Hi ladies! Well.. Since I was a junior in college...

Hi ladies! Well.. Since I was a junior in college I have thought about getting BA. In high school, I ran cross country, track and played volleyball AND basketball. So even though I knew I had small boobs, it wasn't a huge deal to me then! Fast forward to my late 20s. I'm happily married, and have been more seriously contemplating BA for the last 5 years or so. I'm pear shaped, and haven't ever really been happy with having curves on bottom, but lacking on top. I love the shape of my boobs..just not the size. i always thought i would wait till after having kids to do BA, but we've been trying for about a year and no luck. We decided to stop for a while..too emotionally draining. i decided to quit putting things on hold and revolving my life around trying for a baby. My husband and I recently received a substantial monetary gift, and recently decided to take the plunge. I had my preop with my dr and based on my body type (5'6, 130) and preferences, I've almost completely decided on 300-350cc.

I'm physical education teacher, and track/cross country coach. I also run 3-4 times a week, and love half marathons. Meaning I'm busy at my job 6 days a week, and physically active in my free time. Here's my BIGGEST QUESTION, how long after surgery till you felt you could resume daily activity? At my job I stand a lot, and track practices are from Feb-May. I don't consider my daily activity as "active" and I'm pretty physically and mentally tough- but obviously have never done anything like this before, so I'm counting I other beautiful and active gals to give me their experiences! My dr can't schedule Friday BAs, so Thursday is when I scheduled. I will have one week between track meets, and my surgery date would give me thurs-sun to rest/recover. Does that seem like "enough" time?

I had mine done on a Wednesday (or was it Thrs?) and was back to work that following Monday. I run 5-7 days a week and do Insanity. I ran 10 days after although it felt awkward at first. I took another day or 2 off before I began running again (did ellipitical those 2 days). 1 week is not enough time, sorry. I even picked my surgeon because he uses a quick recovery method -- think laser vs scalpel type of thing. I forget how he explained it. BUT, it's very important to keep your heart rate down for a certain amount of time after surgery to avoid problems! It nearly killed me not to run, but I obeyed orders and didn't even fast walk....but SO well worth it!! I'm back to training for my next half (St. Patty's) and doing Insanity in the mornings and occasionally p90x w/the hubby at night. Good luck to you!
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Thanks for starting your story on RealSelf! I just want to add my two cents based on what I've heard women in the community, and particularly the revision community say...you'll likely have to pay for more than one surgery during your lifetime if you get implants. Most don't last forty or fifty years, so you're looking at at least one replacement/removal eventually. So, keep that in mind. Hopefully that would be a long way off, though.

I'm glad you're doing something for yourself and can take your mind off the baby train for a while. I know how all-consuming that can get.

Please keep us updated on your transformation!

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You have a nice body already. There's nothing wrong with small breasts. But you only live once so if you want to do it, then go ahead. I am thinking about a BA myself this summer.
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So I have decided to wait until track season is...

So I have decided to wait until track season is over. I don't have more than 4 days that I could have off in a row until June, so that's when I rescheduled for. Thanks for all the input! Until June, it'll be running as much as I can and coaching a ton! So, I should be ready for a break! I'll have a week off work due to the start of summer break, and before summer running clubs start up.
I have similar stats to you, 5'7" and 125 lbs. Scheduled for surgery March 28th. Also deciding between 300 and 325cc for a full B/small C. I will let you know how I make out!
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I can't wait to see how it goes! Keep me/us all updated! I'm especially interested in the recovery part. I've heard such varying stories! I'm excited for you and your new changes coming up!
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Rescheduled my breast augmentation!

I had surgery for other medical reasons this June, and had to reschedule/postpone my BA. I kind of had to leave it up in the air since school/coaching was starting back up. I called my surgeon and it is back on the radar for either Oct 24th! So soon, I wish sooner though! I am trying to decide on cc's. Last I spoke, we decided between 300-350cc. Im going under muscle, and probably saline. I'm active, and a coach so I don't really want them to be too big or out there- but I also don't want to wish I had gone bigger!

