4 months... New pictures - Moscow, ID

I have always been active (running for over 20...

I have always been active (running for over 20 years) and I enjoy being fit and healthy. After giving birth to two children (whom I adore) and breast feeding them each for over 17 months, I was resigned to the fact that my breast would never recover. I am sad that they have become so soft. I worry about having too large of breast and want to maintain a natural look. I would like to love my breast again and to feel sexy. I do worry that I will hate it afterwards (because they are too big) and then I will be stuck with them. But I also miss having pretty, perky breasts. Some people say that you should allow yourself to age gracefully and in some ways I agree but no matter how I work out or watch my weight or take care of myself, I will not be able to change how my breast are now.

Totally understand! I hope you get everything you want from a breast augmentation. Choose your size and profile carefully and that should go a long way toward a successful outcome. Here's what some doctors say about choosing the right size for you.

Reply

I have decided that I am not going to even worry...

I have decided that I am not going to even worry about the whole cc thing. My husband and I were disagreeing on what I ought to be considering and after further research I think it is not clear who cc translate over to me personally. My body type and rib cage etc are different and therefore it is difficult to process who this will look on me. Instead I am going to look at what I want to look like when this is done and print out pictures of what I like and allow the physician to determine the size in order to get that particular look. Hopefully, this is a smart plan of action! I have never disliked my size and I used to really like my breasts. What I don't like now is just that they have lost so much tissue and are no longer firm. I know that there will be a increase in size with BA but that is going to be a refilling of lost tissue. Just rambling..... hope no one minds. I can have my BA done as soon as October 4th but I am going to Texas for a conference on the 24th and my husband is concerned that this is too close and is worried about complications. So now I am looking at scheduling the surgery the first of November. Just enough time to make me obsessive and neurotic. LOL
Congrats on making the decision. You are right now to worry about the cc's. Every size looks different on every woman. Trying to figure out the size is one of the hardest things about this process. Picking out pictures of your desired size/shape and letting your doctor make the decision is the right move. You will find lots of support on this site. You will become obsessed with your boobs, and everyone else's too. It's just what happens to us all. Keep us posted on how things are going.
Reply

Each day I am getting more comfortable with the...

Each day I am getting more comfortable with the idea of changing myself and my husband is beginning to enjoy the process as well. He was really against me having BA but he is beginning to understand why I want it and even seems a little excited about the process. I run 40-50 miles every week (even in snow and ice) and do circuit training 3 days a week. I can't not change my breast by working out or by losing weight (although I need to take a few pounds off). They are what they are now :( I have never been large breasted but I have always been so active that it didn't matter. They were small but perky and fit my body type really well. I absolutely do not regret breast feeding my children but I want to feel sexy again and do not want to see my breasts hang and sag. I wonder if you recover faster when you go with a small implant. I have read many reviews and it seems like the larger the implants the harder recovery one has. But maybe this is an incorrect observation.
http://www.realself.com/forum/set-and-buy-before-your-breast-aug-surgery

Above is a link I hope it works it is a link Angie posted that I found after my surgery but thought it would be so great to have before! Give yourself time.... funny how opening doors and little things, like vacuuming the floor are not the same for a while! We do not realize how much we use the pectorals but when there is am implant back there, we are reminded. ;-)
Reply
Hey Redhot, you look great now. Being a running you definitely should consider the fastest recovery. I couldn't wait to get back to working out. I'm moderate 300 cc completely under muscle & I was only really down for a week. Back to walking, then light jogging & swimming within 2-3 weeks. I know everyone is different. Smaller cc's probably helped. But of course you need whatever cc's fits your frame. I'm most happiest with my upper pole fullness, my great cleavage (w/and w/out a bra). For fitness I love that I'm not needing so much support anymore...there are soo many benefits. But I think you look great as you are. I personally wouldn't chance any possible issues if I looked like you before...just saying! I know it's a personal choice. I got lucky I haven't had any of the major issues like double bubble, PIP, scar injection, etc. You have to research all the possible issues. It's great that you don't need a lift. That's where there seem to be most scar problems. My lift was complete areola, thank God no issues (so far). Sorry so long...But that's what we are here for, support, support & more support. Good luck & keep us posted ;-)
Reply

