By Terrye Tebbetts
It never ceases to amaze me how something so simple and something so often perceived as trivial and vane can produce such lovely enhancements (pardon the pun) to a patient’s life. I often find myself telling patients, when they are raving about their new breasts the day after surgery, to just wait and see – wait and tell me what they feel like and how they feel about their new additions at 3 months, 6 months and even later after your surgery date - – it really does just keep getting better and your breast implants begin to feel more like part of you as time goes by. Here’s a note I just got from a patient who is almost one year post op from her breast augmentation recovery in Dallas.
My husband and I want to just say hi to you and Dr. Tebbetts, let you know how extremely pleased we both are with my BA results, and to thank you again profusely. After my bout of chest rash cleared up this spring (which freaked me out there for a while) I’ve had no concerns and only joys with my BA results (surgery date was last November).
My breast augmentation results continue to amaze us! Dr. Tebbetts sized me PERFECTLY. Even though the implants were 240 cc (I think), I can’t imagine having any bigger breasts!
I am extremely satisfied with them –they look perfect for me. Sometimes
I feel a twinge of guilt about having them this big. They actually are big to me!
It’s incredible how my self consciousness about having been flat-chested has vanished–its amazing to me that that’s even possible after so many years of my chest drawing negative attention (believe me, that’s no exaggeration). It’s amazing just to feel normal, appear normal and BE normal, even in a bathing suit (especially in a bathing suit).
I have only informed my daughter, physician and one close friend about my BA. I am SOOOO glad I didn’t disclose to others, because no one’s been the wiser. But I think most people’s perception of appearance generally “adjusts” to a new norm
over time (or something like that). People seem to have “adjusted” to
my appearance, without putting their finger on my BA. I am very glad for
that–it had been a worry, turns out was needless. I could probably have gotten
away without telling anyone except my doctor. I am not at all ashamed about
having had plastic surgery. Its just that I am a modest person and this really
is my own business that I wish to keep private — I’m so glad that has been
truly possible, too.
I may be 51 now (gulp!) but I (thankfully) remain as
active as ever with my new breasts, just like a natural part of me. They feel
“incorporated”– truly my own!
At some point in the next year or so I hope to make a
follow up appointment with you. We’d love to revisit Dallas, and I
imagine it is gratifying to be able to observe your brilliant outcomes first
hand. I remain extremely grateful to be among them.