I've been receiving emails from different followers regarding a variety of things. I have not yet posted them here although I have responded to them already via email.
I wanted to share this one in particular because it is close to my heart (pun intended).
My response to Kristine (which is not her real name in case you start checking out your friend "Kristine" and her breasts):
Thanks for emailing me and asking about my breast enhancement procedure. It's the right thing to do. Research. That's what I did before I had mine done. I had decided on having it done by the Belo Medical Group but I still consulted with two other doctors from other hospitals just to see what they have to offer and say about the procedure. I also found myself lurking around breast enhancement forums and blogs. They have a ton of photos and information there. But do not get overwhelmed. See a doctor.
This was a big decision for me. I was so scared to go under the knife.
I tried to communicate to my doctor I want natural looking breasts proportion to my body type. I'm 5'7" and 115-120lbs (depending on the season). I was in pretty good shape even before the surgery. But I had pancake boobs after breast feeding. It didn't bother my then husband but it did bother me. As women, we like looking nice and feeling good about ourselves. That's all there is to it. We want to look good... Better.
Tip: Don't over do it though. You don't want to go too big. Just the right size and you'll be happy with the results. Consultations are usually free and would not hurt to schedule one to get a good medical advice from the experts themselves. Ask questions. Anything and everything you want to know about breast enhancement procedures.
The good part.
I'm very happy I had mine done. Up to this day some people I meet that did not see the billboard on Edsa do not even think I had mine done. It's the right size, and they look great even on normal clothes. Another tip: Don't start wearing plunging or cleavage revealing clothes just coz you had yours done already. Then you start looking like... Well, you know what I mean right.
Initially, after surgery when you get home because of the discomfort you will ask yourself why you wanted this and feel like it's the end of the world. It's okay. That's just the anesthesia wearing off. That doubt and/or feeling of regret goes away with the pain. 50% of the pain and discomfort goes away day 2 after surgery. I had my surgery Thursday morning. Come Monday I was back on the radio already. And I've zero pain tolerance.. Gosh.. Remember: Beauty is Pain. In this case literally for the first 3 days at least.
Talk to your husband. Only the two of you should decide if you should go for it or not. You will need his support on this one. He will take care of you when you get home from surgery. I did not ask my friends or family's advice on the matter coz they have different opinions about it. I'm easily swayed. I wanted to decision to be my own.
Hope I helped and did not confuse you so much. I'll try to send you a before and after picture.
I corresponded with "Kristine" a few more emails after that. I did send her before and after pictures on my pancake breasts and enhanced breasts. I'm happy to update you that she did already schedule her consultation (same surgeon as mine) and that her husband is supporting her with her decision to go through with the surgery. Again, I am no expert at this. I am not a doctor. I am just sharing an email correspondence with "Kristine" hoping I can guide her one way or another in making the right decision for herself.