Hi everyone! So I'm getting my BA on Dec. 17th!...
So I'm getting my BA on Dec. 17th! I'm super excited, but somewhat nervous. I'm obviously pretty young (20 years old), but have wanted to do this since middle school, literally! (As crazy as that sounds.) I finally decided within the past year that I wanted to do it for sure, and contacted a PS.
I have had a previous PS procedure, I got my nose fixed when I was 17. Great decision and experience, my PS for that, Dr. Dolksy in PA did an amazing job, but he retired recently! Therefore, I decided to contact someone my parents know.
I've had two appointments with Dr. Kim in Exton, PA. One was the consultation and one was to make final decisions and get my scripts. Both have been great, and I decided I'm going from a small A to a full C (350-400 cc's). He is using a wider implant to make sure that I don't get the "gap" that some women get when they get their BA's.
Any person that has any questions or advice, I would greatly appreciate it. I am not too worried about the pain, but how is the healing? I know you have to do massages, what has been your experiences with them? (Painful, annoying, how long did you do it for, etc.)?
Thanks so much, all! I'll keep you updated.
So excited, but nervous...
Also... I know a lot of people are like, you're so young to be doing this... but I'm in my prime! I don't mean to offend anyone, but this is the time of my life I want to look really good. Of course, I understand why other people do it after pregnancy or when they are older, but I really want to get it now. I have wanted this for a while. I have done a lot of research, too... this isn't an overnight decision I made. I know a lot of people say to look at the explant section, which I have, but I still think it will be worth it in the end.
I also talked to my doctor and made it clear that I don't want that big "gap" in between that a lot of women get with breast implants, especially skinnier women. He's doing a wider implant to make sure that this does not happen.
I am also adding some before pictures, since one person asked. I am adding some wish pictures, too.
Question about healing time & work...
Changed my mind about implant profile & size.....
One week away... Wow nervous & excited
Any advice people can give me about preparing a week away mentally & physically? My doc told me medications to avoid and the basics.
OMFG... it's tomorrow
It's supposed to snow tomorrow morning, so my mom is taking me up to the hotel we're staying at tonight (since the surgery center is about 2 hours from my home!)
Can't eat after 12, obviously. Super nervous. aH!
Done & over with! Yay!
So, I'm done! I got to the surgery center at about 9:30am and signed some papers and paid more. Then, they took me back and put the IV in with hydration and changed into a gown and what not. The PS came in and marked me up and then the anesthesiologist made me sign more papers. Then, I was being rolled into OR and he gave me a small shot of something and then when I got there they set me all up... And then he out oxygen on me and then the sedation! I slowly went out, and next thing I knew they were like moving me around and I think I woke up a little too soon cause they sounded panicked and were like saying well give you more stuff. Then, they rolled me into the recovery room and the nurse was really nice and I was only there for about a half hour. She offered me some morphine or codeine and I just took the codeine.
It basically just feels like A LOT of pressure. It hurts really bad getting up and down, like burns and sore. Other than that, it's really not bad... Nothing unbearable and I haven't been moving around at all really because of the pain when I get up. They have me wrapped in an ace bandage and my dressings will be changed tomorrow morning and then I can go home! (I'm stayin at a bed and breakfast right now.)
I'll post pics & stay updated. Thanks for the love, everyone! Xx
Day 3, feeling actually fine....
The plastic surgeon said again that I did great and took off my ace bandages! He gave me a strap to push my boobs down, and I haven't been in pain at all... I can't believe it. Just when I get up and down really and it's not so bad. I may be worse tomorrow or soon, but well see! He said I could switch to Tylenol already tonight or tomorrow! I go back before New Years in order to check how they're doing and he will teach me massages then!!! I'll keep posting pics. If anyone has any questions, let me know. So far, this has been easier than my wisdom teeth, my nose job, and even when I got a small small tumor out of my boob. I'm sure I'm
Speaking too soon, though! XX.
Still feeling pretty good, update ....
Other than that, I just get really stiff sometimes... but that's about it. Nothing really has ever HURT. I've felt like this was a breeze so far, it's weird. Like definitely uncomfortable, but that's the worst word I think I would use to describe my pain. The only times I had legit "pain" has been getting up and down, like I said. I also only went 344 CC's because that's all he could fit, so maybe that's why? I hope they start dropping and coming together soon and start to look normal and full. Right now they still look stiff and weird. I'll try to take more pics, but they haven't changed at all really.
Today's been great
Ps... I am still VERY bloated. I have gained 10 lbs since the surgery... Gross. Just an FYI lol. I feel pregnant bleh...
