I Was Young and Didn't Do my Research, Breasts Too Big! - Orange, CA

I was 20 years old, and had always wanted to go a...

I was 20 years old, and had always wanted to go a little fuller. At the time I was slender, and thought I wanted a little more fullness. Looking back, my breasts were just perfect the way they were. I was a nice B cup, looking to go to a C.

I went to Dr. Talesinik, because I had met a girl at my work and she said she was happy. I brought in some pictures of what I wanted. The doctor was nice, but we didn't discuss CC's, he said I had nice breast tissue, and I told him I didn't want to go too big. The consult was short. Looking back, I should have asked more questions and done my research. I just decided I was going to do it, and trusted that "make them look natural" and "not too big" were enough. I realize that some girls like the big, fake look, and maybe the doctor thought I would be happier like that. Now my breasts are so big that they stick out on the sides, I hate that. I would probably be happy if they were more than half of the size they are now. But at this point I want them out.

Please ladies, do your research about size, sometimes the surgeon can't or won't make you the size you want. Have him explain this. This was several years ago, and the doctor could be much better than when I went. When I was younger, I was just afraid to ask questions at my follow up. I made a huge mistake. I received no literature, or follow up. I didn't know what to do with bandages, how long to keep on wearing the surgical bra, etc. My scars did not turn out well. The breasts sit low, and are a bit uneven. I don't think the doctor did a terrible job, but much too big for me, and not happy about the scarring. I am stuck with back pain for now. I just don't want to spend that kind of money right now, so I hide under my clothes, I'm a DDD and so uncomfortable.
Orange County Plastic Surgeon

He was nice, but quick and I was not guided through the process. It was more like: take money, get boobs, very little in between. Poor communication pre-planning, despite my request for a conservative look. His staff is not very friendly, they act like they are doing a favor by answering the phone. I tried to show pictures and express my interest to look natural, but the Dr. had a different opinion on what "natural" looks like. No clear after care instructions. I should have done better research.

2 out of 5 stars Overall rating
2 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
2 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
2 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
4 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
2 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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