I'm a mother of 2, and breastfed both children for...

I'm a mother of 2, and breastfed both children for a year each. I was a small b pre-children, going up to a 34/36DD-E with both children, and now have settled back at a completely deflated 'A' cup.
I am 25 years old, 122lbs, 5'6. I'm very active and have always considered myself to be more of a "natural" gal. My biggest fear is that people will see me as the "bimbo with huge fake tits," and not take me seriously. That being said, I still want to help my sad, deflated breasts. :( I've been planning on getting them done since I stopped nursing my first child...and then the second baby really did me in.

I went on several consultations with different plastic surgeons, and feel very confident with my decision. I am seriously in love with my PS. He answered all of my questions, made me feel comfortable with his decisions, and at ease with the impending surgery. I've never been under before, so I am very nervous.

I have some (noticeable) ptsosis and am very deflated. He noted that I should probably get a full lift for best results. I was (and am) very adamant that I do not want to do that (scars, etc), so we decided on a mini-lift (crescent lift where they remove some of the skin above the nipple) and insert the implants via dual plane method. Our goal is to get the implant to pull the breast tissue up slightly. I'm okay with this I think a LITTLE bit of sag can help make implants look a little more natural...... that, and no one sees my breasts besides my husband and myself. :) I am happy with our decision. He told me I may need to come back and get a lift later on..... but I just felt/feel that I need to try a less invasive method first to be sure.
His nurse said he must have liked me.... because he gave me a substantial discount on the surgery...for which I am extremely grateful!
After trying on sizers, I feel comfortable at around 400-450cc. My husband (of course) is pushing for 450ccs, I like 425ccs the most. I'll make my final decision tomorrow....but after talking to some of my friends who have also had the surgery... the general consensus was that that they wished they would have gone bigger.

Tomorrow morning is my surgery (AHHHHHH!) and they just called me to tell me they had a consultation.....and are moving me up SIX hours to 7AM!!!!
I am so nervous!

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Hi Iris, I am from PA originally.... moved to Savannah 4 years ago. I was from a small town in central PA.
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Oh and I'm a natural gal myself-I love PA because I can easily get raw milk! Can't wait to see your first post-op picture!
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I'd go with the 450s yes you always hear from people they wish they went bigger. What profile are you doing? Saline or silicone? It'll be done so fast. Yay for you it's so close! Can't wait to see pictures :)
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Well, I got it done today!

Had the surgery this morning. Right now I am feeling pretty good.... a lot better than I expected. I'm very sore and have to watch my movements..... and also still very groggy from the surgery and pain medication that they gave me while I was there (diladid...I guess I must have been complaining about the pain.
For those of you who have never been under like myself--- try not to worry. I was incredibly nervous, but it seriously is just like falling asleep. When you wake up, its like waking from a nap.
Im sorry for any typos, I am like nodding out while writing this.
I ended up with 450cc HP implants (silicone) dual plane method and got minilifts on both sides. The surgeon and his staff seemed very pleased.
My pain comes and goes (in intensity...its always there at least a little bit) and I have been sleeing all day.
Im nodding of and need to go sleep... dream of my new boobs.
Oh yeah, if you are doubting your size,.... GO BIGGER! My 450ccs seriosuly do not even look that big.

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Pictures right after

You can't really see anything since I have the bra on... But here goes.
They look a little small to me... Am I just being crazy? I'm taking into account the fact that they will get smaller.
I got then this morning 7am

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Wrong pictures, here's more. One of those was pre op

It put the wrong pictures on. Ugh. AGAIN.

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Congrats! So excited for you, happy healing:) you got 450 HP? Do you have a front picture? I was actually torn up ab 450 and 500 HP a few days ago and then decided to go for the 500. That's amazing how they change for different ppls bodies. Thanks for the info:)
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Sounds like you did well! Helps me with my nervousness a bit :) you look great
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Thanks! I'm definitely sore and it's hurts getting out of bed... But still not as bad as I expected. I'll keep updating with pics n

The day offer...

