Hello everyone! So I'm 5 days away from my surgery and decided like many others to share my experience with others. I know that all the personal stories on this website have been so helpful and comforting for me through this process and I would love to provide the same support to other women!
So my stats are: 20 years old (21 on August 7th),
5'2”, and around 105 pounds (I dont really weigh myself so its a guess)
Current Bra size : 32/34 A.
Surgery Date: August 10, 2012 at 9:15 AM.
350-375cc Smooth, Round Silicone Moderate Plus Implants, Under the muscle, inframammary incision
I've wanted a breast augmentation for as long as I can remember. I'm obviously a petite woman but have always had a bit more of a bodacious bottom and I was a little disappointed when my top half didn't quite catch up. I absolutely love the look of full, large breasts and when I did realize I was going to be lacking a bit in that department I decided that some day I was going to get my boobs done. Well a few years later and everything has fallen into place. A few months ago I got very serious about my desire to get a breast augmentation and announced to my family and closest friends that it would be happening very soon.
I met with one of the most known and reputable surgeons in Austin and immediately knew he was the surgeon I wanted to help me have the breasts I've always wanted. My consultation was on July 9, 2012. I provided my surgeon with pictures of breasts I really like, celebrities whose proportions I like and some pictures of things I dont like. We decided that in order to produce the results I wanted and to stay safe at the same time that I would get 350 or 375 cc( he will decide in the operating room) Smooth, Round, Silicone Implants Moderate Plus profile placed under the muscle through an inframammary incision.
I tried on the sizers and loved how it looked! It still felt so far away then, still sort of like a dream. My PS has a very low complication rate due to the precautions he makes the patients take before and after and because of his use of the Keller Funnel. The Keller Funnel is basically an icing bag that they use to place the implant once theyve created the pocket. It allows the plastic surgeon to drop the implant directly from the sterile packaging into the sterile funnel and then after placing the narrow end of the funnel in the incision he has already made, he is able to easily squeeze it into the pocket without the implant ever touching the patients skin or his gloves. This no touch technique has proven to reduce the amount of bacteria (naturally occuring from skin flora and the air) that can contaminate the implant/implant pocket. This is said to reduce the chances of infection and capsular contracture! It also allows for an easier recovery process because the PS can easily place the implant which reduces the trauma to the tissues. AND it allows for a smaller incision for silicone implant placement! I WAS SO STOKED TO HEAR HE WAS USING THIS. You can find out more about it online. It is the new big thing in plastic surgery!
Anyways, My pre-op appointment was on July 27, 2012. I met with my pre-op nurse and she went over all the do's and don'ts before and after surgery and I brought my surgery vitamin package by VitaMedica. They are specially formulated vitamins that are made to help with recovering and healing from surgery. It also came with Arnica 30 and Bromelain that help with bruising and swelling. I was a little nervous before my pre-op appointment. I had been reading a lot of personal stories which helped but the lingering worries of complicatoins and pain were getting the better of me. Luckily the pre-op nurse and the rest of the staff were awesome in calming my nerves. Many of them had gotten theres done with Dr. Reid which definitely made me feel better. I left my pre-op appointment feeling super excited.
It still seemed sort of unreal at that point but now that it is August 5, 5 days from Surgery I am starting to realize this is happening soon! I'm so excited!! My boyfriend and mom will be taking care of me for the few days after and I'm so happy I'll have them there for support. My 21st birthday is on Tuesday which should help time go by, but Im just so excited I cannot believe it is so soon and that it is acutally happening!! I'm just hoping all goes well! Anyways, thats enough for now. I'll update soon!