I have been back and forth on a breast aug for...

I have been back and forth on a breast aug for years now and I have finally decided to go for it! I reasearched doctors from Beverly Hills to San Diego for 2.5 months and I can't even tell you how many pairs of boobs I have seen online! Hundreds I am sure... Anyway, I and finally decided on a doctor who I felt had a good grasp on the size, shape and slope that I am looking to achieve. Bonus: He was right in my backyard! Hello convenience! I scheduled my consult for July 30th and booked my surgery date (September 25th) shortly thereafter!

I had my pre-op August 21st and before I talk cc's let me tell you a little bit about me. I am 30 years old, no kids, 5'7 127, with measurements of 31-25-36.5. I am looking to balance out my pear shape and get some of that sexy clevage that us ladies covet!

Upon my pre-op, I choose the Mentor smooth silicone 350's implants, however now I am considering 375. I have a few small white strech marks on breasts from a vertical growth spurt in highshool. I fear going any larger will make the current ones worse and/or i'll get new ones. I am also going periareola/submuscular per my doc's recommendation. I am hoping that doesn't change the shape of my nipples much! :-/

So that's pretty my it for now. I basically have the next month to prep the house, cook several feezable meals (since my bf can barely boil water) and start collecting recovery items (zip up sports bras, bed tray, movies, etc.) oh, and read as many other realself postings as I can! Getting excited!! Details to come...

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NO JOKE!!! I had several unsightly stretch marks pre-op. was TERRIFIED the BA would accentuate them. They are totally gone now......I can't believe it!!!!!  Having a BA was one of the best decisions I ever made
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Wow, that's awesome!! I had some from when I was pregnant and nursing. I can kind of see them now, but not too bad. What I DO have that I don't like is superficial veins so you see the blue lines all on my chest. I can always cover them up with makeup if I'm going out or doing a photo shoot lol
Wow! That would be amazing if I have a silimar experience! Crossing my fingers!

Post-Op Ladies: how long before you were back to...

Post-Op Ladies: how long before you were back to being a functioning human (able to drive, do light house work, etc.) I am planning on returning to work on day 6, but I am wondering if I am underestimating the recovery period?

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hello ladys im scheduled for my consult on sept.17th im so nervous but still very excited just wandering what i should expect on my 1st visit.
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Jenn1010,
Every doctor is so different! I did research and did the rice sizers. My doctor didn't do sizers. He was a bit arrogant in that he just knew what to do for each patient....lol BUT, He was good too and he listened to what I wanted. His work looked great but I still, as a patient, I Needed to see what I might look like! That is why I did the rice sizers with a nylon. Pretty accurate just keep in mind you loose about 25cc in the look when implanted. I reduced the rice equivalent accordingly in order to pick cc's. I researched and made myself crazy till pre-op!!! Your doc will most likely take your measurements and try to do whatever is in proportion with you body. You really have to trust your doctor and feel comfortable to communicate what you DON'T want as much as what you do want. You have to like his before and after shots doctors seem to have a way of creating the pocket their own way to get the result they feel is best. You will see a similarity in all their work no matter the before shot. It is subtle but important.
Looking back I worried about it too much. It is a huge decision and you are stuck with your choice..... so some worry..... can't be helped. Good luck!
lissa 120,
About the stretch marks. Some are more prone to them, some peoples elasticity is greater than others. There are great creams on the market for prevention of stretch marks made just for that....and you should prepare your skin prior with them making it soft and subtle, more elastic before surgery as well. I didn't buy them but used Eucerine cream and after surgery that plus bio oil. I had light stretch marks from breast feeding and I don't really notice them now. (I hardly noticed before though) But they seem even better now! Crazy I know.

Well, I am at the two week mark! Although I am...

Well, I am at the two week mark! Although I am excited, I did something last night that has replaced some of my excitement, with an overwhelming amount of uncertainty and fear. During my evening routine of browsing realself ratings/experiences, I became curious as to what implants look like 12+ years down the road. So I headed down the list to the "Breast Implant Revision" page. Ok. Not bad. People generally wind up with a nice result in the revision stage. Then I thought: what happens if you hate them, they rupture or you just want them out? I left boobie-heaven and took a frightening detour to the "Breast Implant Removal" link. I shouldn’t have gone there. I now wish I hadn’t. My sincerest apologies if I offend anyone, but I have to admit that seeing some of the before and after pics really freaked me out. And it began to sink in. In two weeks, I will either have breast implants for the rest of my life, or wind up with what happens if they are removed. I mean (sigh!) having small boobs is one thing, but the thought of them being small, deflated, AND scarred from surgery has really put a damper on my enthusiasm.

Keep posting your positive expereinces ladies! I need to go back to Boobieland (the happiest place on earth) and stay there!

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One week to go! Keep your head up! We can't let fear keep us from our dreams!! Everything we do is taking a chance. But chances are we will love the results!! I am sure you have done your research before scheduling, you trust your doc, so follow your heart :-)
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Thanks Luv!!! Yep! Wish it was next Tuesday already!!!
I have my sergerry on 25 also :) and I hope it's the best desigen we made for us.
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I think I might drop in at my PS's office today...

I think I might drop in at my PS's office today and try on the the 350 and 375 sizers one more time.... ;-)

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This a super a lame question, but did anyone wear...

This a super a lame question, but did anyone wear any makeup during surgery? A dab of blush or swipe of mascara perhaps??

