1 year+ post op, 34DDD, wish I went bigger w/ higher profile, totally natural feeling .. still worth Every Penny! :o)

I have wanted boobs for 16+ years .. my whole life...

I have wanted boobs for 16+ years .. my whole life i had small boobs but after I had my daughter in 1995 my small B deflated into small balloons! Awful! I hated myself when I saw myself naked, clothes always needed a super bra, etc.

I cannot tell you how happy I am .. went with 457 ccs silicone, under the muscle through the areola. I had my surgery on Dec. 26th and I hope my swelling is done because I think I am a DD and actually want to stay this size. I LOVE them!!! :)

I took Arnica for 3 days before my surgery, had drains in for 2 days, am still taking Arnica and have been massaging - my recovery has not been that bad!! The day of and the day after were rough and then after that it has't been awful - it has been A LOT better than I thought!!

Sorry some of my pics are upside down! Not sure if...

Sorry some of my pics are upside down! Not sure if it's my iPhone or what .. Sorry!

Some stats about me: 5'2 1/2", 128# (lost 30+...

Some stats about me:

5'2 1/2", 128# (lost 30+ pounds in 2012)
Not a 'tiny' girl .. healthy size 6, maybe an 8 sometimes
Before BA I was a 36B - I could prob squeeze into a 34, but I don't like to feel like the bra is too tight so even though I measure 30/31" around my band, I wear a 36

Some stats about my BA:
Natrelle 457 cc's, (when in doubt go BIGGER! I was going to get 425's) silicone, mod profile, under the muscle, through the areola, stitches that dissolve, drains in for 2 days - aiming for a D cup, secretly hoping for a DD
Arnica pills, 5 pills, 3 times a day for 3 days before my surgery, Arnica pills, 3 pills, 3 times a day after, Arnica gel/cream for bruising and muscle soreness .. started Bromelain 1000 mg a day at 2 weeks post op (probably too late)

I am going to post more pics shortly! :)

I wish my pics were not upside down!

I wish my pics were not upside down!

Last night at 2 weeks post op I FINALLY slept on...

Last night at 2 weeks post op I FINALLY slept on my back and not in an elevated position!!! Whoo hoo! My only mistake is that I forgot to put something under my knees to alleviate the pressure on my lower back. I will remember to do that tonight. SO happy I will finally get a full night's sleep! (Fingers crossed.) Other than that my recovery has been WAY better than I EVER imagined. I had one friend tell me she had a pain pack strapped to her for 4 days with morphine and another tell me her boyfriend had to bathe her. I told the 2nd friend I would rather not shower than have my other half wipe my rear end for me. That $%#^ isn't happening LOL!. Hope everyone is having a wonderful boobalicious day! xoxo

Tips for the day - I heard that Beach Bunny has some nice swimsuits .. I am going to check them out. And Danskin, foam, padded, front zip sports bras are $11 or $12 on Walmart.com - I'm pretty sure Kohls is trying to sell the same bras for $40+. (That is what I wore home from my surgery and also what I wore for the first few days post op.)

I went to another post op appointment today and...

I went to another post op appointment today and feel a lot better about the way my nipples look. My doctor cleaned some stuff up in terms of scabs and some stitching remnants .. He says "I'm ready for Vegas" lol. I don't think they are too big but I just laughed and went with it. He also offered to "touch up" my nipples once they healed so they don't jagged even though they don't look too bad I mean the nipples pretty much got taken off and put back on so I wasn't expecting them to look perfect. ;)

I will have some updated pics in a few weeks .. He says I still have some swelling despite the drains (highly recommended) .. I so wish they stay as big as they are now!!! Until next time! Have a boobalicious day!

Forgot to mention in my last post that I would not...

Forgot to mention in my last post that I would not let my other half even touch me for 2 weeks post op. No action at all lol! Didn't want to get my BP up or risk doing anything to the new girls (paranoid? Maybe!) and I have been living in comfy jammies and sports bras except that one night when we went out for dinner a week ago. Needless to say when I put on some new lingerie at 2 weeks and 1 day he was MORE than a little excited and our sex life has really, really took a turn for the best. (It wasn't had before, but now he can't keep his hands, etc off of me ..) #lovingit

I must say I love this site and the women on it!...

