Patient Stories: Erin
My name is Erin, and I chose Dr. Graham based upon one of my good friends referrals. I actually knew a couple girls who went to see him. Seeing his actual work was the most important thing to me, so I had. I had seen his work, and I knew that that was the way I wanted to go.
My girlfriend made the decision to have a breast augmentation, and she did a lot of the heavy research for me. She ended up having hers done years before I did. When I was ready to have mine done, I already knew he was who I wanted to see. After the consultation, I was sold.
The initial consultation was awesome. It was definitely … He knows what he’s talking about, and you know he knows what he’s talking about. I felt very comfortable and very … I trusted him. I trusted him to make the right decision to know how big I should go and all of that type of stuff. He’s very to the fact, I feel like to the point.
There’s a ton of plastic surgeons in Sarasota, and he was my first consultation, and I intended on having numerous consultations to do my homework, but after meeting with him, I was certain that that’s who I wanted to go with.
Day of surgery was early. Came in early, was nervous, but the whole staff is very warm and very welcoming, and they made me feel right at home. You know, you don’t really remember much after they put you down. Woke up, went home, that was about it.
Recovery was intense. I’ve had two children, both via c-section, and this surgery was definitely a tough surgery. The one thing I will say, which I tell all my girlfriends is that the first three days are intense, and then it’s just completely fine after that. I had a four-month old at the time, and I was picking him up within four to five days after surgery, and didn’t need any assistance. It’s tough at first, but it was worth it in the long run.
It was 500ccs is what I got. We went that big because I was in between having children. I had just had my first son and I knew I wasn’t done having children. Mine are on top of the muscle, and it was basically just to replenish what I had lost through childbirth and nursing.
When I came in to see Dr. Graham for my consultation, I was up front with him and told him that I was going to have more children. He was very honest with me in saying that he can give me full breasts again, but that I will have to have a full lift done after I am done having kids. These were done in between two children, and I have to say I’m very happy with them still, even after my second child. Eventually, down the road, I know Dr. Graham will do them again for me. I trust him. I see him for all my cosmetic needs. He does my botox, and I see him for anything regarding that.
Breast Augmentation FAQs
Many of our patients ask about the safety of silicone breast implants. Today’s silicone implants are much more advanced than the silicone implants used decades ago. Ruptures are rare, but when they do occur, newer implant types feature a durable shell that will encase the silicone gel, preventing it from entering the body. Whether you choose saline or silicone for your procedure, we are confident in the safety and efficacy of the breast implants that we use at our practice.
Breast implants do not alleviate breast sagging. If you have sagging or drooping breasts, you may benefit from a breast lift with your augmentation procedure. A breast lift and breast augmentation can be performed simultaneously during a single trip to the operating room. Many women opt for a breast lift with implants as part of a mommy makeover after pregnancy.
Modern breast implants are exceptionally durable and have an outstanding safety profile. Breast implants can last 15 years or longer. If your implants show no signs of damage or defect, replacement may not necessary. Periodic checks of your implants, both by your plastic surgeon and using MRI technology, will ensure your implants are still intact years after your surgery.
Since breast augmentation is highly customized, it is impossible to provide a quote for this procedure without meeting for a consultation first. You’ll receive detailed pricing information during your first meeting with us, including details about our payment and financing options.
Many women go on to successfully breastfeed after breast augmentation. If you’re planning future pregnancies and hope to breastfeed, let your surgeon know before surgery as some implant placement options and incision types are more conducive to future breastfeeding success.
Sarasota Plastic Surgery was built and developed by a team of plastic surgeons. We paid careful attention to every detail to ensure our patients could achieve the best aesthetic results possible in a safe and comfortable environment. Our surgical center is on-site, located on the top floor of our facility. Our surgery center is fully accredited by both state and federal organizations and features two state-of-the-art operating rooms and a three-bed recovery room. Since we manage the surgery center ourselves, we can ensure high levels of safety and low infection rates.