30, 5'8.5", 125lbs, 32A (w Deflated Breasts, No Kids) - BA w 385HP Natrelle Inspira (& Rhinoplasty)
I used to be a full B/C, but the pituitary...
2.5 wks pre-op!!
Any thoughts on the size? I hope being taller, I can pull it off - should be around a full C/small D (34/32), but I was SUPER concerned about crossing the 400 mark. Ultimately I figured I'd rather go slightly larger than slightly smaller, and I used to be a full C before the hormonal disorder.
Thanks for all the help and advice ladies, hope you're all doing well and healing nicely!! For all those that are still pre-op like me - I've already flipped out about my choice, and even doing it at all, now I'm back around to excited! I think its all about tempering expectations and being confident in your decision =) Which I must say is *really* difficult for me, but I'm finally doing something for myself, so I'm determined to relax, trust my doctor/his staff, and BREATHE!!
PANICKING OVER SIZE DECISION!!!
It was that or 385 (both Inspira HP) - I know in my head it's not a very noticeable difference, but I'm completely panicked about looking too top heavy or ending up much larger than I'd like. Really only want a full C cup (34C/32D), anymore than that and I don't think it'd look natural on my frame. I just never wanted to have the biggest boobs possible, but only more to restore what was lost due to the hormonal issues (was previously a 34C) - I also have dozens of gorgeous 34c bras that would be nice to be able to use again (less important than overall appearance tho). But that's a large increase in itself from the totally deflated A cup I have now.
Any thoughts on how many cup sizes 400cc will bump you?? Also I'd really like COMPLETELY HONEST opinions about the sizing, 415 vs 385 HP. Also if there are any other taller ladies out there that have implants in that range Id love to hear from you and what you think about your size!! I'm fairly thin and afraid what will happen if/when I gain some weight (once hormones are sorted out) - don't want to end up a 34E!!! Therefore want to stay within a large 34c now.
Thanks SO much ladies!! And happy healing to all you post-op lovelies =)
Implant choices!! And pre-op stuff!
Love to hear if anyone has any other suggestions or specific brands of things they loved, wish they'd gotten or couldn't live without after surgery, I'd so appreciate it!! Thanks lovelies!! Hope you're all doing beautifully! ??
Post didn't show up!! I digress a little...
Thank you all for the fantastic support I've received on here, couldn't have gotten thru this journey, esp the last wk, w/out you all. you're all wonderful beatific ladies!! ??????
Vectra Imaging & Sizers
I also went back to PS to try on sizers again bc I was so panicked over my decision. She gave me 350 & 375/400, as that's what the final outcome be after placement under the muscle (acct'g for loss of 10% approx). I didn't notice a diff before, but this time I could DEF see and feel a diff btw the 350 & 400 - I didn't even THINK about the actual weight of the implants! Silly I guess, but not something that crossed my mind.
Anyway, I'd love opinions!! I'm sure I could carry either bc I'm taller, but my goal is a full C (34C/32D). I have a family member with very large D/DD implants and to me they don't fit her small frame, and don't exactly look natural. She ended up having hers taken out in order to downsize, so I def want to be careful w sizing. Please let me know what you think ladies!!! Thanks so much, hope everyone is well ????????
Any ladies have tips regarding rhino recovery? Or has anyone had both done simultaneously?! PS said rhino recovery is more of an annoyance than anything else - hopefully that's true!!
Only 4 days to go!!! SO nervous!! Is this normal?!
Hoping this is all normal, and that I made the right decision!! Also hope all you lovely post-op ladies are healing well ????????
Just 2 nights to go!!!!
I'm FINALLY actually excited about this, and found myself even wondering if I didn't go big enough!! Haha I must be nuts!! Im getting 385 Full Profile Inspiras, ready or not that's the final decision. I'm emotional (and hormonal) to begin with, but this journey has already pushed me to some add'l emotional craziness! Anyone else going thru this?!? Hope you ladies are all doing well - both pre& post-op!!! Muah* ????????
Started the 24hr Countdown!!! ????
