2 weeks post-op and very happy I did this.
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My consult is booked! I figured I'd wait to...
- 10 Apr 2012
- 3 months pre
My consult is booked! I figured I'd wait to start my story until something was put in writing, making it official (almost). My surgery date isn't booked yet of course, but she did give me the option of August 20th if everything goes as planned, meaning the consult and my finances (still in the process of saving up).
And as the title says, I'm VERY EXCITED!! We've been corresponding via phone and email a few times, getting information, questions answered, etc., and today her receptionist wrote me back with the times she has available for a consult next month around the dates I plan on going to visit my inlaws (who conveniently live in a city she travels to once a month to operate within). My eyes got all watery as I read everything she had written to me. I was elated! I responded with all the information she needed and my desired appointment time and once I hit "send" I felt like I was going to puke lol From what I've read and heard, she's supposed to be a very good surgeon, specialized in breast surgery. She does most of the reconstruction surgeries for women who've lost 1 or both breasts in the Northern part of our province.
Though I have gotten my hopes up over her, I am going to wait until the consult to fully decide how I feel about her and her team. It's funny, I've wanted bigger breasts for over 10 years now. I remember in early high school, realizing I was done developing physically, and looked to both my mom and dad's side of the family and knowing I wasn't going to grow any bigger.
I even went so far as to try herbal ingredients listed on several pills in an attempt to continue growing (they clearly didn't work lol). But I'm glad I didn't get surgery earlier in my life. Everything feels "right" for me now. Had I had them done when before I would've likely been getting them for boys, to increase my attraction and attention by men. And I would probably not be the same person I am now.
I am in a happily committed relationship of 8 years with 2 children (5 and 2 years old). And I'm also very happy with myself. The only 2 things I would change is my breast size and a small mole on my face that I plan on having removed at the same time as the breast augmentation. I feel like I'll be entirely complete once I get this done, and everything is falling into place perfectly (the surgeon, the location, the timeline, finances, self esteem, and I've even convinced my man who wasn't on board before!).
I'm nearly 26 years old, 5'7, 137lbs, and a 34a or a small 34b depending on the bra. I've always been slightly bottom heavy, not drastically, but my hips, thighs and butt have a little extra squeeze room to them, whereas from my belly button up is much thinner. I work out several times a week (cardio and light weights) just to maintain some muscle.
I nursed both of my children for about 6 months each and grew to a full B with my first child, and then deflated down, grew to a medium C with my second child, and then fully deflated down to an A =( I absolutely loved them when they were bigger. I felt like clothes really fit me, and I had the shape that I so longed for. I considered continuing to pump milk to try and keep my breasts bigger lol So yeah, that's my story so far.
I check realself several times a day and read everyone's stories and experiences on both the breast implant and the breast augmentation sections. So grateful for this website, I don't think I'd be nearly as ready for this as I am now without seeing how many other women have gone through it and shared their adventures in boobie hunting (and getting those trophy boobs! lol).
Well it's still 23 more days until my consult. ...
- 24 Apr 2012
- 3 months pre
I ordered a bandeau bikini in too large of a size on purpose. It came in today and I love it!! Too bad it'll be too big for a few more months. But it's so nice to be able to order an entire suit in one size! I used to have to order smalls on top and medium/large on bottom. I've also never been able to wear bandeau since they make you look much smaller if you're already small up top. (I'll post a before photo of it)
Also I did the rice test today. I did 1 3/4c on each side. I think that's about a 415cc. I really liked the look of it, but I'll probably request 450cc in my consult since everyone seems to say they wish they had've gone slightly bigger. I'm hoping the surgeon says that it isn't too big for me. I guess I'll have to wait and see =)
Oh and I have a question, how heavy do your breasts feel afterwords? Like is it a really noticeable weight? Is it easy to get used to? And is that part of what contributes to the pain following surgery?
Hey everyone. Honestly not much of an update here...
- 3 May 2012
- 2 months pre
And I still would love to hear others experiences and thoughts on the weight of their implants. How they feel once they've settled and what it's comparable to. Thanks in advance!
I (finally) had my consult. It went great, far...
- 22 May 2012
- 2 months pre
Small update. I'm feeling very down lately about...
- 26 Jun 2012
- 27 days pre
Well it's booked. Deposit made of $2058 made. ...
- 27 Jul 2012
- 4 days post
Before I was only feeling excited, but now that's it in writing I'm starting to feel nervous. I'm a little frightened of the anaesthesia. My heart has been skipping beats occisionally for the last 8 months or so but when I went to get it checked out they found nothing with the blood tests and ECG. They figured it was anxiety/stress (which I found odd because I have a pretty non-dramatic life other then when my kids misbehave). So I can't help being a little worried that maybe they overlooked something and the anaesthetic will effect me badly. Maybe it's normal jitters, and fear of the unknown since I've never had surgery or anything before.
Feeling pretty confident about my decisions though. I'm certain that I want this and that all of the details that I've chosen are the right ones for me.
It's fully paid for nothing to do but wait until...
- 31 Jul 2012
- 8 days post
I went through the thing I dreaded most yesterday so it really is all downhill from here. I told my Dad. He's very old fashioned, though not religious. I was 16 when I got my first tattoo and he was so upset he didn't want to speak to me. He didn't yell or anything, just asked me to leave his room. I felt like he was disappointed in me and that was much worse then getting in trouble. Even though it's 10 years later I was terrified. If he gets doesn't approve of piercings and tattoos, imagine how he'd react to elective surgery... He's on the other side of the country so luckily I had an excuse to tell him via text msg. The suspense of waiting for a response killed me. When he finally responded he asked for a clarification on what type of surgery I was getting so I replied "Breast Augmentation" and he typed "That's what I was afraid of. I hope it goes well for you. Love Dad" Of course I read it in the worst tone possible, imagining he was saying it with disgust and disappointment and I was terribly upset over it. When I woke this morning I thought about it and figured I was overreacting. He probably didn't mean it the way I read it, and it's not like he's never going to speak to me again because of this. I knew he wouldn't approve so in reality, his reaction was far from the worst I could've expected. Plus it'll give him some time to talk it over with his spouse, who I confided in months ago and she'll likely reason with him and help him get over the shock.
