23 Yo, 5'6/105 lbs 325cc silicone mod plus subglandular. I did it! - USA

After reading others journey on this website I...

After reading others journey on this website I decided to go ahead and write my own. As my review title states I'm 23 years old 5'6 and 105 lbs. As you can see, I have very little boobs! I have always felt like less of a female and I always wanted more to admire up top, but decided I wanted to be financially appropriate and with the one I would spend my life with before I made that jump. I wanted someone to love me for me. Well, after working my butt off I have a great career and am financially there and am happily engaged to my love of 4 years!
Some of you may cringe at this, but I only went to one consult and made my decision. My PS has tons of experience and I felt very comfortable with him and his explanations of what a BA means for me. He also is a consulting professor at my old medical school!
I am doing moderate plus 325cc silicone subglandular implant. Should bring me to a nice C cup (even though me saying this would send my PS on a tangent about sizing by cup size isn't appropriate and how you feel about the way you look in a mirror is key) . I know what some of you may be thinking, too. Subglandular with your breast tissue and size?! Heavens no! My initial thoughts too, but with my muscle size and rib cage my PS explained how the muscle would not adequately cover an implant, regardless of size. That and I have a small amount of pectus excavatum so the shape of chest would actually push the implants outward.
I also have a blood disorder called Von willebrands, which can complicate the bleeding risk of having a BA. I see my hematologist on the 4th to make sure I am still cleared for the surgery. I'm hoping my bleeding time is acceptable and I don't have to do anything before the surgery because if I do it will be more big money out of my pocket since it's elective.
Despite all this I am very excited for the experience and I look forward to doing this for myself and can't wait for bikini season and to actually see myself in a wedding dress with boobs!

Update from the hematologist

I went to the hematologist yesterday. Need to vent about something.. Many hematologists are also oncologists (cancer doctors). Mine included. Well, he practices in a corporate building with plenty other doctors. There are parking spots reserved especially for their patients close to the doors. I never park in them just incase someone who is severely anemic or going through chemo has an appointment at the same time as me. Well, I followed someone in who parked in those spots and did not go to hem/onc office! They took the last spot. I was furious because when I was waiting for my appointment this sweet, older woman who just started chemo came in with her son and he had to drop her off because he couldn't find a spot close enough. People really need to be more considerate! I told security and they overhead paged the owner of the car. I wasn't trying to be spiteful, but that just really got under my skin.
Anyway, my appointment went well. My bleeding time was not normal (not surprising), but was not awful so I was cleared with exceptions! I had to have five more clotting tests done and a new medication to take right before surgery. Good thing is because my hema doctor wrote the scripts insurance has to cover it! The medication is expensive but better than the additional 5000 I would have had to pay otherwise.
I was able to pre register yesterday too at the surgery and the PS called me to confirm he was happy with what hematologist said and would continue with my pre op work up now. He's giving me Percocet, clindamycin, and zofran. Hoping to use bare minimum of all but that clindamycin. I do not do pain medication so hoping that Percocet is not needed and I can do Tylenol at least beyond the first 24!

I'm so happy with the way everything is turning out!

Almost a week away!

I'm so excited! This time next week I will be ONE week away from my surgery! I feel so underprepared. I feel like everyone on here has care kits and a routine planned and I'm over here focusing on work! It's going to be hard not to work for a week. I will be so bored.
Even though medically I understand 98% of things, I am starting to have lots of butterflies and thoughts.
Just excited. :) going back to the hematologist Tuesday!

Questions for the subglandular women!

I'm reading a lot about sub muscular augmentation and how horrible women are doing recovering! Has me a bit nervous. So I was just wondering if I could hear from any women who had subglandular done and their recovery experience? 3 days and 8 hours away from d-day (or should I say b-day?) ;) hahaha

TOMORROW

Tomorrow is my day. Go in at 10am! I'm pretty bummed I can't eat anything past midnight. Hahaha other than that I'm very excited. I will update my review ASAP :)

4 hours Post Op

Hello to all.
I am home, alive, and well. All I can say is WOWWWWWWWWW. I'm so happy. I did end up getting mentor memory gel 325 mod plus subglandular. Last thing I remember when I went back to surgical suite (everyone was so kind!) was telling the anesthesiologist my ears felt tingly. Lol then I was out. I woke up very cold and they put the bear paw warmer and tons blankets because my temp was 95s and my resp rate was 35-50. In 5 min I wAs fine though. Apparently I woke up and kept thanking everyone for their kindness in phase one recovery and asked for my glasses to monitor my vital signs.. Haha I don't remember any of that though. First thing I remember is asking if my mom was okay and If I can have her see me. She was so nervous--i felt bad.
Pain wise I'm shocked Lol. I'm in zero pain. Do not get me wrong, I'm not over here doing cartwheels lol my chest feels tight like I just lifted some weights, but my periods are worse than this. I hated the taste In my mouth from the anesthesia and the taste made me a little scared as to what would happen with my appetite so the nurse at the surgical center recommended I take a zofran. I did and then ate four pieces of pizza and a sprite and three glasses of water. It's all down and no nausea at all. This is nothing thus far. I would really encourage anyone to go subglandular. I am tiny with very little breast tissue and it still worked for me. I am so happy, beyond beyond beyond, happy with the subglandular.
I feel like my left breast is sitting a bit higher, but I think that's pretty normal at this point? Also I am (I think) pretty bruised, but I do have the blood disorder and by skin is pretty tight so I think it's okay?
Thank you all for your support. I'm attaching pictures!

