Highly Recommeded - Swansea, IL

I’ve never had a large chest. I was a B at my...

I’ve never had a large chest. I was a B at my largest. I never considered this a bad thing. I am an athlete and enjoyed not having to battle my boobs as part of my workout. I also thought that as I got older I wouldn’t have to worry about sagging breasts. Well, after three kids in 4 ½ years I discovered I was wrong. I nursed all three (about 4 years over a 6 year stretch) and worked very hard to lose all of my baby weight after the last was born. I lost the weight, got into some of the best physical shape of my life but lost what little curves I had. My boobs had become saggy. Saggy skin. How does that happen? You can work on your body to get your shape back, but how do you get boobs back? I wore bikinis and couldn’t fill in the smallest top. Shirts were also a challenge. I didn’t fill out the “darts” in shirts made for a woman’s breasts. It was difficult.


After I turned 38, my youngest was now 6, I decided it was time for me to reclaim my figure. I discussed my decision with my husband and kids. My husband wanted me to know that I didn’t need to do it for him. He loved me for who I was and didn’t care about the size of my chest. He said I wanted my kids to understand and accept my choice. Amazingly, they were very supportive. They were mostly worried about me looking drastically different. I assured them that wasn’t my intention and began my search.


I had breast augmentation surgery the middle of March. It was very simple and easy. I did need help to make it through the rest of the day – I was pretty much out of it. After that, the healing process began. I began walking for exercise a few days after the surgery (at a little easier pace) and was back to regular exercise within a month to 6 weeks (which included running, biking, swimming, and tennis). This was important to me because I love being active. The swelling went down in my chest slowly but surely over those couple of months. By summer, I was wearing, and filling out, a bikini top. I now filled out shirts that I already had and could find new clothes because I wasn’t battling a non-existent chest.


It’s been almost 9 months since my breast augmentation surgery, and it’s a decision I do not regret and don’t think I ever will. My breasts look and feel natural (my husband agrees). My new breasts make me feel like a woman again. I have a figure. Thank you to Dr. Bradley and his excellent staff for giving me back my womanly figure.

Swansea Plastic Surgeon

I searched online for the best plastic surgeons in the St. Louis area. I live on the Illinois side of the river and wanted convenience as well as excellence. I found both with Dr. Timothy Bradley, a plastic surgeon located in Swansea, IL. Everyone at the facility was very friendly, professional, and supportive. The surgery and recovery were explained thoroughly. I was shown the different types of implants and was told the size my body could accommodate, which was a large C cup. As an athlete, a mother of 3, and a member of the PTO, I didn’t want a drastic change. I just wanted my chest. I chose implants that were a large B to a small C. Okay, so I went a little bigger than my God-given chest.

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5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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I hear that a lot, how getting breast augmentation helps women feel more feminine and womanly. I love that we live in a day and age when surgeons can help us with this. Thanks so much for sharing your experience on RealSelf. I'm glad you're happy with your results.

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