Let the Countdown Begin - Atlanta, GA

Hi ladies, I am 5'1, 112 pounds and I am...

Hi ladies, I am 5'1, 112 pounds and I am finally getting my boobs back!!! My surgery is scheduled for March 8th 2012 and I can't wait. I have two wonderful children (ages 3 and 1) who were both breastfed and a loving husband. Before kids I loved my breast. They were perky, smooth and round...now they are what I call chicken cutlets!

After going to five different doctors for consultations I finally settled on a doctor from a referral! 2 out of the 5 doctors all wanted to give me a lift but I didn't want the scar and I didn't want high porno boobs (no offense). Its just that I wanted them to look natural for me, my age and the fact that I have two kids.

I have settled on Memory Gel Silicone implants by Mentor. I am thinking of going with 320 cc. My right breast is larger than my left so my doctor will make sure to correct them. I work out 5 days a week so I am thinking of going over the muscle but my doctor and I will decide closer to the date. Oh and my doctor is known for no scarring!

Even though I personally don't know any of you, your stories has helped me to feel at ease and know that I am making a great decision! Thanks ladies!!!

Your day is almost here! I'm so excited for you! Please keep us posted, l just can't wait to hear about your experience. You are going to look great!
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I know!!!!! I can't believe its here....no nervous gitters yet. I am sure they will come tonight. Thanks for everything and now its count down to your day! I will Definately keep you posted. Ttyl
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Bri - I sure wish you the best of luck in whichever you decide. As I probably did need a lift, I am thrilled that I went over the muscle because now to me it seems that I never needed a lift at all. I think over the muscle makes them slightly a bit more perky. However, my doctor said he usually goes under the muscle on patients that do not require a lift at all. I just could not bear with scarring around my nipple so I decided to not do the lift.

My breasts were actually different sizes beforehand, so since I went with gel implants my right boob required 100cc more than my left breast. Now they are the same size and I am sooooo happy. Whatever you do decide, I'm sure you will be pleased.

I was a small 34b before and I recently was fitted at Victoria Secret as a 34D and they are perfect for me.

Wish ya the best.
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Hi ladies, so my surgery was today and it wasn't...

Hi ladies, so my surgery was today and it wasn't that bad. To be honest I want to stop taking the meds already not because I am not in pain but because its not the pain I thought I would be in and the meds are really not making it go away. The pain feels a tight and heavy feeling more than a surgery feeling. Sorry if it sounds like I am rambling about the pain but its hard to explain when I was thinking it would be pain to the tenth power! I know this is only day one but the worst part so far was literally just waiting to get started. I didn't have any nervous jitters suprisingly ( I hope I didn't just make up a word) but I was just laying in the bed talking to my hubby waiting for them to get started! However, when they did boy was everything over so fast. I remember waving to my husband like I was in the pagent to waxing up with the nervous beside me saying hi doll everything went and looks great!
I have only peaked and must say they look good so far! Also, my first thought to be honest was wow they look a little small..LOL!!!! I will get some pics up tonight is I can. Oh one more thing...I am so greatful for this site and all the lovely women that posted their honest reviews...it has really been helpful! I thought I was going crazy because my stomach seems so big right now and I couldn't understand why but after reading another review it was nice to see that she went thru the same thing. Good night ladies, once again thanks and for those of who who have upcoming surgeries believe me its not that bad!!! You can do it!!!
The tightness is pretty uncomfortable :-/ What really helped is the muscle relaxer I was prescribed, Lorazepam. You may have been prescribed something similar, but it really does help.

About the belly swelling, another user on here suggested to drink cranberry juice - make sure it's 100% cranberry, not cocktail blend and not from concentrate. Mix with a little water because it's very tart. She also suggested to eat pineapple, because it's a natural anti-inflammatory. Hope this helps :-)
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Good Luck today! Sending Positive Vibes your way!!!!
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Thanks so much Omaha4903!!!!! You have been such a great help. I must say it wasn't that bad....so get ready your day is near!
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So its day two and I feel wonderful! There still...

