Post # 1
So this is a spin off on that ‘boob sex’ post…
I’m just curious if anyone has had a boob job? If so what made you do it? And is anyone thinking of getting one?
I admit, I have thought about it a few times. I lost a LOTTTT of weight in the last year (25+ lbs) and as a result have suffered in boobage. I kinda miss it (Now I am in somehere between B and small C). Fiance has nothing to do with these feelings. It’s ALL me. I miss the girls…
If you were to get one, would you wait until after having children? Also, is it true that you lose sensation in your nipples from getting a boob job?
And how long does the procedure take? Are you an outpatient?
(I don’t know where this would ‘fit’ so I am posting in the Beehive!)
Post # 3
All I know is I want one, but I’m no where near financially secure enough seriously consider it yet!
Post # 4
It’s cheaper to buy gel inserts, haha! I use them sometimes even though I don’t “need” them. No surgery required, which is always a bonus.
Post # 5
I would like one, but I would be too embarassed to go through with it. I also want to have kids in a few years and I’m not sure how breastfeeding works if you have implants.
Post # 6
I always wanted one, but I’d never do it. I’m too shy to be showing all that to the doctor. hahaha!
Post # 7
I didn’t really have a poll option. It’s not that I do/do not need one, it’s that I don’t really want one…
Post # 8
I had a BA (breast augmentation) in 2001 when I was 30 years old. My decision was based solely on the fact that I went from a full C cup to less than an A cup from breastfeeding my children. I also had major sagging with what little breast was left.
My advice to anyone considering it would be to wait until you’ve had children, because being pregnant will affect them, as well as breastfeeding (if you choose to breastfeed). Also, sometimes a BA will affect milk production and you won’t be able to breatsfeed (not always though).
I temporarily lost sensation in my nipples (for probably 6 months) but they’re fine now. There is no guarantee though – some women never have this problem, some women will always have this problem.
A BA is an outpatient surgery and patients typically take a week off of work (a lot of things go into this though – the placement of the implant, what type of implant, etc.)
For anyone considering a BA, I would go to this site and spend LOTS of time researching … http://www.implantinfo.com/ They have an excellent forum where you can talk to other women in your same situation, and also women who have already had a BA.
I’ve had the same implants for 10 years and haven’t had any problems. There are potential complications with any surgery and there are specific issues related to BA (again, be sure you do ALL your research). I don’t regret mine for the most part, however as I’ve gained some weight through the years, my chest is now bigger than I would like. There is also the reality that some day, I will need to have a re-do – there are no guarantees of how long they will last (some women a few years, the average is 10, some women report 20 years w/out any problems).
Post # 9
Need another poll option for never considered it. I would have loved to be more blessed in that area (As booohoo)… but I wouldnt go under the knife to fix something that is not a disfigurement or life threatening.
Post # 10
One thing to consider is that most implants will need be replaced every 10 years or so due to rupture. I did research on this one night when I woke up and wondered how do women that have breast implants have mammograms – do they pop? Well yes sometimes they do. My ex husbands new wife has had one rupture and the other has stayed firm and they do not have the money to replace the ruptured one.Just a caution since there is a possibility as with any type of prosthesis that you will need maintenance surgery down the road.
Now I do not have them and so all of my research was objective based on that weird thought waking me up in the middle of the night.
Post # 11
Nope, not ever. I saw the surgery tape of a friend of my mom’s having them removed and just thinking about it makes me want to gag even just thinking about it.
Post # 12
I have briefly thought about it, but I’ve decided that it’s not worth the risk for cosmetic surgery.
Post # 13
I think I will want to get a lift in about 10 years, but I’m pretty happy with the size of them. Let’s talk again once I start working out on a regular basis
Post # 14
I don’t need one (I’m a D, young, and so they’re nice and perky lol). I think the ONLY way I would ever consider one is if they were really getting me down and massively affecting my confidence. I’m a pretty confident person, so I can’t really see that ever happening; even if they get smaller or start to sag; but who knows.
I’ve had minor surgery twice. It’s pretty darn painful, and I really don’t think I could put myself through something as major as a boob job unless I really felt I had no choice. You do also need to have them replacing every 10 years, so it’s a big committment; it’t not just a one-off thing. I’m not sure I’d want to be 60 and needing them replaced.
If I wanted children, there is no way I’d contemplate this type of surgery before completing a family, and if I were you I’d really consider this carefully; your body changes a lot during pregnancy, so for me personally, I wouldn’t want to shell out a huge amount of money if afterwards I might want to do it again. You also cannot breastfeed with certain types of surgery (with some you can; it depends on where they put the implant)
Post # 15
I just don’t want to take the risk!
Post # 16
I’m planning on getting one in a few years (about 3-4). I want them but I also want to wait until the Fiance and I are more financially stable, and I’m out of school. I have Cs but a very small frame, so they look more like Bs. I have MAjOR self esteem issues and I think that this will help. The Fiance is supportive as far as if its what I want, but seems to be perfectly content with the way they are ;). Just think about it and decide whether its the right decision for you, not whether anyone else will care/judge. If you’re not happy in your own skin, then its only right to try to help it. 🙂