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Two sets of boobs! (Sientra)
- updated 1 month ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $6,000
Hiiiiii! First off, no one wants to make life...
- 25 Sep 2012
- 4 months pre
Hiiiiii! First off, no one wants to make life decisions alone. It's hard! That's why I, Maddie and my homegurrrl Annita have decided to team up and finally conquer our lack of boobies. We've seen 4 different doctors in hopes we've found the ONE. Everyones told us once we meet the right surgeon, we'll just know. Hopefully the last one we've met, works out!
Wanted to share our experience through this CRAZY journey!
Considered getting a breast aug since I've been 20!
150 lbs- in the process of losing weight. bleh..
Currently: "36C" but don't really fill the cup out on top, bottom of breast is heavier.
Goal: a FULL C/D- have not decided.
Brand: interested in Sientra by Silimed.
Age: 21- waiting to turn 22 in January so I can get SILICONE! YEA!
Been wanting this for 4 years
Goal: small C, 320-350ccs
Brand: interested in Sientra by Silimed.
Our first consult was in Marina del Ray, quoted $7500
Second, Pasadena, quoted $7100
Third, Pomona, 9/20 $5000
Fourth, Upland 9/25 $6400
We've been set on sientra ever since they were introducted to us at our first consult. We've done a ton of research, and they seem like an overall great implant. After the first consult we decided we'd search for other doctors, since we didnt feel like we met our Dr. Right. And plus, $7500 was definitely out of our price range. We did talk about selling our kidney on the black market, but we're pretty sure thats illegal. Boo.
Our second consult was amazing, but the doctors schedule was inconsistent. He'd be in and out of the office doing studies on how to improve breast augs. Which is totally great and all.. More power to him! but... we wanted our doctor to stay put.
Now... here's where things got alllll messed up. Our third doctor preferred not to use Sientra. WHAT!!!!! We've been so gun hoe about this implant, now you're telling us... it's not a good idea?! He still offers to implant them, but prefers the other two brands Allergan /Mentor. He says both Mentor and Allergan have implants that are still cohesive but just not as cohesive as Sientras. Wahh... We asked if he perfered one over the other, Allergan or Mentor, he said, NO. WHAT x2 !!!!! Okay so that's really lame cause we're confused if we want sientras now, or if we want the same cohesive implant by Mentor/Allergan. He did make a good point though why would you go for an implant that just came out? Over another implant thats been out for a long time? SO CONFUSEDDDD!
Still in the process of working out consult #4. Will update you then!
UPDATE ON CONSULT #4! WE NEED ADVICE!!! Last week...
- 1 Oct 2012
- 3 months pre
Last week we went to consult #4 and... we think we found our doctor!!! We saw Dr. Park, right here in Upland, Ca. He is amazing!! For lack of a better word! He is so sweet, and took everything into consideration. With the previous doctors, we felt like we were being pushed into getting Sientra implants (probably so the doctors could be in studies). Dr Park was awesome. He showed us the different brands, and the pros and cons of each. His favorite were the Sientra high-profiles, but he did not force them on us.
One thing that differed was the HP vs. the MP, which all of the other doctors recommended. Does anyone else have advice on if they got high profiles and are happy with them??? We want to be perky, but not porn-star-ish!! We definitely want to be natural, but do not want to have "pancake boobs" if we get the moderate profile! Help!! With high-profile, do you still have "side boob" ???
Another thing he suggesed that had not been suggested to us before, is to do a transaux incision (through the armpit) vs under the breat. Has anyone else experienced this?? Is it a lot longer of a recovery time? Does it hurt a lot more? Or is it better? What is the best place to get a silicone implant??
We think we will be scheduling our surgery next paycheck, for the end of January! Woohoo!!!
We've weighed out the pro's and con's for each...
- 5 Nov 2012
- 2 months pre
29 days till pre-op and 43 days till booooobs....
- 12 Dec 2012
- 1 month pre
Tomorrow is the big day!! 1/24!! We can't believe...
- 23 Jan 2013
- 1 day pre
Today is the day!!! Maddie is in already & i'm in...
- 24 Jan 2013
- Day of treatment
We are officially boobie sisters for life!! This...
- 25 Jan 2013
- 1 day post
Maddie: 545 hp sientra round smooth, periareolar incision.
Me: 355cc hp sientra round smooth, inframmary incision.
The anesthesiologist was awesome, last thing i remember was him asking how we knew eachother and bam i was out. Took me an hour and a half to wake up in recovery :o
Both of our boyfriens drove us to and from surgery, and i had my boyfriend and bestfriens at home doing everything from pulling up my pants to putting deoderant on me. The pain has been horrible! The sports bra i took was from jcpenny, and the dr said it didnt have enough support so i'm wrapped on gauze.
Maddie had the champs bra from sports authority and hers was fine.
Hey guys! MADDIE here! Just posted week 2,3,4,5/6...
- 5 Mar 2013
- 2 months post
At week 2/3 my super sensitive skin did not appreciate the steri strips so I developed a rash :( it's all better now!
I've just started sleeping occasionally on my side. Go me! But it still hurts. I chose a periareolar incision, and the scars seem invisible at this point. Going into summer I hope they don't get dark! :( I have a six week post op in 2 days, hope I'm cleared to finally wear a bra :(
Hi! Annita here :) Haven't had a chance to update...
- 11 Mar 2013
- 2 months post
It's been 6 weeks now, almost 7. I started working out again at around week 2-3, started off just doing slow stairmaster and lunges/squats etc..Now I am doing my full-out work out routines, and running etc. (wearing 2 sports bras when I run).
I could sleep on my side at around week 3-4, and now i even wake up fully on my stomach and it doesn't hurt. (That's how i slept before) My implants are squishy, and the only complaint i have is that stretch marks started appearing at the end of week 5 even though i've been putting stretch mark cream on them every day! They are on the sides and so far where a bra would cover so it's not so bad. The only time they stretch that way is when i sleep, so i'm thinking that sleeping on my side may have caused it? I am going to start putting something in between my boobs again when i sleep so that they don't move when i'm on my side. Hopefully they don't get worse.
I really think the size is perfect for me, and I think if i went any smaller I would have really regretted it! I couldnt decide between 300, 335 or 355cc. I think the sound of being a medium or big C just sounds really scary, but once they are in, they seem really tiny! Even my friends said they couldn't tell until I told them. (unless i wore a bikini i'm sure)
Our doctor was great, we both have a little bit of hips so he made sure to give us a little "side-boob" so that our profiles would be proportionate.