I must say I love this site and the women on it! Everyone is so nice and supportive and excited about their boobs LOL! I am hooked on this site and am so happy to be a part of the community! I'm sure my friends are tired of hearing about my boobs but I know you ladies won't ever get tired of hearing or seeing them ha ha! xoxo to you all! Have a boobalicious night!

Forgot to mention that my doc had a special going on - I am getting free Latisse for me and a friend! Whoo hoo!

Just posted some pics 3 weeks post op. I use cocoa...

Just posted some pics 3 weeks post op. I use cocoa butter every day in case you are wondering why I'm shiny lol. Plus it helps to see the definition of my implants and how they are moving. ;)

I'm still loving my girls!!! Easy to look...

I'm still loving my girls!!! Easy to look professional, yet in a heartbeat can look very sexy! Over the past several weeks I have been working from home, massaging my boobs every chance I had, while on conference calls etc., LOL! Yesterday I went into my office and I'm here through tomorrow and it feels so strange not being able to massage them all day whenever I want! I hope everyone is having a boobalicious day!

P.S. I will post 4 week post op pics tomorrow night or Thursday. :) xoxoxo

Updated some new pics .. My BA was Wed. 12/26 so I...

Updated some new pics .. My BA was Wed. 12/26 so I am officially 4 weeks and 2 days post op! I don't see a big change from week 3 to week 4 .. Do you? Either way I'm happy and am planning on going regular bra shopping this weekend or do you think it is too soon? #notsure

Added a few pics in a well fitting sweater .. Not...

Added a few pics in a well fitting sweater .. Not skin tight by any means. Unless I am in a bikini top or wearing something revealing you can't even tell I had a BA lol! Like I have been saying all along: GO BIGGER! ;)

I have coined a new term for my boobs: "undercover...

I have coined a new term for my boobs: "undercover boobs" because I can easily disguise them in gym clothes or my professional clothes yet in something skimpy or a bikini top I look like a different person lol! :-) xoxo

Well I finally did a little bra shopping and did...

Well I finally did a little bra shopping and did more clothes shopping today. (I love clothes shopping SOOO much more now!!) I am in between a 36C and a 36DD depending on brand. Seems strange how the size could vary that much. Granted the 36C was maybe a tiny bit too small, but I bought that bra just to wear for my other half since he is a fan of ill fitting, boobies spilling out bras LOL! So, I will just settle that I'm a 36D for now. I am hoping they miraculously get bigger but I hit the 6 week post op mark this past Wednesday so I doubt much will change except maybe the shape.

Some things to recently report:

There are still some mornings when I wake up with a little morning boob but it quickly goes away, I am still taking Bromelain, I was thinking of starting to ride horses again this weekend (we shall see), I have started with Vitamin E and emu oil on my scars and stretch marks and still alternate with some cocoa butter now and then, I am stretching and massaging as often as I can, I still love them and it was money well spent! Best thing I have ever done for myself in case I haven't mentioned it 100 other times. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat and the only thing I would do it GO BIGGER with maybe a slightly higher profile LOL! But, time will tell .. I trust that in a few months they will look exactly like the wish boobs I showed my doc.

Happy healing everyone and have a boobalicious day! :) xoxo

For those unsure about size - I went from a...

For those unsure about size - I went from a deflated B to a 34DD/36DD/38D depending on the brand and I did NOT need to buy a need wardrobe - I just fit into my old clothes much, much better! Granted, I have had to buy new bras and I have bought new sexy outfits and shirts, but surprisingly I did not need new sweaters, shirts or suits. You really cannot tell I have had anything done in regular clothes or my professional clothes. (see my pics). Please don't be overly concerned about going too big and go bigger than you think you want - unless you are getting 700 ccs ultra high profile, are a size 0 and have very little breast tissue it will not be obvious unless you want them to be obvious.