Forgot..

Also my Pectus is soooooo much better!!!!! I feel like you can't really tell!

Post op day one

Well, today I'm a little more sore, but nothing that isn't manageable. I took a whole Percocet today after having a bowel movement. No nausea. I have crepitus and I'm pretty sure that's what's causing my discomfort because that's where I am having the issue. I'm still very tight. When did everyone start softening up? And dropping? I go back to the plastic surgeon tomorrow at 10 am. Im not to be wearing a bra now per doctor, but im wearing a midi because it's a tank type bra.. Not tight at all. I posted pic of it. I was allowed to take off guaze and shower today, but I took a bath and just kept my incisions out of the water. Feels nice. Went to the salon and got my hair done today too. Best thing for me is not being a bum. I feel the more I walk and do things with caution the better off I am. I'm so excited because my fiancé was on call last night and tonight will be his first time seeing me! Anyway I'm attaching pics from today!

Back from first post op visit.

Went to see my PS. I LOVE EVERYONE THERE! lol they're all so nice. PS says I look fantastic. They changed my bandage strips to a different kind. I go back Friday just so he can monitor the redness on one, but he said he only suggested it because I seemed kinda nervous. So for my piece of mind. :) he said I could wear a bralette if wanted in public IF needed, but otherwise go free so the left breast can continue dropping. Got the okay to go to California with my best friend in mid April! Crepitus should be gone in about a week he said. I'm ready for it to disappear by my armpit because it's ANNOYING! Lol little softer today.
Changed my opinion to worth it on here because for me I couldn't be happier! I feel so much happiness right now and I love the way I look. I look the way I have always hoped I would and I hope it just keeps getting better. My fiancé loved them too.

Almost one week post op

Updating some pictures. Tightness is definitely improving, but most definitely still there. I still have crepitus. I went back to my PS Friday and they changed the bandages yet again. They're smaller now. My incisions are fine per doctor, but they are still tender if much pressure is applied. Not pain though. Honestly this whole experience was maybe a 1/10 pain. I'm so happy. I feel badly for those who didn't have the same pain experience! Doctor said my bruising is above average for him, but much better than he thought I would do with the blood disorder. It's hard to see in pictures but my whole sternum is yellow from the bruising that was there. I have now tried on any bras yet because I'm still pretty tight and doctor doesn't want any underwire or Real Bra to be worn since it would effect the way skin is attached to sternum or something like that. Lol I'm still really happy with everything!

Loving life!

Everything is getting much softer and less tight, but of course I have more of a ways to go. I wish they were softer already. I'm so impatient! Lol My skin was very sensitive to touch on monday and Tuesday and my left nipple was too. I was wondering if anyone else experienced this? I feel like my left nipple is less sensitive now. Work on Tuesday wearing a bra for 12 hours was rough! Lol even though I just wore a bralette I think having them contained was a bit weird for me. So itchy. Lol I think I'm going to try massage now that I'm out of the window of greatest post operative hemorrhage. Any good videos or tips that anyone's found? I also tried on some of my old bras that are 32B today (when I swam in high school my boobs were larger.. I still probably was an A, but you know.... Lol) I attached pictures because they were pretty comical. I'm definitely not a B. Haha I haven't been sized yet because I want the clearance to wear bras before I go spend money because I know me.. Once I try them I'll want to wear them. Haha I'm getting curious as to what size I'll be! I love them so much and can't say enough how happy I am I did this.

Oops forgot other pics

I was looking at the pics I just posted...

I realized the pics I posted today look like my left breast (so boob on the right in the photo) looks bigger than right... I don't know what the heck I was doing with my arms or how I was standing, but let me assure everyone my boobs do not look like that.. Hahaha they are very much so even. I'm attaching another picture because those look funny to me!

Bought two new suits..

