BA August 16th!!! - Birmingham, MI

This site has helped me a lot! This is why I've...

This site has helped me a lot! This is why I've decided to post my journey as well, and hopefully be helpful to someone else :) 

I'm 28 yrs old, 5'4" in height, 110 in weight, and a 32 A. I've always been thin and had small breasts. It's always been an area of self consciousness for me. Not fitting in lots of tops and swimsuits or dresses, has been a challenge for me my whole life.

After having my son, my boobs got large to maybe a small D. I'd never felt more like a woman. After breast feeding, they shrunk down even smaller than before, and with less fullness. It seems unreal that soon I won't have to wear a push up bra to make it look like a have something there... :)

Needless to say I've thought about this for a while, and so I've decided to do this for myself. I want to finally look like the woman I feel like inside, and be more confident in my body. 

I met with my Doctor this week for the pre op appointment. She and her staff make me feel very comfortable in this decision, and I'm so glad I chose her. I have surgery on August 16th, and it's less than two weeks away!!! 

As far as size, I'm going for a medium to full C cup.  I figure if I'm gonna get this done, I might as well get this done. The Doctor said that bras can be different and I may fit in a 32 d depending on the bra. So I will be getting 375 or 400 cc Memory Gel Silicone HP implants. I told her to make that final decision, and I trust her expertise. Going with the Memory Gel because it will look and feel more natural, since I don't have much breast tissue to cover the implants. 

I'm so excited, and nervous!!! Lots of emotions inside. Trying to stay positive and not worry so much about the "what if's"... 

Leaving for my aunts house to be closer to the...

Leaving for my aunts house to be closer to the surgery center. It's tomorrow morning!!! Very nervous and excited! Pray for me that all goes well! I will keep you ladies updated as I go...

So yesterday was the big day! Arrived at the...

So yesterday was the big day! Arrived at the surgery center at 6am. Got into a hospital gown and a nurse hooked up my IV. The anathesiologist came in and intoduced himself and was very polite and then the doctor came in and marked me up and asked if I had any questions, and then the nurses wheeled me into the surgery room. They helped me onto the surgery table, and were strapping my arms down on either side of me.. I remember looking up at these two big surgical light fixtures, and the next thing I remember is waking up back in the same room I started in.. That was crazy.. No counting down just laps in time lol... The nurses were wonderful. I was in a lot of pain and very much out of it, and they were quick to get me anything I needed such as more pain meds and drinks.. When I awoke more I really had to pee! One of the nurses helped me in the restroom.. My pee kept coming and stopping. I told the nurse it reminded me of that Austin Powers Movie, where he was unfrozen and did the same thing and the computer system kept trying to say "evacuation complete" lol... She laughed with me..

Anyway been resting ever since then and taking my vicodine which is helping the pain, but does make me tired. Been icing them as well and I think that's done a lot for the swelling right away! I looked in the mirror today and was like, " Holy $&@+!", what did they do to me. They just look big.. I know they are swollen though and really high n tight. I do think I will love them once all is healed and dropped in place... I finally have boobs!

I ended up getting Mentor HP Memory Gel 400 cc's!!! Wow!!!

Post Op Day #2 Woke up this morning and lots...

Post Op Day #2

Woke up this morning and lots of pain trying to sit up and get out of bed. The medicine had worn off and it was so painful!!! They really hurt! I just took more vicodin, and I'm icing them now, and they feel much better. I'm just wondering how long until the pain gets tolerable without the meds??? Any insite out there would be helpful ??? Please and thank you!!! :)

Post Op Day #3 So today was a little easier...

Post Op Day #3

So today was a little easier getting out of bed this morning and moving around. I did notice a little more bruising on my right boob, and it was more painful than the other today. The incision is a little bigger on that side. I think she was testing the 375 cc on that side and took it out to go w the 400 cc I think that's why there is more pain on that side. Been icing and taking meds all day and starting to feel much better! :) I will post pics as soon as I get to wifi with my computer. My phone won't let me post pics for some reason. But they are looking nice :)) thank You God! And thanks everyone for your prayers and best wishes!!!

1 Week Post Op... I had my first post op...

1 Week Post Op...

I had my first post op appointment on Tuesday this week. Doctor said everything is healing normal, took out my sutures and taped the incisions and those will come off themselves or I can take them off on Sunday and start putting ointment on the incisions. She also told me to start massaging them to help them drop, since they are still pretty swollen in tight.

Today was my first day back to work. It was rough getting through the day, but I did it.. My incisions felt like they were burning and my back was really hurting.. I'm not sure if it because the muscles were kinda of pulled during surgery, because everything is connected or if it's how I've been sleeping propped up. It's probably a combination of things. I am icing them good tonight and going to bring ice with me to work when im on break. Also have that icy hot stuff that helps sore muscles to put on my upper back during the day. I made it! :/ can't wait till all this pain is gone! They are looking better every day! Gonna try to post pictures tomorrow of my progress :) hope all you ladies are doing well and best wishes to all who are almost there!

Here are the pics So far.....

Here are the pics So far.....

I'm adding my 1 month pics now... will write more...

I'm adding my 1 month pics now... will write more soon ... Doing great!

So its been a little over a month now.. sorry I've...

So its been a little over a month now.. sorry I've been so busy lately.. Haven't found time to write...

I'm doing good! My right boob has dropped a little more than the left, and I think it is just do to being right side dominant. Also 1 week after my surgery my Aunt hugged me super hard, and I honestly was afraid my right boob had ripped or something. lol At my one month appointment, the Dr. said the right one looked great and that I should have my aunt hug me on the other side too! lol... So she is having me massage the left one more to even them out.. I think they are actually pretty even... Hard to tell.. they have definitely dropped and fluffed out more, ( more side boob, than front)... and are looking more natural..

As for pain, that really has been gone since week 2... They are starting to feel like part of me now... although when I flex my muscles I can really feel them, like if I lift something or if I shiver from being cold..

I'm sleeping on my side finally and that is feeling better. I'm still afraid to lay on them though, and put too much pressure on them....Any thoughts on this???

Over all I'm very happy with this change, and I'm still getting used to the new girls ;)

Adding Pics today with t-shirts on, Per request....

Adding Pics today with t-shirts on, Per request. :) My shirts fit more snug now...

Well it's been over six months now and they feel...

Well it's been over six months now and they feel like mine. They dont hurt at all, the scars are still fading but much better as time goes on. I'm still getting used to how I look w them, and how people look at me. Overall I'm glad I did this for myself! I will add some pics soon here ;)
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