5'3" 113lbs. 29 Yrs Old, 3 Children, 32 Barely B to Hopefully a Small D - Virginia Beach, VA

I can't believe this is ACTUALLY going to happen!!...

I can't believe this is ACTUALLY going to happen!! I have been talking about this for years!!! I even set a surgery date about 4 years ago and then backed out, because I wanted to wait until I knew we were 100% done having kids. Well... That day has finally come! My surgery date is set for January 14!! Yay!

Let's see... My concerns... First, of course, would be the final look. I would like to be a D. That is what size I was while nursing. And I felt that they were a good size. They seemed to be proportionate to my body and gave me a good amount of cleavage. I want to have a nice curvy shape, yet not a porn star look. ;) Right now I am barely a B. Before children I was a full B and felt very confident with that. But now that I have breastfed for a total of about 27 months they are entirely deflated. I have become very self conscious, even around my husband. I feel good about the rest of my body, but having larger breasts while nursing made me feel sexy. And now that feeling is gone.

Another concern would be taking care of my children afterwards. I have 5 children total. Ages 14, 13, 10, 7, and 15 months. (2 oldest are step, but they live with me full-time.) I am curious to see how they will react or if they will notice. I'm sure my older 3 will. That makes me feel a little weird. Lol But I'm most worried about caring for my youngest. Besides holding her I am worried how I will put her in and out of her bed and car seat & highchair. She currently weighs about 30lbs.

Another concern is how it will affect me going to the gym. Of course, it is a sacrifice I'm willing to make for this long term change, but I'm still anxious about it. More than being worried about having to take a break is how will I know what I can and cannot do??? I definitely don't want to do anything that would mess up my healing process. Right now I go for almost 2 hours 4 days a week. I do heavy weights. Legs 2 days & upper body 2 days. A little cardio when I'm in the mood. I have gained 15lbs. of muscle in the last 5 months. (I was underweight & "skinny fat") I hope to gain at least another 10lbs. + over the next year or so. Everything I've read so far says that within the first month you can start back slowly and listen to your body, but I don't really know what that means. Lol For instance, I normally squat with 85lbs. & do lunges with 40lbs. How soon is that allowed since I'm not lifting it with my arms? It's just resting on my shoulders.

Last major concern would be making the right decisions. I am overwhelmed by all the choices. Lol
Silicone vs. Saline
Round vs. Teardrop
Smooth vs. Textured
Incision site
...Aye yai yai

As of now, I have decided on Silicone, High Profile, 400, inframammory incision.

Well, if you're still with me ANY thoughts and answers would be appreciated. Thanks.

Look with caution!

Eh! I hate these photos! But I know it will be helpful to track my transformation. I'm also a little bloated in these photos... Day before starting my period. I'm hoping HP 400cc will give me what I want. I will post wish photos later. 8 days away!!

Wish Pics

These are all people from this site. Before my consult I had wish pics of random people online (mostly fitness girls). My surgeon explained the problem with that is you don't know they body size & measurements, their before stats and also their implant size & type. Made sense... I can't hope for the same result as someone that is starting with a full B just because we're geting the same implant. I also can't hope for the same result if someone is getting teardrop or moderate round when I'm getting high profile.

So I went on a mission of finding people with similar body sizes, before breasts & HP about 400cc. Not only do I know my goals are realistic, but it makes me WAY more confident in my decisions. This site has been a godsend!

1 week from today is my surgery!! Ahhh! So excited & scared! Lol

Bookie Eve

'Twas the night before boobies. And all through the house. Only Mommy was stirring, like a crazy woman through the house! Lol

I am still in disbelief that this is actually happening... TOMORROW!!?

I swear I have felt like I'm nesting. My house hasn't been this clean and organized since I was pregnant. I also stocked the house with groceries and made 2 weeks worth of freezer meals.

Oddly enough despite being extremely prepared and excited I do feel a bit sad to see my figure change. I uploaded some current before pics. I know I want larger boobs, but at the same time I'm walking into the unknown. Does that make sense? Lol I'm certain I'll be happy in the long run, but after reading so many reviews... I realize it is a REALLY long run.

