I am 28 years old. I have a 4 year old and 2.5...

I am 28 years old. I have a 4 year old and 2.5 year old twins. I did breast feed but for only 3 weeks since one of the twins wouldn't latch on properly. I blossomed early and by 8th grade I believe I was wearing a D cup. Not to toot my in horn, but I loved my breasts. They stayed nice looking until after I had my kids. I got as large as 38 DD. I've lost all of my pregabcy weight and am now smaller than I have ever been.

I wear a 4. Wow. I'm also smaller than I've ever been up top too. I wear a 34 C. The size isn't the problem. Honestly if they weren't so droopy I wouldn't mind them at all. I hate the way they look. So after debating and researching I've finally decided to take the plunge.

I scheduled my consultation quickly followed by my procedure date. It was kind of impulsive to say the least. My date us in two weeks. The doctor seems to understand the results I want to accomplish. I'm so thankful I dont need a lift! But he wants me to bring in pictures; of clothed women. Lingerie models and the like. Now I'm rambling.

My worries are in the risks and complications. His preferred incision site in the underside of the nipple. I'm worried about numbness and it being permanent. Anything to ease my mind would be great. I'll post before pictures soon and update as time progresses. Thanks so much for this site.

So I am now a week and a half away from the big...

So I am now a week and a half away from the big day and it's all I can think about. I'm so excited and so nervous, it's crazy. I'll keep updating as I go. I am on day one of no smoking. I'm taking Chantix to help. I really hope I don't go insane. I've been wanting to quit for a while now. I tried this past fall, but then my Daddy got ill with cancer. He passed away almost two months ago. So as much as for me, I'm trying to quit for him too. He was my superman and still is.

I've added pictures. The last picture is the...

I've added pictures. The last picture is the result I want. Do you think I'm being realistic?

Holy cow! I've still got a week and a day left...

Holy cow! I've still got a week and a day left an all I canthink about is my new additions. I wish I could think of something to occupy my time. I'm going nuts. I don't know how people last when they have to wait 6 weeks. I hope this week goes by fast! Although I'm thinking it won't. TORTURE!!!
DaleAnn, you and I are having surgery the same day, and that is what I want too! I HOPE it's realistic, because that is what I want...I am getting a lift as well.

Day one of no more smoking. I tell ya, get a Rx...

Day one of no more smoking. I tell ya, get a Rx for Chantix. It really helps. 4 more days till my pre op. That's easier to count down. Then from there 3 days. I'm sorry inrambling, but I'm kind of using this site as a journal as well. In do excited I could do a chorus line on the street. However that being said... I'm so nervous snout the results. Cheers and here's to a quick week!

Well I got a call from the PS office and the only things they want to make sure I have is:
4"x4" squares of gauze
Latex gloves (to put on the polysporin and not my hands)
Hydrogen peroxide
Camisole tops with no built in bra

The zip up shirt that I'm gonna wear is just a light tshirt material jacket. I figure that I will have enough bandages and wrapping around me, a jacket will be the best and easiest! The robe idea came from another lady from this site that suggested it. It is a great idea! Yes I will be texting as I am not sure that I have internet at the hotel or wifi! But I have already set up an unlimited international texting plan, I will try sending you a private message with my text number
I hope we're happy too. I am quitting smoking today. Not so good :). I,be been wanting to quit but damn this is hard. I don't know what size I'm doing either, but I will on Monday! Do you text or email? I would like to see your list of post op supplies. I know well need slightly different items but I hadn't thought of the robe idea. Where are you getting zip up shirts? If I have access to the sane stores.
I hear you girl, I am not within the measurements, I am 23cm from my collar bone, so I know that I will need a lift. I go for my pre op the day before surgery, so I really won't know the size that I am going with...all I know is I want my nipple to be 17cms (high up there) and full looking and a D cup!

Only 7 days now, till we bring the "girls" home. I just hope we are both so happy with our results :) good luck and let me know how your pre op went.

Ooooh! I should tell you, I went to 3 PS, and 2 said I needed a lift and the other (the one my sister went to), said that he could do it with just a crescent lift. He did that to my sister, and she is happy with the results.

Not many days left. Oh! I'm so excited! I am...

