34B to 34DD! :) Sientra Silicone Smooth Round HPs

Hi, Ive had a TT/Lipo. Now I'm ready for the BA. ...

Hi, Ive had a TT/Lipo. Now I'm ready for the BA. Feeling very good about my doc and am thrilled with what she's done for me so far.

This would be the completion of my Mommy Makeover. I am a mom of two kids (ages 10 and 8 years old) and breast fed both but for a very short time. Still, the damage is done. I've already had a TT and Lipo this past September. Don't ask me why I'm not freaking out over more recovery time. Especially when this time - I'm not taking time off of work (I have none, maxed it out for the year!). Ha. I'm really excited and am looking forward this last permanent fix.

Currently my date is tentatively set for December 5th in the afternoon, to be confirmed by my Doc.

My stats

I'm 39 yrs old. I weigh 125lbs. On my docs scale it's 122. Needless to say I like her scale better loll.
My skin is thin and I've lost volume.

Per my Breast wall measurements I should go no larger than 300cc. I'm comfortable with 265cc. Doc will bring in 286cc as well just in case.

I thought I wanted "gummy bear" implants but I'm completely happy with my choice of silicone.
I've had a tummy tuck earlier this year too. Even though my ps did an amazing job, his quote for a BA is a little too high for me so I'm shopping around. Good luck! Can't wait to see your results.
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Dr Kiran Polavarapu 212-979-4493 I didn't link my tummy tuck with my BA name I should have Sorry for the confusion!!
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Hey why didn't you get them done together (thats my TT profile below, btw)? Folks ask me but honestly I REALLY just had to have the TT done. The bewbs were not the concern but now....

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My TT journey (Keeping it sep from my BA journey for some crazy reason).

What noone ever tells you about breast implants

I found the history timeline on them interesting. Also - the cc sizing as compared to fruit. Now I have a better idea of where in the 200s I should go without worrying. :)

http://www.antell-md.com/newyorkplasticsurgeon/media/Glamour_complete_web.pdf
We have the same surgery day!! Hoping it goes well for you too.
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Thanks! I have to get a mammo and scheduling that now during T'giving holiday has been a challenge but this Friday at 3:30pm I'm gonna get er done! My first!
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Mammogram scheduled!

Got that done today. That was a challenge. Luckily I do not need a referral or have to meet an age requirement. Just need to be "in network" and I'm covered.

Another hurdle jumped.

Reading other BA experiences is very informative!

I feel bad not sharing as much as others do. It's weird because I feel like I shared so much with TT and now I'm quiet. I am most likely internalizing it all. I haven't shopped for supplies or prepared here at home either. It's as if this BA is not happening or that I am totally ignoring it until after my pre-op on 12/2. I'm worried about recovery and not having enough time off for it - but then I'm also positive that if i need more days I'll just take them. I'm going into this thinking that it will not be close to the recovery of a TT. So I'm mentally preparing myself. ;)

Plus, I am thinking a LOT about size. So much to process...
I'm so jealous!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to see the results heck I might follow your footsteps again ;)
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Aww! Yeah I was supposed to be patient and wait until next year around end of Feb or early March..but....I convinced hubby to look at the Jan schedule with me..and somehow we started looking at December too...honestly it would have been mid Jan if this date did not work out because I'm freakin' packed with stuff and obligations otherwise. LOL.. WISH ME LUCK!!!
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CCs...Ccccconfused!!!

So I am looking at a lot of reviews on BLs w/implants and just BA's in general trying to get an idea of my very own "wish" pics but based in reality. Looking at real experiences here on RealSelf is very helpful! But now I'm confused. I was thinking of implants around 265cc with MAYBE 286cc...

But now I'm wondering if I want over 300cc? That the mid 200cc range is too conservative. I want a full look.

Advice anyone? Of course all of this I will discuss during pre-op with my doc but if I'm an empty B cup - I need to really think hard and fast about what amount of CCs is going to bring me into the Ds effectively. I want a nice set of Ds..not full C. :)
Initially I was simply hoping for a full C....but then I realized that was what I was settling for, and I really needed to focus more on what I really wanted. After looking at tons of wish pic (mainly clothed) I found that I really wanted a bigger size. I ended up getting 600cc HP Silicone unders, and I love them. I know if I woulda got something smaller than what I really wanted....boob envy woulda sent me rushing in for a revision to go bigger. Now 600cc may not be for you.... but you should look at as many (clothed) wish pics as you can. The naked ones can trick your brain...some will look like a nice size but then totally disappear in clothing. So the key....forget about everyone else thoughts, concerns, and/or opinions....and go with what will make you happy! Good luck girly....either way, I'm sure you will look awesome!
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Wow!! Just...wow!! Thank you Soo much for this food for thought! And your boobs look great. The numbers can be Soo confusing and alarming yet def interesting as how we are boob Twinsie's except I could use a tan! Loll
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Size is so confusing! I'm struggling with the size so much that I'm doubting my decision to even do this at all!
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Screening Mammo this morning

Got lucky and am at a radiology center that will take me first thing this AM to get a "screening mammo"
(Not diagnostic). Once this is done I will breathe a sigh of relief because it was very difficult to find a place with any avails this week and in advance of my surgery!

I had an appt at one location uptown for 8am today, however, received a phone call late Tuesday evening that it was canceled (due to the holiday) and moved to the location I am now at for the last appt of the day!

I called first thing and was told I could come right in that they would fit me in. I hopped in a cab so fast!!!

Never trust online appt scheduling!!! It seems so convenient yet is so flawed compared to speaking with a real person!

Baseline Mammo? Check!

Ok! Got that out of the way by the skin of my teeth. I have no family history and my manual breast exam on 11/13 was good so am hoping that there are no wacky results causing a delay to surg date!

I'm paranoid now about yet one more thing...

As Tony Soprano said "Just when I thought I was out!!!"
Your hunched forward picture? I looked exactly like that. And you know what surprised me after surgery? I still get the squished breast look when I lean over...but just with more boob:) bizarre.
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loll. i'll anything that doesn't look like inverted bananas!
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Id say if you want D's you don't go smaller then 400..if you go super small you will be dissapointed..
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Cleaning the house this weekend..freaking out a little because....

I have to tell my bosses when I go in next week (after my pre op) that I'm calling in sick for two days at the end of the week because I'm getting titties.. lollz..

I can't lie and say i'm sick and then come in on Monday with a fuller sweater...

What did everyone else do?

My co workers are cool and my group is cooler..so i definitely don't want to lie about it. I don't have anymore vacay days left so I'll need to bang out sick...

Supply list - what was your most important must have while recovering? I'm going to order all that stuff today....

