19 Yr 5'5" 100lbs 371cc Natrelle Silicone Moderate Plus- Houston, TX
I was really nervous, but I found Dr. Vitenas on...
I stopped growing in 5th grade. Only 32A at this...
I stopped growing in 5th grade. Only 32A at this point, I found RealSelf and I'm so glade I did! Found Dr. Vitenas and I looked at his photos, I knew he'd be a good choice. I got serious at 17, now at 19 I'm finally going to get them done! I'm so excited to finally fill out and be confident in myself
Before photos not in clothes
Before with clothes on, no bra
Bought some bras!
Made some rice sizers! 375cc
I just also wanted to state (not sure who will see this) that I'm posting all of this for myself to look back on.
All the info!!!
Weight: (as of tonight) 98.5
Starting size: I normally wear a 32A
Implant size I plan on getting: 371cc moderate plus natrelle silicone submuscular under the crease
My doctor: Dr. Vitenas
What my doctor told me to do to get ready for the surgery and to help me recover:
-Starting at 2 weeks before the surgery I couldn't take any type of medicine, herbs or mega doses of omega and vitamin e.
-to eat healthier; no fast food, low sodium diet
-no smoking or drinking
-take multivitamins everyday
At 1 week I had to:
-bathe with either dial, safeguard, or lever 2000
The night before surgery I can and cannot:
-cannot eat or drink after 10 pm
-have to shower with a special soap they gave me (Hibiclens)
-to wash all my clothes I plan to wear and sheets; anything that will touch my skin with tide free because my skin will be sensitive; no dryer sheets
-cannot put anything on my skin or hair
Morning before surgery:
-cannot put anything on skin (lotion, perfume, deodorant), no makeup or anything on hair
-zip up jacket, pull up pants, slip on shoes
My doctor is having me braless for 6 weeks to help them drop faster and I have to massage them in the pockets for a little bit every 30 minutes for the 6 weeks.
I feel pretty good now, not nervous anymore just excited and still can't believe it's happening haha
I'm so happy. Words can't explain it.
I do feel tightness and it's already starting to feel better. I can do a few things by myself. But I can't take any medicine until 12pm. I'm gonna try to sleep a little. But just wanted to post this really quick.
I didn't get 371cc silicone and I'm so happy! He requires me to not were a bra at all for 6 weeks to help. Only thing is it'll be weird feeling going to my classes haha but I don't care I'm proud of myself to pay for all of this on my own.
My medicine is Diazepam for muscle spasms, hydrocodone for pain, and cefadroxil for bacteria kinda like infection to help heal.
Only 4 hours after: standing up
I hope they get bigger...
Day 2 after surgery
My doctor said for my chest wall size 371cc is the highest I can get.
I was looking at other girls with getting 371cc and they looked nice and big! But mine look so small right now.
I heard that if a girl likes me the size while it is swollen she end up hating the size later because the swelling will go down; she liked the size of the swollen breasts.
But if a girl doesn't like the size at first that it's too small, she'll like it later once it drops more a "fluffs" but this confuses me because they both together do not make sense hand in hand.
Bottom line, I'm upset that they will only maybe give me a small C cup. I was wanted a D to DD.
Any advice? /: I'm getting really depressed.
Day 4 update!
But today I had my check up appointment with my Doctor. Apparently I was not massaging them correctly. I wasn't hard on them. He grabbed them sooo hard and rough and tried pushing them together really hard. I wanted to cry. It hurt where my incisions were. He said they were still really tight and because they are really big implants for me I really have to be rough. I was able to move my arms though and stretch them above my head. He was really nice about it though even though it was rough, I understand though. He just wants me to have the best results. He said I can take off the bandages at the end of this week to clean it and use scar treatment they have every morning and night but it's like $100 so I'm still contemplating on it. Since I paid for all my surgery ($6,500) my parents said they'll think about helping me get it.
I love Dr. Vitenas, he is the best at what he does and his staff is so amazing and sweet and very welcoming. He is very straight forward which I like, not sugar coating things. I'm just glad I'll be having this whole week off from school because of thanksgiving break. So I'll be on my pain meds and continue to massage how he showed me and try to be more active with my arms.
Just a little update about how I'm feeling
-My neck/shoulders have been hurting so much. I put icy hot on it and it helps but it doesn't go away. I think it's cause of the more weight on my chest and I know I have a habit of my shoulders leaning forward.
-My breast do feel really tight unless I massage them. Now that I learned how to correct massage them I'm hoping they will drop faster. My doctor was worried because I have such big implants in that I wasn't moving them around enough and I wasn't.
-Only thing that truly hurts is my left incision still. If you see my photos you can see all the blood but it's dry. I can't take them off until later this week.
