May 11 2012 Augmentation - Saline 330s unders high profile 5'2 110 lbs 11 bwd

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I am trying to decide if I want to get implants...

I am trying to decide if I want to get implants next month or in Sept. I am worried about not being able to wear a swimsuit this summer if they don't drop right away, any thoughts on that? And how bad are the scars? Are they small enough to be hidden when wearing a bra? After a month or so can you mow or do typical summer activities (softball, kayaking, etc.)? My surgeon said small free weights typically in 6-8 weeks but no machine weights for upper body for 3-6 months. I had my initial consult last week and decided on either 250 or 275 cc high profile saline under the muscle with the incision under the breast. I am 5'2 110 lbs and usually wear a 34A from Victoria's Secret. I want my breasts to look natural but big enough to give me a little cleavage and fill out certain shirts/dresses. I tried on the sizers under a sports bra and was happy with both sizes but leaning towards 275 cc since it sounds like most people wish they would have gone bigger. Also I think I am going to schedule the surgery on a Thursday and then take the following week off work (about 11 days off). I have a desk job so hoping that will be long enough. Is that long enough? A friend referred me to her surgeon, she got implants over 10 yrs ago and has had a child and they still look amazing. The downfall is he is an hour away but I felt comfortable with him and like the fact my friend has had such great results and felt he listened to me, was honest when I showed him pictures that were unrealistic goals (due to bra/photoshopping of picture). I'm so excited and anxious!!!!

Pre-op appt was this week, I'm excited but anxious...

Pre-op appt was this week, I'm excited but anxious. I decided on saline high profile because I am fairly thin (5'2 110 lb). During my initial appt I was set on 275, this time I tried on 300 and 325 and the dr said 325 actually looked more natural. My appt was almost 3 hours, all my questions were answered and I can't wait!!! Just a little size stress which seems normal.

My current size is a 34a at VS and I have a BWD of 11 cm. I brought in tons of pictures and my surgeon is known for working with smaller framed girls so I'm going to trust him. He ordered 325 and 300 for my operation and I've expressed concern over going too big/fake so I'm guessing I will end up with the 300.

3 weeks to go!!

I have been anxious about size so I am trying the...

I have been anxious about size so I am trying the rice test. Planning on either 300 or 325 so I used 1 and 1/3 cup per stocking and have been wearing under a sports bra. At first I thought they were huge but I'm adjusting to how I look in tanks. I hate how huge they are in just the sports bra though, I can't decide if it's just the fact the rice is lumpy and obviously fake or if I need to go down a little. Does anyone have experience in rice test accuracy before/after to get an estimate of size?

The rice/sports bra combo look about the size I am in a padded bra with cutlets so I am happy with that but nervous how they will look without clothes. Based on my frame the dr said 380 cc was the biggest i could go but i feel like 325 is huge. I will try to take/post pics later today.

I'm doing a lot of cleaning, shopping for stuff I will need after surgery, getting ahead at work, etc. so hopefully by surgery day I will be less than 3 weeks I will finally have boobs!

Two weeks til the big day!! I'm so excited and...

Two weeks til the big day!! I'm so excited and anxious about the size. I am afraid of going too big or having them end up looking really fake but my dr is known for being fairly conservative on size so that helps me calm down.

I went through a phase where all I could think/talk about was the surgery but thankfully that has stopped. Although I do have nightmares about the size nightly but I figure the difference between 325cc and 300 cc is probably minimal and I don't want to regret not going bigger.

I told my coworkers I am going on vacation, hopefully they won't notice the increase in size. Also, is 4-6 weeks a good estimate on how long it takes for them to drop?

Can't believe the big day is almost here, 12 more...

Can't believe the big day is almost here, 12 more days I think. I posted a few pics, not really a fan of any self shots especially of the area I am least confident about. I'm a pretty tiny girl (5'2 110 lbs) but you can't really tell from the photos, I'm planning on 325 saline under the muscle implants but the dr will make the final call the day of the surgery, my second choice is 300 cc so guessing it will be one of those two based on how they look compared to my goal pictures.

I'm going through my instructions again and thought I would share the meds, I remember someone else posting this and found it interesting.
-Hydrocodone - 500 mg take 1-2 tablets every 4 hours as needed for pain.
-Cephalexin - 250 mg take 1 tablet 3 x's per day
-Diazepam - 5 mg take 1 every 6 hours
-Transderm SCOP - patch to put behind ear 4 hours prior to surgery

I bought the herbs recommended to help with swelling/healing, I'm sure you can probably get them at GNC or somewhere but I figured this was probably easier since I won't have to worry about getting the doses correct.

