Breast Implant REDUCTION, LIFT

My stats: 5'5 (165cm), 110-115 (50kg), size 0...

My stats: 5'5 (165cm), 110-115 (50kg), size 0.
BWD (breast width and diameter): 13
Ribs: 28.5
34DD, 32E

I have always had large breasts and a very tiny body. My sister used to call me a caricature. It was cute then because they were natural and perky. However, they began deflating a bit when I was in grad school, and I immediately looked into getting them "re-filled" b/c, by that point, they were my identity, and deflated was not an option. My nipples were still high, and I just needed a bit of volume. Thus, my surgeon gave me saline 325 filled to 375 (unders), and they went back to looking as they always had. I went on with my life.

Two years later, my right breast implant deflated. I had moved to a different state and had started a very busy job, so I looked in my current town for a good doctor. I chose the "best" (Celebrity/Top Doc, etc.). I was so busy that I just deferred to what he wanted to do, and I did not research any of it. He mentioned going a "bit fuller," and he said that he would go around my nipple to just tuck a bit of skin, and I agreed...

The surgery ended up taking a lot longer than expected, and my doctor acted nervous at the post-op appointment. He explained that there was excessive scar tissue in the non-deflated left breast and he warned me that my skin was VERY THIN. He said I would likely have to get a revision in the future.

Inexplicably, I just nodded and went on with things, without even truly forming an opinion about my new "additions." I hated my job and was in the process of moving, and I just did not want to think about my breasts, so I compartmentalized the entire situation and moved on with my life. I told myself that they were only slightly bigger than my natural size, and I went into denial mode...for five years.

Recently, I got to a point where I could stop and take a breather, and my breasts started to bother me...little by little...I was de-compartmentalizing...

I got engaged, and when I was shopping for my dress, my breasts were an issue. I had to order extra material AND a size 10 dress--just for my breasts! I was a size 0, but my breasts were a size 10...my tailoring bill cost almost as much as the dress itself! It snowballed from there....

Why did my husband's friend's wife give me a dirty look in yoga class and decide she did not want to be around me because I "had fake breasts"...?

Why do I always look so top heavy in photos?

Why do I always feel the need to wear a scarf?

Why do I hate to be without a bra, even in the shower?

Slowly, I began to *let* myself SEE my breasts, and they were awful. My "great" surgeon had screwed up.

I have a dent under my left breast, and my left areola is stretched out, misshapen and huge. My left breast's implant feels pointy and palpable in areas when I massage it. When I lie on my back, my natural breast tissue falls to my sides, while the silicone pokes through the dent.

I wear a bra 24 hours a day. Literally. In the shower. During EVERY ACTIVITY.

I own about 100 scarves, and I never wear dresses b/c what fits me on top would never fit me on bottom, ETC.

Wait. I don't have to live like this. I discussed it with my husband, and to my surprise he revealed that he has always hated my HUGE breasts and has never understood why I went so large. Mr. "I Will Divorce You If You Get Surgery On Your Face" was totally on board with paying $11,000 for a breast augmentation revision!

So I went to my consultation, and Dr. Wolfe helped me realize how long I had been in denial. He could not understand how I have dents (how could he go into the glandular tissue like that?!), but he explained that I have a BWD of 13 and that the reason I have bumps in my implant is because it is shoved into a too small pocket. He encouraged me to order my surgery notes.

This is what I learned:

My former doctor put in 100 cc's more than my first BA! That is almost a full cup size. I have 480cc, wide, flat implants. On my size 0 frame! The diameter is 14.8! I am a 13! Doctors usually recommend staying within .5 cm of your BWD, and not going over. He went over by 1.8 cm!!!!

The doctor also thought my smaller breast (left) was my larger breast, so he overly tightened the pocket (my right breast was deflated, so he forgot that my right breast was the larger one!). The pressure of the implant makes my skin too thin and stretches the areola out, which it did immediately after he sewed me up (I recall seeing black stitches that indicated a gigantic and misshapen areola!). Apparently areola skin is much thinner than breast skin, so areolas stretch under pressure, especially when the implant is far too large for the capsule. The dents are caused by the scar he made to insert the silicone implant puckering a bit and pulling at the thin tissue, and I believe he may have also lipo'd a circular area without my consent, in a misguided attempt to lift my breast with no scar.

