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.

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  •  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鈥檛 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 馃槀.  Also, I sleep on my stomach just fine :) 

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    • Katelyn girl! You took out your own IUD? My eyes watered just reading that 

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    • weightsb4dates hahaha right?? How鈥檇 she get ahold of that string?!?! 馃槄

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      weightsb4dates I took mine out. I think it had slipped anyway, and I just reached up, pinched that string, and yanked. It only hurt for a split second or so. 

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      Katelyn omg, tough girl! thanks for responding!

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      weightsb4dates lol I did! I had been spotting for weeks straight and was sooo over it. So, found the strings, gave a gentle tug, and it came out with ease! 

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      Xine hahaha glad I鈥檓 not alone in doing this! 

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      weightsb4dates omg my eyes watered too 馃槚 ouch ?! I had to have mine removed then replaced because I woke up numb on one side one morning and when the doc removed I cried !! 

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    • Vancityopalrose I have had mine in for nearly 5 years and I am dreading the day I have to get it removed and another put in! But no way am I taking it out myself! I鈥檇 cry. 

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      weightsb4dates 馃挴 Mine is being replaced in Dec of this year ugh!!! Almost at my 5 year mark too

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    • Vancityopalrose which one do you have? I think mine is good until the 8 or 9 year mark?

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      weightsb4dates oh my goodness I didnt know there was one that lasted that long! (Maybe not in Canada 馃) I have the Mirena , which do you have?

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    • Vancityopalrose the paragard! It鈥檚 the copper non-hormonal one 

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      weightsb4dates ive never heard of that one ! Im going to inquire with my doc about that in Dec! Thanks girl :)

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  • I also thought I'd be hyper aware that I had foreign objects in my body, but they've never felt weird to me since day 1. But i also breastfed and have gone through engorgement.

    I started being able to sleep on my stomach totally fine this past week or so and I'm currently at 10 weeks post op.

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      Lilac9999 good to know! thank you!

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  • I was worried about same thing but so far they just feel like when my milk came in after a baby.  That鈥檚 the best comparison on the feeling.  I just got mine they are still hard and swollen so I鈥檓 pretty sure when they drop and fluff they will feel even more like part of my body.  

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      Jami_2212 i remember that feeling well! thanks for replying :)

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  • I am in a similar situation as you. I am concerned about breast implant illness and actually know a handful of people who have gone through explanations surgery.

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      LCHAU i think that is what is holding me back the most. i have no health problems currently  and everytime i hear the term "toxic bags" it terrifies me.

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      sunshine4 me too. 馃槵馃槵

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      sunshine4 I think you really need to do your research. I studied articles for years and years. I went with new implants made by Motiva. I was not prepared to go with old technology that my body would recognise as a foreign body. I asked my surgeon to use a brand he鈥檚 not affiliated with and he did. I was shocked that he agreed but he was thrilled with them. He did say though, that he鈥檇 only use them if I gave him good enough reasons to. I guess I did just that!

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      RizzleArm i will def look into the Motiva implants.  I believe my surgeon wanted to place inspira round gels

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      sunshine4 I don鈥檛 know about Inspira but if you鈥檙e in the US, Motiva aren鈥檛 yet FDA approved. I鈥檓 in Australia. 

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  • 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鈥檛 know of anyone personally who鈥檚 had breast implant related illness but I鈥檝e read many stories and I can鈥檛 help but believe them to be true. I mean women don鈥檛 just make this stuff up. I kinda felt that it was worth the risk....if I am going to have problems, then I鈥檒l take them out! All the best 鈽猴笍

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      RizzleArm right! i think that is the best way to approach it

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    I completely understand your hesitations and while yours are different than mine we鈥檙e, 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鈥檚 when my thoughts began to align with yours. I鈥檓 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鈥檓 also hyper aware of my body and my experience has been that they鈥檝e 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鈥檝e gotten use to not having full sensation on my skin and nipples and it doesn鈥檛 bother me as much anymore as they move with my body and squish with touch. I can honestly say that I know they鈥檙e foreign. Depending on your reasoning for getting them and if you were to experience similar to mine, I can say it鈥檚 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鈥檓 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鈥檝e 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!! 

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      DDawn i appreciate the different perspective, that is exactly why i asked! i am glad you are loving yours and good luck in your future surgery to go bigger!

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  • 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.  

    Good luck!  

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      irin997 thank you for replying! BII is the only thing holding me back at this point.  I think I'm going to give myself a few months so i dont feel that my decision is rushed, although I am sad about waiting.  I'm just seeing so much social media coverage that I'm frightened (that said, my mom has had saline implants for 25 years without major issues. shes 65 so she has some things, but nothing that could be related to her implants). i actually met with my doc yesterday and hes not a big believer in BII, but i just cant dismiss what these ladies are saying, and it doesnt look like adequate studies have been performed. we also talked about sizing and over/unders.  I'm pretty active as well with yoga and running and he said i could go over if i want. did you go over or under?

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      irin997 i also just looked at your photos and you look SO good! im pretty much the exact frame as you, although you look more fit (im more skinny fat ha). my doc suggested 345 mod profile for me

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      sunshine4 Thank you!  I went under, dual plane, so it's actually partially under.  I'm not a runner or yogi, though I do love a good yoga session every now and then - BUT I do lift and lift heavy 3x per week plus 2x HIIT per week.  I'm back to where I was before minus the pull ups and push ups which is fine with me.  I use bands for pull up type workouts instead.  

      As for the BII, it seriously scared me too.  But I tried to push it from my mind and focus on ALL the positive breast aug vlogs and stories I found instead.  Once I made my decision I stuck with it.  

      Only you can make this decision and decide if it is right for you.  

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      irin997  thats awesome, im happy that you look and feel good!

      you are right.  im gonna take some time from researching it so much and see how i feel. i have a feeling ill eventually precede with the BA cause i think ill regret not getting one!

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