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So Glad I Finally Did It! - Birmingham, AL
- posted 1 year ago
- updated 1 year ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $3,000
- William J. Hedden, MD (Birmingham, Al)
I am 29 years old and have three children. For the...
- 22 Feb 2012
I am 29 years old and have three children. For the majority of my life I have been a 34b, but after losing the baby weight and then some from pregnancy number three I became a deflated 34 a. I thought and thought about implants until finally I decided to just do it.
A friend of mine was scheduled to have implants soon and I booked a consultation with her plastic surgeon. At my consultation, the doctor was really nice and spent time explaining the procedure. I didn't feel rushed or pressured to decide anything. I went home that night and decided to wait and see how my friend's surgery went before I booked my procedure. My friend had her surgery and was very pleased with her results, so I booked my surgery for February 17th. I had to be at the office at 6:30 am the morning of the surgery. I live about two hours from the plastic surgeon, so we spent the night in a hotel the night before.
I was pretty nervous, but thankfully there wasn't much of a wait before they prepped me for surgery. I talked to the PS and we finalized size details--I went with 300 mod plus saline implants filled to 350 cc. I decided on saline, just because I felt safer knowing if it leaks I will know it. The other reason that I was set on saline was because I wanted to use the tuba incision.
The surgery was very quick and we were on our way back to the hotel by 9:30. After the surgery, I slept most of the day. It was not as painful as I has imagined. In fact, I really only took the pain meds on days one and two. I had my follow up visit the day after surgery and I was told to wear the stomach binder for a week and to massage the tracts from the tuba placement. I was also instructed to not wear a bra some at home because my implants are riding high.
So today is five days since surgery and so far the implants have dropped some. I feel like they still have a good ways to go. I'm really not in much pain at all. My stomach is a little tender, but there has been minimal bruising on it and none on my breasts. I'm anxious to get this tape off and see how my incision looks. So far, I have been really happy with my decision to get implants, its nice to no longer look down and see boobs that look like fried eggs. :-)
Anyway, I spent tons of time browsing pictures and reading stories on this website before I had my implants and I am thankful for those of you who have shared your journey.
Friday it will be three weeks since I had my...
- 7 Mar 2012
I still have tape over the incision and I am anxious to take it off.
Well, it has now been a month since I had my...
- 18 Mar 2012
My Doctor: William J. Hedden, MD
Dr. Hedden took his time explaining things. He was honest and genuine. His staff was helpful and nice. His facility is top notch. I would definately recommend him.