Patient Stories

Breast Asymmetry Story - submitted by J.J.S.

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

After years of living with my insecurities and self consciousness I knew there was no point in waiting any longer. There are things I could change with diet and exercise but my breasts were the one thing I couldn't change on my own. I felt like less of a woman because of them. I couldn't enjoy everyday activities because of my insecurity with my breasts. It made me truly unhappy. I did a lot of research and with the help and encouragement from friends I knew I could do this for myself to finally feel complete. When I met my doctor everything clicked and it made sense. I felt so comfortable and secure with his knowledge, experience and reputation. I had met with a few other doctors as well just to see who all was out there and to determine who would be best for me and my needs.

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

My fiance was and has always been my biggest supporter in everything I do. He knew I was always unhappy with my breast and at times of intimacy I couldn't focus due to my embarrassment. He was behind my 100% when beginning my research especially because he wanted the best doctor for me so he was there throughout the entire process. Some friends were skeptical of the procedure out of concern mainly because they hadn't researched it like I had. The more they ;earned the more supportive they were for my overall happiness. A close girlfriend had been through breast augmentation 2 years prior so she was very excited and supportive. She encouraged me and reassured me with any doubts or questions I had at the beginning. It really helped talking with a woman who truly understood what I was going through.

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

1800MySurgeon was extremely helpful with this whole process. I ultimately choose my doctor based on my critical personal points and preferences and they referred him to me! I did explore other doctors whom I researched online, called and had consultations with...but in the end Dr. Heck was the most qualified doctor with an amazing staff, great facility, best experience and beautiful before and afters. I knew he was the best for me.

Can you describe your surgery and recovery?

The surgery was quick, painless and even easier than I had anticipated. My fiance went back with me while I got ready in pre-op and met with my doctor. I was out for maybe an hour and recovery for only a half an hour! My fiance did have to drive me home of course. I didn't have any pain thanks to the medication. I never felt ill, just sleepy. I rested for the next few days, took my medication as directed by my doctor and did everything my doctor ordered. No major lifting, pushing, pulling, keep sutures clean, etc. I was back to work the next week, luckily an office job so I could still take it easy.

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

I would tell anyone considering breast augmentation to meet with a few different doctors, do your own research beforehand and talk with people that have been through it. The more you read and learn the more confident one will be in their decision. It's good to understand the risks that may be involved that way one know they don't have any doubts that the benefit does outway the risk for them. It's very encouraging to hear woman talk about the process to help one understand what may be expected.

How do you feel about your result?

I know this was the best decision I've ever made. I am just 12 weeks since the surgery date so my breasts are still settling and I know it could be a year until they are completely settled. With that being said I still love them so much and they look very natural and amazing! I have gone from a 34A to 34DD and also now I am symmetric! I am so happy!!!

find out about the surgeon who performed the surgery
find out more about this procedure: breast enlargement