Last minute nerves
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.
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!Reply
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 :)Reply