I am interested in doing this, yet wonder how horrible the pain is, how long recovery takes, how safe implants are, etc.
IF anyone has the nerve to actually answer this one I shall be very pleasantly surprised!!!
Breast augmentation - Anyone want to discuss this topic?
I am interested in doing this, yet wonder how horrible the pain is, how long recovery takes, how safe implants are, etc.
Sounds interesting. Did you do any research on it? Look it up or google it and find out. Then the next thing is to find a really good board certified plastiuc surgeon. When you do, you can make an appointment for a consult with the doctor and find out all the details before you make a decision. The doc will discuss whether you are a good canditite for the surgery.
Hi, Sweetlemon!!! I was interested in doing this until the RSD diagnosis (RSD can spread with surgery or new injury), and I DID go to a consultation a few years ago! The financing was sooo expensive and not worth it to me, and I did not want to go somewhere that offered to do it cheaper so I decided to wait until I had saved up the money. Now I don't think that's a possibility anymore, but I know of 2 people who just had breast augmentation done. One of these women I work with, and she just had the proceedure done 3 weeks ago with pretty minimal pain afterwards. She took a little less than a week off of work and is very happy with the results, she said she only needed 2 of the pain meds but everyone's different (and we have pain issues already). If you really want it- go for it! If it makes you :) I wish I could, especially after seeing how easy her recovery seemed.
You have to do exercises for a long, long time afterwards. I hope you are doing good and feeling well. Sorry I haven't been in touch much lately. BOOBS!!! xoxox Shannon
Hi Sweet! I'm sorry that I don't have any "answers" for you, but want you to know that I'm wondering the same things as you are.
I too have a boyish figure, and after nursing two children for a combined time of almost 5yrs, my boobs are sad. Lol. I'm not even an A cup most days, and like you just want a nice, natural looking B.
Are you thin? If you are a small A cup like I am, it's likely they will have to do the implant under the muscle, which is more painful and the recovery time is longer then doing a boob job on someone that already has boobs and just wants them bigger.
Did the doc say which way he/she would have to go?
Also, don't forget that you'll have to get them replaced evry 10 or so years.
Besides the $, even if I had the $, I still go back & forth...
Sometimes I really like my boobs just the way they are! My hub is anti boob job, which is surprising because I would have assumed he'd want a bigger rack. Hmm... dunno, but good luck & keep us posted on your decision!
Sweet, my daughter in law had this done. She did great and didn't really have any problems. I think she went up to a large B, I think doc added just a little more. She had a set of twins after that and breast feed both. She has never had a problem. Just do your homework and find the best doc. Good luck, Von
Hey, sweet lemon, I didn't have an augmentation done, I actually had a reduction done, but it's the same area in terms of pain, etc. The pain of having the reduction done was actually not too bad - the first couple of days were miserable and I slept in a partially upright position (thank god for lazy boys! lol) for three nights as it was more comfortable. I had to be very careful in terms of lifting heavy objects and I couldn't get shirts over my head without help for a while. The biggest problem I had (aside from a reaction to the stitiches, which is very uncommon) was that it created a HUGE flair up of my fibro.
It is something to be aware of and almost 2 years later it is still causing problems for me. My fibro was not new, I was diagnosed in 1994, and I had had several surgeries before without having a flare up. I didn't expect this at all, and in fact, it was at least a year before I connected the flare up to the surgery. The timing was just too coincidental.
Would I do it again? Maybe. I must admit to loving my new shape (I had 3 lbs taken off) and I was and still am thrilled whenever I try a top on and it looks right. I am hopeful that the flare up will eventually subside back to what I was before surgery. So - it is a very personal decision, and you really just need to be prepared for unexpected complications. Good luck with your decision.
PS Shop for a surgeon, and look at lots of before and after pictures of clients so you can get a feel for the work done and if it will work for you.
Sorry, am happy to say at 47 my headlights are still pointing forward respectively. The only thing I didn't do was get 3 falling stars tattooed on my breast to represent myself and my two kids. I figured as I got older they would just keep falling further and further. Actually tho, had friend get downsized due to back pain and was thrilled with the result. She was sore for a couple weeks but nothing excruciating I dont recall. Backpain has subsided substantially since having the procedure.
I had a breast reconstruction and augmentation on the other. The pain is only as bad as the doctor doing the procedure. I was given a pain pump that was inserted into my breasts. Yes, it is somewhat uncomfortable, but I felt it was well worth the pain, which was not unbearable. I hope this helps. Good luck!
Sweets... breast augmentation is very safe. All the hoopla a few years ago was declared to be untrue and never proven. They are actually using silicone implants again after being taken off the market for so many years. Silicone looks and feels better than saline implants. I will not lie to you... if they go under the muscle, which I highly recommend, it is very painful post op. It feels like you have been hit by a mack (sp) truck!! I couldn't lay flat for weeks--- had to sleep in a recliner. But, all in all, you forget about the pain and are then happy. You want to find a surgeon who comes highly recommended by people that you know. Go in for a consult and have all your questions written down. I think these days there is a lot of software out there that can show you how you will look... this is a good thing.
