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Hard to Believe It's Really Happening - New Mexico
- posted 1 year ago
- updated 1 year ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $5,600
- Dr. Miguel Gallegos (New Mexico)
Hello ladies. Here's my story and I'm so...
- 5 Mar 2012
- 15 days pre
Hello ladies. Here's my story and I'm so glad to tell it as I am glad to hear your stories as well. I am a 41 year old mother of 3. I had always been satisfied with my breast size, not so happy about a small about of asymmetry but it wasn't bad enough to go under the knife for, in my opinion. I was really happy with my breasts when I was nursing! Just within the last couple of years I have begun to feel the effects of time and gravity on my breasts. I went through a divorce about 3 years ago and lost a good deal of weight rather quickly and don't feel that my breasts handled that sudden drop very well. So for the first time in my life really I started thinking about breast augmentation. I went to a consultation a year ago then talked myself out of it saying that my breasts are fine and that I'm being greedy and besides the operation is expensive and somewhat risky. A year later I still want to improve the look and feel of my breasts so I'm doing it! I had consultations with four surgeons this time around and have settled on one.
My surgery date is March 21, 2012. That is just 16 days from now. I go back and forth between excitement and anxiety, sometimes daily. The final outcome, the end result, seems like it is kind of up to chance in a lot of ways. Theres no way of knowing exactly what my breasts will look like after surgery, exactly what size they will be and what size implant it will take to reach my goal, and if my goal is reasonable for my body, and if I will need to have follow up surgeries. I want to be a 34DD, starting from 34B, is that too big of a jump. Do I increase my risk of complications like bottoming out or having my breasts drop to the sides leaving a gap and no cleavage by going that much bigger? If not, will 450 CC's get me to a DD? That is my current dilemma - size. If anyone could chime in on that I would really appreciate it. :) I feel like I need to speak with my surgeon again but I have already had two consultations with him and have increased the size of the implant twice already. not sure how much more of me he will be willing to tolerate! Lol My stats are - Bra - 34B Ribcage - 29 BWD - 12 Height - 5'5" Weight - 130 Goal - 34DD provided this size increase wouldn't be too risky for me I look forward to your feedback!
Hello. So Sunday I made rice sizers that are...
- 6 Mar 2012
- 14 days pre
Today is kind of a big day because I paid for the surgery in full!! I also took my 34DD bra to the doctors office with me and tried it on with the implants in their office. Since we will be using 450 on the left and 475 on the right I decided to try on 400 and 425 implants today because the nurse said that in my size range about 50 CC's is kind of lost to compression of the implant and I thought I might get a better feel for the actual outcome by trying on smaller implants. I am happy with that look and feel so I THINK I'm done stressing out about the size. ;(
It's 5 days till my surgery and I have been...
- 15 Mar 2012
- 6 days pre
This is the morning of the day of surgery. It was...
- 21 Mar 2012
- On day of treatment
I will update as soon as I feel up to it and I'm setting my mind to that being this evening.
The day after surgery I have felt fine. some...
- 22 Mar 2012
- 1 day post
I'm going to try to post some pics I took today,
Ok day two post op n feeling really well. Out to...
- 23 Mar 2012
- 2 days post
Just wanna let you all know that my recovery is...
- 24 Mar 2012
- 3 days post
My implants are riding quite high and I understand that is normal for this time. I am looking forward to seeing what they look like after dropping. I have been a good girl and have been wearing my strap and bra 24/7 but removing them to shower is such a wonderful treat.
Day 5 post op - This was my fist day back to...
- 26 Mar 2012
- 5 days post
Glad I found a relief.
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Today is the day of surgery so I don't feel I can accurately answer the "was it worth it" question but I believe that Dr. Gallegos will do a fantastic job and I will be SO pleased with my results! :)