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.

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.

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.

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'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!

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..
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 Staff professionalism & courtesy
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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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Hi, how are you doing. I hope recovery is still going well.
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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.
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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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You look amazing. I hope you grow to love them too. That's more important! How was dr. Placik? I have him on my list of doctors to consult with. Do you know how much just a BA is? Thx. Well wishes for smooth recovery!
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I chose Dr.Placik because of the many great reviews of my friends and co workers. I think the BA was right around 6,500 or so. You have to give a credit card to hold a consultation appt, but as long as you show up its free. They will give you an estimate that day, and it is good for like 6 mos. I never looked into any other PS because I was so impressed with the results of all my friends who went to him. I really liked his office too. His nurse Sherri is very helpful with any questions you may have. Good Luck!!!
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You look really good. I think they are a good size. I had a hard time with day 4 and 5. The burning in my left breast was a little hard to deal with at times also. But I am on day 9 and I am doing really well the only real pain is first thing in the morning. I do find it weird that I can feel my implant move in my left breast do you have that? I have had such a smooth recovery and mine softened and came out of surgery looking good and yours came out of surgery looking good. That doesn't always happen. But you really do look very good. My biggest fear was they would be to small I like the big almost porn star look. LOL
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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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You look great mminil!!! I had frankenboobs for several weeks after my BA...yours have such a pretty shape already. Best wishes for a speedy recovery:-)
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You look great!!! I think the size you chose is perfect. I like larger fake looking breast so I am getting 650 cc. I hope they will be large. I have 2 kids and my breast sag and are deflated. I am 24 and talked it over with my husband and we decided that if I didn't do it now, I never would so I made my appt. I am getting a lift, implants, tummy tuck, and lipo of love handles. Congrats!!
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Thanks! Mine were saggy and deflated too. I have wanted to do this for a long time, and my husband was totally for it.. We are so lucky to have supportive husbands. You definatly need a strong support system, so you can feel like the goddess you are.
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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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