After breast feeding my son (which I don't regret...

After breast feeding my son (which I don't regret breast feeding) I was very disappointed in how my breast looked. He is now 8 yrs old and I am still not comfortable with how my breast look. Especially naked. With clothes I don't look that bad because I'm not flat. I wear a 34B. But they are pretty saggy. So I have scheduled my preop for Nov. 20th. And surgery for Dec. 5th. Yes I am very scared but more so of the outcome. My biggest fear is being too big. I have specifically told my PS that I want to be a 34 C. Honestly all I really want is to have full and perky boobs. Not big necessarily. So on my consult Dr. suggested between 325-350cc. But when I see other women with 350cc they usually turn out with DD which I don't want. I'm freaken out about the size so bad!!

Stats:
5'3
117lbs
34B

Going with Saline under muscle.

Excited, but Very Scared! - Jacksonville, FL

Forgot to mention:
I'm 39, happily married and two children. 14 and 8 yrs old. ;-)

Sizers

Here are pictures of me at the Dr. office with 300cc implants. What do you guys think? Then I went home and made some rice sizer of 300cc and took some pictures as well. So I guess my PS is right on the money when he says that he will be using anywhere between 320-350cc since he'll be going under the muscle. ;-)

Here are the rice sizers I made...

Here are my 3D pics...

My Dr offers 3D imaging before and after just so that you can get a better idea on how the sizes will look. I thought this was awesome!! He made 320cc and the other 350cc. What do you ladies think? I don't see much difference.

A few wish pics...

Cold feet.....

Is it normal to have cold feet so close to surgery date? I question if this is the right thing to do. I fear complications and what if I don't like the outcome and instead of helping my self esteem it gets worse!! I would die!!

Preop in 2 days!!

I'm so nervous and excited!!

For some reason...

I've been contemplating going with Silicone. Anyway today is my preop and I will make my final decision. I'll let you girls know what I end up choosing.

PREOP ALL DONE

Ok so I have my prx, instructions and blood workup order. Also at Dr's office I brought a recovery kit with Bromelain and Arnica in it. Nurse said that will help me heal faster. She gave me 2 postop bras. Im finally getting really excited!!!! Dr and I finalized cc's. So far he said between 315-330 should be great. Gave him my wish pic and he said he will get me as close to it as possible. No miracles right?!?! Lol
Anyway hope the next two weeks fly by. Oh and I decided to stick with moderate profile Saline. So excitied!!!!

My fear...

I have this fear that I might regret choosing Saline for my implant choice. Yet I see many women happy with Saline. I know Silicone feels softer but I'm not worried about that. I guess my fear with Saline is of having visible rippling or just for them to come out looking very round and fake. Silicone just freaks me out even though I know they are very safe. I'm a VERY indecisive person (which I hate). Help me girls if you can. Even though I know this is a very personal decision. I guess the other thing that holds me back is the money part. I don't work and my loving husband gave me a certain amount of money to get this done and I feel bad asking for another thousand dollars. I'm torn!!

OMG! 9 more days!!

Im super excited and very anxious. I hope everything goes well with no issues. Thats what we all want right!?!

Mini panic attack!!

Ok what is wrong with me?! I'm have such anxiety as the days get closer and closer. This is all I can think about. It's driving myself and my family crazy!! lol Ok so I called my PS office today and asked for one more appt with him for tomorrow. Why did I do this? Well I still have my doubts of what type of implant I want!! Can you believe it!??!!! I knew I was a little obsessive about things but didn't know I was this bad. lol My husband is so patient with me, poor thing. I keep on going back and forth between Saline and Silicone. I HATE IT!!! I keep on reading and going on UTube about Saline versus Silicone. I have some sagging so I guess what I fear about Silicone is that it won't give me a nice lift like maybe Saline will since Saline tends to look more round on top, if you get what I mean. I REALLY have to make a concrete decision by tomorrow since I will be going on Vacation tomorrow night and won't be back till next Monday which is 3 days before my surgery. I feel bad for my PS, he's been so patient and great with me. He must think I'm crazy!! lol
Anyway ladies thanks for all the support and advice and for just reading my boring review. I just needed to vent a little. Thanks

Ok so talked to PS.....

He advised I stick with Saline. He sees how apprehensive I am to Silicone. Plus he says that with as much breast tissue I have I will have the same outcome either way. So I guess I will be a Saline girl!!!! Yeah!! I feel good about it. So here are some before pictures.

More pics

Tomorrow is the big day!!

