Miss Lisa Sacks
8th June 2021
In 2007, just months after the birth of my second baby, I underwent breast augmentation (with 320cc Allergan textured implants). I was 40 years old, insecure and unhappy with my body in general and so I went under the knife in search of a boost to my self esteem. I had adequate breast tissue but like I said, I wanted a boost. The procedure was carried out by a reputable surgeon and I was delighted with the result. My new breasts were shapely, full and added an exciting postpartum kick to my marriage. However, as lovely as they looked on the outside, they still didn't really make me feel any better on the inside. I wasn't ever truly at ease in public with my implants and didn't once admit openly to any of my friends or family that I had undergone breast augmentation, in fact I would just maintain they were the end result of childbirth! As the years unfolded and I put on weight, so too did my breasts grow in size and it was this, combined with the Allergan breast implant cancer scare and the increasingly negative way I had begun to view myself with the implants that finally led me to decide enough was enough, I wanted them out! I didn't return to my original surgeon for various reasons and after much research online, I met with Bristol based surgeon Lisa Sacks. I liked her from the offset and even though I was prepared for any outcome having looked at so many before and after images of women aged 50 plus having their implants removed after 14 years or so, I was absolutely over the moon with the end result. When I looked in the mirror for the first time post-op (capsulectomy) and saw my old boobs, I was pleasantly surprised. They weren't that bad, they were quite good, in fact they looked bloody great and I cannot thank Lisa enough. Any physical pain and discomfort I have felt since having the implants removed or frustrations suffered because of Covid restrictions has been minimal in comparison to how I feel now: free, positive and more importantly, happy with what I see. I only wished I had met with Lisa all those years ago as she may well have told me to go away and think again before going under the knife! From the very beginning she was frank and honest, professional throughout, available throughout and the service her and her team including Liana provided and continue to provide post operatively (lifelong if you need it) has been exemplary yet really friendly and caring. Lisa's skill as a surgeon and person is quite unique I feel and I am so glad I carried out my research and came across her. I live in Cornwall and would have glady travelled much further afield for her care and attention. I really cannot recommend her and her team highly enough.