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In the Army; Need Some Guidance :) - Alabama, AL
- posted 2 years ago
- updated 2 years ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $4,400
- L. Dwight Baker, MD (Alabama, AL)
Going in for my surgery on the 14th of March 2011....
- 5 Mar 2011
- 8 days pre
Going in for my surgery on the 14th of March 2011. I'm in the army and was expecting to get the silicone implants placed under muscle. My PS advised me, however, that I should probably place them over the muscle because I'll have to continue doing push-ups for the remainder of my career (about 10 more years).
Anyway, just wanted to know about anyone's experiences with over/unders and working out. I teeter between a 36B and 34C and am also concerned about whether I have enough breast tissue to cover the implant so as not to look "done."
Also, I'll be taking leave to recuperate, but I'm not sure whether I'll need to inform the medical personnel at the clinic on post about the surgery. I'm in aviation and am concerned about the down-time they might force on me (no flying time, which I can't afford). Flying is a very mentally-saturating task, as opposed to a physical one. It'll be about 4 weeks before I go back to work anyway.
Any advice from anyone would be helpful. I'm a pansy when it comes to pain so that's the biggest of my concerns. Thanks everyone!
Surgery's scheduled for tomorrow at 5:30 in the...
- 13 Mar 2011
- 1 day pre
Day 2 after the surgery and everything is going...
- 16 Mar 2011
- 2 days post
This is definitely a dream come true for me, and even though I won't be able to enjoy swimsuit season this year due to an impending deployment, I'll always get to look at my boobs and smile.
Definitely worth it after 10 years of buying expensive Victoria's Secret bras to enhance my bust.
My Doctor: L. Dwight Baker, MD
Dr. Baker was an easy choice for this procedure. On top of being certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Board of Plastic Surgery, he also belongs to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, which is not an easy task to find. He was also selected to participate in the Mentor Core Gel Study which served to gain the FDA's approval of silicone gel in 2006. Dr. Baker was extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and he suggested going over the muscle because I'm still in the military and can't afford to wait around for months to regain chest muscle strength to do push-ups. I'm glad he suggested this and am extremely happy with the results. The ladies at Dothan Plastic Surgery are so nice and always available to answer any question. Lord knows I've called them many times and each time they've treated me with kindness and caring. If you live far away and an make the trip to see this doctor and his staff for your surgery, you will not regret it. He is more than qualified to work on your girls and will give you amazing results.