Loving my new "girls" - Illinois, IL

So I am scheduled to have a BA with a periareolar...

So I am scheduled to have a BA with a periareolar lift on Thurs, Sept 6th. I have just recently found this site, and I have found it to be very helpful. I am 33, 5'9" 148 lbs. I have had 3 children, and 1 was at a very young age. My breasts have been saggy and streched out for 16 yrs now. I have wanted a BA for a very long time now. I went for a consult with a friend in April, and I left really wanting a BA. I talked to my mom, and she told me to go for it. I was worried about the money, and she said "you'll never have the money, and you really want this, so just do it". So I scheduled the procedure. Sept. seemed so far away. It's here now. Only three days away. I am super excited. I am also very nervous. I chose 475 cc saline implant to be placed under the muscle. My husband is overjoyed with the size I chose, but I'm feeling that it may be too big. I am active . I like to run and am worried big breasts will hinder that. I also don't want to look like a porn star. The nurse assured me that this would be ther right size for me, but I can't help but wonder. I will post pics as soon as I figure out how.


Thank you for starting your story on RealSelf. Here's a quick tutorial on posting photos. Have you tried doing the rice test yet? That might help you decided on a size. Most women wish they'd gone bigger, but I've seen my share of women who regret going too large as well, so think hard on this.

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Just had my BA today. I have a good deal of...

Just had my BA today. I have a good deal of discomfort. I'm counting down the minutes untill I can take my valium. Things went really today. My husband and kids have been wonderful. I am so thankful for their help. The rest of my family and friends have been super supportive. My 4 yr old daughter is sleeping on the couch, so I won't be alone,(so cute). The ice and shoulder/arm rolls help so much. Do you exercises laides.Also stay on a med schedule. Even if you hVe to set an alarm. Pics to come. I can't wait to sneak a peak tomorrow. Good luck to all upcomming booby recipients, and recovering goddesses.

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Any one know how to post pics? I am only being...

Any one know how to post pics? I am only being given the option of adding a video.

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I just peaked at the girls. They look humongous. I...

I just peaked at the girls. They look humongous. I know the Dr. said they were at least 15% bigger than they would be when all was said and done. At first I thought he said 50%. I kinda freaked. Didn't sleep to well. I slept in 3 and a half hour increments. I don't think it was the pain though ( that was surprisingly tolerable). I just miss my big comfy bed. I took those compression socks off, because I've been moving around quite a bit. Maybe I'll sleep better now.


I was able to look at your profile. Congrats on your weight loss, and you 1st 5k. What an accomplishment. You so deserve this. I wanted a TT, but decided to put it off for a couple years. I love that you refer to you kids as wrecking balls. As much as we love them, the phrase fits perfectly. Good luck on your procedures.
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Your breasts look seriously gorgeous! I'm hoping mine will turn out like yours. We are very close in height weight build and breast shape. Just remember they look smaller when you're dressed. Yowza!
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Thank you! My friend had frankenboobs too, but hers look totally awesome now. I can't wait to see the final product.
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I've decided to swap a dose of norco for two...

I've decided to swap a dose of norco for two tyelonol instead. I'm not sure that was a good idea yet. My right breast feels like it is on fire from the inside out. I have been keeping up on my exersizes, and have been feeling ok till now. Has anyone else had a set back on day 3? I have decided to go back to my original med schedule for now. I just felt like I was taking too much, but ohh this pain kinda sucks. Oh and I feel like my breasts are monstrously huge. They look great, minimal brusing, good shape, just HUGE!! I know its temporary, but WOW!


Thanks for the info. Personal references can't be beat! I have my consult with Placik first week of October but am nervous to wait that long because I have an exact date in mind in nov. You truly look amazing. Continue to heal well and keep us updated!
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It seems like it takes longer to get a consult, than an actuall surgery appointment, I bet you will be able to get your Nov date.
Wow -- they look great! Your pre-op pictures look similar to my own (though not necessarily the one I have posted), and I was told I was a borderline lift candidate. I opted to forgo the lift, but after seeing your afters I'm wishing I'd considered it!
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I went to my post op. Everything looks great so...

I went to my post op. Everything looks great so far. I was taught some implant displacement massage techniques. I gotta say, they don't feel great. I was given the go ahead to take a shower, that was wonderful. Today was my first day "alone". I did however have my four year old daughter to help take care of me. I think everything has gone great so far, and I really couldn't be happier. I do have a couple questions though. I have quite a large gap beween my breasts, and am wondering if it will get any smaller. I also wanted to take advantage of this beautiful weather, and take a walk. Tomorrow I will be 6 days post op. I am wondering if it is too early to start to get moving again. I don't plan on speed walking, just walking at a slow to moderate pace. If anyone has any advice, that would be great..


Ay updated pics? My ps is recommending the same cc's as you! I fear it's way too big and will make me top heavy
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my gap went away now i have a very natural gap im a yr post op it may my surgeon told me to push them together for 30 seconds at a time 3 times a day and i did that. now they have a tiny gap not noticeable and when im in a bra omg,,,they touch ALL DAY i hve to put cream in between them or il get a rash n the summer
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Hi, how are you doing? Do you have an update. I hope all is well. I'm seein Placik on tues 10/2/12.
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Dr.Otto Placik

So many good recommendations from friends and co workers. I had my PS picked out before I was 100% sure about getting a BA.

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5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
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5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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