Fast forward 10 years and two breast-fed kids later and my once large lovelies were droopy, overly humongous (They grew to a GG!), and caused me a lot of back pain. It was time for the twins to vacate my body.
I decided to go with saline, moderate plus, 400cc implants (actually 400 on the right and 475 on the left). Because of the large amount of natural breast tissue I already had there was no real fear of rippling with my implants, so I was able to choose saline or silicone. Despite the much better warranty for the silicone implants, I just felt safer choosing saline. I'd like to know immediately if my implant ruptures, rather than waiting on a slow silicone leak.
Closing the much larger implant pocket, and perfecting the shape of my implants meant I was in for a pretty difficult operation. Several doctors refused to do it in one procedure, but instead wanted to remove my implants and let the pocket close naturally for up for a year. ONE YEAR WITH SOGGY FLAPJACK BOOBS? NO THANK YOU! I chose a doctor known for his precision, and revision skill. He was able to complete my reconstruction in one operation, although it did take him 8 hours due to his perfectionism. Thank goodness for him- my boobs look SO awesome!
My biggest fear going into surgery was losing feeling in my nipples. In fact, I put off the surgery for years due to this fear. However, I am now one month post-op and these sweet nubs are as sensitive as ever- whew!