Bought two new swim suit tops. I love them! They're 32D and 34D. I don't know why but the 32 was tight on the one style. I think I have mondor cord. I'll try to post a picture when my doctor confirms. It isn't painful, but just kinda tight when I stretch.
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I am so glad I came across your review, your body type is very similar to mine (I'm 5'7" 105lb) which I have had a hard time finding previously. In fact, your before pictures look like they could be me lol. You look great! How did you decide to go with a moderate plus profile? My surgeon recommended high profile because of my narrow chest, but I am nervous that they will be too round up top.
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I went moderate plus for the exact reason you stated. Too round, too fake. I did not like that look. It was not for me. Now that I'm three months out my breasts have dropped significantly and look very natural in shape and projection. I would definitely recommend the mod plus. I went 325cc mod plus! I don't have the side boob problem that I had concerns about with being so narrowed in the chest. I read your review. We sound so similar in why augmentation was/is wanted. I admire how outspoken you are about your surgery! Speaking as someone who is also in the midst of wedding madness and cost, absolutely do this if you feel how you have voiced on your review. It is the best thing I have ever done for myself. Worth every penny as long a that penny can be afforded! Very happy for you and happy I could share!
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Thank you, I think I will definitely be asking my PS about moderate plus, your pictures look fantastic :) I cant wait to get closer to the day!
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Hi there, congrats on the boobies, they look amazing! Your story was helpful as I found it hard to find someone with the same stats, I'm also 5'6, 105 lbs. I'm getting pretty much same procedure but 300cc instead, a little smaller! my surgery is on 29th may, 4 weeks! My only worry is that I'm very skinny and bony on top, hope the implants don't look too round or fake, would love it if they healed as well as yours! :)
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I saw your posts. Sorry I haven't been on here! You look good for how far out you are. You are right our before pictures were soooo similar!
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The results are amazing. Who's the doctor. Would u recommend him. I've been insecure about my breast for a very long time. I live in Ohio so its great to hear a good plastic surgeon here instead of having to travel somewhere ridiculously far. Is there a website. I'm crying for help.
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Looking great! Your results look amazing and very similar to what mine are starting to look like. Im so sore on my right side... skin feels tight and burning near armpit side, like its on fire. I almost wish I hadnt asked for her to even out my breasts cuz thats the side that was smaller and got a bigger implant, its so tight... Ugh. I hope it goes away. I wish I had no pain like you and others I have read that had subglandular. Im not in excrutiating pain, but Im sore and tight on the one side which if I take the pain pills, relaxes and feels better but then Im doped up. Ick.
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I read your update and I'm so sorry to hear you are I'm so much pain! I will. I hope they figure so,etching out for you. Have you tried icy hot for your back pain?
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Im finally using a heating pad which is helping. If I could stand the smell of icy hot, I would try it. Lol. Itll be good Im sure in time, Im not a patient person, so that doesnt help either... hahaha
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wow! You look amazing!! I have the same thing about nipple sensitivity though, used to be no sensibility at all, now they are hypersensitive for sure - it is painful to touch! Good luck!
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Have you asked your dr about that? I am going to at my next appointments now my left is sensitive and right really isn't at all. I feel like I've lost some feeling?
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You look awesome girl! I have the same nipple sensitivity! Nothing can touch them without me feeling some discomfort!
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Have you asked about it? My sensations keep changing! Right is sensitive and now left is almost kinda numb!
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No, only cause i read on here from all the ladies on here that its quite common. One of the many after effects of BA. I'm almost a month post op and the nips are still numb and/or really senistive.
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Congrats those look fantastic what size did you go from? I want to get my from a 34B to a 36c or a 32D
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Thanks! I love it! I went from A.. My surgeon says looking at me he thinks I'll be a 32D. I was only aiming for a C, but the smaller our rib cage the easier it is to increase with not much of an implants. Mine was 325 mod plus. So pretty small implant and I increased that much.
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Where did you get them done and if you don't mind what was the cost and what type are they silicone or saline?
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Ohio, $6,650.00, and silicone!
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They look amazing, did the procedure hurt afterwards I know they said it will. Who was the doctor and does the place had a website so I can contact them?
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Congratulations!! Fantastic results! Looking forward to follow your progress as we had surgery on the exact same day ;-) (I have a little less though, and submusc..) Wish you all the best!!
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Read your review and wowwww... All I can say is I hope I have your body after children!! Congrats you look awesome!!!
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Haha, thank you!! I'd for sure have your result now on my wish list if it was 1 week ago;-) 325 moderate is PERFECT I think, but I know it's all about proportions and much less cc's, but can't help it!! Heal well!
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That makes me feel so good! Thank you! I could have went a bit smaller when I look at myself topless, but with clothes on it looks great... And I'm not wAlking around my suburb naked. ;) so I'm pleased! Thanks so much. I'll continue to follow your journey!
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How are you doing? Gotta ask if you had to ice for swelling or if it wasnt too bad? They look great, it makes me super excited and Im so glad all had been going well! 2 more days!!!
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I never applied ice. I just kinda dealt with it. Haha I guess it wasn't bad enough for me to ever have that thought? I think the tightness is honestly the worst part! If I could just get the skin near my sternum to loosen up a little bit I'd probably forget I even had this done. Lol I'm so excited for you!! I bet your outcome is similar. :)I honestly love it. I'm not huge to wear I look obvious in clothes. My best friend said if she didn't know I did this she would think I decided to wear padded bras now. It's awesome. I love the size and everything about it. I seriously can't express enough how happy I am. I want everyone to feel this way. I cant wait for you too!
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