Ready to Have the Body I've Wanted...- Columbia, SC

I had my initial consultation on November 13th. I...

I had my initial consultation on November 13th. I did tons of research and asked friends who have had surgery already. I'm 5'7", 153 lbs and currently wear a 36B (but I don't completely fill the cups). I'm getting saline moderate profile, under muscle, with a crease incision. I'm getting 350cc in the right and 375cc in the left, hoping to be a full C after surgery. My pre op is December 4th and then surgery on the 14th. I'm getting really nervous because I've never had any type of surgery before.

I've been debating between getting implants for years. I've always been an A cup until I started birth control and gained some weight last year, which increased me to a barely B. I turned 30 this year and decided I was finally going to get implants. I want my clothes to fit the way they should for my body type.

I will continue to update my adventure to new boobies! :-)

Okay. So I'm still torn between saline and...

Okay. So I'm still torn between saline and silicone gel. I have read the pros and cons of both. I know what the risk factors are with both. Cost is not an issue, silicone is $5000 and saline is $4200. I still have about five days to make an official decision. Everyone I know personally that have had surgery recommend silicone gel. And my PS said my hardest decision would be size.

That's a tough decision for some ladies. Maybe you should make a list of the pros and cons of each...

With all my research I have done, I am getting silicone!! They are more natural feeling and will not ripple as much as saline. Good luck!!
I agree. I'm going to get silicone as well! Have you scheduled your surgery yet?

Had my pre op today. My PS went over a bunch of...

Had my pre op today. My PS went over a bunch of paperwork with me. Told me what massages he's going to have me do. Took my pre op pictures. My final decision is silicone gel moderate profile implants under the muscle, 375cc on both sides. One breast is slightly and I mean slightly larger than the other so we decided to do the same size on each so one breast doesn't end up much larger than the other. I was told to wear any bra that feels comfortable, but doesn't compress my breasts. I can go braless if I wish, but at night I need to sleep in a bra and to sleep elevated if possible. I got all my prescriptions and surgery day instructions. I started getting light headed and dizzy while I was signing the paperwork, but I think it's nerves and the fact I hadn't eaten yet. The reception ladies had me sit down and got me a soda so i could feel better, I'm not the only person who had that react they said. I paid my balance, they handed me my packet and I was done. I didn't feel rushed at all during the whole process. My PS was very helpful and answered any of my questions and asked if I had anymore. Told me if I thought of any later, write them down and call his office with them. I have to say I feel super comfortable with him and his staff. 10 days until surgery!!!

Not much to update. In one week I will have bigger...

Not much to update. In one week I will have bigger boobs. The surgery center called today to get some pre op information from me. It's really sinking in that I have only a week to go. I need to get my prescriptions filled, buy some frozen peas, and move my recliner into the living room. I'm just ready to be done with surgery since this is my first time ever having surgery. I will eventually get some pre op pictures posted.
Good luck!
I will just share what my PS wants me to do (and checking with several of his other patients they say it all really helps especially the showers). He says to drink lots of water the day before surgery. The day before surgery take 2 showers using medical grade antibacterial soap and then one shower the morning of surgery using same wash. The biggest thing after surgery is the showers!! Everyone I talked to said the showers REALLY helped with the pain and swelling....he wants me to take atleast 4 or 5 right after my surgery when I get home. I am excited and nervous but my PS does nothing but boobs and lipo and his pics before and after are amazing!! I will be going with silicone 325cc under to be a full B or small C.....good luck with your surgery!
Thank you! and thanks for your tip about the shower, I will definitely be trying that out.

Tomorrow is the big day! I have to be at the...

Tomorrow is the big day! I have to be at the surgery center at 7:00 am. Trying to drink plenty of water before my midnight cut off. Feeling a bit nervous, but it comes in waves.
Good luck!!!
Wishing u good luck! Soon to be the new you!
Good luck

Quick update. Out of surgery. No pain just...

quick update. Out of surgery. No pain just tightness. No nausea either. Really groggy and ready to go back sleep. I'll update more later.

Thank you everyone for the kind words. So I...

Thank you everyone for the kind words. So I arrived at the surgery center at 6:45, went over paperwork and they took my back at 7:00. I was weighed, took a pregnancy test and got hooked up to all the machines. My PS came in and marked me up, they gave me calming medicine in my IV. I was wheeled to the operating room, moved to the surgical bed. I had the oxygen mask placed on, I remember taking about five deep breaths and I was out. Next thing I know I was waking up in recovery. No pain, no nausea, just tightness. I was a little wobbly walking but they wheeled me to my moms car in a wheel chair. I ended up getting Mentor moderate plus 375 cc on both sides and couldn't be happier! The surgery center staff was wonderful and my PS was fantastic. I will be recommending him to everyone I know. Right now there is no soreness, barely any tightness. I'm just taking it very easy. I'll be posting post op photos this week. Oh and I can comfortable raise my hand above my head.

