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Breast Decision I Made! - San Diego, CA
- posted 11 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $5,500
- Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS (San Diego, CA)
I'm mom to three wonderful little girls. My body...
- 13 Jun 2012
I'm mom to three wonderful little girls. My body went through major changes to bring them into this world and none of it regretted. Nursing the three of them changed my breasts drastically. I became increasingly more aware of the changes once I stopped nursing my third, and my self confidence started to lack. At only 30 years old, I really felt it was time to enjoy my body and be able to feel full and sexy going into my prime years.
My husband and I did a lot of discussing the pros and cons of having a breast augmentation. Being the health conscious person I am, I take great pride in treating my family holistically and as natural as possible. I'm even known to go the extreme opposite of conventional medicine, so I battled with the thought of going through a breast augmentation that would introduce foreign materials into my body. Needless to say, there were many many hours of research done before finally deciding to go through with it.
I consulted with two well known and highly recommended surgeons in San Diego before making my decision. I felt a great connection with both. The following two reasons (somewhat silly I admit) were the reasons I chose the surgeon I did. Reason one: He specializes in reconstructive surgery and works with situations that require major reconstruction of severely malformed breast. I have a sensitive body and tend to produce scar tissue easily so I figured if things did go wrong with mine, I was in good hands. Reason two: I had a size and look in my mind of what I wanted but ultimately I left it up to the surgeon and I figured a male would make my breasts look great and proportioned to my body.
I was very nervous leading up to my surgery day. In fact, I almost cancelled. Instead, my surgeon called me personally to go over my fears and concerns. He did not try to push me either way in my decision to go forth. Instead, he recommended I dig deep inside and work through them before having the surgery. I decided not to cancel my appointment. The morning of I was a mess. Shaking, nauseous, just feeling like a total baby really. The surgical team was so amazing! Comforting me, trying to make me laugh and being very gentle and kind with their words and touch. My surgeon came in to reassure me before walking back to the OR. He asked what type of music I like. Walking back to the OR was a blur but when I got there they had my favorite music playing and I just broke down crying. On the table I climbed and my surgeon came over and held my hand, smiled at me and told me everything was going to be great as they sedated me, tears streaming down my face.
I awoke to a wonderful nurse helping to wash my face and apply chapstick to my dry lips. Off I went home to rest, some pretty great meds in hand. Two days of off and on sleeping, a little discomfort and by day four I was up and feeling normal. The hardest part, trying to take it easy and NOT be the over-achiever mom I am to three young kiddos.
I'm six months out from surgery and my new breasts feel completely normal and a part of me. Soft and very real feeling. I can play them up for bikinis or nights out, or play them down for work because of the size. My surgeon chose a great size proportioned to my body and no one can tell I had surgery. I had zero complications. Although a part of me wouldn't mind going bigger, they are perfect for my body and going bigger comes with bigger risks. These are perfect for me!
Smooth round moderate profile saline under the muscle.
Dr. Pousti and his staff deserve a five star rating and more!
My Doctor: Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS