7 October, 2021
I have been a patient of Dr Seneviratne since 2013. I wanted to share with readers my journey since undergoing several procedures after my weight loss; the support I received and the quality care by Dr Sugitha and practice staff.
In my early childhood and adulthood having lead a sedentary lifestyle and poor diet choices led me to gain significant amount of weight. At my heaviest the scales clocked in at 145 kg which not only was severely debilitating also caused significant distress emotionally and mentally. I was clinically obese, my parents had a history of diabetes, heart disease, cholesterol, and high blood pressure and I was heading right down that same path.
At the age of 22 I set out to overcome many of these obstacles. I joined a gym and did everything I could to rid myself of poor dietary habits. I would not call it easy, it was extremely difficult! Setting up a routine, clean eating, being diligent with exercise as well as being emotionally prepared helped me to lose just over 70 kg over the next 18 months.
At the age of 25, I reached my weight goal, I had accomplished so much. I felt proud for what I had achieved, yet unfortunately was left with quite a lot of loose and baggy excess skin. It became problematic, and often caused infection and skin sores which led me to investigate my options.
After having met with Dr Seneviratne in 2013, I discussed the procedures I would undergo over the next couple of years. A plan was developed and since then underwent a total body lift procedure, which included several procedures such as tummy tuck, thigh lift, arm lift, chest lift and bottom lift.
As with all procedures, there are precautions and risks involved. Dr Sugitha Seneviratne, was able to provide me with all the required information. Dr Sugitha is an extremely knowledgable, talented and professional surgeon. She provides an informative service, and has always put me at ease before undergoing surgery. We have known each other for several years and her bed side manner is second to none. She is assisted by a team of practice staff who are extremely dedicated, highly professional and I cannot speak more highly of; my post operative experiences have been positive attending the practice for wound dressing changes, scar therapy and regular reviews.