I'm 5' 4" 125 lbs. a mom of 2 - 4 weeks post op! - Washington

Wow, were do I start! I guess I'll start with a...

Wow, were do I start! I guess I'll start with a little about me. I'm 5' 4" 125 lbs. a mom of 2 (15 & 13) and married to a wonderful guy! I'll be 40 this summer and I guess you could say, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to me :-) I kind of work at home other than all the wife mom duties. Last year I started working out, before we went on a big family trip, and currently still do work out 6-10 hours a week. I lost over 15 lbs and a few of those came off, well you know where, my BOOBs! I nursed both my kids and loved how nice and full I was during that time. But with weight loss, age and having children I lost that fullness and I would love to have it back. So last year I told my husband that I know what I want for my 40th! So here we go 21 days till the BIG day.

I've been to 3 consultations and have chosen a PS. I am sure I have chosen the best one for me. But now all the craziness has started! Nerves, more questions, anxiety, sleepless night and oh yea I guess you ladies refer to it as boob envy! (.)(.) to ( . ) ( . ) what to do? I have done everything to making the rice sizers to taking a after surgery bra size to my PS and trying on the gel sizers in the office. I had originally chosen 360 to 375 cc's and now not too sure what to do. I don't want to be porn star size, LOL, but don't want to be too small. It's all the reasons why we are doing this, Right? I currently am not sure what size I am. In my consult appointment I was told I was a 32 B and I would like to be, I am pretty sure a "D". My concern is I don't want HUGE "DD" or "DDD" so if I said a full "D" what will happen? When I found this site I read lot about how you loose cc's by going under the muscle. After 3 consultations I hadn't been told that. So I called my PS and talked to the poor nurse. Oh and when I told her I had a few questions she asked when my pre-op appointment was and I said I didn't have one and thought that it was strange. But now I have one for 4/24! Thank goodness! Pretty sure I'm not the only freak out there worried about this huge decision, but I sure feel like it. Thank goodness for all you BOOB sisters here, haha. What to do- 390, 400, 425??? I do know that I am having Mentor- gel silicone and going under the muscle.

I am pretty open about having breast augmentation, all my family including my children know I am doing this and are very supportive! My husband is taking the week off and is great about cleaning up the house, doing laundry, grocery shopping (thank goodness for cell phones and texting pictures to see if this is the right whatever it might me from the store) and whatever else comes up (oh like the kids ortho and a doctors appointment for one of the). I know he can do it! Oh and he also has offered to message my BOOBs when needed, LOL!

I had a mammogram a couple weeks ago and everything come back great! Went to the ob/gyn this week and had blood work done today. Other than reading a lot of posts here I've just been trying to go to all my classes at the gym that I can. I don't know how I'm going to make it not going for 6-8 weeks, there are days I go 2 times so I don't miss out on classes! I guess I could walk to the gym and focus on leg weights. But I am going to miss my Step, Pump and Zumba classes (for sure it's going to be 8 weeks for those classes) and all my gym friends!

I'd like to say "THANK YOU" to everyone for posting about your experiences and any comments you might add. You have all been very helpful! I apologize now for any spelling errors or grammar, not my specialty.

Okay! I'll spare you and stop babbling now! Talk to you all soon :-)

Hi Paisley I think you should at min go 400 plus use lose that 25cc under muscle. You could even go 425 that's the size I have. That would fill you out nicely. Congrats on your up and coming surgery I will be cheering for you
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Thank you! I made 420 rice sizes yesterday and I think I'll probably go with the 400cc's. But I have my preop next week so I'll see. Thanks for the advice.
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aww yay we are pretty similar and I think I am going with 350cc, that is what I am stressing about. I don't want to pay all this money and wished I went a little bigger lol My PS did mention if I went a lot bigger than 350 or 375 then they might get too heavy, which I don't want. I want to trust him because he knows what I want and I am also taking a picture of the ones I want mine to look like. I love them and I hope mine look like my chosen picture lol
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2 weeks from yesterday is my surgery date. I...