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We are almost there!! Getting excited? Nervous? I read in other posts about range of emotion, but didn't think would happen to me. Even after dreaming of this for many years, now a that is just days away, I'm nervous! Not trying to back out... Just worried if I picked too big, too small, recovery time, reaction of friends & family, ect. How are you?? Our surgery is same day... What time of day is yours?? Mine is at 7am!
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Alright. That's what I suspected. Ugh. :-/ Note to self: bring sunglasses...
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No, I didn't wear any makeup. They should tell you that when they call for your time I think. No make up, deodorant, lotions or oils. Just au natural!
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Showed up this morning at 7 am for surgery at 8. ...

Showed up this morning at 7 am for surgery at 8. Everything right on time and was a really positive experience. Doc showed up, drew on me with a sharpie we talked size (350-375) looked over my pictures and then off i went to the OR. Once inside they moved me to the surgical table and the anethesia doctor was in there setting things up. He told me that he was going to give me something to relax and that i should feel it in a minute. Oh yeah! I remember i said "wow, this stuff is awesome" and then the next thing i know i wake up and am being wheeled into the recovery room. The nurses were super nice and were asking me how i felt, it was was cold, nauseous, in pain, etc. I was actually none of those things! I felt really good actually! My mouth was dry so they brought me ice chips and then with in 20 mins i was getting dressed and boarding a wheelchair. Went home, texted with friends and family, watched an awesome line up of day time television (maury, dr phil, court tv) haha! Ate some some lunch, took a vicodin an watched more tv. Finally forced myself to nap at about 6 pm and woke at 830. Pain scaleis went fromto about athe 3 to about a 5 upon wake up. My boyfriend made me dinner, with vicodin for dessert and now im just hanging out watching more tv. Will probably take some thing to sleep in a couple hours. Post op appt tomorrow at 12:45!

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Sorry for the typos, im using my phone because its...

Sorry for the typos, im using my phone because its lighter than my laptop.

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I just got back from my post-op appointment and...

I just got back from my post-op appointment and got to see my new boobs for th first time. And WOW!!! I was so surprised - they look AMAZING! I am so so pleased with the look so far! No bruising, they are placed perfectly and somehow my surgeon even got my nipples (which pre-operatively pointed slightly pointed outwards) to face forward! They are the perfect size and shape and I couldn't be more happy!!!! I'll post pictures soon!! YEY!!!!

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Had to do the massages today and man THAT was NOT...

Had to do the massages today and man THAT was NOT fun. My boyfriend recorded it with his ipad while the nurse went through each one of them with me. My boyfriends face during the video was a look of terror/shock as the nurse pressed them up and down shifting the implant around. I successfully didn't cry, but it really hurt! :-( Not looking forward to that tonight. sigh...

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Wow, I thought I was doing pretty good, but u seem better than me. I remember almost nothing from pre-op room to the house. I went right to sleep when I got home. My boyfriend woke me just long enough to take my meds. Over all I slept from pre-op room till 7:30ish this morning.
I had my follow up visit and they said I'm looking good. That was my first time to SEE the new additions. Love them!! Just ready for them to drop!!i will go back to dr next week. For now I have the wrap and sports bra that they want me to wear for compression I have taken pics, but will post them later
Keep in touch!!.
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Hi luv! Yeah, my recovery has been relatively easy! It's funny, I woke up right as they were wheeling me in to recovery and was completely lucid. Laughing and making jokes with my nurses. I spent about 15 minutes there, then they helped me dress and I was off to the car. I made a bunch of calls during the 15 mintue ride home and then didnt go to sleep that night until about 11:30! Haha. I'm still not in much pain (maybe a 4 or 5) taking little cat naps throughout the day. I couldnt be more happy with my results so far and I'm glad you like yours as well!!
Congratulations on the new additions!!! Take care of yourself!!
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Still feeling good! This recovery has been much...

Still feeling good! This recovery has been much easier than I expected! I did my massages earlier and even wrapped my bandages myself! I am being careful not to lift anything heavier than a pillow, can of soup, bowl, things like that.

Ok (TMI alert) I am really wishing I could drink some draino! Today I have had 3 cups of coffee, a mild laxative, 6 fiber supplements, a fiber one granola bar and NOTHING has happened. Sigh!!!! I don't feel uncomfortable, but I am grossed out that I have 3.5 days worth of meals just hanging out. ick. What's a girl to do???

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Sounds like you are doing great!! I am feeling good too. My dr doesn't have me start the massages till one week post op. They are sitting so high, I want to start pushing on them to move them down. But, trying to follow dr orders. So glad you are doing so good!! You look great!
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Lissa120, I'm 3 weeks post op and still having trouble clearing my system. Each night I'm drinking some hot tea called 'Smooth Move' (guess why)...usually this works but I think still being on the valium 3 times a day might be blocking me. On top of that, I had to visit a periodontist to have some work done on my teeth and he now has me on two different antibiotics - one 3x/day and the other 4x/day.

On Monday, drank tea and took 3 stool softners - Tuesday morning - nothing.
Tuesday, drank tea took 5 stool softners - Wednesday morning - nothing.
Wednesday, drank tea, took 3 laxative - finally went around 10 this morning.

I am dying to be regular!
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I am going off my pain pills today! Wish me luck!

I am going off my pain pills today! Wish me luck!

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Thanks! It's old! I don't even remember who makes it! I actaully just grabbed the first thing I came upon when I reached into my biniki bag in the closet! Yeah, the first day I saw them, my face lite up like a christmas tree! I couldn't believe I was looking at myself...with boobs!! :-)
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Pretty bikini lisa! where did you get it?? HOORAY FOR NO FRANKENBOOOBZ! lol lucky girl, Congrats!!!:-)
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Aww man, they had me do them the day after surgery! I recorded it so that I can remember how to do them, and my face is priceless. I look like I want to punch out the nurse!

