In this post, I want to talk about my breast augmentation (boob job). My opinion on plastic surgery is that I love it, but I literally do not care about others who get it done – it’s your body so it’s none of my business, as long as you’re happy, I’m happy!
Also if you’re uncomfortable with the human anatomy and/or plastic surgery then I would recommend that you click on a different post.
For literally as long as I can remember (maybe middle school), I have wanted a boob job. I was always insecure about my breasts and how they look.
One thing to know when deciding on getting a boob job is that EVERYONE will have an opinion and the only fucking opinion that matters is your opinion and your surgeon’s opinion. I really try to keep to myself at school, I have some really close friends and then some acquaintances.
Be prepared for those in your life to throw their opinions around about what you’re doing with your body.
I had my initial visit with my plastic surgeon (who I love, he’s wonderful), and we talked about what I wanted to be done, why I wanted it, and all of the nitty-gritty. I told him that I wanted a breast lift and implants because I still wanted to have full breasts. I wasn’t bothered at all showing my surgeon and his staff my breasts, at the end of the day they’re professionals. He really had a great understanding of what I was looking to do. We both bounced ideas off of one another. He told me what was possible, what wasn’t possible, and really prepared me for this big decision I was about to make!
After this appointment, I went back into the office after a week or so to try on breast implants. My surgeon recommended 240cc-300cc for what I was looking to achieve. I should probably mention that I was a 34D before surgery. I spent probably an hour trying on different breast sizes. Seriously take your time because this is a major surgery and a body modification, there is no need to rush. I decided to go with 240cc because it complimented my frame very nicely. I really wanted to get 300cc but am so glad now that I didn’t. It’s important that you trust your surgeon and take his advice into consideration.
Fun fact, a breast lift is not a permanent solution and only sets back time. If you have large breasts and get a lift you will still in the future probably experience sagging. I believe every 8 years or so is when you should get your breasts done again.
I paid closer to $12k for everything.
This picture was taken about 2 weeks prior to my boob job. Also, don’t let the picture fool you, I definitely tried to pose in the most flattering way possible to look my breasts looked fuller.
On surgery day, I had to check in to the hospital super early – 6am ish. I was actually questioning my decision to do this the night before and the morning of. I assume being nervous is pretty normal though, so thankfully I didn’t back out. Just be sure to keep a clear head and have a good support system.
I was told to wait until I got to the hospital to pee, but unfortunately, when you have to go you have to go… who doesn’t pee first thing when they wake up??? So by the time that I got to the hospital I didn’t have to use the bathroom, granted I think it was partially a little bit of stage fright as well. The nurses were extremely annoyed with me even though I said from the beginning to just draw my blood. I told them that I wouldn’t be able to pee no matter how hard I tried. Eventually, they realized that I wasn’t joking so they decided to draw my blood like I originally suggested.
Finally, I get taken to the pre-op waiting area where my surgeon came back and made markings all over my chest. After that I patiently waited, no phone, no one to talk to, just me and my thoughts – I mean, it wasn’t that seriously I was only in pre-op for about 30 minutes. I also had to get an IV treatment right before surgery so I didn’t bleed out (I have a bleeding disorder) and then I was wheeled off to the OR.
When we got to the OR it was cold, super cold. What made me start to freak out was seeing all of the equipment laid out for my surgeon. Everyone was working swiftly and before I knew it they hooked me up to a bunch of machines and another IV for the meds – so I had an IV in both arms and one in my hand. My surgeon already had his tunes on and was getting in his zone. The anesthesiologist put the oxygen mask on me and said that I would feel a slight burning as he pushed the drugs through my IV. Oh boy was he right, those drugs burned but the nurses were comforting. Next thing I know, I was drifting off, feeling absolutely wonderful and weightless!
So this part is no one’s fault, it just happens I guess. But, I woke up towards the end of my surgery and was trying to make noise to let them know that I was awake and feeling what was going on. My chest felt like it was being burnt, I could feel everything that was being done, probably the worst pain I’ve experienced in my life even though it only lasted for a minute or two. One of the nurses realized I was alert and the next thing I know I was being transferred from the OR to post-op.
From everything I read before surgery, I didn’t experience what most women do – feeling like an elephant is sitting on your chest. Sure, my chest felt tight but nothing too crazy. I was pretty miserable after surgery.
Let it be known that once again I pulled out another IV because the nurses were busy… I have had a handful of surgeries and have been very adamant about taking out my own IV. I’m seriously that patient who has watched every episode of Greys Anatomy and thinks that she’s a surgeon because of it.
My boyfriends family let me recover at their house thankfully. I slept for about 3 days straight, only waking up to go to the bathroom and take my painkillers… besides that I was really out of it. Recovery really wasn’t all that bad the following weeks. I definitely pushed myself and thought that I could do everything. I think on the 4th day I just wanted to get out of the house so my BFF picked me up and we went to the mall. I think she instantly regretted it because I was all sorts of out of it from the medications. I lasted about 15 minutes at the mall before I felt like I was going to pass out.
I experienced a lot of bruising, swelling, and my boobs felt like rocks. I was also extremely bloated due to my blood treatment. Everything from my face to my feet were swollen and bloated 🙁
Like I said, I bruised like crazy… this was taken 4 days after surgery.
^^^ My boyfriend was kind enough to capture this beautiful picture of me sleeping. Trust me, sleeping on my back was awful. I am a stomach/side sleeper so I couldn’t get one solid night of sleep.
After I few days I felt completely fine. I probably was overdoing it – picking things up that weighed more than 2-3 pounds, lifting my arms too high, etc. You’ll know when you do too much. I experienced this awful thing where if I did too much or moved my arms too high it felt like something was ripping in my breast – it didn’t hurt but the feeling was indescribable. So, don’t over do it because you can cause serious damage. That strap around my chest was to push my breasts down to help them settle into place. I also still wear my surgical bra, I love it so much… it’s so comfy!
2 weeks after surgery I went on vacation and got an infection. I actually got an infection in both breasts. I was swimming in the pool and ocean (highly frowned upon) and laying on the beach. I had to send pictures to the nurse who then showed my doctor in order to know what medication to prescribe to help the infection.
My incisions were super red and irritated – I scribbled out the super icky part.
My boobs sat super high on my chest, it felt like at times they were at my chin!
After a few weeks, they began to settle (drop) so nicely. Looking back on the surgery, it was worth every penny. My scars are still pretty bad but I’m not someone who is super self-conscious about scars. Oh, I also forgot to mention that for about 6-7 months my right nipple was completely numb.
I really love the results and do not regret my decision one bit. Also, I am around a 36 DDD now, which is a little bigger than I was pre-surgery but I am still comfortable and my breasts are perky! To be honest, there will be days that you think your boobs don’t look great, or that they’re too small, or that they look like watermelons. Since my surgery, I hardly ever wear underwire bras and I use lotion and bio oil at night and after a shower.
Thank you oh so much for keeping up with me!
“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life” – Omar Khayyam