After years, and I mean years, (I am 44, my youngest child is 13) I've hated my boobs. I called them socks hanging from my chest. I didn't allow my husband to touch them because I was so mortified by the sag. I hated bathing suits and bras. When my 20yr old daugther and my hair dresser said to each other "why doesn't she just do it?" it finally resonated with me. I had seen 4 plastic surgeons over the years and just couldn't come to grips with putting a foreign object in my body. I didn't want to look fake and I didn't want to feel them in me every day of my life.
Over the years I have asked everyone that I know had implants what their experience was and found not one person that regretted it. They all said for me to do it that I would love it. I did it on March 14. Thanks to Dr. Feldman, who made me feel comfortable and helped me make the decision on saline or silicone and what size I should go with. He also would have allowed my husband in the OR to look at the sizing, but my husband chickened out. The outcome...pain has been tolerable, my right breast hurts way more than the left and it has some funky vibration thing going on in it. The nurse says it is air. ??
The worst part for me is keeping a bra on 24/7. I am so sick of pressure from bras on my ribcage, but not having pressure on the breasts is super painful. Showering is a tad torturous. Getting up from laying down hurts a lot too. I've tried to go with just tylenol yesterday and ended up almost in tears last night from pain and had to take 2 hydrocodones. I have 300cc's in my right, and 330 in my left(Mentor Smooth Round Moderate Plus Profile Saline implant). Went with saline because I couldn't handle silicone mentally safe or not. The swelling is far greater in my right. (has more pain too, I think because I use my right hand to do everything, brushing hair, teeth, wiping counters etc.) I am happy so far. Ready to be healed and start exercising again. Glad I did it for sure. Should have done it sooner.