Today is day 5. I thought I was offically off my...

Today is day 5. I thought I was offically off my pain meds yesterday but today I've had to hit the bottle twice. :-( Taking it easy today and catching up with my Netflix account. Nap time!

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Wow, I have to say, I love your results! I'm getting a TT and considering getting implants, but I'm small, so I keep worryng that they'll look unnatural. You're super skinny too and I love that they look like you were born with em! I laughed at wearing makeup during surgery, because after my first c-section I totally had mascara on the very next day!! Whatever you need to make yourseld feel good, girl :)
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Awww thank dani! It definitely has been a GREAT experience and I am so glad I did it! Just pick a size fits your frame and they will look totally natural. If you are small, stay in the 250-300 range and you'll be fine. I'm fitting a 32D (without any padding) however my measurements only went from 31 in the bust to 34. (Which was basically the same measurement I had with a super padded bra on.) So if I am wearing clothes you really can't tell. I look the same, but with much better clevage! :-) Keep me posted on what you decide! I would love to follow your progress!
Looking great girl
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It's day 12 and I'm trying to post a new photo. I...

It's day 12 and I'm trying to post a new photo. I was even going out on a limb and posting a "sans clothing" one, but the site isn't letting me for some reason. Maybe it's too large of a file. I'll try to size it down....

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Ah ha! Yep, despite the crappy resolution on my...

Ah ha! Yep, despite the crappy resolution on my phone, the photo was too large. I guess it has to be under 2MB's...

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Hi there! You look amazing! You are a lucky one! You must be loving them. Congrats!
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You look great Lissa!
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Aww!! Thanks! I had my first post-opt appt the day after surgery and my doctor had me doing the massage-type excersises that day! It wasn't fun, but I got through it! So, I was to do the excersises twice a day for the first week and then every 2 hours during waking hours during the next week. And that's where I am at. I have my 3rd post-op appt on Wed, so I let you guys know if I get any new instructions! :-)

Hi girls! Many of you are commenting on my...

Hi girls! Many of you are commenting on my unusually swift “dropping” progress (as seen in my Day 12 photo) so I thought I would take a moment to tell you about the program. My doctor had me doing the (push up, then down, then to the side) exercises the very next day after surgery. Yes, it was painful, but hey, so is a Brazilian bikini wax and I’ve had my fair share of those - so I’m the name of beauty, I bit the bullet and suffered through it.

Now looking back, I really do think that helped get them on their way. They were actually starting to drop by day 4. They also never put me in the "post-surgery snap-front bra" strangely. My PS's nurse showed it to me, but I went home in a thick ace bandage and that’s what I’ve been wearing for the past 2 weeks. I wear it most of the day, every day, and at night when I sleep. I am hoping to get the go-ahead to throw it away on Wednesday; because it’s supremely tough to fit under work clothes and this weird “senator’s-wife” look is really beginning to cramp my style! Haha! I post more on Wednesday as it will be my 3rd post-op appointment.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlPMIj2l5p8&feature=related
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Nope. Mine are very different! No pinching moves. Let me see if I can describe it: Using the opposite hand for each breast (one at a time) I place my right hand on the bottom part of my left breast, I relax my pec muscle and have my other arm relaxed at my side. I press in firmly until my I can almost feel my rib cage. This will send the implant up toward your collarbone. (Hold for 5 seconds.) Then I spread my fingers slightly, place them on the side of the breast and push lightly to the side in towards your relaxed dangling arm - you should feel a stretch in the cleavage area as you move the implant toward the center of your chest. (Hold for 5 seconds) Next I place my hand on the upper part of my breast (above the nipple, but below my collarbone and press down on my chest but also pull in an upward motion - you should feel a stretch at your breast fold (Hold for 5 seconds) Be careful with the last one if you have the breast fold incision. Don't stretch it too much or you might damage your incision. Repeat on the opposite breast with the opposite hand.
Hi lissa, sorry im going crazy with the comments, but just out of curiosity, is this the kind of massage your doing? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlPMIj2l5p8&feature=related thanks! the physician's assistant didn't really show me except for a tiny bit of massaging using the palm of your hand...
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I guess the massage techniques really vary from...

I guess the massage techniques really vary from doctor to doctor. Here is a description of mine: Using the opposite hand for each breast (one at a time) I place my right hand on the bottom part of my left breast, I relax my pec muscle and have my other arm relaxed at my side. I press in and slightly up firmly until my I can almost feel my rib cage. This will send the implant up toward your collarbone. (Hold for 5 seconds.) Then I spread my fingers slightly, place them on the side of the breast and push lightly to the side in towards your relaxed dangling arm - you should feel a stretch in the cleavage area as you move the implant toward the center of your chest. (Hold for 5 seconds) Next I place my hand on the upper part of my breast (above the nipple, but below my collarbone and press down on my chest but also pull in an upward motion - you should feel a stretch at your breast fold (Hold for 5 seconds) Be careful with the last one if you have the breast fold incision. Don't stretch it too much or you might damage your incision. Repeat on the opposite breast with the opposite hand.

