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I'd never been overly unhappy with my breasts, but...

I'd never been overly unhappy with my breasts, but over the past 5 years they've gone through a few changes with pregnancy, and then breast feeding for almost 14months. They've become quite deflated, and existing asymmetry from my 'slight-scoliosis' got a little worse. .my chest wall is a bit messed up, and my left breast is around a cup size smaller than my right.
Anyway, I'd been thinking about a BA for a few years, but decided to wait in case we had another child - but we are so blessed with our little family the way it is now anyway :-)
I decided it was time to start looking a bit more seriously, and short-listed some Plastic surgeons in the Brisbane area - all who have received good reviews.
I made an appointment for a consultation with Dr. David Chin, and attended it on the 23rd July - he asked me some questions, examined my breasts and chest wall, took some pics, and let me ask him the huge list of questions I brought with me :-) He then walked with me to his nurse, Keren's, room and we tried on some sizers - and decided on 300cc (left) and 340cc(right) . . Dr Chin advised around 300cc (silicone, high profile) would be the best size for my frame. I'm 165cm, 60kgs.
Dr Chin came back and had a quick look, and said he would try some sizers during surgery to make sure the asymmetry is corrected the best he can - the issue being the weird shape of my chest wall would require them to be sized during surgery to best determine the size for my wonky lefty.
I'm currently a VERY deflated 12D, they don't fill out the cups - the cups are just wide enough to accommodate for the width of my breasts - but projection and fullness is more like an A and B. . The sizes we tried should bring the fullness out to a real D!
We talked about the incision, which will be transaxillary (under the arm), and they will be placed under the muscle.
After meeting Dr Chin and Keren I felt like they were 'the ones', Dr Chin is professional and honest, and I couldn't help but give Keren a big hug before I left - she is so nice, and made me feel so safe and comfortable.
After receiving my estimate for cost, talking it over again with dh, and having a chat with my mum about it I decided to book in for surgery. Mid October is the earliest time that's convenient for us - and they had a surgery day available on the 14th - perfect!
I'm excited, and a little nervous at times. I'm looking forward to the end result - but not so much the recovery period. . .I think it will be worth it though!

Wish pic and sizing up.

After looking at lots of different pics, with cc's and girls with similar stats, I began wondering if 340cc is maybe a little less than I was hoping for. . So I contacted Keren yesterday, and even though she had been doing a procedure in the late afternoon, and I said it wasn't urgent, she called me back . . (I have to say at this point how impressed I keep feeling with Keren- even though it was outside business hours she listened attentively to my concerns, and took the time to chat with me without rushing me through). . I asked some questions about after care - and then asked about sizes, and she was more than happy to accommodate for the 'look' I wanted to go for. .which I don't feel is too far out from what they suggested anyway. I sent a pic via text, and Keren suggested moving up to maybe 360, but said they will bring sizers into the surgery to help achieve the volume I hope for. .
I felt bad it was outside office hours, but true to her caring personality, she let me know she was 'available any time'. . This is reassuring to me - I feel that after surgery they will provide good support :-)
The pic I'm posting is my dream boobies. . I don't feel over-ambitious with the size etc. . But unfortunately there were no details about this ladies stats. Before or after.. .so kind of winging it :-)

change of surgery date, but not original size.

So I've brought my surgery date back to the 30th of September, I think that 2 weeks will save me a lot of crazy! I'm already going boob-loopy!! Second guessing sizes etc. But have decided to go with the original size - the PS really feels that any bigger is not suited to my frame. . But IF I really wanted to go bigger he was happy to talk about it. I decided to just stick with the original size, 340cc and 300 - I thought they were perfect when i tried out the sizers, already get slight back pain sometimes, and I don't want the complications and skin stretch that can sometimes happen with the bigger ones. . I need to stop second guessing my choice, and go back to being excited :-)

pre-op

Poor little asymmetrical pre-op boobies.

almost 6 weeks pre-op. .

With just over 6 weeks to go I decided to start organizing some help for recovery, someone to help with my pre-school aged child, cooking and cleaning etc. My husband will be home for the first two days to help - but his job is extremely demanding, and his holidays and weekends are not really ever breaks from work (long story short - will need extra help). I initially contacted my MIL, because my dh prefers her washing and ironing his clothes - and said he feels bad putting that on my mum, so after calling and telling her about the procedure (much to my embarrassment) she actually won't be able to come help as she had already committed to minding my sister in-law's kids for a night during the recovery (she lives 3.5 hours away). So I called my ever reliable mum - who lives 8 hours away - and of course she agreed to come stay with us, no problem, until I can at least drive again. . (Yay! I love my mum, I love her cooking, I love her understanding, and I know she will help me wash my hair if I don't feel like going to the hairdresser's to have it done). . So problem solved in that regard, but now I keep thinking I should have just asked my mum first, I told her about the surgery the day I went for my initial consultation - and she is so understanding and supportive. . On the other hand, even though DH's mum sounded understanding and supportive to an extent, I cannot help but think about her talking to other's in DH's family about it. . .urgh - especially his cousins - those women are the gossipy type, and are very clicky. . It probably shouldn't bother me as much as it does, like most women, I've dealt with my fair share of the b*tchy kind, but for some reason I really regret asking the MIL at all - I feel like she probably would never have known if I didn't- because the size I'm getting is conservative enough to be questionable, at the most. . .I told DH how I felt about it last night, and he said "You already know she'll talk to them about it,". . Double urgh!!! Oh well - I guess it's done now, and I'll just have to deal with it. . Sorry if this isn't very reviewy, but I guess there will be people feeling the same way at some stage throughout their own BA journey.