Dr. Wolfe will perform a keyhole lift (lollipop-?), and I told him to do what it takes to make my breasts high and tight (anchor incision, if necessary??). I want little to no tissue hanging over my breast fold. I want to err on the side of too small. I want to be able to go bra-less and not feel guilty or like I have to lift my breasts up with my arm. HOW LIBERATING!!!!

I want breasts like Joanna Krupa, Blake Lively, Jennifer Aniston...you know the type--small and firm and no bra necessary!!

I also want to switch from Memory Gel silicone to the more cohesive "gummy bear" kind, and Dr. Wolfe uses Natrelle 410 implants. This presents only one issue, and that is that I can only go so small, based on my BWD.

The Natrelle 410's are anatomical shaped and have three aspects: height, width and projection. This means that I can choose from a Moderate Height, Moderate Projection at 320 grams (not cc's because they are more solid); Full Height, Moderate Projection at 250 grams, and Moderate Height, Full Projection at 335 grams.

This makes me nervous, because how can I go dramatically smaller, lighter, and tighter with only a change of--at the most--55 cc's from my first BA and 160 cc's from my current size? Will the lift do that much reduction? Will the anatomical shape and texture make a difference?

This worries me, and I am obsessing over it.

I discovered that there are a few other options...maybe. It seems there is also a Moderate Height, Low Projection implant at 285...however, I have emailed the doctor several times to ask about it, but I have not heard from him. He also never mentioned it. Thus, I worry that there is some reason why doctors do not like this version of the implant. Sigh.

Anyway, if I have not lost you yet, I would LOVE to hear from all of you!!! If anyone has any experience going through a reduction/aug/lift, like me, I would be interested to hear what you think about your experience and what you would do differently.

I also would LOVE any input on size and on the Natrelle 410 style implant, and if anyone has experience with BWD and/or breast sizes, please do tell!

Has your lift dropped? How many cc's did you have? Anyone with a high and tight lift that lasted? What were your cc's...?

My biggest fear is that I will end up with a smaller version of what I have now, and I don't want that! I want my breasts to sit much higher above my inframammary fold and not drop, but I have no idea how to achieve that and what size implant that requires.

November 9th is coming up, and I am in a bit of a panic! l=0

So sorry for the delays. My Grandpa died somewhat...

So sorry for the delays. My Grandpa died somewhat unexpectedly, and I had to fly out to the funeral and support my family. It was exactly 2 weeks after I got my surgery, so I felt okay about flying. I just packed like a reasonable person, for once! :-) The close hugs were a bit painful, but all went well (breast-wise), I think.

I LOVE my new chest. I will update a lot (with photos) today and write back to those of you who wrote me privately. Sorry for the lag time!

I also was not overly eager to post too quickly because I have learned that I generally like my breasts less as time goes on (the "perky" swelling diminishes and they DROP), and I am HOPING HOPING HOPING that does not end up being the case here!!!

So far, Dr. Wolfe gets the highest marks humanly possible. I will discuss more about him, too.

Hoping that my breasts stay ideal!!!

Okay, gotta go to gym and will update soon!

I messed up the photo headings at first but I just...

I messed up the photo headings at first but I just edited them so they are now accurate. Also, the scars look not as good with tape b/c they have some blood on them. I peeked at the scars and they looked perfect. We will see once I take all of the tape off.

Also, looking at the photos and in person, I think that my right side, laterally/by my armpit, has just a bit more skin/fullness than my left. It is hardly something to complain much about. Otherwise they are eerily perfect, so far. Definitely not a big deal AT ALL, but I hope there is some swelling there that will go down. The right one was my HUGE breast and Dr. Wolfe took some tissue from that side. My guess is that some of that will go down, because that is where a drain was and that side had more swelling/drain fluid b/c he removed more tissue from that side. However, it was always my biggest side, so it probably will remain a bit less perfect, laterally, than my left. I can definitely live with it, so long as they do not drop more!!! :)

I am a moron. I updated my review under the...

