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5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction
With our third baby in my arms, my husband and I met Dr Kennedy and discussed possible surgery options for my breast reconstruction. I immediately felt I was in the midst of a man who had compassion and truly cared, as I struggled with my embarrassment regarding my gross breast asymmetry at that initial appointment. Most importantly, I felt confident that Dr Kennedy would be the man to change my life surgically and correct that which Mother Nature stuffed up all those years ago. Dr Kennedy advised us to return after our baby was weaned and then we could talk more regarding plans for the surgery. I booked a final consult the month before surgery - I was felling confident and courageous -I proudly advised that I had lost 7 kgs and Dr Kennedy remeasured me and announced that I would need a small breast prosthesis - woohoo! My hard work had paid off. As the day of surgery neared I experienced the pre-reconstruction highs and lows. I wanted this surgery for so many reasons - I wanted to pass on positive body image messages to our daughters, I wanted to reward myself but most importantly I wanted to beat the Poland's - I wanted to beat this "thing" that had haunted me all my life and deprived me of so much. It was time for me to finally bloom - I could do this!! I was pretty happy that I was first on the list and waited for the action to begin. After having TEDS and "snow boots " attached I heard a familiar voice. It was Dr Kennedy - hearing his voice, my brave facade crumbled and the tears started to flow - I was sprung crying by Dr Kennedy. I tearfully requested for him to "hover" around me until I went to sleep and he agreed. Dr Kennedy hastily organised my pre-anaesthetic consult and then midazolm was administered. Drugs in my system I no longer cared - apparently I was pretty interesting with midazolam on board. The next morning I watched the clock, waiting for Dr Kennedy's arrival - I couldn't wait for the official unveiling. I smiled widely as Dr Kennedy entered the room. Santa had come early - WOW! i must have been a really really good girl that year! My eyes darted from right to left and left to right - what a transformation. So many funny memories. I was soon discharged from hospital and headed home. Upon my arrival at home I grabbed some papers that were lying around and placed them between my arm and where my oversized left breast used to be - they fell to the ground! How I laughed and then cried. I had done it!! Post op reviews and obeying instructions followed - the hardest part was dealing with the limitations placed upon me but I knew these were to assist my recovery and provide the best outcome possible. A few weeks later was our beach holiday and even though I couldn't swim as a post-op precaution, I had the best holiday ever - wearing a swimsuit, with awesome cleavage and NO REMOVABLE PROSTHESIS. Woohoo!! I believe I was chosen to have Poland's for a reason - to travel this path and be triumphant in the end. I hope that the account of my journey might provide even just one woman with the confidence and inspiration to "go for it". Surgery is never something to take lightly but taking that leap of faith and trusting in Dr Kennedy changed my life. I feel truly blessed and will be forever grateful for his skills, kindness and compassion.
5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction
Dr Kennedy was informative, practical and allowed the decision to have the operation to me. He understood my health issues and said, with a breast reduction, I would have some relief from shoulder pain and back pain. At follow up sessions I never felt hurried. Doctor also spotted a mole that I should have checked! I would highly recommend the wonderful Dr Kennedy to anyone considering an operation such as mine.
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