I have been wanting a BA for as long as I can...

I have been wanting a BA for as long as I can remember. I am 31 years old, no children and just couldn't stand feeling like I looked like a twelve year old girl undressed. I didn't want to do it for the attention but just to feel like a woman. I am 5'7", 117lbs and 27" ribcage (very petite) so I wanted to choose something that would look natural and proportionate to my body. My options were the 360cc , 400cc UHP or 325cc, 350cc Natrelle style 20. My BWD is only 10.5" so I didn't have much room to go bigger. I choose the high profile style 20 bc I heard that the UHP can look too round and unnatural. I ended up with the 350cc in my left 325cc in my right breast to even them out. So far, I feel happy with the results. They look small to me but I hear that they will drop and get larger. I can't wait!

3 days Post op

2 days post op

13 days post op

Okay....so I am feeling a lot better since the first week of surgery. I am finally able to sleep at night. I was waking up from back aches and pains. I forgot how nice it was tone able to sleep on my stomach. Those days are over!!! Anyway, they are feeling less foreign to me and are starting to settle a bit. I think that my skin must have been really tight bc they are still at my collarbone. How long does it take for them to D& F? I hope that they will get fuller. The swelling is down so they feel smaller to me :(

Implants are still high

Another pic

Side view

There isn't much projection from the side. I'm almost as flat as before. I hope that they drop and will get more projection. :(

They seem to be dropping

Meds for the first week

Depressed...

Well, I am feeling a bit down bc lately the feedback from most of my friends has been that I could've "gone bigger" in size. It is so frustrating to go through all the pain and anxiety of planning a major surgery (not to mention the $$$). My whole reason to get a BA was to feel sexier in my clothes. Right now, I feel that my breasts look so flat from the side. I kinda look like a B cup! I kinda feel embarrassed too that I told everyone about it and they were probably expecting me to look so much different. I dont know if i should consider a revision. Has anyone else felt this way?

Day 21 but still high

I had to try on a bra for the 1st time

They seem to be shrinking! Lol

350 cc Natrelle 20 & 4.9 Projection~

I know that my breast shape is changing because they are flattening a bit but the implant is still on my collarbone. It feels weird! I am constantly feeling like there is something under my skin and it is uncomfortable. Hopefully, this feeling will go away and they will feel like a part of me and not something foreign.

They seem to be softening

34 C bra after

Before 32A

Comfortable bra

I bought this bra before surgery at Walmart for only $10!!! It's is super comfortable to sleep in. Also, I am attempting to dye my roots for the first time post-op. wish me luck :)

Waiting for them to drop still

I drew a line with my eyeliner just to show where the implants are in relation to my neck and shoulders. Can't wait for them to drop!!!

My thoughts...

So...here's an update. I have been feeling more positive these last few days. Yes, the "boob greed" monster rears its ugly head occasionally when I see a woman with larger breasts. Still, I feel like the whole experience of having a BA was a positive one. I do not feel embarrassed when changing in the locker room at the gym anymore. I also can fill out my tops (still size small) and bras and not have to stuff some awkward rubber inserts in them. The only advice that I have for girls considering this is to not try to size yourself. Rely on the expertise of your PS. I am happy and content with my 325cc & 350cc. However, would I have chosen the next size up? Yes, Absolutely! Don't get me wrong... I love the shape of my breasts and they are perky and fit my body. But I feel that I could also pull off a curvier bust and still look natural. I feel like no one would ever know that I had a BA if they didn't know me beforehand. That can be both a good and bad thing (depending on how you look at it). Natural is beautiful too and I feel that even my size 32AAAAA's (exaggerating a bit) before were beautiful!!!! All women should feel sexy and beautiful about themselves. We don't need to be perfect on the outside to feel this way. After all, beauty is subjective. Feel beautiful on the inside and it will make you look even more beautiful on the outside. I know that for me personally this experience has been an emotional roller coaster. I appreciate all the support and love from the girls on this site. Thank you much!!! Xoxo

This was me 3 weeks ago

I can't wait to try on bras!

I'm so excited to go bra shopping soon. They are opening a Nordstrom's near me and can't wait to shop there. Everyone says that is the place to shop for bras bc they carry the 30" & 32" band in larger sizes. Also want to check out VS! I just have to be patient since mine haven't dropped all the way yet.

Trying on bras

I found this bra at Walmart. Just wanted to be ready for when I am able to wear regular bras again. Unfortunately it is EXTREMELY difficult to find a C Cup in less than a 36 band. I'm really a 32 but usually buy 34 cause that's all I can find period.

