Jump up ^ American Society of Plastic Surgeons (24 April 2014), “Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question”, Choosing Wisely: an initiative of the ABIM Foundation, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, archived from the original on 19 July 2014, retrieved 25 July 2014
Women who have silicone gel-filled implants will need to get an MRI scan three years after the implant surgery and then MRI scans about every two years to check for silent rupture. If your implants rupture, you will need to have them removed or replaced.
Many health insurance plans cover breast reduction surgery. Your plastic surgeon may need to obtain authorization from your insurer for the surgery. This may require a letter and the submission of photographs. Once an authorization is obtained, you will be able to schedule your surgery.
There may be slight differences in symmetry between the two breasts. If so, your plastic surgeon will do a small touch-up procedure to help reposition the nipple as necessary. Minor adjustments can be made later on.
2) What you EAT while you take these pills plays a HUGE part in the results, I have found. You can’t eat junk and pop these pills and expect to see results. Breasts are organs that require specific building blocks to grow, if you’re not feeding your body those building blocks your breasts won’t grow. I always ate lots of veggies, high quality protein like eggs, whey powder smoothies, and peanut butter. Protein is the building block of all the stuff on/in your body. And the natural fat in the peanut butter helps form the fatty tissue in breasts.
The fat graft breast reconstructions for 33 women (47 breasts, 14 irradiated), whose clinical statuses ranged from zero days to 30 years post-mastectomy, began with the pre-expansion of the breast mound (recipient site) with an external vacuum tissue-expander for 10 hours daily, for 10–30 days before the first grafting of autologous fat. The breast mound expansion was adequate when the mastectomy scar tissues stretched to create a 200–300 ml recipient matrix (skin envelope), that received a fat-suspension volume of 150–600 ml in each grafting session.[124]
The incision plans of the techniques for modified breast lift feature fewer cuts and fewer scars, but limit the plastic surgeon by allowing fewer changes to the skin envelope of the breast. In surgical praxis, the modified breast lift often is a sub-ordinate surgery within a mastopexy–breast augmentation procedure, the simultaneous lifting and enlarging the bust. Moreover, these incisions are applied to correct the ptosis discussed above; some technical variants of the modified breast lift are:
32)  You have to protect your implants.  A simple fall that would ordinarily only give you a bruising can create a major medical crisis if an implant gives way.  The longer it’s been in you, the more easily it will rupture.  Putting implants beneath the muscle — something that is becoming popular because the shape comes out less obviously fake that way — means that eventually just using your shoulder strongly will put you at risk (assuming that your shoulder still has its strength after the muscle has been distorted).  The extra care you need to protect and maintain the implants makes you just a little bit crippled as long as you have them.
31)  Whether you replace your implants or take them out, it’s going to be quite a challenge to find any way, as an elderly woman, to have halfway natural looking breasts.  If you have any plans to ever get old, bear in mind that by getting implants now you may be throwing away any chance of not looking deformed at that age.
Breast hypertrophy (macromastia and gigantomastia) does not respond to medical therapy; yet a weight-reduction regimen for the over-weight woman can alleviate some of the excessive size and volume of her abnormally enlarged breasts.[12] Physical therapy provides some relief for sufferers of neck, back, or shoulder pain. Skin care will diminish breast crease inflammation and lessen the symptoms caused by moisture, such as irritation, chafing, infection, and bleeding.[citation needed]
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There are risks associated with breast implant surgery. You should be aware that breast implants are not lifetime devices and breast implantation may not be a one-time surgery. You may need additional unplanned surgeries on your breasts because of complications or unacceptable cosmetic outcomes. Many of the changes to your breast following implantation are irreversible (cannot be undone) and breast implants may affect your ability to breastfeed, either by reducing or eliminating milk production.
The breast volume (size) of all 17 women increased throughout the 10-week treatment period, the greatest increment was at week 10 (final treatment) – the average volume increase was 98+/–67 per cent over the initial breast-size measures. Incidences of partial recoil occurred at 1-week post-procedure, with no further, significant, breast volume decrease afterwards, nor at the follow-up treatment at 30-weeks post-procedure. The stable, long-term increase in breast size was 55 per cent (range 15–115%). The MRI visualizations of the breasts showed no edema, and confirmed the proportionate enlargement of the adipose and glandular components of the breast-tissue matrices. Furthermore, a statistically significant decrease in body weight occurred during the study, and self-esteem questionnaire scores improved from the initial-measure scores.[121]
nothing more than to breastfeed and have that connection with her, and it was one of the biggest struggles of my life. With my older son, I didn’t even attempt to breastfeed because after finding out I had had a breast reduction, I was told (by some very unsupportive doctors) to not even try. I knew better the second time around, but after making the effort quite literally my full-time job and still having problems, I gave up after one month.

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Early complications include infection and hematoma (blood outside the vascular system); late complications include an unsatisfactory breast-volume reduction that might require either surgical or liposuction revision. As with other liposuction procedures, the final result of a liposuction-only breast reduction becomes evident at 6-months post-operative; although the edema usually subsides at 2–3 weeks post-operative. To date, no incidence of tissue necrosis has been reported; likewise, there have been few reports of lessened nipple-sensation. Generally, the long-term rate of patient-satisfaction is high, provided that the indications for the liposuction-only technique are abided with proper patient selection.[12][36]
Breast augmentation surgery can be expensive. The ASPS note that in 2015, the average cost was $3,822, and the cost for implant removal was $2,380. Women whose implants wear out will also need to consider the cost of replacement.
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During surgery, the stretched, excess skin which allows the breast to droop is excised. The size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple, is reduced. The nipple, which stays attached to the breast throughout the procedure, is moved to a higher, more appropriate position. The skin is then brought together to reshape the breasts.
Breast implants: Local complications and adverse outcomes. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/ucm259296.htm. Accessed May 18, 2015.
Complications after breast lifts are relatively rare. The main three are bleeding, infection, and scarring. Your surgeon will give you instructions for preparing that will help lower your risk of complications. Those instructions will include such things as not smoking, making sure you are off medications that may make bleeding more likely, and taking antibiotics if necessary.
I did the same thing for my boob job except I wore three bras and got a job at Hooters. I too knew at a young age I would buy a pair and did my research and went under the muscle through the nipple! I love mine so much and am so happy I did it. Although painful I would do it again and plan to after my husband and I have a child 🙂 love your honesty! Xo C
I’m keep thinking I’m too old for your blog, but I can’t stop reading it! I love the way you write and love your frankness. I just have to comment, because the only boob job I’ve ever considered was a REDUCTION. The grass is always greener, right? I keep thinking how nice it would be to wear a blouse that didn’t gape open in the chest area, or to not have deep bra strap indentations on my shoulders, or to go braless just once, or………. Plus, as you get older, they get bigger (I’m sure, due to gravity). I’ve gone from a 34C to a 32D/DDD, and I’m HWP. So…..just like you said, whatever you do, do it for yourself, and don’t go too big. Trust me. 🙂
The successful outcome of fat-graft breast augmentation is enhanced by achieving a pre-expanded recipient site to create the breast-tissue matrix that will receive grafts of autologous adipocyte fat. The recipient site is expanded with an external vacuum tissue-expander applied upon each breast. The biological effect of negative pressure (vacuum) expansion upon soft tissues derives from the ability of soft tissues to grow when subjected to controlled, distractive, mechanical forces. (see distraction osteogenesis) The study Non-surgical Breast Enlargement depends on some factors such as surgeon’s expertise using an External Soft Tissue Expansion System (2000) reported the technical effectiveness of recipient-site pre-expansion. In a single-group study, 17 healthy women (aged 18–40 years) wore a brassiere-like vacuum system that applied a 20-mmHg vacuum (controlled, mechanical, distraction force) to each breast for 10–12 hours daily for 10-weeks. Pre- and post-procedure, the breast volume (size) was periodically measured; likewise, a magnetic resonance image (MRI) of the breast-tissue architecture and water density was taken during the same phase of the patient’s menstrual cycle; of the 17-woman study group, 12 completed the study, and 5 withdrew, because of non-compliance with the clinical trial protocol.[121]
Subpectoral (dual plane): the breast implant is emplaced beneath the pectoralis major muscle, after the surgeon releases the inferior muscular attachments, with or without partial dissection of the subglandular plane. Resultantly, the upper pole of the implant is partially beneath the pectoralis major muscle, while the lower pole of the implant is in the subglandular plane. This implantation technique achieves maximal coverage of the upper pole of the implant, whilst allowing the expansion of the implant’s lower pole; however, “animation deformity”, the movement of the implants in the subpectoral plane can be excessive for some patients.[38]
Jump up ^ Brinton L, Brown S, Colton T, Burich M, Lubin J (2000). “Characteristics of a Population of Women with Breast Implants Compared with Women Seeking other Types of Plastic Surgery”. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 105 (3): 919–927. doi:10.1097/00006534-200003000-00014. PMID 10724251.
Thank you so much for sharing! I’ve always wondered about this. Its so nice to hear a candid, full story from someone. Also MAJOR props to you for paying for them yourself and sticking to your choice.
It’s all subjective to the person. Even though they’re fake and perky, they’re still boobs with weight. It doesn’t really matter what size you go to, up or down some people with Bs like to wear bras, some don’t. Same with Ds. They’ll be more shapely and perky, but they’re still boobs.
Moreover, the study Effect of Breast Augmentation Mammoplasty on Self-Esteem and Sexuality: A Quantitative Analysis (2007), reported that the women attributed their improved self-esteem, self-image, and increased, satisfactory sexual functioning to having undergone breast augmentation; the cohort, aged 21–57 years, averaged post-operative self-esteem increases ranging from 20.7 to 24.9 points on the 30-point Rosenberg self-esteem scale, which data supported the 78.6 per cent increase in the woman’s libido, relative to her pre-operative level of libido. Therefore, before agreeing to any surgical procedure, the plastic surgeon evaluates and considers the woman’s mental health to determine if breast implants can positively affect her self-esteem and sexual functioning.[37]
This is an incredible post as usual Lauryn! I wanted to offer a few thoughts since I have implants too. I went from a COMPLETELY flat chest to a 32C… I also went under the muscle, but with silicone implants (can’t remember the cc unfortunately). My father is a plastic surgeon and encouraged me to wait until I was over 21 to do it, so I did the same sort of thing and waitressed all through college and saved up the money on my own to do it. I met with three different surgeons before deciding on a friend of my dad’s (SO important to shop around and find someone who makes you VERY comfortable!). However, the surgery was BRUTAL for me. It was the most painful thing I’ve ever gone through. I couldn’t move for 6 weeks, developed a muscle spasm in my neck and shoulders that I’m still coping with, and for months after it was still difficult for me to do anything with my upper body. I couldn’t drive or even open doors for 2 months. I had to have my mom stay home with me through the whole recovery because I couldn’t lift anything. All that said, I would do it again in a heartbeat. I LOVE mine! They look beautiful, feel super comfortable now, and make me so much more confident. I’m not sure if I struggled because I had no boobs to start out with, but it is definitely a possibility to have a hard surgery, so I just always encourage my (esp. smaller-chested) friends to prepare to possibly have to put your life on hold in a big way in case it’s a harder recovery. But I am pro-boob jobs 100%!
Tissue necrosis of the nipple-areola complex is the principal mastopexy medical complication. To prevent nipple-areola complex necrosis, the surgeon monitors and evaluates the viability of the transposed tissue; by the presence of oxygenated, bright red arterial blood demonstrates the proper functioning of the nipple-areola complex vascular system. A more common post-operative nipple-areola complex complication is dysesthesia, manifest as an abnormal sensation of numbness, and as a sensation of tingling, that perdures for the wound-healing period, yet it diminishes as the full functioning of the breast’s innervation resumes the full sensitivity to the nipple-areola complex; nonetheless, permanent numbness of the nipple-areola complex is rare.
The Vanderpump Rules star, who has been open about his three nose jobs, is surprisingly candid about his relationship to plastic surgery. “I embrace it,” Taylor told PEOPLE. “Huge fan, not afraid to talk about it.” (His costar, Scheana Marie, feels the same way, opening up about getting Botox every two-and-a-half months. “I can’t stand having forehead wrinkles on camera,” she said.)
After breast reduction, you can expect to enjoy smaller, lighter breasts for a lifetime, so long as you maintain a stable weight and do not have any more children. However, nothing can stop the normal aging process. Eventually your breasts will probably begin to sag once again, although not as severely as they might have before breast reduction.
Thanks so much for sharing and being so real about it. It really is amazing to read your blog. I kid you not, you are the REALEST blogger I read, the kind that I think, “Well damn, this is a girl I could be drinking mojitos with”. It really does mean a lot to a blog reader and a starting blogger to see realness in the industry. Thank you!
Subfascial – The breast implant is emplaced beneath the fascia of the pectoralis major muscle; the subfascial position is a variant of the subglandular position for the breast implant.[42] The technical advantages of the subfascial implant-pocket technique are debated; proponent surgeons report that the layer of fascial tissue provides greater implant coverage and better sustains its position.[43]
The modern prosthetic breast was invented in 1961, by the American plastic surgeons Thomas Cronin and Frank Gerow, and manufactured by the Dow Corning Corporation; in due course, the first augmentation mammoplasty was performed in 1962. There are five generations of medical device technology for the breast-implant models filled with silicone gel; each generation of breast prosthesis is defined by common model-manufacturing techniques.
5.) After many years ( aka where I’m at today ), you won’t even think about them. I think about my boobs only when I’m asked about them. They sort of settle in with your body. I’m very happy with the size boob I have now. In fact, they’re especially fun in a swimsuit & make me feel womanly ( again, my body, my opinion, everyone has different bodies/shapes/opinions & not that I didn’t feel womanly before, but they sort of enhance that feeling for me ).
When the woman is unsatisfied with the outcome of the augmentation mammoplasty; or when technical or medical complications occur; or because of the breast implants’ limited product life (Class III medical device, in the U.S.), it is likely she might require replacing the breast implants. The common revision surgery indications include major and minor medical complications, capsular contracture, shell rupture, and device deflation.[55] Revision incidence rates were greater for breast reconstruction patients, because of the post-mastectomy changes to the soft-tissues and to the skin envelope of the breast, and to the anatomical borders of the breast, especially in women who received adjuvant external radiation therapy.[55] Moreover, besides breast reconstruction, breast cancer patients usually undergo revision surgery of the nipple-areola complex (NAC), and symmetry procedures upon the opposite breast, to create a bust of natural appearance, size, form, and feel. Carefully matching the type and size of the breast implants to the patient’s pectoral soft-tissue characteristics reduces the incidence of revision surgery. Appropriate tissue matching, implant selection, and proper implantation technique, the re-operation rate was 3.0% at the 7-year-mark, compared with the re-operation rate of 20% at the 3-year-mark, as reported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.[75][76]
The correct technique maximizes fat graft survival by minimizing cellular trauma during the liposuction harvesting and the centrifugal refinement, and by injecting the fat in small aliquots (equal measures), not clumps (too-large measures). Injecting minimal-volume aliquots with each pass of the cannula maximizes the surface area contact, between the grafted fat-tissue and the recipient breast-tissue, because proximity to a vascular system (blood supply) encourages histologic survival and minimizes the potential for fat necrosis.[111] Transplanted autologous fat tissue undergoes histologic changes like those undergone by a bone transplant; if the body accepts the fat-tissue graft, it is replaced with new fat tissue, if the fat-graft dies it is replaced by fibrous tissue. New fat tissue is generated by the activity of a large, wandering histocyte-type cell, which ingests fat and then becomes a fat cell.[119] When the breast-filler fat is injected to the breasts in clumps (too-large measures), fat cells emplaced too distant from blood vessels might die, which can lead to fat tissue necrosis, causing lumps, calcifications, and the eventual formation of liponecrotic cysts.