I had a post off appointment today already. Things look really good... However i m In a lot of pain. I have a fairly high pain tolenance, but there he had to mkd the pocket (separate tissue from muscle) it is very sore.... Mostly on my left.

I'm happy how heh look and thsh ok even out when they are healed mods.

Once again- I love dr permitted and his nurse, Jessica.

Sorry for typos still messed up

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Day 3

Took my first shower today. I'm a lot more coherent as the anesthesia has worn off... Though I'm still taking my Valium every 8 hours and Percocet every 3-4 (sometimes splitting them in half). My left side is MUCH more sore than my right side. So far-- I'm really liking them-- and gasp-- I could stand to have them a little bigger.

I had a serious freak out ore-op thinking I would come out with pornstar noobs after reading reviews of women getting 350-370ccs and having 34EEs.
I talked to my doctor about this right before my surgery and he said they must have been talking in European sizes. He thinks ill level out around a small d--- I was hoping for full D so we will see. They look awesome so far... Just wish my left wasn't so sore. My right breast has always been a bit larger, so I'm not surprised that its still a big larger. Here are pics:

And to those getting second thoughts; it's normal. Totally normal. I had panic attacks (almost) about getting it done the few days before... And now I'm so happy I did.

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They look amazing so far!! Ahh it makes me so excited for mine!! :) right now I've picked 425 and 400 cc. I'm wondering if I should add 50 ccs to that. Ugh picking the size is hard. I'm always back and forth
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450 hp... If I went back I might have even done 475 HP!!! Good luck
Oh, and I did put a front picture up :)

How slow should I be taking it?

Should I still just be lounging around? I went to the golf shop and to lululemon with my hubby today.... didn't do too much walking, though. The hardest thing for me is going from laying down (I haven't laid fully down, I mean in my recliner) to standing. Any tips?

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That's the worse going from laying down to standing up. So much pain and pressure. Seems like it gets better each day
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Well done, I'm Sooooo confused about sizing too. I'm thinking 450 at least. I'm the same as you, I don't want to look disgustingly huge, but don't want to wish I was bigger.....hard decision...
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I felt the same way... I thought 450ccs would be huge. Honestly--- they are not. At all. I think I could get away with 475 ccs

Ugh. They feel small. and my left hurts SO much worse than my right.

My right boob is seriously just a little sore.....totally manageable. However, my left breast if hurting really badly. Just turning to wrong way or sitting down a tad too fast KILLS me.
That and..... I know I was freaking out pre-surgery about not getting pornstar boobs but.... I feel like theyre too small. I wish they were just a tad bigger. If I could go back again, I'd go with 475-500ccs. I think I'm going to wind up at a full c/small d.
How long do they take to "fluff out?" I thought that they would eventually look smaller, not larger, once the swelling goes down.

How long did you wear your surgery bra for?

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You look great! Sorry you're a little sore. My breast actually got bigger when they muscle started stretching out and loosening up. First I had small square boobs and now they look huge (to me). I went from an A to a DD and I had 450cc. So you may get a little bigger :)
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I feel the same way..I have 425's and sometimes I think they look really small! They do seem to look bigger in clothes, though. You look great..especially for being so soon out after surgery. I just noticed mine seeming bigger about 4 days ago...that was about 4 weeks for me. They suddenly just seemed to "push out" and had more projection. My left has also been a pain from the very beginning, while my right almost feels completely normal. You will have so many changes in the coming weeks, so try not to focus on the size yet!
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How long did you have to wear your surgical bra for?

