Hi everyone! I'm considering a BA for fall 2013...
Had my first consultation!
So, I nervously sat through my first breast augmentation consultation this week! I've been looking forward to it for weeks now! The PS is not highly recognized in my area but he operated on me a few years ago when I needed to have a growth removed. So I figured, I trusted him with a tumor, might as well meet with him, find out if he's the Dr for this procedure. So, I went to my appt armed with wish pics, and pics of what I don't want. Told him I'd like to be a full c cup. I told him that based on before/after pics I've seen online that I might like to try 400cc implants. But after all the measurements he said 400s are too big and recommended 300-350 cc under the muscle. I'm happy with that. I mean, whatever makes me a c cup is fine with me :) I'm not sure i will select this PS in the end. He does less than 30 elective BAs a year, the rest are reconstructive surgeries. There's a dr in Birmingham who does lots and lots of booooobies every year for half the price (I'm sure some of you ladies out there know who I'm talking about!) I'd like to consult with him, and probably another PS in Nashville too before make this decision. I feel that choosing the right surgeon really is the most important decision on this journey. I want this person to know exactly how to take what I have and make it the best that it can be. Not just "better." I'm sure any board certified surgeon can stuff implants in my chest successfully, but I'm really looking for the surgeon who has vision. Not to mention, plenty of experience. So ladies feel free to point me in the right direction! I'm all ears! Thanks so much! Love this web site! Good luck to everyone getting surgery this week!
PS: I'm 32 years old, 5'4", and 125lbs. I'm prob a 34A/B cup, desiring full C cups. I have two precious kids and a wonderful hubby! He's pretty excited for bigger boobies! Time to upgrade my flat, lifeless pancakes for some knockers worth noticing! :)
A little bit more about me...
I realized i haven't posted much about myself yet, or what has brought me to this point in my life: one way ticket to Boobsville
I'm 32 years old. I have 2 elementary school aged children, I breast fed both for about a year when they were infants. Before children, a time in my life I refer to as "B.C.", I was somewhere between a B/C cup, and fully confident in my body and never ever ever considered a BA. But when i breastfed, my perky boobs turned into D cup milk jugs (which was nice!!!) but of course they deflated. Even after that i still felt that i looked ok. My breasts and the rest of my body had been affected by having kids, but thats to be expected. My breasts were still somewhat perky, not too much sagging. But then, it happened.... About a year and a half ago, I made some choices to eat and live healthier. I lost 10 pounds and kept it off. I feel great, but my boobs turned into bee stings and I know they won't come back. :(
I'm at the point where I'm self conscious wearing bathing suits. And i'm shy in front of my husband. The damage has been done and I'm so flat now, I look like a child. I refuse to wear shirts or dresses that won't allow for my padded bra. Which, speaking of bras, ahem, I wear VS Bombshell size 34C. I literally walked into the store a few months ago and said, "I can't afford a boob job right now, so I need the next best thing!" And so hence the Bombshell bra... It adds two cup sizes! And so I figured, here I am, walking around in a bra that is so padded, it actually has MEMORY FOAM in it! Yes, mattress padding!! The illusion looks great under clothes, but now I feel self conscious when I hug people, ESP men. I've had friends tell me I'm "stabbing" them with my ultra padded bra when we hug. Ugh, it's just embarrassing :(
Another issue I'm tired of dealing with is I look great with my bra on, but when I take it off for bathing suits and ESP sports bras, the difference is so obvious. If anyone was paying attention, it's easy to tell I wear a heavy duty padded bra. So sometimes, I feel like I can't win for losing. I feel like the girl in school who obviously stuffs her bra. LOL.
So here I am. Not just toying with the idea anymore. And then my husband seals the deal. He says, "if you save money for one breast, I'll pay for the other." Haha! I stay
at home and don't have an income so I thought, I will find ways to make extra money! Done deal! Where do I sign!?! :)
So that's when the real discussions for a BA began on a real level with my husband. We flirted with the idea for months, and I dismissed it every time. Not sure why. Guess I just never thought I'd go thru with it. Or could afford it. Plus, I wasn't sure I was ready to be one of "those" women....
