Helen T's Story Age 46, Surrey

I feel I can face anything now; I feel so much better about myself. I’m so pleased I went for it!

What motivated you to consider Concept™ Facelift & Neck Lift?

For the last few years, my double chin and sagging neck were making my confidence disappear. It’s all I noticed when I looked in the mirror and I knew it would only get worse due to my genes!

The one massive issue I had was that I didn’t need this operation to survive, I was choosing to have it – this was something I really had to get over. It’s not an easy choice but I knew that my self-confidence was heading towards zero so I needed to do something radical.

Helen, before her Concept Facelift procedureArrow
Helen, 1 day after her Concept Facelift procedure

See my amazing before and after transformations below!

Why did you choose Bella Vou, and Amir Nakhdjevani?

I had met Amir in a professional capacity once before and I knew instantly that I could trust him. He spoke with integrity and passion for his Concept™ Facelift and I thought then – this is what I need!

I plucked up the courage a couple of months later and contacted Lisa who squeezed me in for a consultation and the rest is history.

How did you find your pre-surgical experience?

At my consultation, Amir cared about me and how I was feeling. He showed me in the mirror how I would look after surgery and I just wanted to have it done immediately. The fact that I didn’t have to be anaesthetised was the real bonus for me.

What was your experience, in surgery?

My surgery day arrived on 10th November and I wasn’t at all nervous until I walked into Bella Vou. I wasn’t worried about the surgery itself as I completely trusted Amir; it was the fear of the unknown. I expected to be given a hospital gown but no, I just walked into the theatre with my normal clothes on and lay on the comfortable operating bed. Will, Amir’s assistant, covered my clothes so it was all sterile and then my transformation began. The worst part was the anaesthetic injections but it was soon over. Amir and Will talked to me throughout so I felt comfortable and they took my mind off what was really happening. The experience was weird but amazing at the same time. I was in theatre for 3 hours in total and had liposuction on my chin first before the Concept™ Facelift. There were some strange noises going on but actually it wasn’t a concern. I didn’t feel scared at all – I knew I was in safe hands. Amir is a very funny man and is brilliant at making you feel at ease. He was relaxed and kept reassuring me throughout the procedure that everything was going according to plan.

Has it been worth it, and how do you feel now?

Three hours later and I was ready. There’s no need for recovery time, so I just sat up and Amir showed me the mirror. I was very swollen but had absolutely no bruises – amazing! I was just so delighted that my double chin had gone, I don’t know why but I felt tearful. I think it was because I had tried so many things in the past (non-surgical) but they just didn’t work and now I got what I wanted, a lovely result. Because of having the liposuction I had to be taped up under the chin but an appointment was made for Sunday (3 days later) to have that removed. My husband and one of my sons came to pick me up and take me home and I felt very relaxed, in no pain and just happy.

I returned to the clinic 3 days later to have the tape removed from my chin and for Amir to ensure the wounds were starting to heal. All was going well and I could move my head a bit more freely once the tape had been taken off. I left feeling quite confident that my recovery would continue well and if necessary, I could always get in touch with the clinic and they would advise. The only place I bruised was on my chin, due to the liposuction, so I returned to work 4 days after my operation. It has now been 8 weeks since my procedure and I’m nearly there. I’ve healed well and I have full movement, I’m just waiting for the full feeling to return to the area just in front of my ears but this can take anything up to 6 months so I’m not worried.

Thank you to Amir and his team for giving me back my confidence.


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