Traveling Boobs - Aventura, FL

I have wanted breast implants for many years but...

I have wanted breast implants for many years but did not have the guts to do it. I went to a consultation about a year ago close to my house in Puyallup, Washington, but did not feel completely comfortable going through with the surgery. The main issue with my breasts is that they are not symmetrical, and one is larger than the other. Also, one of my nipples hangs to the side a bit so that was something that I have always been self conscious about.

The doctor by my house said that there was really no way to fix this. Only after I spoke with Dr. Salama did I realize that there was hope.

I heard about the doctor from a friend of mine in Florida that has had a BBL done by him. I thought it would be fun to check out the Miami area, the costs were lower in Seattle, and have a nice relaxing vacation away from the family- but also come back with my new breasts!

What I did was find the Crown Plaza which is a 4 star hotel right by the doctor's office, my friend came and checked on me while I was recovering (although I was fine!) and there is a driver named Larry set up that took me wherever I needed to go.

Costs with my new breasts + travel expenses (about 650.00) ended up being cheaper than what I would have paid in Washington- plus I got to see Miami!! ... even though it was mainly from the hotel room.

I paid 3500.00 for my saline implants which to me was an unbelievable price for a great doctor. The process worked where I sent the office a picture of my breasts and then scheduled a phone consultation with Dr. Salama. Next, all my lab work was ordered and I went and had that done. I took time off work and headed down to Florida! When I arrived in the morning, Dr. Salama's driver Larry picked me up (he is a hoot) and took me to the office for an in-person consultation. The office staff are all really awesome and I felt extremely welcome. Dr Salama is extremely personable and went over with me exactly how he would fix my breasts. We chose an implant size of between 450-500cc's and he would make sure they were even in surgery.

Next day, Larry picked me up and I couldn't eat anything before going into the operating room. I felt really comfortable with everyone there but was really nervous about being put under!

When I woke up I was in A LOT of pain for the first 1/2 hour and then the pain meds kicked in. I stayed in recovery until I wasn't really in any pain at all and then Larry took me to the hotel. For the next few days I kicked back and relaxed.. it was actually a really nice break minus the pressure in my chest.

My friend and I hung out, watched movies, and the last day in town I went shopping at Sawgrass Mall with her. lol I couldn't resist... shopping in my city isn't the best.

I did go for a follow up before I left and all looked good to go.

The plane home was a little rough but definitely tolerable and I just recently went back to work. I have to tell you, the chest stares are a new thing for me and I definitely don't mind it. :)

All in all, I'm so glad I moved forward with the procedure. The doc ended up doing 480cc's in one breast, 500 in the other, and fixed my nipple issue. My cleavage looks hot and the swelling is slowly going down.

I'm going to update with some pics tomorrow to show everyone what they look like!!!!

A few weeks out now and recovering well. I am...

A few weeks out now and recovering well. I am still swollen but one is coming down more than the other at this point. My cleavage is amazing already! I really had none before... I am so glad I went with the size I went. I am hoping to be a D-DD when my swelling comes down. The incision area is still really tender and my left boob is sore. I'll post pics shortly so you ladies can see. ;)

Ok ladies... what do you think so far?

Ok ladies... what do you think so far?

Just posted my before photo. I CAN'T BELIEVE how...

Just posted my before photo. I CAN'T BELIEVE how different I look. My mom is really excited for me and said Dr. S did a beautiful job. It's nice to finally have even nipples and more volume!

Hi Ladies, Ok... So I'm 3 weeks out now about. ...

Hi Ladies,

Ok... So I'm 3 weeks out now about. Here is an updated picture that you can check out. They look a little uneven because of how I was holding the camera to shoot but they are completely symmetrical... which is shocking to me since I was so uneven. Also, take a look at the incision around the entire nipple in one boob and the other one only half the nipple. It's like a full moon versus a half moon. lol

The reason Dr. Salama did that was because I needed a lift in one to even out my nipples. They are nice and even now which is a huge relief. When I went to a consult back home the doctor told me there was no way to even them out, so it was really awesome that it was in fact possible.

The boob where he lifted my nipple is still pretty sore because I rubbed it too much with my shirt and it made the incision sensitive. I'm still taking a pain killer here and there where I need to when it really starts bothering me, usually at night.