Also, I am looking into homeopathic and natural recovery. Definitely arnica for pain/scarring. Any other ideas? Also, I'm afraid of bloating, so any tips? Thanks!
I love Traumeel- it's a homeopathic tablet that dissolves sublingually. You can get it at Whole Foods, Earth fare, a natural foods store. It's used for muscle soreness, joint pain, etc. I'm very natural, athletic, and I've taken nothing but that and the first 2 days I had tylenol. You got this!
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Thanks! I have a pretty good pain tolerance! And I don't like meds. How was your pain level after 3-5 days?
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I'm only on day 3 now, and today I feel great. I am lucky though because my surgeon does a Rapid Recovery BA. So, it is not just me and my pain tolerance. I know a lot of girls on here are not so lucky, and I'm just glad I chose a PS that does the Rapid Recovery. He gave one pain Rx only in case of emergency, but I never had to use it.
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Question about CCs

I do not want my BA to be too noticeable with clothes on. I am a gym teacher and don't wear too form fitting clothes on a regular basis. Also, I don't want them to be so big that it hinders my activity level. I am an active runner and I figure a full C will be plenty. I have a good amount of breast tissue already existing. Do you all think 350 is big enough but not too big? I'm fairly tall/ish
You're getting close!
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I just had 371cc put in two weeks ago, which is bigger then you're wanting and im 5'4". In my case, I have full use of my arms (no side boob or anything) they aren't in the way of anything I want to do physically. I'm only wearing a sports bra now and it's just a light one really, (because that's all I can wear) and it looks just like it did when I wore a padded bra. So no one has noticed much. IMO, that suze won't change much as far as your running. My has changed nothing about my ability to do anything. They aren't in the way at all.
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And as far as pain, I went back to work in a fast pace place hour 10-12 shifts as a boss 7 days post op, first day was tough because I think I was sick from taking my anitbiotics on an empty belly, but I've rocked it since then. It's a mindset sometimes i on things I believe, but then again.... Maybe that's why I push myself too hard, lol. Double edge sword.
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Pre-Op on Friday

I go in for my pre-op appointment on Friday! Surgery is on October 30th. I'm deciding on size and all that important stuff at the preop. Two things I know I want: saline and inframmary incision. I want saline bc it can be filled to the size needed and hopefully leave a smaller scar. The incision point I picked bc of the ease of it.

Any questions you think I should ask at the appointment? Any advice? I have had surgery before so I do understand general preop. However my previous surgery was a diagnostic surgery not cosmetic. Any ideas would be
Ps you look like you are in good shape...which really helps recovery wise.  My recovery was WAY easier than I expected!  I was driving in  about  5 days and ok for light activity after a few weeks.  I took a long hiatus because it was an excuse to be lazy. ;)
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Ha awe thanks! I'm hoping the recovery isn't bad! I am hoping to get a few days rest and then slowly start getting back into routine! I will be cooking and freezing stuff in advance!
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Hi there! We are similar size and weight. I went with 375 and am really happy with them. I too didn't want to have HUGE boobs that overwhelmed my frame. I went with silicone which I think molds to your body more than saline (and perhaps looks slightly smaller as a result) but I think you if you are going saline, 350 is an excellent size choice. Good luck hon!
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Trying to be inconspicuous!

Did anyone else wear a super padded stuffed bra the weeks leading up to surgery? I've got one that I think is my goal size. I started wearing it last week. Hoping to sneak big boobs into my life!
We are having surgery the same day! I also am "upping" my bra size. I really don't want it to be noticed all that much.
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Oooh good luck!! Are you excited/nervous? I am!
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Haha the bras I wear at the moment are so padded, people might even begin to think I've had a boob reduction post op! - on another note, your op date is fast approaching, very excited for you! Lots of luck xxx
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Nervous!

Did other people go back and forth between nervous/cold feet and excited?? I think this wait is getting to my head! Part of me feels like guilty for spending money on myself! The other part of me can't wait!

On a different note, I have all my day of surgery and post op arrangements made. I just need to make my "get better soon" shopping list!
I went back and forth, i kept looking at my boobs and thinking, "they are kinda cute, maybe i shouldnt mess with them and finish up my kitchen or go to mexico a couple of times" but I'll tell you what, for me, it was worse after. I got bad boobie blues. I felt bad that I spent the money on something like these, plus they don't look perfect right after, so I was thinking I ruined my ok boobs for bad ones. I can't even give all the reasons I was down, but I was. I'm feeling better now, but it was a shock on what it did to my emotions. I don't know if it happens to most people or not, but it was crazy. I just kept thinking, "what's wrong with you?! This is what you wanted!"
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Pre-Op was today!