Looking back, I guess I was quick to judge women who got boob jobs and I thought I def fell into a category of women who want to stay "el naturel" and would never consider cosmetic surgery. Well, I was young. What can I say!? LOL! Plus, i really didnt know anyone personally back then who had a boob job.
About 10 years ago, my stepmother had her breasts done after having her kids. Even tho i have a great relationship with her and i saw her amazing new breasts in bathing suits, etc, i still never thought I would make the same choice! Then sometime after that my mom had some cosmetic work done. And as years passed, I became friends with wonderful gals who had work done too. And all of those things, I would say, gave me the confidence to consider going under the knife. I have dealt with that voice in my head who says, "what will everyone think? It will be obvious that you got a boob job! What will your family say? Your friends? Your church family? You kids? Your daughter?"
And I just had to come to terms with it. It's not out of the question to replace what was once there. Thank God we live in that day and age. Plus, I'm already wearing a "boob job in a bra" bra. Yes, people will probably know, but they will look amazing and people will probably just be jealous mostly :) My husband loves me and supports me the way I am, but I think full C cup boobs will be fun for the both of us. So, hey! Why not!!?
Once i started looking at before/after pics, and found this web site, I realized I'm not alone. So many women never thought they'd find themselves here but it is what it is and it's ok to not only WANT but HAVE great breasts again! I've sacrificed a lot to be a good mom! Now it's time to do a little upgrading for myself. Nothing wrong with that at all. I mean, I already "pretend" I have great breasts. Now it's just time to go through with it, once and for all.
So, with all that said, I'm planning to get through this summer, enjoy swimming on the lake and at the pool with my kids, then in October go in for the procedure. One last sizzling summer with my itty bitty titties. Then I'm soooooo trading them in :)
I'm CERTAIN this is what I want!
It's kinda hard not to think about dream boobs when everyone's walking around in bathing suits.
I started looking around. Who's are real? Who's are fake? Noticing the women who's were obviously fake compared to the women who looked naturally great....
It became very apparent to me: I AM CERTAIN I want breast implants! I left the water park feeling very confident this is a decision I'm ready to commit to and that I'm very excited about. Not every woman desires bigger breasts. But I do! And I'm very fortunate that I'm in a place in my life, after having children, that me and my husband are able to afford them.
I won't have the procedure done until October or Nov but I am so excited! I am so envious of the women in Boobie Land, looking great in their clothes and bathing suits. One day, that will be me :)
GETTING SOOOOO EXCITED!
That said, I'm going to select Dr. Hedden in Birmingham, AL (3 hours out of state for me) as my PS. I actually haven't had a consult with him yet but I've read nothing but great reviews and he does TONS of BA's each year with lots of great before/after pics so I'm confident in him. I called his office this morning and am taking first steps to getting the train rolling to Cleavage City. Gonna email his staff with some before pics and my stats and then we will go from there. No official surgery date yet but will get that figured out soon enough. Lots of things to coordinate since my hubs will have to go w me to the surgery and my mom will have to hang out with my 2 kids while we are away. They both work so lots of schedule juggling coming down the pike!
Also, I LOVE those lace bralettes from Urban outfitters some of you ladies are wearing post BA. They are adorable and look so sexy on new breasts. I went ahead and ordered several because I know that's one of the first things I'm gonna wanna buy! If you like them too you might wanna check out their web site. when i ordered mine last week some of the colors were on sale, reduced to $9.99 from $16.99. Just wanted to share!
Best of luck to all u ladies about to have surgery! I hope it all goes well!
XXX before pics :)
The Bombshell Effect
Surgery date set!
Only 42 more days!
Anyway, I'm on board matter how scared I am. Bigger fuller boobs, here I come!! I mean, who wants to wear a bra stuffed with mattress padding around in this summer heat anymore?! I'm so ready to toss out my bombshell bras and get on with my life! :) 42 more days!!! Come quick!