I have to be at the dr at 12 tomorrow. Hopefully I can update in the evening. XO

I did it!!!

It's official! I have boobs!! So much to say, but this will probably have to be cut short because of pain & drugs. Everything went great. I got there & the dr talked with me about my desires. After measuring me again she felt that 400 HP would be pushing it since I'm so narrow. In the beginning of this journey I was so fixated on a number, but the last few days I am thinking I just needed to trust my surgeon. I don't want to end up looking heavy. I know that might sound crazy since I'm thin, but it is easy for that to happen when you're petite. I don't want them look wide. Anyways... She marked me up. I met the anesthesioligist and he started the iv and then added something for anxiety, which made me feel great! Lol then I walked back to the room & laid down. He had previously told me that he would give me a little oxygen & then start the meds. But I don't even remember that. I just remember waking up in recovery and being in the lot of pain. Very tight. My dr came in and told me she went with 375/350. Which would make me a definite D. I'm actually more nervous how symmetrical they'll end up looking. Pain yesterday and today is definitely there. Feeling bruised and sore. Hard to get around. I can't use my arms cause of the pain. Thankfully my husband is strong enough to move me all around. Lol but even still it's not pain free cause I can't hold on and he has to watch where he touches. I have Vicodin. And even with that I still have a dull pain. It's really just hard to get comfortable. It's definitely an eye opener to how your muscles are all intertwined. My up back is sore and my ribs. I can't even pull my pants up or down to go to the bathroom. Lol poor hubby. I go back today and hopefully will have some relief from this bandage. Here's a sneak peak.

Painfully surprised

This recovery is no joke and it is kicking my butt! I was not prepared for the amount of pain I would be in. Everything I read made me feel like I would breeze through this. Let me preface by saying I've had 3 babies without ANY drugs! So I feel I have a pretty high pain tolerance. Of course, this is a different pain, but the worst part is it is a constant pain.
I was taking Vicodin at first which was barely taking the edge off, but making me really high feeling. Which I hate. At my post op appointment on Thursday she took the strap off. Thank god!! That was making me feel like I was being crushed and couldn't breath. She also wrote me a prescription for a muscle relaxer & Demerol. So now I've been taking just a half of that and it's helping a lot more.

Still hard for me to get around & use my arms. My husband has been so amazing. He's given me two showers, keeping me fed & trying to keep the house in order. My parents have also helped so much with taking the kids.

I do have this piercing pain in my left breast under the implant. I don't know if its a nerve or what. But it makes me feel like I can't get a deep breath sometimes. Also from sitting so much my back has been so tight. I started using the heating pad last night and that has helped a lot.

I'm just ready to be off the painkillers and move a little more normal. I can't even laugh without pain. My surgeon definitely wasn't lying when she said she fit all she could inside. I am stretched to the max and already have a bit of side boob.

Sorry if this is jumbled and full of errors.

3 days post

Question

This recovery is no joke and it is kicking my butt! I was not prepared for the amount of pain I would be in. Everything I read made me feel like I would breeze through this. Let me preface by saying I've had 3 babies without ANY drugs! So I feel I have a pretty high pain tolerance. Of course, this is a different pain, but the worst part is it is a constant pain.
I was taking Vicodin at first which was barely taking the edge off, but making me really high feeling. Which I hate. At my post op appointment on Thursday she took the strap off. Thank god!! That was making me feel like I was being crushed and couldn't breath. She also wrote me a prescription for a muscle relaxer & Demerol. So now I've been taking just a half of that and it's helping a lot more.

Still hard for me to get around & use my arms. My husband has been so amazing. He's given me two showers, keeping me fed & trying to keep the house in order. My parents have also helped so much with taking the kids.

I do have this piercing pain in my left breast under the implant. I don't know if its a nerve or what. But it makes me feel like I can't get a deep breath sometimes. Also from sitting so much my back has been so tight. I started using the heating pad last night and that has helped a lot.

I'm just ready to be off the painkillers and move a little more normal. I can't even laugh without pain. My surgeon definitely wasn't lying when she said she fit all she could inside. I am stretched to the max and already have a bit of side boob.