I have been teetering with cold feet lately, and let me tell you- one good way to clear that up is going into your pre-op! I paid for my new girls, got my prescriptions, and did all my blood work for the 30th. Now all I have to do is stock up on goods and foods and I'll be set. One thing though... My appointment was at 2:15, and I didn't see the dr till 3:45!!!!! I mean, I was back in a room in a robe for 60 minutes of that time just waiting. Wtf. I left work early for that! I hate when dr's do that. I mean, it's not a game changer, but it is a pet peeve. Whatever.. We decided on a range of 325-375cc and I told him to do enough to where I look good in a swimsuit, but not so much that people are like, "man, check out that fake rack." So we'll see what he decides. I decided on saline, but he said we could change it to silicone last minute if I decide to. I have so many friends with saline and I've felt theirs! I just don't see the big deal about silicone. I have one friend that has it. Hmm.. One thing he did say is that since I run, silicone may be lighter and easier on breast tissue. So.. That's a good piece if info. But anyways, for now it's 325-375cc high profile saline unders.

I've made all post op arrangements! 12 days. This is the hard part.

7 days to go!

Eeek! I am seven days away! All my prescriptions are filled, and arrangements have been made post op. I have my cleaning lady coming Tuesday (the day before) so my house will be freshly cleaned. These are the things I am planning on getting:

Pillows that help sit up and sleep
Maderma for skin
Coco butter for skin
Arnica for pain/bruising
Detox/green Tea
Ginseng tea
Traumeel
Soft cami style sports bra from target


Any other ideas?!?? What were your can't live without items?

Thanks!
Straws to help drink?
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I found it was easier the first day or two when I was in complete veg mode that moving all around to get a drink and not spilling it everywhere on you was kinda hard and not worth it, but I wanted a lot to drink from being under. The lid and straw help a lot. My ps also suggested getting my armpits waxed because I guess some people have trouble shaving after for awhile, but I didn't wax and I was able to shave the next day, but it's something to think about. Are you still getting saline? Are you going through the crease or nipple?
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I'm scheduled for Nov 1st....I purchased my items yesterday (Bio Oil, Smoove Move herbal tea, Cocoa butter lotion for stretch marks, Vitamin C 100mg, 2 gel ice packs, lip balm, anticeptic wash, Tylenol Extra Strength, Sprite, front close sports bras, & kleenex.) What is Traumeel for (I may need to grab some)? and is your Arnica an oil or pill form?
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3 days to go!

So, I went running today (i've been running like crazy before my big break) and thought, "wow this is my last few days worth of normal running for me!"So.. here's how my last week of small boobies has gone: Busy like hell at work which will make the few days off seem fabulous. Shopping for homeopathic post op stuff to help recovery. Had to restrain myself from buying any bras other than a few camisole type bras to wear around the house. I wanted to buy other stuff but am unsure of what size I'll end up being. I've been smothering my chest in coco butter and other types of lotion in hopes of preventing any skin issues. Eating clean, lots of fruits, veggies and liquids. Trying to detox/lose any junk in my intestines to prepare for the bloating and constipation that I hear about. Lots of berries and almond butter smoothies for me! Lots of detox tea and tummy teas. LOTS of water. I was at our natural grocers (ironic I'm a homeopathic/natural/granola type and getting fake boobs? yes. oh well!) and the guy told me to ask my surgeon to put a few cc's of vitamin C in my IV after surgery to help with recovery. Any ideas about this? I obviously didn't tell him I was having surgery for my boobs so I am not sure if it changes anything, but I may ask my surgeon what he thinks. I will let you know. Heck maybe he can give me some B vitamins for energy in there too?!