Our philosophy has always been that you should only undergo a procedure when it’s appropriate to achieve your unique needs and aesthetic goals. Our plastic surgeons will engage in a thorough evaluation of your physical needs and your mental state. While a breast lift can help you achieve extraordinary improvements in addressing breast sagging, it’s a significant procedure. We’ll make sure it’s the right procedure for you.
Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure used to remove excess fat, tissue and skin from the breasts. If you have large breasts, you might choose to have breast reduction surgery to ease discomfort or to achieve a breast size proportionate to your body.
When the patient is unsatisfied with the outcome of the augmentation mammoplasty; or when technical or medical complications occur; or because of the breast implants’ limited product life, it is likely she might require replacing the breast implants. Common revision surgery indications include major and minor medical complications, capsular contracture, shell rupture, and device deflation.[55] Revision incidence rates were greater for breast reconstruction patients, because of the post-mastectomy changes to the soft-tissues and to the skin envelope of the breast, and to the anatomical borders of the breast, especially in women who received adjuvant external radiation therapy.[55] Moreover, besides breast reconstruction, breast cancer patients usually undergo revision surgery of the nipple-areola complex (NAC), and symmetry procedures upon the opposite breast, to create a bust of natural appearance, size, form, and feel. Carefully matching the type and size of the breast implants to the patient’s pectoral soft-tissue characteristics reduces the incidence of revision surgery. Appropriate tissue matching, implant selection, and proper implantation technique, the re-operation rate was 3.0 per cent at the 7-year-mark, compared with the re-operation rate of 20 per cent at the 3-year-mark, as reported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.[75][76]
5)  Another FDA study found that even among women who had not complained of any perceived trouble with their implants, MRI scans showed two thirds of them have ruptured implants on at least one side.  The rate was actually higher in 10 to 15 year old implants than with 20 year old ones, because the older ones were made with thicker containers.  In 21 percent of women in the study, significant volumes of silicone were found to have migrated elsewhere in the body.  Doctors removing implants often claim that they ruptured at the time of removal.  This study makes me suspect, as some patients long have, that many doctors are lying about this for some reason, perhaps to avoid liability.
Jump up ^ Eisenberg, TS (2009). “Augmentation Mastopexy for Moderately to Severely Ptotic Breasts: Previsualizing Breast Shape and Symmetry With the Innovative and Versatile Staple-First Technique”. American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. 26 (3): 168–176.
Submuscular: the breast implant is emplaced beneath the pectoralis major muscle, without releasing the inferior origin of the muscle proper. Total muscular coverage of the implant can be achieved by releasing the lateral muscles of the chest wall—either the serratus muscle or the pectoralis minor muscle, or both—and suturing it, or them, to the pectoralis major muscle. In breast reconstruction surgery, the submuscular implantation approach effects maximal coverage of the breast implants. This technique is rarely used in cosmetic surgery due to high risk of animation deformities.
Furthermore, after reviewing the research data of the study Total Platinum Concentration and Platinum Oxidation States in Body Fluids, Tissue, and Explants from Women Exposed to Silicone and Saline Breast Implants by IC-ICPMS, and other pertinent literature, the U.S. FDA reported that the data do not support the findings presented; that the platinum used, in new-model breast-implant devices, likely is not ionized, and therefore is not a significant risk to the health of the women.[93]
Jump up ^ Handel N, Silverstein MJ, Gamagami P, Jensen JA, Collins A (1992). “Factors Affecting Mammographic Visualization of the Breast after Augmentation Mammaplasty”. JAMA. 268 (14): 1913–1917. doi:10.1001/jama.268.14.1913. PMID 1404718.
Since 1998, insurance companies have been required by law to cover not only breast reconstruction following mastectomy but also reconstruction of the other breast to make breasts look symmetrical and balanced after mastectomy and any physical complications at all stages of mastectomy. This includes revising previous reconstructions, points out Maria LoTempio, MD, a New York-based plastic surgeon specializing in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery exclusively for women. That means that following an initial reconstruction, a woman can opt for a different reconstructive approach for the purpose of enhancing the aesthetic result. Dr. LoTempio notes that the likelihood of insurance covers diminishes as time passes following the initial reconstruction, although in one case, a patient received full coverage for significant revision nearly eight years following her initial surgery. Dr. Johnson suggests that patients read their plans carefully and work closely with customer service representatives at the insurance company to determine whether the desired surgery will be covered. A review of a paper prepared by the ASPS regarding a form of revision known as fat grafting (which transfers to the breast fat that’s been removed from other parts of the body via liposuction) indicates that insurance companies can vary widely in their coverage.
Bustmaxx is safe, 100% natural and is made with only the highest quality ingredients available. You’ll want to flaunt your cleavage and natural curves with confidence with this top-rated, revolutionary, highly concentrated breast augmentation formula.
The Jersey Shore star refuses to be ashamed of her decision to get breast implants and a breast lift. “Being a mom, your boobs are destroyed after having kids, especially breastfeeding,” she said in a new  #MomsWithAttitudeVideo. “I want to be hot for my husband, but I also want to feel great about myself, and it was an insecurity that I had.” The mom of Lorenzo, 4, and Giovanna, 2, revealed that she’s now a “nice full C.” (She didn’t want to go as big as pal and fellow mom JWoww; “She’s the porn star, and I’m just the regular cute person,” Polizzi said.)
I recommend fresh versions of these herbs. If you use the powdered version you won’t get the results you want. Supplements won’t work well either. The best way is to eat them, make a tea out of them or use them to make a breast enlargement cream.
1996 France Agence Nationale pour le Developpement de l’Evaluation Medicale (ANDEM) [National Agency for Medical Development and Evaluation][120] French original: “Nous n’avons pas observé de connectivité ni d’autre pathologie auto-immune susceptible d’être directement ou indirectement induite par la présence d’un implant mammaire en particulier en gel de silicone….”
Thanks for sharing! I follow you on Instagram and love your post! I am also interested in getting mine done and yours look great and is exactly what I want! I would love it if you would share the info of the doctor that did yours!
To enjoy a beautiful, perky breast shape for the first time. A small but growing number of breast lift patients have had drooping breasts since their teens. Breast lift surgery can help a woman get the breast profile she has always wanted.
During the initial post-operative period, the plastic surgeon examines the patient for occurrences of hematoma, and to evaluate the histologic viability of the breast-pedicle skin flaps and of the nipple-areola complex.
Jump up ^ Breiting VB, Hölmich LR, Brandt B, Fryzek JP, Wolthers MS, Kjøller K, McLaughlin JK, Wiik A, Friis S (2004). “Long-term Health Status of Danish Women with Silicone Breast Implants”. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 114 (1): 217–226. doi:10.1097/01.PRS.0000128823.77637.8A. PMID 15220596.
The sagging bust is lifted using the circumvertical- and horizontal-incision plan of the Anchor mastopexy (also Lexer pattern, inverted-T incision, Wise pattern, inferior pedicle), which features three incisions:
The technical and procedural efficacy of the B-technique mastopexy was established in Clinical Techniques: B Mastopexy: Versatility and 5-Year Experience (2007), a retrospective study of a 40-woman mammoplasty cohort upon whom were performed 13 breast-lift procedures without breast augmentation, and 27 procedures with simultaneous breast augmentation, using a medium-sized breast implant. The cohort reported no medical complications, only one (1) woman underwent scar-revision surgery; and each of the 40 women was satisfied with her mastopexy outcome.[19][20]
During this outpatient surgery, your surgeon will remove excess skin and reposition your breast tissue and nipple higher on your chest, creating a more natural and youthful appearance. The incision location depends on each individual. The most common areas are:
Honestly had no idea you had implants until this post. They’re very natural on you! I also have saline implants. Went from an A to a large B. I agree with wishing I’d gone bigger after they settled. I on the other hand can feel my implant, but I have puzzled a few gentleman 🙂 Question, if you do get a replacement do you think you’ll go silicone now? I’ve felt the difference and really liked the feel of the silicone.
Your surgeon will try to achieve symmetry between your breasts, but some variation in breast size and shape might occur. The size of the areola also might be reduced. Your incision scars might fade over time but will never completely disappear.
Surgery is our calling and we’re dedicated to helping you achieve your best body and best quality of life. Find out if you are a good candidate and discuss your breast augmentation goals with us at no charge. Just call for a consultation appointment.
Jump up ^ Barnsley GP; Sigurdson, LJ; Barnsley, SE (2006). “Textured surface Breast Implants in the Prevention of Capsular Contracture among Breast Augmentation Patients: a Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials”. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 117 (7): 2182–2190. doi:10.1097/01.prs.0000218184.47372.d5. PMID 16772915.
This is also true if you have a hyper metabolism. If your body is constantly burning fat, you’re more likely to have small breasts. This is because breasts are nothing but fat. If you’re naturally thin or petite because of a hyperactive metabolism, your breasts are going to have difficulty growing.
Jump up ^ Luu HM, Hutter JC, Bushar HF (1998). “A Physiologically based Pharmacokinetic Model for 2,4-toluenediamine Leached from Polyurethane foam-covered Breast Implants”. Environ Health Perspect. 106 (7): 393–400. doi:10.2307/3434066. JSTOR 3434066. PMC 1533137 . PMID 9637796.
I had mine done only 8 months ago, silicone, through the armpits and over the muscle. They look f’ing AMAZING and noone can tell just by looking at them. The only weird thing is that the left one sometimes feels uncomfortable – I must see the doctor to know if everything’s ok.
Jump up ^ Tebbetts JB (2002). “A System for Breast Implant Selection Based on Patient Tissue Characteristics and Implant-soft tissue Dynamics”. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 109 (4): 1396–1409. doi:10.1097/00006534-200204010-00030. PMID 11964998.
I was dying for a boob job since I was a teenager but never did it. I still think about it now but I was always worried that I’d be able to feel them inside, or that they would look like bolt ons! It’s good to hear that you didn’t experience this!
Jump up ^ Koot, V. C. M.; Peeters, P. H.; Granath, F.; Grobbee, D. E.; Nyren, O. (2003). “Total and cause specific mortality among Swedish women with cosmetic breast implants: Prospective study”. BMJ. 326 (7388): 527–528. doi:10.1136/bmj.326.7388.527. PMC 150462 . PMID 12623911.
Breast implant options in the development pipeline include highly cohesive silicone gel implants — also called gummy bear implants — and adjustable saline implants that allow implant volume to be adjusted after surgery.
The traditional, surgical techniques for breast reduction remodel the breast mound using a skin and glandular (breast tissue) pedicle (inferior, superior, central), and then trim and re-drape the skin envelope into a new breast of natural size, shape, and contour; yet it produces long surgical scars upon the breast hemisphere. In response, L. Benelli, in 1990, presented the round block mammoplasty, a minimal-scar periareolar incision technique that produces only a periareolar scar — around the nipple-areola complex (NAC), where the dark-to-light skin-color transition hides the surgical scar.[13]

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The breast, or mammary gland is made up of lobules, milk producing glands, and a system of ducts to transport milk. Both males and females have breasts. Abnormal enlargement of breasts in men is referred to as gynecomastia. In women, during pregnancy the breasts grow larger and produce milk. Common medical conditions that affect the breasts include breast cancer, breast lumps, fibrocystic changes and cysts, mastitis, and benign tumors (fibroadenomas).
The biologic survival of autologous fat tissue depends upon the correct handling of the fat graft, of its careful washing (refinement) to remove extraneous blood cells, and of the controlled, blunt-cannula injection (emplacement) of the refined fat-tissue grafts to an adequately vascularized recipient site. Because the body resorbs some of the injected fat grafts (volume loss), compensative over-filling aids in obtaining a satisfactory breast outcome for the patient; thus the transplantation of large-volume fat grafts greater than required, because only 25–50 per cent of the fat graft survives at 1-year post-transplantation.[118]
Jump up ^ Yoshimura, K.; Sato, K.; Aoi, N.; Kurita, M.; Hirohi, T.; Harii, K. (2007). “Cell-Assisted Lipotransfer for Cosmetic Breast Augmentation: Supportive Use of Adipose-Derived Stem/Stromal Cells”. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 32 (1): 48–55; discussion 56–7. doi:10.1007/s00266-007-9019-4. PMC 2175019 . PMID 17763894.
I love this post, too real. Hits home to me, the moment I came home after my boob job I wanted them out they felt TOO big, (I went from an A to 300 CC). fast forward three years post baby…. I should have waited until after a baby because STRETCHHHHH. From an A to a DDD(breast milk). Love to get the surgeons deets. My surgeon told me pre surgery he would give me great cleavage…and after surgery he told me he wasn’t able to because of the structure of my chest. It’s important for others to know that your boobs will still “look” the same just bigger.

Jump up ^ Katch, VL; Campaigne, B; Freedson, P; Sady, S; Katch, FI; Behnke, AR (July 1980). “Contribution of breast volume and weight to body fat distribution in females”. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. 53 (1): 93–100. doi:10.1002/ajpa.1330530113. PMID 7416252.
Loved reading this and your take on your boob job. I love to how you stress, it’s YOUR journey and for your readers to do themselves. I had a boob job almost 10 years ago after having 2 kids. I chose to do a lift (national geographic anyone?) with silicone implants under the muscle. They look great and super natural, but I think I went too big. Now as a Mom, I’m a little self conscious when my boys have their friends over to swim in the pool. I’m probably going to get them re-done in the next 2 years and go down a full cup size. Just something to consider 🙂
Tissue necrosis of the nipple-areola complex is the principal mastopexy medical complication. To prevent nipple-areola complex necrosis, the surgeon monitors and evaluates the viability of the transposed tissue; by the presence of oxygenated, bright red arterial blood demonstrates the proper functioning of the nipple-areola complex vascular system. A more common post-operative nipple-areola complex complication is dysesthesia, manifest as an abnormal sensation of numbness, and as a sensation of tingling, that perdures for the wound-healing period, yet it diminishes as the full functioning of the breast’s innervation resumes the full sensitivity to the nipple-areola complex; nonetheless, permanent numbness of the nipple-areola complex is rare.
36)  Treating your own normal body as being defective is an act of self-hatred.  (That doesn’t mean you feel hatred for yourself… but one thing I’ve learned in life is that the way you feel about yourself is as much a result of such actions as a cause of them.)  Acting on this in a public way and flaunting the results before everyone rubs this off on other people; it becomes not only self-hatred but an act that carries disrespect to other women.  You’re like Michael Jackson bleaching his skin and having his nose narrowed — the message that sends to other African-Americans is hardly a positive one.
You will be given medication to take at home. Stiffness and soreness in the chest for the first two to five days is normal. These side effects, along with some swelling and bruising will subside over two to three weeks. Any surgical dressings will be removed within several days and you may be instructed to wear a support bra.
Breast implants: Local complications and adverse outcomes. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/ucm259296.htm. Accessed May 18, 2015.
Breast enlargement is the enlargement of the breasts. It may occur naturally as in mammoplasia or may occur artificially through active intervention. Many women regard their breasts, which are female secondary sex characteristics, as important to their sexual attractiveness, as a sign of femininity that is important to their sense of self. Due to this, when a woman considers her breasts deficient in some respect, she might choose to engage in some activity intended to enhance them.[1]
Good post. So my girlfriend of 2 years has saline breast implants placed just as you did a few years before we met. She was a 34C cup and went to a 34DD. I’ve been with women who have implants prior to her which were so obviously different to feel and I think it was 4-5 months in before I found out she had implants! So natural, yet so amazing to feel. The only thing that tipped me off a little was her side profile. Just incredible how they didn’t sag down as she is now 40 years old, but does a lot of cheat workouts. There’s just the right amount of drop if u know what I mean. I am hearing now how the new silicone ones look even better, but I can’t see that possible as her saline ones are absolutely perfect. You are right however, do this for yourself, not for any man or anything else other than for you. She is drop dead georgeous with a heart of gold that just lights up every room she walks in, so that took a little getting used to with her. One, her always being the “main attraction” at events we go to other than me, and two, dealing with the stares from guys and lesbians fantasizing about her. I struggled at first because this was something I wasn’t used to, but I just had to realize that SHE CHOSE ME. She could have picked a richer man, a more attractive/endowed man, or a younger man, but she wants me. So I had to say to myself “Michael: don’t question this and enjoy every moment of the journey you are on”. So that is exactly what I’ve been doing and I am more in love and happier than I’ve been in all my 40 years.
Loved this post! It was incredibly honest and raw so thank you! I had mine done but under the muscle and also did them quite young. Best decision I made for myself but I pulled a lot of similar things that you did of not telling anyone/parentals until I had to. The one thing about going under the muscle is that you can’t lift your arms up past your hips for 3 weeks and even then it’s not cute or easy. Also what people don’t tell you is to NOT look at them till the doc pulls of the bandages and says it’s ok.
Breast implants are not lifetime devices and breast implantation may not be a one-time surgery. The most common complications for breast reconstruction with MENTOR® MemoryGel® Breast Implants include any reoperation, implant removal with or without replacement, and capsular contracture. The most common complications with MENTOR® MemoryShape® Breast Implants for breast reconstruction include reoperation for any reason, implant removal with or without replacement, and capsular contracture. A lower risk of complication is rupture. The health consequences of a ruptured silicone gel breast implant have not been fully established. MRI screenings are recommended three years after initial implant surgery and then every two years after to detect silent rupture.
Jump up ^ Skinner KA, Silberman H, Dougherty W, Gamagami P, Waisman J, Sposto R, Silverstein MJ (2001). “Breast cancer after augmentation mammoplasty”. Ann Surg Oncol. 8 (2): 138–44. doi:10.1007/s10434-001-0138-x. PMID 11258778.
Are you thinking about getting a boob job? Maybe you think your titties are too tiny, or maybe you just want to change what they look like. No matter why you want to get your breasts done, here is your quick guide to boob jobs.
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In the 1980s, the models of the Third and of the Fourth generations of breast implant devices were sequential advances in manufacturing technology, such as elastomer-coated shells that decreased gel-bleed (filler leakage), and a thicker (increased-cohesion) filler gel. Sociologically, the manufacturers of prosthetic breasts then designed and made anatomic models (natural breast) and shaped models (round, tapered) that realistically corresponded with the breast- and body- types of women. The tapered models of breast implant have a uniformly textured surface, which reduces the rotation of the prosthesis within the implant pocket; the round models of breast implant are available in smooth-surface- and textured-surface- types.
Surgical post-mastectomy breast reconstruction requires general anaesthesia, cuts the chest muscles, produces new scars, and requires a long post-surgical recovery for the patient. The surgical emplacement of breast implant devices (saline or silicone) introduces a foreign object to the patient’s body (see capsular contracture). The TRAM flap (Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous flap) procedure reconstructs the breast using an autologous flap of abdominal, cutaneous, and muscle tissues. The latissimus myocutaneous flap employs skin fat and muscle harvested from the back, and a breast implant. The DIEP flap (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforators) procedure uses an autologous flap of abdominal skin and fat tissue.[123]
The first step is to consult with a plastic surgeon. When you do, tell the surgeon what your goals are. If you’re also getting breast implants, bring photos showing the size and shape of the breasts you’d like.
Jump up ^ Cunningham, B; et al. (2009). “Safety and effectiveness of Mentor’s MemoryGel implants at 6 years”. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 33 (3): 440–444. doi:10.1007/s00266-009-9364-6. PMID 19437068.
Once placed, breast implants can last a long time — even two to three decades — but there’s no way to predict exactly how long implants will last once they’re placed. On average, you can expect your implants to last for around 15 to 20 years. Fat transfer techniques can produce more results that last longer; however, the results of these procedures can alter over time in some circumstances; for example, if the patient gains or loses weight or has a child.
It sort of felt like I had weight on my chest. And I couldn’t sleep. I am not a big pill popper. I don’t like pills. Because 1.) they make you constipated and 2.) I don’t like how they make me feel. So I sort of weened off the Vicodin quickly.
A breast lift can be done in a hospital or an outpatient surgical facility. Sometimes the procedure is done with sedation and local anesthesia, which numbs only part of your body. In other cases, general anesthesia — which renders you unconscious — is recommended.
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Subglandular – The breast implant is emplaced to the retromammary space, between the breast tissue (the mammary gland) and the pectoralis major muscle (major muscle of the chest), which most approximates the plane of normal breast tissue, and affords the most aesthetic results. Yet, in women with thin pectoral soft-tissue, the subglandular position is likelier to show the ripples and wrinkles of the underlying implant. Moreover, the capsular contracture incidence rate is slightly greater with subglandular implantation.
Note that some actual hormonal medications, like estrogen, come in a topical form. At sufficient dosages, these medications are actually known to cause breast growth. Be careful not to confuse these hormonal creams, which can have other side effects, with naturopathic medicines.
4)  Up to 9 percent of saline implants end up deflating within just three years, according to the Food and Drug Administration.  The FDA also found that complications become more and more common for each year implants spend in the body.
Transumbilical: a trans-umbilical breast augmentation (TUBA) is a less common implant-device emplacement technique wherein the incision is at the umbilicus (navel), and the dissection tunnels superiorly, up towards the bust. The TUBA approach allows emplacing the breast implants without producing visible scars upon the breast proper; but makes appropriate dissection and device-emplacement more technically difficult. A TUBA procedure is performed bluntly—without the endoscope’s visual assistance—and is not appropriate for emplacing (pre-filled) silicone-gel implants, because of the great potential for damaging the elastomer silicone shell of the breast implant during its manual insertion through the short (~2.0 cm) incision at the navel, and because pre-filled silicone gel implants are incompressible, and cannot be inserted through so small an incision.[34]
Silicone implants tend to cost slightly more than saline implants. Many women prefer silicone breast implants because they look and feel more natural than saline implants. While there were concerns in the 1980s about liquid-filled silicone implants, the thicker, cohesive gel silicone implants that are used today have been shown in numerous studies to have no significant health risks. Not only are they safe, but silicone implants today have been shown to have lower rupture rates than the saline breast implants on the market!
That is awesome you are willing to share your experience with your breast augmentation surgery. Sometimes cosmetic procedures like these are shed in a negative light. Very informative and detailed write up. It sounds and looks like your results went very well! I’m glad that you had your positive journey.
You should contact the clinic where the operation was carried out as soon as possible if you have severe pain or any unexpected symptoms, such as redness of your breast skin, a burning sensation or unusual swelling.
Silicone breast implants offer a more natural look and feel, and are not known to cause a “rippling” effect that can sometimes occur with saline implants. They are composed of a thick silicone solution inside a silicone outer shell. Though silicone implants have a lower deflation rate, a ruptured silicone implant can be more difficult to detect. This makes it necessary for all women who have breast implants, either saline or silicone, to do routine self-exams, have the recommended number of mammograms each year, and let their doctor know of any concerns they may have.
Breast lift surgery incisions do leave scars, but these will fade with time with maximum fading occurring at one year. Scar locations include an incision around the nipples, vertically down the breast and sometimes horizontally in the breast fold.
What is a mastectomy? A mastectomy is a surgical procedure to remove one or both breasts, usually to treat breast cancer, and sometimes to prevent a recurrence. We look at the different types, procedure, and the recovery process. There are several different types, depending on the reason for treatment. Recovery usually takes a few weeks. Read now
Jump up ^ Sarwer, D. B.; Larossa, D.; Bartlett, S. P.; Low, D. W.; Bucky, L. P.; Whitaker, L. A. (2003). “Body Image Concerns of Breast Augmentation Patients”. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 112 (1): 83–90. doi:10.1097/01.PRS.0000066005.07796.51. PMID 12832880.
So you talked about how they feel if someone touches them, but I want to know how they feel actually inside your body?! Does it feel likes there is something in there, or once you get used to the weight can you not feel them at all?! I hope to get some help from this question – Im pretty close to getting a breast augmentation, but my mum it giving a lot of weird questions which I’m trying to answer so she will be supportive! And she wants to now how it will feel once they are inside.
Breast lift surgery is usually performed as an outpatient procedure. If this is the case, be certain to plan for someone to drive you home after surgery and stay with you at least the first night following surgery.
Jump up ^ Klein, Jeffrey A. Klein ; foreword by Rudolph de Jong ; cover illustration by Earl D. (2000). Tumescent technique : tumescent anesthesia & microcannular liposuction. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 9780815152057.
22)  If you envy women with big jugs, talk to them… a lot of them wish they could have smaller ones.  (By the way, I wouldn’t get breast reduction surgery either unless you’re desperate.  The surgery is more serious and, in the short term, probably more risky than breast enhancement is — there are cases where the nipple, after being unplugged and stuck in a new position, dies and rots away — but at least the risk is over once it heals.)
Many patients return to work within the first week after breast lift surgery, depending on the nature of their jobs, and resume most daily activities after a week or so. You will need to limit exercise other than walking for the first 2-6 weeks after a breast lift; your cosmetic surgeon will provide you with detailed instructions about when it is safe to resume any activity.