Not many days left. Oh! I'm so excited! I am writing a list of things to do before I leave for surgery; a list of things to pack and a list of questions to ask at my pre-op. My pre op is in two days. New breasts are right around the corner. I had a dream last night that one of the implants was way up high on my chest and the other was perfect. When I woke up all I could do was laugh, otherwise I would have started crying. I'm so nervous.
Well....my mommy is 80 this year, so she knows nothing about this. My dad went to Europe to visit family and my mom has been having vertigo and falling so felt scared to travel. Because I figure i will not want to travel after surgery, I decided to squeeze it in pre-op.
I'm proud of you with quitting smoking, do you think you will keep it up post-op? Good luck tomorrow and take your time picking out your size...don't leave without knowing that your comfortable with your choice. Remember that most BA's redo is because the patient wants bigger.

My sister made a really good point to me (she has had 2 BAs) if you need to wear a push up bra after...you didn't go big enough. This of course is just my opinion ( and my sisters)

I'll be thinking of you tomorrow, and omg! You are going to look good!
Oh I believe it! I spent all day today cleaning. I'll be gone all day tomorrow going to my pre op, then filling prescriptions and buy my post op bra. My doctor is 2 hours away. My hubby and I will be leaving Wednesday after he gets home from work. So what does your mom think about you getting implants? My mom says go for it. She'll be helping me out the first week while my hubby is at work.
Ooopps! I am away visiting my mom, and if you can imagine with all the things on the go with my surgery...I forgot my phone but remembered to take my iPad, lol! I will be home tomorrow evening, I will reply to the text when I get it :)

I am so excited. I learned how to explain how I...

I am so excited. I learned how to explain how I feel while talking to a very nice lady. She was able to sum up my excitement in one word, or uh, sound... Eeeeeeee!!!

I went to my pre op visit today. I asked both the nurse and the doctor, separately whether my desired results are realistic and they both said that they felt it was. Eeeeee!!! I understand that my results won't be exactly like the picture I brought in, but hey, I'm still happy.

I haven't smoked a single cigarette today. Yay me! I still don't know what profile I will get or the amount of cc's. The way my doc works is he learns what his patient wants. Then while in the operating room, he uses a temporary implant and fills it. Then he asks the other nurses, etc. what they think. Then when all agree to which looks best and is closest to my results, that's what he uses... staying within the guidelines that I've given him.

OMG, OMG, OMG I could go running through the streets screaming and dancing. I am so freaking excited!! I will update again either Wednesday night or Thursday. But I will update.

My husband and I leave tonight when he gets home...

My husband and I leave tonight when he gets home from work. Thankfully my doc gave me ambien; enough to take one tonight. Otherwise I don't think I would be able to sleep. Just think in about 24 hours I'll have prettier breasts! The surgery center will call sometime today to let me know what time I need to be there tomorrow. Oh I can't wait!

It is 1:35 am, May 26th, 2011. I am wide awake...

It is 1:35 am, May 26th, 2011. I am wide awake even though I took an ambien that the doc prescribed. This isn't the first time that I woke up either. And since I can't eat or drink anything and I no longer smoke, I have nothing to o ccupy my time.

My alarm is set for 5:30. I have to be there for 6:30. This is going to be a long 5 hours.
Good luck to u! Your boobies remind me so much of mine pre first implants

I'm home. And so far so good. My breasts look...

I'm home. And so far so good. My breasts look slightly weird to me, but that was expected. They are high up. Doc went with 375 cc smooth round mod plus saline in both breasts. I don't remember much from yesterday except waking up and have serious pressure in my chest. Then when my husband and I got to the hotel I was starved. I Dell asleep almost immediately after getting to the room and when I woke after that was the first and really only time I had serious pain. Even now it's not too bad. I can raise my arms up over my head and everything. As soon as I can post a pic I will. I will jeep posting updates as often as possible.

11 Days Post Op I figure it's about time I...

11 Days Post Op
I figure it's about time I update. I added pictures and "re-organized" them. I am feeling just fine. I have to remind myself that I can't keep moving and doing. Well, actually my body reminds me that I can't keep moving and doing. I'm sleeping on my back and side now with out any problems. 4 days post op I fell asleep on my back: BIG MISTAKE. Oh my, that hurt when I woke up.

