My motivation was the fact that my breasts were extremely lacking any type of form, they were extremely droppy, which caused my extreme embarrassment even with my husband. My personal goal was to to raise the breast back to a more youthful appearance and also add some volume. The outcome is pretty good. I am still waitting for the complete drop and fluff to happen, but I am exactly 2 months post op. It has not changed my life really, I still wear the same clothes, although I have picked up a couple summer dresses that I would normally not purchase due to the lack of youthful breasts. ;-) My husband shows no interest one way or the other so that area of my life is .... unchanged - you could say.
I wish I knew more about the appearance, feeling, and healing stages prior. It would not have changed my decision but I think I would have been more prepared. I have considered this for several years and now that my children are grown I can afford it. My personal goal is just to fight any scaring that may occur - I take several vitamins and have purchased Skin medica scar gel to help fight any scarring that may happen. Currently feeling slightly depressed - started an anti depressant. I think I thought they would look amazing immediately following surgery, that my husband would show more attention, and that they would drop into place a little quicker. I really don't have any tips - other than read, read, read, all you can to prepare yourself for the days, weeks, months following the procedure.