My Boob Journey: 32A to 32C, 300cc - Saint Louis, MO

I am living in a bit of a boob fog lately. I have...

I am living in a bit of a boob fog lately. I have never looked at boobs so much - is this what men feel like?! Poor dudes. My search history is a basic run down of tata-terms, many splendid bra sizes, celebrity measurements (trying to compare) and an endless before and after showing.

My surgery is set for this coming Thursday, I'm paid in full, and I think I have almost all the major details sorted out. Mostly, I am worried about choosing the wrong size. Aaaah! I am 5'6", 114 pounds, and have a very straight non-curvy figure. At my pre-op appt. I tried on 300cc sizers and I think that is what I'm going for. Really my biggest concern is filling the void and making them full. I should add that I am NOT wanting anyone to notice in a big way. In fact, I may be more worried about that than anything else. I am not really comfortable with people at work knowing and I'm not sure I want to tell my parents either ... I guess that may be weird, but I am doing it for me and don't want any opinions right now at least.

A little breast history:
I have wanted breast implants since having my son in 2002 and it always seemed out of reach for so many reasons. Starting with a 32A (probably AA) cup, I breastfed both my kids and probably reached a C when most engorged. After, as I'm sure a lot of you can relate with, they turned into deflated pancakes. Not only do I have boob stretch marks, but at this point I basically have to fold my boobs into a bra. Sexy, right?

I am super super embarrassed to post my pre pictures because of how horrible I feel they look. But, I hope by doing so it can help someone!

The Before

Well, here it is. As you can see the deflate is pretty bad, although my PS said that for breast feeding two kids and being 32, that they don't look "all that bad" and that he has seen worse ... haha!
Just bring in pics of your goal and trust your ps. Try not to get hung up on the cc's. body each take the different and your ps will know what will react best in yours. I will say that if you wear a padded bra now, you should make sure you're going to at least be th big or you'll be disappointed most likely
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Are surgeries are close mines tomorrow :) are you getting silicone? What profile? My doc said mod plus was best for me and I chose silicone. Excited to see your results and hear about your experience :)
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Girl i stayed with 1 boob and nipple bigger after breastfeeding my son for 3.5 years, i still had milk when i went to my p.s. Lol your before is not bad at all!! You will look so good with breast just wait and see! Good luck!
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Sizers

Just wanted to post some pics of my homemade rice sizers (Approx 300cc) in. They are kinda weird to wear with clothes - my hoodie zipper actually resisted a little when it reached them. Whoa.
I am an example of a worse before. You're gonna look amazing after!!! Yay for you.
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I think YOUR results are amazing! We are our worst critics, that's for sure. Congrats, I hope recovering is treating you well :)
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Wonderful!! Keep us posted add to your plans to ease you're recovery and pain management, and how your recovery it's going once you're in it!! Hoping to come up with the money and the courage to go through a surgery that I've wanted for 10 years, like you. Thanks for the pictures, they really really help as I an an A cup and nursed two children, myself! :)
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Out with the Old

It is a little sad, but I cleaned out all my teeny tiny, super padded bras today. Oddly enough, there are memories attached to these things! I hope my new boobs and I create great memories together in the near future. *sigh*
can I have your bra collection :) theyre very cute, what size are the padded bras
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They are cute, right?! I am actually trying ebay, but if I don't sell them there - you have dibs! All are 32/34 A.
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I sold my collection of old bras on Craigslist lol.
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Y'all are my breast friends.

I am just in love with all you lovely ladies here. I needed your encouraging words today!

It was a bad Monday, there was so much personal family drama and work craziness that the day would have been totally free of breast thoughts had it not been for the nurse calling to give me pre-procedure instructions. Basically: don't eat after midnight (my procedure is at noon so this is gonna be HARD), wear something super comfy and loose, no eye makeup or jewelry and she let me know I can pick up the antibiotics and two pain meds from my chosen pharmacy before Thursday.

So much was on my mind and stressing me out that I ALMOST called to reschedule the whole thing ... but seeing as how my life is hectic regardless I opted to just stick it out. Being the only arts person on staff I am given a heavy workload and although I will be off - I am thinking I will have to get the ol' laptop out several times this weekend. Blah.

I hope all of you are having wonderful recoveries, and remaining stress-free if this is your BA week as well!
Good luck tomorrow! ! Can't wait to see the results!
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Thanks so much - I'm nervous and pumped all at once!
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You're doing great, the few days leading up to it are the hardest. I was relieved after it was done, all the worry and apprehension was gone. You'll do great! Can't wait to hear how you go!! :)
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I am not sick, I am not sick, I am not sick

Mind over matter, right? Woke up with a sore-ish throat and a feeling of yuck. Went to work and did not eat ONCE until 6:30 pm because projects were keeping me wrapped up. I have downed plenty of juice, and vitamins and anything else that said it would cure me on the package.

