Patient Testimonials Breast Augmentation
Melanie's Breast Augmentation Testimonial
"Dr. Hedden and his staff were so nice to me"
I am a 27 year old stay at home mom. I have always wanted larger breasts. I realized mine were abnormally small in junior high school. I was an A cup in high school, but after having and nursing two babies my breasts had shrunk to a tiny 32AA.
Even though I was 5'5" and 115 pounds, I looked like a 12 year old. I could not buy bras anywhere. I had to order from Victoria's Secret. I hated my breasts, or lack thereof. I hated swimsuits and got so tired of padded bras I knew I had to go ahead. I finally had my breast augmentation almost a year ago.
I researched the procedure for 4 years before going ahead. I decided to use Dr. Hedden after looking at pictures on his website and a consultation. After trying on sizers, we decided on 330cc round saline implants filled to 360cc. My goal was a C cup.
My husband drove me to Birmingham for the surgery. I was extremely nervous when we arrived. Finally we were called back and they started an IV. Dr. Hedden came in after a while and put me at ease. He explained things one more time, then I was off to the OR. I remember drifting off to sleep. When I woke up, I felt like there was an elephant on my chest. I felt a little woozy, too. My husband got me to the hotel. The next morning we went back in to see Dr. Hedden. He said everything looked ok, and we came home.
My recovery at home was pretty uneventful. I slept most of the time. I had printed out every post-op instruction list I could find online, so I was well prepared. I had lots of pillows to prop up on, many snacks, ginger ale and sodas to help with nausea. About 6 weeks post, I noticed I was doing so much better.
Now at 9 months post-op, I couldn't be more pleased. I can go but all kinds of bikinis and strappy tank tops. I look proportional! The only problem I have encountered is some rippling when I bend over. But I figure I don't walk around in public topless and bent over, so it is fine with me.
I am so glad I decided to go ahead with a breast augmentation. Dr. Hedden and his staff were so nice to me. They made me feel very comfortable with my decision.