My size Sm sports bra still fits

Lingerie shopping

I couldn't help myself and had to try on a few more bras but I'm not buying one yet until my implants fully drop and fluff.

Feeling impatient

I know that it's too early to see my final results but when I look in the mirror I feel like they are incredibly small. Maybe it's bc they are only projecting about 1" more than my natural breasts did. It's weird bc they are 3x's as round. I don't seem to have any cleavage either. Also, my left breast has been squeaking! Yes, that's right...squeaking like you can hear the implant. It's bizarre! Anyway, just wanted to see if anyone had any advice about the high profile implants and if they do give you cleavage and project more? Right now, I am really looking like a B cup in size but they are so round I can fit into a large C small D.

Measurement time

I had to pull out the measuring tape cause curiosity got the better of me. Before, I was 32" 24" 36" and now I am 35" 24" 36" . I don't know what that means as far as bra sizing.

More pics

I was shopping with a girlfriend today and we went in Victorias Secret. I couldn't resist trying on a few more bras but I am adamant about waiting to buy one until my breasts settle. There were some really cute ones! I love the blue and white balconette.

My family is in town.

So, my in-laws are in town for a week and they are spending the afternoons by the pool. I haven't found a way to tell them yet that I got a BA. They will probably find out soon enough. I'm not sure how to approach the topic if I am asked.

Ordered a new bikini

I found this swimsuit on amiclubwear.com and it is super cute but kinda revealing. I will wear it around my pool at home.

Bikini shopping

It's been a while since I have been on here. A lot has happened since... We are planning a trip to Pensacola in August so I have to pick out a few swimsuits before then. I went on VS website and most swimsuits are back ordered. I will probably order a 32 C and return it if it doesn't fit. Also, I am looking for a new job. I am in sales and when I took a week my new boss said that it hurt my numbers. I am working 55 hrs + a week and tired of feeling guilty for taking some time off. Sry to go on about my personal life. I know that this is a website for cosmetic surgery. I just need to vent a little.

New pics

Are they ever going to drop?

I feel like they are definitely softer but they still have a ways to go. Does anyone know how many months it can take to see the final results?

Too small?

I am still undecided about the size bc I like how they look in push-up bras but when I'm wearing no bra, I feel that they are tiny. It's maybe cause I have big hips and butt. I know that I am still getting adjusted to them but perhaps down the road, I will go bigger.

Full body

Bra hunting cont..

I was at Target, Kohls, & Dillard's the other day and could not find a 32 C or D bra that wasn't heavily padded. Does anyone else notice how difficult it is to find a bra that is not padded or push-up? I relied on the add-a-size bras before my BA but I really want to see if mine are true to size. Where is a good place to find soft or lightly lined bras?

Feeling good again

I just want to thank all of the lovely ladies on here for your word of encouragement. I am slowly starting to feel like myself again. I realized that all my stress was causing a huge strain on my marriage and making me a miserable person to be around. Sometimes it is best to just be thankful for all the blessings in your life. I know that I made the best choice on implant size because I chose the 2nd to largest implant that my body could handle. I could only have gone up to UHP 360cc (not much different... 5.1 projection instead of 4.9) and the 400 UHP were pushing the envelope because they were way over my BDW and the PS wasn't sure they would fit. With that said, I feel much more confident that I chose the right size. I am going to embrace my new body and try to remind myself that the reason that I had a BA was to feel more confident & sexy. Now, I can say that I definitely do feel that way!

Maybe it's all in my head

I haven't been on here as much for the last few weeks due to personal issues. I just want to report that I am feeling way better about my breasts! I realized that most of models & celebreties that were on my boob wish pic list are not as big as I had imagined before. When you are a flat AAAA.. cup, everyone seems to have bigger boobs. However, when I look around now, I realize that mine look a little too big & round compared to the natural ones. If you are feeling bad about your size, just check out these pics that I found on the internet... Not sure if any of them have had work done since...but it just shows that what we percieve is not always reality. I sas my breast implants as too small, when they are actually big in proportion to my frame and I would look silly if they were bigger!

More bikini pics...

How much will they change???

Okay.... So, I am now wondering what to expect in the next 6 months to a year. For all of you ladies who have reached that point... Do they continue to drop and fluff more? What kind of changes did you see over time? Just curious :))

Progress...

