Hey gals soo I'm 5'0 and 100lbs. Currently a...
I want implants so badly! But I'm scared that my family and friends will criticize an put me down. My bf doesn't approve but is supportive.
I'm 20yrs old and feel as though the people around me will think I spent my money badly or maybe I'm unstable or just too young to get this done. I want them to not look down upon me but I want implants!! Any advice?
Ok this is kinda getting long so I understand If u don't read further :P
My bf thinks spending basically 6k on implants is ridiculous and I could b spending it on something I could possibly resell&make money off..like a car. But he's spend thousands modifying his car he never plans on selling. And I have two small bills and rent, no kids no debt. But I don't want ppl thinking I'm making a bad financial decision..even tho I see family friends Ect making them all the time.
Also I feel like those around me just don't understand how I feel about my boobs!!
And not being able to fill out top Ect..u guys know what I mean. How to help ppl understand y getting implants is important to me!
So I have a consultation in a few weeks. I'm going to finance my boobs so I'm trying to create credit right now..I have none. Anyone have experience financing their surgery?
Right now everything is on hold with the possibility of loosing my job. I have no security with u job. I'm applying at other places, so even if I get a diff job u can't take time off right away. So I think I'll have to wait like another six months to actually get my boobs done :'''''( I'm so sad! Mehh.
I WANT BOOBS NOW!
I had a consultation todayyyy.
This is what I learned:
>You can drive over a silicone implant and it will survive or even in a high impact car crash you may break your ribs but your implant can be fine.
(This Dr. drives over silicone&saline-> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWxrif4XL18 )
>They really don't leak (under a microscopic you may see a leak) but silicone is like jello (its cool to look up a surgeon cutting open a silicone implant on utube as well)
>I can workout my upper body after 1&1/2 months:O So soon!
>Natrelle tear-drop implants are definitely not for every woman, he said they're good for reconstructive surgery.
**Oh and sorry for spelling errors in my updates.
So I know my updates tend to be lame
I always feel so sad when I leave there!!
How's much do you guys love Victoria's Secret now?? How's bra shopping??
So I basically live n Portland (OR) where its $6800.00 thinkin about flyin to miami or somewhere where it's cheap! Like 4200-but w hotel/airfare will it end up costing $6800 ne way?!
anyone have experience goin out of state?
Well last year I got a good amount back and nothing has changed this year therefore I should be getting the same amount!
Anyways, I decided recently that once I got my taxes back that IM FINALLY DOING IT.
I've always found ways to make $$ so even though I'll only have about $3400 to put down ill have $3200 left an a yr of no interest to pay it off.
I'd LOVE to get this done before my 21st (in March) omg.
When can you first file your taxes??
Anyway the app was like 2.5hrs.
And......omg I'm so nervous/scared to say this but..omg..I made a payment! Only of $1484.80 but still!! Ahhhhhh I'm so scared!
I'm going to with the silicone gel implants, they pushed towards the more expensive anatomical ones he said theyll probably have more cleavage and less chances of rippling ect but I didn't see that much of a diff and I don't think its worth the extra$$($500!)...anyone have any opinions on these two implants??
He chose moderate profile and he's SO adamant about going smaller (i felt like he was very level headed and knew what he was talking about) i believe he chose about 250 for me but I like around 280/290
So many women on here get like 339 or 400..like at least 300 so its weird im choosing in the 200 range. I just don't want to go to big-or small. But ill take anything more than I have!
I asked one of the nurses about the U shaped pillows most woman on here say to get and she looked at me like I was crazy >:(
If u wanna know more details or have q's let me kno, or have any advice w size or anything that'd be awesome:)
Sorry if I uploaded pics more than once..ill try n delete em if I did
ALSO if there is no caption on the pic I couldn't remember the size/profile(sorry!!)..all those sizers were the silicone gel though
FYI: aerie is having a pretty good bra sale!
THRS 4-3 is OFFICIAL!!
Had my preop today
Okay so I like the Allergan Style 15 implant in the 250-286ccs. i took home Allergan style 15 286ccs and I think ill just go a little bit smaller, to 250.
Here's a short rundown of the important things:
Three weeks or more before surgery:
Vitamin C 1000mg twice a day. Multivitamin once a day.
B-Complex once a day. Tablet form
Arnica 3x a day(take 2weeks after as well)
-Clean area of surgery 3days prior and morning of surgery with Hibaclense
Pain Meds: oxycodone 325mg each, take 1 every 6hrs, Ibuprofen 800mg 2x a day, Valium 5mg 3x a day..lol I'm not guna be fucked up or anything
Post op appointment is the day after surgery, April 4 @2:30pm
Here are pics of the 286's, give me ur opinions!! Keep in mind I'm 5'0 and want to be reasonable and not very big.
Bc I'm obsessed...
I can't even function Bc I'm so obsessed with boobs, it's all think about
Soooooooo happy and excited!
