2 1/2 weeks post op and in love!

I have been extremely sports driven my entire life...

I have been extremely sports driven my entire life. I ran club track for ten years before stumbling on my real passion, volleyball at the age of 15. I ended up playing in college and having the time of my life. Sports gave me so much but there was definitely always a physical defficiency for being so active, I was flat, and hated it. My entire body was in great shape but I looked like a 12 year old boy up top, so wanting a boob job is quite an understatement.

I've seriously considered a boob job for the past two years (I'm almost 26) and especially after having my son who just turned one. There's just something about pregnancy that alters everything you were used to into a body you never thought you would have. I'm a 32A and was a full C during my pregnancy and nursing for 6 months... Then the deflated breasts appeared once I was done nursing and I've been on the hunt for my surgeon ever since.

I've looked at thousands of before and after pictures and can't seem to settle on the "right" look for me. I'm 5"9 about 135 pounds and originally wanted to be a full C but have heard from so many women that you will always wish you would have went bigger.... Well I don't want to feel that way but I definitely don't want to be porn star big.
I've got about 25 pictures of what I think I want and I've got 2 months till my pre-op and my surgery is scheduled for two weeks after that... Any advice is welcomed!

After reading what feels like a thousand different...

After reading what feels like a thousand different posts, I am a little worried at how my recovery is going to go when I have my 14 month old running crazy all over the house? My boyfriend will be here for the first three days but then he is back to work and I'm back to being a full time mom. Any mothers out there that are post op and have tips for dealing with kids are greatly appreciated!!!!

So my car decided to take a turn for the worse at...

So my car decided to take a turn for the worse at the greatest time ever... It's a Volvo and dealerships are the only ones who could fix the problem which meant 1500 dollars of an unexpected expense resulting in me pushing my surgery date back. I'm so pist. So instead of march 21st, Im now scheduled for April 23rd. I was twenty days away and now it's back to 53 days and I'm starting to just reconsider the whole thing... It's a major set back because I'm a full time student and mom, and march was perfect versus the end of April during finals.......

Im one month away from surgery and have my pre op...

Im one month away from surgery and have my pre op on April 5th! I can't wait to have a definite answer as to what size implant I will be receiving. I feel like most women on this site want a very natural look, which is perfectly fine, but I'm leaning towards the round fake look... I've been flat my whole life so I'm not trying to hide the fact that I've had a boob job, and I certainly am not paying thousands of dollars to hide my new breasts in clothes. Any girls out their wanting the same look, I'd be more than grateful to hear your thoughts on achieving this look. Hope everyone is healing well!

So I had my pre op today... Signed away my life on...

So I had my pre op today... Signed away my life on paper and got all my prescriptions. They took my dreaded before pictures and then Dr. Spies came in and measured me and looked at my "goal pics". He was very funny and understanding about the overall look I want, so I tried on sizers and was shocked at how small the 550cc looked on me. Don't get me wrong, that number scared me a little, but he reassured me that because I have such little breast tissue as it is, that he thinks anywhere in the ballpark of 500-550 will end up giving me a full D. I'm barely an A now, and he said approximately 200cc's equals one cup larger so do the math and I'm hoping a full D is what I get. We both agreed he would try different sizers and that ultimately he fully understands my wants and that I just need to trust him! So ill be getting silicone mentor 500-550 unders, crease incision! So I feel so much better knowing we have a for sure plan, so now all I need to do is prepare my house and myself with not being able to pick my 16 month old son up for awhile): other than that I'm just counting down the days till the 23rd! 18 more days! Hope everyone is healing well!

Ahh it's the night before surgery and I'm just...

Ahh it's the night before surgery and I'm just doing last minute grocery store runs, cleaning, showering and trying to calm myself.
Im actually not nervous at all... Possibly because I feel like I've waited forever for this day to come that now I'm just beyond ready to have boobs and start my recovery. I think the biggest thing I'm already hating is the time off from the gym, but I wrote out some at home low resistance work outs to maintain my sanity.
I have to be at the surgery center at 11:00 am and my surgery is scheduled for 12:30. I'm already sad about not being able to hold my son, but I know it will all be worth it! I'm so excited to see what size my PS ends up going with! Hope everyone is healing well or anxiously awaiting their surgery day! I'll try to post tomorrow if I can! Wish me luck!

This will be a short review cuz I'm so groggy, but...

This will be a short review cuz I'm so groggy, but I'll try and give a more detailed account tomorrow. My surgeon and his staff are top notch and I was completely calm and taken care from the moment I waked in.
I woke up with just tightness, but on the drive home the pain started setting in and it felt like my sternum was broke! Thank you Jesus for Valium! I'm watching breaking dawn part 2 and feel amazing! Can't wait to see the girls Tom morning!

Ok so I'm having a hard time uploading pics......

