Going Back Under the Knife to Fix my Girls After 2 Years.... Super Nervous - California

I had a BA in October 2009. I'm a mommy of two...

I had a BA in October 2009. I'm a mommy of two boys that I nursed each for 2 years (I know it was a long time). They deflated my beautiful breasts..... so after surviving the divorce process of my abusive marriage I decided to give myself the gift of a BA. I am 5'8 and 140 lbs most days. I went with Saline 350's overfilled to 375's Submuscular. Turns out my surgeon didn't detach my muscle like he said he would because of my physical activities I enjoyed. So my muscle squeezed my implant out and made a random and large pocket to travel, causing distortion and pain. I went to 3 different surgeons to get advise on what to do, if this was correctable and now what. Mind you I went back to my original PS 6 months after surgery and he said he would take them out and put them on top of the muscle and wouldn't charge me his fee or we could wait and see what would happen. I chose to give it a little more time and see what would happen. I went back a year later and he said he would take out my implants and put them on top of the muscle but would no longer waive his fee and his fee would be more to do a re-augmentation. All surgeons said they could help me. So I chose the one that came highly recommended to me by many of my friends and the one surgeon that didn't rush me and my husband (who I have to say is a sweet gift from GOD!) out of the office. He answered all of my crazy questions, even the ones I asked over and over. I am frustrated that I have to have surgery again as I do not like surgery, going under. My husband and I have 4 boys all together and the last thing I want is to have surgery on my breasts now. Nor do I want to spend the $6500 to fix this.

I deflated my saline implants Sunday, February 26th to let my body close up the capsule on it's own before I get new implants. Kind of shocking to have my mommy breasts back.... uggggh! My new PS came to my house and deflated me as when I was in his office my anxiety level was a little high after paying him a rather large check and just soaking it all in that this was really happening again. So he came to our home and deflated me..... And made me laugh.... LOL I am replacing with silicone (smooshier feel) possibly 550cc as my last implants didn't quite fill up my mommy skin. I have been on this website for months!!!! Reading everyone's reviews and tonight started reading forums..... whew ..... read about silicone poisoning your body.... feeling uneasy so decided to start journaling on this website like I have seen so many of you do, as your positive experiences are good to read. I will post pix soon.


Okay ..... her goes nothin'. Posting pix of my...

Okay ..... her goes nothin'. Posting pix of my deflation. I took pix of my former implants but must have erased them so here is what I look like now. They are GONE! It is very weird to have that empty silicone wrapper that used to hold saline, still in there. Sometimes the hard plastic folded over hurts what seems to be my ribs. We decided to deflate so that my pockets will naturally close themselves in a little bit since my last implants moved around waaaaaaaaaay too much!

I have been wearing big baggy sweatshirts so no one notices, thankful it is winter time.

I am very anxious for the 30th of March to get here so I can have boobies again! I have become addicted to RealSelf and all the stories on here! Thank you to all who post.

Well I finally let my husband see, he thinks I am...

Well I finally let my husband see, he thinks I am ridiculous that I won't let him see my boobs deflated. He had seen them before my first BA. He keeps reassuring me that I am still beautiful to him and it doesn't matter but it is a huge change for me.

So I have been stuffing my bra like a 13 year old little girl and finally decided to bite the bullet and buy a "Miraculous" bra from VS.... It's amazing what these bras do to ya! LOL. My mom says I have to pass it down to her after my surgery so she can go up 2 cup sizes....hehe

Patiently waiting for the 30th.... Time flies by too fast anyways so I know it will be here before I know it!

I am addicted to looking at before and after...

I am addicted to looking at before and after pictures! Geeez!

Pre-op next Monday (the 26th).... WOW.... excited,...

Pre-op next Monday (the 26th).... WOW.... excited, nervous, want my boobs back!!!! Surgery scares me because there is always chance of complications, ahhhhhhh! I can't think about that stuff or I will go crazy!