The MOST important thing is finding a good surgeon who does a lot of implants, and as I said above, one who is recommended by people you know. There is nothing worse than a bad boob job... i guess there is... but bad boob jobs are very obvious. Also, if you don't scar well you could have scar tissue build up around the implant thus making them hard and set high. There are implants made for people who do not scar well. Also they make implants that have a saline outer lining that basically makes saline leakage impossible. And don't worry about saline leakage if you have good implants. Discuss this with the good surgeon that I recommend you get.
I hope this helps... good luck!!! Pup
Hi sweet how are ya? I'm not sure if this helps you out but my ex girlfriend was an A cup and went to great surgin in chicago and went to a beautiful full C, the pain for her was'nt that bad, the worse was the first 3 days after surgery and then after that her swelling went way down and the 4th day she was pretty much pain free and just took motrin 800s by the 7th day she well lets just say she was ready! LOL... I myself liked her A cup much better but it was her body and it made her feel better about herself, way to much if you know what I mean! But if your doing it for the right reasons and for yourself and not to plz your huz or boyfriend, i'm a firm belever if its something that makes you feel better about yourself if thats the reason, then go for it but just make sure its what you want because at times she had wished she never had them done but beleve me all the guys loved um and this is one of the reasons we are not together anymore. just one!! LOL..
life goes on! Hope all is well and just take your time and plz make sure you have a very well known surgin. I know a few other girls that went across the state line into indiana and the price was half as much as what she paid to have her brest done in il and the doctors were just as good as her doctor in chicago.. G-Luck hun!! God Bless, Mickey!
My daughter had breast reduction. It took her about 6 weeks to really get back on her feet-they took out about 5 lbs from each boob.
If you get a bad doctor-you can end up with nipples not being aligned. While they can do wonders with computers and you can pick out what type of breasts that you want-check the references, as they sometimes talk about one nipple being lower or higher than the other, not centered, etc. My daughter didn't have that problem-but check things out. Check with the state AMA and with the state board to see if they're complaints, etc. Also get an assessment about your skin and the possiblity of keloids- where you have excessive scar tissue. Its usually a problem for olive skinned people, but ask about that and get it in writing.
Woman, are ye out of your mind??? You know how much more sensitive we fibro sufferers are. Are you that unhappy with your body? That is so hard for me to believe! With RA also looming, I think you are asking for more trouble. If your hubby is happy with you, & I know he is, please do not do this to your body. Gain some wight & see if that could help you. I was also a stick like you, & when I quite smoking(hey, there is an idea)I gained twenty pounds. I feel like most of it went straight to my breasts! Went up several sizes, & still had to buy extenders. Not just around either. The cup size increased. Would increase your curves a bit too. ( Not tht you are not beautiful as you are). Just a thought!)Please don't do this to your body. Don't know what they use today, but have such horror stories about breast augumetation giving people pain for life. Just thinking about you. Love ya deary...
Are you out of your mind my dear little Sis? Are you not happy with your current status? When I quit smoking(hey there is an idea) I gained about 20 pounds, & most of it went to my breasts. I have gone up several sizes, & still use extenders. The cup size also increased. I have heard of so many horror stories about breast augumentation, & with fibro you will suffer more believe me. They may do it differently today, but it is putting something foreign in your body. With your RA is something else you may want to consider. If you hubby is happy, please reconsider. Just my happy thought for you...
Well my dear sweet lemon..u know my situation..i just lost 25pounds..and was so happy cause i lost 2 bra sizes..big boobs hurt ur back..make u slump over... and the bigger the bra the more it cost..lol..but if u want to do it..go for it sweets ..im learning from all of u..live ur life as u want everyday and laugh so go get them big boobs honey..good luck..C50
I am the President and CEO of the "itty bitty titty committee", and I am proud to be so. At my age, they have never sagged, still perky, and they are the ONE thing that DONT give me back pain. LOL
My sister had the big ones of all my sisters, and her back hurt so bad she had to get a reduction... she really should just have shed a few pounds, but I went ahead and let her, since she was hurting. Anyone wanting to go through THAT kinda surgery must really be in pain, ya know??
I told her she should have given me some of hers and I would give her some of my butt! lol Butt, that was years ago, before I lost all the weight when I got hyperthyroid... no one calls me 'fat bottom girl' anymore, and it's kinda sad... but I HAVE gained 5 pounds this summer eating popsicles, I guess!! So it's getting a little more meat on it now. lol
:-) What do you feel about it?
My man is a 'assman'... lol... so I got lucky there!!
How bout everyone else???
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