35 Years Old, 2 Kids, Nervous About Size - 450cc HP Unders - Annapolis, MD

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I've been lurking, stalking, and commenting on reviews for a few months. I felt it was time for my story. I am happily married to a very supportive husband with 2 children. My youngest is almost 16 months. My mom and sisters all have boobs except me. They all told me wait until I have children. Well, my breast-fed babies are here and still no boobs. However, I never thought about doing anything about it until a friend went in for a tummy tuck consult and decided also to get her boobs done. Then it hit me....I don't have to live with no boobs, padded bras, and no cleavage for the rest of my life! I quote the Serenity Prayer - God grant me the courage to change the things I can. So hear I am.....my stats are 5'5'', 135, athletic build with a little bootie and hips :-). I can't remember my BWD but I think it's around 12 or 13. I am an A cup but my breast width puts in a double-padded VS B-cup bra.

Now here's my question.. based on my stats (pictures to come when I am not tired at the end of the day), do you believe my top size will change ( small to medium)? I went to the mall and bought a few front button shirts ( they were also final size). I pulled the shirt to see if I will room after BA but now I am starting to have second thoughts. I went to see my friend who has 600cc (B to DDD) and she will need to visit a tailor to alter dresses and tops. I don't want to change my entire wardrobe because of my new girls. I know it's only 25 cc but I'm thinking I should go with 425cc instead of 450cc. Help???

I promise to post pictures soon.
No worries. I got 225 at first and now 350s and I'm still in the same wardrobe completely before my first BA. Go for 450 for sure. Your BWD can handle that size and it'll look great. Clothes will fit differently but you'll still be a small. The difference btw my 225 over and 350 under is pretty small -- they are just wider, and that was 125ccs, and my bwd was smaller than yours.
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Oh great.....thanks for the information. I welcome clothes fitting differently...I just don't want to be the top-heavy chic :-)
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I got 410/400cc saline HO unders and it took me from AA to 32DD/E...each person is different but I will say a lot of my dresses don't fit right anymore-especially my fave Lilly Pulitzer. :( The biggest regret it seems is not going big enough for most. I'm very happy and wouldn't want to be bigger myself. What are your goals? More upper pole? Fill our breast pockets? Fill out clothes? I can wear a lot of my old cotton shirts and workout tops.
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This is my current profile

Just sad but help is on the way! Happy 4th! Oh, I bought a few front-close sports bras that are ok from Walmart. Do you know how long I will have to wear this style of bra? I only could find 2. I would like to buy the coobie bras ( they are so cute).

My wish pics

I am still undecided about sizing - 420-450cc. Please let me know if you believe my wish pics are pretty similar in size. I don't want to confuse the doctor.
Hello Gigi-Hopeful, I too am scheduled for Tuesday 7/15. I love the Serenity pray concept .. it's perfect. I am petite, 104 lbs @ 5' 1" tall 34 barely a B cup, going for a solid C. My PS and I decided 350 to 371cc smooth round, med profile plus, under the muscle for a "natural" look. I love your wish pics. Its exactly the shape that I am looking to achieve. For the record I am 44 years old with 2 children 23 and 15. I waited a bit longer after my last one to get what I've always wanted.. BOOBS. My husband was not a big supporter of breast implants. He would laugh at me when I'd mention it. Oh btw did I mention I am newly Divorced..lol The kids are very supportive. My 23 year old son said I have a body that puts girls his age to shame...Implants will be the icing on the cake. I have lots of home support for recovery...My daughter is looking forward to being my nurse.. I am lov'n every minute of this. You will look smashing with 450cc. I can only speculate more excitement as time draws near.
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Finally Yogagirl264 I have the time to write! It's been super busy as I am taking off for 1 week and working extremely to wrap work up. Yeah, we have the same date! I am still confused with the odd number of cc. I thought silicone came in even number only (350, 400 etc). Are you adding the amount of cc from your own breast tissue? Anyways, I love your awkward story. I can tell you choose to look on the bright-side of things. It must be cool to have 2 supportive children going through this process with you. You seem to be an awesome mom. As for size, Yogagirl I have changed my mind after looking at Botched (my new Sunday night treat). I really do not want my tops and dresses to change drastically. I am now starting to see that I have 'some' breast tissue which the doctor said but I convinced nyself to go big or go home. Well I want to go home with pretty, cute boobies that I can flaunt without a bra :-). Hence, my range is now 400 - 425. This should get me to a full C if not a small D. My appt is 7:30 a.m. The good news is I won't have to fast for a very long time in the morning. The bad news is I have to be there at 6:45. I live 45-55 minutes away. But who cares...I can't wait to have boobs!!!!
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I think 450 the reason I say that it's because of you build, and also I don't know if the DR. Mention to you but watever tissue you have allready you also add to the 450 cc plus if your getting silicon my DR. Said I needed to subtract 50 cc after the adding because if it goes under the muscle, the muscle squeezes the implant so I'm guessing that's why he deducts 50 cc. But never the less is your body so... Your the best judge and if you've done the research, you should know better. Best wishes.
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It is done..unexpected size!