I am a moron. I updated my review under the comment section, apparently?!! Please see my comment below for the update. I will copy & paste here when I get off my iPad & onto my computer! :)

HERE IS THE UPDATED REVIEW THAT I ACCIDENTALLY...

HERE IS THE UPDATED REVIEW THAT I ACCIDENTALLY POSTED IN THE COMMENT SECTION: :)

Okay, I posted some updated after photos, finally!!! The first photo has a weird shadow on it that makes my breast not look as pretty, but try to look around it. The scars (under the tape) appear to be SUPER THIN and perfectly round/straight, so I am excited about that, b/c it was important to me that they be symmetrical scars that were "perfect" shapes. They are very natural and perky, and I think I am probably a C cup. I am scared to go bra shopping b/c I want to keep this darn bra on for six weeks straight so that they do not drop!!! Dr. Wolfe said that my stupid, huge implants were actually FOLDING on themselves, which is one reason I had that stupid dent. The folds were weakening the implant shell and they would have begun leaking or they would have burst soon!!!! As I may have mentioned (lol) I am very, very concerned about sagging. My goal was NO SKIN ON SKIN lower lobe sag!!! Thus, I told Dr Wolfe to go ahead and make as many scars as necessary, so he did an "aggressive lift" and took a bit of tissue (30 cc's, or so) from the right, and I have a bit of scarring on the bottom of the breast (difficult to see). I think that means he did a sort of lollipop/anchor procedure. I should have asked him the technical one he did, but I kept forgetting. I wanted to be SMALL and PERKY and Jennifer Aniston/Blake Lively looking, with the ability to wear a see through top (around my house) and not think twice. No holding up my boobs as I run, etc. So far, so good. I just hope these suckers stay up!!!!! Dr Wolfe insisted that I did not need Strattice, despite all of the docs on here suggesting that I might. He knows how to place it and does use it, but he just felt like my skin was good enough to not need it. I would have happily paid the extra 2-4k just to not have to go through another surgery and to prevent sagging, but I had to trust what he said. It also increases risk bc it is an added foreign body and it also would have caused the procedure to go another 1.5 hours. Thus, we skipped it. Fingers crossed I won't regret skipping it and my breasts will defy gravity. In the photos, my breasts actually look a bit bigger than they do in person, IMO. I think they look really cute and small. I have been getting a lot of, "Are you still in school, Dear?" comments, so I feel like they are anti-aging bc I am 37, so people thinking that I am still in school means I look 15 years younger than I am! I also got a, "Wow, you are looking really lean lately" comment. YAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!! I don't want to go on a complete rave about Dr. Wolfe until these things have had time to start looking ugly (hehe),but so far I will say that he is kind of a bad ass. He has some sort of photographic memory and is just incredibly smart. He is funny and has a great eye, and he looked at my "ideal breast" photo and said it was his ideal breast, so if you are looking for a pretty C cup (see photos of examples I posted), Dr. Wolfe is your man I would highly, highly recommend him, so far. My breasts don't look square (anchor can do that), and they look pretty much perfectly symmetrical. I still have some swelling, but he says they should stay UP and my husband is super happy with them! I ended up going with the 280 MM (Natrelle 410's). 12 Width, 11.1 Height, 4.4 Projection, 280 grams/cc's. I could have gone larger but I could not have gone much smaller with my BWD of 13. Perhaps I could have gone for a low projection, rather than a moderate projection, but I am very happy with the projection now. I will only regret the projection if they sag! Dr. Wolfe felt like a more moderate projection was better, and if you research these implants, you rarely see the docs use a low projection implant, so I think it was the best implant for me. Anyway, I will keep the pics updated as I continue to heal. As far as recovery, I would say that it was relatively easy. I had drains for a week, and they were fine. They hurt a bit when being taken out, but nothing too bad. I would say to take Colace prior to letting your pain killers mess with your stomach b/c that was not a pleasant aspect of healing. I barely took pain killers but the ones that I took (note to self--I prefer Vicodin to Oxycodone!) really messed with me. I should have gone with tried and true Vicodin. Pain was minimal, and I am back to exercising lower body after 2-3 weeks. I am trying to be really careful with my upper body, but that is difficult to keep up. Anyway, all in all I would say it has been a great experience, so far. I plan to keep the tape on for as long as it stays and I will be wearing my bra for as long as I can stand it, in the hopes that my scar tissue acts as an internal bra...

