Three weeks post op...getting better every day!

Hi everyone, I have been considering breast...

Hi everyone, I have been considering breast implants since I was a teenager. I've always been a pretty girl but not proportionate;) I have also always been very physically active which doesn't help in that department. I am 30 years old and now feel I am ready for this change. I had my consultation and it went great! I have been researching the risks and things to expect. Recently, I came upon some horrific stories from women and am having some doubts. Has anyone else out there encountered this and pursued this issue???

My doubts are decreasing after talking with a...

My doubts are decreasing after talking with a couple of friends who have had implants for several years. My Doctor has also been very open and her nurses have actually had the procedure themselves. I am currently making a list of more questions to ask her in a couple of weeks, before my pre-op appointment. This site has also helped greatly in filling in the blanks of what to expect, so thank you all! Also, I am debating what size to go...I am thinking on the smaller size because I want to stay active and I plan to have children someday. I am 5'5" about 112 to 115 lbs. Currently a 36A or 34B and thinking of 300cc or 275cc. I would like to look like a full B or C cup. I want to look natural. Any suggestions?

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Help? What foods are the worst to eat before the...

Help? What foods are the worst to eat before the surgery? What are the best foods to eat? I needs some ideas for easy to eat meals after the surgery too. Okay, so I am making a list of things to get before the big day. I plan to make sure to eat a anti-inflammatory diet a month before my surgery date (April 17th) and take vitamins two weeks before and after the surgery. Thanks for everyone's help in this regard:)
I too came across some scary stories on here and I must say I was on the verge of calling it off... But after talking to my friend who is also having her BA the 17th; she goes in right before me.... I feel better about it. You can't predict things in life and just have to make descions that suits you. At least that is how I got through it. That and asking my doctor A LOT more questions. :) Did you get to try on sizers? Have you tried the rice thing? I tried the rice thing but I only had zaterans or how ever you spell it and it didn't work. :) Are you scared of being too big or too small? I heard the answer to this question will help you make up your mind! ;)
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Hi! Lol, yes, I was pretty nervous after scheduling my surgery date...it just felt more real after that. I talked it out with a couple good friends and came to the realization that most of the horror stories out there are from women who had implants years ago before the FDA started coming down on it. Also, my boyfriend spoke with a friend who is a doctor and said that the risk of complications goes up when the implant size is BIG and the risk of an infection is about 1 in a million. I still plan to ask my doctor these questions on April 12th though. Yes, I got to try on saline sizers and decided on 300cc...Also got to use the nifty "crystal imaging" to see 3-D images of me in diff sizes :) SO much fun. I do plan on trying the rice thing...To be honest, I would rather be too small than too big. I plan on having kids someday and I know that I will have to replace the implants in about ten years, so I could always go larger;) When is your BA date?...Glad I'm not the only one who has freaked out.
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Woops, duh, your BA is the 17th too! :)
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I had my mammogram today and it went well. No...

I had my mammogram today and it went well. No problems and I am ready to go. The woman who conducted my mammogram asked me why I was there at only age 30 and I told her I am getting breast implants. She knowingly smiled and told me she has implants herself. She was very encouraging and told me about her experience. We discussed whether the implants will go under the muscle or not (safer under the muscle), draining tubes (she had them and I am planning to have them), size (smaller size) and what to expect post surgery (I will do fine!) I felt even more assured of my decision to go through with the surgery after talking to her. This is feeling more and more real everyday...The freaking out has subsided and I am so excited. I still plan on meeting with my Dr. next week to ask questions about worst case scenarios, and I am grateful to have time to prepare for the surgery. I have a list of supplies to get and I want to try to stick to working out this month because I know I will not be able to for a few weeks after the surgery. Feeling good!
lol i got to do the 3-D image too it was pretty neat to see it. what made you pick saline? I go back and forth with it..... We don't have much longer!!! Have you prepared at all?? I got a danskin front zip up bra, thats about it for now. I need to stock up on stool softener from what some of the ladies suggest lol
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I've been wearing extra padded bras to work, ect....

