New Pics, and really worried about dropping to much and rippling....

Ok here's my story so far..... I am 32, mother of...

Ok here's my story so far..... I am 32, mother of 5 and have the boobs of a boy....I have always wanted to have boobs, to feel like a woman and more confident. I am always hit on, so I'm not looking for that, this is for me. I am scheduled for my final visit and to schedule the surgery for sure on Jan. 17th.... One minute I am so happy and ready and willing to fight though this, but the next I read some horror story and im convinced I am making the worst decision of my life. I have read people having these horrible lifelong illnesses and people dying and bedridden because of implants (I know nothing is proven)...... I have researched every angle possible, it seems my world I'd wrapped around this for awhile now, but I want to know I knew everything before hand, that I didn't just jump into something, my goal is to have them done soon (by the end of Jan) as I leave for business to Germany the beginning of March for 10 days...oh yes and let me add my 12 yr old says to me mom don't get them done, did you see the episode of 1000 ways to die where the girls boobs exploded on the plane.....just lovely........I did look into it she was given plastic......


What I'm asking from anyone who's willing to respond (and I have read 100's of your stories). Is what have you learned, how do you feel, do you feel these diseases are really happening to people...was this one of your fears?? Any advice would be great...... I will eventually add photos...... And thank you in advance for any and all help!!! (And for those who are going to say talk to your P.S, I am believe me I have 75 more questions written for Thursday). :)

Hi all....well I'm 12 days PO, I'm doing better in...

Hi all....well I'm 12 days PO, I'm doing better in some things and really bad in others... I see my PS again tomorrow.. I have this horrible pain on the right side of my boob, it spreads through to my armpit, shoulder and shoulder blade....it feels like my muscle is ripping apart when I ove my arm, just walking around sometime it's hurts so bd I hold my right arm up and brace it like I have a broken arm.....the left one is the bigger one, and hurt more in the beginning and it's still sore, like I would expect (nipples killing me, twinges of pain, feeling like milk is coming in etc) but what the hell is wrong with the right one, is this serious, am I stuck with this horrible pain forever....I still can't life my arms all the way up, especially not the right one. I know recovery takes time, and I expect up and downs, but this is horrible pain..... Also another question....when were you able to life things etc....today we received and emergency situation and we took in my 5 month old niece into our custody....I know at this point I can't life her, but so many people have young kids and life them.....if anyone has any helpful tips....sorry to birch and complain...just really stressed and tired and I want to be getting better now in awful pain.... Ty to all.... Added a new photo too..

Hello all my Boobie friends :)... I haven't...

Hello all my Boobie friends :)... I haven't written in awhile, been slammed with a lot of personal family stuff and it's been rough especially right after surgery.....I'm doing better everyday mentally and the depression has calmed some too :). I'm still very sensitive, but I can shower by myself and actually lift my arms lol....they still fell like there ripping through my armpits and my left one is a so much bigger than my right one.....uuugghhhh that irritates me, especially because I like the bigger one better.....my nipples still feel like they are being sliced open :(, and I'm still wearing cozy sports bras, when I put a regular bra on I feel stinging pain by my incisions yet they are healing well...thank God!!!! They seem so far apart does this change when they D&F??? Will the sizing even out....will my armpits stop hurting....ohhhh it's soooo annoying.....hope all of you are doing great and healing wonderful!!!!!

Soooo...I decided today (1 day away from 3 weeks P...

Soooo...I decided today (1 day away from 3 weeks P.O) and I wore a regular no wire bra for the first time to work.....now on both boobs near the incision it's red and purple kind of......is that just from the bra, is that normal, I couldn't see having a hematoma on both in the same spot, but of course I'm a nervous wreck....I was allowed to wear a regular bra after 2 weeks and I pushed it a little longer and now I'm freaking out that I hurt myself....it was a pretty comfortable bra (as comfortable as you can get with boobs that still hurt)..... Did anyone have this???? Ty in advance!!!!

Added new pics, maybe you can see the redness by...

Added new pics, maybe you can see the redness by the crease...

So finally 3 weeks and 1 day P.O. I'm still...

So finally 3 weeks and 1 day P.O. I'm still trying to be happy and positive. I'm very sensitive to touch still and still achy in my muscles. Can't wear a bra, even my sports bra are e ginning to drive me nuts. Has anyone else noticed the sensitivity in your chest changed completely even the littlest pressure from a bra or shirt and it leaves red marks....kind of like when you wear clothes to tight but it does it even if its loose.....
I called my P.S about the bras and she said yes that's normal, but if at 6 weeks you still can't then we may have a problem.....I didn't feel very reassured at that moment and still don't. I see so many people with bras or bathing suits on..why is it so painful for me..... Hope everyone else is doing great!!!!!!

Hi everyone and hope you are all doing great!!! ...