My day at the mall

Yesterday I went to the mall with me of my gf's and we ended up back in VS (seriously can't go to the mall without stopping in there). Well anyways, get this... I'm a 32D in the unpadded unlined bras and 32DD in push-up bras. Surprisingly, I was busting out of both sizes. I definitely know that mine still have a ways to go to settle bc they look like I'm wearing a push-up bra 24/7. I was just shocked and a little happy to know that I'm not that small. I know VS sizes run a little bigger but my friend is a 34D and she looks plenty busty...I can't imagine if I would have gone bigger...I would have to custom order bras! I'm not saying that my breasts look terribly big under clothing but I am glad that I can fit comfortably in a 32D or even 34C at a department store cause its hard to find bras in larger sizes. #feelingbetter

New photos

I was wondering if anyone recommends scar away to mederma? Which is better? I am fair skinned so scars are kinda visa or still.

Be who you are not what others want you to be...

So I have come to the conclusion that I am indeed satisfied with the size of my breasts. I think that they could be larger, and I would indeed look "too obvious". I'm happy that my breasts aren't the center of attention. They compliment my body while looking natural. My husband likes them and is also glad that I didn't go bigger. The few friends that said that I should have gone larger do not understand that I don't want to look like a porn star!!! I think that the general perception is that all augmented breasts have to look too big and very round. However, this is not the look that I wanted. Mine are plenty big for my slender frame but not oversized. I can fill out a bathing suit and bra which is nice. So my advice to girls who are getting a BA or anticipating going through the surgery, don't let others influence you on how your body should look. It's YOUR body, not there's!!! Before my surgery, I spoke to some of my friends and got their opinions. Most of my girlfriends thought that I should go way bigger(D-DD) and the guys said that I would look best with no more than a large B or small C cup... Just goes to show the difference in opinions b/w men & women. The point of my story is just to be happy with yourself and don't worry about what others think. :))

Maybe I'm crazy...

Okay, well I just went in for my post op appointment the other day. Btw, my PS is Amazing! I expressed my concerns and am contemplating whether to exchange implants. As I mentioned earlier, I chose to go with the Natrelle style 20 and 350cc was my max in HP. I'm kinda concerned bc one implant is not dropping properly and they are too wide for my chest. I kept reading a lot of negative things about the UHP style 45's. Does anyone have any info on these. I was afraid of looking like I had two basketballs on my chest. What should I do? I don't want to go through surgery again but afraid that these implants will stay pushed up to my neck. Will my skin stretch to accommodate them? Help!

Let me be honest...

I have been struggling more lately than I have let on. I don't like to keep going on and on about my boobs. I seriously have a love/hate relationship with them. They are not exactly my "dream boobs". I don't feel excited about dressing them up or wearing bras. The size is acceptable (but slightly too small). I guess that my expectations were set too high. I don't like the way they feel either. I thought that after so many months I would get used to them but I'm still waiting. I think that I drive my husband crazy bc I talk about them so much. Why do I feel this way?!?!

Vacation

I just got back from vacation and boy do I feel better! I was able to escape the stress that has been weighing on me since this BA. I did not worry about my breasts or look at before and after pictures on the Internet once while on vacation. You would think that it would have been difficult to go to the beach and see other women in bikinis with bigger boobs. Ironically, it was a great escape. I felt like just having fun!!! I am going to continue to keep myself occupied so that I don't slip back into feeling depressed. Thanks to all the girls who have been giving me advice & support. XoXo

Lesson Learned...

I just want to say a few things to the girls who are considering getting a BA... Make sure that you and your PS are on the same page about your goals/expectations. I used words such as "natural" C cup" and was not clear. I definitely wanted a more augmented look than I currently have. I wanted them big but natural. My interpretation of a C cup was on a 34 band and not a 32 (technically a 34B). I would've asked for a full 32D if I would have known this. It is so confusing bc I had never worn a 32 band before my surgery. I don't plan on wearing one now either. When I buy a 34C from the department store, some fit and others are too big. I wish that I would've recognized the difference bw a 32D and 34D. I just don't want any other girls to feel the disappointment that I feel. Don't get me wrong, I am way better than before but I still look bottom heavy. You would never notice that I had work done. Nevertheless, I will keep my head up and the hope that one day I will get the look that I wanted.

New pics

Accepting imperfection & moving on...