Sorry if this is jumbled and full of errors.

Woops...

Somehow I accident posted the same update! :/
The actual question is does anyone know why when I get up to walk around or even just go to the bathroom my boobs swell up?? They instantly feel super tight & uncomfortable. Just to add I've been resting since surgery. Between my husband and parents I've basic done nothing.

1 week Post Op Consult Today

I had my 1 week appointment today! And it went great! I was so happy to finally get there! I was feeling anxious about a few things today & my so my dr was able to put my mind at ease.

So to start... She immediately told me they looked great! And I could tell from her face she was happy. They removed the tape from my stitches. Replaced the steri strip. Said I could remove it after another week & then start the scar treatment patches. Got the okay to sleep on my side if needed. Yes!! Also, starting massages tonight. She did tell me not to do the massage for cleavage. (Pushing them together.) They're pretty close already. I go back in 3 weeks. So we will see if that changes. Last, but not least... I get to workout in a week! Thank god!! Not anything strenuous or any upper body. Just some light weights on the machines & then I'll do squats, lunges, etc. I can't wait!

That has been one of the hardest parts about this surgery. I know it's only been a week. But I have been working so hard for 8 months steady. So not only am I going stir crazy being so sedentary, but I can tell I have lost a ton of muscle. :( So hard to gain, yet easy to lose.

Overall, I'm doing well. Today was my first time taking care of my daughter since my surgery. I was worried, but it definitely went better than expected. I was exhausted & super tight by nap time. (I laid down when she did & that helped.) And my house is a bit of a disaster. But I managed. Thankfully my husband came home early for my 4:15 appointment, so he made dinner for us. That was a huge weight taken off my shoulders. To get her downstairs I put her on my back & leaned forward. Lol It worked. And for nap, it happened that my 10 year old was home getting over being sick so she laid her down & got her out for me. Tomorrow my kids have a 1/2 day & no school on Friday, so I should manage fine.

I thought I was prepared for this long journey of getting implants. And in some ways I was. I was prepared to be patient while my breasts changed shape & dropped and fluffed. I knew they would harder at first. I was Not prepared for my entire chest & back muscles to be so tense & sore all the time. I was prepared to not be able to lift heavy things. I was NOT prepared to have limited mobility. (Haven't done my hair in a week.) I was prepared to wait while my breasts healed for the first week to wear a sports bra & loose clothes. I was NOT prepared to figure out how to dress so my cleavage is not the center of attention, while they drop. Even things that I never thought were low before, look low when you actually have boobs! Lol I was also NOT prepared for how my meds would make me feel. I rarely even use Tylenol. Thankfully, I was off those by Sunday. Bleh

I think those are most of my thoughts for now. :)
I will upload pics later. Hope all you girls are healing well. I'm learning that every day is different and better. XO

1 Week Photos

I'm not sure these photos do my girls justice! Lol They look a tad larger in person. And I can tell they've dropped a lot within this week! They are also way softer! Theyre finally not hard as rocks. It's only my incisions that hurt now. I don't have full range of motion with my arms yet either. But as long as I'm mindful of that its okay. I started my incisions today. So I'm excited to see how it helps the process move along.

P.S. Tonight was the first night having sex with the "new girls"! And let's just say hubby is happy! Lol Couldn't leave his hands off! He always touched my breasts before, but it made me feel uncomfortable. Not tonight!! ;)

Finally getting excited!!

I was a little excited before my surgery, but mostly anxious about the process and recovery. After my surgery I was like, "Ok there they are." But I was more focused on recovering & what they would look like in 6 months. But today I went to Victoria's Secret & tried on bras and am sooo excited about them. I can also tell they getting larger as they drop. Finally popped these babies out of a sports bra and into a real one... Woooo!!! Gorgeous girls already!
I bought 2 bras for $40. One was a Body by Victoria. No underwire, but full support. Most comfortable bra I have ever worn! Size 34D the other one was in the sale bin & has underwire. It's size 32DD. And now I'm thinking by the time I wear underwire (after incisions heal) I may be larger.

Only worry is that my right breast is not shaped as pretty right now. It looks more square and my other is pretty & round. Hopefully that changes. (My right is your left in the photos.)