2 weeks from yesterday is my surgery date. I thought that I would never make it to now and now it's like, WOW it's going to be here soon. One week from today is my pre-op appointment, YEAH! I tried on 420 cc rice sizers here at home and am now think maybe 400 would be a great number. I'm sure I'm not the only one that goes back and forth trying to decide.

I think I have almost everything for surgery, except I need to get a couple gel ice packs still. Oh and maybe a new heating pad for my back, not sure if ours is working. Got the pillow with arms, neck pillow, front closer sports bras, couple new pair of lounge pants, some new bright colored zip up light weight sweatshirts, arnica tablets and cream, bromelain, stool softeners and now can't think if I have missed anything. Is there anything else you ladies would recommend?

I am so glad that I found this site, other than I spend too much time on here. But it's also nice to know that none of us are alone. And we are all cheering each other on. Good luck to everyone that is recovering right now or getting ready to have surgery this week. :-)

I also paid all my surgery fees and don't have to...

I also paid all my surgery fees and don't have to worry about that and end up forgetting.

I was also going to ask when those of you that took or are taking the Anica tablets, Bromelain and stool softeners - When did you start taking them?
Surgery Sisters! Mine is April 30th too! I'm going with 500cc's and doing my shopping this weekend :) yay aren't you excited or what!
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Yeah!!! I am sooo excited, Just can't wait to get it over with. 1. I don't like waiting for ANYTHING 2. the anxiety 3. thinking about it changing my mind on sizes... LOL! I will be thinking of you on our special day! Good luck :-)
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I was told to start taking the bromelain and arnica tablets two days before surgery. Oh, and also the colace. I have gastrointestinal issues so they wanted to make sure I had a head start on the stool softeners. Yay me! They will go over all that at your pre op:-) Sounds like your all ready! I think that if u like the 400s, u might want to do the 425s. As we all know will lose some of that under muscle. Its best to let your surgeon decide, IMO. My PS has three different sizes she will try with me while I'm under and will decide what is best for me then. Good luck!!!
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11 Day! OMG, Can't wait!!! UGG! Yesterday I went...

11 Day! OMG, Can't wait!!! UGG! Yesterday I went to the dentist to get my teeth cleaned, not that you really want to know that but oh well, LOL. I didn't want to have them cleaned at week 2 or 3 when I was originally scheduled. Got the dogs grooming appointment made for next Saturday, don't feel like smelling them when I'm not up to par! Monday the 29th, day before surgery, I have a nail appointment and then here's the best.... an hour message! I have a feeling next week is going to fly by, thank goodness! With running kids to school, track, soccer, work and trying to get those last few hours of the gym in, life is going to be crazy. Maybe I should start taking an anti anxiety or something!!! Ok, maybe just a few deep breaths will help. Hope you all have a great weekend :-)

It's getting down till the end! I'm getting so...

It's getting down till the end! I'm getting so excited ( . ) ( . ), YEAH!

Good Luck to all of you that have surgery this week and Congrats to those Boobie sisters out there! :-) Can't wait to join you!
I did NOT originally want HP but I went with my PS's advice concerning my narrow chest and breast circumference being 12 cm and I am SO GLAD I DID! I love the results! I also originally wanted around 350 cc's and again took the expert advice and ended up with 400 & 425... So glad I trusted the expert!
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Two more days till surgery! Can't believe it is...

Two more days till surgery! Can't believe it is almost here. Kind of nervous, but I think it's more about the recovery and not wanting to be sick and the pain meds. Not really that nervous about surgery itself.

I went to my pre op on Wednesday and had all my last minute questions answered. Still not exactly sure what size cc's I'm getting. I think the dr. is great but is VERY conservative, which is good but my biggest fear is that she will go too small. I said I wanted 375 to 400 cc's. She wants me to have pictures that I like and don't like and she hangs them up in the OR and make the decisions based on those. Sounds kind of crazy, wish my husband could come in and make the final decision. But I just have to trust her.

