Mission 32A to 375cc!! 33 Years Old and Three Kids Later - Bay Area, CA
I'm a mother of three breastfed kids who sucked at...
Tomorrow is the BIG day!
Can't wait to wear lingerie again!
Embarrassed to wear bikinis
On the way home I was laughing and joking with my hubby and even stopped by a restaurant to pick up a shake and lunch! I don't know if I was high of the anesthesia and pain meds but I was in such a great mood! Maybe cus I had boobs?! ???? Anyway, my hubby locked me away in our room with a scented candle, food, snacks, Pellegrino, tons of pillows, the remote control, pain candy and farrrr away from my kids! "Mommy's sick!"
I made a promise to myself and my hubby that I wouldn't be so critical about how they look right now. I do have a few gripes but I'm sure it'll go away with time! Not so bad for my first day...
I miss hugging my kids and my hubby. Tonight I plan on having my superman wash my hair and give me a bath. I'm bored out of my mind being home alone and I just want tomorrow to come already! Still happy I went through the procedure!
Ps. My boobs look like how it did in high school. Overly perky, virgin, never been caressed or seen boobs. Lol
Love my nursing staff!
I took pain meds this morning at 10:00 am. It's now 3:00pm and I'm doing quite well! Still constipated but not as sore or in pain. I've been icing my girls and the tops of my ribs.
Day 3- The land of constipation. Lighter pain.
I woke up with morning boob and popped an oxy. I have to say I was afraid of feeling "too good" on it cus I know people can form an addiction to it. I don't really understand why? It just makes you feel tired? Anyway, I only took one in the morning and one at the end of the day cus I was able to move around more today. Tomorrow, I plan on switching to Tylenol to prevent constipation.
My arms still feel sore but the feeling of bruised ribs have subsided. My doctor called me today to check up on me which I thought was very sweet! He assured me that tomorrow I would feel a lot better and I trust that he's right! Oh, I also took my band off to take a shower and noticed the infamous "frankenboob!"
Day 4-Frankenboob and Angry Tummy
My right breast feels like it's already starting to settle in. It's still very stiff but my areola has smoothened out and no longer sags. It feels odd cus I can actually feel my natural breast jiggle over the implant if I walk fast. My left breast is pretty much the same and hasn't changed other than the Frankenboob. My husband went back to work today and is shooting to try to come back home early. He told me that it was a humbling experience to have to care for the 3 of our kids for 3 days straight without me. He said he always admired me for the work that I do with the kids while maintaining the house but he says he hasn't felt so defeated in a long time. I felt guilty that I took time away from my kids for a selfish reason but I'm glad I'm able to feel like I "earned" my boobs after all is said and done. I have two toddlers and a pre-teen so you can imagine the chaos that can happen in my home. This morning I disciplined one of my toddlers and my husband says to me, "It's great to see Mommy back in action!"
My tummy is so angry at me! I took a dose for severe constipation yesterday and now everything is coming out fast! It's better than getting stuck in there but now I'm afraid to eat anything! I hope this goes away tomorrow. It really drains me.
Like many of you, all I do is check updates on my realself app and it's ridiculous. I can't help but imagine that when women who haven't had children yet, see before and after pics like mine, probably get mortified! Haha I know I would! Anyway, I hope today brings a little more ease in healing. :)
Day 5- Softness Coming In...
I've been using a compression strap over the tops of my breasts as directed by my PS. He says he prefers this method over s compression bra so that gravity will take over and allow the breasts to naturally drop. Makes sense! It was easy for my to just wear the strap under my shirt being home the past couple days however, I'm back in action and needed something to cover my perky nipples that want to greet the world! Its obviously not the wisest decision to go bra shopping in these early stages as I don't know what size I actually am and I haven't met with my ps to talk about the specifics of what type I should be wearing while I heal. My daughter kept asking me why I haven't been wearing bras lately (she doesn't know about the procedure) and I told her its cus I was sick and wanted to feel comfortable at home. After she noticed I freaked out so after I took her to school I went to target to look for a temporary fix. I didn't want to get anything that would hinder my healing process or deform the shape of the implants so I was looking for something with the lightest support. SCORE! I found the perfect bralette by Gillman
Oops it was day 4 not 5!! Continued...
