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Going for Natural Look - Folsom, CA
- posted 1 year ago
- updated 1 year ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $5,500
- Christa Clark, MD, FACS (Folsom, CA)
I think I have had every emotion associated with...
- 22 Nov 2011
- On day of treatment
I think I have had every emotion associated with breast augmentation ranging from deep opposition to radical jealousy. It has been ten years since I had my first breast aug consult. Now, just a couple months shy of turning 30, I am taking the plunge and it is for all the right reasons.
I lost a lot of weight when I was very young and although I can't be sure, I do think it may have led me to a disproportioned body (I went from xxxl to unhealthily thin during puberty). Regardless of the reason, I am a size 10, 5'4" tall, 140lbs and a 36A cup. Bummer.
But alas, the day has come and I am scheduled to have surgery in nine hours-- so nervous! (saline, unders, mod prof)
After consults with three different doctors over the last ten years I can say I am glad I waited to find the right state of mind and above all the right surgeon! The first PS I met with years ago made me feel bad about how I looked and encouraged me to get a breast aug to be beautiful, attract men and feel sexy. Honestly, it hurt my feelings, he made me feel ugly and unsexy. I wanted to be improved not put-down. I was turned-off by that attitude and tried to get plastic surgery off my agenda.
My desire to fill out a bra never went away though. The second PS I met with was very matter-of-fact and busy, I was simply unsure and took more time to think.
Then I found Dr. C through the internet. I work in the sciences and knew that I needed a PS I could trust to help me achieve a more natural result. When I met with her all of my ten years of fear and apprehension washed away. She took the time to listen to me, my reasons and goals. I finally felt like I was in good hands and with someone who I could trust with my body.
If anyone is out there looking for advice, I say take your time ladies. Find the right doctor and the right time.
More to come...
Well it has only been a couple days and everything...
- 25 Nov 2011
- 3 days post
I asked my PS to select my size based on our conversations and her professional eye. She went with 275cc and 300cc (one was smaller)mods, unders, with periareolar incision. Seems perfect so far!! Even swollen and hard they look fantastic! I don't even have a bruise yet, just stitches. The pain isn't too bad, my chest feels tight and hurts when I get out of a reclined position or if I use my arms too much. Sticking with the Nucynta, ice packs and motrin until day 5.
I hope my recovery continues to go well, still nervous about that. I'm so anxious to see the final result but I know it will take time.
When I had my first long stare at my breasts yesterday, I cried, I feel so relieved and complete.
Well, I have my one month check-up on Weds and...
- 20 Dec 2011
- 28 days post
My left is dropping just a little faster than the right and my nipples are slightly more sensitive than before but this seems to fade daily.
Can't wait to get sized and buy cute bras! I'm wearing sports bras until I get the OK. It is funny since I appear the exact same size as I always have (due to my padded bras I've been wearing since age 15). Don't think anyone has noticed which is fine with me, although I have no problem discussing how happy I am with my choice if they did.
My Doctor: Christa Clark, MD, FACS
I feel so lucky to have found Dr. Clark. I had met with another PS many years earlier that had made me feel uneasy about reasons for breast augmentation. Through surgery I wanted to improve myself, not change something that was bad. For this decision I needed to be completely confident in my choice and my surgeon. Internet searches led me to Dr. Kauffman and Clark's website which promotes the natural result slogan. It was very important to me to select a size that fit my body but was not too large. Dr. Clark took the time to really listen to my story and goals. In the end, I asked her to select my implant size. They're perfect!