Last minute nerves

Hi everyone,

I’m very grateful for this community of like minded women and looking for some words of encouragement to get over my nerves. My BA is scheduled Tuesday, 8/13 and I have a million fears and worries running through my mind. I’m so excited, but am definitely getting in my head a bit. 

Im 34 and currently a 32A, 103 lbs, no children. I want to be a full C (not any bigger), so my PS has ordered three implants ranging from 310-375. He also warned me that a crescent mastopexy may be necessary to fix assymetry. 

My biggest worry is feeling like I have something foreign in my body. I’m also concerned about the pain and the stretching of my skin since I’m so petite. Did anyone else have these fears or worries? Do they pass after the surgery is over? Any words of wisdom are appreciated. 

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  • Hi BoobieLove, I’m having surgery on the 13th as well and have the same fears as you (among others)! I woke up this morning wanting to puke from nerves. I asked the same question about the skin stretching here and everyone assured me that it will, just think of how our bodies adjust for pregnancy. Also your PS wouldn’t agree to a size if it won’t work. I also fear that they won’t be able to close me up after and I will pop stitches but I also look at all the ladies on here who have had them done without issue and it puts me at ease. 

    Let me know how you do, I will think of you tomorrow!

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      • BoobieLove
      • Do what makes you happy and be done with all the rest.
      • Boobielove
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      Mrsmg you’re right, it really is amazing what our bodies can do! It’s reassuring to know that these thoughts are normal and that other people are in the same boat. I have complete confidence in my PS, I know I’m in great hands and that he’ll do the right thing for my body. I will be thinking of you and sending positive vibes your way tomorrow too! Please let me know how you are as well! 

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  • Yes the first week after surgery your boobs feel the same as a woman who just had a baby and her milk came in (engorged and sore) but unlike a new mom you get painkillers 😉.  As far as skin stretching, if you want a modest change A to C (and you trust that your PS doesn't routinely give women waaay larger boobs then they wanted) then your skin stretching shouldn't be too bad, but you may get stretch marks especially since your boobs haven't stretched out from pregnancy before. Have you lost a lot of weight by any chance?

    Definetly talk to your PS about your concern.  Also tell him if you would want him to err on the smaller side or the larger side.  Do his reviews from former patients say they usually ended up a little bigger or smaller than what they wanted?

    Whenever I got nervous before the surgery, I would go and read my PS's (Dr Whidden in Calgary) reviews on RealSelf and RateMDs.  He had so many happy reviews it would make me feel better right away :)

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      • Boobielove
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      Panda77 thank you for the reassuring words! I can’t wait to be pregnant someday, so I’ll get a little preview of that engorged feeling lol. I haven’t lost weight at all, I’ve actually been working to put on weight before this surgery hoping for more to work with lol. 

       

      My PS is definitely more conservative. He originally told me he wouldn’t go bigger than a B cup if I wanted a natural look, but I told him I definitely wanted the full C after doing the sizers. I feel like it’s not worth it for me to go through all this for a B cup, but to each their own! 

      My first post-op appointment is 6 days after surgery. The PS said no full shower or taking the surgical bra off before the appointment. What were your post-op instructions like?

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      BoobieLove 

      Yeah I agree, that one cup size difference wouldn't feel worth it to me either.  That being said, I still had a couple weeks where I was wondering if I went too big.  I think it is just the Frankenboob effect.  When the fullness of the implant is sitting high on your chest (right up to my collarbone) then your suddenly larger breasts look unattractive. But as the fullness settles the larger size begins to look fantastic.  Probably because it is in a more normal boob shape, lol. 

       

      I saw my PS at 6dpo too.  I was allowed to shower 24hours PO and was asked to wear my bra and compression garment from my tummy tuck at least until then.  When I saw him, I had broken out into a rash from the bra and garment.  I was allowed to go bra free after that, but still had to wear the conpression garment for 3 weeks.

      I've had kids so the engorged and sore feeling didn't overehelm me, in fact the tummy tuck pain was much much more on my mind then the BA.  Some women feel barely any pain after and others are really uncomfortable so make sure you ask your PS what her instructions are if your pain meds don't cut it.

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