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TESTIMONIALS

We are honoured to be able to improve the lives of our patients. Have a look at what some of our previous patients have to say about us.

Breast Lift Surgery Durban

TESTIMONIALS

We are honoured to be able to improve the lives of our patients. Have a look at what some of our previous patients have to say about us.

Breast Lift Surgery Durban

Dear Paul and all the ladies in the front office

I just felt a deep need to write this email because I was treated like royalty as from the first phone call I made to your rooms.

Wilna thank you for being so professional and warm hearted and friendly. So much patience with questions asked etc. Every time I speak to you I feel as though we are almost family. You supportive and you give feedback without hesitation. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are only an asset to this practise. Your mannerism is commendable. Thank you for all you have done for me. I observe whilst I sit and wait for my appointment that you treat every body in such a beautiful way. Well done. Job done excellent!!

Penni I have just met you and you were amazing and walk the extra mile to order me more comfortable bra etc. You were helpful and also so friendly. Nothing is too much. Thank you for being super woman.

Dr. Paul: Well, well, well I am blown away. You are so humble and yet so professional. You made me feel at ease and you did an excellent job. You are definitely one of the top 5% of surgeons in the world. I am extremely happy that I crossed your path. Your patience and sense of humour I just love. You are never in a hurry and you listen attentively even though you already know the outcome. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I feel part of this amazing family of Dr Paul Mc Carr. You simply rock.

I wish you everything of the best and may all your blessings pour in. I am one happy patient with a huge smile. All of you added to my happy face.

Kind Regards
Dorothea Maritz

* Disclaimer: These are our patient stories and experiences. Your results may vary.

– Abdoplasty Patient

In Yiddish we have a word ‘ bashert’. As best as I am able translate it means ”by divine guidance’.

The circumstances in which I was guided to you and your 3 Angel, Annette, Wilma and Dee, can only be described as such.

The fact that you were recommended to me by the most trusted sources, the fact that when I called the surgery and was told by Annette that your slate was full for the next two months, I burst into tears. To then be assured by this most helpful and compassionate woman that there may be a cancellation and to find myself facing you in surgery within just a few days, can only be ‘bashert’.

The experience of meeting you, your practical, no nonsense approach and sense of humour , your understanding of my needs are unparalleled in my 70 years of medical procedures.

Having lost over 30kg in the past 3 years by adopting a new lifestyle and approach to food, I was still ‘ a fat bird or big chick’ as even the labels on my clothes defined me.

You and your ability to see behind the flesh that dangled and wobbled, your golden hands that revealed the me inside will remain in my heart and mind always.

Mere words can never express the gratitude and thanks nor the affection I came to feel for you and your wonderful ‘crew’. From my heart.

THANK YOU ALL

* Disclaimer: These are our patient stories and experiences. Your results may vary.

– Abdoplasty Patient

Thank you Dr Paul McGarr, I cannot thank you enough for restoring my confidence. You were really understood of my issues and concerns. I was so nervous but your warm, kind, professional and relaxed approach put me at ease.

The rest of the staff, Wilma, Annette and Dee…ladies you are all absolutely amazing, caring, friendly and you always made my visit a pleasant one. Just all round brilliant.

Thank you once again
Desiree B

* Disclaimer: These are our patient stories and experiences. Your results may vary.

– Breast Lift Patient

I underwent two procedures, performed by the very skilled surgeon Dr Paul McGarr, one being major surgery in December 2016 and more recently under local anaesthetic.

I cannot even begin to express the amazing experience I had with Dr McGarr and his support team, namely, Annette, Dee and Wilma. Being 53 years old I have had my fair share of visits to the doctors rooms, specialists, surgeons and so forth, and one thing I can confidently state is that Dr McGarr is the most dedicated, skilled and caring medical professional I have ever encountered. He patiently explained to me what I could expect before, during and after surgery and the risks that may come with the surgery. Once discharged from the hospital, Dr McGarr and his amazing team willingly gave of their time during and after-hours for either change of dressing or to address any concerns that I may have had.

The friendliness, patience and kindness that I received from three wonderful ladies meant so much to me. I ended up feeling as though I was part of the “family”. Thank you Annette, Dee and Wilma for making me feel so at ease. I can go on and on about the amazing experience I had so I will leave it here and just say thank you, thank you and thank you again to Dr McGarr, Annette, Dee and Wilma.

Eternally grateful! Thank you.
Karen Guy

* Disclaimer: These are our patient stories and experiences. Your results may vary.

– Abdominoplasty Patient

Dear Paul I just wanted to say how delighted I am with my new natural-feeling breast and my new flat tummy! Thank you so much for giving me all the options, explaining it all very thoroughly and then following through with brilliant surgery and plenty of aftercare. I now feel whole again and don’t have to deal with that heavy, hot, unpleasant prosthesis which had a mind of its own and moved into odd positions! Your attention to detail, your interest and care mark you as someone special. Added to which, your belief that anything is possible if one just applies one’s mind is most refreshing.

