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Published: 06/20/2017 on Mimivanderhaven.com

by Patricia Nugent

For most of us, a trip to the beach sounds heavenly…shedding the cover-ups, hitting the waves and lazily soaking up the sunshine.

For Kalyn, however, a trip to the beach filled her with dread.

“I hated how I looked in a bathing suit,” says the vivacious 24-year-old. “Since high school, sporting an A-cup has made me self-conscious about pretty much everything I wore. Nothing ever fit right. I never wore anything tight or low-cut.”

The past two years, she has consulted with several plastic surgeons to explore an augmentation, but never felt comfortable about the doctors or the procedure—so she just let it go.

Then two of her mother-in-law’s friends had work done by Dr. Paul Vanek in Mentor and raved about the experience and she thought she’d revisit the idea earlier this spring.

Everyone Was Just Like Family

“As soon as I walked into the office the vibe was totally welcoming. Everyone, from the receptionist to Cosmetic Coordinator Mary Jo, felt like girlfriends,” she says.

“And Dr. Vanek was amazing, explaining everything to me and helping me try on different sizes of cups to see which looked best.”

Recovery time was a consideration that kept worrying her. Kalyn is a busy healthcare consultant managing wellness programs for Fortune 500 companies. But Mary Jo reassured her that the recovery time would be minimal.

After discussing it with her husband, Ronald, who is in the U.S. Army stationed in Georgia, she decided to pull the trigger.

In the end, she opted to go up to a DD-cup, as it best complemented the proportions of her broad-shouldered, five-foot, seven-inch frame.

She reports the surgery that she once feared was “an absolute breeze.” After having it on a Friday, she was back to work on Monday with very little discomfort.

“I couldn’t possibly be happier and wonder why I waited so long,” she says. “The sundress I’m wearing right now? Something I never would have worn before the augmentation.”

Keeping a Natural Teardrop Shape

When fitting the ideal size to a patient, Dr. Vanek says he urges them to make their final decision based on how they want to look, not how they think others think they should look.

“Everyone has their own unique esthetic,” he explains. “I don’t tell them how big or small they should go; we come to the decision together.”

Using highly cohesive gel implants placed through four-centimeter incisions beneath each breast, he is able to achieve the most natural look. Once placed, they settle into a teardrop shape and he finishes the procedure by delicately lasering the area with a Sciton BroadBand Light (BBL) treatment to decrease bruising.

Kalyn says Dr. Vanek and his staff went above and beyond her expectations.

“If I ever opt for another procedure I will be coming back here,” she adds.

In addition to breast augmentation, breast lifts and reductions, Dr. Vanek performs a host of rejuvenation procedures for body and face, from facelifts, neck lifts, brow lifts and eyelid lifts to rhinoplasty, liposuction, tummy tucks, Brazilian butt lifts and more.

Dr. Paul Vanek is double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. His offices are easily accessible from I-90, located at 9485 Mentor Avenue, Suite 100, in Mentor. For more information, call 440-205-5750, or visit MentorPlasticSurgery.com.

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