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I guess the massage techniques really vary from doctor to doctor. Here is a description of mine: Using the opposite hand for each breast (one at a time) I place my right hand on the bottom part of my left breast, I relax my pec muscle and have my other arm relaxed at my side. I press in and slightly up firmly until my I can almost feel my rib cage. This will send the implant up toward your collarbone. (Hold for 5 seconds.) Then I spread my fingers slightly, place them on the side of the breast and push lightly to the side in towards your relaxed dangling arm - you should feel a stretch in the cleavage area as you move the implant toward the center of your chest. (Hold for 5 seconds) Next I place my hand on the upper part of my breast (above the nipple, but below my collarbone and press down on my chest but also pull in an upward motion - you should feel a stretch at your breast fold (Hold for 5 seconds) Be careful with the last one if you have the breast fold incision. Don't stretch it too much or you might damage your incision. Repeat on the opposite breast with the opposite hand.
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thanks lissa! im really tempted to try all this massages but the assistant physician told me to do just little massages, now that im thinking about it, it just dawned on me, you have a different incision site. so i guess im just going to follow what my doctor said for now. it's crazy, just that i read so much about everything there is to know but i guess at the end of the day, i should follow what the doctor said. just that yours look so good already! =) anyway, i also tried wearing just a bandeau today, my first day being back to work. my boobs hurt all day, did i mention im a teller? so i was pretty much on my feet all day, nothing to physical but i do transactions standing up, not entirely a desk job. i guess coz i was so used to wearing the surgical bra. so i guess tomorrow im just going back to wearing the white, unsexy but very comfy white surgical bra...lol.

I had my 3rd post op appointment today and...

I had my 3rd post op appointment today and everything is going well! Got my steri-tape changed and got the go ahead to wear whatever feels comfortable during the day (they recommend braless for about another week or 2) but if I feel like I have to wear something at work, I'm allowed to. They want me to sleep in the thick ace bandage strap at night to encourage them to soften even more. I also got the go-ahead to resume light exercises (no jogging or jumping jacks, pull-ups or push-ups obviously) but walking, squats, lunges, leg lifts and sit-ups are fair game!) Whoo hoo!

So happy that I am out of the scary hematoma stage! I was freaked out about that because I have a bit of a blood-pressure issue (surpisingly) and it can go from high to really high in a matter of seconds! My left boob is a little numb still but the doctor said that is normal and the feeling should come back in another week or 2.

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How did your ps tell you to sleep? Were you elevated or just flat on your back? Your boobs look amazing by the way im seriously jealous :)
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I was wondering if you can tell me what cup size you were before?
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It's been just over a month now and I am shocked...

It's been just over a month now and I am shocked how happy I am with my new figure! Yes, I still have those moments where I think I MAYBE should have gone a little bigger, but I have to remind myself that I wasn't looking to have boobs that would be the first thing people notice when they see at me. I would rather it not be obvious and people have to go a little bit of wondering. Like Blake Lively for instance - I can't tell if that girl has had a modest job or if they are all natural. In a sports bra, I can get some decent cleavage but when I'm wearing a low cut top and they aren't compressed, it's a much more subtle effect (See Blake’s picture in my photo reel for reference.)

Anyway, I’ve never been so excited for Halloween parties! Not that I was ever insecure about my cup size (last year, I went as the Black Swan in an unpadded feathered leotard) However this year, I’m really excited to showcase some curves and cleavage for the first time in my life! My mummy costume is inspired by my now-abundant selection of ace bandage wraps! HAHA!!! Anyone else excited to finally incorporate your recently acquired assets into your costume??!

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Your scar looks non-existent. I can only hope mine looks the same at the 5 week mark.
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Looking great! I have been debating between between the incision you got and the fold incision. Why did you choose this one? Thanks
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Hi Bordeaux, my doctor said that he would be happy to do either incisionas both are good options, but he personally thinks the periareola is the most inconspicious because it fades into the nipple line really well, so that's the one I went with. I have posted an extreme close up photo of my incision at week 5 (without any scar treatment) if you are curious. I looked at lots of his before and after pictures and couldnt see anyones scars so I trusted his opinon and went with that one. Good luck in your journey!

I had my 4th post op appointment this morning, and...

I had my 4th post op appointment this morning, and everything is going well. My doctor gave me a new massage to incorporate into my usual routine (which I've been doing about 4x a day) It's a wierd one and I'm not even completely clear on what it's supposed to do, but I think it's to help the semi-circle scar on periareola incisions to soften up. The new massage involves placing my right hand on my hip and pushing in (which will flex your pec muscle) while using the left hand to pinch on the outer edge of the nipple of the breast with the flexed muscle. (In this case my right breast) Hold for 5 full seconds and then switch.

I also got the go-ahead to being workouting out again, as long as the girls are well supported and they don't bounce more than a few centimeters up and down. I forgot to ask about upper body weight training though. I can also wear underwire bras as much as I like now. I was wearing them about 2 days a week, a sports bra 1-2 days a week and going braless the rest of the time. I went to VS last weekend and I'm fitting 32 D in most of their lacy unpadded bras and a 32DD in the demi T-shirt type bras. I never in my life thought I would say this, but I hated every padded bra I tried on! They (so far) don't like being in a pushed up position - which is fine, because I a nice full shape in the lacy unpadded bras.

Even though I am still unable to sleep comfortably on my stomach, my body pillow has been a saving grace and has allowed me to sleep on my side since 1 week post op. So I HIGHLY recommend it if you are a chronic stomach snoozer. All in all, I'm pretty pleased with the whole expereince, and knowing what I know now, I would do it all over again!

