38, BA (255cc) & Capsular Contracture (taken care of now)

After roughly 3 decades of waiting for my breasts...

After roughly 3 decades of waiting for my breasts to blossom, I decided to throw in the towel and go ahead with my BA. Despite an excruciatingly painful 2 1/2 week recovery, I am thrilled with the results (yes, even though the 410 "teardrop" / 255cc twins have yet to fully settle). I am no longer hunching my back over a flat chest, I am (for the first time ever) looking forward to wearing a bikini, and I am in love with what I think are the perfect little Bs :) Thanks to everyone on Realself - I can't express how grateful I am for your stories and for sharing your experiences - you've helped me more than you can imagine through some of the most difficult moments of my feminine journey! xox

BA POST-OP RECOVERY - during the winter ;)

As if trying to squash your sensitive torpedoes into a fitted jacket and dealing with contracting muscles in every part of your body (including your chest) during even the shortest winter outings wasn't bad enough...you've got the sniffles, and the occasional sneeze.

Who knew that something that I normally truly enjoy, would be become so darn scary. Yes, brace your boobies, I'm talking about that convulsive expulsion of air that some of us love so much. Has anyone else experienced this? You're still in recovery mode, super sensitive and still in pain, then you feel it coming on...your nose gets tingly, then FEAR sets in...how will I execute this sneeze without rupturing my scars and newly acquired boobies?

There's actually no point to this post other than 'here's another example of something else I experienced and learned during my BA recovery'...if you're chest is still tender, odds are sneezing is no longer cute, and definitely not pretty. In my case...it resembles a National Geographic special on the sea lion mating call - in slow motion.

I hope everyone else looks better than I do ;) Happy healing!!!

BA PHOTOS: Before and After

A few pics at 2.5 weeks post-op...

Today...I'm bummed :(

So I am roughly at a little over the 3 week mark in my BA post-op...finally much of the excruciating pain has ceased (though I am still experiencing some discomfort, the occasional shooting pains in my nipples, and burning sensations). The swelling too, is now completely gone...and that's why I'm sad (not because of the lack of pain, but the loss of volume).

When I look down at my breasts now, they look awkwardly deflated, they are very far apart, and do not resemble the breasts that I had dreamed about and asked for during my meetings with my surgeon. With his office covered in beautiful images of women with voluptuous DD breasts, I was clear to mention that I wasn't aiming to have giant ones, but lovely and natural-looking breasts that would make my chest look more feminine - where I could wear a t-shirt around the house without a bra, feel pretty (ok, and sexy) for the first time, and not have to rely on padded undergarments to give me that womanly form. Sadly, I now feel as though I spent a lot of money on an outcome that resulted in very little difference from my pre-op days.

I understand that I am still early phase of the recovery process (yes, I know they have yet to shift and settle), but I also know that they will not increase in roundness and volume....and today, that makes me sad. I stopped by a store to pick out a soft bra (without an underwire as per instructions), and nearly teared up in the change room when I could barely fill a B. I had hoped that at least, if anything, the new girls would have filled out that B...

I got 255cc implants in both of my breasts....I wish I was given 285cc instead. I'm not sure how these little implants will manage to fill the areas carved out beneath my nipples, and cover the large incision scars. Who knows, a lot can change and I may be need to focus on giving this more time...but for today...I'm simply - sad.

"Be patient" I was told...

I met with my surgeon yesterday (at the 3 week mark) and expressed my disappointment - politely of course (for more info pls see previous post). He said that given my body type and my lack of breasts before the surgery, it will likely take another 3 months before we can see the results of my 255cc implants. Apparently there is still a lot happening in my chest (muscles, tissue, skin, ect.)...so he's confident I'll be pleased. Time will tell...

From nothing, to something...

Patience key...

For us women who had no breasts naturally..recovery will take a while (longer than others at times) for them to drop, and look natural (in my case - about 3 months - according to me surgeon). I asked for natural/full Bs...small, yes, but a step up from A- ;)

Side pic...

255cc before (no breasts) / After - SIDE/PROFILE

More pics - in old bras...

I was told to wait 3 months before buying some new ones...my breasts haven't settled yet - but I tried on some old bras just for fun ;)

Ughhhh....need revision :(

So I had my 3.5 month/post BA appointment yesterday and the right one is stuck apparently...I'll be going under the knife again in May to correct that...bummer :(

4 months post BA

I think I'm a 34 B with a right boobie that refused to drop :/

Capsular contracture...

For those who may be interested, here are a few pics of my Cap at about 4.5 months post BA. I'm scheduled for another surgery in about a month and hoping that it will solve my lopsided boobies :( as you'll see in these pics the right breast is nothing like the left (which, btw, travelled much further south, and to the side, than expected - but that's ok;) the right one is not rock hard as some would expect but I can certainly feel the muscles hanging onto it for dear life...

Hope tomorrow will solve this...

Hello Everyone! For those who may be interested, I'm heading back to the clinic tomorrow to have my capsular contracture taken care of. I've read mixed reviews about the recovery from this procedure but I'm hoping that everything will go smoothly (since I had an extremely painful and long recovery the first time around). Will let you know...ohhh how I hope this second round will lead to the results I've been hoping for...fingers crossed ;)

Post-cap surgery today...

Waking up from this surgery was so much easier (hooray!!!) than the initial BA. Everything went smoothly apparently, and I feel a significant difference on my right side already (double hooray!!!). The pain is minimal, and I feel great! I included a pic of a baggy that has been attached to my breast to prevent the accumulation of fluids as it heals...I will have this removed from my chest on Friday if all goes well. That said, today was a good day - happy recoveries Everyone!

Slept through the night & feeling great!

Farewell Capsular Contracture! I'm so glad for yesterday's surgery - my right breast feels so much better - I can't wait to get this surgical drain and tape removed (to see it for myself) but patience is key as they say ;) Day 2 report - all good!!!

Got measured...

I'm a 32C...who knew!? My doc made the right call - these breasts (255cc) are exactly what I had in mind :) no more, no less - just right :)

After all that... :(

So it's been a few months since my second surgery (I needed it bcs I developed a capsular contracture in my right breast)...and frankly speaking, I'm not sure. As much as I like having breasts for the first time ever, I haven't slept as comfortably as I used to (pre-op), and my thoughts on the revision surgery are, shall we say - mixed. The second surgery was worth it (definitely - given that they were uneven and wonky), but I now have mixed feelings about the end result. My problem used to be that the right one never dropped, but it is now dropping much too low, and awkwardly to the side...not sure what to make of this other than to bound up my chest when I exercise. Ughhh...it's not always as simple as we tend to think it will be.
Ottawa Plastic Surgeon

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