Hey redhot, I can totally relate to your story. I've always been fit but my boobs never quite measured up. I worked out relentlessly at the gym but the ta ta's were saggy and unimpressive. The BA has changed my life for the better...I am VERY proud to take off my shirt now and have full pretty breasts for once in my life!!!! FEELIN SEXY AND CURVY IS INCREDIBLE!  Good luck on your journey to sexiness:-)
Reply

I have been dragging my feet to make my...

I have been dragging my feet to make my appointment. I go from excited to think I am crazy to do this but I am going to make my appointment on Monday for the first full week of November. I know that this is a journey and I will continue to have many mixed feelings but I have to remember why I am even considering it and it is because I don't like the result of breastfeeding and aging on my breasts. I do think it will be motivating to be able to see pretty breasts on my body again. I wanted to post a side view shot of my very, pathetic saggy breasts. I will post after I make my appointment and then I will begin the countdown. I know the next 4 weeks will pass very quickly.
My hubby was against the BA when I first started talking about it. Once he did some research on his own and realized how serious I was, he became a great supporter. Now, 5 months post op, he LOVES them. His expert opinion is they look like they should always have been there and they feel completely natural. I went with silicon, over the muscle because I had a lot of tissue to start with, it was just too droopy. Not too much different from your before pictures, actually. I didn't want a lift and I did want Large boobies. I work out sometimes, but I'm not all that active, so they don't get in my way, lol.Good luck going forward, it's going to be the slowest moving and yet fasted 4 weeks ever. Kind of like waiting for Christmas morning.
Reply
It has been one month since my BA and I have to say I am the happiest girl on the planet! I spent over 70 hours on the internet researching breast augmentation- the pros and cons, different sizes and types of implants, under the muscle vs over. I ended up with 450cc saline under the muscle - I am 5 feet 11 inches so I can handle larger implants. I am also a fitness instructor and with my low bodyfat I got tired of my A cup breasts. I wanted to feel more curvy but not feel like I had gigantic boobs. I picked the right size and they look and feel great on me. It was minimal down time and not much pain. My only regret is I did not do this 10 years ago! Good luck with your decision - take your time and do lots of research.
Reply

Appointment is made and I am going in tomorrow to...

Appointment is made and I am going in tomorrow to go over some pictures of what I want and what I do not want. Commitment is made :)
Thanks scrappy, u r such an amazing support!! Please tell me tomorrow will be slightly better? My husband has to (tmi) remove and insert a tampon.. Now isn't that a good husband
Reply
I am so glad I had mine just before surgery bc I was a little worried! What an amazing husband! I'm a week post op and I finally started feeling a lot better yesterday and my boobs look better every day! I was really sick too and had to have some sort of nausea suppository that my mom gave me bc I thought I was dying. Anyways. I hope you feel a little better in the morning. Just remember it will get better even though it doesn't seem like it now. Good luck and keep us updated :)
Reply
Home.... Pretty sore. Movement is really impossible. I didn't think it would be this uncomfortable! Was sick for 5 hours but feeling better now. I can't believe I did this !!!!
Reply

Had surgery yesterday and made it through the...

Had surgery yesterday and made it through the night. My chest is painfullest. I haven't even looked at the girls yet. I get to shower on Sunday. Looking forward to feeling better tomorrow. Will post pictures on Sunday.
Congrats!! We are 1 week apart & I'm already doing MUCH better. I'm still sore, but each day gets better. Hope you have a speedy recovery!!!!
Reply
Congrats and I hope all is well. Can't wait to see pics.
Reply
I had saline under the muscle. One was filled to 290 and the 270. It has turned out bigger than what I anticipated! I hope there is significant reduction in size from now.. They seem way too large. How long before the swelling subsided?
Reply

I am feeling better... the first night was pretty...

