Long story short, I decided a few mo ago to get a consult with the Dr who had done my friends' ba's, and set a surgery date thinking I would probably cancel. But I realized I really wanted to do this for ME, not for someone else; I happen to be single at this point in time and just really wanted this more than anything - something only my sister knows about! ha. I wanted a super natural look that would appear the same as I do with my add-2-cups VS bra to others. I'm tall, have a broad frame (5'8", 135 lbs) and even the nurses suggested I go bigger based on my height and what my body could handle. But I knew what I wanted. NATURAL. After trying on sizers and making the rice sizers, I thought 255cc would be perfect and had my heart set on them, but after meeting with my doctor, he felt the 275cc Moderate Classic would be a better width for my breast (12.5 cm) and give me the look of 255 once everything settled. I trusted him and told him to work his magic - and holy hell, I AM SO HAPPY. They are already perfect and I'm only at day 6. Granted, they're uneven and swollen a bit, and still riding high, but they look fantastic. I really couldn't be happier!!!
My surgery was Thurs 4/9/15, and truly the anxiety of anticipation was the worst part of it. I took the pain pills & valium for first 2 days and the pain pills were giving me a terrible headache so I switched to Tylenol. Honestly, it just feels like I did a hard workout - a little sore, but NO BIG DEAL. Perhaps it's the smaller size that has made it easier (I'm certainly not diminishing anyone else's experience whatsoever in terms of pain as every person is different), but really I am back to doing everything, just being a little more careful. I have been using Arnica Gel on them 3-4 times a day (avoiding the incision area of course) and the swelling seems to be fairly minimal. My Lord, they already look great and they haven't even dropped yet.
I never thought I'd post my story here because I'm so private and literally no one knows about this, but I poured over this website for days and weeks and found everyone's stories so very helpful. To every person who was brave enough to share, thank you!!! It helped me so much! I know everyone has a different experience, but mine has been far better than I ever imagined. I was expecting the worst but hope my story can relieve some of your anxieties. Best thing I've ever done and I can't wait to see the final results in a few months.
***My advice: spare no expense and choose a doctor who you trust, whose work you LOVE, who you feel comfortable with and who you trust to make a final judgement based on your body and your goal pictures. This is your body and a fantastic investment if you do it right the first time. :)***
I also know there aren't a lot of ladies getting the smaller implants so that is part of the reason I thought I'd share my story. My breasts were uneven to begin with and I didn't want to do a lift, so I did expect a slightly lopsided result, although the bigger one also happened to swell slightly more so it's even more exaggerated for the time being. ;) It will go down, but I'll share my progress as the days tick by. I cannot wait for them to drop and fluff, and to get out a few months!!!!!!!!!! Good luck ladies, I hope you are as happy with your results as I am mine; by far the best thing I have ever done for myself!!!!!!!!!! :) And if you happen to be near Golden, CO, Dr. Andrew Wolfe is awesome.