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I have always been in the " itty bitty titty...

I have always been in the " itty bitty titty committee" and been heartbroken about it. My Mother and Sisters have these big overflowing breast and they would tell me how they think I'm great the way I was (that's what they had to say LOL). Anyway, since probably middle school though, when girls start developing, and I never did, I experienced my first taste of real insecurity. Lids can be so cruel! Boys would point to books and call my name out loud implying I was as flat as a book...and the girls in the locker room whose breast by the way were so HUGE (ridiculous huge) got a kick outta picking on me too. So sad right? Well fast forward to now, I am a 31 year old wife to an amazing man (who btw loves me how I am :-) ), and mother to 3 beautiful kids. I breast feed them all, and the last two for more than 15 months. I am blessed beyond measure and mature enough to know boobs are not my identity or lack there of :-)

I just want to fill out my clothes and bikinis ( yeah baby) and fill out my poor pancake boobs. My pre op scheduled for next week soo I am excited and nervous and scared and nervous and scared LOL. I plan to schedule surgery in February, so stay tuned! I will try to post my experience at each milestone. Hope to hear from some women getting surgery in February too so we can share experiences.

Oh, as of now I am set on Saline/Mentor/ 350ccs
Height: 5'6 Weight: 130pds Cup: 34AA (saggy and pancaked)

You are going to look amazing. I just got mine done almost 2 weeks, I got 375cc high profile gel and I love them so far. I'm 31 as well and breastfed all 3 so I was left with pancakes as well. February will be here before you now it. Good luck with your pre op and update afterwards.
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You will lllllove them!!! I was a member of your ITBC too! LOL. Mine were absolutely pitiful and I had talked myself into thinking I was a B cup, but it was really probably more like AA! I never measured for fear of what I might find out. Pitiful....but, now being 7 weeks (tomorrow) post surgery, I absolutely LOVE them and just wish I'd done it sooner!!! Good luck to you!
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Make sure you communicate your goals clearly. Best wishes; hopefully you'll be very pleased with the outcome of the procedure. Tom Pousti M.D.
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A whole new me on February 28th! I tried on sizers...

A whole new me on February 28th! I tried on sizers again and thinking to go a bit bigger than 350 ccs. Maybe 375 or 400. I wonder if that increases chance for CC the bigger you go? My surgeon is soooo great in communication. He is very genuine and realistic. My hubby is even impressed. We had a terrible experience with another PS so the difference is a God send for sure! Anyway, I am ready to go! Just 40+ days (I think)! Patience has never been my specialty so it's gonna be rough but I am looking forward to everyday getting closer!!
Hi there. I had my BA done about 10 years ago and then had them swapped for silicone this summer. I have similar stats to you 5'6"/120#. Is there a reason you do not want silicone? There is a NIGHT and DAY difference with how they feel and even look. I LOVE my silicone implants. Anyway, around what size are you wanting to be? I was 34AA pre-op and 34C with 385CC saline, 34D with 495cc silicone....just for reference ;-D I'd guess with 350cc, you'll be a nice mid 34C. Is that your goal size?
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@Lourdes76~ It's so funny you ask! I could barely sleep a wink last night...why...b/c all of a sudden I am considering switching to silicone! So I opened this forum to find...I dunno, maybe something that would give me a reason or something. :-) Then I find your post...can't be a coincidence. Anyway, I want a small to big C. Thought 350 saline would take me there. But now I'm seriously considering SILICONE! Do they measure up the same, or in other words, same amount of CDs to achieve the size I desire? Are they heavier? I am considering changing b/c of the whole deflation scare. But saline seems safer to me! Ugghhhhhh!
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Beachy -- I have silicone .. just got them 4 weeks ago this Wednesday. They look and feel amazing!!! Implants have come long way since they had rap silcone got 20+ years ago. I figured I am spending all of this money, time rehabbing, discomfort (thankfull I was not in a lot of pain) I may as we go big or go home and go for the look and feel I want. I have waite my WHOLE life for these boobs and especially have wanted them since I breastfed my daughter who will be 18 next month. After I breast fed what little boobs I had turned into deflated balloons. Ultimately you need to do what you feel most comfortable doing but I was going for a D cup and my PS recommended 425 cc's silicone, moderate profile, under the muscle. I ended up with 457's! Love them! I did show him a pic of how I wanted them to look. Here is how I want them to ultimatey look (taken from his website of course) .. good luck on your decision and keep us posted!!!! http://www.thesigerplasticsurgery.com/PhotoGallery_50.aspx?gid=232621#Content
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I had a couple surgeries in 2011 to have an...

