So hello and here's my 1st post on my journey.
Natrelle 550cc Ultra High Profile Silicone. 39 Year Old ~ Mama of 3 ~ 5ft , 100lbs. Portland, OR
I've always been a very small statured gal all...
So hello and here's my 1st post on my journey.
Me now & trying on RICE SIZERS
Here is what I looked like while nursing, I would say a D in size.
Finally some photos' on me right now @ size 32 A
And finally, MY WISH BOOBIES ( - Y - )
You know when people just look at your boobs and not at your face? Haha
ONE WEEK COUNTDOWN, AND A MESS OF #'s
Here's the lowdown.
Hubs went with me this time so I could try on 475, 500, and 525. Just to make sure 500's was what looked the best for me. Well they don't go up in 25 increments after 500. (well the brand he uses, and the ones I chose). So the next one up was 550. You couldn't even tell the difference from 500 to 550 ! My husband is a trained observer for his profession and I had a 500 on one side and a 550 on the other before he came in, then asked him what he thought, too big, or how does he feel. Did he noticed anything? He barely guessed he thought one might be a tad bigger but he couldn't tell. That was only when I turned sideways.
I know that when you place them under the muscle you lose some volume and projection so I chose the larger size. 550. Which would ultimately end up looking like 525. For me I would rather do that then pick that then 500's and looking like 475. Which when I tried those on they didn't feel natural to me, which might sound weird? So 550 it is as long as when he does the PRE SIZER they will fit. WHAT A MESS OF #####'s eh!
What did you tell your kids?
I have 3 boys, 10, 8, and 2.
We are very honest and open in our family, but this carries a little more mature understanding ya know... do I even try to explain this one so they can grasp it. They know about the birth process, so I think ya no problem, then I think about, how honest kids can be at this age. Once you tell them something they tell the whole world exactly what you've said or done in their own exaggerated description.
Tell me what you said to your little ones or your funny story. Did it come back to embarrass you at a Family Reunion or parent night? I'm getting more scared of that than of my surgery!
*THE NIGHT BEFORE*
3 Days before I started taking Arnica, 5 meltaway pills 3x a day. Given to me by the PS. It helps with bruising.
3, 2, &1 Days before I wash with anti bacterial soap.
2 &1 Days before I take a stool softener
The night before I am to put a patch behind my ear to help with nausea. Also given by the PS.
And am supposed to take a PepcidAC.
Also, because I like to stay positive and not worry about stuff I can't control, and mainly so I don't freak out......
I got my hair done, did my nails, and had sex. I mean come-on. I don't see myself being able to do those things anytime soon, so why not recover with an even bigger smile on my face while looking somewhat put together?
Love all you ladies, you've been so awesome and supportive over the past month.
I will see you on the flip side. Nightie Night
My surgery went smoothly.
Mad props to all my realself sisters!
How I feel right now!
Here's a side view
2 weeks Post-op Update
Some photos of my progress of 550cc Natrelle Inspira UHP
Progress of scars thus far
Progress pics with side views
With Boobies Like These.... Who Needs Enemies ?
Pics from 23 days Post-Op
These are photo's of me at 30 days Post-Op
BRA SHOPPING ???
Photos at 7 weeks Post-op, 550cc UHP Natrelle Inspira
Ladies let's have a little chat about boobs and body image
PS, Breast Augmentation, Butt Implants, lip injections, facial procedures all can be a positive thing and a helpful tool in growing your self confidence but it has to come from within, and you have to BELIEVE it most of all! All the while not comparing yourself to other women.
My 2nd point is that you can look at girl with the same body type as you who got the same exact implants as you, and her's look huge but you feel yours look small. And this is not your eye's tricking you- it's the camera. THE CAMERA LIES! Lenses, Lighting, and Angles, all play a huge role.
Thirdly, I am a photographer so I know what I am talking about. I've shot more than 25 different women (body types) in boudoir photography setting, and can tell you the truth about it. I even have a lens that at a certain angle can make you look 20 pounds lighter and even taller. Plus there is airbrushing and PhotoShop.
So RS friends, my sweet girls, please don't give too much weight to the photo's that other's post comparing yourself to them. It's just for reference and to give you an idea of what you "might" look like after you have the same procedures.
Just keep telling yourself, "Damn I look good, and I feel pretty awesome too"...AND WALK AROUND BELIEVING IT!
Love you guys!
Not sure why my updates aren't showing up in the Newsfeed???
PHOTO'S OF BRAS @ 2 MONTHS POST OP~ 550cc NATRELLE INSPIRA UHP
It really is about the angle you take your photos
4 Months Post-Op Photos
right nipple then my left and that's about it. Very very elated about my decision and I have no regrets.
I'm 5 months post-op
The only thing I am slightly irritated with and something you could learn from me and my stupidity is this...After the surgery my scars looked great and were getting pretty light in color. Then I went on vaca and even though my swimsuits coverd my scars, I didn't put on sunscreen. THAT IS A BIG MISTAKE. I FEEL MY SCARS WILL ALWAYS BE REDDISH. I have pretty fair skin and the surgery scars were only 30 days new.
So in hindsight, and it is what it is, take it from me. Wear sunscreen or bandages while your scars are healing, to avoid this happening to you. The sun goes through clothes.
If you are considering using the implants I received
NATRELLE style is #45. Which is an Ultra High Profile. I attached a link to the sizes they offer. All depending on your body type, measurements, breast tissue, and the expertise of your surgeon.
I've finished 6 months
My biggest dilema is finding sexy lowcut shirts to show them off. The look this fall is turtle necks galore! Help!
