275 cc HP Implants ~ Saggy to Perky! :-)
- updated 1 month ago
So, a little about me. At the age of 15 I wore a...
- 12 Apr 2013
- 5 months pre
So, a little about me. At the age of 15 I wore a 32D (matured quick!) which left me with lots of strech marks but with full and somewhat perky breasts. Fast forward some years later, in college i gained 20 pounds so my in last year of school I started kickboxing and lost the weight...leaving me with 34 C 'saggy' breasts. This is depressing... at ages 15-22 i had AMAZING breasts, and now at 23 years old i'm embarrassed of them. I can't fit into bras like i would like it, i can't fill out strapless swim suits nor strapless shirts...they just kindof flop around =/.
i have been researching getting augmentation, but i believe i will need a lift aswell. i'm not wanting completely perfect breasts...im just wanting to fill out my loose skin again. I've attached pictures... what do you guys think? I go for my very first consultation next thursday... i'm hoping for just implants, but thinking i may need a lift too. if i need a lift... i would like to get the "donut" lift with less scarring since i plan on having kids in the future (4-5 years) and will probably need another lift afterwards.
So, I finally booked my surgery!! *Sept. 12th, 2013*
- 20 Aug 2013
- 22 days pre
i will defintely try to tell all details of my time going through this since this site has help me so much.
much love, xoxoxox
Less than 2 weeks away!!!
- 30 Aug 2013
- 12 days pre
Also i've been having some nightmares about the procedure? Is this normal? Anyone have this happen?
1 week and 1 day away!
- 4 Sep 2013
- 7 days pre
- 6 Sep 2013
- 5 days pre
I met with Dr. Keller and his nusing assistant. He talked to me again about the risks and answered the questions I had. After this we discussed size again. I was wanting to be a full D which is what i was before weight loss (148 pounds)... now I am 133-135 pounds and Dr. Keller questioned me if i wanted to go full D or go to the more natural route (that i mentioned before) and go to a full C. He gave me his professional opinion "go with whatever size you want" then his personal opinion "if you are wanting to look natural, go with a full C look, not a full D. It will not look right on you." I took the advice so then I met with his assistant and tried on different sizes. I started with 350 CC's. They looked HUGE on me and felt so heavy! So i said no to that. Then i tried 325, nope. 300.. i liked but still slightly too big... then i tried 275 CC's which i really liked! Now i'm debating on going with high profile or moderate plus? I want to look natural and not fake but i love how high profile kindof looks like you're wearing a push-up bra at all times (though this is not natural)... hmmmm... *decisions*
After sizing we talked about prescriptions, took pre-op pictures, and after care. I'm pretty excited to have new boobs next week but i'm also feeling a lil down that i can't exercise for a couple weeks and im advised to not do chest exercises again (girly push-ups if a must but that's it). This kindof bums me out because lately i've been working out with my BF who does Spartan Races (google it, it looks very challenging for any other fitness freaks out there ;)) and i would like to try one in March! However, this race doesn't just include running 5+ miles.. it also includes all sorts of activity such as climbing up a rope, climbing over things, and burpees if you can't do the challenges. This put a real strain on during this race cause i don't want to ruin the appearance of my implants training & doing this race.... *sighhhhhh*... guess we'll see.
3 More Days!!!
- 9 Sep 2013
- 2 days pre
Today i am going to get my prescriptions filled and get a stool softener as recommended. I am also going to try to find a button up shirt for surgery day. I'll probably look a lil tacky wearing yoga pants (i can wear these during the procedure) and a button up shirt but o well... i'm not going for looks to just be put to sleep.. i'm going for comfort :).
i will also do some cleaning around the house and keep up on laundry since i will be very limited to doing these things after thursday. today, tomorrow, and wednesday i will be doing EXTRA cardio in the gym to since i will not be able to work out for 3 weeks.
Tomorrow is the day!!!
- 11 Sep 2013
- 1 day pre
*Transderm (patch that goes behind ear to help with nausea after anesthesia)
*Ondansetron (help with nausea after anesthesia)
*Cyclobenzaprine (muscle relaxer)
*Oxycodone-Acetaminophen (pain killer)
*Zantac (take 300 MG night before surgery, helps with nausea)
*Tylenol (pain killer)
*Dulcolax (stool softner)
*Very loose capri sweatpants
*Zip up jacket
*Live-in boyfriend (bless him)
Whew.. since i work at 7:30 am an hour away from where i live (btw, the place i'm going to is about an hour away too.. it's near where i work) i go to bed at 9:00-9:30! It'll probably be a restless night of tossing and turning doubting my decision and nightmares but hopefully i get SOME rest. Either way, after surgery most of tomorrow will be spent resting anyways.
