05.11.2016 It's a pretty significant day for me -...
05.11.2016 It's a pretty significant day for me - I decided to book my BA procedure next week on May 16. That's only a few days from now, but I firmly believe that this is the best time because I finally have time off from my clinical rotations. Here's a little background about me... I'm 5'2" and currently 88 lbs. My weight fluctuates a lot between 88 to 92 lbs though. I'm very sedentary because all I do is study when I'm home. Most of my "cardio" (I think it counts) is when I brisk-walk in the hospital and be on my feet for 10-14 hrs in a clinic. I got sized at Victoria Secret last year... I think I got pretty ambitious there, lol... and I still am 28A. Of course they got nothing for me except junior sports bras so I ended up ordering bras from "The Little Bra Company," and they fit me perfectly!
September 17, 2015 was my first consulation with a PS. He's very nice and seemed knowledgable, and he sized me up for 250 cc. He was concerned about me getting contractures if I get any bigger so he didn't recommended going above that. He said it was very common among Asians.
March 8, 2016 was my 2nd consultation with another incredibly nice and brilliant PS. It took a while for me to book another consultation because I was busy with my clinical rotations. I didn't have any time off. He sized me up for 300 cc, which I thought at that time looked better than the 250 cc. When I left, I thought I would really pick him as my PS, but I went to see another one after 3 weeks.
March 24, 2016 was my 3rd and final consultation. He is another incredibly nice PS and I was really impressed with his bedside manners and intelligence. Moreso, I really got hooked to his 3D simulation. So I got sized for 335 cc on my left and 340-360 cc on my right breast. My chest is actually uneven and he was the only one who pointed that out... and this is the reason why I picked Dr. Khorsandi!
Why I wanted to get a BA... I just thought I'd look better with big boobs. I know I'd still have to alter dresses, but at least I get to fit the top part well. I'm really excited for my BA on Monday! I can't wait!
Struggling with Bra Shopping
31 Jul 2016
2 months post
So, I've been measured at Victoria Secret many times. I got a 32 C, a 32 D, then finally somebody from 3rd VS store I went to said I'm neither because I'm more of a 30 DD. She put my size on card as 32 C/D. My measurement under the breasts is 25" and this makes it more complicated for petite girls who underwent BA! I'm not complaining though. I love my new boobs. It's just a struggle looking for the perfect fit bra that looks great. The D's at VS are just so uncomfortable. Some of them look good, but there's always a gap between my boobs and the bra cups. The C's, on the other hand, felt great. I know it's not normal for the band to ride up in the back (32 band size is loose on me so the boobs are kind of compensating for it), but C's are the better fit so far. Anywayz, I've been massaging my boobs 3-5x a day because they're still high up. It's so frustrating mine takes forever to drop!!!
31 Jul 2016
2 months post
I forgot to talk about my inframammary incisions. They look well-healed up. My left has little pink spots, but is otherwise flat and I think it will heal up just as great as the right. I don't think there is hardly any right inframammary scarring at all. I haven't posted about them before because some time along BA journey, I've had bumps -literally and figuratively. If you notice any hyperpigmentation, it's from my allergic reaction to the dermabond (glue) around day 19 I believe. I took pics of it and they looked disgusting back then. Now they're healed up, and it's starting to look less pigmented. Hopefully, it will fade completely when my breasts start to d&f. My PS did a great job obviously. My body is just being stubborn. I'm just incredibly prone to chafing then hyperpigmentation follows. The bandeau even caused me problems too. It made my skin red and itchy around 1 month of wearing it religiously (right where it sits on the upper outer quadrants of breasts). I had hyperpigmentation there as well, but it's gone now.
Comparison Pre and Post BA
18 Aug 2016
3 months post
My right breast is slowly descending, and it's taking its sweet time. I am massaging it as much as I can after I get off work. Here are comparison photos pre-BA and a little over 3 months post op. I am glad I'm filling in this swim top now, and breasts don't look as high up anymore. I believe they still need to d&f more, but this is already a dream come true for me. I had Inspira 335 cc on left and 345 cc on right. Breasts also feel softer now.
4th month pics
It took me a while to update as I have been very busy. I also went home during my break so I took that opportunity to take more pictures. Nothing has changed much since the third month, except that my breasts feel a lot softer and my hyperpigmentation has faded a lot (I had a bad reaction to dermabond).
5 Months Post BA update
24 Oct 2016
5 months post
It has been a long journey, but all the waiting paid off. I'm loving the way they look now, and my right breast has dropped more since my last update. My post inflammatory hyperpigmentation has completely faded (I had a bad reaction to dermabond on the 19th day). Let me know if you want to see pictures of progression so I can help those who had the same reaction. Everything is looking great, and I'll be at my PS' office tomorrow for pictures. Yayyy!!!
Current measurements (haven't changed since my baseline at 2 months post BA):
Chest = 31.5"
Underbust = 25"
Current bra/ bralette sizes --
VS bra sizes: sports bra in XS, bralettes in XS/S, 32 C/D
Aerie bra sizes: bralettes in XS/S, bras in 30 D
CK bralette: XS
Dansk sports bra (Walmart): S
Forever 21 sports bra: XS