Am I Making the Right Choice? - Coral Springs, FL

I have wanted a BA for a very long time. I've...

I have wanted a BA for a very long time. I've always been about a "B" cup until I was pregnant. My breasts did get bigger, but then after breast feeding they shrunk a little. Now, they have lost alot of tissue in the upper part of my breasts. I have always wanted to be bigger up there and finally decided to do it.

So, I have now scheduled my pre-op and surgery appts, and as it nears, I keep having second thoughts and worries. Should I go through with this? Do the pros outweigh the cons? Please help..

So, the time is getting closer... and I am getting...

So, the time is getting closer... and I am getting more anxious! I have my pre-op appointment on Tuesday, June 12th.
I am so excited, but I'm nervous at the same time. I'm afraid I'll be too big, too small, too high, too swollen... LOL I have a mix of emotions.
I am very happy that I found this site, though, as it is a huge source of information and insight from other women. I have found a lot of comfort in reading other stories on here.

I will add some before pictures later, and I will update again after my pre-op. Yay!!!

Went to my pre-op a couple days ago and everything...

Went to my pre-op a couple days ago and everything went well. I decided to go with a round, moderate-plus silicone implant, with 425cc's. I'm imagining that they will be a full D once the swelling goes down. I'm very excited, yet extremely nervous still.

Surgery is scheduled for the 28th, but I might push it up a week, if possible. Unfortunately, there's an issue with my transportation home for the 28th. :( I'm kind of disappointed that I didn't lose as much weight as I anticipated before the surgery... However, I'm hoping that I can get back in the gym pretty soon after. Hopefully it won't be more difficult once I have the implants.

I've updated my deflated before pictures... lol!! Looking forward to the new me!!!

I spoke to the Dr. office yesterday and they were...

I spoke to the Dr. office yesterday and they were able to move my surgery up to the 20th, which is next Wednesday. OMG!! Now, I am so nervous!

And wouldn't you know it... I woke up this morning with a cold that I caught from one of my children!! AHHHHH!!! Can they do the surgery if I'm sick?? I don't even think I can take any meds now. I hope I feel better by then. :(

OMG! So, tomorrow is the day!! I'm scared to...

OMG! So, tomorrow is the day!! I'm scared to death... I've been an emotional wreck since yesterday and have mixed feelings. I'm excited, nervous, scared, worried, anxious.. ugggh!! What the heck is wrong with me??
Surgery is scheduled for 7am, have to be there at 6am. I still have my sinus issue/cold going on, so I'm not sure if they are going to reschedule once I get in there. Going to pick up my meds later today. I really hope everything turns out the way I'm imagining and that recovery is a cake walk. Wish me luck! ;)

Well, my surgery apparently went well (I'm here). ...

Well, my surgery apparently went well (I'm here). LOL! My doctor and his staff were great. Came home yesterday, took my meds and fell asleep on the couch. It's been very difficult getting in and out of bed. I'm using mostly my legs to stand and sit, as I really can't move my arms that well.

There is so much pressure and tightening on my chest, it feels like there's an elephant sitting there. It is also difficult to breathe, especially when I'm moving around. Not sure if that's because we went under the muscle or maybe it's normal. However, I've noticed that today is slightly less pressure than yesterday. I'm imagining that each day will get better.

I have not looked at my breasts yet. Honestly, I'm afraid. I know that they are probably very swollen. I've looked down my blouse, and from what I can see, they look good. LOL However, tomorrow I get to take a shower and go to my post-op appointment, so I will definitely see what they look like then.

I will post pics soon!!! ;)

2 Days Post-op. Still in pain, but moving around...

2 Days Post-op. Still in pain, but moving around a little more. Still can't really sleep comfortably, and my back aches bad. I need to try to stretch and stand up straight.

