Very Happy , Wish Had Done It Earlier - Athens, Greece

I spent hours and days looking at photos of...

I spent hours and days looking at photos of breasts and reading about it before the surgery day. I think no matter what photo you show to your doctor, your result will not be the same like anybody's else. I guess, different doctor's teckniques, different breast shapes, I do not know. What I know is that you have to listen to the doctor you trust. The first few days were very difficult for me but I had no pain in less than a week. I waited for 10 years to do it, I was very scared of being put to sleep and having something done that might have complications. I finally decided to do it and now I wish I had done it sooner. I feel more confident now and can't wait to wear my bathing suits with no padding as well as backless tops and dresses. I wish I new no more than I know now because the more you know the more you worry.

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4 m. post-op

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my feelings now

4 months post-op and I am wondering if my left breast will go down and change shape. My doctor said it will, I am not sure. I am crazy though to be thinking about these things while I am under chemo therapy. I think they look very round like balls in the pics but my husband says they look much better in reality. Do you think they look smaller now after the swelling has gone down? I can't complain, I am happy that I was given the chance to fight this disease, other people do not even get this. Chemo is very rough, I am sick for a week, after the week I feel very good. I have shaved my head and I am ok with that now. Chemo treatment will be over early September, seems too long. I do not know why people on this site tell me that I have strength and courageous. I do not think I am, but when something like that happens you have no other choice but undergo treatment and hope for the best. There are times that I feel very down and other times I feel good.

not happy

I am not happy with my breasts now because they are far apart from each other and my natural breasts were not like that. When my arms are to the sides like when I hang somebody to take a picture, they look like round balls and too far from each other. I will post a picture to see what I am talking about. Anyone knows why is that? Should I have gone bigger or got a moderate profile that has a wider base?
My chemo tretments are going ok, I feel much better now with the change of medication

I feel so good, even though still in chemo treatment

I just want to let everyone know how good I feel, well at least most of the time, even though I am still in treatment. I still have one to go and I'm done with chemo. I gained a little weight and I feel so good. Even when I put on 3-4 pounds it shows on me.
I am back from vacation and to me regular routine. I started latin dancing twice a week and I am a little busy with my vacation rental place I have in Athens. As I said before, the only problem now is that I am not really happy with my breasts and I do not know what to do. Sometimes, I feel like I am pushing my luck. I mean, I should be grateful that I got to keep my breast and now I do not like it. I am so scared to have another surgery, I do not even know if my surgeon would agree on that. I am posting some pictures.

I am back. 1 and 1/2 years after surgery

I would like to say that I am doing very well with the cancer so far. No signs of it.
My left breast is still the same shape only much softer because I have been doing physical therapy and they massaged it. Massage helps a lot. I had lumps on the outer side ever since the surgery that hurt when I was touching that side. Now, they are gone. Therapy helps a lot after operation and my therapist said that everybody should do it after surgery because all the front part of the body and more gets tight and pulls. He does miracles this guy, he treats TV people, athletes, dancers in the dancing with the stars show etc. I am posting new photos.

back after a year and a half

I want to correct my review and say that I have recently discovered that they are under the muscle on both ends and not overs as I thought he had told me prior to the surgery. Doctors have a problem with communication, plus they forget what they have said to each patient.
Posting more pictures of today, my left is still the same and it will stay the same. Told me he will fix it in 2 years. Other than that I have no problems, feel natural, cannot even tell they are not mine. I really cannot understand how a lot of women say they feel them big, bother them, cannot sleep etc.
Anyone else with big gap in between them with my stats, 5.3", 110 p. peripheral measurement of under breasts is 29,5". I would appreciate your input.
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Your breast should not be deformed! And you need bigger implants to solve the implants being too far apart. I think however, you look better than before.
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Bless your heart!!! Have you gone back to your PS?? Your left breast should not still be deformed like this!
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Those are great news! Congrats! Of course that people are moved by your story, and consider you as a strong person. That is true that sometimes you don't have any options, but to fight. But that isn't all... Your attitude is more important, and yours pops out as soon as you start reading your review. We are all happy for you, just so you know! :) It is good that those lumps disappeared. How does your left breast feel? Is it harder? Do you feel any discomfort when you massage it? I think you picked implants that gave you the most natural possible look. To be honest, I wish I picked 230cc. I still hope they will drop a little bit more, so they look even more natural. Have a great summer! I love Greece! So jealous! :)
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Hi vannatoo. Wondering how you are doing now? Are you feeling better?:)
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Ah, I'm glad to hear you gained a few pounds, you're done with chemo and having a nice time with your family. I understand you're still a bit unhappy about your breasts and know what you mean by pushing your luck. Can you possibly postpone any breast stuff and possible surgeries for a few years and just enjoy your normal life routine for a while? Thank you for posting an update with your great photos. You look great in your swim suit on the beach!

