Should I? - Ontario, Canada

Hello girls. For years I have said that I was...

Hello girls. For years I have said that I was going to get a "boob job", mostly kidding but slightly serious. In elementary school I was the first to develop, but as soon as high school hit I pretty much lost everything I had "developed". I then got pregnant at a young age, and as an avid supporter of breast feeding I breast feed for a year and a half....which reaked havok on my breasts. The father of my child always teased me about my breasts, or lack there of, with areolas that seem like they take over, but at the end of the day says that they are fine and I don't need implants. I have always had body issues but now, at 21 am relatively happy with the way I look, other then stretch marks and saggy, wrinkly, A cup breasts-and this is something that no matter how hard I work, I will never be able to change "naturally". I am now just shy of 21, with an incredible 3 year old. I work part time, and I am doing my undergraduate in Physical Science and hopeing to go to Dental school in a couple of years. Yes, school is expensive on its own, especially when you are in it for 10 years, and so is raising a child. But I am lucky enough to have my school pretty much paid for (lots of scholarships and grants) and my child could have everything he could possibly want-but is it selfish to spend that kind of money on something I really don't need? I've worked extremely hard to be where I am today, and to have the resources to pay for my "new enhancement".

I have researched this topic like crazy, analyzed and dissected every pro and con (I'm a scientist-this is inherently what I was born to do). I had a consultation yesterday with a friend who had her breasts done by the same doctor, and she was very comforting-the doctor was as well, I trust him completely and am very happy with him. I don't have low self esteem, I don-t have problems attracting men- I am a smart girl, top of my faculty, attractive, with a nice figure. However, no one see's my breasts-If I have sex, I keep a bras on. The only way you will see them is if I am 100% completely comfortable with you.

People respect me for getting where I am today, with a child, especially my classmates. Unfortunately, I am the type of person who cares what people think of me-and that is what everyone thinks about me, even strangers. I'm scared that by getting my breasts done, even if I don't tell people, they will notice and they will not respect me-they will stereotype me as your classic stupid, trashy white girl (I'm not saying this to offend anyone, I know people get breasts done for all reasons and I don't stereotype anyone into this-but I know other people do). I don't want to be that girl that everyone thinks had such low self esteem that she had to spend 8k on surgically implanting a foreign object into her and risking her life doing so. Because deep down, I'm not that girl. My breasts were destroyed having a child, I gave my life to my child and I don't regret that. I personally enjoy breasts. I'm not doing it to get attention- I get enough of it as it is. I'm doing it for me, quite honestly I would like to play with them lol. I'm also scared of getting them too big and them looking fake- I just want a normal sized boob that isn't sagging and wrinkling. I'm also scared of the possible side effects-getting sick, losing my memory (I pride myself on my brain). Should I really be concerned about the side effects?

Anyways ladies, I think you get the jest of things and where I am coming from. If anyone could give me some advice, share their experience etc it would be greatly appreciated. I have another consult on monday and pretty much have to decide by then if I want them done in the next little bit.

Sincerely,
Should I or Shouldn't I?

Well girls, the deal is signed, sealed and dated.....

Well girls, the deal is signed, sealed and dated...bought and completely paid for! Brought my mom for a 2nd consult today, she asked away all her questions and was satisfied with everything so I decided to just go for it! The surgery is moved up for September 11 =s, and I will be getting 375cc silicone's...I added a picture of the implant size in a sports bras on top of my breast. I'm worried about going too big, what do you guys think of that size? However, that is apparently the smallest I can go due to my excess loose tissue so I can't really go smaller anyways :(. Hopefully I made the right decision!

Well girls, the deal is signed, sealed and dated.....

Well girls, the deal is signed, sealed and dated...bought and completely paid for! Brought my mom for a 2nd consult today, she asked away all her questions and was satisfied with everything so I decided to just go for it! The surgery is moved up for September 11 =s, and I will be getting 375cc silicone's...I added a picture of the implant size in a sports bras on top of my breast. I'm worried about going too big, what do you guys think of that size? However, that is apparently the smallest I can go due to my excess loose tissue so I can't really go smaller anyways :(. Hopefully I made the right decision!

Just realized the pics never uploaded so I will...

