I did it! 30 Years Old, Breastfed 2 Daughters, Got my Boobs Back and then Some! 535cc mentor uhp round silicone
Prior to breastfeeding my 2 daughters I had...
My BWD measures at about 12.4cm so I had lots of sizing options. I want a full D or DD and I like the high projection shape so I chose 535cc UHP Mentor gel implants to go under the muscle, with an areolar incision.
My surgery is barely more than 2 weeks away! I'm so excited.
I've spent a lot of time on this site looking for stories similar to mine. I hope my review is helpful to someone.
Here are some before pics...
Excited... and Nervous
I told the ol' boss today that I'll be needing surgury and some time off for recovery. Thank gawd he didn't ask what it was for, I am the worst liar! Haha, although I did lie to him via email today saying I was pregnant (this is a joke in my office because I went back to work after my first mat leave pregnant, whoops!) APRIL FOOLS!
Anyway, I wanted to post a couple pictures I took with the 535 UHP Silicon sizers (I am wearing a 34 DD from La Senza).
I also wanted to know what bras you girls have bought for immediately after surgury - like the one you wake up in. My surgeon has told me to buy a specific bra, but it doesn't come in a 34 DD, sooo yeah, I need to figure out one that would work instead. Any help is appreciated :)
Less Than A Week
Got my surgery time - 1pm. I am going to be starving!!! Oh well, better start the diet early since I am on vacation right now and there has been plenty of beer drinking and yummy food. Mmmmm. I am going to have to keep the body fit to live up to my new additions. Is it wierd to feel that way? At least it will help motivate me, I guess :)
Today's The Day!
And, obviously, I'm excited. I can't wait to feel that extra bit of sexiness I've been missing for the last 4 years while I was having babies. I can't wait to dress "them" up and fill out a bikini top and have people wondering if they're real or not. Hahaha!
Well, here goes nothing... In about 5 hours from now I will have the latest additions to the family. :)
Piece of cake!
I arrived about an hour before my surgery for them to fill out some more paperwork and to get started on the IV fluids. Thank gawd, because I was sooooo friggen hungry, and they fluids really helped.
Dr. Waslen came to visit me and drew a few lines (I think he's done it so many times he really doesn't need to draw a map, like some surgeons, haha) and measured me quickly. As he was measuring me he said: "amazing." I agreed, and he said, "they're just a little droopy" and I replied, "nothing a couple implants won't fix". He smiled. I then told him he better make them beautiful, he said I already was (I mean really, I love this guy) and that I'd be ready to go for the Summer. (Yay)
I met the anesthetist next, she was awesome too. When she was describing how she will put me under she asked me if I drink. Laughing, I said "yes". She's like, "ok, well the first shot I give you will feel like a glass of wine". Lol! She was right, it did.
I walked into the operating room laid down and before I knew it I was waking up with my fabulous new additions.
I was very tired, and I tried to sleep but my heart rate monitor was beeping so friggen loud.
It's now about 4.5 hours post-op and I still haven't gaken any pain meds. Nothing really hurts, just a lot of pressure on my chest and I feel like my back needs a crack, but other than that I feel pretty damn good. No nausea either! Woo hoo!
On the drive home my husband starts pulling out presents - a new Lululemon top and a matching bra and panty set. He said he was bored. He is a pretty awesome husband, I'd say :)
I'll post some pictures of nude boobs tomorrow, but for now here is a clothed one.
Note to self: set alarm!
I got my follow up call this morning and was told I can start adding Advil to the mix - woot! And I can shower today, too - woot woot! Although, I'm not sure how I'll really wash anything - just get the key areas, I guess: ampits and va jay jay. Lol!!!
I've uploaded a few pictures from last night, too.
I also want to thank you for all the well wishes :)
Feeling Pretty Good
It has been very hard to not pick up and snuggle my babes. They're only 3 years and 21 months, so they still require lots of lifting. I did get a nice head butt when my 3 year old tried to hug me. Ouch!
Took a few more pictures. They are very hard and swollen and I feel like they are these foreign bodies stuck to me, lol. Mostly because they don't move, I think.
I can't wait for them to be "finished". I just want to fast forward 6 weeks! Also, my husband has booked a surpise boob trip around that time. Eeeeee! Excitement!!!
Day 3 Post-Op
I Ventured out of the house today and filled out my sweater nicely (yes, I said sweater, it friggen snowed all damn day today!). I didn't feel like they were too big at all, just the perfect size - thank gawd I made the right decision.
Side Note: they definitely make my ass look waaaay smaller. This is an amazing side effect!
