Samantha’s Breast Augmentation Story
A little over four years ago, Samantha was a very different person inside. She was self-conscious. She wore big clothes that were baggy on her, and almost never wore a swimsuit. “I was basically flat as board, so they say,” she said with a laugh. “I didn’t even want to get naked. It was so embarrassing for me, and I’d always wear one of those Wonder Bras, the kind that add two cup sizes. And even then, I’d be too worried to wear things like tank tops. It was something that bothered me every day of my life.”
On the way to work one morning, Samantha heard a radio advertisement for Dr. Bartell, which triggered a memory. “I actually knew someone who went to Dr. Bartell, someone who had work done by him.” After paying her acquaintance a visit, Samantha recalled how natural the results looked, and how happy her friend was. With her curiosity piqued, she discussed the possibility of having breast enhancement surgery with not only her boyfriend, but her parents as well. To her relief, every single person she talked to was extremely supportive.
Samantha decided to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bartell. Right from the start she loved his personality and confidence. She was able to ask him every question she had, and even voiced her concerns. In the future, Samantha wanted children, but she wasn’t sure exactly when that would be, which worried her. “I know that many women have cosmetic surgery after having kids, not before, and I wanted to make sure there would be no complications, that I’d be able to breastfeed when I did decide to have children. Another concern,” she added, “was stretch marks.”
Dr. Bartell not only reassured Samantha that she would be able to breastfeed normally, but he even presented her with countless before and after photos showing her that none of his patients walked away with any stretch marks. The more she talked with Dr. Bartell, the more satisfied she became with him and his practice. “He told me that I would be able to breastfeed no matter what, without complication, at any stage in my life after the surgery. I was so relieved to hear that, and so happy to know I would not have any scarring. The more we talked, the more at ease I felt with Dr. Bartell. We even joked about how long he’d been in practice, that it was longer than I had been alive! Ultimately, that, too, was important to me, how much experience he had. When I realized I had nothing to worry about, I knew I had made my decision.”
Samantha was nervous the day of her breast enhancement surgery, but her anxiety quickly dissipated when she stepped through the front door of Dr. Bartell’s personal clinic. “I didn’t need to check in, they already knew who I was, knew my first name and why I was there. That instantly calmed me. Everyone was so warm and welcoming the entire time I was there. And by the time I was called to go back for my appointment, I wasn’t worried at all, I was completely at ease.
After the procedure, Samantha was pleased to find her recovery was easy, just as the surgery had been. “I didn’t drive for two weeks, and I babied the area. By the time I was fully healed, I couldn’t stop smiling. Everything looked and felt so perfect, so natural. The day I went in for my final post operative appointment, I found that I was disappointed…it was the last time I’d see Dr. Bartell and his staff!” Samantha had grown very fond of everyone at the office, and was told that she could come and visit anytime.
Now she is a changed woman. She’s more confident, happier with her figure, and even enjoys wearing clothes she never would have dreamed dressing in before the procedure. “The first thing I did was go bra shopping. Then I went out to find as many cute tops as I could. It’s not an embarrassment anymore, it’s a joy. Dr. Bartell made me feel more feminine, more at home in my body. He changed my life.”
Before & After