-Bromelain with Quercetin - supposed to start taking 3 days prior to surgery (two pills, three times a day) and continue until swelling is gone (7-10 days).
-Arnica Montana 30x - begin immediately after surgery and continue until brusing swelling is gone. Three tablets three times a day, dissolves and you aren't supposed to touch this (not sure why).

I also got the scar/recovery cream recommended by my surgeon, TNS Recovery Complex. It was pretty pricey but I'm hoping if I follow all of his directions I won't have any issues.

He mentioned he has seen two patients over the past several years shortly after surgery that had ruptured implants, one due to a motorcycle accident and one due to going out to the bars and dancing/drinking the weekend following surgery. Definitely makes me want to take it easy and helped me understand that I need to be careful after...

It still doesn't feel like I am going to actually...

It still doesn't feel like I am going to actually go through with week at this time I will have boobs!!!! I am supposed to start one of the herbs from the dr on Tuesday and will be cutting out alcohol starting then right now I am drinking some red wine and packing my surgery bag to take to my mom's house :)

I packed straws, stool softener (i typically have bloating/tummy issues after surgery), zip up hoodies, sweats, an airplane neck pillow, an ice pack cover, my meds which includes scar cream from my dr, hats since I can't shower for 3 days, baby wipes to kinda help me freshen up, cotton gauze and surgical tape (will use for sure when I spray tan), and a lot of pillows. Oh and a plastic bag to use in case I get sick on the ride home, hopefully I won't have to use it. Anything else I should bring with? My surgeon will give me a bra when I leave and then I plan to order another after surgery, hoping to find the same brand/style online a little cheaper. He said it is helpful to ice the top after surgery avoiding the incision, is that fairly helpful and how often do you ice?

I can't believe the big day is almost here!!!!...

I can't believe the big day is almost here!!!! Friday morning can't get here soon enough!!! I'm hoping 325 cc takes me from a barely A to a full C. Wish me luck!!!!

I need to stop researching, starting to worry I am...

I need to stop researching, starting to worry I am going too small even though up til this morning my biggest fear was going too big and having symmastia (sp?) or capsular contraction. I work for a small conservative company and jwoww style boobs don't fit my personality (they look great on her, I just don't want that attention).

So nervous!!! Thanks to everyone who has shared stories, pictures and advice. 8 hours til my surgery!!!

I'm about 8.5 hours post surgery and feeling good....

I'm about 8.5 hours post surgery and feeling good. surgery was at 8 am and I was discharged a little before noon. I put on the anti-nausea patch 4 hours before surgery and I think that helped because I haven't had side effects from that!!

I got to the hospital around 6, did my preop blood work, showed the dr a few more pics, then went to surgery. I woke up and looked down and freaked out because they seemed so much smaller. I had my compression bra and I felt the same size as I did before so I kept asking the nurses about the size/why they looked small. Besides that my pain was probably a 2 or 3 out of 1 to 10 with 10 being high.

The drive home was fine, I called the dr with questions about meds and size, I'm a 330 mentor saline under the muscle and she said when they drop they will look bigger. No bruising but that's likely due to herbs. When I got home I took off the bra real quick and am definitely happy I went 330 instead or 250/275 like I planned. I've been icing and doing breathing/leg exercises for 5 minutes every hour.

I need to order another bra, I have a 34 merana ( sp?) compression bra that hooks up the front. I was a 34a before surgery so it seems like you can order the same size?! Pain has been low and I'm very consistent with my meds. Sorry this is so long.

It's about 5 am on day 3 post-surgery....

It's about 5 am on day 3 post-surgery. Surprisingly sleeping on my back hasn't been an issue but I think it is because I have two pillows behind my head for elevation and then one on each side to rest my arms. I woke up at 4 needing pain pills, I took a muscle relaxer around 10 and woke up at midnight and took 2 pain pills b/c my chest was sore and woke me up. It's hard with the meds because you have to take those 2 at least an hour apart and i have my antibiotc 3 xs a day w/food plus my arnica and bromelien (sp?) have to be taken w/o food so I've found it best to write a schedule each day of what needs taken when and the rules for each med.

As far as pain, it is just really sore/achy so far but icing the tops and sides help a lot. And this is probably too much info but I feel like my nipples look amazing, they are still small but seem more proportionate. I can't figure out how to post pics on my iPad but when I get home I will add some on my laptop.