My big furry boy will keep me company after the surgery I'm sure!!! Hopefully neither dog will get overly playful, but I think they def know when their people aren't feeling well!! And luckily I've got some definite human help as well - nothing beats your mom taking care of you when you're sick or hurt!!! Lots of love to my other pre-op ladies, were almost there!! And hope all the Post op girlies are healing beautifully ????????????
Today's the day!!!!! [Stats below]
Ok here are updated stats for anyone comparing:
- 32A (Maaaaybe 32B) pre op
- rib cage: 30.5"
- measurements: 33/25/37
- 385HP Inspira (silicone)
I'm a little concerned bc I recently gained some breast tissue back, maybe just hormonal swelling but it's hung around - now I'm even more afraid these puppies will be too big!!! Eesh that's like my nightmare, to wake up and not be able to see my feet and have boobs knocking me in the face!!! Ok Eeesh think happy boob thoughts!!!!! Will update later. Much love ladies. Thanks so much for all the great advice and super support!!! Muah** ????????
Oh and posting some Befores, bc a bunch of girls said they wish they'd taken more for comparison!! How sad the tops are - basically empty haha!!!
1st night = Extremely unpleasant!!! Must stay propped up- learned the hard way!!
I'm officially on the other side, proud owner of two new breasts!!! (& hopefully one much cuter nose!). I let pain meds lapse tho, and likely slept too flat bc I woke up in agony around 3am. Mom hopped up to help immediately tho - the frozen diapers are a total god send!!! My PS called earlier this evening to personally check in on me, he's been absolutely wonderful!! Also said the surgery went beautifully, so I'm sincerely hopeful everything looks just as beautiful!!!
Can't see my nose at all (way too much bruising/swelling & bandages), and can only peek top down at my breasts. Ok I may be making myself crazy again, but it def seems like my right breast is positioned perfectly, already even have cleavage - but the LEFT looks way further off to the side!!!! I'm panicked it'll stay that way!! Or that maybe the right dropped too fast and they won't ever be even!! My mom said to stay calm, as I can tell the left is riding much higher and swollen but that's my NON dominant side!! Anyone heard of that?? Is this normal? Too soon to panic or should I worry one seems further out than the other?!!
Posting some quick pics - any opinions would be helpful, thanks so much!!! Hope all my Friday girls are healing well and getting rest!! Take your meds def & use the wedge, learned the hard way =(
Day 2 and counting ...
No nausea thank god (blissful combo of anti-nausea meds did the trick), but extreme pain. Still concerned that one is much further out than the other, or that they'll both stay this far part!! It's just so surreal still!! Kept thinking to myself, "whoa, I have breasts again!" and "omg I had surgery!!". My moms been a huge help tho luckily.
I've had a distended swollen abdomen since right after the surgery, so it really couldn't be constipation - no idea what it is tho?!? My mom said maybe from anesthesia?!? But it's still there 2 days later, even my legs look swollen (*i do have a major hip problem tho). Did anyone else experience this kind of abdominal swelling immediately following surgery? See my Dr on Friday for next check up, & I have a nurse line#, but really don't want to bug them over something small.
Pics didn't upload again. Sorry!! Here they are ...
Been a rough few days!!!! *Day 3 pics*
Dr said the girls look great tho, and he's expecting a great result after they drop - I'm still nervous bc they seem SO far apart, but as other women advised, I hope they'll fall into place as they D&F. Posting a few photos from yesterday - have some serious chaffing/rash in btw breasts where the band rubs and the clasps hook. Ugh it's sooo itchy!!! And still haven't seen my nose yet!! Take the splint off at my Friday post-op. Praying all goes well =)
Hope all my Friday girls are healing quickly, with as little pain as possible!!! Much love to all of you ????????
Boobie Blues hit the last few days!!!!
On another note - the girls have already moved closer together!! And they seem more even now as well (will post pics after I shower today). They're getting softer and I'm getting some electrical zings and zaps, as the feeling starts returning - esp in the nipples. The left one still has strange pains but it's not any more swollen than the RT so Dr said not to worry for now. Still carrying around 5-8lbs of water retention - even after finally clearing out my system. Starting to feel like myself again tho. Will go for a longer walk in the neighborhood today - it's a little tough bc I still have the splint on my nose and two sorta black eyes haha. I feel like you can't really notice the boobs under a loose tank tho.