My right implant is sitting high. It causes this odd "square" shape at the bottom of my breast. I can feel the implant, or I am assuming it's my implant, on the side of that breast. It's this "bubble". I push and it moves. I can feel it "in my body" as well. Doctor said it was nothing to worry about. A friend of mine said that it would go away. So for now, I'm going to ignore it.

My left breast I think is absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait till I can get out of this granny bra. It is so hot to wear. It's 100 degrees here lately.

I will go back to have the stitched removed in two days. Then it will only be 4 more weeks of the granny bra. I don't care if they are going to change more after that, I am going to Victoria's Secret!

Not sure I posted all of my pre and post op stats....

Not sure I posted all of my pre and post op stats. So here they are: I am 2 weeks post op. I am loving my breasts so far!!! Pre op I wore a 34B/C. I think I wasn't filling my 34C's anymore like I should have been. My post op bra is a 34D. I'm 5'5" and 140 lbs. Though I think I've gained weight since I haven't been to the gym in weeks. I ended up with 375cc moderate plus saline under the muscle. I can feel the implants but I suppose that I can get use to it. They look great though!!!

The "girls" are looking great!
hello...jus wanted to say congrats on the new tatas...they look apsolutly amazing...our befores look kina simaler n im hoping mine look as good as yours do...i chose 500 cc hp under the muscle so hope i get as good a result as you did...
they look awsome!! thank you for posting helps me see similarity for mine

Didn't realize I hadn't updated after my 2...

Didn't realize I hadn't updated after my 2 Week Post Op Visit. I had my stitches removed. That felt weird! While I was there Doc saw that one of my dis-solvable (spelling?) stitches had made it's way to the surface and was sticking out. No big deal apparently, but it was disturbing to me. I pointed out that my left incision had the same thing. I didn't know what it was at the time though.

So stitches were removed, Doc said they looked great. I need to keep the tape on the incisions for two more weeks and continue to wear the bra for four more weeks. After those four weeks are up (which will be 6 weeks post op) I can go buy any bra I want or as he stated, "Any sexy little bra you want." And I can start going back to the gym.

Going back to the gym will be great! No smoking any more and not being able to be active has put some pounds on my behind.

I go back to see him in 6 weeks, which will be 8 weeks post op.
Hey girly your boobs look Amazing!!! Soo happy for you, glad everything went good for you. They look real nice!! I'm getting mine in 7 days....ahhhh i'm nervous & anxious!
i only want to be a full C small D.
I would think that would be a lot then. Have you brought a picture of what you would like them to look like?

6/25/2011 - Today makes 4 weeks and 2 days post op...

6/25/2011 - Today makes 4 weeks and 2 days post op. For the most part I am feeling fine. I've noticed I wear out much quicker this past week than in my third week. I don't know what that is about. For instance: I went shopping by myself for the first time (shopping for a weeks worth of groceries, I've been shopping before this) last week. And while I've drove and shopped since my surgery, I haven't done it all by myself. Well, I was wore out afterwards. Then this last week I've not slept very well. I've been "whimpering" in my sleep. I've woke myself up doing it. So I started taking half of an ambien, which was prescribed for right after my surgery. I did not take them all, so I have 5 left. That seems to have helped. I've been feeling sore and "full" at the end of each day this past week as well. I don't know what is causing it.

I noticed that my left breast pulls upward when I flex my muscle. I expected some change when flexing, but not like this! I spoke to my PS and will see him Monday morning. He said "That type of thing happens when someone started lifting weights too soon" I haven't been to the gym, did any cardio, swept my floors or mopped, or anything at all for that matter!!! Which is evidenced by my 10 lb weight gain! I don't know what I did wrong. I'm praying that there is an easy remedy for this. I really don't want to be in a bathing suit this summer and pick up a kid to have my boob go all "snaggle" boob and every one see. My right breast does this as well, but not nearly as noticeable.

I "squeeze" my breasts 2-3 times a day. This is something that will have to be done for the rest of my life. Well, while I have implants anyways. I only have to do it once a day but for the beginning I am doing it more often. I figure after my 6 weeks, I will cut back to 1-2 times a day. That's how I noticed that my left breast does it's snaggle thing, when I was squeezing my right breast.

