Best Thing I Ever Did for Myself - Folsom, CA

I developed early at age 12. I alternated my...

I developed early at age 12. I alternated my entire life between a large C and small D. My breasts always sagged somewhat, as my tissue is very dense. In a nutshell, I was always embarrased by the sagging, even in my 20s. When I hit my mid-40s, for whatever reason, my breasts got even bigger (menopause, hormones?) I gained 15 pounds and voila! Breasts became a DD. They honestly looked like rocks in a sock!

After meeting with three very reputable surgeons in my area, based on recommendations from friends and my own family doctor, I finally decided to go ahead and do the surgery. Wow! My breasts look prettier, perkier, and sexier than they ever looked in my entire life (even better than my 20s).

The procedure took 5 hours, and I had very, very tiny saline implants put in behind the muscle for some fullness at the top of my breast. I am so happy!!!!! The pain was minimal. My surgeon made me take pain meds for the first 48 hours post-surgery whether I needed them or not. He stated that he didn't want to take the chance of my experiencing any pain which could cause my blood pressure to be elevated and interfere with the healing process. I was brused and swollen (they sat high on my chest for a few weeks). I wore a surgical bra for three months.

It has been 7 months since my surgery and they look terrific. The scars are healing nicely (I have what is referred to as "key-hole" scars), but they are thin and will fade more in time. I am now a full C or small D (depending on what bra I wear).

After my divorce, my self-esteem and body image were in the toilet. I waited three years post-divorce and decided to have the surgery done. I am so glad I did and wish that I would have had this done 10 years ago. If you are contemplating this surgery, my advice is to seek out a few board certified reputable surgeons (ask your family doctor or trusted OB/GYN for some names) and go to the consultations. I based my final decision on the time my surgeon spent with me explaining everything step by step (and drawing pictures). My tops fit great now and I feel sexier than ever!

Folsom Plastic Surgeon

Reputation, background (medical school, etc), experience, and the time he spend with me.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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HaHa - "NASA bras" OMG that's a good one! As far as scarring - it's been just about six months. They are fading, but they are there, you know what I mean? There are thin lines from the nipple to underneath the breast and then there is a scar (thin line) in the crease of the breast. I know that some women are freaked by scars, but honestly, they don't bother me. My breasts looked hideous before -- sagging (nipples pointing toward Puerto Rico) heavy, stretched skin, etc. The scars are a small price to pay. They get lighter over time, I'm told. I remember my appendix scar was pretty ugly for about two years, now I can barely see it. I take Vitamin E (my doc said it might help), Vitamin C, and I use a cocoa butter creme on them. I recently read where you can get some kind of silicon sheets(?) that are suppose to reduce the scarring. I don't know if this is true or not. I've been meaning to call my doc and inquire about it. One doctor in my area advertises that he can do this surgery without scars, yet when you go in for the consultation he admits there will be scarring (WHAT????) So unfortunatey, scarring is inevitable. My one scar is a little wider than the other, but I did something strenuous that I was not suppose to do 4 days after my surgery. (UGH!) If you really hate your breasts (the way I did mine), the scars will be a small price to pay. You're not draining me at all -- feel free to ask away. I wish I would have known about this site before my surgery!
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I am a full C or small D. According to my doc,, "Victoria's Secret" has skewed true cup sizes! I fit in some C cups, some D (depending on the manufacturer). Right before the surgery, my girlfriend was staying with me (she has implants) and she is a C. She looked so "small" to me (probably because I was used to DD). I didn't want to be as small as her so I told me doc to go between a true C and true D (more like a full C). Mine are perky, but I've been told that gravity never stops so eventually, they will began to slightly sag, but never to the degree that that were (well, maybe when I'm 80 lol!). To be honest, I love the size except when I go running. Of course, to make my breasts "running ready" -- I'd have preferred a B cup. Otherwise, I'm happy with the size. They look good in a sexier top, but also look proportioned and good in a sweatshirt (before I looked like a jersey cow). Look at some pics in your doc's office (even the ones that have had implants). That might help you to decide. What does your doc suggest?
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Plus -- I can let you know more as I loose weight, albeit it might be too late as I believe you said your surgery was scheduled for this month. I think they will be the perfect size once I drop the 15 lbs.
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Lol, Jersey cow, yes, I feel you.

I have my consultation with this doctor July 11 but I know him personally.

I think the issue is that there should be a C, a CC and a CCC like there are in the D category because there are so many variations in each cup. I also think it has a lot to do with the bra, the natural shape of your breasts and the position of Jupiter.

I have a collection of pictures I've been gathering (I bet we all do) of what I consider the "perfect boobs". I will show that to my doc and tell him to do his best. Anything is better than the bras I have to wear these days - what I affectionately refer to as my "NASA bras". I can't wait.

Thanks again for all of your info.

Not to drain you but if there are any insights regarding scarring those would be helpful as well. Once I have my procedure I will share it as well and pay it forward.
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I think it has something to do with hormones, as I have heard others say, basically, that the same thing happened to them. It's so nice to fit into cute, sexy bras once again. The ONLY small, tiny regret I have is that I didn't go a little smaller. However, I'm carrying around an extra 15 lbs and my surgeon assures me that when I loose the weight, my breasts will decrease somewhat too. Good luck with the surgery. It's not bad at all. The worse thing for me was that I wanted to go jogging and I couldn't for three months! Let me know how it goes for you. Take care and good luck!
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So you went from a DD to a full C? What would you have preferred, a smaller C? Or a larger B? I'm going for perky over size, meaning I want the largest size that will still look like a teenager's breast :)
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Interesting. I was a C in my 20's to mid 30's, a D in my mid 30's to 40's and ever since I hit menopause and turned 45 (all earlier this year) I gained 10 lbs and am now a DD+! I need to look into the connection. Anyway, I'm having this surgery in a month. And the bra burning shall commence!!!
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OMG you cracked me up with the Rocks in a Sock statement...Love it!

You have experienced a totally amazing transformation which is wonderful!  I am very happy for you:)

Feeling good about yourself changes everything in your life and puts the spring back in your step. 

Thank you for sharing your story with all of us.  This is very helpful to other women considering this procedure.  They need to read about the positive experiences and that this does turn out well.

Keep us updated:)

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