Meghan Allen, 26
“I wasn’t unhappy with my body before breast augmentation; in fact, I first appeared in Playboy without implants. But I wanted my clothing to fit better. There were dresses and shirts I couldn’t wear at 32B – or had to wear with a bra even though the clothes weren’t designed for that. Dr. Schwartz helped me decide on just the right size and shape for me, and I’ve been thrilled with the results.”
Meghan Allen has been in the public eye since 2003, when she first appeared on the hit NBC television series “Fear Factor.” The show led to additional TV appearances as well as a “Women of Fear Factor” Playboy pictorial and video.
Later this year, Meghan will be a Playboy Cybergirl and possibly Playmate of the Month.
“I wasn’t unhappy with my body before breast augmentation; in fact, I first appeared in Playboy without implants,” said the 26-year-old Pennsylvania native.
Meghan’s main reason for opting for saline breast implants in October 2006, she said, was a desire to expand her wardrobe options.
“I wanted my clothing to fit better,” she said. “There were dresses and shirts I couldn’t wear at 32B – or had to wear with a bra even though the clothes weren’t designed for that.”
Meghan selected Dr. Robert Schwartz for her procedure after consulting with friends and doing extensive research on the Internet. She said she knew she’d made the right choice during her first meeting with Dr. Schwartz.
“I went in thinking that I wanted to be 32D or 34D. And I know from my friends that a lot of doctors will do exactly what you tell them to do,” Meghan said.
“But Dr. Schwartz wanted to make sure I had weighed my decision carefully. He walked me through dozens of photos of real women who’d had breast augmentation, so I could see what different sizes looked like on women of various heights and weights. In the process, I realized that I might not be happy with D cups, since I was 5’4’ and 105 pounds.
“I ended up going with 34C, and it was the best decision I could have made. Without Dr. Schwartz’s guidance and willingness to listen, I might have a made a serious mistake.”
Meghan said Dr. Schwartz also educated her on the pros and cons of different types of incisions. She eventually chose to have incisions under the breasts (inframammary crease) rather than through the nipple, armpit or navel.
“He’s very patient. He really wants you to be happy with the outcome,” she said. “And the incision we chose worked out really well. You cannot see the scar at all, unless you’re in a horizontal position.”
Dr. Schwartz’s commitment to keeping Meghan comfortable and informed extended to the day of surgery and beyond.
“At the hospital, he met with me and went through all of my decisions one last time, to make sure I understood them and was satisfied with them,” she said. “Then, after the procedure, I had several follow-up appointments with Dr. Schwartz, starting two days after the surgery.
“He made sure I knew what to expect, so I wouldn’t be freaked out by anything. For example, the implants start out higher on the body and then gradually come down to the right place. In my case, one fell before the other – but he told me that might happen, so I was expecting it,” she said.
Meghan said the reaction to her breast augmentation has been universally positive.
“Women who know I’ve had the procedure have told me that they’re amazed by how natural they look and feel,” she said. “In fact, my mom had hers done 17 years ago – and now she’s thinking about having them redone by Dr. Schwartz.”