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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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Correction of Tuberous (Tubular) Breasts

Hi, I am 20 years old and I am currently attending an out of state college. I am 5'10 with a slim build. I decided that I wanted to get my breasts done. I had always been very insecure with the way my breasts looked. If I ever had to expose them, I would cross my arms across my chest as if it was natural to do this. I started thinking about surgery when I was 18 years old. I wanted to wait to see if my breasts would change, but they never did. I found Nicole's site a year before my surgery and it has been such a big help! I had an A cup but I wore so many pads that everyone thought I had a C cup. I showed my breasts to my mom finally 6 months before I had gotten them done and she felt I should get them done as well.

I finally made a consultation with a doctor that my cousin and aunt had used. He is only 20 minutes away from me, so, that is a good thing. When I arrived at the facility, it was extremely nice and top notch. I felt so welcomed. They handed me a folder with information inside about finances and the doctor's qualifications. I read all about Dr. Bass and I was so intrigued by his awards. I already felt positive about him. I finally got to meet him and he was really nice and informative. He told me that I did have a deformity. My breasts were tuberous and the nickname for it is "snoopy". This was really funny at the time to hear. He told me that the best way to correct this problem would be to go through the areola (periareolar) and to use round, saline implants. He also suggested that he wanted to place them under the muscle. At first, I was really interested in the TUBA insertion. But, after speaking with him, I also felt that going through the areola would give me the best results. We both agreed that a C cup would be best.

After 2 months, I decided to use Dr. Bass. I never went to see anyone else because I was away in school. I was extremely excited that my dream was finally going to come true. I would finally have normal, beautiful breasts. I counted away the days. I knew that there would be a lot of pain associated with this surgery and I was scared, but I wanted it so bad that I didn't care.

My pre-op visit was good. They took my blood, which made me nauseous and dizzy. They gave me some soda and I was fine. Then, they took some more "before" pictures.

I was so scared the day of my operation, which was at 8am. I didn't know what to expect. I woke up at 9:45am in the recovery room and didn't feel any discomfort or pain. My mom arrived 30 minutes later to take me home. I seemed so awake and fine that my mom asked if I even had surgery yet. They told me that my implants were filled to 380cc's on both sides. The pain finally hit me on my ride home though. I laid in bed and couldn't move. It was the worst pain of my life. It was like a sumo wrestler was sitting on my chest! I had to go to the bathroom and I couldn't even get out of bed, so, I didn't! I waited 2-3 hours to get out of bed to use the bathroom. I had to be held up and I got extremely sick with a fever. I also became extremely nauseous. I didn't want to get out of bed ever again!

The pain decreased as each day went by. I stopped taking the pain pills on day 3 because it was making me sick. By day 4, the pain was gone as I walked around and did things. But the pain came back when I went to lie down to go to sleep. I used the pain pills at night only because I couldn't bear the pain. Waking up was the worst! It was the hardest to get out of bed because of the pain. But I do NOT regret my decision….

1 week - I got my stitches taken out. My breasts were very odd looking. Almost freakish!

3 weeks - The pain was finally almost gone. My breasts were also starting to take a normal shape.

2 months - My doctor told me that my breasts look really good and almost as if they were 3-4 months old. I was a little concerned with the fact that he never told me to massage them, but he assured me that I didn't need to. I trust his judgment and I haven't massaged them at all and they are coming out to look really beautiful. They look so natural also!! I feel like they have been mine my whole life. I don't even realize that they are there anymore.

3 months - My breasts have really softened up and the scar around my areola is fading away with time. The only thing I notice is that when I lift my arms I can see the line where my old crease used to be. The doctor said that with time it would go away.

- Jean

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About This Patient

  • Age: 20
  • Height: 5' 10''
  • Placement: Below Muscle
  • Implants: Saline
  • Fill: Right 380CC Left 380CC

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