THE CONSULTATION with Dr. Chu was thorough, professional, and free! He takes the time to explain every detail and aspect of a Breast Augmentation so that you are prepared for the procedure. He has this amazing gadget called a Vectra Imaging System and after taking a picture of your torso, it is able to project a hypothetical image of what your breasts could look like post-op. This feature helped me to be able to visualize what the implant would look like on my frame and I was able to make a more accurate and informed decision. I instantly knew that he was the clear choice because you can tell that he truly cares about his patients.
MY INFO I am Japanese, 24 y/o, 5 ft tall, and 93lbs. I have a very small frame and started off at a 29A. (I wear a 32A bra since 29 is a rare size to find). My biggest concern was my breasts looking too big for my frame; however, I also feared that I wouldn't be satisfied with the size if I went with less CCs. With Dr. Chu's help and recommendations, I ended up choosing 375CCs in my L, and 400CCs in my R. I had an Inframammary incision under the muscle with high profile, smooth, silicone implants. I was very comfortable with this decision and he really left it up to me as long as it was physically possible and safe.
THE SURGERY was a great experience. I experienced no pain, I did not wake up until well after the procedure was over, and the staff was wonderful and professional which put my mind at ease, considering I was quite nervous! That night I experienced no discomfort and I returned for a check-up the next day.
It is only two-weeks out and I have to say that I am a happy patient!! I am now a 29D and it is amazing how natural they look considering my petite frame! I know what you may be thinking..."That sounds too big for a small frame.." BUT believe me, they do not look gaudy or obnoxious at all and I feel so much more confident and comfortable with my body. I am so happy with my decision and I can't wait to see how they look and feel when they heal completely.
-If you choose smooth silicone implants, remember that they require slightly more care when recovering, so be sure to stay as inactive as possible so that you do not interfere with your body's healing process.
-Dr. Chu is amazing, but he IS NOT a magician! He is able to achieve beautiful results, but try to keep realistic expectations and have adequate care for your body during the healing process if you want the best results. He is not responsible if you cannot follow his regimen - home care is up to US. It is difficult at times, but follow his instructions. YOU CAN DO IT! :) Just stay positive and look forward to your wonderful new body.
-I was honestly a bit worried about what others would think and I let it get to me a little while making the decision to get a Breast Augmentation. I can honestly say that Dr. Chu will help you to make the right decision and he will guide you toward the path that is the safest and most suited for you and your body. Remember that the whole point of this is to make you feel amazing, beautiful, and confident. My advice is to just do whatever makes you the happiest :)
OVERALL this has been a wonderful experience and I am so glad that I decided to get my Breast Augmentation with Dr. Benjamin Chu. Thank you for the smiles, new body, and new me!!