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Going from a B Cup to Full C - California
- posted 1 year ago
- updated 1 year ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $5,400
- Dr. Todd Gerlach (Torrance, California)
I am a mother of 2 and breastfed both children....
- 15 Jul 2011
- 6 days pre
I am a mother of 2 and breastfed both children. Before I had kids I was a full 34B and had nice perky breast. When I was pregnant I got up to a large C and after I stopped breastfeeding I lost all the volume in my breast and more in 1 then the other. One breast is lower, fuller and bigger than the other one. The smaller one my nipple inverts because I don't have any fullness to pop it out. I'm very self-conscious and won't wear a bathing suit or take my shirt off. I researched a lot and I know more about implants right now that I feel I can do the surgery. LOL! I came across this website that was very helpful in making all the right decisions. This is not my doctor because it's in a different state but found the information very informative. http://www.mpsmn.com/html/breast-augmentation.html
I went to 3 consultations and researched each Dr before I went for my consults. I decided to go with the 3rd doctor.
I am scheduled for surgery on July 22, 2011, in 1 week. I'm so excited but nervous about going under anesthesia and the pain afterwords.
I am 4'11", 102 lbs. I decided to go with Round Moderate Profile, Saline implants under the muscle. I gave my Dr. pictures of the size I want to be, that is what he recommends instead of telling him a size or cc's. I did say I wanted to be a full C though.
I will try and post before and after pics and keep this updated. If anyone has any questions please ask.
I have 3 more days until my surgery and I am...
- 19 Jul 2011
- 3 days pre
Has anyone taken Tylenol with coedine after their breast augmentation surgery? Did it help? Or should I just take the vicodin. Any suggestions on girls who have had this done would be helpful.
Well tomorrow is the big day. It's late at night...
- 21 Jul 2011
- 1 day pre
I'm home from surgery now and just resting. Very...
- 22 Jul 2011
- On day of treatment
Day 1 and 2 were probably the worst. Just trying...
- 25 Jul 2011
- 3 days post
Day 2 - The day after my surgery I went for my follow up appointment and the Dr removed the ace bandage and said my breast look great. He then put me in a sports bra and wrapped me again but not as tight. He said I could take a shower the next day and permanently remove the ace wrap and just wear the bra.
Day 3 - Feeling better, left breast not sore anymore just my right. Took a shower today and I feel so much better. Breast are still high but they look great. My husband thinks I might be a small D. It's hard to tell because I'm still swollen.
Day 4 - I feel pretty great today. I can move my left arm pretty well with no discomfort. My right side is still pretty swollen and I can't lift my right arm yet. This experience hasn't been bad at all. I stressed for nothing. I've been taking 1 Tylenol with coedine for pain every 5 hours but last night was the last pain pill I took. I don't feel like I need it today. I honestly think the worst pain I've felt is my back. Since the night of surgery my back was really sore and swollen in between my shoulder blades. Today my back feels sensitive and almost bruised but not hurting anymore. I asked my dr and he said it's because I'm small framed and all the muscles in the front are being pulled and I'm tensing up from the pain. I posted some updated pictures. My next check up is this Friday 7/29.
Day 8 - yesterday I had my 2nd PS follow up...
- 30 Jul 2011
- 8 days post
Day 13 - I feel great. I'm back to work and no...
- 3 Aug 2011
- 12 days post
Day 15 - Yesterday I had my third follow up...
- 5 Aug 2011
- 14 days post
He also advised since my right side is still swollen and hasn't dropped yet that I still need to take it easy and no exercising, lifting and try not to use my right arm. I go back next Friday for another followup.
I'm not sure if I listed all the details so here they are:
I'm 102 lbs, 4'11
Before I was a 34B
I wanted to be a full C
I got Natrelle Saline Implants under the muscle. Moderate Profile, 400 cc's on right and 420 cc's on left. I haven't gone bra shopping yet, just wearing the surgical sports bra so I'm not sure what size I am.
Had my 3 week post op appointment today. Dr. gave...
- 12 Aug 2011
- 21 days post
I posted a updated picture below.
4 Week Post Op - Today I had my 4 week check up. ...
- 23 Aug 2011
- 1 month post
I went and got measured and I am a 34D.
I asked for a full C but am so glad I'm a D. I did show him pictures of the size I wanted to be before the surgery and wasn't sure what size the picture was and I look the exact same size as the picture. I think I'm the perfect size for my body frame. I'm sooo thrilled I got this done and wished I would of done it sooner.
Last week I had my 6 week checkup and my PS is...
- 16 Sep 2011
- 2 months post
I will post a updated picture soon.
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Such a caring doctor and professional, great bedside manner.