Breast Augmentation: StoriesWrite a Review
Expensive? Yes. Worth Every Penny? You Bet - Spokane, WA
- posted 4 months ago
- updated 3 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $6,700
- Emily A. Williams, MD (Spokane, WA)
Initially, I wanted a transaxillary incision so...
- 7 Jan 2013
Initially, I wanted a transaxillary incision so there would be no scarring around my breasts. My second choice was areolar incision-there was no way I wanted a huge scar underneath my breast. Dr. Williams explained why it would be best for me to have an inframammary incision, and because I trusted her judgement and as mentioned loved her work-I agreed. Silicon inframammary--going for a full yet natural-looking C from a small B.
On the day of surgery I was very anxious. The NWPS staff did a great job putting my mind at ease and making me comfortable. I do not remember being wheeled into surgery-I just became relaxed and happy, and the next thing I know I'm awake with boobs :)
They showed me a picture of myself and I could not believe it was me. I thought it was the picture I brought Dr. Williams to show her what I wanted to look like. I kept asking if it was me and asked to see the picture 3 times. The ride home was the most painful part of the experience. Every little bump bothered me-but nothing unbearable. I got home, took an hour nap, and was up chatting with my friend (who stayed with me for the next 24 hours) the rest of the day. I kept up with my pain meds and set alarms during the night so I wouldnt wake up in pain. I was never in a lot of pain. I was just sore and knew not to move around too much/use my arms. I took it easy over the next three days. Returning to work was fine-the only issue I had were the nerves. One nipple was completely numb and the other hypersensitive. I was always aware of my breasts during the first week. I could always feel them. After the first week the nerves settled down. The only issue I have now is that my nipples are raw. I'm not sure if that's because they are over sensitive/my bra was initially too big after my swelling went down. I was surprised at how soft they became in such a short amount of time. Directly after the surgery my skin was very tight and they were very hard. Now, 3 weeks later they are very soft. When I took off my bandage covering my incision I was pleasantly surprised. I expected to see large puffy purple scars but instead they were my same skin color and smaller than I expected. Now that my implants are settling you cannot see them.
For my Xmas gift my boyfriend took me shopping. I hate shopping-I go into the dressing room with a hundred things and come out with 3 because nothing fits. When I came out I asked if I had a limit-everything I took in there fit and it felt so good to put on a shirt or a dress and feel curvy and confident.
I don't feel like I have to get really dressed up or wear really tight shirts to look good now.
I was pretty hesitant to do this because a) I didn't hate my small boobs-I just thought it would be nice to have larger breasts b) it was out of my price range. However, I'm beyond satisfied with the results and glad I didn't wait any longer. I could not be happier with the way the procedure went, the results, or Dr. Williams and her staff.
Well it's been a little over two months since I've...
- 21 Feb 2013
My Doctor: Emily A. Williams, MD
Dr. Williams truly cares about her patients' best interest and has a staff that shares her values. As mentioned, I chose Dr. Williams after seeing her online gallery. After an extensive consultation, I knew that I wanted Dr. Williams to perform my surgery. I wanted the most natural look possible-and that's how I chose Dr. Williams. I found her by looking at before-after online galleries; I really liked her work. I had a consultation before that lasted about 30 minutes-I only saw the actual surgeon for 5-10minutes.Dr. William's consulation lasted almost two hours and during that time she patiently answered all my questions and told me the risks involved in this procedure. She was very upfront and in no way tried to talk me into the procedure. I felt no pressure, which I greatly appreciated since I wasn't 100% sold on the idea yet.