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WOW, your full body pic is the best testament to the proportionate size you and your Dr. chose. See, I get tired of just looking at after's of just the waist up, it doesn't give a true sense of how the entire person looks. This is probably why so many of us get so nervous and spend so much time talking about the right cc's. Do you have some clothes pics we can see? I can't get over how great you look, truly impressive.
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Thanks! Yes, that was my intent. I wanted to show what 375 looked like on a 5'7 frame. I think they look bigger topless than in clothing. (I'll take a clothed photo and post by the weekend.) The fullest part of my bust surprisingly only changed 3 inches (31 to 34) which was roughly the same measurement I got in my padded bra pre-surgery, so it's really not a noticeable difference in clothing. I am so happy that my new additions make me much more hourglass than pear shaped!
Lissa u look great I know ur pleased with yr results. I have had 2 consults so far and still debating on which ps 2 use. I really liked them both so it's a tuff decision 4 me. I want 2 hurry up and get the ball rolling so I can get my new additions but at the same time I want 2 make the right choice since its a major decision. Do u have any advice that would help me along the way? Would love 2 hear yr thoughts.
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It's wierd but I've noticed when I am a little...

It's wierd but I've noticed when I am a little chilly, my breasts feel colder (to the touch) than the rest of my body. Strange.

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hey girl, how are you doing? It was great to read your review and what you had to say. I know what you mean tossin and turning when wanting to get implants. I did a lot of study and research when it came to doctor, and learning all about implants in what was best for me. That is great you had your boyfriend by yourside through it all and he supported you. You do look fabulous and beautiful. It took me several months about 8 months before i finially decided to go do it. But it was the best thing i ever did. I had 32A growing up and always wanted bigger fuller breasts. I always thought my boobs were so small. I couldnt wait to get bigger. I had low selfesteme growing up due to having smaller boobs. But now that I have my new boobs I feel so much different. my doctor was the same too, very informative. Told me every thing i needed to know. I got to see all the sizes and styles. he explained the different styles. I was so nervous the day i went to get mine, but happy too. I was so sore after. Im a D now. I got the Saline, contoured style, under the muscle. I wanted to go with the tear drop style. The Doctor said that the contoure style would give me a fuller natural look. I went with Saline, I thought that Saline would be best if anything were to happen. I can tell the difference in the weight of my new boobs, compared to the natural small boobs I had. I am 19yrs old now, so maybe in the future I can get different styles or look into other ones. I am sure that my significant other will also enjoy my new boobs. Congrats to your new boobs.
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Wow Kate! Well... You're surgeon did an amazing job as well. I'm intrigued... were your before breasts as a result of hormone therapy? Because I would never would have guessed we have a didn't share the same XX chromesome! You look really good! Be happy that you didn't go with the teardrop ones. I've heard those sometimes shift around in there and when that happens, it doesn't look right. Enjoy them and happy bra shopping!!!! :-)
You fabulous!!! Wow they really look super nice. When did you start to feel them soften up a bit. Mine are 17 days post op still hard and firm. I feel like they are taking forever to drop in the pockets. haha you look good, congrats.
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Hi everyone! Meant to post new photos this past...

Hi everyone! Meant to post new photos this past weekend but I had a terrible incident to deal with. One (or both) of my cats attacked my sister’s small pom while we were out running errands and severely injured him. They’ve co-existed fine in the past, so I haven’t a clue what happened! SIGH!! I know this isn’t a support group for tragic events thing, but I’m feeling emotionally and financially drained. $2,300 in vet bills (for emergency eye surgery and treatment of puncture wounds on his neck) and he still has follow- up appointments for the next 3 weeks! #&$%!!!!

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I have been looking to find a good doctor for the past month and when I saw your pictures, I loved your breast implants. I looked up the doctor and I only saw few reviews online and also less than 50 pictures of before and after of his surgeries. May I ask you why you chose him as your surgeon? I love his work but at the same time I am not sure why there are not that much information on the web about him. Thanks :)
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Hi Lil! I felt I saw enough photos to get an accurate idea of his aesthetic, so I made an appointment for a consult. While I was in the waiting room, I talked to a few other girls that were very happy with...er...well... "their girls." So I met him, I liked him, and I felt like he knew what he was talking. Also, to be completely honest, I'm a busy working gal and can't devote hours and hours to meet with potential doctors and/or deviate far from home for the the pre-op and subsequent multiple post-op appointments you endure in this sorta thing. He has all of his credentials in his office so I felt confident I was in good hands... and I still feel that way! :-)
Thank you for sharing your story! I am sorry about the recent unfortunate events, but I hope your recovery is still going great. Your pictures look so good, perfect size for your body and they don't look fake at all!
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Well I’m at the 2 month mark. Yesterday was...

Well I’m at the 2 month mark. Yesterday was Thanksgiving and the perfect opportunity to go for my first walk/semi jog. There were a lot of people out and I pretty much spent the whole time trying to "read" the faces of people I passed on the boardwalk. I was wearing a supportive sports bra so that they didn't bounce around too much (per my doctors orders) thankfully, I didn't notice any odd stares or looks that read "check out that girls fake rack." Sooo...i dare say that MAYBE they look home grown? I guess I'll have to go jogging with a friend for a final ruling... I know I shouldn't really care what people think but my goal was to go big enough to have a nice full bust, but not so big that it's obvious that I bought them... I was talking with a friend in the Private Message area and we both admitted that we've previously stereotyped women with BA's... usually in a somewhat negative manner. :-/ I've realized that that the majority of women (especially those on Realself) are none of the things I typically associated with women who have boob jobs. However, the sad fact remains; the general public still tends to hold that stigma, and I just don’t want it to be so easy to put me in a box and label it.

