I am so happy with my implants . I have been transitioning from male to female since 2004. There was a few times when I was younger that I was crossdressing but now its much more of a transitional stage because I am living 24/7 as a female.
I have had some female friends who talked to me before about having breast implants but I wasn't ready then. But for the last year I have been really thinking a lot about my breasts and it felt kind of strange and unsatisfying to stuff my bra with foam or anything that would appear to make it look like I had breasts. I was going to get it done in the USA or if necessary have the surgery done outside of the US. Well I thought and thought for the longest time and then I called my friend Carla , from Carla's Salon in San Jose, California, and asked her if she could recommend a doctor to me who would perform the surgery on a transgender t-girl. Carla recommended that I call Dr. Beck if I am interested in getting breast implants. Well, I called Dr. Becks office that very afternoon and spoke with Deborah. I explained to Deborah that I am a musician and that my work takes me away from home for long periods of time but I would be coming home for christmas and I would like to have the procedure done in December which was about 4 months away. Deborah made me feel very much at ease and said that Dr. Beck would perform the surgery and she proceeded to explain to me everything that was needed to be done before the surgery could be performed. I felt so wonderful after my conversation with Deborah. All of my friends asked me why I was in such a good mood? I then explained to them about my plans to have the surgery in December and everyone was very happy for me. Every night before I went to bed I would look down at my chest and wonder what it would look like after the surgery. I started wearing a bra 24/7 even before the surgery to get used to having it on all the time.
As the time grew closer to my surgery I kept in close communication with Deborah and worked out all the financial arrangements and picked up my pre-op packet with instructions on what to do before the surgery. I would roller coaster a little bit as to whether or not I was doing the right thing. Sometimes I felt like I would drive myself crazy thinking about it. Well I am glad that I didn't change my mind and had the surgery because I feel so much better about myself and the transition from male to female and it helps my self esteem tremendously. My breasts are the first thing I see when I wake up and the last thing I see when I go to bed and also a couple of times a day I will massage them to help with their positioning.
Deborah explained to me that I would need someone to care for me after the surgery. I didn't have anyone in mind because I am currently living at home with my 87 year old father. I didn't want to impose on my father, because I felt that he was dealing with enough just knowing about my surgery. Deborah recommended Gwen who is a caregiver in the San Francisco area and she is very experienced and very capable of taking care of the post op patients. I spoke with Gwen on the phone and made arrangements with her to stay with her for 24 hours of post op care. Gwen was there when my surgery was completed and got me dressed and took me to her home in San Francisco, which is absolutely gorgeous with a beautiful view of the city and she pampered me and took care of my every need. The next day she drove me back to Dr. Becks for my post op visit. I was very pleased with the results of the surgery and so was Dr. Beck. The amount of pain was very minimal. The hardest part was getting in and out of bed. Gwen showed me the best way to get into bed and out again with the least amount of pain. She also gave me a set of instructions on what to do for the next 7 days to take care of myself. Everyone in the surgical center and at Dr. Beck's office has been wonderful to me and Gwen also. I feel like they are my second family. They are all professionals and treat everyone wonderfully and the whole experience has just been more than I could ever have hoped for. I have been back to see Dr. Beck several times so that he could check on my progress and everything is great I am very pleased with the results and words cannot describe the amount of pleasure and happiness that I have gotten from this surgery performed by Dr. Beck. He is so wonderful and kind and gentle and understanding and has a great bedside manner. I strongly recommend Dr. Becks office.
JLC, sex reassignment surgery patient