Marie’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.

24 Hour Dual Plane Rapid Recovery

My plastic surgeon was Dr. Mark Epstein
I am a 52 year old woman who has thought about getting a breast augmentation for decades. For many different reasons I never went much further than dreaming about it. I did go for a consult in the 90’s but I wasn’t able to take the time off of work and decided against it. Last summer at the age of 51 I decided that if I was ever going to do it, the time had come.

I began looking on the internet and making many phone calls to all sorts of plastic surgeons both near and far from my home. One concept that I stumbled upon was a procedure known as the 24 hour rapid recovery. I was very fortunate because Dr. Epstein who was very close to my home did that type of surgery but I was very skeptical. After all if this type of surgery was available why weren’t more Dr’s practicing it? I even called Texas to speak with the office of Dr. Tebbets who developed the procedure and I spoke at length to Terrye (office manager) who said that she was familiar with Dr. Epstein and I would be very happy with my outcome. Despite my fears I booked an appointment and hoped for the best.

From the minute Dr. Epstein walked into the room, I knew that I was lucky to have found his practice. I stressed to him that I could not have ANY down time and he assured me that it was possible to be up and functioning within 24 hours and I believed him. I do have to say that I continued to do research on the web and was so happy to find a video of a woman who had the 24 hour recovery and she did not look like someone who had just had surgery. I was very nervous but happy to finally make a decision regarding my breast augmentation. I also should mention that Dr. Epstein’s staff was kind and showed an interest in me no matter how many times I called the office with silly questions. They provided me with a complete plan on how to achieve success and I followed it to the letter, starting with taking a multivitamin about two weeks before my surgery.

I have many friends who have had breast augmentation’s and some of their stories were scary. I prayed that my surgery would be different and that I would not have to endure a band, narcotics and overall pain. I was extremely nervous the day of surgery and the staff did all they could to put me at ease. They knew that I wanted to be home before my children got home and sure enough I was. My husband drove me to and from the surgery center (Dr. E’s office) and when I got home I slept for about an hour and a half. Once I woke up there was just no stopping me. My mother lives with me and I did not tell her about my surgery and she never even suspected that I had, had surgery. I was up and running and I have never stopped. I continued to follow the recipe for success and lifted my arms above my head many times throughout the day. I also made it a point to follow the instructions of lying on my chest for at least 15 minutes a day.

The day after surgery I went to work and once again no one was the wiser. When I woke up on the second day post op I was so happy because not only was I feeling great, I thought that I looked pretty darn good as well. I wanted a very natural look and that is just what my doctor gave me. I know that this is my personal story but there really are two main characters to this story: me and Dr. Epstein. He made all my hopes become reality.

I know that not everyone is a candidate for this type of procedure but for those women who are I would strongly suggest looking into the 24 hour dual plane rapid recovery. It is not a gimmick and it is possible to be up and functioning very quickly without drugs, drains or excessive discomfort. I am now three months post op and still on a breast augmentation high. I feel great, think I look better and am delighted to have found a surgeon who made my dreams come true. For all those considering a breast augmentation please take the time to find a doctor who listens, understands and answers all your concerns, believe me you will be happy you did.

- Marie

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