Boob Job with Upper & Lower Bleph - Australia, AU

I've been stalking this site on and off for a...

I've been stalking this site on and off for a couple of years now, wanting to do it and not wanting to do it all at the same time. The reviews have been so helpful so, fair is fair, and here is mine.

I am 37, 5ft 7 and somewhere between 125 and 130lb & a small C cup - but think they look more like a B (I have added photos with my sports bra and top on - will need to build up courage to post the girls nudey). I have never disliked my breasts. They are smallish but a nice shape and have historically been in proportion with the rest of my body. Then I had kids, my waist expanded and the boobs kind of deflated. I think I got off relatively lightly but I still find that I avoid going to the beach because I don't like wearing the bathers anymore. Age is also a factor. I used to be tiny - crazy small but, even if I could get back down to that, I don't think it would look or feel good at my age. The adjustment is hard to get used to though. Now, on a bad day, my stomach comes out to meet my boobs and I hate that!

I have long wanted to sort my eyes out and decided to address my post pregnancy body concerns at the same time. Initially I was hoping to do a mini tummy tuck but, with the kids still so small, I don't think now is the time what with the longer recovery. I have decided to start training hard again and address the rack instead!

I am booked in on 22 July for 310cc anatomical unders. I think I'm pretty happy with the size and shape. I want them to look really natural.

I do feel quite conflicted and worried about doing this and I would be so grateful if anyone could reassure me or pass on any tips.
- What if something goes very wrong?
- Am I sending the wrong messages to my kids - how do I even explain it?
- How will I keep my three year old boy (mummy/boob obsessed, speech delayed, climber) off them while I recover?
- Will he be scarred for life with the weird shape while they settle?

Thanks for listening :)

3 weeks today

Well, my surgery is officially 3 weeks off. I'm first on the cancellation list too so I'm really hoping they call sooner. I've paid for the implants and will transfer the anaesthetists fees tomorrow. The credit card is all cleared and ready to pay the balance (for the frequent flyer points).

I've been working out a lot and been far more motivated than I have in years. The prospect of such a positive and drastic change to my figure is making me want to get the best result I can straight away.

Meanwhile, here is my wish photo - the one that made me decide to go for it. I also showed him a photo of Halle Berry. Not for the size, I just like how natural and squishy they look. I have a massive fear of the surgeon putting 18 year old boobs on my 37 year old frame but I think the guy I've chosen understands what I'm trying to achieve.

All paid up

I paid everyone involved yesterday and will be in surgery in a little over a week. I'm now freaking out about size. My surgeon is certain that anatomical implants will get the look I want & I'm happy with that, but it makes it very difficult to get a good idea about size when comparing with all the pictures of round implants.

I mentioned my erring to the secretary when I paid and the surgeon is squeezing me in on Tuesday to go over it all, talk about size, etc. That's great because, when I'm talking to him, I feel like he knows what I'm after. It's just been a while since my pre-op.

Meanwhile I've put up some more 'wish' photos. Please, please help me decide which size is going to achieve the look.

Finally all decided....I think

I saw my PS again in Tuesday, tried on some more sizers with lots of different tips and finally settled on a slightly bigger size - 335cc FF.

Turns out the nurse wasn't used to the sizers so just gave me a 7 and then an 8 to decide between thinking that was the next step up. Well, that's actually the difference between 310cc and 475cc (or thereabouts). No wonder I thought they looked huge!!

We did it right this time and put the size four and three together to come up with 335cc and bingo! that's absolutely the look I'm going for. PS had another look at my wish pictures and decided to go for a full profile rather than moderate. He said the difference was millimetres but would achieve more what I was looking for.

It was great seeing him. I felt totally confident and at ease with my choice. Now I'm a mess of nerves and worry again that I won't like them. I keep looking at my present boobage in the mirror and wondering why the hell I'm doing this. Worrying what the school mums will think if they notice; will they gossip behind my back? Will I care?

