This Is What It's Like When You're Not EVEN An 'A' Cup

blueyes321 on 27 Aug 2013 at 9:00am

BlueEyes321 is a stay-at-home mom living in Arkansas. After years of breast augmentation indecision, she took the plunge and started documenting her RealSelf transformation on October 31, 2012. This is her journey, in her own words. 

I'm 35 years old and the mother of two girls, ages seven and four. I've always been painfully flat-chested, relying on heavily padded bras just to look "normal". Around puberty everyone else started to change. I don’t feel like I ever changed. 

I never seriously considered getting a breast augmentation until I had my kids. I'm 5'9", 130 lbs, and not quite an A cup. I always joked about it with my husband. I’d say things like, “I could buy this shirt if I had some ha-ha’s to go in it.”

And one day, just out of the blue, he said, “Well, go get it done.” He said we didn’t have to joke about it anymore. I spent a lot of time, probably close to a year, debating back and forth.

Obviously, I got it done.

BlueEyes321 had her surgery on November 14, 2012.

I told the team right before they put me under that I didn't want to look like Dolly Parton (nothing against Dolly, love her, but I'm hoping they will settle down a little lower).  But, I won't lie, it [was] nice to look down and see cleavage for once in my life! Doc ended up going with 375 cc instead of the 425 we had initially talked about. I think that was a wise choice!

To see more photos of BlueEyes321 after her surgery, click to read her review.

I had my mom with me the first four or five days of recovery but [after she left] - [I started to] wonder if I had the "Boobie Blues". I [was a] total worrywart. The uncomfortable swelling, low-grade fever, crud in my lungs from not being able to take a deep breath, not sleeping well, and what in the world was I gonna do with my 2 little kids?

During the first month or so, I was really worried about my friends noticing my new look. I hadn't told my dad and my children didn't know. I have thought about how I’m going to tell [my kids] if the time ever comes, and it’s not something I look forward to. I wish I didn't feel like I have to keep my breast augmentation a secret. There are only a handful of people who I've told, who I trust, who support me and my decision.

But, I made it to the 8 week mark, and I'm happy to report that "the girls" are feeling fabulous! It feels like they're a part of me. I can see that the haha's have indeed dropped a little. I'm tickled pink with my results so far, and loving my D cups.

When I was younger, I had very crooked teeth -- having them fixed changed my whole world. Your self-confidence changes. The same goes with the augmentation. I stand a little taller and I don’t slump my shoulders. I walk more confidently. It’s been a really good thing.

-- As told to Nicole Karlis, with gratitude to BlueEyes321 for sharing her journey.

Willing to share your journey? Email us here.