25 years old - Breast Augmentation
I decided that I was ready for a breast augmentation after talking with my mom about it for a few years. My main concern is that I am kind of shy so going from a small B to maybe a large C or D would be a bit of a loud statement that I am making to the world. But after years of not having a full chest I decided I was ready. My mom had breast augmentation when I was 5 years old so she advised me on a few things that she remembers.
She told me that it was important to get all of my post-op medications before the surgery and also told me to get some food ready - mostly some frozen fruit so I could make smoothies. I live alone but after the surgery I ended up just staying with her for a week :) Mommy knows best!
The night before the surgery I started to get a lot of anxiety and did not sleep much. I kept wondering if I was making the right decision and if I chose the right doctor. I ended up calling my mom at 1 am saying I don't think I should do it and she re-assured me that I was just getting pre-surgery jitters and that I thoroughly researched my doctor and the procedure and everything was going to be okay. I eventually calmed down and got about 3 hours of sleep.
The day of the surgery I got to the doctors office and was prepped by the staff. The doctor came in and asked how I was doing and I told him I was super nervous and he told me everything was going to be okay and just to relax. The next thing I knew I was awake with what seemed to be heavy mounds on my chest. I remember waking up and then I remember somewhat being in a car and finally on my moms couch.
The next 48 hours post breast augmentation were rough, I was taking my pain medications and barely ate anything. I had a few smoothies and some soup over 2 entire days. When I went back to the doctor for my post-op he told me everything looked great and to continue taking my meds. I must have lost 10 lbs over the 7 days I was taking pain meds because I continued to eat very little, however I started to feel a little better each day. A week post operation I was starting to feel more like myself even though my breasts felt super heavy and throbbing. I finally got to see what they looked like when seeing the doctor and I got to be honest it put a huge smile on my face. It was then I knew I made the right decision.
Its now been 3 months as I write this story and I could not be happier. If you are planning on getting breast augmentation I think the most important thing I learned from my experience was that research is key. Don't just choose the cheapest price or make a split decision. Make sure you trust your doctor and he really cares for you!