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I have always wanted bigger boobs but felt that I...

I have always wanted bigger boobs but felt that I was pandering to the desire of the "playboy" image. I was teased by my family for having small breasts and my first husband constantly told me to get a boob job. Thank god he is an ex! Anyway, I have finally decided that the pain of worrying about my breasts has got to end. Therapy, self help books and acceptance of what I have, doesn't cut it. So I have surgery scheduled in 2 days. I am excited but now am super scared! What if I regret it?

My husband has told me that I am doing this because I am insecure. Two weeks ago he asked me for a divorce. I have my sister to help me with the recovery process. It's funny cause I just found out a month ago that she had implants put in 5 years ago, and I never knew(only her husband knows)! She loves them btw.

I am hopeful for an even higher level of confidence, I have confidence in myself, just some unhappiness with breast size. How do I deal with the negativity I am getting from my soon to be ex-husband. And the worry?

Surgery went well. Was home by 1:30 in the...

Surgery went well. Was home by 1:30 in the afternoon. Took Enodocet, a narcotic painkiller, and gravol, an anti-nauseant, and basically slept all afternoon. Pain is only bad when I walk around or move arms. My sister has been wonderful. Making supper and helping with my pets! I have only looked at my new breasts briefly. They seem so big! I am soooo not used to that look! I look forward to filling out tops better, just hope it doesn't look too obvious!

I don't want any one to know, so have told my kids that I hurt my back and have to rest and not lift things.

My surgeon ended up putting in 330 cc Naturelle silicone implants under the muscle.

Here's to a fast recovery!

Some pain today. My breasts seem larger than I...

Some pain today. My breasts seem larger than I wanted, but my sister assures me that it is probably some swelling. Feel pretty good if I keep taking the pain meds. Hurts a lot to get out of bed. Feels weird to have larger breasts. Will take some time.

Day 3 - Less pain, have stopped the narcotic pain...

Day 3 - Less pain, have stopped the narcotic pain killers, as I would like to go to the bathroom soon! Regular ibuprofen seems to help. But my breasts seem larger than I pictured. Also, had a shower today, felt nice. The implants are really high right now and kinda look funny to me! How long before they 'drop' and look normal? There is a lot of tightness, but not alot of pain. Thank goodness. I wonder what the final product will look like and will I like it? I know it is so close to surgery that there must be a lot of swelling and settling down that needs to happen.

Went to my Moms for dinner, was tired. But just...

Went to my Moms for dinner, was tired. But just sat there and ate. I wore a loose shirt and no one noticed. But I noticed! Wow they are big today, way too big. I don't like them at this moment. Boy I hope they go down in size. I never wanted to be in the D zone. I don't know what to think at this point. Today is the day I'm questioning my decision, big time (no pun intended!).

Day 5 (or 6 depends when you count from!). ...

Day 5 (or 6 depends when you count from!). Feeling pretty good. Sometimes stabbing pains but they don't last long. A lot of really tight feelings and general squeezing on my chest. I know that I have been overdoing my arms, but it is so hard not too. I had to get groceries, my daughter carried the bags and pushed the cart but still opening doors and such. My underarms are sore now. Will try to rest more tomorrow! I just want to tell you ladies with a supportive SO. You are lucky! Be grateful! I wish I had that. I don't and telling my kids I hurt my back does get me a little bit of help. But boy would it be nice to have someone who loves me hold me and rub my back! And do the groceries. Enjoy that if you have it!
Still waiting for swelling to go down. But it is only day 5 and it is hot as hell here and I've been doing too much today. All factors.

Take care.

Had one week post op today. He says everything...

Had one week post op today. He says everything looks good. The swelling should go down and the implants will drop and look more normal. I'm to start pressing down on the implant for 10'secs about 3-4 times per day and press in on the outside as well. The pains and shooting pains are normal, nerves starting to heal. I'm also to put paper tape on the scar and change weekly for about 2 months. And take it easy for the next 4weeks, which will be hard as I'm a single working mother. My kids aren't little but they still need groceries, etc. and lots of driving around. Hope it progresses quickly! Still hoping the final result looks more like I imagined it would!