I don't know why, maybe because I went nuts preparing for the TT with all of these supplies but this time around I am like "AH whatverz" and I know I'm going to regret that if I don't get on it now...LOLL
Hi. First off I luv reading your review. I know what u mean when u say u feel ur not posting enough about ur boob journey. I think I haven't started a review because I'm not sure if I can fully involve myself. But u are going a good job with ur review. I started following ur tt review first and I'm scheduled for a tt with dr Polavarapu 2014. My pre op is dec 5. Thank u for that! Anyway Im 5'4 145lbs and had a lift with 465cc implants in August with dr azurin in Florida. I'm a 32dd now. I think u should go a tad bigger than u feel u need to go. He tried to give me 325cc but I didn't want to be disappointed by them being too small. I'm glad I went bigger. I'm following ur journey... Can't wait to see ur results. Thank u!!! (Sorry to hijack ur page lol )
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Please! Hijack away!! I love when ppl write me letters! LOL Thanks for totally understanding how I feel. I am so glad too, that my TT journey was helpful. I really think that I am in disbelief this is happening maybe? So I'm all "quiet"?? I don't know...I def am all sore eyeball wise from looking and searching the webbykinz on all things BA related and size wise. I'm just internalizing and turning inward right now...Yay, I'm so glad you are going with Dr. Polavarapu for a TT. You are so lucky (as was I). It's going to be great. She was aggressive with my TT and Lipo and I benefitted from that. I hope you do, too.
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So true! About Victoria's Secret non-underwire section. There really isn't one which shocked me. I said "this is it?? " when I asked to see bras with no underwire. Anyway. I saw dr. P and my tt is jan 14! Good luck to u. I wish I found dr P earlier. She really is so nice.
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Hubby is cleaning out the attic bc of a fan that was replaced up there and the dirt it caused - well, it is all in my house and

All of the crap from the attic is now in the house. Really do not want to deal with it. OH WELL. It is fun seeing old pics. God, we've been together forever and looking at photos from before kids and even up until now (as you can imagine, i am a detail-oriented gal. We have so many keepsake items and photos like you can't believe. The problem with that stuff coming down from the attic is start going thru it and I was wasting time looking thru old photos..

Fast-forward to a few hours later as this took up all of the morning until way past an early Italian dinner I am exhausted! and now the house is a bit messy even tho everything is back up in the attic that needs to be (that isn't garbage or recycling). Wahh. and I was mopping and cleaning all weekend too..

Anyhoos...now that I'm thoroughly exhausted - am going to drag hubby with me to a Victoria's Secret or to a mall. Need to buy an unlined - no wire bra that I "wish to fit into" per my doc. Yay...

Sorry for the rambling post.
YAy! Bringing that to pre-op tomorrow and we'll talk

My trip to Victoria's Secret for "research"

The underwire counterparts are gargantuan compared to the wired bras. I feel like for sake of sizing I bought the wired bras in 34 and 36D. This bra was 38C and looks ridiculously larger for some inane reason.
I also bought a VS sports bra in large.

Correction: Meant to say "non underwired counterparts"

Another correction - looks like I grabbed a 32D and a 34D and not a 34D and 36D like I thought. ARRRGH. Regardless - the 32D cup looks so small. And the 34D doesn't look like I want to be that size...again, more small. But let me know your thoughts, please. :)

I think I need to figure out how to exchange these bra's (the 32D and 34D) for bigger size Ds at some point tomorrow before my appointment.

Also - got my period today so I'm feeling tired, crabby, moody and just plan irritated by things hubby leaves around the house after he's done with it, the sound of children or barking dogs.

I resign myself to not think anymore about this until tomorrow.
I frequently have panic attacks when my hubby "starts cleaning". :)))))). But his cleaning involves never finishing, so there's that. Cannot wait to read your post after your surgery. And do not forget you will probably look a bit beat up, have breast soreness, will not be able to lift arms much, and will need to take your laxatives!!!!!
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Omg it drives me insane. You ever see Rudolph the Red Nosed reindeer? The snowman who narrates is my husband. Everywhere he goes he leaves a wake of mess behind him. He doesn't think so tho. I never say anything I just pick up after him however it's only to my detriment in the weeks I am moody and it all comes out and he's shocked! Lol
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Pre-Op: CHECK!

Hello...what a long day.

First off, want to let you know that my mammogram results are good. So all systems are "go". Per my Final Report of my digital scan: "There are no suspicious masses or significant calcifications identified." and "No mammographic abnormality is seen. Routine follow-up mammogram in 1 year is recommended."

Signed all of my paperwork. Got my prescriptions. The time for my operation currently is 3:00pm EST on Thursday, Dec. 5th.

After enough hullabaloo and a lot of soul searching, I have decided that I wanted to "go boob or go home". I have renegged my initial idea of 265cc or 286cc and am settled on (asked for) 350cc in Sientra. Most may know it as the "gummy bear" implant.

I can not decide if HP or Moderate looks best on me so my doc will order a few sizes in each style and said ultimately, it will be what looks best on the operating table. She knows what I want and I trust she will make me happy. The confusion was basically will High Profile look too 'porn star' ish on me or should i stay with moderate profile.

So that's was my day! My appointment had me out of the office for a good portion of the afternoon. I took up a lot of Dr. Polavarapu's time but she never made me feel rushed. I'm really glad we covered things the way we did. Now I feel really good about everything and I'm really ready for Thursday.

Dare I say that I am a bit excited??
Good luck! Happy healing!!!
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Thank you!!
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Thank you!!! I'm very very excited. I wish I could go in tonite already but too late. I had a big ol' meal! lollz
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Did not sleep last night! How am I going to function today? So tired.

Worrying about cc's and if I'm going too big! Can you believe?

On the way to my pre-op appointment yesterday afternoon I also felt like I was being selfish doing this surgery. There was a small voice saying "why are you changing things that are fine" and "why are you doing this?"

I felt like that when I was close to surgery date for the TT/Lipo too. Your mind plays such tricks on you...and you almost feel like "walk away, change nothing" however getting my TT made me so happy ad continues to every day, yet these feelings are very real! I know bc they are part the reason I walked away from my TT before! The other reasons were that I always found flaws in the docs I met with. Loll.

Anyhoo--The emotions are a roller coaster! And to feel them happening again like clockwork as I'm ready for take off is becoming predictable yet tedious. Just another two days to mull through and I'll be fine.

Underarms waxed? Check.

Nails manicured as well. Figured that would make my life pleasant during recovery!
Doll!!!!! Tomorrow's your DAY so excited for you!! You'll do great!! Best wishes :) xoxo
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Thank you!! I'm not getting any sleep this is crazy!!
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OMG tomorrow is our big day!!! What time is yours? Mine is at 7:30am
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One more sleep

I have gotten no sleep the past two days. I'm excited, not worried. Precoccupied, busy with kids and work. Hubby is coming down with something (oy vey everybody!) but hopefully he hangs tough.

Told two of my bosses today (and am sure the word spread like wild fire). There is just NO way my flat self is going to take off two days this week, then walk into work on Monday with a rack. I'm not even going to pretend it didn't happen. I won't make everyone around me pretend. I mean, on my immediate team. It was hysterical. I can't even believe that most everyone I work with knows before the fact. Now whatever word doesn't spread around, will be known after the fact. Because it will totally be obvious. There's no hiding it. Let's get real. You don't go from an empty B to a D and pretend there's no pink elephant in the room so I am not going to try. ;)

I'm just glad I work with a super cool group of people.
I think the size you picked will be just fine. I'm 5'5" and 111 lbs. I had C cups, breastfed & had D cups. Then went from 126 lbs to 95 lbs with marital stress. I deflated!! I got 350-L & 375-R. I'm happy but surprised that in clothes you can't really tell!! I want to look chesty but not fake "you got boobs" big! Well, what's done is done! Good luck!!
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Hi, Thanks! Well, my doc said that they will decide for me - that ultimately it will be my decision. Because they don't want me to have porn star boobs and that I already have fatty tissue. That I am thinking I need so many ccs when I already have a good deal of breast. So..I told them what I want and she said I WILL be a D or DD. :D I told her I want big boobs!!!
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*her decision
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No food past 6am today. Hospital at 11:30am. Surgery at 2pm.

My doc told me to bring a zip up hoodie to wear home today and no eating past 6am. Or that my last meal could BE at 6am. I woke up at 5am and I'm having a cup of coffee. That's it. I am good in that I will be fine skipping a meal until tonight. I can go into starvation mode without hesitation for a good cause (wink, wink).

