I've never had big boobs by any means but they were ok then I had 2 babies and they became flat with no volume. I enjoy running and want to keep doing it after my surgery as it helped me get back close to my pre-pregnancy size and helps me keep my sanity. During my journey to get my body back as much as possible, I've tried all kinds of things from lots of push-up/upper body workouts to pills that are supposed to temporarily enhance breasts but nothing has worked. There is just nothing to them so they don't change. I really want boobs that can fill a bra or swim suit top but do not want implants. I'd probably just use push up bras but there's nothing to push up in my left boob especially. They fold and look so weird when pushed up. Fat transfer seems like the best permanent option available so I've been watching updates from others on RealSelf to see what the long term results look like.
I finally decided to meet with Dr. Hartley in March. He asked why I wanted fat transfer and we discussed several of my questions and the overall procedure. One of my questions was around breast cancer as my grandmother had breast cancer in the early 80's. He mentioned maybe doing implants instead as they do not impact mammograms but said he'd make his final opinion once he was able to see what he was working with. So he left the room and I put the robe on. When he came back in he had an implant ready to discuss that option if needed however; after his review he said I would be a great candidate for fat transfer (thankfully!) and didn't say another word about implants which I was so happy about as I don't want a foreign object or multiple surgeries. He thinks that with one surgery I will have great results especially if I do a breast lift with it. He said what I really need is a breast lift and that adding some fat would fill my boobs in great.
Between the price and getting both procedures done I really wasn't sure what to do. After a few weeks of thinking about it, sending several more questions to Summer (Dr. Hartley's nurse) and getting my husbands blessing I decided to schedule my surgery for May 5th (today). I figured if I don't do it then I won't stop looking into it and wanting it so I might as well do it, right? I'm super excited and nervous about it. I've never had surgery before and I'm hoping for the best results possible.
I had my surgery today and am home recovering. So far so good. I have minimal pain when moving around. I did end up with drains which sucks but oh well. I'm suck with the drains, the binder and bra with no shower till after my 5 day follow up Wednesday (5/10) morning which I expected minus the drains. Hopefully all goes well!