Damn pressed update too soon, again
Thank you everyone for posting your story, commenting on mine, supporting me and giving me advice!! :)
Real self is frustrating here's the rest of the update one last time that id isn't upload
Thank you everyone for posting your story, commenting on mine, supporting me and giving me advice!! :)
well now i look like an idiot..this time im trying with my laptop..if it cuts off then just msg me for the pre/post surger proce
So here's what went down surgery day. If you have ANY q's, ask away. I love answering q's and I'm an open book.
So I got there 20 min late, at 12:50pm. Didn't get called back until 1:15,(surgery around 2:30) the more I waited in the waiting room the more nervous I was.
Once being called back I signed pprwk saying I didn't need to do a prego test, bc I knew I wasn't prego. Then they said to pee to empty my body. I was weighed.
I went into a small before and after surgery room, vitals were taken and then I changed into my gorgeous hospital gown, stocking, socks and the white netting thing you see over my surgical bra. Then IV.
Anesthesiologist came in, told me how that was going down.
Then Dr. Gabriel came, he's relaxed and confident that he makes me soo comfortable its insane. I told him I wanted 304. He asked why I wanted that big lol. He said he'd measure me bc the 305's are so wide that (compared to 286) that it would force me to have a dramatically larger cup size compared to the 286, with only 2mm more projection. He said let me and the nurses pick in the OP.
I was asked a few times if I was excited, I basically said no bc I was so scared lol..I just wanted to run out. But I remembered all of you ladies that went thru/are going to go thru this as well.
Then they added a relaxer to my IV. Last thing I remember after that is being maneuvered onto the OP table.
Surgery was from about 2:30-3:30. I woke up randomly around 4, shivering like crazy, though I wasn't cold. I don't recall there being very much pressure, if any at all. Immediately I asked to go home a few times and where my bf was and why he hadn't arrived yet and if Dr. Gabriel said goodbye lol (he already left). For some reason I cried a little (no one could tell although my bf asked why my eyes were watering) I felt way better when he go there(:
Dr's orders were to pee prior leaving and I could hardly walk, my legs were shaking and I was weak and almost fell over lol.
ALLLLL the staff were SOOO sweet and caring. Id pick that place, and only that place for any future surgeries. It was an easy, amazing experience.
Not much pain, just soreness, empty cups felt having the entire day of surgery. No constipation/bloating (yet?) I basically slept all day bc of the meds. Little bit of pressure and the boobs hurt in like 2 diff places at diff times. my bf helped my eat bc my arms themselves were like too sore to move. I spilled liquid after liquid and food down my surgical bra..there was a piece of popcorn down there for a few hours I just couldn't reach lol :O
The nurse said to breathe deeply or I could get pneumonia.
BENDY STRAWS ARE A MUST. As well as a bunch of pillows in your recovery spot.
I woke up today, Fri 4/4 about 2 hrs ago at 60 am and I feel weak and my chest feels more sore than yesterday and tight.
My postop is today at 2:30pm :D
Not sure if anyone will read all this bc its so long..sorry ( :
They're amazing! I love them
He said everything is great and ill see him again Monday at 4:15
How do you have like that comparison collage w before&afters? I assume there's an app?
I woke up early again around 7-8am and couldn't sleep. So I took some of the pills incl an oxy which knocked me out.
I feel asleep for like 3hrs but I still feel sooo tired. I must need to eat unless its the oxys that are still affecting me.
One of the sweet nurses called yesterday to check up on me.
I love Dr. Gabriel! He called me day of surgery(tho I didn't get his call Bc my #was n his system 1digit off)
And he called again today! On his day off. Saying to drink fluids, rest an not weigh myself haa o&call with qs/concerns anything.
How do you make*****
Too bad you can't edit hint hint Realself!
Omg this is the first time
PS continuously has told me not to weigh myself. I did. lol. I've gained 6lbs..and keep gaining more(1 reason is water retention)..I look months pregnant.
It's still hard putting on any non-button up shirts.
I've barely gone#2..stools are so hard. I need to buy some chia seeds they have so much fiber. Any suggestions??..I've heard women drinking lots o water, coffee, everything but the body won't release it until its ready??
Had another post op app today
I've heard the sloshing hear and there since 2dpo
They've dropped even more!
I've lost most of the water weight.
He showed me the simple massages to do and to lift my arms up. And to drink fluids and eat!
I got in trouble for not taking the Prilosec OTC lol Bc he said as long as I'm taking the antibiotic I must take it or it'll fuck up my stomach somehow.
ALSO!!!! Anyone else's surgeon say this!! He said ANY time I get anything done orally like any time I go to the dentist (even just for a clean!) to call him first! So he can prescribe me an antibiotic Bc whatever is done (like the products used??) will go into my blood stream and into the foreign objects in my body aka my implants..hopefully I explained that correctly. Lol.
I wish they'd drop already!!! Ahaha
Next app is Monday:)
Getting antibiotics prior to going to the dentist...