5 weeks- I will post new photos as soon as I have...

5 weeks- I will post new photos as soon as I have a bit more time to upload. I finally took the tape off to see the scars and WOW WOW WOW. I, literally, could not see the vertical scar on my right breast. I was trying to put tape back on and I could barely find the outline to put it on the scar! AND this is the breast that Dr. Wolfe did the most removal work on, too!!!! The scars are seriously PERFECT. He made them razor thin and I have perfectly round circled, small areolas, too.

Now, all of this good fortune re: my ideal scar healing (thus far-things can change!) is a combination of things-- 1) I tend to scar well b/c I am so fair (however, my last BA had disgusting --albeit light colored and smooth-- scars b/c that doctor did such a TERRIBLE job. I recall thinking I had Franken-breasts after that BA b/c I could see the stitching and it was SO uneven, lopsided, and awful and reminded me of Frankenstein's ridiculous stitches all over. The difference between Dr. Wolfe's artistry and this other doctor "to the stars" is just...I have no words.) 2) I have been taking great care of my breasts post op, so I have worn my bra 24/7 and worn tape 24/7--this helps support the scars and makes sure that they do not stretch out to become larger, 3) I chose a small implant...the smallest I could go with my BWD, actually. A smaller implant=less pressure on the scars, and last but certainly not least-- 4) DR WOLFE DR WOLFE DR WOLFE!!!! Damn, that man is talented.

I will continue to update. Hopefully my breasts will continue healing well!!

I need to update this, and I promise that I will...

I need to update this, and I promise that I will soon--with photos! :-) Suffice to say that I am still happy, although I did figure out that I could have gone down by 60 cc's and fit within my BWD (if I had gone low profile), so that brings out the angst in me! Should I have gone lower profile? I will ask Dr. Wolfe when I see him next week, but I know he had said at one point that he preferred not to do the low profiles, so I have to trust that he said that for a good reason.

Anyway, I still have a chest and my breasts are not tiny, and that is for sure. They are symmetrical and pretty, and the areolas are a tad bigger than I had asked for, but they fit and if he had gone smaller in the areolas it may have looked odd, even though I wanted super tiny areolas! Now I need to add photos b/c that would help all of you visualize....anyway, it seems like I am about a small 32D. I keep thinking of them as Barbie breasts just b/c they are that kind of proportion--like not too big and not too small. They are definitely smaller than a typical boob job, and I am told that they do not look like a BA. I just really wanted to go as SMALL as possible so that bra-less would be more of an option, and so that I could be like a Jen Aniston/Cameron Diaz/Brandi Glanville--always without a bra (woohoo!), but one of my favorite "wide breasted" boobie gals (you know who you are! ;)) reminds me that I would probably go with a bra constantly, regardless. Hehe. That is just my personality! I am trying to get over that need to control everything so much, but it is difficult to let go and let sag (possibly)! I DO feel like I could go without a bra now, but I have to remind myself that, "it is okay, if they sag later, I can always just get another lift, etc" I bought a shirt where you really cannot wear a bra, and I will probably just use tape to keep the pressure of gravity off of them so that I don't feel guilty...sigh.

They are still perky, although they have dropped a bit and when I bend over I can fit a pencil under one of them--which I did not want. However, it is only when kind of slouching over and, relatively speaking, jeesh I am a perfectionist!

Okay, I am going to go now b/c I am writing this as a tired and delirious person and need to get to bed. I promise to update with photos asap!

I added a photo of me in a 32 C bra, which seems...

I added a photo of me in a 32 C bra, which seems to fit. I also bought a 32 D sports bra that fits and I seem to measure between a 32 C and D. I think I look like a large C-?

So I added photos! Here is the thing-my breasts...

