Help! One Breast is Way Bigger Than The Other!
ReadyToGrow on 20 Nov 2013 at 9:00am
RealSelf member ReadyToGrow is a 48 year-old Tenneseee farmer, whose self-confidence always suffered due to breast asymmetry. She started her breast lift and augmentation journey on September 13, 2013. This is her story. In her own words.
I think I could have gotten over being flat chested -- even being out of proportion with my otherwise large frame. But the asymmetry has always made me feel like a freak, even though it's only my husband that can see it.
Think of the chick in the movie Wild Orchid ... I recall being mortified that my girlfriends all laughed and said my name when her scene came on. That was actually the moment I realized I had a large asymmetry! I was devastated.
Now that I'm writing this, I'm getting emotional, as I realize how deeply affected I've felt my whole life -- I felt disfigured, even though it's a body part I could hide.
So, I figured if I was going to address the asymmetry, I may as well get them sized up to fit the rest of my body. I'm hoping to have a set that makes me proud enough to partake in Mardi Gras next year!
Getting out the shower [the night before surgery], I felt the need to give my boobs a little pep talk, hoping that they would accept the new additions gracefully ... And [the day after surgery], I actually was afraid to look at them, but Hubby checked out the left side to make sure there was no evidence of fluid buildup.
Apparently, he wasn't grossed out ... thank goodness. I had warned him the the left side [that was lifted] would not look good for quite some time. Hubby was a wonderful caretaker and slept on the couch to stay close, since I slept in the recliner.
At my follow-up appointment, I finally took a look at the incisions, and was pleased they were nice and thin. Just a little bruising, but not too bad.
Now, at two months post-op, I finally have some noticeable dropping [of the implants] -- but "lefty" still wants to point off to the side. It's still a huge improvement from where I started.
And, I've been cleared to go back to a regular workout. It's going to feel weird to have something that moves up there when I run!
I am so happy I did this. Haven't done any official sizing, but I'm impressed at how much more symmetrical I am -- and pretty sure I got the C cup that I wanted.
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