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6 Weeks Update (New Pics) - Kamloops, BC
- updated 4 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $7,375
- Micheal Jacoby (Kamloops, BC)
I am 22 years old, 5'3 and approximately 110-5lbs...
- 19 Nov 2012
- 28 days pre
I am 22 years old, 5'3 and approximately 110-5lbs (no children). When I was 17 I was about 130lbs and unhappy with myself physically (and I don't just mean weight, fitness level and overall health as well) so not long after I turned 18 I completely overhauled my life. I began eating better and doing yoga and hiking regularly and within a few months I had lost about 20lbs and gotten much healthier. However, this also resulted in going from a 34B to a small 32A. I went from having a modest bust to nearly nothing at all, something that is only emphasized by the fact that I am pear shaped and therefore have proportionally larger hips and thighs.
I had thought about possibly getting implants for years but had never seriously considered it for two main reasons. The first is that I was worried about potential breast feeding problems if I were to having children and the second was I was worried what people would think. However when I started looking into it and found out that the breast feeding wasn't really a big issue I started to consider it. I think though that the big turning point was when I mentioned it to my mom. I was so sure that she would be against it but instead she was very supportive and actually encouraged me to consider it. Over the following months I read everything I could find on the subject and about a year ago I finally made my decision to go for it.
The reason I chose to do it now is because I will be completing my bachelor's degree in December and will be starting work full-time in the January so I am doing it in between as a graduating present to myself :).
My goal size wise is to end up as a full B to small C (maybe a mid C). I really don't want to go too big because I have a small frame and I want them to look and feel as natural as possible. I am planning on going with silicone, under the muscle, inframmary incision. I am not sure how many cc's, I will talk with my doctor about that at my pre-op appointment on Nov. 29th.
I am currently a mixture of nervous and excited. I have waited for this for so long but I worry that I might end up with complications either from the implants or the even sugery itself. Despite my worries though, I can't wait to look and feel more like a women rather than a little girl.
I went for another appointment today. This...
- 29 Nov 2012
- 19 days pre
I still don't know what time my surgery will be at, they don't have the schedule for that day yet. I can't believe that it is less than three weeks away.
I am getting really excited, surgery day seems so...
- 4 Dec 2012
- 14 days pre
I officially paid for my sugery yesterday, that...
- 12 Dec 2012
- 6 days pre
I went sports bra shopping today. It took me a few hours to finally decide on what to get because there are just so many options and sizes and when you don't know what size you will end up it is difficult to make a decision. After looking around at a couple different stores I finally chose a simple size small Nike compression bra. It is white so I think I should be able to wear it under a lot of my clothes. Also, because it is a compression bra and meant to be tight it actually fits me pretty well right now and it really comfortable so I think I made a good choice.
Waiting is sooo hard! It is all I can think about. 6 days seems way too long to wait and I want it to come sooner but I am trying to keep myself busy
Waiting has been very difficult over the last few...
- 17 Dec 2012
- 1 day pre
The surgery went really well according to my...
- 18 Dec 2012
- Day of treatment
Day 1 (Day of Surgery) My check in time at the...
- 19 Dec 2012
- 1 day post
My check in time at the surgical center was 10:00 am. It is a good thing that I brought a book. In the first hour and a half that I was there one of the receptions asked me a couple run of the mill questions (Is your address still the same? Are you a smoker? Etc) which took around 3 minutes.
At around 11:30am two nurses took me back and weighed me, checked my pulse, blood pressure, and temperature (which was just a little on the high side). They gave me the gown to change into and then left the room. A few minutes later, my doctor came in and drew the marking on my chest and asked if I had any last minute questions of concerns. Afterwards, my anesthesiologist came in and introduced himself and asked if I had any questions. Soon after, a nurse came in to take me to the operating room, which was FREEZING by the way. Luckily, I got to lie under a blanket which had warm air coming from a hose under it so I was nice and toasty warm. The nurse, put the blood pressure cuff on and attached the EKG pads to the back of each shoulder and the left side of my ribs. Then the anesthesiologist set up the IV which took 3-4 attempts because I apparently have really small veins. It was a weird feeling, getting put to sleep. I really felt it going through my body, much more so than I did when I was sedated when I had my wisdom teeth removed. It felt very tingly and warm and then the sleepiness took over and I drifted off.
I woke up just before they took the breathing tube out and I felt really groggy for the first fifteen minutes or so. Of course, the first thing I did when I came to was peek down to see the girls. I couldn't see too much because of the tensor bandage but they were definitely there and looked huge to me lol.