It's funny, I'm barely even thinking about the blepheroplasty (because, frankly, that needs to happen and fast) but to new boobs is becoming a bit of an obsession.

Monday can't come soon enough!

Love them already!

They are exactly what I was hoping for!

All in I've had a good day. I will update when I'm a little less out of it.

So, the procedure

I arrived at the hospital at 6.30am. My room wasn't quite ready so I sat in the day room reading for a while before they took me through. I was shown around the room and given my gown and antiseptic shower stuff. I was number four on the list so would be last down.

The anaesthetist came around next and it turns out we vaguely knew each other. She is just lovely and really put me at ease. she told me about procedures she's had an how the kids coped with it. We discussed anti nausea mediation and using a different type of anaethetic to try and stop me feelin sick afterwards. She prescribed a pre-med for after my shower.

My PS came to see me briefly, ran through the consent forms asked if I had any questions then said I would be third now as someone had cancelled.

I had my shower, took the pre-meds and lay in bed watching the boats in a pleasant, diazepam daze. Nurses came and went and all of them were very reassuring.

Before long they came to get me, I had a last wee, they put on my anti DVT stockings and pump thingo and off we went. Down in theatre I waited next to another patient comparing hair nets. My PS came out and drew the markings on me. To my joy he offered to get rid of a few skin tags for me too. I was wheeled in and the anaesthetist was waiting for me. She put the drip in easily (I had already asked for numbing cream because I'm a sook for needles). We chatted away about schools and career juggles. I have no idea when she did it but one minute they were putting the oxygen mask on and the next thing I know my husband was sitting next to me back in my room.

Apparently I was a bit difficult to wake up. Not that I was still anaesthetised, I just kept swiping them away saying I was sleeping.

In my room I went to the loo and saw my face and boobs for the first time.

My boobs looked fantastic. They have swollen up a bit now but it was brilliant to get that quick look to reassure me. I love the size - not too big and not too small. The first night I didn't sleep very well because I was too excited about them. It's possibly because they are a bit engorged, but they feel really nice, my skin is smooth again rather than a wobble of stretch marks and general deflation.

I am not in much pain at all and I'm only taking the panedol during the day and the mid strength at night. Other than that I feel a bit tight across the scars and heavy on the chest area.

I only have a band on at the moment to stop them rising. I will get my support bra at my post-op.
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Your results look great!!!!
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Thanks. It's a really badly fitting bikini anyway. They look much better in real life. I'm excited about how they will look once they drop.
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Yay!!!! Congrats on everything! Can't wait to see your results!!!
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I can't wait for your update! I totally relate- two young kids, deflated b, going for 300 or 335 unders. Curious on your recovery and how your kids are handling mommy recovering. Best of luck to you!
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The kids are doing really well. I'm mostly holed up in the bedroom at the moment and they do pop in to see me but have both been great so far. I think in a way it's helped having my eyes done too so I am quite visibly under the weather. My daughter asks me to put my sunglasses on before she comes into the room because the black eyes bother her. My son isn't worried about it but is being surprisingly gentle - no climbing up so far and he keeps bringing me pieces of apple and other treats. All in I think they are enjoying a bit of focused time from daddy and grandma and grandad, rather than boring old mummy.
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I love your review so far! Wow, we are very similar. You have alot of the same fears I had. I got 400/425cc HP silicone about 3 weeks ago and my 12 year old stepdaughter never even noticed, which was my #1 fear! Lol! I also was scheduled to get a lower eye blasphemy at the same time as my breast lift/aug, but cancelled that and decided to go with botox and filler (restalyne) which I got less than a week after my rack. Hehe! I was nervous about the possible bruising and longer recovery of the eye surgery in conjunction with the breasts, but I also wanted to look my best straight away like you said! :-) I figure I can go through with that surgery in a year or so, but I'm very happy with the results of the injectables for now. Good luck with your surgery! Can't wait to see your results!
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Oh, I loved the fillers! I swear I nearly stacked the car so many times when I caught my reflection in the rear view mirror afterwards - like wow! Unfortunately once the puffy fat started creeping in I ha to accept it was time for surgery.
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Good luck! I think you have enough wish boob photos that your PS can use to help you determine those last few cc's. Here is a list of items you may want to purchase and set over the weekend to prepare for your recovery. Can't wait for your updates!