Today was good. Have some breast tenderness on the...

Today was good. Have some breast tenderness on the right side under the armpit. Hurts to move my right arm much and of course I'm right handed, so I just naturally use it. My nipples are really sensitive today. Seems like that's normal from reading other posts. I am kinda liking the look I have now. No padded bras!!! And I feel sexier. My breasts still are swollen and high but it's a huge difference from trying to get the bra not to gap. Went for a long walk today and was shopping. I'm resting now cause my boobs were telling me I was overdoing it. Here's to trying to take it easy!!!

Feeling pretty good today, not much pain. Haven't...

Feeling pretty good today, not much pain. Haven't needed pain killers for a while. I still get the odd sharp pain and I have to be careful how much I lift or move my arms. Not quite used to the size yet, still hoping for some reduction in swelling, but on the other hand - kinda like having them! Ha! Such a change, actually feeling boobs while you do things.

Posted a picture to how I'm looking today.

Feeling a little sore in the breasts and inner...

Feeling a little sore in the breasts and inner arms. Probably overdoing it. I walked lots yesterday and was busy all day today. Hard to make myself relax! Anyone have really really sensitive nipples? Even hurts to lightly touch them? How long will that last? My boobs are looking better every day and I can't believe I have them!

Breasts feel pretty good today. Not too much pain...

Breasts feel pretty good today. Not too much pain even though I went shopping for a few hours. My left breast has settled down even more. But I am still waiting for the right! It's dropped a bit, But looks way higher. Probably it's because I'm right handed and those muscles are tighter. I am doing the massage that my PS suggested but haven't seen improvement. Also wondering if I am doing it right. Is this normal? Like the look of the left one that has settled, looks less scary and more realistic and sexy. Be nice to have a matched set! Btw, my husband is missing me. He doesn't know about my surgery yet, as we have been separated for a while. He knows I wanted it and tentatively booked it. Wonder what he'll think. Hmmmm. I know it doesn't really matter to me, although his reaction will tell me a lot about our future!

Feeling good, no pain. Still some settling to do....

Feeling good, no pain. Still some settling to do. Trying to do the push down and in massages that my PS suggested 4 - 5 times daily. I am told that time will help and really settle things.

My husband and I talked about my surgery yesterday and went for a long walk. He loves my new set but was really quick to point out that he really loved the old ones. Nice reaction. Thats cool. We actually fooled around and it was fantastic. None of that insecurity about how they look in this position or that. That God! A really good bonus! And all the sensation is still there, so I am so grateful for that.

My big hope is that they drop and settle soon. I tend to be impatient, so this is a good lesson!

Worked a long day yesterday - man I was sooo sore...

Worked a long day yesterday - man I was sooo sore when I was done. I had to lay down and go to sleep. Worked again today, and still sore. My arms especially!

Have some new pics - will post soon. Still riding high - especially on the right!

Husband likes them, although he says they feel "fake". Well, they are still tight and swollen!

Any ideas about when standing at work will feel better? When do the implants start to drop and soften? Wish I had the answers!
I am loving having something to fill out my shirts with, and they look pretty nice. I am glad I did this. Just need more patience.

Feeling pretty good. Have some really sensitive...

Feeling pretty good. Have some really sensitive nipples though! yikes - just having a shirt touch them is so painful. I had a few 'zingers' yesterday. man that hurt too. Have been sleeping on my side for the past 2 nights. Seems to be good and so nice to get off the back! My right boob is still high, the left is looking more normal all the time. I hope I even out soon! It worries me a little but I am only on day19. I'll try not to dwell....

Love hearing about all of your progress!

Feeling pretty good, looks better every day. ...

Feeling pretty good, looks better every day. Despite some negativity from a stranger, I feel confident I will be satisfied with the final product. Wish I knew how to block someone though!.... any way?

Any how, worked today and felt much better. Still tired, but way less arm pain. I still have quite sensitive nipples and "sore" areas on my breast. Not sure. I get my period soon, maybe my natural breast tissue is reacting to hormonal changes?

