Breast Augmentation Post-Op Experience. Here's what I experienced after getting my breast implant surgery.
July 2020 Update: Please read Do I have Breast Implant Illness? before getting implants!
I have written this post a thousand times in my head, but after some nasty Facebook comments and emails, I had a hard time publishing it to my blog. I don’t know why women feel the need to judge those around them harshly, but it’s what we do.
Getting Blasted On Facebook:
You may read this post and wonder why I did this. Why I couldn’t be happy with the body I had, why I felt the need to have boobs. All I can say is because I wanted them. I was tired of feeling bad about my chest.
Feel how you want about my choice to get breast implants. I know everyone will an opinion.
I feel that boobs are like any other body part; if you lost a leg, you could choose to go without it or get a prosthetic. Sure, you could argue that a limb is a body part that you need, so it’s different. I am a woman, and my breasts were something I needed to feel whole.
Before I had kids, I was a small B, and I was happy with that. During my pregnancy, I had a C cup. When I was nursing, I was a D. It was unfair in so many ways because, after that, I knew what it felt like to have bigger breasts. I loved it, and then I stopped nursing and went down to an A. My chest was nothing like it was before pregnancy. Four children later, it reminded me of that scene from There’s Something About Mary (you laugh, but I’m not kidding).
I chose to have this surgery because it was what I wanted for myself. I didn’t do it to give guys one more rack to stare at. Not because I wanted to feel like a porn star, or because I suffer from low self-esteem. I did it because my breasts are a part of me, an important part, and now I feel AMAZING and, most importantly, like myself again (with slightly bigger boobs ).
So without further ado here is my breast implant story:
Before The Surgery:
The hardest part of the pre-op was choosing a size. While the Vectra breast sculptor did give me an idea of what I would look like with various sizes, it was still hard to imagine it.
Crazy big boobs was not the goal, but I also wanted to get my money’s worth. I looked at it like, “Hey, I’m only going to do this once, so let’s make it count.” I was able to tell my doctor what I wanted, and in the end, he made the call during surgery (360 ccs in case you’re wondering).
Breast Augmentation Post-Op Experience:
When I woke up from surgery, I didn’t notice any pain at all from the breast augmentation. To be honest, I have been more tender and sore before my period than I ever was after the surgery. Maybe I just have high pain tolerance, or perhaps my attention was focused on my tummy tuck, but I would do this surgery a thousand times over again (not literally, of course). The first time I remember feeling discomfort was after I used the rowing machine about four weeks post-op. I had a burning feeling under my armpits, so I just stopped rowing.
My breasts were engorged, hard, and very high, but amazingly, they didn’t hurt. After about 3-4 weeks, I noticed them start to soften up and drop, and now seven weeks later, they look much more natural and have continued to drop.
The scaring is minimal and hidden under the fold of my breasts.
I am so happy that I decided to do this, and I don’t regret it one bit. To be honest, I think less about my boobs now than I ever did before. It’s just normal for me. I don’t obsess about them; I just get dressed and think, “now, this is how this shirt is supposed to look on me.” I also haven’t been mobbed by guys who can’t look me in the eyes. It feels no different, except now I’m complete! I’m me again!
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