57 Yrs...It is Never Too Late to Achieve Your Dream - Lawrence, KS

Hi Real Self readers....I wasn't going to write a...

Hi Real Self readers....I wasn't going to write a review, but a couple things changed my mind. The first being my age, at 57 I'm in a minority. The second thing that had me wanting to write a review is the Doctor and his staff that performed the surgery. The basics are I am 57 and have always been a 32A, except for the brief time when I nursed my two daughters. I am 5'1", if I stand REAL tall, and weigh about 98 lbs. I'm one that wanted to look like a woman for once in my life, but I didn't want to go too big. My surgery was performed June 24th, 2014. I had Smooth Natrelle style 20 with 300 cc's placed under the muscle with the incision under the breast. My doctor assured me it would give me a nice natural look, with a little "wow" factor. He was so right!

You can well imagine that after all this time, having any sort of breast is quite the new experience. I never imagined I wouldn't be able to reach across and scrub my back the way I have for my entire life. Oh believe me, I am not complaining, it's just that for you women that have had a B cup or above, you'll never understand all the new things I am discovering with my new breasts. I love them and each and every new discovery.

The surgery went great and it only took a couple days of meds to deal with the pain and discomfort. My surgeon put me in a post surgical bra which had an elastic band attached to the top portion. He had me wear it for a couple of weeks and then cut the top band off. I'm now about 2 1/2 months post surgery, I've been wearing a soft comfy sports bra and for the past month I've been sleeping without one on. Yesterday I saw my doctor for a follow up and was told I could now wear whatever I wanted. My left breast has not dropped like the right, but there are a couple of factors that contribute to that from what Nurse Nancy told me. The first, being right handed, the muscle has received a bigger work out, which with the implants being under the muscle, the are massaged whenever that muscle moves. The second reason might possibly be because at two weeks post op I was involved in a slight fender bender and my seat belt sits on top of my left breast, but right across the right one. It could be that the sudden jolt with the seatbelt tightening upon impact forced the right one down a bit. Doc said it wasn't anything unusual for the breast to drop at different rates.

A few last thoughts....If you're anywhere around my age and are considering a BA, please don't hesitate. I so wish I'd of done this 20 years ago, but I'm glad I finally did it. I like the way my clothes fit and I just feel better having a womanly shape over the teeny bopper one I've had most of my life. Please research your Surgeon and be completely comfortable and confident with him and his staff. Dr Thellman, Lawrence, KS and his nurse Nancy are the absolute BEST! I'm going to be sad when the follow up visits come to an end, because I will miss them. They are kind, considerate, professional, thoughtful and they have a wonderful sense of humor, which carries throughout the office. It was just an overall amazing experience. Nancy and Dr Thellman took the time to help me with the sizing and have been encouraging and helpful. I called them bright and early the morning after my car accident and they got me right it. I was an emotional mess, worried about the new breasts and extremely ruffled from the whole accident experience, which was my first by the way. They showed real concern and took the time to ask about the accident and assured me that all was well with the implants.

I want to THANK each and every one of you on this site for sharing your experience, the highs, the lows, the facts and the broad spectrum of emotion that goes along with the decision. The support, encouragement, information and pictures have been and continue to be so valuable. Bless you all!

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Everyone on this site knows it's all about the boobs, so I am braving it and posting a couple pictures of the new set. I'd also like to make a correction, Dr Thellman's nurse is Karen, not Nancy and she's the best!
Lawrence Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Thellman, his nurse Karen and his entire staff could not be any better in my opinion. They were helpful, personable, funny and supportive from the beginning and continue to be so. His surgery is performed in Lawrence, Ks, but he has a satellite office in Topeka, which is where I live, so it made the consultation and all follow up visit extremely convenient. Karen is just wonderful and is extremely good at explaining, demonstrating and encouraging with the breast massage after surgery. She is a true gem, she and Dr. Thellman work well together as a team. He was the first and only consult I had and they got me in to do the surgery within weeks. I was just that comfortable with them, all reservations about going through with it were erased. Dr. Thellman made the final call on the implants and I could not be happier. I can not thank them enough. I highly recommend Dr. Thellman at Lawrence Plastic Surgery!!!!!!

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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