One more question, I am slightly disappointed I was sent home in a 34a bra. Will that be my new size or are compressing bras sized different? I tried on an old black 34a bra and it fit in the band but I was so high it was hard to tell if it was small. I keep reading ow petite girls get a lot f shape from smaller implants so I'm hoping I'm not an exception.

Sorry for all my typos earlier, meds, ipad and no...

Sorry for all my typos earlier, meds, ipad and no sleep threw me off quite a bit.

4 days post-surgery, I spent most of yesterday in...

4 days post-surgery, I spent most of yesterday in bed or up taking meds. I took off my anti-nausea patch before bed and when I got up this morning around 6 I took my first round of meds (herbs and antibiotics) then ran to the bathroom and got extremely sick. Fortunately I could shower today so I brushed my teeth and ate some fruit so I wouldn't pass out in the shower.

My dr said I could get another compression bra to wear while this one gets washed, I tried on the medium d support underarmour high impact bra and it was too small. I could zip it up but barely and it was super tight so I'm worried about my final size which is funny b/c 2 days ago i was convinced i was an a cup still. Everyday they look better and softer. I can't seem to sleep enough though and am trying to quit my pain meds/muscle relaxers. Hope everyone else's recovery is going great,

Today is the 15th so I guess this is day 4 which...

Today is the 15th so I guess this is day 4 which is also the first day I've felt completely with it, I was pretty medicated and kept asking what day it was and repeating myself and slept for probably 18 hrs/day. I quit taking all the meds except the antibiotics so guessing that's why I'm feeling back to normal. I went shopping for another comfy bra today and got an amoena frances brand white front closure a/b size, it was $36 and the straps look more like a white tank then bra.The sales lady said it was for after mastectomies but she sells a lot to augmentation patients because it's front closure and super comfy. I got sized at 3 places today too, I know it will change a lot but I figured it would help me pick the right compression bra. Vicky's was 34C, Von Maur was 34D and Dillard's was borderline 32 or 34 D. I'm not sure if they will get bigger or smaller, I would be happy if they stayed this size even though before surgery I was set on full B/small C.

My left breast has a few blue veins but they should fade supposedly. I feel very proportionate after my surgery, I never thought a D cup would look good on me because I am short but before i was so flat i felt like i looked 12. I was hoping 325 cc would bring me to a full B/small C. I am surprised at how much they have dropped and how soft they are, I can feel the implant move sometimes which is strange but overall I'm very happy with the results. Has anyone else noticed the bottoms feel quite a bit softer then the top? Is that normal? Hope everyone else is doing great!!!!

My one week post-op appt is tomorrow, I am in love...

My one week post-op appt is tomorrow, I am in love with my new boobs!!! I am kind of feeling down but I think it has to do with boredom and lack of working out or interacting with people since I am usually a lot more social. Plus its hard being home and not able to really clean or do yardwork. Everyday they look even better so Im excited to see what my dr has to say.

My one week post-op appt was yesterday, I got my...

My one week post-op appt was yesterday, I got my stitches out and saw the scars. They aren't too bad considering it's only been a week and I am using the TNS cream twice a day to help. My dr said if I had not used that he would recommend cocoa butter twice a day instead but I figure I spent $5K on these babies so I'm using the expensive stuff he sells :) I also started massaging them once a day, I push down for 30 seconds pretty firmly and then up, left and right for the same time/intensity.
He said they look great for only a week and will continue to look better then next 3 months. It's kinda strange because today has been a more painful day then usual, started off feeling heaving and then getting little zingers of pain all day. Think it is because I tried to clean this morning, even doing laundry is rough but I'm lucky my family and friends will help, I just need to suck it up and ask them.
Speaking of friends, two of my close friends came over last night and of course asked to see/feel them...since they helped me research, listened to me for months, etc. I let them and they were so impressed at how natural they looked and felt. That was reassuring for me because I am starting to worry I went too big, I ended up getting 330 cc saline unders and I went from completely flat to I think a D and I'm hoping that they either stay the same or get smaller over the next few months. I tried on a few dresses and tanks and they still fit and look amazing now that I can fill them out so that was a good feeling.

Oops heaving is supposed to be heavy....

oops heaving is supposed to be heavy....

Today was by far the worst day for me since...

