New Boobies! - Boston, MA

Hello beautiful women--I've been reading around on...

Hello beautiful women--I've been reading around on this site for weeks, preparing for my surgery. What a wonderful and supportive community this is! I'm so grateful to you all for sharing your experiences. So, I am ready to add my own. I'm 47, newly divorced, 5'6" and 130 fit pounds (I'm a swimmer). I've always wanted bigger bad-ass boobs--I'm a 34-36 small B now. I'm considering sizes of course, thinking about the 400-450cc range, saline unders with Dr. Volpe in Boston. I want to be a full C/small D when all is said and done. More later...

Some before pics

Any swimmers out there?

I'm a little concerned about being able to do my favorite exercise after surgery. I know I will have to wait for several weeks to resume, but I am thinking about my poor chest muscles and what kind of shape they're gonna be in after the BA. Does anybody have experience with this? Thanks!

Size, size, size...

Of course I'm obsessed with it! My goal is for a full C, and talking with my PS today we determined that 410 will be the one. I'm a little apprehensive that they will be too big, but also feel like I will love them no matter what. Going to get my prescriptions now...

my story (some of it, anyways...)

I never thought I would be getting implants. I wasn't the "type," whatever that means. But I've changed, considerably, over the past few years. I had always wished and hoped for bigger boobs, but they just never developed--even with 10-15 more pounds, I've never been more than a B. I'm at a point in my life where the aging process, changing self-image, and financial circumstances have made this something I really want. I left my husband of 12 years in March, and this is part of becoming a new woman. I've been so inspired and motivated by reading other womens' stories on this site, and this has been extremely helpful! I'm hoping for a full C/small D, and am going with 410 saline unders, moderate-plus profile. I'll be staying with a super supportive best friend throughout the process, and my boyfriend is going to drive me home a few days after the surgery (I live in NYC but am having the surgery in Boston). My nerves are mostly about anticipating the pain and about trying to somewhat "hide" the new girls at work. It seems like people report being able to be more conservative in clothes, but looking great naked, which is exactly what I'm going for. On the pain, part of my anxiety is about actually taking the pills, because I have been clean & sober for 21 years--I was a heroin addict. I told my PS all about my drug history, and he said I should be fine. I'll be getting lots of support throughout, and will definitely try to limit the pills and taper them off as quickly as possible. Any other recovery ladies out there have any suggestions or advice? Thanks so much!!

Indecision/freak out

Please help! I'm aiming for a full C and have "decided" on 410 saline unders, mod plus profile. Surgery is Thursday 1/16. But now I'm thinking that will push me into the D-range. I'm terrified of being too big!!! I'm 5' 6" 126 lbs this morning. What do you ladies think?? Are 410s too big for me? I have pretty broad shoulders, if that matters...

Tomorrow...

Well, I just showered with Hibiclens and I'm getting ready for a nice sleep. My surgery is tomorrow at 2:30, and what I most dread is no food or coffee (!!!) till then. Yikes! Thanks for all the encouragement!!!

Done!!!

Feeling no pain, just pressure.

first day post-op

It's going well! I have very little pain, and am staying on top of it with my percocet. Last night I didn't sleep very well, but I think it's because having to sleep on my back (I'm a side sleeper). I'll get used to that quickly enough, I guess. Lots of pressure and it hurts to take a deep breath, but I wouldn't call it real pain. I'm totally taking it easy, watching TV and laying around. That's my plan for the weekend--R and R! Saw Dr. Volpe this morning for bandage change, it said I am looking perfect! Thanks for all the support!

Weird new boobies!!

Fluffy and Squishy

That's what I've named the girls--hoping for fluff and squish soon! My pain is totally manageable with percocet, and I'm feeling pretty good. Now begins the relationship with the dreaded Strap...that hurts! Oh well, it's all temporary, right? G'night all!!

Pain!

So last night, I didn't take a percocet before bed--I figured I would be ok, having taken one at 7 pm. Wrong! Woke at 1 in prettty bad pain, 5 or 6 out of 10. Ouchie! Fine now, but it was a lesson--this is real, and I need to stay on top of the meds. Ok!

Day 3--much better!

So I'm feeling relatively normal today, just on Aleve, no percocet since this morning at 3. The pain is much reduced, and I'm less swollen. Healing!

Happy and pain-free!

I can't believe how easy this has been. I'm so grateful!! I took one Aleve yesterday for swelling, and the worst pain is this band digging into my amrpits. I LOVE my girls, more every day. One funny thing has happened: I was outside last evening and started shivering. When the shiver worked into my pecs, Fluffy and Squishy started sloshing around! It was the weirdest feeling, not bad or painful at all, just funny--I couldn't stop laughing, actually! But i went back inside right away. I'm sleeping ok on my back, not great but I can deal. Hope everybody is doing well!

8 days on

Hi everybody! Just wanted to post a quick update--all is well! I'm healing nicely I think and feeling better daily, although I've had some weird aches and pains. Thanks to all of you, I know this is completely normal. I returned to work today and am feeling fine! Haven't taken anything for pain since Monday morning, miraculously enough. I'll post some pics tomorrow.

PS

The most difficult and miserable thing about this whole experience was not having coffee the day of my surgery. Now THAT was a headache!

9 days after surgery

Hardening scars?

The incision site under my breasts feels like a little hard line--I'm going to call my PS on Monday, and I think this is "normal," but has this happened to anybody else? Thanks!

Two weeks later

Here are some new pics. I'm thrilled with the results so far, and I will definitely say--go bigger!!! Everybody says it, and I agree. I was terrified of being too big and I got 410 saline unders, mod plus profile. Was a small B before, now (so far...) a very full C, smallish D. They almost disappear under my work clothes, and look great naked--exactly what I wanted. But I'm definitely feeling like I should have/could have gone bigger. They're still high and will hopefully turn into full D's when they drop more. I love them, the surgery was easy and recovery has been a breeze. So worth it!!!
Boston Plastic Surgeon

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