As I have stated in my last posts, I am not 100% happy with the size. I thank everyone for their support. I has been a challenge to look in the mirror and feel beautiful. However, I am not going to rush into another surgery at this stage. I figure that I can give them more time. Instead, I have decided to focus on getting in better shape and working on my painting. Sometimes it is best to praise the blessings that you have in your life. XoXo

Pre-BA

New photos

I wanted to upload some new photos to show everyone why I do not like the size. I requested a full C cup and I know that mine look more like a full B. I have discussed this with my PS but they said that it will cost $3500 to get a revision! I feel a bit let down that I went in there expecting a certain look and came out with teeny tiny tittys Lol. Not that they don't fit my body, I just wanted something that had a "wow" factor. Nevertheless, I'm still not jumping into surgery again so soon. Also, I have been doing better by keeping busy. I am starting to make home-made sea salt scrubs that have aromatherapy oils. I would like to start selling them online along with my artwork.

My last post...

I do not want for any girls to take my last post in a negative way. I think that a B cup can look great and natural on certain body types. If I was not a pear-shape, I would be happy with this size. Anyways, I don't want to make anyone feel bad. :-/

My experience at Nordstrom's

I decided to mosey on down to the new Nordstrom's at my local mall. I was browsing through the lingerie section but not looking to try anything on. Then, I see a pretty bralette that catches my eyes. I think, well ok...why not?!?! I ask a nice lady at the dressing room if I can try it on. Meanwhile my friend is waiting outside the dressing room. I call her in to help me fasten the back. I hear the nice sales lady call out "can I help you with that bra?" I reluctantly say "ok". She pulls out a tape measure and measures me. She was astounded that I picked up a 34C. I told her that I like my bras loose. She said "honey, you are a 30" band bc she measured me 25" around my ribcage (holy moly!) Anyways, it gets more bizarre when she tells me to try on a 30DD and it fits but I'm busting out of it. It looks great but she said that I really need the next size up to cover up the cleavage bump. So, yes.. Let this day be declared a monumental time in history! I just got sized at Nordstrom's as a 30DDD!!!! Maybe size is irrelevant. Now, I'm not sure that perhaps I have a distorted body image.

Update...

I apologize for not responding to posts. I have been do busy looking for a new job and working on my artwork. So, to give y'all an update...I have emailed my PS office about my concerns with my implants not dropping or projecting as expected. In my last post, I was sized at a 30DDD but my breasts are still laying flat on my chest. It bothers me that I can put on a shirt and still look like I have nothing there. I'm considering switching to the teardrop shape implant in the future. I am a little frustrated bc I have asked about this style implant prior to my first surgery and they gave me no response. I said over and over that I don't want the overly round look and still they kept insisting on these implants. I was very clear about wanting moderately large breasts with a natural slope. Don't get me wrong, my Dr. Is great. I just felt like my desires were not communicated properly due to seeing a different nurse at every visit. Nevertheless, I'm gonna have to find work and save up money before I can get the results that I want. Till then, I'm loving life and feeling blessed!!!!

My new friend...the Nubra

Ive been wearing strapless bras for years with them uncomfortably falling down. The good thing about this bra is that it won't slip and I can wear it all night. The only bad thing is trying to take it off. Ouch! Is it weird that I have silicon inside and outside my body now?

Five months and counting

I am starting to get a little paranoid about my pics being public online. I am considering editing them for privacy. Not that I'm a shy person but I wouldn't want anyone that I know to see them. Scary thought! Well, I have been experiencing rippling in my right Brest. I don't know what this means. Is that normal? Also, I'm having weird dreams about my breast implants rupturing and having to go through another surgery. I wish that I could stop worrying about them so much!

Size B or DDD?!?!

I'm at Walmart this afternoon doing some grocery shopping and come across the bra section. I decide to try on a cute bra size 34B. Well, it fits snug but I'm busting out of it. If I had to estimate what my "Real" bra size is, I would say small 34C. My goal size as y'all know was a mid-full C. Well, I can't say that my breasts are not a good "natural" size. The only thing that I wish going into this was what to be prepared for. I am not a fan of VS vanity sizing. I don't want to wear a 32DD just to feel better! I feel that my breasts are starting to fill out more. I don't feel as terrible about the size but if I want a slightly "fake" look, I need bigger implants. My reason for keeping my blog honest is that I want girls to know what to expect. So many girls have to get revisions due to wrong sizing. I just want to keep it "Real". If you are starting off a small A and want to completely fill a 32D/34C, you will most likely need larger implants! I want to thank everyone again for your kind comments and support. I'm starting to feel like "me" again.

Forgot to mention...

