I contacted Mark Gittos to discuss having a nose job following years of hating how I looked. We discussed what I hated, why I hated it and what I wanted to achieve. Mark's knowledge, advise and professionalism was streets ahead of the other surgeons I had been to see about the procedure.

I had open septoplasty to correct a deviated septum and rhinoplasty to correct what was a very long nose, terrible profile and crooked tip. The procedure was carried out by Mark and his team at the Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood, Essex and both the pre and post care were second to none.

The nose cast was taken off after 7 days and the stitches taken a further 7 days later. Both were painless. My nose was swollen when the cast came off but every day it settled down a little more. Mark told me from the very start that it takes up to a year to see the final results as the skin over the nose has to shrink into it's new position.

I'm six months on from the operation and I could not be happier. My nose continues to get smaller and smaller every day and I have no scar at all from where the cut was made. I'm happier, more confident and can now walk across the road with my head held high, rather than shielding my nose so no one could see my profile!

None of this would have been possible without the wonderful Dr Gittos. He made me feel at ease from the very start. His manner is so friendly and he listens to what you want. He is very professional but also injects his own witty humour to relax you. Above any thing else he is a perfectionist and he really does take so much pride in what he does.

I would recommend Mark whole heartedly to anyone who is looking for an honest, approachable and professional surgeon.