I've been wanting a BA since I discovered that my...
I've been wanting a BA since I discovered that my real breasts weren't coming in. I'm 5'6" and wear 36B BUT Victoria's Secret employees says I'm actually 40A.
I'm physically active and currently in medical school so recovery and affordability are top priority. A natural appearance is also a must! I come from a very conservative family who has openly opposed plastic surgery.
I've had one consult 3-4 years ago with a surgeon recommended by my friend. I went into the office with the hope of upgrading to a C-cup. When I asked the PS his opinion of what would be proportional to my wide frame, he said D. After that I buried the thought of having the procedure done for a number of reasons - getting my bachelor's degree, my family's disapproval, and hoping that working on my self esteem will save me that couple thousands of dollars.
Over the years, I got into shape but I still wasn't happy. Then I finally decided that I'm tried of hating my body. I reconsidered getting a BA. But then I couldn't find the plastic surgeon I had that first consult with... uh oh! I was referred to another surgeon by another friend... who had HORRIBLE reviews on various websites.
So I turned to Real Self. I've scheduled one appointment thus far, awaiting on a couple other surgeons to respond. I plan on getting it in a year.
Please send positive vibes and tips my way
I've settled on a surgeon!
My first consult was in 2010 and, obviously, it didn't go well enough for me to go through with the procedure.
I had three consults scheduled for December 2015 and, as the fates would have it, I only went to one.
Dr. Andres Taleisnik was great. He paid more attention to me and was more practical + informative than the first PS I saw. Plus he is very responsive to e-mails - I'd get a response within a few hours!
So here's the update:
1.) Tubular breast... is apparently a thing. And I have it. I've always wondered why my itty bitty's were disproportionate to my wide frame. Its a benign malformation. He showed me Google images to demonstrate that I was not alone.
2.) Breast lift. Never have I imagined the need for a breast lift... because I didn't have anything TO lift. But Dr. Taleisnik explained that if he just put implants in, my nipples would be low/face downward (all goes back to my tubular breasts).
3.) I told the doc that I wanted to be proportional... definitely need to balance with the butt and thunder thighs. He said he recommended 350 cc. Instead of putting a regular implant over my breast, like my first PS did, he brought out a special shaped implant (had an indentation for my real breast). He put this implant over my breast and then the gown over, so I can visualize.
Because I'd have a breast lift now, Dr. Taleisnik explained he'd have to bring two different sized implants into the operating room too - one smaller (300 cc) and one bigger (400 cc). He told me to give him images of what I'd want and he will try to achieve that look with the appropriate size.
He said 350 cc should bring me to a C, but he can't promise cup sizes because those vary by brand. In my head, I was already aiming to have a full C/small D but I always like to take professional suggestions into account.
I've been e-mailing him with questions and he replies within a few hours. That's so great!
I plan on having the surgery later this year (2016) when I have a break from my studies.
Wish boobs pics!
I'm planning to have my surgery late August! I can't wait...
Day 1 Post-Op
Yesterday I had my breast augmentation with bilateral concentric mastopexy done by Dr. Andres Taleisnik. During the pre-op appointment, we agreed upon 350cc BUT Dr. Andres notified me that he'd bring other sizes into the OR because the lift would change the shape/size of my natural breast. In the end, he went with 400cc because he believed that it would give me the look I was hoping for.
After the procedure, I was very groggy and sleepy. The staff and my fiance had to help me put my clothes back on and assist me into the car. I didn't get car sick but I felt every single bump and turn. I had to take shallow breaths because it would hurt if I breathed to hard. They were NOT exaggerating when they warned me it would feel like an elephant on my chest. My fiance had to help me get out of bed. I had some chowder that night, after which I felt nauseous but was able to keep it down. It was painful to walk.
Dr. Andres called me later that night to check up on me, reminding me of my medication, and assuring me that I can always call/email if I had any concerns.
That night I woke up every hour - not necessarily from pain, mainly because I forgot to take my sleeping pill.
Now, almost 30 hours after the procedure, I can get out of bed on my own (slowly!). I had a protein shake for breakfast... but I threw it up. I had a bagel for lunch... but I threw that up too. I'm hoping I'll have better luck with dinner.
Day 2 Post-Op
I can eat meals without getting nauseous! Car rides are a little better but still gotta be careful with bumps and turns. I can walk at a faster pace. My chest and abdomen are a tad swollen but barely noticeable under my baggy clothing.
I had my first post-op appointment today and Dr. Taleisnik says everything looks great.