So I added photos! Here is the thing-my breasts look great. I do take some credit just b/c I specifically asked for what I got, with some exceptions. My doctor wanted: 320 to 350 and smooth, round silicone, which I would NOT have been happy with. Instead, I got textured teardrop 280's, and the qualities about these are what I am happy about--textured so less sag and smaller and solid.

What I ultimately wish I would have gotten is the 220's and the areolas that I asked for, but who knows how much of a difference that would have made.

My areolas are a good size, but I had requested itty bitty ones (I cannot recall, but I think I had requested 3 cm but I have 4 cm). My breasts are still perky, which is great, although they have dropped a tiny bit. If I had received the smooth silicone, they would have dropped more and I think that I would have not liked the 350 or 320's--too big!

If they stay like this, I will be pleased. They are not very heavy, so I suspect that they may stay like this (fingers crossed!), and I can go braless with no discomfort (psychological discomfort but not physical :)).

I wish I would have known about the 220 ML version (low profile), b/c I got 280 MM and they are the same measurements but the ML has a few cm less profile and 60 cc's less in weight.

That is the sort of thing that irritates me about doctors! I realize that they are busy, but I did not get an answer to my email questions about what dimensions I could go down to until the day that I had to pick out sizes and so I had no time to research and figure out that I could have gone down 60 cc's! :(

Oh well, these look great, and I am told that they look totally natural in clothes. Who knows what the smaller areolas and the lower projection would have done, so I cannot get too upset. The end result is that I do think that they are very pretty. They are symmetrical and the scars are nice and thin and neat, so I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Wolfe quite highly. :)

However, with ALL docs you MUST do your own research and drill it through them what you want. I did that, and I still did not get the smallest just b/c docs don't have time to do our research for us, and surgery is pretty routine for them. We think that they care as much as we do-no. It is a job to them, and they care about their work product but not those little OCD details that are so important to us! Like I said, my only complaint about Dr Wolfe is that he should have emailed me back when I asked him my questions, instead of waiting until the appt to see me, which then caused me not to know there was a smaller option available (he actually probably should have brought that up, too, but like I said they don't do the research--we do). And he should have listened re: my requests for smallest areolas.

However, I love my breasts! I think that the lift and smaller size is JUST what I needed, and I have never had so many people thinking that I am a teenager before. It is totally bizarre. I never showed off my chest before, but it must just be a weird subliminal thing that makes me look a lot younger to others. =)

Nothing new but I just wanted to clarify that I...

