Under The Muscle, 500CC Silicone Implants - Wish I Went Smaller
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Breast augmentation - Silicone breast implants
My breast augmentation experience started when I was 24 years old on February 2017. I searched online for the best plastic surgeon in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and came across doctor Cory Goldberg. His work looked beautiful so I made an apt on Feb 9th. We talked about size, type of implants, if I needed a lift etc. It was confirmed I did not need a lift, I wanted the implants under the muscle, silicone to feel the most realistic and 500cc implants. I put a down deposit in order to secure a surgery date (Mid-April). The total operation cost was around $9000. I was also sent forms to get medically cleared by my doctor. I had to get cleared a few weeks before my surgery and it consisted of a basic checkup and blood work. I was approved and the following week met for a pre-op appointment with my surgeon. At this appointment, I talked with a nurse about what to expect. what to do and not to do before surgery. Like no drinking water after midnight or eating and to be freshly washed up with nothing on me (lotion, piercings, etc.). I then confirmed the size with my plastic surgeon and finished paying off the balance.
A couple weeks later, it was the morning of my surgery day. I was extremely nervous however once I got to the surgery waiting room the staff made me feel comfortable. I was taken to a special room to start an iv and take some pills like anti-nausea medication and antibiotics. I then sat with my spouse for a couple hours until the anesthesiologist came in, he was very friendly and explained what he was going to do and my surgeon came and went over everything with me then 5 mins later a nurse escorted me to the surgery room. Everyone was so calming and friendly, they had me lay down on a table and put my arms out and then next thing I know a nurse was waking me up from the recovery room.
Once I woke I remember my chest feeling very tight and sore, it felt like what I would imagine being hit by a car would feel like. I was wheel chaired back to the room they had me waiting in. My spouse was there which was very comforting. I was given Apple sauce, painkillers and water. My iv was removed and I wasn’t nauseous so I was allowed to leave a hour later. The nurse wheel-chaired me to our car. The ride home was a lot easier than I expected as I was still very out of it. The pain killers made me very sleepy so I went to bed as soon as I got him. The next several days were extremely difficult. I had to sleep with pillows to prop me up, I needed pain killers every 4-6 hours as recommended. I was taking antibiotics to prevent infection and walking a bit every now and then to prevent blot clots. It was a very painful process, just taking off the surgical bra hurt. My arms were stiff together kind of like a T-Rex, comical for everyone except me. One of the worst things was morning boob, did that ever hurt. For some reasons when you wake up your boobs feel super stiff and the pain is unbelievable. Also your boobs sit super high and squarish at first. Super unattractive but it takes them time to settle and soften. Also be prepared to experience a lot of bloating, I looked several months pregnant for weeks.
I had my post-op appointment a week later and my surgeon said everything looked good and I was given silicone strips to start use on my scars and was sent a email of massages to start 10 days preop. It was around then the pain was tolerable (I stopped pain killers after 6 days). Massages however did hurt and was very uncomfortable for a couple of months.
After that everything got so much easier. My breasts softened and looked natural. I went from a small b cup to a full ddd cup. I did and still do have some problems in my right breast. I believe there is some scar tissue that causes discomfort now and then. My breasts are heavy so I do need perfect posture and a bra otherwise I get back and neck pain. Overall, I’m glad I got a breast augmentation, however; I wish I went smaller due to the complications (bigger implants mean higher risk). If you feel like a breast augmentation is for you then I think it is worth it just be cautious of the implant size you choose and be prepared for a difficult recovery. Also be prepared to need a new wardrobe if you do decide to go with a bigger implant and even the possibility of a revision if you do run into complications. I hope you found my breast augmentation journey insightful so that you can make the right decision for you.