I had a good pasta meal for dinner last nite and ice cream for dessert. Then I thought, let me do milk of magnesia since my tummy has been nervous and I feel like I need to 'go'. Well I did the max reccomended (4 tablespoons) and drank A LOT of water afterwards and then BOOM...right as I was about to go to bed a few hours later I was up and in the bathroom non stop my bowels were clearing out. HA! My husband was like "geez, you shld have just taken 2 tbspns".

My tummy is still gurgly but I'm all good. I think I pooped out 2lbs last nite. And now that I've had coffee, forget about it--I'll clear out any residue and I think I should be good to go! I wish I had thought of doing this before my TT surgery. I bought the Milk of Magnesia but never used it, instead using stool softener pills prior and post op -- which did nothing! When I finally had my first BM, it was painful and horrible.

Not feeling nervous just super impatient at this point. I'm going to get my eyebrows waxed since I haven't had time to clean those up. I wish my surgery were earlier bc now all I am going to do is be excited for the rest of the morning! Trying to be patient...after all today is the day!!
So exciting! I can't wait to hear how everything goes!
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Goof luck today
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Thanks so much!! I am super wigged out right now (but in a good way)!
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Ready for take off...

I'm all checked in as a patient dressed and waiting in my room. Everyone is so nice, great experience so far. Recognize a nurse from my TT. She recognized me too. I go "I hope you remembered me as a good patient!" She said "oh yes, you were one of the good ones!!"
Phew!

Next time I write it will be with a gorgeous set of boobs into way! So excited.
Good luck girl, so excited for you!
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Thanks!! I'm out and recovering now!
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Wow i just stumbled across your blog today while googling about BA. And i cant believe its the day of your surgery. Looks like i arrived just in time. Im currently considering BA on a serious level and i really look forward to seeing your after pics as your before pics very closely resemble my current situation. Best wishes to you.
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Long day but wanted to post pics

Just got home. Long day but def worth it. Exhausted. Throwing up and falling asleep. Talk more tomorrow. Here are some pics...
Yay congratulations
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Yes! My Mommy makeover is complete!
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They look gorgeous, so happy for you.
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Hydrating and keeping food down

I have stopped vomiting up as of waking up at 8:30am this morning. A total of three times at the hospital and three times at home. I am now able to keep down food down and water and finally that includes vicodin. Before i nodd off to sleep, I have to say I am so pleased. I do not think I will feel boob envy or greed. I got exactly what I wanted. I have been groggy and exhausted so I don't remember what my doc said but hubby digested some details so here they go:

I got a breast lift on my right boob, lollipop/benelli technique.
I have Sientra Silicone Gel High Profile, not the anatomical gummy bear though they tried - They did not fit right for me and I knew that might be an issue going in and to avoid spinning of THAT kind - hence the back up plan of the round gel silicone. I believe they are textured. I am extremely thrilled!

My dog ears were removed and the incision closed shut with a clear liquid band aid (polymeric bandage).

My left breast has 325cc
My right breast (benelli lift) has 355cc

My implants are dual plane whereby they were placed under the pectoral muscle up top and below the breast tissue on the bottom. Otherwise known as partially under the muscle. So I've got 70% underneath the muscle and 30% the lower half that hangs outside of the muscle. To create a more natural look and feel for me.

When I lay down they fall to the side like natural breasts and when sitting up they have a full look. My doc told hubby she thinks I will possibly be a small "DD".

I think that's everything. I am tired and ready to nap again. I'm very sore but this is so tolerable. And there was a point where I couldn't keep down anything so I was not on painkillers until later in the morning. If I can wean off, I most certainly will as I hate the groggy feeling the vicodin causes. I'll play it by ear! Not dog ear! Since those are gone. That is just a stinging sensation and I'm so glad what was taken care of while I was under because really I would not have wanted to do this in office. I'm too queasy for that. Imagine that - high tolerance for pain, very little tolerance for seeing being awake to see a simple snip n stitch being done.

I feel good! I know alot of ppl commented that they felt like there was this immense pressure on their chest. I don't feel like that. Is it different now having boobs? For sure. Am I well-endowed here on top now? More so than I ever imagined I'd be and everything that I wanted too! It may be too early to tell but I have been up and walking around the house and so far I do not feel like they are anything more than really sore and really achy. I'm not allowed to use ice packs. Just rest and heal. Rest, rest, rest. Hydrate. Etc..

I ordered a medium Marena post-op bra - a size medium and it was the right choice. It looked huge when I bought it, but now as I wear it I fill it up perfectly.

When I started this journey, I really began in a conservative way. The more I thought about it, the more I was ready to dip into the D/DD range. I knew thats what I wanted. Will i fit in any of my clothes now? Who knows..All of my dresses are petite and fitted up top so this may mean a whole new wardrobe!!! OH EM GEE...

My sister said she loves them, they look great. And then she joked "You used to be a sweet girl...but now.." haha...

I was told that the right breast (benelli lift) will take a few months to fall to match the left (implant via aereola), so not to feel like its not perfect or judge anything too soon. And also a good piece of advice - not to be too judgemental about scarring and imperfections - because as women we've lived looking at ourselves in the mirror accepting what we've seen but then all of a sudden we get plastic surgery, get it fixed and "its not perfect" or something is always "wrong". And that scar healing has much to do with the patients skin type and own ability to heal; Everyone is different. So that was a nice lil pep talk! And so true.

Also - I never thought I would deal with this but, my own parents (who live 1200 miles away) were upset that I chose to get my breasts lifted and augmented and voiced their opinion loud and clear. They were negative towards me AND then when I stopped calling them, chose to take it up with my husband last night when he called everyone in the fam just to give an update on my recovery. Ridiculous.

Okay that's it for now..Off to visit some of my real self'r girls and say hi and then conk out and fall asleep. More pics tomorrow when I'm a bit more rested/settled. I'm just so exhausted. Surgery was 6 hrs! Started late (4pm) and I woke up around 11pm with boobs. Left the hospital tired and groggy at 1am - got home around 2am. Needless to say yesterday was a long day!!

I hope my fellow Dec 5 BA girls are healing well and happily on the other side..
Congrads!! I am so happy for you. They look good already. Im getting the dual plan technique as well. The more I read, the more excited I become. Happy healings
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Hey thanks! Yeah I am so excited for my results. Right now all i see is myself in my recovery bra. I take a shower today so I will take pics and share then.
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I hope you are feeling better today. Pics look good so far. I can't believe your surgery took 6 hrs!! That's a long time girl. On the road to recovery. :-)
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Vicodin

I haven't been taking my full prescription bc it makes me feel hazy and in a trance. Hate it! So I'm fine taking 2 Tylenol every couple hours instead.

I'm allowed to shower today so most likely will do so later today. Just resting on the couch right now. :) Had my cup of coffee but it hasn't gotten me 'moving' yet like it usually does. Boo hoo...

Debating taking milk of magnesia to get things moving.

Right now feeling a soreness. Sometimes little lightening strikes of aches here and there. I slept on my back (on couch) a little elevated and was totally comfy. I think I can go to my own bed tonite. We'll see!

Drinking lots of water, trying to hydrate. Having no issues getting up to and fro the bathroom. I'm just moving slowly so as not to use the chest muscles or strain anything.

My plan for today and tomorrow is just to sit on my couch and watch tv or read alot. ;)

what is everyone else doing day two post op? Am I missing anything?

Pics 2 days post op

Hi - I haven't showered yet, too tired, just want to rest and not be too "movey" or "shakey" this early - but I did enlist hubby's help for some post op pics.