Today was by far the worst day for me since Tuesday (6 days ago). Today is day 10 and was my first day back at work, I have a desk job so figured since I quit pain meds last Monday I would be fine, by lunch I was about in tears and popping Tylenol as allowed. It was strange pain, like my sides/ribs were super achy with occasional twinges. Just took a muscle relaxer and hoping to sleep great, I slept awful last night because I was anxious about people at work noticing. No one noticed but I got a few 'you look really sick' comments....gotta love honest coworkers.
Despite the pain I'm still happy, if I could change anything I would go slightly smaller but I doubt 50 cc would make too much of a difference.

Day 3 at work and doing better but not great....

Day 3 at work and doing better but not great. There's a sharp pain in the side of my right boob, kinda near the scar. Meds help but think I will attempt to do as much as possible left handed tomorrow to see if that helps. Glad I have the holiday weekend to look forward to but I will have to miss a good friends wedding because I physically cannot handle driving that far (6 hours) which is my own fault but my dr said I would probably be back to normal by then so I just assumed I would be fine. Ordered 2 sports bras from Vicky's last night, the front zip ones, so hopefully they fit. Three months of sports/compression bras suck because I really want to show them off in some cute tanks or dresses but I am following my drs orders. Funny how they all have such different opinions on massage, bras, exercise, etc.
I will post pics soon.

Feeling tons better although the scar on my right...

Feeling tons better although the scar on my right side hurts which I guess should be expected with how often I use that side and since I went under the muscle. I have been hit on so much this week it's crazy and at random places like the grocery store and gas station. Most of the time I'm in higher cut tops and skirts with no makeup and I'm wearing sports bras so my boobs arent out there for all to see so I'm guessing it's because I'm more confident overall.
My boobs seem like they are too wide for me, every day they look different though so I'm hoping they're just dropping and are in the round stage. I do have great upper pole roundness or whatever it's called. I'm so sick of sports/compression bras, I bartend part time for a friends bar and really want to flaunt them when I go back to work. Might check out Vicky's for some lower cut sports bras if those exist.

Did my massages and took 2 pics tonight, my right...

Did my massages and took 2 pics tonight, my right side appears to be dropping a lot faster then my left, I'm hoping that why it seems so much bigger.

Just over two weeks since my surgery and am doing...

Just over two weeks since my surgery and am doing better every day. I had to miss a wedding of one of my very close friends because I was unable to drive that's funny because when I don't exert myself I feel great but lifting groceries, doing housework, and even putting in a full day at the office takes a lot out of me. I have gone out a few times with friends since my surgery and am not able to drink like I used to either, not that I was a heavy drinker but after one drink I just feel sick and tired which is a good excuse to switch to water and will hopefully help me not gain any weight since I still can't drink. It still hurts when I move my arms certain ways, like when I take off my shirts at night and even grocery shopping is hard because some of those bags are heavy when you move them from the cart to car and then into the house.

I went bra shopping this week because I only have two front closure bras right now and that's not enough. I got sized at a few places and ranged from 32B to 32D...I was wearing a compression bra so I'm guessing I will end up a 32C but I really don't care about the cup size because I feel like my chest is finally proportionate to my body. A couple guy friends have commented that they look very natural and if they didn't know I had surgery they would never guess because the size isn't too big and they look great in shirts....granted this is with a sports bra so we'll see what they say when I can finally wear push-ups and underwire (which unfortunately is 6 months away according to my dr.). Swimsuit shopping has been a little depressing but next year when I can wear the cute pushups I know I will go crazy so might as well just get a practical one this year!!

It is kind of funny the reaction I have had from friends and family, I didn't tell tons of people but if I could go back I would probably have only told my mom and two closest friends because it seems like a few of the people I thought would be supportive have made some snotty comments, I'm guessing it is due to jealousy but it has strained some of my friendships for sure. Anyone else have experiences like that? Have been told I'm too skinny for these to look natural, spent too much money, should have waited til I was married/had kids, looked fine before, etc. but I love them and wouldn't change my surgeon or the size. I probably would have waited until after my friend's wedding and for the fall though since I won't be able to do a few activities that I enjoy this summer due to weight/exercise restrictions. My scars are looking tons better too and I feel so much more confident.

Hard to believe tomorrow will be 3 weeks! I am so...

Hard to believe tomorrow will be 3 weeks! I am so happy I decided to get this done, recovery has been different then what I expected but bearable. My right side is pretty sore and it is really hard to follow the no lifting heavy items because things like taking out the trash or grocery shopping both involve a lot of those muscles. I am still taking Tylenol throughout the day to help with the soreness but the pain hasn't been over probably a 5 on a scale of 1-10 and the worst was my first day back at work and the morning boob stiff/sore feeling but luckily I don't have that anymore. Any suggestions on flattering swimsuit styles? I feel like the one triangle top bikini that fits me is not too flattering due to my uneven-ness from dropping at different speeds.