When I am stressed I shop, it is my drug of choice... hehe. I have given up shopping until Easter. I am going insane not shopping, thank goodness I have to save up my money for these hooters or I would be going even crazier! My husband thinks I am hillarious because I am actually refraining from shopping, he doesn't think I can make it to Easter! It has been hard but I have to prove to myself that I can! After Easter I should be able to buy a new top with my new boobies!!! YAH!

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!

Well I have been emailing my surgeon this weekend...

Well I have been emailing my surgeon this weekend just asking questions about what to take, previous pain, new pain, and nervousness. He is amazing! So attentive and pays attention and answers all my questions. I am so thankful! Different 200% from my first surgeon. I have my pre-opp on Monday and I am excited and nervous! Getting my kiddos settled in next weekend after my surgery and I have been quite the crazy woman around the house making sure my house is clean. My husband is so amazing! He had the boys clean their room, did loads and loads of laundry and had the boys clean most of the bathrooms! I have shower duty. I am quite the clean freak so he said if there is anything that bugs me while I am recooping to make him a honey-do list and he will get on it! Thank you Lord for my wonderful husband!

Haven't fully decided on a size, hope to accomplish that in my Pre-Opp!

Pre-Op done. Meds picked up. Lab work done. Nerves...

Pre-Op done. Meds picked up. Lab work done. Nerves...THROUGH THE ROOF. We decided on 550 high profile. I feel like the number is freaking me out but the look of the sizers I tried on today looked great so I know I am just going to stick with it. I was weird about the number the first time and then I felt I could have gone bigger.

OUT OF SURGERY! They look amazing! I was so...

OUT OF SURGERY! They look amazing! I was so worried about 550 cc's but they look great! I had such a horrible time coming out of Anesthesia last time and this time.... AMAZING! The doctor, the nurses, the anesthesiologist, everyone was so wonderful! I am so please! I highly recommend my Dr.!!! I will post swollen pix soon, then unswollen later!

I had my one week post opp appt today. Stitches...

I had my one week post opp appt today. Stitches removed! Love my refilled breasts! I went with 550 cc high profile for a more narrow breast and love that decision! The doctor said they look great and now I have massage duties!

Turns out I am allergic to all narcotics so my only pain relief has been tylenol and advil but that has been plenty! The swelling is not as bad when you get them redone. The most exciting part for me is NO PAIN like I had before with my muscles! I am being very good about not too much activity but in reality I have 4 boys..... they have been good about letting mommy take at least one nap a day.

I can not say enough about my Dr's bed side manner! He has been so awesome! He answers every question and answers them according to my lifestyle. I am so thankful to have a better doctor this time.

Uploaded some more pix in a time order. I noticed...

Uploaded some more pix in a time order. I noticed that my left breast seems a little lower than my right, in fullness at the top and placement towards the bottom. I called my surgeon and he said I needed to wear something more supportive on my breast. A real bra and support my implant off my fold! I can see the difference from day 10 to day 18 in the lift of my breast when I take off my bra. I am supposed to support them 24/7 (except to shower) for a full 3 weeks! I love my new breasts! He said I don't have to worry about dropping and swelling at this point because it was a re-augmentation and my body took it really well and I didn't have a lot of scar tissue inside where my deflated implants were. I have been doing my exercises and everything is going really well! Love them!!!!

ABSOLUTELY can not wait to get back to working...

ABSOLUTELY can not wait to get back to working out!!!! GRRRRRRRR!!! I feel so good and yet am not cleared for the gym and I am waiting so very patiently so I don't mess anything up! I did go on a walk a few times but not an aggressive walk! Cleared my head and made me feel a tad bit better!
Redding Plastic Surgeon

My surgeon is such a wonderful person! He truly takes the time to answer every one of my questions and makes sure I am comfortable with the answer before he moves on! I have seen 4 different surgeons in Northern California and he's the best! His work is one of the best and his bed side manner is fantastic! He came highly recommended and I wish I would have used him my first go around with a BA!

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5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
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5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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