I had a couple surgeries in 2011 to have an umbilical hernia repaired. I have the scar to show for it but no repair...it came back both times in a matter of a week! :-( I had been coughing a lot over the past week from laryngitis and believe it caused my hernia to strangulate...sooo painful. So off to the ER last night to hopefully have them tell me it would correct itself in a few days. Not so much...that's when the xrays proved it was an emergency surgery situation. So I spent 24 he's in the hospital and am recovering from surgery. I am posting this b/c I wonder if I will have to push BA back (can ya believe I'm thinking about my boobs right after emergency surgery!)? Has anyone ever had a medically needed surgery and BA or cosmetic procedure done in a month from one another? I have to call my PS, I know, but I don't want to hear bad news right now. :-(
I am the same stats as you! Two kids, 5'6'', 130lbs. I don't mean to sound creepy, but are you going to post shirtless pics so we can compare the before and after? I am planning surgery in June, but it's so hard finding identical bodies from which to judge the implant size. I have been thinking 325cc so I am really interested in what your 400cc's will look like. Good luck!!!
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Texas .. Feel free to look at my profile. 5'2 128 pounds (with boobs) went with moderate profiles 457's and they are SO easy to disguise and cover up .. Almost too easy lol! ;-) xoxoxo
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I'm the day after u soo excited r gon look great and I been goin thru the same emotions
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I am doing much better since my emergency surgery...

I am doing much better since my emergency surgery 2 weeks ago, so I thought I'd post a before pic ( covering my nips and surgery scars). My BA surgery HAS been pushed back but just by a couple weeks. Not thrilled about that, but, PS knows what he's doing and if he wants to wait awhile just to be safe...then we're waitin' and I trust his decision. Thank you ladies for your responses to my last posting.
So glad your feeling better :-D now it's just the countdown! I wish u could have kept your original date so we could be recovery buddies :-( but a couple weeks shouldn't make a huge difference and plus ill be a open book of recent knowledge haha!!! So message me anytime :-) ahhhhh I'm down to two weeks now!!
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@MissNewBoobs~ I am disappointed about it too...waaaa! Especially because I feel almost 100% now! I wanna beg for my first date back lol. But, such is life. I WILL be checking you out when you get yours and you're right...you will be an open book of knowledge :-)
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@texas_chic~Hey! That's awesome! I just posted a before pic however I am covering my nips and recent surgery scars. My PS is bringing between 300-400ccs in the OR and will decide which fits me best. I want full C! Can't wait! I will check out your profile :-)
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Couple weeks till the big day and my anxiety level...

Couple weeks till the big day and my anxiety level is through the roof! I really can't believe this is really gonna happen! My prescriptions are filled, got the Arnica stuff, do I need another bra when the surgeon supplies one? What should I wear on the day of? Zip up sweats? I hope it's not a thousand degrees that day ( ya never know what cha gonna get in sunny FL during the " winter" months! Any helpful advice on girls in warmer climates what you wore or planning to wear after surgery? I AM READY TO GET THIS OVER WITH!
Hey Beachycowlgirl how are you doing ? I'm going crazy with the anxiety lol. It's killing me were getting closer and closer lol......we will have boobs soon :)
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I am sharing the anxiety with you! Ever since I booked I've have this tightness in my chest most days. I never realized it would affect me this way. But I do know in the end we will be happy and overjoyed! Only this time we will have boobies and big smiles on our faces. Good luck!!!
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So true SadieCakes! I feel like my heart is beating outta my chest I'm so full of nerves 24/7. But when it's finally done, I think I'll be over the moon happy! We will be happy for boooooobs lol!
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Soooo I went out today to get some post op bras...

Soooo I went out today to get some post op bras that have front closure. No luck sadly. I tried Target, Kohls, Ross, and TJ Maxx. So I picked up some "as seen on TV" bras called the Genie Bra. Has anyone used these for post op? Will I regret notordeing front closure bras? Cause if I NEED it I will order some and hopefully they arrive just a little after my surgery.
I asked my ps about genie bras. sorry to say this after you bought them, but my doc said "no" to wearing them because they don't provide the support needed post-surgery. try makemeheal.com for surgical bras. Mirena and Annette seamless are good bras
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Hey Beachycowlgirl you should get at least one zip front bra for the beginning. I purchased the champion double dry zip tech sports bra. Go to www.nylingerie.com they sell it the cheapest there. The genie bras are comfortable but I doubt you will want to pull those down over your boobs at first . They are comfortable I wear them occasionally now. My dr is putting me in a Camisole one week post op. so I ordered the Cami's by Genie bra for that time and the champion one I just mentioned for after my 4 weeks.
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Hey Chica! I am sooooooooo nervous too! I mean I'm looking forward to the end results with excitement buuuuuuuuut the surgery....hmmm...not so much. It's coooooommmmmmiiiiiinnnnng!!!!! Eeeeeeeeeeee!
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I found 3 front closure bras at Walmart! Wasn't...