Things to look forward to...
Well, I don't know how long it will be before I am back with an update so thank you to everyone who has reached out to me, said hello, left encouraging comments of support.... You all have been so nice and helpful and supportive. Good luck to everyone with upcoming surgeries and happy healing to all y'all on the other side! I will join your ranks, one day! Xoxoxo!
Had a Skype consult with Dr Hedden
(no email, no phone,) until we Skyped yesterday. That was starting to wear on my uneasy nerves, that i had selected a dr (based on good prices and reviews) without ever speaking to the man. So i set up the Skype with his coordinator to give myself some peace of mind.
So, in case anyone is wondering, Dr Hedden is very nice and friendly, and like most busy doctors, very "to the point". Even though I Skyped my consult, I was put in rotation with other patients he had that morning and had to wait my turn like everyone else. My wait time was only 20minutes and he apologized for my wait before we began talking about my surgery. To sum it all up, I am sure Dr Hedden is a fabulous dr with a nice bed side manner. However I have my concerns. Mostly, he spent very little time with me and did not ask me what my desired outcome was. He basically said, do the rice test and whatever size you like most is what we will do. I was puzzled when he said that any size between 300-450ccs would give me a great result and that I could pick whatever I wanted. We were Skyping, so obviously he did no measurements. I was shocked actually that without even seeing me an my breast tissue in person that he would say 450cc would work for me. I am def not being negative towards Dr Hedden! He's the expert! Not me! But I was thrown when he said "pick whatever size you want, you will look great!" I guess I was hoping for more guidance from him on selecting a size. I am very concerned about going too big and also about bottoming out. I have seen plenty of women with perfect results and i dont see any reason i cant have the same! it comes down to sizes! i have had one other consult with another dr, and he warned me based on my measurements, not to go higher than 350 for the best results. So I am confused and not sure what to do! I would like to select Dr Hedden when I am ready for my surgery but I am very concerned he will let me go too big. I guess I am looking for more of a "let's put our minds together and find what would be perfect on you" relationship with my surgeon. Not saying Dr Hedden wouldn't do that if I asked him to. But he really left those decisions up to me during our consult. Hmmmmm, what to do? Any advice on sizes would be appreciated!
All systems go! Detour OVER!
Consult moved to THIS Friday!
I get to meet Dr Hueneke and try on fun sizers and decide on a CC number! And do paperwork and bloodwork. It's finally all happening! Woohoo! ( . ) ( . ) !!!!!
Consult with Dr Heueneke = 2 thumbs WAY UP!
We decided on Mentor silicone,
350-400cc's, moderate plus profile. Dr H will decide exactly which size works best once I'm in surgery, but I do know he won't go higher than 400. Not gonna work on my frame.
I'm feeling very good about my decision to change surgeons and stay closer to home. I feel excited and ready for my big day, which is less than 2 weeks away! Woohoo!!!!
Good luck to all you ladies out there! :)
Getting ready and excited!
Not much to report....
I'M REALLY EXCITED!!!!!! Yippee!
Oh and I also bought some soup and Tylenol for my post-op and have been researching what foods I should eat/avoid. And I called the hospital for my Pre-Admission Testing. Check, check, check!
Tomorrow I plan on paying all the fees and crossing one more day off the calendar! Trying to curb all my worries and fears and anxieties and focus on enjoying this experience and journey for what it is! After 2 kids and weight loss, new boobs are a gift that I plan on enjoying very much
And I feel like I'm as prepared as I can be, thanks to all you Real Self peeps! Soup, crackers, bendy straws, a supportive pillow, sports bras that close in front, extra strength Tylenol, blanket and pillows and a sprite for the ride home after surgery...just to name a few! Check!!!! I do wish I had been stricter on my pre-op diet
(low sodium, no alcohol, lots of water, etc) but hey, Labor Day weekends can be hard on a girl's best intentions! Haha!