My doc said not to pay attention to the right breast (benelli lift) not matching the left bc it will take a few months to drop and match. It is higher right now. I love what I see and its only two days post op! My weight pre surgery was 126lbs. Post op 132lbs. I'm curious when the swelling goes away what I'll land on.

Does anyone have any advice on reducing swelling? I am not really uncomfortable. Feeling pretty good. Just going to rest on the couch and catch up on some DVR'd tv shows.
Hope you have a great day and get some rest and catchup on your fav shows. Wishing you speedy recovery;)
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Thankiezzz! Hubby is being a wonderful home nurse.
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Look good! I had one of those stitch strings hanging out of my breast too and I cut it really short close to my skin and like 2 days later the stitch was gone :)
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I took a really good nap!

I am just resting. I took a good drug-free nap (haven't had Vicodin since 6pm yesterday) just now and am just resting on the couch. Not lifting a finger. My dog ears are stinging a bit and my breasts now feel like my nipples are on fye-ah! a bit (mild..just thought it was worth mentioning).

Hubby helps me get up out of the couch and I feel the pressure on my chest slightly. Nothing that Tylenol and Bayer can't help!

I really can't wait til I can start trying on clothes and see what fits..I am afraid to do that just yet. hee hee.
They are pretty girl that's awesome
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Thanks dewanda white! it's nerve wracking trying to figure out the cc's and i think i got lucky. I'm very happy with the turn out! lol
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WOw! I haven't look at too many boob jobs but I must say your ps did a very nice job! They look great!
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Resting some more.

It's actually not boring to rest all day on the couch when your body is busy healing. Normally I'm the get-up-and-go girl, but I do not have the urge and though I've been on the couch for days, I do not feel like I'm cooped up. The days are passing fast. Tomorrow is already Sunday and yet, when I was on the phone with my sister, I lost a day somewhere and thought it was Friday for a minute.

Making progress healing at home while resting and taking anti biotics and tylenol. I have my appetite back. No bowel movement yet (boo hiss..sure hope I get that gone before I go back to work on Monday) but I feel like I'm sitting up and getting up better on my own. Definitely feeling sore though.

Oh! I'm so swollen that my belly button looks like an 'outie' right now!!

Srsly thought today was Friday at one point. Watching more 'girl drama' tv!
you look great so far ahhhh and where did you get this done? is it at NYEE? I have an appointment with them and have been looking for a review that would have a good attending physician supervising. Would love any advice you have and CHEERS - GET WELL VERY SOON
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Hi mimixoxo! yes, NYEE with Dr. Kiran Polavarapu. She's fantastic and I reccommend her without hesitation. Make sure you see her specifically. She did my tummy and consequently my boobs. Body by Dr. P!
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ahhhh thanks sooooo much!!!!! I sent you a private message btw :)
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Eat. Sleep. Poop.

Was hard to settle in last night (on the couch bc hubby didn't realize I was ok to sleep in bed and let my daughter sneak in and snooze in our bed! lol) but when I fell asleep I slept well until morning. I admit I was a little crabby right before bed bc being like this right now is uncomfortable, but I woke up this morning clear headed, if not a little sleepy still and tired. I'm able to get up from a reclined position without feeling so sore. Something is stinging me ever so mildly on my right breast (i can feel it) and I think its the stitch hanging out rubbing against the bra but I'm not allowed to snip it per docs orders. Other than that I can honestly say that things do get better by leaps and bounds each day. I feel like i fast-tracked my recovery (for me) by staying off the vicodin. Less to recover from there.

I think I feel gurgling in my boob, but I can't be sure...

Hubby asked me "how does it feel?" and I wasn't sure how to answer it because right now I'm just focused on moving past feeling what I'm feeling and I don't think I can even describe it. For sure I feel sore and that I'm carrying extra weight in front but it doesn't feel like its not a part of me.

My nipples are always erect and I do not have any sensation to them. They are completely numb to me. My stitches/scars are mildly sensitive. Nothing that is painful just I def can tell where the work was done. Other than that the muscle soreness is better. I'm walking more steps with less soreness, that's good.

I still feel tired. Had my first bowel movement this morning and it was easy peasy. I did take a digestive stimulator though before bedtime last nite because I was kind of worried that my coffee, tea, shakeology, pineapple or fiber intake was not helping it along, so I took a few pills of my digestive stimulator left over from a colon cleanse i had done a while back (Herbal Blessings) and 'lo and behold' this morning went #2 without any issues. That's out of the way.

I'm definitely looking forward to sleeping in my own bed tonite and getting back into routine/work tomorrow. I was worried it would be too soon, but judging by how I feel this morning I will be okay tomorrow for sure.

I'm going to take a shower later and figure out something simple/easy to wear tomorrow. Possible wrap dress (look out!).

All in all pretty boring stuff. Just more of the same 'sitting around like a seal on a rock' on deck for today. Girlfriends who have had this done told me to take care of myself which meant to 'do nothing'.
Happy healing girl!!! What areas did you have lipo'd I think I need it?
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Hey - Lipo is awesome! I had my flanks, saddlebags, back and I think doc also lipo'd my abs. Sorry head is sleepy and tired. I think that's everything! :)
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You are already looking so good!!! I went back to work 4 days after my surgery too and thought it would be easy because I was feeling so good, but I ended up getting really tired really quickly, so make sure you still pace yourself!
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Nice Hot Shower

Took a nice hot shower. The right breast with the lollipop scar is more sore and irritating. Had to go poopz again.

Hopped on the scale and it says 126 --so I guess the swelling is going down. I'm washing my marena compression bra so I put on the VS sports bra that I purchased and I must say, I look so much better in it this weekend than I did last weekend!

I feel tired from all the hullabaloo and now I'm back on the couch relaxing. Yaawwwwnsie...
Looks fantastic!!!
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Thank you! xx
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You look great!! I hope you continue to heal well and feel better each day. I too am very bloated in the stomach, have been sleeping upright as much as possible to reduce swelling this may work for you too. Size is great on you :)
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Been sleeping on the couch bc that's where i'm most comfy!

So, it's a good week. I LOVE my girls. They are fantastic. I do not regret the size for one minute. Although I worried a day or two *after* that I maybe went too big. That regret has passed once I got into my grind and daily with them. They are fantastic. I have nothing but love for them!! I, for one, am glad I super sized them. :)

Pics: 7 days post op

You looking amazing! your measurements are similiar to mine cant wait to see the progression of your results.
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Thanks! And awesome, I hope you get everything you want. I love my boobz. For such a nerve wracking process, it all turned out better than I hoped!!
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One more pic

What's interesting abt this is I feel like the 265cc sizers (earlier in my journey) almost look like what my results are now. How can that be?
It's such an emotional process! My date is Feb 3rd. I'm so happy for you and I know what a strong person you are for doing this . Congrats!
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Yes, it IS. Thank-You, thank-you! I am excited for you. My boobs feel like they are a part of me, not foreign at all. I always wondered how I'd adjust but sure enough - all the concerns i had about getting bigger juggs turned out to be short-lived. I wish that for you! :)
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Your boobs look like they have settled already. That is great!! Mine are still high and tight. :-/
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I tried on a bra I bought pre surg - 32D didn't fit, too small. 34D just right! :)

Ok so I'm washing my surgery bra and instead of hanging out in my VS racerback sports bra - thought I'd try on the bras I bought pre surg. I need to return them bc I don't like em, but I fit perfectly in the 34D.
:)
Alright, what is that heather/grey dress? I HAVE to procure said dress:) In all seriousness, you look amazing. And yes, I still want to know who makes that dress.
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http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?vid=1&pid=326715002 Hi MIMomBA: here's the link above- it's the Gemma Wrap dress! I bought that grey one three years ago and then over a year ago bought a black one (wanted another, typical girl right?) but was so disappointed in the fabric on the black one that I never wore it. It was cheaper, thin, see-through...I should have returned it but did not..OH WELL. Let me know if you do buy it from BR what you think of the fabric. It's getting good reviews so maybe they are decent again. In any event - you CAN NOT go wrong with a fabulously well-made wrap dress!
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Looking gorgeous still....
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34C VS flirty push-up bra

Look at the crazy boob-age!! Loll

Pics

Lol Everyone loves a little side boob-age. You look great. xxx
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Don't they!! xx thank you!
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Your boobs look so good so quickly!!!
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Oooof!!

