I grew up a very flat-chested girl and went through some tough self esteem issues as a teenager and a young woman. After I realized I wasn’t just a “late bloomer” (my mother is a 36C and I figured I would at least get close to her size) at age 20 I started contemplating breast implant surgery.
After graduating high school and getting out into the real world, I had gotten past being embarrassed about having a small chest and had even somewhat embraced the fact I never had to wear a bra. At this point I had great hips and butt, a thin waist, but as you moved upwards, it was as if my breasts has just decided not to grow along with the rest of me. I was a 32A with size 5 hips and weighed about 125. I am only 5′ 3″. Still, I always felt like I was less of a woman than those blessed with breasts. I would have even been content with a B-cup but as I got older and my boobs never got any bigger, it really began to affect my self-esteem again, especially when it came to swimming and summer parties. If I found a bathing suit to fit my hips, I could not fill the chest and it was so embarrassing to me. Especially being in the presence of other women my age that actually had boobs! I know it sounds stupid, but I felt like I was the girl that the guys never thought of as being sexy. I was popular, but I eanted to feel like a WOMAN, AND WOMEN HAVE BREASTS!
When I went in for the initial consult, I specifically remember being put at ease immediately by the staff despite my nervousness. I knew nothing about what breast enlargement would cost, or what came after the initial research and deciding to actually go see a surgeon. When Dr. Canoun came into the exam room (with a female nurse of course) and we began talking about what I wanted, I was so at ease. It is definitely awkward at first to have a stranger touching and moving your breasts but it was so professional I never even thought twice about it. It was also hilarious because I remember he rarely looked at my face when we talked, he stared at my chest practically from start to finish. I realized it was because he was very serious about his work and wanted to analyze my body as much as possible to get the best results. Pre-op came, then surgery day.
I was on the operating table and Dr. Canoun was very cheerful, as was the entire operating staff, which put me at ease. A nurse said, “You will start to feel sleepy.” I did. I opened my eyes what seemed like only seconds later and thought something had gone wrong and he couldn’t do the surgery. I asked the nurse standing beside the table, “Did it work?” Lol! And she gently picked up my arm and hand and placed it on top of my chest which definitely HAD BOOBS! It was wonderful! Recovery went well and 14 years later, my breasts are still perky and beautiful! He changed my life that day. My self-esteem in the breast department is great. If you have the opportunity to have Dr. Canoun as your surgeon, you can feel confident you will be getting wonderful results! Thanks Dr. Canoun!
Jo M. Bumpass, VA - 3/22/2014