I spent 10 years of feeling trapped in my own body; hiding in baggy tops and bigger size bottoms so i could tuck my excess tummy skin in. Never taking my kids swimming etc really hurt. Id done my reasearch and visited quite a few different surgeons but never felt comfortable… until the day i went for a consultation at Sthetix! I was listened to and felt at ease by all the staff and ,most importantly, by Mr Alvi. I was encouraged to come back with questions and every question I had was answered. All the staff I met were so lovely and caring, both at Sthetix and the Catharine Suite. I felt so at ease and I was really looked after both before and after surgery. Mr Alvi even seen my Mum after my surgery to put her mind at rest. I have just been for my follow up appointment and everything is healing well. Mr Alvi takes great pride in his work and i am so thankful to him.. he has given me my life back and I feel like ME again!! No more hiding!!