Went to my post-op appt a little while ago. Dr. showed me how to massage my new boobs. Boy, does that suck when they are swollen and painful!!! How am I going to do this? Was able to take a shower this morning and take off my bandages. It is definitely a great feeling to be clean again. lol

Here's some of my new pics. Looking forward for the swelling to go down and for them to drop. They look pretty high right now. Will take more pics in a week or so.

It's been 5 days since my surgery, and I'm still...

It's been 5 days since my surgery, and I'm still so uncomfortable. I'm assuming that is normal, but I'm so impatient. When I wake up in the morning, my breasts feel very tight and swollen, almost twice their size. Does anyone know if this is normal? It's pretty painful in the morning, but seems to get a little better throughout the day. I'm trying to massage them as much as possible because I am so afraid to get capsular contracture (I think that's what it's called). However, it hurts so bad to massage them sometimes. My right breast is bruised on the side and is more painful to touch. Also, does anyone have a good bra suggestion to help push them down?

Tomorrow I go for my 2nd pre-op appointment. I'm...

Tomorrow I go for my 2nd pre-op appointment. I'm hoping that the PS takes the stitches out. Over the last couple days I've felt this weird popping sensation in my right breast when I bend or move suddenly. Not sure what the heck this is.. if it's normal or maybe I over did myself and pulled a muscle. Kind of worried, I'm only 8 days in and don't want to damage my implant already. Yikes!! Has anyone felt this popping before??????? Hopefully the Dr has an answer for me tomorrow. :(

Had my Post-op appt a couple days ago and had my...

Had my Post-op appt a couple days ago and had my stitches taken out. YAY! Dr. says that everything looks great and that I'm free to go about my normal activities (let pain be my guide). I asked about the popping concern that I had, and he said that it's normal. Apparently air gets caught in there during the surgery, and I guess it's moving around. Not sure if that's what my issue is.... feels like my right implant is moving around. LOL! If anyone had experienced this feeling, please let me know.

My incision looks pretty darn good. Not as big as I expected. Looks like it's healing very nicely. They gave me some scar cream to use and some tape to cover the incision for a few weeks. (Well, I should say that I bought the scar cream. WTH! After a hefty PS bill, you couldn't give me a $63.00 bottle of scar cream?!!) LOL!

I'm feeling much better and almost feeling normal again. Except for the weird feeling in my right boob when I bend down or turn a certain way (I hate that feeling). My right side is still bruised a little also. I still can't sleep on my side, which I love doing. Not sure how long before I will be able to. Probably a while.

