27 Yrs Old, No Kids, 5'4" 32 A - San Diego, CA
I'm 5 weeks away from getting a BA and the closer...
Shaped or round implants??
Also, Patients with round implants seem to have closer cleavage versus pts with shaped implants. However, I believe it depends on the patient's anatomy. And of course, the type of look I'm going for. I still have until sept 19th to make a decision. What's your take on shaped vs. round implants ladies?
Surgery Time confirmed!
9 days away till I have bewbsss!!
I was prescribed:
Singulair (didn't know I had to take this for a whole month!)
Wearing a 400cc sizer
Love this set up!
Last minute items
I survived! A
I ended up with sientra round textured mod high profile 415cc, submuscular, through the inframammory crease
Post Op Day 1
Today I had 3 colace (OTC), lots of water, prunes and a squatty potty (I highly recommend it) from Amazon. I honestly thought it would take days to have a BM and I'm a pretty happy camper right now hahaha.
Here's some pics from this morning. Definitely high and tight, minimal bruising at the incisions. The two steri strips in the middle are where my doc injected exparel. I spoke to him last night and he said I'm free to take a shower today. That'll be interesting hah. Tomorrows my post op appt!
Post op day 1 photos didn't upload
Let's try this again.
Post Op Day 2 and first follow up spot with Dr G
I showed him some bras I bought before surgery. One of them is a sports bra from target, but he didn't like the padding so I'll save that for later. Second bra was a coobie from Amazon which I can wear but I'd need to remove the padding. Third bra was a simple Hanes bra with no padding but has separate stitched cups, which was ok'd by Dr G. I also have another sports bra with removable pads from forever 21 but that ish is way too tight. So basically all of the bras ok'd by dr G are all pull over bras and I can barely raise my arms hahaha.
So after my appt, we walked around the shops at solana beach with my trex arms. I swear people were looking at me like "wth is wrong with that girl?" But I minded my own business hah. Then we stopped by target and grabbed these amazingly soft bras by Hanes. I'll attach a photo of them (I'm currently wearing the blue one) if RealSelf allows me. And POD 2 boobies :)
End of POD 3
I definitely feel like my implants still aren't a part of me. I feel a constant pressure on my top right implant (dominant side) and I think I even feel them near my arm pits (weird). swelling looks better and my cleavage might even be a little more visible now. Bending over's actually a little painful too....Feels like my inner muscles are getting pulled.
I wore a coobie bra the entire day and it was super comfy! I ended up buying more on Amazon and got free 1 day shipping. Gotta love Amazon prime :)
Here's a photo in the coobie bra without the pads in lavender, and I also added a photo of my implant ID card. I find it funny that I have to notify any doc I come across that I have fake boobies now haha
Just woke up and my boobs actually don't hurt as bad this morning. I took a Valium last night because showering kinda hurt them. I think swelling has gone down a bit but bloating is still there..
1 week post op (posting a day late)
I had been on RS for months before getting my BA and read about boob greed on just about every account. On the day of my surgery I told my doc that I trusted his judgement. I didn't want to look top heavy or just disproportionate. However, now that it's done, I occasionally will ask my bf or my mom if I should've gone bigger. I feel like they disappear in loose clothing. My bf keeps reminding me that I did my research and knew I wouldn't see their full potential for 6mo to a year. I'm just so impatient and "boob greed" is real. I think they look good on my frame when I take pictures of them or when I look at them in the mirror, but when I look down i think "damn they're small:("
I just need to be patient and keep myself busy. I've wanted this for so long, so I should be happy I have something cause I literally started with nothing haha. Here's some 1 week post op pics. My next post op appt is Thursday and I'm hoping my doc will allow me to at least walk on a treadmill. I mean, I walked for 3 hours at the zoo yesterday so it should be fine:)
2nd post op appointment
As for swelling, I still have some in my sternum and on my sides. I was still tender when he pushed down on my right side. I told him I'm gonna be doing a 10k in January and he said I should be good to start training in December. As for now, I shouldn't be getting my heart rate up as it will cause me to swell more. I'm assuming I'll have to keep it low until my next post op appt which is Nov 29th. I've been given the okay to at least walk on the treadmill, so I'm excited about that haha.
Sleeping! Can't forget about that. I told him I wake up every morning in pain. Especially since my body finds its way down to a flat position and my boobs are aching from the implants. They feel as if they're getting pulled to the sides! He said I can sleep flat or upright, whichever way is more comfortable. I told him I've been having this pain in my hand. I don't really feel it in my arm which is weird but every now and then I get this ache in my hand and I have to open and close it to release the tension. He thinks it's positional. Either the way I'm sleeping or just from having a hunched back since I got these lady lumps. My neck has been hurting too, probably because I'm so hunched or that I've been sleeping upright, and those muscles are connected to our hands. He didn't seem too concerned about it, so he recommended continuing my arm stretches up in front of me and to the sides.
Hmm what else...No massaging since I got textured implants. And continue wearing my coobie and Hanes bras. At my next appt, we'll be talking about wearing regular bras again. I'm kind of curious to get sized at Victoria's Secret or Nordstrom's, but I think I'll wait another week to let the swelling die down haha. Here's some current photos!
2 weeks PO
Well I can't believe it's been 2 weeks since my BA, but with every passing day I'm feeling better. I have stopped taking Valium as of last week (made me feel depressed after taking it) and the last time I used Percocet was a few days ago. I was hurting after just walking on the treadmill. I was getting muscle spasms on my right breast, ouch! The target sports bra I was wearing probably wasn't a good fit :( Other than that, pain isn't too bad. I feel a little soreness on my sides when I get up from lying down. And sometimes my boobs spasm out and harden up if I'm doing too much.