Anyways, I am getting more nervous than I thought, I guess since I am putting something in my body. I've had surgery before and anethesia and recovery doesn't bother me much, I think it's just the foreign object part of it that has me weirded out. However, I am SOO excited to be proportional and to have big soft boobs like I see on here!
Hey girl! Well so far my experience has been awesome. Everyone is so surprised at how easily I recovered. I love the implants and even though I measured a DD, they still look like I did with a bombshell bra on with clothes. I just have cleavage now. Naked is a different story! Lol I feel so much better about my body and so much more proportionate. I haven't had any boobie blues. I've been in the best mood since I got them!!! I had some asymmetry and my smaller boob is more sore and higher and tighter but I'm sure they will even out in no time. I am sad I can't work out for a while but the gym ain't going nowhere. Lol p.s. I used to live in Texas too. I'm from the Austin area . But good luck. Also my PS told me not to drink green tea for 3 weeks after the surgery. Every PS is different but I would check into that. Keep us posted!!!
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Wow awesome! I am needing asymmetry fixed and def need more proportion (I've got a booty for SURE!) You're whole comment just made my day and made me so excited for Wednesday!! I'll def keep the green tea at bay!
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I need your work out regimen! Lol and meal plan! Your body looks awesome! Is your PS going to use different sized implants? Mine used the same size and I'm curious to see the final results. I'm not looking for them to look perfectly even bc that's unrealistic. Just curious as to what other ppl are doing about asymmetry...
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Less than 24 hours!!!

Omg I did NOT think I would be so nervous. Eek. I'm excited too, I just think I am afraid of the unknown. Anyways, I'm about to go eat my last meal. Any night before tips??
Drink alot of water tonight! I didn't have any nausea and that may be why..
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Thank you!!
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Your welcome! Good luck. Get some rest and don't stress!
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Goodbye to my littles!

Just one last preop pic!
Thinking of you! Hope it went well!
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Finally got the tatas!! 400cc

Well im at home! Got out, felt good, took a pain pill at the hospital to stay ahead of the pain, and am wrapped soo tight right now! I felt uncomfortable in the car on the way home- but I finally got some food (chicken soup) and water in me so I feel way better. About to take a Valium nap. My boobs feel heavy, but ok. They went on the high end of my range 380 filled to 400. I told him I'd rather be full C small D and nothing more. He knows I'm a runner and took my ideal pics with him to achieve this look. More to come!
Congratulations :) happy healing xxx
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Congrats ! Hope you have a speedy recovery ! :-D
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CONGRATS! My surgery date is set for 11 Nov. It was great reading your story for it eased my nerves. I keep trying to find reasons not to go thru it. Then I tell myself that this is what I have wanted for a while. Then I go back to saying maybe I should just continue to wear a good support bra. UGH…… I am also very active and would love to hear about your recovery and how you plan or are getting back into your fitness routine. Thanks again for sharing.
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Day 1 after surgery: feels so good!

My biggest worry was the recovery. Im going to walk through the last 24 hours.

3:00 pm came home. Felt very tight bit no pain. Limited range of motioning the arms/chest as expected. Took a hydricodone and fell asleep. Woke up an hour later with VERY TIGHT pecs, but only when I sat up. Ridiculously tight as in felt like I had been hit with a bat and had two elegant a sitting on my chest. Still no pain though. For dinner I had pith move tea and chicken noodle soup. Hit the spot!

Sat around talking and the more I talked to friends the heavier my eyes got and the tighter my back and pecs got. I wondered if I was taking too much hydro/Valium so I stopped for a bit. I tried to write down all my times/doses to keep up.

Sleeping was SO.HARD. Getting comfy was a pain, raising up hurt like helll. My friend mentioned putting an ice back on my back which was the best idea. I put the ice on my back and leaned back on it. Most relief ever. The strap the gave me hurt so bad. When I went into my post op and they took it all off I felt like a wright had been lifted. That was where most of my tightness and discomfort came from. I feel up to 90% of my normal sejf. Sleepy, but normal. Hopefully that first night was the only tough night I was going to have!

First bare shot

Here they are high and tight!

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Congrats lady, we both made it!! surreal huh? Your boobs look great. Do you have a neck pillow? I got one because so many other women suggested to, and it's been a lifesaver. Keep us pushed on your recovery :)
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You're looking great lady!
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Thanks!
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Tightness

