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I am 28 years old. I have a 4 year old and 2.5...

I am 28 years old. I have a 4 year old and 2.5 year old twins. I did breast feed but for only 3 weeks since one of the twins wouldn't latch on properly. I blossomed early and by 8th grade I believe I was wearing a D cup. Not to toot my in horn, but I loved my breasts. They stayed nice looking until after I had my kids. I got as large as 38 DD. I've lost all of my pregabcy weight and am now smaller than I have ever been.

I wear a 4. Wow. I'm also smaller than I've ever been up top too. I wear a 34 C. The size isn't the problem. Honestly if they weren't so droopy I wouldn't mind them at all. I hate the way they look. So after debating and researching I've finally decided to take the plunge.

I scheduled my consultation quickly followed by my procedure date. It was kind of impulsive to say the least. My date us in two weeks. The doctor seems to understand the results I want to accomplish. I'm so thankful I dont need a lift! But he wants me to bring in pictures; of clothed women. Lingerie models and the like. Now I'm rambling.

My worries are in the risks and complications. His preferred incision site in the underside of the nipple. I'm worried about numbness and it being permanent. Anything to ease my mind would be great. I'll post before pictures soon and update as time progresses. Thanks so much for this site.

So I am now a week and a half away from the big...

So I am now a week and a half away from the big day and it's all I can think about. I'm so excited and so nervous, it's crazy. I'll keep updating as I go. I am on day one of no smoking. I'm taking Chantix to help. I really hope I don't go insane. I've been wanting to quit for a while now. I tried this past fall, but then my Daddy got ill with cancer. He passed away almost two months ago. So as much as for me, I'm trying to quit for him too. He was my superman and still is.

I've added pictures. The last picture is the...

I've added pictures. The last picture is the result I want. Do you think I'm being realistic?

Holy cow! I've still got a week and a day left...

Holy cow! I've still got a week and a day left an all I canthink about is my new additions. I wish I could think of something to occupy my time. I'm going nuts. I don't know how people last when they have to wait 6 weeks. I hope this week goes by fast! Although I'm thinking it won't. TORTURE!!!

Day one of no more smoking. I tell ya, get a Rx...

Day one of no more smoking. I tell ya, get a Rx for Chantix. It really helps. 4 more days till my pre op. That's easier to count down. Then from there 3 days. I'm sorry inrambling, but I'm kind of using this site as a journal as well. In do excited I could do a chorus line on the street. However that being said... I'm so nervous snout the results. Cheers and here's to a quick week!

Not many days left. Oh! I'm so excited! I am...

Not many days left. Oh! I'm so excited! I am writing a list of things to do before I leave for surgery; a list of things to pack and a list of questions to ask at my pre-op. My pre op is in two days. New breasts are right around the corner. I had a dream last night that one of the implants was way up high on my chest and the other was perfect. When I woke up all I could do was laugh, otherwise I would have started crying. I'm so nervous.

I am so excited. I learned how to explain how I...

I am so excited. I learned how to explain how I feel while talking to a very nice lady. She was able to sum up my excitement in one word, or uh, sound... Eeeeeeee!!!

I went to my pre op visit today. I asked both the nurse and the doctor, separately whether my desired results are realistic and they both said that they felt it was. Eeeeee!!! I understand that my results won't be exactly like the picture I brought in, but hey, I'm still happy.

I haven't smoked a single cigarette today. Yay me! I still don't know what profile I will get or the amount of cc's. The way my doc works is he learns what his patient wants. Then while in the operating room, he uses a temporary implant and fills it. Then he asks the other nurses, etc. what they think. Then when all agree to which looks best and is closest to my results, that's what he uses... staying within the guidelines that I've given him.

OMG, OMG, OMG I could go running through the streets screaming and dancing. I am so freaking excited!! I will update again either Wednesday night or Thursday. But I will update.

My husband and I leave tonight when he gets home...

My husband and I leave tonight when he gets home from work. Thankfully my doc gave me ambien; enough to take one tonight. Otherwise I don't think I would be able to sleep. Just think in about 24 hours I'll have prettier breasts! The surgery center will call sometime today to let me know what time I need to be there tomorrow. Oh I can't wait!

It is 1:35 am, May 26th, 2011. I am wide awake...

It is 1:35 am, May 26th, 2011. I am wide awake even though I took an ambien that the doc prescribed. This isn't the first time that I woke up either. And since I can't eat or drink anything and I no longer smoke, I have nothing to o ccupy my time.

My alarm is set for 5:30. I have to be there for 6:30. This is going to be a long 5 hours.

I'm home. And so far so good. My breasts look...