Hello Ladies!!! So tomorrow is the big day and I'm freakin out!!! I'm excited but more nervous than anything. I just pray and hope everything turns out ok. I think what I worry about the most is the pain. Not sure how much pain I will be in. Everyone is so different. I have one friend that had her surgery on a Tues. and was back to work on Friday. Then I have another friend that tells me that she did not feel back to normal for 2 months!! So we will see how my recuperation will be. My husband took the rest of the week off and my mom will be coming out of town on Sunday for a week. I just hope that by the time she leaves I'll be feeling better. Usually I heal pretty slow for things. :-( When I had my hysterectomy it took me forever to feel normal. Anyway got my prescriptions and started taking Arnica and Bromelain a couple of days ago per my PS. Brought me a pineapple that I will be munching on all day today. I've also been drinking "Green Machine" juice smoothie. So yes I am prepared. JUST NERVOUS!!! Anyway let me calm down and think positive thoughts. Thank you for all of your support. You guys have really helped me out a lot through this process. Will post a pic tomorrow when I get home from hospital. Oh my surgery is scheduled for 7:30 am and its only about 20 min. from my house. So I should be home before noon. Please send positive vibes my way. :-)

YES, boobs!!!

So I'm on the couch watching TV taking it easy. A little dizzy so my update will be short. But I feel pretty good! So happy about that. Dr ended up putting in 360 on my left and 370cc on. He tried 330 through 350 and he said the still had some sagging so he had to go up a little. He assured me they will not be too big. I hope not!!!! Will update again tomorrow. Oh here is a picture...

Question....

I have this ace bandage wrapped around my boobs REALLY REALLY tight. Driving me crazy!!! Do any of you know if I can switch it out for the surgical bra my PS gave me? Instructions given to me does not talk about that. Just says I can take a full shower by tomorrow. Thanks

Finally a shower.

So my hubby helped me take my first shower after surgery. It was heaven. Looks like I have frankenboob going on right now too. But most importantly I feel great!! I was so worried about thd pain but dont have much. I took my last pain meds for lunch today. I'll be switching to Tylenol tonight. They are very high and tight butI think the size is just right. Im actually very happy he was able to put more than we had originally planned to. LOVE the size. Even though they look kind of crazy at this point. Here are a few pics.

Pics

I cant beleive how good I feel.

This recovery has been great SO FAR. I hope it just keeps on getting better. Took my second shower today and it was so different showering with boobs!! Lol. Love it!! I am so happy with the size. I think its perfect for my frame. I hope I dont loose too much size when the swelling goes down. Here are a few pics...

They are ginormous today....

Feeling pretty good today. Just high and very tight. When I let my bra loose this morning, I was scared! OMG They are huge!! I know they are just very swollen. Hoping they dont stay this big. Anyway I got dressed and walla... They dissapeared. I'm glad I can hide them under my clothes. But dont get me wrong I love the size just a little less swollen would be nice. Cant wait for my postop on Wednesday to see what my Dr thinks. Happy healing everone!!!

Settling down slightly...

Here are a few pics with a sports bra that I brought from Aerie. Love it!!! Have better range of motion today. Drove for the first time. That was a little uncomfortable. Oh one thing, when I move my left arm up I can actually hear a lot of gurgling. Is this normal?!?? Sounds so weird. Like bubbles or something trapped in there.

Got my implant cards!!!

Had my first postop appt. today. PS said that everything looks perfect and as it should. Yippee!! He was very impressed on how well I feel and look. All he said was to start pushing down on the implant a few times a day and to go half day without wearing a bra. That helps the implants drop. Next appt is on the 27th. Nurse changed out my tape and gave me some to change out every 3rd day. Happy Healing everyone!!!!

Small Concern....

Hello beautiful Real Self ladies!!! Just wanted to update a little this morning. Since a few days ago I had noticed that one of my boobs is slightly lower and smaller or just different looking than the other. From my angle when I look down at them my right side looks smaller. My left looks perfect to me. When I look at myself in the mirror I can really notice that my right side is lower. Of course it worries me a little. I know its only been a week and there are so many changes to come I just worry that they will end up looking different. Should I be concerened?!? Here are some pics I took this morning. I love my boobs so far just a little concerned or should I be?

So happy with my new girls!!

I have to admit I love looking at my new boobs! They make me so happy! I hope everyone else is healing well and loving their new additions. Or like my husband likes to say, his new "investment". Lol Here is a before and after pic.

Short and sweet update...

Feeling pretty good. Still have tightness especially my right side. Less swelling and slowly settling down a bit. I still feel that my left boob is a bit bigger and rounder than my right. My right boob's nipple looks slightly lower than my left. BUT still very happy with my new "sisters". I don't consider mine twins but sisters is close enough for me!!!