Technically day 4

I went to the doctor today because my lefty was hurting so much worse than my right. I have some asymmetry and they had the play around more with the left.. So it has more swelling/ pain. They told me it is norm though and will get better.
They seem to be looking larger... Unfortunately the asymmetry is shining through, but I'm not judging them at all right now.. I know it takes a few months for them to settle into form. I took a bunch of pictures. I can't WAIT to wear a normal bra and to not have to wear this band ( you can see it through my shirts). Can't wait until bikini season either! I think they'll settle at a nice, full D, just like I wanted. :) tomorrow I have my follow up... We will see what he says.
I'm tired of taking the pain pills they make me so loopy... But I'd be lost without them! My right is seriously fine... My left is causing the pain.

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Sorry your having problems with your left that sucks :( I'm getting so sick of that strap band thingy too. My postops tomorrow I'm hoping I can ditch it!
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Tomorrow will be one week

So far I have been updating everyday (I think). Since my surgery, it feels like I'm in a constant fog. I am only taking my Valium at night, and taking the Percocet as needed, but cutting them in half. I wouldn't need them at all if it was for the dang left side.
I can't wait until my implants drop and I can see the final product. They may not be perfect symmetrical, but my breasts weren't even before band, so it doesn't bother me. So far, I'm vey happy with my Decision. Saw the doc yesterday--- everything looks good and I'm starting on some massaging. He wants to see me again tomorrow--- not sure why. Hopefully everything is okay!


Finally a pic:

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Wow, looking so nice, happy one week;)
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I think you look perfect that size. That's the size I really want too. Good luck with your recovery.
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I'm in my 4th week and got Mrsa from the surgery. Had to be reopened and flushed out. Now waiting to see if I have to have one removed for 3 months. It's been a battle and praying for the best
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One week today!

And if I had to do it all over again.... I'd do it in a heartbeat! As of now I don't think I'd change a thing... Even my breast size. They have DEFINITELY started to fluff out, as you will notice in my pics. I know they are a little uneven... And I'm okay with that. Like I said before... They were uneven before.
I'm still sore but it's getting better. I take a Valium at bedtime to help me sleep and basically take a Percocet when I wake up, at lunch, and at bedtime. I'm weaning off of them though... Taking 1/2 the amount I was before (in mg's).
I've been massaging them as I was told... 20X a day. Just about that--- I don't really keep track.. But about 2x an hour when I'm awake, so it works out about right.
Excuse the messiness in the pics... It's my kids playroom and I had just woken up. I seriously can't wait to be able to wear a normal bra!

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Wow, you look really nice for being only 1 week post op. Congratulations! Hoping you're getting some help with your children while you recover. Take it easy and keep us posted on your healing progress!

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Thank you! I can't wait to hit the 6 week mark. I'm ready to start working out again and functioning normally!
Thanks! I looked a million pictures.. Try to find one that looks like your body type and see what they got.

Still loving them--- noting some differences

I still love my boobs... But they are definitely looking larger. The assymetry is more and more noticeable to me--- I just hope it stops here. I've been doing my massages--- doc says I need to do them more aggressively, hoping for my right implant to drop into the pocket and pick the tissue up.
Either way still happy. Still sore too!

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You look great! I don't see a difference between them
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You look awesome! Keep massaging and take it easy, you are only a week out. Congrats!
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Amen to that!

A message to all of you considering sizes

Be honest with surgeon, and most importantly, yourself. I was so set on not wanting to be that "fake boobed bimbo," that I told my doctor I wanted a full C, small D. That maywork for a lot of people. But when I really, really think about it now in hindsight, I wanted a full D. That's what my husband and I had originally always said. I was so worried of the impression that I might give strangers (and wanting to be taken more seriously for my brains rather than my breasts), that I spent over $5k for a smaller size.
I think they look good naked. Probably will in a bathing suit too. But with a shirt on? You can't even tell. Like I said, some women want that. However, I think one of the most common complaints is over size... Usually wishing they had gone bigger. So when considering sizing, really sit yourself down and think about it. Take everyone else's opinions out of it. Then make your decision. Don't feel bad going back to your doctor again and again trying on sizes. I had a friend who got 375ccs and she complained to me over and over again how much she hated her breasts and thought they were too big.... But you know what? She is a lot bigger than me (before her surgery even). EVERY CASE IS DIFFERENT! So when considering sizes, consider the person and the shape as well.
If I did it again I'd get 475 or 500ccs.

