Hello! I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm 28...

Hello! I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm 28 years old, happily married for almost 7 years. We have two children, 4 1/2 and 2 1/2. I've been lurking on the site for two years and now that I've officially decided to get a BA, I've joined.

My story is pretty typical: I was a small B cup prior to having kids. I loved my body (I should mention I'm 5’5 and 130lbs) and never thought I'd consider a BA. Fast forward to getting pregnant, breast feeding for a year, getting pregnant a week after I stopped nursing, then breast feeding for another year...yea my breast have disappeared haha I have NO volume left. I'm AA now.

When my second child stopped nursing in 2012 I was so depressed on how different my breasts became. I started thinking about getting a BA but didn't want to rush into a decision so I've been thinking about it since then.

I know other women can relate to this: it makes me so sad looking in the mirror. I HATE messing around with the extra padded bras so I look like I have some kind of breasts. They are so uncomfortable and never fit. When I don't wear a bra it's even more depressing. It affects the intamicy between me and my husband. I used to love doing things that involve that area with him and now most times I can't let him near my chest. I used to love my breasts, now I'm mortified.

I've decided it's time to gain my body back. I want to feel like me again, and gain confidence back. I'm going to call a few doctors to set up consultations but first I wanted to post the names of the doctors to see if any of you ladies saw them and what your opinions were. Any opinion is appreciated!

The doctors are:

Dr. Scott Chapin
Dr. David Bottger
Dr. Eric Marchant
Dr. Brain Reedy
Dr. Craig Mezrow

I'm so happy to be here; to share, to hear from everyone, to get help! :)

Booked Consultations!

So I have 3 consultations booked:

On 7/28 I see Dr. Brian Reedy
On 7/30 I see Dr. Chapin
On 8/7 I see Dr. Marchant

If anyone has personal experience with any of the doctors I'd love to hear it!

Opinions on Gummy Bear Implants?

So initially I was leaning more towards a saline implant but, after speaking to the patient coordinators and learning 95% of the time the doctors use gel implants, I'm more curious about them.

I love how it's impossible for them to leak and wrinkle. One thing a patient coordinator told me was that they are very predictable, which was a concern for me.

Has anyone gotten the gummy bear implants and want to share their opinion on them? I'd love to hear any personal experience with them! =)

Photos!

Pictures of Wish Boobs

Heyyy!!! Let me know how your consultation with reedy goes. I love him but not too sure about having my surgery in the office setting...
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Hi! I will let you know, it's on 7/28 and I'm so excited! I've never heard a bad thing about this doctor and he has hundreds of awesome reviews. As for the surgery setting, my best friend, she's a doctor, she said having your own facility is so difficult and to adhere to all those regulations and standards is tough. She said that would not affect her decision to pick a doctor so that's good enough for me lol Do you have more consultations?
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I go to so many. I can't even think anymore hahha. But I love reedy and his staff. I just personally don't know anyone who has theirs done by him. Ahhh. Who's is your carecordinator ?
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Consultation with Dr. Reedy

Yesterday I had my first BA consultation! It was exciting to talk to a plastic surgeon for the first time after years of wanting this. I met with Dr. Brian Reedy and I'll summarize my appointment in case anyone is researching him.

The office was clean and comfortable, the staff was friendly. I had to wait 40 minutes because he took an emergency patient (someone came in who just had a BA from another doctor and was suffering from a capsular contraction and she switched to Dr. Reedy for a solution) so of course I wasn't upset. Another patient coordinator (Steph, very nice) got me started since Olivia was still with the emergency case. We talked about basic wishes, medical stuff. She left then Olivia and the doctor came in. We talked and he examined me. He pointed out that the left side of my ribcage is a tad more prominent than my right (seriously? That's new to me lol) so he said when I do get implants, if I scrutinize it, I may notice the left is a little fuller than the right. He also noted how I will always have a gap ("one and a half fingers width") between my breasts because that's just how my body is. He said we can fix that with implants but I'd have to go very big but I said I'm totally okay with a little gap. He looked and my wish pictures and pictures of boobs that scare me and discussed them. Then he recommended I go with a smooth, round, moderate plus cohesive gel implant under the muscle ($6,975). I was surprised about the round implant, I'd thought I'd be getting the anatomical shape because I love that sloped look but he said because I have very little upper breast tissue I need round. Makes sense! He said he will still give me that sloped look with the round implant. Everything he suggested was pretty on par with what I was thinking, thanks to years of researching.

So after that, he left and I tried on sizers! Best part obviously haha. I tried on Natrelle gummy bears in sizes 397ccs, 421ccs, and 492 ccs. I loved how I looked in the 421ccs but they were a hair too small, plus I know I'd loose some ccs even more under the muscle. The 492 ccs were amazing and if I choose Dr. Reedy I'm thinking I'll go with them.

I'm very happy I brought two shirts, a tight tank top and a tight-ish white t shirt. I took one of the tightest tanks I own to see how my bare arms looked and to get an obvious view of the sizer. Then I brought the white shirt since it's my typical wardrobe, tight but a little loose. The same sizer looked different in each t shirt and it was great to see that first hand.

After the sizers I spoke with Olivia again and she said if I wanted to schedule they have some openings at the end of August since Dr. Reedy added more surgery dates for the busy season. I was itching to book but I know I'd regret not getting a second opinion (my second consultation is tomorrow) and sleeping on it.

Overall I was so happy and loved Dr. Reedy and his staff. No complaints here and unless Dr. Chapin is somehow better, I'll book with Dr. Reedy. I'll update about my second consultation on Wednesday! I hoped this helped someone! =)
Best wishes on your upcoming BA!! I have 450 and 475cc implants. You can look at my pictures just so you can get an idea on size. My pre BA boobs looked like yours.
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Thanks! I did check out your pictures and I have no shame in saying I love your boobs! lol I know we have different stats (5'5 and 138lbs) but what is your bra size now? I loved the 492 cc's on me and loved them even more knowing I'd lose a tiny bit after going under the muscle. It felt like a great size for me. The dr said I have the body to pull it off because I have broad shoulders and wider hips so it gave me a gorgeous hourglass figure. Which I agree, it did I looked awesome haha
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Hey!!! Just saw your update on reedy!!! So glad you like him. Pleawe let me know who you ended up choosing. I need a buddy too scare to do this myself lol
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Photos of Sizers

How exciting for you! I well remember this stage of my journey. I have 575cc mod+. Never thought I'd need that many cc but I'm tall and have a broad chest. Check out my review as your wish pics look like my wish pics! I'm very happy with my results.
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Good luck with the consult today! Hope that everything goes well and you can make a final choice soon :) Keep me posted!! XOXOs
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Consultation with Dr. Chapin

This morning I had my second consultation with Dr. Scott Chapin. The office was gorgeous and clean. I didn't have to wait that long and a nurse took me into a room to get my basic information down. Then Maria, my patient coordinator, spoke with me and gave the basic low down of the types of implants, why the use textured implants, etc. I changed, and Maria and Dr. Chapin came in. He examined me, took some measurements and we talked. We discussed my expectations and what he would recommend. He recommended round, textured under the muscle, infra mammary incision. He was polite, funny and relaxed. He had fantastic credentials and I felt at ease with him. After he left I tried on sizers (so fun) and loved the 487cc's. Maria spoke to us about the cost, saying it would be a $7,100 and right now through July they are having a special if you use the Sientra implants you get $600 off. So my price would be $6,500.

Overall, everyone was kind and the office was very beautiful. Dr. Chapin was smart, confident and relaxed. He made me feel very comfortable which I appreciated.
Thanks! I just got back from my second consultation and was happy to find that both doctors recommended the same basic cc's for me. I'm going to go with the 492 cc's which looked awesome. I also have broad shoulders and chest and that amount of cc's (I'll also be doing mod +) gives me a beautiful hour glass shape. By the way, love your pictures! Your breasts look fantastic! lol
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Booked Surgery!

