29 Yrs Old, Petite and Nursed 2 Kids - Chicago, IL

Joliet Plastic Surgeon
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Wow, I can't believe I'm going to get boobs next...

Wow, I can't believe I'm going to get boobs next week! My surgery date is 7/29. I've been contemplating getting boobs on and off for about a year now. I really wanted to do the fat transfer but fortunately and unfortunately I don't have enough fat. I was talking to an acquaintance ( now we are better friends ;-) ) about her implants and how much she loved them and it made me think about my deflated boobs. I have one of those medicine cabinet mirrors that only show from your neck up which is good, but then I started looking in the full length mirror and I did not like what I saw. We are our own worst critics and I a cannot agree more because at age 29, I feel unattractive....naked. Pregnancy did a number on me and I wish I could turn back the time and not had eaten so much strawberry cheesecake and lemon bars. Grrrr.. Oh well, on to better things.

My stats
110 lbs
Bra size is 34 a
Getting silicone 325 cc's hp

I have high standards with my recovery because my doctor doesn't prescribe pain pills or even give a surgery bra. His technique is suppose to be less invasive and intrusive equals a faster recovery. That's why, I went with him. On the day of surgery, after I get home I am suppose to take a nap, take a shower, do arm exercises, and go out to dinner or shopping. Shocking! Right!? Reading all these reviews of pain and other things has made me a little bit of a skeptic but I am full support of recovering in 3 days and getting back to normal life after. I'm feeling frazzled that I hope I'm getting the right size boobs and trying to look at all the reviews that has the same stats as me and it's nerve wracking. Some women who has 300ccs look humongous, while others wish they would have went bigger. I need to make up my mind this week! What do you guys think?

I'm trying not to be a wuss about putting up pics, but I will. Soon.

2 days post surgery

Hi ladies, it's 2 days post surgery and I am doing great. I ended up with mentor silicone 350 cc's hp. On Tuesday I had my surgery at 9am and was back home by 12:30. I was very sleepy and did fine on the ride home. I slept for a couple hours at home and my loving husband woke me up and made me do my arm exercises. I was against doing arm exercises but it is part of the recovery process so I did it. I was not prescribed any pain killers and was just taking Motrin every 4 hrs. It was really just chest pressure that hurt the most. It felt better to move around if I lifted my arms in front of me while walking. I was fine eating dinner at the table with my kiddos and I sat outside afterwards. I slept through the night after taking Benadryl and Motrin.

2nd day: I was up and moving around. Chest pressure is still strong and it still takes getting used to doing arm exercises. I go to out to dinner and the mall but am pretty tired after.

3rd day: I'm feeling much better today but chest pressure is still there. I'm still taking Motrin but have better arm mobility. I miss hugging my sweetie pies and get scared when they're trying to tug at my arm or leg.

I have had a great experience with Dr. Rios. His technique has led me to a almost pain free recovery and so far I am liking my results. I know it will take a while for them to drop and fluff but am very excited for the end result. Dr. Rios and his staff were very courteous and accommodating. They saw me the day before surgery when I was contemplating going bigger and having more questions. Overall I would recommend him to anyone I know wanting to get breast augmentation.

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