So its day two and I feel wonderful! There still is a tight and heavy feeling but nothing I can't handle. I am actually thinking about stopping my pain medication but we will see. I can't wait to really see them but my doctor does not want me to take the bra off until Monday..that's my next appt. I have posted a picture. Its not the best picture and it looks like one breast is bigger than the other but its the bra....and I am scared to adjust it...LOL!

The only bad thing so far is me itching like crazy and sorry maybe tmi but I have a lot of gas!!!!! I know this is from the anesthesia.
I'll take some pics at the end of the week once it heals a bit more. By the way, it's less than a week old.
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If I get a TT I will definitely put a tattoo over it! Cherish, do you have pics you can post?
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I just happened upon this site and am happy to see that most of you decided NOT to have a lift. I had a TT a little over a year ago after a 70 lb weight loss. Now my breast have lost their volume. They arrive deflated for lack of a better term. Initially I was told I wouldn't need a lift then 6 months later and more sagging I was told I'd need a lift. It's been 8 months since the last visit and now they look like I no longer need a lift. No, they aren't perky but the nipples don't face south as much. At any rate, it's nice to know that others feel like myself w/not wanting the scars. I am an African American and scar really bad. Just had tattoos placed over my TT scar to camouflage the ugly scar. Can't imagine this with my breast. Again I'm happy to have found you guys and will check back once I've made a commitment to go forward.
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Hi ladies!! So today was another good day. I had...

Hi ladies!! So today was another good day. I had my first doc appt and that went well...except I could have done without the pushing and pressing on the boobies!!! Man did that hurt. I am no longer taking the pain meds just the antibiotics. My next appt is on Friday...and my doctor didn't tell me to start massaging so I will probably listen to him. Oh, I was able to take a shower!!!! The simple things in life that make you smile...you will see what I am talking about. I still have the tape on my boobs... that will come off on Friday...until then thanks ladies for all the kind words and I will post some new pictures!!
you look terrific, congrats!
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Thanks lifesgettingbetter48!!
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Hey Bri, Glad your feeling better! Any more pics to post? I just posted my before pics.
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Hi ladies!!! My boobs are doing wonderful...thank...

Hi ladies!!! My boobs are doing wonderful...thank goodness. I must say they feel like real boobs...very soft and squishy! The only thing that has been bothering me is my stomach. I have had an upset stomach the whole entire recovery process. I think I waited to long to take a laxative and I am now paying for it. Otherwise, I am doing great. I have started doing a light workout at the gym...no lifting or running though. I am going to wait the full six weeks for that.

On another note....not sure if others have experienced this but my cycle has been totally affected by the surgery....just a warning to others. Yes, it had me taking a pregnancy test! My doctors assured me that this was normal and I wasn't freaking out for nothing...also because of my upset stomach. My nipples are still sore....I went home to NY this past weekend and the cold air was not my breast friend! I have a doctors appointment on Friday so hopefully I will get my strips off (haven't seen my incision yet). I will try and post pictures tonight. I will be honest and say I go back n forth between a phase of liking them and not liking them. I think this is due to my left taking its precious time to drop!!! But I do not regret it....it has been a little hard not to pick up my little ones. I have 3 year old and 1 1/2 year old and its a little hard trying to explain to them that mommy can't pick them up right now.

Also, one thing I do notice is a change in my lack of energy...not sure if others have experienced this as well. Before my BA surgery I was VERY active and I now notice that I tire easily ( I am sure running after a 3 and 1 1/2 year old doesn't help...I am also a SAHM) but this is the one thing that I am not use to and can't wait to go away. Ok enough of me rambling, but I hope this information can help someone...will post some new pictures tonight!
Hey, I was looking at your pictures. Do you think the dropping is complete or you think they are still healing up? Was wondering bc you have a really nice size going on. And you have memory gel like mine. I am getting 375 cc's and I wonder sometimes if I am getting large enough implants. But looking at your photos, they look really good :) Our before size isn't too too far apart either...
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Hi Lawoman2 and good luck with your surgery!!! I am so sorry I am just seeing this post. As far as my boobs I think they are still healing up....they still need to drop more I believe and my left is still riding higher than the right....can't wait to see pics!!!
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I am so thankful to have found this site and have actuallu learned a lot through the posts! I am almost one month out of surgery and love my new twins, but was curious when it would be a good time to buy new bras? I am sports bras only for few weeks then at night for 6 months. I want to buy bras but not sure how accurate sizing would be at this stage?
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Hi Ladies!!! I feel like I haven't been on here in...