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You look fantastic! I had my BA yesterday. My PS and I had originally thought 375-400cc but after showing him your photos, he said 375 wouldn't cut it. He asked what bra size I wanted to be, which is hard because it's not like I've had boobs to know what a C or D would be. I told him full C, but okay with small D - that I wanted your shape/position, etc. Ended up with 425s ~ I'm 5'10". I know we can't all get hung up on cc's but your photo was the to picture I showed him. Thanks so much for sharing because you helped me out!
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Hi Ravens! I completely agree! The taller you are, the more cc's you need to go to achieve a "full" look. I think 425 will be perfect for your height! Can't wait to see them! You must be so excited!!! :-)
You look great! I'm having a revision in Feb to fix the pocket and implant exchange, and I think I'm going to show my Doc your photos because your breast look awesome!
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It's been 9 weeks and I've pretty much forgotten...

It's been 9 weeks and I've pretty much forgotten what it was like to be flat! The only new revelations I have to report this week are that I have started to notice that when I bend over while standing, it feels different now. They drop forward and I can feel their weight. It doesn't hurt, it's just weird almost "tug" feeling. Anyone else experience that change?

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Thank you for sharing. I'm similar in stats 5'8, 120lbs, 34A or AA ...my surgery is today...and I'm still debating between a 371 Moderate or a 450 HP...after seeing your results I think I want to go with the 371s...as I don't want to end up too big and yours look exactly the size I'm aiming for. My dr though, nurse, and hubby think I will enjoy the 450s more...but my gut is saying 371 moderate. I'm so nervous...surgery is in 4 hours!
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I went with my gut, the slightly smaller size, wish I went next size up! Most people end up wishing they went bigger! Not huge difference in sizes though think if I was you I'd chance the bigger size, best of luck you will be fine & on the other side soon :)
Hi dive, You can go more cc's in HP and have it be a similar result as a moderate profile in lower cc's. I went with a "moderate plus" profile which is in between a moderate and high profile. Honestly, because you are so slim, going with an HP in a slightly higher volume wouldn't have been a bad idea. Anyway, let me know what you decided on! I realize your surgery was really soon after sending me that message!

Just over 3 months now and I honestly don't...

Just over 3 months now and I honestly don't remember what life was like before boobs! I'm now sleeping any way I want and have no physical limitations - I keep telling myself I am going to resume a workout regimen tomorrow but I haven't taken my gym membership off hold just yet... it's hard to get back into the swing of things. :-? Anyway...there's not a whole lot to say these days. They continue to soften and settle everyday and I love love love them!

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I've met with a few PS and still so nervous! I've been want BA for years now and I keep I over thinking everything. How do you know which PS is best when they all seem to give you the same answers.
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Hi Connie, I totally know what your talking about. That's why I asked around about doctors. I will meet with just one who is booked for two months out and never gets any cancellations. :)
Hi Connie, I would suggest scouring the internet for reviews. Just google the doctors name and check reviews here on realself. You can search by doctor name and get real feedback. I would expect at most a couple bad reviews but if you see more than that I would reconsider. Also you have to take into account the actual complaint. Does the person seem reasonable? What was the issue? Was it something the doc could have controlled? I would also check the local medical board for complaints or malpractice, the BBB, compare the docs surgical pics to each other ( you will start to see a difference in results), compare their surgical techniques, and listen to friends recommendations. Make sure they are board certified, and dont just go with the cheapest one. Sometimes you get what you pay for. Hope this helps, good luck!

Shows like The Bachelor, mess with my head. iI...

Shows like The Bachelor, mess with my head. iI often see women with MUCH bigger breasts and wonder if I should have gone larger.... :-(

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they look perfect, see If I knew my result would look like this I would SO do it...thinking thinking...
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LOVE your teal bralet! And I don't think you should've gone bigger, your size is perfect for your body.
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ps we do have the same lulu sports bra, I CAN NOT WAIT for mine to fill out the sports bra like yours!
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I had to delete a few photos as my reel was...

I had to delete a few photos as my reel was getting too long. Nothing new to report really... I'm doing the massages once a day in the AM and life is completely back to normal! So so happy to sleep on my stomach again! YEY!

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Would you mind sharing what size the Urban Outfitter Bralette you are wearing is? I would love to purchase a few and plan to have the same size implants (or in the same range) and am not sure on sizing!
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Hi! They are super cute huh! I love all the color options. The one I'm wearing is a small. It's more about the band size with the bralettes. My rib cage (under my breasts) is 27 inches, if that helps. I wish they had matching panties!
I think you had amazing result. My PS and I picked 400 cc HP but a little scared of the profile. He said that my chest wall is narrow and that's why he choose HP. I hope I get the same results are you.
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It's been 4 months (and four days to be exact) and...

It's been 4 months (and four days to be exact) and even though I was cleared for all cardio and strength training exercise at the 3 month mark, last night was the first time I did a few modified aka "girly"push ups since having an A cup. Anyway...so, I don't know what I thought would happen but I can't say I'm thrilled with what they look like when when I go into a push up! Because they are beneath my chest muscles, when flexed, they spread (awkwardly) apart!!! YIKES! Has anyone else experienced this??? Does it get better or (best case) go away in time? Or am I now now destined to wear t-shirts to group fitness classes?

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So we do have to massage everyday even though we are past the 6 week mark. Mine said to massage for the rest of my life. I'm confused. Can someone explain this to me. Is this to keep them feeling soft and prevent the CC? Mine are still changing. Sometimes they feel smaller but then other times they seem really big. I guess I didn't research enough beforehand to know what to expect. I just wanted boobs!!! Chime in anyone to help me understand.
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Hi GoBig, interesting. Maybe to prevent cc. My doctor says no massaging. Go figure. ;)
Hey Lissa just checking in :) That bralette looks AMAZING!! are you still a 32D/DD?
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I have had some relationship turmoil lately and...