We'll see.
Almost there!! I am having my BA on Friday & I'm to the point now where I wish it would just be done with now!! I am tired of thinking about it!! LOL Ready for the next phase - Recovery!! Good luck 2mrw!!
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I agree! so ready… Im having my BA Friday as well. Good luck to both of you ladies! Keep posting :)
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I hope you didn't get sick! Good luck tomorrow! I'm the day after and I'm trying to keep busy so I stop worrying about it all
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Well, it's over

It has definitely been a surreal day. I feel like it's been 3 days in one! I got to the surgery center around 10am and signed some forms, then got into my gown, a heat gown that puffed up with warm air - I want one for home! My doctor came in and spent some time talking to me about what to expect pain-wise and went over size with me again to be sure. We looked at my pictures and I told him I was less concerned about ccs and more about looking full again in a natural way.

All I remember after that was meeting the anesthesiologist and being wheeled to the room. I woke up groggy but feeling great. After at my boyfriends house we took a short nap then he made me some chili and gave me a mango juice.

This is where the yuck happens - I took my muscle relaxers, and 30 min after my pain meds ... then I started feeling excruciating pain and threw up. Ugh. It was awful. I am not good with pain meds and I prob should have taken half the dose (and eaten something more mild) I felt like I looked like I needed an excorcism after that - my poor bf was freaking out calling his pharmacist friend and trying to help me bc the pain was unbearable. Not trying to scare anyone, I think it was just a combo of the pain meds and the effort my body had to undergo to puke. I took 3 ibuprofen and I feel just fine now! Gonna drink some tea and watch TV.

Oh! I got a peek earlier and they look perfecto, my ps puts his patients in a Victorias Secret lace bra after - and they kinda look pretty?! My boyfriend said he got a little "excited" unexpectedly at the glance - which was cute, haha (sorry if that is TMI)!

I will take some pictures tmrw, after my appt. I'm excited to ask what my ccs were!

Good thoughts going out to all you ladies going in tmrw, and to all those recovering! :)
I'm do glad to hear about your operation!! I keep reading about everyone going in for booby-birthdays and I am green with envy!! Our family of four live on one income as I am a sahm, and I don't know how in the world we would afford some of the interest on these loans! Don't know how you guys did it, happy heling! BTW I'm so sorry to hear you had a rough few hours after the chili :( maybe it was the oily/greasy stuff that your stomach couldn't handle, and the pain meds. Look forward to more postop updates!
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You are exactly the same height and weight as me and your boobs are the exact same ad what mine look now. I am 22 and breasted both of my kids too! I am Interested in seeing your after pictures. My PS thinks I should go with 330cc bug I'm not sure if that will make me look out of proportion. I am also keeping it hush hush from my fiance's side of the family because of the negative comments that i do not want to hear. ( and im keepinh it from my dad of course lol) Congratulations on your surgery and all the best with healing!!!
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congrats! can't wait to see pics! Im just getting the last few things done before going to "sleep" (aka think about boobs until its time to get up) and then head in for surgery!!! I'll be right here with you!
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Hey there! Meet ma' boobs.

Phew, today was a much easier than yesterday. Sleeping last night was less than simple but I was able to get some rest without too much trouble. This morning I had my first post op, and I learned how to massage them and we also talked about bras and some other things - like the odd slosh sound you hear when you move your arms around (completely normal). My PS recommends soft underwire bras with no padding and a soft, front snapping bra to sleep in which he gave me one of each. I found out that I ended up with 300cc on the dot for each side! I measure at a 32C, exactly what I wanted.

I'm adding a photo, warning you that they look a bit frankenboob from being wrapped and hidden. Also, I feel like my nipples look HUGE. I hope they get a little closer to what they were before! My whole upper torso is just bloated, which I was told is normal as well - but doesn't look so great at the moment :(
Congrats!! Looking great!
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The size of your new boobs are just perfect for your frame!! Congratulations. I hope you feel better soon.
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I'm so happy you are feeling better today!
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I'm here, really!

Hope I didn't scare anyone, I just TOTALLY missed writing yesterday, only because I was chillin' like a villain in a crazy way. I slept a little better Friday night, than I did Thursday and even better last night. I now understand the "morning boob" everyone has been talking about, haha - but after getting up and moving around a little they feel better. I have been stretching as much as possible, and I feel like that has done wonders. I'll go over a few of the details of the last few days, in case anyone is curious what I've been experiencing.

Saturday:
I made a major butt groove in the couch. My bf and I watched something like 3 movies and endless episodes of a show he loves called Hell on Wheels (which was really good). He fed me, helped me change my dressings after showering and get dressed, brought me ice packs and drinks and basically pampered me the whole day ... so I was no where near ready to complain!