Oh and REST after your BA - I mean don't plan on doing anything for 5 days straight except be a sloth! Take your meds even if it's only at night, the muscle relaxers are prescribed to you for a reason .. use them! :) Have a boobalicious day! xoxo

If you wish you went bigger, check in here!...

If you wish you went bigger, check in here!

http://www.realself.com/forum/went-bigger-check-in

I added a few pics from tonight .. A new bra that...

I added a few pics from tonight .. A new bra that fits well and a revealing shirt ;)

I visited my PS today who not only gave me an...

I visited my PS today who not only gave me an AWESOME gift basket, but also some samples of some skincare products! At about 12 weeks, he is going to do a mini areola lift (not sure of the technical term) to ensure that my nipples are areolas look perfectly even! He is wonderful! It is a procedure that he will do right in his office. I'm not looking forward to stitches again, but am looking forward to getting a little nip and tuck ha ha! Otherwise, I'm healing great, my boobs are nice and squishy and look so natural! ;)

Ok I am so embarased .. this whole time I thought...

Ok I am so embarased .. this whole time I thought I got moderate profiles when I just looked up the Stlye 15's and next to it is mid-range profile. I feel like a big dummy. WOW!

I added another pic .. Trying to find some before...

I added another pic .. Trying to find some before bikini pics but there aren't many to be found! That is changing this summer!!

When I was few weeks post op I got a wonderful,...

When I was few weeks post op I got a wonderful, relaxing massage where I laid face up for the entire time. I sometimes prefer a very deep massage from this Asian place in the mall and decided that today, at 8 1/2 weeks post op I should be ok.

Well, I wasn't .. It wasn't that it was painful but it was uncomfortable at times (only did it for 20 min) and at the end she pushed both of arms in towards my body. Um hello side boob being squished and now squeezed! Ouch!!! I was fine after and am ok now. But wow .. Note to self. Anybody else have any massage stories to share?

I cannot believe this Wednesday will be 10 weeks...

I cannot believe this Wednesday will be 10 weeks (but who is keeping track). LOL! I will wait until I'm 12 weeks post op to post any more pics. Looking back through my pictures, my boobs never ever really "sat high" .. I guess I had so much skin that they just fell into place right away. I did see the progression of the swelling and the shape change a little over time. Once I have some time, I will post some progression pics and maybe consolidate the pics on my profile. (Too much scrolling.) I hope all you ladies are having a boobalicious day!! :) xoxo .. and, in case you didn't know where I stand on this - GO BIGGER while you still have the chance!!!

Yesterday and today I finally rode and felt great!...

Yesterday and today I finally rode and felt great! I tried to ride at 6 weeks post op and just felt weak and awful with no stamina. This past week I had to go to a big conference in New Orleans and literally walked miles and miles every day so maybe my body got back into the swing of things of being active! Anyhow .. hope you all are doing well! I will post pics at 12 weeks (I am 10 1/2 weeks now) but the girls look and feel so natural like they have been a part of me my whole life. I do often wish they were bigger and actually looked a little more noticable but everything happens for a reason and they are probably the perfect size. (Still having a little bit of boob greed LOL!) Once I start jumping my horse and riding more, going to the gym, etc. I'm sure I will realize that they are a good size for me. I hope everyone is having a boobalicious day! :) xoxo

P.S. Before I got my new boobies I had a concern of them making me look heavy or fat. They actually helped slim me!!! I am a 36D and honestly could have handled a much bigger implant (I think). I have said it before and I will say it again - no one knows I have had anything done.

I am Nordstrom's and am officially a 34DDD!

I am Nordstrom's and am officially a 34DDD!

I cannot believe I am 3.5 months post op! Where...

I cannot believe I am 3.5 months post op! Where did the time go??! I am still thrilled with my results! I hope you ladies are all having a great day!! xoxo

New bathing suit pic!

New bathing suit pic!

Morning my boobalicious buddies or soon to be...