I'm 6 days away from my one month anniversary and...

I'm 6 days away from my one month anniversary and can definitely say I love them more every day :) But I did not realize how much they would interfere with my everyday life. I am still fairly sore to the point where I usually take tylenol in the morning and before bed but I don't have that heavy awful morning boob when I wake up that I dreaded the first week. If I could go back I probably would have scheduled my surgery for this fall solely because I didn't realize how restricted I would be after surgery, I am usually pretty active in the summer and this year I haven't done much. I have a few points I wanted to hit on so I will just write a few random paragraphs on my experience/observations.

Restrictions: Like I said before, this is my biggest issue. I'm lucky family lives close enough to help me mow and vacuum throughout the week but even grocery shopping can wear me out. I am the kind of person that works out to destress and my dr has a really strict no workouts until after you are cleared at the 4 month appt. He said slow walking with no arm motions is all I can do, no stationary bike or anything else. So I have turned to food instead of exercise which of course has led to some weight gain (3-4 lbs since surgery day) and I have been kinda sad which I know is due to not working out and being extremely busy playing catch up at work.

Size: I know everyone says how much you change but I had no idea truly how many changes you go through. I have weekly pictures and they have dropped tons. I miss the swelling and upper pole fullness from the beginning and (never thought I would say this!) think I probably could have gone a little bigger and been happy. But I am a pretty tiny girl and started off pretty flat so I am very very happy with my size (330 cc saline high profile unders) despite the fact I don't know my cup size yet. I've gone to get sized a few times and they have ranged from 34B to 32D with me wearing a sports bra so I'm going to hope I end up a 32 C.

Pain: Pain is so much different then I expected, I had my surgery on a Friday and that Monday I stopped taking pain meds and felt pretty normal by Wednesday. I was off work that whole week after surgery then had the weekend off and went back to my desk job, when I started using those muscles I had to start back on my heavy pain meds. So far I have managed to get by on tylenol but I am still very very sore. Not unmanageable pain by any means but enough to make you want to go home and lay down, kind of like when you have the flu and you get body aches or whatever. Also my boobs got really dry so be prepared for that. My scars have hurt some too but I am impressed with how fast they are healing. I have had to miss a few important events (like a wedding and work stuff) due to feeling too tired to put forth the effort to attend.

Misc: It's kind of funny who has been supportive and how much I feel like my life has been changed. Some friends and even family members have stated that I look unproportionate now because I'm too small to have boobs this size or they disappointed me by not checking up on me after surgery. But others have been super supportive and awesome as far as helping me out, asking about pain, etc. Before my surgery I bought a super lightweight hair dryer, that has helped tons because lifting my arms that high hurts. I've been treated more like a lady since surgery, so many guys have opened doors for me or given me really sweet and random compliments. I'm guessing my confidence comes across because I'm still in sports bras and haven't really worn anything that shows off the new additions.
I was lucky enough to connect with 2 others who had surgery the same day as me and it has been SO helpful to compare stories and have someone on the exact same day as me in recovery....definitely glad I have my May 11th buddies and a few others on here that gave me great advice on bras, size, and pre-surgery support.

My one month post op appt is tomorrow, I can't...

My one month post op appt is tomorrow, I can't wait!! Hoping to get the okay to exercise so I can get these last few pounds off. I posted some pics, sorry for the upside down one but that is one of my VS Knockout Sports Bras that I am in love with and I don't feel like attempting to rotate/edit it since I will likely take it down within a week or two...I have some friends contemplating augmentation and don't want them to run across my pics.

I think I have already outgrown a few bras so the Knockouts are the only ones working for me right now. You can probably see my breasts are semi-uneven dropping, unfortunately the pics make one look a lot further down then the other but if I'm not reaching one arm out for my camera then they are a little more even :)

I will post again after my appt but I have to say this is by far the best thing I have ever done for myself. I feel so much more proportionate and honestly the thought of having to go under in another 10 years or so (hopefully that long!) doesn't bother me one bit, recovery has sucked but not nearly as bad as I expected.

My one month post op appt was yesterday, it went...

My one month post op appt was yesterday, it went well and I got the ok to exercise (but no lifting for 5 more months). He basically just checked out my scars and moved the implants around. He stated my right breast is softer then the left because I'm right handed and said to try to use my left side more but it doesn't bother me.
So happy I did this for myself!!!

