Review of Breast Augmentation Performed by Dr. Mary Peters - Seattle, WA

I only have two (possibly) useful comments about...

I only have two (possibly) useful comments about the procedure (the review for Dr. Peters is in a separate section). First, I did my homework before choosing to get surgery and read review after review and story after story and was convinced that I would be in agonizing pain the first couple days - I wasn't. I basically slept for three days and woke up to a pain that I would describe as an intense soreness (so long as I didn't make any stupid movements). It's worth noting though that I had two strong men around who could help me adjust and get up and down so that I didn't have to rely on my arms for movement at all during those first few days (a fortunate consequence of having surgery during the holidays). Second, I learned that both sides of your body don’t have to heal at the same rate, so it’s possible to have one side substantially more swollen than the other, which if you didn’t know better might lead you to think you bought asymmetric breasts.
Seattle Plastic Surgeon

This review is for Dr. Mary Peters, who did my breast augmentation surgery in December 2012. In my first consultation, Dr. Peters addressed all of my questions and concerns, and I came with a lot of them. I imagine all doctors do this, but two things impressed me. One, she didn’t waver in the way she answered my questions - from the first to the last, she patiently answered every question. Second, she seems very up to date with the latest information, citing recent papers and technological advances that are under consideration or trial. In my second appointment, I tried on various implant sizes to help hone in my choice of size. The only things worth mentioning here are that 1) it was discouraged to choose an implant size based on a desired bra size - I thought this seemed odd at first until I was trying on different sizes and I realized you’ll put on the perfect size at some point and just start grinning in the mirror, because you know you are going to look great and who knows, that may be smaller or bigger than you first thought. 2) you can bring in your partner if you want. Regarding the day of my surgery, I don’t have a lot to say, since I was out most of that time, but I will say how much I appreciated the calm attitude everyone had. I was fairly nervous going in that day, and despite the fact that my surgery is run-of-the-mill for these guys, the fact that they acted like it was just some routine thing was very reassuring. Regarding follow-up, I did all the standard stuff, like wearing a compression bra and doing the massaging exercises. The staff was great about answering questions as they arose and when I was worried about the healing process, they didn’t hesitate to schedule me an appointment with Dr. Peters (at no additional charge). And finally, my thoughts about my new boobs. I chose a set of doctors based on reviews, but I chose Dr. Peters from among those based on before-and-after shots. I thought that her work looks the most natural (some of the others create breasts that look like they belong in a bad porno, imho). And indeed, I think my breasts look very natural on my body. On the few occasions where I’ve admitted having surgery to someone, they seemed surprised and say something to the effect of ‘I never would’ve guessed’ (and I upgraded from a "barely A" to a DD). In the end, I just can’t imagine a better outcome than what I got.

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 tmes
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Congratulations! Happy to hear you are pleased with your natural looking results...and your PS. You are fortunate to have had such a smooth recovery. As you read, many women don't. What type of implant did you get and how many cc's did you need to get from an A to DD? Thank you for sharing your story on RealSelf! 

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