Also, some of my friends I spoke with told me they were surprised I was still in pain. A few of my other friends told me they were sore for about 6 weeks until they felt 100% and not bothered at all so I'm not worrying. Because I went so big on the first time and I had the extra work done I think my recovery is taking a little bit longer. Also, the doc mentioned that I had really think chest muscles and I think it was a little bit of a shock to my body to go 500cc's. I'm REALLY glad I did though because the size really fits my body type.

Several of my friends went smaller than I did because they said their doctors were worried that the implants would be too big for their body or their chest diameter. Dr. S didn't see a problem with the size I wanted and they ended up looking more natural believe it or not. My advice to you is go with the larger size so you don't have to get a revision. ;) I'm really happy with my decision... my man is getting really tired of hearing about my boobs though. lol
Miami Plastic Surgeon

I chose Dr. Salama because I felt comfortable with him from his reviews and my friend's experience with him. His office staff is unbelievable and made me feel so warm and welcome there. All in all, I felt extremely safe and in very good hands. Dr. Salama definitely knows what a good set of breasts are supposed to look like. :) I feel like it was so worth it to travel and he has high credentials for board certifications.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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How have you been? Healing ok? Hope you're loving those new boobies!
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wow...I just noticed the before and after piks. Your PS did an excellent job! They pre op nips looked so uneven & now they are lovely. Congrats:)
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Yes, I am very happy with the results! I am looking forward to wearing regular bras after wearing sports bras for 3 weeks lol
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Yes I am happy with them. I still feel a but uncertain about eveything, I think because I read about complications all the time so whenever I feel sore in onky one spot, or a twinge or anythung im like "uh oh what was that?" Right now Im only 10 days out, so Im still wondering how everything will turn out. So far so good :-)
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You look great! I know what you mean about the prices in Seattle, the cheapest Saline breast implant job ive seen was 6-6500. I live in Seattle and travelled to Tijuana for mine, I never thought of Florida! You look awesome!
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Thanks so much Blanche Devereaux! Ya... Seattle prices are definitely higher. Are you happy with your size and boobs now? Miami the prices are so affordable and the doctors REALLY know boobs.. I guess cuz the ladies show them off more in Miami. ;) Dr. S really knows what he is doing so I'm glad I traveled.
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Hi lovemyd's
I think yours boobs looks great I'm in spokane wa and I really want to do mine, but I'm not sure if I want silicone or saline. I was told that salines doesnt feel natural is that true?
Please I need help!
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Hey white123,

I think the salines are natural and feel the same as long as you have breast tissue. Since I'm not a skinny girl I don't think I'll get the rippling and they feel really natural to me. What size are you right now and what's your build like? I'd say to go for silicone if you can afford to, but if you have the breast tissue and want to save on $$ then you could do saline.
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I will get you some soon! I sent them to my dr before surgery so just need to dig them up and post. ;) I didn't see South Beach, I stayed in Aventura but did hit up two malls while I was there; once before and once after surgery. Even a breast aug won't stop a girl from shopping. lol
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Hi lovemyds~ you look great! Glad to hear you had a nice vacation in Miami. did you go to South Beach? Such a fun city!! Any pre-op piks to share? would be nice to see what you looked like before surgery to compare differences. Take care:-)
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@FireFly11 that is exciting, when are you getting yours done? Have you picked your size?
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Thank you so much for posting. :). Dr Salama will be doing my BA/implant exchange in Nov.

What size were you pre op? Can't wait to see pics!
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@bettertnatoday I was an A-small B before... I wore a 36 B but didn't fill them out completely. Also one breast was larger than the other. Dr S fixed my unevenness and also made it so my nipples are symmetrical. What are you exchanging out?
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I'm exchanging my 325cc silicone mods for 500-600cc silicone mods, I think. Still have to see what the Dr says.

You look great. :)
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That's awesome!!! I think he'll say that the size you decide to go with is perfect. Sorry for the delay but I've been really slammed at work, daughter, mom, man, etc... ;) You know how it goes. What size are you now with the 325 cc's bettertnatoday? My girl is your size and she wants to go larger eventually as well. I think she's a small C and I'm definitely a D+ now.... yay!
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I look like a small D, but I measure at a 32E cup with the 325 mods. I started with a natural small C or so. I try not to focus to much on cup size, I just know I want to be bigger. :)

Your latest pic looks great. Looks like you dropped a bit, and your incisions look wonderful.
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Thanks for sharing your experience! Gives me hope.. I go on soon for my procedure! Glad everything is going well :)
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Welcome to RealSelf and thank you for sharing your detailed account! Chest stares must seem so odd. Oddly fun! I'm glad you're happy with your results.

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