Today and tomorrow I will be doing my last minute shopping. I still need to get a couple ice packs and new heating pad for my back. Have to get some foods that I might feel like eating. But not too worried, my husband will be home for the week and can always go to the store for things. Tomorrow I'm going to hit the gym for one last workout (for a while), get my nails done and a full body message! I really want to get a spray tan too, but am thinking it might be a waste of money after they scrub my chest down. What do you think? I thought it might help pick me up when I look in the mirror and am not so pastie white.

Well I can't think of anything else right now. Good luck to everyone having surgery tomorrow! :-)
I'm soo excited for you! I had my consultation last week and its a for sure go for me! I'm thinking about getting 400cc or maybe 425. Please update! I'm planing to do mine end of May.
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Good luck Paisley, you are so close to a BIG day. Post your experience after the surgery. I'm also planning getting it done sometime in june, still looking fir a right doctor. You posted $5,500, is that the cost. What is the name of your doctor
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Well it's finally here! Tomorrow is my surgery,...

Well it's finally here! Tomorrow is my surgery, wow! If I'm feeling up to it I will let you all know how it goes. Good luck to everyone else!
Hope everything went well. Welcome to the other side
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Yay another Washington gal! good luck! my surgery is in may :)
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Awwh!!! Good luck!! I live in Washington too and I'll be waiting for your return and recovery! Best of luck.
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Well here is a little up date about yesterday. I...

Well here is a little up date about yesterday. I got check into the hospital at 5:30 am and left around 1pm Everyone was so nice. I woke up in recovery and couldn't open my eyes, because of the drugs. I wasn't really in any pain at all just nauseous. I went ahead and too the pain pill and anti nauseous pill. After awhile they took me to the 2nd recovery room where my husband was able to go into. I had a few crackers and water. All I wanted to do was go home. I was pretty sick after I got home. Had some crackers and Gatorade and water, Mandarin oranges. But still got sick. Slept most of the afternoon, tried to eat dinner (not very successful). I started off my sleeping in bed then went to the recliner and back to bed. I have always slept on my stomach so this is going to be interesting. I'm only taking half of my pain pill at a time. I think it was making me more sick. Had so oatmeal and toast this morning and have been doing pretty good. I think it is time for a nap. I'm going to try and take a shower today (the ps said I could have taken a shower yesterday) I think I'll have my hubby help me. Talk to you guys later.

Oh and I got 425 cc's HP with a little lift on the...

oh and I got 425 cc's HP with a little lift on the left.
Your girls look great! So sorry you were so sick and hope you're doing better now. It'll just get better from here! Congrats on your new additions!
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Thanks! I'm feeling much better today. Sore, but not really in pain.
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Thank you!
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This was supposed to yesterday's post but for some...

This was supposed to yesterday's post but for some reason it wasn't working for me.
Well I think it day 3 post op. yesterday I was feel pretty good with just taking half of my pain pill. The nurse called yesterday afternoon, she said to try and take the full dosage. So I did take a full tablet at 4pm and 10 pm. And was up throwing up most of the night. So today I feel yucky! Still not a ton of pain just VERY sore. Hope it gets better soon.

Today is Friday, surgery was Tuesday morning. Has...

Today is Friday, surgery was Tuesday morning. Has anyone ever had a burning pain in one of their arm pits or arms?
My husband and kids have been great, with taking care of me. My husband parent brought dinner over the first night and his brother and sister-in-law brought over dinner and soup last night. It's been very nice.
Sleeping is the hardest for me. I've always been a stomach sleeper so I'm not sleeping the best. Waking up almost every hour. Moving from the bed to the couch back to the bed.
Hope everyone is doing well!
congrats and good luck with your healing!!! sounds like hubby is taking great care of you!!! :)
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Happy healing , hope it gets better :) what type of incision did you have? And did the doc suggest you have the lift or did you mention it beforehand? I'm worried that I might need it but I'm not sure yet, I plan on asking my doc when i go to my pre-op.
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It's Saturday and I feel like I could sleep all...

