Nervous and Scared About Breast Augmentation.

Hello!!! I am getting breast augmentation and...

Hello!!! I am getting breast augmentation and liposuction on May 2nd. I know Dr. Erella is a board certified ps but I just can overcome all this fear. What if something goes wrong? What if I was to be allergic to anesthesia? I'm 26 5'3" 130lbs with 2 kids and pretty healthy. Does anybody else has had this fear? I wish I would be more happy and excited about this than all nervous and scared.
You will be fine. I have had loads of operations in my life. Tonsils/adenoids as a child....ovarian cysts as a young adult. Then, a tummy tuck and thigh lift in December 2012. Then a boob job in September 2013. Then, a few weeks ago I got my wisdom teeth out under general anesthesia. I have been out plenty of times with no problems. Modern anesthesia is very safe. It is more dangerous for you to drive a car IMHO than to go under the knife. You will be fine and you will like your results. Keep us posted and the best of luck to you!
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Thanks a lot! You guys really help a lot. I sure will!! :)
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All your fears and anxiety is definitely normal. I am so excited for my BL/BA in June but so scared as well. I am a single mom, suffer from anxiety and the first thing I keep going back to is what if... But you can what if forever. When I get fearful I go through blogs, read about others day of surgery and post op stories and I find it so helpful. Keep positive and definitely surround yourself with positivity. It makes everything that much easier. Good luck and I hope you have a speedy recovery.
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4 days to go

So, four more days till the big day!!! Yesterday I went to do a little shopping. I bought 2 sports bra, arnica cream (they say it helps with the swelling) and I also bought coconut oil, I will start putting it in today, I'm kind of scared of getting stretch marks on my new boobs so I just rather be one step ahead. I'm already starting to feel the excitement!!!

Cough and sore throat

Good morning ladies! I'm a little worried because I've been having sore throat and cough and lost my voice on Sunday. It's getting better though but the cough is getting worse. Wondering if I should go to the doctor!? I am afraid I might have infection and in that case, I would have to postpone my surgery. And then my wisdom tooth is also giving me trouble. Also, I've been expecting my period since Sunday and nothing yet, just a little spotting yesterday. It would suck big time if I'd have to go to surgery when on my heavy days (usually the first and second day). Uggghhhh!!! By the way, forgot to mention I have no fever or runny nose, could be just an allergy. What y'all think?
I have to kids and I am scared of my BA of the pain , if there gonna look right and that my daughter doesn't get mad my oldest .I tried explaining it to her .I am excited to .I want big boobies :) im so sick of the way I look . So I'm sure the out come will be so much better than your fear .
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Thank you Rita! I'm starting to feel anxious, nervous and EXCITED!!!! I'm so ready to be home resting goshhh!!! Hun don't worry too much about what others have to say, I know we would be much better with the approval of the people we love but if they don't understand you, don't feel bad! Is your body and only you are the one that know exactly how it looks w/o clothes. I say this because my friend told me (in a good way) "but why? You are fine the way you are" but they don't know our bodies like we do.
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Nalley1987 thank u I needed that .what nice writing you wrote to me .your rite they will never know what it feels like to be me in my skin .so if they don't understand than it is what it is .as long as I'm happy that what matters. Take your advice to its good :) . And if after I get my BA done they don't want to be around me than they must not love me .
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One more day!!!

Wow.... Tomorrow is new boobie day!!!!!! OMG!!! I'm so nervous and anxious. So, yesterday I did a lot of cleaning and I will be finishing on that today. I also started to wash all clothes and sheets. I'll be doing grocery shopping too and I took out some of the clothes I'll be wearing after surgery so I won't have to be digging in the closet with my arms up trying to find something to wear. I live in Houston and my PS is in Austin (3hr drive) si I have all my medicines, creams, Tylenol and sports bra (just in case) ready so i can take them with me. God I'm so ready to be home resting!!! :)
I saw by some of your other comments that your doctor is ill and can't perform your surgery. I'm so sorry for this delay! This may sound cliche, but maybe it was meant to be. Hopefully things will go more smoothly on a different surgery day. Give us a review update when you have a chance. Hang in there!
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How did things go today?!?! I can't wait to hear how you're doing! Keep us posted!! xoxo
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Wondering....