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Use a padded or push-up bra. A good padded bra can add noticeable volume to your bust while also making your breasts look perkier. Push-up bras, on the other hand, can add lots of “lift” to your breasts, giving the appearance of a larger, fuller bust. Using these types of bras is a great quick-fix for outfits that go from looking good to great with a slightly larger chest.
Jump up ^ Brown MH, Shenker R, Silver SA (2005). “Cohesive silicone gel breast implants in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery”. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 116 (3): 768–779; discussion 779–1. doi:10.1097/01.prs.0000176259.66948.e7. PMID 16141814.
To emplace the grafts of autologous fat-tissue, doctors J. Newman and J. Levin designed a lipo-injector gun with a gear-driven plunger, which allowed the even injection of autologous fat-tissue to the desired recipient sites. The control afforded by the lipo-injector gun assisted the plastic surgeon in controlling excessive pressure to the fat in the barrel of the syringe, thus avoiding over-filling the recipient site.[102] The later-design lipo-injector gun featured a ratchet-gear operation that afforded the surgeon greater control in accurately emplacing grafts of autologous fat to the recipient site; a trigger action injected 0.1 cm3 of filler.[103] Since 1989, most non-surgical, fat-graft augmentation of the breast features the emplacement of adipocyte fat outside the breast parenchyma – up to 300 ml of fat – in three equal measures (aliquots), is emplaced to the subpectoral space and to the intrapectoral space of the pectoralis major muscle, and the submammary space, to achieve a breast outcome of natural appearance and contour.[104]

Steroids: if you’re male, steroids can help you build bigger muscles, but they can also give you troubles with aggressive behavior and they can also actually shrink your genitals.  If you’re female, the muscle growth difference is much more dramatic, but so are the side effects… including, particularly, breast shrinkage.  And do you really want to have to shave every morning?
Post-surgical swelling will resolve over time and incision lines will fade. You may experience some loss of sensation in your nipples and breasts following mastopexy surgery, with sensation gradually returning over the next weeks and months. However, some patients experience numbness for up to a year. On rare occasions, loss of sensation can be permanent.
A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is more youthful and uplifted. A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from:
In teenage boys, enlarged breasts are often the direct result of hormonal changes. Ninety percent of the time, the condition resolves on its own within three years. However, at a time when adolescents are already struggling with issues relating to sexual identity and self-image, the psychological distress associated with gynecomastia can be significant and debilitating. According to Dr. Johnson, insurance companies are more willing to pay for the surgery in teens and young adults than they are for older adults. There’s a common belief, she notes, that “if this guy made it through his teens and early twenties without the surgery, he’s fine.” In addition, enlarged breasts in adults are more easily linked to excessive body fat and to the normal aging process. Therefore, insurance companies tend to require proof that the adult patient has attempted to decrease his breast size through diet and exercise and often won’t consider covering surgery unless the enlargement is at least moderate to severe.
2003 Spain Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) The STOA report to the European Parliament Petitions Committee reported that the current scientific evidence demonstrates no solid, causal evidence linking SBI [silicone breast implants] to severe diseases, e.g. breast cancer, connective tissue diseases.[127]
Fatty Tissue. In Biology, adipose tissue (/ˈædəˌpoʊs/) or body fat or fat depot or just fat is loose connective tissue composed of adipocytes. It is technically composed of roughly only 80% fat; fat in its solitary state exists in the liver and muscles. Adipose tissue is derived from lipoblasts. Its main role is to store energy in the form of lipids, although it also cushions and insulates the body. Far from hormonally inert, adipose tissue has in recent years been recognized as a major endocrine organ[1], as it produces hormones such as leptin, resistin, and the cytokine TNFα. Moreover, adipose tissue can affect other organ systems of the body and may lead to disease. Obesity or being overweight in humans and most animals does not depend on body weight but on the amount of body fat—to be specific, adipose tissue.[citation needed] Two types of adipose tissue exist: white adipose tissue (WAT) and brown adipose tissue (BAT). The formation of adipose tissue appears to be controlled in part by the adipose gene. Adipose tissue was first identified by the Swiss naturalist Conrad Gessner in 1551.
Jump up ^ Jacobsen, P. H.; Hölmich, L. R.; McLaughlin, J. K.; Johansen, C.; Olsen, J. H.; Kjøller, K.; Friis, S. (2004). “Mortality and Suicide Among Danish Women with Cosmetic Breast Implants”. Archives of Internal Medicine. 164 (22): 2450–2455. doi:10.1001/archinte.164.22.2450. PMID 15596635.
My landlord’s wife had implants when she was young. Now she has four breasts, the two fake ones, and her natural ones down below here they naturally fall after menopause. I felt embarrassed to see that. She and her husband are very affectionate with each other. I suspect, or maybe they mentioned they have a healthy sex life. I wondered which of her breasts he touches when affectionate, since there are two above and two below.
The recovery period will take one to two weeks, but it may take up to four weeks before you can resume a full regimen of activity. Generally, you will be able to return to work one week after surgery.
I regret that now, because although I’m happy enough with my result, I didn’t have the best overall experience. This could have been very different had I taken the time to meet with a few companies, rather than just being all like; ‘GREAT I’LL HAVE TWO BREASTS, PLEASE’, at the first place I went. 
If you want to try it, though, I recommend you stick with pushups, dumbbell flys and chest dips. These are three of the easiest exercises that you can do. They will only take a few minutes out of your day. If you are interested in taking up this route, you can read more on the 6 Simple Breast Enlargement Exercises you can Do at Home.
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In the course of a woman’s life, her breasts change in size and volume as the skin envelope becomes inelastic, and the Cooper’s suspensory ligaments—which suspend the mammary gland high against the chest—become loose, and so cause the falling forward and the sagging of the breast and the nipple-areola complex (NAC). Moreover, additional to tissue prolapse, postpartum diminishment (involution) of the voluminous milk glands in the breast aggravates the looseness of the suspensory ligaments, and of the inelastic, overstretched skin envelope. Mastopexy corrects said degenerative physical changes, by elevating the (internal) parenchymal tissues, cutting and re-sizing the skin envelope, and transposing the nipple-areola complex higher upon the breast hemisphere. The degree of breast ptosis of each breast is determined by the position of the nipple-areola complex (NAC) upon the breast hemisphere; ptosis of the breast is measured with the modified Regnault ptosis grade scale.
Lauryn, we’ve all been duped by the implant industry! Please check out healingbreastimplantillness.com Breast Implant Illness (BII) is explained. Our companion fb group (a closed group) has 10,500 members with approximately 1,000 – yes, 1,000 women joining every month! Haven’t you read Chrystal Hefner’s (Hugh Hefner’s 30 something wife) account of how sick she got from her implants? Women are finally realizing that their thyroid, endocrine, “auto-immune” diseases, heart problems, lung problems are all symptoms from the toxic silicone bags! One plastic surgeon in Cleveland (who did several celebrities explants) is only doing explants and she is booked up 6 months in advance! You owe it to yourself and all of the young women you’re reaching to know (and spread) the real story.
The medical history records the woman’s age, the number of children she has borne, her breast-feeding practices, plans for pregnancy and nursing of the infant, medication allergies, and tendency to bleeding. Additional to the personal medical information, are her history of tobacco smoking and concomitant diseases, breast-surgery and breast-disease histories, family history of breast cancer, and complaints of neck, back, shoulder pain, breast sensitivity, rashes, infection, and upper extremity numbness.[citation needed]
I’ve been waiting for this post!!! Not because I want a boob job, but because they just intrigue me soooo much. I’m a member of the itty bitty titty committee in a major way (like seriously, I swear I am the president/founder/treasurer/master of the universe of tiny boobs) and for years I struggled with “do I want to change them???” At 23 I’ve finally gotten to a place where I’m happy with my lil boobies. If a genie appeared and offered me a bigger cup size fo’ free? Ok yeah I’d probably take him up on that one…but I’m glad the feeling of needing to change passed. I think your story is so important, since you did it FOR YOU and saved for everything yourself. You’re so different from other girls who go under the knife and make it the hugest deal in the world. You go after what you want and you own it, and I admire you so much for that. Rock dem titties girl, you’re absolutely stunning inside and out! xoxo Carly
When compared to the results achieved with a silicone-gel breast implant, the saline implant can yield good-to-excellent results, of increased breast-size, smoother hemisphere-contour, and realistic texture; yet, it is likelier to cause cosmetic problems, such as the rippling and the wrinkling of the breast-envelope skin, and technical problems, such as the presence of the implant being noticeable to the eye and to the touch. The occurrence of such cosmetic problems is likelier in the case of the woman with very little breast tissue, and in the case of the woman who requires post-mastectomy breast reconstruction; thus, the silicone-gel implant is the technically superior prosthetic device for breast augmentation, and for breast reconstruction. In the case of the woman with much breast tissue, for whom sub-muscular emplacement is the recommended surgical approach, saline breast implants can afford an aesthetic result much like that afforded by silicone breast implants – a “look” of proportionate breast size, smooth contour, and realistic texture.[4]
The centrifugal refinement of the liposuction-harvested adipocyte tissues removes blood products and free lipids to produce autologous breast filler. The injectable filler-fat is obtained by centrifuging (spinning) the fat-filled syringes for sufficient time to allow the serum, blood, and oil (liquid fat) components to collect, by density, apart from the refined, injection-quality fat.[113] To refine the fat for facial injection quality, the fat-filled syringes are centrifuged for 1.0 minute at 2,000 RPM, which separates the unnecessary solution, leaving refined filler-fat.[114] Moreover, centrifugation at 10,000 RPM for 10 minutes produces a “collagen graft”; the histologic composition of which is cell residues, collagen fibres, and 5.0 per cent intact fat cells. Furthermore, because the patient’s body naturally absorbs some of the fat grafts, the breasts maintain their contours and volumes for 18–24 months.[115][116]
I don’t have plastic surgery and don’t really have any intentions of getting it, but I just had to comment because I love the way you write so truthfully about your life. This was super enjoyable to read, Lauryn. Word!
Which I found quite incredible, because the product claims results shouldn’t become noticeable until 1-3 months. However, major disclaimer, I am super sensitive to medications (and even to foods with medicinal properties). Doctors always have to put me on the lowest dosages of medications because I react so strongly to things.
32)  You have to protect your implants.  A simple fall that would ordinarily only give you a bruising can create a major medical crisis if an implant gives way.  The longer it’s been in you, the more easily it will rupture.  Putting implants beneath the muscle — something that is becoming popular because the shape comes out less obviously fake that way — means that eventually just using your shoulder strongly will put you at risk (assuming that your shoulder still has its strength after the muscle has been distorted).  The extra care you need to protect and maintain the implants makes you just a little bit crippled as long as you have them.
Jump up ^ Clark CP, Peters GN, O’Brien KM (1993). “Cancer in the Augmented Breast: Diagnosis and Prognosis”. Cancer. 72 (7): 2170–4. doi:10.1002/1097-0142(19931001)72:7<2170::AID-CNCR2820720717>3.0.CO;2-1. PMID 8374874.
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The usual mastopexy patient is the woman who desires the restoration of her bust (elevation, size, and contour), because of the post-partum volume losses of fat and milk-gland tissues, and the occurrence of breast ptosis. The clinical indications presented by the woman—the degrees of laxness of the suspensory Cooper’s ligaments; and of the breast skin-envelope (mild, moderate, severe, and pseudo ptosis)—determine the applicable restorative surgical approach for lifting the breasts. Grade I (mild) breast ptosis can be corrected solely with breast augmentation, surgical and non-surgical. Severe breast ptosis can be corrected with breast-lift techniques, such as the Anchor pattern, the Inverted-T incision, and the Lollipop pattern, which are performed with circumvertical and horizontal surgical incisions; which produce a periareolar scar, at the periphery (edge) of the nipple-areola complex (NAC), and a vertical scar, descending from the lower margin of the NAC to the horizontal scar in the infra-mammary fold (IMF), where the breast meets the chest; such surgical scars are the aesthetic disadvantages of mastopexy.[3]
When I had my initial consultation and in the process of choosing my surgeon, it was really important for me to know that my surgeon understood my concerns of breast cancer. My darling mother was unfortunately diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 so having my boobs done was something very close to my heart (literally) and hers. As women we are all taught to monitor our breasts, massage them regularly and feel for lumps, so I was worried that with implants I wouldn’t be able to feel for this. I decided to go with a surgeon who specialised in Breast Oncology so he understood my concerns completely and of course, was able to make my breast look as natural as possible (given he constructs them from scratch most of the time). The good news is ladies, implants or not, doctors are able to monitor your breast exactly the same, so don’t be afraid to have them squished down in the boob machine – they wont burst!.

