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- Southern Charm
- posted 5 months ago
- updated 22 days ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $5,500
- Dr. Donen Davis (Columbia, SC)
I've gone to three consultations and have decided...
- 27 Dec 2012
- 19 days pre
I've gone to three consultations and have decided to go with the last doctor I had a consultation with. After expressing an interest in getting breast implants with my sister-in-law, she booked a consultation for me with her surgeon when my husband and I visited her in Washington D.C. (from S.C) She loves her surgeon and knew I would too.
At this first consult, the doctor measured my chest and rib cage and then had me try on three different sizes of sizers in a bra (sizes he thought would be good for me). I tried on 350, 400, and 450 cc sizers. I felt I would probably prefer around 400-425 ccs. I got a quote, made my way back to South Carolina, thought about it and decided I wanted to have a consult at home. I liked the D.C. doctor and having such a glowing reference from my sister-in-law made me feel comfortable. However, he is located eight hours away from where I live.
My second consult was with a doctor that I've heard good things about. However, my consult with him left me confused about size. He did not do the sizers and asked what cup size I wanted to be. I had no idea how to answer. I have only ever been an A cup and have always heard that cup sizes look different on different sized frames and I had no point of reference. This doctor was friendly enough but I didn't really "click" with him. Or his nurse (who was slightly obnoxious). I know those things shouldn't matter that much- the skill of the doctor should- however, I want to like the person that is going to be cutting me open.
I decided to have a third consultation with a doctor that did reconstructive breast surgery on my friend who had a double mastectomy. She gave him a glowing reference as well. I clicked with this doctor and felt like he really puts a lot of thought into his work. He did not have me try on sizers and I told him I did not know what size cup I wanted to have. I said I don't want the Dolly Parton look but I want it to be worth it. He knew exactly what I meant. After I left the consult a few days later I called back and scheduled my surgery for 1/16/13. I also sent the nurse some pictures of breasts that I thought would be a size I would like for myself. I go back January third for a second appointment to narrow down the specifics. I know I want silicone and I think I want to go with the dual plane placement which my doctor feels is the best of both worlds in terms of over or under muscle.
Today I had a second consultation with my doctor...
- 3 Jan 2013
- 13 days pre
I did confirm that my surgery is scheduled for 1/16/13 at 6:30 am!!! I have had a hair appointment scheduled for that day at 4:30 pm. Think I'll be able to make it? I think I'll reschedule even if my husband can drive me.
I've never noticed how uneven my breasts are until...
- 6 Jan 2013
- 10 days pre
I am now three months post-op and am so thrilled...
- 25 Apr 2013
- 3 months post
My Doctor: Dr. Donen Davis
This doctor performed reconstructive surgery on my friend that had a double mastectomy. He came highly recommended to me.