Anyway... Enjoy my pics. Can you tell they've dropped some? Or see the difference in shape?

Feeling sexy!

I still go back and forth with mixed emotions. One moment I'm happy with the size. Other times they feel a bit big OR even a bit small. Lol
Overall, I definitely think my surgeon did a great job picking the size & profile. And I do feel sexy.

3 1/2 Weeks Post Op

Wow! I can't believe it's already been more than 3 weeks! I'm feeling great! Let's see... I have full range of motion in arms. My breasts are so much softer. I don't have that constant tight feeling anymore. I am still a bit tight when I first wake, but I just squeeze them a little & it goes right away.

I am back at the gym twice a week. I just do legs. Lots of lunge & squat variations without any weight. I did do a few leg weight machines, but with very low weight. Those were a little more challenging because I was trying to make sure I kept my chest muscles relaxed.

I am really falling in love with my new shape. But I must say it is a process. You think you will wake up & be so happy to have boobs, but I have gone on an emotional roller coaster! Wishing I had gone bigger or smaller or not changed them at all. I've realized that I have worked my entire life to dress my body & now it's drastically changed. So it's a work in progress. Sometimes I put something on & feel I look slutty or frumpy & heavy. And other times I put on a shirt & feel sexy or just right.

My best friend says she forgets when she's with me, because I look so natural & just have a great shape. A few people (guys & girls) from my gym said I look thinner in my waist & it makes me have a nice hourglass shape!! :) And then of course, a few of my husbands friends have told him they can't stop looking at them. Lol

Before I had this done I was really worried about people knowing & staring & judging. But now I really feel like they're mine & I don't care what people think.

Very happy with my results so far. My right side is still a bit squared & high. Trying to wait patiently for it to catch up to my left.

Hope you ladies are progressing well! XO

New Sports Bra

I bought this at Marshall's for $15. It's by Jockey. I love it for so many reasons. Good support & cushioned straps. No uniboob. Lined. Not padded. So no nipple peeks. Low cut & wide set straps so I can wear it out of the gym too. Definitely recommend.

P.S. Funny thing I just realized in the pics... On the floor are the padding inserts from one of my fav old swimsuits. Now my daughters play toy! Lol

1 month consult

I can't even believe it's been a month! Every day I still love looking at my new boobs & getting dressed. Even if it's just a tshirt... I feel sexy dammit!! :) I also feel that they are apart of me. I can't feel the difference between my own tissue & the implant. I think they're the perfect size for me. Not too wide, which was a huge concern of mine.
I was told to continue with massages & everything looks great! I am under no more restrictions as far as working out goes. Just listen to my body. And I'll go back in 3 weeks.

I'll post naked pics later. Right now I have hives all over my chest. Weird reaction my body has whenever I get a virus. Weirdest & most annoying thing ever!!! Lol Hope everyone's doing great! Happy V-Day!!

6 1/2 Week Update

Where has the time gone??? I can't believe its been almost 2 months since my surgery! I am so happy with my results so far. Still patiently waiting for my right to look as beautiful as my left. Someone please just tell me you see the difference between the two! I'm not crazy right??? Lol

At first, I was paranoid that it was capsular contracture. But after doing some research I think I'm just being paranoid. I am right handed. I don't have any pain or hardness. And it's also the larger implant. And I'm also only 6 weeks post. I need to have patience. Which is soooo hard! Lol

As a reminder, I have 375cc/350cc high profile silicone under the muscle inframamary incision.

I am back to my regular workouts for legs & back. But I am still finding it hard to do any arms. Or anything involving my chest muscles. I can pick up my daughter. And she weighs 30lbs. I am sooo thrilled about that!

My scars are looking great! I could not be more thrilled with their placement. Perfectly in my crease! They were looking more healed than they do now. I left those scar patches on for a few days & when I took them off they looked really raw. And my right side had a teeny tiny open hole. It freaked me out! But they're already closed up. They are pretty bumpy feeling. How long til that goes away??

My feeling is mostly back. Weird how sometimes it's less than other times? But I don't get those "zingers" most people talk about!