I bought a few of the Body by Victoria Wireless...

I bought a few of the Body by Victoria Wireless bras, I got sized as a 32D but had to get a 34C because they don't make those in D's. which is kinda dumb since I'm sure a lot of us with augmentations try to avoid underwire and are D's or higher. I'm not supposed to wear anything except sports bras for another month or so and then the next 3 months will be no underwires or padding, I broke that rule when I went out the other night and I can honestly say that I am glad I have to wear sports bras and can't wear anything else because by the end of the night I felt like my scars were hurting.
I attempted to do some yoga today and I think I am paying for it now, my chest is really sore and my breasts were feeling kind of tight which made me worry about capsular contracture or whatever it is but after a hot bath and some massage they are feeling pretty soft. I feel like they have dropped a lot the past week or so, the left is finally catching up with the right. Unfortunately I still can't mow, vacuuming hurts, and I carried a friend's toddler yesterday and that definitely hurt. I also thought the arm movement on the elliptical hurt but maybe I am just paranoid. If anyone has any good exercise tips I would appreciate it, I am fine with doing the elliptical for cardio without the arms but I really want to tone up my abs and arms again.
My scars are looking really good too, I'm not quite as strict with the cream as I was the first month but I am still trying to put it on when I get up and before bed because I really do feel that it has made a huge difference. They are barely noticeable due to the location (under the crease) and are fading a lot, they don't bother me at all. I really don't think my boobs look fake and my friends who have seen them and know said they never would have guessed, one of them said she would have just hated me for being genetically gifted if she had just met me so that was a great compliment. So if you are worried about that I would say if you don't go too crazy on the size not many people will realize what you had done. In addition to filling out my tops I feel like my waist looks smaller too, which is a nice perk :)

Happy 2 month anniversary to me and my new boobs...

Happy 2 month anniversary to me and my new boobs :) Going to make this short but wanted to post an update. I'm fitting into 34C wireless non-padded Body By Victoria (I think) bras when I need something to go under a tank top if I'm running out to dinner with friends but for the most part I'm still living in sports bras - I love the knockout to workout in and underneath shirts but if I'm just at home I wear the white cotton one because it's super comfy. I got sized at a 32D but unfortunately they don't have wireless bras at Vicky's that size and I had a gift card to spend.
A couple people have commented on my increase in size at work but I don't really care too much and only one person has been negative and I know that is due to jealousy. My scars are healing nicely and my boobs have dropped to the point where they look pretty natural but I miss the upper pole fullness of the first month or so but I still am super in love with them. As far as pain, recovery was not anything like I expected but I get some pain on the scars if my bra rides up on them and I can't lay on my stomach without feeling really uncomfortable which is hard for me because I am a stomach sleeper. Overall I am super happy with them and have no regrets, I probably would have gone a smidge smaller I guess if I could redo it just because I think I might have a hard time bra shopping but I don't really need a bra b/c they are so perky and they look very proportionate to my frame so I'm happy :) prepared for your nips to show through clothes too, I feel like mine are constantly erect and it drives me nuts because sometimes they show through my sports bras and tops but that's a small price to pay!!!

So I had my physical earlier this month and my dr...

So I had my physical earlier this month and my dr kept commenting how great my implants look, I guess she sees a lot of them and she said my size looks natural on my frame so that was a nice compliment. I'm having some issues with my incisions bugging me because my sports bras seem to rub against the right one and irritates it but it's not unmanageable. I'm going to try to call my dr tomorrow to see if I can start going braless though, my 3 month post-op is in a few weeks and that is when I should get the official okay to go braless or wear an unpadded/non-pushup bra. I have worn an unpadded & nopushup bra a couple times for a few hours at a time for special events but I'm still living in sports and compression bras for the most part.

Exercising still sucks and I'm kinda wondering if I went too big because I've had some back pain but I have also been working a lot of extra hours hunched over my computer desk so I'm sure that contributes to it as well. My posture has improved though so I guess that's an added bonus and I'm almost back to my pre-surgery weight....probably 4 more pounds to go which isn't too bad considering that I have eaten awful and not exercised lately (which I swore I wouldn't do but it's so easy to quit eating healthy when you're not working out).