Feeling soo much better today!!!

Hello my beautiful boob sisters!!!! Hope everyone is happy and healing good today. Today I woke up feeling much less sore and tight. Thank God!! Just for fun I tried on a 32D bra and it is soo small it looks comical!!! Haha Lol. Anyway here is also a shot of me lying down on my side. Love the cleavage!! Sorry girls, Im just so happy I had to share.

I hope they dont shrink anymore!!!

I read where some women get smaller and others actually bigger after D&F. What do you girls think or if you've been there let me know what actually happened. I just ask this because I absolutely LOVE my size right now and would be sad if they got smaller. (How ironic when I was so scared of going too big) lol. Anyway just for fun I went to VS yesterday and got measured at 32DD!! Thats crazy! But obviously didnt buy any bras yet only a sports bra because it was on sale. Even the sports bra I brought is a 32DD. anyway here are some pics....

Sorry here is the VS bra....

2 week update today!!!

Can't believe its been two weeks!!! I kinda wish it was a month by now! Lol. Anyway I feel really good in the mornings but after lunch my body tells me I did too much. I just feel very tired easily. My left boob hurts more than my right, its bigger to me and rounder. My favorite boob is my leftie!!! My right boob doesn't really hurt much but it feels higher and tighter and a little smaller. :-/. I hope they get more even soon. I know I can't judge them so early on. I'm still not sleeping completely comfortable which sucks!! Cannot sleep flat on my back yet, too much pressure. Side sleeping hurts so I just kind of sleep propped up with a few pillows. Besides that I LOVE my boobs. Just hoping they don't get any smaller. I would be soooo sad!!! Noooo please.!!! Here are my two week update pics...

Feeling better every day!!

Here are just some fun bikini pics!! Happy healing to everyone

A little worried today....

So I've always thought that my right boob looks smaller than my left. Well this morning when I woke up I always check on my breast making sure everything looks good, I realized all the swelling is totally gone and they both look so much smaller. So sad!!!!! Now I don't mind the size of my left boob but my right boob is even saggy and feels empty now. :-/. Feel a little disappointed and sad today. Not sure what is going on. I can tell that my right smaller boob the implant is still higher on my chest than my left. So is this the reason why it looks and feels less full than my left?? I'm just thinking that maybe I just needed to go bigger in size to fill all the sagginess I had. I was so worried about going big that maybe my Dr didn't put enough cc's in there just not to scare me about size. But wouldn't he know that I would be more upset if they still sagged?!? Thats the whole reason why I got a breast augmentation in the first place. I'm feeling down today. :-(. I see my PS on Friday. I guess I will address these issues with him then. :-/

3 week update (22days)!!!!

Had my 3 week follow up appt today. Dr is very happy with the way everything looks. Everything is looking normal and as it should. He says everything will even out by the third month and he says I will be even more in love with my results then. He says they just get better and better everyday. I told him that I was having a little boob greed (lol) and he just said that in his opinion the size he gave me is perfectly porportioned to my body. Im happy with the size. But wouldnt have mind if they were a little bigger. Oh well maybe next time around. Here are some pics.

My first bra!!!!

Dr said I can start wearing a regular bra at 4 weeks which for me will be this Thursday. Im so excited!! So I oredered a few online from VS wireless only. Here is a pic of my favorite one....32DD!!

Forgot to post this pic...

My $2 bralette!!

Went to Aeropostale and found this bralette type top for $2!! Love it!!

4 week update!!!

I can finally sleep comfortable on my back. YESSSS!!! My nipples are less sensitive than last week. And looks like my right has dropped a lot more than my left now. So they look more lopsided :-/ They both are a little sore on the sides still. Better start massaging my left more now. And I still feel that they are smaller than I wished. :-( Still love them better than before for sure!!!

Maybe now I can win a wet T-shirt contest!!! Lol

5 weeks in 2 days.

So I LOVE having bigger and perkier boobs!! But I wish they were slightly bigger. About 30-40cc's more. :-/ Oh well. Maybe next time. And I think they look more even than before. What do you guys think??? I still feel that my right boob is smaller less full but MAYBE that could be because my left boob is still a bit higher. Idk. Gotta give it time Im sure. My next postop appt is on the 28th. I need to start being happier about size and enjoy them a little more. I guess its because with clothes you cant really tell I had an augmentation. Just looks like I have a padded bra. My husband thinks they are perfect. Thats a plus!! Cant wait to start working out in a few weeks. Here are a few pics and one with a wireless bra I got in Target in a 34D.

