Lift & Implants - So Happy - Should Have Done This Sooner! - Metairie, LA
- updated 3 months ago
I was a late bloomer, but once I got them my boobs...
- 2 Apr 2013
- 7 days post
I was a late bloomer, but once I got them my boobs came in with a vengeance. I went from an A to a D cup one summer in high school. Although they were large, I never thought they were pretty. They were always droopy and my areolas were always larger than my friends. I'm 5'8" and my weight has fluctuated between 130 and 145 since then - 15 years ago. After doing crossfit for about 6 months I was so happy and confident in my body - except my breasts.
So, I went and visited with 4 different doctors in New Orleans, and ended up picking Dr. Metzinger in Metairie. Dr. Metzinger spent over an hour on my initial consult, took meticulous measurements, listened to my concerns (I wanted perkier breasts but was afraid of the "fake" look (aka too much upper pole fullness). I was also worried about the scars from the lollipop incision he recommended. However, after meeting with him and his staff (both women who work in his office have had their breasts done by him - and they let you look and feel - part of the job description I guess) I was confident that he would give me the best results possible.
He did an AMAZING job correcting my asymmetry, and I am already happy with the results a week after surgery. Of course they are still a little swollen and riding high, but I know once I fully heal over the next few months that they are going to be glorious!
Every doctor is going to tell you a different suggestion (at least that was the case for me). In the end, I am so happy I went with the doctor who I felt most comfortable with, and who I felt would tell me what I needed to hear (as opposed to what I wanted to hear). Dr. Metzinger was very straight-forward that I needed a lift to get the results I wanted (even though I'm only 29 and haven't had any children). And because I lift weights often he knew I would not be happy with a submuscular placement. He placed my mentor cohesive gel high profile implants subfascially. I am an attorney and told him I wanted to be buxom but natural looking. He said I would not be happy with submuscular implants because they would jump when I flexed my pecs (which happens when you gesture your arms, not just weightlifting).
And, as a bonus, he lipos your sleevage (that little fat pocket that sticks out of sleeveless tops and bras). Ladies - I've always hated that but didn't know lipo there was even an option. Dr. Metzinger does everything in his power to ensure you have the absolute best outcome possible. All follow-up visits are covered by the cost of the procedure (including 1 day post op, 6 days post op, 8 days post op, 14 days post op, and a few more over the healing process). His incision lines are flawless.
The first 72 hours were pretty awful. The pain meds and muscle relaxers take the edge off, but you will be uncomfortable for the first 3 days. Then, it's as if a switch flips exactly 3 days after surgery and I was able to feel fairly normal with Tylenol and muscle relaxer alone. The worst part is not being able to drive for 7 days and not being able to work out for 6 weeks. I went a little stir crazy.
Day 11 - 95% back to normal. Still taking tylenol...
- 5 Apr 2013
- 10 days post
3 weeks tomorrow and I'm feeling great. The top...
- 15 Apr 2013
- 20 days post
Tape fell off in shower this morning! New pic posted.
- 16 Apr 2013
- 21 days post
3 weeks and a day post-op and I think today is the...
- 17 Apr 2013
- 22 days post
Had 3 little stitches that were "spitting" so they...
- 18 Apr 2013
- 23 days post
Will be 5 weeks on Tuesday and really happy! Go...
- 26 Apr 2013
- 1 month post
Had my 6 week post-op yesterday and everything is...
- 7 May 2013
- 2 months post
He also gave me silicon gel for the scars, and says I can do laser therapy. Planning to wait until July, see how the scars look, and then do the laser if necessary at that time. Haven't had a chance to take any new pictures, but will try to do that tonight.
3 months out and everything is great
- 17 Jun 2013
- 3 months post
Have been using the dermatix scar cream for the past 6 weeks. The scars are definitely feeling smoother. And we will laser them the first week of August. Will keep posting over the next year. Let me know if anyone has any questions.
6 months out
- 20 Sep 2013
- 6 months post
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