Despite wanting to have breast augmentation surgery for years due to the fact that I was so painfully self conscous about my small breasts that it was affecting my lifestyle, I never thought the surgery was a realistic option for me. Because my immediate family members would never support my decision to undergo the surgery because of course they all thought I was already perfect in thier opinions (said with their C cup sized breasts). I didn't have anyone to nurse me through a long and painful recovery. Then last fall my cousin confided in me that she had found a doctor that specialized in breast augmentation surgery with a 24 hour recovery period and was scheduled for surgery. Based on her recommendation and viewing her 3D before and after images I knew I had to schedule a consultation.
After surviving the hellish two and a half hour drive from New Jersey to Long Island, I walked into Dr. Epstein's office and could not have received more of a warm and friendly greating from his staff. Dr. Epstein took his time with me explaining the surgery, taking photographs and showing me my before and after 3D images, relaying accounts of other's experiences and helping me decide on the type and size of implant that would work best for me.
The worst part of the whole experience was waiting for my surgical date to finally arrive. The day of the surgery both Dr. Epstein and his staff went out of their way to make me feel comfortable and to quell any last minute jitters. I woke up from the suregery feeling a little bit sore but ecstatic that I had done it.
The recipe for recovery that Dr. Epstein swears by truely is amazing. From the moment I walked out of the office I was totally self sufficient. Although some movements were uncomfortable there was no point that I experienced pain. After taking a nap, I showered and headed out to go to dinner and the mall. I did approximately three hours worth of shopping, walking and carrying bags, with no problem.
I am very happy to say that the ease of the first 24 hours continued through my recovery. I had the surgery on a Wednesday, and the following Monday I was back at work. I work in Law Enforcement and was back out on the street running around making arrests less than a week after surgery!! Other women who have detailed their breast augmentation surgery to me are still reliant on others to help them sit up at that point in thier recovery. Three months after the surgery I ran my first marathon with absolutely no problem.
It has now been ten months since my surgery. I have fortunately not had any ill effects from the suregery. I still couldn't be happier with my decision to undergo this surgery. The confidence that it has given me has truely changed my life.