My biggest complaint is I still can't sleep on my stomach, sometimes I lay on my stomach and just suck it up thinking I will adjust to the uncomfortableness but that hasn't happened so far. Even laying on my side bugs me but I'm sleeping on my back pretty good and it is worth not sleeping on my stomach!! I went to the beach this weekend and I hate the swimsuit I bought, it was just a cheap triangle top and I feel like they looked pretty fake in it. My friends swore they couldn't tell but I ordered a bandeau top so we'll see how that goes. I'm still nipping out majorly but it doesn't but me too much and I tried on bras the other day at Vicky's (my new fav activity if you couldn't tell) and the 32D fit was so nice to fill out one of the cute lacy unpadded bras instead of barely filling out an A cup.

Today is my 3 month anniversary, I love them more...

Today is my 3 month anniversary, I love them more every day. I've started Pilates which uses some upper body strength and I haven't had many issues, a little discomfort with one of the exercises but I just skip that one. I've golf the instructors at the gym so they can help me with alternate exercises/lighter weights so that's kinda awkward but I'm afraid of hurting them.
I'm measuring at a 32D still but they look more natural every day and are softening. I'm also using 2 types of scar cream, TNS Recovery which I've used since I got my stitches removed and then a TNS Scar Recovery cream, both by Skinmedica. They're expensive but I feel like its worth it. I also got my free facial which I upgraded to a peel, my face looks great but is peeling a ton.
I'll try to take more pics this week!!

Sorry for the was supposed to be told...

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It's been about 3 and a half months and I love...

It's been about 3 and a half months and I love them more every day. I feel like they are still getting bigger but I've stayed at a 32D for bra size so maybe I am just imagining things. With that being said, I feel like I probably could have gone a little smaller and been happy and I think if I had gone any bigger I would be on the borderline too fake look. I am still doing my daily massages, usually in the shower, and putting on scar cream twice a day. I can finally sleep on my stomach and really feel like they are a part of me now, not sure if that makes sense but in the beginning they felt more like an accessory almost. I have become more confident, stand taller and take more pride in my appearance including eating healthier and working out. I truly feel this surgery has been one of the best decisions I have ever made and am so happy that I had this done.

My surgeon's office is closing down (he passed away, very sad and unexpected because he was fairly young and does not have a partner) so I am in the process of getting the paperwork from my procedure and researching new surgeons. My 2nd choice surgeon is retiring soon so I am looking out of the area because during my inital research I ruled out the other local surgeons. A lot of surgeons I have called have stated that they would recommend holding on to my paperwork or giving it to my primary physician and then if a complication arises they will treat me. I am still doing research to come up with 2-3 that I can call if I have an issue but I wish I could meet them just to get an idea of their personalities. I guess this is probably the same issue people have when they move but I was hoping that when/if I have to have another surgery down the road I would be able to continue to go to my surgeon because I was very very happy with my results.

I got the go ahead to buy any bras except ones...

I got the go ahead to buy any bras except ones with an underwire at my 3 month post op appt back in early August, I have two wireless angel ones from victoria's secret that are super plain with no padding or anything. Lately I have just been wearing sports bras but I'm going out this weekend and decided I would try on "normal" bras including ones with padding and underwire because I think I should be able to cut out the wire. Plus sports bras don't really go under some of my work shirts very well. I got sized at Victoria's Secret while wearing a sports bra and was told I'm a 32DD. I don't feel like they look like DDs so I tried on 32Ds and I seriously felt like I was spilling out of them. I think I am going to have to try a different brand, does anyone have any suggestions? I was thinking Calvin Klein but wasn't sure how their sizes compare to VS. I have to order them online because the department stores around here don't carry that brand.

Ok now that I have the bra question out there, holy smokes, I swear they are getting bigger still. If you read through my posts you can see my opinion has gone back and forth on the size from feeling they were way too small, too big, etc. I feel like the past month or so they have gotten bigger, I know different people probably measure differently at VS but I went from a 34C/32D to a 32D/DD between my 2 month and 4 month post ops. So for ladies doing research on size, you can get a lot of bang with a "small" implant. I was an A cup prior to surgery and was under the impression 150 cc- 200 cc was a cup size so I assumed I would be a small to full C cup with a 330 cc implant because I thought it would be maybe 1.5 cup sizes.

I absolutely love them, but if I could go back and change the implant size I would probably pick my 2nd choice of 300 cc or maybe even 275 cc soley because I think finding a bra that fits is going to be hard.

Today is my 5 month anniversary!! I am still...