-I still am trying to work on moving my arms and I can I do a lot more now and I can even get up out of bed myself pretty easy without pain. My armpits still hurt a little but I can put up with the annoying feeling. Just trying to put my arms completely over my head still needs some work
-I don't know what it is with my left breasts incision but that is was is killing me the most. It hurts when I wear clothing and it touches it. Just hurts when anything touches it. At least the air bubbles or fluid in my chest and ribs are going away more
-maybe too much information but I still having gone number two but I have started taking stool softeners. Nothing yet but hoping lol
Luckily this week is my thanksgiving break from school so I have this whole week to really work on recovering (:
Just a few photos
I'm starting to lean off the medicine now finally but my left incision still hurts a little. Mostly when I massage my left breast. I can get too close to it because it'll hurt. But my left breast looks a lot smaller than my right. Maybe my right one is dropping faster I don't know haha
Nipples are sensitive to when then rub on it. But at least I have sensation.
The only numb feeling is my left breast where the cleavage to hall of my under breast if that makes since. I can feel it but it's like when your leg falls asleep kinda feeling almost. But I'm getting to feel it more and more everyday.
Bruise actually isn't noticeable
Small note: don't wear 3 inch heels while going to the galleria mall to shop the Black Friday sales. Had to take one for the team; my older sister wanted a giant black tote from Victoria secret lol
First time trying nip covers. Makes it look like my nips are flowers. Very helpful though, to hide my torpedo nips and so my clothes don't hurt my sensitive nipples. I almost kind of just want to wear them all the time lol I took them off and had my padless no wire (basically just soft fabric) bra on; touched my nipples and my gosh they are so sensitive to everything! When do they stop?! lol
Info on the implants I got
Quick! Scar cream?!
My doctor supplies a scar treatment but it's $100 and because I paid all for my surgery myself as well as still paying $114 money myself I just don't feel that I should spend 100 on the scar treatment when I know there are other types out there that can work just as well.
I just don't know what I should buy. Help?
One week update!!
At one week:
-I can easily get up out of bed on my own
-I can sleep on my side with just some discomfort when but more when I toss and turn
-I can reach my arms above my head easily/ I can take a shirt off over my head lifting my arms up
-I can carry things without a lot of discomfort. Only small discomfort when I'm carry something heavy (but I'm not carrying anything heavier than 5-8 lbs) only discomfort if carrying for a long time but it's tolerable
-I can wash my hair and body by myself, and I do simple are exercises to get them more flexible again so now I can reach the middle of my back
-massaging doesn't hurt as much, only on my left breast-note on that-I have a lot of fluid/air bubbles still on that side of my breast, and it hurts sometimes when I pinch (massage) closest to my incision but it's tolerable
-I have officially stopped taking all of the medicine I was given: finished all of the anti-bacterial/infection pills, stopped taking my heavy pain meds because I no longer feel pain, and I don't need to take my muscle relaxers really I did yesterday cause I did a lot with my arms and my chest just felt weird a little so I took some and I felt fine
-my breast are dropping nicely so far yaaaay
Not so great notes:
-my nipples still stick out noticeably (as you can see)
-my nipples are very sensitive; meaning just any kind of fabric that rubs or touches them it'll hurt however I am in love with the pedal nipple covers, they stick very well because they take a little while to peel off and they hide my pointy nips and it doesn't hurt while they are on!
So far that's all I can think of but if y'all have any other questions, ask! I'll do my best to answer (:
And they still have a lot of dropping to do so no cleavage yet, and I'm not allowed to wear anything padded or with wire. Bra free for 5 more weeks!!
One week Video
If there is any questions please ask! (:
Just took off my bandaids!!!
Just a bit pissed off.
Update at 2 weeks
They feel softer. Still no jiggle, not even when I go down stairs. I try jumping up and down a little, and I can see it a little move on top but they're still pretty stuck to my chest lol But I have more control with my arms, I can move them around more and lift a lot of stuff like everyday things way easier without strain or pain.
Only place i don't have sensation is still on my left breast; under my nipple and towards the center of my chest. But I can feel everything on my right breast. I think I'm getting some sensation back but just very little. But idk. I scratch my nail across it and I don't feel it. /:
Still on my low sodium diet. Still can't wear a bra.
And I bought some lingerie and bralettes cause I'm leaving to see my boyfriend in nevada in 2 weeks and I'll be up there for 4 weeks!! I'm so excited! First time he'll be seeing them and touching them in person!
And when I get back I have my next appointment cause by then itll be a month and my surgeon wants to see how they are then.
Thankfully I don't have anymore fluid or bubbles anywhere on my chest. And I'm so thankful my incisions look this good! I've seen some bad ones on here /: that was what I was most worried about but they're already pretty flat and not dark really at all! I think they'll recover nicely.
No cleavage yet but slowly getting there.
And I can get up out of bed so easy and sleeping is getting easier on my sides. And I finally tried sleeping on my stomach and it doesn't hurt at all! It's still so comfy to sleep on my stomach.
Thanks for checking up on my update! If there's any other things you'd want to know let me know!
I'll might some updates as the weeks go by while I'm up there too but for sure I plan on taking pictures and videos of how they are at a month.
3 week update
I'm still trying to get used to them, they don't hurt at all not even my back. My arms don't hurt anymore. I keep trying to do simple arm stretches only sometimes it hurts my underarms like my armpit area if I stretch my arm far back enough.
They're getting really squishy and starting to giggle a little
Dr. Vitenas is so nice and he knows what he is doing! Lindsey was so sweet and amazing working with me and helping me decide on the size I want!