When I met my doc, I knew he was "the one". His bedside manner is great. Same is true with his nurses. He (and they) answered each question, no matter how small or silly I thought it sounded, patiently and openly.
I knew I wanted silicone and unders (unless they had some reason why i shouldn't...which each PS I met agreed on unders), he didn't try to talk me out of anything and just explained options and what was gonna work for me.
I also knew it would be on the large to xl size. I was very happy when I met him and his nurse and they reassured me that I wasn't crazy, that with my frame and body type, the larger implants would NOT look fake or stripperish. (It's a MYTH that large implants automatically equate to adult entertainment!!)
I tried on from 600s up to 725ccs on that 1st consult. When I had my 2nd consult/pre-op and size decision day (hubby was there this time), I tried on 725 and 775ccs. I had thought I wanted 750s and decided to just go for that extra 50ccs, so that i could never regret not going larger (which too many girls go thru), and never get boobie greed. I believe that lots of PS's go smaller for the extra business. If you take care of yourself and your investment, large implants are NOT any more of a problem than "normal" range sizes. (A good PS doesn't bat an eye when you want 650 or 800 CCs and have broad shoulders or weigh more than 130 or so. Cuz it fits the body!)
This is my 1st, and I plan on it being my only, ba. I have a large bwd (15.2) and natural cleavage (says the doc) and side boob. So fitting those suckers in here was actually no issue. Of course with 800s, I got the largest that i could fit the 1st time anyway. Which fit my frame amazingly!! I finally have the hourglass figure I never thought I'd have!
I'm almost 5'5", 140, size 4, but not thin. Broad shoulders and waist, but slim enough from a side view. I consider it an athletic build because there isn't a lot of curves, but I'm muscular and not thin. So for me, 800cc was not too big, at all.
My doc has his own suite in a medical park. He has surgery in house in a separate area of his office suite. He has RNs and an anesthesiologist to assist in surgery. So it does save a bit on hospital fees. There were fees for anesthesia etc, of course, but less than other quotes I had gotten that would've taken place in a separate facility.
Also, it was nice to show up and walk in a private side door and walk out that same private door later....privacy! The nurses were amazing before and after (and I don't remember more than 2 minutes in the OR).
Of course I woke up thinking my ribs were being sat on by elephants, and having a hard time getting real deep breaths. This is normal! (for all sizes!) And it got better within a day or two, and was completely gone by about day three. I was sent home in a post op front closure bra, and a boobie strap.
All med scripts were given at pre op (2 weeks ahead...I prepared as much as possible for all post op needs, ahead of time). If you stick to your meds and doc instructions (do NOT stray from pain meds for a day or two at least, and stay on schedule!), it IS bearable. Some ladies have it easier than others. Under the muscle is a harder recovery, usually, from what I've learned from research. So for me, it was a good week til I really felt pretty normal and almost 2 weeks or so til I didn't feel totally weird lifting my arms or doing normal stuff like washing my hair!
I think it's important to know that around week 3 I no longer had brick boobies. But the crazy looking, high, square, flat looking boobies is known as "frankenboob", and is normal. Not everyone gets it...but lots of us do. I did.
At post op day 22 I finally did not have square tops. They still had a bit of man-body-builder flatness, but much less than even a few days before! As of now, pod 28, they look almost normal! Slightly hard still and still high. But much softer than day 1, and lower, and shape is improving daily.
I'm beginning to understand that part of why mine are dropping and changing shape so slowly, is because they are large and under the muscle and it's my 1st ba. So, my muscles are still trying to adjust and argue with their new situation. This is normal.
My scars (crease/under the breast incision) are already improving (how they feel [the lumpiness]...the pinkness will take a bit longer to fade). I have been using tea tree oil and bio oil and coconut oil (depending on what I feel like doing at the time) on the scars for healing, and silicone scar sheets for pain. I know they're supposed to help with the healing, but I don't care. They put a barrier between my bra and my boob...after a week or so The incisions got more sensitive. Way more. Which is normal. After a few days Of the rubbing, I got fed up and bought the scar sheets (which I cut into small strips) and started using them all the time. They help so much!!! Also about 1-1.5 week my nipples were really sensitive (also normal). My doc has me use lotion on them and use slight pressure while rubbing them, to help them recover from the painful sensitivity faster. It helps. I can feel it.
So at this point, I'm very happy. Can't wait for the drop and fluff to be finished. But the size is great for me and I finally feel like my body is womanly and sexy. I may get a tt in the future. Right now, I'm just happy and recovering from my ba. And adjusting to life after/with big boobs! It's wonderful! And my hubby is very happy too!
Do NOT be fooled that large CCs automatically means a certain look. Or that HP does either! That's silly. It's 100% Based on your body type, your bwd, and the look you desire! All my aunt's (but one) have huge boobies, naturally. So now I just look like the rest of my family in the boob department...except mine have full upper pole!!! Woohoo.
My current measurement (which I know will change with the d&f process) is 32G.
Also, a bit of real talk/advice:
if you don't KNOW your surgeon is the right one for you...meaning, on the same page with what YOU want and how to get you there...and you're not 100% confident in their skills and trustworthiness, keep looking! I'm serious. I met with others who I liked and would've certainly have had a "good" result, but I'd have ended up with boobie greed and ultimately unhappy cuz I didn't follow what I wanted for myself. So I kept looking. And my doc has almost 35 years experience, and was totally on my page (as were his awesome nurses!) and was able to answer my questions so that I knew that he knew what the heck he was doing! This is vital! Trust is vital!
Do research. Read the stories of girls who don't have good support post op. And keep looking so you do NOT become one of them! I'm glad I did!
And last thought is this. It's 1000% worth it!
I'm more confident. I feel sexier. It's nice to full out tops that fit me weird before. I have a shape I never imagined. My hubby is thrilled. And I would absolutely choose the same everything if I had to do it again!