Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Boob Update

Can y'all believe it's already been 6 months to the day since I had surgery?? If you missed my story, you can find it here. You can also find my post with my initial post op pictures here

I thought it would be good to give a little update since I've been asked alot about the surgery through facebook, twitter and instagram! 

Most of you had asked me before hand why I was having surgery because you just couldn't tell that my boobs were that big... Which is flattering, but I hid it well. And, I was good about not ever posting pictures that I was unhappy with. Which meant that pictures where my boobs looked huge never made it off my phone/camera and got deleted. 

I ended up finding a few where I felt like my boobs looked humongous. And yes, go ahead. I know all of you are looking at my boobs in these pics now ;) 




I was miserable all day in this last picture. Strapless bras and big boobies just don't mesh well so that day at our friends wedding, I was miserable when I should have been having fun! And that's when I became scared to death about what was going to happen when it came time to wear my wedding dress all day for our wedding. 

Then I went to try my dress on after it came in with my mom and I came out of the dressing room mortified... We were trying everything to figure out how to make it work. Even to the point where we were going to sew in some material to cover me up a little bit... And even to the point where the thoughts of buying a new dress were going through my head. 



After our vacation in July, I decided to meet with a plastic surgeon. And I am so glad I did. 

This surgery was THE best decision I have ever made. 

I am completely healed now and I think I am finally at the size I am going to be. I was wearing a 34 G-H before and now I'm in a 36 DD (from Victoria's Secret). Yes, they are still big according to some peoples standards, but I'm happy with this size. If they were any smaller, I think they would look out of proportion with my body. And the best thing is that they aren't saggy any more. That was the worst part before surgery. 

Yes, I have scars and no they aren't perfect. You can only see the scars when I don't have any clothes on and I have some numbness but I'm ok with that. The few "side effects" I have are very minimal compared to wonderful outcome of surgery. 

I had my final follow up appointment with my surgeon just after the new year and he said everything looked great and now I don't have to go back unless I feel I need to. He did say that after I have kids, I'll most likely need to come back to have a lift again. They will get bigger and stretch while pregnant. He said that that surgery is way easier because they use the same incisions and are basically just cutting skin, not tons of fatty tissue. 

Like I said, I am still completely happy with my decision to have surgery and I have no regrets whatsoever! 

Here are some recent pictures... 

{about 3 weeks post surgery}

{about 2 months postop}


And here are pictures from Cancun and the Wedding. Some of these you can't tell a whole lot about my size, but I would have NEVER been able to wear the dresses I did, had I not had surgery. Like a said, strapless bras/dresses don't mesh well with big boobies! And swimsuits... I got to buy swim suits from Target! TARGET!! That's un heard of for me. AND I was able to buy strapless ones! Would have never happened before surgery!





And then the wedding dress.... I am so completely in love with our pictures and I know I wouldn't have been if I would have never had surgery. I would have been miserable the whole day and worried about people seeing too much of me. I would have been uncomfortable. I wouldn't have had this big smile putting on my wedding dress!!! 



And the trash the dress.... I saw pictures before the wedding and before surgery of these beautiful brides  laying in the sand and I was sad that I was going to have to tell the photographer that I didn't want to do that. These last 2 pictures I would have hated before surgery... 




BEST DECISION EVER! If you have thought about having the surgery, do it! You will not regret it. You can see how much it has changed my life in just 6 months. I promise, it'll be worth every ounce of pain and every penny you spend. And if any of you have any questions, feel free to ask! I have been completely open and honest about the process and if I can help one other person make the decision to change their life, it's so worth it. 


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22 comments:

Jodi said...

I'm so glad you are happy w/ the outcome. I think it is great that you feel better physically and emotionally. You look great!

Tamara @ Everything Happens said...

I can tell you are so happy with your decision - you are absolutely glowing with confidence in the recent pictures! I've been keeping a little secret from the blog world, but I'm actually having just the opposite done next Friday. I am so darn excited! I know I will feel the exact same way once I've made it through!

Meredith said...

you look wonderful and i know its a huge relief to have that off your chest...(please find that funny) :) and great excuse to buy new clothes! While mine are nothing to compare to you I understand the frustration of strapless tops.

Meg Cady said...

I'm going to send this to my mom! This is something that she is contemplating and I am sure she would love your perspective!


Happy Thursday!

Ricci said...

I am two years post op from my reduction and have LOVED every minute of it!!! Seriously!!! Congrats girly!!!

Katie said...

You looked beautiful both ways, but I'm glad that you are happy with your decision!! :)

Kindra said...

You're absolutely beautiful before and after the surgery.

Stopping by from the Follow Me Maybe Blog Hop!

Kindra
Trying To Be Who I Am

Carolyn said...

I'm so happy that you're so happy with your surgery!! :) I think your boobies look great! HAHAHA. Can't believe I just typed that.

Also - that last photo of you swimming? STUNNING! I love it!

Rachel said...

Great post and thanks for sharing your feelings! You look great and so happy! I have thought about getting surgery done too, but the opposite way than you! But it's a lot of money so I don't know...

Allie @ Tales of a TwentySomething said...

You can definitely tell a big difference. You look amazing either way, but I can definitely tell that you look happier and are more comfortable post surgery!

Lauren said...

I'm happy that you are happy with yourself! I can't imagine all those pictures that you would have missed out on...

Whitney said...

You look awesome!!! I can't believe it has been six months!

Tickled Pink Mandy said...

Gorgeous!! :) So happy for you.

Tricia Nae said...

Oh I have thought about meeting with a surgeon SOO SOO many times. I have quite a bit of weight to lose though...so I know that the girls will shrink a bit (hopefully a lot) with that. Still think I'll be meeting with a Dr. eventually though. Love hearing/reading about people that have successful surgeries. You look beautiful!!!

Tiff said...

I found your blog through BDW while I plan my own destination wedding! I love your pictures and its great to hear you've been enjoying your post-surgery bod!

Ashley Barnhill said...

So glad you decided to do this and are so happy with the end result! I debated this SO many times. Losing weight has helped me, but they are still big, ha. I will absolutely be getting a lift after kids, just not sure if I will get them reduced too. Decisions, decisions!

Katie said...

I still think you looked great before, but I totally understand the discomfort, and feeling like your boobs look ginormous at times. I'm a 36G from Nordstrom right now, and it's expensive and at times uncomfortable, but I feel like my boobs balance out the rest of my body, so I'm ok with it. I htink you look great now too, and the important thing is that you're happy. BTW, Victoria's secret does not size properly, so you may be DD there, but if you went to a good bra store that measures properly, I guarantee you'd be a different size. Of course, I'm sure you're thrilled to be able to buy bras from a normal store (I miss that!), so spending a small fortune on a bra from Nordstrom would probably defeat the purpose ;-)

Darby Hawley said...

I am so happy for you and your decision!!! You look great, and not because of the "boob job" but because you can tell that you're happier and more at peace internally! Beautiful young woman!

Kathryn said...

You look fantastic! So glad you're happy with your results. I can't relate really, since I am a member of the IBTC... but I am sure it was a pain.

Christina said...

You look awesome and I'm so happy to hear you feel the same way! I really love how honest you've been about this whole thing!

LWLH said...

I think your boobs look awesome! ; )
And I def. agree that if you went any smaller it wouldn't fit your body.

So happy your comfortable now, that's what's important.

Syndal said...

you look awesome..so happy you're happy! :)

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