Can't wait to go bra shopping this weekend. Although the sports bra is comfy, I can't wear it under all my cute shirts. hahah!!!
I posted a couple more pics. ;)
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Hi, thanks for posting your review! Your doctor did a great job and I was thinking of having a consult with him. Are you still happy with him? How have your breasts settled since day 12? Just wanted to make sure you were still happy :) Thanks
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Very nice and perfect size. Your doctor did a wonderful job.
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You look great girl!!
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Thanks, hun. :)
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That is good !!! I just started sweeping and vacuuming . Mine wouldn't let me . When a muscle has been cut like that it needs time to heal .
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Wow I can't believe you can do anything you want to . Mine told me when I was 6 wks I could do anything I wanted to . That's where my dr is different than yours . Hope all goes well for you .
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Thanks.. and ya, isn't that crazy??!! He did say that he wouldn't recommend me doing chest exercises for a while, but I still think that I should have some limitations. I'm only 12 days post-op. I know for a fact that there are several things that I'm still unable to do and I definitely don't want to injure myself. So, I am going to play it safe for the next few weeks and take baby steps. ;)
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You look great and congrats! My surgery is set for July 18th, getting closer :) nervous but more excited.
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Thank you!! I'm so happy that after all these years, I finally decided to have the surgery. I'm sure you will be too. Being nervous is natural, of course... I was a basketcase, seriously. lol!
You will love the new you!! Make sure you post pics. :)
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I know how you feel about the swelling and the stiffness! I just had my surgery on the 25th of June and am currently 4 days post op. I just took my pain pumps and my bandages off and saw them for the first time... they are much bigger than I thought they would be! The stiffness and tightness of the skin is uncomfortable however. It's not quite painful.. just uncomfortable. Is it getting easier for you as each day goes on?
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Congrats on your surgery! Yes, it definitely gets easier. I am 9 days post op, and I feel so much better than I did three days ago. Try to rest when u can and don't over due it, though. It will get easier with each day!! ;)
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I hear ya!! Honestly, it took at least 3 months before I started feeling better. The pain was never unbearable, but I couldn't wait to feel normal again! Buy a few sexy bras at Victorias Secret that will help you feel better...Lol
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Your boobies look pretty already . Hope your doing ok today .
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Congrats on the new booooobies! Lol You look great. I know what you mean about showers, they are very soothing. I hope you have a speedy recovery:-)
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Thanks! The recovery process stinks! I'm so uncomfortable and can't wait to feel somewhat normal again. ;)
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New boobies ! They will change after swelling goes down and day by day after that .
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Thank you! I'm doing okay.. better than I expected. Although, the swelling and stiffness is pretty painful. Hoping that subsides very soon. lol
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Congrats ! Hope you are doing ok . You will be soooo happy with your knew boobies .
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Hope your surgery went well kandie!!!! I wish you a speedy recovery & look forward to seeing the post op piks:-)
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Thank you so much! I'm feeling very sore and stiff right now. I'm sure that's normal, though. I will post pics soon! ;)
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Hi, and thank you for your comment. I am extremely excited to finally have big boobs! LOL! Breastfeeding 3 kids has definitely taken a toll on me. I am kind of worried that they migt end up too big, though. ;) When I tried on the sizers, they seemed to be the perfect size. I guess I really won't know until after the swelling goes down.

Hopefully, VS has large bras, just in case! hahah!
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You look just like I did!
After having and breastfeeding 4 children I was ready for a change! I did not like the new empty look I was then sporting at 35 :) So happy now, it's been 6 years and they look great. I rec'vd about the same amount of CC's too but turned out a 34DD. I little hard to find bras that fit correctly but I like them :) (so does my husband)

Takes about a year for them to really feel all natural, keep massaging them every day. Also though it was fun to run around braless :) I wish I didn't do it quite so much, looking back, gravity is a bitch and she is always there :) Still pass the pencil test no problem but they were a bit perkier a few years ago.

Another thing, bigger boob are hot in more ways than one. I don't know about you but never sweat under my boobs before, now I'm happy to wear a bra just for that reason. You really need to have good posture all the time as well, you feel the extra weight and naturally want to hunch forward.

I had a great doc here in so cal, hope it turns out as well for you as it did me. I would do it again in a heartbeat!
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Hi, and thank you for your comment. (I just noticed that I responded to your comment under my review. LOL, Sorry). I am extremely excited to finally have big boobs! LOL! Breastfeeding 3 kids has definitely taken a toll on me. I am kind of worried that they might end up too big, though. ;) When I tried on the sizers, they seemed to be the perfect size. I guess I really won't know until after the swelling goes down.

Hopefully, VS has large bras, just in case! hahah!
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They do, but not in every style :) I'm sure you'll look & feel great, the nerves are completely normal. I had them too :) To be honest, when I have mine redone (when it time, probably 10 more years) I'll go a bit bigger :) You get used to them and they are fun! Great excuse for a new wardrobe!
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Mine were like that, looked like a deflated boob. I was self conscious about them when naked. Obsessed for a few years. I did the ba over 30 years ago and never regretted it. Helped me make a lot of money cocktailing and bar tending at clubs as I put myself through college and raised my two girls by myself. Best investment I ever made. Men love nice full boobs and so do women. If you have been thinking about it a long time then I think that's your answer right there. Don't you. Best advice is the ba is only as good as your surgeon. Research, research, research potential ps and get a great one. Good luck
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