Love Love Love Dr. E Kim and my 700 UHPs !!! - Beverly Hills, CA

Finally decided to get BA done after 20yrs. When I...

Finally decided to get BA done after 20yrs. When I was 13yrs old, I was riding my bike and got hit by a car, flew off my bike, and landed straight on my chest. It flattened and compressed my chest and ribs, especially my right side, leaving it somewhat disfigured. I never thought about it after. I accepted my flat chest for years. Covering it w/ padding or wearing no bra at all. I did love my athletic chest -- being a Personal Trainer and Figure Competitor. But now I wanted to correct my chest, and add a "feminine" physique to my small muscular body. So I decided to go get Breast Aug. I'm especially in the industry where all my Figure Competitors have breasts. When we are on stage, we are judged not also on body fat and muscularity, but also proportion, symmetry and balance.

10-18-13 - Surgery Day

Day of procedure I was very excited and anxious. I put on the hospital gown, hair cover up, compression stockings,socks. I was introduced to the nurses, the Anesthesiologist and Dr.Kim, while I was being hooked onto an IV. Dr. Kim made my markings and assured me that I was in good hands. I lied down on the gurney in the OR, and started to freak. All I saw was 2 big massive lights over head, that had 6 smaller lights on each. I started to cry and the nurse held my hand to let me know everything is ok.

I don't even remember falling asleep! I woke up, and nurse Sharon was there. She asked if I was cold, got a warmer, and called my friend Tracy to come to my bedside. I felt great. No sickness, no naseua, I was alert and ready to go. Sharon gave me some after care instructions and helped me get dressed. Dr. Kim came in and told me everything went well. He put in the maximum amt my body could handle. I asked for over 500cc'r or more, and he was able to put in 550cc's! He said I would feel alot of pressure and tightness since I have tight skin and chest muscles, (and I never had kids nor my breasts have never been stretched).

The nurse wheeled me to the car, Tracy drove me home, and I sat down to rest. Only took my antibiotics (instructed to take all of it). Did not take pain meds since I didn't have any. Just felt a little pressure -- like I did a 1000 pushups in the gym. LIke a good workout.

Spent the rest of the day watching movies and cruising online forums about post BA.

10-20-13 - Post-Op Day 1

Felt great again! Just pressure on the chest. Sleeping is no problem, since I'm a back sleep anyways.

So got up, walked around, ate as usual. Ate my usual meals - ground beef, kale, tuna, egg whites, etc.

One thing I didn't like is the bloating. Looked like I was pregnant! Only gained 5 extra lbs, but as a trainer - lost my definition in my abs. Tummy looks soft and bloated. Hope that goes away soon.

Got sick of being in the house, so I walked to my nail salon to get my nails done. The walking was a challenge. I'm usually a fast walker, and had to walk a slow grandma pace, cause everystep I took - my chest felt the bounce. Ouch. Went to Trader Joe's for groceries, then home.

My Dr. called me to see how I was doing. He warned me the 1st day or so is ok. But after that the pain will set in.

10-20-13 - Post-Op Day 2

(correction, previous update is 10-19-13) typo.

I thought I was Superwoman, not needing to take my pain meds, But my Dr. was right -- pain set in today!

Pain and tenderness/soreness on lower part of implant and sides, and my upper ribs hurt, sore to touch. Thought it was the tight band on sports bra, but My Dr said the skin stretching -- the inframammary fold of this area bears the weight of the implant, and that's why he put steri strips around the bottom of my boob (for support). I was told this discomfort takes several mths to resolve, as the breasts adjusts to the implant size.

(Which the Dr. put the biggest size my body can hold, cause I did want bigger implants).

So I guess I have to suck it up, and take the pain.
The price you pay for beautiful breasts.

Painful. Can't sleep.

Update on Post-Op Day 2 - itchiness, tender, painful

My breasts are itchy. But I guess that's part of the healing process. The tissues affected by the surgery begin their natural healing and reconstruction process, they leave an itchy feeling. Therefore, the itching is positive and necessary for the healing.

Still have the bloated look. Hope that goes down soon. Taking some laxatives to help w/ the constipation.

The pain meds are helping alot. And also eating fresh pineapple to help w/ bruising and healing. (told by others).

