Age: 20 Weight: 150 Height: 5'9''
I once had boobs....Then I weighed 225 pounds, and something kicked in around my senior year of high school and I lost 75 pounds!! The healthy way, eat right, eat less, and EXCERCISE!!! Sorry I don't have a get skinny quick scheme that has lasting results. Lol. So since the summer after high school I have been obsessing over having boobs. Nothing outrageous, just to be comfortable in my own skin. This is the only part of my body that I am self-conscious about.
Being in college, I'm fortunate I don't have to work. My parents are paying for everything. I could never expect them to pay $5,000 for an elective surgery, still I haven't given up my dream. So this summer I will work at an early education/daycare (make all of the money =)) and roughly 2 weeks before classes begin in the fall I will have my BA!!
I have called and talked to the nurses at my doctor's office 3 times now. The first 2 just to ask questions. The 3rd time to book my consultation! =) I was always curious to know if its better to wait after having kids, recovery questions, etc.. Then I decided to heck with it all, I'm getting it done. I'm through waiting. My consultation is scheduled for May 21st. I couldn't be more excited. I'll post more after my consultation!
Stats: Age: 20 Weight: 150 Height: 5'9'' I...
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Now that I'm over the shock....
Turns out I am going to have to have a lift as well. It's not the pain, or incisions, it's the fact that it will be $3,170 more than I originally planned. I completely understand why I need it, after losing weight everything went south. If he put the implants in, they wouldn't look right. Which I'm having a boob job for them too look perfect, right? So I obviously need the lift as well. I will get either 350cc, 375cc, or 400cc implants. Doctor said he wouldn't know until in the operating room, after the lift which size would be best for my measurements and to achieve a full C cup. Luckily my parents came to the rescue financially, since my summer job was barely going to be able to pay for the $5,000 originally planned. I also had to move my surgery up a week (which is quite exciting actually) to August 5th because my doctor prefers me to have 3 full weeks of recovery before I go back to school. Luckily he is only about 30 minutes from my college if I had an emergency.
On the plus side, I absolutely LOVED my doctor and his staff. Even though it was news I wasn't thrilled to hear, I'm confident with my choice of doctor. After all, not everyone's doctor has been on the Oprah Winfrey Show!! :)
2 Weeks Away!!!
Couldn't be happier!! 400cc :)
NEW PIC!! 2 days post-op!!
The Dreaded Drain Tubes
1 Week Post-Op
WORTH IT JUST FOR THIS!!!
2 weeks post-op!! Stitches out! **NEW PICS**
Tips for an awesome sports bra for working out after BA!!
I'm struggling with this whole no working out thing. I can work out on the machine that has you sitting just moving your feet on the pedals. And I would have to have a fan blowing in my face. Lol. My PS doesn't want me sweating, and no crazy arm activity until 6 weeks. Once he told me the fan had to be on me I pretty much said forget it.
My PS recommends I get a zip front sports bra that fits properly. Under Armour is the brand he recommends. I checked them out and they run about $50. But they have bras that fit cup size and they are "compression fit". It's the tightest material and fit Under Armour has but it keeps everything in place. It's typically made for high impact workouts/sports. I know it's pricey but if you plan on running/jogging this is what I would suggest. And Under Armour is quality stuff, you'd definitely be getting your money's worth.
34DD??! Wth?!! Lol!
I go to get measured and HOLY GEEZ she put me in a 34DD and it was perfect! I literally about dropped dead. 34DD is the sister size to 36D so I shouldn't be too alarmed. The 34 just fit better. And I'm kinda excited to say I have "DD's"!! My boobs are so perfect for me and don't look like DD's at all. I feel like when you hear DD's you automatically think huge! This is just more verification that you can't go by cc's. Its what amount will look proportional on you, so ALWAYS trust your doctor!!!
PICS!! 1 month post op!
It's been awhile...
I'm slowly getting the cleavage I want. It's just a matter of finding the right bra and having patience. My office nurse said "your implants will be different by 3 months post-op, they will look how they are supposed to by 6 months, but really by 1 year post-op they will be so different (how they will look the rest of their time). I can tell for sure. They feel more natural now, and feel like a real boob. In the beginning I was worried because I was so tight from the lift. I thought I was a patient person, but this has really tested my patience.
Another factor that kinda worries me is I have very minimal tissue. I'm basically skin and implant. So I really want to be cautious about what bra I wear and make sure I'm doing everything right.
If you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth area I totally recommend him!! His office staff is so awesome, very welcoming and helpful. From beginning to this far Dr.Strock has been a very thorough doctor and made me feel comfortable and confident. So many of my friends and acquaintances have used Dr.Strock. I never knew this until I began asking "who did it" and it seems to always be him. I'm so fortunate to have a wonderful Dr. who is close and his office staff is phenomenal! Dr.Strock has been on Oprah and done a lot of work to perfect the transaxillary method. He did an amazing job with my BA.