Yesterday was my first visit, I was very nervous and anxious, did not know if I would be a good candidate for BA; Breast lift was an option that did not want, was totally out of my plans.
When I was already almost out for consultation my hubby surprised me waiting in the car to go together for consultation. He supports me, of course He tells me He loves me as He met me, but as I want to fix something that I think this is not good, He supports me.
The query path, from my home until the clinic takes around 30 minutes, I was cold and sweaty hands, was when I began to feel a sense of guilt of selfishness and on my part tells me something with that money I could invest in other things, like travel, exchange the car, some reform in the house, but suddenly my thoughts turned to the past, as I put priority on other things and let a lot of hand myself. When I left everything in Brazil to follow my husband to his promotion a priority, leaving my profession aside and moving to the United States, different habits, different people, different culture, different language, my life changed 180 degrees. I left family, friends, my job, my house, my life was backwards.
It was when I went into a deep depression, but I was strong, not let that nobody noticed this, but I started eating emotionally "smiling on the outside and crying on the inside", I gained 70 pounds, was when I had a click and went to visit my doctor and everything in me was high (blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, etc.). I had to do something I do not want to die had to take care of myself, I've always been super strong one of the family, always wanted to take care of everything and everyone, but now what? Who will take care of me if something is going on? No longer able to continue in that situation, that's when I decided to join Weight Watchers, took two years for me to lose what I gained. And I got it, and today I turn one year of maintenance.
I went back to being that Brazilian girl who does not leave home without being dressed up, hair done, vanity beauty returned, and already today I look in the mirror differently, today already feel beautiful, skin soft and smelling good, things that a long time ago I left.
And why not fix what was broken? Yeah sure I have to feel wonderful.
Well, my boobs have never been my problem, and as everyone already knows Brazilian have butt but haven’t boobs ... LOL, I wondered then never to fix this part of my body, but when I moved to USA, I felt a certain jealousy of the Americans with those beautiful boobs, and analyzing my body I think I might by some nice boobs too, LOL.
Arriving at the clinic I was 100% decided what I wanted, "I WILL DO SOMETHING TO ME, MY TIME HAS COME".
Wow, the office of Dr. Mariotti is simply a SPA literally a spa. My appointment was scheduled for 10am I arrived 9:45, I was received very well, not waited more than seven minutes and went to the examination room.
Sara (Physician Assistant) very polite, very professional, made me feel comfortable, loved her, She asked a few questions and left the room and soon came Dr. Mariotti, I was just saying that I did not want the Breast Lift. He was very detailed and explained everything about the process of breast lift and showed me the pictures of the scar and was very honest and told me that would make the measurements and if I needed breast Lift I would have to reconsider or to let my natural Breast, or search another plastic surgeon, because he would not do what he knows he will not get good and then I get unhappy with the result; wow he beat me.
Very professional and I saw that he knows what he does. It was at this point that I was sure that He is my plastic surgeon.
Very enlightening, responded with a lot of patience my 45 questions I brought plus the questions that I created at the time. hahahahha
Ok, time for decision, Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift or Both.
Measures taken tests done ....... NOT NEED TO BREAST LIFT. Whooohoooo.
I am a good candidate for BA.
Well now the time of the decision which size?????
Well for the size I want (D) between 375cc or 400cc. But I still have much to study. Hahaha.
Consultation finished Doc took me to the room $$$$$ with Karen, I already had been talking to her a few weeks ago, very organized, detail oriented, caring as well of the entire staff of Dr. Mariotti, he has a team that works together with pleasure.
She gave me the estimate, I had already talked, I schedule my surgery for December 23 at 6:30 am (can be changed) my pre op for day December 13th 2pm.
Also which left me in the clouds, She gave me a PRE-OP BOOKLET with 34 pages with my name and my schedule and type of surgery that will be performed on me. I have to read and take it in my pre op. (started reading last night, I stopped on page 9, that I have to read with much attention, contains the entire explanation before and after surgery, I will share more about it after I read it).
Over the months I will write my journey and also sharing what Dr. Mariotti explained, for now is a lot of information for me to digest LOL ;-) I will do blood tests, etc., will eventually be added around 1.6 to 2 pounds in my body with BA, I have to revise my goal at Weight Watchers, will be a long journey. It will be a battle to lose some weight, I want to be slim for surgery.
Well girls it is, my journey began, countdown started, in 3 months I'll be in BOOBSLAND. Hahahah
PS: Sorry for my grammar, consider that, English is not my native language. Thank You