Here are some sizer pics!
5'2", 105lbs, 34A Getting 335cc Inspira Round Smooth Implants - Reading, PA
Went to my pre-op appointment today. I am 5'2",...
Here are some sizer pics!
It's funny, when I tried on the sizers my immediate reaction was that they were too big but in photos it looks average :/
My biggest fear is Victoria Beckham boobs.
Surgery date moved to 8/18/16
One more day, not terrible, but time is dragging already!
Switched from 335 to 365, back to 335cc!
I've been reading so much about boob greed that I called my PS office 5 days ago and asked them to order me the Natrelle Inspira 365cc instead. It seemed like the right decision at the time. My original thought was that if they ended up being too small, I can just wear a padded or push up bra. But then I thought to myself, why am I paying $6500 to still need a padded bra to get the look I want? It seemed silly.
That night, my husband had one request. He wanted me to go to the casino and place a $200 bet at the Roulette table. He said if my number hits, it would be $7000 in winnings and free boobs, lol. I talked him down to a $100 bet because it seemed wasteful. I went to the casino dressed like a tomboy, more for comfort. I hate when my clothes smell like smoke so I wore something I didn't care about. I got so much unwanted attention from random guys it gave me the creeps. Old, young, black, white. I made no eye contact and just felt uncomfortable. I am married, mother of two.. It got me thinking that I don't want crazy big boobs that will get even more attention. I just hate the feeling of my boobs doing a disappearing act when I take off my bra. It feels more fake than fake boobs.
The next day I read something about rice sizers. I decided to give it a try and created my own rice filled 365cc implant. I wore a tight sports bra to simulate under muscle pressure. I put the rice sizers in, looked in the mirror and my first thought was "you look.....ridiculous." They were wayyy too big. I couldn't see my feet when I looked down. I looked in my full length mirror and my body was totally out of proportion. I called soon after and told them I wanted to go back to 335cc. My coordinator said Luckily she ordered 335 and 365 because the PS wasn't there the day I wanted the 365. She wasn't sure if he would OK it so she got both. Otherwise it wou,d have been a problem. Lucky me!
When I was deciding between 300 and 335cc my PS had said there isn't much difference. So in theory....there shouldn't be much difference between 335 and 365, right? Who knows. I do know that 300cc is unappealing to me. This is what happens when an indecisive person has to make a decision, lol.
Surgery in 34 hours!!!!!
335cc Rice Sizer pics (Pre-Op)
With my free time I decided to make some 335cc rice sizers and take some pics so I can compare actual results.
Please ignore my post pregnancy belly stretch marks. Hopefully after I get my boobs I won't have to see it when I look down, lol..
(If someone can show me how to put captions in pictures that would be great!)
Pre-Op pics with no rice sizers
Morning of surgery, 3.5hrs left!
First few hours post-op were a little more painful than expected. I found it very difficult to lay propped up comfortably. You learn very quickly which movements cause pain and I felt fairly helpless. After taking painkillers I am feeling great. Total 180. They should have worn off by now and I don't plan on continuing.
I have a post op appointment tomorrow at 11:00am so I will get a chance to see how they look. I haven't peeked yet because I feel it would be painful to get out of buttoned up shirt I'm in. They feel high but I expected that. Overall I'm so excited :)
The dreaded lopsided boob
I decided to make an effort to NOT obsess over it since it's the early stages of healing. Although I'm pretty quick to spot flaws in myself and only see positive traits in others. Odd how that works.
Good news is the pain is still fairly minimal. I was instructed to raise my arms over my head 3x every hour. I've been doing it more than that because it actually feels pretty good. The first lift is always a little harder. I would rate the pain level at a 3 out of 10 (10 being very painful). Granted, all I'm doing in sitting in bed and shifted here and there to stay comfortable. I'm sorta dreading going to the bathroom. I'd like to try it on my own before I ask for help.
All in all I'm very happy how this first day progressed :)
Post Op pics - Day 2!
Finally got the bandages removed. I braced myself for square boobs sitting high and...... I saw squarish boobs sitting fairly high, lol. I can tell they won't be too big for my body (which was a fear of mine). And I can see that I should be happy with the end result :)
They look a little wonky when I'm naked but I feel great in the sports bra. The side view is a scary sight but that's expected. It's mostly swelling. The incision site feels fine but looks a bit bruised. I'm not in much pain at all but I am very aware of any pushing and pulling motions like opening the car door, putting on a seat belt etc. Now for the slow healing process...
PS: I thought I knew how to caption photos but now when I click on the "..." The only option is to Delete Photo.
Day 3 - Morning Boob is REAL :(
I thought I'd be off pain meds by now since Day 1 went pretty well. I'm taking 3 oxycodone a day (1 every 8hrs or so). I think being on the meds gives me the illusion of feeling better. When it wears off I realize how vulnerable my body still is.
I'm right handed and my right arm has much less mobility than my left. It's still in the T-Rex phase but my left is mostly good.
I feel guilty because I have two small kids that I Love to hug and kiss and snuggle with. They come rushing at me for a hug and I tense up and tell them I'm not feeling good so they have to be gentle. They don't understand and it makes me sad.
Gonna call the PS office to see any other options to lessen the swelling.
