21 Y/o Student, 34A to 34C -San Diego, CA

So! I've been on this site quite a bit as it has...

So! I've been on this site quite a bit as it has been tremendously helpful! I'm 21, I waitress part time, while in school to be an RN! I'll start my pre-reqs in the spring of 2015 and transfer to a University a year after that! Due to the next few years being hectic, it lead me to make the decision now to get the boobs I've dreamed of!

I decided to go with Dr. Batra, who had operated on my older sister (who is a mother of 5, nursed all 5, last two were twins!) and her boobs are phenomenal! I literally could not feel a difference between her real tissue and the implant.

My stats are: 21 years old, 5'3, 113lbs, 34" hips, 26" waist, and I wear a 32a bra.
I had my consultation on Monday. Doc confirmed I have asymmetry and suggested high profile silicon. I tried on a 335cc on my left and a 355cc on my right. They felt perfect! I also tried on a 355cc and 375cc but felt that they had a little too much projection for my frame. I want a natural sloped breast that is proportionate with my body. I have a sort of bony chest, toned arms, and semi-broad shoulders. But I also do have a booty too, lol, I'm looking to balance things out! :)

The doctor and nurses suggested that I go with the larger implants due to the sub muscular placement taking away 20cc's. Which made sense to me when I pressed the sizers flushed against my skin you could see the compression reduced the appearance. I was happy! Very pleased, and my mom approved too, lol. Has anyone else had that experience with losing cc's with muscle compression?

My next appointment is for the pre-op consultation on the 19th! I'm so excited! I've been saving for so long and thrilled with the fact that I can pay for the surgery full in cash! It was important to me because I feel like the payments would have been stressful on my student schedule.

I also have read a lot of reviews of women that have waited years before having the BA. I feel like since I'm so young, I have 10+ years before I want to have children, so why wait? One morning I woke up and thought "why the HELL not?" I want it, I'm paying for it, and it's my body! I'm doing this for me! And it's felt great to finally come to terms with myself in that matter! I have 3 sisters and they have been amazingly supportive along with my mom!

Another question is, how did you deal with going back to work/school/seeing distant family? Physically yes, I'm taking two weeks off because I use my upper body a lot at work, but more importantly... socially I guess... Did anyone say anything negative to you about it? Opinionated/critical? That's what I'm most afraid of! I have a lot of (older) regular customers that I see on a weekly basis at work, and my co-workers I've been working with for years, I just don't want to talk about it with them, and I'm afraid that the *obvious* transformation they will see will lead them to say something to me about it! and I just don't know how to politely tell them to mind their own business? I feel like it would be really easy for me to be rude to anyone asking questions or passing judgement. (I'm a bit of a pistol) lol, I don't want to come off that way, I just want to end the conversation before it starts.

So now I'm just finishing up on my finals and prepping for the operation! I've found the list on must-have items for recovery so helpful! If anyone else has any advice, please comment below, it would be so appreciated! I've added a photo of the implants I tried on, and some wish photos. You can also check out my profile to see my pre-op photos. :)

Pre-op went fabuloussss!

Everything was so smooth! I tried on some different sizers, one set was 350cc and 400cc which was too big of a difference and totally noticeable. So then I tried on 350cc and 375cc which was my original choice from the beginning! The nurse and I both agreed that was the most even, proportionate, and comfortable on my frame. I attached some photos of me with the sizers on. I paid in full and now it's time to study for finals, make my bedroom as comfy as possible, and relax! If anyone has any advice on what to do to prepare, or any supplies I should pick up before the surgery would be greatly appreciated! 11 more days!

Post-op

Surgery went smoothly, I was definitely grateful for the xannex my doctor gave me lol I was getting so anxious from being so uncomfortable, rather than just in pain. It's been 4 days, most of the swelling has gone down and now it's mostly bruising that is left. My boobs are super firm and tight they also look very round in shape and still riding high. I just can't wait for them to take more of a natural shape. I haven't tried on different bras yet. Just wearing a stretchy front clasp bra I got from Walmart still. Any advice on the drop&fluff process?

Just uncomfortable!

How do you adjust to your boobs neigh so firm and tight? Massage? It's so uncomfortable!!

Noticing some dropping

Yay! Finally gaining the slope&softness! Got this compression sports bra at Walmart. Fruit of the loom, I think. Anyway, it's my fav.

Helpful links

http://www.justbreastimplants.com/breast_augmentation_surgery/tipsheet.htm


http://www.simplybreastimplants.com/breast_augmentation/preparing_for_surgery.html

it's been 2 weeks!

And I'm so happy I did it! Thanks to Dr. Batra!! I've been sized at 34C.

So in love!!

Every day my boobs get more and more jiggle!! Eeeeeep I love it!! One of the best things I've ever done!! Dr. Batra was so amazing and his staff is so sweet. No regrets!!
Del Mar Plastic Surgeon

