I want to get a breast augmentation

  • Candy0414
  • Memphis, TN
  • 2 years ago

I'm 24 yrs old 115 lbs 5'4" and live in Memphis, TN. I want a breast augmentation but don't know where to start. My breast are very small and I'm afraid of complications. I have many questions: shouldi go outside of Memphis, which size should I consider etc. I'm about a 32A would like to be a high C or low D. Is that too much? Please help!

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Hi Candy-
I had implants at age 26. I also was a 32A, maybe smaller. I had almost no breast tissue at all. I am 5'5" and weighed about 98 pds at surgery (I now am about 120). I was a 36B after surgery. I am now 50 and still have my original implants. However, I had complications. I had severe numbness that has never gone away. I can't feel touch on about 90% of my breast area. I also have severe contracture- Grade 3-4. My breasts are very hard and I look weird undressed or in a swimsuit. Also, I can't have mammograms and I have a genetic high risk for breast cancer so this is a worry. I only wanted to look like a normal woman, not stacked. I wish I had opted for smaller implants because I think maybe I had nerve damage from the surgeon having to cut so much to fit in the size I got. I told the surgeon I wanted small implants but he said I wouldn't be happy and I didn't argue with him- wish I had, or gone to someone else. I think the contracture wouldn't look as weird if I was smaller. Would I do it again? I'm not sure. I felt like such a freak with no breasts and had so little confidence dating. But, now I look freaky in a different way, and nerve damage is a pretty bad side effect. I wish I had gained some weight to see if a little fat would have helped. I didn't think about what it would be like to have the implants for life. I am afraid to have a second surgery to try to correct the contracture because I am afraid of even more nerve damage and a recurrence of contracture. So, I just try to live with the problems. Fortunately, I found a wonderful husband who is sympathetic and accepts me as I am. So, long and short of it- think long and hard before doing it and remember- they are for life. You will have to deal with them at 40, 50, 80 and beyond.
Good advice by Nan. I've had them for 12 years and my left 275 cc saline implant ruptured last week. I was at first freaked out but now am so happy to feel my small soft natural breasts again. It feels nice and light. I did not have any problems except some back and shoulder achiness over the years. After having experienced bigger breasts, I now appreciate the perks- no pun intended- of smaller ones. I really love my petite breast on the deflated side and can't wait to have them both removed and not replaced next week. The surgeon asked why I didn't want to replace and I told her because I don't want to worry and deal with surgery every decade. I am so happy to get them out and never worry about it again. It feels so freeing. Just really think hard before you do it. There are so many different types of beauty and small chested women can be equally as lovely. I actually do look better and more in proportion on the deflated side.

Not saying don't do it....each person is different and there is no one right
answer....but just wanted to share my personal experience so you could hear another perspective. Good luck:-)

Hi Candy, have you had any luck finding a surgeon? I wanted a breast aug for a very long time, but it wasn't until I actually went to consult with a couple of surgeons that I felt my concerns were completely addressed. 

They will talk to you about what size looks natural on you, the risks, the recovery, etc. 

I would highly recommend perusing through the Q&A on this site first. A lot of the top questions address various complication concerns. 

It is a major surgery, so once you have all the information only you can decide if it's worth it for you. :) Good luck! 


Hi there and welcome to RealSelf!

Here are what some doctors have to say about finding a good plastic surgeon in your area to perform your breast augmentation.

Also, this RealSelf member who had a full Mommy Makeover in Memphis really liked her doctor a lot. Hope this helps!