Breast Augmentation: StoriesWrite a Review
- Lauren Marie
- posted 1 year ago
- updated 1 year ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $4,800
- Dr. Malczewski (Hobart, IN)
I am 5'6, 150lbs, size 11 waist in jeans....
- 8 Feb 2012
- 1 month pre
I am 5'6, 150lbs, size 11 waist in jeans. Right now the bra I am in is a 34B. I have not always wanted an aug done but lately I have been feeling less confident in myself. I feel like I always need the best padded bra. I have anxiety when it comes to bathing suits. I talked with my boyfriend about it, and he's always the one who's supportive and understanding so he made it easier for me to look into doctors. Also, a distant friend of mine had hers done and she loves them. I only looked into her doctor and he seemed amazing. I am not nervous about only looking into one doctor because I have read a lot about him. When I met him and his staff, they all seems amazing. We kind of decided to go with about 325cc. So this morning I made my appointment for my "enhancement" for Thursday March 22nd! I can post pictures at a later time.
Yesterday I had a conversation with a friend who...
- 9 Feb 2012
- 1 month pre
I have another appointment to talk about size with Lilly, I just don't want her to push me into a size I'm unsure of.
Also, can I get some advise on 'going back to work'. I can take it easy with what I do. I take care of adults with Down's Syndrome. They are high functioning, I just take them out into the community individually. My one client in a pool, I don't have to swim with him, but still have to be in the pool (he's my biggest concern). I'm not even sure if my incisions will be healed two weeks after. My other clients are low key, getting in and out of the car is my only concern. So when did you all start driving?!
So, I'm still doing my research and reading a lot...
- 12 Feb 2012
- 1 month pre
Also, I am very happy to know that I have ALL the $$ for my surgery!! So glad!
Posted pictures with two bras on, I believe that...
- 13 Feb 2012
- 1 month pre
Crap- Last night I looked on YouTube at a...
- 17 Feb 2012
- 1 month pre
29 days until my aug! I am super excited. Although...
- 22 Feb 2012
- 28 days pre
I have started my To Do List and my Shopping List, also my Tip List from what other ladies have suggested. I have to say that this site has helped me #1 not back out and #2 calm my nerves.
Every day I say to myself or to my boyfriend "I can't wait to see my boobies in this (shirt)" "Do you think this (shirt or bating suit) will look good once I get my boobies?" I am so excited. My one girlfriend is already planning a New Boobies Party for me for once I heal. I told her to have guests get me gift cards for a new wardrobe! Doubtful but wishful thinking! I have not told many people, I should start that way I can explain why (though I don't feel I have to) and so they are not completely shocked. My PS told me to start wearing two bras so that people who have seen me before but who don't know me won't really know. I could kind of care less at this point. I know the truth as to why I want an enlargement. I guess in this nature it's natural to be defensive because it's personal.
So, I am just counting down the days and soon will start checking off my lists!
I talked with my boyfriend about my concerns of taking more time off work than what I originally planned. He said he'd be able to help with bills and such. He's amazing.
My mom is going to help me on the weekend to nurse me back to "no pain". Such a good mama :)
Well tomorrow is my birthday and this is the best birthday gift I could ever get myself! Yay!!!
Saturday was a great day for me because I told my...
- 26 Feb 2012
- 24 days pre
So, I am getting very excited and a little less...
- 6 Mar 2012
- 15 days pre
I have been only working out my legs. I read on here (Makenzie's blog is a must read) that the stronger your legs are the better and easier it is for you.
Lilly ordered my implants. We are going with 350cc for the right (due to less tissue) and 325cc on the left. Those sizes are bigger than I wanted- since everyone says I wish I would have gone a little bigger. So I'm nervous that they will be too big. I will be the girl to freak out after surgery because they are HUGE (only because of the swelling).
I have a schedule for my boyfriend, best friend and mother to take care of me. I have yet to tell my other best friend only because he's a guy and we don't talk about sex and intimate stuff... I am going out for drinks with him tonight- maybe I will just tell him like I did my boyfriend's mother. My brother thinks I am making the biggest mistake. My boyfriend reassured me though, and he's always supportive. I did ask my boyfriend if he's be disappointed if I decided not to go forward with the surgery (just to see what he would say) he said no. Good.
So I am just getting things ready for the big day. I am nervous about the cost of the meds, I don't have health insurance. I believe Makenzie said it's around $70 w/o insurance. She's amazing for going out of her way for us!! If you haven't read her blogs, you are SOO missing out.
I decided to post nude photos to help fellow...
- 6 Mar 2012
- 15 days pre
So today is Monday- I go in for surgery Thursday. ...
- 19 Mar 2012
- 3 days pre
I am focusing on everything that I need to get done (crap load of homework). I got all my medications for $66 which is without insurance. Not bad at all! I got my bras, they told me to bring in an unpadded underwire to help bring my breasts closer together.
Everyday an event comes up and I always think to myself "I'll have my boobies then!" It makes me excited. Plus the weather here is really heating up so I will be able to rock my un-bought bathing suit. **Advice needed** Should I wait until the drop all the way to go bathing suit shopping? Or will it not matter?
Well I might be able to post before surgery (all it will say is how freaking nervous I am) but I might not be able to because of all the stuff I have to get done before- i.e.: I have to go to the guy to pierced my nose and have him put in a plastic stud (ugh).
Until then, wish me luck!!!
I got a phone call this morning, my PS was...
