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Boobies are in!- NYC
- updated 8 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $9,000
- Westchester, NY
This site is such an invaluable support for anyone...
- 1 Aug 2012
This site is such an invaluable support for anyone looking to undergo PS. I am 30 years old, 5'9, 130 lbs and currently wear a 34A/ 34B depending on the bra. I've always had a little bit of boobie so I never felt like BA was an urgent issue. However my body has been changing and I'm finding my tummy sticking out further than my boobs.... : 0 oh my.
I started researching BA and I know this is the right choice for me. I would love to have a larger bust, to feel sexy and feminine, and honestly to embrace the notion of doing something simply because I want to. My husband fully supports this (though I had to do a bit of convincing initially) and I'm in a place where this is really the perfect time.
However, because I'm such a scardy cat, I alternate between excitement and decisiveness and then fear and anxiety. Reading everyone's posts has really given me the strength to continue with what I really want, and to quiet the horror stories, judgements, and disapproval of others (namely my sister, mother, and good friend- all of whom love their itty bitties). It's also difficult to go forward with a surgery I know will only require future surgeries, as these are not lifetime devices. I' m trying to keep a positive attitude and tell myself this isn't as big a deal as some people make it out to be. Ultimately it will be an exhilarating, wonderful, fulfilling experience because it is empowering to make a physical change for the better! Just typing this I'm feeling the fear subside and the excitement take over!!! Yay boobies!
My consultation is August 7. I will keep everyone posted. I want to do under the muscle, probably a full C or small D. The other decisions I will make with my PS as I'm sure he will be able to advise me on the other details. In the meantime I am eating right, exercising, and thinking happy thoughts with the help of this wonderful community of strong women!!!
So I've been researching some tips on how to...
- 3 Aug 2012
I've compiled a list of "body friendly" goods and I figured I'd share it with you lovely folks in case anyone is interested! Most of the information I gathered came from reading many posts on this site as well as on a few medical sites.
Pre op supplements I'm starting this this week with PS approval
- Vitamins and minerals
Ester C, B-complex, zinc
Get off your multi vitamins if it has vitamin E
- Extracts to start 3 days pre op to reduce swelling with PS approval
(Continue post op)
- Food based nutrients with anti inflammatory properties and high in vitamins essential for recovery
Kale, tofu, sunflower seeds (tahini), seaweed, shiitake mushrooms, avocados, wild salmon, broccoli, spinach, sweet potato, olive oil, eggs, turmeric, ginger, WATER, papaya, low fat plain yogurt (will keep you regular)
- Avoid alcohol, excessive caffeine, salt, sugar. All of which dehydrate
I'm excited to nurture my body before my surgery so I can have the best chance at a smooth recovery! If anyone has any other great nutrients to add, please do!
Well tomorrow is my consultation with my initial...
- 6 Aug 2012
My recovery bra arrived in the mail. It doesn't fit my tiny boobs so I can't imagine getting on over big boobies. Will be returning that! Anyhow, I'm super excited for my consult and I can't wait to try on sizers with hubby there. I'm sure he will crack a ton of jokes and totally put me at ease.
The boobies have been paid for and I am set to go...
- 8 Aug 2012
3 more days until surgery. Tomorrow morning is my...
- 13 Aug 2012
Hubby is doing great and sharing in my excitement. If he has any anxiety he's masked it well and I'm grateful for that. I'm also appreciative of everyone's comments and blogs, it's been wonderful to have a support network. I have to admit that while excited, I'm also totally freaking out. If I didn't scrub my whole house down today I don't know how I would have managed my nervous energy! I nearly gave my poor old cat a bath in my cleaning frenzy. It's amazing how much anxiety can motivate you!
I am 11 hours away from surgery. I spent the day...
- 15 Aug 2012
At my pre op the doctor and I finalized everything. He is suggesting 300ccs because he just doesn't think I will be able to carry anything larger unless I'm okay with a fake look...which I'm not. Unfortunately i was hoping to get a bit bigger than that but I have to trust his judgement. He has such a good eye, I know the resut will be wonderful. Well everyone, please pray that all goes well. I think I've done just about all there is to do. I'm ready!!!
Yay! I have me boobies!!! I went in at 8 am. The...
- 16 Aug 2012
Day 1 post op- today I am definitely feeling more...
- 17 Aug 2012
Post op Day 2: yesterday I think may have been the...
- 18 Aug 2012
Post op day 3- I'm feeling a lot stronger today!...
- 19 Aug 2012
Post op Day 4- I woke up with some soreness but...
