(Closed) Getting a boob job (?) What do you think?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: What do you think of having a boob job?
    I had one and it was the best decision ever! : (17 votes)
    8 %
    I don't need one. : (115 votes)
    56 %
    I've thought about it but didn't want to go through with it. See reasons below. : (44 votes)
    21 %
    I'm thinking about it and will probably do it. See below when/why. : (31 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    All I know is I want one, but I’m no where near financially secure enough seriously consider it yet!

    Post # 4
    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    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
    1212 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
    1869 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    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
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    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
    1843 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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).

    Good luck!

    Post # 9
    14485 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
    2100 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    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
    14495 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
    1798 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I have briefly thought about it, but I’ve decided that it’s not worth the risk for cosmetic surgery. 

    Post # 13
    7431 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    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
    6349 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    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
    133 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I just don’t want to take the risk!

    Post # 16
    255 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    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. 🙂

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