Wish me luck girls!! I added some pre-op pictures.
the new girls are here!
- 12 Sep 2013
- Day of treatment
I added a picture. I do have some bleeding on my right breast so my boyfriend called the office to make sure that was normal. She told him a little blood is ok but too keep a good eye on it & If it continues bleeding a lot then call them again I may have to go back in to be checked.
Can't believe I have firm perky boobs now! Yay!
Will update later again tonight. I'm about to take my meds & pass out again... So tired!
Recovery is not so bad
- 12 Sep 2013
- Day of treatment
more pain today than yesterday =\
- 13 Sep 2013
- 1 day post
Today my parents are coming to see me and I rather them not as bad as that sounds. Neither of them are happy with my decision (more so my dad than my mom) so I I feel they may be more negative than positive about my decision. The biggest reason they're upset is because it cost so much money (I think they should be more upset about the risk im putting myself through rather than the money). I did clean out my savings but it'll take no time to build back up..I'm 23 with a professional job with no debt and rent costing me only $250/mo (I pay utilities at my boyfriends house). Which, BTW I couldn't ask for a better man! He's been really supportive of my decision and has helped me so much.
I'll post another update later I'm getting tired again..yay...back to sleep I go.
- 14 Sep 2013
- 2 days post
On a sidenote, my boyfriend has done an amazing job taking care of me! He wakes up in the middle of the night to help me get out of bed (I get really stiff and the implants I guess fall? When I sit up so it hurts a good bit. My boyfriend also keeps up with my medications, cooks lunch and dinner, helps me dress and undress, and helps me bathe. I'm glad to have a man so supportive of my decision and falling through with the support by being there as much as possible!
I took the oxycodene when I woke up because I was feeling rather bad. However, for now on I think I'm going to switch to ibuprofen to ween myself off oxycodone... Also the strong pain killer has also caused me to not be able to poop despite the stool softeners I'm taking.
BTW, I should of took a lady's advice on here & NOT weigh myself! I gained 7 pounds & look like I'm 8 months pregnant! Hopefully all this swelling & bloating goes away soon!
- 15 Sep 2013
- 3 days post
Today there was a Greek festival going on and I decided that I wanted to get out get some fresh air & enjoy some Greek food. I didn't take the pain killer or muscle relaxer because I wanted to feel NORMAL there. Big mistake... No actually huge mistake. My chest felt SO heavy like I was carrying 20 pounds on my chest & just overall achy. We left after about 20 minutes I took a pain killer and muscle relaxer, came home and fell asleep for 2 hours while my BF went to play soccer. I feel much better now but my chest still feels incredibly heavy :-(. I'm also hurting on the sides below my armpits.. Just feels really irritated there =\. Tomorrow I go to my first post-op appointment and will hopefully see what the girls look like. Will post pictures tomorrow!!!
- 16 Sep 2013
- 4 days post
I attached a 4 day post-op picture. I know I'm swelling rather bad (even swelling in mybelly ...i look like I'm about to give birth!) So I hope my boobs relax a little and don't end up so big & fake looking. Well see I guess ..
- 17 Sep 2013
- 5 days post
Anyways... last night i took a oxycodone & a musucle relaxer. I fell asleep around 9:30 and slept til about 1 AM, then after that i was tossing and turning... didn't really get a good nights rest. This morning I felt AWFUL, but i have to come into work (desk job). The whole drive up i felt like i was going to fall asleep. I finally made it to work and the sleepiness is pretty much gone.. but the pressure on my chest is awful. I took 3 ibprofens (can't take oxycodone at work.. don't want to be tooo loopy!) and i feel a lil better.. but still feel heavy pressure on my chest. I also feel like my bottom (under the crease) incision is irritated =/. Hopefully this work day goes by fast and i can go home & rest!!
i'll post pictures of my scars when they are not so disgusting! hah. and i'll try to keep up with the post-op pictures.
