Orange County, CA | Asymmetrical Breasts Pt. 2 - Breast Augmentation | Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery
Speaker 1: Are you nervous right now?
Laurel: I'm really nervous. I just want it to be done. I want to get the shot and go to sleep
Laurel's Mother: Soon you'll be waking up...
Laurel: And wake up, and then it'll be all done. Be in my bed.
Marnie: Hi, I'm Marnie.
Laurel: Nice to meet you, Marnie.
Marnie: Hi. Welcome. Come on in. Are you scared?
Laurel: A little bit.
Marnie: Are you?
Dr. Corbin: Going down the front and the back.
Dr. Corbin: Certainly, everyone, to some degree or another, has an asymmetry in the size and shape of their chest, be they men or women. But the degree of size and shape change in Laurel is dramatic. Within that, she's lucky in that the shape of the breasts are somewhat normal.
Laurel's Mother: All right.
Laurel's Father: Good. We're so ready for this to happen.
Laurel: So am I.
Laurel's Father: We're so ready for this to happen.
Laurel: Thank you for coming with me.
Nora: You're welcome.
Laurel: They're going to take me away now.
Laurel's Father: Okay.
Laurel: I just wanted to see you guys.
Laurel's Father: We'll be here.
Nora: You look pretty in pink, too.
Laurel's Father: Yeah, it looks great. It's a great color on you.
Nora: We'll see you when you
Laurel's Father: Love you. See you in a while.
Speaker 6: This is just for phylactic, preventing infection during surgery, if that helps a little bit.
Laurel: Now, will I wake up in this room?
Marnie: No, you'll wake up in the recovery room.
Speaker 6: Yeah.
Marnie: You'll be saying, "Marnie, is it all over?"
Just kind of relax for a second, then we're going to put you to sleep.
Speaker 6: All right. Start to feel real sleepy in a second.
Marnie: Everything's okay. Everything's okay.
Speaker 6: Okay, just checking this here. And now it's-
Dr. Corbin: The exciting thing, particularly with this new operation, that there is a lot of art involved, because a lot of it is based upon how well I can really mold the operation as opposed to formally following a set pattern that dictated what the result was going to be like.
Dr. Corbin: What I'm doing now is I am taking the preset nipple, really, cookie cutter, and I am determining the size of her nipple areolas so that I can match it perfectly when I move the nipple areolas on the left side.
Dr. Corbin: Removing the skin, just completed, which will now allow me to move the nipple areolas upwards. We're at the point now where we want to shape the breast and bring it into position for closure.
Dr. Corbin: Once again, staple.
Marnie: Hi, everybody.
Marnie: Just want to let you know everything is really going well. We're closing the first side, which is the hard side. That was the left side where the mastoplexy was. And then we're going to change over and go on the other side. We're about an hour, an hour and 15 minutes from being finally closed.
Dr. Corbin: On the right side, I'm now making incision along the inferior border of the nipple areolas. The nipple areolas is a different color than the surrounding skin and so consequently a scar placed along will hide very well. And you had the down through the breast down through her muscle, and we're going to place the implants not only behind the breast, but behind the pectoralis major muscle.
Dr. Corbin: This is a smooth surface saline implant. I am now going to remove the air and use the section in the valve. You can see the air is out and I will hook it up to a closed system so that there's no chance for bacteria tricking in. This is basically normal saline that's being placed in.
Dr. Corbin: I went into plastic surgery because I think it's the only specialty that deals with the quality of someone's life, not necessarily the quantity of it. You're clearly improving the quality of someone's life and that's exciting to me.
Dr. Corbin: All right, there's. All right. There you go. We're done.
Marnie: Now I'm going to.
Marnie: Supports bra is for support. She'll wear this for several days. This ACE wrap over it will come off in 24 hours.
Speaker 6: Now, this will reverse the paralysis that she has. She'll start breathing again on her own. Won't wake her up totally, but it will... She'll start breathing.
Marnie: Brought the nice, warm stuff right next to her skin so she feels that when she's waking up. Thanks.
Art: You're welcome.
Speaker 6: Basically, in the recovery room, we're going to be monitoring the same vital signs. Her blood pressure, her.
Dr. Corbin: How're you doing?
Laurel: Oh my God, it hurts.
Dr. Corbin: Which side hurts more? The left or the right?
Marnie: Okay, mom and everyone who's going to come, would you like to... We're going to go out this door.
Speaker 12: To the left.
Laurel's Mother: go out the door, though. We need to go.
Marnie: Push up with your legs and don't do anything with your arms, okay? Take your time. Very good. See, she's great. She's going. Okay, mom, she's all yours.
Laurel's Mother: Thank you very much.
Marnie: You're very welcome.
Laurel's Mother: We'll see you Thursday.
Marnie: Uh-huh, you'll see me Thursday.
Laurel's Mother: It's kind of a gloomy day out. It's just raining for a couple of hours now.
Laurel: The recovery was the most excruciating pain in my life. By far worse than giving birth to the baby. It was horrible. I couldn't do anything by myself. I had to have my mom help me do everything. I had planned on taking three days off of work and I ended up taking two weeks off of work.
Laurel's Mother: Hello. You want something to drink?
Laurel: I can't wait to get this thing off me and let me see what I look like. Go shopping.
Laurel: After the recovery, I felt like a whole new person. I don't think anybody could ever comprehend how much different I felt and people seen it in my attitude. They've seen it in the way I carry myself. They've seen it in my appearance. It's just all of me. I felt like a woman for the first time.
Laurel: Where's her bucket?
Laurel: It sure feels good to finally be okay with going to the lake, or going to the beach, or going to the jacuzzi, or going swimming. I have tan lines now. I just never could do that. This might sound small and stupid, but it's important to me. It made me feel good.
Laurel: I think, wasn't quite prepared for the change that I did incur that I don't think I was really prepared for either. He's kind of, "Are you going to worry that? You're showing a little bit too much skin there," but I think it's all in good fun and he gets a kick out of it.
Laurel: My family is the most important thing to me. Without them, none of this would've been possible. My mom took care of me. My dad and Nora steered me down the right path, helped me making appointments, talking to doctors, talking to insurance companies. They took care of Briston for two weeks after I was done with... And that was an incredible amount of help. I don't know how I could've done it without any one of them.
Laurel: When I look in the mirror now, I definitely see a different person. I see someone who's happy, who looks forward to waking up in the morning now. Now I can see people looking at me because, "Wow, she's got some nice cleavage." People tell me that all the time now, as before I was... I never had good posture and I was always trying to hide from people and worrying or wondering, "Is everybody staring at me? Can they tell?"
Laurel: Dr. Corbin is my angel. I, to this day, have not found the perfect way to say thank you to him. I don't think I ever will. What he did for me was amazing. Yeah, it was cosmetic surgery, but without him, I would not be who I am today. Confident. Happy. I just love life now and I hadn't felt that way before. I honestly, honestly... Every day I look in the mirror, when I start to get tears in my eyes, I just thank God for Dr. Corbin.
Laurel: I do feel like a normal person now. I feel like a woman. I feel like a whole person. I've never felt that way before.