Nothing new but I just wanted to clarify that I the 280's were *probably* the best choice, so I cannot really criticize anything about Dr Wolfe--other than him not emailing me back prior to our appointment. Ultimately, when I look at my old photos, I hate how flat that implant looked! So the slightly higher projection was probably the right call on Dr Wolfe's part. And my areolas do match my breasts. Thus, in short, I LOVE DR WOLFE and really do think that he is the best in Colorado, and one of the very best in the US. :-)
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Come take a look at my story if you have some time. I think you have an excellent understanding of size and profile. I'm open to size and profile recommendations ;) I have a odd situation. Not sure where to go from my starting point on size. But soft and natural is my goal.
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Thank you for sharing! We have such similar stories!! After living with large heavy breast implants for 13 years, I wanted to go smaller and be lifted as much as possible! Your pictures give me hope that they might actually stay perky! In your opinion do you think they are staying perky because of the smaller size, texture of the implant or skill of the doctor. I went much smaller with a textured implant in hopes that they stick and I won't have to worry about sagging for a long long time. Fingers crossed! :))
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I think you look just like your wish pic!
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How are your breasts now? I'm freaking out about my nipples--being placed back, scars, etc, but yours look great. What did you do after the surgery to help scarring?
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I am very light skinned, so I am really lucky with regard to scarring...
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When did you have your surgery done? Are you dark skinned?
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I am scheduled for December. I just get online and see some horror stories, but you look fantastic, so I do feel better! I'm have more of an olive skin tone, but still quite fair on the breasts.
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Thank you so much for sharing this. I'm having surgery with Dr. Wolfe soon and am a bit nervous. Thanks!
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Just checking in. I wanted to know if your still pleased with your 410s.
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Hello I am having surgery with Dr. Wolf on June 21st. I am getting the 410 as well and was wondering how you feel about firmness of them ? Are you still happy with them ?
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I had a lot of breast tissue, so they definitely feel soft. I am not sure how they would feel on someone who begins without a lot, though. :) What size are you getting and what is your BWD?
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They are beautiful
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congratulatios amazing :)
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WOW! Boobs are NOT supposed to be that perky! lol If you can hold a pencil under those, you must be trying really hard to keep it there! You look really amazing! Your scars are better than mine (mine still look black)! What are you putting on them? I think you have a great size right now. Still full, but in a flattering way, no more "big girl" look to them, and a matching pair! As far as I understand, docs rarely use low profile implants because they are so flat. They use moderates less often for the same reason, flat and wide. I see your areolas are bigger than you wanted, but I like the way they turned out. You are pale like me and I think the extra "color" that they provide is really nice. Plus, smaller areolas make boobs look bigger! So happy you got such beautiful results! Did your doc tighten your pocket or create a new one? How are you feeling healing-wise? I am still a little sore and feel like I can't use my right pec without some discomfort.
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Thanks, Girlie!! Yes, I can't complain! The pencil would only fit if I was seriously hunched over, so I guess I still pass the pencil test! The moderates that I used were not round, so they actually = a higher profile than most rounds, so the low profile ones would have been the same diameter as these (12 for my 13 bwd) but the projection would have been "normal" by round standards. These have 3 dimensions bc they aren't round (they are teardrop), but I totally get what you are saying and I'm sure he preferred the projection of moderate for a good reason. I just wish I would have known so could have discussed it with him first, so I would have not felt like I was potentially "robbed" of the chance to get 60 ccs less in weight. And thanks so much for the areola comment!!! I was afraid that bigger areola= bigger looking breasts, but maybe they do make the breast look smaller-? :) I kept tape in mine for almost 3 months (!!) and have been using bio oil 2x a day! It seems to be working! But yours don't look black from the photos-? Anyway, thanks do much for everything!!!!!! XOXO
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(Sorry for typos- on my phone! ) ;)
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Oh and he made a new pocket & tightened it- you have to make a new pocket with teardrop so they don't shift! I love Dr Wolfe!! =) xo
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I have been using the same stuff on my scars, but they are dark purple! I hope they don't stay that way! Just stopped by to admire your boobies again! (in a non-creepy way!) lol! sent you pm!
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Your boobs look beautiful! Think you and I are every similar and have the same concerns! I have definitely reiterated to him that I want to be a full C at the most and that's why he will actually put the different implants in while I'm under..prop me up...take a look and keep trying until he finds the ones that give me the look I want! I would be ecstatic to have ur boobs! You are right tho...u definitely have to ask all the questions and be so very detailed about what you want otherwise I think they give you the generic version that maybe fits most!! I am going to ask if he can take my areolas down a bit too...I think a smaller boob deserves a smaller areola ;) thx for all your feedback!!!
