Patient Stories

Breast Enlargement Story - submitted by CRR

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Share your story about why you considered and ultimately had cosmetic surgery.

I would have to say when I was in the 7th grade I noticed I wasn't as developed as some of my friends. I would stuff my bra and thought one day I will have breasts, but unfortunately I never did. I was very disappointed, my mother would reassure me that when I start to have kids they would grow. I shared with her that I wanted breast implants. My mom wasn't supportive with that and was sure that they would grow once I had a child. I was 22 years old when I had my son and they still didn't grow. I wanted to breast feed him but I just didn't make enough milk for his needs so I supplemented him with formula and breast milk. I did that for 5 months and stopped. I was very stressed out and thought what is wrong with me and why can't my breasts make enough milk. I saw a lactation nurse who told me that I have small breasts that are widely spaced and have little glandular tissue which could be the problem why I produce little milk supply. So after disappointment of still no growth in my breasts and listening to my mother about waiting, the time was finally here - I want breast augmentation. So I started saving my money and researching about breast augmentation surgery.

How did your friends and family feel about your decision to have a procedure?

My mother already knew that this was something I always wanted and she advised me to wait until I became a mother myself, so she was supportive. My husband was supportive even though he said I am perfect the why I am. My little sister was a bit jealous and couldn't understand why I would do such a thing. My father didn't agree either about the procedure. My friends on the other hand were also supportive. Most of them were concerned about how large I wanted them. Which is really funny, but I guess they just wanted me to look normal and not too much like Pamela Anderson.

How did 1800MySurgeon help you through the process of finding a qualified plastic surgeon?

I called the 1800mySurgeon and was I helped by Melissa who did a fantastic job introducing me to Dr. Clark and her team. Melissa at 1800mySurgeon advised me and made me feel comfortable that Dr. Christa Clark had an excellent patient record and no complaints filed. Sure enough, I called the office and scheduled a consultation and then scheduled my surgery.

Can you describe your surgery and recovery?

The surgery took place at 7:30 a.m. I had to arrive 1 hour prior with my medications that the Dr. prescribed. I was asked to change into a gown to leave underwear and socks on and leave a urine sample for a pregnancy test. I was given a medication that you take 1 hour prior to surgery. I talked to Dr. Clark again about the size I wanted. She drew on me with a marker where she was going to make the incision and where the implant would be placed. I talked to the anesthesiologist who told me he would be monitoring me the whole time in surgery. He gave me some medicine right before that made me feel good and then the next thing I knew it was over. I woke up still really drowsy and was told everything turned out okay and if I was feeling sick. I was released to go home. I made my husband stop by Jamba Juice so I can start my pain medications because you have to have something in your system or you will get sick. I am currently three days post op and I am still very sore. My chest is really tight and feels unnatural because my implants are still very high up. I can't play or pick up my 19-month old which makes me sad. So the only thing I have next to look forward to is my breasts looking better and wearing cute tops.

What advice would you give to another person considering your same procedure?

Advice that I would give anyone who is considering breast augmentation is always do the research and read about the procedure. Get as much information about it as possible. Having surgery of any kind can be life changing and is a big deal. So make sure you know that your doing before you go through it. Understand that you are going to become immobile to do lots of things that you are used to doing so be prepared and get the house clean, make sure groceries are taken care of for at least 2 weeks. Get all the essentials for yourself ready like: Ensure or Boost Shakes because you're not going to have an appetite after surgery and buy bland diet things. I bought applesauce, chicken broth, crackers, Jell-o, pudding, 7-up or Coke, and toast. Oh and to make a schedule of when you take your pills because you may feel overwhelmed and out of it if your not prepared.

How do you feel about your result?

It's hard to say because they haven't dropped in place and are very high. I am only 3 days post op so I am certain that they will look better in time. I almost thought they were going to be bigger since I went with a 550cc Silcone Moderate Plus profile, but again once they drop and take their form I am sure they will be big enough. I am a very thankful and appreciative patient. Thank you 1800mySurgeon!

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