Breast Augmentation - Naperville, IL

Hello all!! I am a 32 year old mother of 2, my...

Hello all!! I am a 32 year old mother of 2, my oldest is 13 yrs old and my youngest is 13 months old and was breastfed until about 8 months of age. I've always had very small breasts and a larger frame, wide rib cage, no hourglass type figure...ya know, kinda shaped like a boy! Well, after breastfeeding my tiny boobies are even tinier, if that's possible! I finally decided now that I'm done having children, that I am going to do this for me..to make me feel like a woman, feel sexy again. My husband supports me 100%, probably because he's sick of hearing me complain/talk about it for years. And I'm so grossed out by my boobs that I don't let him see or touch them anymore, it sucks. )-: So I went for a consultation, which I felt like I was gonna throw up the whole time, I was so nervous! And I felt like barfing again when I finally called and scheduled my surgery, I don't know why, my hands were shaking, my mind was racing.

I will have my procedure on the 29th of this month, using 425 cc moderate plus silicone implants with an inframammary incision. I'm nervous that they will be too big and hard looking because I have ZERO breast tissue to start with. I'm not a skinny girl though, 5'6 and 145 lbs so I'm thinking they will even me out, make me more proportionate. I could use some advice from others who have the same size..do you think they're too big, not big enough, are you happy with the look of them, feel of them??? Ahhhh, so many questions..like the title says, I'm freaking out!!! (-:

24 days until surgery and I've had nightmares...

24 days until surgery and I've had nightmares about it the last 3 nights in a row. In every dream, I am in extreme pain and all bandaged up, but when I look down at my boobies they are exactly the same..no change! Haha, hopefully this doesn't go on for the next few weeks, I'm starting to think I'm losing my marbles..and all because of boobies! It's silly, I know! (-:

Well, tomorrow is my pre-op appt and it really...

Well, tomorrow is my pre-op appt and it really crept up on me!! It was supposed to be on the 21st but they had to reschedule and tomorrow is the only other day they had available that my husband will be able to make it. He really wants to go, and even though I know he's gonna ask a million ridiculous questions and probably drive me nuts, I said ok. It all feels like it's happening so fast now and I don't think I'm ready! But I'll be ok, and can't wait to have bigger more beautiful boobies...that's what I'm hoping for at least! (-:

Ok, so my pre-op appt. was a few days ago and it...

Ok, so my pre-op appt. was a few days ago and it went well, but I think I'm now more confused than ever! I had my heart set on 425cc moderate plus profile implants but was told by my PS that they would be too wide for my frame. He said if I wanted the extra volume I could go with 425cc or more high profile implants, or stick with the moderate plus that I was set on in 400cc or less. Him and his lovely assistant assured me that I would still end up with the natural look I'm hoping for with the HP's but I'm just not sure. I don't want a lot of fullness up top and I definitely don't want big, round torpedo boobs, and for some reason that's what I think of when I think "high profile". So even though I agreed on that size and profile, I'm now second guessing and thinking I should just go with my first instinct and get moderate plus. I have to sacrifice a few CC's but it's better than having them be too far apart with a big gap in between them and they stick out way too far, right?? My husband thought the HP's actually looked like they would have more of a nice tear drop shape when he pinched the top and held it up next to the MP's. He was just having a field day playing with all the boobies! LOL! I just don't know, and now I'm freaking out again! Why does this have to be so complicated!?? )-:

So I stopped in my PS office today to change my...

So I stopped in my PS office today to change my paperwork for the size/profile implant I want. I'm officially going with 400cc mod plus silicone...no more changing my mind! It feels good to have finally settled on a size so I don't have it on my mind 24/7 anymore! Now I just need to fill my prescriptions, get the house all cleaned up, get all the supplies together that my hubby will need to take care of the baby, and I'm ready to get this over with! Oh, and in preparation for the surgery, I've been eating super healthy and working out, which I HATE! And I'm happy to say I've lost 6 lbs in the last 2 weeks, I feel more energized and my mood has changed for the better! Who knew a little diet and exercise could make me feel this good!? I knew...I was just too lazy to do anything about it until now. I want to feel healthy for my recovery, not to mention I'm gonna have these nice boobies and the rest of me will be flabby and out of shape..kinda defeats the purpose. I've been so down on myself for so long that the boobies were kinda the kick start I needed to work on getting my body..and my life back!!

