My name is Ela, and I want to share part of my story with you.
I've wanted a breast augmentation since I was about 18 years old, but it wasn’t until I turned 21 that I was able to finance my procedure. I went and had a consultation with Dr. Donald Hause in Sacramento, CA. He was very honest, and his staff was very friendly.
Because of my age, in the state of California I could only legally get saline breast implants, but I was fine with that. Saline seemed like the safest option, and I liked that if they were to rupture, the saline would just be absorbed by my body. Therefore, the final decision was saline breast implants, under muscle with an areola incision.
The day of breast surgery went by very quickly. I swallowed a pill, fell asleep, and before I knew it I woke up and I had boobs! I know that sounds funny, but it felt exactly this way.
After my breast augmentation, I was very anxious and excited. I was very sore, and my chest felt extremely tight. I couldn’t use my pectoral muscles at all, which meant any arm movement was painful. I felt pretty useless for the first week, so my mother helped (even with showering).
It all got so much better after the first week. I felt 100 times better. Now six weeks later, I couldn’t be any happier with my decision!