Thirty-six year old Ottawa resident Stephanie Pearson spent years considering a breast augmentation to improve the shape and size of her breasts. Faced with excess skin around her chest after losing 100 pounds, and having watched a friend undergo the surgery with great results, Stephanie went for it. In late 2015 she found Dr. Trefor Nodwell and The Ottawa Clinic.
“I didn’t like the way my breasts looked. Choosing to have a breast augmentation wasn’t just about increasing size, but also reshaping,” she explains. “And when my daughter turned 18 I decided it was time to do something just for me — I bought myself a pair of new breasts for Christmas!”
A thorough search for Ottawa’s top plastic surgeons led Stephanie to Dr. Nodwell and his team at The Ottawa Clinic. Nervous of the unknown, she mustered the courage to book a consultation with Dr. Nodwell where he, and the Clinic staff, “put me at ease and answered all my questions, and then some,” she says.
During a consultation with the doctor, Stephanie ‘tried on’ different breast sizes by placing the implants in a bra with the help of a nurse. “I tried different sizes and checked myself out in the mirror wearing a tank top. Dr. Nodwell offered advice on what size was best for my body,” she says.
On a cold January morning, Stephanie underwent surgery at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. By 1:30 p.m. the same day, she left for home to recuperate, two-bra sizes larger.
“Stephanie opted for silicone implants. Silicone’s longevity and resistance to rippling make it an ideal material for the procedure,” Dr. Nodwell says. “The implants were placed in the subpectoral pocket, or under the muscle, to create a natural teardrop shape.”
Stephanie returned to her job at a local not-for-profit one week after the breast augmentation. Her friends and family were supportive from the start, understanding her desire to do something for herself after all these years.
“I felt great after. I’m still recovering, but the pain wasn’t too bad,” Stephanie says with a smile. “Dr. Nodwell and his team were wonderful to me. I’m more confident – I’ve got some nice boobs now!”
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