31, Mom of 2, Breastfeed Both, Mommy Makeover, Wanted a Little Better Than Natural - Virginia Beach, VA

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Before I had kids I was a small C. After...

Before I had kids I was a small C. After breastfeeding both kids until they were a year old, I was less than an A. I knew I always wanted a breast augmentation, but wanted to wait until I was finished having kids. Once my youngest was two, I began speaking to plastic surgeons about a breast augmentation. I chose Dr. Alspaugh because of his attention to personal detail and availability when I had questions or concerns. I’m so glad I made the decision to use him because the experience and results couldn’t have been better. Dr. Alspaugh took the time speak to both me and my husband about the procedure and answer any questions and concerns we had. He went into surprising detail about the choices in implants and the long-term pros and cons of each type of implant. Dr. Alspaugh asked about my life, how many kids I had, if I was going to have more children, what I did for a living. I felt like he was really trying to get to know who I was. He also took the time to ask me what I wanted and what I didn’t want. I’m a professional that works with mostly men, and while I was caught up in the idea looking good in a tight shirt on the weekend, he mentioned that I might want to consider the image I wanted to present during the week. This was something I hadn’t considered before, but I’m so glad that he brought it up. While we were talking about the best procedure for me, I asked about my outer thighs. I had been running for several months during my lunch hour and had lost a decent amount of weight, but still had “saddle bags”. He commented that my legs were very toned, but that the fat on my outer legs could be taken care of with liposuction and that I was a great candidate for it if I wanted to have that procedure as well. Of course, I did.
I had so much fun trying on implants with the nurse, Cheryl. She was very helpful and even offered to find a different shirt for me to use while trying on the implants (I went to the consult in a really loose fitting sleeveless shirt, that was cool for the summer heat, but most of the implants looked similar in size!). When I thought I had the size narrowed down to 3 choices, I asked if I could come back to try them on again with my work uniform shirt. They acted like it was no big deal for me to come back to try on the implants again. I wasn’t planning on telling anyone at work that I was going to have the breast augmentation, so I began to agonize over the size. I didn’t want to go through the entire process to go too small, but I didn’t want to look like I had an obvious massive augmentation either. I called his office and spoke to his patient coordinator, Grace and told her about my concerns on choosing the correct size. She offered her advice, but said she would pass my questions on to Dr. Alspaugh. He called me later that day! We spoke for several minutes and he didn’t hang up until I assured him he had answered all of my questions.
The day of the surgery went so smooth. I was nervous about the anesthesia, but I took the anti-nausea medication before and I feel like it went well. I also got the Exparel and it was totally worth it. That night, I felt more pain from the liposuction in my legs than from the breast aug. The legs felt like a moderate to bad sunburn, so not that much pain. My chest had minimal pain (thank you Exparel!). I went back for my post-op and everything looked great. Dr. Alspaugh told me everything looked fine and that I should take it easy and not pick up my 2-year-old for about 6 weeks, but to listen to my body for other limitations.
It’s been about a year and I love the results. As far as I know, no one at work knows I had an augmentation. I’m 5’9”, 150 lbs., with fairly broad shoulders so I went with 450 cc silicone gel implants. I looked awesome in a bathing suit this summer and my clothes seem to fit me so much better. I didn’t need to get any new clothes like I thought I might. The size clothes I wore before to fit my shoulders and be the correct length were apparently cut for someone with a chest the size that I have now! So when I told Dr. Alspaugh that I wanted to look a “little better than natural”, I’d say he helped me make the right decision and achieve that look. My legs look great. That was almost instant gratification. There was of course bruising for several weeks, but the shape was wonderful almost instantly. I could see the final results of the liposuction much earlier than the breast augmentation. I’d say the final look of my breasts was evident between 6 to 8 months post-op.
The staff was great and always made sure I was comfortable with my choices and how I was feeling. Dr. Alspaugh was very caring and available before and after the procedure. I highly recommend and trust him.
Virginia Beach Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Alspaugh was very available and seemed to really concern himself with my comfort and peace of mind with the procedure and decisions I was making.

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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