24 Years Old/No Kids/5' 4"/270cc Teardrop /Athletic Body Type - South Korea, KR

I've always wanted to get a breast augmentation to...

I've always wanted to get a breast augmentation to have a shape that fits my frame. This is what I also told my surgeon, so he recommended the range of 285-300cc. I was previously a size 34/A. However when the day of the surgery came, he ended up using 270cc. I actually haven't seen them yet because they are bandaged up but they aren't that big from what I can see. I wanted a natural looking size for my frame, so I'm not too disappointed. I feel like I might be having some of the "bigger size envy". However, in South Korea, the only pain meds they gave me were through the IV initially after the surgery. Otherwise, the other medications I have to take are antibiotics and 400mg ibuprofen. So, I feel that if I got a bigger size, I probably would have been in more pain. So far I'm feeling a lot of pressure and heaviness since my procedure was done under the muscle. But since I had strong pecs before through working out, the extra amount of pressure was expected. Surprisingly my back and neck hurts, and I can't sit/stand up straight for very long. So far, I'm able to do everything on my own, which was necessary since I live alone. I haven't tried showering yet and it's day 2 post op. The first day was really hard, I struggled to walk and get up. I had to go back to the clinic to get my fluid bag removed which although was a bit painful, was feasible for me to go alone. The total cost was about 6,500,000won which converted to about $5,700. My surgeon was great and all the staff were lovely. I had the assistance of a medical tourism guide who was so wonderful. I definitely recommend getting one if you come to Korea for PS. This concludes my experience thus far on day 2 post op! Will do updates. I will take the bandages off on day 4 and stitches will come out day 7.

5 Weeks Post Op

It's been about 5 weeks since I've gotten my surgery. I'm very satisfied with the results! It seems like 270cc is very suitable for my frame. It's noticeable enough, but still quite subtle. They're not obvious unless I wear tight clothes, which I prefer. Not going to lie but the pain was unbearable the first two days. But I was back at work by the 4th day. Luckily, I was able to take it easy. It wasn't unbearable, it was just uncomfortable. I'm kind of glad the surgeon didn't give me strong pain killers, and I'm glad I got back to work as quickly as I did because #1 I think it helped to hasten my recovery and #2 I got so bored laying around. I didn't have much sensation on the lower parts of my boobs and my nipples were erect for maybe 2 1/2 weeks. As of now, I pretty much have 95% of the sensation back, and my nipples are back to normal. I managed to do some cardio as well, and my body seemed fine with it. However it's uncomfortable to rotate my shoulders and arms too much. My new breasts already feel like such a part of me that I forget that I even had surgery. I measured myself properly and I'm a size 32DD or 30E, which of course sounds huge on paper, but in reality cup size is not a good indicator. As for scarring, I've been using a mix of derma tape and mederma gel. It's only been 5 weeks but the scar is almost gone!! It's quite unbelievable. However I do have a scar on my ribcage from something that scratched me during the operation I guess. That scar is more obvious that the ones under my boobs. I'm still wearing a wireless sports bra which I'll continue to wear for a couple more months. But as of now, I'm so happy i went through with the surgery. I can't wait to buy new lingerie.
Dr. Seung-Ryul Lee

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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