I've been wearing extra padded bras to work, ect. to help ease into the transition. Luckily, where I work I have to wear baggy shirts due to the work environment so it is not very noticeable. I also started cutting sugary and processed foods such as cake, chips, crackers, cookies etc out of my diet. I am adding more greens, whole foods, lean proteins to boost my immune system before the BA date. Last week was my last week to eat "bad foods" and I gained a pound! I have to focus on things to do to prepare or I think I will go crazy with anticipation!! 5 and a half weeks to go...
It is coming up fairly fast.... but still not fast enough at times. I will have my dr paid off this Friday thanks to a wonderful friend who is also having them done, she goes in an hour sooner than me. I am so excited. A part of me wants to go shopping, but Im like wait... lol. Thanks to your post I plan on focusing more on my diet.
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Hey I'm in Oregon too :-) good luck with everything. I had so many doubts, went thru with it and I'm in love so far :-)
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Hi, read through your journey a little and I think you made the right decision. You are still young and after 3 kids, you deserve this!!! You look great too. It's funny, I didn't have any doubts until my boyfriend started being all "devils advocate" on me and arguing why I shouldn't go through with it. I am glad he did though because now I feel even more confident with my decision and I know he really supports me because he cares about me. I just feel I am going into this with full knowledge and responsibility. Question: how do you know what size of bras to get before the surgery- to wear post surgery? Also, is your husband happy with them?
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It's getting closer! Almost a month away. I...

It's getting closer! Almost a month away. I battled a cold this last week and worked a couple overtime shifts. Now I have to make sure I don't get sick again and I will have a nice little inflow of extra cash mid April toward new clothes :) I have only told a few close friends about my decision for BA and I recently told one of my best friends in Arizona. I am constantly surprised and so happy for the positive responses! She is naturally large breasted so was giving me advise and was so excited for me. I cannot wait to visit her later this year with my new bod!
On a side note, my bf is leaving for Cancun the day after my surgery. He already booked it before I decided to go through with the BA, and originally I was supposed to go too. Of course I chose the BA instead. Fortunately, I live with his best friend and his gf so they are planning to help me out post op. I am a little relieved that my bf won't see me at my worst- all drugged up, constipated, and un-showered...lol. He will be taking me to my surgery though and I will at least be too pre-occupied to worry about his adventures in Cancun.

Wow, this month has flown by so fast. I caught a...

Wow, this month has flown by so fast. I caught a cold for over two weeks and am finally completely over it; worked some overtime; and my Dad just left from a short visit. I chose to not tell him about my plans...My parents still do not know, and the only people who I have told are my boyfriend, roommates, and closest friends. My friends have been so supportive so far. My boyfriend is taking me to the surgery, and then my friend (who had the procedure done with Dr. Burgess also) is taking me to the office the day after to remove the drainage tubes. I feel better knowing she will be there post-op to help me especially since she has had her breasts augmented as well and knows what to expect. I have forewarned my roommates of what to expect post op as well. I was approved for a week off from work to recover, and I hope that will be enough time...I still have moments of nervousness but then always come to the conclusion that I WANT this. I only wish I could fast forward two weeks so I can get this over with!

Well, the last few days have been a roller...

Well, the last few days have been a roller coaster, even though on the outside I appear very calm and collected. I had my pre-op appointment on Tuesday, and we went over the post op care procedures. I decided on 300cc, saline, under the muscle with under the fold incisions.

The weekend before my appointment, I talked with my friend who had breast implants with the same doctor and what her healing process was like. She gave me a heads up on some unexpected things to expect: water weight gain for at least a week after the surgery so don't weigh myself! Hard nipples that may not go away for close to a year! The dreaded "straps" that she had to wear for over four months, and to know that my final bra size will most likely not be clear until a year after the surgery...After discussing things with my PA I do feel quite prepared for what to expect. I am nervous though...It just does not feel real.