I think that's about all for now. Here's some pics. I'm a 34DD now. Weird how I think they look smaller in pics?? Hope everyone else is doing well. XO

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Photos

Sent these teasers to my hubby while he was out of town! ;)

Question for ladies

I have started to have an achy feeling in my cleavage area whenever my implants are pushing on it... Like if I'm laying on my side the side the is "hanging down" will ache. Or if I cross my arms too tight & they're squished up my cleavage feels achy. Does this make sense? Lol I was told when I started massages to not do the cleavage one (pushing them together) cause they're already so close. I don't know. It just makes me worried. Wondering if anyone else has had a similar feeling?

4 Month Review

Gosh I have been terrible about updating my review lately. I look at this site everyday and then procrastinate about updating my own. This site really has been so helpful in the whole process of my surgery. So I feel I should try better at keeping my review up. Maybe it will help someone?

So first, to recap...
Barely 32B before surgery
350cc/375cc unders
Now 32DD-34DD depending on bra

After the initial few weeks I have had an easy recovery. I feel my size is perfect for me. There are times that I get a bit of greed. But they really are the perfect size to play up or down. And even when "played down" I still have a nice shape. Hourglass with a little cleavage. I tell everyone that it was the best money I ever spent! 100% worth it! I love how feminine I always feel... In a tshirt or workout talk or a lose top. It's amazing how confident a good rack can make you feel. ;)

As I ment in the previous post I was having 2 separate pains... One was an aching in my cleavage and another in my right scar. I called my doctor & was scheduled immediately for an appointment. She said both were not concerning and most likely just from it still healing on the inside. Now my scar hasn't been hurting the last week or so. Sometimes my cleavage will still ache when squeezed together and mostly at night when I'm lying on my side. To help with this I bought a sports bra that has a racer back. I wear it backwards. Lol yes I look like a freak! Haha but it has really helped. I was waking up from it before when I would move, but the first night I never noticed it. I don't have a pic of myself in it, but I will post it later. I looked into the bras that are supposed to support against symastia. But they were $100+ so I figured why not try this first?! Lol
Anyways... Everything else is pretty good. I had complained before about my right side. It didn't seem as rounded and pretty as the left. But now that I put together some comparison pics I feel the reason they may look a little different is 1 because this is the shape they were before implants. And 2 my nipples are not identically placed. Which again is how they were prior & my dr told me they would remain that way. Even my husband said he cannot tell a difference at all. And he is a truthful one when it comes to this stuff.

The only weird thing to me is that I feel that they look smaller than they are. Does that make sense? Lol other people with the same size boobs & similar frames seem to look so much larger than I do. I guess it's just in my head? Lol

Here's a few updated pics! XO

My boob greed has been cured!!

Ok so I would say from the beginning I have been like 95% happy with my size. Especially since I knew I couldn't fit any more. (Recap: 350/375cc HP now 32DD-34D/DD) I have both great cleavage & fullness. I look natural. Not really any complaints... BUT... There has been a small part that would sometimes secretly wish they were just a teeny bit bigger and a bit more "wow" to them. Lol

Well, that all changed today! First day at the pool today. And besides the fact that I felt completely confident in myself, there was another mom there with super obvious fake boobs! Now... I don't want to say that it was necessarily that the dr did a bad job. They were just waaay to big for her body. She was probably about the same size body as me, but They were just so big & round. I almost couldn't stop looking. Lol it just didn't look good. So round & high. It just made me remember why I went with my dr & her suggestions & my original wishes. I wanted a nice natural figure with a little cleavage & able to play up when desired. Bottom line, I wanted boobs for myself & just compliment my figure. Not the kind that you can pick out of a line up as fake. Haha that was the thing. When looking around the pool it was just no doubt that she had fake boobs.

Just seems we all freak out over size before surgery and then when we realize they're not watermelons we think they're too small. So weird how we flip flop back and forth. But I just wanted to post this so anyone that is feelin the greed would remember their initial desires and that it has nothing to do with others results. If you have great results then who cares if someone else got 50cc more?

Here's some pics of my bathing suit.
Virginia Beach Plastic Surgeon

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