Anything that can be done to relieve. The tightness? Besides time? Mine are so high and tight they feel twice their size. Anyways, I have been resting a lot but up and moving a lot too. Don't judge me but I am going back to work tomorrow. I feel ready and will be smart. :)
My surgeon had me do stretches every hour. I put my hands together like you are praying and stretch your arms straight above your head and keep your arms next to your ears, then separate your arms and let them down to the side until you are sitting with both arms outstretched (like arms straight out from the shoulder) then stretch them back as far as you can. They are painful but they stretch out your pec muscle and help it to loosen up. I was told to do 5 an hour, I did 3 every 2 hours but that and the ice definitely helped! Also I stayed on the muscle relaxers around the clock for the first 3 days. Good luck and happy healing!
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Thank you! I've been really active since the surgery so I haven't stretched that much, but I will start incorporating that into my routine.. I just can't WAIT for them to drop!
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I did get a neck pillow, but I haven't used it as much as I'd have thought. I slept in my recliner last night with a pillow under my back and under my knees. I'm glad you made it through yours ok! My surgery was easier than I thought, and yeah it is surreal!
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Day two of recovery

So, Wednesday night was the hardest, as the first night seems to be. My body seems to be adjusting quite well so far. Friday I went to work and was fine, just REALLY tired. And constipated. During my lunch break I took a nap. Instead of smooth move tea, I bought "Get Regular" by Yogi. It's got senna in it. I've had two cups of tea a day and Friday after school it finally gave be some relief to the bloating/constipation.(yukky tmi!) I feel great and lighter today! Anyways, Friday night had a great nights rest, slept with frozen cauliflower bits wrapped in a paper towel on my chest and I tell ya, my frozen veggies have made better ice packs than the two I have from our athletic trainer/physical therapist at school.

Saturday (post op day 3, four if you include surgery day) I am coaching in our regional cross country meet. We have two teams that I coach that are competing.,I feel good, so I'm praying it stays that way! I'm not doing anything more than being on my feet for four hours and coaching my teams before abd during each event..

I can't wait be home even though I love my teams and love that they are talented.

**side note,,topical arnica, trainees and dissolvable arnica have helped with the "my boobs could pop any second" feeling **

Day 3 after Surgery pics

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Here's a few pics that show the awkward shape I really had hoped to avoid. The indentions are from my boobs swelling up when I walk and they are soo high like, to my armpits. The only thing my dr sent me home with was a front zip sports bra.. I have friends that were told to not wear anything. I just want to call my PS to see what he says will help dropping. :(. Walking around today really made them swell UP so it's time for some arnica, Valium, light ice, tea, vitamins and organic squash soup! With Organic quinoa poppers Yummm. Eat healthy as you recover, your body will thank you!

Incisions?

Do they look ok?
I told you it was that tiredness that was going to kick your butt! Mine never felt super tight... Well, I think they did, but I breast fed so I remember it feel more like engorgement (that's what that feels like). I
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Omg, I have this new typing thing on here and it keeps messing up and posting stuff before it should. Anyways, I think it only lasted a week or less of being really annoyingly tight on me, so maybe your body will except the size soon and that part won't be an issue.
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That's what I told my sister! I told her "idk what milk coming in feels like, but I imagine this us it" she had a baby last year! And today, and my CC meet I was up and walking around for 4 hours without meds or ice to calm The twins down.. On it felt like they might pop!! But the next 48 hours is gonna be restful so, I'm feeling good!
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Post op Day 4

Morning ladies! After an active day yesterday, I am excited to have gotten great sleep last night and to have nothing on my agenda today! Hellllooo relaxation! A few changes I've noticed is, my breasts have started to feel more a part of me. They don't get as hard as often, only upon waking. (Is that what they call morning boob?) One thing I'm learning, is that my boobs are kinda like babies. If I sleep through the 5-6 hr time frame I usually take medicine in- they're crying like they're about to die. The second I give them what they need it's like "ahhhhh." The things that make my boobs go "ahhh" are arnica montana (topical and oral), one hydrocodone (I'm weaning off it), a tad bit of ice (only about 5 min), coco butter, and when I unzip my sports bra for a few min.

I feel like everyone worries about similar things. A few things that worry me (and I think some worry is natural) are random burning sensations that come and go (I'm going to ask about that Monday when the dr office opens) and I worry that my surgical bra is too tight. Indentions everywhere! This morning I woke up with numb spots on my breasts. I'm not sure if that's because of how I sleep of bc of the bra. But the bra is uncomfortably tight. :/ my doctor said in my post op that I needed to keep it on 24/7. I switched today to a soft target yoga bra. Idk if it's supportive enough, but for today, I was so happy to be out of the tight one, I don't care. It was such a feat to get in it! I've been doing arm exercises (holding them straight out laterally, straight out in front, at 45 degree angle above my head and gradually trying to raise them straight up "touchdown" style) and I look like a slow mo cheerleader! Haha. But I still have random sharp pains at certain movements. All in all I think everyday is a little better than the one before! Now, if these puppies could just drop!