I chose Dr. Reedy and booked surgery for Wednesday, 8/27! My pre op appointment is 8/13. Oh my goodness, it's finally real! Now I can let myself be excited and prepare! I just had to share! =D
I agree with Michelle, have at least two bags on your breasts and two in the freezer :) google moldable ice packs (easy to make yourself) or buy peas.
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Good news! So excited for you :) you will be doing great - I know it!
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I need encouragement.

Hey ladies. I need some reassurance and help (which is what we do best here, I think!). My pre op is in 11 days and my surgery in 25. Ever since I made my appointments I've been getting more and more worried. I'll admit I'm a worrier (most mamas are) but before a couple of days ago I've been confident.

I'm struggling with fears of not knowing how they will turn out. What if my nipples are pointing in different directions (they don't now) or what if I hate how they look? Am I messing up my already messed up breasts? What if I am paying for a mistake I'll live with my whole life?

I'm really struggling with size. I tried on the 492 sizers and I looked amazing. I loved them! But should I go up to 533's since I'm going under the muscle? I don't mind the 533's at all but what if I get those and my skin can't hold them up and I bottom out? What if I do get the 492's and they're too small and don't look like my sizer pictures?

Each day passes and my fears increase. I know I'll feel better talking to the doctor and asking specific questions and the wait in the worst part. I know what my problem is: it's mental. I'm letting myself stew and spin.

I need to pass the time until my pre op. With a 4.5 and 3 year old it's tough. I've been throwing myself into my small business which helps (not to mention it brings in extra cash). I've been trying to stay upbeat and do positive affirmations but they aren't sticking. Does anyone have any suggestions? Or just some kind words?

I appreciate the opportunity just to type this out. Thanks for listening.
I am scheduled for my BA on August 27th also. You are not alone, me too.........confused what size, not too small, not too big. How they will really turn out. Its scary!.. Good luck to us!
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It is scary! I think the thing that scares me the most is going through all of this without knowing how they will turn out. There's a chance they won't be what you expect. If I knew what they'd look like then I'd be fine lol It's a risk. But it is worth it to me. I just have to repeat that more some days than others. Good luck to you and I'll look for your posts!
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Thank you RealSelf Ladies!

I just wanted to send out a big thank you to everyone who reassured me. You girls rock! This is what I love about this site: a lot of women who support each other no matter what.

I feel much better! Everyones kind words were like medicine to my heart. On top of that I wanted to do something fun so my sister and I went shopping. We had a great time and lots of laughs. I treated myself to Victoria's Secret and bought a zip and cropped sweatpants for surgery day. This is a big deal for me since I'm a Walmart/Target budget shopper!

I also bought two bralettes from Target ($14) each in a size large. I figured if they don't fit, not big deal. Buying those bralettes made me very happy and excited for surgery. I can't wait to full those babies out! haha

Thank you everyone again. You guys are the best.
I have a friend that was the anatomical gummy bear, they are super nice! Soft and very natural looking. However I have another friend that has the smooth round cohesive moderate + silicone and they look fabulous too. I have the HIgh Profile mentor smooth round silicone and they are a little higher. But... Mine don't drop like they would if I would have been a little more droopy. I had no sagging whatsoever. I wish I did cause to me after implants they look more natural. Oh well... Maybe they will drop some.. Whatever you get, will make you beautiful and sexy!!! Really talk to your PS and show him wish pics of what you want. They are artists and will strive to give you exactly what you want.
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Ok sagging is not the word I want to use.... Natural slope maybe???
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Thanks for kind words! I have my pre op this Wednesday, the 13th, so I'll decide officially then. My PS understands I want that natural slope which he said I'll have even after the round implants. He said I have zero breast tissue up top so he said I really need the implant volume up there.
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Pre Op Appointment! Scary at first, but now very happy.

Today I had my pre op appointment and it went well. I will admit I'm a little overwhelmed with the information, which is surprised me since I've researched this for years (and follow tons of women on RS) so none of the info I got was new. But I think because it's actually my turn it became real and mind boggling haha

So I'm going to do a quick breakdown of the appointment for others who are considering Berks Plastic Surgery. I spent a while with the nurse who went over paperwork and medical questions. She explained the prescriptions to me and answered any medical questions. She also took before pictures. (On a fun note I got a free see salt scrub and free moisturizer as a thank you gift. Both containers are huge!) After that I met with Olivia (my patient coordinator), tried on sizers again and we talked about concerns. Then Dr. Reedy came in and we talked about how I'd like to go with the 533cc's. He examined me again and said he thinks they would be good for me but he is going to order the 492cc's in case the bigger option is too big or doesn't fit. I am perfectly happy with either size and fully trust him. I brought new wish pictures (the first set I brought were of women with different bodies so they were not realistic) and he was able to point out how I was most likely going to turn out. He said I'll be in the DD range which I'm very happy with. After that it was just a little bit more paperwork and setting up a couple of post op appointments and that was it. It was a great appointment and the office staff was wonderful. Especially my patient coordinator, Olivia, and another coordinator whom I spoke with a few times, Steph. Both women put me at ease and felt like old friends. They were honest, kind and did wonders for my nerves.

So now I have to talk about my emotional reaction to implant sizes. I tried on the 533's and they looked too big on me. Olivia and I discussed how much I loved the 492 sizers and if I want to look like that I need to go up to the 533's. Logically I knew this and I understand but standing there in the 533's my mind just went crazy and I started getting scared. I'm surprised I reacted this way since I'm fully aware of boobie greed (and how I want to avoid that) and I know I'm picking the right choice for me and my body type. But it was hard to wrap my brain around the fact that I'm getting the 533s's and they looked crazy but they won't look like that in me. I started falling into that trap of being scared by the numbers. When Dr. Reedy was with me he said I will look sexy. That threw me for a loop because my definition of sexy is cleavage out, tight shirts, low cut...and I don't want to look like a porn star. But after talking with him I realized when he said sexy he means I will be curvaceous and hourglass (which is my goal). I was scared I won't be able to do rowing and treadmill and such but he said he would never make me look terrible or crazy and I need to trust him. On the way out of the office, Olivia was amazing and said something that made me feel wonderful. She said, 'I can see in your eyes you are getting scared and having doubts. Look in my eyes, you have the perfect game plan for you. You know your stuff, you've done your research. You know the 533's will look like 492's and thats what you love. Do not think about the numbers. If Dr. Reedy or I thought it was too big we would have said so immediately.' This was exactly what I needed to hear. And I know she is right.

The final decision is (drumroll please!): 533cc's moderate plus, smooth, silicone cohesive gel. Under the muscle, imframammary incision. If for some reason the 533's don't work out he will use 492's. Which frankly is fantastic because anything's an improvement! lol

Now I need to get blood work done and fill my prescriptions within the next couple of days. Then I wait and the official countdown begins! I'm so excited!

Forgot to mention!

I forgot to mention my implants will be round. Can't forget to put that in! haha
Good luck!
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Thank you! :)
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Excited for you hon :) any questions feel free to ask :)'I am 9 days post op:)
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Only 9 days left!

I cannot believe I can officially say that next week is my surgery! NEXT WEEK! I am feeling 95% excited, 5% nervous. I'm a little nervous about recovery and how long it will take for me to feel 100%. But overall I am super pumped and can't wait!

I've been keeping busy to pass the time. Lot of play dates and day trips with my family. We moved into our dream home 5 months ago so I've been having fun painting. Yesterday I painted the kitchen a pale gray, today I'm painting out dining room a gorgeous blue. I started deep cleaning my home so the day before my surgery I can do a quick light cleaning.

