Finally I Have the Courage to Do Something for Myself! - Seattle, WA

I have been thinking of doing this since my...

I have been thinking of doing this since my teenage years! I kept thinking maybe just maybe I would blossom or maybe just maybe I was a late blossomer, but it never happened. I am a 38 year old mother of two girls. I after my first daughter my size b breasts became small b's, and after second daugher and my small b's became a's. I breastfed them both and think they sucked away any boobies I had. :-(

My husband will take me away which way! He is awesome! I mentioned a few times that I was thinking about this and he said let's check it out. I am so back and forth as I worry about spending this amount of money as I think about all of the other things that I could be spending it on or saving it for my daughters. I think about it and think to myself that I am being selfish and taking from my family.

I also worry about the surgery as we have no family here. It is only my husband that would help me and he must also tend to our girls. I have not spoken with anyone about this but my husband because I worry about all the negativity and I just don't want to hear about it.

I go in for my first consult tomorrow Wednesday and I have another consult on Friday with a different doctor. I am not even sure what to ask! I am scared and nervous!!

Thank you all in advance for reading my story and for your support, it truly means so much to me!

Current Stats: Age: 38, mother of 2 girls breast...

Current Stats:
Age: 38, mother of 2 girls breast fed both for 1 year
I am 5'1" tall and weigh 102lbs
I am currently an a/b

I had consults and the first on I kind of like and then I saw the second doctor and wow, I liked him even better. I think I need to do another couple of consults. I havefound out that I have a constriction from the bottom of my nipple to my natural crease and I was told that I would have to have my crease lowered. THIS SCARES ME!!! Has anyone else had to do this?

Any helpful advise would be appreciated and thanks for reading my update!
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We are the same age and I always felt selfish as you did, my husband and kids were so encouraging for mom to finally so something for herself. It sounds like you have the same support. I know this has given me so much more confidence, I wish you the best in your decision!
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Any updates?!
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Good luck what size are you going with?
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I had an average space between my nipples and creases however I had high breast mounds so I had to have my creases lowered to accommodate the implants. Check out my pictures! My PS did a great job. Just be sure you get a PS that has done this procedure successfully many times. It does take a whole lot of technique!!! Xx
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Have you set a surgery date yet??! Sooo excited for you!
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Hey there .. any update on surgery date or size? Always here to answer any questions. :) xoxo
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Hey!! Any updates on your journey to Boobville? :)
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Have you decided if you are going to go for it? Hope you had nice holidays!
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When's your BA?! Congrats on making this huge decision for yourself! We're here to support you through this mama;) Huxx and love!
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I don't have family near me either. I am having BA surgery on 11th Jan 2013. I am also having a mini TT. I'll let you know how it goes. I got some encouraging responses from others who had done the same with virtually no support. Good luck to you!
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Congratulations on believing that you deserve to be at peace with your breasts! You gave and now it is time to receive, you deserve this...GUILT FREE! You will be pleased to know that none of my "entourage" has had a negative word spoken from their lips in regards to this procedure; quite the contrary...they are more than thrilled to share my joy...people have a strange habit of surprising us! Believe in this....YOU DESERVE TO BE HAPPY!!
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I just did two consults last week myself. I been want to do this or myself as we'll for years, but the time is finally here. My hubby is throwing a tantrum over it, but he will have to deal with it. I am happy I found this site. I was the same way did not know what questions to ask, but after finding this sit I am educating myself each day. I know I will have to do a second consult with my PS.....because I become well inform now...due to this site. Good luck on journey....please post before and after pics with your journey
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Hey Bordeaux, there are plenty of web pages with questions you should ask. I went in with 3 pages full. After my PS explained things, I only had about a dozen left to ask. He was so patient with me, especially when he saw my stack of papers with questions....me with my pen in hand! As to the negativity, I'm not sure who said it best, but someone said, "any self respecting woman" would do this for herself (especially if they had my befores!). Good luck to you in whatever you decide. Honestly, I was petrified!!! Now, 3 days post op, I feel so good and so happy I did it. I wish I would've done it sooner though.
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I was nervous about choosing between saline and silicone too . A bunch of my friends have gotten saline and their breasts do feel very firm but They are still "squishy". I am going with silicone to avoid the round top look. On YouTube , looks for videos about the difference between saline and silcone. They actually pop and cut implants open to compare the old age silicone and the newer silicone implants. It really helped me decide! Congrats and good luck!
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When I went to my consultation, the Dr had me feel saline and silicon implants to decide what I like better, even though I was certain I didn't want saline, I felt them both anyways. He said the saline implants get "overfilled" compared to a silcon. I felt 375cc on both types and the saline had much more weight to it and I felt like it could pop it if I squeezed it hard enough. I would have to say I agree with his description of a hard water balloon. It was not something I would ever want.
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Hi there! I experienced the same feelings especially about spending this kind of money on myself. I am 6 days postop now and yesterday at my first postop visit my PS gave me my "before" pictures. I couldn't stand looking at them. My husband also loved me just the way I was, but let me tell you he's certainly not complaining about the massive improvement...haha. I went shopping yesterday and tried on some sweaters, and even in the sports bra...wow! What a major difference in the way clothes look. I bought 4!! Lol Best thing I have ever done for myself by far!
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Can't find to have those same experiences!!
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I can't wait to stop wearing a padded bra everyday!
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Hey thanks.... did you book??
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How are you doing? did you schedule a date?
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Do not be nervous!! you breast fed kids each day it was mommy mommy mommy. And it will remain mommy for life belive me. Do this while your young, I'm 49 yrs. I said the same thing about the money. You will never feel comfortable spending $XXX amount on yourself. I finally said enough it's my turn after years of thinking about this. good luck.
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Thank you! I am going in for my 2nd consult tomorrow. I really would prefer saline unders as breast cancer runs in my family. But first PS said saline feels like hard water ballons...is this true? Oh man, I am confused!
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Hello, honestly this is the first time I have heard a PS describe saline as hard water balloons and I have been researching for 4yrs now. I know they have said solicone feels more natural but Idk about the saline feeling like water balloons.
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Thank you, I see a different PS tomorrow we will see what he says, But I agree this was the first I had heard of this.
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Hi Bordeaux ! I have saline high profile and mine are soft and feel like a real boobs . I love my new boobies .
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