Switching my doc.....

Hello all! I decided to begin this journey a...

Hello all!

I decided to begin this journey a little early. I decided this year that I would have a BA. I am 5'4" and 140 lbs. My current breast size is 34B. I have a bit of a sag, because i have lost weight and gained weight. No kids. I will post pics as I get closer to my surgery date. I am looking to achieve more fullness and a little more volume in my breasts. Not sure what size would be best, but definitely going for a natural, but attractive change.

I also will be having a BBL in February, so I would like to fully recover from that before having the BA, which is why I am waiting til July. I have had one online consultation and one in person consultation for the BA surgery.

My first online consult. was with Dr. Azurin of Body and Breasts in Coral Springs, FL. I never received a quote, because they recommended a lift after I sent pics, and I thought that was ridiculous. I knew that I had a slight sag, but not enough for a lift. I thanked the office for their time and kept on looking,

My second consult was with Dr. Michael Chiaramonte of Bella Cosmetic Surgery in the Washington DC area. I found him online and fell in love with his natural looking breast work, not to mention he had over 80 before and after pics to look at. He also performs the most BA surgeries in the area.
My husband n I met with him which made me more comfortable. My husband is very supportive as well. We both asked questions, then I got measured and tried on implants. Dr. Chiaramonte told me that silicone would be best for me, under the muscle, inframammary incision, and I did not need a lift. Amen!! He measured my breast diameter at 14 cm which he thought was pretty wide for my small frame. I tried on the implants and I liked the 450 cc implant best, which is what he had me try on first. My husband thought that size looked great too!! I went in thinking maybe about 300 cc would be great, but quickly saw that it made no difference at all. I didn't bother trying on anything larger, which I now regret. No big deal. I can always change my mind.

I felt even better after speaking with some of the women who worked there, because they also had their BA surgery done by the doctor. They talked about how easy and painless their surgeries were. Surgery on Thursday and going out to dinner w/ friends on Saturday. I contacted the office the next day to pay the deposit and schedule my date. My surgery is on 7/30 and pre op appt. is on 7/15. Cost is $6750 which will cover everything except for meds.

I am excited, but wondering if I am choosing the right size and worried about it looking as natural as possible. I'm not sure which profile would be best for me and I forgot to ask the doc. I'm sure he will make a rec., but I'm thinking moderate plus profiles. I also don't want to see the impression of the implant when I look at my chest. I hate that look. It looks like two oranges (or volleyballs if larger) trying to bust out of someone's chest. Natural, natural, natural is what I am about with the appearance. I love GoBigTallGirl's results. They are so natural looking, especially for the large implant size. Hoping to achieve this type of look. The doc told me as long as I stay within my chest wall measurement, then I have nothing to worry about.

Anyway ladies, thanks for reading. As I get closer to my date, I will update with more info. and before pics. In the meantime, I will be following all of your updates. Thanks for all that you have shared!!

Thanks for reading!

Any ladies who are getting surgery or ladies who...

Any ladies who are getting surgery or ladies who have already had surgery have a wide chest wall measurement? Just curious to know what the doctor recommended for implant size and to also get an idea of what it looked like after surgery. Was it too big, too small...do u wish you had gone bigger? Would love to hear from you.

My doctor recommended 450 ccs due to the wide...

My doctor recommended 450 ccs due to the wide chest wall measurement, but I am scared that may be bigger than what I want. I would probably end up being D cup, because I am B cup now.

Had to post a pic just for the review to update...

Had to post a pic just for the review to update and be seen by RS members.

Trying to decide between moderate and moderate...

Trying to decide between moderate and moderate plus. I want an extremely natural look, but a little more projection. I also want to look proportioned. How did you ladies determine what profile was right for you?

Had a BBL recently in DR with Yily de Los Santos....

Had a BBL recently in DR with Yily de Los Santos. After seeing many girls there who had a BA done, I have decided to go with her for my BA as well. Pushed surgery back since it will require leaving the country again. Plan to have it hopefully in November if time permits. Excited again!! She was a great doctor and I had such great results with my BBL, I am positive my BA will be the same.

Change of heart

Decided not to go through with breast implants altogether. Thanks ladies for your support!
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon

Had a different procedure with Dra Yily and she produced great results.

