20 Years Old, No Kids, Breast Augmentation ! - Tualatin, OR

I have fantasized about getting a BA since I was...

I have fantasized about getting a BA since I was young, and have almost always felt like I was lacking in the boob department. I'm not fond of going bra shopping, and feel like my breasts aren't very proportional to my bottom half. I don't hate my breasts, but I would love to fill out my clothes naturally, without all the extra VS padding. I am a dancer and I also am currently training for a bikini competition in late April. I had my consultation sometime last April, and set my Surgery date for September 17th, which is creeping up. My doctor and I decided to go for Mentor textured shaped oval moderate projection 355cc. He told me that post op I'd be about a 32dd, and I am currently a 32b. I will post some pre-op pictures, but I am a little worried about scarring. Because of the type of implant, I have to go for a crease incision and it will be bigger than the alternative. I scar easily as it is, because I am of darker complexion. I know there are silicone strips to help with this, but it will be something I will have to further discuss with my doctor. People see me naked everyday for work, and I don't want everyone to be staring at some huge scar. Has anyone had any luck with the strips ?

Before pics

I am 12 days from my pre-op appointment, & 24 days from my BA (:

Before pics

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I changed my date and got my implants sooner !

I got my breast implants a couple days ago, on the 11th. Everything went well and my doctor and I decided on 355 cc. They are moderate profile, and look pretty good so far. My pain level is starting to lower every day, thank god. I'm also really bloated, but I've read that that is normal.

Oouch

I have a sharp pain when I move certain ways in my lower left breast, towards my armpit. I have my first post op appointment today, so I will have to ask him. Another thing is my breasts look uneven :( I don't know if that will improve after the swelling goes down, or what. Another thing to ask my doctor. Help ?!

6 days post op

2 weeks post op

I feel pretty good. I haven't taken pain meds for about 5 days, except at night once and a while. It's getting a lot more comfortable to do things. I haven't gotten the okay for my doc yet but have been driving the last two days. I wake up everyday with improvements. My breasts are starting to get softer and are dropping. I have been wearing a strap over my chest to push them down since my first post op appointment on the 17th. My nipples are more sensitive than normal. There's alot less swelling they are starting to feel more normal to me. The first pic was a couple days after I got them, the second is from my first week mark, and the third is today. It's crazy how much they've changed. Excuse my appearances lol, I haven't been doing anything but sitting at home.

Here they are (:

Omg I can't believe this

I took my bandages off a couple days ago, and have been wearing silicone strips on my scars to help with the scarring. I took my strips off an hour ago and realized my breasts seem to have gotten double bubble. I'm so upset ! I will call my doctor first thing in the morning. Has anyone experienced this ?

I don't know if my overreacting or not

I set up an appointment with my PS for Thursday, so I will have a better understanding of what is going on and if I should be worried. When I am standing looking in the mirror my breasts look pretty normal. It is when I lift my arms or lay back when I see the double bubble effect. I only got 4 hours of sleep last night after finding the problem, I spent all night researching and stressing. I'm aware that they could be settling and the pocket could stretch out. It's just so scary... I mean for heaven's sake, I get naked in front of stranger for a living. Here are some more pictures.

4 weeks post op

My PS told me I look great and not to worry. He said the indentation will stretch out and everything will round out. I'm guessing me taking my birth control probably made it more noticeable, because I stopped taking it these last few days and the indent is a lot less noticeable. Thank god ! I was stressing so much over this.
Portland Plastic Surgeon

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