Prior to breastfeeding my 2 daughters I had...
Prior to breastfeeding my 2 daughters I had beautiful perky c-cup breasts. Now I'm a deflated B. They've retained their shape and symmetry but lost all the volume, so I've decided to get augmentation surgery. I went to 3 different consultations and decided to book my surgery with Dr Waslen here in Calgary. He is the most expensive here in Calgary by a significant margin but from what I've heard and read his fee is worth it. The consultations with Dr Waslen went really well. He understood what I wanted and recommended sizes that would work well with my figure.
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 can't stop reading reviews here and looking at pictures. Will they be too big? I don't want what I call "Homer eyes". I want my breasts to be big but I want them to be shaped like breasts... not big bulging spheres. My surgeon says I have enough loose skin to fill out but I'm scared they will be too tight.
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
Still doubting myself on the size. Not that they'll look too big, but that they won't fit nicely in my skin bags (ewww). I feel like I would rather wish I'd gone bigger, than wish I had gone smaller. Just picking the lesser of the two evils, you know. ugh... I know, in the end, I will do the bigger ones, but I will be so pissed at myself if it doesn't turn out.
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
5 more days!
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!
15 Apr 2014
Day of treatment
I am having mixed feelings about everything. I hate that I don't know what I'll look like after - that I have no control. I mean, I picked the best surgeon (for me), I hope I picked the right size and shape, but that's it. I can't do anything else except LET GO. Ugh, it's soooo hard for me.
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!
15 Apr 2014
Day of treatment
Yay for boobs!
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!
Holy crap! Well the night started off great, lots of cushy pillows to keep me propped up in bed, my drugs were working fine, and I was so tired that I fell asleep with no problem - that was about 10pm. Then, at about 3:30am I woke up DYING! I tried to wake the hubby to help me get out of bed, but he was sleeping so nicely so I rolled my hurtin' ass out and found my drugs... Popped 2 T3s and went to the bathroom. Ha! Trying to pull my pants down was an interesting experience. Then I tried to get back in bed. Wow. Every little movement hurt. Anyway, I get back in bed and decided I probably should eat something with these pills so I had to wake the hubby up to get me some bread. And he brought an ice pack too. As soon as the drugs started to kick in it was instant relief and I did manage to sleep some more.
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
Well it's been just over 24 hours and I'm feeling way better than this morning. I haven't taken a T3 for 6 hours, just an extra strength Advil, and I'm comfortable... As long as I don't move too much. I'm feeling pretty confident I'll be good to go back to work on Monday (4 days from now).
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
Here we are at the end of my 3rd day post-op and I am quite enjoying my new boobs. I feel a definite change at the tops of both boobs, but you can't really tell in the pictures, yet.
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
I found a picture of the boobie friendly cold pack I referred to in my last review. The nrand is Nuk and you can find them in the baby/breastfeeding section of stores like Walmart and Babies R Us.
Time For Renewal.
Here I am 5 days post-op and things are pretty a-ok.
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 had my first follow exam yesterday, the doctor didn't have any concerns and neither did I.
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...
Well, here I am, 11 days post-op, and I don't really have any pain. My skin on my side boob and crease are a bit tender to touch though... It feels bruised although I don't have any bruising. Also my incisions are a bit itchy, but that is to be expected as they are healing. My friend said I should tap them, like when you get a tattoo. I don't have a tattoo, so I'll take her word for it. Haha.
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
I can't believe it's been 2 weeks already! I am pleased with my progress, but it could always be faster, I think :)
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 :)
Where has the time gone?! 3 weeks post op, and I think I'm finally getting a handle on these knockers.
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 think I really love these boobs of mine. In my eyes, they don't look perfect (yet) but I feel like they are always changing for the better. Everyday, they are nicer and nicer.
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!!!
Well it was my 30th birthday in Friday and I got a trip to Vegas from my hubby. The whole 3 days are planned morning to night - shows, dinner reservations, shopping, tanning and 4 hours at ESPA in Vdara. Eeeeee!!! Excitement!
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)
I love these boobs!
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
19 Jun 2014
2 months post
It's been 9 weeks and there are still changes going on, all for the better, which just amazes me.
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...
27 Jun 2014
2 months post
Here are some collages of the bikini's I bought from an online store, AMI club wear. They are pretty awesome for the price. Most of the time they have 50% off and they aren't expensive to begin with.
17 Jul 2014
3 months post
I finally went for another post-op appointment and here is what my surgeon said: you could win awards with those.
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!
5-6 Months Post op
17 Oct 2014
6 months post
Not too much to report except that the girls are are just still getting softer and more natural looking and feeling. I have been back at the gym lifting weights and doing high intensity step classes and the only thing that is different is chest exercises. I don't need to wear 3 bras to feel comfortable, my regular old Lululemon works fine for weight lifting and even the step classes, although I do prefer a bit more support with all the bouncing around. The other thing that has changed at the gym is the looks - I am (mostly) at an all-women facility and they knew me before when I was flat as a pancake. I had the opportunity to tell some of ladies about my BA and they were very interested in getting one themselves. Hahaha, I love it! Spreading the boobie joy!!!
I have added a few pictures from a month ago showing progress and some more D&F.
Having a good boob day :)
11 Nov 2014
7 months post
I started a boot camp yesterday and we all had to get measured. Turns out I am 37"/26.5"/37" - my new boobs definitely evened out my pear figure into an hour glass, which is exactly what I wanted. Yay!!! Moral of the story is, if you have big hips and a booty, you can totally handle larger boobs. Spreading the boobie love
boobs in clothes
29 Nov 2014
7 months post
Thought I'd post a couple pictures wearing regular clothes with a push-up bra to show the cleavage I can get even though I have a more barrel shaped rib cage and a wide sternum.