I do have a slight confession though - after this day of restful bliss he was helping me by massaging my back and feet, and we got a little frisky. I had a moment of weakness, and the whatever-weeks-without-sex rule was broken. The only thing I noticed was that my chest did feel a little tighter afterwards, but after laying down with some ice I was just fine. He then spent an hour googling what can go wrong if you have sex too soon, and apologizing! My very non-professional opinion is, that if it feels ok to you and your body, then you will be fine.

Today:
Woke up and the boobs felt WAY softer, and only a little sore around the incision. If I haven't said so previously, I have regained all feeling in my nipples and the numbness seems to move around - currently it's sitting right above my incision. When I took a shower, all I could think was "Whoa. These suckers are BIG!" I do really like the size though, I think had I gone with 250, I'd have wanted the extra 50 after all.

They seem to get tight and then loosen throughout the day. Does anyone else get that? It makes me wonder if I'm moving too much or something. I have some pretty large bruises under my breasts and also my underarms. I think these hurt more than anywhere else!

Oh - boo. Forgot to mention the bloating again. It felt like it had gotten worse today, but I finally had a BM and it feels better. I know, gross. My PS kept saying, "I promise I didn't put an extra implant in there!" because it looked like I was pregnant. I guess that some women have more of a tendency to bloat than others? Because most of you look completely normal!

ANYWAY, love and joy for all boobies, old and new! I can't wait to see how the rest of you are doing :)

Oh, Forgot to mention ...

I'm going back to work tomorrow so I am currently looking for the best modest, loose shirt to hide these babies. Although, I must say that under most clothes it looks like I have one of my padded bras on (maybe a bit bigger). I'll let you know how I do!
You look wonderful, congrats!
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You look great! Am I the only one who wants to see the VS postoperative bra?! Happy healing! I'm having mine fine this Thursday-cant wait!
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Done not fine...auto correct
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Yesterday, made it through!

So sorry I couldn't post anything last night - I had about 500 errands to run it seemed and I didn't get online once :( Although, the big news is: I made it through work yesterday, unharmed!

I ended up wearing a long sleeve tight-ish shirt and very loose sweater over it. No one even blinked. I think my beacoup padded bras paved the way for a very simple transition. Phew. We shall see what happens when I start wearing less layers, hopefully no one remembers what I
looked like before by then!

Still had morning boob yesterday morning, took a few ibuprofen in the and forgot I even had new boobs for most of the day (it was so busy!). When I got home I did notice they seemed a bit tight so I iced them a little and tried to relax some. I'm not sure you can see it in the pictures but under my chest, right in the middle and along my ribs - I'm slightly bruised. My PS said that the bruising may move, and that is really the only area that is sore except for the incisions. I have full range of motion and even though I probably shouldn't have, I carried a bunch of bags in from the car last night with no problem. I have had full kid duty the last two days as well, and all has been pretty simple with that too. My daughter, 7, loooooves to run up and jump into my arms ... so that has been fun! I just tell her my arms are really sore from yoga and she seemed to buy that ;)

I definitely recommend massaging as much as possible. That seems to be the key to it all. They feel so much better if you keep it up. It's a tad weird to be touching my boobs at my desk, but luckily I don't have anyone else in my office! Awkward.

I'm still a bit freaked out by my nipples. If you can see in my before pics, they seemed so small and now I just feel big! I wonder if any of you have dealt with this nipple obsession? Haha!

I've been putting a little coconut oil on them since yesterday and that has helped the slight itchy feeling.

Anyway, I will try to post again this evening with any new news on the twins!

Happy healing to all :)
Love the new girls! I think if I go any bigger than 300cc it will look too big on my tiny frame. Thank you for the posts!! :) I'm so happy for you!
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You look soooo good! Perfect size. Do you know what profile your implants were...high or moderate +? Also, do you know what your BWD measurement was? I'm trying to see how close we are...I'm debating between 300-325 cc.
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Gosh, thank you! I'm soooo still getting acclimated to having boobs. I do think they are a good size though so far! I don't know what profile mine are, crazy right?! I need to ask at my one week post op on Friday. I'm guessing high? I don't know my measurements :( I can tell you I'm on the narrow side, if that helps! I'm fairly certain that 25cc wouldn't be a huge difference though. Let me know how it goes!! :)
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Bad Boob Day

I am so absolutely sorry for skipping another day. I'm so mad at myself! Yesterday was kinda rough, y'all. So, in letting this post count for my day 6 post op.

I woke up with morning boob again, like the day before but noticed my right boob has become WAY less tight - however ol' lefty is tighter and looked bigger (yikes!). Buuuut, my right incision looks pretty bad. I've developed what seems like a tiny rash and it really hurts right on the end where it's tied off, if that makes sense. I'm not too worried about the rash, it may just be from my skin being sensitive and reacting to the bra. However, by end of day both incisions were super itchy! I had to put ice on them just to avoid going to town with a fork. Seriously.