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Good review ...I feel the same go a little bigger...I have 400cc and am going back for a revision and getting either z500 or550...right now they aren't very big..
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Hey how long did they have you wear the strap?? I think the told me surgery day but I have completely forgot! Lol I think it may have been 48 hrs?
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He had me wear it 2 weeks! Just "released" me from it today but still surgical bra for another 2 weeks!

Late update: steri strips off

My doctor seems so pleased with my results. He said assymetry will be normal for the first few months as they drop and settle at different rates.

I still wish I went bigger. I feel stupid and selfish for feeling this way. I'm hoping its just some dumb emotional thing and it'll pass or when I can start working out again and look skinnier ill like them more. I'm a workout instructor (barre) and I didn't want big ones because of workout clothing and didn't want to look ridiculous... But you can barely tell AT ALL.
I'm sorry I'm so ridiculous. :( feeling a bit down.

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I think you look great! They look really natural! I had mine on 11/11, so we're very close and I'm feeling all over the place too, emotionally. I don't think them, they're up wayyyy too high and my nipples are so sensitive I don't even want to move my bra off them to look bc it's just so uncomfortable. :( I'm with you...hoping this down in the dumps stuff goes away soon.
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Pictures

My pictures without steri strips showing size/ height

Let it be known that I still LOVE dr Pettigrew and think he and his team are amazing. The sizing issues are entirely personal.

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Looking brilliant.....love your size and they look very very natural. Good choice mate!
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Thank you so much!
Wowza you look awesome!!!! Great shape!
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Wow!

I literally cannot stop feeling myself/looking at myself! I am SO GLAD I got this surgery. I was worried I'd experience the "blues" and feel guilty for spending so much $$ on myself (mommy guilt). I don't. I'm so happy. Yes, I was upset about sizing for awhile... But they are filling out and still have a bit to drop. IF I went back I might do a tiny bit bigger (hindsight is 20/20), but I'm still happy. :) I started back at work this weekend (I'm a workout instructor)... Sore but doable. I didn't workout with the clients, just talked them through it. I can't wait to work out again! I've gained weight during this process and still feel "stocked up." I'm going to do a laxative tomorrow after work since I have a few days off for thanksgiving.
Ladies on the fence: do it. It's awesome. I wanna show everyone, lol, my girlfriends are probably sick of me sending boob pics!

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Yay for getting back on normal schedule and being so excited to share pics! We love it:)
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Happy thanksgiving everyone!

I still get morning boob. Yuck. It sucks. And I've a decent amount of nerve damage/ regeneration as far as I can tell. From day 1 I've have it in my right arm (skin sensitive to touch, spasms if I put weight on it in a weird way or feels like a needle is being jabbed in it if I reach behind me), now I have it under my breasts like in my upper to mid abs. On my arm, the skin will even get blotchy. It's so weird. I keep forgetting to mention it to my doctor... Just figured it was normal. Anyway here's a picture!
People don't notice my BA at ALL when I have a shirt on! My doctor has been very strict post op with me because of "the work he had to do"... And I trust him so I'm listening. I'm still in my surgical bra until I hit the 1 month mark... Still sleeping on my back at an incline... Still no lifting over 5lbs (only thing I'm not listening to--- I have a 25lb 16 month old we does not approve!), massaging 20 times a day and laying on my stomach for 2 hours (okay that doesn't happen either.. I don't understand it and its uncomfortable).

Happy turkey day y'all!