Everything smooth sailing except for some piercing discomfort and I am sure its due to the stitches still in my Right boob where my lift was done.

I have a follow up this afternoon and they get taken out. Can't wait.

Other than that, doing my massages and the bewbs are sore but in a "sensation" kind of way. It's not uncomfortable. Just a constant feeling of sensitivity.

I'm taking it easy, not lifting things, no heavy house cleaning (light duty). No jump rope (hahah) or strenuous exersize activities. Just going about my routine and daily. It's just these two stitches are stinging me and they woke me up this morning.

I know they've settled somewhat but I can't tell

Can you? I just dunno.

Uno mas photo

Selfies are probably a bad idea. But I have no choice. Hubby is at work and I'm not asking kids or dogs to take it lol
Hopefully this is a decent comparison/angle shot 13 days in.

More PICS

Looks like I left the shower running a wee too long. Ah well, got lots of pics before I hopped in.

Let me know what y'all's think.

Hope everyone is healing well!

xx
Do ur bras have underwire? Maybe that's what's causing ur discomfort? I was told by my surgeon not to wear underwire bras for a while. But then again I hear its not a good idea to wear underwired bras at all after having a breast augmentation. Idk, something to look into. You look great btw. Luv ur tt results too.
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I'm just wearing a marena compression bra no wires in this. :( It's gotta be a knot in the stitch. Thanks!!
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You look gorgeous babe! I love how they've dropped and rounded already. Your incisions are looking great too.
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Turns out its a stitch that is making its way out but not surfaced yet

Doc put a bandaid on it but it's VERY uncomfortable. It hurt too much to let her try to attempt to get it. This ever happen to anyone else? Waiting for it to pop thru..

UGHH.. I hate it..

I know I'm a baby and if this is my biggest problem...

Why are women so competitive? Sheesh.

My doc is the best, my doc does it the best way, my doc, my doc. Oh just really?

#thanksbutnothanks
Girl you look amazing!!!! Congrats!
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Thanks, i'm feeling good! That was the whole point of all of this isn't it?! Loving it.
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Poor baby wish I could make your stitch pain go away
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OUCHIE and Boob "Can't-show-em-off-enough" itus.

Why have I not seen anything on this part of the healing? My breasts feel super tender and raw the past few days. This is something new. I guess increased sensitivity and my doc said it could last a few months!

On a positive note, a bandaid and some neosporin have helped with the pain I felt with the nagging 'poking from the inside' stitch that has yet to break through. It is non-existent now.

I wonder if being pre-pms (Aunt Flo due to arrive within the week) could be the reason my breasts feel this way? Usually they get swollen and sore prior...Hmm..will have to make note and see..

So far they look great and I'm really happy with them despite them being so early on. I do my massages and use Vitamin E oil on them.

Nothing new other than that. They are the perfect size but it is so laughable how I feel like they don't "show" enough in my clothes!! hahaha. I don't have boob greed, this is something else. More like "Boob-can't-show-em-off-enough-itus"!!
great pics thanks for all the useful info and tips, my BA is less than 2 weeks away sooo excited :)
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Wait til you are just a few days away - you will not be able to sleep!! I love my boobies!!!
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Ahhhh amazing updates!!! you're coming along so great and I love your look especially in that VS sports bra bc all I wear right now (pre-op) are sports bras and I want to envision my post-op look so this is a good perepctive. I went and had a consultation with Dr. Polavarapu and she is SUCH a sweetheart, so informative and I really like how honest she is as well. I have a slightly smaller frame but very ambitious boobie goals so I hope I can follow through and make them come true haha! I have just one more person to consult with out of town and then most likely will go to dr. p bc I really like her work :)
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My "Wish" boobs vs what I got

I didn't really create a wish boobs post but I did email my doc a pic if boobs I wanted and told her I wanted to go from 250cc to 450cc! Lol

She was not giving me 450ccs and I had to trust her judgement.
Looking beautiful ! I would love to have mine redone!!
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Woo girl. Thanks!
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Wow! Your left scar is already looking amazing! So awesome :)
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Maybe it's because I went back to work a few days later..

but I feel tired still. I literally did nothing all weekend but sit on my couch tired! That's bad. When is my energy coming back?? Is it just me? What is everyone else doing at 2 weeks post op.
Wow, you've turned out so close to your wish pic it's unreal! And at only 2 weeks out! Lucky girl! I hear you about the tired thing. I'm 1 week out now and that's been the biggest thing I've noticed. I feel like I need to take a nap every two hours. Once I've rested for an hour or so I'm fine for a couple more hours... and then I hit a wall again. No matter how good we're feeling I think that our bodies' way of telling us that it needs time to do its healing thing. We just went through major surgery! Take your breaks when you can as long as your body says it needs it. ;)
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Woo hoo, thank-you! I thought I was crazy. I def feel like that, perfect way to describe it; I seriously take naps a good lot and there are times I feel like I hit a wall. I get up just enough energy to get through a full work day! Yikes, hubby is going to have to pull of Christmas (well, he sorta is) without me. I owe him a lot. lollz.
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Comparison Pic

Me in that 34D that I bought before my surgery (that I am not planning to keep).
Today, only one week since surgery...hubby says, "Ummm, what's wrong?" And normally a conservative, "Oh nothing" comes out...today my mouth flooded: "I'm already so frustrated, I can't accomplish anything useful, my left boob hurts, I'm afraid of not massaging enough or massaging too little, not moving around enough or moving too much, I want to wash those dishes, I can't, I want to do the laundry, I can't, this house needs vacuuming, can't do that either, my tummy is fat and bloated, grrrr." He says: "Hun, it's only been one week! Relax" I say: "Well, I'm feeling frustrated, and...I'm aloud!" LOL (then we watched a movie while a couple tears escaped and it's all good) You had twice as much work done on your body...it's working 24/7 to heal things the right way...that's why you (all post BA's etc) are tired. Plus the fact that most women are go getters, not sit-on-the-couch-and-let-the-day-go-by types! Hugs and happy healing xo
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Ah ha ha!! Yes, you pinned the tail right on the donkey for me! This lag in my energy is something I am so not used to continuing on and on.... But you're right it's not like it's been so long post-op and we need to just give ourselves lots more time. It is so frustrating. I can't remember the last time I did a meaningful pile of laundry.. Thank you for consoling. xx
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That's what we are all here for, some days we take, some we give (-: Working out pretty good! (I don't do facebook or anything else, but I love this site...so helpful during this whole b4, during, after, later process!)
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Merry Christmas!!

An old photo of New York City in the 80s

Merry BoobMas to Me

You can't put this under the tree!
Amen to that! :)
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You girls are so sweet!!! love you!!! xx
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Xoxo!!:)
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Feeling tired a lot. And sore/sensitivity.