After the grogginess passed I wanted to get up right away but my nurse didn't think that was a good idea, however, she did raise the back of the bed so I could sit up more. In hindsight, it was good that I didn't get up because a few moments later I started shaking uncontrollably. This, in turn, made my blood pressure jump all over the place. It eventually passed and my blood pressure returned to normal.
I did feel a bit of pain at my incision sites after I really started waking up, I told the nurse that it was probably at about a 1 or 2 on the pain scale, she immediately offered me a t3 which I decline. I really didn't think that that level of pain required codeine and was surprised she even offered it.
I was in the recovery room for about an hour and then they took out the IV and let me get dressed, which I was able to do all on my own with minimal discomfort. Then another hour was spent in a room with recliners and a TV with my mom until my doctor came by and asked how I was doing and gave me final instructions for taking care of my new additions.
On the way home, my mom and I stopped at Wal-Mart to fill my prescription. By this time it was after 3pm and I was starving and exhausted which made me a bit irritable especially when my mom insisted on parking as far away from the doors as she could. So when I finally got home, I took some regular Tylenol, had a piece of toast and then took a nap. And I got up a couple hours later I felt great, there was still some tightness but no pain. A close friend took me out for dinner at a nearby restaurant (best seafood fettuccine you will ever have) and I took one of my pain killers with dinner more just to stay ahead of the pain than because I needed it. The rest of the evening I was fine (although shivering for the cold outside felt really interesting). I had an early night but found it difficult to sleep because frankly I cannot sleep on my back, particularly when propped up, but other than that it was a good night with no more discomfort than a good workout gives you.
Day 2 (So far)
I had a quick follow up appointment at 6:55am this morning. My doctor took off the tensor bandage and had a look. He said everything looks good and he can tell by how I am moving that I am doing pretty well. He also gave the okay to shower and encouraged me to be up and moving around throughout the day.
This was the first time that I really got to see the girls and I think they look huge! I know that is partially because of the swelling and how high they are at the moment but they were still bigger than I was expecting. I guess that just goes to show similar cc implant can look so different on different people. However, for day 2 I think they are looking pretty good.
Pain wise, I am definitely feeling it more today, but it isn't that bad and I have had much worse. I hope everyone else who recently got there new additions are healing up well as well.
A few other points to note:
1)Currently my right nipple has near full sensation but my left one is completely numb.
2) you may notice that my left best is larger than my right, this was the case before but I think the left is also a bit more swollen.
3) If I poke a finger in the area in between my breast I feel some movement under the skin and hear a barely audible gurgling noise. Is this normal?
So the girls have been pretty good over the last...
- 22 Dec 2012
- 4 days post
Anyway, it is post-op day 5 and the girls are finally starting to feel a little less tight, they are still pretty high but are looking good. I still have some numbness around my left nipple, I can't really feel temperature there but the nipple does react to it which I have been told is a good sign that the feeling will come back. I am happy with the size that I choose, 300cc's may not be that big but I think it is the most proportionate size for my frame. I can't wait to be completely healed, it is a pain having to be careful and not being able to do certain things, and of course I can't wait until the girls are dropped and fluffed and I can start wearing regular bras. I need to learn to be patient I guess.
So it has been a little over a week post and I am...
- 27 Dec 2012
- 9 days post
In other news, I am starting to get feeling back in and around my left nipple, it is still numb but I can now feel pressure and a tiny bit of temperature. also, the tape covering my incisions is starting to come off which gave me the ability to take a peak at the corner of the incisions and from what I could see they appear to be healing well.
If anyone has any specific questions for me, feel free to ask.
Tomorrow will be my six week mark whch means I can...
- 28 Jan 2013
- 1 month post
I am still really enjoying the girls. I love how I fill out clothes so much better. Two small negative are that the feeling still hasn't come back in my left nipple and the underside of both breasts, also now that they are bigger the size difference and placement difference is more noticeable (my left breast is bigger and lower than the right). I still think it was worth it though.
The incisions are healing really well, they are red but thin and barely elevated at all. Also, my doctor placed them really well so they don't stand out very much. I did have to pull out a stich a couple days ago though. My stitches were self desolving but I guess since that tiny piece wasn't actually in the skin, it didn't disolve. However, it came out super easily.
Overall the experience has been good.
My Doctor: Micheal Jacoby
I was referred by a General Practioner.