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You look fabulous. I'm curious tho on why your PS said for you to lay on you stomach. During my consultation phase one PS said to lay on my stomach directly after and another said not to because it would cause my implants to spread outward and give me a big gap in the middle. I'm just curious what your PS rationale was behind it. I'm 2 mths PO and still not sleeping or laying on my stomach.
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He says that I should lay on my stomach to help soften up my implants and help create the pocket. I'm not sure if this is his standard procedure... Or just for my case. He had to give me an "aggressive" dual plane incision where he had to do a lot of work to create the pocket (especially on my left). I had nerve pain when I lay on them though. :/ I had my 4 wk post op today and he said that even though its uncomfortable, I should still try to lay on them. He cleared me to sleep however I want now, also, Including going braless. It's funny how the healing process and rules vary so much from surgeon to surgeon!
You look amazing!!!! How did you control your nerves leading up your the surgery? I'm a "worrier" and I KNOW I will be so stressed out leading up to the surgery that I still can't seem to schedule because I'm a chicken. I have the money but just need to pick that phone up and make the appt. I'm a little worried about the anesthia and not waking up but more worried about the pain and it hurting so bad. And being too small/ too big... I had kids - non medicated so I think I can do this! I'm on the fence and want this soooooooo bad!! Currently 34b- flat, flabby. I loved the 400 cc sizers. LOVED!!! Thanks!!
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Sick

I've been so busy between thanksgiving, my kids being sick, now ME being sick, and finals. I feel so yucky :(
I'll update better later but today was my 4 wk post op. everything looks great! Went to vs. measured 32DDD. Weird?! That size fits perfectly but my boobs do NOT look that big at all. No one even notices them!

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You look great! Sorry to hear the family is sick. It's that time of year, especially for the little ones. Hang in there and good luck on your finals!

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Wow your boobies look amazing, i think the size looks great on you. I have enjoyed seeing your reviews and pics so far. I was told by doctors on here that i too have some sagging and they have recommended a lift (with or without implants) but like you i really do not want the the scars. So seeing your pics has really gave me some hope. I think i will look in to the crescent lift. Thanks girl. X
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I'll post a big update next week.. I'm in the middle of finals now... But I am SO glad I didn't do the full lift. The crescent lift along with the dual plane incision/placement was completely enough for me. I'm very pleased with it. :) I'm glad it's helped you... Try talking to your PS about this technique. :)

Long overdue update @ 6.5 weeks

It's been SO incredibly busy here... Our whole household one by one got sick right after thanksgiving and then I headed right into finals. I got a 4.0 this semester, despite taking a little over a week off for my semester, so it was so worth it. We have been very short-staffed at work also... And with having two small children and preparing for Christmas--- needless to say I've been extremely busy!
Boobs are doing great :) no more pain, and I've resumed working out. However, I still cannot do any real upper body workouts-- it's just not comfortable. When reaching up for a few movements in abs, I can feel a little pull around my incision site.
My assymetry has started to become more noticeable. My husband keeps telling me it isn't that bad at all and is just more noticeable in pictures for some reason.... But it's easy for me to see it. My right breast was bigger before surgery. My PS said he tried putting in a bigger implant (475) during surgery, but it didn't look right, so he stuck with 450ccs in both. :/
I still love them and don't regret them at all. I'm becoming more content with the size. Wish I had a bit more cleavage... But what can ya do :) I've leveled out at a 32ddd/ big 34dd at Victoria secret. It sounds big... But they really do not look that huge with a shirt on.
Unfortunately, now I have nice boobs... But I've gained weight! Not being able to workout and having an awful diet recently has killed me. I'm a workout trainer, so I need to be on my game. I'm telling myself that after the holidays, ill kill it. :) I want to wear tight shirts and show off my new boobs!
So... Here they are. Thanks for reading :)

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Before and after

Before and after. Very happy!

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They look big to me too. I'm getting 550 but my shoulders are pretty broad. I really don't want them to be huge but id rather go big than have boob greed
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I literally just died at the title of your view! Hahahah a!!!!!!
Thanks tomorrow is the big day. Cue the nerves so glad I'm busy with family today.