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During the dermal closure, the nipple-areola complex is transposed to its new locale, as determined by the skin pedicle. To create the curvilinear scar, the deep dermal closure is accomplished by rotating the lateral flap down and then medially. The deep dermis is approximated (joined) with sutures, in a simple, interrupted fashion. The key suture is emplaced at the junction where the apex of the vertical incision meets the nipple-areola complex—because it is the skin area of the breast subject to the greatest tension(s). The subcutaneous dermal closure is effected with interrupted sutures. As required, the final adjustments before suturing the skin closed, might include either micro-liposuction or additional de-epithelialization. After the dermal closure, a suture is emplaced to achieve the continuous approximation of the nipple-areola complex to the adjacent skin edge, and to the lower skin incisions.
Banks has never been afraid to tell it like it is, and when it comes to plastic surgery, she doesn’t shy away from the truth. “I get really uncomfortable when women who are these natural beauties judge anybody who does anything to themselves,” she told PEOPLE in an exclusive interview. In the new memoir she cowrote with her mother, Perfect Is Boring, the supermodel opens up about getting a nose job early in her career. “I could breathe fine, but I added cosmetic surgery. I admit it! Fake hair, and I did my nose. I feel I have a responsibility to tell the truth.” Keep living your truth, Tyra!
Following surgery, you’ll wear bandages or a support bra to minimize swelling and support your breasts through the healing process. The full recovery process will take several weeks, and you’ll be able to return to daily routines based on your surgeon’s guidance.
I found Twitter particularly helpful – I just typed my chosen surgeon’s name into the search bar, and browsed through the tweets that mentioned him. Some girls had even shared pics of their results, so I could see first hand that he was – as one woman wrote – ‘an artist’. 
To enjoy a beautiful, perky breast shape for the first time. A small but growing number of breast lift patients have had drooping breasts since their teens. Breast lift surgery can help a woman get the breast profile she has always wanted.
1991–93 United Kingdom Independent Expert Advisory Group (IEAG) There was no evidence of an increased risk of connective-tissue disease in patients who had undergone silicone-gel breast implant emplacement, and no cause for changing either breast implant practice or policy in the U.K.
Jump up ^ Kakagia, D.; Fragia, K.; Grekou, A .; Tsoutsos, D. (2005). “Reduction mammaplasty specimens and occult breast carcinomas”. European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 31 (1): 19–21. doi:10.1016/j.ejso.2004.07.026. PMID 15642421.
Jump up ^ Johnson, G. W.; Christ, J. E. (1993). “The endoscopic breast augmentation: The transumbilical insertion of saline-filled breast implants”. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 92 (5): 801–808. doi:10.1097/00006534-199392050-00004. PMID 8415961.
When Taylor Swift super-fan Jorja was told that she would lose her hearing very soon, she was terrified that she’d never hear her idol sing again. So guess who popped up to surprise her? Only Tay-Tay herself
Wear a padded or push-up bra. This is another quick and easy fix — no stuffing necessary. A padded bra can make your breasts look a bit bigger, and a push-up bra can take that to the next level. If you’re in the market for a padded or a push-up bra, you should get fitted before you try one on, just as you should do with a real bra. Just make sure you don’t get a bra that is so obviously padded that you’ve increased the size of your breasts by 3 — that will be a little obvious.
Technical: The original Lejour technique incision plan had no horizontal limbs, and so did not produce horizontal scars; however, contemporary variants, such as the Modified Lejour Technique, employ small, horizontal incisions along the inframammary fold, in order to avoid redundant skin folds, especially in the reduction of very oversized breasts.[26]
44)  Maybe you shouldn’t believe those lists in tabloids of surgeries that various celebrities have had.  “Only a tiny percentage have the work done [the tabloids] say”, says Dr. Harold Lancer, a Beverly Hills dermatologist with major movie stars for customers.  (Of course, he could be covering up for them…)  As far as I have been able to learn from the sources available, most of the cosmetic surgery used by the stars is done on faces.
Jump up ^ Breiting VB, Holmich LR, Brandt B, Fryzek JP, Wolthers MS, Kjoller K, McLaughlin JK, Wiik A, Friis S (2004). “Long-term Health Status of Danish Women with Silicone Breast Implants”. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 114 (1): 217–226. doi:10.1097/01.PRS.0000128823.77637.8A. PMID 15220596.
For many women, breast size and shape are an important part of their image and self-confidence. If you’re unhappy with the size and shape of your breasts, you may feel less confident than you want to, but there is a solution.
Hair transplants for baldness often produce very disappointing results, and sometimes (especially if repeated) can end up killing off more of your hair follicles than you were losing already.  Scars can sometimes be quite visible, and a poorly done job can make your scalp all bumpy.  (To see how I personally was coping with male pattern baldness at the time of writing this, take a look at my haircut.)
My boobs are so big I could stand to go down a couple cup sizes. “Normal” (aka bras you can buy in the store) bras don’t fit properly and they’ve caused back pain over the last few years. I think boobs/boob size is such a personal thing and size especially is a different preference for everyone. I’ve come to love and accept my roundness so thanks for sharing your experience so openly!
Probably a naive question, but does having the boob job make going braless more comfortable? As I’m aging, I notice how low things are hanging if you catch me, and my dream was to actually get a reduction after I have babes, preferably so I don’t feel the need to wear bras even at home alone.
Your doctor might place stitches deep within your breasts to reshape your breast tissue and, if necessary, reduce the size of your areolae. He or she will remove excess breast skin and shift the nipples to higher positions. Then your doctor will bring together the breast skin and close the incisions with stitches, surgical tape or skin adhesives.
Hi, I came across this during my most recent obsession with checking out before and after pictures for breast augmentations. I’m 40, a mother of 2, and have always been embarrassed of my breasts. Left is much smaller than right, and the shape just isn’t great. I’ve considered getting implants for many years, and have my 4th consultation tomorrow. I don’t know why I have hesitated all these times, mostly I think fear of the unknown, having to take time off work(I’m a fitness instructor), and wanting to stay true to my “healthy lifestyle” and being a good role model for my 12 year old daughter.
23)  If you think being made fun of for being flat is bad… well, some women tell me that the amount of ridicule they experienced got worse, not better, after getting implants.  Remember the old proverb about the color of the grass on the other side of the fence.
Disproportionately large breasts can cause both physical and emotional distress for patients. Patients with macromastia may experience physical discomfort resulting from the weight of their breasts. The resulting pain can make it challenging for some patients to perform common physical activities. Along with the physical ailments of macromastia, some patients may suffer from emotional distress or more significant mental health problems as a result of their large breasts.
The study Fat Grafting to the Breast Revisited: Safety and Efficacy (2007) reported successful transferences of body fat to the breast, and proposed the fat-graft injection technique as an alternative (non-implant) augmentation mammoplasty procedure instead of the surgical procedures usual for effecting breast augmentation, breast-defect correction, and breast reconstruction.

Arrange for help during recovery. Make plans for someone to drive you home after surgery and stay with you as you begin to recover. You might need someone to help you with daily activities, such as washing your hair, during your initial recovery.
nothing more than to breastfeed and have that connection with her, and it was one of the biggest struggles of my life. With my older son, I didn’t even attempt to breastfeed because after finding out I had had a breast reduction, I was told (by some very unsupportive doctors) to not even try. I knew better the second time around, but after making the effort quite literally my full-time job and still having problems, I gave up after one month.
Overly large breasts can cause health and emotional problems. In addition to self-image issues, you may also experience physical pain and discomfort. The weight of excess breast tissue can impair your ability to lead an active life. The emotional discomfort and self-consciousness often associated with having large pendulous breasts can be as important an issue as the physical discomfort and pain.
It sort of felt like I had weight on my chest. And I couldn’t sleep. I am not a big pill popper. I don’t like pills. Because 1.) they make you constipated and 2.) I don’t like how they make me feel. So I sort of weened off the Vicodin quickly.
Although you’ll see results immediately, remember that it can take months for the swelling to completely go down and the surgical scars to fade. The final result is generally permanent — although breast shape and size can change due to factors such as aging and weight gain or loss.
Which is also called a Benelli lift or periareolar lift, is much less invasive than the anchor breast lift procedure because the incision is limited to a circle around the areola. A piece of skin around the areola is removed and the surrounding skin is reattached to create a lifted look with minimal scarring.

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The surgeon may take photos of your breasts, measure them, and talk with you about how much breast tissue will need to be removed to achieve your goal. You will also learn about preparing for the surgery and planning for your recovery. You may get a mammogram and breast exam before the surgery.
Let’s imagine you’ve got a big event coming up – your birthday party perhaps, or a friend’s wedding – that you need a snazzy new outfit for. You wouldn’t walk into a shop and buy the first dress you clapped eyes on, would you? You’d want to browse for a bit, assess all of the options. 
Sadly, you can lose feeling in your nipples after a boob job. It depends on what kind of surgery you get and what shape your tits are. About 15 percent of patients in the US get nipple numbness after breast augmentation, but some patients regain sensation after their surgeries.
Do my nipples seem to point downward? As skin at the base of the breast stretches out and begins to sag, the weight of breast tissue will pull the nipple downward. A breast lift will reposition the breast tissue so the nipples are facing forward.
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The operating room (OR) time of post–mastectomy breast reconstruction, and of breast augmentation surgery is determined by the procedure employed, the type of incisions, the breast implant (type and materials), and the pectoral locale of the implant pocket.
Good for you for posting this! I am the complete opposite and seriously, seriously considered getting my boobs reduced my junior/senior year in college. I was about 30-40 pounds heavier and my boobs were big and floppy and I was just unhappy overall with the way they looked. And the way I looked honestly, and I thought getting my boobs done smaller would fix them. 30ish pounds later, they definitely have gone down, but once I have kids I will definitely get them reduced and lifted.
Women who have undergone breast augmentation also are susceptible to breast ptosis; which incidence might be induced by the physical and mechanical stresses exerted by the breast implants upon the internal tissues and the skin envelope; such overstretching thins the skin and atrophies its elastic qualities.[12] Statistically, breast augmentation and mastopexy are plastic surgery operations with low incidence rates of medical complications; yet, when performed as a combined breast-repair procedure (mastopexy–augmentation), the physiologic stresses upon the health of the woman increase the risks of incision-wound infection, breast-implant exposure, damage to the breast and nipple nerves leading to sensation changes, malposition of the nipple-areola complex, and malposition of the breast implant in the implant pocket. Therefore, a mastopexy–augmentation procedure features increased surgical complication rates, when compared to the lesser complication rates of breast augmentation and mastopexy as discrete surgical operations; likewise, the individual incidence rates of surgical revision and complications, when compared to the revision and complication rates for the combined mastopexy–augmentation procedure.[13] Recent studies of a newer technique for simultaneous augmentation mastopexy (SAM) indicate that it is a safe surgical procedure with minimal medical complications. The SAM technique involves invaginating and tacking the tissues first, in order to previsualize the final result, before making any surgical incisions to the breast.[14][15]
Patients choosing this type of implant should carry out more regular checks with their doctor compared with those on saline solution implants. An MRI or ultrasound scan can check the condition of the implants.
I love that you wrote about this, Lauryn! When I was considering mine, I was 29, and I only knew one person who had gotten breast implants for fun (vs. after having their breasts removed after cancer.) I felt very alone and like I would be judged a lot, and it took a lot of heart-to-hearts with my husband to help me work through my concerns. Working through my concerns was good, but seeing the topic written about and discussed and experienced, by people who are not porn stars would have eliminated some of the concerns, and I’m sure will help others. For the record – many people tell me my boobs feel/look natural, but it does depend on whether you go above/below the muscle, how big they are, etc. And I agree that going bigger than you originally think is a good idea – hence I want to go bigger soon, I feel like it’s easier to play them down than up, and they’re just fun!
Many women with breast implants have reported connective tissue diseases such as systemic sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia. Various other systemic symptoms have been evidenced at large and fall under the term Breast Implant Illness. Symptoms include extreme fatigue, cognitive dysfunction (brain fog, memory loss, difficulty concentrating), joint and muscle pain, dryness throughout the body, hair loss, tingling and numbness in the extremities, recurring infections, endocrine problems (thyroid, adrenals, etc.), and more.[77][78][79][80][81][82]
First of all I would love to say, I Love Dr. Lawton! He is an amazing Cosmetic Surgeon. I went in for my first consultation confident that I wanted a breast augmentation. Dr. Lawton informed me all about the augmentation, and the sizing. I started as a small B and going to be a small D. Right away he makes you feel comfortable and confident. His presence is very nurturing. The nurses and assistances are very friendly and helpful. Dr. Lawton also gives his straight opinion. It is not about the money and the bigger the better. It’s all about health and proportion to your body. After trying different sizes he did recommend the 500cc’s for my height and body proportion. (I am 5’5 , 128lbs.) He did advised me on, once you have the augmentation with a full recovery, you will end up losing 30-40 cc. So I recommend you go up the additional cc’s to be at the actual size you want. That is something I find informative. So for my second appointment, I paid, set my date for the augmentation. They sent me home with the vitamins, prescription for antibiotics and pain medications. The assistant explains the do’s and don’ts’ for the preparation before and after surgery. Through this process, I did not feel rush. There was a lot of talking and reassuring with kindness. So this is where I would like to share my experience. I’m a 29 yrs old female, a reserved person that comes from a small town where it’s not common for us to do something like this. I suffer from a bad case of Anxiety for a couple of years. I have been prescribed medication in the past, but never would take it. I just dealt with it on my own. And for some reason I thought I had it under control. Well not the day of My Surgery! To make it worse, I was the first patient scheduled for 6am. I went in with all confidents, which I had thought. I didn’t feel nervous that night or even right before I walked in. I think my anxiety hit me right after I changed into my gown and sat on the bed. I was able to control it for a just a moment. Until, I saw the anesthesiologist it freaked me out! It was surreal at that moment. I did not think, that I would be this nervous. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for many years. My anxiety got the best of me, I couldn’t control it. I also felt so embarrassed and ashamed, that I would put Dr. Lawton and his staff in this situation. But with no more time, I brought it to the nurse’s attention, telling her I couldn’t go through with the surgery. Dr. Lawton, shortly came into the room with me to give me a pep talk, show me comfort and offer to give me meds to calm me down. During this time he was more like my Confidant/Therapist. They also let my sister go to the back to comfort me. And course I still said no. I had no doubt it wasn’t Dr. Lawton. I had already grew so much respect for him and I trusted him. Honestly, it was the fact I was going under and put to sleep. It was my nerves controlling me. After about a good 30 minutes of talking and with all respect Dr. Lawton let me go home and rethink my decision. Couple of weeks later, in a better state of mind, I made another appointment to talk with Dr. Lawton and where I would go from here. I was terrified to see him, thinking he would be mad at me or have less patience with me. Totally opposite what I was thinking! He went in the room with a smile. First off, he was concerned about my anxiety. If he would have known and if I would have told him I suffered from severe anxiety he would have prescribed me meds just for surgery. We talked, joked and laughed about the whole situation. I felt more at ease. He did do another resizing, just to confirm my size. He made me feel confident enough where I could overcome my anxiety. At that point I was confident I was continuing with the surgery. My appointment did not feel rushed. The visit was so warming! And the nurse was so reassuring as well. At the end of my appointment I left with my prescription and a Big Smile. Dr. Lawton has so much compassion and patients! So make sure, if you have severe anxiety, please let him know from the beginning, so you don’t put the surgical team in this situation. It is totally normal to feel nervous and scared, it is surgery. Shortly, after that, I rescheduled my second surgery. I went in with more confidents than the first time. I was actually excited to go in for my surgery, because he definitely proved to me that everything will be fine. But not just that, his attitude did not change. He wasn’t just pushing me through. He actually helped me conquer my fears. I was reassured he would take good care of me. The Nurses, Anesthesiologist and Staff were so wonderful. They are just as patient and kind. Dr. Lawton is amazing! My surgery went so fast, I didn’t realize it. I went to sleep and woke right back up. The next day I had my follow up to take off my bandages. Then, I went in for my 1 week follow up, to remove stitches and was taught some massaging techniques. I ‘am 2 weeks Post-Op, and everything is going well! Just a little in impatient to see the final result, but I feel so confident! My experience may sound a little crazy, but my doctor didn’t think so. And that is why I love my Doctor! Great Attitude every time! #1 Rule and Only Rule: Listen to Dr. Lawton’s orders! And the result will end in perfection! I Thank him again and again!
Having breast reduction surgery was the best decision for me long term, and it truly gave me the confidence to be the best version of myself. There are just a few key things I’d wish I’d known first. Here are 8 weird plastic surgery procedures you’ve never heard of until now.
Jump up ^ Brawer, AE. “Chronology of systemic disease development in 300 symptomatic recipients of silicone gel-filled breast implants Archived 2017-12-24 at the Wayback Machine..” J. Clean Technology, Environmental Toxicology, and Occupational Med 1996:5, #3, 223-233.
Hi, I’m seriously considering getting a boob job (been wanting one for years) My main concern is how long it actually takes to recover. When will I be able to be up and about doing regular life, and then when will I be able to workout?
Breast augmentation is performed in our own private AAAASF Certified Class-C Outpatient Surgical Center. The minimally invasive breast augmentation procedure takes between 30 minutes and 1 hour. For this outpatient surgery, we utilize general intravenous anesthesia administered by an elite group of carefully selected, highly qualified, board certified anesthesiologists. The techniques employed are designed to provide a smooth, gentle anesthetic experience, and prevent postoperative nausea and eliminate postoperative pain.
Thanks for sharing! I’m going in for a consultation soon and I find myself deliberating between what size I want. Your’s look like super great natural boobs!! What bra size did you end up with? Also, I have a bunch of xs triangl swim suits! What size top did you switch to after your surgery!? I’m only a 32 band size so I’m worried that a bigger cup will fit but the band might be too lose!
For some women, breast augmentation is a way to enhance self-image and self-confidence. For others, breast augmentation is part of breast reconstruction after surgery for breast cancer or other conditions affecting the breast.
4) CONSISTENCY IS KEY. You can’t take the pills for two weeks and expect amazing results. It took me almost A YEAR but it was totally worth it as I didn’t have to pay a thousands of dollars to plastic surgeon and have disgusting and unhealthy silicone implanted into my body.
6.) People will talk. After I got my boobs done people would talk shit. They would say “omg she got her boobs done!!” Like it was some secret & YES I KNOW I GOT MY BOOBS DONE, I ACTUALLY WENT UNDER THE KNIFE. For the record, it was also crystal clear because I had bigger boobs. It sort of didn’t take a scientist to come to the conclusion I got my boobs done, you know? I didn’t do it for anyone except myself.
Two weeks later I was fine. I calmed the F down. But my boobs were pretty big. Like I could rest a champagne glass on them. I actually ended up modeling for Maxim magazine & they looked too big for my liking in the shoot ( but I guess totally acceptable for a Maxim college girl ).
Subfascial: the breast implant is emplaced beneath the fascia of the pectoralis major muscle; the subfascial position is a variant of the subglandular position for the breast implant.[36] The technical advantages of the subfascial implant-pocket technique are debated; proponent surgeons report that the layer of fascial tissue provides greater implant coverage and better sustains its position.[37]