More bra shopping...

Pink bra is a 32DD and beige one is 32DDD!!!!! VS sizes run small. But they make me feel good about my size though. :-) I think thats's their selling strategy. Lol

Not a good day for me...

Im not sure what is going on with me today but I am so depressed about my breasts. I do love them but I just wish they were a tad bit bigger. And maybe I wouldnt even be thinking this if my right breast was the same size as my left. My right breast feels emptier and looks smaller than my left. It is drving me crazy!! I really am trying to be patient and just wait for my next postop appt but I know that I'm going to need some type of revision. Either to lift up my right breast to match my left which if he does that I wonder if then they will look the same size. Or a revision to make me a little bigger on both. Im kicking myself in the butt because even though I love my PS maybe I should've gone with the other Dr I saw. He really was convinced that I needed 400cc but I was just so scared of going too big. But now I realized that 400 wouldve been much better for my body. I have big arms so when I turn to my side I need plenty of projection in order for my boobs to be seen. Right now its just ok. My Dr did give me exactly what I asked for minus the asemmetry. I was scared of going too big so I think my PS took that into consideration. Am I just being greedy? My husband thinks they are perfect BUT he did warn me from the beginning to go bigger than what I was thinking. I guess he knows me more than I know myself. I REALLY do want to be happy with them 100%. But I'm not. :-/. This sucks!!!

6 weeks out but.....

still asymmetrical. :-(. Not too happy right now. First, I wished they were just a little bit bigger but now I would just be satisfied if they were even. Patiently waiting for my next postop next week.

Trying to be sexy....

Took some lying down pictures. :-)

7 week postop!!!

Just wanted to do a little update. Had my 7 week postop appt today. It went really well. He says that my left which is the higher side is actually needing to come down more. So I have to massage the implant down and he said that he can feel a bit of scar tissue at the incision so he feels that is the reason why its higher. I have to massage the scar also to break it down to help the implant move down. Then we talked about me going a bit bigger. He said that he can go back in and fill the implants a little more if I wanted. But I have to wait 2 months. Seems reasonable. He will be doing local anesthesia and tapping into the valve and fill me up to 400cc on both!!! Yippee!! Cant wait!! Even though he said I might get used to the size and may not want to do by then. But we will see. Oh and he is going to charge me $900 to do that which I think is reasonable. I love my PS!!

Back to working out!!..

8 weeks today!!!

I cannot beleive its been 8 weeks already!! Well I feel great. I would say I'm 90% back to normal. The other 10% is just because it still bothers me if I use my chest to lift something really heavy or something like that. But I feel great. My boobs are slightly still sore. Morning boob is very minimal. My nipples are still a little sensative. Under nipples to insicision it is still numb. My right side more than my left. Dr. said it can take months to get full sensation back. As far as the asymmetry I think they are a bit better as you can see in the pics I will upload. As far as the size, there are days that I'm really happy with the size but other days I wish they were bigger. I do still think that my left is slightly less full or a bit smaller. Im just really OCD!! Lol. So I can really tell. Maybe its not even that noticeable. Yes I am VERY happy with my breast even though they are not perfect. But the more I read other peoples stories usually that is the case. We cannot excpect perfection but they are close. Will I have them fixed in a FEW months?... probably yes but we will see. For now I am quite happy with them. Having fun playing dress up and buying way too many bras. Lol My bra size varies from either 32DD to mostly 32DDD fits more comfortable. Hope everyone else is enjoying their boobs too!!! HUGS!!!

Before n After pic

11 1/2 weeks already!!!

Just a quick update. I have been feeling great and back to normal. I have to say I love having boobs!!! I've had no issues with them whatsoever. I am still slightly asymmetrical but that doesn't bother me as much as that fact that I feel that one is a little less full than the other. My follow up is next month to see if we can fix that issue. As long as there is no complications involved I will proceed with a small revision to fix that. As far as size goes, I sometimes love my current size and other times I still wish they were slightly bigger. Not too much. I might end up going to 400cc. We will see if I change my mind or not by my next appt. Here are a few pics...

A few more pics...

Not sure if I mentioned this...

But I am still numb from under nipple to incision on both breasts. My right is more numb than my left. I just want to know if any of you ladies are still experiencing numbness at 3 months postop. I have read where it can take months to get full sensation but it still worries me a little. I hope I get all of my sensation back!!! :-/

Going bigger!!