20 days in. I took a nap felt better. Lots of family festivities and food do the day is about to start again. Round two of food festivus that is Christmas!
Why would you want a push up? You look fantastic without it. Jmo. My dr said I could go bra shopping in a few weeks. I've never worn non wire. They are ugly aren't they? I was wearing a34d ---pre.they were nuts who measured me. It didn't fit,I was swimming in them when I hunched over. Nurse said at vs they size totally wrong, unless they know how to size for ba..cuz it's different measurements
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Hi, thanks! i was just referring to old bras for shits n giggles. I don't want it will eventually clear out the old and toss. I've only been living in my surgical bra and my sports bras. I have not shopped for any non-wires yet. That would require free time and getting into a store! I keep hearing all this jive abt VS sizing being so wrong. Its sorta like jean sizes or just abt any clothing from diff designers. Is there no standard anywhere anymore? LOLL. There are a ton of great non wires. Hope you are feeling good post op! I'm still tired and lazy. Possible I am fighting something (on the brink) bc my son was sick, then siblings (and we've all been around eachother for the holidays) then in laws etc.
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Your doctor is an amazing job!!!!! I hope you a truly thrilled with your results. How many CCs did you get
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The Pencil Test - if a woman can hold a pencil under her breast without dropping it, then they fail.

Feeling really good lately! I am hoping to shop for an un-wired bra today or tomorrow since I'm tired of wearing the VS sports bra and the Marena compression bra feels a tad uncomfortable.

I cleaned my house for the first time yesterday "hardcore" and felt fine. Sweeping, mopping, wringing out the mop pail non stop, Vacuuming stairs and all over like a mad woman. Cleaned for four hours straight. It's been a while since I've had the energy to do that. The soreness is starting to lessen, that's freakin' great!!!

So that's what's new these days; Got my energy back pretty much, the soreness is decreasing and I passed the pencil test!

Hope everyone has a Happy New Year with their boobs! ;)
The girls are looking amazing at this stage. I can't believe how well your incisions are healing! It looks like your scars will hardly be noticeable in time.
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Thanks! I've only been putting on that silicone sheet and doing my massages aggressively but regardless of how they show or go away, they are for my girls here on real self's eyes only (and oh yes, hubby's too! LOL)!! Hope you are enjoying the holidaze with your family.
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When did you start the silicon sheets.I also heard from a friend that the silver gel used for burns also heals the scars well.
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More pics 3 weeks post op

They are looking amazing..........
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aww thank you baby bee!! I hope you had a wonderful holiday!! xx
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You are looking great. I love the roundness of them. When shopping or wire free bras, try SOMA Intimates, they have pretty bras. VS only has a few styles. Good luck in your shopping.
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My plan for New Year's Eve..

When asked recently "What are your plans for New Year's Eve?", I told my girlfriends that I think my boobs are so awesome (it's great to have boobs! I finally know what its like) and that I will be staring at them on New Years Eve. Haha!!

PS. These are girls who were blessed with 'large racks' and now I can run with them (the big dawgs!).. lolll.
Lol silly!! Look that BAMMM clevage! Love it.
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Me too! I need a lot of new shirts to show it off in. Hubby told me the other day to "put em away" lolll
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Hahahaha.
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Gonna hit up Target today for some wireless bra's

Just for the meantime. I love the suggestions I am getting from my REAL SELF girlz. I love Soma bras and have quite a lot of their stuff when shopping in Alabama with mom bc I usually love to hit up any sales. The reason I'm hitting up Target is because I do not want to spend too much money for any bra's right now. And Target also sells house supplies. LOL. One stop shopping.

I will keep you posted on my first real foray into "post sport bra/surgical bra life"!
Ok thank you.. She is from New York rite? The one I found said IL..
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Yes. Good luck!
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Do u have a number I can't find her
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Two wireless bra's and two bralette's

I very well could be another size but this 36D in the wireless soft Beauty by Bali felt like a good fit. Granted I did not measure myself yet. I just brought like 20 bras into the changing room and tried em on til one style felt decent enough.

Hubby laughed that constantly saying "wireless" bra makes it seem like WI FI. lol..that my boobs have wi-fi. lolll
You are looking awesome! Your wifi bra looks super comfy.
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Thanks!!! And it even gets internet on the go! hee hee.
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I love all your story and you look soo great!!! Happy healing Hun and happy new boobie year lol ☺️☺️
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Comparison pic

If you look closely one is taken against my mirror so the nipples are reversed. Sorry!!!!
SiliconeDreams, you look awesome!!! They make you look so voluptuous and complement your great new body! What a great Christmas present! I originally wanted a C but now am hoping I am closer to a D :). Will go shopping tomorrow at Kohl's or Target to see what great comfy bras I can find. Thanks for the tip!
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Thank you sweetcin02! Welcome to my world - I changed my mind and hopes on size as well! I hope you get your wish!!
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I finally slept on my back and not at 90 degrees. My back will pay but at least I slept. I was going to get the bralettes too but i hate lace, they looked comfy..guess not... I didn't wear this bra all day yesterday cuz it was in the wash and I was getting pings and pangs...read it was normal, nerve endings healing....it was so annoying
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4 weeks post op already!

Taking a break from the Bama vs Sooners game (it's killing me!) to take some pics. C'mon Bama, let's go!

Roll Tide!
They are looking absolutely great. The count down begins for me. So excited!!
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They look GREAT!! And hear ya on the game.
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Oh man, that game was painful to watch...but I ain't mad at ya Saban! Been a fan over a decade that ain't changin' now!
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4 weeks post op and this is how i feel

First off, let me recap my boobs and what I have: Sientra Smooth Round High Profile silicone implants. My left breast has 355cc's Areola breast lift and my right breast has 355cc's with a Benelli/lollipop lift since that breast was way more droopy!

Here's how I'm feeling lately:
-I am back in my bed and sleeping on my back again slightly elevated with help of a few pillows. The only reason I took so long to go back to bed (hubby was getting worried) is because I was too lazy to 'rock the boat' and have a bad nights sleep. My couch was so good to me post-op! I appreciated that. Bye bye couch. I'll never forget you.
-I am starting to sleep on my sides without any thought to it. I never slept on my tummy post pregnancy so being able to sleep on my side again is a success; I've got that back. Wahoo!
-Mild soreness daily. I would say it is comparable to how your breasts feel when you are getting your period - constant soreness but not unbearable or alarming. All else is well.
-When I drink cold water I feel it in my breasts; It's as if it radiates through them because they are so sensitive right now. I guess that is a good thing!
-I am extremely pleased with my size and outcome.

My expectations were a bit fuzzy at the start, which maybe was a good thing in my case since I'm hyper and tend to run with things once I have a plan in my head (Aries trait); I wanted the 'girls' to look youthful but that was about as far as I thought about it. I didn't have a date set for surgery but figured about as far as 'implants only' to happen around Feb/March of 2014 so as not to bog hubby down with yet another surgery so soon after my TT. Well, not only did my surgery date move up by leaps and bounds (January? No. Late December? No. First week in December? Yes please!), I now wanted to go UP in cc's by an additional 200! My doc quickly put the kibosh on that (i think she saw my crazy eyes) and reigned me in to a reality of just 100cc's more from the 250cc range and Moderate Plus profile that we started with. I didn't think I needed a breast lift but it was strongly recommended. So there you have it! Hubby loves the new person he sees in me post-op! The 'new me' bounces around the house and dances impromptu half-naked and is an even happier person than before---if that is to be believed even by my own self because I have some serious energy and cheerfulness issues as it is for one person on a given day versus hubby who is calm and collected with just about everything. Loll! Ok, enough of my ramblings...there is nothing new going on. I took a pic to go along with my update because a post without a pic is no fun! Hahaha!!

