My original plastic surgeon recommended 300-400 range, but suggested 350cc's. Coordinator pushed for 400's. I got caught up in hype so requested 450's on day of surgery!
Since day one I've been miserable and seeking non-stop advise from PS on Real Self, JBI, and in person. No one could tell me what I needed to know until last month. Finally I learned that I'm so uncomfortable because the implant was so large that 1/3 of it was sitting inside the pectoralis muscle.
When I flexed the implant moved into my armpits. They were so massive that they touched my biceps when my arms were at rest! Turns out not only did I go too big, but I'm actually a very petite framed person. The 450's made me look like a stripper, but the 400's would have too. Even the 350's would have been too much like melons. I chose 300's in surgery bc it was still a boob and so pretty.
Doing surgery w Local was bearable. Because of this method I saw that the 300's were perfect! I would have chosen 350's had I chosen before surgery. I cried tears of joy when he took those massive things out. Now that they gone I can appreciate how small I am and how large those were on me.
The 450's made me a DD, the 300's make me a 32C/D. Because they implants 32D too big, 32C too small so I bought 34C. Start point was 32A. Chose silicone HP both times.
Found my new PS through a referral from one of my patients. I'm a Dental Hygienist so my massive implants made me very uncomfortable throughout the day. As summer sneaks up on us, I couldn't imagine sweating like a pig w those massive implants attached to my chest. I wanted them out before the heat wave approached.
I've never had children and always been in shape so this PS said he was completely confident that I'd snap right back. At first my breasts were gushy but 48hrs later they firmed and at end of week one they were two perfect balls on my chest!
My new plastic surgeon is MAGIC. I wanted to downsize, yet he was ONLY surgeon who took the time to explain that I was uncomfortable bc implant was too large for breast envelope. In pre op, whenever I started to ask him uneducated questions he'd stop me. And when I was irrational he'd set me straight. I started freaking out about sizes he firmly reminded me we'd decide in surgery (xchange w Local). In surgery I instantly knew which size. After surgery I thot I wanted big ones back. His staff entertained my thots and played along knowing it was not the real me talking. Both he and his wonderful staff knew that if they said right I'd say left. They knew I was mentally adjusting.
I then realized how irrational I was being and for first time saw that I looked great. My new doctor is brilliant. He freed my body & mind. It is a miracle I found him. Nothing he says or does is random. He sees the big picture and had faith in me. He literally changed my life during that one hour surgery. I'm me again!
I'm one week post op and feel so amazing and they've instantly firmed up! Unbelievable. I wish I knew that downsizing ASAP is the best. I feel taller lighter happier. My life has taken a 180. There's a new aura around me. The artificial one is gone. I can look strangers in the eyes and say "look at me". My confidence has skyrocketed. It's insane how high I feel now.
I really do feel like I've grown a foot and lost 10lbs. My strut is back. I remember saying that I don't feel like I even walk the same and it's true! I even walk different now! People are looking at me and I'm looking back at them with a smile. The nightmare is over and it just keeps getting better. PS said I can ride exercise bike for this week then next week I'm cleared for real exercise. I'm complete! For any girl that feels too big ...you are too big! These new implants feel like me! You body knows if you made the right decision