Normal?

What pains, pressures, discomforts do you all think are normal? Specifically asking those who are more than 1-4 weeks post op?

Day 5 post Op

Ok ladies! Day 5!! I feel like I'm making progress, but then I regress then progress, then regress! Haha! Today I am in my third day back at work. I am also trying to go all day without hitting the pain meds. I haven't had a hydrocodone since midnight! Yay :) drug free! It's red ribbon week at school so that's appropriate! I had my first shower yesterday, which turned out not to be as hard or as scary as I thought. I was able to wash my own hair and shave my legs, although way slower than normal. I kept my back to the water and patted my incisions with a dry hand towel throughout the shower (I have a towel rack at the back of the shower). All in all, it's business as usual- slow business, but business nonetheless.

I still haven't driven, I'm scared to! But I have my one week on Wednesday so I have to! Eek!

Work hasn't been too exhausting today- but it's only 10:15! Lol I am a PE teacher and a basketball coach, so at work I've definitely been limiting my activity (I'm sure the kuds think it's odd, but I told them I got the flu shot and was feeling achey!) and sitting when I can.

Happy healing to you all!
Hey lady! Since we had the same surgery date, it makes total sense to me everything you've written about or worried about, has been the exact same as me!!! I was pretty horrified to see I got the high boxy look that I reeeaaallly didn't want, but it's settled down a bit. Bloating, yes, on and off. I've gained a few pounds (which I knew to expect thanks to other girls on here) but, also, reeeeaaaallly didn't want :) You're a total rock star for being as active as you are. I'm impressed! I haven't gone back to work yet, but I've driven. It wasn't as bad as I thought. I made sure I hadn't taken any pain pills, but when I had to back up, turn all the way around, or sharply maneuver in a parking lot it hurt, so look our for those. I'm really inspired by your healthy routine. Starting today I'm going back to eating right and moving around. (I let myself go for the surgery) Anyway, thanks for sharing! Silly hugs!
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Hey boobie buddy!!! Aww I'm soo glad to know I'm not crazy for all the worries! And, oh man, I was tiirrreed Saturday from the activity- but my stinkin job doesn't allow me to take too much time off. Be glad you've been chill! Good pointers about driving, I'm going for it tmrw! I only live a mile from work, sometimes I bike- but tmrw I drive! I'll def be prepared for the things you mentioned- thanks!! Best of luck as yours continue to drop, they look great!
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So I can't tell you what's normal, but I can tell you my pains and feelings. I'm sure everyone's got something a bit different to say. I'm six weeks today. The pain motion that took the longest for me to do was to shake something with both hands in front of me. Sounds odd, but it's something I have to do at work in the kitchen (put something in a pan with a lid and shake it), couldn't do it till last week. My muscle hurt too much. And my nipples burn sometimes, but that's probably my incision. I can feel the implant at the bottom of my breast when it settled, but that doesn't hurt. Getting cold hurts and can cause spasms. And the most annoying, and maybe it's just me, is my boobs move every time I move my chest muscles, and I tighten them a lot. Again, doesn't hurt, but they get really hard and the move apart. Very annoying. As far as pain, a few shots of nerves waking but not enough that I can remember to really tell you about so they could have been that bad for me. Hope that helps some.
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I think I'm getting a cold/allergies

:( I'm on antibiotics still so I know it's not an infection. But I think I'm getting a cold! Achey (not boob related body aches) chills and sneeeeezzzzy (which hurts like hell on my sternum). I am on a clean and healthy diet regularly, take multivitamins and am getting 8-9 hrs of sleep!! How did this happen? :( I have my 1 week appointment tmrw so I'll ask him to check that all out. I'm just worried about the new ladies. I'm taking the whole day off tomorrow and just sleeping in! :)
Aw hope you feel better:) your looking great!
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Almost 2 weeks!! Post op!