Hi Ladies!!! I feel like I haven't been on here in forever....I have to do better...because I know how it is to have your surgery coming up and you just want to read and read everyones stories to make you feel at ease.
Well I have finally reached my 4 week mark....WOOHOO!!!!! I am so excited to finally be there and feel like I can do more. I started working out again!!! Nothing major...my trainers won't let me do anything really involving my upper body and arms. So far I have been maxing it out on cardio (walking on treadmill with incline and stair master) and abs. I think however tomorrow I just may try to run....wish me luck! I was going to wait the full six weeks but my doctor has given me the green light...well to be honest his exact words were...You are cleared for all activities but no rodeo!! LOL gotta love my doctor! I have finally posted new pics up. I still have a little tightness every now and then and I also noticed during week three if I bended down a certain way I could hear a squishing noise sometimes. I haven't heard it too much in week 4.
The last couple of weeks I have slept on my side and stomach (heaven sent)! I was so tired of sleeping on my back. I haven't went to any stores to get sized yet...still holding out for that. During the day I wear a cami under my shirts and nothing at night per my doctor. I also have not started massaging the girls yet. My doctor said if I wanted to start its fine, but he isn't pressed about it. I say this to say...some doctors tells their patients different things and its completely normal. What works for one patient might not work for another. And if anything I see massaging as only helping...so why not....I have just been following my doctors orders.
My incisions are healing quite nicely I think except on my right boob it looks raised a little bit but my husband swears I am being extra picky!! Oh well I am off and good luck to all the new girls getting their surgeries...I am so happy and can't wait for bikini season!!!
I love your new pics!! You must be so happy! Your size is great! How many cc's did you go with again? Maybe it's the meds but I couldn't find it in your review?lol!
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Hi FitLuv!!! Yes, I am finally happy cause they are finally falling...LOL!!! I went with 325 silicone. At first I was thinking I went to small but they turned out perfect for my frame!
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they look awesome !!!!
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Hi Ladies!!!! I finally went into VS and got...

Hi Ladies!!!! I finally went into VS and got sized!!!! I measured a 34C...which is FAB!!! Not too big, not too small!! They are still dropping and feel amazing! I know this sounds crazy but I feel on them and I swear I cannot tell that I have fake boobies which is wonderful!!! That was really important to me. My friends can't even tell!!! My nipples are less sensitive which is a good thing. I still haven't worn any underwire bras yet. My doc wants me to wait 6 months.

Most importantly, I started back running and it felt so good!!! I was so tired of walking on the treadmill. I didn't need two sports bras like I thought I would I just bought a really good one. Make sure if you buy a sports bra to work out in not to buy it to tight thinking they shouldn't move...it leaves indentions and hurts your nipples once off believe me!
You look great! Nicely dropped! Glad you back running! I gained 8 lb in 2 weeks, can't wait to go back to the gym! Miss it so much!
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Thanks Zsuzsika26!!!! Yes, it felt soo good to get back in the gym and do a real work out. I gained 8lbs too! And I feel like it all went to my stomach...ugh!
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Hi Ladies!!! I am so excited...I ran three miles...

Hi Ladies!!! I am so excited...I ran three miles today and did an awesome workout afterwards...and I feel amazing. I must say I like how my new boobs look in my workout clothes!!!!
Ladies...there is light at the end of the tunnel...I promise. My stomach is finally down...yes I was looking like a tellatubby! I was worried that my boobs would be bouncing up and down like Pamela Anderson or something but they stayed in place and looked great!!! Have a good day ladies and I must say I have no regrets!!!
I was so happy to see someone else who did just implants without a lift! Thanks for posting your story; I felt just like you, I didn't want boobs up to my collarbone, just more filled out. You look fantastic!! :)
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Thanks MKCT110261526!!!!
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Thanks!!! now I want mines done, like tomorrow!!! lol. they look perky and happy!!! congrats on your journey.... well done!
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