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Dr Schaffer is Wonderful! Peri-areolar Lift and Breast Augmentation - Birmingham, AL
- posted 5 months ago
- updated 3 days ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $6,000
- Christopher J. Schaffer, MD (Birmingham, AL)
I went to Dr Schaffer for my initial consultation...
- 5 Dec 2012
I went to Dr Schaffer for my initial consultation for breast augmentation. Because of pregnancies, breastfeeding and age my breast were deflated and saggy. Dr Schaffer told me because of the slight sagging, I possibly may not be completely happy with just the aug because my nipples would not be centered causing my breast to be large- but not look their best. I asked for his thoughts on incisions and procedures. Dr Schaffer gave me great options. I was also a little uncertain of my size and saline vs silicone. Dr Schaffer told me i would enjoy the silicone better because my breasts were very small and not much tissue to work with. I would feel the saline implants and possibly have rippling.
I had a periareolar lift and breast augmentation. Went from a deflated 34A to a perky 34DD. The day of surgery, my wait was long, but I had my iPad and a book. Phillip (anesthesia), Blake (scrub tech) Tara (anesthesia) and my nurse were all great! They really made me feel comfortable and were informative- super great team! After surgery I did not have hardly really any pain, I felt tight ( like breast feeding engorgement) and tightness between my shoulders. I took the pain medication and muscle relaxer as directed- it took care of any discomfort. I actually only took my pain meds for 2 days then switched to extra strength Tylenol. I did take the muscle relaxer at bedtime for 8 days post-op. I had minimal swelling for the first week and a tiny amount of bruising just under my breast. My silicone implants are 500cc mentor moderate-high profile. My nipples are perky and beautifully centered. My implants feel like natural breasts. I am 3 weeks po-op, had my check up so got to see my incisions- they are perfect!! The incisions are small, clean, beautifully done. They are barely noticeable and i feel certain in the next couple months they will blend in with the natural folds of the areola. I am totally in love with my new look. I give Dr Schaffer and his team 5 stars. I will use him for my next procedure. :)
Ok, now 5 weeks post -op and I am in love with my...
- 20 Dec 2012
I love how my clothes fit and my body is more proportionate. The best part, I get to buy bras that fit. It's like getting a new doll at Christmas- you want to dress it up and have fun with it ;) I wish I could have done this years ago!
Happy 6th month Birthday! I'm in <3 :)
- 18 May 2013
All sensation has returned, ya! Most of the puckering around the areola has fully resolved. The left side still has a little "puckering", that is where the larger implant was placed. The ridge under the scar is much softer, almost gone. :) I am massaging the incision twice a day with vitamin E complex lotion. This helps to soften the incision.
The new pictures are taken with my arms raised slightly to take the pictures. With my arms at rest by my side, the nipples are completely centered, even and facing front :)
I love, love, love my additions! Completely satisfied with my choice of silicone. They feel great, are soft, move like breast tissue.
I remained 34DDD. Glad I did not go much larger (I could have went some more but not much) because with the size I am, I can find really cute bras. After DDD, they are hard to find and not so cute.
Every time I think of the multiple huge scars I could have had- it make me cringe. I am so, so, so thankful for my little bitty scars but still having the lift I needed! I am very happy with the care and procedures with Dr Schaffer. Have went back to HPS many times since for other treatments. #happygirl
My Doctor: Christopher J. Schaffer, MD
Answered all my questions throughly. Responded to email prior to initial appt for consultation and surgery. Gave honest answers- not just what i wanted to hear. Guided me to my much loved decision with expertise and patience. Never appeared rushed or made me feel unimportant. Kind, considerate, after surgery he came to recovery and personally checked on me. I give Dr Schaffer and his team 5 stars. I will use him for my next procedure. :) I loved the fact that Dr Schaffer NEVER made me feel rushed, answered all my questions (I had a huge list) gave me honest answers not just ones i wanted to hear, gave great options and was able to guide me on my decision to have the best results.