Hello beautiful ladies!!! As dime of you already know, i didnt get my surgery done on May 2nd. They called me the night before surgery to tell me that my doctor was sick and he was not going to be able to perform surgery. I was really sad and I even thought about not doing it any more. So, I've been thinking a lot and yes I'm sure I want to get my BA done. I was going to go for saline but now I'm really wanting to go silicone but goshhh, like most of y'all know (I'm supposing y'all do) our insurance won't cover for MRIs. That would be an extra $1000-$2000 every 2-3 years!!! Also I read that some insurances might raise prices when you get implants and that if a woman with implants was to get cancer or other type of breast disease your insurance won't cover. That sucks!!! Those of you who got silicone, what y'all think? Is there any alternatives for MRI? I've heard of ultrasound too, but not sure if it really works.
Thanks Beth! That's exactly what I felt. Things happen for a reason.
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When will you get a new surgery date?
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Still nervous but not so scared ;)

Hi! As many of you know, I had my surgery scheduled for May 2nd with Dr. Erella in Austin, TX (Saline, 350-375cc, under the muscle). My PS had health issues and could not perform surgery. I looked for another PS here in Houston because I need to get it done ASAP. Now I'm scheduled for May 15th with Dr. Feldman in Sugar Land, TX. Now im getting silicone, 421cc, moderate profile, under the muscle. I will have my pre on on May 12th. I'm so excited!!!
I am so excited that you're still getting your BA done in the near future like you wanted :) And not to say anything against the ladies that choose to go with saline, but I'm excited that you're going for silicone! Based on everything I've read and seen, I'm a silicone fan all the way and I think you're going to absolutely love them!
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Thanks shel!! ;) how are you feeling??
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I am excited to say that I'm pretty much back to normal! :D By day 11 I could actually SLEEP, and that made a huge difference. Other than the occasional use of my pec muscle where the implant moves, I forget they're there! ;P But what about you??? How excited are you?! :D Your date is literally right around the corner!!!
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Pre Op today!!!

Hello ladies :)
I had my pre op today. Instead of 421cc my doctor is going to start with 397cc and go from there. Like I said before, I will be getting silicone, moderate profile, under the muscle. I will again start the cleaning process around the house, grocery shopping and laundry. Also, the doctor recommended multivitamins. Did someone else had the same recommendation?
Mine did not recommend multivitamins... Is your doctor giving you antibiotics after surgery to help prevent infection? I have a feeling the multivitamins are simply to help keep you healthy and prevent any infection after it's all said and done :)
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Hi Shel! They say multivitamins help with the healing process. Yes, I'm actually starting the antibiotics the night before surgery and then another one the morning of the surgery.
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Nice :) Are you getting excited???? Only 1 more week!!!
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Boobie day!!!

Good morning Ladies!! Today is my day!!!! Yayyyy!!! I'm just waiting a little more before I head to the clinic. I have everything ready. Im so glad I'm not hungry yet, I usually get hungry as soon as I get up from bed. I have to be there at 11am but the surgery is at 12pm. I will update y'all after surgery! Xoxo

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Just wondering about you. Hope you're OK
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Oh my gosh, so excited for you! By the time you read this, it will be over and done with and you will be a new woman! ;) Let us know how it goes!!! xx
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I can't wait to hear from you. I know you will do great.
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I did it!!!!

Hi ladies!