Life has pretty much been normal, went to my 8 day a few days ago- things looked fine. Which is great considering I got hit in the boob moderately hard with a basketball at practice the day before. Hurt, but not redness, swelling, bruising or anything. The kids don't know about my surgery so I had to just act like nothing happened. Checked my boob during a break in practice. So even new implants are decently durable.

Anyways, still get morning/late night stiffness, but not as bad. Burning sensation in my right nipple is just "nerves" according to my dr- but I barely get it anymore. I was cleared to walk on a treadmill or elliptical, and to do lower body. I'm gonna work out tmrw morning at 4:45 so, we'll see how it goes. I've been to football games, dinners, school, and been hugged a million times (hurt last week but ok now) and have full range of motion in my arms. (Scratched my own back yesterday!)

Preop clothes still fit, just look better now. Lol!

Boobs are softening but still upper pole full and higher than they'll end up, and firm. But getting better!

Getting softer! 12 days PO

Not much to update except morning stiffness is all but gone, elliptical and treadmill walking are good, body weight squats/lunges etc are easy. No abs/upper body yet.

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So you're one month post op now? They've dropped substantially, I love the size you chose
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Thanks! I'm actually only 12 days post op. The thing is off bc I had to postpone my surgery. Thanks for the compliment, sometimes they still seem high!
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They don't seem too bad at all! U must have a good surgeon :) although when I first looked thru ur pics I thought ur last update was rly 7months post op and I was guna keep the pic to show my ps and be like why didn't these drop more! Haha
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Feeling more natural!

Loving how they feel now! They still creep up and tighten up if I'm cold, or in practices when I have to raise my voice. All in all they're still stiff but getting softer. I shot a jump
shot the other day (from very close in) and it didn't hurt. I still haven't ran/jogged yet but I take my dogs to the park and walk every day and can't wait to start working out again! I tried crunches, but the ladies are still tender laying flat and using my abs. Aside from losing muscle mass, I don't feel too bad about not working out ;) I'm actually really excited to start again- maybe the break has helped prevent burnout!

Now, if I could just fix my bad abs that have come from no core work for two weeks. ;)

Hope y'all are all healing well too.
You look so good!!! I think I decided on 400 cc too... So excited! I love your results.
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Hi. Im getting Saline too. How are you liking the size? So worried of going too big. I want to stay under 350cc. We'll see. Your results look awesome!!!! Congrats!!!
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I was SET on 350-375. But, after talking to my friends who have had work done, and to my PS, I decided 400 was ok too. I told him i was ok with being a small D but would like to stay a full C. At first I was afraid I had gone too big. After the initial swelling started to go down, they got smaller. I fit into 34C and couldn't be happier with the size! I don't think if I would've gone smaller if be as happy. Don't get too consumed with CCs. I know I was! But I finally decided to go with what he thought, with my limits set as far as what I was comfortable with. Trust your PS and his choice. Mine knew I was a runner and active and work with jh kids so too big was a concern of mine. I'm also very happy with my choice of saline. My best friend got saline unders two years ago and hers felt better than my silicone friend. It was a choice I made after feeling/seeing both and considering it all. Good luck!
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Over 3 weeks post op!

The boobs are getting softer and softer. I almost don't remember what it was like before. I feel comfortable with them, my mind/body has adjusted to them and accepted them! Yay! I am fully released to run and do everything as of Friday. I am running in a 12k turkey trot tomorrow after a few 5k workouts etc I think my body has retained it's conditioning, just a little slower. For any runners out there- you'll be ok! The first three weeks were hard, and my body image suffered a bit bc of my inability to run (stress reducer) but all in all it's worth it. My first post op run, I wasn't sure what to do with weight up top! But I have the underarmour sports bras and they are great!

I do my massages a LOT. I'm addicted to feeling my boobs. I have attached a few photos to show their squishability and my massages I do. One that I could get a pic of is to hold both hands on the breast at 6:00/12:00 and move the breast in a circular motion clockwise and counter clockwise. I feel the implant, but not much. My right breast is a little firmer, but not a lot. All in all- life us good!

More massage pics.

Whoops! Updated too soon. Here's more massage pics.

I also have kept with some serious coco butter/vitamin e cream bc my right breast skin feels tender/sun burned. I know it's just the stretching and nerves. My right breast is also still numb a little and that nipple is never at "full attention" unless I touch it a lot. (Sorry that sounds skeezy.. It's not.)
Looking great! :) thanks for the massage demo :), is it a little painful? Cause it kinda looks like that.
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No it's not painful at all! :)
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Phew! ;)
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I got sized!!!

