405cc Breast Implants for Mum of Two in Oz, 5'7" 60kg/130lbs BWD 13.2cm - Australia

After many months of waiting I am only 3 days from...

After many months of waiting I am only 3 days from my boob job. I originally paid my deposit in February '14 only to leave my surgery until August due to a busy schedule in the first half of the year. Now in hindsight I think that I could have coped with doing it earlier.
I am trying to contain my excitement and give as little thought as possible to Thursday's surgery to reduce as much anxiety as possible as I tend to over think things that relate to my health. Organising for this with cleaning the house seems to take my mind away from this.
My PS is Dr Mark Doyle on the Gold Coast in Australia. I saw 4 Dr's in total, 2 in Brisbane and two on the Gold Coast including Dr Doyle. The range of price ranged between $9500 AUD and $11,500 AUD. After at least 4 trips back to his office to try on sizers I decided on the Allergan Inspira 400cc round moderate profile textured implant. I was concerned that I was going to choose an implant that was going to look too big or out of proportion.
Dr Doyle was a clear winner in my eyes from the moment I met him. He had a lovely nature and was vey professional. Both him and his staff have made me over the entire experience feel more than comfortable with my choices I have now made.
He reassured me on my final visit that that the 405cc implant was the perfect choice for my anatomy and dimensions. Since then I have not looked at another photo of boobs while surfing the net.
I am hoping for an outcome of a full "natural" C cup breast. After feeding two children I decided now was the time. For many years I have talked about getting the surgery done but only until after I had finished my family. I have always had small breasts and now they are a little smaller again but have lost density.
My bra size is around a 10B Aus size. Although it doesn't fill it completely.
My BWD is 13.2cm and my height is 5'7" and I weigh 60kg/130lbs.
I have provided a before photo and hope to update you with some after photos and info.

Pre op photos

14 hrs and counting

So tomorrow is the big day. The house is clean and everything is organized for tomorrow. Mum and dad will be here first thing in the morning to take the kids to school while hubby stays with me. Surgery time is at 9am and so far I'm relaxed. I'm hoping for a good sleep without any anxiety or crazy dreams. Talk to all again soon.

All done!

So I'm out if surgery. Making my one drive home now. Everything went to plan and on time. Feeling a little sore but I'm sure that will increase when the hospital drugs wear off. I have panadein and endone to get me by. I can shower tomorrow so I'll put up photos when I take my surgical garment off. I have to wear it for 6 weeks and 23 hrs a day. No drains were used and my first nurses visit is In one week.

Post op update

So it's 9pm the day of surgery. On meds 4hrly. One oxycodone(endone) and two paracetamol. I'm bored so I thought I would update before bed. Pain is very manageable and I'm taking little walks around the house to keep up some movement. I tore my Acl in my right knee skiing 2 weeks ago but luckily enough it didn't affect surgery. One surgery is enough this year. Priorities hey? The walks seem to help with bloating and wind plus I took De Gas. A peppermint capsule which I use on occasions. Came in really handy after both c sections too.
The bra stays on until I shower tomorrow so I'll try and get some better photos then.

Day one

My mother in law spent the morning with me which was lovely. She helped me shower and do those little things that are a bit difficult. Reaching for things etc. The PS office called to check on me. Asked if I had "wing boob" which is them sitting to the side and said it was normal and will get better with time. Feeling pretty good today and so far pleased with the outcome and recovery.

Day two

I'm finding the pain more manageable however the fluid and swelling is uncomfortable as you can see from the bruising through the middle of my breasts.

Day 4

So morning boob has pretty much dissipated and I'm feeling pretty good today. I Went to the supermarket today with the help of my sister and managed quite well. Swelling is still up but is feeling less tight.
Brisbane Plastic Surgeon

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Looks great!
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You look great, Hope I get similar results next week,
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Look fantastic- can't wait to see the final outcome!
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Congratulations...you did it! Looking good!
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Thank you!
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Looking good, glad your feeling ok.
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Thank you. The bra is awesome. A bit of a security blanket. You'll be pleased to know it has one hook at the front which you clip first then do the zip up. Very easy to use and so comfortable. I can't believe even 17 yrs ago they would have people put a bra on over your head. What a struggle!
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Certainly was different back then, I have never seen a breast implant other than in pictures, I have no idea what size I have, Dr done some measuring said I will make you a normal c size, I said fine, consult over. Back then it was an overnight in hospital, Dr Doyle done a fantastic job and would recommend him, only thing I didn't like was being told it didn't hurt and was not sent home with pain killers. Cost back in 1997 was $7595.
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Looking wonderful already! X
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Oh bless. Thanks. I'm a bit scared of new photos without the bra because I don't know what to expect when it comes off.
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Glad to see the bras have evolved and now have zips, 17 years ago they had no zips or clips and had to be put on over your head, they were really tight and only available in white, Im wondering what mine will feel like, I have saline and am exchanging them for silicone, everyone says they feel like natural breasts, I never had natural breasts and have no idea what that feels like, im a bit scared about how they will feel.
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Lol I felt the same with mine. It was terrifying at first as they fee like without a bra they are just going to fall right off your chest!
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So glad to hear everything went well! Great idea to keep up with the pain. Brace yourself for "morning boob"! It's not that bad. ;-)
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Ha ha. Funny you should mention "morning boob." I set my alarm for 2am and had a little freak out. The pain was more intense and the swelling in my left breast was a lot bigger than my right. I had my meds and managed to get back to sleep. It's 6:20am now and peas are my best friend. How many more days of "morning boob should I expect?
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Btw. You should change your profile name to "dreams come true" your photos are amazing and you have a wonderful body. You should be proud.
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I had morning boob for about a week, I think. Maybe more. When you are cleared to do breast massages, it helps a lot. Started massaging mine at one week post op.
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Thank you for your kind words. I have very small implants right now, at 255cc. I did not do much research and was not able to communicate my desires to my ps. I'm still wanting to do a revision to go bigger, to maybe 350-400cc a few years down the road.
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Good luck! Can't wait to hear more about it!
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Thank you
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Good Luck.
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Thank you:)
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Good luck!!! I had 330 cc moderate profile implants put in 6 weeks ago and couldn't be happier. I went from a 10B to a 10DD and they look very natural. Hang in there during the first few days of recovery, it will be well worth it
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Thank you for your support. I can't wait to see the results!
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Good luck this week Newlookforme! Are you ready for your recovery? In case you haven't seen this, here is a helpful list of recovery supplies you may want to have on hand. 
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Thanks for that. I am prepared for my recovery although I have gone over your list one last time just in case.
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