I have had some relationship turmoil lately and have lost about 5 lbs as a result. (Evidently, this makes a big difference in my boob to body ratio.) I was out with some friends drowning my sorrows in Miller Lite and talking to a couple people about what we were like in high school well over a decade ago. I made the comment that I was painfully shy and then found out at a graduation party that many people perceived me as a stuck up bitch. My feelings were really hurt, so when I went off to college several hours from my home, I decided to reinvent myself and be an outgoing person. Just then (mind you I am not wearing anything revealing) my friend’s jerk of a guy friend leans over and says: “So, were your fake boobs apart of that reinvention?” I instantly felt that old wave of panic I used to feel in public settings as a teenager. But then, all of a sudden, the confident 31 year old me kicked in, I cocked my head to the side, took sip of my beer, looked him straight in the eye and said: “Nope. Those came much later, but thanks for noticing – they’re pretty fantastic.” And then I showed him my back. Boo-yah!

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Hi Lissa! Don't let that asshole get you down! He is upset that he is not with you!
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Thank you so much for your post! I ended up having my BA done by Dr. Anton b/c I found him through your post! I couldn't be happier!! With regards to the A-hole, he's not worth your troubles and you definitely took the classy route!
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Dude! Sunny, you look so freaking awesome! They will look even better as time goes by! It's so weird about the anesthesia - I woke up completely fine and dare I say even refreshed feeling! My throat was sore too, but other then that I felt great! Isn't it funny about how in denial we were about our pre surgery size!?! I honestly thought I had more boobage until I took my before photos. :-/ Do you live in OC too?

Had another visit today with my surgeon. ...

Had another visit today with my surgeon. Everything is great and my next visit is in 6 months which will just about put me at my 1 year anniversary. Nothing else to report! I am still reeeeeally happy with them, yet i'm uncomfortable showing them off. I'm so body shy! Sigh!!! However, I do feel much sexier and more powerful just knowing they're under there. Sorta like walking around with a secret weapon in your pocket. ;-)

I'll take more photos here pretty soon. My doctor said I am at 95% of how they will end up looking.

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im also getting 350-400cc mod+ profiles next thursday yours are so gorgeous!! serious boobie inspiration i used your pics as a reference i hope you dont mind
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I am so happy i have found you! I get my augmentation on april 9th and have been having serious anxiety over the cc's. I am 5'6 118lbs, bwd: 13. My doctor suggested 375cc mod plus, submuscular. I have been so concerned i will get them done and regret not going bigger but your results have given me total confidence i made the right decision!
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Do you have high profile or moderate plus?
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It's spring time! Which means time to bikini...

It's spring time! Which means time to bikini shop! Most of my tops still fit me alright, but new boobs deserve new suits right? Haven't found the perfect one yet, but I'll post a photo when I do!

I'm also offically back at the gym - which has been interesting. I took a dance class since pounding away on a tredmill is still difficult. While in the class, the presence of all the full length mirrors with lots of other people was a little awkward. Before, I would consider my body an "athletic build" and since I'm naturally body shy (in public) this new "sensual" shape is a teensy bit embarassing for me. I am probably overreacting and people aren't having the response that I think they are having... hopefully?

I think I will eventutally "own" these new curves, but it's just going to take more time. :-/

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Oh i´m sorry, you already answered that question!
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What profile did you get? My doctor said I shouldn´t go bigger than 300-325 cc high profile.. but I really like your size!
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Hello there! I absolutely love how your surgery turned out!! Mine is in exactly 1 week, eek! Can you tell me, did you end up getting the 375cc or did you stick with the 350cc?
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I've been bikini shopping for about a month now...

I've been bikini shopping for about a month now and I can't get over how many "padded push-up bra like" swimsuit tops I've seen!!! What the hell?!?! Years and years of desperately adding up to 4 of those stupid triangle liners in my triangle bikini tops and NOW the built in push up suits are in fashion and flood the racks! I was skimming the racks while humming good ol' Alanis Morrissette circa '95: "now isn't that ironic...dontcha think?" It's a booooob job one seeeason to late...haha! Oh well, I happen to like triangle tops now. :-)

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Thank you so much for your thorough description of the whole breast aug. process! I am currently doing my research right now (I live in L.A.) and trying to narrow down my choices for doctors. Dr.Anton is now in my top 5! Your review is so helpful. And your boobs look great! :-)
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Scheduled for June 13th and my PS said he will variety of cc's ranging from 300-400 cc's and decide which looks best on me . I am 32A and would love to be a full C/small D. I will be getting HP silicone. Why did you decide on the mod + and not HP?
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I love how yours turned out! This website has been awesome:) When I went in for my consult, I actually showed my PS your pictures and I said I want that! I am not as tall as you but we have very similar body and your "before boobs" looks just like mine right now. I am 35 years old 5"2' and 106 lbs and have 4 kids and now it's time to do this for me. I am just very excited!
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8 months post op - the "girls" go on their 1st vacation!

Just got back from vacation in Cancun last weekend and man does having boobs make life so much more fun! I am finally not shy about them and even put up bikini photos on my facebook page! I was a little insecure about it because I have a lot of "before" photos up there and I didnt want it to be obvious, but oh well, I love them so, up the pics went! :) We met some people while we were there and after a few nights of drinking with them, one of the girls (a couple of margaritas in) leans over and whispers to me, "I'm sorry, I HAVE to ask: are your boobs real or fake?" I laughed and said "umm I've had some help...but I am happy that you had to ask!" And she responded, "wow, they really look amazing!" Yey!!! :-) I couldn't be more happy!