I went to VS for Black Friday and got sized! 34D! Yay! Just what I wanted. I can fit into C, but the coverage is smaller. Hooray!
You look amazing! I don't always love HPs but yours are great!
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Your results look great! I got the same size, profile, & saline. I'm confused at where you are in your journey though-7 months post or 1 monthish?
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Hey! I am one month. I don't know how to change it. I was going to have it back in the spring but rescheduled! So, if anyone knows how to change that I'll take pointers! How do you like yours?? Our twins are twins! Haha
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Incisions!

My steristrip on my left breast fell off today. I was impressed at how you can hardly see the incision, but it is a little raised. My doctor had explained it's part of his technique before it flattens. But I can't remember it all. Any ideas?
you look fab! enjoy x
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Really found your implant review helpful. Going to be going through similar recovery with training and back to work You're looking great!
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Thanks. I love mine! How soon do you have it be back to work?
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Feels like I've had them forever!

Not much to update- I still do my massages and stuff. Running and lifting and jumping as is normal for my workout routine. Shooting hoops is normal- I was really worried the D cups would affect my shot, but all is good with bball. They're getting softer slowly but haven't really changed much. Attached a couple of pics where you can see the side boob. Yay!
Hey boobie twin, you're results are amazing! Glad to see you've d&f'd nicely. I'm not really on here much any more, but wanted to wish you well. Hope you're out there enjoying life!! :) xoxo
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Looking wonderful, glad they are settling in so nicely. :)
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Can't remember life without them!

I cannot even imagine life without my favorite additions. :) I love them SOOO much. They look and feel Soo good, and I feel as though they balance my body perfectly. Hubby isn't omplaining at all. To anyone thinking about it, DO IT. haha, obvioulsy took me forever, and I was so worried about the fact that it's a surgery, and who would notice, and being so active would it affect my lifestlye- NOTHING has changed, life is still active, and no one has really noticed and said anything, and if they've noticed and NOT said anything, well, it's not their body to worry about.

Anyways- I included a few pics and a short video to show their moveability at 3 ish months. They've been noticeably jiggly since mid december/january. And to anyone worried about recovery time hurting their active lifestyle... My surgery was in October, I took about 21 days off running, and wasn't up to full mileage until Mid November, have run in 5ks, 10Ks and am running my 10th half marathon on Sunday! THey have NOT affected my running or lifting at ALL.. pushups are taking more time and bench press.. But it's mainly bc I don't want to feel the implants move, its a personal preference/limit, not a medical one!

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From before, guess they didn't attach

Video?

Anyone know how to delete a post? Apparently my video didn't upload, but The post with it has a link I'd like to remove.. Any help with the technology side of things would be great.
You look fabulous! Great results x
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Wow... Beautiful.. Love your side boob pictures :) . The pictures you added of your massages are very helpful. Thank you !
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Thank you!! Glad it helped! I really don't massage much anymore, probably every few days. But I love them! I still do coco butter and scar gel though!
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Before/after

Not much to update! Life is normal, except I still don't sleep comfortably on my stomach. Otherwise, workouts and life is normal!
Love your pics and thank you so much for sharing your story:) You look great and I love how you got HP but they dropped nicely
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Love them!

Can't get over how much I love my boobs. I can't really remember how it was without them. They feel so good at this stage, have for a while..probably since the 3-4 month stage is when I really noticed them soften, but 5-6 months was like a whole new level of soft. They squish and bounce and jiggle.

The only things I noticed are that my right breast (which had the worst zingers post op) is still numb or overly sensitive to touch at times. My dr said that may go away eventually. I can sleep on my stomach now too- it's not perfect but if I prop myself with a pillow it's not bad. My scars finally are perfectly flat and feel/look great.

Anyways, it's the best money I've ever spent! If you're thinking about it- just do it!
You look great!
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Yours too! Yours will drop and fluff perfectly! I can already tell they fit your body great!
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Yours are absolutely stunning, they look fantastic!! Thanks for keeping up on your review - I'm 5 days post op from 450cc, saline, overs - still in the tight, hard, swollen phase. My 1 week appt is on Tuesday and then I can start massaging them to help them settle down.
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