Patient Stories

Breast Enlargement Story - submitted by Rebecca K

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Share your story about why you considered and ultimately had cosmetic surgery.

I had been considering breast augmentation for several years. After giving birth to and nursing three children then losing some weight, my breasts were really sagging. I did not feel attractive with them looking so sad. I try to live a healthy lifestyle--exercising and eating right so the rest of my body was in really good shape. Since my kids are now grown and out of the house, I could afford to have the procedure and was definitely ready to. After consulting with Dr. Jean I decided it was definitely the right decision for me. The staff at the Berks Plastic Surgery center were all very friendly, supportive, considerate and helpful. They continue to stay in touch with me even between appointments, which, to me, shows how much they care. If I were asked by a friend or family member I would definitely recommend their office and Dr Jean. It was a wonderful experience and I am thrilled with the outcome of the procedure. I also thank 1800mySurgeon for the referral to their office.

How did your friends and family feel about your decision to have a procedure?

My husband was happy that I finally made a definite decision and went through with it because he knew I really wanted to have it done but was nervous about being put under. My kids were very supported, though a little embarassed to talk to me about it--they are boys! My daughter-in-law and niece were both thrilled, excited and supportive. My sisters were shocked that I actually did it and are happy because I am much happier with myself.

How did 1800MySurgeon help you through the process of finding a qualified plastic surgeon?

1800mySurgeon made a couple of recommendations for me and followed up regularly. They were able to locate a surgery center that was convenient for me and that ultimately has made me a very happy woman. 1800mySurgeon followed up regularly to see what my progress was with having the consults and finding out whether or not I went through with having the procedure done. Thanks to 1800mySurgeon, doing the "legwork" on finding a reputable surgery center and Doctor in my area, the whole process went very smoothly.

Can you describe your surgery and recovery?

The staff at the Berks Plastic Surgery Center did a great job in prepping me for what to expect for my upcoming procedure. They gave me a detailed outline of medications to avoid and other precautions to take prior to the surgery to help make it a seamless process for me. They explained all pre- and post-op medications to me as far as the purpose of the medications and the possible side effects. They gave the procedure and medication information to me in writing so I could review it at my convenience. They were available to answer any questions I had anytime I called. On the day of the surgery their staff was considerate of my concerns and were able to allay my fears which made me very comfortable. I woke to smiling faces and supportive words after the procedure was finished. They explained very well what to expect in the two days before I'd be back for a follow-up visit. Because I followed the pre-op directions they provided I did not have any complications and very little discomfort following my surgery. In all, the entire experience was just wonderful.

What advice would you give to another person considering your same procedure?

Be sure when you go to the consult with your surgeon that you are completely comfortable the Doctor and staff wherever you're contemplating having surgery. You definitely want to be surrounded by a staff that knowledgeably answers your questions and is supportive of all your concerns. Check out the facilities to be sure you believe you won't be exposed to unsanitary conditions. Don't just take their word for it, do some research on your own as well. Referrals are good if it's from someone you know, but if they come from someone unfamiliar, be sure to follow up. If you're not around.

How do you feel about your result?

Again, I am very happy with the results of my surgery. Having the supportive staff at the Berks Plastic Surgery Center who were very knowledgeable and help from the very beginning and still keeping in touch with me even between appointments--I love it. I feel so much better about myself and the way I look. It was a much smoother experience than I thought it would be and I would recommend it to anyone who is unhappy with their breasts.

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