I only took some Advil today, and it was mostly to help with any swelling, not really for pain. I also dug out my ice packs that I bought when my boobs were outta control from breastfeeding. Girls, I highly recommend these - they worked perfectly. I'll find a link to some and post it, but I think I bought them at Babies R Us.
I also tried on a few of my shirts and dresses to see how they fit. I'm a little sad that I can't button up my xs dress shirts anymore, but it's a very small sacrifice in the grand scheme of things. Some other shirts looked absolutely fabulous now that they're filled out without the help of a bra.
Some other observations: my nipples are always erect, even though they don't feel like they should be, I hope that leaves or I'm gonna be needing some nipple covers. LOL.
Also, I am hearing gross noises when I move certain ways. Like squishy-type noises. It gives me the heeby-jeebies. I did notice some other girls comment about these types of noises, so I was prepared for them. Haha.
Well, that's all I've got for tonight
Nuk Cold (or Hot) Packs
Time For Renewal.
I wake up stiff, I think this is what is referred to as "morning boob", and it's basically the same type of feeling your muscles have the morning after a really good workout - stiff and sore, but as long as you keep moving then you're good.
I am going for my first follow up appointment tomorrow and I am anxious to know how the doctor thinks I am progressing. I really have no complaints or questions, things seem to be going pretty smoothly so far.
Both boobs are dropping, the left seems to be slower than the right. They are also getting softer and I can actually move them a bit. Yay! They're not these solid rocks anymore! Haha.
I went through all of my old tops and dresses this evening to see what still fit and what I'd be getting rid of. It was kind of hard, I'm not going to lie. Even though I knew from the beginning I'd be saying bye to a lot of my clothes, it still sucked. On the plus side, some of my old tops are friggen fabulous now, and this is a time for renewal, as my husband put it.
I'm also going back to work tomorrow (boo) so that's going to be interesting. Ha!
That's all for now peeps...
1 week post-op update
I was showed how to do a couple of massages to make sure the implants don't get stuck in ine position. It feels weird to squeeze the implant, that's for sure.
I was cleared to wear whatever bra I want - pushup, sports, go braless, basically do it all which will also help make sure that the implant doesn't get stuck in one spot. Yay for bra shopping!!!
I was also told I can take the nipple tape off at 2 weeks post op (that should be interesting) and that I need to come back at 2 months pre-op, unless, of course, I have any problems before that.
Work, the last 2 days, has been pretty good... I'm just tired by about 3ish. I was kind of sore at the end of the first day, too.
The girls are dropping nicely, but are not quite even. I'm trying to not worry too much until closer to 3 months post-op, but it's hard to look at your once (practically) symmetrical boobs and see them uneven :/
Time will tell...
I want to sleep on my stomach so bad, but I probably will never do that again in my life :( oh well, a small price to pay for beauty, lol.
I got some new bras and outfits, so I thought I'd post pictures. I love(d) looking at you other girlies, you know, to try and gage what I'd look like :) enjoy.
2 Week Post-Op
The girls are dropping, the left still hasn't caught up to the right and that's annoying, but I guess there's not a whole helluva lot I can't do about that.
The tape around my nipples literally fell off this morning! (Funny how they last exactly 2 weeks) and my scars are ok. It kind of looks like some of the bottom of my nipple is missing :/ I know this probably isn't the case, and I will have to just wait to see how they heal. Did I mention I hate waiting lol!
On Sunday, I took my new lady lumps out for a test ride to the pool. It was a kid's birthday party and I didn't submerge my boobs in the water, just chased the kids around the little pool. Well, did I ever have looks! Hahaha. I haven't been checked out that much since waaay before kids. It was nice, I'm not gonna lie :)
They are getting softer every day and sleeping on my sides is becoming more and more comfortable. I really hope that one day I'll be able to sleep on my stomach again, but it might actually be helping my back pain NOT being able to. Haha.
My scars are looking waaaay better now, too. Thank gawd! I think they just needed some oxygen to start healing fully. I've been using "Mederma" scar cream 3x a day, I don't know if it's helping, but I don't think it's hurting anything either.
I get the occasional "zing" of pain in random parts of my boobs... I think this would be the nerve regeneration everyone talks about, and my creases are still a tiny bit tender, but mostly back to normal.
Overall, everything is great. I do worry about my right crease being lower than my left. From what I understand my creases shouldn't move - right? My husband says my left still needs to drop more, which is true, but my crease shouldn't move when they drop... Isn't that why things like bottoming out happen? I don't know if my left crease was higher to begin with or if it will lower. I guess time will tell. Once again, I'm impatient *sigh*
Not too much else to report at this time.