I found 3 front closure bras at Walmart! Wasn't even going in for bras but my hubby found them for me. Front close bras...check!
Hey ladies I thought I would chime in on the convo. Time is flying and I'm so ready to get this done but still super nervous. I could hardly focus at work today. 3 more days to go. I see there are many ladies scheduled for 3/14 and I see there are a few closer to that date as well. Congrats everyone and happy healing I can't wait to see everyone's results. My husband said the funniest thing at dinner. Something like yeah in. 3 more days your gonna have them thangs so he acts like he blowing up something showing the increase in my bust size lol. That made Me more nervous but I just laughed. Yikes this is really happening I can't believe it.
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Best of luck to you!! As everyone tells u, you are going to love!! I had mine done Jan 30th, 360 cc silicone, under muscle... Love love them! And just like everyone says... I cld have gone bigger. I'm very happy with my results but even 400 wld have been nice. But I didn't want to go too big and the advice from my PS was right on!! I had mommy make-over (mom of twins with a lot of loose skin) and BA recovery was a piece of cake compared to tummy. So I'm almost 6 weeks PO and feeling great... Jogging my 3 miles every morn and getting back into shape from all recovery rest. Oh, and my PS gave me PO bra's to wear and that's all I needed. After 3rd week I was even going without. I just bought a cple of nice bras the other day... 36 full C cup. Never thght I wld fill out a bra so nicely... And the cleavage!! :) Its so exciting and scary at the same time but it is soooo worth it in the end!!! Best to you!!!
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Hey Cricket :-) Congrats on your makeover! It's awesome to be able to "restore" after all we've given to our families :-) I wouldn't change a thing about having my beautiful babies...it was well worth the sacrifice but now its me time lol! Thank you for the support and you enjoy the new you!
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It's 10:36 pm and the very last night before my...

It's 10:36 pm and the very last night before my body changes for the better! I am excited and very anxious to get this done and over with. Say a prayer for me that surgery goes well and recovery too! Update as soon as I can...Off to bed for me *hugs*
Hey Beachycowlgirl good luck tomorrow your surgery is st 7 mine is at 930......ur day is finally here. Congrats to all the other ladies scheduled for tomorrow as well. Good night : )
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I will update soon my boobs huuuuurt

I will update soon my boobs huuuuurt

Sugery was pretty simple we left home at 5pm home...

sugery was pretty simple we left home at 5pm home then left. The surgery vrt
when 7pm.
I keep sleep since then and pretty sore and drugged. I'm happy so happy
Did I already say you look gorgeous? If not, you do!! They look so natural and perfect already for only being a couple of days post-op. Happy recovery!!
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I've been waiting for you to get yours! Lol you had no idea :) Looks great! And you look so much tinier than 130lbs!
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You look great very natural :-)
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I wanted to recap and tell you ladies what...

I wanted to recap and tell you ladies what happened on my big day. Before bed I took antibiotic and arnica. I somehow managed to get a good 5hrs sleep the night before and went to bathe in antibacterial soap. Got dressed zipped up my hoodie WITHOUT A BRA that was when all the nervous kicked in b/c I would no longer be wearing overstuffed bras again...oh my! So anyways got to the surgery center signed my life away and was shortly called backed for OR.....I thought about turning around and heading out the nearest exit! Especially when I heard moaning and groaning from other rooms. Realistically now I know the surgery center did other procedures in the same building. But at the time all I could think of was its not too late to run...it's not too late to run lol.

The lovely very attentive nurses gave me something...

The lovely very attentive nurses gave me something to calm down abit like anti anxiety meds. Boy did that work. All I remember after that was my PS came in smiling and holding my hand for reassuance. Hes just the sweetest surgeon i have ever met and quite handsome too (side note). He asked if I was alright and or ready (to be drugged). I was injected then wheeled into La la land and woke up in discomfort in my left boob. After leaving which I remember nothing, and traveling 35 min back home the pain intensified so my hunny called my nurse and she asked for pics to show he doc. Needless to say zip was turned right back to have a hematoma drained. I have had no issues sine and the reason it happened is because my blood pressure gets and stays high for days at a time which affects blood clotting. All is well in the land of boobiez.
Thanks hun...I was a little surprised when he went on the small side but that's all he could fit and I love em!
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So sorry you had a hematoma!! But I'm glad you're okay now. Ill be thinking about you :)
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Why thank you, that's so sweet. At the moment I am 132(boobs) lol
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My post op appt went well. Boobs are still a bit...

