Just some basic info about myself, I'm 5'8" and...
Just some basic info about myself, I'm 5'8" and 155 pounds, 32 years old. I like my body but am super insecure about my breasts.
I've definitely felt out of balance for as long as I can remember, having one breast that's an A cup and one B... always buying padded bras to fit the B cup and kind of just letting the little A hang out in the other cup. As I've gotten older my hips have gotten wider too, which I wouldn't mind at all except that my breasts haven't changed size at all. One of my friends got implants last year, and it really opened my mind to the possibility that this is something that I could do to. Hers look beautiful!
I really made the decision to be proactive quickly, calling around for consults and talked to my friend with the great implants to see where she went. I ultimately only had one consult a couple of days ago (at Mass General), and I really liked the doctor a lot. He had some great examples of his work, and he was really compassionate. He also seemed genuinely excited to do this procedure for me!
So far things have fallen into place really easy -- doctor had a cancelation this coming 13th, during the 1 week period I have free between jobs. It was pretty much, get the surgery during this period or wait till some time next year when I can get a vacation. So I signed the forms, gave a deposit, and now I'm just waiting it out! 11 more days... I am so nervous and excited, it's been keeping me up at night.
I'm going to try really hard to not tell many people, because I don't want to deal with the disapproval and I really want to stay in a positive place about this. I don't think it's going to greatly change my life, I just think it has the potential to change my attitude towards my body for the better. I'll post more as I get closer to the date, then of course after.
Oh yeah, I think I am getting two fairly different implants, both silicone, a 400cc high profile on the right and somewhere in the 300cc's moderate profile on the left. Inframammary because of the small nipple on the right (and I'm too tall for him to comfortably go through the armpit). I hope to be a full C... never imagined that could be possible :)
Hey girls! I was just wondering if anyone out...
Hey girls! I was just wondering if anyone out there had experience with getting two different types of implant profiles like I'm most likely getting? I mentioned earlier that the doctor wants to do a high profile on my right and a moderate profile on my left. I haven't really noticed anyone on here with after pics who had had a similar type of procedure... so, if you've done it, let's hear about it :) Thanks!
Oh yeah, and I told a group of like, 8 of my friends last night about my BA, (even though I wasn't going to tell anyone else), and they are all really wonderful and supportive...so that was a relief and it felt great to have such sweet friends :)
One more week to go! This time next week and I'll...
One more week to go! This time next week and I'll be in surgery! Woo, I'm excited. Starting to wonder though if I should ask someone else to bring me though. My best friend said she would, but she's been really unsupportive and I'm not sure if that's good to have around on the big day. My mom offered to come up, but she lives 3 hours away, and we have to travel two hours further from here AND be there at 6am. She's amazing though, I just might take her up on it. I'm actually considering just going back home with her so I have someone to take care of me for a few days... from reading people's experiences on here, it seems like you really need that, and I don't think I have that here! What if I get trapped in bed??!
So, I have surgery on Monday and then start a new job on Friday. Hopefully I'll be in good enough shape to do this! yikes! I started taking arnica this morning to get a jump on the bruising/swelling. I feel like I will definitely have to make up some kind of ailment, like maybe I cracked a couple of ribs?
I keep looking at bras online and daydreaming...
Well, tomorrow is the big day! My OR time is...
Well, tomorrow is the big day! My OR time is scheduled for 7:30 am. My mom is coming to take me really early in the morning... I am so lucky to have such a supportive and helpful mother! I'm not gonna lie, I am really nervous for a few reasons, mainly that:
1. I won't wake up, and will die from getting cosmetic surgery!
2. they will still be really uneven
3. they will come out looking worse than they do going in
4. that I will have a really tough time healing and won't be prepared to go to work on Friday, when I start my new job.
I am very excited though, I can't believe this is finally happening. Wish me luck! I'll update as soon as I can after the surgery to let you all know how it's going.
Hey everyone! So, I actually had my surgery this...
Hey everyone! So, I actually had my surgery this past monday. Everything went well and I honestly feel like I couldn't have had a better experience. I went into the hospital at 6:30am, at which point I was shown to my own little 'cubicle' where they put me in a reclining chair with a hot blanket. Then an anesthesiologist came and talked to me for a little bit and put in an IV, which I really didn't feel at all! She was great! The doctor came in after that, and he marked my breasts and we talked a little about size. Basically we decided I wanted 'biggish' boobs, but proportional. The anesthesiologist came back in and gave me something to relax me (which was awesome), and they wheeled me into the OR - I believe it was around 7:30am. And ....
I woke up in the recovery room at about 10:30 I think, immediately felt my boobs! You know how it is! I was happy with the way they felt (and looked, from what I could see). I was in recovery for a couple of hours, but I honestly felt great, considering, and they let me leave at 12:30. I recuperated at my moms until Thursday, and during that time I've definitely gone through a lot of feelings both physically and emotionally (physically, I was really nausiated and had a terrible headache all wednesday into thursday afternoon). They were definitely sore on tuesday, but I took my last percocet tuesday night, so they obviously haven't felt that bad. However, they feel huge! I think there is a lot of psychological adjustment that comes along with BA, and I am really going through that right now. I know they are swollen, but damn! I have to wear really loose shirts because otherwise I feel ridiculous. I wish I could have done this in the fall, but this was really the only time. I guess the doctor put something like 480 in the right and 390 in the left... quite a difference! It does feel great to have two boobs that are much closer in size.
So.... so far so good, but seriously, woah! I hope they go down some and soon. They are quite big on the sides as well. But, like I said, I know that a lot of what I'm dealing with here is psychological and I just need to ride it out. I am looking forward to a month from now and having some more perspective, and just generally being more comfortable. Heyo, boobs!
Ugh, I had to work all day catering yesterday (6...
Ugh, I had to work all day catering yesterday (6 days post-op), and ended up carrying trays all evening. I tried really hard to only carry things that were light, but even so.... I am worried about complications. I wish that I could have taken more time off! Hopefully that's the last time I have to overtax myself for a while (typically I won't be catering), but even so, I'm really worried that I f'ed up my recovery somehow. This morning my boobs feel about the same, maybe a little tighter though.