I've been reading so many stories and gotten so much information and support from all of the wonderfully open and honest women on this site that I thought I would add mine to the mix. I may be able to help someone else the way I've been helped.
I am a 50 year old mother of 3 and grandmother of 6 - soon to be 7. I have always wanted bigger boobies, but when I was younger and perkier I was able to live with what I had. Now that I've lost the fullness that I once enjoyed, I am increasingly self conscious and frustrated. I have an "athletic" build. I'm smallish boned, very small hips and short legs, but I have very broad shoulders, long arms and wide ribcage.
Finding clothes to fit is a challenge. When I get a top that fits through my shoulders and ribs, I can't fill it out. Summer clothes are the worst! I love to shop, but every time I go it ends in tears. So, now I just order things on line and hope for the best.
I've toyed with the idea of implants for at least 25 years. I could never justify spending the money on something so frivolous. Well, the kids are grown and now I think maybe it's time for me to do something selfish and frivolous and just for me. I know hubby will enjoy them too, even though he has never complained about mine.
After 29 years together I think we are pretty comfy with all of the changes that time has taken on us. I'd just like to feel more confident and actually like what I see when I look in the mirror. I've had 3 consultations so far. I've gotten 3 different opinions about what is needed. I really liked the first surgeon. He said I don't need a lift, that my frame can handle large enough implants to provide the lift I need and not have a porn star look. The second doc said I need a full anchor lift and we can do the implants 6 months or so after that. The third surgeon recommended a "donut' lift and implants. I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet. I don't want a lift. I like the look of a little softer breast. I'm not 20 and I think it would look silly to have boobs that belong on a 20 year old. I also don't like the scars. I know they fade and I realize that I may have to go that route someday. Just not yet. I hope. I've given myself the rest of this week to work out in my mind what I'm going to do. I keep going back and forth. I think I've driven my poor husband crazy and I've become addicted to this website! I'm going to upload some "before" photos tonight. Hopefully soon I will have some "afters".