I have to say I've a wonderful sense of freedom due to the fact that I do not care what size I get. If my PS puts in 533cc's, great! If my PS puts in 492cc's, great! I have no preference and that feels amazing. There's zero anxiety about numbers; I trust my doctor. I know I am going to look fantastic and this will be life changing. And hey, anything is better than what I got so I'll take it!
Good luck'!!!
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Hi hun, thanks for your comment and ALL the best for u! The day is almost here! You must be so excited, I don't blame u, it will be a life changer for u and will bring you back your confidence. I'm very happy for you. Either of both sizes will look good, my Dr told me go either 495cc or 520cc, the difference is almost unnoticeable - I went for 495cc because anything bigger scared me (I'm very petite) but if he can fit in the 533cc then great! You do well in trusting your PS. Good luck hun ! Xoxo Siena
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Thank you! I have an hourly countdown now! lol Thanks for your kind words!
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Terrible Day Yesterday.

On Saturday I cleaned my entire house from top to bottom, took all day. I used normal cleaning chemicals, which is unusual for me since I prefer to do DIY solutions. While cleaning my throat started to hurt and I figured it was from the chemicals. But as day turned into night it became a different cough/sore throat, like the one you get from a virus.

I woke up on Sunday feeling horrible. My sore throat didn't get worse but I had a fever and a migraine. (Every woman on my moms side of the family gets migraines...I vividly remember my first one at 5). As the day went on my fever creeped up to 102.8 and my migraine was indescribable. I was considering going to the hospital which I have never done before with a migraine. I can handle pain: after the birth of my kids I only took OTC stuff and my second I birthed naturally. I basically had a breakdown. Sunday afternoon my husband drew me a tepid bath, I took Extra Strength Tylenol and my fever broke. My migraine dulled to a headache where I could finally stomach toast. That night my temp was back to normal, I was still weak and had a very sore neck but I was better.

This morning I woke up and I knew I had a slight fever again. My throat is a little sore and my nose is slightly runny. My neck is so stiff and sore. I get tension headaches easily from my sensitive neck muscles so I took a tepid shower and did some neck stretches. I'm sitting here now trying to eat some oatmeal and tea with honey. I know my weakness and shakiness is from lack of energy from no food. I'm not 100%, thankfully my wonderful husband took off from work today so I can recuperate.

I'm worried. I'm scared that I won't be able to have my surgery on Wednesday. I have no idea what the policy is to have surgery if you had a fever. Part of me doesn't even want to admit it to the nurse when they call me for my surgery time in case they tell me I have to reschedule. I know I'm on the mend and I have today and Tuesday to recover...

I believe whatever bug or virus I caught was partially due to stress. I'm so excited about the surgery that it affected my sleeping habits and compromised my immune system. I'll be absolutely devastated if I have to reschedule. My husband and mom took off of work which was not easy to do...I have everything prepped...I'm so close...I'm scared. Can anyone send out positive thoughts into the universe for me? I need all the help and positivity I can get.
Sending lots of positivity your way! Hope you wake this morning feeling much better and that none of this affects your surgery date. Good luck!
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Darling I'm sending you all the positive energy I can, you are right the fever and sickness comes out from your stress and excitement. It's normal, your immune system is down due to lack of sleep and food so the viruses affect you and your body can't fight them. Have lots of Vitamin C and eat well, try get some sleep and hopefully you will be feeling much better by Wednesday! all the best hun xxx
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I'm so sorry to hear that you are feeling this way! This sounds like it would be a nightmare to go through at any time of the year, I can imagine that its even more devastating when it threatens to cancel a surgery you have been anticipating for so long. I think you are right about it being brought on by stress.. I very rarely get sick but when I do it always starts with a sore throat and it is almost always when I am stressed out and haven't been sleeping well. Stress takes a bigger toll on our physical bodies than a lot of people realize. And although I'm sure you are more excited than anything, it is completely normal and probably unavoidable to have stress before any kind of surgery. Rest up!! I truly hope you are feeling great by Wednesday. I will certainly be sending the positive energy your way lady :) XxX
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Back on track!

Yesterday I recuperated slowly and feel much better today. I have not had a fever since yesterday morning and the only thing thats bothering me right now is a little bit of a stuffed up nose (from the air conditioning we had to run all of sudden...went from 76 to 88 in a day).

I called the PS office yesterday because I wanted to be honest and do the right thing. I told them the story and the nurse said she would call me back after she spoke with Dr. Reedy. She returned my call and said I am good to go and to call if I feel any worse. She said I'm still on for Wednesday. Needless to say, I'm so relieved! And I'm happy I did the right thing by communicating with them.

Most importantly, thank you to everyone who gave me support and well wishes. It meant the world to me!

Today I am anxiously awaiting the call to see what time surgery is tomorrow! I'll be distracting myself with laundry, gathering up items to keep next to my bed, freezing my gym membership and a couple other errands. I am purposely taking it easier than normal. I don't want to run any risk of getting sick again. I plan on spending most of the day with my 4 1/2 and 3 year old and soaking up all the little hugs while I can.

It's finally happening! AHHHHHHHHHH! =D
My girl is grown but, I remember her pretending to play nurse when I felt bad. Just her bringing me a tissue made her feel like she was helping. Today, I call her a Mother Hen and she is going to nursing school. I have two nieces that take turns bring their grand mother a bottle of water. I do not know yor girls but, sometimes they can be a little help. Good luck
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Thannks Tempe!! After resting a lot yesterday I feel much better. I'm a little out of whack now from pure excitement (lol) but I'm trying to take deep breathes, slow down and relax haha
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Thank you so much! I don't know if this helped but I happened to eat an orange every day for a couple of days prior to getting sick...when I felt the sore throat I started drinking OJ too. I believe that cut it off at the knees.
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Got my surgery time!

11:30am! I'm thankful it's earlier in the day. I can't have any solid foods after midnight but I can have clear liquids (water, black coffee, apple juice) before 7am. I need to take my emend at 8:30am.

Woo!!
So great to hear you are feeling much better!! Good luck with everything tomorrow, be sure to update us when you're feeling well enough :)
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Today's the big day!!! You are going to love the new you. You are in good hands with Dr. Reedy. He us the absolute best.
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Good luck tomorrow! It'll be great and you'll have beautiful girls!
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So close!

My BA is only a few hours away! I'm allowed to have apple juice until 7am so I'm drinking it for the calories and vitamin C.

I've got all my ducks in a row: pillow nest, table by the bed set up with a book, iPad, water, straw. My medicines (Celebrex, Valium, an antibiotic, Arnica, Bromelain, Percocet) and a medicine schedule (for the hubby) are set up. Laundry is all caught up, my electronics are fully charged. Later this morning I'm making chicken soup in the crock pot in the hopes I can have some later today.

I got a fair amount of sleep last night, around 6 hours. My throat is still dry from the air conditioner and my nose is a tad stuffed but other than that I feel great! My 18 year old sister is starting college today and she is nervous about it. For some reason I kept having college dreams...I thought for sure I'd be dreaming about boobs! lol

I'm leaving at 10:30 but until then I'm spending the time with my kids. My son gets to meet his preK teacher but my husband will be taking him. I don't want to take any chances to expose myself to any sickness. I'm a little sad but happy my husband gets to share this experience with our son.

To say I'm excited is an understatement. I cannot wait to feel like myself again. When I had those sizers on, it felt like I had my body back and how I felt on the inside matched my outside. I do not regret breastfeeding for 2 years, but I'm embarrassed of my chest. I hope today is the last day I ever feel like that again! In a few hours I will be on my way to being back to loving my breasts!

I will update when I can!
My prayers are with you today. I'm excited for you and can't wait for you to post your first update yayy!!! Take it easy once you get home to and be very gentle love. Ttyl
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Wishing you the best for today!!
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Super excited for you mom!!!! I cannot wait for your first update post surgery :-)
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I'm alive!