Just realized the pics never uploaded so I will try again! Was up all night worrying about if I had made the right decision, and felt a little sick today, but my mom seems to think I have and she is not really the type to support plastic surgery so hopefully I have!
Toronto Plastic Surgeon

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They look great on you!!
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I think your sizers look very pretty and in proportion with your body, good choice! Good luck!
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No! The pics look great! I know they feel huge (at least the felt that way to me) but they look natural! I just checked out your doc's site and he has nice work. I am sure you are in great hands! 24 hr recovery?!?! I haven't heard about that. I haven't read one experience yet were they weren't miserable on and off for about a week! It will be interesting to see how much that makes a difference compared to the normal 1-2 week recovery window.
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wow free...you look so awesome with the sizers in!!! The larger boobs will enhance your slender waistline. There's no need to worry, your sweet Mother wouldn't lead you astray! Remember, this is going to be a magical, uplifting experience....THINK POSITIVE:-)
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Hi Free Radical! I am right around your height/weight and I too am going with the silicone memory gel under the muscle on 9/25! I'm currently back and forth between a 350 and 375 because I too don't want to be really go big. I too have a bit of a booty that already is probably the larger focus of my body and don't want to have TOO much going on if you know what I mean! Buuut, at the same time I don't want to wish I went bigger! SIGH! Anyway, what incision route are you going? There seems to be quite a bit of inframmarys around here, which makes me anxious that my doc wants to do periareloa...

Let's keep in touch! I look forward to sharing recovery experiences and of course the results!
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I honestly love my butt, and everyone else does as well ahah it's one of my best "ass-ets" but I just want to look more proportional to it. I have a butt, hips and no tits...with a rather large ribcage...doesn't really make sense lol! But I know what you mean, I really don't want to have too much going on either. The incision is going underneath my boob, I honestly didn't realy have any options as to the implant type and placement, my doctor specializes in 24 hour recovery and he kind of just told me that that was what he was going to do and I am trusting him with it. What do you think of the pics trying on the implant size? Too big?

Deffinitely keep in touch, I go under 2 weeks today! So nervous!
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Congratulations!! You're going to be so happy with your decision!! You'll look great!
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That's what I am hoping for! But only time will tell haha! Thank you though :)
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Hi again free~ Congrats on booking the surgery!! I'm sure you are very excited, I know I was before the big day. 375 cc's sounds like a great size if you want a natural look.  What is your height/weight? Do you want saline or silicone? High profile or mod? There is so much to consider, however I think you'll be just fine.
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Hii! Thanks for your replys! I am 5'6" and around 130lbs, I have a butt, not a hugeee one but a good sized one lol. I just hope they aren't too big! And they are silicone, not sure if high profile or mod though!
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There are a million reasons one might have for opting to have her breasts augmented, but the best candidates for the procedure are those women who are already confident and would simply like to enhance their figures. Sounds like this could possibly be you.
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Thank you for sharing your story and photos on RealSelf! I second what Kooberry says, follow your heart and if the natural look is what you want, make sure you're on the same page with your doctor on this.

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PS The porn star fake look doesn't do anything for me either. That's why I went with a PS who specializes in only giving natural results. No one knows I had anything done unless I wear a bikini, or when bf sees me naked...Lol Research doctors in your area who specialize in Rapid Recovery, a technique which offers the least amount of pain/down time. Vitals.com can provide you with background information and reviews on surgeons in your area - Good Luck!
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Hello radical, My advice would be to follow your heart. It will not lead you astray! I contemplated getting a boob job for nearly 20 years. hated feeling ugly and ashamed to show my body, wearing padded bras,etc. I too was teased and it affected my self esteem terribly. I'M Currently I'm 6 months post op and feel beautiful for the first time in my life!!! Only downfall is my breasts/nipples still have some numbness. But other than that I do not regret it for a minute. Good luck finding an excellent PS to help you make the final decision.
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It looks like you pretty much have your mind made up! Most people I know who have had them don't regret it. Even with the issues I'm having right now, I don't regret it. I love my boobs!! And I did it for the same reason you want to..I did it for ME! Not my bf, not because I had low self esteem, or anything else, but, I like boobs. I had boobs before the surgery, but now I've got some girls! I'm so happy with my choice and I don't regret it at all. Good luck & keep us informed!
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