Karen's Mommy Makeover*
Karen, age 59
Mommy makeover that included breast augmentation, breast lift, and liposuction
When did you first start thinking about getting your procedures?
When I discovered a lump in my breast during a routine mammogram I knew that it was time to have my current implants removed. I had my implants redone by another surgeon here locally and was not happy with my results so I knew that I did not want to return to that surgeon. My daughter suggested that I come in to see Dr. Mizuguchi because of his experience and expertise with breast augmentation and breast revision surgery. Once in the consultation Dr. Mizuguchi explained that I would achieve the best results from a breast lift with an implant. He also explained that my breasts would look perkier and give me the cleavage I had been wanting all along. My lower abdomen had always been a problem area for me, having had 5 children I felt that no matter how much I worked out that this small pooch of fat was always there. After talking with Dr. Mizuguchi he suggested liposuction to that area and I couldn't be happier with the results! My tummy is finally flat!
What motivated you to pursue plastic surgery?
I decided to have breast augmentation because after having 5 children and nursing each of them my breasts did not look the same. Once a mammogram showed a lump, I wanted to see an experienced plastic surgeon that would be honest with me about my options.
How much research did you do?
Most of the research I did was through word of mouth. I asked around and I think with all the great referrals it made it a natural decision and made me feel very comfortable. I also visited the website and saw pictures of Dr. Mizuguchi's work and was very impressed.
How did you hear about Dr. Mizuguchi?
Through my daughter Lydia.
How many other plastic surgeons did you consult?
Two. I had already had an augmentation and went back to that doctor before deciding on Dr. Mizuguchi.
Please describe your consultation with Dr. Mizuguchi. Did you have more than one consultation?
He was very professional and reassuring which put my mind at ease.
What is it about Dr. Mizuguchi that led you to choose him?
His professionalism and his ability to make me feel confident that I was in good hands.
Did you feel prepared for the procedure?
Absolutely. The staff went over the whole procedure. They checked through a whole range of questions that I had asked them to answer.
What was your recovery like? Did it match what you expected?
A little rougher than I expected. The breast augmentation was no surprise since I had one previously but the breast lift was a little bit of a surprise. I probably should have done more research on it in retrospect. I think that the pain surprised me, I have a very high tolerance for pain and I know that he made sure that my breast pocket was cleaned out well from where I had an implant leak. I'm extremely happy with the results and would do it all over again though.
Please describe your interaction with the staff at our practice?
I absolutely love the staff. They are always so kind, caring and professional. Not only are the ladies in the office this way, the nurses in the ER are equally as well. They put my mind at ease and were very reassuring.
*Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.