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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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Having Breast Augmentation is One of the Best Choices I Made for Myself

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)
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 150
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

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