Well I am 5'3" tall my weight was 130 pounds – and before my breast
augmentation I started out a 34D/36D.
I had always had the beautiful natural big breast. Then after having
my third child I lost all the upper pole fullness, all I had was
mostly bottom boobage. I felt horrible about myself, and
because of this I would not wear some shirts or lingerie because I
hated the way I looked in it.
I told my husband about wanting a breast augmentation /breast lift;
so finally he said after I turned 30 and our last child was older I
could get it done. We started researching the procedure in April
2007. My husband still had some doubts about the procedure, so I
started to research breast augmentation online, and found
Finding a forum was such a comfort, and I shortly found
out what I needed to do in order to get a consult, and how to get my
husband on board. Getting him involved in the process of
breast augmentation was so important. Together we looked at so
many pictures of breasts on line, that I soon knew what I was hoping
for terms of results.
We saved the money to pay for this procedure by me getting a part
time job. At one point I was working three jobs, two part time
positions and one full time. It was hard, but I was determined
to get this done.
We finally set up a consult with our local plastic surgeon in town
on January 21, 2008 at 2:45 PM. I shortly found out that I was
going to need a breast lift along with the augmentation. This
new shattered me, as I didn’t want scars on my breasts, and the lift
procedure was going to be so much more money that what I had saved
My little sister had her breast augmentation done by a plastic
surgeon that is located in Nashville, Tennessee. Her referral
was one of high praise and I was anxious to have a consult with him.
At this same time I started to work out to loose some weight and to
build some muscle. I was able to set a consult with Dr.
Jeffrey Marvel in Nashville Tennessee on February 28, 2008 at 1:30
PM. I had sent Dr. Marvel some photos via email before the
consult so he could see what I might need, and at the time he
thought I would need a lift as well.
I was prepared at this time to hear that I needed a breast
augmentation and lift again at the consult, mainly because Dr.
Marvel had already told me he felt I might, however was pleasantly
surprised to find out I didn’t need a lift at all, only a large
implant to fill out my empty skin. Hearing this news made me
ecstatic, as I knew I had the tendency to keloid with scars, so
having scars on my breasts frightened me.
Both my husband and me really liked Dr. Marvel and felt he knew
best. He was recommending a 510ccs. Moderate Plus saline
implant made by Mentor, under the muscle with a crease incision.
Woo-hoo! We set surgery up for March 17, 2008, and paid for it
all in cash! I couldn’t wait for my surgery date.
I got prepared and got everything I needed to have on hand before
the surgery. My husband was taking some vacation time to help
out during the recovery. We drove to Nashville, Tennessee the
day before and surgery was scheduled for 12:30 PM the following day!
I was so nervous wreck with the anticipation of the upcoming
surgery. I cleaned the house like crazy and did everything I
could to keep myself busy, and keep me from thinking the dreary
I went into surgery at 1:00 p.m. on March 17, 2008. I remember
the anesthesiologist giving me the “feel good medicine” in my IV. I
told him that anesthesia made me sick, so he gave me the cocktail.
Then I was out, I remember waking up a few hours later in the
I was so nauseated, I told my Plastic Surgeon I was going to puke,
and I was in pain. I felt like a brick was on my chest.
Thankfully he gave me some pain med via the IV and a anti-nausea
drug. All I remember is waking up in the hotel room at 12
midnight wanting something to drink. My wonderful husband was
there and gave me some sprite and made me eat crackers, gave me my
dose of pain medication and I was out again.
The next morning was the trip home. I took all my meds Valium
and Lortab, and we were on our way. Unfortunately I got sick
one time on the way coming home. I slept the rest of the way
home in the car and then my husband helped me into bed to rest.
My husband was awesome!
My husband went and got our kids when they got home. I
couldn’t wait to see the girls! They were wrapped up and
had band-aids over the incision marks.
They looked awesome, huge, swollen! I was like overwhelmed as
they are so big.
They felt hard like bricks, and I was concerned that they were going
to stay this way. At first my husband didn’t like them, but as
time went on he began to like them more and more. Within three
months they were beginning to feel like mine, we were totally in
love with them! At five months they were feeling softer and
softer and more natural, I was on cloud nine.
It has been
seven months now, and this has been the best decision I have ever
made. I am so very happy and I feel so much better about
myself confidence wise. I have so much pride in myself now.
My wonderful husband love them, and he tells them he love them
everyday. He says he wises we would have done this years ago!
They are so completely awesome! Having a breast augmentation
has changed me and my life for the better. It was the absolute
best thing I could have ever done for myself……and also it was a
birthday present to me too!