700 UHP, Figure now Physique Competitor - Beverly Hills, CA

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Finally decided to get BA done after 20yrs. When I...

Finally decided to get BA done after 20yrs. When I was 13yrs old, I was riding my bike and got hit by a car, flew off my bike, and landed straight on my chest. It flattened and compressed my chest and ribs, especially my right side, leaving it somewhat disfigured. I never thought about it after. I accepted my flat chest for years. Covering it w/ padding or wearing no bra at all. I did love my athletic chest -- being a Personal Trainer and Figure Competitor. But now I wanted to correct my chest, and add a "feminine" physique to my small muscular body. So I decided to go get Breast Aug. I'm especially in the industry where all my Figure Competitors have breasts. When we are on stage, we are judged not also on body fat and muscularity, but also proportion, symmetry and balance.

10-18-13 - Surgery Day

Day of procedure I was very excited and anxious. I put on the hospital gown, hair cover up, compression stockings,socks. I was introduced to the nurses, the Anesthesiologist and Dr.Kim, while I was being hooked onto an IV. Dr. Kim made my markings and assured me that I was in good hands. I lied down on the gurney in the OR, and started to freak. All I saw was 2 big massive lights over head, that had 6 smaller lights on each. I started to cry and the nurse held my hand to let me know everything is ok.

I don't even remember falling asleep! I woke up, and nurse Sharon was there. She asked if I was cold, got a warmer, and called my friend Tracy to come to my bedside. I felt great. No sickness, no naseua, I was alert and ready to go. Sharon gave me some after care instructions and helped me get dressed. Dr. Kim came in and told me everything went well. He put in the maximum amt my body could handle. I asked for over 500cc'r or more, and he was able to put in 550cc's! He said I would feel alot of pressure and tightness since I have tight skin and chest muscles, (and I never had kids nor my breasts have never been stretched).

The nurse wheeled me to the car, Tracy drove me home, and I sat down to rest. Only took my antibiotics (instructed to take all of it). Did not take pain meds since I didn't have any. Just felt a little pressure -- like I did a 1000 pushups in the gym. LIke a good workout.

Spent the rest of the day watching movies and cruising online forums about post BA.

10-20-13 - Post-Op Day 1

Felt great again! Just pressure on the chest. Sleeping is no problem, since I'm a back sleep anyways.

So got up, walked around, ate as usual. Ate my usual meals - ground beef, kale, tuna, egg whites, etc.

One thing I didn't like is the bloating. Looked like I was pregnant! Only gained 5 extra lbs, but as a trainer - lost my definition in my abs. Tummy looks soft and bloated. Hope that goes away soon.

Got sick of being in the house, so I walked to my nail salon to get my nails done. The walking was a challenge. I'm usually a fast walker, and had to walk a slow grandma pace, cause everystep I took - my chest felt the bounce. Ouch. Went to Trader Joe's for groceries, then home.

My Dr. called me to see how I was doing. He warned me the 1st day or so is ok. But after that the pain will set in.

10-20-13 - Post-Op Day 2

(correction, previous update is 10-19-13) typo.

I thought I was Superwoman, not needing to take my pain meds, But my Dr. was right -- pain set in today!

Pain and tenderness/soreness on lower part of implant and sides, and my upper ribs hurt, sore to touch. Thought it was the tight band on sports bra, but My Dr said the skin stretching -- the inframammary fold of this area bears the weight of the implant, and that's why he put steri strips around the bottom of my boob (for support). I was told this discomfort takes several mths to resolve, as the breasts adjusts to the implant size.

(Which the Dr. put the biggest size my body can hold, cause I did want bigger implants).

So I guess I have to suck it up, and take the pain.
The price you pay for beautiful breasts.

Painful. Can't sleep.

Update on Post-Op Day 2 - itchiness, tender, painful

My breasts are itchy. But I guess that's part of the healing process. The tissues affected by the surgery begin their natural healing and reconstruction process, they leave an itchy feeling. Therefore, the itching is positive and necessary for the healing.

Still have the bloated look. Hope that goes down soon. Taking some laxatives to help w/ the constipation.

The pain meds are helping alot. And also eating fresh pineapple to help w/ bruising and healing. (told by others).

I also noticed my breasts are high and wide. Is this normal?

My Stats

41 yr old -- Figure Competitor & Personal Trainer

5'4" 118lbs (102lbs Contest)
Pre: 32A
Post: 32DD or 34DD
Natrelle | Style 20 | Silicone 550cc's HP | Unders | Peri-Areola Incision

Dr. Eugene Kim of Beverly Hills

10-21-13 - Post-Op Day 3

I am actually loving my "staycation". Getting alot of things done in the house, and even went to the mall to get somemore sports tanks and tops.

It's been over 7years since I've taken a vaca. Im usually working/training clients at the gym from 530a-9p everyday. Yes, everyday. You get used to the hustle hustle hustle, then one day, it's like, I need a break! So I am enjoying every bit of this staycation

Before photos

Here are some before photos. Don't get me wrong, I love my lean athletic chest. But I'm at an age where I want the feminine curves w/ my lean muscle.