I am feeling better... the first night was pretty challenging, I was sick and my chest really ached. Today, I went for a short walk and am getting more motion in my arms. I did unhook the compression bra and take a look at them and at the moment hate them! They are too big. I hope that there is a lot of swelling and that it will diminish. I get to take a shower tomorrow and that will feel pretty good. I have been icing and taking ibu. Most of what I have read is that they do reduce in size afterwards. I hope they reduce by a least one cup size.
Dr. Put in 290 in the right breast and 270 in the left. I thought he was going to put in 270 and 250 respectively. But 20 cc does not make much of a difference. I'm icing, pretty continuously right now and am off the pain mess, I also went for a short walk. Looking forward to showering but not looking forward to seeing these puppies :(
Reply
Do you know what size the doc put in? Usually there IS swelling, and it will go down. Hopefully as much as you are hoping for! I am actually going to have to disagree with Nomenome (Sorry Nomenome!)- "final" size and shape is more like  3-6 months or even up to a year. I use the term final loosely. You will see, your breasts will keep changing. Have you taken any post op pics yet?
Reply
The swelling will go down. I thought that too when i first saw them. But i also took a pic like 2 hours after surgery by the next day the swelling was outrageous. Most swelling goes down in about 2 weeks and most surgeons say the "final" size and shape is at about 2-3 months. Dont freak out they will drop and swelling will go down soon. Can't wait to see!
Reply

I had a lot of anxiety last night. I was really...

I had a lot of anxiety last night. I was really regretting my surgery. I felt like they are just too big and I really had wanted something smaller. I am really hoping that once the swelling is reduced that they will be smaller. I took a shower this morning and that felt great. My husband washed my whole body and hair. I am going to walk for a couple of miles today. There isn't much pain although if I tense up a chest muscle it seems like it begins to spasm. I can feel the implant on the edges but overall feeling better. Day 1 was definetly the hardest and the most pain. I am no longer taking any pain medication just taking Insaid and antibiotic. There is a ton of bruising and hopefully that is going to diminish quickly.
I think you look lovely--very natural already and not too big at all.
Reply
You look great, lady! Once the swelling subsides I think you'll be happy with you size. Thr bloating should also decrease since you're no longer taking pain meds. I swear by an herbal tea called smooth move. I'll be 10 weeks on Wednesday and can still se where I have some dropping to do. It's a test of our patience at this point. Enjoy your walk :-)
Reply
I think you look great. The size seems really natural to me. It's funny how many of us tend to not like our size. I keep thinking I should look bigger! Since I am only a month post op and you are so fresh our breasts will keep changing :)
Reply

What a strange experience this is emotionally! ...

What a strange experience this is emotionally! Today was a hard day. I worked from home for 6.5 hours and therefore was bent over a laptop most of the day and this is probably why I didn't feel great. I have been a bit sick today. My right breast hurts significantly more then my left breast. And the "zingers" have started. WOW. They are consistent in my right breast and happen if I strain my neck or breathe very deeply. I went for a mile walk today in the snow and they both ached and felt like rocks on my chest. I can't wait for this to get better. I didn't really expect it to be this uncomfortable (so surprise). I also slowly did some slow arm movements for 5 minutes or so just to get some range of motion back. I see the PS tomorrow and will begin massage. I am dreading it a little. My right breast is so uncomfortable. When do they stop feeling so heavy and like rocks hanging off your chest?
Saw my PS today for post op and he retaped my right breast back up. He didn't like the fold. So back in tape for the next week. Not okay to sleep flat yet. He told me that my breasts are very swollen and that I can expect to loose a full cup size when they reduce from all the swelling (that is a huge relief). I also started massage today. How often do you all do massage each day? I am day 5 post op. I thought it was going to be very uncomfortable but it wasn't as bad as I expected. Feeling much better today (physically) :)
Reply
I'm glad you are feeling a bit better. I found the first couple of weeks to be a lot more uncomfortable than I thought it would be and was surprised and saddened by that. I can tell you that it does get better and you will be happy with the results. You didn't go very large at all and I really believe that once the swelling subsides you will be thrilled. Be patient and give yourself time to heal and adjust. The massage seems scary at first. My PS didn't even recommend it. I started massaging on my own just because it felt so darn good. Don't overdo the physical activity too much and don't get your heart rate up. Don't try to lay flat, either. It seems to increase the swelling and the discomfort. Allow yourself to take this time to really just take it easy. It's hard for women to do, but do it anyway. You'll be better able to handle the emotional ups and downs if you aren't exhausting yourself. Each day may not seem to be better, but when you look back on it, you will see that each week makes such a difference.
Reply
I think you look fabulous for being 4 days post-op. You look very natural. I do know how you feel though. I am at 3 weeks pot-op and I still think mine are too big when I look at myself naked yet I am really starting to like how I look in clothes. Mine still feel heavy on my chest, especially in the morning, but not nearly as much as they did the first 9 days. My right has hurt more right from day one but it's getting better everyday. I can honestly say there have been lots of ups and downs since having my BA. It takes the brain a while to process looking at bigger when it has seen smaller for so many years. Give yourself time to adjust.
Reply

