DR SCHAFFER , A CUP 450 CCS Birmingham, AL

Hi I am a 40 year old woman 5'5 120 lbs. I have...

Hi I am a 40 year old woman 5'5 120 lbs. I have always been an attractive person except for the fact I'm in an a cup. I have children but my breast have kept there shape. They barely changed with pregnancies. My whole life I've wanted bigger breast but I always put my children first and thought of everything else we could do with the money such as vacations or whatever . With age I feel like I'm losing my attractiveness and just want something to make me feel pretty again. When I watch tv i see all these young girls with perfect big Breast and I'm so envious. I am super insecure in a bikini because I'm flat on top. I don't feel as much like a woman as I think bigger breasted woman do. I definitely want to please my fiancé and sometimes feel like if they were bigger he would be happier. Like I said the older I get the lower my self esteem is getting and I need something to pull me out of this rut.. Maybe it's my mid life chrisis idk and I know I don't need breast to be happy and my fiancé loves me the way I am but something inside me is saying to do it ... And so here I am doing all my homework and trying to find me a good doctor!! It's so good to see other people on here like me!!! Wish me luck on my journey to find my perfect boobs !!! Thanks for reading

My surgery date is set!!

Im a nervous person and have been going back and forth with whether I should actually go through with my ba. My life has been so hectic with my four children and my cousin who is also my best friend in hospice with stage 4 vulvar cancer .. I have lost weight from just being so depressed about all of this. I need this pick me up. I feel guilty but I know my cousin would want me to go through with this. So today I finally called and scheduled my surgery with Dr. Hedden. After I hung up I finally feel a little bit of happiness. .. Sorry for the rant . Surgery is October 26. I can't believe I actually am going through with it.

Anyone else having surgery October 26th

Just wondering how many others will be going through this on the same day or anytime near my surgery.maybe we can share our fears, excitement , and in the end happiness

Tuba anyone?

Just curious on who all has had tuba and their experience with it? I am supposed to have surgery the 26th of October, and have been reading a lot on it and a lot of doctors are against it. Now I'm scared that my boobs won't look right afterwards. Anyone else have tuba or planning on it want to give me your 2 cents worth? Thanks

Any girls went from a very small size to a D cup or more

I have decided I am no longer going with the tuba method because I want silicone for the feel and lack of breast tissue. I also have decided even though I'm small chested I want to go with a pretty large implant . I am very excited and wish I wouldn't have planned my surgery 2 months out . It has went by so slow. Any one else go into a D OR DD cup who were pretty small before surgery, and any advice?

Dr. Hedden in nine days!!

Driving seven hours to Alabama in a little over a week!! My mother and sister will be there to help out, and to support me. I've reserved a hotel and rented a car I've done all the blood work, and it still doesn't feel real. I hope nothing goes wrong and I leave with a nice big set of boobs Anyway I'm looking for more of the porn star and fake look. I'm wanting to get 500ccs, I know that's pretty large but I know what I want and don't want to go back in 6 months because I'm not happy with the size. Here's a couple pics of my wish boobs.

Here's some more before pics

Packing up, and will be in Birmingham Alabama tomorrow!!!

I'm so excited ???? my mother sister and I are headed to Alabama tomorrow, my preop is Tuesday and my operation is Wednesday!! I haven't felt this excited since I have been pregnant waiting for my child to be brought into the world!!

So Dr. Schaffer it is!!!

I just wanted everyone to know that emergencies happen and it's no ones fault so I don't blame Dr Hedden or have any hard feelings about the surgery, i still would go to Hedden plastic surgery again knowing everything I know .... it's life and things happen .That being said I met Dr Schaffer and he was incredible , he is a busy man but made sure he made time to speak to me before surgery tomorrow. He was very kind and a funny man . I was shaking like a leaf because I'm a nervous person in general but he made me feel as comfortable as he could. Not only did he meet with me but talked with me for a long while and I appreciated that. I really appreciated the fact that he sensed I was nervous and took his time and didn't have me take my bra off until the very end of our meeting . It was by no means rushed, he was very thorough, and charming. He let me choose the size and wasn't pushy on anything. In all actuality I planned on leaving Alabama without the surgery but now I think that this all was supposed to happen for a reason and although I really wanted Dr Hedden to do my surgery, after meeting Dr Schaffer I'm happy that i have him as my surgeon and glad things turned out the way they did. I will write again tomorrow after surgery if I can . Wish me luck ladies !!