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Thanks Yoga! I have to admit I didn't buy any scar gel but I did use bio oil during my massages. Not sure if that played any role in the healing but maybe?
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Your results are amazing! I'm so jealous! I hope this is what I end up with! Thank you for all your updates and pics. Your incisions are unreal, you CANNOOT see them at all! Did you use a cream or ointment or anything for the scars?
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Oh yes cancun would be way more fun with boobs!!! Glad you had fun and glad you put your photos on Facebook. You look fabulous! You have most girls wish boobs.. Wish mine looked that good! I'm glad you still update too!:) Sorry if you already mentioned this but can you lay on your stomach without it feeling like your laying on bags of stuff? Lol I hate that feeling :(:(
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8 months **New Pics**

Just realized that besides the super close up incision shots, I haven't had any unclothed pics for a while, so I thought I would add some. :)

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Hi Lissa120, I just discovered this site a few days ago, & is there anyway to keep track of your profile without having to hopefully stumble across it? I have read your review & want to say congrats on going through with this, you look GREAT! I love your look, 3 yrs ago I was similar to your measurements 5'8" 120 lbs A cup. I've since had a baby. I gained a whopping 80LBS !! NEVER did I think I could even gain that much weight! But I did, still have 15 - 20 lbs to go. Back to you, THANK YOU for letting all of us be able to learn from your experience, without this site I basically am going into this blind. There are a lot of reviews to read on this site but let's face it we ALL want to see PICTURES & you have done an amazing job logging good ones, with angles & massage demos. I can only hope my breast will one day look like yours, they are just what I'm looking for. I too want to stay on the conservative side, and feel them same about the attention they may bring , not that it's a bad thing, but I think most of the ladies here are doing this for US. PLEASE keep us posted & communicating even though at this point going on with YOUR life is ideal. This Dr. Is going to get ALOT of new clients just from your review! Thanks again Lissa120
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Hi Kendra! First off, congratulations on your weight loss so far! That is a huge accomplishment and you should be really proud! Now, I don't know if there is really a way to "follow me" or keep track of my profile however if you private message me once, then you only have to go into your inbox to find my profile. It's getting harder to post, because its pretty much "life as usual" these days! Lol! It's so much fun having breasts!! You are going to love them!!!! If you have any questions drop me a line!! Good luck!!
Just jumping in, but once you post to someones review you will get emails anytime someone posts on it or she updates it. For example, I posted to Lissa page a while back and your post came to my email and that's how I knew what you were asking without actually being on her review. I think you can check your email settings on your account here to make sure.

Rounding 9 months!

Still so happy I did this!!!

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They look great!
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Your results look amazing! I just got 375cc a couple of days ago and I hope my girls look similar to yours! :)
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Hello Lissa 1st off let me say u look amazing. Now I have a ? 4 u? I'm about 6 mths post op and I have just started Zumba classes and last night after my class when I got home my boobs started 2 ache really bad. I have bought several sports bras and they r pretty supportive. I didn't know if u worked out any or ran or anything but from the looks of yr pics I'm guessing that u do. U look great and well fit. What type if sports bra would u recommend wearing. I'm n love with Zumba and I don't want 2 stop going but I also don't want my girls 2 hurt either. Lol
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10 months and still super happy!

Whoops, I just realized that my July 15 posting was actually at 10 months. Crazy how time has flown by!! It took nearly 6 months but, I'm now completely comfortable wearing clothing (out of the house) that allows to see the light of day. I actaully wore a sundress the other day that showcased some clev,and was picked up on twice in 1 hour worth of errands. Oh men and their compulsive obsession with breasts! Buuut....not gonna lie, it was kinda fun. ;-)

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So glad your loving your girls! They look amazing! I was just wondering if your implants still move when you workout? That's just about the one thing that's keeping me from getting mine done.
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Hi Desi073, Thanks for the compliment!  Yep - not gonna lie, they do make working out (at least for me)  more cumbersome.  I don't like doing push-ups with them and running is more difficult (however I should note that I've been a terrible runner my whole life, so maybe  just using the "additions" as an excuse to wimp out and walk. lol.)  But.... that being said, I personally spend a whole lot more of my time in dresses, bathing suits, and lounging in tank tops than I do at the gym so the "benefits" far outweigh the "costs" for me. If you are a compete gym rat I'd say maybe hold off - or find some serious athletes on Real Self and ask them what they think.  :-)  
Lol yea I can see how they would get in the way. But thanks for the good idea, hopefully I can find some people to talk to :)

Had my first massage...

I was a little concerned that laying on my stomach on a massage table would be difficult, but i am happy to report that it actaully felt fine! I can't believe I am coming up on my 1 year anniversary! Sheesh! Seems like just yesterday I was in an ace bandage having to massage 8-10 times a day!

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You look so beautiful! Congrats! We have a similar build and I've been debating sizes like crazy...I just went back to my PS to "try on" the 375cc mod plus and wasn't sure if they were too big. now that I saw your pics I think I might go for the 375!!!
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I love your profile and all your pics!! So helpful for me because I feel we may have a similar build. I can't get mine done till this winter on account of my breasts needing to settle from breastfeeding but I'm getting so impatient! I hope mine look like yours!
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A bit off topic, but I'd really like to know what are your recommendations on having such flat and lean stomach, what do you do to stay fit? Your figure is fantastic!
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