Finally decided to get BA done after 20yrs. When I...
10-18-13 - Surgery Day
I don't even remember falling asleep! I woke up, and nurse Sharon was there. She asked if I was cold, got a warmer, and called my friend Tracy to come to my bedside. I felt great. No sickness, no naseua, I was alert and ready to go. Sharon gave me some after care instructions and helped me get dressed. Dr. Kim came in and told me everything went well. He put in the maximum amt my body could handle. I asked for over 500cc'r or more, and he was able to put in 550cc's! He said I would feel alot of pressure and tightness since I have tight skin and chest muscles, (and I never had kids nor my breasts have never been stretched).
The nurse wheeled me to the car, Tracy drove me home, and I sat down to rest. Only took my antibiotics (instructed to take all of it). Did not take pain meds since I didn't have any. Just felt a little pressure -- like I did a 1000 pushups in the gym. LIke a good workout.
Spent the rest of the day watching movies and cruising online forums about post BA.
10-20-13 - Post-Op Day 1
So got up, walked around, ate as usual. Ate my usual meals - ground beef, kale, tuna, egg whites, etc.
One thing I didn't like is the bloating. Looked like I was pregnant! Only gained 5 extra lbs, but as a trainer - lost my definition in my abs. Tummy looks soft and bloated. Hope that goes away soon.
Got sick of being in the house, so I walked to my nail salon to get my nails done. The walking was a challenge. I'm usually a fast walker, and had to walk a slow grandma pace, cause everystep I took - my chest felt the bounce. Ouch. Went to Trader Joe's for groceries, then home.
My Dr. called me to see how I was doing. He warned me the 1st day or so is ok. But after that the pain will set in.
10-20-13 - Post-Op Day 2
I thought I was Superwoman, not needing to take my pain meds, But my Dr. was right -- pain set in today!
Pain and tenderness/soreness on lower part of implant and sides, and my upper ribs hurt, sore to touch. Thought it was the tight band on sports bra, but My Dr said the skin stretching -- the inframammary fold of this area bears the weight of the implant, and that's why he put steri strips around the bottom of my boob (for support). I was told this discomfort takes several mths to resolve, as the breasts adjusts to the implant size.
(Which the Dr. put the biggest size my body can hold, cause I did want bigger implants).
So I guess I have to suck it up, and take the pain.
The price you pay for beautiful breasts.
Painful. Can't sleep.
Update on Post-Op Day 2 - itchiness, tender, painful
Still have the bloated look. Hope that goes down soon. Taking some laxatives to help w/ the constipation.
The pain meds are helping alot. And also eating fresh pineapple to help w/ bruising and healing. (told by others).
I also noticed my breasts are high and wide. Is this normal?
5'4" 118lbs (102lbs Contest)
Post: 32DD or 34DD
Natrelle | Style 20 | Silicone 550cc's HP | Unders | Peri-Areola Incision
Dr. Eugene Kim of Beverly Hills
10-21-13 - Post-Op Day 3
It's been over 7years since I've taken a vaca. Im usually working/training clients at the gym from 530a-9p everyday. Yes, everyday. You get used to the hustle hustle hustle, then one day, it's like, I need a break! So I am enjoying every bit of this staycation
Upon judging, they are looking for the perfect physique - in Figure Bodybuilding - you must have muscularity, leanness, striations, proportions, symmetry. My chest, ribs and waist/hips were the same size (pencil body), we have to create the perfect physique in the Bodybuilding world. Everything has to balance out. And unfortunately you cannot make boobs in the gym.
Other before pics
10-22-13 - Post-Op Day 4
Went to the mall again. Found some cute sports bras and tops. Had to get some high neck tops for the gym, just so I can ease my way into showing my girls off. Unfortunately there's alot of drama/gossip in my gym, and I don't want to be a part of it.
Still some tenderness on lower part of implant and sides, and my upper ribs hurt, sore to touch. But like the Dr. said - it's common.
I also think some of the soreness is due to the UA Bra I was wearing. A little too tight. Had the 34DD -- and the band is so tight. Whey do companies do that? So I ordered the 36DD -- and it fits perfectly, band gives enough support w/out digging into my ribs, and holds my girls in nicely. I think I found my perfect training bra for the gym! Also found a Jockey Sport Bra which holds everything in place w/ adjustable straps in back and on the top.
Does anyone have a favorite sports bra they love to wear at the gym?
Will post pics later. Right now I still have to wear my bandages and surgical bra (Dr's orders), till' Post Op appt.
10-23-13 - Post-Op Day 5
Now I did go to the gym. BUT I did light cardio on the recumbent bike at the easiest level. I didn't even break a sweat. I don't think I ever could on a recumbent bike. I just needed to get moving somehow. Then did some light leg presses, leg ext and calf raises. Nothing intense like my usual training. This was super light. (which I hate, but I'd rather have my breasts heal and protect my investment). I think I would get more tired and a headache if I stayed at home for too long.
My healing is going great. Doc said they are sitting perfectly, and I'm allowed to wear wire bras now. So went crazeey buying bras. I noticed I am not a 34DD (the wires dig into my side boobage). Got measured by my friend who is a costume designer in the hollywood industry (she knows my body like the back of her hand - she's done so many costumes for some of my comps), my tailor in west hollywood, and my competition suit designer. I am a 34DDD or 34E. Luckily found some great ones at Nordstrom's and Nordstrom's Rack! They sell every size.
And finally decided to show off my new tatas! Wearing a Fedora hat, 34DDD hot pink bra, tank, and (jeans ofcourse). I am absolutely happy w/ my new physique!
6wk Post-Op pic
Wearing a sheer, lace, underwire bra -- NO padding! Totally happy w/ the new boobs.
8wk Post-Op pics
Breasts changing shape.
