I always hated my breasts. They didn't look anything like other women's breasts; the nipples were huge, and the rest of the breast was practically non-existent. Finally, in my early thirties, I was able to afford cosmetic surgery. I began searching the Internet for in-depth information on breast augmentation. I found a lot of sites, but Nicole's was the most helpful and friendly one! Thanks to her wonderful visitor's page, I found out that other women have been inflicted with the same types of breasts. And there's even a name for the condition: tuberous. I no longer felt like my situation was hopeless.
I looked at all of the pictures of women on the visitor's page who had tuberous breasts, and then I contacted the woman whose "after" pictures appealed to me the most (Matilda). She was wonderful. She answered all of my questions and cheered me on. Because of her and this site, I was fully informed and full of hope before I'd even contacted a single surgeon.
Until I spoke with Matilda, I hadn't really considered PIPs. But after speaking with her, I knew I wouldn't be satisfied with any other brand. I called the PIP phone number and spoke with a very helpful person who gave me the names of doctors in my area (Denver, CO) who use PIP implants. One of my friends had previously recommended a surgeon to me, and he was one of the ones who use PIPs. So, I called his office and made an appointment for a consultation.
I asked upwards of 85 questions during the consultation. I showed Dr. Emerson Matilda's pictures, and we discussed her procedure in depth. Then we discussed what we could do with my breasts since I had a milder form of the tuberous condition. By the time all of my questions were answered, I was so pleased and comfortable with Dr. Emerson and his staff that I scheduled my surgery before I left.
Three weeks later, I returned to his office for my surgery! It was on a Tuesday, and the entire procedure took about 3 hours. I was pretty out of it after the surgery, and I also felt nauseous. (General anesthesia always wipes me out.) But when I woke up the next morning, I was fine. My chest hurt, but I was able to move around and the nausea was gone. I stayed at home and slept a lot that second day, but by the third day, Thursday, I felt pretty normal again. I had some pain, but I didn't need to take the pain meds any more. In fact, I left the house and did a little shopping! I took it easy for the next few days and when I went back to work the following Tuesday, I was totally ready to do so.
Because Dr. Emerson and I decided to "tie" my nipples (a circumareola mastopexy), I knew my breasts would look funny for a few weeks after surgery. So, instead of concentrating on the nipples those first couple of weeks, I focused on how wonderful it was to have full, large breasts. And boy, did they look great! And after the nipples settled down, they looked great too. (It doesn't seem that my nipples are any smaller, though. So, if I had it to do over, the only thing I would do differently is the mastopexy; I would choose a different form of it. However, because my breasts are larger now, the nipple size doesn't bother me at all the way it did when I had no breast tissue. So, it really isn't an issue.)
After 5 months, my right breast was still a little too high for my taste. So Dr. Emerson had me come in for a quick "fix it" surgery; he lowered the inframammery crease on the right side just a little bit more. The surgery took about 20-30 minutes, and he used a local anesthetic. I was able to drive myself home afterwards, and there was very little pain.
To say the least, I am extremely happy with my overall results. I now have breasts that I love to look at and touch and that men want to look at and touch.
Thanks to Nicole's Breast Augmentation Web site and Matilda's support and help, I was able to choose the right doctor, implants, and procedure for me.
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