I am 26 years old, 5'4", and have no children. At my heaviest, I weighed a whopping 180lbs, which in proportion to my height was not good. I went through a few rough years and didn't care much about my diet.Then I met my boyfriend and subsequently went on "the pill". After about 3 years on a low dose estrogen pill, my doctor "suddenly" realized that I shouldn't be on them because I have migraines. And apparently, I could have had a stroke. So, she switched me to the Depo shot. Never, ever again. I would rather have a litter of children than take that God awful shot ever again. I was never skinny, weighing about 150lbs in high school. My weight skyrocketed and my girls ballooned up to a 34D. I mean a BIG 34D. And I was fat. And I started sprouting unpleasant black hairs on my chest. Not good. I was finally so desperate that I turned to Physician's Weight Loss Center. I was so completely unhappy with myself and very depressed. They helped me lose about 10-15 lbs, but when I felt like I had a handle on my diet again, I ventured off on my own. I worked out for 2 hours a day, 6 days a week. The weight has been sloooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwly coming off. I now weigh 154lbs and am trying to lose more.
Going off the Depo after 2 1/2 years helped shed some stubborn pounds, but with all those factors, my girls shrank and deflated and are just sad. They were never quite "right" anyway, but now I feel like an 85 year old woman who breastfed 17 children. I'm going to be 27 in August and this felt like the right time to take charge of my body and do what I need to do to make myself even more proud of what I see in the mirror. After many, many hours of perusing the internet in search of a good breast lift surgeon, I stumbled upon an article written about the Ideal Breastlift, explaining Dr. Eisenberg's revolutionary technique. I'm 3 hours outside of Philly and thought I would at least go for a free consultation to see what he had to say. Plus, he intrigued me even more after I found out he's a competitive tomahawk thrower, but that's another story... When I first called, I spoke with Sharon, who it turns out used to live a few towns over. She was very encouraging and explained what I should expect at the consultation. So, I scheduled my consultation and went home to talk to my boyfriend about it. He has been so supportive about this whole thing and I can't thank him enough. Last Saturday I went for my consultation. The girls were absolutely wonderful in addressing any concerns I had before I went in with the doctor. They called me back alone, but when I asked if my boyfriend could come in as well, they were just fine with it. Dr. Eisenberg evaluated my saggy situation and we discussed what I would like to see when I look in the mirror. I love that he didn't guide me in any particular direction, he just allowed me to layout my expectations and then addressed everything with me, explaining about the technique for the breastlift with an augmentation and addressed any concerns my boyfriend had. He included both of us in the conversation, asking him if he had any questions, too.
After finding out that Left is only an A cup and Righty is a small B (imagine my surprise because I wear a 34C bra...) and more discussion, we went into his personal office for more evaluation. Dr. Eisenberg brought out a binder of other women who have had the Ideal Breastlift with augmentation and tried to find women with similar body types and ptosis as myself. He asked me which I thought looked "natural" and "good" to me, as this was one concern of mine. We flipped through the entire binder and he flagged all of the ones I thought looked perfect to me. Once he started to see a pattern in my consistent answers, he showed me ones that he assumed I would think were too big and asked me what I thought of them. When I told him they were too big, he said he thought that's what I would say and finally decided that what I thought was proportionate for my size is a 36D. He figured out my CCs and the look I wanted to aim for and marked everything down. Then, he told me that he will be teaching a seminar in May and since that coincided with when I wanted to schedule surgery, he asked me if I would mind being a live demonstration for his students. I told him that would be just fine... after all, I won't be conscious and therefore can't be embarrassed!
After that, we went into another room so I could discuss pre-op details with Eileen, who was also really great. She scheduled me for my pre-op appointent and set me up with a phone interview with a nurse because my pre-op is on a Saturday for my convenience but the nurses are not in then. My phone interview is set up for May 9th. My pre-op is the 12th, and my lift with augmentation is the 17th! I'm so excited and have no doubts. I really love the fact that he does the "staple first" technique, which is the equivalent of "measure twice, cut once". This technique is supposed to be good for minimizing scarring, which is one of the things I was a little apprehensive about at first... a breast lift comes with a scar right up the middle of the lower breast, and around the aureola. I have every faith in Dr. Eisenberg. After all, he holds the record for the most breast augmentations and as of when I went to him, he has done over 5,000. I think he's well practiced. If you're considering this, there is a series of videos on YouTube about this one girl's journey with Dr. Eisenberg. She only had a lift, but I found it reassuring before my consultation. I'll have to keep you updated after my pre-op and then after the surgery. I will also be posting photos, so bear with me :) xo.