Happy 'Boob' Year to all. Enjoy the weekend! :)
You look amazing!!!
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Thanks girl!! I appreciate that. Feeling good and I got back into the gym. I am so ready to spend a ton of money on sexy wired bras tho. GAH getting impatient! Happy New Year! xx
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Do you wear a bra to sleep? Do I need to?

Was thinking I sleep without one. Went to the gym today for the first time. Felt fine. I'm so exhausted today but totally thrilled that wearing two sports bra's makes me feel snug enough to run on the treadmill.

Feeling tired today. Watching the FSU vs UA game and not happy right now bc Auburn is winning. I am (a BAMA fan) rooting for Florida State U!

Boobs feel good. Didn't wear scar strips today bc I opted to put Kelo Kote on instead.
You look great hope u have feeling good... So I went thurs for my consult I was nervous walking in the building was a little thrown off by it but I really liked the doc n she made me feel good.. I'm trying to find a doc to give me a clean bill of health that isn't going to be a lot of money n I really want to get them done jan 26... How is your healing going and do you know anyone else that went to her?
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Hi Dee4xoxo! I am feeling good! Thank you. I do not regret getting this done. I am so thrilled. I feel like a serious big dawg now. I put clothes on and I love what I see. I remember how flat (even tho i was an empty B cup prior) I was... When you say you are trying to find a doc to give you a clean bill of health - what do you mean by that? Are you a smoker? I found Dr. Polavarapu on my own but I know that my journey has helped others decide to go to her. Based in a hospital setting so it's 'big city bright lights' you go put your big girl pants on and sift through the chaos. It's not a private-cushy setting but her office is private and her care is top notch. I'm glad you liked her. I ADORE her. Keep me posted as to what you decide. This process on its own throws you for a loop and makes you worry. I am a tough lil city girl and its okay if things aren't as pretty on the outside. I can vouch that SHE is worth the trip. xx
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What Mean is clearance... Blood work, EKG , ect... No I dnt smoke or anything... And yes I really do like her..
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5 Weeks in

Hi Ladies, sorry I have been M.I.A. for a bit.

Let me start off by saying I was glad that Auburn lost and FSU won so that now I don't have to hear it from the Auburn fans all year. Hahah..It was a crazy game that I stayed up well past my bedtime for (and paid for it the next day). I love college football.

I got back into the gym everyday this past week except for Thursday when I had a lunch with an old friend. A bad lunch. Good old friend. Ah well. Then I had a bad dinner yesterday. There's always today to correct that sitch. Fresh Direct now delivers to my neighborhood! They are an amazing grocery supplier. I love them and used them over 10 years ago in my old neighborhood but was remiss they didn't deliver to where we moved and really hated the supermarkets here. They still suck over a decade later and YAY - if you hang in long enough - good things will come (loll). Having access to a better crop of fresh and amazing food is going to make my new year so exciting and adventurous. Plus, its via delivery and I just click and hit send and boom- my cupboards are filled.

I love my boobs so very much. All is going well, I have no complaints. In fact, I noticed that this 5th week has driven away most of the soreness that made me miserable as soon as the 2nd week hit. No feeling in my nipples. If there is any sensation its directly around the nipple area that I am sensitive currently. Nothing that is bothersome though. So all is moving in the right direction.

I noticed when doing my breast massages there was a tiny bump in my breast on the side. It could be something that has always been there. Will have it looked into when i talk to my doc. I have to schedule a check up. It doesn't hurt when I push on it. I moves around easily when I apply pressure to it. It's literally in the area of my side boob. I know it's there so I feel it when passing my hand over it.

I feel like there is healing activity (obviously!) going on inside there. I don't want to call it strikes of pain or soreness, but there is definitely some life going on in those boobs.

Thank you for your advice about still wearing the bra to bed. I did on and off. I think my Marena surgical bra no longer fits as Im sore once i take it off and my girls are not happy. So I need to seriously retire it. So the 5th week ushers in the need to find more support than a bralette to work on the days i don't want to wear those Bali bras. LOL. I have limited options this week.

I use the elliptical at the gym because I'm not crazy about how using the treadmill bounces me around despite having two sports bras on and feeling very snug.

I'm feeling really good and I'm moving around a lot no pain whatsoever. It's winter They can't commute in a real bra yet (wired) and when they go out, their momma is too cold to not wear a sweater over any fitted, sexy shirt. They definitely do not like winter. They want warmer weather and sleeveless tops as a choice in the mornings..They also want to go bikini shopping. so my boobs make appearances accompanied by a sweater over any fitted tops. It's such a hard life they are living out in the real world!
I tried sleeping without a bra but I feel so unsopportive. I sleep with a very comfy light sports bra every night. Your boobs are looking so natural. Fyi, my husband is a Bama fan too!!! He is obsessed with Nick Saban!! Lol
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I've been a fan only since my family retired there 11 years ago. So I'm OK with them not winning but MAN O MAN not auburn. PLEASE NOT AUBURN. loll We
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love Saban too!!!
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Hubby says "Put those things away!"

Hahaha! Went to grab breakfast with him and he wanted me to zipper up my sweater coat..
Also my pic from post shower/gym workout. By 'gym workout' i mean just doing 30 mins on treadmill on Monday when I jumped back into routine. I am by no means a fitness guru. I'm just a baby learning to crawl!! Hoping to keep my results.
Look fantastic, they look Sooooo natural it's hard to believe they're not. Lucky you on your results. Ha ha, jealous husband, I think that's kinda cute really.... lol. He's not the only one I bet...... But I bet he's proud as punch to be walking by your side, knowing that he gets the boobs.....nobody else ;-)
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Thanks babybee!! I know I love when he gets all protective over them. He was not like that before..tee hee..
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Ha ha same here, the old stare off in the car park.... Not really, I forget I've even got them most the time now. Until I have a shower... then wow that's right.. ;-)
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34DDs

Ahh - so many pretty bras to choose from!!
wait - I dont do them at the same time! lol
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I too can't sleep in my side, or feels as if my heart is pulling. With the breezy lift, today I noticed my skin underneath pulling up as I stretched, no wonder why I feel sore all the time under my breasts....I don't think that'll ever change... looking good girl... I really wish my husband would come up too me and grab them, but I think he's afraid I'll wince in pain
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I can't wait to do this when I wake up tomorrow morning/have my coffee

Looking so natural....
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Thank you patty812. I have nothing new to really report and work has been 'off the chain' busy. Gng to update anyway with pics at some point today or tomorrow. lollz. Hope you are feeling well. xx
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You look so good and amazing profile and projection too. ..you're way bigger than me and mine are 450cc. ...go figure? You can have fun now and enjoy them hugs shelly xoxo
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6 weeks

Getting ready to go out to dinner with hubby and some friends. Taking the 'girls' out in this shirt that definitely shows them off. ;)
Your posts are so helpful! When did your boobs start to "drop and fluff"?
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Hi - sorry you missed my photos (if you did as I just recently deleted. unfort can't remove all of them not sure why). I can still answer that question; I was high and tight still on day 4 but there was a definite noticeable difference in droppage by day 24 for me.
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Oh no! Just read your jeepers creepers post...wondering if I should take some of mine down too. What's PMing?? Wait is that private message? Hopefully the site moderators can boot them off. Thanks for sharing your story though - it's very helpful (and encouraging)
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Jeepers, Creepers!

Hi gals, Sorry for removing my photos. I got freaked out by the 'creeper' going around PM'ing everyone (myself included) thereby ruining my imaginary world here. I went from sharing an experience to exposing myself. :( Not a good feeling at all.

