I have been a passive participant on this forum...
I have been a passive participant on this forum for the past 1-2 years. I have just scheduled consultations to continue my journey. I am certain I will pursue breast augmentation, but much less certain about additional help in my abdominal area. I hope the consultations will help me decide.
Some personal stats: Age: 30Height: 5'6"Weight: 125lbCurrent cup size: not sure, maybe A?Fitness Level: could be betterEthnicity: AsianKids: 3 (ages 5 and under) Breastfed: 4 yearsI've always been small chested, B or under, and was interested in augmentation. After nursing 3 kids for a total of 4 years, I can't stand my boobs and feel the sacrifice is ready to be paid in new boobs. Having 3 kids has left my abdomen less than desirable as well. I believe I could resign myself to a more aggressive diet/workout regimen to get better tone, but the stretch marks and what I believe is loose skin in the lower region is gross. I've told myself I'll never wear a swimsuit. I'm very averse to the TT scar and am concerned that I won't find the tradeoff acceptable. The additional downtime has me concerned as well. Lastly, looking at TT reviews has slightly frwaked me out. I'm really excited for the changes to come and my husband is so supportive already.
Here are some wish Pics for the BA. I hope to find out how attainable these options are for my body type during consultation.
I've looked at so many pictures of boobs! I like a little bit of side boob action which I think all of these pics have. My frame is somewhat slender, but I have wide hips I'm hoping to balance out.
Lower abdomen pics
Here are some before pics of my abdomen with stretch marks, some loose skin, and fat. Not sure what I should do to improve this area. Maybe a mini TT could help, but I don't think I could deal with a full TT scar. Anyone else with similar before that had some type of treatment? What worked?
Impatient...call as soon as you think you might be interested
I called for a consultation with Dr. Tholen and found out they are booked out until March 2017 for a consult! I scheduled one and will have to try to manage my impatience since I really have felt good about everything I've read on him.
I also scheduled an appointment with Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz for October 13th, 2016. I feel really excited about this too!!! His office said we may be able to schedule surgery 2 weeks after the consult...that would be so awesome!
The girls before
Well here are the sad girls before augmentation. I think the previous comment is right that once I have them done I will obsess about my stomach less. I just feel so self conscious right now that it all seems terrible.
Oops hit post too soon
Here's a side view...all nipple.
Under arm or breast fold incision?
I'm really torn between the two options? Can I hear from others how you decided?
I had a consult with Dr. G today and thought it went well. I have a petite frame (12.3-12.5) was the measurement that led me to understand what limitations I have for size options.
As of right now I have settled on under arm incision, 400cc in my left and 425cc in my right, mentor silicone implants.
I also really like upper pole fullness so they suggested a high pocket to achieve this. I'm just not sure how much I want that look up top. Anyone else have a high pocket created?
I was also considering 425cc (left) and 450cc (right), but PS didn't recommend since it would be larger. Than the pocket he could possibly make.
Well I had my first consult today and while I feel comfortable with the PS I think I should wait and try to decide between incision sites and further consider the possibility of complications and would I be able to deal with them without regretting the surgery. I have a 2nd consult scheduled in March 2017 and I'd like to see how that compares with what I was told today.
Today I was told 400cc (left) and 425cc (right) high profile silicone mentor implant (bdw is 12.5cm). I really liked the look of the 425cc and 450cc but PS advised it would be pushing the limits of the pocket he could create. I am still unsure if I want under the breast fold or under arm incision. If he did the under the breast fold he would do a dual plane augmentation which sounds like it would lift things a bit. I'm mostly interested in that because my nipples seem low on my breast. However, I scar terribly and that makes me want to do underarm. If I have to get a revision though I'd have to get an incision under the breast and left with two scars. So torn on this!
More wish boobs
I have found my realistic wish boobs. The pictures I posted earlier appear bigger than what I'll be able to accomplish.
Moderate Plus vs High Profile
I was pretty comfortable with the high profile implants discussed at my last consultation, but I'm doubting if that's what I want or if it will achieve my look. I do NOT want a wide gap between my breasts nor do I want the bolt on look even though I do want some more upper pole fullness. I'm scheduling a 2nd consult, anyone else struggle with this decision? I have narrow bwd measurements around 12-12.5" which is why I think he suggested the high profile to achieve the 400/425cc volume. I'm just worried it's going to look funny and that I need to concede and get smaller volume for a wider implant to avoid the GAP!
Surgery Scheduled for January 4th, 2017
I finally scheduled surgery and it's about a month away. I am feeling guilty about spending the money on this, the hubs will have to help more than he already does, and what if I have a bad outcome?! He's super supportive, but I just worry. I'm excited too...here's hoping.
As of right now I'm still going with Mentor HP 425cc and 400cc with axillary incision. This doc is super experienced with this incision so I feel good about that.
I've been so sick so I had to push out my surgery day to January 24th.
While I've been sick I've been reading and questioning whether I want to move forward knowing the risks. Have any of you read some of the explant stories or implant survivor stories? I'm not sure what to do, scary stuff.
Life with large breasts?
I've been going back and forth whether I want to move forward with surgery. What will life be like after? I hear side and tummy sleeping may be difficult. I will probably need to wear a night time bra and extra firm support when exercising. All things I never have to think about now. At least my breasts are perky although small right now. Not sure if I just have some jitters or if I'm not ready for this. How have others adjusted to life after surgery?
Pre-Op Complete...Count Down Begins
I completed my pre-op today. I am still planning on the axillary incision since the doc had extensive experience with this incision. I kept going back and forth on incision cite because there is so much information talking about the inframammary incision and less objective information on axillary. I am confident that if a surgeon has extensive success and technical skill in this incision the outcomes are great in straight forward cases such as mine.
Now I'm unsure about size. Thinking I should go down to 375cc and 400cc instead of 400 and 425cc so I'm not enormous. I'm just not sure. It's hard to tell when the final result can really vary woman to woman despite similar body stats. Any help from the ladies out there?
It was nice seeing the surgeon again today, I continue to feel more at ease.
I'm up late fretting about whether I want to call and get a refund before it's too late. I have a gut feeling I won't be happy with big boobs. I feel overwhelmed thinking about how I will have to change my lifestyle all because of boobs. Don't do certain exercises, wear support night/day, massage regularly, reconsider sleeping position, reconsider clothing, constantly worrying if I look too "sexy" with boobs. I gather implants aren't a one and done sort of deal and I'm not sure I can justify putting this much money, time, and effort for boobs. Not sure if this is real doubt or devils advocate surgery jitters. I'm also worried they will always feel foreign to me and I won't adjust. The hubby is so supportive and seems excited for the change. I know I'm very flat and don't feel sexy, but at least I'm sone what symmetrical and somewhat perky as is. I'm rambling...I don't know what to do.