Ok so I'm having a hard time uploading pics... Super frustrating.. I'll spare everyone the details about surgery day as most of us have the same pee test, IV, and then one last chat with our PS before we went to the OR. All I can say is my doctor practices out of his own surgical center and it surpassed my expectations, and in my opinion much easier and better that going through a hospital. I wasn't nervous at all, went over my "wish pics" and left my breasts in his hands. I woke up smiling and the nurse said I'm going to love my new boobs, my mouth was dry and she already had ice in a cup and some soda for me. I felt zero pain and just wanted to see my fiancé. As soon as he walked in he started laughing cuz he said my hair and face looked like a hot mess.... Good thing I was in a good mood and he has been amazing the past day just staying by my side and getting me anything and everything...he has logged when I get my pills and has taken taken care of our 16 month old son with zero complaints. I have realized icing frequently has helped tremendously and my first night of sleep was only really disturbed when my fiancé would wake me up to take pills or if I needed to ice. I woke up this morning and headed to my post op and finally got to see the girls..mi was so happy to not have frankenboob and my nipples were perfectly aligned.. They are obviously extremely high and tight, but I feel so good. I ended up with 550cc mentor silicone high profile, crease incision. My PS told me he tried 500cc at first and couldn't fit the 600cc but said the 550 looked exactly like my goal pics. I'm hoping for a full D... Just don't want a DD. anyways I am elated that I have had the opportunity to do this and I cannot wait to drop and fluff and see the final result! Thanks for all the support! I'll try to upload pics tonight!

Ok so last night I slept all through the night and...

Ok so last night I slept all through the night and didn't wake up once to take meds... My boobs were a tad sore in the morning, I'm assuming its the glorious morning boob we all loath.. However I feel amazing.. I'm so shocked that for getting a larger implant, I'm not as tight or uncomfortable as I imagined id be.. I'm icing religiously and just relaxing as much as possible! I get to shower today so I'm over the moon about that... I might have my fiancé wash my hair so I don't over due it by thinking I'm feeling up to possibly doing too much. I'm posting some pictures, let me know what you guys think!! Thanks for all the support, this was a breeze knowing other woman all over the world are going through the same thing and we are able to reach out to one another!! I'm hoping to be a D... Any thoughts or early predictions would be appreciated!

So I'm post op day 4 and I feel great. I'm not in...

So I'm post op day 4 and I feel great. I'm not in any real pain, just the expected tightness. My sternum and sides of my boobs are the only tender spots.
I've been lucky and haven't been constipated... I've been drinking water, prune juice and laxatives and have a happily been regular.
I know I'm only 4 days out of surgery, but my boobs look far apart and I was wondering if they will round out and come closer together as I drop and fluff?? Any advice would sure put my mind at ease! Thanks so much ladies and I hope everyone doing great!

So I had my one week post op and my PS said my...

So I had my one week post op and my PS said my chest muscles were so strong and dense prior to surgery that my dropping and fluffing may take awhile. He said im still so tight and my muscles haven't given up the fight against my implant so he said to wear my surgical bra one more week than I can wear anything or go bra less... At two weeks he also said to start rubbing vitamin E on my incisions. Then at my three week appointment we will go over massaging techniques.
He also said to avoid at all costs trying bras on or getting fitted.. He said it will only drive me crazy and that after the first month girls realize how much their boobs really change..
Overall I walked out of my appointment reassured with a new found need for more patience. I'm excited for the next few weeks and to see how much my girls change!

So I'm 2 1/2 weeks post op and I'm so glad I did...

So I'm 2 1/2 weeks post op and I'm so glad I did this! I have no real pain, just sometimes when I overdue it at the gym they will get tight and let me know to slow down. I'm still sleeping on my bak which sucks... I sleep so much better on my side or stomach. I haven't been fitted or anything, my Dr advised me to wait at least a month an let me body heal... I've noticed since working out again that my rib cage gets really sore after? Not sure if anyone else has had this as well, but it hurts more than my cruel incisions or boobs... Either way I just ice them and my rib cage a lot and hope it goes away soon. I have another post op visit this coming week and my Dr will go over massaging techniques... Other than that I am doing great and hope everyone else is healing well! I added a pic of my side profile, in last years swim suit top!!
Paradise Valley Plastic Surgeon

I played college volleyball and quite a few girls I played with got boob jobs. We all tend to be taller and somewhat slender or of athletic build so I asked a few of them who they went to. I set up three different consults before deciding to go with Dr. Spies. My consult with Dr. Spies was a dream compared to the other two. The staff and office was immaculate and completely competent and respectful. Dr. Spies spent well over an hour with me talking about my background, expectations and my fitness level. He was so informative and made me feel so comfortable that it didn't take much thought for me to choose him as my plastic surgeon!