My post op appt went well. Boobs are still a bit swollen so gotta hang out with the dreaded wrap a week longer...boooo! But they are healing well overall, so perky and pretty! They are surprisingly soft but numb in most areas. That's something that changes over time with light stimulation. My Right(Rosa) boob is the higher one but it's slowly dropping. Its the sorest breast mostly on the top area. When I push down on it it sounds like fluid....eeeek! It's normal though. My nurse taught me how to massage and I gotta tell ya I was SCARED to touch them like that but once I did I was pleasantly surprised at how good it felt. But, back up to yesterday, oh my, my hubby said something to me totally unrelated to how miserable I was feeling and I just BURST out in a full blown weeping fest! It was sooo random...he was so confused poor thing. My emotions are all over the place. The meds, not being normal yet, limited mobility, etc. Etc.. I hope for a better next week. Pray you all heal speedily. Me too :-)
I'm cowgirl how are you feeling Hun? I hope ur doing better hugs..... : )
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I'm sorry about your day today! I can totally relate...had mine yesterday, and for no reason really. Just felt totally emotional and my husband had no idea what was going on. I haven't been sad or depressed about my boobs at all. I'm loving them...think it was just the medication and everything being overwhelming. Just hang in there!! Know you're not alone! It will only get better from here :)
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Haha me either and mine are almost 3 weeks old I'm always touching them haha
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These past weeks have been rough! Filled with...

These past weeks have been rough! Filled with discomfort, pain, grief, and anxiety! Roller coaster of emotions I couldn't even bear to go on my computer to see or read anything about BOOBS lol! I have been feeling a tad better though and hoping things get better. My right boob is high still and tight. My left boob has dropped considerably but achy and feels like its annoyed with the changes! I finally get to stop wearing the strap but now I'm braless for the next few weeks and my boobs are already upset with the weight of the implants so just when things felt a little better...its back to hurt city! I can not wait until this healing stuff is done! Why didn't anyone warn me how hard this would be!!!!! It's hopefully gonna be worth the initial woes...keeping the faith. Will post new pics. Happy healing!
Beachy you look great girl. Hang in there I'm still sore which is to be expected its more of a dull nagging soreness and sometimes I accidentally flex my muscles oh lord that hurts lol
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Thanks :-) Yeah, I totally agree....flexing muscles are baaaaaad!
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Yes! It's a total rollercoaster lol. One minute I feel like I've finally accepted them and love them...the next minute I'm crying and feeling really down about them. I even tried to prepare myself for those feelings, apparently it didn't work. By the end of this month you will be IN LOVE with them :).
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Oh these past three weeks have proven BA is def...

Oh these past three weeks have proven BA is def something you need support for. Don't believe I could've made it through emotionally if it weren't for this forum ( great ladies) and my support at home. I feel so much better physically it just happened all of a sudden in the last day or so. There is a faint light I see at the end of this tunnel. :-)

Oh these past three weeks have proven BA is def...

Oh these past three weeks have proven BA is def something you need support for. Don't believe I could've made it through emotionally if it weren't for this forum ( great ladies) and my support at home. I feel so much better physically it just happened all of a sudden in the last day or so. There is a faint light I see at the end of this tunnel. :-)
Yay!! So happy for you :). That's how I've been feeling, minus the hematoma. But finally starting to see changes and feeling more positive. I'm so glad you're right there too. You look amazing girl!
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Hi buddy! I'm soooo glad you are okay! Thank you!
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I agree it's been a very emotional experience, one day thrilled the next second guessing size. You look beautiful!
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I knew before my surgery I was not sure. I...

I knew before my surgery I was not sure. I proceeded after prayer not really getting a clear answer either way. So I went and got the implants. I have struggled so long with how my breasts have been changed not feeling comfortable in my own skin. Hiding my body from my husband even though he loved them before. So much research and I feel completely blindsided. I wish I could turn back time and undo my mistake, but all I can do now is pray God has mercy on me and gives us a PS that will be understanding, non judgemental, and will do the least evasive removal for an affordable price. This whole experience has opened my eyes and I vow to love myself how God made me. Lesson learned.

I want to clarify something, I do not want to...