So here are my new stats:
Post: 32DDD = 32F
Since I'm no longer having soreness at inframammary fold, and no more swelling, my 34 bras are too loose. I have tightened up, and my implant still has the fullness and roundness. Time to get some 32F bras!
Getting most of my strength back!
Can't wait to bring a new Figure Physique to the stage in 2014!
Updated Stats - my body keeps changing
5'4" 112lbs (102lbs Contest)
Post: 32F - 32G
Frame size: 28" | Breast size: 36"
Natrelle | Style 20 | Silicone 550cc's HP (proj 5.6cm) | Unders | Peri-Areola Incision w/ Nipple Reduction
Dr. Eugene Kim of Beverly Hills
2nd pic (mid) - 1 day Post-Op BA
3rd pic (right) - 3mth Post-Op BA, 550cc's HP Under, Areola incision, 32F/32G
Some Random pics
Upgraded to 700 UHP !!!
I love love love my Dr. E Kim! He gave me everything I wanted and more. The first time I wanted 550 HP's. They looked great -- round, full and perky. And this time I wanted more. And he gave me 700 UHP - more upper pole fullness and 1 cup size bigger - which is exactly what I was looking for.
I always get anxious during surgery, and I'm happy to say that he calmed me down and held my hand as I went in for my 2nd surgery! I love his bedside manner.
Surgery was a breeze. He went thru the areola again and gave me stitches to keep the implant up. The only soreness I felt was the stitches, but that went away w/in 4days. And back to work on day 5.
I am sooo glad I went thru w/ the upgrade. I kept going back and forth in my head about cancelling, and glad I didn't. I wanted the high-up, round, and in your face look -- and that's what I got! Beautiful upper pole fullness.
I love love love my Dr. E Kim !... and I love love love my 700 UHP's !
Guys -- if you are in the LA area, I highly recommend him. You guys can always private message me if you have any questions or concerns.... I would be happy to help!
Post: 28G/30G or H (ribcage 28" is suppose to be your band size!)
Natrelle Style45 | Silicone 700 UHP | Under | Areola Incision
I notice, don't know if you will.
I notice the difference, but you may not. I posted alot of pics anyways. So far, every guy at the gym noticed! haha. Several of them already came up to me and said... "You look bigger?!".. Nice!
Thank you to My Dr. E Kim!
Dr. Eugene Kim, is an AMAZING Dr. !!! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ For me, I knew within the first 5 minutes of talking w/ Dr. Kim that he was 'the one'. Everything about Dr. Kim and Angel just clicked w/ me and made me feel at ease. I knew that I wanted him to be my doctor. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CONSULT - Dr. Kim answered all my questions and concerns, and took his time w/ me explaining what was the best for me (my body) and lifestyle. He explains the benefits and risks of every procedure he performs. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I believe you should have a good relationship w/ your doctor. (many think as long as the Dr does the job, who cares about bedside manner). Not me. I want my doctor to understand me, emotionally and mentally, and my life. Breast Augmentation or any surgery is a life changing event. And Dr. Kim understood me from the get go! He made absolutely sure that he took into consideration my needs and the look that I wanted. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ He is very thorough and covers everything -- Saline vs Silicone, Under or Over the muscle, Incision site (areola, crease incision, etc), How many cc's (how big), sizes (mod+, HP, UHP), measurements/frame size, etc. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I booked the surgery w/ Angel the manager (Dr. Kim's "right hand woman"), the day of the consult! She runs the office smoothly. Covering everything - the scheduling, payments, staff, and pre and post surgery questions. Very understanding and truly is happy to help every patient that walks thru the door. $500 deposit to hold the surgery date. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ SURGERY DAY - Got to the Surgical center at 630a, and ready to go by 7a. I was greeted by his awesome Surgical Team - nurse Sharon, nurse Pammy and Dr. Badillo (the Anesthesiologist). They were super cool and very confident in their job. I changed into my gown, cap and compression stockings. Then they put my IV in, asked a few more questions and made me feel comfortable as much as possible. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dr. Kim came in shortly. He is so patient and understanding, explaining to me in detail what he was doing, before I went under. He even held my hand and assured me everything will be fine. Great bedside manner. It means alot to me bc I freak out going under. I don't even remember going under! I woke up in the recovery room feeling alert, great and in no pain. It felt like I closed my eyes for 5mins. That's how awesome it was! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The nurses helped me w/ my clothes, and was greeted again w/ Dr. Kim. Surgery went well, gave me some meds and antibiotics, and scheduled to come back w/in a wk. My friend drove me home, but didn't need her to stay, I was totes fine. Watched tv and relaxed. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ POST - I felt a little tired and some normal amt of pain for the 1st wk. And already back to work by the 2nd week. And I wasn't worried bc there are follow-ups, post-op visits, check-ins, phone calls, emails, and availability around the clock -- to ensure an excellent recovery process. The only pain I felt was the stretching of the skin (since I had a flat chest). But its totally bearable. By 3rd wk, no pain, and the implants felt like a part of me! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I got 700 UHP, under the muscle, areolar incision. NO scarring! My breasts look amazing on my frame. Now clothes look awesome on me, and my body looks beautiful and feminine! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PARKING STRUCTURE is right below the office. Very convenient, especially if you have surgery or any other procedure, and you need privacy when you leave the office. (elevator goes straight from office to parking structure!) $2.15 each 15mins, $16.50 Max. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TALENTED - Dr. Kim has the highest level education, yrs of experience, knowledge and is highly skilled in his profession. A talented artist. I highly highly highly recommend Dr. Eugene Kim, Angel and his awesome staff of Beverly Hills! They are committed to getting you the best results possible. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ If you have any more questions or inquiring about getting your breasts done, by all means -- Please private message me. I'd be happy to help!