I'd been researching breast augmentation for 8 months prior to booking surgery with Dr Cooter. I've always been very slim with not much to fill out a bikini. I was actually ok with having small boobs and never thought in a million years I'd have a boob job. I'm 28 years old so I'd gotten used to them and even quite liked the lean, athletic look I had. I just always wished I filled out dresses and clothes better and looked more womanly. I hadn't researched breast augmentation much in the past and had the impression that boob jobsalways looked very obvious and fake (think Pamela Anderson, Victoria Beckham). I always thought it was much better to be small than have that obviously augmented look! Then my sister had her boobs done a couple of years ago and I was amazed at how natural they looked and how nicely they suited her frame.
I started researching and looking at before and after photos and was absolutely convinced that I wanted this done for myself. I spent months going back and forwards changing my mind about surgeons, placement, round vs shaped, etc. It's all very confusing and so hard to know what will complement your frame! Implants look completely different on different people. I saw 2 well-respected surgeons and they had slightly different opinions in terms of size. It was actually quite difficult to choose between the 2 but one impressed me more than the other! He was much more thorough in his initial consult and I felt like his after photos were more in line with the look I was trying to achieve. However, both of these surgeons had a great reputation and I'm sure I would've been happy with the outcome either way.
Both Dr Kollias and Dr Cooter recommended round implants with subfascial placement and that's what I decided to go with. I didn't want the lateral displacement that can occur with dual plane or unders and as my boobs have a tendency to point outwards, I was able to get them closer together by going subfascial. I was very afraid of going too big but at the same time didn't want to be disappointed and regret going too small. In the end, after much deliberation, I left the decisions on placement, size and profile up to my surgeon. Dr Cooter decided on the implant size while in the OR. He actually ordered in 6 different implants for me (in both mod+ and high profile) and selected the best fit on the day using a temporary sizer. He ended up using 350cc HP Mentor and I'm ecstatic with the results. I cannot fault anything about the process. The size is perfect for my body. I look full but not overdone. They look big naked and in light, tight-fitting tops but still fairly conservative in everyday clothes (unless I play them up with a push-up bra!). I've healed remarkably well. I'm only 3 weeks post op now and I have no pain. I was able to sleep on my back from the second night. I have no regrets at all. I'm sure there are still plenty of changes to come but they are already looking great and I know they are only going to get better! I thought I'd share my full story here as I found this website so useful when doing my research.