(Closed) Gals with breast implants, please.

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I got implants about 5 years ago.  My boobs were tiny.  I mean, if I raised my hands over my head my boobs completely disappeared!  So, after years of debate, I decided breast augmentation was the right choice for me.

I had saline implants and am really happy with them.  I was adamant that I wanted them to look as natural as possible.  He did a great job.  People are always genuinely surprised when they find out they are fake.  

My doctor was amazing.  I did a TON of research on doctors before I chose.  I knew my surgery would be especially difficult because I have scoliosis.  The surgery went really well and I felt well enough afterwards to dress myself and would have walked out on my own (but they don’t let you).

The 2-3 days after surgery are pretty bad though.  I was really, really sore.  My mother had to help me shower and everything.  I don’t react well to prescription pain killers so I survived the whole ordeal with regular tylenol.

All in all, I would do it again in a heartbeat.  I am much more comfortable in my own skin.  I did not have any complications at all and recovery was only a week.  I am really happy with the results.

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Cash000:  Honestly, the price.  There was a several thousand dollar difference.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Do you ever have to have them replaced? Just wondering. Not considering them myself, but it’s interesting to hear first hand experiences.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

What kind did you get: Silicone 375’s
When did you get them: 4 yrs ago this month
What are your experiences with them: I would do it again in a heartbeat. I would describe the pain as similar to being REALLY sore after a workout. As RahlyRah said, my mom had to help me with EVERYTHING for a few days. Even getting out of the chair to go to the bathroom.

I completely get where you are coming from about being worried and opting out in the end. I almost cancelled my surgery the week before, but I knew I wanted it and knew I had a great doctor/nurses/facility.

Just an FYI – when I was researching etc I found makemeheal.com to be a very helpful site. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@StuporDuck:  Yea, they usually say 10 years. My maid of honor’s mother had her done over 20 years ago though and hasn’t had any complications. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I got 325/350ccs almost 6 years ago, shortly after my 19th birthday. At the time, silicone was just becoming legal to use again so it wasn’t even an option for me. I was around a large A cup/small B cup before surgery, now I’m between a full C and a full D depending on my natural weight changes. My implants were placed under the muscle which was recommended since 1) I am small and didn’t have a lot of skin to stretch and 2) I want to be able to breastfeed when I have children. My incisions were placed underneath my breasts where my skin naturally folds, and are barely visible even if I look for them. Most people are really surprised to learn that my breasts aren’t natural. I am very happy with my implants, I paid for them myself and it’s worth it just for the freedom to not have to worry how my boobs look in any outfit ever (except if they look *too* good.. lol!) 

As far as healing goes, it’s important to use vitamin E oil on your skin before and after the surgery to increase elasticity. I didn’t get any stretch marks and I think this probably had something to do with it. Also important not to do any lifting the first 6 months, no matter how capable you feel, because your muscle will tighten therefore holding the implant/lifting it to an unnatural position. This is why you see all of these obviously “fake” looking boobs that give implants a bad name, especially on body builders. The recovery time for me, honestly was about 1 day. I think I was back to work the day after surgery (if not, the next day.) I seriously felt no pain, only a bit of soreness, as if someone had kicked me in the chest. I also felt very heavy, as if there was a small child sitting on my chest whenever I was laying down. This took a little getting used to but it was not bad at all. I was actually pleased at how easy the recovery was. You cant really lift your arms for a couple of weeks, and your breasts look really scary naked until they drop, but no one will probably notice it like you will. 

I’d be glad to answer any other questions! I am always amazed at how often women just pour their hearts out to me about wishing for breast augmentation after I reveal that I have had mine done. 

 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

@sablemuse:  Wow, thanks for the information. I’d really like to get mine done. The only thing keeping me from it, honestly, is the fear that it would ruin my roller derby career…or that my roller derby career would ruin my expensive new boobs 🙁

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

8 years ago, saline (silicone was not available again yet). No problems. Best desision I ever made.  I was so thin I asked the doctor to make me look proportionate. Now that I’m older and gained a little weight I wish I went bigger. He gave me a C. 

I will have to get them done again at some point. They used to say that you need to replace them every 10 years, but now they are saying that if there isn’t any problems don’t replace them just because they are old. 

When I replace the ones I have I will get silicone. They are more expensive, but I’m a super paranoid person and I still freak out that mine will break. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

I do want breast augumentation. 

SO promised me if I ever got them done, he would leave the next day. He offered a host of reasons, none of which I wish to repeat to you Ladies.

I guess I’ll stick to wearing padded bras for the rest of my life.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@newloves1975:  I was told that 10 years is the average too, but my mom has had hers for much longer than that and hers are fine. 

The thing about saline is that your body is already made up of saline, so if it bursts it just absorbs back into your body no problem. The reason that silicone was recalled in the first place is because of what it could release into your system and was considered toxic. Now I think they are better made and you don’t have to worry about that, but it’s still not as sure of a thing as saline. 

On the other hand, silicone is very soft and squishy, unlike saline that pretty much feels like a soft water balloon. Silicone more closely simulates natural breast tissue, and I would definitely like to upgrade some day, but honestly my breasts feel real enough with as much natural fat/tissue as I have over them as it is. It would be like upgrading to a luxury handbag from a really nice handbag, the way I see it. Definitely not necessary it would be so nice! 

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