Hi everyone and hope you are all doing great!!! I'm 4 weeks today....(never thought I'd make it this far) I went for my 1 month checkup, I'm doing ok, but I'm still extremely painfully sensitive to the touch, anything that touches me feels like fire burning me or razors cutting me....she says "sounds like nerves", I can't lean forward still, it hurts, I have to start massaging today, I've read so many people's ways they massage and mine is WAY different....I have to go about 2 inches up from my incision at the bottom of the implant and push to my ribs and hold for 10 seconds, do this 5 min. Each boob everyday.... I'm scared shitless I'm going to rupture it or hurt myself somehow....in the office she made me try it, I started shaking and pouring sweat. I've tried to start enjoying them more, but I'm so painfully sensitive it sucks....I'm still not sleeping very well at all.....we just took in my 6 month old niece who is severely going through drug withdrawals, it's been very rough but I know God put her here for a reason.....sorry I'm rambling.....I know so e of my booby buddies are further than me so maybe you have some positive insight.....I do remember one of you telling me to do the lotion and Saran Wrap...I may try that tonight..... I haven't had time to shave let alone anything else..... 6 kids, 1 with so many medical problems, God Bless her little heart, work full time, trying to heal, having an endoscopy on march 5th.....we found out my company may be closing and going back to Europe, I can't even try to explain everything else......guess I just needed to vent.... Thx for listening!!!!!

I'm very interested to hear how everyone else does...

I'm very interested to hear how everyone else does their massages....

If you don't mind commenting that would be great!!!!

Thanks in advance!!!!!

Hello all. I have to be quick, but I am 6 weeks...

Hello all. I have to be quick, but I am 6 weeks this Friday and mu incisions still hurt inside they have like a pulling, burning sensation inside,depending on the sports bra I have on, sometimes they are irritated looking, I have been putting neosporin on them.....but I wanted to know if anyone had pain by them this far into it... Ty in advance!!!!

Hello all, Hope everyone is doing great!! I...

Hello all, Hope everyone is doing great!! I finally love them, yes I am saying that.. I love them, I cant imagine not having them. I do have boob envy..uuugghhh but I am so happy to have the girls as a part of me. They no longer feel like foreign objects, they are my boobies!! They are not 100% soft but I can move them, squeeze them and everything else!! The only problem I have been having recently is that I am spitting sutures..has this happen to anyone else?? I see my P.S next week and I have already called, they said it was normal, but it does worry me and it can be painful at times.
Well I am sooooo happy to say that I love them and hope to have them for rmany, many years!!!!!! :) :) I look forward to any feedback about the stitiching!!!

I forgot to ad, I am rippling some, I can feel my...

