"While I grew up, I was constantly teased about my height and big
feet, and even my breast size (compared to the rest of my body).
Being raised in a strict Christian house I was forced to wear
clothes that did not compliment my features. I always had to wear
tank tops under my shirts to make sure no skin showed. I hardly ever
felt beautiful or attractive. I wanted to look like other girls, and
wear cute clothes and look beautiful.
During my teenage years I got
fed up with what my parents made me wear. So I started wearing
cuter/sexier clothes under sweatshirts or baggy clothes; that I
would take off immediately upon leaving the house. But even then
with my height I felt different and unusual compared to other girls.
I was so much taller than other girls. I always felt my breast size
was not proportionate compared to the rest of my body.
I was 19 years old - when I first heard about breast augmentation. I
began to research it and look at before and after pictures, and was
amazed at what I saw. I began to think this is what I needed to make
my body feel more proportionate. So I brought the idea up to my
husband whom I had only been married to for about a year. At first,
he said I didn’t need it and it didn’t matter to him. But I kept
telling him that it would make me feel better about my body and I
wanted it badly. So we started doing research together, and the more
he and I researched the more he came on board and got excited about
We saved money and January 23, 2008 when I was 20 years old I
finally was able to have the surgery I so wanted. My surgeon was
Lori H. Saltz. She is a plastic surgeon at the La Jolla Cosmetic
Surgery Center, in La Jolla, California.
During the first
consultation she let me hold the silicone and saline breast implants
samples and seeing how natural the silicone implants felt made me
even more excited to get this done. I looked at before and after
pictures of surgeries she had preformed and thought she did really
great work. I was unsure of myself a little which now I wish I
hadn’t been. I didn’t want to go too big and my surgeon agreed, so
we decided on 550ccs. silicone implants – which would be placed
under the muscle with the crease incision. I ended up with a 30-32F
bra size, and I couldn’t be any happier.
It took me only about five days to recover enough to go back to
work. I still get the little shock pains from nerves reconnecting
but other than that they feel natural. I love my breasts, I love how
they look and my hubby loves them too. I eventually want to go a
couple sizes bigger, although I do feel more proportionate. I feel
like my boobs are the average size I should have been born with in
regards to how tall I am. However, now I want them a little bigger
than “average” – and hopefully this will be obtained in a few years.