- 20 Aug 2012
I didn't sleep as well last night. It's very uncomfortable to sleep propped up on pillows when youre not drugged with pain pillls. I'm really looking forward to being able to sleep on my side. My doctor has been wonderful and he calls twice a day. He said I can begin to tapper off the muscle relaxer, which is awesome because I hate the side effects ( dizziness, sleepiness, dry mouth). I'm also not needing to take much Tylenol, but I am taking the arnica and bromelain regularly. Not much else to report. I didn't make the walk to my salon yesterday. I just got too tired after about two blocks, so I will try again today.
Post op day 5- woke up super sore but felt much...
- 21 Aug 2012
My breasts have been healing at totally different rates, which is so interesting. My right has already dropped and is not sore at all, but my left is still up under my collar bone and its tender. You can see in the pic that my left also has some minor bruising near the dressings. Its almost like i had two totally different surgeries. I've heard that your dominant side is usually tighter, but I'm right handed. I was in an accident many years ago and was hit by a car on my left side. My massage therapist says the body remembers trauma and that my left side is tighter from the accident. I think that is just such a fascinating idea. Either way, I see the doctor tomorrow so I'm hoping he can suggest something for lefty. I also get my dressing removed which means I get to take a SHOWER!!!! Im counting down the hours. Sponge baths just aren't cutting it.
Post op day 6 I had my first post op appt today...
- 22 Aug 2012
I had my first post op appt today. Dr. E said everything looks perfect and I am healing nicely. He also said it's totally normal for one implant to be higher and that they will even out as the weeks go on. I can shower tomorrow and I don't have to wear that uncomfortable sports bra anymore. Now I can wear a soft cotton bra. YAY! He also said i don't have to do massage or wear a strap. I was really starting to get crazy yesterday from the itchy bra and tape and gauze. Plus, the tingling sensations were a bit uncomfortable on my left side. It is sore today so I've convinced myself that is because it is dropping to catch up with the right. My right side feels totally normal and I have full range of motion in that arm. I posted more pics
I was out and about for most of this morning. I don't have all my strength back so I relied on taxis instead of my usual walking and subway. Note to self: hold boobs in taxi cab rides. ouch!
1 week post op WOW, what a difference 1 day can...
- 23 Aug 2012
WOW, what a difference 1 day can make. Today was a day of firsts and it was the first day of getting back to my old routine. here is a list of things I could do today that I couldn't do yesterday:
- take a shower and wash my hair and shave my underarms
- put on a pullover tank top over my head instead of up my body
- walk my puppy around the block
- walk a full mile (roundtrip) to meet a friend for lunch
- carry (light weight) shopping bags home from the store
I don't know what happened between today and yesterday but I got my energy back and I'm feeling excellent (hopefully I won't pay for it tomorrow). I'm definitely ready to get back to my regular work schedule by Monday. The heat outside combined with my walk felt AMAZING on my tight chest muscles. My shoulders totally opened up and cracked and popped. I hadn't realize how much I've been slouching. I am sill not able to sleep on my side but I also don't need to be propped up. Its kind of a relief but I end up waking super early because my back gets sore from laying flat in the same position all night. My incisions are very red around the steri-strips. I think my bra was rubbing on them. My PS suggested I wear the sports bra for another week. grrrr.
I probably won't update for a few days unless I something interesting happens.
PO #17 The girls are coming along nicely. I'm...
- 2 Sep 2012
The girls are coming along nicely. I'm basically back to life as usual and have been for about a week. I am still having my groceries delivered and making hubby do all the lifting because I don't want to take any chances until I see my Doc to get the okay...and because I am milking this for all its worth. I am done with the sports bra so I got measured for my bra size at VS (32D). The only non underwire bra they have doesn't come in that size so I went to Bloomingdales. I found 2 excellent bras. One is a t shirt bra by Calvin Klein and the other is by Hanky Panky. I highly recommend this bra. It was $50 but its so comfortable, sexy, and stretchy, so it will fit even as the girls change- see pic. Next on my shopping list is some fitted shirts. I've always worn flowy tops to hide my flat chest and protruding lower abdomen. Now, tank tops are my best friend! Its amazing how my breast totally minimize my lower stomach. On a side note I've finally found out that I have curvature of the spine that causes my lower stomach to stick out and that it can be corrected by a chiropractor. Ha!
I had some serious nipple pain in my right boob for a few days. My left is still higher but it no longer hurts and it is making slow but steady progress downward. I asked a few brutally honest friends if the difference in the breasts is noticeable in a low cut, tight fitting top. One said yes (the friend who was opposed to me getting implants...bitter party of one, you're table's ready) but the others said not really or only if you are really analyzing them. Both breasts are sore when I squeeze them, so I try not to squeeze them. I still don't have full range of motion in my shoulders, but I'm sure that will improve with time. Overall I am beyond thrilled with my breasts and I think this is the best decision I ever made. Oh, and I am able to sleep on my side!!!