I met with a couple doctors who made me feel very rushed and unimportant. It seemed like I was just another body walking into the office. I get that for them it *is* just another day at the office but for me this was a HUGE deal. When I finally found Dr Young I knew I was in the right place the moment I walked in the door. Everyone I came in contact with was so friendly and made it seem like they too thought this was a big deal. Anyway, more on that later! ;)
I started as a 34A. I've struggled with the size of my breasts since I was 13 years old. Sad, but true. I was teased about it a lot in my younger years and as much as I hate to admit it, it got to my head. Now, as an adult I don't get teased about it but I thought about it all the time. My boyfriend of nearly 5 years is so supportive and wonderful and has always thought I'm beautiful no matter what. In fact, he spent a fair amount of time trying to talk me out of the procedure in fear that I may one day regret it. Well let me tell you that is not something I am worried about at all. I am only 10 days post op and I already feel more confident than ever!
Specifics: As I mentioned before I was a 34A to begin. I wanted to be larger, obviously, but I didn't want the fake look at all. After visiting with Dr. Young and discussing my desired look we decided on 397cc round, silicone implants placed under the muscle. Through my research I had decided on my own that a periareolar (bottom portion of the areola) incision would be my first choice. I was pleasantly surprised to hear that this was also Dr.Young's recommendation as many other surgeons in this area do inframammary (crease) incisions only.
The days leading up to surgery I was terrified. I've never had any other major surgeries and I was so scared of anything and everything that could possibly go wrong. The day of the surgery, however, an odd sense of calmness fell over me. I got to the surgery center where all the nurses and staff were so pleasant and attentive. They took a urine sample to verify I was not pregnant, gave me an IV for my meds, and I had plenty of opportunity to ask questions before Dr. Young came to mark me for the procedure. He again gave me the opportunity to have any last second questions answered and put me even more at ease with the confidence he showed in his abilities. Next thing I know I'm being wheeled to the operating room and then I'm awake with BOOBS!
Post Op: When I woke up in the surgery center I was in quite a lot of pain. I was surprised by the amount of pain I was in, in fact. A nurse gave me some animal crackers and a pain pill but I was struggling because my mouth was so dry from having not been able to drink anything since the night before. It seemed as though I was being rushed out though because next thing I know the nurse is telling my boyfriend where to pull the car up and helping me get dressed. The ride home was excruciating. Once home I scooted myself into bed which was also quite the task and slept most of the remaining day. My pain was well managed after leaving the surgery center. One regret I have is not taking a stool softener (yeah, we're going there.) This was probably the worst part of my recovery. By day three when nothing had "happened" still I was MISERABLE. I immediately stopped all pain meds at that time (continuing the antibiotic, of course) and just prayed for the torture to end.
Long story made slightly shorter; This is one of the best decisions I've ever made. Several people have asked me if I'd do it again if I could go back and the answer is absolutely YES! My dominant side is still quite tight and dropping much slower than my non-dominant but I've started massages and hope that will help progress things along. I cannot wait to see how they look in 3-6 months! LOVE!
**in case you're wondering, the nipples are covered because another group I'm in doesn't allow exposed nipples so i'd already edited them**