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Breast Implants and Breast Augmentation Stories from our Visitors

If you have already read Nicole's Story, you have a pretty good idea what this section of the website is all about. After several women emailed their breast augmentation stories to us, we thought it would be great to have women share their full-length recovery stories after their breast implant surgeries for everyone's benefit. Thankfully, many women have contributed, some in more detail than others.

Here are the stories of our visitors. Many names have been changed for privacy. Where appropriate, there is detail in parentheses so you can decide if you are interested. Click on a name to read.

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Mastopexy Followed by Augmentation

I am 37 years old with three daughters ages 18, 13, and two years old. Having nursed all three, I had nothing left but skin and my breasts just laid on my stomach. I knew I was done having children so I decided to go see a plastic surgeon and see what miracle he could perform because God knew I needed one. I went in to see him three months after nursing my last daughter because they want to make sure you are dried up and I knew I looked bad but was not prepared for what honesty my Doctor was ready to give me. He said in all his 20 years doing this he had never seen anyone look so bad, I absolutely had no breast tissue left only skin and he would have to so a lift and then in 7 months after I was done healing he could do my implants. He told me I was the challenge of his career so far. Now some women might have taken that very personally but I loved him for it, because I wanted someone who was going to be honest.

Well I had my lift and he said everything looked great he didn't even expect how well they turned out and he was right I have never been so perky in my life. But the only draw back was I went from a very saggy C to a very small but perky A. I have about 5 1/2 scars under each breast and around the nipple and straight down the center of my breast but they have healed so well the only ones that are really noticeable are the ones under my breasts and once I have my implants and they have fallen you wont see them unless I raise my arms.

Well it has been the long 7 months I had to wait and I went back to see my Doctor and discussed how big I wanted to go and we both thought that a full C/small D would look nice since I'm 5'7 and 138 lbs. So after I saw him, I went into the nurse’s office and discussed how many ccs I would want or need and we decided on close to 475 ccs.

Well the big day arrived and I was a nervous wreck. I did not know if I was going to be in horrible pain when I woke up or if I would look like Dolly's twin. To make matters worse, my husband was called out of town on business. What could he say, "Oh, I cant go. My wife is having a breast job." So I think that added to my anxiety even though he would be home that night.

Well I remember waking up in recovery and not hardly being in that much pain and not being sick from the anesthesia and I looked in my bra and thought oh they look nice but I didn't think I looked like I was a D cup so when the nurse came by and asked how I was doing I asked her how many ccs I was and she said 380 on one side and 360 on the other and I can remember feeling all the sudden sick to my stomach because I knew I was not going to be as big as I wanted to be. I remember taking off my bra the next day and thinking how great they looked but knowing I was really swollen and I would probably go down a cup size.

Well I was right after 5 days I went to see my doctor for my first check up and he was very pleased, and he said I shouldn't go down much more in size. Well, for some reason, I just felt like I wasn't a full C/small D and I went to try on bras a few days before I went back to the doctor to get my stitches out. Well I tried on a 36 B and C, and the cup fit like a glove. I just sat there and cried. I called my nurse the next day and told her what happened and she couldn't believe I was only a Cup, because other women they had put that many c.c.s in it made them full Cs and bigger. So I brought the bra with me and tried it on for them and they were really surprised.

My doctor told me not to be so caught up on what the bra said but more on what I looked like. I feel that he is right because I do look like a big C but also wondered why I was not happy. I felt bad because my doctor was so excited on how great I looked (especially considering what I had to start with). There I was, crying because I only went up a cup size. Well, I am one of the luckiest women in the world and have such a wonderful and caring doctor. In four months, he said that he wants me to come back and he is going to put different implants in. He explained my breasts are like those of a women who has had tissue removed from cancer and all I have is skin over the implants and that is why they look different when I lay on my side, they sink in. These implants are what they use for women who are having reconstructive surgery done. Also my skin will have stretched and he can add more ccs and they will be the size I am hoping for.

The only thing I will have to pay for is the room and anesthesiologists- still a lot considering we have already spent over 8,000 dollars on both surgeries combined. My only worry is whether it is worth it to be one cup size bigger. I came through this surgery with very little discomfort. What if things do not go as smoothly when I have them redone, just to be one cup bigger? They really do not look good when I lay on my side and my husband even commented on that so yes I guess it will be worth it in the end. I'll write and let you know how everything goes at the end of July. Thank you so much for being there for us women who are having this done. It has been such a great feeling knowing I could have someone to talk to and ask questions.

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