Thanks for all the support from my fellow "realselfers"! Muchly appreciated!
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Had another procedure from him, liked his manner.

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Aw, racecar, I'm sorry you felt you needed to remove your pics. As a fellow high-rider, I'd have loved to follow your progress. Hope you're doing well and will keep us posted!
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Hey racecar! What's the good word? Happy Boobie girl?! You must be by nowww! Hope you're well... just checking in on you. I had to remove my pics as some perv was creeping around. I have MUCH to say about that but I shall refrain from doing so on your blog.
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I also had to deal with being teased as an adolescent. I was the only one in my family that had small brests. Mine stopped growing at a small B and everyone else had mid C's to high D's. My classmates were the worst. Not only did I grow up small brested, but i was a fat kid too. I was full of self hate. I was dealing with alot of depression and my family only made it worse. I'm 38 years old and i still don't like looking in the mirror. This drives mu husband nuts. I'm told by so many that I'm beautiful, but I don't see it. Growing up with so much negativity towards me, it kinda stuck. I look in the mirror and all I want to do is cry. Is there anyone out there who can help me? I don't have the money to pay for any of the surgeries that I need.
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Ogden,
I assume you are a fellow Alaskan. If so that's awesome, that is forever my home.
I am sorry to hear what you endured growing up. I had to deal with being teased too, so I know its rough. Everyone deals with it differently and so I can see how you may not ever gotten over it especially if your family is a part of it.

Plastic surgery is really expensive, I doubt anyone would just give it to you or pay for you to have it. You are going to have to save up or sign up for care credit or one of those other financing options just like the rest of us. My teeth used to be seriously jacked up. I had to save every extra penny I could to get them fixed. If you want it bad enough you'll do it. It was worth every agonizing moment to get them fixed. I could finally smile without being miserably self-conscious. And if your looking at just a boob-job its totally do-able. In Florida you can get them done for $3K or so.

But more importantly, even if you had all the plastic surgery in the world, you have to fix the way you see yourself. There are certain things you can do for yourself. Like taking pride in how you dress, your makeup and hair. Get some exercise and find things that make you laugh. Get counseling if you can- but find that love for yourself or you will never be happy and that is the sad truth.
I wish you luck on your journey Alaskan sister.
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Racecar... angie, the community mgr told me she blocked the quacker from writing anything more. So you know...
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So sorry to hear you get any negativity from weirdos! That's sick! Anyway, you look great, have no doubt about that. And you deserve it! Glad to hear you are getting back to routines and feeling pretty good. You will definitely notice hormonal changes have an impact on your breasts and sensitivity! I do too! It'll be better in a week or so!
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Hey scrappy, great idea! I just bought some new bras but my only issue is that I don't know where i'll end up when they drop and fluff so it's hard for me to justify if they aren't going to fit in a couple months. Besides!! I have to make sure my leathers fit for when I get back on the motorcycle! That time is nearing!!

Sorry racecar... not trying to hijack your blog.... as I blab...
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Haha Kim, do you think your leathers are going to fit still?
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Ooh! Don.t know scrappy. I have some leathers that were fitted to me many years ago and have always fit me but i could never layer underneath. Not very confident they will fit boobs! Bums me out cuz they.re gorgeous jackets. Ive rec.d so many compliments on them over the years. As for my newer ones, i made surethey were slightly bigger so i could layer when im driving the bike myself. We.ll see. Im still a couple weeks away. Im hoping the one i use at night still fits as that is fairly new and i paid quite a bit for it. Has the piping on it so i.m noticable at night, heavier, etc. We.ll see i guess! I truly do not like shopping at all so i hope i can get by for a while. Such a waste of time shopping! Especially for what you already have! Racecar! I hijacked again! Forgive me!
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Kimboobs, maybe you should get a corset or bustier too! If I wasnt so chubby I'd have one by now.....Makes em look even more boobilicious!
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Racecar you look fantastic and you.re right on schedule! You handled that dr issue well. I personally would have let him have it. Kudos to you. On another note... i gotta go get a tube top! I don.t own one! I like the look! I can.t imagine you would even have to pull it up to adjust! I like that idea!
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Thanks! Yeah - I like the tube top look now, before you wouldn't catch me in one!
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Nor i racecar! Thats why none in the wardrobe...yet....
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Yes Scrappy37 I do see where you are coming from and I do feel I was wrong to jump in like that. Again, I was trying to offer my "eye" and assistance from the doctor's perspective but I can see that all I did was make her feel bad and that was the last thing I wanted to do. I hear about alot of doctors telling their patients everything is fine when its not and this bothers me. Yes doctors do breast augmentations differently. I have noticed by watching films of other doctors at work that I really do go about it diferently than anyone else I've seen except for the person who taught me alot of what I know. Is there a private e mail thing here? I'd love to send you some of my work so you can see where I'm coming from. Also if you knew me personally, you would know I don't have a cynical or sarcastic bone in my body. as far as I know, I've never intentionally hurt anyone in my life; certainly not a patient. I'd like to direct you to some critiques of my work too if you're interested.
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Sure, I always have an opinion, sometimes its an asset, sometimes its not . LOL