Everything went fantastic. Very groggy. Valium is making me loopy I don't care for it at all. Just wanted to let everyone know I did well. Dr. Reedy put in 533's. Sleep now, better update later. So far no pain just tightness. Maybe 4 outta 10.

Forgot...

Forgot to thank everyone for being awesome and supporting me. Thank you!
533!!!!! Woahhhhhhhh so jealous!!! Glad you are well and update again as soon as you can :) XOXOXOs
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Post those pics girl lol
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Some pictures

Sorry they aren't the best. I will take more tomorrow when the ace bandage comes off at my post op appt. Hope everyone is doing well!

Quick reference for stats.

- 28 years old, with two kids (4 1/2 and 3). Breast fed for a year each.
- 5'5, 134lbs.
- pre surgery size- 34A
- post surgery size- predicted to be 34DD
- 533ccs smooth, round cohesive gel silicone. Moderate plus, under the muscle. Inframammary decision.
Wow that's so awesome you did it!!!! Proud of you girl ! Glad your pain is at a 4 praying for your speedy recovery and lots of pics of beautiful girls :) after your post op !!! Take care sweetie and be gentle with yourself and let others care for you :)
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Thank you, Nyki! I'll take all the positive thoughts I can get! As a momma it's a little strange to do nothing and not take care of people all day. But I have to constantly remind myself to slow down and ask for help because of my high tolerance/low sensitivity to pain. I'm getting better and at though! Haha
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Wow babes you don't even look to swollen in the pics . Are you though? Like your little shape by the way.
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More about surgery

Just wanted to explain my surgery day yesterday, especially to anyone considering Dr. Reedy.

I was supposed to get there for 11:30 but got a call to come 30 mins sooner, which was fine by me haha. When my husband and I got there we barely waited and was taken into the surgery enter that's attached to his practice. We were in a little waiting room where I spoke to a nurse about basic medical stuff, got changed into surgery gear, then the anesthesiologist came in and spoke with me a little more in depth. Then I kissed my hubby goodbye, peed for one last time and laid on the surgery table.

All of the nurses were wonderful and made me comfortable. We chatted for a couple minutes, the anesthesiologist gave me something to make me a little sleepy, then less than a minute later she knocked me out. I blinked, woke up in the same bed with one of the nurses watching over me. I can't remember but I think I said thank you a bunch of times. I asked what size I got and she told me 533's. I asked for my husband a few times but she wanted me to wake up more. It took me a while to get together and wake up, keeping my eyes open was a chore. But I felt great, just a bit of pressure and tightness, no pain. Dr. Reedy came in and said, "you are gonna looooove me!" Lol he said I did fantastic and that my results are already great. He showed me the arm stretches I should start that night. When my husband came in he spoke with the nurse about discharge and off we went home around 1:30.

The car ride was a little tough due to motion sickness and I was very thankful for the extra nausea patch they put behind my ear. Got home took a Valium and dosed for a while. I quickly realized Valium is not for me, like every other hardcore medication. It made me feel sick to my stomach, dizzy and hungover.

Dr. Reedy called me last night asking how I was (awesome doctor) and I told him how I feel pretty good the only issue is the Valium. He said only take if I need it, he recommends not taking it unless I have to. So goodbye Valium!

Overall I feel lucky, very luck. Surgery was 45 mins and I did wonderfully. Dr. Reedy and his staff was phenomenal and can't imagine how they could be better!
Congrats girl!!! Can't wait to see more pics! Rest, rest, rest!! Take it easy and more rest! Hope you are feeling well. Keep us posted.
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I'm feeling great! I'm resting, something I have to remind myself of many times. Having that high tolerance of pain on top of a low sensitivity to pain...I tend to push myself without realizing!
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I'm so happy for you, yeah you got the size you were wanting! That's wonderful & I'm glad your pain is under control. I'm so proud of you for reminding yourself to rest & let other people take care of you! That's super important. Thank you for taking time to share, I look forward to your updates & I wish you the best recovery
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Day 1 post op.

So far so good! Last night I slept well in my pillow nest. I was slowly slipping throughout the night so I ended up a little reclined than they recommended...oops! I slept from 9:30 to 1, then 1:30 to 5:45.

I've been eating normally and keeping my fluids up. I sat outside for a bit which helped me even more, I love fresh air. I still have no pain, just a little tightness and pressure...still at a 3.

I took 2 extra strength Tylenol this morning. No Valium or Percocet. I feel really good. I've also been consistent with the Arnica, Bromelain, Celebrex and antibiotic.

I napped until my post op appt. It went great! The nurse said she was pleasantly surprised at how well I'm doing, especially when I'm not on any pain medications. She said I look awesome for only a day after. She asked if I go to the gym or anything and when I told her yes she said she could tell I take care of myself with how well my recovery is going. She said she can't believe I'm only swollen a shade near my arm pits.

She gave me instructions to take it easy for the next three weeks. No lifting nothing, just rest. It's a struggle for me because I feel so good and feel like I can do a lot. Plus the momma side of me is so used to going going going! But I think I could get used to this haha :)

So for the next few days I'll be mostly in bed, continuing my Doctor Who marathon, going for short walks, reading, sleeping. I hope everyone who had surgery recently are doing well. And I hope everyone else is loving their new additions. To those getting surgery soon: good luck!

I should mention...

I completely forgot to say I LOVE MY BOOBS!!! I'm so happy with how things look so far!! One more time: I LOVE MY BOOBS! :D
Congratulations! Looking good on day 1!!
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Congrats!! Looks good :) Glad to hear you're doing so well!
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Thanks girl! How are you feeling today? I get to shower in a bit, woo! Lol
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Day 2 p.o.

No complaints here! I slept well last night (full 7 hours). I noticed I have more mobility in my arms today with a larger range of motion. I can extend my elbows above my shoulders easily. My implants are still high and tight but not too bad. No pain at all. I'd say my discomfort is at a 2.

Still taking the arnica, bromelain, Celebrex and antibiotic. I took two extra strength Tylenol this morning, but I kinda feel like I can do away with that. I don't have any bruises and only minimal swelling near my arm pits which I'm thanking the vitamins for that.

I don't have an appetite and I'm more bloated than yesterday. No bowel movement yet, if I haven't had one in a couple days I'll start taking something. I've heard good things about smooth move tea.

My favorite part of my day was shaving my legs and showering. Lol taking off the surgical bra is heaven. I don't want to complain since I know many of you ladies had that strap of death which is way worse than my surgical bra.

I went for a long walk today with my sister which was wonderful (73 and sunny with a light breeze here). I also put on a normal shirt (with hubby's help) which was fun!

I am loving my breasts so far. Yea they're still so new but I'm in love! I can't wait for them to drop. Can anyone tell me when they started notice any dropping? Are we talking days or weeks or what lol

I included pictures even though there isn't much difference. Overall another good day! Hope everyone else is doing well!
YoU are welcome! :) I hope you're feeling less tight today & that you have a wonderful morning!
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You're gonna look really amazing once they settle in a bit!! You look perfect for where you are post op.
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Thanks so much! That means a lot!
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Day 3 & 4 p.o.

Yesterday was another good day! I took a walk, had my first bowel movement so yay to no more bloating! I noticed my shoulders and upper back are sore. I don't know if that's from the extra weight on my chest or from sleeping at an incline or both. My appetite is coming back which is nice!

Today I showered and tried on some bralettes! I must admit this was very fun lol I love how I fill them out and can't want to fill them out even more! I'm already so in love with my boobs I can't comprehend being happier haha

After shamelessly taking pictures I kept my mom company while grocery shopping. I hung out with my kids for a bit, we read books. It's odd for me to be away from them so much since I'm a stay at home mom but I know it's for the best. I only get once chance at healing. For the rest of the day I'll lay low in bed.

