Loving my new girls!
- updated 3 months ago
Today I scheduled my BL/BA for July 11th. I am...
- 1 Apr 2013
- 3 months pre
Today I scheduled my BL/BA for July 11th. I am waiting three months at the suggestion of my surgeon to make sure that my milk is completely dried up. I recently weaned my daughter who is just shy of a year old. I loved nursing and would do it again in a heartbeat, I just don't love how it affected my breasts. We are planning on moving to the Caribbean for a few years and I am excited to look awesome in a swim top!
I had my initial consultation with the surgeon and he suggested a High Profile Style 20 Silicone under. I am not sure on the cc size that I tried but I believe it was 425cc or 450cc. I was a 36D prior to mommyhood and I hope to end up a 36DD after my surgery. I am 5'8" and currently 148 lbs. I plan to lose another 10-15 pounds before my surgery now that I can work out more that I'm done nursing.
I have always wanted implants to have larger and perkier breasts. Never did I consider needing a lift also. I am very nervous about having the lift but reading all the stories here definitely help. I am going back to meet with the surgeon again on June 19th to have a second consultation after my milk is completely dry. I will re-try implants and take pre-op photos at that time.
The surgeon I have chosen is Dr. Mark Schusterman from Houston, TX. A friend of mine had her BA there and highly recommended him.
Any advice or thoughts are greatly appreciated!
I will share my before photos once my breasts are...
- 2 Apr 2013
- 3 months pre
Added photos today now that they seem to be...
- 22 Apr 2013
- 3 months pre
Had my pre-op and the countdown begins
- 26 Jun 2013
- 14 days pre
Today marks two weeks until my surgery. At my pre-op we decided on Natrelle 500cc Style 20 implants. They are a high profile implant. I'm hoping to end up around a 36D or 36DDD. I am so excited and nervous at the same time. I am ready for July 11th to hurry up and get here!
I have already gathered most of the items that I think I will need for surgery and recovery. We have a 14 month old little girl and my hubby will be Mr. Mom for the first two weeks of my recovery. I am trying to get everything in order ahead of time to make it as easy on him as possible. Then for the following two weeks, I am going to hire a sitter to stay at the house every day and help out so I'm not picking her up until I'm a month post-op. We are currently staying at my sister's house since we just sold ours. This will allow me to have help in the evenings when she and her Fiancé are home. At a month post-op we will be traveling down to Belize to do some final decision making and buying for our new home. We will be living full time in Belize by October. I'm hoping that by a month post-op I will be able to wrangler our little toddler and all of our luggage all by myself. It should be an interesting flight for sure.
I'm going to do my best to think of something else besides boobies for the next two weeks, but I know that will be a hard task to accomplish. LOL.
I started taking my pre-surgery vitamins from VitaMedica and have been eating very healthy and low-sodium meals. I am also working out twice a day to try and get my body into a good place so that I can heal well after surgery.
I will update with any new info or whenever I get too excited or nervous and need to vent :)
Pics of trying on Sizers
- 29 Jun 2013
- 11 days pre
- 2 Jul 2013
- 8 days pre
Three days to go!
- 8 Jul 2013
- 2 days pre
The nerves have really kicked in now. It is getting hard to sleep at night because I keep thinking of all the things that could go wrong and that crazy type of stuff. I know it's silly but I just can't seem to turn it off! I am ready to be on the other side and recovering.
I have new boobies!!
- 11 Jul 2013
- Day of treatment
The morning after
- 12 Jul 2013
- 1 day post
Feeling better every day
- 13 Jul 2013
- 2 days post
Post-op Day 3
- 14 Jul 2013
- 3 days post
My left breast has started to relax some but my right is still very high and tight. I had asymmetry before and you can see there is still about a one inch difference in my left and right nipple. It looks more obvious than yesterday now that my left breast has changed some.
I know they will continue to move and change and eventually look very similar. I don't expect them to match exactly so I'm ok with a small difference.
My hubby washed my hair and face for me last night and I'm feeling much more like myself. I am even wearing regular clothes today :)
Type of lift
- 14 Jul 2013
- 3 days post
When he came out to update my husband after surgery he told him that he did just the lift around the nipple and looked at it. He said he decided that he thought I would like the look better with more lift and did as we originally discussed.
Now with looking at my scars I see that he did the vertical lift but there is also a small area in the breast crease that was cut. It looks like the incisions was a J shape almost. I remember seeing another review on here that had her incisions done that way. I will have to ask at my post-op on Wednesday why he did it this way.
I am fine with the incisions since they give me the lift that I needed. I told my PS before surgery that I had no problem with the scars and wanted the best lift possible. I trust his decision and am interested to see what he has to say.
One week after and everything is great
- 19 Jul 2013
- 8 days post
I have started going back to the gym and just walking on the treadmill. It feels good to get some exercise in again. The recovery process has been so much better than I ever expected. They said I could pick my daughter up next week and that makes me very happy :)
Tape is off - 17 DPO
- 28 Jul 2013
- 17 days post
I am just a few days post-op at this time, but I am already very happy with my results. Dr. Schusterman and all of his staff did an excellent job. His staff was very caring and friendly, from the ladies in the office to the ladies that helped me the day of surgery. I would do the procedure over again with them in a heartbeat. I am excited to see my final results and know that it is going to be exactly what I was hoping for.