Not only that, but I tried to get some pictures and nearly cried. I just feel like they look gross right now. My bruising is moving down and now it appears as though I've been in a boob war or something. *sigh*

Can any of you tell me if you were still numb at this point anywhere (Day 6)? I am completely numb above my incisions, under my boobs, and that area is that incredibly gross yellowish bruise color.

Day 7!

The itching is a sign of the healing process! I tell my two kiddos they when they complain about ichie owies. It's the truth :) what helped me with theitchingwhen igot my tattoo (cause you don't want to mess up the ink) was slapping the skin. I haven't had boobies yet but I wonder if getting a thick rubber band and placing a Kleenex or thin paper towel between the band and the incision (to avoid getting the incision dirty ) and then snapping it somewhat gently on the itchy incision area would help. Just a crazy thought lol. Seems more trouble though doesn't it? Lol I'm so sorry you're frustrated with the progress. Every body is different and I've noticed more reviews are similar to yours. It's rare you get that person who bounces back from surgery so quickly and their boobs take shape like, the day after lol
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Darn.

I'm such a dork. I am doing this on my phone and accidentally hit "submit changes" before I was done! The pics above, I took this morning. The bra picture is of the VS bra my PS puts his patients in after operation. It's basically soft stretchy lace, with underwire.

Anyhoo, I feel much better today about everything. There was a little drama yesterday when I found out that someone I confided in about the surgery basically told a bunch of people (I wanted it kept under wraps) and I was upset. Not really bc I want no one to know or anything, I just don't like feeling like people are talking/thinking about it as I walk into a room, ya know? I have added a few shirt pics for anyone who will want to kinda lay low at work like I have. I still think no one has noticed!

I have been massaging many times a day and I still think it's helping a ton. I'm very happy with the size, but ready for them to appear more a part of my body. They kinda still look torpedo-ish, but then again I'm not used to seeing boobs on me! ;)


I hope you are all doing well, I have SO loved seeing everyone's progress and hearing from you :)

P.S. Please excuse my wet hair and no pants, haha (I was getting ready for work) - and I did remember to put pants on before leaving!
Hang tight! Chin up!
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Aaaaah! Cheap Adorable Bras!

I am being a bit annoying with the posts today but I'm excited - American Eagle's "Aerie" underwear brand is on sale big time online. I just got SEVEN bras for $60. I got TWO bras at Victorias Secret for $85, people. All clearance bras are 40% off the lowest price, so hop on it!

And under "Bralettes" I found the soft bras my PS recommends. Yay!
You look great! This must be such an exciting time for you + shopping for new bras! :D I went to the Aerie website but they don't have my size... The satin bralette looks soooo comfy! :)
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Aw, thanks so much! Darnit for not having your size! Not cool, Aerie. (I got the blue satin bralette!)
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Yay for buying bras!!! Exciting:) your looking good, they look very natural.
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One Week Post Op

Well, I made it through my one week post op appointment today, and all was great. I did find out from the nurse that I have high profile implants, which I was expecting. My doctor told me that the itching was normal and that the incisions look good. I mentioned that one seemed to be bulging a bit more and he said that was perfectly fine. Apparently around the week mark is when the incisions are at their worst. It just seems that most of you ladies have such nice looking incisions at this point!

He did mention that I can go ahead and put whatever moisturizer I'd like on the area, because it should be completely sealed and that I can press on and massage the area to help them flatten out. I was kinda worried about rubbing anything in/near the incisions. I have been pressing on them today and they do actually feel better.

As with the last few days, the boobies feel softer today. They are feeling like more of a part of me as well. I can sleep really comfortably now and not worry about any pain.

Oh! I've noticed a TON of you talk about feeling sharp pains and not that I really want to feel that - but I haven't and now I'm wondering if I'm not regaining some feeling? I just wondered if anyone else didn't ever get the sharp pains?

Hoping everyone is happy in boobyland out there :)
Look great so far!
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You look amazing, LittleBee! Perfect size for you! Your recovery seems to be going great. Congratulations!
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So far, I'm really happy :) Thank you, very sweet!
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This Weekend

Hello ladies! I hope all if you are having a great boob day. This weekend really flew by. It was filled with chores and errands, and I might have over done it a little. I noticed my pec muscle on the right side is pulled and achey. Must have been the scrubbing! I've also started to get that odd feeling when I use my chest muscles - where the implant sorta jumps?! It's so weird.

I ventured to Walgreens and bought some silicone scar treatment strips. The doctor said to wear them 8 hours at a time for three months to reduce my incision scars. I know this is pretty common from reading other reviews. I like them - they act like a barrier and already (since Saturday) I've noticed improvement. I will try to take a few pictures later this evening!

