Dr. Geldner Snapped! I Love my New Boobs! - Chicago, IL

I had breast augmentation and nipple...

I had breast augmentation and nipple reconstruction at the Geldner Center on July 26th. I got 304cc sub muscular silicone implants (which end up looking like the 270ccs that I tried on in the bra when I was doing sizing). I was never fully satisfied with my breasts, especially because my areolas are rather large and my nipples were flat and at times they would invert (In the before photo you see that they are sticking out moderately, and that's only because it was slightly cold, they usually were very flat).
My recovery was painful because I was trying to take as little pain medication as possible and just literally feel what had been done to my body. When I saw the doctor the next day he really encouraged me not to be a super hero and take the pain medication, he said that if I'm in too much pain my blood pressure could rise and that could cause complications and bleeding, and so I would take halves instead of whole pills. I felt better but nauseated. With in three weeks time I was almost back to full capacity. I do West African dance which involves much arm and chest movement, and I was able to participate in an intensive that was held three weeks after my surgery, however I did still feel some pain and a little soreness in my chest with all the bouncing and whatnot, but I couldn't resist the dance floor. Week four I felt that I was completely back to normal although I did loose a lot of my strength in my chest muscles.
I absolutely love them! Because I began with so much breast tissue already they feel incredibly soft and some partners didn't even know I had them until I told them! No one suspects that I had anything done because I look more proportioned now overall given that I am a little bottom-heavy. These photos don't do them justice, they look a little unnatural in that light, but in natural light they look completely real.
Chicago Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Geldner is a master a what he does, and I'm glad that I went with him. He is very kind and caring, and also has a great sense of humor. He initially recommended that I get a lift in addition to implants, but when I expressed that I didn't want that scar (maybe after the kidos come), he didn't pressure me at all.

4 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
4 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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Congrats! Enjoy your new boobies
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Congratulations! Glad to hear you are happy with your results. I agree, you look nicely proportioned. I also must agree with BunnyDebbi that it can't hurt to take it slow and easy, even though you might be feeling well enough to dance. Thank you for sharing your story on RealSelf!

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Glad to see you are happy with your decision. If I may give a little advise on that strenuous dancing that uses your chest and arms, WAIT! I did some heavy exercise years after my implants and tore the pocket the implants sit in on one of them. It took months to heal, and I still feel sharp pains sometimes. We don't realize that there is now a foreign object living inside our breasts that needs to be treated delicately, especially for the first 6 months. There's no more sleeping on your belly either. And watch out for rough sex. ;-) Good luck...........
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