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thanks for your advice!!!I hope you doing well!!!I am Bulgarian,so we are close friend,thats how I feel.I wish you all the best!!!
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The profile I got was mod+, so I think either he should have used a moderate profile or just more cc's with the same profile. I did not see anybody on this site having this big gap, have you?
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Its not a matter of what style you got but the diameter you got...just looks like he went under your BWD number and should have gone wider. They style u get is just projections...they all can get wider in diameter though. I'm going from mod + to HP and to get more projection I need to go wider then my BWD so I'm going to get side boob bc there is no more space in the clevage area.
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the profile has to do with the diameter, HP has a smaller base than moderate in the same cc's. If he had put 250cc in the same profile they would be wider in the base. I looked at some pictures on another site and I saw women with 250cc's and moderate plus profile with the same gap. I do not know what to say. I hope my surgeon can answer that.
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Hi. Hope you are feeling well. Perhaps a much bigger implant would spread into the cleavage area? My cleavage is smaller than it was pre-BA, but not dramatically so. I had 350 cc's mod+, which is considered the "most used/average" sized implant. If you are looking for a revision, I hope you get the answers you want.
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When I lift my arms like you are doing in the bathing pic with the girls, my cleavage is large. When I relax my arms, they revert. The super close implant pics we occasionally see probably is due to their breasts naturally being closer together. And your implant is quite small. I hope you are are weathering your treatment okay. I know it is rough. Blessings to you! By the way, you live in "climate" paradise:) I want to visit Greece at some point.
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Looks like you had a nice vacation! So sorry you aren't happy. Not really sure what to say because on one hand being satisfied is understandable but I can see how you are concerned another surgery might not be the best thing for you. Glad tour treatments are almost done. Thanks for the update-you look great!
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Congrats on completing chemo soon!!!! Glad you are feeling good lately. What I think about your BA.. I agree with boobstatic your PS should of used moderate plus profile so they would be closer and I think more cc would look perfect!!! I hope you find the courage and funds to do a revision because we all deserve to be happy and love our body so if there is something you don't like I suggest you go for it!!!!
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Ok..you want to know what I think so I will tell you...I think your dr used too small of a diameter on u. He should have gone bigger. I would say another surgery would be worth it and you should go for it if possible. U had nice natural full breasts before...he should try to acheive that look
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Vanatoo, thinking of you. How are you feeling? I am feeling exceedingly confident. How is it possible augmentation could do so much to improve my outlook? I am taking good care of my breasts, wearing a bra day and night (for the most part).
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Thanks for your review and being real. You look wonderful and I would never know you are going through so much if you had not posted it. I will pray that you continue to tolerate the chemo and recovery quickly. I must admit your pre-BA breasts were pretty fantastic. Your new ones are great too though and I think you are over-analyzing the look. I am like you and tend to do that myself. Give yourself some grace and enjoy them. :-)
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Glad to hear the last 4 sessions of chemo are more mild. You're almost there...hang in there! Love your photo...you're so petite I think you look great! 

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The little one is my daughter and I have a son 13 years old. I have 3 more chemo sessions. These last 4 ones though are very mild, do not feel nauseous or tired. After that I have radiations for about 25 days every day.Almost done. How are you doing?
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So happy to hear these recent treatments are a bit less exhausting than the first round. I am in Seattle, Washington working for a few days. Such an amazing city. I miss my boys and will see them on Friday night. For now, just enjoying a little freedom.
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You look beautful! Are those your children? Is your treatment complete?
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My heart is with you!!!
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It is impressive how close your results are to your natural breasts in the picture of you on the beach. I hope you are feeling well and keep is updated as you heal.
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You look beautiful, vannatoo! Hope you are doing well with your treatments. I too have anxiety/panic issues. I can only imagine how dealing with breast cancer would affect a person with anxiety. My heart goes out to you. xxx
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