I originally was just lurking to get some...
I originally was just lurking to get some inspiration, but I've realized how helpful this website has been during my BA journey so I would like to contribute my experience to help out others in the future.
So far I've been to my consultation and pre-op. During my consultation I was set on 500cc but changed my mind during my pre-op. I still haven't decided between 450cc or 475cc, but I'll most likely go with the larger one. For the most part I'm very excited, any nervous feelings I had were relieved by my sister's assurances and the fact that there's drugs involved to alleviate pain haha.
5 hours post op
18 Aug 2016
Day of treatment
Finally had my operation! To any ladies going into this soon, just relax and stay calm; keep positive vibes and focus on the positivity of this whole experience. The surgery itself is a walk in the park. The hardest thing for me was the needle they inserted for the anesthesia haha. It literally feels like I slept for one minute and it was all over. Recovery is a little bit more difficult, but it's not unbearable. My sister helps me get up from bed but I am able to walk around. Percocet is my friend right now haha and it's only going to get better from now. Another tip I have for others is to be strong, and realize there will be pain so there's no need to dwell on it and cry about it. I'll be posting more pictures soon, for now it's this granny bra pic haha.
5 days post op
It has been 5 days now, and recovery has sucked. I can't wait to finally move my body like a normal human.
11 days post-op
Quick update: I've been feeling a lot better. Part of me thinks I went too big so no booby greed here. They're still sitting way too high on my chest which is probably why I'm doubting myself. But I am looking forward to seeing the final result, and hopefully I'll love them.
1 1/2 months post op
Slowly but surely getting there. They're so much softer and I just realized I'm at my 6 weeks mark so I'm cleared to do my regular exercise! I'm enjoying the size and although sometimes I think to myself that they don't look that big, I realize I'm wrong because I get a lot of looks haha.
This shot compared to my last ones don't show the asymmetry of my breasts. Left one has a slightly larger diameter and has dropped much faster than the right one.
Post op appt
25 Oct 2016
2 months post
Had a 9 week post op appt at my doctors today. She said everything looks great and cleared me for any activity
Any good bra recommendations?
29 Oct 2016
2 months post
I've started shopping for bras at the 2 month mark. 32DDD seems to be my size :)
3 month update
13 Nov 2016
3 months post
I'm still waiting for my implants to fully settle, I've been getting really impatient but I'm at the 3 month mark so the next month looks promising.
Almost 6 months
23 Jan 2017
5 months post
I think I'm nearing my 6 month mark, and I'm not where I thought I would be. A few months back I expressed concern about my right breast and it's still sitting way too high. I actually had a recent scare where my right boob shifted upward about half an inch, it was really tender when touched and it would hurt a lot depending on the movement. When I saw my doctor she said it wasn't capsular contracture and just some pinched nerve cause by exercise; I've stopped deadlifting since then. I used to wake up excited about my boobs every day and admire them in the mirror but the right breast has been so slow to drop that I just go about my day and hope it finally settles when I least expect it. I'll be seeing my doctor again in February and I'll show her pictures of the right boob because when I've mentioned it to her she says that the right has the same slope as the left. But it's evident from the pictures that they are not.