Hope everyone is recovering pain free :)
Day - 4 - Feeling pretty good :)
My boobs feel slightly less tender and I can do things like reach behind me, pull and push light objects without pain. I took pictures but they looked exactly the same as day 2 so I didn't bother posting. 3 more days til Im back to work. Still very nervous because my job is physically demanding. I tried to give myself an easier work load my first two days back so hopefully that helps.
I can't tell if square boobs is the implant sitting up high or just tons of swelling. Has anyone's doctor recommended massage at this point? My post op appointment was just with a nurse because the doctor was working that day. I didn't feel she was very knowledgable.
Day 4 I woke up with no morning boob and I've kept myself off pain meds since yesterday afternoon.
How is everyone else's recovery going?
1 week post op pics
Did you keep it secret or tell people?
Post-op I needed help with the kids (age 2 & 3) because I took a week off work and my Mom said she can only watch the baby and myself. My In-Laws helped watch my son but they normally watch him anyway when I'm at work so I didn't tell them I had taken time off. I wasn't dishonest but not completely honest either.
My In-laws would randomly stop by to play with the grandkids and I told them I was sick. I didn't want them to see me day 2 and day 4 while recovering. After a while I got sick of not telling the truth and pulled my mother in law aside to tell her I had a BA. She's known me since I was a baby. She feels like a second Mom to me. She was very supportive and understanding. I was elated.
The next day my Mom tells me my MIL called her and asked why was I lying to her, why did we waste money on something so vain, she said nursing doesn't affect your breasts, I didn't need it done, I only did it so ppl would look at my boobs... I was so hurt to hear this.
Anyway, I feel so naive. I will think twice before telling anyone. I hate being judged. She knows me, I am the last person who would want attention. I didn't even have a wedding to avoid being center of attention.
Lesson learned and my relationship with her will not be the same.
Day 11 Post-Op
I went to the mall and it started to dawn on me how many more options I will have in terms of fashion. I'm normally a Nike shirt and jeans kind of girl or I'll wear my husbands work clothes around the house. I've always had a terrible sense of style for myself but maybe it was due to poor body confidence. I liked to be covered up. I saw so many cute dresses and tops that I could never wear before. I didn't have time to shop for myself or try things on. I was on a birthday gift hunt but down the road trips to mall might take a little longer :)
Boobs are looking much better in clothes. Still looks the same naked. Swelling barely subsiding. I've been doing some massaging even though my PS said wait til week 3 for instructions. I noticed a lot of his patient before and afters weren't the look I wanted. Too perky, too fake. Gut feeling tells me to massage. It isn't painful so hopefully I'm not gonna regret this!
About 2 weeks post-op
3 week post op visit to see the incisions in less than a week (9/7/16).
3 week post-op consultation
He took me to a mirror and examined the symmetry of my breasts. I've always noticed that my left breast was a little higher, narrower, and square than my right one. He pointed this out without me mentioning it. He said this can happen if I'm right handed or just generally more mobile with the right side of my upper body. This is true. He said the skin has stretched more on my right side so the implants have dropped nicely and rounded out. By 6 weeks they should feel softer, look more natural and be in the perfect position. He told me to do massages on my left breast. I'm supposed to raise my left arm then use my right hand to grab and squish the implant at the top near my armpit to stretch the bottom of the implant and round it out. I am to do this twice a day for 30 seconds. If I don't see my implants dropping within a couple weeks I need to consult with him immediately. He also said to stop massaging once they appear symmetrical.
I asked about the air bubble I felt at the bottom of one breast, he said that's normal and that the body will absorb it over time. He also told me to wear an underwire bra from now until my next visit (3 months post-op). I should have asked why but just said ok.
I didn't really come prepared with many questions but I left there feeling good. I'll post some scar pics soon.
3.5 weeks Post-Op
4 weeks post op - Scar Pics
Looking like I've got Mondors Cord...
5 week Pic - No Mondors Chord
Almost 8 wks post op
Ahh, pics didn't upload...
3 month Post Op visit...
I am very happy with where my implants are sitting Right Now. My concern was that if they traveled any further south, I would appear to be bottoming out. He said my capsule was very thin, like tissue paper. So my implant will never really be secure. The positive is that my breasts will look and feel very natural. The negative is that without constant support of a bra, they will go lower. Because my chest was so flat to begin with. I had no natural "shelf". He had to surgically create one. People with a natural shelf have their own anchor for the implant to keep it in place. Mine will have to be created by 24/7 underwire bra wearing for another year. He also said to stay away from all chest exercises because they will cause the implant to move toward the armpits. Luckily I don't exercise at all. My husband is already annoyed that I wear a bra to sleep. I thought I'd be done with it after this visit, but nope.
Just an update... In terms of bra sizing. I went to Nordstrom originally and got sized as 30DDD. They were completely wrong. I feel 34C fits and looks best. I can also go 32D in some brands but 34C gives me the most cleavage. At this point I am very happy with my size choice since I started out flat chested. Down the road... Hopefully 8-12 years from now, after my skin has stretched and I might need a replacement, I would consider a larger implant size to detract from my aging face haha. I'll post pics soon.
3 month Pics!
33 Y/o Mom of 2 ---- (5'2", 105lbs, Inspira SRF 335cc Silicone Unders)
I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Reedy and his staff. The office and surgery center were pristine and high tech. It appears that they keep up with the latest technology and are very knowledgable. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. I am highly satisfied with my breast augmentation. Dr. Reedy seemed to understand what my goal was and gave me exactly what I wanted.