A Letter from a Cosmetic Surgery Patient
Virginia Center For Plastic Surgery in Alexandria, Virginia serving Northern Virginia and Washington DC
It has been exactly three weeks since my breast augmentation surgery and I just wanted to take a moment to once again tell you how thrilled I am with the results. From the moment I walked into your clinic for the initial consultation through the surgery itself, the professional care and personal attention I received along with the exceptional medical treatment was truly outstanding! Even now as I continue with the follow-on visits, you and your entire staff continue to make me feel special and not just like another patient.
The decision to have breast augmentation surgery was not an easy one for me and was certainly not made in haste. I did extensive research and, to say the least, there is no shortage of information. I found articles and web sites that covered every aspect of the surgery itself, addressed every risk and possible complication, and talked in detail about the recovery process. Virtually everything I read painted a picture of a difficult and very painful process. They talked about drainage tubes for the incisions, days of bed rest, weeks of wearing surgical wraps, excessive swelling, extensive bruising, incredible soreness and serious pain. I must say, I walked into your office that first day with significant concerns regarding the impact this surgery would have on my job, my health and my quality of life!
To my amazement, I found your approach to breast augmentation challenged many of the so-called "facts" I had gathered through my research and is clearly unique among any of the plastic surgeons I investigated in the Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC area. You explained the differences between "fact" and "opinion" when it comes to augmentation surgery, answered all my questions and addressed each of my concerns. I was particularly impressed with the time and care you took to ensure my own desires and expectations regarding implant size were properly balanced against what was best suited to my body. Through it all, you never downplayed the seriousness of the procedure and addressed each possible risk and complication while, at the same time, reassuring me that your combination of proven medical techniques along with appositive and proactive approach following the surgery would minimize those risks and significantly enhance the recovery process.
The day of the surgery, I was still concerned and a bit worried about possible weeks of painful recovery. I had no reason to worry! I went home with no surgical wraps or ace bandages and with no requirement to take major narcotics or pain medication. My husband drove me home and I took the required two-hour nap (not a minute more!), did my hourly arm lifts, laid on my chest for 15 minutes and, sure enough, the very evening of my surgery, my husband took me out for a wonderful dinner! Over the course of the next week, I followed your special post-surgery checklist to the letter. There was some swelling and soreness, but it was hardly to the degree I expected and was easily controlled with medication as simple as Motrin. Your unique recovery program was simply amazing and everything you told me to expect was absolutely true! Now that the surgery is over and I am well on my way in the recovery process, I cannot begin to find the words to express how thrilled I am with the results. I went from an Almost A to a Full C and absolutely love how they look, how they make me look, how they feel and, most importantly, how they make me feel. Each time I look in the mirror I feel so good about my decision to have it done and my decision to have you do the surgery. I am a big believer in your approach and would be happy to discuss my personal experience with any of your patients considering this process.
Thank you again!
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