What a great end to an excellent week at the Clinic!
About 6 months ago a new lady, lets call her Mrs A, came to see me. She told me candidly that her daughter was getting married in July and that her ex-husband would be at the wedding with his new, younger partner. Whilst she was long over him, had a new partner of her own, she still wanted to look ‘fabulous at fifty’ in the face of her former 30-something rival.
‘I have £1000 to spend and six months to go,’ said Mrs A. ‘Make me look the best I can. I want every penny to count. I want everyone, especially him, to think I look better now than when I was with him. I want her to feel that I am happier than she is’
For me this was a cosmetic doctor’s dream come true – an opportunity to spend some serious time and money and a goal to achieve!
Together Mrs A and I planned:
fillers to her nose to mouth lines and below the corners of the mouth to lift them
(3 syringes £550)
deep filler to her cheeks to restore the curve to her face
(£350 discounted to £250)
botox chemical brow lift
We went over budget by £50 but the cost was spread over 3 treatments so Mrs A was quite happy. Two days before the wedding, we gave her a free Omnilux red light facial with a mask (worth £99), just to make her skin radiant for the big day.
So today Mrs A came in to see us with some wedding photographs.
‘It was wonderful,’ she beamed. ‘I got so many compliments – words like ‘fantastic, gorgeous, stunning. I felt like a million dollars, never mind a thousand pounds!
‘My new partner was with me and he was looking pretty good himself, so people who had not seen me for a while kept saying how fresh and happy I looked and how great we looked together. No one suspected I had had anything done.
‘The best part of it was that my ex-husband, who is definitely looking a bit flabbier than he used to be, got a bit drunk and made a bit of a fool of himself. His girlfriend was clearly embarrassed and I can’t believe I actually felt a bit sorry for her!’
The photos said it all – Mrs A looking not a day over 40. We were all so thrilled for her and then she pulled a big box of Thornton’s Chocolates for us as a thank you!
What can I say…happy patient, wedding chat and chocolate! What more could a girl want!