So now that that's over, I'm super excited. Though still a little nervous about the actual surgery and the complications that can come with it (not the pain, I can handle pain).
11 days left! Getting close now. It still hasn't...
- 9 Aug 2012
- 17 days post
I've been having odd dreams, most every night, to do with boobs. Last night I dreamt that the implants were too wide for my chest and stuck out a few inches off the side of my ribs as well as overlapping each other in the middle. And to add to that horror, they didn't even enhance the size of my bust.
Ugh I wish this next week would hurry up! I bet it'll go as slow as molasses though lol
Well everything's ready. I got my bloodwork done,...
- 15 Aug 2012
- 23 days post
Well this is it. I have to call the hospital and...
- 19 Aug 2012
- 27 days post
It's over! It's done!! And already I'm in love,...
- 21 Aug 2012
- 29 days post
I woke up yesterday morning just after 7 and had to be in at 8:45 and I wasn't nervous when I woke up but after awhile I was feeling pretty worried. My sis in law drove me there and stayed with me while I went to the front desk and the day surgery centre and then once I got changed she went home to go help my oldest neice with the kids. I was feeling pretty nervous still and then after having the nurse stab my arm twice trying to get a vein for my iv and failing I calmed down and just felt bad for her because she kept apologizing profusely. I ended up having to get pricked twice more before then got a vein. I then met with the anesthesiologist and then with my surgeon again for before photos and to be marked up. It all went by so quickly and before I knew it I was on the table getting oxygen. I was then told I was about to get the stuff to put you to sleep and I'd feel a pain in my arm and then 15 seconds later I'd get sleepy. I didn't even get to the burning feeling, I just passed out I guess.
I woke up with an unbearably dry mouth and pretty horrible pain between my breasts where the skin was being stretched. They gave me a half shot of something in the iv and it didn't do very much. They waited 5 minutes and then gave me another half shot, which also didn't help much. Then I had to get gravol twice to make sure I wasn't feeling nautious before they gave me 2 tylenol and a oxycodone. So I had to deal with the pain for probably a half hour before it mostly went away. And in this time I was sweating horribly I kept telling them but they were more concerned with getting the pain under control I suppose so I ended up telling them 4 times before they got the hot air blower, the massaging leg things and the heavy blanket off and then they started feeding me ice chips which helped with the dry mouth as well.
After all this was done they wheeled me to the waiting area where I got to sleep for a couple hours on and off. My sis in law came to check on me and I was barely able to talk I was so tired. She left and I went to go back to sleep and the nurse came and informed me I was supposed to be trying to wake up. I spent the next hour or so trying to seem wide awake and alert and normal so I could go home and sleep. We got to leave at about 4pm. I got to the hospital at 8:45am, was in the operating room at about 11. Woke up at 1:45 (though my sis in law said they called her at 1pm and told her they had just finished surgery).
I got home and into the recliner by 5 and slept till about 7:30pm which was fine because I set my alarm for my first set of antibiotics at 8. I took them and a couple more xtra st. tylenol and then got up to visit everyone. The pain wasn't too bad but I figured I should take the painkillers anyway. I went back to sleep at 10:30pm and woke up at 1:30 and took more meds (the pain still wasn't too bad, but was worse then the time before). Then I woke up at 7ish this morning (great internal alarm I guess lol) and took my meds again. Though I do have to admit this morning was more painful then the 2 times before. I was tempted to take another oxycodone but figured I'd wait and see how the tylenol do and I can take ibuprofen as well now so maybe I'll just do that if the tylenol doesn't do enough for me.
Well I guess that brings me up to now, sitting here in a mild amount of pain, feeling stiff and some pressure wishing I had some prettier button up shirts lol I think the worst part was the nerves leading up to surgery, and now that it's over and done I wish I hadn't been so worried, but it's hard not to fear the unknown. I'll have to wait to post photos but they're looking great already =) Thanks for the support!
Hey everyone. Today is day 4. Everything's has...
- 24 Aug 2012
- 1 month post
Though I do have one concern, right from the moment I woke up, I had an extreme pulling/stretching sensation between my breasts and for whatever reason I immediately was scared of symmastia. My surgeon did say that it might feel like the skin won't stretch, but it will. So I'm hoping that nothing will come of it. But it does seem like the skin between them near the bottom of them has raised slightly, and I was wondering if this is normal. I thought maybe it was swelling or maybe it's just temporary until the skin has stretched properly. It's not drastic but of course anything to do with your own body can cause concern so I thought I should ask.
Any of your own experiences with this in the comments would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!!!!!
Hello everyone! 2 weeks post-op now. There isn't...
- 4 Sep 2012
- 2 months post
I am still slightly worried about the lifted skin in between my breasts. You can see it in the frontal photo, the little bit of shadow that's created from the raised skin. But from all the research I've done and photos I've seen that look similar, it doesn't appear to be symmastia so I guess I'll wait and see if it's still swelling or something that'll go down in time. Like I've said though, it's minor and I'll gladly take it, if I have to, in order to have these wonderful additions =P
3 weeks post-op now. They really, truly feel like...
- 11 Sep 2012
- 2 months post