I'm home. And so far so good. My breasts look slightly weird to me, but that was expected. They are high up. Doc went with 375 cc smooth round mod plus saline in both breasts. I don't remember much from yesterday except waking up and have serious pressure in my chest. Then when my husband and I got to the hotel I was starved. I Dell asleep almost immediately after getting to the room and when I woke after that was the first and really only time I had serious pain. Even now it's not too bad. I can raise my arms up over my head and everything. As soon as I can post a pic I will. I will jeep posting updates as often as possible.

11 Days Post Op I figure it's about time I...

11 Days Post Op
I figure it's about time I update. I added pictures and "re-organized" them. I am feeling just fine. I have to remind myself that I can't keep moving and doing. Well, actually my body reminds me that I can't keep moving and doing. I'm sleeping on my back and side now with out any problems. 4 days post op I fell asleep on my back: BIG MISTAKE. Oh my, that hurt when I woke up.

My right implant is sitting high. It causes this odd "square" shape at the bottom of my breast. I can feel the implant, or I am assuming it's my implant, on the side of that breast. It's this "bubble". I push and it moves. I can feel it "in my body" as well. Doctor said it was nothing to worry about. A friend of mine said that it would go away. So for now, I'm going to ignore it.

My left breast I think is absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait till I can get out of this granny bra. It is so hot to wear. It's 100 degrees here lately.

I will go back to have the stitched removed in two days. Then it will only be 4 more weeks of the granny bra. I don't care if they are going to change more after that, I am going to Victoria's Secret!

Not sure I posted all of my pre and post op stats....

Not sure I posted all of my pre and post op stats. So here they are: I am 2 weeks post op. I am loving my breasts so far!!! Pre op I wore a 34B/C. I think I wasn't filling my 34C's anymore like I should have been. My post op bra is a 34D. I'm 5'5" and 140 lbs. Though I think I've gained weight since I haven't been to the gym in weeks. I ended up with 375cc moderate plus saline under the muscle. I can feel the implants but I suppose that I can get use to it. They look great though!!!

Didn't realize I hadn't updated after my 2...

Didn't realize I hadn't updated after my 2 Week Post Op Visit. I had my stitches removed. That felt weird! While I was there Doc saw that one of my dis-solvable (spelling?) stitches had made it's way to the surface and was sticking out. No big deal apparently, but it was disturbing to me. I pointed out that my left incision had the same thing. I didn't know what it was at the time though.

So stitches were removed, Doc said they looked great. I need to keep the tape on the incisions for two more weeks and continue to wear the bra for four more weeks. After those four weeks are up (which will be 6 weeks post op) I can go buy any bra I want or as he stated, "Any sexy little bra you want." And I can start going back to the gym.

Going back to the gym will be great! No smoking any more and not being able to be active has put some pounds on my behind.

I go back to see him in 6 weeks, which will be 8 weeks post op.

6/25/2011 - Today makes 4 weeks and 2 days post op...

6/25/2011 - Today makes 4 weeks and 2 days post op. For the most part I am feeling fine. I've noticed I wear out much quicker this past week than in my third week. I don't know what that is about. For instance: I went shopping by myself for the first time (shopping for a weeks worth of groceries, I've been shopping before this) last week. And while I've drove and shopped since my surgery, I haven't done it all by myself. Well, I was wore out afterwards. Then this last week I've not slept very well. I've been "whimpering" in my sleep. I've woke myself up doing it. So I started taking half of an ambien, which was prescribed for right after my surgery. I did not take them all, so I have 5 left. That seems to have helped. I've been feeling sore and "full" at the end of each day this past week as well. I don't know what is causing it.

I noticed that my left breast pulls upward when I flex my muscle. I expected some change when flexing, but not like this! I spoke to my PS and will see him Monday morning. He said "That type of thing happens when someone started lifting weights too soon" I haven't been to the gym, did any cardio, swept my floors or mopped, or anything at all for that matter!!! Which is evidenced by my 10 lb weight gain! I don't know what I did wrong. I'm praying that there is an easy remedy for this. I really don't want to be in a bathing suit this summer and pick up a kid to have my boob go all "snaggle" boob and every one see. My right breast does this as well, but not nearly as noticeable.

I "squeeze" my breasts 2-3 times a day. This is something that will have to be done for the rest of my life. Well, while I have implants anyways. I only have to do it once a day but for the beginning I am doing it more often. I figure after my 6 weeks, I will cut back to 1-2 times a day. That's how I noticed that my left breast does it's snaggle thing, when I was squeezing my right breast.

I am so tired of wearing this post op bra. And btw, it's not anything special. It's just a full coverage no wire completely cotton bra. But it's HOT! I feel like it is making me smother sometimes. I guess it doesn't help that I live in southern Louisiana either.