I found this one "new" at a thrift shop, and bought a dress from target I'll take a pic of later.
What happens with a medium push up bra, 6 months post op
7.5 Months Photo Update
It never gets old taking photos of my progress and telling everyone it was worth every penny.
I'll have you know I got a free perk of botox with the implant co. I went through and had the aethestician do it for me on this last appt. It's been about a week and I'm stunned! She was super amazing and I need to go write some stellar reviews for her.
I'm going back to do my lips with her.
I have a feeling this looking youthful and feeling awesome about myself could turn into my little body affair. YOU KNOW HOW PEOPLE GET WITH TATTOOS, PIERCINGS, HAIR, NAILS, AND WORKOUTS? Its basically the same thing. I love the art of this type of beauty, plus I want my face to match my body. I won't go crazy because it can get spendy and probably addicting, just like lotsa things... but why not, you only live once, its okay to be happy with your looks, which in turn nurtures your soul. YES PLEASE! THANKS FOR CATCHING UP WITH ME RS LADIES!
Happy Holidays &
Happy New Year
Fully clothed with 550cc UHP Inspira
MASSAGING VIDEO. 2 MONTHS POST OP
This is to just give you an idea in case you weren't shown just told.
My right implant was riding much higher, and doing these exercises helped me extremely.
NATRELLE Styles 10, 15, 20, 45
I attached a photo to give you a better idea on the shape and diameter of Natrelle Classic; Moderate, Moderate Plus, High Profile, and Ultra High Profiles. Although they use a range of sizes 270-500 in the example, it's because ultimately they are showing that the base diameter is pretty close, it's the projections that really differ.
I have Natrelle Style 45-550cc. which is, 12.4 diameter with 6.0 projection
I was never told my BWD but as I'm guessing I'm narrow in the chest and petite and my surgeon knew I wanted noticeable and what would look the best fitting, so UHP worked for me.
Let's just say hypothetically it was all about PROJECTION for me and I were to choose Style 20, to get the same as I have now? The size would of been 750cc with a base diameter 15.0cm ! Just think from a diameter of 12.4 to 15.0 those puppies would of been wrapped around into my armpits and up in my neck.
I attached a link to a PS who has all the sizes for Natrelle products with the projections and diameters. FOR ALL YOU NUMBERS GIRLS! HA
Hope this helps you out.
10 Month Photos. Post-op of Natrelle 550cc UHP Silicone under muscle
My scars are still lightening and although my boobies aren't perfectly perfect they are totally me. I love them.
Dr. Gorin, is by far the best surgeon for breast augmentation in the Portland metro area. I was initially nervous about my first consultation but after meeting with him, I knew without a doubt, I would be choosing him. At his office, the ladies were so happy and welcoming it completely put my nerves at ease. I have owned two businesses of my own and the atmosphere there proved to me, he really cares for his staff. I heard excitement in their voices and the genuine positive vibes were just one more reason why I love it at Gorin Plastic Surgery & Medspa. My type of personality is that I'm a perfectionist and very in-tune with my body. I wanted a surgeon to give me what I wanted: reasonably of course, and not steer me into some other direction. Dr. Gorin entered my room with an exuding energy and happy boisterous persona. It's as if I've always known him. He comes across as a protective older brother truly caring about how you see yourself. He visited with me for almost an hour talking to me about my goals and what I WANTED. Answering all my questions, even the ones about possible scary outcomes of this surgery and giving me real percentages of the problems that could arise. His honesty and way of not “sugar coating” any of my questions showed me that he is trust worthy as well as informed. He trusted me and I trusted him. YOU NEVER FIND THAT! My goal for my body was a larger implant for my size and stature. I wanted the noticeable look, not the natural look. I wanted upper pole fullness and cleavage. I never felt any judgment or friction upon stating that either from Dr. Gorin or any of his staff. They shared in my enthusiasm, and all the girls were willing to tell me about their own BA experiences so I could get a woman's perspective. At the end of my appointment, he even told me to get a second opinion and that other surgeons have 3-D imaging if I wanted to get a better visual. On my way home I canceled my other consultation with a well regarded surgeon in the area, because I had already decided. After speaking with my husband about it, I called Dr. Gorin's office back and made my PRE-OP appointment. I brought my husband with me to this appointment so he could meet Dr. Gorin and see what size I had chosen. On a side note, my husband is a police officer and he too said this is the type of man and doctor I trust with my wife and her body! Dr. Gorin gave me his personal cell phone number to call him with any more questions or concerns that arose before surgery. As well as answering my emails right away when I sent him pictures of my surgery goals. AGAIN, I DOUBT YOU'LL EVER FIND THAT KIND OF CUSTOMER SERVICE, UNLESS YOU CHOOSE DR. GORIN. Dr. Gorin's has his own in-office surgery center, right next to the hospital. Staffed with nurses, assistants and an anesthesiologist. On surgery day, Dr. Gorin's well working staff made my experience so simple and honestly painless, that after-wards I kept thinking I can't believe I didn't do this sooner in life. His surgery staff made me feel safe, comfortable, and relaxed which is the best bedside manner you could ever ask for. I suffered no complications, needed very little meds during recovery ,and I have 100% sensation in all areas. I'm a tough gal because I've had 3 kids, but seriously I owe it all to him and his impeccable surgical skills, he knows what he's doing. Not to mention my breasts look just as I imagined, and then some. He called me that evening to check on me and ask me how I was feeling and if I had any concerns. At my 6 month check up all he could say was, “WOW, look at you!” My surgery goals of noticeable perfect breasts are realized, and you can add an extra WOW from Dr. Gorin.