I chose Dr. Bottger YEARS ago when I had my very first consultation with him back when I was about 19. I knew THEN that when the time came, he was gonna be my guy!! I absolutely adore him, and his staff are amazing! Mary Jo is such a sweetheart and she does everything in her power to make this as comfortable and smooth of a process as possible. But Dr. Bottger's credentials, education and experience just put him above all the rest for me. I am totally confident he will get me the look I want. His results are BEYOND impressive!
Just a little background: I'm 5'5", about 118lbs, I'm pretty narrow in the ribcage, like 29", my Breast Width Diameter is 11.8cm, I'm about a 32/34 A and I'm hoping for a LARGE C, possibly D if he can fit it ;) I had my pre-op on 4/4 and after trying on a TON of sizers, I really liked the 400-425cc's so he said to add 50cc's to that since I'm going under the muscle. We wanted to do 475cc's but realized the implant is most likely not gonna fit and be too wide, it's 13.0cm and my BWD is only 11.8. So we decided on 450cc High Profile Silicone Gel, under the muscle, crease incision, since I have very very little breast tissue to begin with. And I chose the crease incision for optimal placement and creating the pocket. He feels this will be my best option, and my nipples are very small. I originally wanted to do the peri-aeriolar incision but I'd have to switch to saline and I really wanted the feel of the silicone gel, and to have them look more natural. So this is what he suggested. And he said to go with the bigger option since his number one complaint is that his patients wished they had gone larger.
I am SUPER excited, as surgery is only a short 5 days away!! But I'm also very concerned since I had my appt yesterday to get my blood work and medical history done. I woke up yesterday morning and noticed my throat and neck were very sore, I could hardly swallow, and I spiked a fever...LOVELY!!! The dr ordered a throat culture to rule out strep, but I just noticed I now have white bumps all over my tonsils :( I have to wait for the results to come back for her to give me antibiotics, and I'm worried I won't be well enough in time for surgery on Thursday :( I will be absolutely gutted if we have to cancel and reschedule!! It's been so difficult as it is making arrangements for this, without the help and support of my family. I have my close friend helping me and that's it. And I'm on vacation from work all week, so I won't be able to take ANOTHER week off if I have to reschedule. It's gonna be almost impossible to figure this all out again. I'm praying for a miracle!!! I have been waiting for over 15 YEARS to do this, and I haven't been sick ALL YEAR!! I can't believe I get sick like this right before the big day. I seriously think I worried and stressed myself sick!! So, just a word of advice to others, definitely take it easy, relax, take care of yourself, eat healthy and be careful before surgery! It's pretty ironic, too, since I just started taking my vitamin C about a week ago and THAT'S when I get sick! Go figure. Lol.
I'm gonna update as soon as we figure out what's going on. Until then, it's time to get as much rest as possible. Easier said than done, being a single mom ;)