I have wanted breast implants for many years....
I have wanted breast implants for many years. Unlike some, I didn't just want larger breasts (I had enough to work with naturally), I wanted fake breasts. I wanted symmetrical breasts. I wanted something to be proud of. My journey began many years ago, at the age of 21. I went to my first consult. Thankfully it wasn't the right time in my life to do it, I don't think I would have made the right choices and I didn't have enough info. Fast forward to the age of 27. After a marriage, 2 more kids, and having a solid position in my line of work, it was time! One random night I said to my husband 'I think i'm going to get those boobs I've always wanted'. The search for the perfect doctor was on! I ended up seeing 3 more board certified surgeons in person, and one through an online consultation. From the moment I saw Dr. Jugenburgs webpage, I felt the excitement kick in. He had a great deal of information on there, as well as talking about how to get the 'fake look' compared to the natural look. I was looking for the fake look, and most other surgeons focused on talking about how natural they can make you look. I understand that this is, for the most part, what women are looking for, but there are plenty of us out there looking for something a little more.... obvious ;) Other surgeons had talked about giving me 450cc to achieve the look I wanted, but I knew from my extensive research that this wasn't what I wanted. BIGGER PLEASE! When I walked into the Toronto cosmetic surgery institute, I knew this was my place. I got to meet with Grace, kim, and Dr Jugenburg. The first thing Dr jugenburg said to me is 'my nurse tells me you want to look good naked!' Yes! Finally someone who understands! The reason this made me happy was because before augmentation, I had some pretty severe asymmetry. My right side was significantly larger and more saggy. Other doctors had discussed many courses of action from using a larger implant on one side (even though my right would still hang lower) to using the same sized implant on both, and just accepting the difference. Both said 'well, they will still look great it a shirt!' That's great, but this is for myself and my husband, and we see them without a shirt! So when Dr J said that, I was so happy to finally be able to get my point across. To achieve this, I would have to get the ever elusive one sided lift. It is so hard to find info and pics online about this, I believe it is not too common to have the lollipop lift on one side. But if I ever decided to share my before pics on here, you will understand why it was very necessary for me! But anyways, to make a long story...a little less long haha... I had to put my trust in Dr J, and I did just that. He was the first doctor who let me outright choose the size I wanted, and didn't try and push for anything else. Others said the size I wanted would be too large for me and I wouldn't be happy. Here I am, 4 weeks post op, and LOVING every cc of them! I chose saline for many different reasons, but one of the main ones was because they can be adjusted to the exact size in the OR, and after the lift it would be easier to do it this way. I am SO happy I went with this, I ended up with 660ccL/600ccR, and they are amazing! Looking at the before and afters, the difference is phenomenal. The incisions look almost non existent, even on the lift side. I have seen many lift scars in my many years of research, and at 4 weeks PO these look better than most of the year old scars on some women. They are almost skin colour! As for the size, I don't think I could have picked better! In a black shirt they can look big but played down, not a noticeable augmented look, but in a fitted low cut shirt......HELLO BOOBS! If I had of went with some of the other sizes that were picked for me by the other doctors, I would have undoubtedly been disappointed. I know that for an absolute fact. Dr Jugenburg was more than happy to let me make my own choices, he is one of those doctors that understands that no one knows what you want better than YOU. With the things I didn't understand, he was more than happy to explain or make suggestions, but in the end the choice was mine, and I believe I made the right ones in all aspects. I cannot thank the TTC enough for being flexible with everything (I live about an hour away in a rush hour traffic area, so appointment times were important!), for explaining every little detail that I had random questions about, and for being an all around amazing group. And a special thanks to kim for calming all my late night fears and walking me through this process and into an amazing recovery, and to Grace for holding my hand at surgery time and telling me everything would be OK as I drifted off into a happy sleep. And of course to Dr Jugenburg and his magic hands and flawless incision lines! When you find a surgeon you are comfortable with, the journey becomes more like a relaxing stroll, it's always easier when someone is there to walk with you.
*As I side note, if anyone has been recommended a one sided lift and has questions, i'd be more than happy to help. I know how hard it can be to find info about this online!
I am finally going for a spray tan tomorrow! But before I do, I will post the crease incision. This is me, at my most pale. My stretch marks and scars show the worst when I am this shade. When I first took off the tape, I was prepared for a thick red line against my whiter than usual skin. The tape came off and I panicked!!! There was nothing there, so the incision must be further up. Since I can no longer see the underside of my boobs, I had to poke around. I found nothing further up. I went back to the area where the tape came off, and gave it a poke. It felt slightly tender, so there must be something there. I was in my bedroom at the time with only a lamp on, so I ran into the bathroom. I saw something that resembled a cat scratch. The smallest, cleanest looking cut I have ever seen. My husband was following me around at this point saying 'that cant be it, can it?'
Yep, that was it. This is it. 4 weeks post op and this is it. Maybe it will stretch out over time, or maybe it wont? Who knows. But at this point it is laughable and I have gave myself worse scars from corners of cupboards.