Finally Getting the Breasts Ive Always Wanted - Nashville, TN

This is it. The last 5 months have been a test not...

This is it. The last 5 months have been a test not only to my strength but to my sanity as well. After dealing with the struggles of life, Ive finally decided to do something for myself and get the breasts I've always wanted. My surgery is 10 days away. Im so incredibly excited but a little nervous as well. I've always been very self conscious of the size of my breasts barely filling a 34A cup bra. I am 26 years old but people tell me everyday I look like I'm about 12. It will be nice to finally feel like a woman and have that boost in confidence I have wanted for so long. I have never had surgery before so that aspect of it terrifies me. Im going with silicone implants under the muscle and getting anywhere from 300-350CCs. Everyone around me so far has been extremely supportive. I have not told my inlaws so when I come home for Thanksgiving, I'll have a little surprise for them. :) Everything is all set up and ready to go. Im very happy with my PS so far. I went to a couple different consulatations before deciding. He offered me everything I wanted. The next 10 days are going to drag but really, I can't wait for that first trip to Victoria Secret when I won't feel like such a joke walking inside.
My surgery is scheduled for the 24th also! Time is flying by to me.. I'm trying to start a review on here but I'm having Issues but good luck hun!
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That's very exciting! Good for you!! :D
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Thank you for taking the time to share your journey on RealSelf! That's nice you have you have support from your family. Here are some items you may want to have on hand for your recovery. Keep us posted...you're almost there!

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Picture with a swim suit top

Good luck this week! Do you have someone to help you the first few days of your recovery?

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My husband will be there and my mom is coming into town. I'll definitely be taken care of.
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We r having surgery on the same day. I live about an hr away from nashville. But im having my ba done in birmmingham al. (: good luck to you!
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The before

The surgery is in 3 days. I'm getting nervous and very excited. I wanted to post a before pic and I will also post an after.
Congrats for your upcoming surgery date!!! Can't wait to see after pics
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Thanks!
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Thank you. I will post them the moment I can.
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Today's the day.

I am on my way. In just a few hours I'll wake up with my new boobies. Can't be more excited. I'm so nervous. Just want it to be over.
How is ur recovery goin girl? Im having alot of pressure. Thats allim havin. No pain. :) hope your doin well sweetie! Happy heailing.
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Recovery is easier than I thought it would be. I do have a lot of pressure as you do. Have you taken a peek yet?
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Very excited for you!
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1st day

I'm not really experiencing very much pain just more pressure than anything. I took a peek a little while ago and I am completely in love. I've taken a few pain pills and am using a large wedge pillow when I lay down. My husband bought me a balloon that says congratulations on your twins. I'll update again soon.

After pic

Love them!
They look good girl!
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I havent. Im goin to wait till I see my ps tomorrow on my post op appointment. Yours are looking great! Happy healing!
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2nd day post op

I am extremely sore this morning. My husband has to help me get out of bed. I was only taking 1 pain pill at a time yesterday but am now taking 1 1/2. I still have a lot of tightness. Not too bad as long as I keep taking prescriptions.

Side view

Incision day 1

My ps used liquid bandaid.

Twins

How big did you end up going? Did you decide before surgery or did Dr. Hueneke decide while doing the procedure?? They look great, hope you are feeling well.
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I told him I wanted anywhere from 300-350CCs. He put 325 in one breast and 350 in the other. They are so swollen right now.
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Look great so far. LOVE the twins balloon lol
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Day 3 post op

Pretty sore today. Got up and took a shower without assistance from my husband. I put on a new sports bra and ouch. There's so much more pressure with this bra. I guess I have to break it in. My husband is taking me out today to buy a Halloween costume. Everyday has been getting a little easier. He will probably have to help me change.
They look great!
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Day 4 post op

Today has been the hardest out of all days. I was very sick this morning from the pain pills. I couldn't eat. I was prescribed zofran for nausea. It has helped. It's also my first day home alone as my husband went back to work. I ended up calling a cab to get a smoothie. Mum back to work tomorrow and that terrifies me. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

Post op day 5

Post op day 5 side

Post op day 5

Boo to bloat

I'm still extremely bloated. Sometimes it's hard to eat with all the medication. I'm currently taking Tylenol and my antibiotic since I've had so much trouble with the pain pills.

I had an extremely rough night last night having my husband tell me he doesn't like my new set of twins. That's fine, although hurtful I have to remind myself that I did it for myself not for him. I know they will fall into place and be beautiful in time. He doesn't have to look at them anymore either. I'll keep them all to myself. My left incision is extremely sore. Somehow throughout the night I got so hot that I tried to pull my long sleeve shirt over my head and pulled my bra up too. When I woke up and realized what I was doing I was hurting pretty bad.

I'm having a pretty rough morning this morning so far. I meet for my 1 week post op appointment tomorrow. Hope everything goes ok. Need to buy a new sports bra. This one needs to be washed and the other one feels to small. Hope today gets better. I'm feeling pretty down in the dumps. Off to work.
I'm sorry you're going through some rough feelings, especially with the hubs not (at the moment ) as excited as you were!! I'm so glad to hear that your surgery and recovery are going better than others I've read, that's definitely something to be happy about! One day at a time, then all of this will be behind you :)
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My husband and I have taken some time apart. I did this for myself not for him. My recovery is getting a little easier everyday. When I start to feel sad I look down and am reminded that I FINALLY HAVE BOOBS! :)
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sorry your having such a difficult recoveryand the husband is being stubborn.chin up girl and just remember the light at the end of the tunnel.do u thinkyour man realizes how much more aattention your going to get and maybe is getting jealous.thats my hubbys problem.praying your recovery speeds up.I think you will be super hot!
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Day 9 post op