Had a postop appt yesterday. Everything healed perfect and I feel great but I still want them a bit bigger plus my right side is smaller than my left and it is driving me crazy. How greedy!!! Lol. Anyway my PS said no problem. So I scheduled for April 24th for small revision. Its just local anesthesia and filling my implants more. He will be putting 30cc on my left and about 50-60cc on my right to even them out. Im a bit scared but he assured me it is a very simple procedure. I can drive myself there and back home. Best wishes to everyone having surgery soon!!

Forgot to mention...

When my PS pulled out my before pictures from his records he did see where my left breast was bigger than my right preop. He said "I'm not sure why I put more Saline on your bigger boob the day of surgery. I tell you what I'll just charge you $300 to fix it." I said YES!!! That was very nice of him even though I have to get recut. :-/ Oh well.
Jacksonville Plastic Surgeon

So far he's been great. His office is really pretty. He performed my lumpectomy and it was a great experience. Also had my BA with Dr. Sternberg and so far results are amazing. I was very nervous about size but he made me realize that I just needed to trust his judgment and Im so glad I did!!! Cant wait to see the end result to praise his work even more.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
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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 Phone or email responsiveness
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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Good luck. Time will be here before you know it! Hopefully this will be it and you won't have to go back for more.
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I better be my last atleast for a long time. He's only going to charge me $300 so I figure why not.
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Wow that's great. I thought before you mention $900. Yeah I would def go back to for that price. Good job girl!
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Well yesterday I think he realized that he made a mistake in Saline amounts so he feels a little bit compromised to give me a good discount. :-)
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I went thru armpit and didn't have numbness, how are you feeling now? Sensation improving?
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I would say that my left breast numbness is a bit better. Not my right though. :-/
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I'm almost five mths post op and I still feel some sort of numbness, but I went thru my nipples. I wish I went underneath instead. It kinda feels more uncomfortable and a tad painful if my hubby squeezes too hard than numb I guess. Maybe it's the scar tissue that's too thick, idk. My next apt isn't until July so I'll ask then. Other then that I still love my boobs.
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You look wonderful! I had revision from 7/13 saline 240 to silicone 300 1/2/14 with fat grafting . I am so much happier w silicone . You look phenom ! I wanted to go bigger but due to some pocket issues I could not. Some sort of deformity from childhood. My recovery was a breeze compared to saline . Anyway I am jealous !
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Yeah, I don't have all the feeling back totally yet. My doc said my nerves are atill coming back. When you feel like a zapping feeling in your boob and nipples-- like a light sting, that's your nerves coming back. Looking good ma!!
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Thanks love. I get those zapping, stinging feelings all throughout the day everyday so I guess that's a good sign. :-)
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Mine went away probably 7-8 month mark. Now absolutely no pain or numbness:))))) You look stunning. Congrats!
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I am still numb there too. I started to notice about 2 weeks ago (around 3.5 months) that it started getting better. I have hope. lol
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Ok thanks. Makes me feel hopeful then. :-)
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Hi Hun, I am not 2 months post op and am too numb from the nipple to the incision (under the breast fold). They're also still slightly sore and I can only just run short distances without being in pain, and afterwards they get pins and needles. I am sure it will resolve in time. Our bodies take a long time to recover. In my experience with cosmetic procedures, you're not 100% back to your usual self until about 6mths-1yr and then before you know it it was years since your op x
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I think you have a great result! When you say you had them submuscular - is that totally submuscle or partially? I'm from the uk and not sure if it's the same term. Can you feel the implant in the cleavage at all? X
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Thanks!! Well my Dr just mentioned under muscle placement. Didnt specify. And no I dont feel the implants in the cleavage area. I can feel them on the outer bottom sides and only if I lean forward. But it doesnt bother me at all because it is very minimal. I have a lot of breast tissue to cover the implant well. :-)I have no rippling.
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You look fabulous girl! What a great result!!!
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Thanks love!
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Just beautiful! Congrats! Hope your revision goes well if you plan on going through with it!
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Thanks. Me too!! We'll see. Got a few months to think about it.
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You look fabulous girly!!!! Glad to see your update :)
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Thanks!
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Your 2 months looks great. I think this size looks good on you, but i can understand that feeling, i want mine to drop alot better. tired of the frankenboob look lol. Mine are high but not as high as when i first got them. i like how they are dropping and i cant wait until i am at the 2 months mark.
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It'll come soon enough. :-)
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Your progress is amazing. How long did it take for you to actually feel the saline was soft and squishy? Oh and i thought the same thing. My boobs make me look so much slimmer in my tummy area. My mommy pouch is non existent now and i love it lol.
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