Hope the rest of my girls are healing well!! I'll keep updating w pics to show the progression. I have very sensitive skin and got a *horrible* rash under the band of the surgical bra, so yesterday finally just took it off - used cortisone cream and put the strap on alone. Happy healing lovelies!!! ????????
Q regarding post-op sex!! [*pls disregard if the subject offends anyone!]
I was 8 days post-op (Friday night) when my best friend came over and we were intimate. I know he tried to be very gentle and cognizant of the BA, but hes a big guy (6'5", 250) - he was on top, but I had to keep my hands pushed up on his chest to ensure he didn't lean his weight on my breasts. I know he was trying not too, but eesh its difficult to control in the middle of things. Now I'm afraid I used my arms and those chest muscles too much by pressing up. Afterward I was so panicked I kept rubbing both breasts and the incisions to feel for any changes -- the next morning I noticed more redness/hardness in the RT incision and a small spot of topical infection or "spinning stitch" as the nurse called it [*note- this one was oozing from the start, so I've had prior issues - Dr had already put me on another 5 days of prophylactic antibiotics after seeing him at Friday's post-op].
My question is, does anyone know if having sex could cause any problems with the implant or incision??? Or I know it could've easily been my own doing by touching it myself so much in panic!! I terrified myself into thinking the implant could be bottoming out or something from the pressure - he never put his weight on me though, just leaned in so that I had to push with my hands to make sure he didnt press on the girls. EEESH am i just being silly, or was that too soon to attempt intimacy?! My PS is out of town for 2 wks, but they will fit me in this wk with another Dr in the practice - just wanted some advice before then, so Im prepared! Thanks so much ladies!! Hoping someone else out there tackled this subject at some point haha!! Much love to all my post-op girls =)
Wedge pillow setup
For anyone else wondering about the wedge - it's DEFINITELY worth it!! I slept as close to sitting up as possible after the first ill advised night of laying almost flat!! That first morning I was in a ton more pain and had a miserable time attempting to get up and out of bed - so the wedge is your friend!!! And as other ladies have suggested, it has various continued uses after your recovery period ;). Hope that helps!!
I'll post a progress update this evening, as this is my first day back to work - with an open oozing incision, UGH. Def would've taken another day if I had anymore time off, but que sera sera I guess. Just def don't feel like I'm all here - mentally and physically still run down. Ice has also been a huge life saver, but now I have to go the whole day without that as well. Will let you know how the girls hold up. Be well ladies!! Pre-op gals (or anyone!) Feel free to ask any Q's, happy to help if I can!!!
Update to follow, but first ~ A big thanks!!!
Lately things haven't been great for me on the healing front - the incisions still look very red angry, open and infected. Tho I believe they are still ultimately trying to expel certain stitches, and I didn't consider the fact that I always have a huge inflammatory response to surgeries. Check up this afternoon, hoping the Dr will remove any/all stitches, which I pray will eradicate the problem. Concerned that I've felt sick and run down though. Thankfully no fever as of yet, but haven't felt like myself - so I apologize for the lack of updates, or timely responses. I'll post an update after meeting w the PS. Curious to get opinions on my current "progress", as they're truly so swollen/square and high now that I bet most would think they're pics of immediately post-op!!! Be well girls!! *muah
2 wks today! Feeling SO much better, calmer & more sane!!!
I also want to say thanks again to all my wonderful girls on here who wrote in with positive comments on my last post - it's amazing what your head can convince you of when you're scared!! I went back and looked at my own pics after I read your comments, and I realized that they really don't look as bad as I thought! The full body shot even looks fairly proportionate actually! Haha guess I made myself crazy over normal swelling, and other post-op changes, eeeesh!! Sorry for the freak out!!! I'm even back at work today and doing MUCH better with daily movements. I no longer feel sick and shaky when using the RT arm at the computer or sitting erect. Overall, things seems so very much better today. It's amazing what positive reinforcement can do!!