Upon judging, they are looking for the perfect physique - in Figure Bodybuilding - you must have muscularity, leanness, striations, proportions, symmetry. My chest, ribs and waist/hips were the same size (pencil body), we have to create the perfect physique in the Bodybuilding world. Everything has to balance out. And unfortunately you cannot make boobs in the gym.

Other before pics

After getting this Breast Augmentation -- I am excited to bring a new package to the bodybuilding stage for 2014 !

10-22-13 - Post-Op Day 4

My day is going great.
Went to the mall again. Found some cute sports bras and tops. Had to get some high neck tops for the gym, just so I can ease my way into showing my girls off. Unfortunately there's alot of drama/gossip in my gym, and I don't want to be a part of it.

Still some tenderness on lower part of implant and sides, and my upper ribs hurt, sore to touch. But like the Dr. said - it's common.

I also think some of the soreness is due to the UA Bra I was wearing. A little too tight. Had the 34DD -- and the band is so tight. Whey do companies do that? So I ordered the 36DD -- and it fits perfectly, band gives enough support w/out digging into my ribs, and holds my girls in nicely. I think I found my perfect training bra for the gym! Also found a Jockey Sport Bra which holds everything in place w/ adjustable straps in back and on the top.

Does anyone have a favorite sports bra they love to wear at the gym?

Will post pics later. Right now I still have to wear my bandages and surgical bra (Dr's orders), till' Post Op appt.

10-23-13 - Post-Op Day 5

My 5th "Staycation" day went well. Got a chance to clean up the house a bit, take a light shower and go to the grocery store again.

Now I did go to the gym. BUT I did light cardio on the recumbent bike at the easiest level. I didn't even break a sweat. I don't think I ever could on a recumbent bike. I just needed to get moving somehow. Then did some light leg presses, leg ext and calf raises. Nothing intense like my usual training. This was super light. (which I hate, but I'd rather have my breasts heal and protect my investment). I think I would get more tired and a headache if I stayed at home for too long.


Sorry for the late update. After surgery and outta work for a wk -- I had to get back to work asap. Been a challenge training clients back to back all day, but they've been very supportive (racking and re-racking wts). Still got tired a couple times the first part of the 2nd wk back to work - so I would just sit in my office and chill.

My healing is going great. Doc said they are sitting perfectly, and I'm allowed to wear wire bras now. So went crazeey buying bras. I noticed I am not a 34DD (the wires dig into my side boobage). Got measured by my friend who is a costume designer in the hollywood industry (she knows my body like the back of her hand - she's done so many costumes for some of my comps), my tailor in west hollywood, and my competition suit designer. I am a 34DDD or 34E. Luckily found some great ones at Nordstrom's and Nordstrom's Rack! They sell every size.

It's Showtime!

Supported several of my fellow Bodybuilding Competitors at the NPC IronGames Competition here in LA.

And finally decided to show off my new tatas! Wearing a Fedora hat, 34DDD hot pink bra, tank, and (jeans ofcourse). I am absolutely happy w/ my new physique!

6wk Post-Op pic

At 6wks - incisions are gone, completely healed.

Wearing a sheer, lace, underwire bra -- NO padding! Totally happy w/ the new boobs.

8wk Post-Op pics

Pics of me at 8wks, at my BB Federation. At first I thought I wasn't big enough, till' I see myself in photos. Thnx Doc for giving me boobies!

Breasts changing shape.

I heard my breasts will continuously change for the year. I got remeasured at - Frame size (below breast): 28in, Breast size: 36in.

So here are my new stats:
5'4" 116lbs
Pre: 32A
Post: 32DDD = 32F

Since I'm no longer having soreness at inframammary fold, and no more swelling, my 34 bras are too loose. I have tightened up, and my implant still has the fullness and roundness. Time to get some 32F bras!

10wks Post-Op

Checking out my side boobage profile at the gym. Train, train, train. Don't care if it's the holidays or NewYrs. Heavy wt training only - 8-10reps, heavy wts.

Getting most of my strength back!
Can't wait to bring a new Figure Physique to the stage in 2014!

11wks Post-Op

Adidas Sports Bra + Boobies!

Updated Stats - my body keeps changing

41 yr old -- Figure Competitor & Personal Trainer

5'4" 112lbs (102lbs Contest)
Pre: 32A
Post: 32F - 32G
Frame size: 28" | Breast size: 36"
Natrelle | Style 20 | Silicone 550cc's HP (proj 5.6cm) | Unders | Peri-Areola Incision w/ Nipple Reduction

Dr. Eugene Kim of Beverly Hills

Comparison shots

1st pic (left) - Pre BA, 32AA
2nd pic (mid) - 1 day Post-Op BA
3rd pic (right) - 3mth Post-Op BA, 550cc's HP Under, Areola incision, 32F/32G

5mth Post-Op

5mth Post - Random photos.

Some Random pics

Random pics

Upgraded to 700 UHP !!!

