53 year old has BA scheduled on April 4! Need encouragement!
Byon 19 Mar 2012
Hi! I need someone to talk to about my upcoming BA. So far I have opted to talk about my surgery with only a small number of people. Besides my husband I have told one sister, my 29 year old daughter and my younger son since he still lives at home. He is old enough that he would have been able to figure it out so I told him about it. Since it is on my mind a lot and I don't have many to talk to about it I am turning to this forum. I am 5"5" and weigh 108 lbs. I currently have a band width of about 27" and have very little breast tissue. I wear a 30 AA bra with pockets in it so I can put pads in it. I have wanted breast augmentation for years and am finally going to have it done. For years I have tried to tell myself that God did not make a mistake when he made me but all three of my children have had braces on their teeth and we have all had our wisdom teeth extracted so it doesn't cause future problems with the orthodontic work. My niece had plastic surgery on a scar because she felt self-conscious about it. I have never been able to feel confident about my body image. My husband has always been encouraging to me and he also is supportive of my decision to have a BA. I am nervous about the size but I have decided that I have to trust my plastic surgeon. I have given him lots of pictures to show him what I want but otherwise I am trusting him (and the nurses) to decide what size implants (silicone) will look proportional for me. I also am having a hard time imagining what recovery will be like. The only surgeries I have had so far are wisdom tooth extraction and a breast biopsy. Neither of those were too difficult. This surgery is much more invasive than either of those procedures. My youngest (son) is turning 16 years old 24 days post-op. Any encouragement would be appreciated!