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
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5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
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You look absolutely fab! It's so hard sleeping on your back when your not use to it. I use to sleep on my stomach all the time before my BA. Happy healing!
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Holey shit I love your body! You're insanely fit, ur boobs are a GREAT extra Ahha!
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Congratulations! You look great!
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Congrats on your awesome outcome!
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oh wow you are coming along great so far! Do you do upper body work outs or just lower? I am too scared to do any work outs yet =/ but I am not liking sitting around for the past 13 days. Wish mine would freaking drop already!!!!! Good luck at the appointment learning about massages! My ps doesn't recommend them, so weird!!
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I think the whole massage thing might be more of a mental thing... I think it helps women in the healing process.. Mine have def dropped on their own with zero massaging.. So I wouldn't worry.. You will be fine. I'm only doing cardio and lower body.. After the first two days back at the gym I woke up and my ribs under my boobs killed and I got scared ad didn't want to over due it so I tool the weekend off and I'll go back tonight... My boobs would get hard or tense and I would know when to stop doing something.. Hope you're healing good!
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I think PS say to massage, so it softens up the scar tissue!!! But your body knows what it can an can not handle!!! But I love how yours is turning out!!!! I go under in 15 days an I am hoping that they turn out just as good as yours!!! I'm so excited, not nervous at all, maybe when the time comes I will be but not right now!!! I have to wash with hibicleans before, did u have to aswell? I tried to find it here in Canada but I think it's an American product!! But than I read other ppls forums and they wash with dial antibacterial soap!!! Hmmm
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I agree! What's with that anyway? The upper ribcage hurting, mine is still swollen a bit and tender? I didn't have massage either, but it feels so good, like relieving pressure.
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Ya I rub my scars with bio oil twice a day to break up scar tissue and just loosen them up.. I had a c section a year ago and was told to massage mederma or scar gel on it to do the same thing.. Ya I used Dial soap.. I'm sure you would be fine with dial but maybe call and tell your PS you can't find the other stuff
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Ok I'm glad I'm not alone.. It bugs the crap out of me that my ribs hurt so much.. I've iced on and off routinely and I still have pain!!
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I commented back to you it just got put below our convo.. This site isn't the greatest at comments
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My PS said that same things as CougarMilf078's. Massaging helps you not get capsular contracture cause it keeps the scar tissue pocket softer. But I am finding all PS have their own opinion on stuff. Kind of funny
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I hope it is! Cuz I am not doing them lol. me not worry!Yeah right ;) haha. Thats awesome you are back to the gym..your motivating me to get back at some lower body work outs. Are you feeling back to normal now??
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you know when i had my BA the first time my implants sat up by my collar bones for what felt like a lifetime.I ended up wearing a sports bra and pulling it up so it sat on the top of my breasts and when i needed i would pull them over my breasts.If i was in the car i would pull my bra up under my shirt and if i had to get out i would pull it back down!I really feel like it helped them to settle.
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Ya my boobs have actually settled quite a bit.. I'm 2 weeks post op and I love them.. Surprisingly I love my surgical bra and feel like it's helped tremendously.. Are you in any pain still?
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Wow! You look absolutely wonderful, looks like your surgery was WELL worth it!! They compliment your frame so well, not that you look like you needed any help with that anyway;) I am so excited for you, hope you feel as good as they look. Happy Healing!!! P.S. I really need to up my workout game, bc honey your body puts a girl to shame, lmao!
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Thank you soooo much! I am absolutely loving having boobs for the first time in my life ( aside from pregnancy). This was such a positive experience and very easy healing process.. I'm so excited for you, keep me posted! You won't regret it!
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Girl you look soooo good!!! With that banging body of yours I don't think anyone even noticed yous before boobies!! Well I wanted to tell you that my boobs were staying apart like yours (I saw in one of your pics you asked if they will come closer) well I just wanted to mention that I am 1 week po today and my ps's nurse decided I needed to be nabdaged and strapped down today to get them to come closer and although it hurts it's only been 7 hrs and I can already see a difference!! I thought maybe this would help yours come together too? It hurts and it sucks, but I'm gonna hang in there for the next 2 weeks cause I can already tell it's gonna make a BIG impact!! :)
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Thanks so much for responding to my question about my boobs being far apart... I went to my appointment and my PS saw how swollen my sternum was and said the swelling was keeping my breasts from coming together but that it would get better...and it's been a couple days and they are already so much closer together.. I'll have him look at that again at my 2 week just to make sure I dont need some type of intervention like you did.. Thanks for the advice! Hope you're enjoying your new editions!!
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Wow those boobies really compliment that awesome body!!!! Very nice!! Makes me want to take down my pics hahahaha!!!
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Aww you're too nice! I sure do appreciate the kind words though! Happy healing(:
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Looks great. That is so exciting.
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Thanks so much!
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looking good!
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Thanks! Hope your infection goes away!
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