I look forward to continuing to share but on my own terms, not as freely for sure. Sorry if that disappoints anyone at all and thank-you for understanding.
By the way how ate the girls and you doing?? ;)
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The girls are doing FABULOUS. I'm pretty thrilled that I got this done. Nothing has changed. I'm impatient waiting for Summer so I can wear less layers. hee hee.
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Hahaha! I would too!! ;). Few more months to show them off. Hubby might not leave the house without a shotgun tho.
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Don't send me personal messages if you are not of 'Real Friend' status.

' Surgery Enthusiast' who has no profile to speak of sent me a personal message asking only "did you have your breast surgery yet'

no hello? no greeting or introducing yourself? I know why - because they have no profile!!
I hope you continue to post at least descriptively - I've been "stalking" you too but in the good way! LOL!! Your descriptions are spot on and every time I start freaking out because of the way my boobs look or feel, I log on and find solace from folks just like you. So THANKS for that and keep posting for the rest of us!! :)
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3/17 is my Day!!!! Woot woot!;..I'll be on the flat side and then my bobbies ;D
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HI Daisy, too kind. Thanks for that. I hope you are feeling great.
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10 weeks post BA - 21 weeks post TT and Lipo

Hey momma's. Sorry I have been MIA. I lost touch shortly after the dumb idiot going around PM'ing. It changed how I felt about sharing, so sorry about that.

Here's what I do know...Bikini season is coming up. Some trials. I don't like either of these bikinis.
Today a stitch on my nipple popped open so i cleaned it and put neosporin/bandaid on it. There was some pus. Literally the size of a pimple. I'm not concerned as this has been the biggest issue I've had post-op. I'm not in any discomfort.

I feel great. 'Girls' are happy.
Thank you for giving us an update, though :).  Where where you trying on bikinis?
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Most welcome! As for the bikini's, ordered them on Zappos and tried on in the comfort of my own home, but I wasn't crazy about them! Back they went...
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Thanks!  I've been nervous about trying Zappos for anything other than shoes, but especially bikinis.  They're so unforgiving, and I have terrible luck even finding them in stores where I can try them on.  I may reconsider trying Zappos, though, since they have free returns, right?
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=My bathing suit search continues..

Found High-Waisted briefs at J Crew / Board shorts and got my bikini tops at Victoria's Secret.
Now just waiting for them to come in. We'll see how that run goes, I'll be sure to keep you guys posted. Ihave this image of myself that doesn't fit the things I buy. I'm a full figured woman. I've got the hips the booty. I need to shop bigger than my mind does. hahhaaa...
You crack me up.  Love your review.  Have you tried to do push ups or pull ups or any sort of exercise that makes your chest muscles move?  Just curious how it feels.  Also do you feel your implant rubbing on your chest wall when you run? 
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Hi! I'm so lazy i haveb't been back the gym in TWO months, its pathetic. However, i was running shortly after BA recovery and i wore two gym sports bras and was fine. Never bothered. I will say I am extremely happy. I think they dropped even more bc my bra's are getting uncomfy so I need to figure out what brand will be comfy and bra shop again. even my bralette from early on, is TIGHT around my chest. Weird bc I used to live in it. LOL
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Ha ha I don't think you're lazy at all- gotta make sure you heal, right ;)
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14 weeks post BA

I also had a TT but that's 25 weeks post op.

Things that happened a month ago that I googled and figured out how to resolve: stitch wasn't dissolving and starting to cause pus/wound. I pulled the stitch as much as I could, snipped it to the skin as close as I could so that it wasn't sticking out anymore, applied bacitracin and the wound closed. That was in a few places too! All good.

I can sleep on my sides with no bra and i'm comfy.

I love my size, i do not have any regrets and feel like I should have gone bigger. I think this size is very right for me. I bought bras a month post op and so now here I am 14 weeks post and I feel that I am uncomfortable in those bra's now. LIke I have dropped. My bralette that I used to live in the first month or so, I can't even wear it's so tight and my chest feels like its compressed! Boy things sure still do change.

Lots of love and bewbie vibes to those about to take the plunge. I look back VERY fondly on my surgeries. I had complete faith and trust in my doc. I am really impressed and amazed at how happy I am and self confident I am now. All those decades of feeling trapped by the saggy breasts and saggy belly. I feel good. I do not know where my implants are, meaning I don't feel them. To me these are my breasts. It just feels so natural. I'm really pleased. I was scared about how it would turn out but so far all is great.

Of course there will be the matter of breast scan which will cost me out of pocket but that's in a few months from now (baseline mamo pre BA and i'll need one post BA). I'm planning to do one before this year is out. Just to have a baseline so they can see what it should look like with the implants in. :)

Hugs and will be back in a month. Hopefully I'll be a few pounds less (need to join a zumba class..been a bit lazy/lax).
You still look fabulous!  Rockin' the boy-shorts LOL!  Your belly-button is perfect.
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Thanks so much. I am really happy with my belly button. :)
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Nice to see you back on. You look great. I finally got mine done with Dr. P and I couldn't ask for a better PS. Enjoy!
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For RS member Jomin

Hi - I missed your message in my inbox! So sorry. Here are some photos of me during my Breast Aug with lift journey at approx the 4 week mark.

To Lilhen68

my tummy tuck scar cover up tattoo - the outline.
the fill and shading next visit. my hope is to be able to sit through it and finish in that one.
Beautiful tattoo!!!!!!  Can wait to see the finished product!
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thank you!! covering that TT scar. Boy is it PAINFUL
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I'm waiting to see how yours turns out. Thinking about doing it myself. I, of course, am still numb!
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Stomach tattoo (piece)

Okay - final session was last night. Wasn't sure if I was going to be able to finish it off but I held out and I am done! When it's all healed the red parts (blood) will be shading. This is not a color tattoo (erm, piece) at all. I wanted only black ink obvs with shading and highlights. I love it and for going from nothing at all to this piece, woo! If I had any idea of the pain - I would never have started! But ..once they start you need to finish!!

Chris Koutsis from DaVinci Tattoo Studio in Wantagh, NY (Long Island) is the artist.
Nice tattoo. Did you loose feeling on your tummy from the TT? I did. A tattoo is something I'm considering as well.
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I have had my feeling back in my tummy for months now. I'm approaching my one year mark as well with the TT surgery. See if you can get the tattoo before the feeling comes back! Something I didn't think of at the time. :( because the tummy tattoo is REALLY painful.
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Gorgeous tattoo! Did it hurt worse than your surgeries? 

Love the paper towel skirt too! ;)
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New Bra time...

Hi ladies, it's been a while! Just wanted to share with you that I'm feeling GREAT, I sleep on my breasts no problem. I'm really loving them. After so many decades of what I had/was, I feel like every day is a new day and fun gift with them. LOL.

I fill out my clothes and as well had to clean out certain clothes and give away/toss ever since my BA. Not a problem and no love lost there. Hehehe.

My bras that I bought back in February a few months post op are uncomfortable and I feel like they are too small. Which is weird. Must be because my breasts have settled. I just need a better more comfy fit. That will be my goal on the weekend, to get a few new bras. Although today I wore a new dress and did not need to wear a bra with it.

One more pic..

It's so weird to think about going without a bra, but this dress had a lining and really didn't call for one. It felt great!
Hello stranger!! How are you doing? I was looking at your review and trying to find your attending but couldn't find him. Was it something close to mammon??? The fellow called me for my breast surgery except it was for the 23rd (too short of a notice for hubby :-( ) the attending was gonna be a Dr. Mammon..now I have to wait till he calls me again :-\
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Kudos to your doctor. Very natural. Amazing.
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You're looking good!!!!!
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Fort Worth Plastic Surgeon

She is amazing and infinitely patient. She is thorough and has a good judge for what will and won't work on you.

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