See you back here in a week :)
I can squish them together with my arms now, although it still feels weird because that motion flexes my peck muscle and that seems to restrict some movement. I think that's something that will continue to "loosen" as time goes on. At least I hope it does. Haha.
My left is still not even with the right. I do see improvement so I am hopeful that at some point they'll be symmetrical again.
I can't wait to buy more clothes. I think I will really love them once I can properly dress them up! :)
Adding some more pictures...
Happy Birthday to Me AND Bikini Shopping!!!
Today I hit the mall and got some new bikinis. I usually HATE bikini shopping. I have hated my ass for as long as I can remember but, now that I am more proportioned, it doesn't bother me like it used to. Yes, it could use some trips to the gym to tighten up but I'll get there :)
Anyway, I thought I'd share the pictures of the bikinis I tried on (I'm sure there will be more purchases in vegas, haha)
It's been 7 weeks now and they feel so soft and supple and real, it's pretty amazing actually. I guess there is a reputation that UHP makes you look really fake, but I think that as long as they fit your BWD appropriately, and you have some hip and butt to balance out the top, then they really do look natural (in clothes).
I am pretty petite (5'4.5", 125lbs), And I just bought a lined suit and the jacket is an xs! Yes, an xs. So for the girls out there who are worried they won't find nice fitted clothes or you will have to buy size large and get them taken in, that's just not the case. I was one of these girls and I had my made my decision to get them done whether or not I would making my local alteration place rich, haha!
I just wanted to share this with the BA world since it was a concern for me.
That's all for now :)
Officially sized a 30F
We went to Vegas a couple weeks ago and I got to show these babies off!!! And they sort of made their favebook debut, too, as my husband was proudly posting pictures of me in bikinis and in my Vegas dresses. Haha. Anyway, everyone (read: every man) loved them.
I was sized again yesterday and I am officially a 30F. I have upoloaded a picture with this new (friggen expensive) bra so you can see. The lady fitting me said: "wow, I've never seen anyone fill it out as perfectly as you". I replied, "I paid big bucks for that upper-pole fullness!" Haha.
I also received all my new bikinis, but haven't had time to take pictures, once I do I'll post them so that you too can benefit from this awesome, cheap website.
Other news to report... I can almost sleep on my stomach again!
That's all for now folks...
Hahahhahaha! Well, he definitely does not have an ego - NOT. But, really, I don't mind that he thinks he did amazing work on me, I am definitely in agreement. These boobs of mine are pretty fantastic and I am very happy with results. I think I picked the perfect size implant for me, but boy was I worried about it pre surgery and in the early days after. Girls, you really have to trust your desicion and trust your surgeon and give yourselves time to heal and drop and fluff before you get worried.
If I had one complaint about the whole thing it would be that it's hard to find a bra that pushes them together without added padding. I asked my surgeon about the placement of the implants and he said because my ribs are more barrel shaped and not concave, that's where my breasts sit... I guess those ladies whose implants sit closer together were blessed with a perfect rib cage and perfect cleavage, LOL.
On a completely unrelated note, I had a mole removed from my eyebrow by the same doctor and now I have a really awesome black eye. He was very excited that I let him remove it... Plastic surgeons, I tell ya. Haha!
Dr. Gregory Waslen, Calgary, AB Absolutely fantastic surgeon, and I like him as a person as well. Many girls may be put off by his forward, tell you like it is attitude, but I love it. My first encounter with Dr. Waslen, he explained the over/under options, drew a funny little diagram and gave me the run down about the surgery at about a millon miles a minute. Then he says, "I've done this a few times." I laughed so hard! You think? Hahaha. Right then I knew he was the surgeon for me. When choosing an implant size, he really helped me by explaining I had the hips and butt to carry the larger UHP implants and he helped put my mind at ease by simply placing my bra over the implant as it sat on the desk... This was to show me that it really wasn't that big and helped me get over the volume and instead focus on choosing the best post-op size for me. I think that Dr. Waslen really loves boobs, which is important, and wants to make women happy and beautiful. I wanted a surgeon with an opinion, because I had no experience in breat augmentation I wanted someone to help me decide the best size and shape for me. Ultimately it was my decision but I needed that guidence and reassurance. I also wanted someone with experience, and he definitely had that. One other thing to note, he charges $2000 more than any other surgeon in the Calgary region... Why? Because he's that good! I love my results. Really, I couldn't ask for anything better. He took great care of me in the follow up appointments and all of his staff are wonderful too. Nothing but praise for Dr. Waslen, I would recommend him any day.