I feel inspired to share my story since I have read countless experiences from other women and learned a great deal from everyone's story. I didn't find many as many stories about the Natrelle 410s. Expectations, Results, Process, Recommendations, etc.? I hope to share my story and it helps someone in the future. My decision to have a BA came rather quick, of course I have been wishing and hoping for a BA "one day" just never really thought I would do it. Heck it still seems unreal and it's only 12 days away! I researched off and on over the past year with no intentions of ever getting a BA just dreaming/online window shopping until 2 weeks ago when I said to myself I want it, I can afford it, I'm doing it and I'm soon to be going into my 30's. So I researched surgeons certified in Natrelle 410s from the allergan website (company that makes Natrelle 410s) and crossed reference those physicians until I narrowed down to two providers. Made my final selection and expressed interest late night through the webpage. I was in for my consultation in a matter of days (April 1st).
My consultation was so much fun. The staff was amazing. They make you fell like you are shopping with your best friends. I brought my sister with me as a support system and she was amazing. I am thankful to have her. My recommendation, bring someone to your consultation that truly loves, cares, respects your decision and to let you know the number of cc's that look good on you.
At my consultation was my first time holding an implant. I was able to see the difference btw traditional silicone and the Natrelle 410s cohesive silicone gel. Yes the trad. silicone was noticeable softer but the 410s were soft as well and held their shape (which is what sold me) plus I don't want round boobies. I want natural looking boobies.
At my consultation my PS informed with the Natrelle 410s it is best to placed through the Inframammary Incision (under the breast) . I must admit, I was somewhat sad about that because I sold myself on an Periareolar Incision (around the nipple). After he explained why, I understood. He is the expert and is very familiar with the impact as he was a part of the clinical trails. The reason for under the breast is PS are able to be more precise in placement and trying to force the implant through a the areolar will comprise the implant. I don't want anything comprised so I'm for it and appreciated the education.
After my consult, I asked when his next availability and the 23rd was open. Sign-me up! Put down the deposit ($500) to hold the date and scheduled my pre-op appointment for exactly one week later.
Received my packet, thank you card and consent forms in the mail the next day. I was instructed to complete all the forms and bring them to my pre-op appt. Seriously, I read the packet several times to make sure I adhere to all the dos and don'ts.
My pre-op appointment which was 2 weeks 1 day before BA day, I turned in my consent forms. Went over all my questions, was told the do's and don'ts. FYI: you are not suppose to massage your implants if you get the natrelle 410s as you would with the trad. round silicone. (just thought I would share) Reason: b/c you may rotate the implant BUT its okay to massage and play with them after 2 weeks and the tissue begins to heal with the implant in place. Yes. I asked well what about when someone wants to play with them (wink wink) like intimately lol and she says no worries its only initially while you are healing. (sigh w/ Big relief) I mean I want them to fun and look good lol.
Okay after all the questions, I was sized for my surgical bra and given my prescriptions to be filled. They sent them electronically only the controlled Rx scripts were given to me to take in because pain killers and muscle relaxers must have a hard copy with a signature. After that I paid my remaining balance and set my appointments for Post Op. I was in and out in about 30 minutes.
Today and everyday since I decided, I am feeling anxious about the recovery. The reason why I moved so fast with everything is I just want to be over with it especially wanted to get this done before the AZ summer heat really kicks in. I can't imagine trying to heal in 110+ weather.
I've read so many stories and watched you tube diaries learned the following:
Not looking forward to day 2 and 3 those seem to be the worst- anyone have any tips or tricks?
I'm going back to work on Post-op day 5- I hope that works out.
ordered the arnica montana- which is suppose to help w/ bruising (I will start that on April 20th 3 days before)
Stopped taking ibuprofen -which is the hard bc I suffer from migraines
Starting eat fruits & veggies
Taking vitamin C and multi vitamin
going to by vitamin A
Anyone have any other natural healing tips????
Finally, I can't believe I am doing this...I am posting a pic of my lil' boobies. I hope this helps the next woman who is debating/decides she too wants the Natrelle 410s.
Bra size: 34 A
Thank you everyone for sharing your stories and inspiring me to share mine!
Anyone have any other natural healing tips????