Morning my boobalicious buddies or soon to be boobalicious buddies! I have not been on here in awhile. It has been over 4 months for me and I feel like they have been a part of me my whole life. I think that has been the coldest spring in history so I have not had a chance them off AT ALL! (POUTING) But, I am looking forward to show them off some at SOME point soon! I hope you all doing well!!! Sending love and positive thoughts your way! Love, NMBE!

Hi ladies! I hope you are all doing well. Don't...

Hi ladies! I hope you are all doing well. Don't people know that making jokes or comments like "You should have gone bigger" should never come out of their mouths??! I mean seriously. I get it, they are not as big as I thought but keep it to yourself lol. That is like telling a man who just had a penile implant that his ding ding "Could have been bigger". ;)

6 months post op .. just got back from the Bahamas!

I finally got to show the girls off! We had such a cold winter that I literally have been bundled up until last week! I am loving them - they feel natural and soft, like I have had them my whole life! I hope you are all doing well! ;) xoxo

Insulted!

I was just private messaged by someone calling themselves LoveMyBreasts. She was very insulting. I have reported this person to RealSelf but it really has me scratching my head - this website is for support, not insults. It is very sad that someone felt the need to go through the trouble of messaging me to flat out insult me. I hope none of your have experienced anything like that and that you are all loving your boobies!!! =)

At 6+ months post op, a massage was actually ok!

Finally, I was able to lay face down for a massage and not feel like it was uncomfortable! YAY!

New pic 8 months post op.

At 8 months my girls feel awesome like they have been a part of me forever! I wish they were bigger but I am loving them!!! :-)

New pic .. Almost 8 months post op. LOVE them!

Recent pic ..

Another pic

New pic .. 8 months post op

I was wearing the same dress and a different bra in March. Just thought I would share. ;)

10 months post op

Hi ladies .. I cannot believe it has been 10 months since I got my new girls! I am supposed to go back to my surgeon for a little areola lift in December which part of me feels like just saying forget it LOL. I really spent A LOT of time on this site after my surgery .. it was helpful during the emotional ups and downs and gave me people to talk to about my boobs. Goodness knows my family and friends were tired of hearing about them.

Anyway, I hope you all are having a great year! I will post 1 year post op pics in December! Have a boobalicious day! XOXO =)

Almost 13 months! Still love them! :)

I am going to try to post more pics but here is one. I love my girls! I still wish I went bigger! :-) xoxo
Chevy Chase Plastic Surgeon

After stalking MANY websites and having in person consults with 2 other surgeons, I liked every breast aug on Dr. T's website and decided to go with him! (Plus he had a surgery date open on Dec. 26th which in my mind was the ultimate date to take a vacation, work would be slow etc.) All of the BAs on Dr. T.'s website had the look that I was going for and during my pre-op appointment I actually brought in my iPad and showed him what I wanted. I will point out that I had an opportunity to use a much cheaper PS and decided not to use him. The results on his website were not the look I was aiming for. This is your body, health and life - don't bargain shop like you are buying a new pair of shoes. ;) The boobs that I am aiming for: http://www.thesigerplasticsurgery.com/PhotoGallery_50.aspx?gid=232621#Content I told Dr. T. I wanted to be a D cup (I started at a deflated, barely B cup). Initially he recommended 425 ccs silicone mid-range profiles, under the muscle. I ended up going with the 457's and boy I'm glad I just went bigger from the get go! Most doctors are very conservative and #1 complaint of BA patients is that they wish they went bigger. We are going through this process, discomfort, etc. I surely was not doing it just to be 1 size bigger. Just sayin' .. He also recommended Arnica & Bromelain pills and the cream and used drains which I think helped SOOO much. My recovery was SO much better than what I expected!! I was massaging the day after my surgery with NO PAIN! *** MY ONLY ADVICE TO EVERY WOMAN CONSIDERING A BA IS TO GO BIGGER! ALMOST EVERYONE I KNOW WISHES THEY WENT BIGGER FROM THE GET GO .. SO WHATEVER CCS YOU AND YOUR PS ARRIVE AT - ADD 25 OR 50CCS TO THAT #. CANNOT STRESS THAT ENOUGH .. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 425 AND 457 (as in my case) IS NOT THAT MUCH! :) *** I also have to say if I had to do it all over I would in a heartbeat. If I had to do this once a year, I would do it! (If it didn't cost what it did, of course.) Best money I have ever spent on myself. xoxo

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5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
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5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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Oh we almost have the same stats! I'm excited to see tours look pretty big as I'm hoping mine will be
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you look great! thanks for sharing your story with all of us!