I still feel great! I haven't noticed any dropping really but the implants do feel softer. I have lots of energy, my tightness is at a 2ish. I'm keeping up on the vitamins , antibiotic, Celebrex. I'm taking two extra strength Tylenol in the morning and night.

I did notice I have a hematoma near one of my incisions which I'll call my doctor on Tuesday about. It doesn't bother me at all and I forget it's there.

Hope everyone is doing well!
Congratulations! You're looking good. Be patient with the dropping. I'm so happy you're having such a smooth recovery. How are your children handling the situation?
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It's not an hematoma darling just a bruise, it's normal, I got them too and faded away within a few days :) looking good girl! x
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Babes I don't think that's a hematoma just a bruise that's all. But make sure to tell him . Glad to hear your feeling much better just remember to stay gentle .your fluff is gonna be serious lol can't wait. I'm experiencing some shooting pains at the moment which I'm about to take some Tylenol for if I can find it smh lol. Someone has been in my stash . Time to massage Gisella and Mariella lol hope all continues to be well. Your def a good health role model because your taking more vitamins then I am and I need to start tonight lol
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Incision Pain? Ribs sore?

Last night while I was getting ready for sleep I noticed my incisions (especially the right one) was achy and sore. It was tender too. I googled it and know it's normal but I'm confused. My implant is not down there yet so the achiness can't be from the implant pressure right? Is the pain from healing?

I noticed my ribs are starting to feel sore. Plus I have these weird twinges of soreness all over my breasts. They aren't sharp shooting pains like nerves reconnecting. It's just a come and go feeling of dull localized discomfort. Does anyone know what this is?

Ps- thank you to a few clever RS ladies! They corrected me in the fact that I don't have a hematoma, just a bruise! Which is fine by me haha thank you ladies!
The stings will be there for a couple weeks. As far as the incision pain/soreness, I still have it and I'm over 3 months post op. It comes and goes, had its days when they decide to hurt. Sometimes it comes from my bra sitting right on them
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Thanks for the tips! I thought it might be from my tight surgical bra, among other things. Love your pictures by the way! Sexy lady! haha
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Are your breasts under muscle? I'm about 6 1/2 wks post-op & my ribs hurt because that's where they discontinued the muscle. I'm pretty sure that's what's going on with you. Even though your breasts haven't dropped yet if it's were they stretched the 2 pectoral muscles apart with your implants it's completely normal. Also the nerves will have shooting pains nerves grow back very slowly. I have that shooting pain around my entire areol down the front of my breast & under the entire crease of my breast on both sides. I had a major anchor lift with my implant. I hope you start to feel better soon, that your breast start to drop & fluff
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Ah I'm so excited!

Even though I doubted my breasts have changed much I decided to do a side by side comparison just for the heck of it. And alas! There is some change!! I'm so happy! You can actually see a difference! :D

What great advice to take pictures every day, no matter what! I'm so happy that I had to share! I'm sorry if I'm updating my review too much lol
told you it was worth taking daily pics! so happy for you....looking great!!!
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Looking good!!!
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Yay thank you!
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One week post op.

Yesterday I took a heavier hand in tending to my two toddlers, I wanted to start doing more since my husband goes back to work on Thursday. I didn't do anything crazy but my breasts were definitely tighter than normal towards the end of the day.

Today marks one week since my surgery! Also today was my son's first day of pre-k! I drove for the first time which was weird. It didn't hurt but my muscles are not used to those motions so it was a little uncomfortable. Plus I'm still a little sore from yesterday which didn't help. I made sure to wear a shirt to disguise my boobs...my sister said it looks like I was wearing a sports bra (since they looked a little smooshed) but not wonky lol

I'm having some discomfort. I know it is because I upped my activity but I also think it's because my implants are dropping. I can feel them lower than ever, especially on the outer sides and in the cleavage, specifically on the bottom part of my cleavage. I'm having more pressure than ever. It doesn't hurt at all but I notice it.

This is probably a stupid question but the new pressure and tightness worries me a tiny bit. Is it just my implants dropping and settling in the pocket or is my body telling me to slow down? Both?

I'm having a love/hate relationship with my surgical bra (that's nothing new for everyone lol). Some days I love it and it's a supportive safety net. Lately it's this constrictive noose. I have less pressure and tightness when I loosen it but I don't know if that's good or bad.

I've finished all my meds except for the Arnica and Bromelain. I took extra strength Tylenol today and yesterday because I needed it. I think I can stop sleeping at an incline which I welcome!

I'll take pictures later and if there's a difference I'll post them.
I'm resisting so many urges because I want to get back into my workouts because my stomach has bulked up in the wrong places and need some toning but I will wait because these things are going to be inside me for a while . Patience darling .
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Hey babes I'm happy to see you healing good and your boobs are at an excelerating pace. The pain that your experiencing is from the nerves reconnecting. The tightness and pressure your experiencing is from your breast implants being inside your body and your muscles getting used to them. You are doing to much if you are constantly feeling it by a weeks end. If your muscles feel relaxed and then start tightening you need to relax them for a whole because that's your body telling you to chill. It's normal to feel all the other things but don't increase it. We ladies start to hey carried away once we start feeling better but trust me on the inside things look so much worse . I hear doctors saying wait 3 weeks to return to some activity and 6 fully because something that seems so little can go wrong and all this money spent was to no avail.
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Where did you get the cute bralettes? I especially like the gray one, looks comfy!
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One week p.o. Pictures

Ah you lookin amazing mama!! Can't wait to follow your progress! How are you feeling??
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Thanks so much! I'm feeling awesome! I don't even really have tightness anymore. I feel pretty normal! I have to admit I can't wait to get out of this surgical bra and onto normal bras!
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Yes it will be nice to get out of the surgical bras! I have to admit there's one post op one I sleep in & it's so comfortable!
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Post op Day 10

Everything is wonderful here! I still feel great and I already feel like the implants are me. I don't feel like there's something new or weird is inside me anymore. They just are apart of me.

I barely feel any tightness. After a long day my upper back and shoulders will ache but I have no pain or pressure or anything. I've been taking it easy; still not lifting anything. I miss picking up my kids but we do lots of snuggling anyway so that's okay.

I love my boobs! They are healing at a different rate (which I know is normal) and I'm okay with that. I know chances are they won't be identical. I'm so grateful to have breasts again I don't even care lol

My only big complaint is sleep. The last few nights have been tough. I'm a side sleeper 100% of the time, sleeping on my back gives me headaches which quickly turn into migraines. I try different things but nothing helps. My surgical bra is still extremely annoying but I'm following my PS's directions to the T. I'm stuck in this thing for another 11 days.

Tomorrow I have a surprise birthday party for my aunt which will be the first time my extended family will see me post surgery. I told my 85 year old grandparents and my 60 year old aunt I was getting a BA and they were very supportive. I'll obviously be downplaying the boobs but it will be nice to dress them up anyway!

Today I tried on some bikinis and such and it was too fun! I was giddy lol pictures included!
You look amazing woman!! Have fun at the Birthday party!
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Aw thanks a million! =)
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You look soooo good! Glad you're doing so well. I think having respect for the process is key to getting through this happily. I hear you on this whole sleep thing. I'm a stomach/side sleeper and haven't slept well since my procedure. And I keep waking up with neck and back soreness, ugh! But I'll deal since my reward is an awesome rack!!
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Hey lady! I was away for a while and have been looking forward to checking your updates lol, you look amazing!! So nice to hear they are already feeling like a part of you. I hear ya on the back sleeping.. I was so scared I would never be able to sleep on my side again! I am happy to report that I can haha and very comfortably now. Soon you will be able to too :). How was the party? Did you get lots of questions about the girls?
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Love the look in the purple top they look huge x looking great hon bet ur loving the girls so much x hope ur surprise party was a hit x love n glitter hugs xx
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You look amazing!! Congrats!
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Day 15 Post Op

These 15 days have gone quickly for me and I'm doing well. I feel great!

