I have to say that this website has helped me so much!! After sitting back in the sidelines, reading everyone else’s stories, I’ve decided to contribute my own!
Since I was a teenager, I have always considered getting implants but one thing or another something always kept me from doing it. Whether it was someone talking me out of it, money…whatever it may be. But I am finally doing it and above all, I am doing it for me!
I went in for my consultation on Dec. 31. I was especially excited because they had the 3D Imaging system where they took my picture and digitally enhanced my breasts starting at 250cc’s all the way up to 600!! After much entertainment with that, and actually trying the sizers on, we all decided 375cc moderate profile would fit best with my size and frame.
I am 5’1” 100lbs, 34(a)/25/34. They printed me out a picture with 375cc implants to take home and I must say, Ladies, this is awesome! If you have the chance to do the 3D imaging, I would totally recommend it. It helps you stay focused. I mean time goes by after your consult and you start to forget what you chose, if you should go bigger, if you went too big…Whenever I was second guessing my decision, I just looked at my pic and reassured myself!
Or, just take pictures of yourself with the sizers and then you can compare sizes later because at the office, you are so excited to just be there and certain details might slip your mind.
I would also recommend the rice test to help get an idea of what size cc’s you are working with.
Anyway. My pre-opp was the 16th, I signed a ton of papers, tried on my sizers again, they drew blood…oh and we paid for them. (My husband and I) We are doing the Care Credit and paying them off in 12 months so we don’t have to pay interest! Oh! And the brand of my implants are the makers of Botox, so I also got a free vile of Latisse and one botox injection, that they will do after my surgery!
I am still taking my regular multi vitamin and also extra vitamin C and bromelain to help boost my immune system. They suggest no omegas or any other supplements that may thin your blood, 2 weeks before your surgery date.
I made myself kind of a care-package this is what was in it:
• A few front zip lightly padded sports bras (WalMart) I was told this brand I bought runs a little tight, and it does so you might want to go bigger. Or if you did the rice test bring your rice bags to the store with you and see what fits! ?
• Neosporin and band aids for the incisions
• Palmers Cocoa butter to help elasticity in skin and prevent stretch marks
• Baby wipes and face wipes
• Arnica gel/lotion
• Smooth Move tea to help get things goin again!
• Lots of pillows and blankets for extra support!
2 days away!! I am so excited!!!! Posting pics soon!