A lot of us have at least once thought about getting breast augmentation, unless we were born blessed with the perfect breasts. haha Which let’s face it, a lot of us weren’t.
This is most likely the reason breast augmentation surgery is the most popular/common surgery done year after year. And why Victoria’s Secret is so big in this industry with all the push-up bras.
Before I start, this whole post is based upon my personal experience. If you think breast augmentation is right for you and you have any questions, I would consult with a professional to make sure you make the right decision for yourself. =)
OK! *deep breath* This is a hard article for me to write. I have told my closest friends about my breast augmentation surgery but not everyone. People are very quick to judge. They just need a reason to do it and any reason will do, and yes, even those you think are your “friends” (if not, specially those you think are your friends will sometimes disappoint you). But I think this is a subject that can help answer many of your questions and I decided that others opinions of me is none of my business. And my blog is to help empower women to follow their dreams, and do what they love. Not writing this would be against what I believe in.
I never had really small boobs, but I have always wanted bigger (I was a B cup prior to surgery). I always thought, “When I get married and have kids, I’ll have it done because I’ll most likely need to anyway.” And then, I’d change my mind and think, “What the heck!? You are only young once. Why not have them now at your prime!? After kids, I’m pretty sure purchasing a bikini and going to the beach won’t be up there on my top things to do.”
Of course, these thoughts were back and forth in my head for years (probably for over 6 years or so). And with those years came a lot of negative feedback from friends, boyfriends, family, and so on. It’s hard when you’re young and you don’t yet have your own voice because you will always lean on others opinions of what your life should be like and what the right thing for you is. I still struggle from time to time. But I’ve learned to do what makes me happy and not give a f*k of what others may or may not think. Not to say, don’t think about it HARD because this is a decision that will change you forever, hence the six plus years it took me to finally see it was the right decision for me.
Things to consider & Questions to ask yourself prior to getting surgery done:
- Am I doing this for ME? (Very important that you answer this question honestly)
- How will this change my life style today/tomorrow? (activities you like to do, appearance, work)
- Do you care of others feedback? (You will get positive & negative feedbacks no matter what you do. Accept it)
- Research size based on your weight, height and current cup. We can both get the same size implants and end up with a complete different result based on our past measurements.
- Are you willing to spend a good chunk of money on this? (This is a serious procedure, look for a surgeon that has been in this specific field for 10 plus years and that is local- You get what you pay for when it comes to surgeries).
- Traveling to get surgery done? I would reconsider, unless you are staying where you’re traveling to for a while. Reason being- you should not be carrying your luggage around or doing any sort of activity shortly after your surgery. Instead, you should be at home, resting with someone that can hopefully be there for you at your recovery time to help you change, get up, go to the restroom, shower and cook for you. The less you use your arms, the better. Also, if you have any complications and you are now back “home,” you would have to travel back to see that surgeon because no other surgeons will be able to assist if they didn’t do the surgery themselves.
How long until I can get back to work?
This question is unique to each individual and depending on how your specific surgery went or will go.
My surgeon said one week, I can be back to work with no problem. This does not mean you can go back to the gym and back to doing what you normally do in general, that again can vary on each individual, but you are looking at at least one month (at a minimum).
How long until I can go bra/bikini shopping?
I know, I am dying to go shopping for my new babies, did I say they look fantastic? I will show it to you guys once it’s no longer swollen. Yes, it stays swollen for quite a bit- it takes time for your body to accept this new beautiful addition to your body haha I will most likely have to wear a sports bra for another 2-3 weeks. I would say a month or so. But again, this depends on your surgeon, your surgery and how everything went. I also have a big trip coming up in March, so I want to have my sexy lingerie ready to go. Otherwise, I’d probably give it more time.
Saline vs. Silicone
Again, something that will be different for EVERYONE based on what your wants & needs are. I went with silicone because my breasts were the same size and I wanted a more natural look. I want them to feel and look natural.
A lot of girls have one boob larger or smaller than the other, with saline because it’s filled with water and salt, they can make them look the same by injecting slightly more on one side than the other. Again, this is a complex procedure and must be discussed with your doctor. But I figured I’d give you an idea of the biggest difference for me, as my main concern was to have a “natural” look.
Do what makes you happy!
Save up that money and make sure you do your research
Recovery time may vary (the first 3 days are the hardest)
If you want it, it’s worth every penny
Live your life your way!
Feel beautiful in your own skin but don’t be afraid to go work out at the gym to enhance your curves or get bigger boobs because you find them more fitting for your body
Don’t forget to consult a Doctor, this post was based on my experience thus far and personal opinions.
Comment below with any questions or additional tips to help others;)
xoxo- Until next time<3