Yesterday & Today
- 18 Sep 2013
- 6 days post
Last night after work i came home and took a bath right away (did not get my upper half wet). Even though i'm OKed for showers i still feel weird taking them and feel like my shampoo is getting into my incisions... plus it still kindof hurts to put my hands above my head. So i took a bath, and did a sponge bath on my upper body. I had my BF wash my hair for me. I also had my BF wash my incisions and apply new gauze on them. I'm extremely thankful for me helping me with all this. My incisions look so gross compared to others i've seen on here. Other girl's have the steri strips whereas i don't. I read it's ok not to have the steri strips and even makes a faster recovery but i feel like it's not. I don't even like to look at my incisions since i have a weak stomach. Hah, last night my BF took care of everything and i didnt even have to look at them. He also reminded me that i had surgery not even a WEEK ago and that my incisions look completely normal and will heal soon with time. I just got to keep that mindset i guess.
I went to be around 9ish, and slept GREAT! Today at work i feel much better (though my chest feels heavy, but it's tolerable). I promise i'll post more pictures soon!!
Thanks for all the comments!!
here's a pic of my incisions...
- 18 Sep 2013
- 6 days post
Oh I got stretch marks too...but I've had them since I was 15 and developed early so that's no biggie to me...
Hard to believe i'm 1 week post-op!!
- 19 Sep 2013
- 7 days post
Also, i'm wearing a fitted shirt to work today. i love the size of my boobs!!! but i'm having the usual boob greed that everyone seems to get on here hah..... i kindof wish they were a TAD bigger! :) but oh well.. they look very natural in clothes and no one has a clue i had surgery! The only people who know are my BF, my parents, and my best friend (who sent me flowers on my 1 day post op.. how sweet :)) and i plan for it to stay that way (of course you girls know... but you don't know me in real life.. hehe).
i'll try to post 1 week post op photos to keep track of 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, and 4 week progress. I doubt my incisions look much better than yesterday but who knows.. i stil want to keep track though :).
I forgot to post a 1 week post op pic :(
- 20 Sep 2013
- 8 days post
today the discomfort is very low. it's hard to believe i had surgery a WEEK ago! the thing i hate the most is not being able to hug/cuddle my BF :(. It really sucks! Hah. I sleep with 4 pillows proped up and he sleeps with the throw pillows (but i'm using all our pillows!)... it's just weird.... =/ & of course we can't do no funny business either...that may be TMI for some, but hey.. i'm just sharing with you things you may not consider when getting this procedure done!
Another thing i hate is that i can't work out!!! I did intense workouts & hiked every other weekend as much as i could and now i can't do anything at all :(. Hopefully when I go back Tuesday i can get approved to do atleast light exercise (walking/biking at the gym)! I don't wanna get fat and flabby! On the brightside, the day before surgery i weighed in at 133.4 pounds. The couple days after surgery i got up to 141 and EXTREMELY bloated! This morning (1 week, 1 day post op) I weigh 134.6. Aweeesome! Ideally i want to stay below 135...which i barely am! I'm also aware that this is probably musucle i'm losing but i like to think it's fat since i hardly ate anything at all the first few days after surgery. Hmmm.. another consideration you should take before getting a lift.... not being able to workout/be active.
So again, a list of things that have changed for me this week (as opposed to before surgery):
*Simple daily tasks (such as getting dressed, buttoning pants, opening/closing doors, driving, stretching, cleaning, moving objects over 10 pounds, laying on my side, laying on my stomach, sitting up after laying down a long time, etc) have been challenging. Each day it gets better, but theres still hurts... you don't realize how much you actually use your chest until it hurts to use it.
*Hugging/being intimate with my S.O. ~ big change :(
*Working out/hiking on the weekends ... just overall being active
*I need extra time to clean incisions, along with applying neosporin and gauze to my incision sites.
HOWEVER, the good things that have changed:
*My confidence has already increased and i'm not even at the final results yet! :)
*I will no longer have to hide my saggy breast with push-up/padded bras which this is a HUGE plus!!! I love that i can wear a plan ol' wireless bra and get a BETTER effect then i did with a push-up/padded bra!
*I can wear just any ol' bathing suit and not have to shop at VS to get padded push-up swim top.