My girls are here

Ladies I'm in a lot of pain today but want to let u know I made it

Hello breast friends, post op day 2

Day 3 ladies

Definitely looking bigger

These pics don't do the boobs any justice

I know I know it's a lot of boob pictures but this is the happiest I've been with my body on forever !!!! Just bare with me ladi

Pain and tightness ?

My right booob is a lot tighter than my left like it's a harder ball than the left one. PleSe tell me this is normal, I'm getting nervous

Sexy pics the boyfriend took

Softtailxx would be so proud!!

So ummm the noises we discussed, oh yeah it's happened all night but only the left boob !!! How embarrassing , did both of yours end up doing it?

Ladies this is funny as hell


One week today

They are starting to soften up finally. I mean there still hard but they are not nearly as hard as they were. Also I have been driving for a few days,yeah it sucks to turn but it can be done. I live in the country so when I go anywhere it takes me at least thirty minutes to get there. I also bathed myself last night. I had to use a cup to wash my hair but still I could do it. I have been back to all my normal mommy duties for a few days now although I think i may have overdone it the last couple days ... I just felt extremely wore out and my boobs were harder than normal and just sore. My boyfriend took off a few days to help but I don't like being dependent on him. And I can't stand my children asking me if I'm okay, I am their mom and that's my job to ask them you know? I chose to have this surgery so I need to just suck it up and handle my business.. The good news is my left nipple is starting to have feeling come back to it . It's a little painful but hey I'll take what I can get. I dont see much difference in my boobs but they feel better .


Hey, I told U I would add some pic with a shirt on so here you go, keep in mind I have to wear a stupid sports bra still. Also I do kind of always wear tight clothing sorry :(


So everyone talks about them getting bigger my question is when does the drop and fluff happen and you notice an extreme difference in size? And when will they feel soft?

Oh what a difference a week makes

It really doesn't feel like there's much difference until o went back and looked at my photos from day one and two

My right breast always felt tighter than my left

Not only tighter but actually at times painful. I am left handed and my left boob was always slightly bigger so I'm guessing it was because the right implant didn't have as much room in the boob. I am not supposed to massage but at times it was so sore and tight that I decided I needed to do something and I massaged it a few times that day and I'm telling you I woke up and my right boob felt better than my left. As far as a bra goes It was causing me pain also,so I wore a bra that gave me somewhat support but not so much that it was making my boobs throb. after I massaged my right breast something happened and I'm feeling so much better tightness wise. Listen to your bodies ladies, it will tell you what's right and wrong. I believe we're all different and each case should be handled different.. my surgeon did an amazing job but now I have to do my part and only I know what's best for my body. Happy Healing ladies :)

Where my brain and body are two weeks after surgery

I know everyone's experience is different, but I wasn't fully aware of what I was getting into. Since I first started this journey my mind was consumed every second with wanting them.studying what I wanted and just researching. It was non stop. I thought if you want bigger boobs you tell the surgeon what CUP size you want, and that's that.. lol what a silly person I was. There is so much that goes into it, and unfortunately it doesn't work that way,Just because you want it doesn't mean you'll get it. It depends on so many factors and honestly yeah CUP size is important but what's more important is how good they look on you. I also was not expecting the pain that I had. It was really tough and honestly it still is. The first few days I just wanted to sleep through it, because it's hard. After that it's like a pain that's annoying and you just want it to go away but You know it's not going to,It's going to take time and nothing is going to change that. Of course this pain isn't extreme but it's aggravating, like a migraine or toothache that doesn't go away but with a breast augmentation each day gets slightly easier. I think I did well as far as doing things for myself early on, but I still am very aggravated that everything in my life is affected, such as my energy level, pain when I move my arm a certain way, the tightness that's still there,sleeping on my back is annoying, reaching high is still annoying, lifting certain things is annoying, putting on my coat, walking out in the cold is a rather odd experience where my breast feel rock hard and tight , another side effect is one nipple is numb the other is super sensitive and it hurts. I'm not saying the pain is unbearable by any means but it's super annoying that a lot of my life is still revolving around my boobs, when I thought it would be back to normal with slight pains and aggregvations but the worst part is seeing my breast and wondering all day if everything will be okay. One boob is higher and tighter and I get that it's normal but I will be happy when everything drops and looks good and I don't have these worries anymore about bottoming out, hematoma, pockets being the right size, capusular contracture, my stitches healing up right, or just plain not looking right on me. I also wonder if I went too small or too large. See what I'm saying??my breast are always feeling something, it's a constant reminder and all I do is stress over them. I believe my surgeon did a great job. I don't believe I was quite prepared for it to take this long.THIS IS HARD MENTALLY SO BE PREPARED!! I would still do it all over again but maybe would have timed it out better when I had more time to relax and just worry about me. I am a worry wart, I always panick when the slightest thing goes wrong and over analyze it when it's just simply that I'm still healing. I also am a very, very impatient woman and want my boobs to be perfect and am sick of everyday waiting for them to not feel tight and drop.I was going to be the woman who didn't have all these struggles and would heal quick lol...what a joke I told myself.

