There is a common misconception that a plastic surgeon’s relationship with his or her patient ends after their surgery is complete, but I have never found this to be true. Plastic surgery is a journey and the path to long-lasting, life-changing aesthetic improvement can be a long one. This is why it makes me so happy to hear back from one of my patients after their procedure. It’s incredibly rewarding to see firsthand the impact that a patient’s results have had on their life. With that said, I am excited to share some words I recently received from a breast lift patient of mine. The patient’s name has been withheld to protect her identity:
I am not a mother and I’m only in my late twenties. The last thing I thought I would need at that stage in my life was a breast lift with implants. Before I booked my procedure, my friends used to ask me if I had breast fed. They knew darn well that I had never had any kids. How could I have breast fed? It was pretty embarrassing to have my friends ask me this too. My breasts were very saggy though and no matter how in denial I was, I realized I needed to consult with a plastic surgeon. But just to be clear, I wore a 36C bra, so it’s not like I didn’t have something to work with.
I consulted with multiple surgeons before picking Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery in Duluth. I chose Dr. Whiteman because he seemed to be very understanding about my concerns. He was kind and I liked the suggestions he made. There was another plastic surgeon who I had consulted with and I really did like him, but I just seemed to connect better with Dr. Whiteman. I liked that Dr. Whiteman gave me a detailed outline of what my procedure would entail and what I should expect during the post-op recovery from my breast surgery. He ended up being spot on with what he told me.
Going into surgery, I do have to admit that I was scared. This was the first operation I had ever had. I was put to sleep with general anesthesia and when I awoke, I fully expected to be in a lot of pain but was surprised to find out I wasn’t. In fact, I didn’t have much discomfort or pain during my entire recovery. Two days after my surgery, I had already stopped taking painkillers. And to be quite honest, I’m not even sure if I really needed them for the first few days. I took them more as a preventative measure than anything. I was back at my job less than a week after my procedure.
All in all, I couldn’t be happier with my breast lift results. My scars are so small, they’re barely visible and I love the look of my new breasts. My implant size and shape are everything I had hoped for. Dr. Whiteman and his whole surgical staff were incredible during my entire experience. I am in love my new boobs!
It was wonderful to hear these words and know that she was so happy with her plastic surgery experience. No matter what cosmetic procedure that I perform, the goal is always to provide the patient with a new, rejuvenated appearance that will help increase their self-esteem and body image. If you have had a similar experience that you would like to share, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery today. You can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ for more patient stories, pictures, news, and more.