My first appointment was at the La Jolla office -...
- 10 Jun 2009
My first appointment was at the La Jolla office - very nice and discreet office with overly friendly staff. All the girls there make you feel super comfortable as soon as you walk in.
Dr. P is friendly and easy to talk to. He made me feel totally at ease and confident that I scheduled my procedure that day.
I returned for my pre-op appt about 2 weeks before my scheduled procedure to meet with Dr. P to go over sizing. I had been scared by a few of my friends about going too big, but had talked to other people who's only regret was not going big enough. I was honest with Dr. P telling him that my "lady lumps" were not in the same place they were when I was 20ish and that I was a non-bra wearing gal and wanted my girls to be perky again. He advised me that he could totally achieve the look that I wanted and that the first pix I chose were a little conservative - I was nervous but totally agreed. If I was going to pay for the surgery, I wanted to have results I didn't regret. Again being totally personable, he told me if I needed to see or talk to him again before my surgery, that I was more than welcome to call, email or come in again. I did converse with him again over email first, then by phone - he promptly responded.
Day of the procedure, I was extremely nervous - I had never had any type of surgery before. His staff at Alvarado was extremely nice and caring. The last thing I remember was being wheeled into the OR by a nurse, then having his anesthesiologist telling me I'd be in a happy place within 15 seconds, while Dr. P held my hand, then I was out like a light My biggest fear is waking up during surgery and seeing my body cut open - UUHHGG!
Next thing I knew, I woke up in the recovery room and was automatically noticed by a nurse and asked about my pain, then given more happy drugs through my IV. After about an hour in recovery I was moved into another room and my hubby was called to come see me and I was able to return home.
That afternoon and everyday that followed, Dr. P's office called my husband to make sure everything was going okay. They also scheduled for me to come in have the bandages removed. I was so surprised at how minimal the incision was - and Dr. P assured me that although they weren't pretty just yet (only 3 days after), that they were going to be beautiful - and I could actually already start to see that.
I am so surprised at how lovely and thorough everyone in his office has been. My recovery is long from over, but I am definitely going to recommend my Dr. to anyone who inquires about where my surgery was done.
At this time, It has been 8 weeks since my surgery and I feel great. I'm back working out, massaging daily and happily shopping for new clothes to go with my awesome enhanced figure. My friends have been amazed at how smoothly my recovery has been. I have no regrets about the procedure and especially about choosing Dr. P. Thank you!!
Dr. was very thorough and took time to answer all my questions, making me feel 100% secure about my decision