Here goes!! I'm in the waiting room, gonna be in...

Here goes!! I'm in the waiting room, gonna be in surgery within the hour! I'll update as soon as I'm feeling up to it. Wish me luck! (-:

I did it, still can't believe it! And I also can't...

I did it, still can't believe it! And I also can't believe how good I feel! I know that will probably change tomorrow when the tightness and soreness kick in, but I feel nothing right now..and haven't taken any pain pills yet! It all went very quickly, my PS and the staff at the surgery center where all so great and made me feel very comfortable. I did let my nerves get the best of me just before getting measured and marked and started crying, but my hubby and my PS were both so supportive and reassured me that everything would be just fine. I was given a little "cocktail" in my IV to calm me down, and that was fantastic!! I went back to the OR and next thing you know, it was over. I was really shakey when I woke up, but felt ok. I had some Sprite and a couple cookies and was on my way home! It's almost too easy so I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop. I took a long nap, ate some soup, it's 5:15 now and I'm chillin' in the recliner watching TV. I'm gonna take the surgical bra off tomorrow and try to snap a few pics to post. Time to relax now, I'll post again tomorrow. Thanks for all the support ladies, you are all wonderful!!

So it's been about 48 hours since surgery and I...

So it's been about 48 hours since surgery and I still feel pretty good. I was a little more sore yesterday than I was on day one, especially when I woke up in the morning. I've been VERY stiff and sore the past 2 mornings and had a hard time getting out of bed, probably due to sleeping sitting up. But once I am up and moving, I loosen up and feel fine. When I'm relaxing in the recliner, I put ice packs on the girls and that's been helping a lot with the swelling and soreness. They are sitting very high up right now, the right one more so than the left. I am starting to bruise down in the creases all around my incisions, but they don't hurt at all. I haven't been taking the muscle relaxers except right before bed and only took the vicodin right when I woke up the last 2 mornings to relieve the "morning boob" pain. I am of course taking the antibiotics as directed. My husband has been absolutely fantastic through this whole thing, waiting on me hand and foot, and telling me how amazing and sexy I look. He's also been doing a great job keeping my 14 month old occupied and happy so that he's not crying for me to pick him up and carry him, which he is very used to. My biggest fear going into this was how my little guy was going to handle not having mommy's undivided attention at all times, but he's adjusting just fine! I feel well enough to get down on the floor and play blocks or Hot Wheels with him, and I still feed him if my husband lifts him and puts him in the high chair for me. And we still cuddle and watch cartoons before bed, I just have to be careful to not let him swing an arm or foot and hit my chest. So it's been so much easier than I thought it would be, and I don't feel guilty like I thought I would because I'm still spending time with him and giving him love and attention. My 13 year old has been with his dad since Wednesday night and I won't see him until I pick him up from school Monday, and still haven't figured out how to talk to him about this. I'm kinda stressing about it, but I'll think of something and it'll be fine. Today I put on the $5.00 bra I bought at Wal-mart the day before surgery and it looks great! I figured since I don't know what my final size will be, buying a super cheap test bra was a good idea. Its a 36D and it's actually kinda cute for a Wal-mart clearance bra!! Haha! I'll post pics with it on later and one or two without a bra. So all in all, I'm VERY happy I did this and I have absolutely no regrets. They look so good already that I can't imagine how great they're gonna look when they "drop and fluff"! Hooray for boobies!!!!

Oh, I forgot to mention that even though I have...

Oh, I forgot to mention that even though I have had absolutely no nausea or loss of appetite, I am suffering from constipation like I've read many other people have after surgery. I'm really bloated, my tummy looks huge and I haven't gone #2 since Wednesday morning. )-: My wonderful husband is going to run to the drug store and get me some laxatives cuz it's making me uncomfortable, even more so than the boobies. Hoping for some relief soon!!

Hi all! I am now one week and one day post-op and...

