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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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This Website Helped Me Tremendously!

I am single and 22 years old. I am 5'10" tall and weigh 150 pounds. I was a saggy 34B before surgery early this November. I now have a D cup and round, textured, McGhan implants placed through the areola above the muscle. I also had my breast crease lowered on one side to even out my nipple height. I don't know how many ccs of saline my implants were filled with but assume I am in the 400-450 range by comparison to the results of others.

I want to start by saying "thanks for your support Nicole!" Like I've said a million times before, I don't know what I would have done without your site! I would love to share my story with you and others, so here goes:

Several months ago I began thinking seriously about having my BA done, and began my research on the Internet. One day I ran across your site, and I can't thank you enough for creating it. Back then your site only had a couple of sponsors, and you were selling your booklet. I ordered the booklet, and LOVED reading about your real-life experience ... it was one of the deciding factors for me to go ahead and do this.

Through the forum I learned how to find a good PS, research credentials, etc., and when I finally found the PS for me, I was confident that I had done the right thing. As you may already know, I had a major decision to make regarding my BA... I had too much sag to go under the muscle without a lift first, so I had to choose between over or under with a lift. Thanks to the forum, I met several women that were going through the same thing, and several women post-op with varied results.

One of my concerns about the entire procedure was the fact that I had slight ptosis and some major asymmetry to be corrected. As a result of all factors, I decided to go over the muscle instead of having a lift. When I made my decision to go over the muscle, I felt confident that I was making the best choice for my body type. That was a very hard time for me (I had always assumed that I would go sub-muscular) and the forum really helped me through it.

The next hardest part was the LONG wait for my big day. My PS was very busy, and I had to schedule my BA more than 2 months out. I visited the forum at least twice a day... I think I bordered on obsessed! All I thought about was my BA (what size, shape, etc.) and I surfed the net day and night for photos, photos, and more photos! Looking back, I think the ladies I corresponded with pre-op kept me sane (my boyfriend was sick and tired of hearing about boobs) and I finally had friends with whom I could talk endlessly about our upcoming BA's. When my day finally came, I was totally prepared. With pre and post-op checklists, and a dozen photos of what I wanted to look like, my PS said I was the most informed and prepared woman he had ever seen. (Thanks Nicole!)

I knew what to expect in surgery, but I wasn't prepared to feel as much as I did with sedation/local. I did learn that the next time I do this, I want general so I don't feel a thing. The worst part of my surgery was the first 2 days post-op. I was extremely sick from the sedation, and in quite a bit of pain. I think when my swelling goes down I'll be a 34D or maybe a 36D. Right now I feel like I have DDD's on my chest!

By the end of day three, when I had my drains removed, I was out shopping with my Mom, and did just fine as long as I kept up on my pain medication. Despite the pain, I was so glad that I did this. I saw my breasts for the first time on day three and knew already that they were going to be beautiful!

I had no bruising, and at two weeks post my breasts were almost totally settled. My original fears of coming out with large, saggy, fake looking breasts were put to rest. I now had the breasts I'd always dreamed of. My recovery in this two weeks was a little tough because I have vomited for almost 2 days straight. I had sedation "twilight sleep." I guess I was very resistant to the medication, and they had to give me the maximum amount possible just to keep me sedated. So I was very sick, trying to get that out of my system. My PS prescribed some anti-nausea pills, but they didn't help too much. My pain was bearable but the recovery from the medication was worse. I went over the muscle, which I think makes the pain a little easier. I'm took Vicoden every 4 hours, and I'm tried to reduce the amount I took as early as day three.

Day 4 - I woke up feeling a million times better this morning! I was almost off the pain medication and had very little discomfort. I have some itching where they took my drains out on day 3, but it's not too bad. The most uncomfortable part was this surgical bra I had to wear night and day... it was so tight!! But I took another peek at my boobs this morning, and I had to say, "they are better than I ever expected!" Some people had me scared because I went over the muscle, but I have no regrets now! They are gorgeous! I'll keep you posted, but I know it will only be uphill from here!

Day 5 - I went shopping all day long, and felt great! Yesterday I was only 4 days post-op! My only discomfort comes from the bruising on my breasts, and the sores where my drains were. I had no idea I would heal this quickly. My breasts look beautiful, and I will now argue with anyone that says "overs" can't look as good as "unders!" I did go back to work in about a week. My next appt with my PS is 11/20, and until then I have to keep wearing a surgical bra all day and night. I'll keep you posted if anything changes!

2 months - At two months post-op, I am glad to report that I am still as happy as can be. I get mail everyday from ladies that are in the same position I was, and it's great to be able to let them know that "overs" can look great too! I'm still working on getting photos to Nicole when I have my next post-op visit in January. I noticed that Nicole has added some sub-glandular augmentation photos to the gallery, but I still have to say that mine look better than any I've seen in the gallery.

In case I don't give Nicole any more updates to post here, I just wanted to say, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for creating your web site ... it helped me through both good and bad times, Thank you Nicole!

- Candace

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