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You look amazing!
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What a wonderful journey!! Continue to enjoy them ;)
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You look amazing but I'm in the boobie greed club with you. I so wish I could get over it..it would be so much easier. ..but does my head in daily.
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I am still very thankful for all of your updates. You motivated me to think larger.Had it not been for your updates, I may have settled with 350cc and been disappointed. I got 490cc and I am pleased.
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Im also 34 ddd .wishing they were bigger... I feel your pain lol
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Ughh i'm sooo jealous!!! You look GORGEOUS! So lucky lol :) Hey what's the difference between smooth and textured implants?
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Looking forward to your full body photo. Happy 1 year Boobiversary!

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Thanks for all the pictures. You look great!
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You look awesome!! They look perfect on you. I laughed when I read "When in doubt go bigger" clearly I feel the same ;-) I have the biggest silicone implant they make in the United States. I am a 36H! I could not believe it when my PS told me! (WHOA) However, I love them. Now it is time to find a bra and bathing suits to fit the girls!! Happy boobies ♥
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Thanks NoMoreBoobEnvy for the 10 month post op update. Glad you're really enjoying your new look. Let us know if you decide to get the areola lift in December. You look so good, I agree...do ya really need it?!  ;)

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they look gorgeous....question was your nipple big? is that why you were gonna get it smaller? i also am 34/36B considering 450cc silicone but not sure bc i am only 5"0 and was worried. could you post a pic of your whole body to look at proportions. thank you and soooo happy for you
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Hi .. my nipples are not big. My areola area is pretty big. I hope that helps and I will try to post a full body pic soon! Thanks! =) xoxo
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I love your result. I'm trying to to obsess about size. It's such a hard decision. I didn't like the way my original implants looked. I think I just didn't know how to dress with them I felt like they made me look fat cause they were big. Well when I had on a tee it looked weird. Like I had to show them or I looked heavy. I'm gonna go in the attic and dig out my pics. Thanks for documenting!
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Hi .. sorry I have not been on here for awhile  but I def thought mine may make me look heavier but they TOTALLY did not!!!  When I think about it, it was always large breasts that were maybe spread out and a little on the saggy side that made 1 girl I know look heavy. ;)
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Thanks for your story and pics!! What made you go with silicone and not saline? Im just worried that silicone will rupture and im a worrier (not sure if that's a word) and I would be worried all the time if they're still intact, leaking... Etc... If I go with saline at least I will for sure know when it leaks/ruptures. I dream of getting my boobies day and night. Tired of all the padding and always hiding because of my boob size. I'm like a 34b and just can't seem to pick up the phone and make the BA appt/ im a chicken!
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Thanks for reading my review! I had faith in the modern silicone implant and plus I liked the look and feel more. They feel totally natural and look natural too! ;) Don't be a chicken! It was the best decision EVER!!! Good luck and keep me posted! xoxo
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I had 450's at a 32a start and downsized to 300's. my PS so kindly said he'd upsize me after I realized how great I looked w the bigger ones. I'm trying to decide on 425 or 450 ...he only uses HP which I love. Looking forward to having curves back. I love your final swimsuit shots. Very classy size on you. Your story is great.
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Thank you!! I would definitely go with the 450's! Why not? 25 ccs is not a huge difference LOL! :) Let me know what you ended up doing!
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Where did you get your "every day bras." Like the pink one. Love your outcome
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Thank you! I bought 2, everyday bras from Nordstrom that were SUPER expensive but I find myself using the cheap Maidenform bras that I bought from Kohls LOL! =)
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You look awesome!!
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Thank you! =) xoxo
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I too wish i had gone bigger! I means between 34DD/34DDD depending on bra. I do have HP. Though
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