I'm being really bold at work today and wearing one of my pre-BA tight long sleeve shirts. Yikes. Aaannnnd, I have some boob jiggling - WooHoo!
So glad all is well, besides that achy feeling. Love the jiggle, yay!
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I'm three days behind from when you asked the question, but I didn't have any sharp, shooting, or zinger type pain after surgery. The full numbness (from nipple down to incision) lasted until I started massaging. Even now, at almost five weeks, I have not numbness but desensitized areas. PS said that the implant stretches out the nerves and that it will slowly, but surely return. And it has been. Kinda better than pain, yeah? Hope you are feeling good and yay! for being bold at work.
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Thank you, Iris34! :)
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Pictures (11 Days)

And here they are, 11 days in. I'm kinda concerned about them being too far apart? Then again, when I smoosh them together it looks wrong so maybe I'm being too critical. Ugh. We are so bad about that! Not to mention I voiced this concern to my bf and he said," I can see what you mean, but I wouldn't change anything about them." I'm not sure that was EXACTLY what I wanted to hear, but I'll take it.

I am going to try to push those thoughts aside, and keep telling myself that they will continue to change so I can't make any real judgements yet. Mostly, I am soooo happy to have them and every day they are feeling better, moving more and I feel like they are becoming a "part" of me.

On a gross note: I took my Scar Away strips off today and with them came some crusty stuff (Blech) - actually my left incision looks a little raw in one spot so I'm leaving them off for now so a new scab can form there. :(

Goodnight all!
Hi there! Thank you soooo much for all your posts! Im going in on Thursday (21 Nov) eeeek! I dont know what to get, I'm back and forth between 270cc and 300cc...but after looking at your progress and results I think I've made up my mind 300cc look like I wont be disappointed. Im also a very small build like you and was worrying about looking tooo big and unnatural, but you look like you where born that way, looks perfect! Thank you for all your posts once again. I will let you know how my BA goes. Im so excited for the results but soooo scared about the pain!!!! Lex ;)
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Ohhh man, so nice to hear all of that! You will love 300cc I'm sure, and I'd rather go a touch big than too small (just my thoughts on it!). Eek! You are so close, how exciting! The pain is totally tolerable, and in a few weeks it will seem like years ago. Yes, please update me (us) on how it all goes! Happy early boob birthday :)
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Im so nervous, have had butterflies allll day! Going slightly loco crazy here! I will defiantly post up some before and after pics as well. But thanx for the inspiration, Im hoping the pain wont be too bad. ;)
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Catching Up

I am just catching up on my Hulu shows, so I thought I would update you all!
Really need to take more pictures tomorrow, I think I may have a mondors cord starting :( I've read that they are not really a big concern, but I noticed it when I lifted my left arm quickly today and there was a sudden tightness.

It is getting increasingly harder to remember to do the massages - I need to come up with a creative way to remember to do them. Siri?! It seems as though my breast skin and nipples are very sensitive and irritable all of a sudden. I have been moisturizing with coconut oil (my norm) and hoping that does the trick because it is really uncomfortable. If any of you have a soothing tip, please share!

Missing Messages and Comments

I may be dreaming, but more than once I have gotten an email saying there was a message for me or comment made - but when I go to reply it is gone! Has anyone else experienced this??
Love that black bra! And I like the size u chose! They're like perfectly proportionate to ur body, can't wait to see them drop!
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Hi there everyone! I did it! And I'm home! Showee what a thing! The anaesthetic was the worst part but they looking great! Sore but surviving the pain, the nausea was just the worst fro me!!!! I think I might start my own review so I can put up pics etc and give some tips to any future ladies going. My Doc put in 280cc left and 300cc right. :) Yay its done :D How is everyone els doing?
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Congrats, SecretC!! Yes, please start a review so we can celebrate and support you! :-)
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Another weekend, over.

I am such a bad boob friend. I have been trying for three days to catch up on posts and it just hasn't happened. This is an extremely busy season at work, and I've also had rehearsals for a play which has sucked a lot of time.

I have been wanting to get measured, to see what my proper bra size is, because I'm so confused and I don't think I'm fitting correctly in my post op bra. I tried three different online methods and three different bra size calculators and they are all telling me something different. I don't think I understand the way the sizing works really, but I tried on a 34B at Target yesterday and it fit pretty well ... but I feel like my 32C bras are not covering enough (I see the top of my nipples). One calculator said 30F, one 34D and another 34B. Seriously?! The thought of going from a 32A to just a 34B kinda had me sad if I'm being honest :( Even though I said from the beginning I didn't want to be too big! Maybe its that boobie greed I hear about?

I suppose it doesn't matter what my bra size is - what matters is the fact that my boobs look SO. MUCH. BETTER. (Duh!)

