Before her big move to San Diego, Jaclyn lived in New Jersey her entire life. As she matured, she noticed she had developed differently than any of the other girls she knew. “I don’t know if it is just the way I was built, but I have had sagging breasts from the time I began to develop.” A few things can cause breasts to lose shape, but Jaclyn experienced none of them.
“Every time I walked by a mirror, I was annoyed with the way my breasts looked. I was too young to have to be concerned with out of shape breasts.” A breast lift was always in the back of her mind, but she wanted to wait until she had children. “I remember that I woke up one morning and thought, I don’t want to wait any longer.”
Jaclyn started saving for the operation while she searched for the perfect surgeon. “I think I had at least 20 different consultations with plastic surgeons, exploring every possible scenario. I had certain qualities I was looking for in a surgeon, and a list of questions that I needed answered before I would ever commit to this surgery.” Most importantly, her doctor needed to be a board-certified plastic surgeon.
“After looking at before and after pictures, and hearing the answers from each doctor to my laundry list of questions, I realized several things. Overall, all of the physicians agreed I would need a breast lift with small implants to achieve the proper look. I also was aware of the scars that I would encounter with this type of procedure.” Jaclyn soon realized her decision came down to one important thing- a personal connection with her surgeon.
After many consultations and still no connection, she decided to delay the surgery. Around that time, she found out she would be moving with her husband to San Diego. She knew the time between leaving her old job and starting a new one would be the perfect opportunity for her surgery.
The first call she made when she got there was to the La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre, where she made an appointment with two of their plastic surgeons. Her first consult was LJCSC board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Johan Brahme. Unlike the other consultations, which had made Jaclyn jaded, Dr. Brahme pulled up a seat and answered all of her questions one-by-one.
“I loved it. I couldn’t believe the time he was taking to be sure I not only understood the treatment goals, but had realistic expectations.”Jaclyn
She was a little anxious the morning of the surgery, but never thought of backing out. “It was really great to see Dr. Brahme before the surgery started. After that, I was ready to go, and knew I was in hands I could completely trust.”
Jaclyn was incredibly diligent about researching everything about breast lifts, and was equally so at following the post-operative instructions to the last detail. “I had invested a lot in this decision and procedure, and I was going to do everything on my part to be sure it turned out great.”
Never one to put too much focus on looks, Jaclyn says her life was changed by her breast lift. “I saw a lot of before and after pictures on the road to this surgery, and I can say without a doubt, the results that Dr. Brahme gave me are far better than anyone’s photos. I dreamed about this procedure for so long, that I truly can’t believe it’s done. I did this just for me, which is how it should be, and I couldn’t be happier.“
- Meet Jaclyn’s doctor, Board Certified San Diego Plastic Surgeon Dr. Brahme