My boobs seem to be coming in closer together and they feel softer. They don't really move yet, but every now and then a sudden move kinda makes them move? I have no signs of rippling. My left seems to have dropped and fluffed a little more than my right side. As for the right hand pain I mentioned in the previous post, I still have it and it kinda gets me worried. I hope it's not a permanent thing, and that it'll pass as my right pec muscles relax with time. I noticed the pain is at its worst when I'm doing my arm stretches, but I'll be continuing to do this to help my muscles release.
I'm still sleeping upright and still waking up with morning boob (soreness and stiffness). It feels pretty bad initially, but as I wake up and stretch it subsides. I honestly don't think I'll allow myself to go back to work if I'm still waking up with it. I work 12 hour shifts 7a-7p as a nurse on a busy unit, so I want to make sure I feel close to 100% before I go back. How long did you ladies have to deal with morning boob?
I think my boobs are a bit hypersensitive so that's probably a good sign that I'm getting my sensation back. I can feel in both nipples if I scratch them with my nails. The bottom right boob is still numb. No signs of stretch marks at this point. I've been applying bio oil 1-2 times daily. My incisions are scabbed over at this point. They occasionally get itchy but not too much.
At this point, I'm pretty happy with the results so far. I'm excited to see how they will change as time goes on. My bf and I went to the Calvin Klein outlet and I was able to pick up some of these bras :)
3 Weeks PO
I can't believe it's already been 3 weeks. Not much has changed really. I'm still on medical leave and decided to extend it for another week since my PS said I shouldn't be lifting until after 6 weeks PO. Im an RN on a busy unit and get total care patients, so I have to reposition them every 2 hours (crossing my fingers that they'll give me a light load when I come back). I'm afraid of hurting myself if I go back to work too soon when I'm still healing :/ I'm starting to get bored, but I honestly should enjoy peace and quietness before I get back to 12 hour shifts of busyness.
As for the girls, they seem to be dropping and getting softer. Meaning they give way when I poke on them but nothing more than that haha. I can't really squeeze them yet without feeling some discomfort. I'm still regaining sensation so they're pretty sensitive right now. My left bottom boob is still numb.
Still no signs of stretch marks. I'm applying bio oil at night. My scars look pretty good so far. They're still scabbed but some parts have fallen off.
I'm still having pain in my right hand up to my forearm and I'm scared about it. I told my doc about it on my 2nd PO appt and he didn't seem too concerned. He said it can be related to being hunched over (which I still catch myself doing) and the muscles in my back getting strained or tight, which leads down to my hand.
Range of motion is getting better. I can move my arms up pretty high now without feeling too much tightness. My right boob used to be really tight but it's not so bad. Maybe that means the soreness I feel in my arm will soon give way.
As for pain, I still have morning boob and kind of have to prepare myself to get up from bed. They're just so hard and sore in the morning but it doesn't last too long. How long did you ladies have to deal with this? I've been sleeping flat on my back and caught myself turning on my side during my sleep and it was painful. It still feels weird to lay on my side. It's like my implants are being pulled :/
At this point, I'm pretty happy with the results. I had boob greed in the beginning and I still have it every now and then, but I think my doc picked a good size for me. I just hope they don't shrink! Haha I've been around my friends and they haven't noticed. Not that I'm trying to keep it a secret, but I just don't feel like it's important to tell them I have fake tits now haha. I actually like that people don't notice. I would hate to be top heavy and look like I have two silicone bags on my chest! I feel like they still look pretty fake and they def have some dropping to do. My chest still feels tight and they can feel heavy if I'm cold or walking too much. It almost feels like I have two tennis balls on my chest. It's really weird.
Anyways, I'm rambling now haha. I actually got sized at VS the other day and the girl who sized me said I'm a 32D at this point and that I still have some dropping to do. She thinks I'll be a 32DD when I'm at my final stage. So crazy! I want to get sized at nordstrom's too.
Here's some pictures of what I look like now. My bf is out of town so I had to rely on the mirror haha
Sientra round textured cohesive gel, under muscle, dual plane, 400c bilaterally
I went out with some friends and they didn't even notice (not the type to show off). I pretty much was covering them with my hair. I'm just a shy person and maybe once these babies settle, I'll be confident to show them off haha
I went out yesterday for taco Tuesday and my friend was asking me the last time I worked. I told her I was actually on medical leave for my boob job. She was like "whaaat? I thought your boobs looked bigger!" She wanted to feel them and she said they felt real! They are getting softer, so I can't wait for the final product! :)
32 DD so far
Finally Had the Breast Augmentation I've Been Wanting for Years!
Dr. G takes his time with you to understand your goals, which I think is very important when it comes to plastic surgery. I never felt rushed during my consultation, preop, or follow up appointments. I chose him over 2 plastic surgeons because of this (one in Beverly Hills and another here in San Diego). I'm an RN so I appreciate physicians who take time with their patients, and Dr. G is one of them. I did not want the obvious augmented look, but still wanted a decent size. Before going into the OR, I told him I trusted his judgment and he delivered. I am 4 weeks post op and I am loving the results so far! They do have some dropping and fluffing to do, but those who I have told about my BA say they look natural and a perfect size for my frame. Eva made the process very smooth and has been available for any questions I have. Do yourself a favor and have a consultation with Dr. G. You won't be disappointed!