I've been having issues sleeping but I figured out a way to position my body up at a 45 degree angle on my side. I basically smoosh pillows behind me. That has helped a lot and I've gotten better sleep since.

A couple of days ago I went to see a nurse at my PS's office about my surgical bra. When I called asking "how tight is too tight" she recommended I come in so she can check it out. I did and she said it's supposed to be that tight around my breasts but not at my shoulders and ribs, she said it was rubbing my skin raw. So I'm glad I wasn't going crazy thinking the bra was strangling me haha She gave me a new, different bra and it's 100% better than the other!

I went to my aunts surprise party and it was a lot of fun dressing up. It was my first time my grandparents and aunt saw my after my new boobs and they all said I looked beautiful and so natural. They said they would never guess I had them done.

Some days it's easy for me to get a little down about how different my boobs look. I know it's highly unlikely they'll be perfect matches. And I'm only 15 days out so logically I know I'm being silly. I think the hype of the surgery and what you envision tends to give a skewed frame of mind. This is not how I feel the majority of the time, but the feelings happen.

And I think I'm getting used to the size because once and a while I'm like, these are not that big. Then I mentally shake myself and say woman what are you talking about?! lol Thankfully I always resort back to being grateful. I'm so happy I have volume and shape I don't care about "big" or "small" haha

I didn't think they changed much but I compared Day 7 and Day 15 and I see lots of change! Next week I have my 3 week post op check up where I'll be cleared for massage (woo!) and the gym (double woo!).
You Look Wonderful, I'm Glad U Are Progressing at a nice pace, I Think you Will still fuff more. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend with your family! Xoxo
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Thank you! I think I'll fluff too. I'm looking forward to the dropping process since I prefer the look of the natural slope and the volume in the lower pole. But I'm having so much fun with this stage so no complaints here!
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So glad you were able to switch bras! I remember the frustration myself! You look great at 15 days out. Let yourself feel whatever emotions you have, but always come back to the positive - which it sounds like you are doing! Looking at before pics help, too! LOL
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First date with the hubby after surgery!

Yesterday my husband and I went on a date. We had to change our plans because it rained all day, but we ended up just walking around a mall (King of Prussia) and went to dinner.

It was our first date with my brand new huge boobs (lol) and it was nice for some grown up time. Before we left I struggled dressing myself. I remember reading this with a few other women when I first started my review. But I didn't feel right in anything. I was surprised since I always wore a Bombshell and that brought me up to a small C. I'm predicted to me a DD so I didn't think it was going to be that different. But it really was! I think I need to figure out how to dress my new (awesome) body shape.

I bought two shirts and actually changed into one at the mall I loved it so much. It wasn't low cut but did show a little bit of my cleavage. I felt like everyone was staring at me...when I would look at people their eyes shot away from me lol. I'm telling myself it's because I looked gorgeous and not inappropriate. When I asked my husband he said its because I look "banging" haha he said my shirt wasn't revealing and I believe him; he's a modest guy.

At dinner it was cold and I had to worry about my nipples showing for the first time. I always wore heavily padded bra and never thought about this before. My nips came through a little and I was embarrassed haha

The date was fun and a perfect way to recharge. It made me realize I still have a lot of adjusting to do with my breasts. But I love them and how I look and I know it's going to get even better!
Hi thank u for sharing ur op you've done extreay well x loving the bralett x I got 520 cc high pro unders 12 weeks ago and still haven't dropped xx u sound like ur having fun with ur new girls x very sexy ur nips high beaming at ur husband x u got girl get them girls out n about x who cares what people think u got it flaunt it xx I can't wait to see ur end result x yaaay another resend sister xx mwah glitter wishes To u have a magic day x hope ur feeling as good today as u sound all the way through xxx
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Good for you! Are you like me? I will wear something when im with my husband that I will not wear without him. Don't get me wrong I do not wear some of these knock out outfits that some of you can wear. Most of those outfits you need a butt that I do not have but I am going to the gym and working on that.haha
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Yea but mines last for a few minutes and I start milking those girls to loosen them up lol
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Mondor's cord.

For the last week or so I've been mentioning sore ribs, my left side stopped being sore for a while, but my right still bothered me. I was beginning to think that side was just taking longer to heal or my doctor was rougher on it. Last night I was stretching and rubbing it and I felt a bump. I knew exactly what it was because I obsessively researched everything prior to surgery. I knew it was Mondor's Cord.

I checked in the mirror and there is was. (For those who don't know what M.C. Is it's an inflamed vein at the incision sight. I don't know how true this is but for breast augmenation it isn't that common, affecting 1% to 2% of women. It goes away on it's own in weeks or up to 6 months.) It's not that big of a deal, more of an annoyance than anything. I'm very tender at the sight and it hurts when I move certain ways. I'm going to mention I found it at my post op appointment on Wednesday.

Unfortunately last night I was making dinner and grabbed the oven door the wrong way. I grabbed it upper hand and bent down and yanked it so I pulled my arm back eye level...I must have tweaked a muscle or something because I've discomfort there now. It felt bad as soon as I did it...it's a motion I'm very familiar with due to rowing. So my shoulder and chest don't feel so great on that side. I'd like to mention it's the same side as the M.C. Lol

My toddler son has a bad cold. I have to pick up an ingredient for homemade chicken soup this morning but other than that I'm taking it easy.

I don't want to come off as complaining, I'm so thankful for my extremely easy recovery. I wanted to include these updates in case it helps anyone. :)
How r u feeling? On the nipple side of things...u can buy disposable nipple covers or reusable ones...they do work! Lol!
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Ouch! The oven incident sounds painful! Glad to hear you had fun on your date night :). I know what you mean about nipples showing, it happened to me a couple times and I felt embarrassed too. Hope your little guy is feeling better!
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Well...aside from the MC you are looking really hot! Btw I thought I had it too yesterday w the pain u mentioned but couldn't check while at work so had to wait til I got home...talk about being in a panic all day. Lol!
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3 weeks post op appointment!

Yesterday was 21 days since my surgery and I had my 3 week post op appointment. I'm going talk about my appointment a little in case anyone is researching Dr. Reedy and wants details.

The nurse met with me first and we chatted about how I was doing, then she removed the tape from my incisions. She left, the doctor came in and we talked. I told him about my recovery so far and he examined me. He said I'm healing exactly how I should be, and I do have swelling at the top near my arm pits because the implants haven't dropped yet. Then he took me to the mirror and showed me how to massage. It felt extremely bizarre haha He gave me clear instructions (3 different massages twice a day, 30-60 seconds each) and it was all written down for me to take home. He said not to stress about, it's an art. He said with how well I'm healing he thinks I'll be fully dropped in 4-6 weeks which I was happy to hear. He said my right side's muscles were stronger which is why that side is visually different. Dr. Reedy said I'll have to give that side some extra TLC. He said I could resume all normal activity besides chest exercises. He told me to wear under wire bras during the day, then anything I feel comfortable in at night (sports bra, surgery bra, cami with a shelf bra, etc). He said not to go braless. He answered any questions I had and was very attentive. I bought the scar cream they recommended that was in their office...it was very expensive ($42 for a small bottle). When that runs out I'll try out cheaper options. Next time I see him is at 3 months post op! Overall, great appointment. Dr. Reedy and his staff were great, no surprise there!

