25 Year Old. Lost Weight Years Ago and Needed Some Volume - Newton, MA

I used to have a size D cup growing up. Almost 10...

I used to have a size D cup growing up. Almost 10 years ago now I lost some weight, but the majority of weight lost came from my chest. I've always felt like my breasts were "deflated" looking at times. So the plan Dr. Volpe and I came up with was a 325 cc moderate plus profile silicone implant. I really did not want large boobs again, I just wanted to fill up some lost space. I chose silicone over saline, which were $1,000 more expensive. But I felt the benefits outweighed the cons with silicone over saline.. I was just super eager to get it over and done with because I'm such an impatient person. I did a TON of research on the actual procedure - but not much post op research. So I didn't really know what I was in for. Fast forward to waking up from surgery.. It was def a weird feeling. It feels like somebody shoved two big balloons into your chest and it pushes down on you when breathing. It was def shocking to wake up feeling and to get used to and I think I started crying cause I'm a drama queen. Of course I had pain meds and supper from the staff to assist me. I think that because I was never 100% dedicated to wanting this survey to begin with (I'm impulsive as well as impatient), it made me a little reluctant and upset to stick out the recovery phase. That feeling actually lingered for almost two weeks. It was a very uncomfortable feeling to get used to. Sort of like my chest not feeling like it was part of my body. Sort of like waiting to get the 'OK' to take them off and put them down on the table and finally be able to relax. But surely the uncomfortable phase flew by and around 9 days post op I felt myself again. Now I love them. I'm so happy I did it. It definitely takes time for them to "drop and distribute" which is another thing I did not research.. I kind of expected to wake up and be ready to go.. Not a realistic goal on my part. But being about 3 weeks out I'm really happy I did it. There is no lack of confidence anymore. I can fill out any top without any padding or underwire needed. That's exactly what I wanted. I probably could have gone bigger as what was initially suggested by Dr. Volpe.. Apparently majority of women regret not going larger. I could be part of that statistic... But everybody else tells me they are perfectly sized and bigger would not have been better. Either way I am PUMPED. I love having new boobs. I never figured I could go buy new boobs one day. But here I am ????????
Boston Plastic Surgeon

Well this was kind of a spur of the moment thing... I kind of just jumped in randomly and made an appointment for a consultation. It took forever to get in if I used the real self promotion for a free consultation. It was only $100 I think without the promotion but after waiting like 5 months to get into an opening or cancelation - I'm assuming - I just said screw the promotion and scheduled a regular consultation at cost. It went awesome. Dr. Volpe and his entire staff are AWESOME. I ended up coming up with a long list of questions I still wanted to ask after I got back home from my initial consultation, so I called and was able to get in to talk to Dr. Volpe a second time at my convenience. He sat with me for what seemed like over an hour and just answered everything I had to ask. I'm a nursing student which translates to a hypochondriac so he was extremely patient with me and my concerns. He smiled and said "fire away" when I warned him of my lengthy list, which was pretty comforting to hear. We then took a second trip to the room with all the implants for sizing and ended up picking a new size than what was previously agreed on; one that was much smaller at 325 cc mod profile instead of 425 cc high profile (I believe). On the morning of surgery I met with him and we went over our plans again and he taught me my deep breathing and leg exercises for post op and i felt pretty relaxed with the whole experience. I've already been in for my first post op appointment on the initial Friday after my surgery date (a Tuesday). He gave me a new support bra and band to wear. I'm going back for my 5 week post op in a few weeks. I'm now at one day and three weeks out of surgery and feeling great!

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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