405 cc moderate high Sientra

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After much, much browsing on this site I decided...

After much, much browsing on this site I decided to make a profile so that I can ask questions of other people and share my upcoming BA. I am 27, 5ft 5 and fairly athletic. I have never been blessed so to speak in the chest area and getting implants has been something I have wanted to do for a while. I took the advice of some friends and family who have had breast augmentations and decided to look for a doctor who really knew what they were doing and were a provider of the new "gummy bear" type implants. After some internet research I decided to book a consult with Dr. Peter Capizzi here in Charlotte. My consult went well, the nurses and patient coordinators were all super friendly. The doctor and I talked about what I was going for and he measured my breast width. I tried on some sizers in a little bra they gave me and decided I liked the way the 400cc ones looked (more than I thought I had in mind). I have my appointment scheduled for two days before thanksgiving *financing pending*. I'm hoping everything works out so I don't have to schedule for later. I had a brief freak out about size after seeing someone else's augmented breasts, but I calmed down after looking at people's photos on the site. I was wavering on what profile I wanted but I'm now sure I want moderate for a more natural slope. I really love some peoples results they have had with anatomicals, but I am just not so sure that I want to go for them. My surgeon recommends the coobie bra, and I found a code for Bogo on them, so I think that is what I'll order, but I am also looking for reccomendations on a good front closure post surgery bra.

Surgery date and implant changes.

So I was originally supposed to have my surgery at the end of November, but care credit wouldn't raise my limit so now I have it scheduled for the last week of April. Bummer, but probably for the best. Another bummer is I had originally selected Sientra brand implants (435cc mod) and due to a fire in their factory they are for the foreseeable future not being sold here in the United States. I now think I will be going with mentor 400 cc mod+. I keep having these weird what if they are too small feelings. I know 35cc is nothing and the projection difference is slight, but it just sounded better. To go bigger I think I would have to go high profile, and at least 475, which just really isn't the look I want. Does anyone have any suggestions for nice comfy post op bras? I already planned on grabbing a coobie, but I think I would also like something with a front closure.


Went to check in for my surgery at 6 am today. Was home and comfy by 9:30! Got some IV meds to relax me, walked to the or and quickly was out. That was a little scary as it was the first I've ever had anesthesia. Waking up wasn't fun, was woozy and seeing double at first but once I got home I had some breakfast and slept. I would say the most pain I've been in all day has been a 4/10. Been alternating tramadol and ibuprofen and am very comfortable. I can move my arms pretty easily and just needed help with things like opening drink tops. I got 435cc Sientra gummy bears, round and moderate profile.

435cc Sientra Moderate Gummy Bear Implants

27, no children
Around 5 foot 5 and 145 lbs
Had surgery at 7am this morning, everything went well. I think the worst part was waking up right after and feeling woozy and seeing double for a few minutes. I've napped a few times since I've been home, other than that I've been propped up on the pull out sofa watching tv. Worst pain I've had is probably a 4, I am able to do most things myself except get off twist tops and eating with my dominant hand was a bit difficult. The doctor, nurses and anesthesiologist were all great! Looking a bit square and high but that's expected but all in all I am very happy with how I'm feeling my first day.

Photo update

9 weeks post op, they have settled wonderfully

Five month update

Charlotte Plastic Surgeon

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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