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Thank you so much. I am 22 & paying for the surgery myself (go us!) I have my final pre-surgery appointment in a few weeks and now I'm getting really nervous. do you have any other advice ??
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Well prepare to be uncomfortable! Have press ready, and seriously tons and tons of pillows! But emotionally wise.. Just acknowledge the patience that you need to have to see your final results. I had a little melt down like a week after bc my boobs still looked like torpedos!! It made me super sad and nervous, like second guessing myself, but don't stress!! I'm like 11 days post op and I'm starting to notice changes. Good for you on making the payment in full! That's a load of stress off right there! Best wishes to you in healing & recovery. Also... I found this post really helpful, she has a link to a detailed list of must haves to prep for surgery. (I'll post on my review bc I can't post links in comments) Good luck!
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Oh and also! Bring a pillow or two with you in the car to surgery! :)
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thank you so much. your info is greatly appreciated. wishing you the best on your continued recovery.
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You look great...congratulations! Patience, lots of patience for them to drop and fluff. ;)
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Thank you!
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Do you have boobs now??
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I do! &they are riding high! They're so tight and firm! I can't wait for them to be soft and squishy!!
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Yayy! So u got 350&375? Advice on the d&f process: be patient, be careful ullage realize u can't stretch out ur arm or lift ur own weight for weeeks, and massage!!! If told to:)
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Yup! 350&375. How long does it usually take? They won't go down in size right? Just change shape? I want that lower pole fullness, right now it's like I'm wearing a push up all the time haha I'm shopping for some soft bras today but so far I can shower and shave my arm pits haha still can't sleep on my sides yet tho
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We'll I'm at 2monts and I'm still waiting for them to drop more..I've heard at about the 3mnth mark is when they've dropped completely but will countinue to change the first year. Idk Bc I've seen women on here and they get bigger but everyone says smaller Bc the swelling will go down. Right now they might look small Bc they're so high. Haha yeah I still kinda have that look and I want em to drop more and look natural! Yeah it takes a whileeee to get back to sleeping normal.
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They actually look really big! Well I think they do.. My mom and sisters say they look proportionate. How are your scars healing? Mine hurt under the bra right now. I have glue over my stitches too and my doc gave me a pill for scar healing instead of a cream. Weird huh! I get my stitches out on Monday.
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Mine look great! My dr just give me scar cream to put on them, forgot what it was called. But they look great and are in such an inconspicuous place I'd say I don't need to use it but of course I'm going to. I've heard of them hurting before:/ that's so weird that you can take a pill for ur scars, verse applying something directly on the scars. Yours will look great
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Thanks girl :) I agree, yours look so good! they are starting to get comfortable now, I'm getting excited! And also, developing a little bit of a jiggle!!! :D I hope yours are too, that's the best thing about boobs!! Haha
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U should check out my profile, we have similar stats..5' 100lbs& (im 21 as well) I got 286ccs (silicone) and I wish I went bigger!! Also, I was scared so I only told a few people-family&friends didn't notice even notice i got em done :O but they were surprisingly overwhelmingly supportive!! Just Bc others don't have stuff done(at least to ur knowledge) doesn't mean they don't want something done. Hopefully you'll have a great support group :D
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Wow! Checked out your profile and our body shapes are SO similar! I'm short/petite with a little bit of a tush too, so I know how you feel being flat and all :| disproportionate. Anyways! I think your boobs look fab! I hope I look like yours 1 month post op. I'm hoping the 375cc&355cc gets me to a small/med C. I don't want to be any more than that. But you're at 286cc and you're a D cup? Do you think it's from the swelling/ or bc they haven't dropped yet?
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I think 375/355 will take you to a d cup..but don't be hung up on cup sizes so much! I was like I only want to be a full c and now I'm a d wishing I went bigger. I think I will still end up being a D. 375/355 are pretty big implants for women of our stats but I do think they'd look great on u! Although I think they'll be as big or bigger than ur wish pics, but id still stick w those implants..I didn't think I'd have boob greed-thought anything more than what I have will do-but now I have boob greed!!! And it drives me crazy
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Haha! I do think I have mild boob greed, or Goldie locks boob greed.. Not too big, not too small, juuuust right! 375/355 is what the doctor suggested, I'll definitely bring it up at the pre op appointment. I think just being flat chested for so long I'm not sure what a D feels like, I'm imagining it like "in the way" big. Maybe I should spend more time in the sizer bra haha is it weird adjusting to actually having boobs? It's like going from zero to 60 in seconds haha
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Loll I would definitely result ur surgeon:) yeah that's how I felt..like all the women on here after their BAs were like go bigger& a D sounds big but really it's not that big and damn I should've listened!! Lolll honestly no Bc it's seems to be a loooong process..like the dropping process Bc I feel like I can't enjoy them 100% yet(like they dont fill out anything right)&i like how boobs naturally fall verse them looking like they're n a push up bra 24/7, I'm not a fan of it! Plus I should've gone bigger haha
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Ohh yeah I see, I like that look more too. Maybe I'll try on some bigger sizers at the pre op appt just to make sure :) Are you able to wear low cut tops at all? Like V necks? Or are you covering them when you go out? I'm curious as to what I'll do/wear when I go back to work! I took 12 days off.. That should be enough?
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Yep I wear v necks, loose tanks with little bralettes. Though I did try to hide them for the first few weeks Bc the shape was so odd! My ps let me wear bras really soon and so the first one I bought and wore was the pink one I have pics of-its perfect! It's not tight an has thin, molded cups to camouflage the odd shape. Id say at like the 3wk mark is when they started looking more normal if i wanted to wear the surgery bra like for work..tho they still don't look normal naked(1.5months po) 12 days is deff enough! Assuming your waitress somewhere not like insanely busy n stuff?honestly if you have limited vaca hrs I wouldn't take that many. I had my surgery on thrs and went back wed..felt fine enough to go back on like Monday but! I had no energy on Wednesday it was hell. I'd take half that many days off..like 6&ud have the weekend. Assuming the pics are of the 350/375-they look great!!
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I got 375 silicone unders 2.5 weeks ago and yesterday at Victoria's Secret I was a 32dd! But I love them :)
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Were they able to fit in the cups correctly? I haven't been able to shop for underwires yet.. Still riding high!
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Yeah kind of, they don't really like hang down yet I guess you could say lol
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