So, im already on the other side woooooohooooo!!!! finally!!!! I got to the hospital at 10:30am and they took me in at 11. I waited about 10 minutes in the room before the nurse came in to check my vitals and get my iv going. I didn't like all the waiting after she left, it took around 35-40 mins for the anestheologist to come and ask all sorts of questions. 5 mins later the doctor came and did all the final measurements and drawings. I was waiting really nervous and anxious because I waited for a while. Good thing I stayed positive and I stopped all the thinking. After the doctor was done with the drawings he left and the nurse came in to take me to the OR. She told me to get on the bed and put those things on my legs, the anestheoligst put smething on my iv, he said it was medicine to help relax and it sure did. I was looking a t the lights when I felt I got a little dizzy and that was it, I just remember waking up to the nurses putting my clothes on and the doctor finishing to close my bra. I felt really bad, all stupid and sleepy. Came home and slept like for two hours and now im here in the living room. I haven't had any nausea really and I do have pain but is more like soreness. And that's all im feeling right now, sorness, nothing else. I think and hope the anesthesia is gone already. I wont be able to shower until Monday :( and I wont be also to look at my new boobs until then also. Thank you ladies for being soooo supportive, espeacially Redglory and Shel!!! I am sooo happy!!!!!

I forgot....

Forgot to mention I ended up getting 421cc. The doctor had told me he was going to do 371cc or possibly a 397cc and if necessary a 421cc and that's what he ended up with... 421cc. He said they look very good on me. I am so ready for Monday!!!!! :)
Yay!!!! Glad to hear everything went good and your doing well. :)
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Excellent, caring and very professional!

Since the first time I met Dr. Feldman I felt he was the one, that he was going to do a great job. He explained very well the entire procedure and what to and not to expect. He leaves everything clear before we (patients) decide to get the procedure done. He really cares and listens to your concerns. He is very professional and seems to me he LOVES his job. To me, he gets excited just as we do. Every patient has different needs and ideas. Maybe he does get excited because all bodies are different, kind of like when art artists start a new painting. I will definitely recommend him, all of his staff is also wonderful. Thank you so much Doctor Feldman!!! You are the best of the best! Cant wait to see the new me on Monday.
Congratulations and welcome to Booby town. It's been a long trip for you. I hope you have an easy recovery.
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Thank you so much for all you have "done" you are a very big part of this journey Red. :)
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Congrats!! Glad to hear everything went well. Get some rest and take it easy.
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One day post op!

Good morning ladies! Let me start of by saying it has not been that bad. For now, the worst part has been when I woke up from anesthesia. I haven't had any nausea at all. Im not sleepy either, ive been awake since I took a two hour nap after surgery. Good thing im very tough with medicine. Pain is no really pain, is just soreness. Last night was no fun but it wasn't terrible either. The worst part is the pain in my back for not being able to turn. If I only had the soreness on my chest I would be sleeping very well. I have a little tightness, not bad. Also, my husband has been very very helpful and patient. He was waking up at night to take me to the bathroom, fixing my pillows and to give me my medicine. So far, so good!!! :)
Yay!!!! Glad your hubby is helping you out! Can't wait to see pics
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Thank you 440 :)
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Thanks shel! :)
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Day 2

Good morning! I was not going to update today but gotta let y'all know how it went for me last night. I adjusted my pillows much better than the night before and I slept all night. I just woke up to take my pain pill. I had no pain, tightness or pressure at all. When I woke up this morning my tightness was very minimal. I was touching the top of my breast and they are soft. Like I said, I haven't had any nausea or constipation at all, but right now I'm kind of lightheaded. Maybe because I took my antibiotic with nothing on my stomach. I'll take a nap and see if it helps. I hope my healing continues as good as it has been.

Post op pics

421cc
Under the muscle
Moderate profile
Pre-op 34B
Post-op hoping for a full C small D

Post op pics

421cc
Under the muscle
Moderate profile
Pre-op 34B
Post-op hoping for a full C small D

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Nalley I am soooo happy for you! And you are healing nicely! Congrats!!!
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Glad you're having an ideal recovery! Can't wait to see how you progress
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You look so good! I hope your recovery continues to be so easy. You need to save your energy for wedding plans. I hope we get to see pics of you in your dress.
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12 more hours...

12 more hours and I'll get rid of this painful, stressful strap/band. My doctor said he was going to take it off tomorrow so I really hope everything is healing as expected so I won't have to keep using it. This strap has been the ugliest Part of this journey. It is extremely tight!!! I haven't readjust it at all, not even my bra. My ps told me not to peek and to be patient and I'm being a good girl. Soooo ready for tomorrow!!!!!
Im sure you are going to look amazing!!!
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You're stronger than me. Mine have me the same instruction but I peeked. I do have an excuse though. I had an allergic reaction to the band on the surgical bra do 24 hours later it had to come off. I can't wait to see your new girls!
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Hey I just noticed you're from Austin!! My husband and I grew up and met in central tx :D we have a lot of friends still in the Austin area
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Post op!