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Thank you! I've been looking for that everywhere. That's really incredibly organised. I've done the laundry and had a bit of a clean but fortunately my husband can cook. Great tip re the scarves. I've been wondering how to get around that bit.
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oh don't worry about how other ppl will notice your change too much. Believe me I used to be a small deflated B and now a medium C. They look pretty big naked for me but not dramatic at all in cloth :)
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Hi how are you feeling these days? I know it's getting so close to your big day and understand if you are very nervous and have various thoughts. Believe me I went through all that :) I am 36 and also have two kids but they are older (12 and 8) :) I thought of all the possible bad situations might happen and not sure if I will love my new look but at the end I knew I picked a great surgeon and I just had to have trust in him that he'll do a good job and everything will be ok :) My surgery went very smoothly and I had no pain and my recovery is going great and on track :) I also love my result! I hope my experience can make you feel a little better and best of luck to you. Please keep us all updated, you will do great!
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Thank you so much for the reassurance. I appreciate it. I'm feeling a bit better today. The admissions nurse called yesterday and was really lovely. I find it's better if I don't think about it too much. I reckon I might be one of those who doesn't love them instantly and won't fully appreciate the change until they've settled. If that's so, I'm trying to keep myself prepped of that and will hopefully remember to be patient. Then, on some level I'm quite looking forward to the break!
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Thank you for starting your journey on RealSelf! How old are your kids? Your three year old won't even remember this. My little ones didn't recall it at all....they were 2, 5 and 6 at the time. Keeping them off mommy was a challenge. I hid in my room while my husband and parents helped distract them for 3 days, but even after that, I carried around a pillow so no one would nose dive into them! Ideally nothing goes wrong but you never know. Just make sure you're confident in your doctor and his choice of procedure for you. I like the look of your photo with sizers! Keep us posted!

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Thanks Beth, my kids are nearly four and six. My husband is taking a week off work to look after them. My little boy still thinks that are his play things and I'm constantly having to remove his hands from down my top! The pillow is a great idea for those mummy=climbing frame moments. How long before you felt confident without it?
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My kids understood after a few days but it sounds like you might need to step it up a bit with an arm brace. Moms often try the visual method for their children as it really is painful if someone bumps into you the first few weeks. I remember bumping into the wall a few times, even with my small breasts and it hurt!! 

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I am curious about this too! My littles are 5 and 3. Both of my kids are very loving and always wanting to be so close to me. Who knew motherhood was so physical!!! My surgery is July 31! I love the pillow idea, good idea @bethH.
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Finally someone who feels the same as I do about my boobs....mine are nice just don't fit my body well...
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Oh yay! So nice to find someone who understands. Isn't this site great? I had a quick swiz at your befores. They are great! Imagine how much awesome they will be with a start like that. Sadly, mine aren't even close. Having said I'm happy with the size I'm now starting to freak out that perhaps I should go larger. Looking at the sizer pictures, they don't seem as big as they did in the office. How did your sizers look?
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Well at first we thought about going 550-650 but my office doesn't do sizer or computer animation so mine is going on guess alone. I don't think now I will be going that big since it will put me over a G and my favorite place to shop is Victoria Secrets.....what fun would that be not to be able to shop there anymore? Now I just want to end up a very large DD possibly DDD. I don't go back into my consult til the 29th of July with my surgery being a week and half away from that date. I suppose I could go to a different surgeon but I really like mine she is nice and very personable. She may not have high reviews on here or lucky to have found her and her prices are higher but with her I feel at ease. I met her when she was my husbands plastic surgeon for a facial scar he received at work. He was suppose to have it cleared up in may bit he has changed his date to the same day as my one week follow up after I get my girls. She is nearly a 2 hour drive to get to her.
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