I have wanted to get a BA for 10 years. I work...
I have wanted to get a BA for 10 years. I work out 6 times a week and am very happy with my body, except of course my small, saggy breasts. This website has been amazing. It makes me happy to see the path that other women have gone down. I have the same questions and concerns as most of you. I have so many friends in the medical profession and I have done so much research. I chose my PS after many consults and referrals. I felt so comfortable with Dr. Lista. Now the size debate begins.....He recommends Cohesive Gel (Gummy Bear), round implants, Armpit incision, with a range from 375-500 cc’s. Not sure about which profile yet, it is between moderate or high. I will post my before pics in a bit.
Going Thursday to try on sizers again.
Worried that 475 is going to be too big.
A few of my wish after looks
BA is scheduled for April 16th!!!!
I forgot to post my surgery date...... April 16th!! Only 7 1/2 more weeks to go!!!!
Going with 500cc's.........today anyway lol
I met with my patient coordinator and brought lots of clothing. She gave me sizers without telling me the size. Smart.......I laughed at the first ones and said they feel way to normal (they were 425's) I asked for the next ones, and they felt large but great. I tried on tons of clothes and everything looked awesome. At this point I didn't know either size......I thought the first were 325's. I thought the 2nd was 450's......I asked for the next size up and she said that is it. He won't go larger. I was shocked. Made my decision a lot easier. :-)
Only 2 weeks away!!!!!!!
I can't believe my surgery is only 2 weeks from today. I'm so excited. I went to see PS about size and to show him wish pics. He said to go with the 500cc. He said they will look fantastic and to go for it. I'm small and it seems big, but he has measured me 3 times so I am trusting his opinion. He will not do big, fake looking boobs at his clinic. Great reputation for natural looking breasts. Going today to pay the $8000 balance. Ya!!!!! Not really nervous, just super anxious.
3 days to go.........Very Anxious!!!!!!
I can't sleep because I'm so excited. I am trying to get everything ready. I didn't get a list of things to buy. My consultant said they provide me with everything I need. All I have to bring is freshly washed pj's, a robe and flat shoes. I haven't been able to shave for almost 2 weeks. My legs are look horrific. They said it's to make sure I don't get rashes or ingrown which can lead to infection. I can't wear a bra for a month. Just the band. Other than that my biggest worry is taking a month off from the gym.
Full body shot
Today full body shot. Soooo tired of wearing these ridiculous padded bras. Hope the 500ccs will look okay on me!?!?!
20 hours from now!!!
Bags packed, house cleaned, my mom is on a plane, I am sooooo ready!!!
I did it!!!!!
16 Apr 2014
Day of treatment
500ccs, cohesive gel, high profile!! Feeling great so far.. Pain pump is amazing. I hope it keeps going like this!!
16 Apr 2014
Day of treatment
Still feeling great. Eating and lots of little naps. My chest is very tight but I knew that from others posts. Not too bad at all.
Seriously can't get up without help. It's pulls when I sit up and that doesn't feel great but expected that too. I'm so glad that I read so many reviews. Really helps with what to expect. Way better than I thought though.
Took my first pain med (perc) at 8:30 last night. Woke up with pain at 12:30 took some extra strength Tylenol. Woke up at 2:30 and had to go back to the perc. Slept until now. 6:00.I highly recommend anyone who gets a BA to have 2 caregivers. My husband and mother took turns getting up with me so everyone got sleep.
Going for my post op at 8:00. Getting drains and pain pump removed. I will post some better pics when I get home.
Day 2 post op
Drains are out..... Feeling really good. Lots of sleep today.
Day 3........ Tired!!
I'm off pain meds. They were making me nauseous. Managing fine. My breasts are still so rock hard. This band is killing me too. Finally got to shower. That was amazing. I can't wait until they get softer and start to drop!!
Hep.....I need advice on the band
I'm in so much pain from wearing the tension band. It is so tight that under my arms and my back are in agony. Everything else is feeling fine. I'm scared to take breaks because the nurse said to only take it off when I shower . Any advice???
72 hours post op
Didn't sleep well..... Feeling better after shower. They feel softer today....... Ya
Finally slept through the night!
Only woke up twice last night and just for a few minutes both times. Woke up with serious morning boob..... Yup it is a real thing lol. It is an all over aching of your breast. I never really understood what the heck anyone meant. I think it's from moving after laying still all night. Nerves going crazy, brusing hurting, etc etc.... As soon as I got up and moved around, I felt better. Small price to pay for beautiful boobs :). I can sit up, shower, and clean my incisions by myself now. I'm not doing anything else. Seriously following the post op instructions of not leaving the house for a week.