I also noticed my breasts are high and wide. Is this normal?
Hey! Congrats on your recent study. Fromrreading a bunch of other posts, yes, the square Boob look is very normal. You are still so early on in your recovery. My ps said it could take months for them to. Completely drop and fluff. My surgery is on December! Looking forward to following your story
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Thnx michelle! I'll keep posting as the days go by. This is a very interesting journey for me. I too, originally was thinking of doing the surgery in Dec cause most of my clients are on vaca, but I thought, If I schedule that far out, I know me-- I'll chicken out and cancel. So after consult, I scheduled as soon as possible. Always wanted this since I was in my 20's. Can't wait till you get yours done!
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My Stats

41 yr old -- Figure Competitor & Personal Trainer

5'4" 118lbs (102lbs Contest)
Pre: 32A
Post: 32DD or 34DD
Natrelle | Style 20 | Silicone 550cc's HP | Unders | Peri-Areola Incision

Dr. Eugene Kim of Beverly Hills
You look fantastic, but I can't believe that you've experienced that little pain! I'm the exact same age as you, also no kids, also dense and muscular, just from an active athletic life, not as a fitness competitor, also got 500cc implants and I have been in excruciating pain. It's been awful. Everyone has told me it's the size of the implants and the density of my chest muscles and it will go away. Ugh. Glad you're not having the same experience I'm having.
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I'm surprised you're having alot of pain. The only thing I feel is the tightness and soreness of my chest being stretched. LIke i did a 1000 pushups! I even went to the mall this morning to get some tanks and tops. (No crowds at the mall on Monday morning). Keep me posted on your progress.
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Today is the best day so far pain wise. Thursday will one one month since my surgery and this is the first day that I've tried to go to work with just a sports bra rather than a bandage and a surgical bra. So far, so good. Still using lots of topical pain relievers, arnica, menthol, etc. plus Aleve. What I have neglected to mention and to really take into acct is that I am a natural redhead. I knew to let my anesthesiologist know that I would require more meds than most people (my hair color has changed with age, so it's not obvious), but I hadn't thought about pain management afterward. We are just genetically different than other people when it comes to pain. It's a crazy thing. Glad you're feeling well enough to get out and around!
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10-21-13 - Post-Op Day 3

I am actually loving my "staycation". Getting alot of things done in the house, and even went to the mall to get somemore sports tanks and tops.

It's been over 7years since I've taken a vaca. Im usually working/training clients at the gym from 530a-9p everyday. Yes, everyday. You get used to the hustle hustle hustle, then one day, it's like, I need a break! So I am enjoying every bit of this staycation

Before photos

Here are some before photos. Don't get me wrong, I love my lean athletic chest. But I'm at an age where I want the feminine curves w/ my lean muscle.

Upon judging, they are looking for the perfect physique - in Figure Bodybuilding - you must have muscularity, leanness, striations, proportions, symmetry. My chest, ribs and waist/hips were the same size (pencil body), we have to create the perfect physique in the Bodybuilding world. Everything has to balance out. And unfortunately you cannot make boobs in the gym.
You look great and have an awesome body!!! I'm surprised your surgeon did unders because of you being like a body builder. In guessing it is because of your lack of tissue? Good luck with healing!
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My surgeon could not go over the muscle b/c I have very little breast tissue. There is no way it will hold correctly. Plus I like under, the under the muscle acts similar to like a sports bra. Keeps the implant in place.
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Hope you are feeling good today...everyday is a little bit better!
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Other before pics

After getting this Breast Augmentation -- I am excited to bring a new package to the bodybuilding stage for 2014 !
I can't wait to see the results! You have an amazing body and I'm sure you're going to look so good with the new additions :)
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Thnx miss fitness. Your body looks great too -- and the 575cc's look absolutely perfect on your frame! Can't wait to go shopping for pretty bras and look better in clothing!
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I bet you are looking amazing, add some after pictures up as soon as you can :) xxx
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10-22-13 - Post-Op Day 4

My day is going great.
Went to the mall again. Found some cute sports bras and tops. Had to get some high neck tops for the gym, just so I can ease my way into showing my girls off. Unfortunately there's alot of drama/gossip in my gym, and I don't want to be a part of it.

Still some tenderness on lower part of implant and sides, and my upper ribs hurt, sore to touch. But like the Dr. said - it's common.

I also think some of the soreness is due to the UA Bra I was wearing. A little too tight. Had the 34DD -- and the band is so tight. Whey do companies do that? So I ordered the 36DD -- and it fits perfectly, band gives enough support w/out digging into my ribs, and holds my girls in nicely. I think I found my perfect training bra for the gym! Also found a Jockey Sport Bra which holds everything in place w/ adjustable straps in back and on the top.

