Natural Breast Augmentation with an Amazing Dr. - Seattle, WA

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I chose BA because I am 5'10" and about 130lbs and...

I chose BA because I am 5'10" and about 130lbs and have always been naturally thin (some would say too thin), which extended to my bustline. I have always felt confident and pretty, but disproportional - which is only exaggerated by my height. I didn't want a large enhancement: I was a 32B on a good day and went up to about a 32D (although most people don't really notice till I'm in a bathing suit).

I had submuscular, 330CC silicone, with the incision in my breast crease.

For the first few weeks post-op, I remember every other day I was terrified I went too little or too small. And I think sometimes I still think that when I catch myself at a bad angle. I used a VS Miraculous bra a few months prior to surgery to try to make my change less noticeable as I honestly have only told close friends, my boss and close family. Anyone I haven't told hasn't noticed (or at least hasn't mentioned) but it's sort of like I went to the exact size I was trying to achieve with the Miraculous bra. And at least in my opinion it looks way better (and feels better) than it did with all that padding. And now I don't have that awkward moment that I had in the past where my bra would sometimes thud when it hit the floor!

The biggest thing for me to get used to going from someone with little-to-no cleavage to someone with cleavage is appropriate wardrobe (I'm somewhat conservative and most of my V-Necks now need a camisole for work). Also working out feels a lot different! I notice I even cup my boobs in my apartment when I run downstairs if I am not wearing a bra as I don't want to get saggy! It's just a different sensation (not to mention boob sweat. Sigh, one draw back to breasts...)

The only other thing is that I know you always hear that BA will not fix self esteem problems. I never understood how that could be because I always felt like "If I just had boobs, that would make me happy" I do have to say that after my BA especially because you invest so much time and money I was incredibly worried and self conscious that I would hate my results or that I'd have some tragedy. I don't think mine are perfect, but I don't believe in perfect breasts anymore. I do sometimes still long for having natural large breasts - that will never go away because it's sort of like that was what I really wanted and no one can ever give you that.

When I looked at before and after I also noticed that you can always see the boobs usually stay the same before and after - so when selecting a doctor or a size, try to find pre-op boobs that are a similar shape/fullness/size to yours. It is freaky sometimes how much of "me" is still there when I look down, but freaky in a good way.

I do feel much more attractive and comfortable in most situations (I don't feel like I need to wear a padded bra to the gym for example). I also did it fairly young (25) - well before I had any sagging. I do worry that I may have difficulties breast feeding some day, but that was a risk I was comfortable with going into it.

You can see my before/after on Dr. S website - I'm currently case 2. I don't have many before personally but I've uploaded a few pictures that are post-op about 6 months.

I'm happy with my results, and I would be very happy to help anyone I can. I don't think I'm the typical candidate for BA - no one I knew guessed I would ever get one. I know for me the forums are sometimes hard to read when you're getting advice from someone who just got upgraded to 900CC and you're just looking for something natural.

I recommend Dr. S because the entire experience (results, pre-op info, follow up) has been better than I could have imagined. My consultation was a little nerve racking at first, but Dr. S sensed immediately my nervousness and quickly made me feel at ease. He not only educates and explains the process, risks, and procedure but listens! Dr. S's sincerity extends beyond being honest; he reminds me of doctors I've had my whole life, who remember the personal details that distinguish you from the other patients. The surgery itself went well - the nurses and anesthesiologist were incredibly friendly (and funny!) Any time I've had any questions I have been offered a next day appointment to quell my concerns and if I don't accept the offer then I immediately receive a phone call from Dr. S to address my questions or concerns. It's clear that the after care isn't just the standard appointment system but Dr. Salemy leaves an open door for any future concerns. My results are amazing and actually look even better than my before/after photos. Incredibly natural, proportionate, well placed and soft! I still recognize my cleavage line but now it's the size I dreamed of. The only people I wouldn't recommend to Dr. S are people who want showy, unnatural "plastic" surgery. If you want detail-oriented, compassionate, professional care with a beautiful results then I strongly recommend Dr. S.

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