I want to clarify something, I do not want to discourage anyone from having this done. I believe implants can be great. But some women like myself can't tolerate all that is involved. My PS did an AMAZING job on me and they are beautiful! I am just personally not an implant girl. Good luck to you all and happy healing! Xoxoxo
Wow, I was reading your review and although I added a tummy tuck to my journey, ouch, I felt exactly the same way about my implants. Now we are both free of those obnoxious things. I feel so free and brave for making the decision quickly. I feel bad for women who tried so hard to tolerate them and wait 5,10,15 years to have them out. Kudos to you or making a quick choice too!! I know you have an explant review and I'll pop over there, I just wanted to leave a note here for others to see that even though things go perfectly with the surgery and the results are what they are supposed to be, implants are not for everyone.
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OMG i just saw your post. You are so brave to do something about it now. I waited 5 yrs to get mine out! Everyone around me was saying how great they looked and natural. BUT NOT for me. Now i am almost 9 months without those toxic bags---I had complications post explant but boy am i so happy to be normal again with two marbles to show for it. Anyone that has the courage to stand up for themselves and ignore everyone around them--(at the end of the day its your body). I so admire you and your strength. Good luck x
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I had implants for a total of 13 years & 2 months explanted 4-29-13 with NO REGRETS! It's crazy society accepts this & condones it. Praying you do right for yourself you are so worth it:-) Blonde
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Happy & Free.... to be me

What a journey! It's been about 7 months since mine began. I have finally forgiven myself for the costly mistake and where my mind was at the time. My eyes have been opened so to speak to how God intended femininity to be. I am very thankful that he showed me so quickly after the surgery so that I could remove them sooner than later, become so mush wiser about self image, and be true to who I truly am. God never wanted me to think if myself as defective or lacking....he wanted me to look in the mirror and see him...an image of Christ which has no blemish. I know that's a bit deep for most to grasp but God reveals himself to who he chooses in his timing. Same goes for maturity in this area. I am not saying I will never struggle with body image issues...that comes with being a woman in this sinful, perverted, dillusional world we live in. I'm saying now I am aware of that fact that negative body image thoughts don't come from Christ and so now I am equipped with the truth to combat those thoughts and send them out.... with the Lords help. I would love to help any woman out there contemplating implants or removal as I have happily done. If you are reading my post...it's no coincidence. God is so AWESOME and uses us all who love him to do his work to glorify him. A few scriptures that are helpful to understand God's idea on our bodies: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 1Peter 3:3-4, Leviticus 19:28, Genesis 1:26-27. But, don't take my word for it...pray and read for yourself he is ready for you just as you are with all the questions and concerns you may have to ask him. God is not a God if confusion 1 Corinthians 14:33, so he WILL reveal himself to you if you are ready and he is willing to show you. I pray for all of you out there that you receive healing in your hearts and the Lord becomes your everything. Hugs and LOVE!!!!!!

OH, feel free to private message me to chat about ANY questions about my journey I would LOVE to be of any help.

So sorry

I also wanted to apologize for the posting where I said "Implants can be great" and "I don't want to discourage anyone from having implants". That was me trying not to step on anyones toes or ruffle any feathers. But, the truth is implants are not what God intended for women. No condemnation though because I did it...and he just gently meet me where I was and helped his daughter understand HIS intention, not mine or the "world's" standards of beauty and femininity when I was ready to listen Lol.
It is SOOO nice knowing I am not the only one not thrilled w/my nearly $8,000 mistake! Not reversing it but the grass isn't greener....
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I'm glad you are feeling better. Any body modification can take its toll. I'm glad that you chose what's right for you. I don't regret my decision to get implants but I've also gotten tattoos, piercings, etc.
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Hi there, I am happy for you that you made a decision that feels right to you.  Had you ever considered a Fat Transfer to the Breasts?  Feel free to read my story & others under the Fat Transfer section.  I went from a large A/small B cup to a medium C cup.  I am very happy with the breasts.  I had the surgery 6 mths ago.  Now, I never have to have them replaced which is wonderful.  Best wishes. Amelia Girl
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No pics because

So my amazing husband says it was fine to post pics of the bags because they didn't belong to him, they belonged to Mentor...my REAL boobies however are his and he doesn't care to share with the world Haha aaaa! So, no more boobies sowwy. However I may do clothed posts later without any padding. Still happy and freeeeeeeee
I had mine removed after 26 years. Should have done it YEARS ago! Glad you removed them when you wanted to instead of waiting like I did. I love all aspects of having my smaller boobies back :)
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I see you're married. How old are you?
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Yup ;-) I'm thirty something why do you ask?
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Altamonte Springs Plastic Surgeon

Friend had hers done by him. Takes time initially to make sure you are comfortable and well informed. Was disappointed he didn't see me until 6 weeks post op and never did a blood test. Also, my friend who used this surgeon admitted her regrets of ever doing such a thing to her body and ongoing pains she has because of the implants!

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