Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Plastic surgeon follow up

It seems like I am always seeing one doctor or another. This week held a visit to my plastic surgeon. I am on a yearly schedule to have my implants checked. Most breast implants last 15 years or so and then have to be swapped out. Even though I have many more years before that is necessary the doctor likes to keep and eye on the integrity of the implant, evaluate the healing and check to make sure scar tissue is not forming around the implant itself. 

All in all Dr. Wagstrom was very pleased with how I have progressed. So pleased in fact that they asked me to sign a consent to do photos to share with other women considering breast surgery options. I remember before my surgery looking at these photos. It's such an odd feeling to see before, during and after photos of someone with normal breasts, then no breasts, and then reconstructed breasts. When I stop and look back at the past two years I think... whew what a crazy ride this has been. (just in case you look - that's not me on her website)

So my chest (not my face) may just be famous! : )


Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

It's like you will ALMOST be a playboy bunny!

My friend went through breast cancer 5 years ago. 3 surgeries in 4 months and then reconstruction. She recently got her nipples tattooed on. We were all so excited for her!

Anonymous said...

My Mom had a double mastectomy and absolutely LOVED the resulting, what she affectionately called, "Barbie Breasts".

I'm glad everything is still looking tip-top!

Wendy said...

I am loving catching up on your blog today!!!
Glad the "Barbie Boobs" are doing well.


Laura Thomas Hall said...

Ha! You gals are flattering, but honestly they don't compare to Barbie's rack :)