Changing everyday.
Looking good! I'm one day pre op and I feel great! Sorry about your relationship drama... Hope you heal well and take it easy!
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Thank you I plan to. All those issues is what made me do something for myself and get these boobies in the first place :)
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Oh no, girl! That's unfortunate he seems to be taking this pretty hard, despite the fact that it doesn't mean the girl he knows and married has changed! You're still you just physically different, like someone who gains or loses weight, you know? So sorry :( I hope really, things work out and get back to normal :) wishing you everything!! Chin up! Thanks for posting your journey!
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Stretch marks

Anyone else worried about getting stretch marks on the sides? I think the marks are from my sports bra but now I'm paranoid. ????
It's really unfortunate bout your husband. You can do this on your own, you show him!
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Sorry about yourhubby..you did do this for you and you deserve to feel good and look good so there..he will have to get over his insecurities!
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Swim suit top

Looking good in the bikini top! Those lines look just like bra imprints, not stretch marks. Keep on healing
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They look so good!! What a great job your PS did!
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They are looking great.
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Healing up.

The swelling has gone down. I wish I would have went a little bigger.
hang in there. they are going to look bigger when they drop and are not being pressed down by your pec muscles. ;)
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The marks that worry me are on the outside of my breasts. They are hard to see.
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Yeah, hard to tell in the photo. Please let us know the outcome :)
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Probably paranoia

I am extremely paranoid to end up with stretch marks on the sides of my breasts. I've been using coco butter to try and prevent this. I hope it's just paranoia. :(
You look so pretty in the swim top.
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They look lovely!! Your incision looks great and they are dropping !! I can't see skin tears as how skin that's stretched too far too fast does. You look wonderful!!
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Bra lines

I hate the bra lines but I'm stuck in these bras until the 18th. I'm still pretty sore. I miss doing hot yoga and running. I can't wait to get back at it. On Thursday I wi start applying scar treatment cream to my incisions. I still have liquid band aid around my incisions. My ps said to rub it off but not to pick at it. It's not coming off and it looks terrible. I want to go to Victoria secret tomorrow and get fitted in a bra.
Thank you!! It's so exciting. Truly the first time I've put one on and it actually fit
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I think I'm just paranoid. I would not be happy if I needed up with stretch marks.
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Totally understandable, but keep your chin up! ((hugs))
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First trip to Victoria Secret

Went to Victoria Secret today and was measured for a bra. At first she brought me a 32 C to try on but it was so small. I ended up in a 32 DD. Woah! The sales lady there said I was still very swollen and should probably wait a couple more weeks to purchase a bra. I'll probably end up in a 32D which is much bigger than I expected. It makes me extremely happy!!!!
You look amazing!! I am looking at getting around 325-345 and was worried they would be smaller than I would like, but yours make me feel better :)
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I wish I would have went a little bigger. I was shocked that the lady said I was a 32dd. I'm very happy with them. Maybe just a little greedy. Have you scheduled your ba?
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No dates booked yet unfortunately. Need to save up the money. Hoping to have enough to be able to get them done July/august next year. It feels so far away :(
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3 week post op

I started using Mederma today and I hope it helps to fade the scar. I'm still having a bit of pain but Advil really helps. One breast is still more swollen than the other but they are starting to drop. I love, love, love them!!! My next appointment is on Monday. The nurse left one of my sutures in and has to cut it out. Anyone else had that issue?

Congratulations! You're doing great and you look great. Try to keep your chin up about the hubby and focus on taking it easy and healing. Your body and mind have been through a lot lately. Hang in there! (Would you like to put your doctor's name in the doc box instead of Plas Surg Affil?)

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Follow up Appointment

I went to my follow up appointment with the doctor yesterday. He said all was well and that I could get back to exercising slowly. I can use an elliptical and run just as long as I wear a supportive bra and not allow the girls to bounce too much. No planks during yoga or any type of exercise requiring me to lay on my stomach or work chest muscles. I'm still a little sore at times. Still sleeping on my back so I'm not sleeping very well on top of everything else. The swelling has gone down quite a bit.
What number did you get? 350?
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350 in my right and 325 on my left.
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32d Bra

Yay for real bras!
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Starting to feel like mine.

I'm hurting very little these days unless I just do too much. I'm still wearing my sports bra. Regular bras are not comfortable yet. My scars are fading more each day. The Mederma is working. YAY! They are finally starting to feel like they are part of my body until it bend over and walk too fast. The husband and I have officially called it quits. My new additions are helping me get through it all as silly as that sounds. The first thing I've ever done for myself and I absolutely love them.
so sorry to hear about your husband and you.we are all here for you! they look fantastic,keep your chin up you got this.everything happens for a reason right.
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It's been a rough ride and I'm ready to put myself first for the first time in my adult life. Thanks for the support. It means more that you could ever know!
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They look incredible !
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Feel like part of me

They finally feel like they have always been a part of my body. I do still feel a little pain occasionally but it's not bad. Still haven't bought new clothes but I love the way my shirts fit now.
Your confidence must be through the roof! Young and fabulous in Nashville! Best of luck with your new independence, it can't be easy, but you deserve to be happy.
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Thank you!!! This has definitely helped me deal with my situation. When I start to feel sad I just look in a mirror or give them a little squeeze :D
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Along the way

I was so shocked to see these pictures side by side. What a difference.
Yay! I'm so happy for you! He did a great job! Has your swelling gone down? Do you know what size you ended up at?
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Just beautiful.
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Thanks!!! I love them!
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