To anyone unsure about getting this procedure, all I can say is do it. Yes it's scary building up to it, but if you have a good PS, you will do regret it.
Thanks for sharing your story bloom. I look forward to seeing the post op piks & wish you a speedy recovery!
Best of luck! Excited for you and especially to see the final results you've been waiting for! : )
Wishing you a quick and painless recovery!~

First night I slept perfectly fine. I woke up to...

First night I slept perfectly fine. I woke up to take pain meds so I wouldn't have any morning pains. Today I took a Demerol at 9:00 am, half a Valium and switched to Motrin 800 about 1:30 pm. I feel great. I'm moving around, lifting my arms above my head as my PS said to do. I can not believe how good I feel. I'm still taking it very easy so I don't end up in pain. I started my massage which my PS told me is just to move the implant around in the pocket so it doesn't heal in unnatural way.

Thank you and good luck to all the ladies who have found my review helpful!!
Congratulations and welcome to the other side. I felt the same way you did when I had my surgery. No pain just pressure. I was able to go back to work on day 6, but had to ice when I got home from being upright all day. Does your ps have you icing as well as massaging? Mine did not have me massage but I found that it helped to soften the girls. Keep us posted.
Congratulations!! As with Jillmoran1 your post-surgery story helped me a lot to feel more at ease. Wish you a good and quick recovery!
Im so happy for you!!! My surgery is december 19th and I'm so nervous. Your story post-surgery made me feel A LOT more at ease. Thanks so much for the updates. Enjoy your new girls :-)

Spent most of the day sleeping, it was a dreary...

Spent most of the day sleeping, it was a dreary day outside. I've just been taking Motrin 800 and my antibiotics. Had a wonderful shower today. It was a little awkward to wash my hair, but I did it! Tomorrow I'm going to venture out of the house. My kitten has a vet appointment, so I'm going to take her to that. I'm going to take it easy, I'm just starting to become stir crazy sitting here.

I haven't been icing my boobs because my PS never mentioned icing. I noticed I have some swelling on the sides of my ribcage, it'll go away soon. Also, TMI here but tomorrow I think I'm going to have to take something to get me to go #2. It's been too many days since I've gone and I'm starting to feel it. Other than that, I'm 100% happy. I do think I'm having slight boobie greed and wish I'd gone bigger, but I know I need to drop still, I put on a 36D bra I'd bought on clearance to do my rice test and it fits like a dream. All I wanted was a full C so I know I'll be happy in the end. I just feel like they're small and I know they aren't.
Congratulations! So Happy for you! Keep us posted :)
My surgery is the day after tomorrow! Hope I have as easy of a recovery as wat you have had! You look great!
So glad you made it through! Take it easy, admire then every minute, and rest up! Its a whole new world out there LOL!

So today is post op day 6, I'm counting surgery...

So today is post op day 6, I'm counting surgery day 0. I got my stitches out yesterday. My PS surgeon says I'm healing well, he's just concerned that maybe my right breast looks fuller than my left, but its still too early to tell. I think waiting for the implants to drop and settle is worse than a pending surgery. I bought a new wireless bra today that actually looks somewhat flattering. I bought a 36C and it fits snug now, but may end up being too small once I drop. I'll post pictures and the name of it tonight or tomorrow. I got back to work tomorrow, boo, luckily I only work two days before I'm off three day for Christmas! Oh I posted a picture of my hand that had the IV in it. It looks bad, but doesn't hurt. I'm keeping an eye on it to see if it gets better or worse.
Hi I'm in Columbia as well. I did not have a consult with your PS but I have chosen Dr. Davis. My surgery is January 16th. So glad the surgery went well an hopefully unevenness will not be an issue.

So I'm almost two weeks post op. I'm so tired of...

So I'm almost two weeks post op. I'm so tired of sleeping on my back. And I'm tired of waking up with morning boob. I swear waiting for these girls to drop is the worst!!! I still love them though and so happy I had this surgery! All my friends think they look great and so do I. Hope all my boobie buddies are recovering well and not having any complications.
You look awesome!! :)
They look great!
Looking great....cant wait til summer either.....its going to be a fun time.

5 weeks post op!!! I was afraid I was going to...

5 weeks post op!!! I was afraid I was going to develop boobie greed, but I can say I'm 100% happy with my size. swimwear tops look great! I had bought a bra on clearance for like $5 during my rice trials that was a 36D, Maidenform brand no padding. I tried it on tonight just for fun. It fits perfectly, cups are filled and no gaping between band and body. Yes, I was shooting for a full C, but if I am a D, they look great on my body size and type. I still have dropping and fluffing to do, but I love my new girls so much!!!
Looking great!!!
U look fabulous!
You look amazing in that pink. I'm glad you are happy. I know what you mean about boob greed. I experienced it for a while and then I realized my PS have me what I needed for my frame. 6 week appt today. So excited to see if I get clearance for full workout but slow of course.
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