Well ladies...my girls have arrived. Surgery was 7:30 am and all went according to plan. However, I showed my PS and nurses my wish pics. I mentioned 425cc should do the job but relied totally on the expertise and experience of my team. Well, 2.5 hours later I work up and had my new girls. My first question was what size? The nurse said 500cc! Whoa...she said they all made the call and the original cc amount would have left me disappointed. The strange thing is I can't tell it is 500cc! I have my follow up on Thursday so I guess we will wait on the final verdict.
Oh...my pain level is 3 out of 10. I took at Valium and something else...still a little loopy.

Full-size pic

Feeling pretty good...we will see how the 1st night goes...here is a full-size pic
Yay yer all done! Good choice with the 500cc yer gonna love them! Can't wait to see yer progress hope yer not in too much pain :)
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Is this the onset of boob greed?

I originally asked my PS for 400-425cc. However, I showed the nurses and doctors my wish pics the day of surgery! Well I ended up with 500cc because my breast cavity ate up the cc. Now I am thinking I could have gone a little bigger. Will my size increase? I really would like to be a full C/ small D! I would think 500cc should do it! I have doubts! Help! Pic to come....
Just think positive and try not to dwell on it :) I've always said go a lil bigger just in case! I'm hoping I won't be disappointed come Aug 13th, but with silicone 800cc is the biggest I can go. I'm 500cc now.
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Thanks for the advice. I started to see the difference and I LIKE!!!!!
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Looking good Gigi!
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Help....sports bras!

I can't find front close bras...when is it ok to wear regular sport bras?
Now I would say - as long as you don't have to lift your arms up to put them on. The doc told me to buy soft Genie type bras that I can slide on from the bottom ... Basically step into it and pull it up ;)
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Oh...I see...makes sense. Great...I have to wear an ace bandage for two weeks :-(. I really could use the most comfortable sports bra on the market.
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Update

Thought I would share some progress photos :-). I love the size and so happy doc decided on 500cc. I have to wear ace bandage which can a little annoying. But whatever it takes! OMGosh....I am so bloated and feel huge. I can't wait to work out!
You're already looking great! How's your recovery going so far?
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There looking good Gigi! Good choice with the 500s, no booby greed for you in the future! I don't look forward to the no working out either or the hiding from my big dogs that like to jump or the fact that I probably won't be able to have our 3 yr old (his birthdays today :) grandson over. But in the end it'll be worth it for both of us! Keep us posted, can't wait yo see yer changes.
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Yes, it will be worth it. My husband has been taking care of my 16 month old. He also place her in my lap when she just wants mama! I have an aunt that I can't wait to share my story and PS recommendation.
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Update