I've been suffering from boob greed lately and find myself differing to before and after pics of other women in the same size category as I am, in which is 375/400cc. My ps says I'll probably be a high C/small D, but it seems unfathomable to me that these things will eventually turn into a bigger size based off of how they look right now?! But I'm remaining positive!! My friend has the same stats as me and she was persuading me to go bigger during my post op. She always says she regrets not going bigger but she says she is a 32 DD now?! Im not sure if that's Victoria Secret size or true size?! Btw, this whole boob journey has been quite interesting! I learned that VS upsizes their bras to make women feel more sexy! What a great marketing scheme! Such false advertisement on both ends, though! I started shopping at VS in high school and then mixed it up with Nordstrom (Natori, Wacoal, DKNY...) as an adult towards the end of my 20's. When my real size comes in it's going to be super exciting getting to bra shop for my new boobs!! Not for breastfeeding, or cus my boobs shrunk, but actual sexy forever bras! I can finally start buying bra/panty sets and lingerie and start feeling sexy again! Ahhhhh, I'm so excited and very hopeful that I continue to have a smooth healing process! Happy healing!! Xoxo
Fortunately, I no longer feel these symptoms. Yesterday was the first day I didn't wake up from morning boob. (I love the terminology on here!) I had my first post-op appt on my 7th day and he said everything was looking great. I had slight bruising under my right breast but nothing out of the ordinary. He gave me clearance to be able to slowly start lifting my arms up, massage my breasts, and even the OK to get intimate. As soon as I got home that's what I did! My husband could not wait any longer. I requested that we leave my bra on cus I didn't feel like my boobs were appealing enough to get intimate while exposed. My husband usually prefers to make love with absolutely no clothes on, no matter what, but he gave me the exception of my bra this time. In the midst of it all, he got really excited and kept asking to take the bra off. I told him I didn't want to kill he mood cus these girls are deceiving and look way better in a bra. After we were done I questioned him on how he felt about them. He never thought I needed a ba (lie!) but he said they look really sexy and the bra was a tease. I kept reminding him that they needed to drop a lot more and soften up. He's excited about how they'll turn out and offered to massage them more to expedite the process. I on the other hand felt very sexy. I felt like a woman again. I truly feel that any woman who has had a child and breastfed them deserves a breast augmentation. I hadn't realized how bad my self esteem was before my procedure, until after we made love with my new boobs. My husband is such a gentleman and always compliments me, but I know not all men are like that and some even make fun of their wives bodies.
I was worried for a while that my breasts would end up looking like B cups cus it looks so smashed in under a t-shirt. My friend had a birthday party this passed weekend and she has the same size as me 375cc and hers looked so gorgeous. She said she wears a 32dd and I just don't see how that would be possible for me? I just have to remain patient. It was somewhat embarrassing as my friends knew that I just had my procedure done and were complimenting my boobs. I wore a black top with a high neckline so people couldn't really see it. My friends were saying they looked great but you honestly couldn't see anything, and even if they did they wouldn't be impressive yet. My friend is so blunt she yelled out, "those are way smaller than mine?! Are you sure we got the same size?!" I was so embarrassed but she's had hers for 4 years now so she probably forgot the process.
I also started to get feeling back in my nipples and breasts. My nipples are ultra sensitive and very annoying. A slight shift in my shirt gets them rock hard. But I'm glad the sensation came back as I do know some women never regain feeling. My right breast has dropped significantly and is starting to round out. My left is still boxy and firm. My ps did say I should start tightening my compression strap so they can drop more and I think it's working. I feel great and am starting to love my breasts. It's all up hill from here! Or should I say down? :P
Left is bigger than right when left used to be smaller than right. Nipples are also uneven.
Dr. Afshin Parhiscar made me feel comfortable as soon as I met him. I thought I would feel very uncomfortable with another man talking about and touching my breasts in front of my husband but he was very gentle and professional. He was completely thorough in explaining the the pros, cons, procedure, and post op details. I barely had any questions to ask as he already answered all of them. I spoke with doctors prior to meeting them and they seemed very pushy and pretentious. Dr. Afshin Parhiscar was the complete opposite. We actually found a doctor that was closer to us within our budget but my husband and I felt that Dr. Afshin Parhiscar was a perfect fit, regardless of the distance. I'm super excited for my big day!!