I went shopping today with a friend and I got some new Large bathing suit tops from Victoria Secret on sale that I'm excited to try on post-op! I hope they will fit. With it still being warm outside i thought i might need to snag a few swim tops in a larger size while they are still on store shelves. hopefully they will accommodate my new additions! I am hoping I will NOT be able to wear a single bra or bathing suit top that I already own once this is all over!
Well, I guess that's it! Just needed to get a few things off my chest.....pun intended. Lol! Good night ladies!
On the other side and I'm feeling amazing!
Dr Hueneke put 400cc's in my righty and 375cc in my lefty because it's a tad larger. I had mod plus profile, silicone. I'm only a few hours post-op and am still medicated and recovering in my hospital bed. I woke up feeling GREAT! Even tho I'm very swollen and it's still early, I am very pleased. I can't explain how cool it was to wake up and see my breasts again. The boobs similar to the ones I used to have when I breast fed. I know I'm only at the beginning of my healing process but for now I'm just so thrilled and amazed and ecstatic and feeling so good :) here's a quick pic! Thanks for all the comments and well wishes everyone! They mean so much!
my surgery and recovery....
When I woke up I was sooo tired and drowsy. I remember laying in the big recovery room listening to all the nurses help the other patients who had outpatient surgeries. I was laying there trying to take a look at my new boobs as best I could but I really couldn't keep my eyes open! They rolled me back to my private room where we did all the pre op stuff and I was rejoined by my hubs. I was so out of it, but not any pain or pressure or soreness yet. I felt good! We stayed in recovery longer than we had planned bc I was having a really hard time getting on my feet to use the bathroom or get dressed or get in a wheelchair. We stayed until in the afternoon just dozing and napping. Then we headed home around 2pm maybe, my hubs got my scripts filled. Came home and crashed alllllll day! I had no appetite so I nibbled on crackers and chicken noodle soup and Gatorade and water all day. I barely got out of bed! I couldn't, I still felt really loopy and dizzy! I started my Percocet and antibiotic as soon as we got home. I must say my chest hurts quite a bit. Like horrible soreness and pressure! I thought about just using Tylenol but I think the pain killer is doing a better job. I would say my over all pain level is like a 4, even tho my chest really hurts! Ouch! I have not seen my breasts entirely nude yet, have not come out of my recovery bra yet for fear it will hurt too bad to put it bck on! My boobs look HUGE! Realllllly reallllly big! I know I'm swollen and they will need months to settle but I did panic a little yesterday bc I think they are too big. But that's easy to think when you don't have big boobs and then the next day you do!! Just a lot to take in and get used to! A little overwhelming! Overall I am excited, but I have been more focused on recovery for now. One step at a time! Good luck to everyone today!!
2 days Post Op....
3 days post op....
4 days post op....
5 days post op...
To feel sexier. And thus, we ARE sexier! And looking at my before/after pics, I think to myself... I was a woman before, but i didn't look full grown. Now, I feel I am embracing a side of myself that's growing into more of a woman, one that I didn't know I could be. More confident, more sexual. It feels good! If that makes any sense!?! LOL! Well, Good night chickies! Best of luck to all you boobie buddies out there!
Random side note....
6 days post op....
Honorary shout out
~In honor of D is for Daphne
One full boobalicious week! 7 days PO!
In other news, I was thinking today on some things. I don't know where else in the universe to put these random thoughts I have about breast aug except for right here, so here's a few rambling ideas I would like to share...
I did not get a breast aug to make me a happy person. I already am one. But do i feel happier now that I look the way I do? You betcha! Beauty on the inside is still more important to me than how I look on the outside, and if/when my child ever asks me about my surgery I will repeat that importance. My reasons for this surgery are pretty simple: I didn't need, but wanted to have fuller better looking breasts. I thought about it for a long time and I saved my money. I was scared and almost chickened out several times. But I'm so glad I did this. For me. And for my husband, as a bonus. Knowing what I know now that I'm in Boobieland, yes I absolutely would have done this sooner! I feel amazing! And I deserve that. I do wonder sometimes, what is this special power an amazing rack has on our society. Don't know what it is about gorgeous tits that men and women alike are so drawn to...But now that I'm feeling better about my own, I feel a huge boost! And I'm so thankful for that :)
2 weeks with my new ladies
Old bra, new boobs!