To all of you who are hiding the BA at work:
Last night, my boyfriend took me to my favorite restaurant and I wore a push up bra ( I know, I know, that was probably not smart) for the hour and a half we were there ... and guess who showed up?!? My bosses and their wives. Sheesh. I am sooooo glad I went with the pants and long sleeve blouse because I ALMOST wore something much more sexified - lets just say, the girls woulda been peeking out big time. On a happier note, I had a really amazing time trying on clothes for Thanksgiving today at the mall. I didn't go crazy, but I did buy a sheer button up shirt that will show just a bit of classy cleavage ;)

I am adding some pictures from today. I'm not sure they look much different!? My incisions do not itch anymore and luckily the skin has really settled down around them, because it was pretty angry for a while. My nipples are very sensitive to anything touching them. Even when I'm putting lotion on or in the shower it's uncomfortable. I'm not doing well with the massages still, but they are still getting softer day to day. If I'm more active, they feel tighter. I'm wondering if anyone who got high profile implants felt like their breasts looked kinda like a ball in the pocket? I don't like that look so I am hoping to avoid it any way I can! Also - posting a pic of my favorite Target bralette - I got a few more this week because they were $4.36! Size, Med.

Love and boob-joy to everyone!
Perfect on you! That story about the boss/restaurant made me laugh!! Figures they'd show up! :-)
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Haha, darn bosses, going around living lives outside of work ... they have some nerve! ;) Thank you, LovingLife2!
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Thank you for all the info! I can't believe how our stories are so alike. No you're not weird because you don't want anyone to know. I think we are entitled to have a couple secrets as adults. I've always wanted boobs and I once measured 32aaa! Really. I didn't know that was a size. Anyway, I'm encouraged with your afters! They look great, totally suit your physique and look super natural.
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Sore Righty

I have an odd sore feeling in my righty today, thinking maybe I squished it while sleeping last night (if that's even a thing!) because I woke up with a morning boob feeling I haven't had in a while. I was having some crazy dreams so perhaps I was moving more.

My bra, a 32C actually left red marks on me today. I'm thinkin' that's no bueno. Tomorrow I will wear my 34C and see what happens.

Not to be gross, but while pressing my incisions today I felt a few little pops. I hope that means I'm doing something right. I think someone has mentioned this phenomena on a review here so I am not worrying.

I guess I might be really weird in this, but I still haven not mentioned the surgery to my parents. I kept it from everyone at work, simply because I work in a pretty uptight, serious environment. Seeing my parents on Thanksgiving has me a tad nervous because they KNOW what I looked like before and I'm sure it won't be long before one of them, probably my dad (he holds nothing back), will say something. What to do?! I'm just worried they may think it was a dumb decision/waste of money/plain unnecessary. Here I am, at 32, still worried about what my parents may think. Geez.

Goodnight Boob Girls! :)
I haven't told my family either and my dad, brother, and sister are all coming for Thanksgiving!! Eek. I hope I'm inconspicuous enough that they don't notice. Good luck, girl!!
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Omg I also haven't told anyone yet! Only my sister knows in my family! I have no idea how or what to say! It was my bday three days after the BA and I had everyone over and it was hell trying to pretend that nothing is wrong with me...blind! Just wear lose cloths! Good luck!
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Thank you, I made it! It wasn't even hard :)
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Thanksgiving is over!

Hi Ladies,
I made it. No big deal! I wore a dark (but tight) sweater and I don't think anyone even did a double take. Probably would have if I wore a push up bra, but otherwise, I just look like I did with a padded bra on before.

Have been on a bit of a downturn lately. I have just been really thinking I should have gone bigger the last few days. I hate that, because I know it is silly. I go back and forth. I need to just keep looking at my before pic and remembering how different I look. Have any of you done this to yourself? It is especially weird because I was so adamant against being big. What?!? However, I guess I have really just been down in general - happens every time the weather changes. I HATE cold, y'all. Plus, in Missouri it is just straight gray for 6 months. EVERY DAY. I want sun shine!

I have been experiencing the little pop/bursts still, almost every day I press my incisions. Yesterday, I did it and felt a little tingling sensation afterwards. Thoughts? Also, I noticed that the little black ends of the dissolvable stitches are sticking out of my skin still. Hm. I have my ONE MONTH post op on Friday - yay!!

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, in the states, at least. Happy Black Friday (even though I will be staying in on purpose today)!
Glad you're doing well! I have te end of my left incision sticking out a little too. It was uncomfortable last night, but hasn't bothered me today. Do you think they'll resolve on their own?
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Hi azCUPCAKES :) It looks like you are doing great - incredible results! I know the doctor said they would, but it seems like they are hanging on a little long? I can't tell you how many times I've been tempted to cut that tiny tip off - just because it catches on things and hurts!
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Well done for making it though thanxgiving. I must say I wish we had something like that here in SA! Apparently those popping sounds are air bubbles stuck just under your skin. I also have them. The nurse tried to pop them but she said that your body will just naturally dissolve them but it will take it time. So if it is that don't stress. Mmm the other day I also thought "oh I should of gone bigger" but my boyfriend keeps on saying no no no cause it would of looked shit on my body, and I guess he is right. I don't want to look fake and honestly you look amazing so far! It looks natural and right for you. Remember your only almost one month in, good results are still to come in the next few months ;)
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So stinkin' happy.