Each day is getting better. I am still taking...

Each day is getting better. I am still taking IBU, to reduce swelling. Life is beginning to get back to normal and I am doing normal things. I am driving and went back to work on Post op day 7. I have been massaging and my breast are feeling okay. I still have morning boob each morning and they still ache and feel a bit heavy. But each day I am getting more used to them. I am still sleeping upright and will continue to until I see the PS on Tuesday (hopefully I can begin sleeping in bed) I am missing sleeping with my husband. My right breast still aches and I have a lot of pain that radiates from underneath and is always originating from the same spot (I am trying not to worry about this) I am sure that it is normal and to be expected (I hope). Last week my PS retaped my right breast because he didn't like the fold and you can see this in the pictures. I still have a bunch of bruising, although it is significantly better than last week. I think they are looking much better than my 3 days post op pictures. I am amazed at how normal they looked right from the get go. My husband likes them and I love that they are not saggy ;)
You look fantastic! Great size and shape! How was your appointment? At my 1 week, the first thing I asked was if I could sleep flat in bed! Thankfully my PS said it was okay. My butt was getting numb from sleeping upright. lol. Keep the updates coming! :)
Reply
I moved into bed at day 13 post op. Although, nice to be back in bed the first few nights my back really hurt and ached. Now it just begins to ache early in the morning. I think it is a trade off, butt hurting on coach then back hurting in bed. Lol. I have learned if I put a rolled up sick in between my breast (in the cleavage) with a tight sports bra then I am able to lay modified on my side.
Reply
Sock (darn autocorrect )
Reply

I am 21 days Post op and I am going back to...

I am 21 days Post op and I am going back to surgery next Wednesday. As you can tell from my recent pictures I am having a slight problem of my right breast and crease not being in the same place as my left. My PS is going to put incision into the muscle and hopefully it will seal closed and form scar tissue and hold the crease in the same place as lefty. My right breast has been a little troublesome since the beginning. I am a little nervous. I was feeling so good and even considering running again this week. My PS told me that this will be painful (I am not looking forward to that!)
Oh man! I was just about to say "looking good! "  as I cant see the fold thing you are talking about. I am also surprised that he is doing the revision so soon. But I guess it is better to get it out of the way so you can heal up and move on. So sorry to hear about this Wings! Best of luck to you!
Reply
So sorry you have to go back through this. Hopefully all things work out and it doesn't take too long to get healed! Good luck and let us know how things turn out! I'm sure this will all be worth it in the end.
Reply
It will all work out in the end. Sorry you have to go through all this though :(
Reply

What I am having done on Wednesday is called,...

What I am having done on Wednesday is called, "Lifting the Inframammary Fold without an incision."
I think u look awesome! Best of luck with ur procedure on Wednesday!
Reply
Maybe I'm blind, but I think they look awesome!! My right has been troublesome too. I need to post new pics, but it's high still & it's been 4 weeks. I'm very frustrated. Definitely keep us posted & good luck!!
Reply
It will be interesting to hear what is done in this procedure. Keep us informed, please.
Reply

Just arrived home from the revision surgery. ...