It's Saturday and I feel like I could sleep all day! Yesterday the nurse at the PS office said to stop taking the pain pills because they were making me nauseous and the gave me a muscle relaxer. Took my 1st one right before bed and didn't really sleep that much better. Started in bed and then at about 1 I moved to the couch. Had another muscle relaxer this morning at 7am and it's now 2 and I feel like I just took it and am half out of it. I think I will stick to ibpro and Tylenol and maybe a muscle relaxer at night. I'm not in pain, just tight and a little sore at times. Still have the shooting hot pain in my left arm pit and arm every once in a while. I know it hasn't even been a week and that I had major surgery but I can't wait to feel better. That god the kids and hubby are doing so well taking care of me! I haven't posted anymore pictures, because they don't really seem to be changing. They seem to be a little smashed because of living in this surgical bra. I'll check in later, hope all is well.
The shooting/burning pains really aren't fun - but they DO get better! Unfortunately, that just takes time, not really anything you can do to make that go away. :( Have you been using ice packs? That always seemed to help me, just in general. Happy healing - they look great! :)
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I've been using ice packs and I'm wondering if I have torn the muscle or something! That's what it feel like. I have my post op appointment tomorrow so we'll see what the DR says. Thanks for the advice :-)
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Your boobs look amazing! Congratulations! Nice to have the kids and hubby to help too...good for you :D
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I had my post op appointment today and everything...

I had my post op appointment today and everything went very well. I still have swelling as to be expected at 8 days and everything looked normal. The zinging sensation I have going down my arm are normal. She says its the nerve that is ULTRA sensitive. Yea, you could say that. I need to start moving my arms around more and as long as I feel comfortable I can drive!!! YEAH :-) Maybe just a short distance this weekend. I still need to be careful with lifting, only up to 7 lbs. and no gym for 2 more weeks. Then I can go, but only targeted area weights for legs, the bike, elliptical or treadmill (no running, but I don't like running anyway!) Next week I'll start back to work with just a few clients, one or 2 a day. (which is kind of normal) Encase you don't know have a small salon in my home.

Is it normal to not go back for another post op for like 7 or 8 weeks? Wow, that means it's the middle of July before I go back unless something comes up and I need to see her. Oh and this is really cool, I received a thank you card from the PS. Thanking me for choosing her as my surgeon with a gift certificate for a mini facial with the esthetician in their office. So I asked today how long to plan for when I schedule it and it's a 90 minute facial. I thought that was pretty good originally expecting like 30-40 minutes.

I can't think of anything else right now. Time will heal my arm and new additions and I can't wait! ( . ) ( . )

Hope everyone is doing well and anyone having surgery soon, good luck!
Thank you for your book n no you didnt get me bored all the contary I enjoy that! You look amazing too! I just had half of my pill oxy too and a whole muscle relaxer to see if i feel less pressure and wont get so sleeply since Im having company over. You wanted to know if I got the implants under muscle or above, I have 375cc High Profile under Muscle and I dont feel so much pain but its very uncomfortable and I feel very tight my chest its hard to breath. My ribs cages are killing me and now I decided to ice them for a little while n it does feels better. I cant wait for the week to go by so I can move more around n not feel so drunk all the time lol. But yes I am taking it easy and just sitting on my recliner. I hope I get the help from my bother n my bf for 2 weeks so I can heal right. Thanks for all the advices I will take care of myself so I can take care of the fam later. My oldest son is 7 n my daughter is 5 so they understand n they do listen pretty much. They went to spend the weekend with their father so I can relax. I will get them back on tomorrow sunday. And my bf and my mother in law is helping me with our baby that he is 1 1/2 year. So so far everything is well n smooth for me and i know it cuz I havent bust a tear yet cuz Im a big baby when it comes to pains. :) lol
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I had my surgery a few days before you. You look great. I know they are hard and high, I still feel that way too. It will be great when they soften up. Im still so shy to wear clothes that will show my new girls. waiting for them to become familiar for me maybe. Also, they will change more gradually. I have been getting shooting pain also, only in one breast. I'm glad this is common, it really scared me when it first happened. Take care!
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I'm 2 weeks and 1 day post of and s am doing...