Before I get into the happy part, I must say my righty is KILLING me. I'm almost concerned it's infected or something, but it does feel more like I pulled a muscle. I just have no explanation for it! I actually had to ice it all day just to get by because the pain is all along the side (under arm area) and through the pec muscle. When I massage it I feel some little node type things, but I think they are supposed to be there ... it is also swollen. I reeeaallly hope I didn't do any major damage.

Anyway, pushing that aside, because I woke up so very happy with my boobs today. I was just thinking about all the angst I felt all the time about them before. How I never wanted my boyfriend to see them and I would turn away all the time while I changed...thinking if he saw them he'd think I was the most repulsive girl on the planet (so not true, but definitely how I felt). I didn't dislike my chest, I HATED and DESPISED it. Heck, I even recall getting all weird when girls with nice boobs would show up on TV because I'd be reminded instantly that I was not one of them.

When you have children, it is truly an amazing experience and I wouldn't take it back for anything. The stretch marks and sagging boobs were definitely worth my beautiful babies. However, it does take such a toll on your body, and I may be in the minority, but I think we tend to feel less than beautiful afterwards. Before a couple years ago, I was married to a man who called out my imperfections quite a bit (thank goodness I'm rid of that!) but I recall him telling me right before I went to a lawyer to divorce him, "You will never find a man who will find you attractive - your boobs are disgusting, haha, they look like salted slugs!" - this is kinda comical to me now because the visual is rather creative, but it killed my self esteem. I not only let that sink in, I held onto it and believed it for sooooo long.

It took me a long time to decide to get the BA. I had more than enough money in savings, but as a single mom, I wasn't sure it was the right decision. I am so very glad I did it, now. As I was just sitting watching TV with my bf last night, I realized what an amazing man he is and how he'd truly love me no matter what. Since my BA, I do not turn away from him - I feel sexy, and much more confident. They are JUST boobs, I know, but they did a tiny little miracle in me. Of course, I'm also blessed to have two healthy, smart, incredible kids and to have a job that supports us (a job I also love doing), a great family, and tons more to experience in my lifetime.

Really, I'm sorry to wax poetic! But I thought maybe, just maybe, my happy thoughts needed to be shared. I hope all of you are waking up with happy boob thoughts too! :)

I got nothin' but love for ya' all.
What an uplifting post! Very happy you are happy with your life now and the path you have taken. Sounds like getting boobs was done for all the right reasons and that is wonderful!
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Thank you Just4J! It is so important to do it for yourself, and not because of how someone else sees you.
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Great thoughts. Sorry your EX was such a jerk among other things I'm sure. Glad you have someone who treats you as you should be treated. Isn't it crazy how these mounds of flesh are so amazing, enjoyable, and bring a new confidence?!
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MIA

I have really dropped the ball this week on the updates! I was hit with a bit of sick yuck stuff, and a WHOLE lotta work. Blah. Also, I missed my one month post op appointment on Friday because it was snowing like crazy and I just couldn't do it after driving in it the night before and seeing so many cars run off the road (rescheduled for tomorrow).

Sooooo, in booby news, all is going pretty well. My right feels better, but I still have a little lump that hurts when I touch it. I don't think its anything serious, so I haven't thought about it much unless I'm massaging the area. Hopefully my PS can shed some light on it tomorrow!

I'm still wanting to get officially measured soon, but I think I have settled on a 34C as a good bra size. I tried on a 34D, which several bra size calculators gave me and although they fit the cup, it was a tad too wide. I also tried a 32D, and the cup was still a little tight. I'd love a good explanation on how all that calculates, if anyone has a great resource! I know bras have "sister sizes" etc, but curious what interval they jump up each size in cup with a bigger band. If anyone cares to know, my measurements are:
Band (under breasts), 28
Band (above breasts), 31
Bust, 34

I'm adding some pics, you can really see that righty is looking different at the moment!
Wow! I love the way they have dropped! These just became my dream boobs :))
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Awww, that made my day - seriously. :') Thank you Newfiegirl21!!
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Looking fantastic!!! :)
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1 Month!

I made it through, and I am pleased as punch. Went to my one month post op today and all went very well. My PS said that the little painful lump in righty is most likely an angry lymph node. If it gets bigger or stays the same in the next few weeks, I'll need to call and come in again. He also added that since I am on the thin side, I will feel more of the breast tissue when massaging which can feel a little bumpy and that is normal. After showing him that the ends of my stitches were still sticking out just a teensy weensy bit, he got them out for me so SCORE! :)

I also had the chance to show one of my closest of friends the results and she was very excited for me, which made me happy because she was against it at first.