*i might can even wear strapless swim tops & shirts!! WoOOOo
*I can wear different types of clothes without a "double boob" effect from my push-up/padded bras
etc.... overall i'm happy with the results so far :))) i'm just listing the pros/cons of going through with this surgery.
i'll post pictures later!!
have a great day everyone! and to the ladies getting surgery soon .. GOOD LUCK!!! Words can't describe how SCARED i was before surgery (i was almost dreading it because i was so scared and nervous.. i got less and less excited the closer it got... but i'm sooo glad i went through with it!!! thanks to all the other ladies who posted their story as well.... if not for this site i wouldn't have been on the look for:
*Me 2nd guessing myself before surgery "did i just make a huge mistake??" apparently a lot of other ladies went through this phase! glad to know i wasn't alone!
*Bloating/Gaining weight right afterwards
*The emotions of sadness for no reason really
*The recovery time/what to expect
*The "don't judge your results until at least 3 months" .. at first i was like whoooa... i look like a set of boobs and not a person!! they drop more and more every day :)
*That no matter how disgusting the incisions look at first, they WILL heal and they WILL get better each day... and that even some of the worst looking incisions ive seen on here usually turn out to okay looking scars
*etc... that's all i can think of right now :)
- 20 Sep 2013
- 8 days post
1 week post op photos
- 21 Sep 2013
- 9 days post
10 days out
- 22 Sep 2013
- 10 days post
Just an update...
- 23 Sep 2013
- 11 days post
I ended up having to reschedule my appointment. It was suppose to be tomorrow at 10:40 but today someone scheduled a meeting during that time so i called to change it to Friday at 11:40. Hopefully when i go i get the OK to start brisk walking and lower body exercises (along with ensurance that i'm healing okay). I feel so lazy since i haven't got to work out for almost 2 weeks!!! it's driving me crazyyy! I also hope i can start wearing whatever wireless bra i want to and begin my scar therapy!
2 weeks post op!
- 28 Sep 2013
- 16 days post
Yesterday I went for an appointment & was given scar cream to massage into my scars 2-3X/day & shown how to massage my breasts to help them drop more. I was a little (well actually a lot) turned off with how rushed my doctor was! I literally had to ask him questions while he was in the hallway to leave ... The questions I had:
*OK to wear another wireless bra? (Yes)
*OK to get my heart rate up? Can I do brisk walking & lower body exercises? (Yes, but wear a super supportive bra)
*Can I sleep on my side? (Yes but it may hurt so use a pillow to put under your arm if necessary)
Happy with the answers!!!! I slept on my side last night... No problems! I can't wait to start cardio again & to find a sexy bra or two to wear! I have basically no pain except ocassionally I'll get a sharp pain that last a minute or two. My breast are also kind of sensitivite from where my nerves are coming back but its not too bad.
Overall I'm extremely happy with my decision!!! They look better & better each day along with feeling better too :-)
- 30 Sep 2013
- 18 days post
Overall things are going great! The thing I've noticed is that I'm extremely ashy (especially on my breast)??? The lady who did my massage said its from the anesthesia and should calm down soon. Also I've noticed my chest muscles feel nonexistent :-( it's harder to do things then it was before...blah... I just gotta remind myself I'm only a lil over 2 weeks and its still healing ;/
Other than that I feel *almost* normal. I went to a rock concert Saturday and though I couldn't rock out like I normally would I still was able to some:-) slowly healing more & more each day!!
3 weeks post op
- 2 Oct 2013
- 20 days post
Life between the 2 week - 3 week mark
- 4 Oct 2013
- 22 days post
As far as everything else...
10 days post op: Slept on sides...(didn't get the OK until 14 days post op though.. oops)
14 days post op: Given ok to wear any bra i'd like that is wireless.
15 days post op: Begin the sex life again :o (i see a lot of women on here ask about that so figured i'd jus tell)
16 days post op: Noticed swelling went down significantly
18 days post op: Begin working out again. I do 40 mins of cardio and squats. I don't do upper body exercises. I do tire out a lot faster now than i did pre-op. I'm going to slowly work my way back up.
Weight gain? My weight generally stays around 135. I was 133.9 the morning of surgery. After surgery i got up to 141 then slowly started dropping back down. As of this morning I weigh 135. It's hard to believe i don't weigh closer to 140 because i have been eating rather bad lately =/. I've NEVER been a healthy eater (hence the pooch i have!) but i worked out every day before whereas during recovery i did zero cardio. I read on one of the Q&A's a doctor said you burn more calories when your body is recovering from surgery. Maybe that saved me from being 140 pounds!
