed was that it was a beautiful day and very warm. Much different to the rain and wind I had left behind at Luton!My partner and I were greeted by Pavel. He was very friendly and funny and put my mind at ease straight away. He drove us from the airport to our apartment in Prague 1, main district. The buildings were amazing. Pavel told us a little about what the buildings were and their history.We arrived at the Rybna apartment after a short drive and were very pleased. It was a beautiful, modern one bedroom apartment in the heart of Prague city centre. I fell in love with it straight away!We had dinner in a beautiful restaurant and went to bed after an exhausting day of travelling and excitement!Pre-Op TestsI went to the clinic very early in the morning on the day of my surgery. I had my blood taken which was fine as I do not suffer with a fear of needles. The nurse took 4 vials of blood from me and the tests were processed immediately. I received my test results, which were all satisfactory, and then was sent downstairs to visit the GP.He did an ECG test and asked me various questions about my general health. He was very friendly and thorough. I was given some literature to read on the process and procedure of Breast Enlargement and also on the dangers and risks involved during and after surgery. I was also asked to sign a form regarding my eligibility for the anaesthetic and told that I must fast before the operation drinking nothing apart from a few sips of water. I returned to the apartment to collect my overnight bag and waited for Julie to pick me up to go back to the clinic in the afternoon for the operation. By this point I was very scared and spent the last hour being consoled by my boyfriend!Pre - Surgery ConsultationBy this point I was even more nervous and the nurses noticed this and offered me medication to calm me down. They were very comforting and kept reassuring me that everything was going to be okay. Dr Kufa came into my hospital room and proceeded to tell me what he was going to do during the surgery. We decided together that he would operate by going through the nipple as opposed to going in under the fold of the breast. This was a fantastic technique, I thought, as it would leave minimal scarring.We agreed I wanted to be a D cup as I have quite a small frame and I think that anything bigger would have looked out of proportion on me.He started to draw the surgical lines around my breasts and nipples. This tickled a lot! I had to take a deep breath to stop myself from laughing and messing the drawings up! After he had done this. Dr Kufa wished me well and said he would see me in the operating theatre.The nurse came in and bandaged up my legs so I wouldn’t get thrombosis. They gave me a backless surgical gown to wear. (Very flattering! :-)) They then put me into a wheelchair and wheeled me through the double doors at the end of the corridor. By now, I was terrified! They were all speaking Czech and I think they could see I was a little overwhelmed so they were comforting and reassuring me again.I got into the anaesthetic room and was laid down on a bed. They put my hair into a hair cap and put the drip in my arm.They wheeled me into the operating theatre and asked me to get on to the table. I was in floods of tears by this point but the anaesthetist stroked my hair as she counted me into the deep sleep.SurgeryWhen I woke up from the surgery, I was very shocked and confused. More tears came but these were met by lots of cuddles and kind words from the young female nurses. I cannot fault the care they gave, they were brilliant even though they didn’t speak a lot of English.I was in an incredible amount of pain. Like nothing I had ever experience before! I was prepared for it to hurt a lot but didn’t realise it would be like this!The nurse injected painkillers into my drip and I went back off to sleep again.I didn’t wake up until the next morning.The nurse brought breakfast around which was very tasty. The food in the hospital was actually really good! So much better than in English hospitals!I ate that a little reluctantly as I was unable to sit up properly and it hurt too much to try.My partner arrived to see me at 1pm, by which time I was sitting up and having my lunch. I was unable to sit up unaccompanied for three days. The nurses had to help me and when I returned to the apartment, my partner had to help me. This was the worst part of the pain.I had a better nights sleep on the Saturday despite being woken up regularly for painkillers.before and afterDr Kufa visited me twice on the Saturday and then again early on the Sunday morning after my breakfast. He had come to take my drains out and take the bandages off as I was going back to the apartment. He took the drains out which was VERY painful and then unwrapped my bandages.He placed a small amount of tape around my nipple and told me I wouldn’t be able wash my top half for three days. I was really pleased to be going home even though my stay in hospital had been really pleasant. I couldn’t wait to see my boyfriend!RecoveryI got back to the apartment and spent most of the Sunday (1st day home) in bed. We got some DVD’s from a local shop which we could watch in English so we wouldn’t get bored. My boyfriend went out and got a takeaway Chinese which was delicious!I still couldn’t sit up or move easily on the Monday. My boyfriend was fantastic and really looked after me. He helped me wash my hair and I had a shallow bath so I didn’t get my top half wet.I had to go back to the clinic on the Monday evening so we spent most of the time getting ready for that.I went back to see Dr Kufa at 5.30pm. He did a final check and I was discharged from his care. He said that he was pleased with the results and asked me if I was. Needless to say I was absolutely ecstatic! They looked real already and had a lovely shape to them.From the Tuesday to the Friday we did a lot of sight-seeing and I was able to walk around quite easily on the Wednesday and Thursday. We took a river boat cruise on the Wednesday which was a really lovely experience. We got to see Prague Castle lit up at night which was beautiful! The pain at this point was minimal and was being regulated by painkillers that I had received from the clinic.I spent Thursday relaxing as I knew I had a lot of travelling back to England the next day and it was a very early flight. The plane journey home was comfortable and walking was not a problem by now. I couldn’t pull my suitcase though!OverallAlthough the pain was immense and at times I thought I would die through it (:-)), I am so pleased with the results I would go through it again.I have to wear a support bra top and a belt that goes across the cleavage area to create the more natural shaped breast for 4-6 weeks. I am allowed to shower now as the nipple plaster is waterproof. I love showering because I get to see my new boobs and feel them. I cannot stop looking at them and cant believe they actually belong to me!I am back to work today and have had no problems at all. I am not driving at the moment as advised but will start a little light driving at the end of the week. I am so happy and pleased with the whole experience. It truly has changed my life!Before and after the surgery the winners of the competition were accomodated in luxorious private PragueCityAppartments providing maximum comfort and absolute tranquility with amazing proximity to the historical centre of Prague.
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