Thanks for sharing! I just had mine done and am laying awake at 4:30am the 2nd night thinking “what have I done?!” because they hurt so bad!!! First day wasn’t so bad and now BOY am I feeling it. This definitely helped calm my nerves because you described everything I am currently going through…including “oh no I went too big” and “maybe I should just have them taken out!”. Looking forward to seeing the end result though 🙂 thanks again!!
Your breasts will be swollen and bruised for about two weeks. You’ll likely feel pain and soreness around the incisions, which will be red or pink for a few months. Numbness in your nipples, areolae and breast skin might last for about six weeks.
I recommend fresh versions of these herbs. If you use the powdered version you won’t get the results you want. Supplements won’t work well either. The best way is to eat them, make a tea out of them or use them to make a breast enlargement cream.
Digestive contamination and systemic toxicity are the principal infant-health concerns; the leakage of breast implant filler to the breast milk, and if the filler is dangerous to the nursing infant. Breast implant device fillers are biologically inert – saline filler is salt water, and silicone filler is indigestible – because each substance is chemically inert, and environmentally common. Moreover, proponent physicians have said there “should be no absolute contraindication to breast-feeding by women with silicone breast implants.”[13] In the early 1990s, at the beginning of the silicone breast-implant sickness occurrences, small-scale, non-random studies (i.e. “patients came with complaints, which might have many sources”, not “doctors performed random tests”) indicated possible breast-feeding complications from silicone implants; yet no study reported device–disease causality.[14]
Satisfaction with your new image should continue to grow as you recover from surgery.The final results of your breast lift will appear over the next few months as breast shape and position continue to settle.Incision lines are permanent but will continue to fade over time. The results of your breast lift surgery will be long-lasting. Over time, your breasts can continue to change due to aging and gravity. You’ll be able to retain your new look longer if you:
Transaxillary incisions, typically used for saline implants, are performed endoscopically through the armpit. This incision type requires a slightly longer recovery, but the scar is nearly invisible afterward.
Very nice post, Thanks for the Tips. I had been planning about breast augmentation since realizing I wasn’t going to grow any as a teenager. It’s nice to read blog posts like this. It’s very informative and aids in my decision planning on whether to have or not to have a breast augmentation surgery.
After spending a brief time in supervised recovery, you will be able to go home that same day to continue your recovery. Your chest will be bandaged, and you may be sent home in a surgical bra. You can expect to feel considerable soreness the first couple of days after your procedure, and your cosmetic surgeon will prescribe pain medication to help keep you comfortable during this initial period. Gently placing ice packs on top of the bandages can help alleviate discomfort as well.
If you are a smoker, you will be asked to stop smoking well in advance of surgery. You should avoid aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs that can cause increased bleeding for a period of time before surgery. Your plastic surgeon will provide you with additional preoperative instructions.
Anaesthestic preparation — To limit bleeding during the liposuction, the proper degree of vasoconstriction of the breast’s circulatory system is established with an anaesthetic solution (lidocaine + epinephrine in saline solution) that is infiltrated to the deep and the superficial plains of each breast. Using a blunt-tip, multi-perforation cannula, the anaesthetic infiltration begins at the deep plane of the breast, and continues as the cannula is withdrawn towards the superficial plane of the breast. The entire area of the breast is infiltrated with the anaesthetic solution until the tissues become tumescent (firm). Moreover, as required by the patient’s physique, an intravenous (IV) pressure bag can be applied to hasten the infiltration; after the anaesthetic has numbed the breast, the plastic surgeon begins the lipectomy breast-reduction.[citation needed]
We ended up doing an in-office procedure, one breast at a time, two weeks apart, to lower the nipples. I wasn’t given nearly enough numbing options, and it was really a painful experience. Looking back, I wish we had discussed this possibility with my surgeon before the initial surgery and that I had demanded to be admitted to the hospital for the correction. Use these insider tips to improve any hospital stay.
Since the mid-1990s, the fifth generation of silicone-gel breast implant is made of a high-strength, highly cohesive silicone gel that mostly eliminates the occurrences of filler leakage (“silicone gel bleed”) and of the migration of the silicone filler from the implant pocket to elsewhere in the woman’s body. These implants are commonly referred to as “gummy bear breast implants” for their firm, pliant consistency, which is similar to gummy candies. The studies Experience with Anatomical Soft Cohesive Silicone gel Prosthesis in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Breast Implant Surgery (2004) and Cohesive Silicone gel Breast Implants in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery (2005) reported low incidence-rates of capsular contracture and of device-shell rupture; and greater rates of improved medical-safety and technical-efficacy than that of early generation breast implant devices.[11][12][13]
Thanks for sharing your story! I have been back and forth about getting a boob job for the last few years. I’m now 27 and still want one, and I’m starting to seriously consider going to different doctors for consultations.
When a silicone breast implant is placed in your body, fibrous tissue called a capsule forms around the implant. If the implant ruptures, it might go unnoticed because any free silicone tends to remain trapped in the surrounding tissue. This is known as a silent rupture.
But before you go ahead, be absolutely sure about why you want them. Take time to reflect on your decision. It may help to read our article Is cosmetic surgery right for me? and to discuss it with your GP first.
Jump up ^ Handel N, et al. (May 2006). “Long-term safety and efficacy of polyurethane foam-covered breast implants”. Journal of Aesthetic Surgery. 26 (3): 265–274. doi:10.1016/j.asj.2006.04.001. PMID 19338905.
Jump up ^ Wallach, S. G. (2004). “Maximizing the Use of the Abdominoplasty Incision”. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 113 (1): 411–417; discussion 417. doi:10.1097/01.PRS.0000091422.11191.1A. PMID 14707667.
I feel like I could’ve written this post. This is all me to a T! I had a similar experience and feel the same way. Sometimes I question having this foreign object in me because I’m so health-conscience these days. I worry a little about being able to breastfeed later b/c my incision is in the same place.
Both saline and silicone breast implants are considered safe for breast augmentation and breast reconstruction. Long-term follow-up studies on new devices — in which researchers look for evidence of continued safety and effectiveness of saline and silicone breast implants — are ongoing.
23)  If you think being made fun of for being flat is bad… well, some women tell me that the amount of ridicule they experienced got worse, not better, after getting implants.  Remember the old proverb about the color of the grass on the other side of the fence.
Are you unsatisfied by your natural breasts, but reluctant to undergo the time and expense of enlargement surgery? You’re not alone. Today, many women are turning to a variety of natural methods to get bigger breasts without surgery. While the results from any of these methods will have a much subtler effect than implants, with the patience to try a variety of solutions, it’s possible to see moderate improvement. However, it’s important to note that many breast-enlarging “tricks” are not supported by scientific evidence. Even with methods that do have some scientific credibility, success is not guaranteed.
The post-operative complications occurred included seroma, wound dehiscence, hematoma; whereas partial NAC necrosis occurred in 10 per cent of the reduced breasts; yet, after refinement of the Lejour technique, the study Vertical Mammaplasty: Early Complications After 250 Personal Consecutive Cases (1999), reported a reduced incidence rate of 7.0 per cent in the 324 breast reductions performed in 167 patients.[27] Moreover, the incidence of such post-operative complications is greater among the women whose breasts required large-volume resection of the parenchyma; in women who were obese; in women who were tobacco smokers; and in young women.[28][29] Furthermore, wound dehiscence, epidermolysis, adipose tissue necrosis, and infection occur less among women who undergo Lejour-technique breast reduction, than among women who undergo a periareolar, Anchor pattern breast-reduction, or an inferior-pedicle breast reduction. Nonetheless, bottom-edge asymmetry occurs more among Lejour-technique patients; the revision surgery rates can be up to 10 per cent. Moreover, the liposuctioning of the breast does not increase the rate of local medical complications; decreased NAC sensitivity occurs in 10 per cent of the women; and total NAC insensitivity occurs in 1.0 per cent of women.[30]
the circumareolar lift (Benelli breast lift, donut lift), featuring the cutting out of a concentric ring of flesh from around the nipple-areola complex, limits the size and diameter of the circular scar.
Early complications include infection and hematoma (blood outside the vascular system); late complications include an unsatisfactory breast-volume reduction that might require either surgical or liposuction revision. As with other liposuction procedures, the final result of a liposuction-only breast reduction becomes evident at 6-months post-operative; although the edema usually subsides at 2–3 weeks post-operative. To date, no incidence of tissue necrosis has been reported; likewise, there have been few reports of lessened nipple-sensation. Generally, the long-term rate of patient-satisfaction is high, provided that the indications for the liposuction-only technique are abided with proper patient selection.[12][36]

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Don’t worry about becoming bulky. It’s a common myth that women can become bulky, muscle-bound, and unattractive from strength-training exercise. In fact, it’s almost impossible for women to get big, burly muscles without becoming professional body builders or using steroids. Women don’t produce as much of the hormone testosterone as men, making it much more difficult for them to naturally put on big muscles. While women are perfectly capable of becoming stronger and more toned, they generally have to have the schedules of professional athletes (or use steroids) to even begin to appear muscly in a masculine way.
I love this post, too real. Hits home to me, the moment I came home after my boob job I wanted them out they felt TOO big, (I went from an A to 300 CC). fast forward three years post baby…. I should have waited until after a baby because STRETCHHHHH. From an A to a DDD(breast milk). Love to get the surgeons deets. My surgeon told me pre surgery he would give me great cleavage…and after surgery he told me he wasn’t able to because of the structure of my chest. It’s important for others to know that your boobs will still “look” the same just bigger.
Inframammary: an incision made to the inframammary fold (natural crease under your breast), which affords maximal access for precise dissection of the tissues and emplacement of the breast implants. It is the preferred surgical technique for emplacing silicone-gel implants, because it better exposes the breast tissue–pectoralis muscle interface; yet, IMF implantation can produce thicker, slightly more visible surgical scars.
Jump up ^ Brinton LA, Brown SL, Colton T, Burich MC, Lubin J (2000). “Characteristics of a Population of Women with Breast Implants Compared with Women Seeking other Types of Plastic Surgery”. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 105 (3): 919–927. doi:10.1097/00006534-200003000-00014. PMID 10724251.
Women who are experiencing mild sagging, yet still will benefit from a breast lift, are often good candidates for a peri-areolar lift. This involves a circular incision running around the edge of the areola, and like the crescent lift, is commonly performed in conjunction with breast augmentation. This lift can also be effective in helping reduce areola size. The resulting scar traces the edge of the areola.
Thank you so much for sharing! I’ve always wondered about this. Its so nice to hear a candid, full story from someone. Also MAJOR props to you for paying for them yourself and sticking to your choice.
A breast lift isn’t for everyone. If you’re considering pregnancy at any point in the future, you might delay getting a breast lift. During pregnancy your breasts could stretch and offset the results of the lift.
Being only 17 when I had the procedure done, I was ready to get back out there and hang out with my friends right away. I didn’t think twice about breast reduction recovery or how much downtime I would really need, which is different for everyone. My surgeon recommended a week of laying low and two weeks of not driving a vehicle to let my body heal. I gave myself only a few days before I was making plans with my friends, which I quickly learned was a mistake. Because I jumped right back into my life, I feel like my recovery ended up taking longer. After a day or two of being up and out of the house, I needed a good week to really just sit and let my body heal. Check out these 5 breakthroughs for faster recovery from surgery.
While the results of your surgery will be long lasting, over time your breasts can continue to change due to aging and gravity. You will be able to retain the results of your mastopexy by maintaining your weight and keeping a healthy lifestyle. It is important to continue to follow-up with your Cleveland Clinic Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Center surgeon to ensure the best, long-term results.

The technique used to reduce the size of your breasts will be determined by your individual condition, breast composition, amount of reduction desired, your personal preferences and the surgeon’s advice.
33)  Any surgery on breasts can, and often does, damage nerves and reduce skin sensation.  The amount of loss is unpredictable.  The damage can’t be reversed.  Attempts to reduce this effect have a tradeoff: they increase the visibility of the surgical scar.  Complete numbness of the nipple is not unknown.  In a smaller number of cases, the side effect is the opposite: painful hypersensitivity to touch.
I love this post! Thanks for sharing. I’d love to know whether or not having implants helps your boobs stay in place? Like do they still fall naturally or do they stay pretty perky on their own? I’m a C and id like to go bigger and also have my boobs be a little more up on my chest because mine are always kinda just chillin a little lower than where I think they should be and when I’m laying down they like to disappear to under my armpits! Does that happen to anyone else?! I’m like where did my boobs go? I hate it! So does getting implants help them stay put? And then I’d also like to know whether they do fill out up top of your boobs are a little more tear dropped? Thanks for sharing Lauryn 🙂 xoxo
Kylie Jenner’s fans are convinced she’s had a boob job, but she’s denied having the surgery many times. Chances are, it’s just her pregnancy making her tits look like that. Sorry! But your plastic surgeon can work with you to get a similar shape to Kylie’s chest — they do Kardashian surgeries all the time, I guarantee.
Dr. Lawton is an amazing plastic surgeon! I am so pleased with the results of my surgery, and will never use anyone else. I will strongly recommend Dr. Lawton to my friends who are considering cosmetic surgery. In addition, the entire staff is professional and very friendly. I especially felt that I was being taken care of in the best way on the day of surgery. Thank you, Dr. Lawton, and your entire staff.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified a possible association between breast implants and the development of anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a rare cancer of the immune system. The FDA believes that women with breast implants may have a very low but increased risk of developing ALCL. However, further research is needed to fully understand the relationship between ALCL and breast implants.
Any surgery has risks, including infection, and breast augmentations are no exception. Be sure to call your surgeon if you experience unusual bleeding, excessive pain or swelling, incision discharge or fever.
Use a padded or push-up bra. A good padded bra can add noticeable volume to your bust while also making your breasts look perkier. Push-up bras, on the other hand, can add lots of “lift” to your breasts, giving the appearance of a larger, fuller bust. Using these types of bras is a great quick-fix for outfits that go from looking good to great with a slightly larger chest.
The breast reduction performed with the free nipple-graft technique transposes the nipple-areola complex (NAC) as a tissue graft without a blood supply, without a skin and glandular pedicle. The therapeutic advantage is the greater volume of breast tissues (glandular, adipose, skin) that can be resected to produce a proportionate breast. The therapeutic disadvantage is a breast without a sensitive nipple-areola complex, and without lactational capability. The medically indicated candidates are: the woman whose health presents a high risk of ischemia (localized tissue anemia) of the nipple-areola complex, which might cause tissue necrosis; the diabetic woman; the woman who is a tobacco smoker; the woman whose oversized breasts have an approximate NAC-to-IMF measure of 20 cm; and the woman who has macromastia, requiring much resecting of the breast tissues.[citation needed]
Love this! I got my boob job @ 18 fresh out of high school. I had talked about implants since I was 15 so once I graduated, I told my mom and she said I needed to talk to at least 3 doctors before committing. Found my doctor and Tah-Dah! Lol, I have 315 CC’s and they have definitely settled and I majorly wish I went bigger…Like at least 400 CC’s.
When you visit potential surgeons, ask how frequently he/she performs breast reduction surgery and how many total procedures that surgeon has performed. View before and after photos, not just on a surgeon’s website but also during your consultation, paying close attention to the results of patients whose “before” photos look similar to you and whose breasts in the “after” photos look good to you—this will help you understand a cosmetic surgeon’s aesthetic style, which will play a significant role in how your breasts will look after surgery.
Breast lift surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia or local anesthesia + intravenous sedation. The procedure takes about 1-2 hours to perform, depending on the extent of surgery. You will be able to go home shortly after surgery to continue your recovery. Your breasts will be bandaged or placed in a surgical bra.
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21)  Lots of men have written me in response to this page and said they agree that implants are gross… but after tens of thousands of hits here, only a handful of men ever wrote to tell me they disagree and think implants are attractive… and sometimes I can’t even be sure because the mail they’ve written is so inarticulate.  (The total number of such messages written in proper English, so far, is about three.)  From other mail I get, it seems to be very commonly the case that when women want implants, it’s the men in their lives who are trying to talk them out of it, often without success.  Our stereotypes tell us to expect the opposite — men are supposed to be thrilled by this kind of “improvement”.  If our assumptions are backwards on this, how realistic is the rest of our thinking about implants?  How much of what you look forward to after you have your implants is not going to work out the way you expect, because it’s based on that kind of assumption?
Jump up ^ Adams WP jr.; Rios, Jose L.; Smith, Sharon J. (2006). “Enhancing Patient Outcomes in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery using Triple Antibiotic Breast Irrigation: Six-year Prospective Clinical Study”. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 117 (1): 30–6. doi:10.1097/01.prs.0000185671.51993.7e. PMID 16404244.
Jump up ^ Jacobsen PH, Hölmich LR, McLaughlin JK, Johansen C, Olsen JH, Kjøller K, Friis S (2004). “Mortality and suicide among Danish women with cosmetic breast implants”. Arch. Intern. Med. 164 (22): 2450–5. doi:10.1001/archinte.164.22.2450. PMID 15596635.
Though some sources may recommend it, in general, it’s a bad idea to wear multiple bras, regardless of the type of bras being used. Though this can make your breasts look a little bigger if it’s applied to correctly, it can be awfully uncomfortable and will probably have you spending lots of time adjusting yourself throughout the day.
Both saline and silicone breast implants are considered safe for breast augmentation and breast reconstruction. Long-term follow-up studies on new devices — in which researchers look for evidence of continued safety and effectiveness of saline and silicone breast implants — are ongoing.
I think anyone interested in getting implants should google the health issues related to them. Saline implants have a silicone shell and doctors don’t tell you that. They also don’t tell you about the autoimmune issues they can cause. It’s a hush hush world in the land of plastic surgery because implants are their money maker. Google Dr. Lu-Jean Feng and Dr. Chun and Dr. Barnett as they are all specialists removing implants every damn day in order to restore the health in women. Go to FB and search Breast Implant Illness….that will be an eye opener for you! Also, ten years is the time frame for replacement….are you really going to do that? You even questioned yourself if you would do it all over again…because deep down inside, I don’t think you would.