I hope all you lovely ladies are doing well and staying warm (so jealous of you island chicks!).
Looking sexy! Glad you are doing well. I agree with ready4tatas, your blue bra is so pretty :)
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Thank you so much for such detailed information and honest post. My surgery is in 2 days. I too always leave my shirt on. I'm a fit yoga/Pilates gal but uou cannot excercise away a deflated, embarrassing chest. Thanks for all the posts :)
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Yay, it's so close! I remember all too well how awful I felt at just the thought of taking my shirt off in front if someone - even the doctor. I bet your results will be anazing, and with all that yoga/Pilates I'm sure the hardest part will be waiting to get back to it ! Please keep me posted on how it goes :)
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Ahhh, I'm a prisoner of Christmas!

This has the been such a hard week. I just have to say that. I'm sure a lot of you can relate, but Christmas is taking over my life. Honestly, I'm really ready for it to be over. Bah Humbug! :) It's just a crazy busy time at work - we all work overtime plus some trying to get things to fit into our time frame and be amazing. Tough task.

In boobie area this week, I am feeling pretty darn good. The girls seem pretty hard and tight still, but I'm continuing to massage - and the distressed lymph node has decreased to almost nothing and I have no pain. Yippie! Posting a few pics (excuse my messy bedroom, I was organizing!).

But bras... drumroll pleeeaaase!
I FINALLY went and got measured. I ended up at Victoria's Secret, and at first she told me I was a 34C. After trying a few on, it was clear the band was just too big. So, the next one to try was the 32D, which was a perfect fit. I bought two, because they just felt awesome, and of course there were a trillion sales going on.

As part of a promotion my PS was doing, I am going in for a skin consult/work up and botox (for free) on Monday. I have heard that botox is extremely addictive so I am a little scared. Does any one have any experience with it that I should be afraid of?

Hugs to all recovering - I'm excited to peek at everyones progress!
Wow, beautiful!!! Love your results, hoping these upcoming weeks fly by for you so you can chill out. Happy you got some awesome bras!!
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Thank you, thank you! Awesome bras really make a huge difference :)
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Looking amazing. I love your size.
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Back from Xmas!

Yippie!! I'm done with Christmas! I'm so happy to start reading up on all of you and your progress.

Not much to report on the boob front, my scars are looking really red ... so I took the scar strips off today to just make sure they aren't getting irritated. Both feel somewhat hard still, but I'm getting some major jiggle from them. I mean, they move like real boobs!! I'm waiting on just a small patch of skin under them to wake up some more - it's still pretty numb.

I'm actually typing this as the bf gets a tattoo so I'm going to keep it short! I hope all you lovely ladies are doing well.
Helloha! You are looking great. They dropping so nicely and getting soft I see, thumbs up!!!
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Thank you SecretC!
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I can't get over how fabulous you look!
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Man O Man

You guuuuyyys! I'm having an issue.

First, I am sorry for my lapse in appearances here - we have just been sick, busy and getting our groove back over here.

I can NOT wear my 32C bras anymore. They have all of a sudden become super small in the cup - and nipples are escaping. Not only that, but this morning I noticed after wearing my bra for a while that I had a slight sting. I discovered a little hole/scrape/something right on my incision site under my lefty. So, immediately, I changed to a bralette and put a little bandage over it. I'll check it out again later. I knew I was not truly a C cup, but I thought I could still wear the bras. Not happening now.

This is all happening after my incisions became red two weeks ago. So odd. Has anyone experienced this?
your boobs look great by the way im looking for a PS right now and my breast look very similar to yours before surgery and im aiming for your after look. i have 2 kids and breast fed and that did a number on my boobs
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Well, that's awesome! I loved my surgeon, and there are a lot of great ones out there. Let me know if I can answer any questions at all - super exciting you're taking the plunge! :)
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do you have saline or silicone implants??
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Just Because

Hi Ladies in Boobland!

Phew. I just received some new bras in the mail (thank you Aerie clearance sale!) that are 32D and they feel fantastic. I now have the task of selling my 32C bras on eBay...

My incision hole still stings, but appears to be healing up fine. If it doesn't progress over the weekend I'm calling the doctor on Monday.

I am really loving my breasts, which is so weird to say! They are getting softer still, and I believe they are pretty much dropped and fluffed. It is so hard to remember to massage them these days - I try to do it while I drive or at my desk, haha!

The only thing I don't love about the implants is when I can feel the slight ripple in my cleavage, or when I catch a glimpse of a ripple on the side. Hopefully that has mostly to do with the lack of breast tissue - plus I've lost weight which doesn't help! I'm sure they are both things only I would really think about, anyway.

I am posting some pics, 3 months in now ... Excuse the poor lighting, I just don't get home until after dark and have a tough time finding a great spot to take pics.

Hugs to all :)
You look so natural. Everything is in proportion.
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Wow.....you look amazing.
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Great result!! Hoping mine turn out as nice as yours:) I'm only 3 days in...
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