30 Year Old with 3 Children/breastfed - Toms River, NJ

My decision to have my chest done is based on my...

My decision to have my chest done is based on my desire to be completely content with my body after 3 children. When I do the math between pregnancies & breastfeeding, my body has provided on someone else's behalf for 70 months. So at 30 years old, it's my time to be proud of not only what I created with my body- but my body itself.

On 6.1 I went for my consult for breast augmentation with Dr. Godek of Toms River. I assumed I would be discussing implants with a breast lift but was pleasantly surprised when I was informed that no lift was needed!!
The staff was lovely. From the moment I arrived, every member of the team was kind & respectful. The consult included paperwork review, photos, meeting the doctor for Q&A & an exam, followed by a discussion in the doctor's office, & lastly a one-on-one with the patient coordinator.
• The paperwork was very straightforward. All registration forms were mailed to me after the appointment was made & I brought them with me. This part of our meeting was to discuss & confirm my answers, including my procedure goals.
• The photos were the most awkward part in my opinion- just standing there with a giant camera with my top off... But the environment & nurse put me at ease.
• The doctor came in soon after to introduce himself. He was very kind & personable- I was very comfortable in conversation. We went onto discuss my photos, take some measurements, & we spoke about what I would like out of my breast argumentation. This was also when he told me I would not require the lift I had convinced myself I needed!! Not only was this based on the shape/placement but because of my desire for a natural looking breast.
• Prior to our discussion in the doctor's office, the patient coordinator joined me. Catherine is extremely welcoming & offers a great energy to a situation that can be quite uncomfortable. She stayed for the meeting that included a discussion between saline & silicone, as well as seeing a computer generated photo of before vs. after. We discussed the timeline of procedure/recovery for breast augmentation & Catherine then brought me to her office to discuss details. I was shown a breakdown of cost for surgery if I chose to move forward. Now it's important to mention that I was not "shopping around" for a surgeon or a price point. I knew walking into the consultation that if I liked what I saw, heard, & felt- I would be scheduling an appointment with Dr. Godek based on his reputation & referrals I received while researching in past months. That said, I made my appointment for June 28!! The planned procedure is for subpectoral augmentation with silicone implants. I have scheduled my blood work for this Monday 6.6 & my next appointment is 6.15.

I'm looking very forward to my journey!! More updates to come :)

It is finally starting to hit me...

While running I realized how much I am going to miss my ordinary activity level during the healing process in upcoming months.

Being active is a lifestyle I have chosen & it has become a huge part of who I am. It will be difficult to not have the weight room & running as part of my daily routine during recovery. I assume this loss will make me very restless but I know how important patience will be to my recovery. I hear that this is a common concern for many breast augmentation/surgery patients but the reality of it all did not hit me until mile 3 this morning.
Toms River Plastic Surgeon

I am very happy with my interaction at the consultation, so much so that I scheduled my surgery for later this month.

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