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With the patient laid supine upon the operating table, the surgeon performs a free-hand, curvilinear delineation of an inverted, upper-case letter-B pattern to the breast. Then, per the landmarks of the initial incision-plan, a semicircular pattern is delineated around the nipple-areola complex. The vertical and horizontal component-incisions of the B mastopexy are created with a tapering, curvilinear incision that begins from the lower margin of the areola to the lateral crease of the breast. The B-pattern incision results in a vertical closure 5 to 7 centimetres (2.0 to 2.8 in) long, from the bottom margin of the nipple-areola complex to the inframammary fold.
12)  The “exoneration” of silicone and implants is based on a failure to link it to certain autoimmune diseases that some implant patients were diagnosed with: arthritis, lupus, sclerodoma, etc.  Interestingly, the same symptoms (sore joints, weak muscles, fatigue, cognitive difficulties) keep leading to different diagnoses, none of which was provable in itself.  The obvious conclusion is that the condition is a separate disease that somewhat resembles these others.  One theory is that many of these symptoms might be caused by ethylene oxide, which was used to sterilize many implants after they were manufactured, possibly contaminating the material.  Another is that the common cause is an allergic reaction to the presence of traces of platinum.  The studies also found no link with breast cancer… but overall cancers were another matter.  Two recent NIH studies of overall mortality of women with implants, one from the National Cancer Institute (Dr. Louise Brinton) and one from the FDA, found plenty of extra mortality relative to patients of other plastic surgeries.  Causes included lung cancer, brain cancer, a few other cancers, other lung diseases, and an increased rate of suicide.  Finally, the important point to note about the dozens or hundreds of studies that supposedly show that silicone implants are safe is that not one examined a period longer than the initial three years after implantation.
The plastic surgical emplacement of breast-implant devices, either for breast reconstruction or for aesthetic purpose, presents the same health risks common to surgery, such as adverse reaction to anesthesia, hematoma (post-operative bleeding), seroma (fluid accumulation), incision-site breakdown (wound infection). Complications specific to breast augmentation include breast pain, altered sensation, impeded breast-feeding function, visible wrinkling, asymmetry, thinning of the breast tissue, and symmastia, the “bread loafing” of the bust that interrupts the natural plane between the breasts. Specific treatments for the complications of indwelling breast implants – capsular contracture and capsular rupture – are periodic MRI monitoring and physical examinations. Furthermore, complications and re-operations related to the implantation surgery, and to tissue expanders (implant place-holders during surgery) can cause unfavorable scarring in approximately 6–7% of the patients. [26][47][48] Statistically, 20% of women who underwent cosmetic implantation, and 50% of women who underwent breast reconstruction implantation, required their explantation at the 10-year mark.[49]
Jump up ^ Fryzek JP, Holmich L, McLaughlin JK, Lipworth L, Tarone RE, Henriksen T, Kjoller K, Friis S (2007). “A Nationwide Study of Connective Tissue Disease and Other Rheumatic Conditions Among Danish Women With Long-Term Cosmetic Breast Implantation”. Annals of Epidemiology. 17 (5): 374–379. doi:10.1016/j.annepidem.2006.11.001. PMID 17321754.
In 1977, Fisher and Fischer reviewed 245 cases with the planotome instrument for treating cellulite in the lateral trochanteric (hip-thigh) areas. There was a 4.9 per cent incidence of seromas, despite incision-wound suction catheters and compression dressings; 2.0 per cent of the cases presented pseudo-cyst formation that required removal of the capsule (cyst) through a wider incision (+ 5.0 mm) and the use of the panotome.[96][97]
Digestive contamination and systemic toxicity are the principal infant-health concerns; the leakage of breast implant filler to the breast milk, and if the filler is dangerous to the nursing infant. Breast implant device fillers are biologically inert—saline filler is salt water, and silicone filler is indigestible—because each substance is chemically inert, and environmentally common. Moreover, proponent physicians have said there “should be no absolute contraindication to breast-feeding by women with silicone breast implants.”[93] In the early 1990s, at the beginning of the silicone breast implant sickness occurrences, small-scale, non-random studies (i.e. “patients came with complaints, which might have many sources”, not “doctors performed random tests”) indicated possible breast-feeding complications from silicone implants; yet no study reported device–disease causality.[94]
Breast implants: Local complication and adverse outcomes. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/ucm259296.htm. Accessed May 18, 2015.
The complications associated with injecting fat grafts to augment the breasts are like, but less severe, than the medical complications associated with other types of breast procedure. Technically, the use of minuscule (2-mm) incisions and blunt-cannula injection much reduce the incidence of damaging the underlying breast structures (milk ducts, blood vessels, nerves). Injected fat-tissue grafts that are not perfused among the tissues can die, and result in necrotic cysts and eventual calcifications – medical complications common to breast procedures. Nevertheless, a contoured abdomen for the patient is an additional benefit derived from the liposuction harvesting of the adipocyte tissue injected to the breasts. (see abdominoplasty)
Jump up ^ Tebbetts JB, Adams WP (2005). “Five critical decisions in breast augmentation using five measurements in 5 minutes: the high five decision support process”. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 116 (7): 2005–16. doi:10.1097/01.prs.0000191163.19379.63. PMID 16327616.
I want to tell you I researched for a long time on forums to read real people’s stories as much as researching the published medical data. I want you to all be aware of doing this while removing yourself from your ego desires. When you can read and analyse you will start to weigh up whether getting a breast implant is worth it or not.
Jump up ^ McLaughlin JK, Lipworth L, Fryzek JP, Ye W, Tarone RE, Nyren O (2006). “Long-term Cancer Risk Among Swedish Women with Cosmetic Breast Implants: an Update of a Nationwide Study”. J Natl Cancer Inst. 98 (8): 557–60. doi:10.1093/jnci/djj134. PMID 16622125.
When performed by a qualified cosmetic surgeon, breast augmentation is a safe surgery with long-lasting results, and the overwhelming number of patients are very glad they chose to have the procedure. The best way to decide whether or not breast augmentation is right for you is to meet with a board certified cosmetic surgeon for a consultation. You can find cosmetic surgeons in your area by using our ABCS Find-a-Surgeon tool.
Now that the Brava has been sold to the public for a while, a realistic picture is starting to emerge, and results are mixed.  Often the amount of growth is minimal; in some cases it’s substantial.  Rashes are common, welts and blisters are not too rare, and weird infections sometimes happen.  Antibacterial soap may reduce that problem.  A few Brava users find that the suction makes them start lactating.  Those interested in the Brava should probably check some of the criticism by frustrated users, such as this one: Brav-argh.  (And speaking of them, guess what’s happened: the word “brav-argh” has now been co-opted as a fake search keyword by sites selling fake breast enlarging pills and creams.)
Jump up ^ de Groot, Renee M.; Kingma-Vegter, Florine; Bakker, Xander R. (2009). “Occult mammacarcinoom ontdekt na mammareductie” [Occult breast cancer discovered following breast reduction]. Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde (in Dutch). 153: B314. PMID 19785796.
Jump up ^ Eisenberg, TS (2011). “Simultaneous Augmentation Mastopexy: A Technique for Maximum En Bloc Skin Resection Using the Inverted-T Pattern Regardless of Implant Size, Asymmetry, or Ptosis”. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 36 (2): 349–54. doi:10.1007/s00266-011-9796-7. PMID 21853404.
^ Jump up to: a b Khouri, R. K.; Schlenz, I.; Murphy, B. J.; Baker, T. J. (2000). “Nonsurgical breast enlargement using an external soft-tissue expansion system”. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 105 (7): 2500–2512; discussion 2512–4. doi:10.1097/00006534-200006000-00032. PMID 10845308.
Jump up ^ Tebbetts T (2002). “A System for Breast Implant Selection Based on Patient Tissue Characteristics and Implant-soft tissue Dynamics”. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 109 (4): 1396–1409. doi:10.1097/00006534-200204010-00030. PMID 11964998.

Jump up ^ Katzin WE, Centeno JA, Feng LJ, Kiley M, Mullick FG (2001). “Pathology of Lymph Nodes From Patients With Breast Implants: A Histologic and Spectroscopic Evaluation”. American Journal of Surgical Pathology. 29 (4): 506–11. doi:10.1097/01.pas.0000155145.60670.e4. PMID 15767806. Archived from the original (—Scholar search) on May 24, 2009.
In 1997, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) appointed the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to investigate the potential risks of operative and post-operative complications from the emplacement of silicone breast implants. The IOM’s review of the safety and efficacy of silicone gel-filled breast implants, reported that the “evidence suggests diseases or conditions, such as connective tissue diseases, cancer, neurological diseases, or other systemic complaints or conditions are no more common in women with breast implants, than in women without implants” subsequent studies and systemic review found no causal link between silicone breast implants and disease.[107]
Jump up ^ Song JW, Kim HM, Bellfi LT, Chung KC (2011). “The Effect of Study design Biases on the Diagnostic Accuracy of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Detecting Silicone Breast Implant Ruptures: a Meta-analysis”. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 127 (3): 1029–1044. doi:10.1097/PRS.0b013e3182043630. PMC 3080104 . PMID 21364405.
Jump up ^ Sarwer DB, LaRossa D, Bartlett SP, Low DW, Bucky LP, Whitaker LA (2003). “Body Image Concerns of Breast Augmentation Patients”. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 112 (July): 83–90. doi:10.1097/01.PRS.0000066005.07796.51. PMID 12832880.
Jump up ^ Adams WP jr.; Rios, Jose L.; Smith, Sharon J. (2006). “Enhancing Patient Outcomes in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery using Triple Antibiotic Breast Irrigation: Six-year Prospective Clinical Study”. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 117 (1): 30–6. doi:10.1097/01.prs.0000185671.51993.7e. PMID 16404244.
As one of the most common plastic surgery procedures, breast augmentation improves the size, shape, and volume of breasts thanks to implants placed in pockets behind breast tissue. Options for implants include silicone and saline, but your board-certified surgeon will help you decide on the style and size based on your body contours, breast tissue, and lifestyle.
The breast reduction performed with the vertical-scar technique usually produces a well-projected bust featuring breasts with short incision scars and a nipple-areola complex (NAC) elevated by means of a pedicle (superior, medial, lateral) that maintains the biologic and functional viability of the NAC. The increased projection of the reduced bust is achieved by medially gathering the folds of the skin-envelope and suturing the inner and outer portions of the remaining breast gland to provide a support pillar, and upward projection of the NAC . The vertical-scar reduction mammoplasty is best suited for removing small areas of the skin envelope and small volumes of internal tissues (glandular, adipose) from the lateral and the inferior portions of the breast hemisphere; thus the short incision scars.[citation needed]
This procedure doesn’t involve the use of implants at all; rather, it uses the transfer of fat from other parts of your body to your breasts to augment their size and in some cases improve their shape.