Today I paid for the surgery and that feels good- a weight off my shoulders to know that it is finalized. I talked to my roommates about the care taking process- meds and drainage duties. I do feel that I will try my best to do what I can myself. My friend is coming over the night before my surgery for moral support. I will most likely drive myself to the surgery at 6am and my bf will pick me up around lunch time since he works late the night before...unless he has a change of heart and decides to take me. That would be nice but I'm not going to count on it. My sister is taking me to my post op appointment on April 19th, and my other girlfriend is coming over that weekend with magazines and frozen yogurt.

I am looking forward to using the time off to heal and relax with movies and hopefully catching up on my reading. I want this over with so I can get back to my life but with boobs!!!
Yes, time flies by and 17 is just around the corner. Good luck with the surgery.
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Picked up my prescriptions a few days ago. My BA...

Picked up my prescriptions a few days ago. My BA is just about a week away...I will admit, I was freaked out for a couple days after finalizing everything. It's a commitment and I think I was feeling anxious about the surgery. Who knows what could go wrong...After talking it out with my bf and my friend, it is a simple procedure, and my surgeon is great. I am now feeling excited again and looking forward to getting through the first few days of post surgery pain. My bf is taking a day off work so he can take me to the surgery. I'm already making plans for this summer and cannot wait to be at that point when I can look back and the surgery will be a distant memory...ONE MORE WEEK!!!

There are times when I question whether I made the right choice to go with 300cc since it would probably look like a full B or moderate C on me. But I know that if I want to have babies one day, I don't want to have a lot of sagging...I think 300cc will look more natural and I hope it is the right choice. We will see...

I am one week away form my BA date and just made a...

I am one week away form my BA date and just made a call to my PA to see if I can go larger- 350cc instead of 300cc. I don't know whether 50cc will make all that big a difference but I am just hoping for more breast fullness, not to look like a porn star. She is going to call me back once she reviews my pictures and let me know if I should come in for sizing before the surgery. I am SO excited!!! I am tired of wearing this stuffed bra and cannot wait to have the "real" things ; )
Good luck!!!! We have the same surgery date!! Wednesday can't get here soon enough =)
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Decided on staying with 300cc. After much more...

Decided on staying with 300cc. After much more thought, I think 360cc would make me look too top heavy for my size and for what I am aiming for. Also, I can always wear a nice push up or padded bra if I want more volume up there but I cannot go smaller once the implants are in. Relieved and happy with my decision!!! :)
Thank you!!! So excited :) Decided to stay with 300cc....relief!!!
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The surgery day is the day after tomorrow!!! So...

The surgery day is the day after tomorrow!!! So much to do. My friend said I should buy a couple C cup bras for cheap to wear after the surgery- underwire- so I will go to Target after grocery shopping for light foods to eat post op. Got to clean the house and do laundry AND get in a couple good workouts! Current stats: 5'4 and 3/4" 114 lbs, small A cup. I will post before/ after pics after the surgery. PS. Has anyone noticed their man being a little insecure before your BA?? My boyfriend has seemed a little insecure- attention seeking comments like trying to make me jealous or feel insecure about losing him. It is making me question our relationship but I don't know if it is because he is afraid of losing me after getting new boobs...I have been ignoring the negative attention seeking. We were friends before getting more serious but our relationship is fairly new still.

Good luck on Wednesday! Looking forward to your post op update!

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The surgery day is the day after tomorrow!!! So much to do. My friend said I should buy a couple C cup bras for cheap to wear after the surgery- underwire- so I will go to Target after grocery shopping for light foods to eat post op. Got to clean the house and do laundry AND get in a couple good workouts! Current stats: 5'4 and 3/4" 114 lbs, small A cup. I will post before/ after pics after the surgery. PS. Has anyone noticed their man being a little insecure before your BA?? My boyfriend has seemed a little insecure- attention seeking comments like trying to make me jealous or feel insecure about losing him. It is making me question our relationship but I don't know if it is because he is afraid of losing me after getting new boobs...I have been ignoring the negative attention seeking. We were friends before getting more serious but our relationship is fairly new still.
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I am sure you are going to look great :-) and I know you have to be relieved!! Good choice!! (wink wink) haha!! See you on the other side!!!
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Well, I made it through the hardest part and I...

