After having 3 kids, I knew wanted a breast...
After having 3 kids, I knew wanted a breast augmentation and finally went for a consult in February. After talking to Dr. DeLuca and him discussing the process, aswering all my questions professionally and honestly, I booked my surgery!
I wanted to be natural looking for my height/frame yet look filled-out in my bathing suits so I went with his suggested size. I am 5'5" and 115 lbs. I was a small 34B and had no volume left so I went with Mentor 350cc/375cc (because my left was slightly larger than my right) silicone moderate plus and under the muscle. I am 5 weeks out and love them!
My healing process was a breeze, my husband was amazed of my pain tolerance. I had some swelling and currently going through the D & F stage. I am left handed and because of that, my left breast is still slighly larger, higher and tighter then my right. I am VERY happy with the surgery, Dr. DeLuca and his amazing staff!! I do hope the swelling is gone, I'd like to stay the size I've become, 34C. I can still wear my old bakinis but fill them out (and by out, I mean I have round fullness popping out the sides) very nicely!! I do hope over the next month or two the slight size difference evens out ... but what I have is sooooo much better then what I had! I see changes week to week so time will tell the rnd result:):)
Thank you for all the nice comments! To...
Thank you for all the nice comments! To beyonce12, changes happen each week. How is your pain? BTW-my second photo was 4 1/2 weeks, not 5 1/2.
It's been 6 weeks now and I have lost more...
It's been 6 weeks now and I have lost more swelling, very disappointed in how small they have become. I am not a full C like was hoping. My right one is also smaller and lighter. The difference is literally driving me crazy! My right one seems to have dropped and my left is slowing dropping. I know no matter what happens, the weight of my right will not increase. I am upset because after my BA, I'm finding out that under the muscle tends to be a lower profile compared to high profile. I never even knew there was high, moderate plus or moderate. This was never mentioned to me. Well I know that I will not be happy later if I'm not happy now..what if I actually still have swelling and they decrease more!? I have a feeling that a re-do is in my future:(
I have an upcoming appointment on Monday, May 6th...
I have an upcoming appointment on Monday, May 6th so I will discuss my concerns with my ps then, curious about what he is going to say. I know I have to wait 4 - 6 months to see end results and for healing and if I choose to get re-do.
Well, I had my 7 week PO and my PS agrees that the...
Well, I had my 7 week PO and my PS agrees that the one is still slightly larger than the other. They have settled into place and swelling is gone. So, we are going to switch them both out with slightly larger implants, one will be 50cc's larger than the other to equal out the size. I'm so excited that I have this 2nd chance! Dr. Deluca said he wants me to be 100% happy so he offered a revision!!:) His work is AMAZING and regardless of my size difference, my breasts look and feel real at just 2 months PO. I recommend him to everyone I know who is interested in getting a BA!! Now I just need to wait til I'm 3 months PO. My hubby doesn't want me to go bigger, he thinks my larger breast is perfect. But I think 400/450cc's will get me to the full C we originally aimed for. :):)
8 Months and One Happy Mom!
11 Apr 2014
7 months post
After having my second surgery back in September, 2013 to correct a slight difference in sizes... I have to say that I am 100% happy with my final results!! One year ago (March, 2013) I went with 350/375 silicone Mentor Mod Plus unders. After a few months, my doctor and I noticed a bit of size difference in my breasts still & decided I needed a little more to make the girls even and make me feel more comfortable. I have scoliosis and a twisted rib cage which caused asemmetry. My doctor offered to either fix just the one or take the opportunity to go a bit bigger altogether. I took him up on the offer to go bigger and he put in 450/500. All the dropping, fluffing and swelling is done and I think that what I have is what I will be. I didn't realize it the first time, but ladies...changes will happen for months! Just two months ago I was still noticing changes. I thought after a month or two the swelling is gone but soooo not true! When in doubt...GO BIGGER! And remember that if you have breasts that point different ways, breasts that have a gap between them or any other issue...you will still have that after surgery. Implants do not fix pre-existing issues, the implants just make the breasts bigger. Just keep that in mind and remind yourself that we all have different sizes & shapes and we are unique from each other. Embrace what you have and don't expect perfection! Just be happy that what you end up with is still better than what you had before!:) Anyway, Dr. Deluca is the BEST in the Albany, NY area! I'm very glad I picked him as my surgeon and have already sent a friend to him who is also extremely pleased with his work and his entire staff. I'll try to attach a picture! Happy healing ladies:)
7 months, not 8 months ... Sorry!
11 Apr 2014
7 months post
Sorry, my update should say 7 months not 8! ????
Almost 9 months and feeling GREAT!
29 May 2014
8 months post
Well, it's been almost 9 months and I feel great! I turned 40 in January and I feel better about myself than I did at 20!!! Dr. Deluca is a wonderful surgeon and I'm so glad I went with him. I uploaded some pics I took today:). Hoping all you ladies are doing well, I enjoy reading your stories!!
1 Year Anniversary!!!
Couldn't be happier with my decision to get a BA! If you are in the Upstate NY area ... do NOT make the mistake of going to anyone other than Dr. DeLuca in Albany! His before and after photos says it all ... hands down he is the best! This site has been a huge benefit to my decision & healing process and I appreciate all you lovely ladies for being couragous by sharing your stories and photos. Xoxoxo????