Just a quick picture

Loving them!

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I got same as you 450CC VS the 1st time I measured 32DDD I said no way, I want back 32DD I said that is better lol but I am in my 7 weeks for my lift boob for my right boob 4 weeks ,, I love them .
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You look fantastic , I am 32DD too , I love your picture on the one vs bra love it.
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Wonderful! The before and afters are so wonderful, makes us more in love with our additions:)
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Long overdue. 2 month+12 days update

It's been awhile since I updated.
I love my breasts. I'm so happy I got them done. Truly.
But I think it's important for all considering a BA/BL to realize that the human body is not perfect, and every one is unique. Scouring thousands of pictures online, you'll find that each will be different, sometimes only slightly, sometimes drastically, from eachother.
My left breast was considerably smaller and lower prior to my surgery. My surgeon did his best to correct it without using different sized implants. They are still asymmetrical. They also are not perfectly round. I have spent some time overanalyizing my body in the mirror... Sometimes it just takes a glance at my before pictures to remind myself of where I came from. My surgeon did a great job.... And I am happy.
I still can't do push-ups, pull-ups, or heavy weight work, under thee advice of my surgeon. It stinks, but I'm getting around it. I'm still 5 lbs up from where I want to be. I'm a workout instructor, but I work so much that I haven't had time to workout as much as I'd like to myself! The holidays kicked my butt and my diet hasn't been the greatest either. For some reason, I seriously feel how I felt when I was pregnant. I'm always hungry and my chest/ face is STILL breaking out. My surgeon prescribed some acne wipes, big I think it's making it worse :( any advice on that is greatly appreciated!
Other than that, things have been going great. They've definitely leveled out at a 32e/34dd/e depending on the brand. They look great in a bathing suit top, but aren't THAT noticeable in my usual flowy shirts.
Now some picture. :)

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I feel about the no lifting, acne, and weight gain. I'm right there. I'm working now more at my job and getting to the gym more than. 2x a week hasn't been easy. I just worked 14 hrs straight and all I wanna do is sit on the couch (which I'm doing). You look great and thanks for the update. :)
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Thanks! It's been awful. My face is finally clearing up, but my chest is still broken out. I want to show off my boobies, but can't because of this dang acne! I'm willing to try anything at this point. I've been back at doing crossfit twice a week and barre at least twice... I teach a lot (barre) and get a little bit of a workout when I teach but that's it. I know that really it's all diet for me. I think that, and hormones are probably causing this acne.
You look so good. I'm also 2 months post and I so wish my nip sat in the middle like yours..it's my fabulous skin that stretches like nothing :/
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Update

For some reason in head on shots my boobs look SO uneven, it's unreal. I know they aren't perfectly symmetrical, but in pictures it looks awful.
So. That being said, I won't be uploading those shots. :)
I feel like my breasts are no perfectly round. Especially my right. It's upsetting. I'll talk to my surgeon about it more at my next check up (next Monday) and go from there :(
For now, here are sim side pictures. You can really tell how much more lifted my breasts are now.
I'm still SO happy that I got it done. I wouldn't change a thing (aside from maybe going 50-75 cvs bigger ;) ).
Thanks for reading!

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I haven't seen you post anything in a while, I was just wondering how you are?
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Doing great! Just been taking it easy sometimes cause my little girls want me to play all the time and I actually miss picking them up but I just updated on the first of April Day 20 post- op. probably didn't see it before you sent the message. How are you doing looking great!! Been using Coconut oil for my incision scars and its working. I am so mesmerized!!! It's awesome I swear by coconut oil!!!
I think you look great from those pics! But def talk to your PS about any concerns.
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So far, Dr. Pettigrew and his office have been amazing. I am still waiting for my final results so that I can do a more thorough review.....but as of now: 5 stars. I never felt rushed and felt very confident in his decisions.

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