I am so tired of wearing this post op bra. And btw, it's not anything special. It's just a full coverage no wire completely cotton bra. But it's HOT! I feel like it is making me smother sometimes. I guess it doesn't help that I live in southern Louisiana either.

I posted some updated 4 week pics I just took today with the granny bra and how my breasts look. Oh and my right breast is still higher than my left. That is killing me! I want it to drop. It causes my right breast to have breast tissue "hang" off the bottom. Sounds weird but it you look at the pic, you can see what I'm talking about.

I will post what my PS says after my appointment Monday regarding my snaggle boob.

Adding some pictures I took at 17 days post op.

Adding some pictures I took at 17 days post op.
hey hun jus read your most recent post n first of i wanna say i personally think your boobs look great..as far as your right not fully dropping i am n that same situation i am almost 2 weeks post op n my right is higher n harder than my left n as far as flexing my muscle im to scared to try to as am afraid to tear nethng in there..however i hope n pray ive done everything right so far as far as restrictions..i guess we jus got to have faith n patience as most people say they look better with time so good luck hun n keep me updated...
Thanks Maria. I appreciate it. It just as you can see when I flex, they look so much different. So at the gym that's what people will see. The upper pole area I mean. but I'm just shy of the 5 week mark so I just need to be patient.

So my PS said that my muscle has attached to the...

So my PS said that my muscle has attached to the scar tissue. That's the knot I'm feeling. I'm not sure if exactly what he meant but apparently itsnt not going to be a problem in a years time. It attached itself because of over use too soon. But I haven't done anything. Anyways, what's weird us that in 1.5 weeks I can start weight lifting again. That makes no sense. I'm not going to go any weights for a while. At least no chest excersices. I'm not taking any chances.

He's not concerned at all. In his 42 years erience he's only had to surgically detach the muscle 2-4 times. He didn't tell me to do anything except try not to use that muscle. So I guess I shouldn't be worried. But I can't help it, I'm not a very patient person to begin with. So until it looks better I'm going to worry. I am using "new skin" on the incision site and massaging the hell out of the scar tissue in hopes of making the muscle release. I look like a perv, constantly rubbing what looks like my nipples. Ha ha ha!!. Oh but on a positive note: I bought 3 tops, a bathing suit and two dresses for $105 at Victoria's Secret. It'll be here next week sometime.

You look fantastic! Yes, our breasts looked similar pre op. I can't wait til mine drop!!!
I think you look really good:)
Yes you look great! I had my surgery done a week ago and I am in the healing process.

Today I am 8.5 weeks post op. I am still kind of...

Today I am 8.5 weeks post op. I am still kind of going back and forth between liking my new breasts and not liking them. I never hate them, so I guess that's a plus, but I am definitely disappointed in their out come.

In the past two weeks they have become apart of me rather than being something new and foreign. By that I mean I don't constantly feel them, play with them and look at them. Don't get me wrong, I still do; it's just not all day now. And at some point in the past two weeks they became soft. They feel real natural now.

I can't fully decide how happy I am with the results though. My muscle still pulls on my nipples. And the muscle on either side pulls differently. You'll see in the pictures I've attached.

I changed the way my pictures are. I thought it would be easier to see the changes if they were lined up. Anyways...

I keep telling myself that it's still early on and in 3 more months everything will be perfect. But it's hard to keep that mentality since my right breast is still higher and it's noticeable in bras and clothing. Or at least noticeable to me anyways. And because my muscle still pulls so funny looking. I haven't gone to the gym yet, because I know if I start doing weights it will be noticeable. I go back for another post op visit on August 29th. Hopefully my PS won't be so vague in his answers this time. I really don't want them to look like this forever.

I also don't feel that he gave me the results I asked for. I added that picture too. I hadn't realized that I removed the "result" picture.