Today is my 5 month anniversary!! I am still loving them but I swear they are getting bigger, possibly the fluffing everyone refers to. I went bra shopping last week and ended up giving up on Victoria's Secret because the push up bras make my boobs look ridiculous and they do not have many bras in my size. I went to an upscale department store and bought 5 bras for about $120 total; they were all on clearance and are underwire which technically I am not supposed to wear until the 6 month mark but I figured once a week is ok. I got 2 Calvin Klein ones I love, 2 b*tempted which are good but run small (I got a 32dd and probably could have sized up) and one more, can't remember the name but the padding makes my boobs look great.
I feel like my scars have not changed too much but I am still putting my scar gel on daily. I have started massaging more frequently because I feel like now that I am exercising more my chest muscles are tighter.
I'm trying to think what I wish I would have known over the last few months and I guess I would just say be prepared for your boobs and feelings about them to change often. You can read my review and see how I've bounced back and forth on too big/small.i love my size but I did not expect this big of a jump in cup size. I wear sports bras most days still because they are comfy and honestly I did this surgery for me, not to flaunt them 24/7. I have only gone out once with a lower cut top and I did get a lot of comments but it made me uncomfortable. I prefer to look conservative and hide them mostly because I live in a small town. I will say my confidence has improved dramatically as a result of surgery and the way I carry myself has changed so much too.
If anyone is past the 6 month mark please let me know if you plan to meet w/your surgeon at 1 year and what happened at your 6 month appt. My surgeon has passed away and as of right now I have no plans to see another surgeon for a check up unless problems arise.

6 months tomorrow!! I can finally wear underwire...

6 months tomorrow!! I can finally wear underwire bras and supposedly lift but honestly I don't see myself doing either regularly because I have been wearing underwire/padded bras occasionally and they just aren't comfy. And this is coming from a girl who lived in super padded underwire in I even wore them to the gym per-surgery.
As for exercising, I haven't really got in a good routine since the surgery....probably mostly due to the fact I have been really busy but partially because I don't like them bouncing everywhere. I have kayaked, done yoga and Pilates, and walk/get on the elliptical without any issues but if I push myself too much it's just not worth it.
I do love my new boobs, honestly I can't imagine not having them now and I have gotten so much more confident in all areas of my life. I carry myself different and even though I don't really flaunt them like I thought I would I feel like I look better and fill out clothes better. I am grateful so far I havent had issues. I am glad I went for a natural look, I can hide them at work but fill out a bikini.

I'm at just under 7 months and decided to post...

I'm at just under 7 months and decided to post some new pics and an update. I'm very happy with the upgrades, perfect size, shape and look natural. I can honestly say I have no regrets, my confidence has grown a lot because I am not always paranoid about what bras to wear to make them look perkier and bigger. I wish I would have been able to just be happy with my smaller size because working out now sucks so much compared to when they were small so I have slacked on that because I hate the bounce but besides that I love them. I actually just bought a pretty expensive sports bra from athleta that is supposed to be amazing but I haven't had time to get to the gym due to my work schedule but when I was in the dressing room I was jumping around and they didn't move so that is positive.
I have switched to "normal" bras which to me means bras with an underwire and they aren't super comfortable but I don't hate them anymore. Some days I go without a bra but I am constantly nipping out which I hate. Not sure if that's normal or not.
As for how they feel...some days I think they feel fairly natural but I didn't have much to start with and I went with saline so I know that despite the fact I went under the muscle they aren't ever going to feel as natural as the real thing or even girls who had more to start with.

11 months after my surgery so I decided it was a...

11 months after my surgery so I decided it was a great time for an update. I am able to work out and do everything I was able to prior to surgery without pain. Would I have the surgery again? Yes, I just probably would have saved up money prior to doing it because paying it off isn't fun but that is my own fault and since my surgeon passed away shortly after I had my surgery I am glad I did it when I did. I probably would have gone silicone instead of saline and honestly although I love the size I probably would have gone smaller only because sometimes I feel like the bigger boobs make me look a little fatter, it just depends on what I wear. But I am very excited about wearing a bikini this summer and love how they look in tanks and dresses, I definitely have an hourglass shape if I wear the right outfits.

My one year anniversary date was this past weekend...

My one year anniversary date was this past weekend and I figured now would be a great chance to update my review. I am happy I got the surgery and definitely think that my implants have helped my self-confidence. They look natural but definitely feel firm, if I had to do it over again I probably would have gone with silicone but I guess if I had done that, knowing my personality I would probably be freaking out right now wondering if they ruptured!! I'm back to exercising and can fit into the same size tops as before (xs, s) although one of my favorite pre-surgery dresses had the strap break off when I leaned forward so I kinda wonder if it was due to the increase in size, it was a pretty skinny spaghetti strap so it could have just been due to the fact I've had the dress for years.
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