Well, I made it through the hardest part and I feel so proud of myself! I had wanted my BF to take me to the surgery for "moral support" but he bailed and we got into a little fight the night before my surgery. I have decided to just be friends with him for now. I planned on just going myself but my girl friend insisted on taking me. Surprisingly, I was not that nervous! Everyone at the hospital answered all my questions, let me know what was going to happen, and were so kind. After the surgery, I felt just...elated. I have boobs!!! I felt some pain but the pain medications helped. I did not feel as much pain and pressure as I had expected, which was awesome. My ex BF picked me up and helped me out the first day. I didn't have much movement in my arms. By the end of the day (I was out of the hospital by 1230pm) I felt a lot more like myself. The next day I felt even better, except I still had to wear these drainage tubes to drain excess fluid and blood from the breasts. I had those removed on Friday at the Post op appointment.

Day 4: I feel even better. I am still resting and taking it easy, but I can do daily activity things like dishes, laundry, cooking, walking around, ect. I cut back on the Oxycodone on Friday morning to only taking it at bedtime. Ibuprofen every 6 hours instead. I finished the round of antibiotics this morning, so just the rest of the stool softener every 12 hours. Speaking of, don't know if this is tmi, but I tried some Smooth Move Tea to help me not feel so bloated and ended of with a bout of diarrhea Friday night. On a positive note, it helped me feel less bloated. I think it will take a few more days until my stomach goes back to normal though.

I took a small sponge bathe Friday night while my sister and friend were over. My PS told me I shouldn't shower or bath quite yet because she doesn't want the stitches to get wet. Although, she said if I felt up to it I could but to make sure the stitches are all dry before wrapping in the bra strap again. My assignment this weekend is to keep this "strap" on- it is super tight and helps to keep the implants in place and pushed down. Also, I am to move my arms around and massage my breasts by lightly pushing down on them. This will help them heal and form a "pocket". I am going back tomorrow for another Post Op appointment. Overall, I am so pleased with the size and experience. I feel so grateful to be able to do this for myself and I cannot wait to try on clothes :) They are still a little swollen , but I think they are the perfect size for me. I fit into a 34 C bra with no padding. I will post pics soon!!
Just checking in on ya! I hope you are feeling and healing well!! =) Can't wait to see pics! I'm sure you love them...because I know I DO!! Take care. I'll check on you again soon. =)
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Just about two weeks out from my BA, and I feel...

Just about two weeks out from my BA, and I feel really good. The swelling has gone down and my breasts are dropping slightly. The pain is virtually gone, except for my nipples are almost constantly hard and sore at times. I noticed I get tired quickly since I've been back to work. Nobody at work has noticed. I cannot wait until I can work out again! It feels weird to not be able to but I will admit that it free's up my time for other activities :) Today I had to go buy a larger bra because a 34 C was feeling too constricting. I am now wearing a 34 D...who knows what my final size will be though. I love my size now!! I still have a couple bruises from the surgery and my right breast is a little tighter than my left.

On a side note, I had mentioned that my BF had gone on a trip to Cancun after my BA. It turns out the trip was a blessing in disguise. Apparently, it was the worst trip ever, and he came back with a deeper appreciation for me . Now he wants to take a trip to the Caribbean with me this Winter :) I also found out I am accepted into grad school...I feel so blessed and lucky to feel like a woman, finally!

Just had a check up with my Dr. a couple days ago....

Just had a check up with my Dr. a couple days ago. I am just about three weeks post op, and I feel like I have had these girls much longer. Every week it seems they soften up and drop a bit more. I cannot wait to see how they will be in another month! I still have a small bruise on my left breast and I am waiting for it to fade to take pics. They are still sitting a little high for my personal taste, but my Dr. said that they are dropping and softening on track. Just have to keep wearing an underwire bra and massage them every day. I still cannot work out and it is driving me CRAZY. Exercise keeps me sane so I am really trying to cope and remind myself that this shall pass. In a couple weeks I should be able to ease into it again. I already signed up for a 5k on the 1st of June and am hoping I will be able to walk/run it with out hurting myself...xx crossing my fingers. It is worth it though!
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