So, I had my post op today. I finally got to see my new girls!!!! I totally love them, I have little to no bruises and they're not that swollen. They are firm and round, nice cleavage. Im healing pretty good (thank GOD) but.... I still have to use the strap/band for 11 days more but I can take it off at night. As much as I hate it, I have to say the strap is what doesn't let the swelling go to the top of the breast. The doctor said he is very happy with the results and its been only 4 days! Finally, I can shower today!!!! Im so happy! Thank you girls for the advices and support xoxo
How are you sleeping at night? Like what position? Propped up, flat on your back? Because my back is killing me in the morning when I wake up and I hate it.
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On my back. I couldn't sleep last night for the same reason. I took a muscle relaxer at 3am and it did the trick. I have very soft fluffy pillows but too many days sleeping on your back is not easy. I hope everyday gets better and better for us! If my only discomfort was my chest I would be sleeping very well. I think the first 3 days I slept well because I was still on meds. Good luck!
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We want to see too! I hated that strap but I agree I think it's what kept them low and the swelling down. I'm glad you are so happy with your new girls.
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6 days post op

Looking good
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Thanks!
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Wow! Your boobs look great! I bet your Live them! Congrats!
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One Week

I felt terrible yesterday but after I took a shower around 6pm I felt a little better. Day 5 and 6 were very tough for me. Too much tightness and pressure to the point I felt I couldn't breath properly. Today, at one week, the pressure is minimal but I have a little different, weird sensation. My left boob feels a little tight, numb and it tingles. My right boob hurts, I feel like I have a ball between my chest and my arm (not like I can feel it with my hand, if you know what I mean?), it hurts! I don't know, it feels really strange. I noticed that if I get up and walk it gets better. Also, the numbness on both breast is going away in some spots and they are getting a little softer.
Ya know, now that all of us are getting our surgery and going in to the recovery phase, once again, we are all different. Mine were never high, square or very swollen and I was never nausea or constipated. But my nips are so very sensitive, my left boob feels like it was filled with Chinese jumping beans and I feel like I am carrying elephant balls around! I feel engorged all the time, sports bra's feel better than regular bras and massaging feels better than anything. Mine don't seem any softer than day one. So I don't know what to tell you, we have all had such a range of symptoms. But regardless, you look wonderful.
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So true red, we are all different. Thanks :)
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Improvement

Hey ladies! It's almost 2 weeks since surgery. I'm doing very good. I'm not sore any more, I'm in pain! Manageable pain. My numbness is almost completely gone so now my breast (muscles) are tender. They feel like when you have a hurting bruise. The last two days were a little rough, but u have to admit I didn't rest much on those two days. My morning boob is not that bad, it takes about a minute to go away after I get up from bed. My daughter had field day today and I went to support her. I clapped and clapped and didn't notice I was moving my arms a little too much. I didn't rest at all like after 6pm. I was really exhausted by then, but a few hours after I sat down I noticed that I didn't have any type of discomfort on my chest or arms. I squeeze my breast and they are tender but not as much as it has been. It sure does get better as days go by. We just need PATIENCE ladies. I'll be having my 2nd post op on Friday. Hopefully they'll let me free of the surgical bra! I know for sure they will show me how to massage and remove my tape strips. Almost forgot to mention, I don't see a really big difference in my breast as in location or size but they are getting softer and like I mentioned, my numbness is almost gone. As far as position, I'm not worried about them not changing a lot because my boobs were never high or extremely swollen. I'm very satisfied with my results so far :D
Every day just gets better and better, doesn't it?
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So glad your recovery has been good!! Any pics?
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2 weeks

Hello!