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Make sure your cosmetic surgeon is board certified; this ensures that he or she is specifically trained and experienced in cosmetic surgery, including breast augmentation, and that your procedure will take place in an accredited facility, which is essential for your safety. Finally, don’t choose a breast augmentation surgeon based on price. You cannot put a price on your safety & results. Most cosmetic surgeons offer multiple financing options to help a patient fit breast augmentation into her budget.
You might need additional surgery after breast implant removal. If you have your implants removed, you might need a breast lift or other additional surgery to help your breasts maintain an aesthetically pleasing appearance.
What I wish I’d know then is that this is totally normal. You’ll very quickly adapt to your new size, and it can be easy to forget what they were like before. Make sure you take loads of ‘before’ pics so that you can refer back to them and remind yourself of the changes. 
The arterial blood supply of the breast has medial and lateral vascular components; it is supplied with blood by the internal mammary artery (from the medial aspect), the lateral thoracic artery (from the lateral aspect), and the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th intercostal perforating arteries. Drainage of venous blood from the breast is by the superficial vein system under the dermis, and by the deep vein system parallel to the artery system. The primary lymph drainage system is the retromammary lymph plexus in the pectoral fascia. Sensation in the breast is established by the peripheral nervous system innervation of the anterior and lateral cutaneous branches of the 4th, 5th, and 6th intercostal nerves, and thoracic spinal nerve 4 (T4 nerve) innervates and supplies sensation to the nipple-areola complex.[9][10]
In teenage boys, enlarged breasts are often the direct result of hormonal changes. Ninety percent of the time, the condition resolves on its own within three years. However, at a time when adolescents are already struggling with issues relating to sexual identity and self-image, the psychological distress associated with gynecomastia can be significant and debilitating. According to Dr. Johnson, insurance companies are more willing to pay for the surgery in teens and young adults than they are for older adults. There’s a common belief, she notes, that “if this guy made it through his teens and early twenties without the surgery, he’s fine.” In addition, enlarged breasts in adults are more easily linked to excessive body fat and to the normal aging process. Therefore, insurance companies tend to require proof that the adult patient has attempted to decrease his breast size through diet and exercise and often won’t consider covering surgery unless the enlargement is at least moderate to severe.
Italiano: Avere un Seno Più Voluminoso Senza Chirurgia, Español: tener los senos más grandes sin cirugía, 中文: 不通过手术达到丰胸的效果, Русский: увеличить грудь без операции, Français: avoir une plus grosse poitrine sans chirurgie, Deutsch: Ohne OP größere Brüste bekommen, Čeština: Jak mít větší prsa bez plastické chirurgie, Português: Ter Seios Maiores Sem Cirurgia, Nederlands: Grotere borsten krijgen zonder operatie, Bahasa Indonesia: Memperbesar Payudara tanpa Pembedahan, العربية: تكبير صدرك بدون جراحة, हिन्दी: सर्जरी के बिना बड़े स्तन पाएँ, 한국어: 성형 수술을 하지 않고도 가슴 키우는 방법, Tiếng Việt: Tăng Kích cỡ Vòng 1 mà không cần Phẫu thuật, 日本語: 手術なしで胸を大きくする
A breast lift can be done in a hospital or an outpatient surgical facility. Sometimes the procedure is done with sedation and local anesthesia, which numbs only part of your body. In other cases, general anesthesia — which renders you unconscious — is recommended.
To be completely honest, weight loss was a side effect I was looking forward to from the procedure. Typically, before you have breast reduction surgery, doctors try to get you to lose weight just to make sure that it’s something you really need done—that your breasts aren’t just large because of a few extra pounds. Being a dancer and a regular runner, I was already in optimal shape, but shopping for clothes because of my big boobs was a constant battle. I always needed to go up one size so the shirt would fit over my large chest, and then it would consume the rest of my body—making me look heavier than I really was. After the breast reduction, I finally went down that one shirt size and looked proportional again. It was pure bliss. Aside from breast reduction surgery, here are 11 more plastic surgery procedures you never knew were covered by your health insurance.
Jump up ^ Crerand, C. E.; Franklin, M. E.; Sarwer, D. B. (2006). “Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Cosmetic Surgery”. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 118 (7): 167e–180e. doi:10.1097/01.prs.0000242500.28431.24. PMID 17102719.
Jump up ^ Pukkala E, Kulmala I, Hovi SL, Hemminki E, Keskimäki I, Pakkanen M, Lipworth L, Boice JD, McLaughlin JK (2003). “Causes of death among Finnish women with cosmetic breast implants, 1971-2001”. Ann Plast Surg. 51 (4): 339–42; discussion 343–4. doi:10.1097/01.sap.0000080407.97677.A5. PMID 14520056.
I had my boob job just over a year ago, and like you, it is something i have wanted since i was 14/15 years old. My mum is a bigger busted woman and all my life up until that point i expected it to be something that would come naturally – oh how wrong i was!!!! So i made the decision way back then that I was going to get a boob job when i was old enough. Sit took me 10 years to go under the knife after that point. I had my daughter at 20, my partner was against it (he loved me just how i was and was worried about the impact they would have on my health, plus he didnt know anyone else that had had a BA), but i really wanted one, like really Really wanted boobs! So in about april 2016 he got on board, his sister had had hers done the previous october, she was alive and so so happy, so his fear dissapated and he offered his support. That made a huge difference, so together we saved and i had my surgery august 2017. Best decision ever!!! I finally feel like the me i was meant to be. My body feels more balanced and i honestly have to remind myself that iv had them done ?
Large breasts may cause physical and mental discomfort and can even harm the women who have them — the size and weight of large breasts can result in self-consciousness, improper posture, pain in the back and neck, indentations from bra straps, skin rashes, breathing problems and skeletal deformities. Breast reduction surgery is usually done to provide physical relief from these symptoms, not for cosmetic reasons. Performed under general anesthesia, the two- to four-hour procedure removes fat and glandular tissue and trims resultant excess skin to produce smaller, lighter breasts that are in a healthier proportion to the rest of the body.
There’s a ton of forums out there with women more than willing to share their experiences with various surgeons – valuable info before you commit to allowing one near your body with an actual sharp implement. 
We ended up doing an in-office procedure, one breast at a time, two weeks apart, to lower the nipples. I wasn’t given nearly enough numbing options, and it was really a painful experience. Looking back, I wish we had discussed this possibility with my surgeon before the initial surgery and that I had demanded to be admitted to the hospital for the correction. Use these insider tips to improve any hospital stay.
When compared to the results achieved with a silicone-gel breast implant, the saline implant can yield acceptable results, of increased breast-size, smoother hemisphere-contour, and realistic texture; yet, it is likelier to cause cosmetic problems, such as the rippling and the wrinkling of the breast-envelope skin, accelerated lower breast pole stretch, and technical problems, such as the presence of the implant being noticeable to the eye and to the touch. The occurrence of such cosmetic problems is likelier in the case of the woman with very little breast tissue, and in the case of the woman who requires post-mastectomy breast reconstruction; thus, the silicone-gel implant is the technically superior prosthetic device for breast augmentation, and for breast reconstruction. In the case of the woman with much breast tissue, for whom sub-muscular emplacement is the recommended surgical approach, saline breast implants can produce an aesthetic result much like that afforded by silicone breast implants, albeit with greater implant palpability.[7]
Weight loss. If you are interested in losing weight by changing your diet and starting an exercise program, you might wait to decide if reduction mammoplasty is for you. Losing weight can often result in changes to your breast size.
Surgically, the breast is a milk-producing apocrine gland overlaying the chest; and is attached at the nipple, and suspended with ligaments from the chest; and which is integral to the skin, the body integument of the woman. The dimensions and the weight of the breasts vary with the woman’s age and her habitus (body build and physical constitution). Hence, small-to-medium-sized breasts weigh approximately 500 gm or less, and large breasts weigh approximately 750–1,000 gm. Anatomically, the breast topography and the locale of the nipple-areola complex (NAC) on the breast hemisphere are particular to each woman; thus, the statistically desirable (mean average) measurements are a 21–23 cm sternal distance (nipple to sternum-bone notch), and a 5–7 cm inferior-limb distance, from the nipple to the inframammary fold, where the breast joins the chest.[6][7][8]
Breast augmentation surgery has a very high satisfaction rate and a relatively straightforward recovery process, especially when patients go into it well informed. Don’t rush your recovery; limit your activities as instructed by your surgeon for the quickest recovery and best outcome. As the days pass, the appearance of your breasts will continue to improve and you will feel (and look) better and better.
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BustMaxx has been the proven solution for immediate and long term results for hundreds of thousands of women. Bustmaxx has been proven to enhance the size and shape of breasts giving them a fuller, firmer, more youthful appearance. Women can achieve noticably lifted and toned breasts within a few short months.
30)  Then again maybe you won’t, because your implants probably won’t last until then.  Those who know say that anyone who gets implants should not keep them more than ten or fifteen years without either removing them or replacing them with a fresh set.  This is because the container, though it’s rugged when new, loses its strength and eventually becomes fragile.  That means more surgery, with more expense and more risk… but not as much risk as leaving the old ones in place until they break or their contents leak out.  One reason the rate of implant surgery keeps rising is because at least half of them are repeats.

Breast reduction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that reduces the size and weight of large, heavy breasts, helping to create a more aesthetically pleasing breast contour that is better proportioned to a patient’s body. By removing excess breast tissue, fat, and sagging, stretched skin, a cosmetic surgeon can not only make the breasts smaller, lighter, and firmer, but also improve breast symmetry and eliminate sagging.
Filling type: Saline, Silicone Gel, or Highly Cohesive Silicone “Gummy Bear” Implants. Neither is “best,” but there are some differences in cost, feel, and incision requirements that you need to consider. Your cosmetic surgeon will help you find the right implant type for you.
Because I was depressed, I read. I read every book I could possibly get my hands on. I remember being up at 4 AM reading “EVERYTHING ABOUT ME IS FAKE & I’M PERFECT” by Janice Dickinson ( she is the bitchiest, most hilarious author ever ).
Two weeks later I was fine. I calmed the F down. But my boobs were pretty big. Like I could rest a champagne glass on them. I actually ended up modeling for Maxim magazine & they looked too big for my liking in the shoot ( but I guess totally acceptable for a Maxim college girl ).
While many patients experience an immediate relief from back and shoulder pain after breast reduction, it is important to understand that it will take some time for your final results to settle in. Swelling, soreness, and tingling are typical after breast reduction, so your new smaller breasts may appear a little larger than you had expected while initial swelling is present. Additionally, the breasts often heal at a different rate, so you may notice some asymmetry during the first few months of your recovery.
The ASPS points out that as awareness of other options grows, fewer women may opt for breast augmentation. Between 2000 and 2015, for example, the number of breast lifts increased by 89 percent, from 52,836 to 99,614.
For hideous medical photos with all the gruesome details of how badly implants can go wrong, see this site.  And here is a Yahoo group for people who’ve had trouble with saline implants to share support.
Transumbilical: a trans-umbilical breast augmentation (TUBA) is a less common implant-device insertion technique wherein the incision is at the navel, and the dissection tunnels superiorly. This surgical approach enables emplacing the breast implants without producing visible scars upon the breast; but it makes appropriate dissection and device-emplacement more technically difficult. A TUBA procedure is performed bluntly – without the endoscope’s visual assistance – and is not appropriate for emplacing (pre-filled) silicone-gel implants, because of the great potential for damaging the elastomer silicone shell of the breast-implant device during its manual insertion through the short – two-centimetre (~2.0 cm.) – incision at the navel, and because pre-filled silicone-gel implants are incompressible, and cannot be inserted through so small an incision.[40]
In the middle-aged woman, breast ptosis usually is caused by the postpartum hormonal changes to the maternal body, which depleted the quantity of adipose fat tissue and atrophied the milk glands, and because of the inelasticity of the skin envelope, which was overstretched by the engorgement of lactation.
Sientra®’s gummy bear implants are filled with high-strength cohesive (HSC) silicone gel, which holds its shape while looking and feeling soft and natural, whether they implants are round or teardrop-shaped.

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If you’re considering breast reduction surgery, consult a board-certified plastic surgeon. It’s important to understand what breast reduction surgery entails — including possible risks and complications — as well as set realistic expectations.
The study Safety and Effectiveness of Mentor’s MemoryGel Implants at 6 Years (2009), which was a branch study of the U.S. FDA’s core clinical trials for primary breast augmentation surgery patients, reported low device-rupture rates of 1.1 per cent at 6-years post-implantation.[60] The first series of MRI evaluations of the silicone breast implants with thick filler-gel reported a device-rupture rate of 1.0 per cent, or less, at the median 6-year device-age.[61] Statistically, the manual examination (palpation) of the woman is inadequate for accurately evaluating if a breast implant has ruptured. The study, The Diagnosis of Silicone Breast implant Rupture: Clinical Findings Compared with Findings at Magnetic Resonance Imaging (2005), reported that, in asymptomatic patients, only 30 per cent of the ruptured breast implants are accurately palpated and detected by an experienced plastic surgeon, whereas MRI examinations accurately detected 86 per cent of breast implant ruptures.[62] Therefore, the U.S. FDA recommended scheduled MRI examinations, as silent-rupture screenings, beginning at the 3-year-mark post-implantation, and then every two years, thereafter.[46] Nonetheless, beyond the U.S., the medical establishments of other nations have not endorsed routine MRI screening, and, in its stead, proposed that such a radiologic examination be reserved for two purposes: (i) for the woman with a suspected breast implant rupture; and (ii) for the confirmation of mammographic and ultrasonic studies that indicate the presence of a ruptured breast implant.[63]
Breast reduction by liposuction only cannot be performed upon a woman whose mammogram indicates that the oversized breast is principally composed of hypertrophied milk glands. Furthermore, liposuction mammoplasty also is contraindicated for any woman whose mammograms indicate the presence of unevaluated neoplasms; likewise, the presence of a great degree of breast ptosis, and an inelastic skin envelope.[11]
During breast augmentation with implants (augmentation mammoplasty), implants are inserted behind your breast and the chest (pectoralis) muscle just under your breast. Implants can range in volume from 120 mL (milliliters) to 850 mL. You can view some examples in our gallery of breast augmentation before-and-after photos.
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The only reason y’all ladies are seeing all these gains in your bust is because bustmaxx creates water retention in your breast not fatty retention which is what u need and want. Water leaves the body everyday and once after months of stopping use guess what your breasts will eventually shrink right on back down. U don’t want anything that creates even a small amount of water retention. I tried this product no changes in my breast but it put water weight on me and gave me nice hips and butt and after I stopped use all my hips and butt curves went down to regular size. That’s why the bottle is so cheap! That’s another reason they tell u to water up when taking it and to drink water during the days of taking this pill. Even the bustmaxx ppl tells u it also creates water fluid in your breast! They surely told me that! They claim permanent results this that and the other just to make money. This is no different then the product quick qurves. And quick qurves is the worst product out there. Plus this bustmaxx is not promised to work on all women body types they even tell you that. So enjoy the water in your breasts cause that’s about all your getting. Use it for 6 to 9 months and stop using it for a few days weeks I may even give it a month just incase and you breast will slowly to back down. There are breast enlargement creams out there that creates strictly fat retention and some pills that do so as well. Alot of women on here are getting free bottles to write reviews so that should also tell u something. No product is going to have all 4 and 5 stars mostly.
Be completely open with the surgeon about your medical history and why you’re seeking a breast reduction. Be prepared to discuss any emotional issues you’ve dealt with regarding your breasts, how your breasts have physically felt to you, and any physical conditions you’ve had.
Have patience. If you’re a young girl, your breasts may not have reached their full size yet. Puberty affects everyone differently, and while you feel that your breasts may have reached their full size already, they can grow naturally well into your late teens, or even later in some cases, as part of your development process. As you get older, you may also naturally gain a little weight or decide that going on the pill is right for you, and your breasts may end up growing without you noticing it.[10]
Jump up ^ Tebbetts JB (2002). “Achieving a predictable 24-hour return to normal activities after breast augmentation: Part II. Patient preparation, refined surgical techniques, and instrumentation”. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 109 (1): 293–305; discussion 306–7. doi:10.1097/00006534-200201000-00046. PMID 11786828.
The breast augmentation patient usually is a young woman whose personality profile indicates psychological distress about her personal appearance and her bodily self image, and a history of having endured criticism (teasing) about the aesthetics of her person.[14] The studies Body Image Concerns of Breast Augmentation Patients (2003) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Cosmetic Surgery (2006) reported that the woman who underwent breast augmentation surgery also had undergone psychotherapy, suffered low self-esteem, presented frequent occurrences of psychological depression, had attempted suicide, and suffered body dysmorphia, a type of mental illness.
Jump up ^ Karanas, Y. L.; Leong, D. S.; Da Lio, A.; Waldron, K.; Watson, J. P.; Chang, H.; Shaw, W. W. (2003). “Surgical Treatment of Breast Cancer in Previously Augmented Patients”. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 111 (3): 1078–1083; discussion 1083–6. doi:10.1097/01.PRS.0000046667.56931.E1. PMID 12621177.
Thanks for sharing, Lauryn! I haven’t been ballsy enough to talk about my boob job on my blog! I had mine 6 years ago when I was 23. My recovery was horrible because I didn’t listen to the instructions of setting an alarm to wake myself every 3 hours to take my pain killer medicine. I woke up the night after my surgery and almost went into shock! I couldn’t open doors for myself or open jars for about a week, but other than that I was back at work at a restaurant 2 days later. It has helped me feel so much better about myself and I am so glad I saved up to get the surgery done- I did it for me and its one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I am like you though, I now wish I went bigger because I’ve gotten used to the size over the years.. even though I have Cs I don’t feel like I have big boobs even though I used to think they were huge! I will go bigger next time around.. thanks for sharing your experience!!! 🙂
They’re threatening to sue UK doctor Dalia Nield for libel because she said it was “highly unlikely” that a cream could increase breast size. If it worked, why not just show the evidence instead of threatening to sue? Rodial makes a lot of scientifically implausible marketing claims about this product, but doesn’t offer any clinical trials to back it up. You can buy this if you want, but the odds are good any increase in breast size you see will be the result of your diet and exercise regiment and not a moisturizer cream.
Hair transplants for baldness often produce very disappointing results, and sometimes (especially if repeated) can end up killing off more of your hair follicles than you were losing already.  Scars can sometimes be quite visible, and a poorly done job can make your scalp all bumpy.  (To see how I personally was coping with male pattern baldness at the time of writing this, take a look at my haircut.)
BustMaxx is a clinical-strength breast enhancement solution that helps you achieve lasting results without the dangers or high cost of surgery. Utilizing a unique blend of natural ingredients and exotic herbs known for their ability to positively support bust enlargement, BustMaxx is the safe and effective choice for those looking to increase breast size naturally.
Selecting a cosmetic surgeon is exactly the same. I booked an initial consultation with one of the biggies, and was so taken in by their sales patter that I never even considered looking anywhere else. 
Most patients experience some soreness and swelling after breast lift surgery. Your cosmetic surgeon will prescribe pain medication to help keep you comfortable, and many patients find they can switch to Tylenol after the first few days.
Plastic Surgery Complications In 2015 just shy of 280k women across the U.S. underwent a breast augmentation/ plastic surgery procedure (mammaplasty), but that doesn’t mean these expensive surgeries don’t go wrong.  While common practice, complications still occur for…
34)  If you feel inadequate as a woman, the problem to address is in your head, not your chest.  Self esteem first, cosmetics after!  If you ignore that, you are doomed to disappointment.  A lot of people who think a cosmetic change like this is going to fix their lives end up despondent and suicidal when they find they’re still the same person with the same life.  This is such a common problem that cosmetic surgeons have to pay a lot of attention to weeding out patients who might be suicide risks.  Getting chest surgery to improve your self-esteem is like buying a girdle to improve your eyesight:  you’re addressing the wrong problem.
Tissue necrosis of the medial pedicle flap is a potential, but rare, complication of mastopexy procedures. Moreover, the occurrence of hematoma also is possible; in post-operative praxis, a large hematoma is drained immediately, whereas a small hematoma can be observed for self-resolution, before draining.
If an MRI scan detects an implant rupture but you don’t have any signs or symptoms, it might be up to you and your doctor to weigh the risks and benefits of keeping the implant in place or having it removed.
The good news is that both types of implants are considered safe. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) removed silicone implants from the consumer market in 1992 as a precautionary measure after conflicting reports of possible complications surfaced. Some of these complications required breast implant removal. However, silicone gel-filled breast implants were fully exonerated and reapproved in 2006. (Read more about implants and the FDA.)
The fat graft breast reconstructions for 33 women (47 breasts, 14 irradiated), whose clinical statuses ranged from zero days to 30 years post-mastectomy, began with the pre-expansion of the breast mound (recipient site) with an external vacuum tissue-expander for 10 hours daily, for 10–30 days before the first grafting of autologous fat. The breast mound expansion was adequate when the mastectomy scar tissues stretched to create a 200–300 ml recipient matrix (skin envelope), that received a fat-suspension volume of 150–600 ml in each grafting session.[124]
Having more beautiful breasts does not always mean having bigger breasts. It’s all about shape and proportion, and a skilled cosmetic surgeon can improve both using breast reduction techniques tailored to a patient’s unique needs. Learn more about your options for breast reduction below.
With just three photos taken during your consultation, Dr. Obaid can create a three-dimensional image of your body, so you can see how the various implants and shapes will look on your form. This allows you to make an informed decision about the type of implants you want and the size and shape you want your new breasts to be.
You can receive individualized treatment recommendations by speaking with Dr. Grossman, Dr. Capraro and Dr. Baker in person. Please call 303-320-5566 today to schedule a consultation at our Denver plastic surgery office.
Beautiful breasts are not just a matter of size. A skilled cosmetic surgeon can create a more beautiful, proportional breast shape using techniques tailored to address a woman’s unique needs. Learn about the latest in breast lift surgery below.
Last thought, I can’t believe anyone would judge you for being about health and wellness and having breast implants – I don’t see how these things are mutually exclusive. Being a judgmental asshole who tells other people how to live, versus health and wellness – I think those things are more mutually exclusive. Wellness means a healthy, non-judgmental mind to me…
If your breasts have sagged or lost their shape due to pregnancy, weight loss or the aging process, a breast lift can help you return to your ideal breast goals. Breast lift surgery—also called a mastopexy—may work best in conjunction with breast implants to increase the overall contour of the breasts, as well as definition and volume.
From the first half of the twentieth century, physicians used other substances as breast implant fillers—ivory, glass balls, ground rubber, ox cartilage, Terylene wool, gutta-percha, Dicora, polyethylene chips, Ivalon (polyvinyl alcohol—formaldehyde polymer sponge), a polyethylene sac with Ivalon, polyether foam sponge (Etheron), polyethylene tape (Polystan) strips wound into a ball, polyester (polyurethane foam sponge) Silastic rubber, and teflon-silicone prostheses.[2]
It’s always so interesting to hear people’s stories on plastic surgery. I’d never get a boob job (because they’re big enough for me), but when I was in junior high/high school, I HATED my nose. I wanted a straight nose, and mine slopes into a bitty upturn. It was so obvious to me (but no one else). Thankfully, I grew to love it (And hearing stories of how much it hurts kind of helped me to accept it). But thanks for sharing your story. Doing big things like this should only be for YOU. Totally agree.
Your surgeon can take photos of your breasts, detailing your physical symptoms caused by enlarged breasts in a letter. Begin communicating early with your insurance carrier and make sure you understand exactly what the carrier will cover, such as lab costs, anesthesiologist, and other expenses. This will save you a headache in the long run, when you have more important things to do, like focus on your recovery.
The current lifetime risk of BIA-ALCL in the U.S. is unknown, but estimates have ranged between estimated to be between 1 in 70,000 to 1 in 500,000 women with breast implants according to MD Anderson.[91] Certain geographic locations have demonstrated variable risks. For instance, a December 2016 update from the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia and New Zealand reported a risk of 1:1,000 to 1:10,000 for textured implants.”.[89] To date (2017), there has not been a case of BIAL reported where the patient had only implantation of smooth shell breast implants or a textured tissue expander that was exchanged for a smooth implant. The paucity of cases reported in Asian populations has raised the possibility that there may be a range of genetic susceptibility to the phenomena, or alternatively merely reflect differences in how cases are identified and reported.
Jump up ^ Commissioner, Office of the. “Safety Alerts for Human Medical Products – Breast Implants: Update – Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)”. www.fda.gov. Archived from the original on 28 April 2018. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
The plastic surgeon delineates the mastopexy incision-plan upon the patient’s breasts and torso; the principal corrective consideration is the correct level of the nipple-areola complex upon the breast hemisphere. In most women, the nipple should be located at, or slightly above, the inframammary fold, because emplacing it too high might later lead to a difficult revision surgery. The proper topographic locale for the nipple is determined by transposing the semicircular line of the inframammary fold to the face of the breast (anterior aspect), thereby configuring a circle, wherein the nipple-areola complex is centred. After determining the nipple locale, the surgeon delineates the remaining skin incisions of the correction, while maintaining the inferior limit of the vertical-incision at a distance above the pre-operative inframammary-fold, which precaution avoids extending the surgical scar to the chest wall after the lifting of the breast and the inframammary fold.
In the past, concerns emerged that silicone implants posed health risks, including an increased risk of systemic diseases such as lupus and arthritis. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) placed a moratorium on silicone implants in 1992 so the safety of these devices could be studied. However, in 2006 the agency concluded that there was no evidence of risk and lifted the moratorium.
the circumareolar lift (Benelli breast lift, donut lift), featuring the cutting out of a concentric ring of flesh from around the nipple-areola complex, limits the size and diameter of the circular scar.