"There are anecdotal reports of capsular contracture after dental procedures. This means it has been reported as a possible link. There is no science behind it. The idea of giving women with implants antibiotics twice a year for the rest of their lives is simply ridiculous. It is a practice that increases resistance of bacteria to antibiotics and should not be done. Capsular contracture has been
shown to occur in the first 3-12 months in most cases and is related to the circumstances around the surgery to place the implants."-Michael Hueneke, MD Nashville Plastic Surgeon
"Although there aren't many studies to support this, most surgeons do agree that there may be an increased risk of capsule contracture, or hardening of tissue around breast implants, after dental work or really any surgical procedure that can result in bacteria in the bloodstream. "Ghada Afifi, MD Orange County Plastic Surgeon
Not too many changes..
More pics with better lighting!
And I can tan as long as I cover my incisions. Anyone have a good way to cover them? I don't want like a bikini tan line but deff don't wana expose the scars.
Also, anyone use the free gifts? One gift is either botox or latisse...I don't want either! One thing I heard about botox is when you use it, your skin relies on it..I wanna wait a few years.
I swear they've changed since yesterday
Omg my nipples have been soooo sensitive since my BA. Like a shirt gracing them makes me wanna cry. Anyone else have this? How long did it last for you.
And omg I can feel rippling in the inner part of my boobs..can't see it though. Anyone else have that?
My incisions kinda hurt if I stretch or move in a weird way.
Also I have yet to see anyone say this but I'm sure like all of you have experienced it..when I take off my bras it(still) feels like they're going to just fall off my chest.
Ugh waiting for them to drop and fluff sucksss, I'm paranoid something is guna happen and I'm guna need a revision or something..last night I looked in the mirror and was like omg one of my boobs has capsular contracture bahah just paranoid
It's so weird catching guys stare at my chest..shit that's new lol I love my boobs heehee
For Easter I get together with all my family..hopefully none of them will like squeeze me or hug me too tight(even though that already happened!!)..but I wonder if anyone will notice haha..only like 3family members know
Omggg funny ass story..
Anyway I love vs they measured me at a 32DD!! Whaaaaa I was thinking they'd say 34B or something..I've been having boob greed..til i went to vs..damn they look good in a normal bra. At this point I'm glad I didn't go bigger or smaller
I haven't had anyyy negative reactions..a lot of woman saying they have wanted something done lol incl my gma haha
It's pointless to try on bras Bc my boobs sit so high!
I don't understand bras...?
They're all 32Ds but the 3rd and 4th pic (theyre 32Cs) Bc the band was too big on the 32Ds and they don't carry 30s.
More full body pics
I see Dr. Gabriel Friday. Yaya I love seeing him
I LOVE DR.GABRIEL!! I COULDN'T RECOMMEND HIM MORE
Nordstrom Rack is THE PLACE to buy bras
So I haven't noticed any changes really
It's insane how long it takes your body to heal from a BA, I assume its the muscle. I still can't overly stretch out my arms
The treadmill was uncomfortable bc it moved the boobs too much.
So I just did legs and the elliptical an let me tell u I have no strength or stamina from not working out in like 2 months
Had a check up today
I wasn't wearing a bra to the appointment and he was like u gotta wear one! (Maybe so they don't drop too far or something)
Also, so I got my phone jacked and it had no pass code and had alll these pics of my boobs in it!! Most didn't have my face n it but some did. Now some random creep has my phone and pics! Someone told me apple can reset the phone and erase everything? Idk if that will work, anyone know of ways to erase the stuff on the phone or something
VS semi annual sale
I've been a terrible realself friend :(
I hope everyone is doing well and raided the VS semi annual sale as much as I did;) :)
I haven't noticed any changes. I'm really, really indecisive so im still so conflicted on going bigger or not. I don't want to mess with the scars or how natural they look..as someone said "quality over quanity" I just wish they looked big in a normal shirt braless or in a non padded bra! The only time they look big is when I'm in a low cut tank in a push up bra. I have realized that I love how natural and how close together they look/are..really I got better results than I expected..every guy is like wow your dr did amazing lol and he so did.
I'm going to Vegas later this week so I should have new pics and pics of the scars!
If you like to party Vegas is your place.. and boobs;)
Words can't describe how AMAZING Dr. Gabriel is. They say when u find the right surgeon you'll know it and I KNEW Dr. Gabriel was the one. He is so confident in what he does and makes you feel so comfortable and is there for you every small or big step before, during and well beyond surgery. He cares so much about his patients, he goes out of his way 24/7 and looks out for our best interests Iike were family, I love him and his sweet staff. I'm SO glad I picked HIM, I would never pick any other Dr. Really, you have to meet him to understand..and i have to say just meeting him makes me feel like a lucky person. I wish I could see him and his office staff more often! He deserves way way way more than 5 stars. I don't know if it's possible to thank or reward a doctor and person this incredible.