Patient Stories

Breast Enlargement Story - submitted by P.R.

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

I have wanted breast enlargment for at least 5 years, My breast were small and saggy it was like just having skin hanging there. I looked bad and I hated the way I looked. My husband always said I looked fine. Well then early this year my husband of 18 year passed away and I found myself alone for the first time in 21 years. I'm only 38 and when I got back on my feet after my great loss I thought to myself I need to start a new life now. I take really good care of my body. I work out 3 to 4 days a week and I thought why not start my new life with the breast I always wanted. It was at that point I decided to make that call and it turned out to be the best call I ever made for myself. I only wish my husband was here to enjoy them with me.

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

When I decided to have my breast enlargment I had only told 2 close friends and my one sister. I didn't really want anyone to know about it until after because I was afraid I would hear "oh you don't need to have that done you look fine" They don't see me naked and I was doing this no matter what anyone said my mind was already made. So most of my friends were very happy for me even the ones that said they were jelous but still happy for me. My sisters were all happy for me as well and 2 out of the 3 said they would do it to if they had the money for it as my niece said the same thing. My mother and father really didn't say much about it. The only thing my mother said is why did I do that and I shouldn't have wasted my money. I replied back easy for you to say you had boobs all your life and you have no idea how bad mine were because you haven't seen me naked. After that she didn't say anything to me. As for my two sons, my oldest said mom will this make you happy, I replied yes it will make me happy, he said then go for it, I just don't need to hear anymore about my mom going for boobs..LOL.. my youngest just laughed and said ok if thats what you want to do.

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

1800mySurgeon was very helpful. It was because of them I found Dr. Reedy and I'm so glad you found him. When I called 1800MySurgeon I was checking on information about Dr.'s in Harrisburg Pa. I received that information. Then Melissa said do you mind if I give you a reconmendation as well, I said I would be happy to hear some. Well she said Dr.Reedy had a clean backround and how people were very pleased with his work and went through everything about him. After I talked to Melissa I called the Dr's I was looking at in Harrisburg Pa and I also called Dr.Reedy I went to see the one Dr. in Harrisburg and then I went to see Dr. Reedy. I was very impressed with him and all his staff. After talking with him and his nurse I knew he was the Dr. for me, I scheduled my surgery that day. Thank you 1800MySurgeon for finding and recomemending Dr.Reedy.

Can you describe your surgery and recovery?

Again I can't say enough about Dr.Reedy. I went in for surgery that morning and his nurse went over some things with me then Dr.Reedy came in and went over everything they were going to do and even the anesthesiologist came in to talk to me. I was so impressed with everything. They took me in the surgery room and explained everything step by step as they were doing it, again very impress with everyone. My recovery was a very good one. I thought I would have a lot more pain than I did. The pain was really nothing I think I felt more pressure the first few days than pain. Dr.Reedy also told me what all I may experience and he was right on them although some I didn't even have so that was a very good thing. My recovery was easier than I expected.

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

I would tell them to go ahead and get it done. It really was the best thing I have ever did for myself the only thing I regret is not doing it sooner. If I had to do it again I would do it in a hearbeat. I would explain to them the difference on how you look and feel about yourself. I never thought in a million years the difference in how I feel about myself. I would want the person that is thinking about doing this to know all the benifits from doing it and that feeling about how good you can feel about yourself is priceless. Its like being on cloud 9 and just being so happy with how your body looks again the difference on how it makes your body look 100 times better just blows my mind but it really shows off the shape of your body. So not only does your body look better you feel a lot better about yourself and again that is priceless in my book. So I say go for it you won't regret it.

How do you feel about your result?

Three words...I LOVE THEM...I could not be happier with the results. Dr.Reedy has done an excellent job right down to helping me pick out the size of them. They are not to big that when people look at me they look at my chest but they are not to small either, they are perfect. They really fit very nicely with my body size and shape its as if this is the size I should have been born with. I just love to check myself out in the mirror, I guess because its all new to me on having nice boobs not small saggy skin hanging there. So the results are awesome and Dr.Reedy couldn't have done a better job and the whole prosses went perfect right down from my very first appointment to my appointments after surgery. Now I still have to go back another time or two yet but I just had my 3 week checkup and it is all good. Thank you again Melissa and 1800Mysurgeons for recommending Dr.Reedy.

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