OK, here we are SIX months later post surgery and I have had some of you asking questions about how the “ladies” are doing now. This is going to be a Q&A type post based on the emails I’ve been sent and I will be sure to answer everything as best as I can, given my personal experience, etc.
New here and didn’t know I had surgery?? You can read my first post here.
Have they settled??
Short answer… yes. I didn’t know how long it would take for my new ladies to “settle in” but I’d say after the first 2-3 months, I could tell they looked and felt a lot more natural. I was a bit nervous, wondering if my clothes would fit the same or if I would have to go up a size in tops/dresses, but for the most part I have stayed the same size, though my top half fills out my clothing A LOT better than previously… and yes, makes trying on clothing, especially swimsuits, SO much more fun!!
Do you still wear bras?? What size are your breasts now??
YES! I just feel more comfortable in a bra when I am out in public, though a lot of times, I just wear pasties, a simple bralette, or a t-shirt style bra. If you need a refresher on the size implants I got, they are 325CC Natrelle Inspira SRF (Smooth Responsive Full Projection) Silicone Implants.
Just remember to be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions post surgery in terms of wearing that surgical bra day and night until you get the clear. I did and I think it most certainly helped my recovery process! And yes, going to get measured at Nordstrom about 3 weeks after my procedure was AMAZING… P.S. their bra specialists are the best and most helpful I’ve found. They helped me find the perfect style and size bra for me and now I measure at a 32D.
Can you sleep on your stomach??
This was a major concern for me as I have been a stomach sleeper pretty much my entire life [except during pregnancy obviously]. Thankfully, after about six weeks, I was able to resume my go-to sleep position and it’s just as comfortable as it was previously.
Has having breast augmentation impacted your workouts at all??
At first, it was hard for me to regain my upper body strength post-surgery. I couldn’t do planks, some ab exercises, jumping jacks [for obvious reasons] and I definitely didn’t run… but my doctor gave me the approval to resume my normal workout activities six weeks after and I haven’t had any issues! My best advice would be to use caution… if it doesn’t feel “right”, maybe rest that area a bit more and then try again.
What about your scars? How are they healing?
Given that I went under the breast, I wasn’t really concerned about scars as no one other than myself would ever really see them. I was pleasantly surprised as to how fast my scars shrunk and the lines grew fainter. Dr. Wendel gave me Silagen Scar Gel and I’ve continued to use it and have seen really great results!
Will you ever have to replace them or have them taken out?
One reason I waited to have this surgery until we were done having children was because I didn’t want to have the procedure again… obviously assuming nothing crazy happens medically. I’ve had people ask if I would go bigger and honestly, it depends on the day. Sometimes I would say yes, but for the most part, I think the size my doctor and I decided on is perfect for my frame and I’m completely happy!
How did friends and family react?
Luckily for me, my friends and family were SO supportive throughout the entire process. My girlfriends couldn’t wait to see the new “additions” in person and being the non-modest person that I am, I didn’t mind showing them the ladies once I was healed. Getting breast augmentation didn’t change me as a person, but it has given me more confidence about my body and my friends and family have all been incredibly supportive and happy for me.
Are you still happy with your results??
HELL YES. My only wish is that I would have done it sooner… I am thrilled with the end result and I can’t say enough good things about this entire process. And I am ALWAYS happy to answer any and all questions you may have regarding breast augmentation. Feel free to email me at [email protected] if I can provide any additional insight!