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Thanks for your sweet words, AudeeLee! :) I really do love them. :) Sometimes I feel silly for even mentioning the smaller size and areola issue, just b/c who knows if I would even like that better. However, I promised myself this time I would not put the doctor up on a pedestal (which we ladies tend to do). If he did something wrong, I promised myself I would address it. Dr Wolfe did an AMAZING job and I honestly wish I could just send everyone who wants what I have to him, but he did upset me with not answering my email (all his nurses said they were so surprised that he did not b/c he supposedly always does but NOPE, he did not), and he also said he would do 3 cm and he did 4, so even though I am SUPER HAPPY, I let myself take some credit about the good and address the not as good. On that note, I just have to talk more abut taking credit for the good--most girls do not do this ENOUGH. Indeed, most girls are so concerned with size (usually bigger), so I think it is important to really discuss the things other than size. I know you have posted on the TT part, which I commented on, but I don't know much about your BA journey--which is my area of expertise. ;) So he is just going to see what looks like a C cup? Oh, that sort of liberal "do whatever" makes me nervous!!!! I know you have been through it before, but since I have been there 3 times I have seniority lol. Just kidding, of course, but seriously--I would urge you to look into the following and make sure you and your doctor are on the same page- 1. Cohesiveness of silicone and textured vs smooth (After having saline and normal silicone, I prefer the very firm and most cohesive but most docs do not do it yet-- you have to go to someone who uses these! Remember, I know it is one surgery and one recovery is good, but I have friends who wish that they had gone to different docs for different procedures, and that is also increasing your anesthesia time, which increases your risk--just something to ponder). 2. Measurements/Brands/Dimensions of BWD and Implants!!! This is so much more important than size. I would make sure that he tells you your BWD and then tells you WHICH IMPLANTS HE PLANS TO TEST OUT while you are under!!!! TRUST ME-- you want to know dimensions. Doctors are lazy to not do this. My prior doc was famous and works on celebrities and he did not do this and just tried to fill my extra skin and went over my BWD by 1.8 cm--which is INSANE. I never would have agreed to that. If you know the measurements beforehand you can give him permission to do this or that. IF not, it is up to him, and you do not want to leave it completely up to the doctor on surgery day- TRUST ME!!! 3. What type of lift? If you want an aggressive lift, you have to ask for it if they are planning to do the short scar technique/lollipop. He did a modified on me but they would not have been this perky if I had not asked for an aggressive lift. If he only does the anchor scar lift, I would maybe look into BA specific docs, b/c only anchor docs tend to be the lazy ones, IMO. And NEVER do just a benelli lift. Anyway, I hope that I am not sounding patronizing, but I just want you to be happy! Specifically since you are looking at doing several things at once, it is more difficult to focus on one part (maybe now that you have decided to go ahead with the TT, you can focus more on the BA)--but I would urge you to do that b/c I was SO much more careful about this last one, and I finally got what I wanted and it was ONLY bc I was so focused on it! :) xo
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wow i am exhausted from your read and just thinking about all the money you have spent---really hope it was worth it and you got want you wanted. xx I hope you never have to experience any complications in the future---which i hope you understand why i put this from someone from the other side--who has had complications. I am not judging you. We are all individuals and want different things in life. x all the best
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Are you saying that b/c you were explanted and so you think that I am going to regret continuing with implants? The truth is that explanting completely was not really an option for me b/c my breasts were always large (this is actually smaller than my natural size), and if I had explanted I would have had a lot of "forward pull" slack in my skin, and my goal was to have them perky. I have, luckily, never had any health issues with my implants (autoimmune, etc.) and these are lighter than my natural breasts ever were, so I feel very healthy and "free" right now! I also got the solid implants, so there is very little chance of any sort of leakage.
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Hmmm, after reading your experience again--your complications seem to be just from *removing* your implants, right? The indented scars? Actually, that is one reason why I did not explant completely--b/c I had seen that on almost everyone who explants. However, it does seem like it goes away after time, for the most part, from what I have read. And I *did* have complications from my BA--b/c he went WAY too big and did a crap job. So, yes, I think that going as small as possible without explanting completely was the best scenario in my case, and it put my back close to what my natural breasts were-but a bit smaller. :)
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Hi sorry if i sounded negative. You have gone through alot too . I really do wish you well. And glad to hear the solid implants are more comfortable. ( we are just in different places that's all . I didn't mean to come across negative )
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No worries. I know that I feel that, "NOOO do not get implants!" feeling when I read about most of the girls on here b/c I think way too many pretty girls ruin their cute bodies by thinking they need "big boobs." However, I am well aware of the complications b/c I have suffered from them, and I never got implants to have bigger boobs, and that was not my goal this last time (quite the opposite, actually). I never had small, cute breasts. I had large, pretty (natural) breasts. Then they were less pretty b/c they deflated but did not need a lift, so I chose to get the volume restored, and of course I ended up 2 surgeries later (not by choice) with horribly large, ugly breasts (not by choice). I now have medium pretty breasts, so I am happy. It looks like you started out with small, pretty breasts, and they are now back to being small and pretty--but with a scar that you do not like (that I think will go away with time). I would regret it if I were you, too, but I was never in that position. So you are right, we are just in different places now, and we were in different places to begin with, too. But we do agree on one thing--small breasts are pretty! :)
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