Much Happier with New Breast Than I Ever Thought! 250cc Silicone Moderate Profile - Larkspur, CA

I decided to have my breasts augmented to help...

I decided to have my breasts augmented to help them look perkier and fuller than they look now, 10 years after I stopped breastfeeding. I nursed my daughter for 2 1/2 years, and loved my breast back then. For the past decade they have been kind of shriveled up - a natural process, but not very sexy and definitely not fun (It was kind of a turn off to see floppy saggy skin bags where my breast used to be)!

I thought about it for a long time, waited a year after my first consultation, visited many different doctors and finally decided to go through with it as a Birthday gift to myself. My partner didn't want me to have another surgery (I've had a few spine surgeries in the past few years) and he really liked my smaller natural breast, but I REALLY wanted to do this and am so pleased with my results. He was supportive although kept telling me I "didn't need to do anything" - I knew I didn't' "need to do anything" - I just wanted to!

I went with 225 and 250cc silicone implants, moderate profile (I'm 5'4, 122 lbs) and they look very natural. It's been three weeks and the swelling has resolved, and the size is great and they feel like a part of me. I can barely tell that they aren't fully my own natural breast tissue - I LOVE THEM and have a lot more confidence and feel so much sexier than I did before (when they were shriveled up from involution).

I feel like it's one of the best things I've done for myself - and my partner really likes them too! I wouldn't have minded going larger - because I think they might have been even more fun - but it would have made them look less natural which I really wanted to avoid.


The surgery and recovery process was fairly simple - took less than 1.5 hours and I was in recovery. It felt and looked like my "milk had come in" - for about a week I felt like I had the engorgement I had when my daughter was born. And by ten days post-op I was totally back to myself and had to remind myself to take it easy because of the stitches - they are about 1.5 inch scares now and I'll start putting a silicone cream on them after my next doctor appointment in a few days.

For me this was a "fun" thing to do for myself after having to have a few really yucky spine surgeries which I couldn't have avoided. I felt it was time to get to make a choice about something done to me instead of being told I had to be cut open - It was such an empowering experience and I love my results! The only slightly negative thing is one nipple has decreased sensation - maybe 30%, and I'm told that often comes back. Regardless I am so glad I did my breast augmentation and have no regrets! And am so glad I did my research and didn't go with the first doctor I liked but met with a few until I found someone I just knew was "the right guy for the job".

Again - I am so glad I did this and LOVE my new BOOBIES! And if anyone is considering getting a breast augmentation I would tell them if they really want it they should go for it! Just make sure you're doing it for yourself - and don't worry about being "judged" - Do what makes YOU happy!

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Thanks for all the nice comments - after looking at a lot of other people's pics, I think they settled in quicker and look natural because i went kind of small - (and sometimes think maybe I should have went a little bigger). But then everyone would know I did this - and right now you can't tell unless i have my clothes off. I think they really do look and feel pretty natural so I am very pleased with them. I LOVE them! I keep talking about them which is driving my fiancé bananas - I'm so excited about them and love how I look in clothes now and I keep telling him - which he thinks is silly - I reminded him how excited I was and obsessed with the engagement ring and couldn't stop looking at it for weeks - It's basically the same experience! I love my surgeon and hope everyone has as good of an experience and I did!
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Omg love them!' Enjoy! :)
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Wow! You look amazing! I hope that mine turn out as great looking as yours! So natural!
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So I'm 3/2 weeks post-op and still LOVING my new...

So I'm 3/2 weeks post-op and still LOVING my new boobies! They have continued to soften a little and are even more comfortable than before. I did something totally stupid - which was that I wasn't thinking about my boobies and after being in the car for a long drive I started stretching - and felt a release in one of my breasts. Almost like a Pop! I was scared! I pulled over and called my dr. right away - they saw me immediately and basically said everything looked fine but to come back the next day. I went back the next day and was certain that the one breast which "popped" was softer and lower than the other one. My Dr. said that I most likely pulled an internal stitch- but that it still looked great and was just a little softer and more natural looking than the other side.

So now I've seen then a couple of times and will go back in a week or so, just to be sure everything is ok. I was SO worried! I though OMG - i just ruined my whole surgery! But i don't think that's the case. The other side will soften and relax a little more as i'm still recently pos-op and they (hopefully) will still look the same. I have asked other people to touch my breast and they can't tell any difference between the two sides, which is great! But I can feel it when I touch. One side feels more curvey- more firm and the other side is more normal feeling. The dr. said to start massaging gently the other side "(that didn't pop) and when "it's done" it should be like the other one. I am SOOO happy I didn't ruin anything! And cannot stress the importance of taking it easy the first few weeks after surgery!

Also I forgot to mention previously that Dr. Denkler and his wife, Dr. Hudson work together and are awesome! He does the surgeries and she sees clients for their pre-ops, part of their consults and other clinic visits. They are a great team. I had to have my surgery at the local hospital, so it was a bit more expensive than if someone does it at their clinic surgery suite. I'm telling all my friends about these guys, because they don't do much advertising and I didn't' find them myself very easily, but I really do think they are the best! I am soooooo happy with my results and am so happy I finally did it!

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Wow ca you look terrific!!! They look very natural. Mine look very similar in shape/size. Congrats on the pretty ta ta's;))
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good luck!
Celina, what exactly is bottoming out & what causes it? Thanks

1 month post-op photos - actually it's been 5...

1 month post-op photos - actually it's been 5 weeks and I am still loving them and so glad I did this! I'm feeling back to my normal as far as energy and activity go. I think that, compared to how I looked before, both my breast look great!

I started doing a little massage which has helped them to soften. And both sides feel the same now, I guess one just settled in a bit more early than the other, but now they seem to both be soft. They feel really like a part of me now, and I forget they haven't always been attached to me!

I thought I'd post some pics in case anyone else has something similar happen. I was really worried a few weeks ago when I had that strange sensation, but so far so good! Nothing was ruined and they both feel great now! And my doctors continue to be amazing!

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I know this is an old post but I just got it in my email & Dr. Denkler did my BA too! It was a year ago & I am still SO happy with my results! I'm a petite 5'1 110 lbs & I got 210 cc silicone moderates with a crescent lift because I also wanted the natural look after losing 30 lbs & nursing a baby. I'm also probably the only woman who wanted to go even smaller, but he said the 180's wouldn't fill my pockets. Anyway I have been seeing Denker for 10 years for fillers & LOVE the entire staff! I highly recommend him to anyone who wants great service & a very natural result.
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Hi there, I know that this is an older post but I'm hoping you still see this message! I notice you've had 225 and 250. Was the difference in size before your op quite noticable? I have a dilemma at the moment not knowing whether to use two differenmt implants (225 and 250) for my breast augmentation. Many thanks.
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Your BA looks great! I would think you were born with those! :-)
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