Does anyone have a favorite sports bra they love to wear at the gym?

Will post pics later. Right now I still have to wear my bandages and surgical bra (Dr's orders), till' Post Op appt.
Yeah, the digging in your ribcage..that's not very comfortable! I showed up to my post op on Monday with eight gauze pads in between the bra band and my skin. Luckily switching bras helped. My PS shared a trick with me that may be useful. Put on a thin, tight tank top and wear the bra OVER the tight shirt. Hope you're having a happy, healing day :)
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That sounds like a good idea. I'll try that. My 1wk Post-Op visit is tomorrow. I'll let you know how it goes. Thx my Hawaiian Chic!
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Yeah. I did that too at night, when I swell the most. It definitely helped.
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10-23-13 - Post-Op Day 5

My 5th "Staycation" day went well. Got a chance to clean up the house a bit, take a light shower and go to the grocery store again.

Now I did go to the gym. BUT I did light cardio on the recumbent bike at the easiest level. I didn't even break a sweat. I don't think I ever could on a recumbent bike. I just needed to get moving somehow. Then did some light leg presses, leg ext and calf raises. Nothing intense like my usual training. This was super light. (which I hate, but I'd rather have my breasts heal and protect my investment). I think I would get more tired and a headache if I stayed at home for too long.
How is everything going?
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Update

Sorry for the late update. After surgery and outta work for a wk -- I had to get back to work asap. Been a challenge training clients back to back all day, but they've been very supportive (racking and re-racking wts). Still got tired a couple times the first part of the 2nd wk back to work - so I would just sit in my office and chill.

My healing is going great. Doc said they are sitting perfectly, and I'm allowed to wear wire bras now. So went crazeey buying bras. I noticed I am not a 34DD (the wires dig into my side boobage). Got measured by my friend who is a costume designer in the hollywood industry (she knows my body like the back of her hand - she's done so many costumes for some of my comps), my tailor in west hollywood, and my competition suit designer. I am a 34DDD or 34E. Luckily found some great ones at Nordstrom's and Nordstrom's Rack! They sell every size.
Really happy for you!!! You look amazing....So glad your happy.:)
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Thnx Twink! How are you doing? Hanging in there? Your surgery is soon, right?
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It's Showtime!

Supported several of my fellow Bodybuilding Competitors at the NPC IronGames Competition here in LA.

And finally decided to show off my new tatas! Wearing a Fedora hat, 34DDD hot pink bra, tank, and (jeans ofcourse). I am absolutely happy w/ my new physique!
Thanks for your post. Looking great! I'm not at any level of body competitions but luv to train HIIT style and lift/squat heavy ;-) Just want to get feedback on post op recovery and return to fitness. Question: What is the width of your areolas? Mine are small and most likely not allow for silcone of 400cc. Yours look small too and you fit 550cc. If I can get this done verses crease incision it's better for me.
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My Dr.made a 2 1/2 inch incision surrounding the bottom of the areola. He did it! At my Post-op - he said that his hands and fingers hurt for a whole week - bc of me! haha. He's the best - go see him if your in California. Dr. Eugene Kim of Beverly Hills.
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And no scars. They healed up and gone by the 6th wk!
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6wk Post-Op pic

At 6wks - incisions are gone, completely healed.

Wearing a sheer, lace, underwire bra -- NO padding! Totally happy w/ the new boobs.
you look amazing! so nice to hear about someone else that works out and how your healing process is going.
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Thnx D! You look absolutely fabulous. I love the pink bra on you. You have that Upper Pole Fullness. I want that. Maybe I should get some push up bras or maybe demi bras?
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Sexy as ever! You rock that bra. Luv it in you. Totally earned it.
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8wk Post-Op pics

Pics of me at 8wks, at my BB Federation. At first I thought I wasn't big enough, till' I see myself in photos. Thnx Doc for giving me boobies!

Breasts changing shape.

I heard my breasts will continuously change for the year. I got remeasured at - Frame size (below breast): 28in, Breast size: 36in.

So here are my new stats:
5'4" 116lbs
Pre: 32A
Post: 32DDD = 32F

Since I'm no longer having soreness at inframammary fold, and no more swelling, my 34 bras are too loose. I have tightened up, and my implant still has the fullness and roundness. Time to get some 32F bras!
love the lace bra no padding looks great, I just got my 550's yesterday so exciting.
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Thnx bp. I'm excited you got your 550's! That's awesome
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10wks Post-Op

Checking out my side boobage profile at the gym. Train, train, train. Don't care if it's the holidays or NewYrs. Heavy wt training only - 8-10reps, heavy wts.