Just arrived home from the revision surgery. Doing okay right now will post more later. I have just taken my first dose of Demerol and I'm on the couch. I think this is going to turn out nicely. My fingers are crossed and I think dr. Stiller is a fabulous surgeon and I think he is a genius! Although, he is so busy, I feel lucky to have him as my surgeon!
Hope you're feeling better today and glad to hear you're so happy with your surgeon.
Reply
Thinking about you! Hugs
Reply
Thank you. Boy is this painful! I think this is worse than the first three days after my BA.
Reply

I showered today and it felt fabulous. I picked...

I showered today and it felt fabulous. I picked up the kitchen and started the dishwasher. Progress is slow, definetly resembles the first time as far as movement. The first night was more intolerable than the original BA, days 2 was much better than original and morning of Day 3 was miserable (I think I just did too much the night before) and I slept in bed which was the wrong choice. The sutures shouldn't leave any scar and although the sutures will be in for 9 months before they dissolve I ought to feel better next week. It is hard to think that it has set me back quite a while for running but the weather is crappy so I guess this is as good of time as any to do this.
Glad you got the revision done and over with. Hoping you have a speedy recovery and can hit the running again. Are you now pleased with the size you chose or still wishing you had gone smaller?
Reply
I feel pretty good about the size now. I certainly wouldn't want to be larger and they are beginning to feel more like me. I am still so sore in the right breast and the sutures but each day is getting better! My right breast is still swollen and I can't wait to see what it looks like in a month or so. Thank you all for thinking of me. This last week was very difficult and much more painful then the original surgery!
Reply
I hope you are continuing to heal well. It looks like he did a great job for you. It's wonderful that he was able to do it so quickly.
Reply

I am seven weeks from initial BA and 3 weeks after...

I am seven weeks from initial BA and 3 weeks after revision. I am beginning to feel good (not great) but good. Today, is one of the worst days in about a week, I must have overdone it. It feels like the sutures are slicing through my skin, I see the surgeon on Monday and I am sure that he is going to say everything is looking good. I don't have any high aspirations that he is going to release me to run but I need to begin walking consistently anyway. I have gone from running 50 miles a week to nothing. My poor dog and my poor mental state ;) I think they are looking good and I have times that I really love them and then times where I don't. I think this is normal. It is good to go back and look at the original and then I am pleased. I think that I wanted perfect and need to wrap my brain around the idea that they weren't perfect to begin with, so they are not going to be perfect afterwards. So, on the path to recovery and they stitches will dissolve in 7 months and 1 week. Just seems around the corner. LOL
You look so good! Hope that your stitches are feeling better and that you will be released to run soon!
Reply
They look amazing post revision. I love the size. What size did you get?
Reply
I received 270 in the left and 290 in the right and I was a 34B when I started. I think they are looking good (not too big). No one in either my family or my husbands family noticed during the holiday.
Reply

Life is pretty normal. I began running two weeks...

Life is pretty normal. I began running two weeks ago and last week began circuit training again. Push ups feel strange but not painful and if I wear a sportsbra that is too tight I can feel the implants rub on my rib cage. I like how my breasts look and I feel sexy. They did not turn out too big and in retrospect I shouldn't have worried so much in the beginning. Sometimes, I think they look perfect, then I think they are too big and then sometimes I think I should have gone bigger. Crazy! I am learning how to dress with the new "assets" and I have bought some new swimming suits. I have been wearing underwire bra's for some time now and I am consistently a 36D. Most of the new bra's I have purchased don't sit flush in the middle. It is odd! It is raised and I don't feel like they fit perfectly under the breasts. The underwire rubs a bit and there seems to big a large space in between my breasts.
I have heard there is a special bra called Le Mystere No. 9 and it seems they sell it at Nordstrom's, Macy's, and specialty boutiques and its made specifically for women with breast implants!! I am planning on trying it out in a month when I'm released to wear a bra! Good luck :) hope you're still doing well, you look great!!
Reply
I think you look great. I have a hard time with bras too. Mine are close together so almost every bra I try on the underwire rests on the breast instead of being flat on the sternum. For me the CK bras fit great since the underwire come together in the middle. The other comment mentioned you might be wearing your band too big. That's what I did at first. I always wore a 34 when I'm really a 32.
Reply
I have tried on a 34D and it is too small. Maybe I should try a 34DD?
Reply

Life is normal, again! I even forget that they...