If you hover over my name in my post you will get a pop up where you can see a persons profile or send a private message.
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Hehehe... good one scrappy... I believe the doctor had a little back pedaling to do...
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I didn't mean to be negatve. I was supporting the patient by telling her to go back and have the doctor adjust the pocket. There were many comments by the patient above regarding her observation that the implants were riding high. So she agreed with me on that point. But if she's happy, thats the most important thing. Good luck to all and thanks for the responses.
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My critics are right. I just re-read my comments and it sounds arrogant to be criticizing someone else's work on a site like this even if I was trying to tell the patient she had the right to ask him to correct it. Also, on point two, I shouldn't be comparing my results to other doctors' results no matter what I think. I get so involved in trying to teach patients what to look for that I sometimes neglect proper etiquite. My apologies to racecar and others.
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Hello Dr. Sheftall,
I can see where you might be coming from, and I hope you can see where WE are coming from. To us, you just came in from left field all of a sudden, making comments without introducing yourself properly. If you really do see an issue, that is appreciated that you try to help someone who is not your patient, but it is important for you to establish who you are first.
Most doctors wont do any revisions until the 6 month mark unless if it is an emergency such as in the case of a hematoma. She is only at week 2. Do you really think it is imperative to do a revision now and not wait to see how things progress?
I have seen many cases where the breasts change dramatically over the first 2-3 months. And again, I can give you names here on realself where you can see their progress photos. That is why I doubt what you say.

I am not a doctor so am not claiming to have that level of knowledge, but I have common sense and can make my own deductions.

Again, maybe you should consider establishing yourself here on the site so you can give advice and patients will take you seriously. You should understand that all kinds of people come on here saying all kinds of stuff. As we go through our surgeries and recovery, we need to feel like we chose a good doctor and that the worst isnt going to happen to us. So even though she said her breasts are riding high, she is hoping nothing is wrong and that this is normal. She is only looking for reassurance. This is normal, we all do it.

I hope that maybe you can learn something of our point of view from this Doctor.
Good day to you~
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Thank you for considering what I had to say Dr. Sheftall.
That is all I could hope for.
Please do establish yourself here as we can all learn from each other.
Cheers,
Scrappy
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Well written Scrappy....# i appreciate all you ladies, we got each others back. :)
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Who ever you are. I don't appreciate this comment. I feel that my surgeon is competent and have been told they are doing fine by him. Please don't put self promoting stuff on here.
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Are those your pictures? Your implants are riding way too high. This is why your nipples are pointing down. The surgeon did not dissect the pocket fully. The NA complex should be in the middle with the upper pole straighter (ie not bulging out) and the lower pole convex and longer. You need to go back to your surgeon and have him fix it. The sooner the better. He should do it free of charge for you. Dr. Sheftall
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PS When I get my website up I will have a video showing that if done properly, the breasts don't need to "drop". My patients have them in the right position immediately after surgery. I've heard doctors saying this before too and I wonder what they're talking about. If dissected properly, you shouldn't have to wait for them to fall into the right position.
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Please don't post on here again. Your negative comments are not appreciated.
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