Plastic Surgery Journey
I’ve made my decision. Changes must be made for 2014.
Hi! Let me introduce myself. I’m Michelle. I’ve worked for Dr. Heil in Pittsburgh for almost six years now. I’ve seen a lot of happy people come and go through our doors—confidence boosted. Now it’s MY turn. Not to say I have issues with my confidence. I don’t. I just have issues with the way my clothes have been fitting me. I exercise semi-regularly, I DO try to watch what I eat, and I enjoy regular beverages with my girlfriends. But it all comes down to the fact that I’m a busy, working mom (with two wonderful boys who are 8 and 5 years old), and the wife of a super-supportive husband, who always says the right things.
And so it begins. I ‘officially’ meet with Dr. Heil for my first consultation to discuss my breast augmentation and liposuction of the thighs, hips, and stomach. Yes, I see him on a weekly basis. I’ve been to many events, holiday parties, etc., but I’ve never had ‘THE official appointment’. I have to say I’m definitely apprehensive to ‘take it all off’ in front of the man who signs my paychecks!
I start out with Amanda, our lovely, young physician assistant. She talks to me about my concerns and even gets a first-hand look of my far-from toned belly and teenager-like chest. Lucky her! We watch videos and look at pictures, and even try on different sized breast ‘enhancements’. Ok, this isn’t so bad. Then she leaves… Dr. Heil comes in. My anxieties drift away as we start talking about different options, sizes, expectations, recovery, and so on. In fact, before I knew it I was done being ‘examined’. The hardest part was over and I made it through with flying colors! This was great! Now my biggest concern is 350cc or 375cc? To be continued!