I need to address what I'm going to wear when I go back to work on Wednesday???? The band sits so high across my chest....... I'm going to be very limited. Front zip light sweaters I guess. I better do some online shopping!!
I didn't buy any bras yet either. My consultant said no bras for a month, but if I needed one it has to be a sports bra that comes down over my ribs. Nothing that pushes the implants up. I have no idea what size I am........
They feel softer today...... Ya!!!
Day 5 pic....
They have dropped some more. Left is higher, and they are still quite hard. Every day it is getting better!!
Almost back to normal..... LOVE having BOOBS!!
My mom left last night..... I had a panic attack, but my husband and daughter picked up where she left off and all is good.
I drove today..... It was fine. More worried about getting my 4 year old in/out of the car. He knows I can't pick him up, so he just jumped up no problem.
Sleep has be rough. Keep waking up every 2-3 hours with a sore back. Doesn't matter how I position pillows.
Each day is better so keeping positive!
New pics..... Love having BOOBS!!!
Feeling great.... Back to regular life except for the gym. That is killing me but only 2 more weeks. No bras for 2 more weeks as well. Can't wait to try some on!!!! I love them sooooooo much. I felt like they were a natural part of me right away. I was ready I guess. Super happy I went with the largest that my PS would do. 500ccs on me is not crazy big. They look awesome with my body. My husband is completely obsessed!! Funny how that works eh!
3 weeks already!!!
I feel about 90% back to normal. I am still not lifting more than 10 pounds. Massaging lots. They are nice and soft now. I don't really want them to drop anymore.... I went under the muscle so I think they are were they are going to be. I LOVE them!!! I have never been so happy with my Body! A few more tips for those going through this process. Do your research on your PS. Only go with a board certified PS. They should have performed hundreds of these surgeries. Don't look for a bargain boob job! This is your body and health were talking about here. You want the best. Follow your PS pre and post instructions exactly. They give them to you for a reason. Get your ass in shape way before surgery. Trust me, you recover much quicker, plus you need your abs to be strong!!! Just my 2 cents, but I had a fantastic experience.
Victoria Secret Date night!!!!
So my husband texted me at work yesterday and told me we were having a date night. Our date started with going to VS. I have been dying to get sized but wanted to wait until I was closer to my one month. At the one month mark I can wear any bra I choose!!!! So we went in and I'm a 32 DD - 32 DDD!!!!!! It depended on the bra. Eeeek
Showing the girls off....
We finally got some sunshine and warm weather this weekend.........I wore a tank top today and it felt awesome! I am so happy that I finally have boobs. My husband high fived me when I came outside. He loves the way they look. Still think it is so funny how in love he is with them for not really wanting me to have the surgery. No complaints now :)))
Back to normal life......
I went back to the gym this week. Felt like when I was starting out. Had to take it slow, but awesome to be moving and lifting light weight again. Was a little worried about how big my boobs look in workout tops, but whatever.........I chose to go big and have to own it. Definitely got a lot of looks bc I am a regular but did my thing, smiled and pretended not to notice. Not the first or the last woman to get a boob job!! Got over my worries by the third day back.
My right breast has dropped a bit faster than the left. They are both nice and soft. I am fitting more a 32DDD, and that is extremely hard to find. VS 34DD feels OK, but I'm not ready to blow $60 a bra yet when I don't know the final outcome. I bought a few and then went to Winners and grabbed a few not so sexy bras for work.
Incisions are fine. They are slowly getting better..... Still not comfortable with how they look. Love everything else.
Not a day has gone by where I have experienced any sadness or regret. I am 110% happy that I finally did this for myself. I wish I had done it as soon as I could after I finished breastfeeding my son three years ago.
Oh and another bonus is I have crazy nipple sensation now. Before surgery not much, now Wow!! Loving that side effect! :))
Sleep is normal now. I go to sleep on my stomach, still feels strange, like I'm laying on beach balls, but I'm getting used to it. Not waking up through the night like before. A bit of morning boob, no pain just a few moments of mild discomfort.
Massaging them a few times a day. Still obsessed with this site. Old habits die hard!! Hope everyone is healing well. xx
4 months post op
18 Aug 2014
4 months post
Feeling great. Loving the dropping and fluffing. Thankful every day that I did this for myself. I love the look and feel of my implants. Both have dropped to the same place now. Scars under arms are fading nicely. Extremely pleased with my results.