I forgot to ad, I am rippling some, I can feel my implant in the crease and in the cleavage area....that scares the crap out of me...
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how are you doing lady??
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I'm four weeks PO and feeling like they are far apart. I seen you wrote that in one of your post, how are they looking now? Any closer once dropping?
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I'm almost 4months, 2 weeks post and I love mine too! I can sort of see the ridge when I'm laying on my back, but I don't worry about it. I can move them around and whatnot, though I can feel the gurgling, but I think it's normal. Doesn't worry me. Anyway, my main reason to post here today is to let you know that I still spit a stitch now and then. Though my scars are pretty much healed. Mine are like little white things and they come right out when I go after them. Only have had three come out of my incision on my breasts,(and my incision is around the top of my areola), but they haven't caused any problems. I'm just having problems dressing them. I want to show them off, but I don't want to come across as skanky, you know? LOL! Such problems!
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I totally remember reading your story before I had my consultation because I mentioned the 1000 ways to die and my ps thought I was nuts!!!lol. He said that it probably won't real and I shouldn't believe everything I saw. He said its safe to fly blahh blahh blahh. Kinda funny but I worry about that now!!! I am so glad to hear you love them and they feel like a part of you! Mine feel like bags in my boobs and its freaking me out. I want them to feel Like a part of me :( Can you feel them move when you lean forward? That bugs me the most, same with trying to lay on my stomach. I miss that. Feels so freaky now!! I am happy to read your story because we are so similar in the anxiety aspect for sure, I am trying to keep positive and so glad we have this site to connect with everyone!:)
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Yes I think I still worry about flying lol......I can feel them all the time..... I can feel the shell and move it around on the bottom ans sides and everytime I lean forward they move and it's freaky feeling... Drives me nuts still to this day..... I'm used to having them now, but they are still foreign :(. I'm very happy to hear you are staying positive and don't hesitate to ask me anything!! We are in the same boat!!!
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Hi girl, wondering how you are. I have been changed these few past weeks in realizing I made a big mistake. I have not been comfy since day 1 and I am going to talk to my PS about an explant. BA is not for everyone and I would have never known unless I had it done unfortunately. Can't wait till this is all behind me.
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Hey Cowgirl, I am so sorry to hear you are having a hard time :(. How many weeks PO are you now?? I will be 12 weeks on Friday. I've definetly gotten better and don't want them out, but I can say I'm not 100% happy. I envisioned this so different and I do miss being me, I enjoy having them and showing them off, but them at the same time I feel sleezy like this this just isn't me. When we have family get togethers I feel timid about going in the pool, I also hate always worrying..... I mean I have rippling, they feel so tight and hard still. My incisions are not where they are supposed to be and I still wake up in pain at night..... I completely respect your decision, I guess boobs are not all we thought they were :). I'm here if you need to talk :)
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Perfect size on u: do you have mods?
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I'm just about 10 weeks po and I have a few stitches that have spit. I had one that the ps took out about 3 weeks ago. So, yeah, it's happening. And my incision is in the areola! I still have tape on them, will probably have tape for another month and a half. My girls have dropped and fluffed. I can feel them bubbling when I do my massages, but I love them!
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Ty for the update dragonfly88, these spitting sutures suck :( but I do love the girls and I will kcontinue to baby them until they are all better :). I don't feel mine bubble, but I do feel ripples or the implant shell....that worries me....
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I also still have soreness UNDER the incisions, so it's not the incisions themselves, but the internal suturing of the bottom of the pockets. I had a crease lowering due to constricted breasts and my right side is more crabby. This is what you might be experiencing.
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I'm six weeks and my incisions are through my areola and I still get pings and burning. I think it's common and just means healing. My incisions are covered, so I'm not sure about the redness. You can always call your ps and ask. It's what they are there for!
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I am always worried I'm not massaging right or long enough but mostly do in the shower. I think the most important thing is to "distort" the implant. My dr has me place thumb and fingers under breast and sort of squeeze but not hard and push up where you can see the implant rise on your chest. And I also try to move implant in all directions too this is suppose to keep from a contracture with scar tissue but sure you've heard that. I am almost at 3 weeks and still sensitive and still very firm will be nice when they are more like"real" boobs. Good luck with everything you look great!
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Sorry don't know why posted twice
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Thank you jr7, and yes I'm still thinking I'm not doing it right...I've called my P.S ans she says I am, but it feels weird and I get very nervous doing it lol.....I just want to make sure I do everything I can to make them great and last!!!! Yes I 100% agree, I am 5 weeks this Friday and I still feel like there foreign objects, not "my boobs" there still very sensitive and I still can't sleep worth a crap either..... And I'm getting boob envy....uuughhh I swore I wouldn't wish I was bigger.......but I do :(
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I think we all get boob envy!!! You are looking great! Lots of massaging with cocoa butter and/or emu oil will really do wonders. Hang in there! ;)
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Ty :) and yes I definitely need to massage more and put all the positivity into this :)
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I am always worried I'm not massaging right or long enough but mostly do in the shower. I think the most important thing is to "distort" the implant. My dr has me place thumb and fingers under breast and sort of squeeze but not hard and push up where you can see the implant rise on your chest. And I also try to move implant in all directions too this is suppose to keep from a contracture with scar tissue but sure you've heard that. I am almost at 3 weeks and still sensitive and still very firm will be nice when they are more like"real" boobs. Good luck with everything you look great!
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Hi there! I am on a different forum. I had my implants removed- turns out i hate having big boobs! lol. But I had that horrible sensitivity in my left boob after removal! My nipple felt like needles were stabbing it -when I got cold it nearly dropped me to my knees, and the skin was so sensitive it felt like an extreme sunburn! I also agree with the advice below. I went braless as much as possible, or wore very soft, loose cami bras. But, the best advice I got was to apply lotion or oil and do exactly the opposite of what you want to do, which is lightly massage all the sensitive areas often! It felt so awful, but it really does help your brain and nerves sort things out. I would say this sensitivity started getting better after 5 weeks, and 12 weeks out, it's pretty much back to normal! Good luck with your journey.
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Oh, and regarding massage, I was told to push mine in all directions, up, down, inwards and outwards. I had mine almost 13 years, no probs with cc, soft and squishy like real boobs.
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Hi NervousGirlie, thank you for your response. If you don't mind me asking, what size do you have?? Ty and so happy to hear such a long period of time with no problems :) :)
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Hi nervousgirlie, of course I saw this post after I asked what size lol..... How long did you have them before you had them removed?? Ty again for the support :)
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Mine were 350cc salines, under muscle, had them for almost 13 years. If it makes you feel any better, I saw pics of mine after removal and they looked as good as new. I see you are struggling with the new additions. They will start to feel more comfortable and familiar, although I don't think mine ever felt like "my boobs," but I wasn't aware of them all the time. Just massage them and enjoy the look, and know that you will feel normal again, it just takes a while!
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Yes I am definetly struggling lol.... I'm really praying this passes soon, I was ready to have them out as quick as I got them in. Ty for all the support :)
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completely off topic...but how in the heck did you get your stomach so toned and flat after kids???? please tell!
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