My background research on you yields stories of constructing penises and fixing impossibly broken arms with carpentry-like procedures – definitely the work of a medical entrepreneur. Henceforth you will be an example in my entrepreneurship lectures 🙂 Your team is also truly amazing and I was astounded to have two visits from them, one in ICU and one in the ward. How unusual is that? They are friendly, helpful, caring and go the extra mile whenever needed. Annette wheeled me up to reception in a wheelchair when no porter was available and I was accommodated at every turn, with Wilma determinedly finding me a slot to see you when you were fully booked.

All the medical aid pre-authorizations were carried out efficiently and expertly, giving a 100% success rate – most unusual in my experience. Dr. Singh, too, was available at every turn, even visiting me in ICU in what appeared to be his gym clothes! They are all such kind and thoughtful people who do everything to support you and your work. So many thanks for a most stress-free operation (and a fabulous end result) where I felt that I was looked after every inch of the way.

It is much appreciated.
Gaye

* Disclaimer: These are our patient stories and experiences. Your results may vary.

– Abdoplasty Patient

In 2013 I saw Dr PL McGarr to have my breasts redone as I had a bad experience before with a Plastic Surgeon. On meeting Dr McGarr I was impressed by his amazing bedside manners, the time he took to listen carefully to my concerns and what I wished for an outcome.

It wasn’t a simple procedure as he was fixing up the previous issues that I had been left with, however he explained the process and what he recommended and what I could expect. The time taken and explanation was so thorough.

He performed a Breast Augmentation on me, Breast Lift and did internal stitching to even out a breast that was out of place. He also decreased the size of my areola in a separate procedure as they had stretched in the previous operations.

I was so pleased with the outcome and would highly recommend Dr McGarr. Not only is Dr McGarr a great surgeon but he is an exceptionally kind and caring doctor. I have since built up a good relationship with both him and his staff as I visit every couple of months for botox. It is always a pleasure to visit this practice.

Regards
Monique Hall

* Disclaimer: These are our patient stories and experiences. Your results may vary.

– Breast Augmentation Patient

In September 2004 I was diagnosed with Asthesioneuroblastoma (tumor in the sinus area). After this was surgically removed I underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Two years later I developed necrotic (dead) bone in my forehead. Dr McGarr removed the necrotic bone. I was left with a dip in the area.

Dr McGarr suggested filling the area with fat. This was a slow and meticulous procedure every 6 weeks. As it was radiated area, only a tiny amount of fat could be injected at a time. After 6 weeks some of the fat disappeared and some remained. I was excited about the prospect of looking normal again. Dr McGarr persevered and the procedure was repeated 36 times until it was eventually completed six years later.

During this time we came to know Dr McGarr as an outstanding plastic surgeon with a passion and love for his work. I am most grateful to Dr McGarr for returning my life to normal. For not giving up and persevering for so many years.

Regards
Leonie Slabbert

* Disclaimer: These are our patient stories and experiences. Your results may vary.

– Structural Fat Graft Patient

I had the pleasure and privilege of being referred to Dr Paul McGarr in 2008, following a massive weight loss of 70kgs after my gastric bypass surgery in 2006.

The weight had been lost, but to my despair, I had enormous amounts of skin hanging from every part of my body, despite training at gym and using every product imaginable.

Dr McGarr performed several surgeries on me to assist me in achieving the body I had always wanted and worked so hard for.

Over the following period, Dr McGarr successfully completed the following surgeries on me:

  • Belt lipectomy-essentially a full body all round tummy and back tuck (removing about 5kgs of extra skin from the area) together with a Fleur de lis cut on my upper abdomen to resolve extra skin issues.
  • Breast lift
  • Brachioplasty-being an arm lift reshaping the under portion of my upper ams
  • Leg and buttocks lift
  • Liposuction

I found Dr McGarr to be exceptionally thorough. I knew exactly what to expect from the after effects of the surgeries and the results thereof. He always exhibited a friendly and professional bedside manner, often going the extra mile to ensure I was comfortable and healing well.

I cannot tell you how the surgeries have changed my life. I finally have the body I always dreamed about-a flat stomach, no flapping arms, firm breasts and shapely legs. It has added to my body confidence and fulfilled all the goals I had worked so hard to achieve.

The results of the surgeries exceeded all my expectations, as did the treatment from Dr McGarr and I have no hesitation in recommending Dr McGarr, whom I hold in the highest regard.

Charmaine Schwenn

* Disclaimer: These are our patient stories and experiences. Your results may vary.

– Breast lift / Liposuction Patient

After losing weight and putting weight back again and again over the years I had developed loose skin in the lower stomach and on my back and my huge breasts where making me uncomfortable, so in 2014 I decided to have a Tummy Tuck and Breast Augmentation (Reduction).