I think I am a bit bummed still...
Ok first the pic you chose for after is what I'm looking for. I did post pics too. SCARY.lol oh well I wont look like than by this time next year. And thank you for answering the question. I was worried I might have offended you. (I would never do that) As far as the pic goes. It just looks like one side is more developed muscle wise. IS THAT your doninant side? If it is maybe thats why. Does it look horrible (as you put it.) no but I wont say its not noticable. IF it were me I would talk to my PS about it. I am someone who would rather look stupid for asking a question because I have a concern than to worry myself sick. Thats what i think you should do. IF he said give it a few more months than I would. I tell you in a swim suit you are georgious. I will PM
I think your "want to look like" pic and you are close. Maybe just a little more time?
At any rate you DO look amazing! Would you mind sharing were you got the ant to be photo. I'm really having a hard time with this part of the process.
It's funny that you replied. I just realized that you had asked a bunch of questions that I never replied to. Im sorry for that. I got the picture here on realself. My husband commented the other night that they feel like "real boobs". So in answer to the saline VS silicone question: I think saline is just fine. Let me ask you something if you don't mind. And plater be completely honest. In the pictures where I'm contracting my muscles, how horrible does it look to you?

And any questions you want to ask please feel free to PM me if i don't respond. If you like I will see if I can find that particular picture and post a link to it.

I forgot to mention that my left breast hurts...

I forgot to mention that my left breast hurts sometimes. I never have any pain in my right breast. But my left has this "heat" that spreads across from under my arm to my nipple. It's weird. And my nipple starts to hurt sometimes out of the blue. And the feeling seems to come and go in my nipple. Thought I'd put that out there. My next appt is 8/29/11 I'll bring all if this up then.

i ended up getting 500cc. saline. under the muscle. im a month now. i went to get measured and im a 36D. so far im so happy.
Just checking i on you and your healing progress.. Hope all is going well
Lol. The arm pit will get better. And your boobs will soften. It was only in the past two weeks that mine softened. I didn't know they were "hard" until they softened. I wouldn't worry yet about how high yours are. Every ones drops. Mine dropped. They didn't have far to go but they did drop. My right is still higher than my left and it hasn't dropped a lot but if you look at day 2 and at 8 weeks there is a difference.

Yes it is only noticeable when I flex, but when I puck up things or close the back door of my can, open a tight lid, etc I use my chest muscles, therefore any one looking oin my direction can see...

I still have some flappy boob on the bottom of my right breast too. Just thought you would like to know that. I think it's normal until all is settled.

It's been 3 months now. I had an appointment...

It's been 3 months now. I had an appointment yesterday, but I cancelled it due to lack of funds for fuel. But I will reschedule soon. I still don't know what to think of my results. I'm not sure if I am happy or not. I dont know if they are changing still. I'm uploading pictures now. I will compare them to the ones I have here. I guess I will find out how much they have changed or not.

I went to the gym finally after nearly 4 months of not being in there. I am so chunky now. I weigh 153 pounds...I weighed 136 when I went in for breast augmentation. I was released from restrictions at 6 weeks, but I was afraid to do anything. Yesterday was my first day back and I am kind of hurting in my breasts. I didn't do nearly what I use to do.

Now that I am looking at the progression of...

Now that I am looking at the progression of pictures I am thinking that they are looking worst and worst!! I just dont know how I feel now. My scar on my left breast is looking worst too. But I think that is normal?
Your results look great
I am sorry you are having issues while flexing. I want to follow your story and wish you the best. They look gorgeous when your relaxed BTW.
Hi , I am 18 years of age and i have always had saggy breast due to the quick growth and the weight gain and weight loss during my growing years. I was wondering whether it was painful and did it end up leaving any scars ? I was interested in having this done but was scared of complications, pain and infections.
Hope to hear a reply
Lafayette Plastic Surgeon

Dr Henderson was overall a very good doctor. At my consultation he listened to what I wanted. He made be comfortable. Then at my pre op, this is when I brought the picture of the results I wanted, he made me feel confident that he could give me those results and about his understanding of what I wanted. The only thing I wish had been different: I wish I would have seen him that morning before my surgery. I would have told him to measure twice and cut one. ;) Actually, I didn't see him at all the day of my surgery. He spoke to my husband though to inform him of how the surgery went. Get a morning appointment when scheduling to see him, otherwise you may be there a while. The staff in his office is nice and always smiling. He's not much of a talker; more of a straight to the point kind of guy, with just a little of chat. But that was fine by me. Overall I do like him. OH, when you use his office, you get a full year of follow ups at no extra cost included in the price of your procedure.

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