The Mondor's Cord is annoying but really not that bad. I'm in shock at how great my incisions look already! I was worried since I'm so pale but very happy so far! I've done the massages a couple times since and I feel pressure afterwards. I hate it but it gets better every time. My chest is getting softer but not that squishy yet. All in all I'm so happy and thankful I did this!

On the way home from my appointment I stopped at Victoria's Secret to have some fun! I'll share in the next update since this one is already so long!

Bra shopping for the first time!

I hit up Victoria's Secret for the very first time since my surgery. It was weird because I've never been bra shopping like normal people. I always bought a super padded bra since teen years and never thought about how it was supposed to fit. This was a whole new experience for me!

I was honest with the associate right off the bat about my surgery and what I needed, because frankly I had no idea what I was doing lol She was very kind and helpful and explained all the different types. She measured me and said 34D! I was happy and the bras looked gigantic haha I tried one on and as soon as she looked at me she said it was too small (it felt small). I tried 34DD and it was better but she recommended I try to 32DDD since I have lots of dropping to do. She said the 32DDD will give me more room in the cup so they last me longer. I was very grateful for this because holy cow are their bras expensive!

As soon as I had that size on I knew it was the best fit. It felt great! I do have a little bit of room in the cup (mostly on the bottom)so when my implants drop they already have a place to go. And yes. I was that girl who cried in the dressing room to the associate! I was so happy! I scared her though because she initially thought I was sad about the large size lol I couldn't believe how amazing I looked in a real bra with my new boobs!

Even writing this I'm emotional. I love how I look and feel. I'm looking forward to the drop and fluff phase since this instant cleavage is a little much for me. But honestly, I'm so happy. How I feel on the inside finally matches my outside. I'm so confident and beautiful.

I love love love the size! What I love even more is how in clothes they are toned down. I don't think I look like a 32DDD if you saw me walking down the street or whatever. But I can play them up for my husband too which has been fun to say the least ;) If the size goes down a little with time, that's okay, I'm realistic. And I know VS's sizing is off so in most places I'm not a 32DDD, more like a DD. But oh my god...I went from an A to a DD!!!! AMAZING!

Okay I'm done gushing! I'm so thrilled I had to share!
Looking good darling! How exciting is the first bra shopping day ! I'm so happy for you, you got the results you wanted and that's the most important thing, no wonder why you're so thrilled!! xxxx
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I think you hit the nail on the head: I got the results I wanted! This dropping process is so incredibly slow it's tough to stay patient. My doctor was very happy with how I've been healing and said with massages and vitamin E I should be fully dropped in 4-6 weeks. I'm only like 4 days in! lol
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I thought I had done a ton of research, but I have never heard of Mondors cord. Thanks for sharing that and I'm happy it will resolve on it's own. Hope it's not too annoying for you in the meantime. You look great. It's awesome that you're so happy and thrilled with your results. I'm hoping to feel the same way in 7 more weeks!
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Couple of questions...

Can anyone answer any of these questions? They're minor and don't want to bug my PS's office about them when I know you ladies are awesome =)

~ How do I get the tape residue off of my skin near my incisions? I think I read someone used a cotton ball and baby oil or something?
~ How hard to a massage my incisions with the scar cream? I know I have to break up that lumpy scar tissue but do I rub it lightly or put pressure on them?
~ When I do my twice daily breast massages I have chest pressure for a bit. That's normal right? Since I'm just moving the implants? After some massages I never get pressure at all...weird.
~ My PS said take 400 IU of Vitamin E twice a day. I accidentally bought 1000 IU. I was just gonna take that once a day since that's basically the same as his recommendation. I can't do any harm by taking more Vitamin E can I? I feel like thats a stupid question but I gotta ask! lol

Thank you in advance for your wisdom! Hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend.
I'm piggy backing off of excited flower and Anna1989. I normally rub the scar cream across the incisions using my ring finger because it has the least amount of pressure. I rub it for a good 20-30 secs then move on to the next one. Go grab you some Shea Moisture coconut an hibiscus body wash and lotion because it helps lightens the skin area , it's free of chemicals such as parables and all that bad stuff. It will also help with the healing of the incisions and the skin from getting stretch marks. The skin will start to itch soon maybe and this helps keep it moist to aid the skin while it stretches. The pressure you feel is normal and it goes away after a while especially with massaging. Hope all is well other then that. Happy healing babes.
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You can never ask a stupid question on this site. I will let the lady that has all the good answers (excitedflower) answer your questions. Excitedflower could be our sites nomanatited PS Q&A LADY. She's good!
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Thanks clippnchick! I have an enormous smile on my face. :D It's crazy that I've had so many stinking surgeries that I now have a lot of collective information! ;) I definitely am always willing to help :D Xoxoxo
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Day 29 post op...discouraged.

For the past 8 days I've been massaging and taking vitamin E. Following directions to the T, no more, no less. I'm disappointed because I thought I'd see a difference in those 8 days but I don't. I thought going from no massaging or vitamin E to doing it twice a day would yield some kind of result...

I'm beginning to not like how my breasts look. My biggest fear is not being symmetrical, ie one boob looking completely different from the other. And I feel like that's how I look currently. (I am realistic: I know they won't be identical.) I HATE how my nipples are not in the middle of my breasts. It drives me crazy. My right side's (left side in the pictures) is shaped weirdly. My left side (right in the pictures) is nicely rounded out and looks normal.

My PS said my right side's muscles were stronger and I will need to give that breast special attention. He said I'll most likely need to massage it more and longer and it will drop slower. Logically I understand all this but I'm down about it. He said he thinks I'm going to drop quickly, he said 4-6 weeks I should see the final result.

Is this one of those things that it's going to get worse before it gets better? Even Day 1 after my surgery my breasts looked similar now I don't know what's going on. Are my breasts going to keep looking dissimilar, just getting worse as time passes? Because that what it feels like.

On another note I went to the gym for the first time since my BA. I weighed myself, it was 139. Prior to surgery I weighed 134. I'm not sad about the weight gain, I'm kinda surprised I only gained 5lbs. I wore two sports bras and ran on the treadmill. I ran a little over 3 miles and was very happy with that. That's my average miles and times prior to surgery.

Thanks for listening.
I know what u are saying, I totally understand.... my left breast is actually larger than my right & I wish I could go back & say 450cc on the left & 475cc on the right.... The wisest words I've heard are,"They're Sister's Not Twins!" This is something I have to tell myself everyday, they're Sister's Not Twins.... you have Beautiful Breasts! I hope that your rt breast drops soon & that you will be able to embrace the beauty of your Sister's Not Twins. Xoxoxoxo
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Congratulation so beautiful.your silicone ia sientra and textured? Round?what profile? Thank you
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Thank you! I got 533cc's Natrelle 15 cohesive silicone gel implants. Smooth, round, mod plus. Under the muscle with an inframammary incision.
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My Boobs & I ran a 5k.

Today is 38 days post op and I ran The Color Run! It was my first time with this particular race (I've done The Zombie Run) and I loved it! It was so much fun and it really is "the happiest 5k on Earth". My sister and I did it together and we just had a blast.

So onto my breasts! lol I wore two sports bra and was perfectly fine. I jogged most of the race and never had an issue or pain. No complaints here at all, felt completely normal!

I'll be updating shortly with new boobie pictures, for now here are some from the race.

Day 38 p.o. What an incredibly slow process!

I'm 38 days post op and haven't updated since I've been struggling with the differences in my breasts. To be honest I've avoided taking pictures and looking that much since I didn't want to focus on them and just let the time pass. But more on that later, I'd like to concentrate on the good stuff first!

- My breasts are so soft and squishy! I take 400 IU vitamin E twice a day and use vitamin E lotion around once a day. Big difference.
- No pain, tightness, pressure, sensitivity, numbness...no problems at all! I'm very grateful.
- I have noticed less lumps at my incision area. Scars are looking good, too!
- I love how my breasts look in clothes. The cleavage is still a little much for me and I'm hoping it'll go down some. But I love dressing them up and downplaying them as well.
- My left boob is dropping nicely but still has some ways to go.