Hi all! I am now one week and one day post-op and still feeling pretty good. I still wake up really sore every morning and if I do too much activity during the day, I'm very sore in the evening. I think I felt no pain and felt so great the first few days because my breasts were so numb..well they're not anymore. I've been feeling the "zingers" some of you ladies talk about..and WOW, ouch!! I actually had to take a pain pill last night after not taking them for a few days because the zingers were non stop. My nipples are also super tender and it hurts if I touch them or they rub on my clothes. My boobs are still very high in my opinion and my skin is tight and kinda shiny. But I have to keep reminding myself that I had NO breast tissue or sagging skin to begin with so I have to patient until they drop and the skin loosens up. I don't love the way they look naked right now, very porn star-ish. But they look ok in clothes and bras and my hubby already loves them, which makes me feel better. He said he can't wait until they don't hurt anymore so he can get his hands on them..hopefully that will happen soon. I had my second post-op appt today and was given massage lessons, NO FUN! And I'm supposed to stretch my arms out and up over my head along with massage multiple times a day until they settle into the pocket. So I'll probably have to take the pain pills again even though I was hoping not to. As far as every day life, things are not back to normal yet. It still hurts when I pick up my son, or when I over do it with cleaning the house, grocery shopping, running errands, etc. I've been trying to take it easy but its hard when you have a 13 yr old who needs to be driven to school and to and from sports after school and a 14 month old who demands your attention the rest of the day. Its getting a little easier every day and I'm trying to keep a positive attitude as to not let the "boobie blues" set in. Well, that's all for now, I'll try to post a few new pics later this evening if I get a minute!

Well, it's been 3 weeks since surgery and things...

Well, it's been 3 weeks since surgery and things are going ok. Not great..just ok. I'm having a hard time getting used to having these things under my skin and muscles. And as my headline says, I don't love them. Maybe my expectations were too high, maybe I had it in my head that anything was better than no boob at all. Well I'm not too sure that's the case. I look good in clothes, but not any better than I did with padded bras before surgery. In fact, I went to a Christmas party recently and didn't wear a bra, just petals on my nipples and a tighter fitting shirt. Even my friends who knew I was getting BA forgot and said they didn't even notice a difference. That kind of upset me considering I'm going through all this discomfort and spent all that money and no one even noticed?? But at the same time, I didn't want them to be huge and in your face and was hoping they would be understated..so why did I feel that way when no one noticed?? I don't know, I'm struggling with a bunch of crazy feelings. For instance, my hubby wanted to see me in some of my favorite sundresses that I used to wear. Well, I put one on, a lower cut dress that used to look cute on my flat chested body now looks ridiculous and inappropriate. These are dresses I would wear out with my kids and family, and now I would feel slutty wearing something like that with all that boob hanging out. I tried on my swimsuit and imagined jumping in our pool with my 13 year old boy and his friends and carrying my baby with his face right next to these big round things, drawing even more attention to them...and that made me upset. How did I not think of these things before hand? And how can I feel like I want to hide them and cover them up but also feel upset when my girlfriends don't notice them?? I'm just a jumbled up bundle of emotions and mixed feelings. Now on to how they look naked. My right breast is a different shape and dropped lower than my left so far and my nipples are way uneven, but they were a little off pre-op as well. I've developed Mondor's cord under my right breast also and it's very uncomfortable, especially when stretching my hands above my head. My nipples are insanely tender, painful even. If I don't have a bra on, I have to wear petals or band-aids on them so they don't rub on my clothes. I have a weird dent on the outer edge of my left boob, but I also had it on the right and its filled in on that side, so hopefully the left will follow suit. The lower part of both breasts, under the nipple is still kinda numb and tingley..its annoying. And the skin there is tender to the touch and when my clothes or bra rub it. My back hurts lately, but my husband said he noticed I've been slouching a lot and walking kinda hunched over. I didn't realize I was doing it until he pulled my shoulders back and told me to stand up straight. When I did that, my skin felt super tight on my chest and the breast with Mondors cord really hurt. That along with the feeling that I was sticking my boobs out all crazy, making them super noticeable when my son is around is probably why I've been walking around like that. I haven't told my 13 year old and don't plan to, he hasn't said anything and I honestly don't think he notices. I always wear bulky sweatshirts when he's around and apparently walk like a hunch back so he's none the wiser. On the bright side, my husband thinks my boobs look great and he absolutely loves them so far...at least one of us does. )-:

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How are you doing?! Are you feeling better about them?? They look great! :)
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Ssssooooo happy for you! How are your Mondor cords doing? Do they still hurt?
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Thanks so much! I only have MC on the right side, I posted a pic, its not really that bad and my PS assures me that it should go away on its own soon. It only hurts a little if I really stretch my arm as high as I can over my head, and I mean really stretch. Otherwise, I don't even notice it and it doesn't hurt at all. Oh, and you're looking so awesome, I love all the cute bras and bikini tops!! You went the perfect size, they really do fit you so well! Congrats!
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Glad you're feeling better about them. I've been wondering how you are. You look fabulous!!
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Thanks RG! I haven't been keeping up with my updates because of the holiday madness and my little guy who seems to demand my attention right when I log on here! You're looking great too, glad to hear you're boobie journey has been such smooth sailing. I'm getting there...just had a few bumps in the road, that's all! (-:
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Shnooks22, i read part of your story and i really do feel for you. Some women might feel depressed at the beginning with implants and then the feeling goes away and you end up loving them, however there are others who just can not get used to the feeling. I was one of them... it is weird because for me, it was the opposite of you. I loved them at first, but as time went by I felt very similar to you now. I looked no different then I did with a padded bra, only with more discomfort with the implants inside my skin. I ended up having them removed, and to me it was all an experience that helped me learn to accept myself. Take your time with your implants and try to take your mind off it, maybe eventually you will love them. I really wish i could have! just think that there is always a way out, but do not rush anything, and try to enjoy your breasts!
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hang in there, it's a lot to see yourself differently but try to be patient. In no time at all you will see what your husband already does and embrace your newness. Just use the sundress fiasco as a reason to buy some flattering clothing *wink* it will all work out.
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Thanks for the support Kimora! I'm already feeling much better about them, what a difference a week makes! And I think it helped that I bought some new bras and finally got some cute new tops. I'm still a little uneasy about how they look naked, but after letting them out of the bra during "sexy time" with my hubby and seeing his reaction...WOW!! He could hardly hold back! Lol! That makes me feel really good, he loves them..and I think when all is said and done, I will too!
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Believe me Shnooks you will love them. I have tried on my sundresses and a few favorite tops and at first I had that reaction omg too big. But you see in our minds we remember how it looked on us with the smaller boobs. So you will get use to seeing it with your new boobs and will be happy. Yes I get it that some of them will need to be replaced because you have a new figure now. Think of it as if you had lost weight. You would have to get some new clothes as well and then get use to your new look with the weight loss. I'm so happy with mine and loving them more everyday as a part of me. I texted my bf while he was working yesterday and just said me and the girls are missing you. It will take some time. I'm only on Day 16 and I'm thrilled and excited to go shopping and buy a few new things. You and your hubbie will enjoy the new you and don't worry too much about the kids. You can find nice things to wear without giving the appearance of skanky. I'm confident that you will make the right choices. Be sexy girl and love your body. In the long run you will be very satisfied!!! Wish you all the best and keep posting. We are helping each other one post at a time.
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Thanks for posting, even if you're not perfectly happy right now, your honesty is needed here for the other gals. Me, I'm a jumble of pre op nerves, praying that I'm not making a big mistake, not even worried about the size per se, but all the complications of 'what if'. In a few days I will be on the other side and reading your review is actually helping me feel less like a crazy woman. Take heart, by next summer you will be all dropped and if your current dresses don't seem right, go shopping!! Why hang onto a dress that doesn't fit anymore? Treat yourself!
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Sorry to hear your frustrations... I think time will ease your worries. I haven't had mine done yet but I've thought about if I'll have buyers remorse... I completely hear ya about not wanting to being too noticeable but not wanting to being unnoticeable either. I hope you just have a slight case of the boobie blues and can get past your initial feelings. You're a new you! you just need to get used to it. I hope you feel better soon!!
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Thanks for your honest post. I think it's important to post your feelings so others don't feel like they are alone if they have the same feelings. The story about you trying on your cute sundresses has me a litlte freaked out. I am a sundress junkie... it's all I wear in the summer time and on my flat petite body they look cute... I'm worried how they will fit me when I have boobs. Anyway, I know with time your outlook will change... it's still so new and when you feel crappy it's easy to be upset toward the thing that's making you feel that way especially since it was elective. I know you will feel better with time, I just have a feeling. :)