Hey ladies....I have been super busy but wanted to share update photos. I had my second post-op today. I no longer have to wear ace bandage but need to massage these girls more. I did purchase the biocorneum today. However, I am sure there is a product a little cheaper on the market. But convenience won today.
Hello! You look great and I bet as they continue to drop you'll look amazing! I have similar stats (5'5, 138lbs) and I'm scheduled for surgery at the end of August. I was planning on going with 492 cc's mod + gel unders but I know we lose a little cc's so I'm thinking I may go a little bigger. I'm so happy we have similar stats and you have 500 cc's! I'll keep looking for your updates! =)
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Yeah for the end of August. It really was the best decision I have made for myself! I am just coming back from the gym for the first time since these new girls. I did 30 minutes of cardio but it felt great. It felt extra good not having to wear a strapless bra under my sports bra for padding. Those days are over! 492cc is basically the same as 500cc. I am still able to wear my same top sizes (really a big deal for me) but I look more of a woman. My colleague told me I look more curvy! I love it and you will also :-).
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Thanks! I really like how you look and I hope if I go with the 533's I'd look similar. I'm at the gym a few times a week and I bet if felt great for the first time. Having to buy new shirts was a big deal for me too! I really want to be able to wear most of my stuff. I tried on three shirts with my sizers (summer, spring and fall/winter tops) and they all fit which I was really happy about. Congrats again!
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3 weeks post - Yeah!

Well ladies... It has been 3 weeks and I feel pretty good. I have been massaging these girls every hour! Ha! However, they are still sensitive(a little tender) but getting squishy! I went to Soma and measured a full C! Again, I am so happy the PS went bigger! I would have serious boob greed if measured a B cup. I also went back to the gym on Friday.
you look great! Keep up the posts! :D
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You look great! And good on you for getting back to the gym at 3 weeks, I didn't do anything for a full month lol
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Hi there! Still looking great. Glad to hear that you are back in the gym - what have you been doing thus far? Cardio? Running?
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Updated pics

So sorry it's been so long...going to bed but wanted to new pics. One is a little larger and firmer. I practicing patience :-) . I am still massaging but must have had the wrong sports bra on today. My right breast is sore :-(.
You look wonderful! Go you!
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Thank you :-).....glad I decided to do it sooner than later in life!
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I feel the same way. I'm 28 and thankful I'm doing this sooner. 7 days away for me! Cannot wait!
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New update - 7 weeks post

Hey ladies....with back to school, christening, and birthday parties, I have not been able to post much. I LOVE my girls. I actually sleep on my stomach for awhile last night. I am measuring 34C which is very proportionate to my body. I have not really purchased a lot of bras ( still wearing sports bras and two no-under wire bras from Soma). I think I am waiting for the 3-month mark ( or maybe sales :-).
They look so awesome! Nice size for you ;) bet yer glad the PS went with 500cc huh? XXXXXX
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You look amazing!!!
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Wow you have an amazing shape, perfect boobies!! Yay I see a bra shopping spree in your near future! Can't wait to see the pictures. :))
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OMG....apologies for the grammatical errors...

Where is the edit button :-)
Dr. Barlow Haven

Totally reversed doctor's name in title.... I can't find the edit button. Dr. Haven Barlow and his staff (Dawn is awesome) have been great this far. The office is welcoming and beautiful. Dr. Barlow is a board certified PS for over 20+ years. Most importantly, my friend, who is also a doctor, highly recommended him. She has had a few operations with him. She is also my "TYPE A, ask the right questions, knows her stuff" friend! I feel like I am in capable hands. The surgical center team was also great! I vacillated between cc until the last minute but Luann and the team of ladies made a great judgement call based on my pictures. My husband said they asked to see the pictures a few times to make sure to get it RIGHT! I totally recommend Chesapeake Plastic Surgery (http://www.barlowmd.com/)! They are awesome!!!

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