Professional Experience, Beautiful Results! - Burnsville, MN

Pre-op: 32AA Post-op: 32C Allergan saline 300...

Pre-op: 32AA

Post-op: 32C Allergan saline 300 filled to 310, transaxillary incision

Pros:

  • Affordable (compared to others in the area)
  • Professional, knowledgeable staff
  • Beautiful, natural results
  • Relatively quick, easy recovery (no bandages, drains, pain pumps, etc after surgery. Dissolving stitched needed no removal).

Cons: Not necessarily a "24-hour recovery" process (as it was with most patients); this is dependent upon your sensitivity to anesthesia and the other drugs you're prescribed. I found that I was quite sensitive, and had to work only part time the following week (as I'd get stiff, sore and tired by 1PM each day).

Overall: Absolutely worth it!

Minneapolis Plastic Surgeon

I had a breast augmentation with Dr. G in July of 2010. Before setting up a consultation with him, I had visited two other plastic surgeons in the Twin Cities area who did not impress me. I immediately noticed a difference when I arrived for my consultation; Dr. G and his staff were welcoming, professional, and respectful. Dr. G and his staff expect that you've done your research- they will not "talk down" to you or treat you condescendingly (which I found to be the case at the two previous offices). The staff were patient with me when I scheduled a second pre-op appt to talk about sizing, and were helpful in preparing for my surgery date. On the day of the surgery, Dr. G and the team were friendly and put me at ease. After a smooth surgery, recovery went fairly quickly (although not as quickly as I'd hoped- I am more sensitive to anesthesia/pain meds than I had thought); I had the surgery on a Friday, and returned to work (office setting) part time the following Monday. Dr. G called to check up on me twice in the week after my follow-up, which was much appreciated. The only reason one star was lost in the after-care follow-up was because I had thought that I'd be "up and at 'em" much sooner (as other patients had testified), but for whatever reason, the healing process just took a bit longer for me. As I am writing this twenty months post-op, I still love my implants! They look incredibly natural (saline 300 filled to 310) and my scars are near invisible (transaxillary). If I did it all over again, I'd definitely go back to Dr. G.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 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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I have surgery scheduled with Dr. G a week from today, and was curious if his rapid recovery techniques also speed up the dropping of the breasts. I know each patient is different, but out of curiosity, how long did it take for your breasts to drop and fluff after surgery?
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Hi! Sorry for the slow reply; I don't check my account often. My guess is that the rapid recovery technique does speed up the drop & fluff, since you aren't all bandaged up afterward and Dr. G asks you to do arm exercises plus laying on top of them. From what I recall, my breasts looked "normal" about 6 weeks post-op, but I don't believe they were completely dropped and fluffed until about 6 months later. I went to the beach about 2 weeks post-op and my breasts were still very high and far apart, but I was so happy with them that I didn't care that they didn't look normal yet. :)
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Hahaha, that is awesome :) I'm a little over two weeks post-op as this point and feel the same way; I'm excited to hop into a swimming suit not made for pre-teens just in time for the 4th, but am glad to hear there will still be a lot of changes to be expected. And no worries about the delay; thank you so much for responding! Have a great holiday!
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Thanks for posting about your experience on RealSelf! It's always great to hear from ladies who are a couple years out and are still happy. I'm glad this went well and that you're happy with your results!

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