Cheryl’s Story

Breast Implants and Breast Augmentation Stories from our Visitors

If you have already read Nicole's Story, you have a pretty good idea what this section of the website is all about. After several women emailed their breast augmentation stories to us, we thought it would be great to have women share their full-length recovery stories after their breast implant surgeries for everyone's benefit. Thankfully, many women have contributed, some in more detail than others.

Here are the stories of our visitors. Many names have been changed for privacy. Where appropriate, there is detail in parentheses so you can decide if you are interested. Click on a name to read.

Breast Augmentation with 24 Hour Recovery

My plastic surgeon was Dr. John B. Tebbetts
I had breast augmentation 3 weeks ago and I wanted to share my experience. I had scheduled two prior consultations with other doctors which only left me confused and frustrated. They told me two completely
different things. A friend had told me to get the book The Best Breast by John & Terrye Tebbetts and that changed everything! I emailed Terrye through this forum and she called me immediately and sent me the book the next day. The book covers everything. I believed in their philosophy. A natural looking breast and size that fits your body and a 24 hour return to normal activities after your surgery. This is no joke! After a telephone consultation with Terrye, I knew Dr. Tebbetts, would be doing my surgery.

What intrigued me the most was the 24 hour recovery. I was somewhat of a skeptic, but I'm here to tell you that it's the only way to go!! My consultation was on Thursday and my surgery was the next morning which took 30 minutes. My husband took me back to our hotel for a 2 hour nap. I walked slowly but was able to open the car door, get in, and put my seatbelt on all by myself! It was hard getting in and out of bed but was able to all by myself. I slept well and took a shower when I got up. The shower feels great and I was able to wash my hair. I blew my hair, curled it, and applied my make up, I even dressed myself! We went to the mall and walked around. The more you move and do for yourself the faster your recovery is going to be. I was pretty "shot" after this and was ready to get back to the hotel.

The only pain medicine I had was 800 mg of Tylenol! Trust me I was worried if I would need some narcotics. I never did. I never felt a lot of pain, for me it was more of an uncomfortable feeling and extremely tight in my chest. Your homework is to raise your arms over your head every 30 minutes for 2 days. This I did slowly and it didn't feel too bad. Also, you lie on your boobs for 15 minutes everyday for 2 months. Now this was a challenge, and did not feel good for the first 3 days!

We drove back home on Saturday morning. We were in the car for 3 hours. The ride was a little uncomfortable but tolerable. The first3 days are the hardest but I was amazed how I was able to do everything myself from the get go!

My boobs were a little swollen, very tight and little high after surgery. I didn't have any bruising. There are no tubes for drainage. I had a little bandaid where the incision was below my breasts. My husband said he couldn't believe how small and straight the incision was. The stitches dissolve on their own. You have no special bras or bandages to wear after surgery.

Week 1: I had new sensations in my chest; tingling, a tiny bit of stinging, a lot of tightness and my nipples were overly sensitive. (I prayed that I wouldn't have nipple loss. God has a sense of humor!) I was able to drive my car.

Week 2: I was moving faster. When I had questions I referred back to The Best Breast book or would call Terrye or the gals in the office. They are really nice and helpful. I was able to start some cardio after the second week. YEAH! I walked fast and jogged slowed. It felt really good. I haven't had any Tylenol for a few days now.

Week 3: I can start lifting weights again. I'm feeling better and better. My biggest issue right now is my nipples are still erect and very sensitive. They are sensitive to the touch, sometimes the sheets and certain clothes bother them. I'm told this will go away.I'm looking forward to feeling 100% normal again and buying my first unpadded bra!

My advice to anyone considering breast augmentation is to inform yourself, choose the right PS for you, and know the risks, after all it is surgery. I would strongly recommend finding a doctor who does the 24 hour recovery. There is no need to have a longer and more painful recovery. Watch the 24 hour recovery video on website. I was very happy with Dr. Tebbetts and his wife, Terrye; they have been in this business 30 years and know what they are talking about. I would be happy to further discuss my experience. You can get my phone number through Dr. Tebbetts office.

Age: 43
Race/Color: Caucasian
Children: 2.
2 breastfed
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 127 lbs.
Size: I went from an A cup to a C cup
Implant Fill: Silicone
Implant Size: 350 cc's
Implant Profile: Regular
Implant Shape: Anatomical
Implant Surface: Textured
Implant Placement: Under the muscle
Incision: Crease (inframammary)

Plastic Surgeon: Dr. John B. Tebbetts, Dallas, Texas

- Cheryl

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