34, 110-120lbs, want implants but nervous!
Hi ladies! Im a 34F, very thin and after breastfeeding babies am left with not very much up top! I've seriously been considering breast implants and will be going to my second consultation next week. I had a surgery date scheduled but cancelled because I have a couple things holding me back:
1. breast implant illness. you cant research boob jobs without finding this. ive looked through previous posts on here to get an idea of what some of yall think. have any of you experienced this personally?
2. Do they feel like part of your body? It will drive me insane if I constantly am aware of my implants or if it feels like something is inside of me. I'm also a big belly sleeper.
I too was super nervous about being aware of a constant foreign body inside of me, but thankfully once I got used to them they feel like a regular part of me. For comparison, I had an IUD for a yr and felt constantly aware that it was there ... like I just didn’t like knowing it was there and it bugged me, so was nervous my implants would be similar. I actually took my own iud out because I was so over it . Also, I sleep on my stomach just fine :)
sunshine4 yesssss this worried me too! it was just yesterday that I told my husband how my implants just feel a part of me. Post op it felt like I bench pressed him and now they just feel normal. No weird feelings of foreign body etc. I don’t know of anyone personally who’s had breast implant related illness but I’ve read many stories and I can’t help but believe them to be true. I mean women don’t just make this stuff up. I kinda felt that it was worth the risk....if I am going to have problems, then I’ll take them out! All the best
I completely understand your hesitations and while yours are different than mine we’re, I thought I would help out as I can completely relate. My original hesitations were with the anesthesia and surgery and not with the foreign object inside of me. However, once I got through the surgery, which was a breeze, that’s when my thoughts began to align with yours. I’m going to politely disagree with some of the ladies on here and do not want to worry you more, but want you to have realistic expectations. I’m also hyper aware of my body and my experience has been that they’ve never really felt like a part of me. I am two years post boob job and have recently had a baby. My skin is still numb in most of my breast and my nipple sensations never returned to normal. While my breast feel nice and squishy, I love them by the way and am going bigger lol, the best way I can describe them is literally like having water balloons just beneath my skin lol! I’ve gotten use to not having full sensation on my skin and nipples and it doesn’t bother me as much anymore as they move with my body and squish with touch. I can honestly say that I know they’re foreign. Depending on your reasoning for getting them and if you were to experience similar to mine, I can say it’s worth it!! Another pretty cool observation is that they stay cooler than the rest of my body which is fun lol especially in the hot sun. Also, I’m a belly sleeper too. Again my best example of this feeling is going right back to laying on two water balloons that are attached to you, but again you get use to it. I’ve also breast fed three babes and will say the pain is actually less than initial breast engorgement. I stopped taking my Tylenol4 the day after surgery and just took Ibuprofen. I truly hope this slightly different perspective helps you make the best informed decision for you!!
I had the exact same concerns that held me back for months. I originally had a date for August 2019 but my concerns had me pushing my date til January 2020. I hemmed and hawed over it and finally figured I would ALWAYS regret never doing it. I'm now 4 months post op and am SOOOOOOOO happy.
I stopped reading about and watching anything related to BII. Yes it's out there but it's so very rare and I would rather take then chance then never know what it's like to have the surgery.
As far as them being a part of me, it was probably a good month that they felt really weird and different, definitely at least 3 weeks. And then as time went on they just felt more and more natural to me. Now at 4 months I don't even notice them unless I do something strange to move the implant. For example I avoid all push ups and pull ups but some movements make me aware of them. I'm just careful. Other then that I don't even notice them - in that sense.