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Hey love hows the bod so far? Hope all is well for you and your boobs will look great if you decide to get them done again! Muah xoxo
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No harm with no going under the knife I say. Enjoy yourself as you beautiful just the way you are!
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Thanks :)
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Lol. .I see we have decided the same thing,...ive been watching her lift with augmentation like a hawk :) my moms going next year...so we r planing for maybe febuary...Dr here we come again. ...lol
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I have to and I got a quote to get all of it done while in DR for my bbl. I've had a lift and the most important part is the evenness of the breast and a surgeons stitches as they are like a signature. I currently love my lil ski slopes and I am unsure it another lift is needed or just a small implant 200cc just to bring back my fullness...
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Hey girl!! I thought abut you. How are you??? I hope you are doing very well and enjoying your new body :)
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its so funny because everyone notices my butt except for me lol I didn't really see a huge difference however I'm lovin my shape. Love the way how cloths now fit...no luv handles lolI went in more so for my shape than anything not really so much for the butt however the butt is looking good lol...I dont think its the fat gafting that makes it look bigger...more so the way she sculpts :) planning to get that mini tuck she had suggested as well as the breast....here's to our journey moving forward .....
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I can definitely tell that she grafted fat towards the upper part of my butt. My butt was flat on the top. I also believe that the sculpting of the waist and lower back helps to accentuate the butt making it look bigger than it actually is. I do see a difference in the clothes I had prior to surgery. I love my shape too!!
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Yeah! I'm going back in November....
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Well, I'm not sure about Nov just yet. That's my plan, but it may end up being January since that's when my schedule will slow down again.
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Hey, gurl... Make sure to keep in touch and I can have you and husband over for dinner. I live in DC and I'm going to Yily on May 20., Yily Alums need to keep in touch...
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I also have a wider chest and I chose the mod plus profile. I wanted to have a slight side boob aswell as bigger. My PS said high profile would have been too narrow on me and I would look odd. I ended up with 500cc. I will post some pictures tonight. I had my surgery Jan 7/13
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Thank you! I have read that generally wider chest walls should steer away from HP, so maybe that's why your PS didn't recommend. My PS started me with a 450 cc moderate plus. I am scared in thinking it may be too big, but I'm beginning to think I should just trust PS judgement. He knows I want to look as natural as possible, so wouldn't put me in anything other than that.
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I was told girls who go small wish they had went bigger. 450cc is not bad tho, cuz i had a consultation and was told I shouldn't go pass 450 due to having side boobs. Lol...He said it would look wide more than perky. But who knows, I'm going to see another doct. I'm 5'3" so I don't want my boobs bigger than me, nor wider.
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Take a look at mine. It's not easy coming up with size. I agonized over it. I wanted mod plus but my PS obviously thought my chest could not accommodate them. I was a 34A and I too, measured 14 cm breast width!!! My PS gave me Ultra High Profiles 480cc for volume that matched my breast width to give a more natural look in the end!!! Here I thought mod plus would look more natural. Apparently, it's not about the profile of the implant. It's about the diameter fitting properly. I had a lot of skin to fill from nursing five babies ehich is why I had more volume placed. Good luck and keep me posted! Cheers ;) Xx
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Can't believe you got HP's. I would've thou they were mod plus. I am surprised, because I've read that women who have larger chest walls generally shouldn't go with HPs. Just goes to show that its a very general statement and every situation varies. I am a 34B, but I really want a full C, not a D. During the pre-op, I will definitely talk with the doctor more about this topic.
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Ya don't know...my PS kept saying how small I was!!! I thought that was a decent breast width but I think she likes to come under by some to avoid bottoming out. She is a great surgeon with an awesome reputation for complete reconstruction on breast cancer patients. Apparently those are the hardest augmentations to do.
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Yeah, my PS thought I was a little wide. Maybe due to being 5'4", but I weigh about 145. I love my PS work, so I do trust him. The fact that his PC assisted with my sizing worries me a bit. I am sure it's probably a general practice, since she has been with my PS for a long time, but I just don't want very large breasts.
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Hi! It's hard making decisions! It's so final! I was really unsure, I didn't want to go too big. Everyone on here kept saying trust your PS, I read it over & over! I'm really glad I did! I'm 5' 5", 118lb I was 34A & I wanted a C. She suggested 400cc silicone HP unders. I was afraid it was too big, I ended up going with her recommendation, I'm a little over 3 weeks out & I'm very happy with my results. I should end up a full C, there still a little swollen right now, but I have a pretty good idea of how they will look. And I would say the mod plus if you want a little more projection. Good luck with everything!
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Yeah, the docs assistant did the sizing with me. She gave me 450 as the first choice and told me its better to go bigger, because she has never heard anyone complain about breasts being too big. She says everyone always wished they had gone bigger.
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I'm so glad you started your story on RealSelf! Looking forward to seeing your pics and following your transformation!

Here's what doctors say about choosing the right size for you. Hope it helps!

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Thank you!! I will add more info. and post pics as I get closer to surgery.
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