So Glad I Finally Did It! - Birmingham, AL

I am 29 years old and have three children. For the...

I am 29 years old and have three children. For the majority of my life I have been a 34b, but after losing the baby weight and then some from pregnancy number three I became a deflated 34 a. I thought and thought about implants until finally I decided to just do it.

A friend of mine was scheduled to have implants soon and I booked a consultation with her plastic surgeon. At my consultation, the doctor was really nice and spent time explaining the procedure. I didn't feel rushed or pressured to decide anything. I went home that night and decided to wait and see how my friend's surgery went before I booked my procedure. My friend had her surgery and was very pleased with her results, so I booked my surgery for February 17th. I had to be at the office at 6:30 am the morning of the surgery. I live about two hours from the plastic surgeon, so we spent the night in a hotel the night before.

I was pretty nervous, but thankfully there wasn't much of a wait before they prepped me for surgery. I talked to the PS and we finalized size details--I went with 300 mod plus saline implants filled to 350 cc. I decided on saline, just because I felt safer knowing if it leaks I will know it. The other reason that I was set on saline was because I wanted to use the tuba incision.

The surgery was very quick and we were on our way back to the hotel by 9:30. After the surgery, I slept most of the day. It was not as painful as I has imagined. In fact, I really only took the pain meds on days one and two. I had my follow up visit the day after surgery and I was told to wear the stomach binder for a week and to massage the tracts from the tuba placement. I was also instructed to not wear a bra some at home because my implants are riding high.

So today is five days since surgery and so far the implants have dropped some. I feel like they still have a good ways to go. I'm really not in much pain at all. My stomach is a little tender, but there has been minimal bruising on it and none on my breasts. I'm anxious to get this tape off and see how my incision looks. So far, I have been really happy with my decision to get implants, its nice to no longer look down and see boobs that look like fried eggs. :-)

Anyway, I spent tons of time browsing pictures and reading stories on this website before I had my implants and I am thankful for those of you who have shared your journey.

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it looks very good
i am curious as to why in ny it cost $8000 and up
and yours is $3000
is it geography?
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And we're thankful you shared YOUR journey. You're looking beautiful and they will drop nicely soon I bet.

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Good luck! The facility was really nice and I was in and out really quickly. It was so much easier than I expected.
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Friday it will be three weeks since I had my...

Friday it will be three weeks since I had my surgery. I have been really surprised at how easy the recovery has been. The tracts from the tuba incision started hurting a little bit more than they had previously. The left one hurt more and I noticed some knots on that side (you can't see them--just feel them). Now only the left tract hurts occasionally if I lie on my stomach.I have been massaging the knots and they seem to be getting better. My breasts have dropped a lot and aren't really painful at all.
I still have tape over the incision and I am anxious to take it off.

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how are you doing.. what cup sze do you seem to be now..I know it may change as they drop.. but I wanted to do anywhere b/t 350-400 cc saline mod profile... how tall are you
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*probably...I'm not sure how to edit that last post.
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Thank you avastar. I am not sure about the price differences. It proably is just the geography,
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Well, it has now been a month since I had my...

Well, it has now been a month since I had my surgery. I am still very pleased with my results! I think that the implants have settled and I feel like they look much more natural.At first, I was afraid that I had gone too big, but now I'm glad that I didn't go smaller. My scar from the TUBA incision is really tiny...its pretty much invisible. I went to the beach for the week with family and no one suspected a thing (and they are the type to mention if they noticed.

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Did you have "tracks" in your stomach following surgery. I had my surgery Jan 2013 and still have marks despite endermology treatments at the spa and massages at home. I am pleased with the results just not in love with the V on my stomach.
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How are the boobs doin now?
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Hey girl u boobs look great! Can u post updated pics? How does ur scar look now? Also how did u feel after waking up from surgery?
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Birmingham Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Hedden took his time explaining things. He was honest and genuine. His staff was helpful and nice. His facility is top notch. I would definately recommend him.

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