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Yes I agree totally with Mariebee. Thanks for the honest post as I'm sure you are not the only one who has felt like this before! I'm really hoping as time passes and you see more changes that you will love them! There were many outfits I wore in the past where I would say to my hubbie, "I wouldnt be able to wear this if I had boobs". Sundresses, tanktops, cute things. I know I wont be able to wear those outfits anymore because I would be sending a different message. But you know what? I got boobs for me! Not for anyone else to look at and notice. Shnooks, my heart goes out to you girl! I'm thinking it might take a bit of time to grow into them and become comfortable with them. I mean, you DID ADD something to your body right? I hope you gain confidence with em, especially after they start feeling normal and not driving you crazy! Best of thoughts being sent your way!!!
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Oh Maribee, I didn't mean to freak you out! Its just that I had this idea in my head that I would look so much better in all my summer clothes without wearing a big padded bra or no bra and being flat as a board! Then when I tried on my fav dress, the girls were so out there and in your face that I felt uncomfortable in it. My husband was like "damn, you look hot" and basically drooling on himself as I tried things on, which makes me feel awesome! And then I think of going out in public with my kids and having random men have the same reaction and all of a sudden I feel kinda skanky. I know the girls still need to drop more and will hopefully have the more natural looking appearance I was going for so I'm not that mom at the park or community pool with the "big fake boobs", ya know? I do feel better today, trying to keep my spirits up and enjoy the holidays, maybe I'll even let the girls peek out at the upcoming Christmas party! Baby steps! (-:
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No worries! Hey, since we both love sundresses perhaps it will be a good excuse to get some more. ;) I'm sure as they drop and fluff things will look a lot different. I am just like you, afraid of looking skanky and I'm sure we're not the only two to have those feelings.
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You DO look hot, and your boobs do not look too much, at least from here. Give yourself time to adjust! Your hubby should be happy that your the fine looking one with HIM! Let em drool, lolol.
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Yes, Hang in there and give it more time. Don't think of your lifestyle 6+ months from now based on your 3 week results. I know there is an level of panic when your so excited, spend the money, yet not thrilled right away. I look at mine 4 day out and think I hope they change here or there etc. Main thing is, remind yourself you are in early stages and keep expectations reasonable (we all can remind ourselves of this!) :-)
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Sunny 81 Wow thats alot.... Your hiding your breast because they are huge right now. Did think they would not be...??? Give it 6 weeks they will become normal looking breasts you won't have pain they will look normal you will feel fantastic and you won't be looking back. Why do you need to tell your son if your always in baggy attire? Why? Your not going to be jumping into water anytime soon so let your self heal, your emotions will surpass and you'll be fine. Your nipples will be super tender for about 6 weeks, it's normal and part of recovery. Your emotions is also normal, you will be hot mess for about 6 weeks, normal. The love hate thing with the girls totally normal. If you would like to read all about it, I think the websit is implantinfo.com try reading all about your emotions. You will have a different opinion, really you will understand what is happening. I wish you all the best, don't give up omg it's so early. I'm 2 months (8 weeks) and I have issues too at times. It's so normal. This whole procedure could take up to one year. Why rush mother nature. Merry Christmas, and please stop hiding them. omg!! your an adult.. Do you hide your kotex in the trash can? It's life. No one is judging you at all. Did you want Boobies? Did you think this thru? Then go forward don't look back, you probably look amazing. And no one ever said recovery to ANY Surgery was Easy...........Think about it. really!! people who break an arm, recovery 16 weeks. Look at how long it takes to recover from a simple cold. 10 days. You just had two surgeries in one day.. It's not like a knee operation ( one of your knees) you had two breasts in surgery with implants. Everything takes time. Don't be sad, be happy!! Your an amazing person, be strong. : )
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I think you meant that comment towards Shnooks22.
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Sounds like you are full of emotions. Hang in there, I think they look great. You just need to adjust to them and it may take some time.
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Hang in there, keep your head up, this just sounds like crazy emotions, you will drop and fluff and love them!
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Crazy emotions was right, I was a mess! But I'm feeling soooo much better about them this week, thanks for the support!!
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I think it just takes patience. Hang in there. I think you look awesome!
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I'm sorry you are so frustrated... This will pass and you will have amazing boobies that feel like a part of you!!! :) hang in there!
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Thanks so much, I'm just a little down today and having some regrets. I go back and forth between liking them and hating them like 10 times a day! I will update my review and add pics later when my little one goes to bed, he interupts me every time I start to update.
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