From Nothing to 350CC Silicone Gummy Adhesion Breast Implants
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Breast augmentation - Silicone breast implants
I am 23 years old and in my final semester of university. I'd like to consider myself as being beautiful, so the next logical question you're probably asking is, why in the world would I even consider getting any type of plastic surgery? Good question...Being naturally petite and in such a prime stage in my life, boobs are a huge part of 'womanhood.' I have always pretty much had nipples on a rib cage, and I was tired of it. I was tired of not being able to fill out certain tops, and always having my bones exposed was just so unattractive to me. So, I started seeking out plastic surgeons who could help me.
At the time I started searching for a plastic surgeon, I was 21, had no money and getting breast implant was just a dream. I had persuaded my mother to consider helping me get a breast augmentation. She wanted me to keep her informed of how I was feeling about the procedure and what I learned in doing my research.
Over the next few months, I watched every single video that existed about breast augmentation surgery. I knew roughly how the surgery would go, surgical terminology, types of implants (silicone or saline implants), how I would look with certain implant sizes and things that could potentially go wrong. I literally did the most research I had ever done in my entire life!
Fast forward about 2 years. I decided to put my augmentation on hold because it was a dream that I couldn't act on because I didn't have the means to pay for it. And I’m not the type of girl that will take out a loan for new boobs…. That just seems stupid to me. So, I started looking for a J-O-B and found one as a cocktail waitress at a casino near my house. I mapped out my income for the next few months and knew that I was going to be able to get boobs!
While I saved money, I restarted my search for the best plastic surgeon (in my price range). I went to see many of them, including the Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group and about 3 others in my area. I knew I wanted cohesive silicone implants, because I didn’t want to deal with the potential of them deflating. As I did my research, I made rice implants for 4 different sizes: 250cc, 300cc, 325cc and 350cc. I was set on 325cc! Each surgeon except one told me the max implant they would give me was around 250 CCs. I was not happy! Until I went to a female plastic surgeon and she told me she could fit a maximum of 400cc implants in my chest! I was immediately ecstatic, then shortly after kind of terrified.
I went online and began reading reviews about each surgeon I visited, reading the negative ones first. More than enough people weren’t happy with their results after surgery and that freaked me out! And so I decided maybe surgery wasn't for me or maybe I needed to wait a while to increase my budget to find the best doctor money could buy (which was in the $10,000 range). As soon as I was about to give it all up, my mom’s good friend was telling me how she got her boobs done, and was in love with her surgeon, and she only paid $5,500. Of course, I had to have a consultation with this doctor before making any decisions, which I did.
For my consultation, I took a trip to Riverside, CA! I arrived at Dr. Joseph Ku's office. He's a double board certified plastic surgeon and I immediately loved his energy. He wasn’t too excited, and he was very confident in his speech. He told me he could fit 300CCs and the biggest he would recommend was 325 CCs if I went with a higher profile implant. I was stoked! I booked my implant surgery and my dreams were about to come true!
For my surgery, I arrived at the surgery center early in the morning. I had taken all of of my required medications prior to surgery. At the surgery center, I was placed in the pre-op room and hooked up to an IV. Then Dr. Ku came in to visit me and asked how I was doing. He also told me he had 3 different implant sizes ready for my surgery. He was going to see which one fit best during my procedure and said he would pick the best one. Of the implants he had with him, the largest was 360CCs, which I was very nervous about. I just thought implants of that size wouldn't look good on my frame. But I decided to leave things to Dr. Ku, and didn't get too nervous because I knew he might not be able to fit them in.
The procedure itself went by very quickly. You're knocked out with general anesthesia for the whole surgery. Dr Ku was able to fit 360CC silicone gummy adhesion implants during my procedure. I guess there was enough room under my chest wall for such large implants!
When I woke up from surgery, I was immensely crying....not because of pain (I only felt a little bit of pressure, no pain.), but because of happiness. I touched my chest and for the first time, I felt boobs! I felt like a real woman! I felt bodacious and bouncy!
As the months went by, one of my breasts started to drop and the other didn't. I obviously started to worry and got scared. Dr. Ku told me to start taking a medication that is meant for asthma but helps prevent the formation of a capsular contracture, or a pocket of scar tissue around your breast implant. I have been taking it for about 2 weeks and have started to notice a small difference. I am supposed to take the medication for 3 months, and then if it doesn't drop, I'll need have another surgery. I am looking forward to the end of my breast augmentation experience and hope my implant drops without any additional surgery. I am constantly massaging my breasts and even bought a thigh vibrator to help with more aggressive massaging. We will see if it's working in about another 2.5 months. I am hopeful that my implants will drop soon and I will be fully healed. Come on chest muscles! Please relax a little!
See below for a video of my experience!