I'm 2 weeks and 1 day post of and s am doing pretty good. I think we all need to remember that this is surgery! I can do pretty much anything, driving is fine just a little sore and harder to make those turns. But yes I'm ok to drive, just taking it easy! Haven't really over done it, no vacuuming, light cleaning and laundry. The family is still doing awesome with helping out. Started sleeping a little better a couple nights ago. I am a total stomach sleeper and that has been the hardest thing to change! I started back to working a little yesterday and everything went well. Just a little tight after. I do nails and manicures at home.

I am very happy with my choice to have a BA, I just hope that the swelling goes down sooner then later. I still have the burning nerve thing in my left arm. But the dr. said that it could take a couple months. I can go back to the gym next week and ride the bike and workout my legs! YEAH :-)

Good luck to those getting ready to have surgery. And hope that everyone is doing well!
Your results are wonderful!!! Hoping for great results like yours, I go under the knife in the morning;)
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Thank you for your kind words! Good luck tomorrow, keep us posted oh how you are doing. :-)
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They look great! You're 425s look way bigger than my 500s what's up with that! Lol have fun at the gym!
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3 weeks post op

Today marks the 3 week point from getting my BA. Feeling better everyday but still taking it pretty easy. I still have the burning nerve in my left arm (wishing that would go away). Numbness in my left breast from the lift but still feel the tingly nerve inside behind the nipple and right nipple is very sensitive. I haven't notice a ton of change as far as the dropping or fluffing. I went to the gym yesterday and rode the reclining bike and some leg weights (no ab or arm weights). Sure was nice to get back but missing seeing all my friends in the class I usually go to. I am going to the Dr. on Friday to have what I think might be a Mondor Cord checked out. It isn't that noticeable to see but I can feel a little raised cord like feel, it doesn't hurt or anything, just thought it should be looked at. Hoping while I'm there she will say that I can change this surgical bra during the day and maybe just sleep in it. I have taken a break at times for part of the day. I don't want to sound like I'm complaining but I think that being a little older then a lot of gals doing this is just taking me a little longer to feel more like myself.

Hope everyone is recovering well and are happy with their results. Good luck to everyone getting ready to join us in Booby-land!
Its good to take your time getting back to normal workouts. I take breaks from my surgical bra all the time. I hate tight clothes, they were getting so squished. I just wear an undershirt it bed and a loose bra in the day. They're not moving!! :) no support required really. I'm 3 weeks, 3 days now and I am gradually getting used to my new figure. take care!!
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4 weeks 3 days post op!

Well Tuesday marked my 1 month post op and I'm feeling pretty good everyday! I still have a little swelling and twinges here and there, muscles are still sore. But I am very happy with new boobs! Hope all is well with everyone and good luck to those getting ready for surgery! :-)

Congratulations! You look great! And yes, I would agree you're still dropping and fluffing so take it easy and don't feel obligated to go the gym so soon. With two teenagers, you've got enough going on...especially driving them around I bet! Just curious as to what you told your teens and how did the react? Let us know how the mini facial goes!

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Thank you very much! I am feeling more like myself everyday, still have a little burn in the left breast from time to time and is still numb. My 2 teenage boys have been great through this process. I was honest from the beginning. I didn't want to hearing my husband and I talk about surgery and then have them worried that something was wrong with me and that I was sick or something. We just told them that I was having surgery on my breast and being their mother and boys they had nothing else to really say, LOL. They have been totally understand and such a huge help with doing extras around the house and grocery shopping. Haven't had the facial yet but I'm excited to have it :-)
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At least your getting some type of work out in. I can't wait :/ I gained like 6-7 lbs total that I'm not liking how they look on me. On the other hand you loook fantastic!!!!! :) Great to hear all is well. xoxo
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7 weeks post op!

Well, it's 7 weeks post op and 1 more week before I am released to go back to bodystep and zumba! I'm so excited to get back to all my classes at the gym! I don't really notice a big change in dropping and fluffing, but I'm very happy with how they are! Hope all is well with everyone and good luck to those getting ready for surgery!
I love your boobies, they are huge and nice. Will like to know what size were u before and what size r u now?
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They look great! can you tell me the name of your doctor? Perhaps you mentioned early and I'm if I missed it.
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Hi there, feel like posting any updated pics? Would love to see how you're going :-)
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