I just upgraded to 700 UHP!

I love love love my Dr. E Kim! He gave me everything I wanted and more. The first time I wanted 550 HP's. They looked great -- round, full and perky. And this time I wanted more. And he gave me 700 UHP - more upper pole fullness and 1 cup size bigger - which is exactly what I was looking for.

I always get anxious during surgery, and I'm happy to say that he calmed me down and held my hand as I went in for my 2nd surgery! I love his bedside manner.

Surgery was a breeze. He went thru the areola again and gave me stitches to keep the implant up. The only soreness I felt was the stitches, but that went away w/in 4days. And back to work on day 5.

I am sooo glad I went thru w/ the upgrade. I kept going back and forth in my head about cancelling, and glad I didn't. I wanted the high-up, round, and in your face look -- and that's what I got! Beautiful upper pole fullness.

I love love love my Dr. E Kim !... and I love love love my 700 UHP's !

Guys -- if you are in the LA area, I highly recommend him. You guys can always private message me if you have any questions or concerns.... I would be happy to help!

New stats:
5'4", 115lbs
Pre: 32AA
Post: 28G/30G or H (ribcage 28" is suppose to be your band size!)
Natrelle Style45 | Silicone 700 UHP | Under | Areola Incision

I notice, don't know if you will.

Hey guys. So I went up 1 cup size and have the upper pole fullness.

I notice the difference, but you may not. I posted alot of pics anyways. So far, every guy at the gym noticed! haha. Several of them already came up to me and said... "You look bigger?!".. Nice!

Thank you to My Dr. E Kim!
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Eugene Kim, is an AMAZING Dr. !!! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ For me, I knew within the first 5 minutes of talking w/ Dr. Kim that he was 'the one'. Everything about Dr. Kim and Angel just clicked w/ me and made me feel at ease. I knew that I wanted him to be my doctor. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CONSULT - Dr. Kim answered all my questions and concerns, and took his time w/ me explaining what was the best for me (my body) and lifestyle. He explains the benefits and risks of every procedure he performs. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I believe you should have a good relationship w/ your doctor. (many think as long as the Dr does the job, who cares about bedside manner). Not me. I want my doctor to understand me, emotionally and mentally, and my life. Breast Augmentation or any surgery is a life changing event. And Dr. Kim understood me from the get go! He made absolutely sure that he took into consideration my needs and the look that I wanted. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ He is very thorough and covers everything -- Saline vs Silicone, Under or Over the muscle, Incision site (areola, crease incision, etc), How many cc's (how big), sizes (mod+, HP, UHP), measurements/frame size, etc. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I booked the surgery w/ Angel the manager (Dr. Kim's "right hand woman"), the day of the consult! She runs the office smoothly. Covering everything - the scheduling, payments, staff, and pre and post surgery questions. Very understanding and truly is happy to help every patient that walks thru the door. $500 deposit to hold the surgery date. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ SURGERY DAY - Got to the Surgical center at 630a, and ready to go by 7a. I was greeted by his awesome Surgical Team - nurse Sharon, nurse Pammy and Dr. Badillo (the Anesthesiologist). They were super cool and very confident in their job. I changed into my gown, cap and compression stockings. Then they put my IV in, asked a few more questions and made me feel comfortable as much as possible. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dr. Kim came in shortly. He is so patient and understanding, explaining to me in detail what he was doing, before I went under. He even held my hand and assured me everything will be fine. Great bedside manner. It means alot to me bc I freak out going under. I don't even remember going under! I woke up in the recovery room feeling alert, great and in no pain. It felt like I closed my eyes for 5mins. That's how awesome it was! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The nurses helped me w/ my clothes, and was greeted again w/ Dr. Kim. Surgery went well, gave me some meds and antibiotics, and scheduled to come back w/in a wk. My friend drove me home, but didn't need her to stay, I was totes fine. Watched tv and relaxed. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ POST - I felt a little tired and some normal amt of pain for the 1st wk. And already back to work by the 2nd week. And I wasn't worried bc there are follow-ups, post-op visits, check-ins, phone calls, emails, and availability around the clock -- to ensure an excellent recovery process. The only pain I felt was the stretching of the skin (since I had a flat chest). But its totally bearable. By 3rd wk, no pain, and the implants felt like a part of me! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I got 700 UHP, under the muscle, areolar incision. NO scarring! My breasts look amazing on my frame. Now clothes look awesome on me, and my body looks beautiful and feminine! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PARKING STRUCTURE is right below the office. Very convenient, especially if you have surgery or any other procedure, and you need privacy when you leave the office. (elevator goes straight from office to parking structure!) $2.15 each 15mins, $16.50 Max. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TALENTED - Dr. Kim has the highest level education, yrs of experience, knowledge and is highly skilled in his profession. A talented artist. I highly highly highly recommend Dr. Eugene Kim, Angel and his awesome staff of Beverly Hills! They are committed to getting you the best results possible. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ If you have any more questions or inquiring about getting your breasts done, by all means -- Please private message me. I'd be happy to help!

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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