Getting most of my strength back!
Can't wait to bring a new Figure Physique to the stage in 2014!
Heavy weights, as in "I am gonna puke" weights?:))))))) I have always wondered what it took to get your training look. You should grace us with a sample of your training weight workout, as you are an inspiration for all of us here. Blessings.
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Inspiring! I'm eager to hit the gym full force come Monday!
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How is the training going? Keep training hard LL2, we got a hot body to keep up w/ now! haha.
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11wks Post-Op

Adidas Sports Bra + Boobies!
You look great. I hope to be getting mines done the first of March. I will be getting 450-500cc saline implant under the muscle. I hope to be a full "C". I did have a question about weight. I am 5'8" and 120lbs. I saw that you are a small/petite frame. Do you feel a "weight" related to the implants? How about cardio? Do you find that they restrict you a bit in the type of training you now do? Like did you have to modify your routine any? How did you combat the itching in the beginning? Well, congrats on the surgery, again you look beautiful!
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I'm excited for you to get your implants! I don't feel any weight problems. You get used to it after a couple wks, and love them more and more. I train heavy wts - Bodybuilding, no running. When you have a clean diet, I don't have to do running/cardio. Certain exercises like Pull-ups or heavy lat pulldowns I cannot do (it's a weird pulling feeling). Can't do hanging ab/leg raises either. But I just work around it and do other exercises instead.
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I just dealt w/ the itching. Didn't do anything about it. It went away after 1wk.
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Updated Stats - my body keeps changing

41 yr old -- Figure Competitor & Personal Trainer

5'4" 112lbs (102lbs Contest)
Pre: 32A
Post: 32F - 32G
Frame size: 28" | Breast size: 36"
Natrelle | Style 20 | Silicone 550cc's HP (proj 5.6cm) | Unders | Peri-Areola Incision w/ Nipple Reduction

Dr. Eugene Kim of Beverly Hills

Comparison shots

1st pic (left) - Pre BA, 32AA
2nd pic (mid) - 1 day Post-Op BA
3rd pic (right) - 3mth Post-Op BA, 550cc's HP Under, Areola incision, 32F/32G
Love the progression, pics, babe! Looking fabulous! :-)
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To cover my scar
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You have to eat clean. Otherwise, the abs won't show. No alcohol, no sugars, no carbs.
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5mth Post-Op

5mth Post - Random photos.
Absolutely beautiful! Eat clean & train mean. I have surgery in a week, excited and nervous at the same time. I love lifting and notice the biggest changes in my body with weights. My PS encouraged me to not do chest EVER again after the surgery. No weights or push-ups. I was wondering your take on chest work after surgery. I already know I will need to wait for my body to heal. I am getting silicone 457 under the muscle. You look great! I hope your training is going well.
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Thnk u E. I don't bother w/ chest. I paid alot of money for the implants, and don't want to ruin them. Congrats on your surgery... you are going to love your new boobies!
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You look great! I'm only a few weeks post.
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Some Random pics

Random pics

You look.amazing!! I love your results!
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You look soo good! How do you like your 550's?! It'll take time to settle. My 550's dropped and fluffed by 3mths.
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Hey Tina Tina, thanks for the updated photos. You look great! I can tell you feel very comfortable in your skin. Did I read in your comments that you got a revision? If so, we'd love an update about the revision in your review when you have a chance. ;)
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Upgraded to 700 UHP !!!

I just upgraded to 700 UHP!

I love love love my Dr. E Kim! He gave me everything I wanted and more. The first time I wanted 550 HP's. They looked great -- round, full and perky. And this time I wanted more. And he gave me 700 UHP - more upper pole fullness and 1 cup size bigger - which is exactly what I was looking for.

I always get anxious during surgery, and I'm happy to say that he calmed me down and held my hand as I went in for my 2nd surgery! I love his bedside manner.

Surgery was a breeze. He went thru the areola again and gave me stitches to keep the implant up. The only soreness I felt was the stitches, but that went away w/in 4days. And back to work on day 5.

I am sooo glad I went thru w/ the upgrade. I kept going back and forth in my head about cancelling, and glad I didn't. I wanted the high-up, round, and in your face look -- and that's what I got! Beautiful upper pole fullness.

I love love love my Dr. E Kim !... and I love love love my 700 UHP's !

