I had a breast augmentation on February 9th!
Prior to getting pregnant, my breasts were not the same size. When I stopped nursing, this became more apparent, as well there was a significant loss of volume. During my pregnancy I was thinking of having a BA and I started getting heavy into the research about it, when my son was 10 months old. I really never thought I was seriously going to do it, but after coming to Nicole's site, and reading up on what other women had to say, this really influenced my decision. I could see that I was not the only woman out there who did not want to be topless in front of my husband, or that felt very unattractive when I took my shirt off and looked in the mirror. Still, I told myself that I was putting too much social pressure on myself and being vain. Yet my feelings and bad body image remained.
I decided to book a consultation with a plastic surgeon, thinking what the heck? It couldn't hurt. At the appointment, he discussed sizing with me and we agreed that a 350cc implant, submuscular, would best suit my frame. He gave me a bra that did up in the front and showed me how to place the implant over top of my breast. I then put on my blouse and had a look in the mirror. It was right there and then that I made a decision, I was going to have a BA!! In my reflection, I saw a curvaceous woman, I had a waist! I was so floored with how I looked, I could not believe how much better I felt. The next day, I called his assistant and booked my BA which ended up being 2 weeks later.
The day of surgery I was so nervous I thought I was going to start bawling right there in the waiting room. My PS came to speak to me before the operation and I felt at ease. I walked to the operating room, got on the table and within 2 minutes I was out.
I awoke in recovery about an hour and a half later. I had this incredibly terrible pressure on my chest. I could feel the swelling and asked the nurse to help me sit upright in bed. Then I tried breathing and could feel the pressure on my lungs as well. The nurse gave me some morphine and I slept. I awoke and tried going to the bathroom - and I couldn't reach down to wipe myself after a pee! The nurse helped me dress and then I started to feel nausea. She walked me back to the bed and I passed back out for about another hour. I got up and assured her and my husband that it was okay, I could go home. I got in the car and off we went. I felt much better then when I first woke up.
At home, I took it easy. I did not realize how much you use your pectoral muscles, I couldn't get the child proof lid off my pain meds. I slept alot the first day. The second day was much better, and still I relaxed. By the third day, I was doing housework, vacuuming, laundry, dishes, cooking. It felt good to not be laying in bed, and I found that laying around to much, I would really stiffen up. Keeping somewhat active was the best choice for me.
It is now the 5th day post-op and I am back at work. I still feel tight, but there is no pain really, unless I try to use the pectorals. I am tired, so I take it easy at work as I have a desk job.
Having the BA is one of the best choices I made for myself. It was something that I did for me, and I feel so much better for it. I am looking forward to trying on new outfits, and going south in April with my husband, to stroll the beach together with our baby. I would highly recommend this to anyone. I have found that there is some negative stigma attached to having a BA. This has nothing to do with sex, but with self-confidence. Good luck to anyone who is considering this.
Age: 35 (1 child, breastfed)
I went from an A cup to a D cup
Incision: Crease (inframammary)
Implants: Sub-muscular Mentors #1655
Implant Fill: Saline 350cc filled to 360cc
Implant Surface: Smooth
Implant Shape: Round
Implant Profile: Regular