- 22 Mar 2012
- On day of treatment
So tomorrow is the day... I have my couch/chair made up, bag with crackers and Ginger Ale packs for the ride home, meds packed and whatever I'm forgetting - oh well. Like I said before my nerves are getting to me. I guess it because of having foreign object inside of me, and being put under and cut open. But I have to remind myself that this procedure is performed daily and afterwards they are going to look amazing. To keep my spirits up I just look at other's pictures and read.
Putting all aside the nerves, I really am getting excited. :) I just can not wait for the surgery to be over with... then I'll say I can't wait for the recovery to be over with... I have thought about putting post-it notes on my bathroom mirror that says "They will drop" "They will get softer" all in due time.
Good morning, its 6:30am and I have to be at the...
- 23 Mar 2012
- 1 day post
Surgery was at 8am this morning, I had to be there...
- 23 Mar 2012
- 1 day post
I would say the biggest complaint is- being cold out of surgery, my arm freezing because it was horrible, and my mouth was very dry.
It is now 1:44am and I am going to take another pain pill (which I can take 1-2 pills per 4-6 hours) I've only been taking 1pill every 3-5 hours. I really like them, though they knock me out.
Also, I am going to rate my PS after I seen him tomorrow and Wednesday. Lilly called me this morning to see how I was doing and to remind me to take things easy, and we set up our appointment for tomorrow. Tomorrow I will be placed into an underwire to help bring the girls closer.
I will update and post pictures tomorrow after the appointment, I hope tonight goes well.... :)
Day 4 (including surgery day) - I stopped taking...
- 26 Mar 2012
- 4 days post
6 days post op- I saw PS yesterday and he adjusted...
- 29 Mar 2012
- 7 days post
This is TMI-- I was constipated for 4 days, horrible cramps going on, I had to do an enima (sp?). I think it helped a little bit but not as much as I'd like. I went from looking 3 months preg to 2 months preg... horrible! I would recommend to start on a high fiber diet before surgery and then after do the Milk of Magnesia.
Last night was the first night in my bed, I was sleeping in a recliner which was not bad at all. However.....sigh..... I woke up in the most pain I have felt to date (mind you my procedure did not hurt 0% pain- weird I know) I woke up this morning almost crying. I spoke to my girlfriend who went to the same PS as me, and she told me I should of proped myself up. BIG MISTAKE! I think I will stay in the recliner a couple more nights.
Over all I love my boobs! I will say I am NOT in the group of women who say "I wish I would have gone bigger" They are the most perfect size for me and I'm anxious for the last little bit of swelling to go down. PS said that there isn't a lot of swelling just a lot of settling to do. I did notice in pictures that my left is still bigger, it has 25cc less than my right. My train of thought on this is that it is more soft, and has dropped more than the right since the right has had more stretching and more cc's in it.... make sense?
Over all the recovery is the hardest part for me. Sucks washing my hair and doing every day to day tasks. My PS said I can't reach over my head or lift over 10lbs for 6 weeks.... sigh....
10 days post op- I have been done with all my...
- 1 Apr 2012
- 10 days post
-Stretchy light, very light pants. Ones with easy elastic waist band. You want the least amount of resistance pulling those suckers up and down!
-SpinBrush, battery operated tooth brush. So you don't have to move your arms as much but you still get a good teeth cleaning in.
-If you will be left alone during recovery (I was- from day 3-9), make sure you can reach towels for bathing, all kitchenware, and clothes needed!!!! I am glad we thought of this before he (boyfriend) left. (Also make sure you have someone come over to shower and clean, esp vacuum)
-Some say to set an alarm and take meds during the night. I did not however, I did take them the min I woke up, 7am, even if I knew I would fall asleep again or not... but you want to take them, let them kick in and then get up.
-You do not want to get constipated. TMI but it needs the be stated, it hurts to push! And it hurts to lay down for an enema. Therefore, take laxatives ASAP. I wish I would have taken it at day one, and taken it 3x's a day.... horrible I know..
-Sleeping. If move a lot during the night I recommend that you sleep in a recliner (lazy boy). The arms on it help keep you bundled in. It kept me from putting my arms above my head. OH!! A LIFE SAVER-- THE PILLOW THAT'S IN THE SHAPE OF A "U". OMG it saved my life every night. I didn't use a pillow, I used this magic thing. It supports your head so great, I had it to where the opening was to the side, not the front... I don't think that makes sense... sorry, don't know how to explain it better.
-If you sleep in bed, PROP yourself UP!
-Driving. Closing the door is difficult. My keep advise is to open the door and close it a little before getting in to the car, so you don't have to reach as far to pull the door closed. Seat belts suck for when your nipples get sensitive.
I am out of advise... I say my recovery has been sucky, but I look at my boobs and say it's worth it. I am just waiting for the soreness/pain to go away and for them to settle more. Oh and the pain could be because I am in an underwire bra with the back straps pulled together- F***ING horrible. So if you have a wide chest- you might have to go through this... I cry for you.
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Ratings in order of above- Bedside manner- I did not see him after surgery or even before hand. Answered questions- he did a great job answering all my questions however he did seemed rushed through the answers. After care follow up- he told me to take it easy (that's it). Time spent with me- I saw him once before surgery and then again right before to draw on me. Phone or email- his office and I played phone tag a lot. Payment process- this was a huge hassle because I had to pay in person, and we put $2,000 on my bf's CC and he had to be there, well he's always gone and they bugged us about that, nothing we could do though (oh and we live an hour away from them) hassle. Wait time- was not bad, most I had to wait was 30mins. I will rate Dr. Malczewski on his skills of making my breasts look amazing, once they heal up and once I see him Wednesday.