I posted some updated 4 week pics I just took today with the granny bra and how my breasts look. Oh and my right breast is still higher than my left. That is killing me! I want it to drop. It causes my right breast to have breast tissue "hang" off the bottom. Sounds weird but it you look at the pic, you can see what I'm talking about.

I will post what my PS says after my appointment Monday regarding my snaggle boob.

Adding some pictures I took at 17 days post op.

Adding some pictures I took at 17 days post op.

So my PS said that my muscle has attached to the...

So my PS said that my muscle has attached to the scar tissue. That's the knot I'm feeling. I'm not sure if exactly what he meant but apparently itsnt not going to be a problem in a years time. It attached itself because of over use too soon. But I haven't done anything. Anyways, what's weird us that in 1.5 weeks I can start weight lifting again. That makes no sense. I'm not going to go any weights for a while. At least no chest excersices. I'm not taking any chances.

He's not concerned at all. In his 42 years erience he's only had to surgically detach the muscle 2-4 times. He didn't tell me to do anything except try not to use that muscle. So I guess I shouldn't be worried. But I can't help it, I'm not a very patient person to begin with. So until it looks better I'm going to worry. I am using "new skin" on the incision site and massaging the hell out of the scar tissue in hopes of making the muscle release. I look like a perv, constantly rubbing what looks like my nipples. Ha ha ha!!. Oh but on a positive note: I bought 3 tops, a bathing suit and two dresses for $105 at Victoria's Secret. It'll be here next week sometime.

Today I am 8.5 weeks post op. I am still kind of...

Today I am 8.5 weeks post op. I am still kind of going back and forth between liking my new breasts and not liking them. I never hate them, so I guess that's a plus, but I am definitely disappointed in their out come.

In the past two weeks they have become apart of me rather than being something new and foreign. By that I mean I don't constantly feel them, play with them and look at them. Don't get me wrong, I still do; it's just not all day now. And at some point in the past two weeks they became soft. They feel real natural now.

I can't fully decide how happy I am with the results though. My muscle still pulls on my nipples. And the muscle on either side pulls differently. You'll see in the pictures I've attached.

I changed the way my pictures are. I thought it would be easier to see the changes if they were lined up. Anyways...

I keep telling myself that it's still early on and in 3 more months everything will be perfect. But it's hard to keep that mentality since my right breast is still higher and it's noticeable in bras and clothing. Or at least noticeable to me anyways. And because my muscle still pulls so funny looking. I haven't gone to the gym yet, because I know if I start doing weights it will be noticeable. I go back for another post op visit on August 29th. Hopefully my PS won't be so vague in his answers this time. I really don't want them to look like this forever.

I also don't feel that he gave me the results I asked for. I added that picture too. I hadn't realized that I removed the "result" picture.

I think I am a bit bummed still...

I forgot to mention that my left breast hurts...

I forgot to mention that my left breast hurts sometimes. I never have any pain in my right breast. But my left has this "heat" that spreads across from under my arm to my nipple. It's weird. And my nipple starts to hurt sometimes out of the blue. And the feeling seems to come and go in my nipple. Thought I'd put that out there. My next appt is 8/29/11 I'll bring all if this up then.

It's been 3 months now. I had an appointment...

It's been 3 months now. I had an appointment yesterday, but I cancelled it due to lack of funds for fuel. But I will reschedule soon. I still don't know what to think of my results. I'm not sure if I am happy or not. I dont know if they are changing still. I'm uploading pictures now. I will compare them to the ones I have here. I guess I will find out how much they have changed or not.

I went to the gym finally after nearly 4 months of not being in there. I am so chunky now. I weigh 153 pounds...I weighed 136 when I went in for breast augmentation. I was released from restrictions at 6 weeks, but I was afraid to do anything. Yesterday was my first day back and I am kind of hurting in my breasts. I didn't do nearly what I use to do.

Now that I am looking at the progression of...

Now that I am looking at the progression of pictures I am thinking that they are looking worst and worst!! I just dont know how I feel now. My scar on my left breast is looking worst too. But I think that is normal?
Lafayette Plastic Surgeon

Dr Henderson was overall a very good doctor. At my consultation he listened to what I wanted. He made be comfortable. Then at my pre op, this is when I brought the picture of the results I wanted, he made me feel confident that he could give me those results and about his understanding of what I wanted. The only thing I wish had been different: I wish I would have seen him that morning before my surgery. I would have told him to measure twice and cut one. ;) Actually, I didn't see him at all the day of my surgery. He spoke to my husband though to inform him of how the surgery went. Get a morning appointment when scheduling to see him, otherwise you may be there a while. The staff in his office is nice and always smiling. He's not much of a talker; more of a straight to the point kind of guy, with just a little of chat. But that was fine by me. Overall I do like him. OH, when you use his office, you get a full year of follow ups at no extra cost included in the price of your procedure.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
3 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 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
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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