3 weeks now!

Not much has changed but my scar bandages are gone..yay.Also I'm defiantly having some boob greed and thinking I went too small, but I still love them:) I haven't really noticed any changes from week 2 til now?? I know there still kind of high but I have high profile like I wanted so I wonder will they drop any more? Anyway here's some pics of me at 3 weeks and of my scars. I also bought a couple bras,nothing expensive until I know what size I'm going to be for sure. I Hope everyone is doing good and healing great!!!!

One month after my breast augmentation 450 ccs

Thanks everyone who took part and read my journey, it's meant a lot to have so many people care. When I became a member I never expected to blog let alone post my pics because how incredibly embarrassing it was to show off my barely there breast. It was actually very awesome to be able to do it without fear of being judged because everyone on this site believes there breast are flawed in some way, so to show everyone was super scary but also helped a great deal to see that i wasn't alone . I wasn't the only person living a lie with my extra padded bras. It made me wonder how many people I know are wearing the extra padded bras, or whose boobs were super saggy but their bra makes them look perfect, and how many people have had a boob job that I run into doing errands. This site has made me realize these things are way more common than I knew. Look at how many woman are on this site I mean wow!!! I never knew there were so many people living embarrassed and uncomfortable in there body like I was. Anyway thank God for this website
Okay my left boob is bigger than my right, it feels heavier and everything,it's sort of bothering me but I hope eventually that the right one catches up. Also I have feeling in left nipple but no feeling on bottom of breast on either boob or no feeling on right nipple. I figured I'd have feeling back by now because my left nipple feeling came back after a week. My left breast was always slightly bigger but not noticeably but I think maybe that's playing a part in these things. I can push them together without any discomfort now. They are beginning to look real and I never thought implants would feel this soft so that's a nice surprise. I never had much breast tissue before but these boobs feel almost as soft and there not even done yet. I also like that when I lay down they stick up lol. That might sound crazy but I dont want them going over to the sides like normal big breast do.. I know it's a dead giveaway but idc. Haha I love my boobs!! Also my pain is gone for the most part!!! I can do everything that I used to do with very minimal or no pain now!! I haven't been sized yet for a bra but I bought one online from Dillard's it's a 32 D and I think it fits!!! Hehe yay!! I would love a double D but I'll settle for a D cup!! It was my first real wired support bra with no padding!!! I feel like a woman now!! I'm so happy with my boobs!! Hope everyone is healing good and look forward to reading all my realself friends future reviews!! Happy Healing :)

Meant to post these with my last review

New bras

I haven't officially been measured but these bras are 32/ 34 Ds

Slowly but surely

They keep getting softer and now they jiggle,only a little but still it's a recent development
Dr Schaffer

I was originally going to have surgery with doctor Hedden but an emergency came up beyond his control and I was given the choice to reschedule or have Doctor Schaffer preform surgery.Not Dr Heddens fault at all. I decided to keep my date and have Doctor Schaffer preform my breast augmentation. Dr Schaffer made time to meet with me and I appreciated that he didn't rush me to take my clothes off... he could sense I was nervous and didn't look at my breast until the end of our meeting .. he spent at least 30 min with me and answered all my questions.. he let me decide my breast size and I also appreciated that. He cracked jokes and was very charming. The staff was all nice too. Also my anesthesiologist Patrick was a sweetheart and had a very calm voice and He made being put to sleep easy.. I wasn't scared at all. While Dr Schaffer was drawing on me we talked about the Cincinnati reds and I know he did it to make me not so nervous, it meant a lot to me that he tried hard to relax me. He was very easy to talk to and it couldn't have been a better experience. I had my post op appt the next day was really loopy from the muscle relaxers so don't remember much but I do remember that it wasn't rushed . In fact nothing was rushed. The whole experience was a good one thanks to him. Also there were no long wait times and If I ever need work done again without a doubt I would use Dr Schaffer. So glad I had the privilege to have him as my doctor !!!!

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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