I have always been a larger woman. But over the years, my weight fluctuated more up than down.

At one point, I was more than 300 pounds. I worked hard and it took two or three years, but I lost more than 130 pounds.

I am now 45 years old and finally feel healthy. But I still didn’t feel good about my body image. I had loose skin and fat deposits that, no matter how hard I worked, wouldn’t go away. I had sagging breasts much of my life. But since losing all the weight, they sagged more. My belly sagged and I had a skin fold. I would have sores and itchiness under the fold.

I originally went to a different plastic surgeon to get a tummy tuck. He did what he said he would do, and that was it. After my first surgery, I felt better but was not completely happy with the result or my after-care. After six weeks, no one from that clinic contacted me again.

I had other surgeries that I wanted to do, so I decided to look around and that is when I found Dr. Sleightholm and his staff.

I first met Julienna, Stephanie, and Lisa. They are wonderful. They made me feel welcome and comfortable. I was then was introduced to Claudia, the surgery consultant. I showed Claudia my “before” picture prior to my weight loss. She made me feel so good about myself. I told her that I had had a previous surgery and what I was looking for this time. She went through everything with me, and then introduced me to Dr. Sleightholm.

He was amazing! Claudia and Dr. Sleightholm spent almost an hour going over what I could expect from the surgery, including results and complications that I could have. It was more than I could ever have expected.

I had more conversations with Dr. Sleightholm in that one hour than I did with my previous surgeon through my whole consultation, surgery, and follow-up. I knew Dr. Sleightholm valued his patients and was attentive to their needs. I booked my surgery.

On Dec. 17, 2012, I went to the clinic for my procedures. Everyone was so wonderful. They made me feel comfortable, answering all my questions and concerns.

I was in a state-of-the-art room with well-qualified nurses and an anesthetist that all made me feel at ease.

I soon woke up in recovery and Dr. Sleightholm was there to see how I was doing. I stayed overnight in recovery and had a nurse who looked after me. Dr. Sleightholm stayed most of the time I was in recovery, too.

His follow up-care is second to none.

My post-surgery care has been great, as well. The staff members and Dr. Sleightholm follow through on everything.

I am five months into my recovery and I love the work that Dr. Sleightholm did! I finally feel proportioned and like my body. I have never looked better. I am ecstatic with the outcome of my surgery and I continue to visit the clinic for my skin care and any non-surgical procedures.

If I ever decide to have another surgical procedure, I would only have Dr. Sleightholm perform it.

Thanks to everyone at the Brampton Cosmetic Surgery Center and Medical Spa. You will never really know how much you have done for me. You truly care. *