Life is normal, again! I even forget that they were augmentated sometimes. I am back to all my normal activities skiing, running and circuit training! I even have boob greed and catch myself wishing they were a size bigger. Never thought that would be me!!!!! On my way to Mexico for a week in the sun and bikini's. I am a 36D in Victoria secrets and I think approx a 34D/36C in other bra's. depends on the bra's. I think I look much more proportional and they are perky! And that is what I wanted!

One year and four months

Next week, I'm going in for a procedure called fat grating. My surgeon is going to liposuction my upper thighs and graft the fat around my breasts. I love my new breasts (and can't believe this but I wish I would have gone 1/2 cup larger). By fat grafting this will allow me to increase about 1/2 size or slightly more. I think my breasts look so natural and no one would ever know that I have implants. I am a bit nervous because I can't believe I'm messing with something that is pretty good. But my surgeon is amazing and I'm sure the results would be fabulous. I will post picture after I get it done.

Before fat grafting

Are you getting the grafting just to get bigger? Does it also make them softer? Just curious, never heard of that procedure before.
Reply
I'm getting it so that it will increase my size 1/2 -1 cup size. And it will look very natural/soft. Also, my surgeon can then place some more fullness in specific places, like the upper pole area.
Reply
Is the fat permanent? Do you ever feel your implants? I was wondering if that would smooth that out?
Reply

Fat grafting

Received fat grafting to augment my previously augmented breasts. I love how they look right now but I know that they will reduce in size over the next month. I can bring myself to post a picture of my outer thighs where he took the fat out. It is scary looking! Slight discomfort but I haven't taken anything. Might take some ibuprofen and Valium to sleep tonight but planning on going to work tomorrow. Will keep everyone posted on how this progresses. Pretty excited right now. And not even close to asuch pain as the original breast augmentation. He put in 180cc into each breast and I think lipo only 400 cc from my outer thighs. Will know more detail when I see him on monday.

Before fat grafting

Looks great!
Reply
They look great!!!!!
Reply
Thank you! It isn't very painful. I have only taken ibuprofen once so far. Much more comfortable than the original breast augmentation. Excited to see how it looks in 12 weeks. I am expecting to loose 30% of the fat. We will see. I'm going to go to work tomorrow and see how I hold up. I also can't wait to see how my outer thighs look once healed. No matter how much I work out they are always saggy. I hope it tightens them up quite a bit!!
Reply

One week post fat grafting procedure

Everything looks pretty good. We won't know for sure how much of the fat will survive for another 4-5 weeks. Right now what is the most exciting for me is that you can no longer see the outline of the implant no feel it. It really looks quite natural. I think looking at the picture you almost cannot tell that I have had breast augmentation. My donor site is still pretty tender. He took 600cc out of my outer thighs and my banana roll. (Which I didn't even know I had, lol). He said themy legs will look fabulous in about a month. Right now they are bumpy and bruised. I have been walking and will begin slowly start exercising next week. He placed 180cc of my fat in each breast and although it was tender it was pretty manageable . Didn't take any pain medication other than ibuprofen but definetly a lot of tenderness in both donor site and recipient sight, I will add another photo in 4 weeks and will see if there are any changes
Dr. Stiller

Dr. Stiller removed a benign tumor from my right breast 4 years ago and is highly regarded in our community. Dr. Stiller is very responsive and he I feel very comfortable with his care. I really feel like he takes time and care and has all my best interests at heart.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
Was this review helpful? 7 others found this helpful