I considered breast implant surgery for the first time 5 years ago in 1997. I was 21 years old, in very good shape, I wanted firm abs, thighs, bottom, and was able to accomplish the shape I wanted in those areas just by going to the local health club. My small breast size could not be fixed with my workouts at the health club. I've never liked my small breast (32AA). Surgery was the only solution. Saving the money was the second solution.
Throughout the years I stuffed my shirt with socks, after discovering padded bras I was thrilled to change from socks to padded bras. The padded bras were hard to manage, they left my breast looking hard, and pads would fall out of place. Sometimes I would find myself very depressed but the padded bras were better than socks so I dealt with them. In 1999 I discovered the new water bras at a local lingerie store. I was excited. I went on a water bra-shopping spree spending $200.00. The water bra's worked for a short time but became embarrassing to deal with. On a date my medium size breast-flat was very noticeable. I began to avoid dating all together.
There were lots of shirts, and tube tops, dressed I couldn't wear. I avoided certain stores with very beautiful clothes all together; especially the lingerie stores at the local shopping malls. If I entered a nice lingerie store it was only for lotions, powders, and perfumes. On 10/3/00 I was tired of living my life depressed and insecure. The time had come to look into Breast Augmentation. My mind was made up. I applied for a loan (Wouldn't give me total amount needed) I was devastated. Just as I was sitting at my computer at loss I realized in January 2001 I had a Federal Tax return coming my way for over $4000.00. My face lit up and I began my search on the Internet, commercials, and yellow pages for a plastic surgeon!
On 2/9/01 I met with a plastic surgeon in my city (San Diego). The consultation went horrible. The Nurses told me my total cost would be $4200.00. Once I arrived the doctor told me I should have my implants under the muscle and that would cost an additional $700.00. I was devastated. I asked him how large he could bring me. He told me he has performed Breast implant surgeries for years and knew what the best size was for me and would decide at surgery. I walked out the office almost in tears. I was desperate to the point of going to Tijuana, Mexico for my breast implants. After severe discouragement from family and friends I continued with my search.
I ran across my plastic surgeon (4 hours from San Diego, CA) on this Web site. Once I used the resources here to check if he was board certified, located other woman in chat who had there surgery with him, and talked to my family in Vegas, I felt comfortable. After calling the office, I explained my previous experience and told the Nurse I wanted to avoid a repeat. I weighed the positive and negative and decided that my happiness was worth the risk. Before I left San Diego, I got my car washed, cleaned house from top to bottom, arranged childcare with my sister, stacked up on food, and took 1 weeks sick leave from work.
On 4/5/01 at 10:45a.m I had my consultation. I was so happy and finally excited again. My plastic surgeon and his staff were excellent. They listened to my wants and wishes. We decided on Mentors round & smooth 400ccs,under muscle, Inframmary. After My Pre op I had all prescriptions filled.
On 4/6/01 I had my surgery. I woke up in pain, pain, pain, and just so much pain. I was already dressed and wearing a surgical bra. I immediately asked for more pain medication and was told I was already given medication. My mom and Aunt were waiting to take me away. I had pillows ready in the car (very helpful). I don't remember much of the ride to my aunt’s house (Las Vegas). I do remember sleeping in a recliner chair for 2 days on and off. My plastic surgeon called throughout the weekend to check on me (very nice). Severe pain only lasted for 2 days. I had lots of swelling. The pain medications helped some but not totally. I has to have help with my driving for 3 weeks (stick shift) couldn't lay down completely flat (will get stuck if I do) and slept sitting down for the first couple weeks.
I was confused when I took my first peak at my new additions. My breast were swelled, high to my chest and not as big as I wanted. By 4th week I was so happy. My breasts dropped a little, filled out, and were huge. During the 2nd week of May 2001 I went to every lingerie store I could find at the local shopping mall and purchased as many 34D-DD bras that I could find with happiness, pride, and confidence! The problem today is if they carry my size. I receive lots of positive remarks from family and friends. My friends, family, and some co-workers know. I won't tell any one of my surgery unless they ask. Some females give dirty looks (couldn't care less). The men stare a lot. My fiancee has to run the fellas away.
Yes after my surgery I met the love of my life and engaged to get married. We met 5/10/01 WHAT A BUMMER! Just Kidding. I’m six months post op today and wouldn't make any changes in the world. I'm glad I didn't go bigger. Any bigger I would have looked like a circus show. I owe every bit of this happiness to my plastic surgeon (he’s a genius in what he does) and this web site for giving me the resources to locate him.