This may sound weird cause I've been going on and on about my breasts being too small. I'm noticing a lot of changes in them recently. They don't seem as tiny to me as before. Maybe I'm adapting to them. Starting to think that I might not need or want larger implants. Idk...
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You look perfectly proportional to me but I understand boobs are a very individual thing. You can always go bigger in the future. ;) Glad you're getting a bit more comfortable with the size. Enjoy!!
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Thank you BethH! I'm still adjusting to them. I did desire a more augmented look but these are not bad. Down the road, I will get my large "dream boobs". :)
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Whatever it is, if you're adjusting to them or they're fluffing...I'm happy your spirits are rising. Good for you.
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I'm just glad to have breasts! They aren't as big as I wanted but I can dress them up. :)
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what you're going through is pretty much what i and many others tried to reassure you about: it takes a lot of time, but it gets better :) you may still want bigger implants in the end, boobie greed bites us bad, loll, but you should stop feeling tiny, because you're not :)
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Yes, you are right. I will end up eventually switching to an implant that offers more projection. Mine are round but only stick out 2 1/2" from my chest. I don't look like I have boobs when I turn to the side. Up close in the mirror they do look big but when I step back they look small again. It's really weird!
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it's not weird, it's the same for me! when i take close-up pictures, to document my progress, they look much bigger than from a normal viewing distance. on pictures and in the mirror, they look different, and depending on what mirrors, what lighting, they constantly change!!! as for projection, you do know that 2.5" = 6.35cm and it's already a good projection! look out implants spec! your 325cc Natrelle 20 implant has 11.2cm diameter and 4.6cm projection, so you're already lucky to have almost 2cm more! in my case, my breasts follow EXACTLY the implants specs as far as projection go. my 1000cc now have something like 7cm projection and that's about what i have, maybe something like 1cm more to account for muscle, skin and a tiny tiny bit of tissue/fat. also, like you've noticed lately, things continue to change for a while, and they could do so for up to 1~2 years! hang in there :)
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It's totally normal to want to be bigger. I originally thought I would get 300 or 350 and my surgeon told me I wouldn't be happy, and suggested 400 and 450. I am so glad he did! Everybody is different in terms of what they like but some surgeons are simply more conservative.
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Ironically enough, my PS offered me the 400cc UHP which would've probably brought me to a full 32D. I researched girls on this site with similar stats who claimed to be a 32DD with 325cc. It terrified me to think that the 400's would be WAY too big so I picked the smaller implant. Also, some of the doctors on this site said that the UHP would look too big and fake on me. I do wish that I would've trusted what looked right in the mirror when trying on sizes. I'm happy that I can fill out a bra now but I just look normal. :-/
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Hey lady, I got my lift done today, it went great
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Awesome!!! I'm so happy to hear that everything went well. Thank you for keeping in touch! I can't wait to see how they turn out! Congrats :)
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Your results are beautiful. You have an amazing figure overall!
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Awe, Thank you :))
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Hey girl!!! I have rippling to and my PS said it's because I'm so lean and have thin skin. There's nothing they can do about it either. When I stand normally you can see it but when I bend over it's there. You look great by the way!!!!!!!
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Thanks!!! Oh really? I guess that I won't worry about it then. Mine is on my top right boob. It's worse when flex the muscle. I can live with it cause its not that obvious. Hope all is well :))
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Yeah same to you!!!!!
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Same here regarding the privacy/posts online! I've edited pics...too bad we can't edit our posts on here. I get paranoid about what comes up online. I've even googled myself, lol :(
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It's scary how easy it is to find this site. I asked like 50 questions about sizing and I have my ugly before pics posted all over the place. #embarrassing
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You are so super cute! I love the silicone bra! This is hopeful_electric with a new profile since I was having some technical difficulties with my other account. Anyway, I think I am going to go with the 325cc Natrelle Style 20, but I am also going to see if I can go Mentor 325cc since it is actually SLIGHTLY larger. We will see. I will keep you posted! Oh I also have family that lives in Montgomery. That is close to the Woodlands isn't it? So weird.
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Thank you sweetie! Good luck with your surgery! It sounds like your PS is really good and is gonna get you the look that you want. Montgomery is very close to where I live. Do you visit them often? If so, maybe we could meet up for lunch or something. XoXo
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So where do you get that bra? I have a few strapless and I thought they wouldn't fall down now but they still do.
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I've never heard of it either. Strapless bras are the worst.
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I got it at Walmart. Believe it or not. My friend bought one at Nordstrom's but they are a bit more expensive $40. It's super comfortable. :)
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Ha, yes they are. I've never had one fit. You can get this bra at Walmart or Amazon.
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I have the bad boobie greed at times. It's frustrating for sure lol. But I think you look great with a nice size!! I didn't fully drop until the 6 month mark, to make me more impatient one dropped into place about a month post op and I had to wait 6 more months for the other, I'm hoping that's the case with you also.
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