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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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Breast Feeding Took Volume Away

I have worked for my surgeon for about two years. So I was fortunate in that I didn't have to go through the process of finding the right surgeon for me. I have wanted to get my breasts done ever since I stopped breastfeeding my daughter. She literally sucked the life out of them.

I finally decided to consult with him in January. I was totally nervous because my boss was going to have to see my boobs. But, he was awesome like I knew he would be. I mean, I help with consults so, I knew that he makes people feel comfortable. From there, I just had to pick an implant size and get the finances together.

Choosing an implant size was kind of hard for me. I didn't want to go to big. For one, because I didn't want to go porn-esque, and two, some of my family didn't approve. I was already a c. So, I went with 375 saline to be "over-filled" to make up for the size differences in my breasts.

The day of surgery, I was first case so I just had to be to the surgery center at 7:30. I was most nervous about my reaction to the general anesthesia. Not that I wouldn't come out or anything, but what I would say or do if I was loopy from it. I have to work with these people, so I didn't want to embarrass myself. I just remember laying on the table, going to sleep and then waking up with nausea and an immense amount of pressure on my chest. I had a lot of nausea the rest of the day and that evening.

The recovery process was very smooth for me. I really didn't have a lot of pain. Initially in the first 3 days, but most of it was a pressure on my chest. Each day was better. But, I did experience some constipation from the pain meds. Women don't like to talk about that, but it's no fun.

The stitches came out at 7 days. They didn't bother me until about the 6-7 day. They were really starting to itch in the healing process. At our office we use steri-strips over the incisions for about 6-8 weeks. They really help with the scar. It is very thin and light. I have stopped going to the tanning bed. I could go and keep them covered but I figure just to be safe I wont do it at all.

So, now its just getting the scar lighter. After 8 weeks of steri-strip use I will start using scar cream. All in all it has been a very positive and easy experience. I do kind of wish that I had gone just a little bit bigger though. But when I think about that, I think about the difficulty in finding bras and crossing my arms and I realize that Double D is probably big enough for now.

Age: 23, Caucasian, 1 child, breastfed
Height: 5"8
Weight: 155
Size: I went from a C cup to a DD cup
Implants: Mentor
Implant Fill: Saline 375 cc's filled to 375 Right & 410 Left
Implant Profile: Regular
Implant Shape: Round
Implant Surface: Smooth
Incision: Vertical Lift Incision / Lollipop

- Erin

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