My overall disappointment comes from the fact that my implants look so very small. Now, I understand it's only been about 1 week and my breasts are going to change shape, but everyone tells me they will not get any bigger; they'll just drop and get softer (but stay the same volume).
I'm 5'10", 155lbs and started out as a 34A. After a TON of deliberation, I chose (with little help or input from anyone else) 371cc silicone gel implants because I thought they looked like a good size when I tried on the sizers during consultation, because other A cup women online said they became a large C and sometimes a small D cup with this size of implant, and because a friend who got this same size gel implant (also starting as an A cup) came out as a D cup.
I am so shocked at how small my breasts look after this surgery. The size is very far off what I expected. I think I look like a B cup (haven't actually tried a bra yet since it's too early) and my friend who also got gel 371cc's can't even fathom how mine can be the same size as hers. I don't know how this is possible. Before my surgery, I was wearing padded bras to make me look like a B cup and now I don't look any different (I wanted to be bigger than what the padded bras made me)!! I can't believe I spent $9000 on these!
Did I misunderstand something about the sizing?? Does anyone else feel this way?
Looking back, I realize that I should have talked MUCH more with the surgeon about sizing. But during my consultations (I had 2, pre-op), he said it would be the coordinator who would take me through the sizing, not him. I assumed this is what every patient did. The coordinator, although very kind, didn't offer up any suggestions or opinions on the sizers as I tried them on. She kept very neutral, just saying, "it's up to you!" so I felt like I really needed to just figure this out myself -- hence the searching for similar cases online and talking to friends. Again, looking back, I wish someone at the clinic would have suggested I try the sizers with clothes on, since that makes a big difference. It's hard to tell how you'll look day to day by just looking at a sizer in a sports bra (which even the coordinator admitted isn't the best representation of how you'll look in the end). And I wish Dr. Lista would have had a conversation with me about what size I wanted to be and how he could get me there.
Today I went for my 1 week follow-up appointment and the nurse told me that Dr. Lista won't meet with me until the 1 month follow-up appointment. I expressed my concerns to her, but she just said, "you need to take it up with him." She did mention, though, that if I want a revision, Dr. Lista won't do anything for a year.
So let's see what happens in a month when I see him again. All I can say for now is that I am SO upset with these implants. I can't believe I spent all this money to be unhappy with how I look.