So I have to say this site has been such a blessing to me over the past few weeks. Reading all you guys' experiences has been so helpful and reassuring. I have wanted a BA ever since I was a teen. Since I never really developed much of anything by the way of breasts, it's left me feeling less womanly and more like a little girl. Mind you I am 29 yrs old. I am currently an A cup. I am a very petite 5'3" 110lbs. I have three children...ages 7, 5 and almost 3. I managed to get lucky and not really have much deflation of my breasts even though when my milk would come in with each pregnancy, my boobs would be three sizes bigger. While breast feeding I was a small D and absolutely loved them. Only to be left feeling disappointed when I stopped breast feeding.
My goal is to just be able fill out my clothes and feel like a woman. I can't wait to be able to go bra shopping and not have to worry about getting padded bras!!!!
Now... What I discussed in my first consultation was going with a 300cc mentor hp silicone implant, placed under the muscle with the incision in the infra mammary crease. I basically stated that I wanted to go as big as I could for my frame and not look like I have two big balls on my chest...lol!! With my ribcage being so narrow and me not really having a definite crease I was advised that this size would be ideal in the sense that I would have the least chance of complications such as bottoming out and so forth. I'm not gonna lie when I heard 300cc I was like omg that is not going to be big enough to give me the result I want. And all these random thoughts started running through my mind like what if 300cc doesn't even make that big of a difference, what if they are too far apart, what is the point of getting this done if I'm only going to go up by 1 cup size...and on and on and on...lol! But then we went and did the vectra 3D imaging and all I can say is this thing is so amazing!!! Ladies if you are fortunate enough to find a doctor that uses this you know exactly what I'm talking about. They took my picture and showed me what to expect with the 300cc and all my worries and fears were instantly gone. So I guess I will see what my PS says at my pre-op on the 10th. Btw...I forgot to mention my initial consultation was with one of the nurses on staff...this being due to the fact that I have known for years that I wanted this PS to do my surgery.
I will update as often as possible with any info or thoughts or fears I might be having. I am happy to say I can't wait to hear any feedback from you ladies who have already underwent a breast augmentation, as well as those who are in my position right now... Who knows, maybe I'll meet a boobie buddy!!!
Talk to you ladies soon!
Hi ladies!! So I have to say this site has...
If any of you ladies out there have any stories of...
Also, if you ladies who have children can share your experience of their reactions, that would be amazing. Did they even notice a change? If so, what questions should I expect? And so on...just curious. My nerves atr getting worse!!
OMG!! I can't believe it. Everything is paid for....
So of course I would get a cold (or something) 1...
So after a lengthy chat with my anesthesiologist...
I am glad I got the first surgery of the day, so I don't have to go all day without eating. I do love my food!! Lol! I saw thus sports bra at target today and just had to get it. Can't wait to not have to wear padded bras! So I am planning on posting a few more before pics tomorrow, seeing as it will be the last time I see my itty bitties :) Goodnight ladies!
So...it's 3:50, I have been out of surgery for...
My first night was actually okay, considering I...
I got to the surgery center at 7:30am, despite the morning rush in Houston...and let me tell you, I was a nervous wreck. I absolutely hate being in bumper to bumper traffic with a a bunch of idiots, lol...no offense to anyone!! But I just don't understand why people just can't drive. I mean we are all headed to work or somewhere in the morning, granted I know at that time there are more people on the road at once than any other time, but seriously. There is no need to be driving 20 mph on the freeway, put your foot on the gas and off the brake and JUST DRIVE!! I really don't understand it...lol :)
Anyways, sorry for rambling. Back to the event at hand.
So after I checked in they called me back the room, and I waited on Dr. C to come in for one more chat. He examined my breasts one last time and confirmed that we were going with the 300cc...and surprised me when he asked if I wanted him to remove a skin tag I have had above my right breast since...FOREVER!! And I must say that very eagerly said "yes"!! I was going to ask him about that, and he brought it up first...I got so excited about that I even got a laugh out of Dr. C, and as he was walking out he said "that made you really happy, that's it, snip snip, call it a day!" I guess you just had to be there, lol, it was hilarious, and it took my mind off of my nerves.
It wasn't 5 minutes before the nurse came and got me to take me back and get my IV started. And let me tell you this, once it was in my anesthesiologist came and gave me some of the good stuff to relax me a bit, I took a pain pill, a muscle relaxer, and something to control my heart rate. Then I vaguely remember the nurse asking if I was feeling sleepy, all the while my anesthesiologist was putting meds into my IV...I responded "yes I am" and that is the last thing I remember until I woke up in recovery.
When I woke up the nurse was talking to me, asking how I was, and all I could say was I have to go to the restroom. I also could not stop shaking...thank God they had these heater thingies that that put under the blanket with you that blows warm air up towards you...think of like a blow dryer without the annoyingly loud noise. I don't remember much of what I talked about with the nurses, but I know they had to be laughing at me. Lol! I was cracking jokes and saying all kind of random things. I do remember that one nurse kept complimenting me on my hair cut and saying how much she liked it. She asked to take a picture of the back, because she said she could never get anyone to stack her hair like mine was. They always tend to it it too short in the back she said. I was like, "yeah. The guy who cuts my hair is really good. I call him Edward Scissor Hands!! He may be all over the place when he is cutting, but he always does an amazing job." LOL!! =) So she helped me sit up, took a picture, and showed it to me. I remember saying omg, my hair actually does still look good! Hahaha, only I would comment on how my hair looks after I just had surgery.LOL!!!