Guys -- if you are in the LA area, I highly recommend him. You guys can always private message me if you have any questions or concerns.... I would be happy to help!

New stats:
5'4", 115lbs
Pre: 32AA
Post: 28G/30G or H (ribcage 28" is suppose to be your band size!)
Natrelle Style45 | Silicone 700 UHP | Under | Areola Incision

I notice, don't know if you will.

Hey guys. So I went up 1 cup size and have the upper pole fullness.

I notice the difference, but you may not. I posted alot of pics anyways. So far, every guy at the gym noticed! haha. Several of them already came up to me and said... "You look bigger?!".. Nice!

Thank you to My Dr. E Kim!
Hey 3Bears, hoping you'll grace us with just one of your pictures again! Send me PM if you have any issues or concerns. Take care!
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Your breat aug looks great :) you'll be even hotter after your butt aug! Yay congrats girl.., you're gonna love it
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Just read your review .. WOW!! I'm day 4 post op with 600 ccs. I really wanted to go larger like you. They look amazing!!!
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Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Eugene Kim, is an AMAZING Dr. !!! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ For me, I knew within the first 5 minutes of talking w/ Dr. Kim that he was 'the one'. Everything about Dr. Kim and Angel just clicked w/ me and made me feel at ease. I knew that I wanted him to be my doctor. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CONSULT - Dr. Kim answered all my questions and concerns, and took his time w/ me explaining what was the best for me (my body) and lifestyle. He explains the benefits and risks of every procedure he performs. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I believe you should have a good relationship w/ your doctor. (many think as long as the Dr does the job, who cares about bedside manner). Not me. I want my doctor to understand me, emotionally and mentally, and my life. Breast Augmentation or any surgery is a life changing event. And Dr. Kim understood me from the get go! He made absolutely sure that he took into consideration my needs and the look that I wanted. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ He is very thorough and covers everything -- Saline vs Silicone, Under or Over the muscle, Incision site (areola, crease incision, etc), How many cc's (how big), sizes (mod+, HP, UHP), measurements/frame size, etc. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I booked the surgery w/ Angel the manager (Dr. Kim's "right hand woman"), the day of the consult! She runs the office smoothly. Covering everything - the scheduling, payments, staff, and pre and post surgery questions. Very understanding and truly is happy to help every patient that walks thru the door. $500 deposit to hold the surgery date. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ SURGERY DAY - Got to the Surgical center at 630a, and ready to go by 7a. I was greeted by his awesome Surgical Team - nurse Sharon, nurse Pammy and Dr. Badillo (the Anesthesiologist). They were super cool and very confident in their job. I changed into my gown, cap and compression stockings. Then they put my IV in, asked a few more questions and made me feel comfortable as much as possible. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dr. Kim came in shortly. He is so patient and understanding, explaining to me in detail what he was doing, before I went under. He even held my hand and assured me everything will be fine. Great bedside manner. It means alot to me bc I freak out going under. I don't even remember going under! I woke up in the recovery room feeling alert, great and in no pain. It felt like I closed my eyes for 5mins. That's how awesome it was! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The nurses helped me w/ my clothes, and was greeted again w/ Dr. Kim. Surgery went well, gave me some meds and antibiotics, and scheduled to come back w/in a wk. My friend drove me home, but didn't need her to stay, I was totes fine. Watched tv and relaxed. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ POST - I felt a little tired and some normal amt of pain for the 1st wk. And already back to work by the 2nd week. And I wasn't worried bc there are follow-ups, post-op visits, check-ins, phone calls, emails, and availability around the clock -- to ensure an excellent recovery process. The only pain I felt was the stretching of the skin (since I had a flat chest). But its totally bearable. By 3rd wk, no pain, and the implants felt like a part of me! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I got 700 UHP, under the muscle, areolar incision. NO scarring! My breasts look amazing on my frame. Now clothes look awesome on me, and my body looks beautiful and feminine! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PARKING STRUCTURE is right below the office. Very convenient, especially if you have surgery or any other procedure, and you need privacy when you leave the office. (elevator goes straight from office to parking structure!) $2.15 each 15mins, $16.50 Max. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TALENTED - Dr. Kim has the highest level education, yrs of experience, knowledge and is highly skilled in his profession. A talented artist. I highly highly highly recommend Dr. Eugene Kim, Angel and his awesome staff of Beverly Hills! They are committed to getting you the best results possible. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ If you have any more questions or inquiring about getting your breasts done, by all means -- Please private message me. I'd be happy to help!

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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