I've been fantasizing about my ideal body for years. I was born with a tubular breast deformity so my breasts never really developed. I was totally flat and my nipples looked a little pointy and puffy. I was a AA.
I went to Dr. Greenberg in 2001 for a breast augmentation ($8000) and went to a C. I had 1 inch incisions under each breast. The implants were saline and teardrop shaped.
Unfortunately, I had large breasts but the shape was horrible. I went back a year later and spent another ($8000) to correct it (because he wouldn't cover it - ugh!) and I went larger to a 34D. Now, my breasts were two large triangles and when I pushed down on something I could see remaining tubular breasts I had stick out. I was so ashamed of them. DR. GREENBERG - I do NOT recommend him whatsoever.
In 2010, I was heavier at 5'7 and 175 lbs. I went to Dr. Romanelli in Huntington and he did lipo on my arms, stomach, and thighs and this time, he did a periareola lift and this time I received round silicone implants. The lipo on my stomach was bumpy and my arms didn't look like they had work done on them. I was very unhappy with my scars. I wanted a nipple reduction and I was left with huge nipples but now they were uneven and unnatural and horribly horribly scarred. ($23000 for that!) - DR. ROMANELLI wasn't horrible, but he wasn't good either.
A year and a half following my last surgery, I was in the best shape in my life. I was 5'7 130 lbs and doing Crossfit 5x/week... then I met my husband and - pregnant!
I ballooned up to 238 in my pregnancy. My daughter is now 17 months and I'm currently 150 lbs. I've been longing for my ideal body for a very long time and I have researched plastic surgeons for years. I even started working for two Long Island plastic surgeons and I learned even MORE about the industry and what to look for.
Bye bye BS! HELLOOOO MIAMI!
I have researched top plastic surgeons from NY to LA, Miami and back. I would have never guessed I'd end up in Miami. I love the Miami Housewives show...but I guess I just never considered looking up his work. I'm so glad I did! His work looks amazing and is just what I have been searching for. In fact, I was already talking to a phenomenal plastic surgeon here on Long Island who turned out to be not nearly as great as Dr. Hochstein!
I'm putting my down payment down this week. The doctor I was just about to choose before Dr. Hochstein suggested I do four separate surgeries and spend $50k!!! Dr. Hochstein is one surgery with almost everything on my wish list for $18k... and he knows exactly what I'm looking to achieve.
I'm hoping for January 30th as my "big day".
I'm having a tummy tuck with lipo, lipo on arms and thighs, labiaplasty, and a breast augment (silicon again - removing my current implants and going larger with a breast lift and areola reduction). Wow!
I'm going to chronicle the whole journey here. Stay tuned. Ah.. nothing helps you get through hard times like holding onto a vision of a brighter future. :)