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Wanted to add fullness to my breasts and increase...

wanted to add fullness to my breasts and increase size. NO more overly padded bras So far.. mission accomplished.

I am 10 days post-op and could not be happier with my results and the quality of service provided by Dr. Tholen and all of his staff.

I had one other consultation prior to meeting Dr. Tholen and I remember feeling "icky" when I left that first office.  I had a bad feeling and did not trust the doctor. I found Dr. Tholen through Real Self and when I went in for my consultation, we clicked immediately.  He understood exactly the picture I had in my mind and seemed excited about the opportunity to do the procedure.  I left feeling confident and excited!! From that point on the whole process has been wonderful.

I was very nervous about the anesthesia/IV since I had never had it before.  The nurses made me feel so comfortable...and the best part is, I didn't have any pain at all!  I remember falling asleep within seconds of receiving the medication then waking up in the recovery room surprised that I wasn't in pain.  It truly was an EASY surgery.  I worried so much over nothing!

I had one minor issue on a Sunday a few days after surgery.  My boyfriend called Dr. Tholen (at home!!) and we received a call back within 10 minutes.  I was very impressed and it goes to show that he truly does care about his patients.  I have never felt rushed or like I am just another patient...Dr. Tholen takes the time to listen to your needs, fears, hopes, etc. to ensure the best possible outcome.

I am so happy I finally went through with the surgery and that I was in such skilled & caring hands. I would recommend Dr. Tholen to anyone considering this procedure!

Minneapolis Plastic Surgeon

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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I'll answer from a plastic surgeon's perspective, since I do so many of these and get feedback from most of my patients. I would say the answer is a qualified "yes." Larger breasts require more support when running, horseback riding, and can make a golf swing "feel" different. As with anything good or bad, there are tradeoffs, and most women wouldn't trade having them. I can count on one hand the number of patients that decided after having them that they made a wrong choice and either wanted them smaller or out. And that's over thousands of patients and 24 years in private practice. I hope patients also weigh in. Best wishes!
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Does anyone that has had breast implants feel that you have something in the way with breasts when you're not used to having them. I am very active but would love to get this done and worry about them being in the way?!
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Sounds like this was relatively smooth sailing for you! Hooray! Did you decide to go with silicone or saline implants?

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Thanks for the comment! I chose silicone and am very pleased with my decision. I am feeling great~
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Thanks for taking the time to write a review--I don't do this surgery by myself! I'm so appreciative of the entire surgical, anesthesia, nursing, and office staff team that help me care for our patients. BTW, I can't be available all the time, but when I am not, my team can either answer your questions or relay a message to me. Thanks again!
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