Unfortunately...

- I'm still emotional about the visual difference between the two. I know this is because they're healing at different rates, which they are big time....but its tough. My breasts used to be so pretty...now ones this way, the others that way. I know they'll catch up to each other (I keep telling myself they will because thats how I was prior to surgery) but it's getting worse before it's getting better. Ugh!
- My right breast is taking it's sweet ol' time dropping. I think it's starting to drop but who freaking knows.
- I'm back to having crappy feelings about being naked. Before my BA I was embarrassed letting my husband see me naked and now I feel awkward again. It's not as bad but my confidence is slipping.
- On a random note, the vitamin E keeps me long vivid and strangle dreams. I rarely remember my dreams and when I do they are short. Ever since the vitamin E its been a 180. I can't take the pills at night anymore because of this so I just take the second dose at lunch.

I'm happy to see some progress from day 29 to 38. Does anyone else see a difference?

Holy cow...slow, long, emotional process! Theres relief in knowing many of you women are right there with me or have gone through this ending up with beautiful results. I'm taking it one day at a time and focusing on being grateful for DDDs! haha
I love the size on you! I know exactly how you feel with the right & left dropping at different rates. I've been going through the same thing. Here's to our girls finally dropping. Happy healing!
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Thanks so much! I love the size too! I hope they don't get smaller, which I don't think they will since I only have a little swelling left under my arm pits. Other women have said they think I'll get bigger when I finish dropping then fluff. Which I'm already a DDD so any bigger would blow my mind lol
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Hey there! Just wanting to know what the black VS bra you have is. I'm gonna order online and I love that one?
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Back to loving my breasts! And new bras!

Lately I've been struggling with the long dropping process and how my breasts don't look identical. I have been trying to talk myself out of feeling down but I just realized that I am so lucky to be where I am. I'm lucky to have had the surgery with absolutely no complications! I'm so thankful for that.

Flipping that switch in my mind makes me look at my breasts differently. I'm in the middle of them dropping...what did I expect my boobs to look like? And they do not look that bad. I think they look pretty darn good so far. And they will only get better and better!

I went up 5 cups sizes!!!! A to DDD! I look amazing in clothes and bras! No padding, no fumbling...all me. I walk taller and prouder.

I need to stay patient and realistic. They won't be identical but they WILL be beautiful. And that takes time.

Thank you to everyone who has heard me out and gave support!

Last week I got new bras from Victoria's Secret. They are unlined, just lacy material. And holy cow I love them! I can't believe I fill those cups out! Verrrrryyyyy sexy!

I'm going on a little vacation with my best friend to Wizarding World of Harry Potter...this is my first vacation without my husband or kids! WOOOOOO lol We are hitting up some clubs while we are there and I'm excited to show off my boobs (tastefully of course! lol)

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Love the new lacey bras! You look very sexy! I'm waiting (or so i say) until 90 days post op to buy some; a long dream just around the corner from coming true ... to actually fill out a lacey bra (baby doll, etc. ). Hope you abs your BFF are having a great time in Orlando!
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We had a great time thank you! I was 90 degrees and I was melting. haha I love the cold and it was funny going from the gold and red colors of the leaves to palm trees! lol I'm still in shock I fill those lacey bras out. I keep saying to my husband and sister and such "It's just material! Not lined at all!" lol
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Your Girls look great! I have to keep reminding myself of all things u said, they look great and be patient. I thought they would shrink a little but just in the last couple of days they both have seem to expanded. I went back to one of the great bra boutiques, and it seems 32 DDD is what is fitting better now, I didn't know whether to smile or cry :-/ I guess as they fluff the pectoral muscle releases the implant to it's fuller size, I just don't want to be any bigger, I don't like when they "pooch" out the top ;-) But I guess I really should just be glad I don't have to wear any padding anymore, that is really the best thing EVER!!!! Hope your trip was awesome :-)
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Almost 7 weeks post op!

48 days later and I'm feeling good! I'm still not over the fact that I have 32DDD boobs. I love them and love how I feel with them!

Physically I still feel great, no problems at all. I'm still massaging and using scar cream. My incisions are dark red which doesn't concern me; I'm pale and scars stand out on my skin. I used to have some bumps and lumps but not anymore. Each scar is very smooth.

I can tell they are still dropping but I can feel there's more room left for them to go. They continue to be squishy but I'm looking forward to when they move a little more and jiggle haha

I took some fun pictures this morning and wanted to share. Not gonna lie I sent the underboob picture to my hubby ;)

I had a great time on vacation. I'll post more on that (with some pictures) when I have a little more time.

=)
You look fantastic!!!
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You look great! They really look like they're evening out, yea! Underboob and sideboob are my two new favorite things-great pic ;)
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Yep! There's some progress! I'm not quite there yet but yay for improvement! Ah I love side boob and underboob too!
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Unexpected trip to Victoria's Secret!

I joined my sister for a quick bra shopping trip, not really expecting to get anything. But I found these adorable unlined, sheer bras...if I bought two I got my choice of any panty for free. So obviously I got 2 haha.

The biggest size they had was 34DD. They fit but not as well as 32DDD. But I love them and loooooovvveeee how I look in them!
Cute bras!!!
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Thanks! I own more bras now that I have had total my whole life! lol
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Wow! Good size choice! I got 500cc andim Happy as well!
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2 Months post op! Feeling sexy!

Oh I feel so amazing! It's been about 2 months since surgery and I love my breasts! They are beautiful and full and huge! haha

Physically I feel great. As usual no pain, no pressure, no tightness, no morning boob, no numbness, no stretch marks, etc. I'm so grateful! My breasts have evened out a lot! I can tell I have some healing and dropping left to do. I definitely haven't fluffed yet. My boobs are squishy and more movable but has room for improvement. I'm continuing my massages and scar cream twice a day but to be honest there have been several days were I only get one session in. I notice a difference when I skip. My scars are perfectly smooth, still red. I'm fair skinned so I'm not worried about the color.

Emotionally I'm doing fantastic. I'm finally loving my boobs. Before I liked them a lot but now I'm definitely in love! A big part of that is the fact that they balanced out and look more alike. No, they are not identical but they are still sexxxxyyyyy haha

I'm excited to get dressed every single day. I'll admit I change my outfit a couple times because I look and feel so freaking good. I've always loved to shop but now....pshhhhh forget it! I'll make up any excuse to buy a new shirt/bra/bathing suit/dress lol

I made a picture collage to compare my breasts on days 1,15, 29 and 56. What a difference! I'm THRILLED with my size choice (533 ccs). I think when people look at me I straddle the line of is she gifted or does she have fake boobs? I love that. In clothes I do not look like a DDD, I look smaller. But I can totally play them up when I want to. Best of both worlds!

I hope at least one person has received help or solace from my journey. I absorb love and help from everyone here. =)
Wow, what a difference 56 days makes. Your breast are absolutely lovely. Thank you for sharing, and for reminding us (me especially) that patience plays a huge role in this process. It's so easy to run through a range of emotions, from loving them to hating them, in the early stages.
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I can't wait for mine to be like yours, my left scar its lumpy I don't like touching it. So do you really have to massage it while applying the scar cream? You look great. I feel the same then you, my biggest fear is not being happy with my results and for them not to even out. Thanks for continue to update your journey since it gives me and some other people hope :)
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It's great to see your healing progress and hearing how you feel wonderful! Your boobs look perfectly symmetrical to me in your pictures but it's nice of you to point out that boobs are sisters, not twins. Yes, your journey is extremely helpful to the community!
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