I have a question about regular underwire bras !! Help
Happy overall, but kind of disappointed with size...
As for the massages, he just has me pushing my boobs in "north, south, east, and west" directions for a minute a day. Ugh, I hate them so much, it just feels really weird and makes me queasy because of it! I also got put on more antibiotics because of this rash on my side and I've been breaking out... He thinks it could be something so he wants to be safe. Personally, I think it's just from this large bandaid I've been using because I had skin ripped off a little after my surgery from one of the monitors, and I think the bandaid irritated it. Who knows.
Anyway, that's what's up !
Took out my piercings :,(
Boobs are good, exercises are getting easier. Starting to feel a bit of nerve pain, I believe. It hasn't been so bad, but I think it will get worse unfortunately.
I'm glad to know people are finding some of my posts useful, and feel free to ask any questions if you think I can help!! Going through this whole experience has been really ... Interesting, and I found that people on this site have been really helpful, and I hope I can be of help to those interested in doing the procedure. Xx
Boobs seem to be dropping & fluffing a bit!
Need your opinions!!
So, I went to my PS yesterday for my third post op appointment. I'm extremely happy with my results -- but as I have said, I wish they were bigger. I feel like I still don't have as much cleavage as I was hoping- even when I wear push-up bras... Granted that May be how my chest just is.
My PS said he can go back in and put a bigger size in, but he said he thinks I will be happy as time goes on. I think I'm gonna wait until the 6 month point and see how I feel. What do you guys think? I assume the only pain would really be minimal from the incisions if I do this, and he said I would just have to go under & the surgery only really takes ten minutes. I just really wanna get the size I want for the money I paid -- what do you guys think??
More recent pics - almost 3 months
I think I am gonna get the bigger size put in. I am only going to go to about 400-425cc. A lot of people on here have been talking me out of it but everyone I know in person has being sayin to do it because I should get what I want for the price I paid. I just feel like I got nothing near what I asked for and showed him.
Got the bigger implants put in!
Pics of revision -- 470 cc
I'm very happy. I noticed from the pics that the one side is a tad misshapen so hopefully as they heal that will change. Either way I'm happy. The one side has a small incision above the other one because I got a benign tumor removed a few years back and he was trying to tuck that under but he wasn't able to, so there's a small incision there. It was already scarred though, so I will just have to apply to scar cream again and it will look the same as before.
Some advice for those getting implants!!
I wanted to share some advice with you guys after having the initial surgery and then getting the revision with the bigger implants.
1. Go bigger than you think you want, and maybe even a bit bigger than your PS says (unless it isn't possible). I say this because my PS was sure I was gonna love the first implant size... but they were way too small and much less than the size I was expressing to him.
2. Don't fear the pain or let the pain influence your decision. There is going to be pain, but nothing you can't bear through... promise!
3. Scar cream and Palmer's Cocoa Butter are the tits. (Pun intended.... :P)
4. Don't let any person make you feel bad about your decision. I have gotten my fair share of negativity thrown at me, from even my best friends and boyfriend. Since I have gotten them, I love them and don't regret it one bit... my boyfriend is also obsessed with them. My friends have complimented me, even the ones that were judgmental in the beginning.
5. Be sure you understand your PS completely. Don't leave any questions unanswered.
6. Shop around for other surgeons before deciding who to use. At the very least, use reviews to determine which surgeons are at the top of your list.
7. Don't buy expensive bras until you are sure you are the final size you are going to be. Many people take up to a year to completely drop and fluff. I wasn't expecting to be able to get a second surgery & wasted hundreds of dollars on bra sizes too small.
8. Work out a lot before your surgery. You're not going to be able to do a lot of the same exercises for a bit afterwards (push ups, pull ups, ab workouts, running... tough or not possible for a while).
9. Stay positive and don't trust the first results. Many people start to freak out within the first month or two of their surgery because their boobs don't look how they wanted yet. You will start to see more of what you'll actually look like around 3 months +. Four months was when I made the decision to go bigger because I knew they wouldn't fluff too much more.
10. Have fun picking out clothes after your surgery!!! This is the best part. And bras. Hehe!
Anyway. I am doing really well. I randomly have soreness or pain... nothing really bothersome but sometimes it can be noticeable. Other than that, I have numbness that is still left... but I am doing perfect! In my last post, I put photos up of what I look like now. I am beyond thrilled... SO much happier than I was before.
Good luck to everyone that plans on getting their boobs done & I DEFINITELY say that it's 100% worth it!!! Comment with questions & I will update my review in the future. :)
Seems to give his honest opinion & know what he is doing. His offices are very nice and clean and the staff is friendly.