If someone had told me that I would have had plastic surgery, I definitely would have laughed at them. It didn't even really hit me that I was having plastic surgery until a friend of mine mentioned that I was so brave for going thru with it. I didn't think of breast augmentation as a real surgical procedure. I know that I didn't consider it as invasive of a surgery as it actually is. I now give myself and every other woman credit for the courage to go thru with any surgery, elective or not. The fear that I had about going under anesthesia was something that had not even been a thought before. The feeling of being selfish for doing this absolutely came over me. I was taking a chance with my life for self improvement. I have a daughter, and the thought that this could have gone south was a very real concern. Not to mention that the Mentor Breast Implant pamphlet that I had to read was frightening. It was almost all doom and gloom, covered every risk, all the pros and cons, and then you HAVE to sign on the dotted line agreeing to this, or no boobies in my future. So, I did what any boobie deprived girl does and sign on that line! I returned to my awesome doctor for my final pre-op appointment with that pamphlet, remainder of the money, and I had to order my implants.
Actually putting the implant type and size on paper was such a liberating experience. As you've all discovered for yourselves, picking a size is a very excruciating process. If you have a great Plastic Surgeon, he narrows down a lot of options for you based on your measurements. It's crazy how many options are available, not just picking saline or silicone. I had only researched silicone implants, and I new that I wanted a natural, tear drop shape. I had worked with a lady several years ago, and she had a full mommy makeover. Her PS had removed her belly button and reaffixed it's position. That was impressive. Her breasts were beautiful, such a natural shape and tear drop look to them, the non-existent incision was thru her nipples, as they were also relocated. I was in awe, it looked like nothing had been touched. Everything was absolute perfection. This was my first encounter with plastic surgery. I did not view her surgery as anything substantial, but I was only 22 years old at the time. Such a baby : )
Fast forward 17 years, one child later, and I still had her perfect boobs in my memory. Around November of last year, I made up the decision to do this, and there was no looking back. I started researching doctors, and had enough sense to look for board certified plastic surgeons. The only other requirement that I had was that they worked with natural shaped silicone implants. I didn't know anyone close enough to me to ask questions, so I struck out on my own. I had narrowed it down to 3 surgeons..... Sean Lillie, Aldo Guerra and Robert Cohen. I called the offices, and I just clicked with the staff at Dr. Aldo Guerra's office. I was scheduled to have a consultation with Robert Cohen, and cancelled it. I felt that I had found my PS, without even meeting him. I even had a seminar scheduled thru Dr. Guerra's office that I never attended. I had been emailing his assistant, Diamond, and she mentioned a promotion that they were running. I set up the initial consult, and the rest is perfect boobilicious history!!!
I was advised to wear a medium support bra for sleeping for an entire year (I did it!). I slept upright for the first 4 months. I paid good money for the girls, and wasn't about to mess them up for my own comfort, lol!! I took Vitamin E orally to loosen the breast pockets (Still am taking it), and rubbed it on my incisions twice a day for awhile. After a few months, I was cleared to start a silicone based formula. I was recommended to start using ProSil (a chapstick style scar treatment by Biodermis). It is really easy to use, and I still apply it every now and then. I am convinced if I had used it as directed, my scars would be almost invisible. If you have read my review, I am absolutely terrible at continuing any sort of regimented scar treatment.
After a year, I am now able to sleep braless, and do so without any concerns : ) I sleep in all positions without any discomfort at all, thankfully!!! I have had to purchase new bikini tops since the girls have increased in size after my 6 month shopping spree.....sigh!
I am 5' 6", small frame, 112 pounds. With the help of my incredibly talented PS, I selected Mentor Memoryshape, with Siltex Texturing, Medium Height, High Profile silicone implants. I have only been measured at VS, and my bra size ranges from 32DD to 32DDD, depending on the style and cut. My absolute favorite fit is the Dream Angels, Demi, lightly lined cup.
CPG323 (Contour Profile Gel Family, 300 Series)
390 cc, 12.0cm width, 11,3 cm height, 6.0 projection
At my one year post op appt, I had 3 physicians (attending training by Dr. Guerra) pop in. They had watched him perform an implant procedure that morning, along with viewing other patients at different stages in their recovery. I was the final appt of the day, as I was 12 months along. That was a little intimidating, but definitely not what I had built up in my head. All the doctors were incredibly polite, asked me questions such as 'was I happy, what size had I ended up, was it worth it, would I be recommending Dr Guerra', etc. They asked if I had known that Dr. Guerra was personally selected by Mentor (along with 4 other PS) to train in Sweden to learn how to properly place this new implant. I had not known that when I made my consultation appt.
I am truly happy with my results, and feel that my doctor did an outstanding job. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone wanting truly amazing results.