I was pretty confident in my body from about 18-20. But from 21-30 I was not anymore.
I'm a mom to 2 kids. Lexi who is 2 and Tyler who turns 10 this month. Ever since I had Tyler my body had changed. I was the un-lucky girl who did get stretch marks. I got them in my last month of pregnancy :( When I saw them I was pretty sad. Nothing I could do about them. So I learned to somewhat except it.
I did lose some volume in my breasts from trying to breast feed my son for a month 2 months. I also had gained a lot of weight with him. I was 132 and I jumped to about 180 when I was pregnant with him. So weight loss also took an effect on my boobs.
So fast forward to 2010. I had my daughter Alexia. I finally got my princess. I had wanted a little for so many years. So this time around breast feeding was easier. I breast fed for about 7 weeks. I was a B cup, but during breast feeding I went to a D cup. So as soon as I was done, my boobs went away :( I pretty much lost all volume that I had. But as any mother can say, its all worth it, to know that your baby is getting all the benefits of breast milk, as well as the bond that forms with your baby.
So after Alexia (Lexi for short) turned 1 I started to look into breast augmentation. I saw a surgeon that a good friend recommend. She had seen so many doctors, and she always goes with the best of the best. I saw the Dr and loved him. He made me feel very comfortable.
He told me about everything. Well first I got my little gown on, and then the DR came in to see me. He took my measurements and then told me if I was a good candidate. Which he said I was. We went over everything. Then we set up an appointment to come back to pick my size that I wanted to be, and what type of implant I wanted.
So when I came back to pick my implants out, I was pretty excited. I started out small I think it was a 275 cc, then I tried on the 300, 350,375, 400, then finally the 425. I have a few close friends and a family member who did the 425cc implant, So I kind of went off how theirs turned out for sizing.
I picked the 425cc implant. High profile, saline. I went with high profile, because I wanted them to stick more out.. lol. I didn't want a side profile that made it look like I was still a B cup. I went with saline because there is still so many bad things I hear with silicone. I have a very bad problem with anxiety, and if a silicone implant leaks you wont know it right away. The thought of something leaking inside of me would freak me out if I didn't know.
So with saline, if it got a leak, I would know right away. Since its just salt water.
So the night before surgery I was so scared. I had thoughts about death racing through my mind. Worrying IF I would wake up etc. I had to be up by 5:00am. Since surgery was scheduled for 6:30-7:00am. I wanted something early since you cant eat. I get dizzy when I don't eat, so the earlier the better for me for surgery.
So I went into the operating room scared shitless. I think I used the bathroom at least 4 times haha! They got me all prepped and I went in. Got the IV hooked up and it was 3...2...1.. out haha.
Then I woke up in extreme pain, I thought I was having horrible heartburn. My chest felt so tight, and I felt like I couldn't breath at all. They gave me a shot in my leg and I was out again. It took me awhile to come out of being put under. Once I was awake my husband took me back home.
We put a recliner in the bedroom next to the bed for me. I was in a lot of pain.I was taking 4 meds. Pain meds, antibiotic meds and something else. lol I seriously cant remember it all. I was a zombie for sure. I could not use the bathroom by myself . Rob had to pull my pants up and down for me, since I couldn't move my arms. The muscle in my boobs had been cut.
So I slept in the recliner. Propped up and feeling horrible.
So the day after surgery I got my bandages taken off and I felt like I could breath! It was so tight that it felt good to get it off. But it also felt like a huge weight on my chest. My boobs felt so heavy.
By the 2nd day I was having an allergic reaction to the antibiotics. For someone with anxiety that's the worst thing. I thought I was going to die or something. I was turning beat red on my face and chest. I had my mom and dad come over, to help me calm down and to help take care of me. Rob had also begun to get sick, so we needed help.
My Dr got me new meds, and it solved the problem. So for a week I slept in the recliner. By the 3rd day my back hurt so bad from sleeping in a chair! I could not get comfortable at all. I cried and just wanted to feel ok. By week 2 I tried to sleep in bed. On my back. It did not work. Im a side sleeper. I tried to lay on my side but it felt like I had 2 hard balls that I was laying on lol. So back to the recliner I went.
I think I slept in the recliner for at least 4 weeks. ugh that was horrible!
wow long post lol sorry about that. I just want everyone to know getting implants is not always easy and recover time is not always a cake walk.
So by the end of 1 month, I always felt like 1 boob sat a bit lower, so I freaked out. Went to the Dr and he told me to give it a full 3 months to heal up. So I did. BUT I still saw a bit of un even-ness. I gave it more time, 6 months went by, I could still see it. Now im at almost 1 yr, come aug 30/31st.
I still see that one boob is sitting a tad lower. To the naked eye someone else cant see it, but when you know your body you know when something looks different.
However the 1 thing that bothers me more then anything is the loss of sensation. Not everyone gets it. But I did. I have not re-gained full sensation nipple down.
When I spray tan myself I can barely feel the mist on my boob :( If I touch them I can feel sensations but its not the same anymore. It feels weird :(
Its been a journey for me. Some days I wish I had gone bigger, like a 450-475 cc fill. Just so I would of gotten more volume to fill out.
Another thing is your skin gets super tight. So your boobs look shiny until your implant starts to drop. I also had a ton of bloating as well! The meds made me a bit constipated :(
Bras are hard to find. Im a 36dd. Target has nothing cute. I like demi cups. Not full coverage bras. So Vs IS the only place to buy bras. Its spendy starting out fresh lol
But I am happy with them. I love that I have fuller boobs with volume. I wear a bra or sports bra at all time though. Thats the sucky part. It just feels weird to me when I dont.
So the glamorous pics of what its like to go through a breast augmentation are below.
I swear I would look hourly at my boobs to watch for them to drop. Mine did take a while. I was super careful. I didnt lift anything for 2 weeks. I didnt exercise for 8 weeks. Mine took a full 3 months to look really good. Then I would say 6 months to look really good. Mine look pretty natural I would say. I dont look im a porn star.
So if you have any questions at all just ask away :) Im more then happy to answer anything.