26 Years Old, 5'4, 130lbs, 520cc SRF, 34b/c Pre-ba - Sugar Land, TX
Dr. Feldman is great! After waiting almost a month...
Getting cold feet... Or something
Feeling better about size :)
Surgery Done! 520 SRF
Sore but feeling good :)
Still sore. Trying not to move so much!!
Boobies! Boobies! Boobies!
Taking It Easy
I'm getting really excited for my post-op appointment! I can't wait to have the steri-strips off and have Dr.Feldman take a look at everything. I'm so impressed with my boobs every single day! I could get sad about the minor asymmetries, but those were there before and I knew that making my breasts larger wouldn't fix those issues. I feel so confident with my breasts now, the little things don't even phase me! I'm so glad I went through with the surgery, and still so happy that I chose my Dr.
Help! I think I just messed up boobs!
Sort of terrible accident had happened or he was just dreaming... So I did what any mother would do. I picked up the bed, pulled him out, and then picked him up. I am supposed to be on a 2-3 lb weight limit... My son alone is 40lbs... I don't even know how much the bed weighs.... My chest is killing me. My boobs feel like they are going to come out of my armpits. I'm icing them already... I'm so upset. I know something must have torn inside, my chest hurts so bad. F***! All this time in recovery and now my boobs are going to be ruined. I know my surgeon would be so pissed off, but I wasn't thinking... It was just instinct to help him :( I already have an appointment on Friday, but I don't know what to do. Has anyone ever accidently went Over their weight restriction? Has this happened to anyone? Please help :(
2 Week Post Op Appt
Dr. Feldman came in after and was very happy with my results! I am and have been very happy with my new boobs, so I was super happy that they looked on track to him as well! We talked alittle more about the surgery and I thanked him for bumping me up to the SRF 520 implants! He really does a wonderful job and I'm so glad I gave him the final decision on what would look best on my body! I can't say enough good things about him!
Now, about the incident I had picking up my son a few days ago... I decided to be honest with him and tell him what I had done even after he told me my boobs looked great. I figured that if I had damaged something maybe it would be an easier fix now rather than six months down the road. He said he didn't see anything at this time, but couldn't guarantee that it wouldn't show up as an issue later on. He wasn't thrilled, but he wasn't mean about it either, so I'm thankful for that :) He said life happens and sometimes you just can't control everything, even though you try your best.
I also got the before and after pictures from my surgeon and they are amazing! I can't believe my boobs looked so bad! I'm so happy with them now! I would 100% do this all over again for all the confidence it's given me :) I'll update with the pictures as soon as I can!
Just a quick update
I've bought a few new front zip sports bras from target, but I've returned them all! I'm having issues finding bras that are small enough in the band but large enough in the cup... It's a real struggle! So, as of right now I have only two "regular" bras and then the surgical bras from my surgeon. I actually like the way the surgical bras hold in my boobs.. I wish I could order the same ones he uses in his office! Maybe I'll check into that....
Anyway, I'm not feeling any pain, just a little armpit soreness if sweep the floors or do a lot of dishes. I think I've done really well on the weight restrictions, but I'm ready to get back to normal life soon :)
Ups and Downs at 6 weeks!
First off, I want to talk about the seriousness of breast augmentation. So far, I really haven't had any huge complications from my surgery, but I think I underestimated how it would Impact my life and the unwillingness of others to understand my limitations. I'm getting very frustrated with people because they just don't listen when I tell them I can't do something yet. My in-laws and my husband's extended family came to stay with us from 2 weeks post op- until just yesterday and they have been the biggest source of my anger and sadness about my surgery. I have always gotten along well with them, but it has been a real challenge having them here. For instance, I refuse to pick up a flat of bottled water. It's over my weight restriction and I'm not risking my $5000 new boobs! My husband can pick up it up later when he comes home from work... Or you know they could have picked it up.... It's something so simple, but I can't do it and then I get backlash for not doing it! They have pushed so hard for me to do things I'm not supposed to be doing and then criticize me for being "lazy." I guess I just feel like if I had abdominal surgery, or shoulder surgery or something other than breast surgery, they wouldn't treat me that way. Whenever I would try to explain that breast implants aren't as simple as shoving water balloons into your existing boobs -that it involves cutting muscles and recovery time-no one took it seriously, and eventually it became a running joke. I have a good sense of humor, but I guess it has taken its toll on my mental state :(
In the midst of all the family visiting, I also managed to catch pneumonia :/ So basically, I've been coughing non-stop. I'm taking all the prescribed medications and extra cough syrup, but my right implant always feels like it's going straight into my armpit whenever I cough :( Then, when I stand up it feels like I'm having a muscle spasm in that same right breast. I've been massaging like crazy and I don't feel like it's helped, but we will see what happens. I've also been wearing two bras at a time for extra support (first my underwire, then surgical bra over top) because I'm trying to keep my boobs where they belong!