Almost 3 weeks PO pics
I never expected them to be perfect after augmentation! But I get annoyed when I look at righty in the mirror and I just wish I didn't feel that way. I could choose to overlook these minor issues, and most of the time I do. But like I said, I'm giving an honest review here. My one month follow up appt is next week. I'm really hoping Dr Hueneke will tell me I still need more time and that things will smooth themselves out eventually. I keep telling myself that, and some of you have made the same comments, but since things haven't changed much lately, there is always that nagging concern.
In other news, I am finally sleeping comfortably on my sides. Took me a while to get there! Maybe because I never massaged? I feel slight pain and discomfort when I wear my underwire bra but thats about it really. I can go all day now with no aches or pains. My nipples are still really sore and I'm still numb from my nipple down to my crease incisions. My boobs chill and freeze at night before bed for some reason.....?? I'm still not lifting anything heavier than a milk jug or doing any house cleaning (dr's orders) but maybe that will all be behind me by next week after my follow up. I keep my new puppies pretty covered up most of the time so I haven't had one single person corner me about whether I've had something done :) here are some pics I've taken at random since my last update, and some old ones to show the issues I'm still having with righty. Cheers, everyone!
Celebrating one month!
One month follow up!
Words of happiness and relief about my boobs: all the unevenness in size and weird dents and bulges smoothed themselves over when I hit my one month mark. Boom! overnight, issues resolved just like that! ladies, don't fret over size issues til you hit the one/two month mark. its jut a waste of your time. I worried and worried and it was all for not. I should've known my Dr knows what he's doing! Duh! Also My boobs are settling nicely and appear to be even in size and shape. They are soft and squishy and jiggle around like natural boobs. They are still a little sore to the touch and also a little numb but that's also on the up and up with each passing day. They don't chill or freeze at night anymore. They mostly just hang around and be awesome.
Words of praise and gratitude for Dr Hueneke:
He is truly an awesome dr! No offense to anyone who needed these things after their surgery (truly!!) but Dr Hueneke doesn't use straps or bandages or drains. I was sent home in my recovery bra and that's all! I'm not sure why some drs use the straps and the drains and all that when some drs don't. All i know is his skill and precision allowed me to have beautiful results immediately, and with no bruising whatsoever, which was shocking to me. I bruise VERY easily! He does not recommend massages, which i was thankful for. Also, he's just a cool, down to earth, nice guy. For example, I showed up 45 min early to my appt this week in the off chance maybe I could get in and out and be on with my hectic day. I arrived during the lunch hour and everyone was on break so I was prepared to wait until my appt time. But dr Huenke said no problem! He did it all himself like a One Man Show, he even booked my next appt for me at the reception desk! just so that he could respect my time and not interrupt his staff while they had lunch. (Sidenote, he did ask one of his female workers to step in for a moment while he performed his quick exam/check up on me.) just an all around top notch dr! They make every effort at his practice to treat their patients with every care and courtesy. So pleased!
6 months post op.... All good things
Since my surgery was late in the summer last year, I'm looking forward to my first bathing suit season! They've been under wraps this winter, and I'm excited to unleash the puppies soon :)
Here are some recent pics I took. Hope all is well with each of you who are reading this! Xoxoxo
Dr Hueneke did a wonderful job on my breast augmentation. I love my results! He is a skilled surgeon, and has a very calming, laid-back bedside manner. Very easy to talk to, and he never seems rushed. Each associate I met or spoke with was professional, organized, friendly and genuine. From start to finish, I enjoyed a top-rated experience! I have already recommended Dr Hueneke to my family and friends! I gave 5 out 5 stars in each category above because I couldn't be happier with the treatment I received, and because Dr Hueneke and his team deserve them!