Overall i'm pretty happy with my decision! I look & feel good in clothes. However, naked... i hate that my aerolas are not the same size. My right one is oval, and my left is circle! looks dumb....but i'm hoping they start looking better. As far as scars go... mine are healing really well! I'm so surpised at how thin and light the scars are. I mean... 1 week post op i just couldnt imagine having a thin white/pink scar because my incisions looked so disgusting! But sure enough.. it happened! That makes me pretty happy!
i go monday for another post op massage. i forgot to add in my last update when i went how weird it was at first. I mean.. you're laying there in just pants and your boobs are getting rubbed by another woman.... haha. Since majority of my breasts are numb it wasn't that bad.. i finally just relaxed and enjoyed a boobie masasge! My aswell right? :)
Btw i've noticed my right breast getting a light green/yellow bruise around the nipple... it doesn't hurt at all but i hope it's not a hematoma or anything? Isnt a hematoma a purple/black bruise?
- 6 Oct 2013
- 24 days post
anyone else have this issue?
1 month post op
- 9 Oct 2013
- 27 days post
more 1 month post op pics
- 9 Oct 2013
- 27 days post
Not too much to update
- 14 Oct 2013
- 1 month post
tonight i'm going to start back running. i'm going to wear two sports bras and see how i do. ill post to let you guys know if i was successful :)
- 16 Oct 2013
- 1 month post
Yesterday I ran for about 2 miles before getting another side stitch!! My chest feels so weird when I first start running so I really think me focusing makes my breathing off-track. I did incline walking after that =\
Even though I wore two sports bra I felt like my breasts were bouncing too much and that I was going to damage them. Don't know if I should just ignore the feeling because that's the new "normal" now or if should be concerned with how much they are bouncing and even feeling my implant bounce?
5 weeks post
- 17 Oct 2013
- 1 month post
Yesterdays workout = success. Training for the spartan race we ran fast 5 minutes then burned out on squats/sit ups/lunges/etc for 40 minutes. No pain but still felt a little uncomfortable. I only wore one sports bra and had a "light" side stitch but definitely not as bad as Mondays.
At my post op appointment Keller removed some stitches that I there my bottom incisions and I bled a little but it didn't hurt or anything. He cleared Me for all activities and said to come back at 6 months post...YAY
I attached the pre/post op picture they took. I'm happy with the breast shape but not the areola shape. My breasts look great in clothes but I don't really like the areola shape naked :-(. On the bright side my BF said "its hardly noticeable" "they look amazing!!" "Stop being so picky" ... I guess Isshould listen.. Besides myself, he's the only one that is going to see them & he thinks they look great anyway! I healed well and should be happy there were no serious complications & my scars look great...that is what I keep telling myself.
Feeling great o:)
- 21 Oct 2013
- 1 month post
since i skipped 6 weeks, heres a 7 weeks review!
- 31 Oct 2013
- 1 month post
i changed my doctor review and added more pics
- 31 Oct 2013
- 1 month post
- 3 Nov 2013
- 2 months post
today marks 2 months!!!
- 7 Nov 2013
- 2 months post
i choose dr. keller after having several consultations with doctors in the greenville/spartanburg area because he had all the credentials i was looking for and was cheaper than the other doctors by almost $2,000. the payment process was very easy for me since i paid cash. the original cost was $7800 but i received a 6% cash discount which got to around $7300. this price included everything such as the surgery itself, scar cream, surgery bra, post-op appointments, and two free post-op massages. as far as spending time with me, keller seemed very rushed during all our meetings so defintely go prepared with a list of questions written down (instead of like me, just in my head) so you can ask them back-to-back before he walks out the door. he answers all your questions, but like i said you must ask them fast before he walks out. i thought keller's bedside manners were very poor. he didn't really speak to me the day of surgery besides to mark me up, and i didn't even see him after surgery, i just his assistant who was very nice and even called me a few days after to check in on me. again, during my post-op appointments he just rushed me in and out so thats why i also think his bedside manners are very poor. the post-op aftercare follow up was great, they see you a few days post-op, 2 weeks post, 5 weeks post, then 6 months post. you also receive 2 free post-op massages that last 15-30 minutes each. wait times were pretty good.. i only waited 30 minutes once, but the rest of the appointments i went back in 10 minutes or so, so i can't complain about that. The staff could have been more professional with and around clients. Overall he delivered amazing results with a low cost (compared to other suergons in the area) but definitely go in prepared with questions in a list written down and be prepared to not get the best bedside manners.