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I should probably mention that the MIL asked me 'So what does [DH] think about it?' I mean really. . .what does she think he would think about it!?!?! . . I just said 'well, he's supportive. . And I don't think he'll be complaining much when they're there!', I'm certain that last little bit was enough to get her off the subject. . But still. . .maybe I am just reading way too much into it. Maybe I'm being b*tchy myself. . Idk. . I don't really even know why it bothers me so much at all. . .but I'm sure I'll get over it.

Size . . always the lingering question.

Oh dear - the size monster is about again. . Questioning if I should just go for the extra 20cc & 30cc, it's not much. . But if it's true that we do actually 'lose size' going under the muscle it will make up for that 10% loss. .if not it's still not significant enough to turn me into a pair of walking boobs. I spoke to Keren (again - She is the most patient woman I know!) And I've made an apt. To go try on sizers again on August 28th. I think this will help me feel 100% confident in my decision, and then I can spend the next month concentrating on preparing for recovery :-)

all done

So I had my surgery yesterday, and it went well.
The anaesthesia did muck me around a little - I found it hard to come off of it for a few hours, and the nurses said I kept trying to roll around in recovery :-/
I got to come home after, and just slept most of the day.
I have drains in, and I'll be getting them out tomorrow.
I ended up having the 345 and 395cc extra high profile silicone smooth rounds. I can't see much yet - but they look pretty good from the top :-)
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Oh that's so exciting! Glad it's all done and you can just get on with the recovery stage. Hope that the in laws keep their mouths shut while you're still healing, you don't need any drama or negativity. Glad you're already happy from what you can see!
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Hi Le, thankyou. Hubby has been good with letting them know they need to back up a bit - so am feeling more positive about that aspect :-) thanks heaps for your support. Xo
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gonna be with you throughout your BA journey! keep us posted!
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Thankyou. Xoxo.
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when is your BA scheduled? do keep us posted!
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Hi ba, as far as cc's go.... My ps office girl who was there with me for sizing - she said don't think about cc's obsessively . One cc is equal roughly to a teaspoon. Just make sure you go HP!!! :))
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Thanks for your reassurance and advise :-)
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I just tried sizers on for the first time today (see pics) My nurse told me my range of options which were 450-550. I tried on the 450s first which were big, but if I was going to have a BA done I wanted bigger. So she suggested trying on the biggest I could go and keep it on for about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes if I didn't like it, she said go lower. At first I didn't like it, but after I fell in love. Go with the bigger!
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I'll talk to her about what they can fit in there :-)
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I had the same problem with my husband's family, I didn't want to tell anyone but I think my husband let it slip to his brother who has the biggest mouth in the world and now everyone ignores me when I'm at a family function with them. I feel the same that I shouldn't let it bother me as much as it does, but it still kind of hurts my feelings. Anyways good luck and thank you for sharing!
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Thanks for your reply. That would be really hurtful to have them ignore you like that, especially for just getting a breast augmentation :-( I think it makes it so much worse when it's people you have to associate with.
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It's actually a good thing, it helps me to see the kind of people they really are :) and I'm happy with my new boobs, so f*ck em! :)
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Haha. True!! :-)
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Yes I agree , it's hurtful and to be honest I never found a cute for that one !
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I mean CURE ! Never found a cure for people who egnore others
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There is no cure for it, I guess the best way of dealing with them is to live well and strive for happiness. . How's your BA stuff going, Blutee?
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And yes. . No cute for them either!!
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Hi rockmelon, just did an update on my review? Booked surgery for Nov. yours will be here before you kno it ! We just gotta go for it, otherwise too much over thinking. Will drive us crazy ! Lol
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Aaah. . The over thinking is distracting me from everything! I'm going in to try on sizers again next week. . I feel super confident with the size one week, and then the next question it. . So I'm going in again and I'm going to make a decision I can feel 100% with.
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Hi Rockmelon.. Bring a tight tee shirt in with you. Thant way you can see yourself how you will really look. I liked the wider ones. Wider implants... Excited for you... Keep me posted;) you will be sure. Look at pics on th Internet at bikini models in their suits. Show your dr what look you like:)
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I will definitely bring one this time. I'm pretty sure they will only recommend 1 or 2 sizes up from the 300 & 340 - so I'll still be in that range, but if we truly do lose some going under than at least the few extra cc will make up for it, if not I won't be upset being that tiny bit bigger. . I'm just hoping to feel more confident and secure in the choice I make, I'd hate to be going through it all and then wish I had of pushed for a bit bigger.
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Ha ha ! That's right !!
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Hey rockmelon, The staff T my PS office said pick the size that looks a little big cuz when it's under the muscle they will look less than the sizers look,
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Thanks for the tip. . Hopefully my PS won't say 'too big' to a couple sizes up from the 340 and 300. . Surely not?
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How exciting! I have to wait til November and if I wasn't travelling for them I'd want to push it forward too. I have the same issues with size... The one and only time I got professionally fitted the lade sniffed at me and said "Wide enough for a D, barely enough to fit an A..." Mortifying at the time but have to laugh now. I understand the tossing up about the sizes though... It's so hard to know! It sounds like you're making the right choice though... Good luck! x
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