29, No Kids, Athlete, 5'9" 165lbs, 34 A - Pittsburgh, PA
Hi guys! I'm planning on having my surgery next...
Anyhow I still have plenty of time to come up with questions for the doctor. I'm going to leave the cc's up to her. I want to go from a small A to a C cup. I know that I want silicone but am unsure if whether to go under or dual plane. I plan to lose about 15lbs before the surgery and I'm sure my boobies will shrink in the process. Here's a few pics so you ladies can get an idea of my starting point.
I'm so excited to meet the doctor and actually get a surgery date. Anyone have experience with Dr. Anna Wooten??
Wish Boobs and payment options
Dr. Revis and more wish boobs
I already knew I looked the moderate profile silicone implants and under the muscle. She is going to do a split muscle technique. I chose mentor gummy bear implants. I want to maintain the upper pole fullness but don't want to go too big. I told her I wanted to achieve full C cup (I'm currently an A). We tried on 385cc implants which looked great but felt huge.
After looking at the photos I decided that I wanted to go bigger. If I'm paying for the procedure I want to notice a difference. The photos above are of me with the 385cc implants. I'm thinking I may go up to 450 or so. Since I'm taller I probably eat up cc's. Going above 400 sounds intimidating! I called to make another appointment to try on bigger implants. The doc needs to see me in them and they may need to be ordered. My surgery is scheduled for September 1st. I put down $600 to reserve my surgery date. I have until a month prior to surgery date to pay in full.
Since I can't take NSAIDS they are giving me a pull to take pre and post op. I also live in St. Thomas in the Virgin islands while the doctor is in Pittsburgh ( my hometown). Being that my insurance works in st Thomas and not in Pittsburgh they're allowing me to do my blood work here and have it sent to them which saves me about $500 in lab fees. They really went above and beyond to accommodate me and answer any questions I had. I've been in touch with Andrea since I scheduled the consultation months ago. She kept in touch with me via phone and email. She even called a few days and the day of my consultation to ensure everything was going OK. If they put this much care and dedication into me for a consultation, I can't imagine after surgery. I am so glad I found Dr. Wooten. I'm so excited but also nervous for my surgery!
Anyone else get jitters? How far in advance did you ladies buy your post op care kit (pillows, bras, meds. Etc.)?
Surgery date moved up
Since the date has changed so has the location where I'll have my surgery. I initially planned on having surgery in a surgery center 15 minutes from home. Now I have to travel about 45 minutes which sucks a little. The good thing is it may knock a couple hundred dollars off my total.
I have to say again how amazing Andrea, the patient coordinator, has been. She helped me to get a pre-op to try in bigger sizes and different implants to accommodate my travel plans. (I live in St. Thomas but am from Pittsburgh where I will have my surgery. She went over instructions for blood work, post op garments, prescriptions, and payment schedule. I really can't express how much of a blessing she is during this process. Even though I'm excited I'm also nervous. (Hey this is a life changing procedure. She is helping to keep my calm and said I can call whenever I get nervous. What a sweetheart ????
I was told that I'll leave the hospital in a bra but will need to purchase a barely there "training" type bra. I'll pick a few up at Kohl's when I get home. (The shopping should keep my mind off surgery). I'll also pick up a stool softener and ice packs. What else should I get?
Dr. Wooten uses a rapid recovery technique so I'm sure I'll be up and about after the first day so I could make a trip to the store if I need to.
Yay I'm so excited. How did you ladies pass the time??
2 days post op
3 days post op
10 Days post-op
I'm still stretching and massaging with coco butter everyday.
Lots has happened!
Today I'm about 5 weeks and tried jumping jacks. Felt like I'm not quite ready for jumping.
The only issue I've had so far during healing is boobie blues. The first c few weeks were really hard mentally. I've loved my boobs since day one! The problem was more like a depression. A big part of it was not being able to workout. My body is also very sensitive hormonally. I had serious mood swings until about 3 or 4 weeks post op. I would also fatigue really quickly. I had to keep reminding myself that we all heal differently. I was fortunate to be able to sleep when I was tired. I made sure to get out and do things so I didn't have time to dwell on being sad.
If I forgot anything please ask!
I'll post progression pics later ????
Dr. Wooten and her staff have made my breast augmentation journey beyond incredible! It took me over two months to decide on a surgeon. Once I read about Dr. Wooten's credentials (one of Pittsburgh's top surgeons) and saw her work she became my number 1 option. I inquired about a consultation and got a response from Andrea within a couple of days. Andrea is Dr. Wooten's patient coordinator and answered every question and concern I had. I scheduled my consultation about 3 months out and my surgery 6 months after my consultation. She called me the day before to remind me of my appointment and again the morning of to make sure I didn't need directions to the office. Talk about service! Once I arrived at the office I walked into the waiting room which is superbly clean yet welcoming. I was able to complete the usual new patient paperwork online prior to the appointment along with being mailed the papers. Less than five minutes later I was called into the back! Andrea walked me and by best friend that I brought along into the back where she gave me a clean silky top to change into while I waited for the dr. Not too long after (maybe 10 min max) Dr. Wooten came in along with Andrea. He presence could light up a room. She introduced herself and gave me a quick rundown about herself and procedure. She also asked about me. She wanted to know why I wanted to have the surgery and what my expectations were. It was at that moment I knew she was EXACTLY what I wanted in a doctor! I believe that there should be a personal connection between doctor and patient, after all she is cutting me open. I was more than a dollar sign. I had been researching for over a year so I was pretty sure about what I wanted and the risks involved. I tried on sizers and after deciding on a size the doc went over everything again and bid me good day. I left and went into Andrea's office. We scheduled surgery, spoke about payment options, and brought in the nurse to talk about meds (I was somewhat of a special case). Fast forward a few months. I decided I wanted to change implant size. Dr. Wooten had me come into the office to be sure it was a good decision. Surgery day was amazing. Dr. Wooten came in to mark me up and assure me that everything was going to come out great. In the OR there was nice calming music playing next thing I know I was in recovery. She came in to check on me to make sure everything was fine. I saw her along with her nurse Dee during my post op visit. Sorry for the long rant but it's impossible to epress how awesome my experience was! If you are considering plastic surgery, I assure you that Beleza will far exceed your expectations!