When I left that first day I was so glad that I had chosen to meet with Dr. Epstein. I called and booked my procedure for December 21st. When I met again with Dr. Epstein he went over, in detail, exactly what to expect the day of surgery. His 3-D imagery technology offered me a realistic idea of what I would look like post surgery and even printed out the pictured of the images.
When we discussed the implants to use, Dr. Epstein thoroughly explained each type, profile and size. He really listened to my desire to look and feel natural advising me on what size would look best on my body without pressuring me to go too big. Leaving the office that day I couldn’t wait for December to have my surgery.
As my surgery date neared, I was excited and nervous. In the days before surgery Dr. Epstein’s office called each day to remind me of what I needed to do to prepare and to see if I had any questions. The day of surgery, I arrived to Dr. Epstein’s office at 1:00. Dr. Epstein saw that I was nervous and had my husband sit with me while I was being prepped for surgery. When I was taken in the nurse and doctor kept talking to me, assuring me that I would feel great when I awoke in an hour. I was nervous that I would be in pain during the Christmas weekend but Dr. Epstein reassured me that his 24 hour rapid recovery would have me up and going right after surgery. When I awoke I couldn’t believe how little pain I was in.
Dr. Epstein came in and told me everything went wonderfully. He had me lift my arms over my head numerous times, which I was amazed that I could do with such ease. As well, I was so happy that he used glue instead of stitches to close off the site of the cut. Within an hour of waking after surgery I put on a sweatshirt and went home. I didn’t have to wear any bandages; the only support I would eventually need to use was a zip-up sports bra.
The drive home was approximately an hour in which I slept the entire time. Once I got home and woke up I was hungry and even went out to grab a bite to eat. The pain was very minimal, only a little sore with a feeling of pressure on my chest. That night Dr. Epstein called me at home to see how I was feeling.
The next day I woke up and felt so much better than I expected. I was sore but mainly it was a feeling of pressure on my chest. After getting up I took a shower and went to the mall to finish my Christmas shopping. I had no difficulties carrying lightweight packages and even felt enough energy to go grocery shopping afterwards. When I got home I was greeted with a beautiful assortment of flowers from Dr. Epstein and his staff. I found it amazing how much love, care and support I felt from every staff member.
From beginning to end my experience was such a success. I never needed to take pain mediations and was even able to cook and host Christmas dinner for 15 people two days after the surgery. Now 9 months post surgery I couldn’t be happier that I chose to go to Dr. Mark Epstein. My breasts are amazing, and look and feel so natural. I highly suggest Dr. Epstein and his office for your future surgery. You will be so pleased the minute you walk into his office and meet his wonderful staff and the magic that he can offer you!