Waiting for This Day for over 10 Years! Beverly Hills, CA
This is something I've wanted for 10 years but...
The day has finally come!
My progress - Follow up after surgery
Dr. Chiu had informed me in advance that there were some differences in my breasts that likely would not change after the surgery. Although very subtle, he just wanted me to be aware so there would be no surprises later. At my follow up, he had informed me he spent a little extra time during surgery doing his best to correct this area and was unsure how it would turn out. This shouldn't have surprised me him being the perfectionist that he is. But to his and my delight, he did a perfect job and both breasts are almost completely symmetrical!
I am now at the point where what very little bruising and swelling I had is completely gone, the only slight soreness are the incision sites and I am finally able to wear sports bras rather than the compression bra. YAY!
My fiancé, who is extremely hard to impress, who also was not altogether for me having this procedure, cannot stop saying what an amazing job Dr. Chiu has done. Complete perfection and extremely natural looking. Even though there is still a bit of swelling and they have some settling to do, he continues to say how real and great they look.
I will continue to refer people to him and will go to him for anything I may later decide I want to do. I always said (besides my breasts) I wouldn't have any kind of cosmetic surgery done. However, knowing Dr. Chiu's work is so amazing and natural and his professionalism and bedside manner is far and beyond, I now believe in never say never! Unfortunately I never took before pictures, however I'll see if I can get a copy he took so I can post before and after's so you can see for yourself how incredible he is.
1 1/2, this one was closer to 3. So more time under the anesthesia and more getting into my system.
As I napped, I missed a call checking up on me. Not from the staff at the Dr's office which is usually the norm in my experience, but from Dr. Chiu himself. I can't say enough how much I can't say enough about Dr. Chiu, is impeccable work and beside manner as well as his staff. So I want to thank Rebecca and Laurie for dealing with my near nervous breakdown as I stressed about the poor timing of it all (my wedding) and a huge heartfelt thank you to Dr. Chiu along with my apologies. Vacations are meant for family time and relaxing and I know I single-handedly cut into that quite a bit. You are an amazing man and I owe you more than I can express!
I will come back as the healing process continues.
I decided to get a consult with Dr. Chiu after finally deciding I'd waited long enough. I had been to a total of 3 other Dr's previously over the years and even went to one more consult after meeting with Dr. Chiu. (on the recommendation from a friend). But my mind was already made up. Dr. Chiu's office and staff are so welcoming and comforting. I felt at ease literally the moment I walked in. My appointment lasted almost an hour and a half and Dr. Chiu himself was with me for over an hour of it! Not one of the other Dr's I consulted with spent more than 10-15 minutes with me. They weren't even in the room when I tried sizes on. They had office assistants handle that part. Dr. Chiu then took me into his personal office and reviewed many photos of previous patients so I could get a full comparison and see ladies with similar body frames and sizes and their before and after photos. I left his office not having even one question I felt had not been more than fully answered. To have the Dr. himself take that much time showed me how much he cares and is truly invested in his patients happiness and well being. After my consult, life took over and I had to put things on the back burner. His staff did not treat me like a ticket item. They definitely kept in touch, but never once tried to pressure me into making a decision nor did they give up on me thinking I was never intending on returning. Well fast forward a year and I am now only 12 days away from my surgery! A surgery that takes place on 2 days before my 44th birthday. Well Happy Birthday to me! I went in for my pre-op yesterday and again, they spent almost another hour and a half with me and this time it was basically answering all my questions and accommodating me. Putting me at ease about my surgery and everything I can do these 2 weeks beforehand to help the day of and my recovery go as smoothly as humanly possible. I left with a bag of goodies. By goodies I mean vitamins, creams, etc, all to prepare my body for what it is about to go through. The education he and his staff provided me with is far beyond what I could ever have imagined. We went through and tried on a number of sizes, again, and not once did I feel they wished I would just hurry up and make a decision. I haven't even had my procedure done yet and I have referred a couple people to him, one who has already begun her treatments and has called to thank me numerous times. I am completely prepared for what lies ahead and feel incredibly lucky to have Dr. Gabriel Chiu in my corner! I'll keep you posted!