On a positive note, Everything is looking pretty good, my breasts have settled into their pockets nicely (I think). I haven't been feeling well enough to really go out shopping, but I've been ordering bras from online like a crazy person haha. The best fit so far has been a 32DDD, but I think a 32F might actually fit better (I'm just not ready to invest in an F bra!!!). My husband lovessss my new boobs and every time we pass each other he just smiles and smiles hahaha. He is still afraid to touch them more than just a quick feel, but I know as time passes things will get back to normal ;)
How is everyone else feeling? Is one boob feeling different than the other still? Any weird muscle spasms or sliding feeling when you stand up? I'm hoping I'm not the only one! Happy healing everyone :)
3 months post-op!
Every time I look back on old pictures of my breasts, I'm just so thankful that I was able to have this procedure done. Before I had surgery I never wanted to wear a sports bra to the gym because I was so flat chested that I felt manly! I never wanted to wear v-neck shirts because all I could focus on was the lack cleavage and I definitely never wanted to wear a bathing suit! I actually refused to take off my bra during sex with my husband! I let the insecurities about my breasts, dictate a lot of little things that added up over time. I still have insecurities, but I am just so thankful that those things don't bother me anymore!
Anyway, all is well with me and my boobs! They continue to feel more a part of me everyday :)
5 months post-op
I still get very sore boobs after doing simple things like moving furniture or lifting weight over my head (think re-organizing closets). I'm not sure if this is a result of the implants or the result of me basically trying to not use those muscles as much as possible. It's doesn't really bother me, but I thought I would mention it here.
On another note, I can still "feel" my implants. When I grab my own boobs I can feel the implants get squeezed, but my husband can't tell where they stop or
Start. I can always feel my implants when I hug people, but again no one else can feel them lol. It's a strange feeling.
I've added some pictures just to show they are still hanging in there lol. Please excuse my mom belly! I haven't been nearly as dedicated to the gym as I was before surgery lol! Hope everyone is well! Any questions, just ask!
Checking in/ Breast Lump
With all the good news, I am a bit concerned with a lump I found last month. I didn't think much of it, because well... I just didn't think it was a big deal. It's about the size of pea, and its on the lower portion of my boob... closer to the armpit...Unfortunately, it hasn't gone away.
Today I had an appointment with my doctor who scheduled me for a stat mammogram and ultrasound. I thought this was all pretty normal and wasn't really concerned. But during my ultrasound, the tech called in a doctor to come look... they started asking more questions about pain, nipple discharge, etc. I honestly haven't had any... and the lump is so small that I didn't really think they would do anything today. So anyway, long story short, I'm scheduled for a biopsy in two weeks. The doctor said it could be a fatty tumor or something else benign, but they just want to make sure it's not cancer. So... I don't really know what to think. I'm sure it's nothing, but it is kind of scary to think of what it could be. I know this sounds so stupid, but I'm worried they'll pop my implant during the biopsy! I mean, I don't know how deep they go... surely it wont go through the muscle right? I have no idea! Lol!
The only other thought in my mind is that if it is cancer and I need my breast removed I ONLY want Dr. Feldman to fix me!! I don't even know if he would, but I don't trust anyone else!
Anyway, I hope everyone is well! If you're still reading, thanks for listening to me vent lol.
Dr. Feldman has worked on models, Playboy playmates, and other celebrities, that's how amazing he is! But he also works wonders on everyday women; women who've gained and lost weight, who have lost volume from breastfeeding children, or women who were just born with less than perfect anatomy. The greatest part is that he and his staff will still treat you like a million dollars! He is honest about your imperfections, but not to make you feel badly about yourself. He only wants to make you understand that he is highly trained and skilled, but he is not a boob magician, there are some things he just can't change. His methods are based on math (which he explains in-depth during your consultation) and he won't let you ruin your body based on what you "think" you "need". Everyone in the office is friendly and super responsive whenever you have a question/concern. I've never met a nicer and more down-to-earth group of professionals in my life. Dr. Feldman's gallery shows his elite surgical skills and eye for perfection, but it's his staff and his personality that really makes him a 5 star surgeon! I couldn't be any happier with my results or my choice to have him as my surgeon.