Can't believe I'm even gonna say it .... But I'm now using the "L" Word!!!!
They're certainly not perfect or even dropped yet, theyre still uneven & swollen (the amt of which still varies widely) BUT I realized that they're still beautiful, they do fit my frame and already look fairly look natural, so I'm sure it'll be even better once they actually D&F!!! I had a blast playing dress up this wknd, and found I'm very pleased with the size even. Tho I'm still glad I switched to 385cc, as any bigger and they wouldn't feel like me. Eagerly awaiting the final result, but for now at least I'm finally enjoying the new additions!!! It's wonderful to have back the full, youthful breasts that I lost, and I'm sure a lot of women on here know how that feels. So I'd say it's definitely been worth it =)
Thanks again to all you lovely ladies who wrote in with such comforting, positive and helpful comments!! Ive added pics of some great comfy &/or pretty bras, and went nuts making comparisons& collages now that I finally learned how to do it on this iPhone!! Big hugs girls =)
So sorry ladies!! Been very depressed this past wk and haven't been on ....
Currently The left is much higher, tighter and boxier than the RT, which has actually started to drop and soften some. However, the RT is the one w the incision problem, though it's getting better as well. Would be *much* more concerned if the incision problem AND the serious swelling were happening on the same breast. Dr said not to panic unless one blows up to 2-3x the size of the other. The differences are more pronounced in photos, I didn't even realize the RT had actually dropped more, til I saw it there.
Hope all you lovely ladies are doing well - and big hugs to my Sept surgery girls, hope things are coming along beautifully!!!
Appt went well! Can start silicone treatment ...
Considering this is going to affect how my breasts look the rest of my life, price isn't really an issue, just want the best, most effective treatment. So if anyone's used a certain brand or system that worked well (or didn't!) please let me know!! I saw a highly rated 3-step system called Scarology - anyone have any experience with that?!
Eesh can't believe it's been almost one month!! I'll post comparison photos later today. Lots of love & hugs to all my girls =)
Sorry for the lapse. Afraid I'm looking at a revision now ...
You can see a visible gap under the RT incision/crease, and it's a good 1.5cm lower than the LT side. I'm afraid I'm destined for a revision now, as I've seen what happens when the pocket isn't tacked properly/tightly & the implant keeps sliding. I've been super concerned about that side from the beginning, and now its sore in the crease and especially when you push on the implant and it moves. I love the LT side, it looks and feels great, so this is extremely disappointing. I'm seeing the PS at his earliest appt, Friday. If anyone has any info on this in advance of the appt, pls let me know. I'm PRAYING this could just be a slightly poor healing situation due to the extensive hardened scar tissue, meaning it's not truly a pocket problem and won't get any worse. It's still not ideal, but that would be better. Thanks ladies, hope you're all doing well
I read tons of glowing reviews on Dr. Poindexter and the Austin Westin Center, so I was pretty sure that I didnt need to look any further, but wanted to see what they had to say first. After meeting with his asst, Cheri, I felt *immediately* comfortable, even though I was super nervous, self-conscious, and vulnerable feeling - she & Dr. Poindexter cared first and foremost about my health (ensuring the hormonal disorder wouldnt cause any counter-indications for surgery), then sat she with me for at least 45 minutes looking at different sized implants and answering add'l Q's. When Dr. Poindexter joined us, I instantly knew I'd made the right choice of surgeon - he's extremely knowledgeable, with a fantastic bedside manner. It doesnt matter to some, but for me its paramount - medical procedures are unpleasant and scary, so an intelligent AND genuine caring, funny doctor goes a long way! He explained everything in depth (we discussed both a BA and rhinoplasty for deviated septum), patiently answered all Q's, and immediately put me at ease. I left the room actually EXCITED about a surgery! (and I've had many many surgeries as a competitive dancer, so i usually have white coat syndrome!) I even booked that very day!! They've also been fabulous about answering any and all Q's I've had regarding details for my procedures.