All in all I have to say that I built this whole thing up to be a bigger deal than it actually was. I can definitely say that this is the best money I have ever spent, and I would do it again in a heart beat!!
Night 2 begins... I can already feel that I will...
I hope all you ladies have a good night!! Congrats to all those who joined the boobie team today!! And to all those who are still waiting, I can now say from first hand experience...YOU WILL LOVE THEM!!
Day 3 post op...and I have to say I am feeling...
Not much to update, the girls are getting softer, still tight, but not as high :D
I am getting burning sensations below my breast where my incisions are...they are bearable, and they come and go. Nothing I can't handle. I guess it's just part of healing. I will take some pics and post them later!!!
I hope all you ladies have a great weekend! =)
Day 4 So it is really scary how well...
So it is really scary how well everything is going...so well, I keep feeling like something bad is going to happen any minute. I have to remind myself several times a day that I just had surgery 4 days ago. The one thing I can say is that the tension in my neck, shoulders and back is insane. Nothing unbearable, just extremely tight throughout my entire upper back. Shoulder massages and muscle relaxers are my best friends!!!
On to the girls!!! I uploaded pictures to show what I'm talking about, but I just don't know what to think...maybe I'm being too critical. My right side is dropping a little faster than my left, and it seems to be a little fuller around the bottom...I'm assuming this is due to the "dropping and fluffing". Is it normal to be scared that the other side won't drop and they will be uneven forever!? I'm so neurotic, I swear. Lol! Anyways, I'm sure all of this is normal, and all part of the healing process...it has only been 4 days, I have to keep telling myself that. The girls have a ways to go before they are fully healed.
I have my post op appointment tomorrow at 9:45am so I will have plenty of questions, and hopefully I get thumbs up from my PS. I hope you ladies have a wonderful Sunday!!
1 week TODAY!!!! I can't believe it's already...
I can't believe it's already been 7 whole days since I got the girls!! I have spent the last week reminding myself I just had surgery, because honestly, I felt really good 2 days out... The only two drawbacks would have to be the bloating (ugh) and the exhaustion. Both are on the downside right now, pretty much gone, and I feel even more amazing as e days roll by!! But definitely the first two to three days was pretty much impossible for me to keep myself from passing out at the drop of a hat, lol!! Yet, at the same time I couldn't sleep...makes no sense, I know! I think that's why I was so exhausted all the time. I was sleeping for like two hours at a time, and sometimes I wouldn't even be fully asleep. But in that stage where your eyes are closed, your entire body is relaxed but you are still alert and aware of outside stimuli. Anybody else know what I'm talking about?
I'm happy to report that sleeping is now drifting over to the more regular side of the spectrum, and soreness is almost completely gone. I only take my muscle relaxer like twice a day, and extra strength Tylenol as needed...which isn't very often. Yaaaay!!! The girls are dropping. SLOWLY!!! But they ARE dropping! =) I love them already, so I can't wait until they are finished dropping and fluffing. And since I had no swelling, I know they won't be getting any smaller. I could not be happier about that!! I started my massages on Monday, and I can already see an improvement in softness and movement. It is really crazy watching the changes they go through on a daily basis. It my be so small that only I notice, but every little bit put them closer to the "final product"!! Haha!! I love it!
That's about all I can think of right now...sorry if it is all over the place. Lol! My ADD kicks in and I lose my train of thought pretty easily. I'm just too excited about all of this!!
I can say without hesitation that this is the best thing I have ever done for myself. And the best time in my life to do it!!
I hope you ladies have a great hump day.
11 days out and I feel great!! With every day that...
2 WEEK Update: So I finally got to take a...
So I finally got to take a "normal" shower this morning...without having to worry about getting my tape wet. Let me tell you, when I took it off I was pleasantly surprised at the look of my incisions. I will post pics of them later.
But all in all, everything is going well. The girls are dropping at a steady rate and getting softer and more moveable as the days pass!!! I am absolutely thrilled with my decision to do this and with my results so far!! I cannot thank my PS Dr. Ciaravino and all of the amazing ladies in the office. They all exceeded my expectations in every way!!
HAPPY HUMPDAY LADIES!!
*** I meant to say I cannot thank them enough...lol!!
One month post op!!!
I just couldn't resist!!
I am just not sure how I feel about today's events? I mean I'm not complaining, I didn't go in with a certain cup size in mind. I just said let's go as big as I can for my frame without putting myself at a higher risk for complications. But I was definitely not expecting to end up being a 32DD!! I guess this just goes to show that there are so many factors that go into every single woman's outcome...it's not at all just about CCs.
I just thought I would share my experience today, hopefully it can help ease some minds about the dreaded CC debate.
I can't believe how time flies!
Good luck to all you ladies whose surgeries are upcoming! :)
WOW!! Time flies...