Frankie is 25 years old and works as a senior staff nurse in a local children’s hospital. In her spare time, she enjoys horse riding, keeping fit and travelling.
Here’s what Frankie had to say…
“I’d wanted a rhinoplasty for a few years now. For me, it was about improving the appearance and shape of my nose. My nose had always been the source of my biggest insecurity and I wanted this to change and for it to be reshaped.
“I decided to have rhinoplasty to improve the appearance of the nose, to give me more confidence in myself and my appearance. I hoped to achieve a natural-looking result that would suit my face shape and other features. I felt nervous by the prospect of surgery, and unsure about what to expect as I had little knowledge of the process and what outcome could be achieved.
“Mr MacQuillan made me feel completely at ease and comfortable straight away. Throughout my consultation, I could ask any questions and really open up. He understood my concerns and feelings.
3D technology – seeing the possible results before surgery
“After a thorough discussion and examination of my nose, together we created a 3D morph photograph of what I’d look like after surgery. I could see what could be achieved from the surgery and we discussed the possible results – choosing a shape that I felt was right for me. Mr MacQuillan was very realistic about what could be achieved. I felt we were both on the same page throughout which instilled extreme confidence in me in having chosen the right surgeon. For me, this was really important.
“Mr MacQuillan was very thorough and informative, giving me a full and realistic picture of what the process would be, possible side effects and risks associated with the surgery so I could make a fully informed decision. I did not feel pressurised to go ahead with the surgery; something which I had felt in previous consultations with other surgeons. Instead, he gave me opportunities to ask questions and made me feel at ease throughout the consultation. It was obvious that Mr MacQuillan is very skilled and really cares about the outcome for his patients which put all my previous concerns at ease.
“After my operation, I felt relieved to that surgery was over but also excited to see my results. The pain and discomfort were minimal. I saw Mr MacQuillan straight after my operation and the morning after. He explained that the surgery had gone really well and that he was very pleased with the results. He also explained the aftercare routine and what the next steps would be.
“It has now been 7 months since my surgery and I am extremely happy with the results. My result is a natural, balanced nose that complements my face shape and other facial features and fits my face perfectly.
“I still have some swelling left, but this is normal for this stage in my surgery and I have been reassured throughout. It has given me so much more confidence in myself and I can’t remember life with my old nose!
“The aftercare has been fantastic. Mr MacQuillan has always been available to talk through any concerns with, taking everything seriously and always doing the best for me. I cannot thank him enough.