I started researching the procedures and looking for a reputable Plastic Surgeon who I could trust to perform the procedure as you want a surgeon who is experienced and capable to entrust with the operation, as it is quite a major operation.

A friend of my son recommended Dr Paul McGarr as he had performed the procedure of putting in her breast implants and she was happy with what he had achieved.

I made an appointment with Dr McGarr to see if I met the criteria for the two procedures I wanted. Dr McGarr, after assessing if I met the criteria stated that I am a candidate for a Tummy Tuck and Breast Augmentation (Breast Reduction), he then explained to me in detail what he would do and what I could expect from the procedure, he also showed me some of the before and after photo of some of his passed cases. He made me feel comfortable to go ahead and have the procedure.

After the operation and once the wounds had healed I was so impressed with what Dr McGarr had done for me, if I had to do it over I would, my only regret is I didn’t do it sooner. I am more confident and happy with my stomach and my breast; it is the best I have ever felt.

My scars are almost undetectable. Dr McGarr changed my life. I would recommend Dr McGarr to anyone who is looking to better their body image.

I am going back to Dr McGarr to do an outer and inner thigh lift.

Karen Fobian

* Disclaimer: These are our patient stories and experiences. Your results may vary.

– Abdominoplasty/Liposuction Patient

From my first meeting with Dr McGarr he made me feel most welcome and at ease. In fact it felt as if I had known him for years. His explanation of the procedures was clear, as well as advising me of the possible risks with such procedures.

My face left operation was not painful but certainly I felt a little uncomfortable. Two weeks post the operation I was able to resume work.

I wish to express my sincerest gratitude to Dr Mc Garr for a very successful face lift that has enhanced my self-confidence and self-esteem immensely. I feel on top of the world and I would not hesitate to recommend him.

Regards
Monica Walker

* Disclaimer: These are our patient stories and experiences. Your results may vary.

– Facelift Patient

I was diagnosed with DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma in Situ) on the 24th December 2014 on the 27th December I was scheduled to have a mastectomy of my right breast. Further tests from the Mastectomy confirmed that all the cancer had been removed and I was able to proceed with breast reconstruction. After chatting to a few people I decided that I wanted to proceed with full reconstruction as opposed to having a prosthetic as I am still relatively young and the mastectomy in itself was a very maiming and “de-facing” procedure and I needed to feel whole again.

I started researching who specialised in Breast Reconstruction and was surprised to see that there were only a handful of these very skilled surgeons in South Africa. I am from Kwa-Zulu Natal and Dr McGarr was listed, so I took a chance and gave his rooms a call. On the 27th February 2015 my journey began.

As each case is decided on its individual merit and uniqueness, it took a few consultations and many tears upon which we decided to go with the abdominal flap technique. The 1st part of the reconstruction was scheduled for April the 9th 2015 and was followed by another surgery in July and multiple procedures thereafter.

On Tuesday the 7th of June 2016, more than a year after my first consultation with Dr McGarr, I have finished my journey and he has managed to restore something that I truly thought I had lost forever. The breast that he was able to create is nothing short of a miracle and could not be closer to being my natural breast.

He is truly one of the most caring medical professionals that I have ever had the honour of dealing with. Not once did he ever make me feel as if I were just another patient or a number on a file. To him, I was a woman who had lost something that is very much what defines us as women and he understood exactly how I felt and undertook to do his very best to assist in healing me with dignity and respect, always being at the forefront.

I can honestly and with an open heart recommend Dr McGarr and his amazing team Annette, Dee and Wilma to anyone who may need anything done. If it were not for Dr McGarr and his girls, especially Annette, I don’t think I would have had the strength to follow through until the end of my journey.

My new scars and “New” body have made me realise that life is way too short to sweat the small stuff and that we should never take anything for granted. Appreciate the body that you have now and the way that you look because it can all change in an instant.

From every wound there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says, I survived…………..”.

Madelein Zandberg

* Disclaimer: These are our patient stories and experiences. Your results may vary.

– Breast Reconstruction Patient

In Dec 2015 I had an Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) by Dr Paul McGarr.

For so many reasons, this was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Dr McGarr was thorough in his explanation of my procedure and he has the best bedside manner of any doctor I have ever known-making me feel like I was the only patient he cared about!

This kind, gentle, unassuming doctor showed sincere interest in my progress and made certain that I was well cared for in the hospital and post-op at home. The ladies that work in his practise are superb. Annette spent many a phone call checking in on me and even changed my dressings after hours. They all have gone the extra mile and I can’t recommend this practice enough.

Three of my close friends have booked procedures with Dr McGarr as a result of my outstanding experience in December.

I only wish Dr McGarr was a dentist, a GP, a psychologist etc so I could go to him for everything!

Kim Fraser

* Disclaimer: These are our patient stories and experiences. Your results may vary.

– Facelift Patient

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