I had my 2nd post op today (2 weeks) and it went great. The nurse removed the steri strips. The doctor showed me how to massage my breasts. He said I'm healing very well and he is extremely happy with the results. I have to agree with him. I totally love them!!! He is a great Doctor. One nipple was higher than the other and pointing out a little instead of center. Dr. Feldman managed to get them the most even possible and center possible without even cutting the nipple. He always says "remember they are cousins, not twins" he says there will always be a difference in our breasts. I have little swelling on my right breast on the top but nothing major. He printed out the before and after pictures for me, I will post tomorrow. They threw away my band/strap, dr doesn't want me to use it anymore (not sure what the side effects could be). Also ladies, he told me to keep sleeping on my back until 3 months, he said "I don't want you to ruin the great results we achieved by sleeping on your side or your stomach". Just wanted to share with you. He is opinion is different than other doctors, but I will follow his advice. After the great results (so far) I know I can trust his advice 100% and I will!
That's great hun ;)
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Yes ;)
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I said the same thing Nayelleee (did you change your name again?) I trust my PS, so I'm going to follow his instructions, even if I don't like it.
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17 days post op

Looking great lady!!
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Than you!
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They look great!!! Are you happy with size?
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Does the bra fit me small or should be like that?

Does the bra fit me small or should be like that? Size of bra 36C.
They look GREAT! Thanks for sharing!
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Thank you! And your welcome. :)
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20 days post op

Hey ladies! I wish I was feeling completely good. But reality is, healing is quite a long process, even if you are healing as we should. I'm still in the stage of the "sunburn" feeling in my whole breast and today I feel that on my nipples too. I know most of y'all feel it on the nipples so now I know what you feeling :) hehe... But so far so good.
Ditto! Your incision sites look great! Are you putting anything on them? I just for my stitches out - and my PS didn't say to put anything on them, but I had already bought scar ointment, but I think they need to heal before I put that on :)
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Actually no, I'm not putting anything on yet. I think 3 weeks is still too early. My stitches are dissolvable so I didn't have to go through the stitches being removed. All they removed was the tape it had on top of the incisions. I will use bio oil once they are fully healed. Good luck :)
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I've never heard of bio oil, where can you get that?
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Day 25 post op

Hello ladies!

Today I'm 25 days post op. My life is pretty much back to normal again except I still have to sleep in my back :/ doctor said 3 mos. the sunburn feeling is still there but it really doesn't bother me, is not as painful anymore. The nipple and lower part of my lest breast is still numb. I haven't seen any dropping yet buy they get softer and softer each day. I will post pics at 1 month.

7 weeks Post BA

Hello Ladies! It's been a while since I last posted. Sorry!!

Well I'm 7 weeks today and I can say my life is totally normal now. I think after week 5 I was feeling pretty normal. I started doing T25 on Monday and I don't feel strange when doing the push ups (I'm taking it slow though). I heard some woman feel uncomfortable at first but I don't feel anything. Last time I posted I mentioned I still didnt feel my left nipple and I still can't feel it. I don't think I have dropped yet. I see my boobs same as the first weeks. I'm not worried it, I'm just taking more time to drop. They are completely soft now. My incisions and fully healed but sometimes they feel very sensitive, I guess they're not 100% healed in the inside. It doesn't hurt it just feel sensitive, like a sore type of feeling. So far I'm very pleased with the outcome. :)
Hey Nayelleee, nice to hear from you. I'm glad you are doing so well.
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Hey Red! How are you doing?
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Doing great, had a few bumps in the road here and there, but fine now. How about you? How are those beautiful new girls?
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Since the first time I met Dr. Feldman I felt he was the one, that he was going to do a great job. He explained very well the entire procedure and what to and not to expect. He leaves everything clear before we (patients) decide to get the procedure done. He really cares and listens to your concerns. He is very professional and seems to me he LOVES his job. To me, he gets excited just as we do. Every patient has different needs and ideas. Maybe he does get excited because all bodies are different, kind of like when art artists start a new painting. I will definitely recommend him, all of his staff is also wonderful. Thank you so much Doctor Feldman!!! You are the best of the best! Cant wait to see the new me on Monday :D

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