Jump up ^ Azar FS. (2001). A Deformable Finite Element Model of the Breast for Predicting Mechanical Deformations under External Perturbations. (Doctoral thesis). Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Penn., US. PMID 11699849.
Does not smoke or is willing to quit smoking prior to the procedure and throughout the recovery period. Smoking can adversely impact healing, so it’s important that you refrain from this activity until you are fully recovered.
You’ll have some other decisions to make too, one of which is deciding where your scar will be placed. Typically, you will have four different options for scar placement: belly button, armpit, areola, or the fold underneath the breasts.
The sole application of breast augmentation mammoplasty to correct minimal breast ptosis (Grade I) usually is effected with a breast implant prosthesis. The dual application of mastopexy and of breast augmentation surgeries — as one surgical procedure — requires thorough planning, because of the required resections of the parenchymal tissues. The periareolar incision lends itself to breast prosthesis implantation and to nipple-areola complex transposition, whilst maintaining the tissue viability of the nipple-areola complex.
Hi I’m new to your blog and love love love it. I was actually doing research for breast augmentation and your blog popped up. I’m pretty nervous doing it since I’ll have enough funds by the end of the year. My concern is how can you decide on sizes etc? I’m pretty oddly shaped myself I have to have a larger strap bra size but my breasts are a 38b and I can hardly fit the bras that are made since have a wide chest. Will the doctor give you an idea what size would fit? I’m nervous but I really really want this. Especially having two boys and breast fed both of them. So you can definitely say wet tube socks… Sorry little joke there. Well hope to hear from everyone soon.
Jump up ^ Holmich LR, Fryzek JP, Kjoller K, Breiting VB, Jorgensen A, Krag C, McLaughlin JK (2005). “The Diagnosis of Silicone Breast-implant Rupture: Clinical Findings Compared with Findings at Magnetic Resonance Imaging”. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 54 (6): 583–589. doi:10.1097/01.sap.0000164470.76432.4f. PMID 15900139.
The breast reduction performed with the vertical-scar technique usually produces a well-projected bust featuring breasts with short incision scars and a nipple-areola complex (NAC) elevated by means of a pedicle (superior, medial, lateral) that maintains the biologic and functional viability of the NAC. The increased projection of the reduced bust is achieved by medially gathering the folds of the skin-envelope and suturing the inner and outer portions of the remaining breast gland to provide a support pillar, and upward projection of the NAC . The vertical-scar reduction mammoplasty is best suited for removing small areas of the skin envelope and small volumes of internal tissues (glandular, adipose) from the lateral and the inferior portions of the breast hemisphere; thus the short incision scars.[citation needed]
Mastopexy by internal surgical approach applies to the woman who has undergone explantation of breast prostheses. In operative praxis, the plastic surgeon elevates the flaps of the cut breast-implant capsules, and folds them in order to increase the volume of the internal mass of the breasts — thereby increasing the projection of the bust from the chest surface. The nipple-areola complex is elevated with plication sutures, and requires no skin resection when there is no excess skin.[16]
Breast augmentation, sometimes referred to as a “breast aug” or “boob job” by patients, involves using breast implants or fat transfer to increase the size of your breasts. This procedure can also restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy, achieve a more rounded breast shape or improve natural breast size asymmetry.
In realizing a breast lift, a conservative surgical technique produces the fewest, least visible scars after excising (cutting) excess folds of skin from the skin-envelope, when either replacing or rearranging or augmenting the internal breast tissues (parenchymal and adipose). Breast lift techniques are known according to the number of scars produced, which is related to the achievable degree of breast-lift. Pre-operatively, the patient and the surgeon decide upon the appropriate surgical technique (superior, medial, or inferior pedicle) that will achieve the best degree of breast lift. Generally, breast ptosis (sagging) is determined by the locale of the nipple-areola complex upon the breast; the lower the nipple-areola complex, the greater the degree of breast prolapsation (ptosis). Nonetheless, in breast-lift surgery, the primary consideration is the tissue viability of the nipple-areola complex, so that the outcome is a functionally sensate breast of natural size, contour, and feel.
First off, I don’t share every single thing on social media. I like to pick and choose what I share so I can maintain sanity & some level of privacy. But I feel like this is one of those subjects that needs to have a little conversation. Especially since there are so many young people getting plastic surgery now-a-days.
The breasts were contoured by layering the fat grafts into different levels within the breast, until achieving the desired breast form. The fat-graft injection technique allows the plastic surgeon precise control in accurately contouring the breast – from the chest wall to the breast-skin envelope – with subcutaneous fat grafts to the superficial planes of the breast. This greater degree of breast sculpting is unlike the global augmentation realised with a breast implant emplaced below the breast or below the pectoralis major muscle, respectively expanding the retromammary space and the retropectoral space. The greatest proportion of the grafted fat usually is infiltrated to the pectoralis major muscle, then to the retropectoral space, and to the prepectoral space, (before and behind the pectoralis major muscle). Moreover, although fat grafting to the breast parenchyma usually is minimal, it is performed to increase the degree of projection of the bust.[111]
The advent of liposuction technology facilitated medical applications of the liposuction-harvested fat tissue as autologous filler for injection to correct bodily defects, and for breast augmentation. Melvin Bircoll introduced the practice of contouring the breast and for correcting bodily defects with autologous fat grafts harvested by liposuction; and he presented the fat-injection method used for emplacing the fat grafts.[98][99] In 1987 the Venezuelan plastic surgeon Eduardo Krulig emplaced fat grafts with a syringe and blunt needle (lipo-injection), and later used a disposable fat trap to facilitate the collection and to ensure the sterility of the harvested adipocyte tissue.[100][101]
In every surgical and non-surgical procedure, the risk of medical complications exists before, during, and after a procedure, and, given the sensitive biological nature of breast tissues (adipocyte, glandular), this is especially true in the case of fat graft breast augmentation. Despite its relative technical simplicity, the injection (grafting) technique for breast augmentation is accompanied by post-procedure complications – fat necrosis, calcification, and sclerotic nodules – which directly influence the technical efficacy of the procedure, and of achieving a successful outcome. The Chinese study Breast Augmentation by Autologous Fat-injection Grafting: Management and Clinical analysis of Complications (2009), reported that the incidence of medical complications is reduced with strict control of the injection-rate (cm3/min) of the breast-filler volume being administered, and by diffusing the fat-grafts in layers to allow their even distribution within the breast tissue matrix. The complications occurred to the 17-patient group were identified and located with 3-D volumetric and MRI visualizations of the breast tissues and of any sclerotic lesions and abnormal tissue masses (malignant neoplasm). According to the characteristics of the defect or abnormality, the sclerotic lesion was excised and liquefied fat was aspirated; the excised samples indicated biological changes in the intramammary fat grafts – fat necrosis, calcification, hyalinization, and fibroplasia.[126]
Genetics are the primary reason women have small breasts. You inherited your breast size from someone in your family. You may have immediate family who has breasts larger than you, but your breasts are smaller. In my case, I inherited my mom’s breast size (B cup) and my sister got her great-aunts’ breast size (DD cup).
Follow-up longitudinal studies of these breast implant patients confirmed the previous findings on the matter.[82] European and North American studies reported that women who underwent augmentation mammoplasty, and any plastic surgery procedure, tended to be healthier and wealthier than the general population, before and after implantation; that plastic surgery patients had a lower standardized mortality ratio than did patients for other surgeries; yet faced an increased risk of death by lung cancer than other plastic surgery patients. Moreover, because only one study, the Swedish Long-term Cancer Risk Among Swedish Women with Cosmetic Breast Implants: an Update of a Nationwide Study (2006), controlled for tobacco smoking information, the data were insufficient to establish verifiable statistical differences between smokers and non-smokers that might contribute to the higher lung cancer mortality rate of women with breast implants.[83][84] The long-term study of 25,000 women, Mortality among Canadian Women with Cosmetic Breast Implants (2006), reported that the “findings suggest that breast implants do not directly increase mortality in women.”[34]
5)  Another FDA study found that even among women who had not complained of any perceived trouble with their implants, MRI scans showed two thirds of them have ruptured implants on at least one side.  The rate was actually higher in 10 to 15 year old implants than with 20 year old ones, because the older ones were made with thicker containers.  In 21 percent of women in the study, significant volumes of silicone were found to have migrated elsewhere in the body.  Doctors removing implants often claim that they ruptured at the time of removal.  This study makes me suspect, as some patients long have, that many doctors are lying about this for some reason, perhaps to avoid liability.
The woman afflicted with macromastia presents heavy, enlarged breasts (>500 gm per breast per the Shnur Scale) that sag and cause her chronic pains to the head, neck, shoulders, and back; an oversized bust also causes her secondary health problems, such as poor blood circulation, impaired breathing (inability to fill the lungs with air); chafing of the skin of the chest and the lower breast (inframammary intertrigo); brassière-strap indentations to the shoulders; and the improper fit of clothes.
5.) After many years ( aka where I’m at today ), you won’t even think about them. I think about my boobs only when I’m asked about them. They sort of settle in with your body. I’m very happy with the size boob I have now. In fact, they’re especially fun in a swimsuit & make me feel womanly ( again, my body, my opinion, everyone has different bodies/shapes/opinions & not that I didn’t feel womanly before, but they sort of enhance that feeling for me ).
While many patients experience an immediate relief from back and shoulder pain after breast reduction, it is important to understand that it will take some time for your final results to settle in. Swelling, soreness, and tingling are typical after breast reduction, so your new smaller breasts may appear a little larger than you had expected while initial swelling is present. Additionally, the breasts often heal at a different rate, so you may notice some asymmetry during the first few months of your recovery.
Surgically, the breast is an apocrine gland overlaying the chest — attached at the nipple and suspended with ligaments from the chest — which is integral to the skin, the body integument of the woman. The dimensions and weight of the breasts vary with her age and habitus (body build and physical constitution); hence small-to-medium-sized breasts weigh approximately 500 gm, or less, and large breasts weigh approximately 750–1,000 gm.[14][15][16] Anatomically, the breast topography and the hemispheric locale of the nipple-areola complex (NAC) are particular to each woman; thus, the desirable, average measurements are a 21–23 cm sternal distance (nipple to sternum-bone notch), and a 5–7 cm inferior-limb distance (NAC to IMF).
While the only way to confirm whether or not a breast lift is right for your is to consult with a qualified cosmetic surgeon, there are a couple of questions you can ask yourself to get a general idea about how a breast lift might help improve your breast shape.
Jump up ^ Skinner KA, Silberman H, Dougherty W, Gamagami P, Waisman J, Sposto R, Silverstein MJ (2001). “Breast cancer after augmentation mammoplasty”. Ann Surg Oncol. 8 (2): 138–44. doi:10.1007/s10434-001-0138-x. PMID 11258778.
After the breast-lift surgery, wound care is minimal when the sutured closure is subcuticular (under the epidermis), and reinforced with strips of absorbable adhesive tape (butterfly stitches) applied to maintain the wound closed.
Inframammary: an incision made to the inframammary fold (natural crease under your breast), which affords maximal access for precise dissection of the tissues and emplacement of the breast implants. It is the preferred surgical technique for emplacing silicone-gel implants, because it better exposes the breast tissue–pectoralis muscle interface; yet, IMF implantation can produce thicker, slightly more visible surgical scars.
Transaxillary: an incision made to the axilla (armpit), from which the dissection tunnels medially, thus allows emplacing the implants without producing visible scars upon the breast proper; yet is likelier to produce inferior asymmetry of the implant-device position. Therefore, surgical revision of transaxillary emplaced breast implants usually requires either an IMF incision or a periareolar incision. Transaxillary emplacement can be performed bluntly or with an endoscope (illuminated video microcamera).
The saline breast implant—filled with saline solution (biological-concentration salt water 0.90% w/v of NaCl, ca. 300 mOsm/L.)—was first manufactured by the Laboratoires Arion company, in France, and was introduced for use as a prosthetic medical device in 1964. The contemporary models of saline breast implant are manufactured with thicker, room-temperature vulcanized (RTV) shells made of a silicone elastomer. The study In vitro Deflation of Pre-filled Saline Breast Implants (2006) reported that the rates of deflation (filler leakage) of the pre-filled saline breast implant made it a second-choice prosthesis for corrective breast surgery.[4] Nonetheless, in the 1990s, the saline breast implant was the prosthesis most common device used for breast augmentation surgery in the United States, because of the U.S. FDA’s restriction against the implantation of silicone-filled breast implants outside of clinical studies. Saline breast implants have enjoyed little popularity in the rest of the world, possessing negligible market share.
The breast-volume data reported in Breast Augmentation with Autologous Fat Grafting: A Clinical Radiological Study (2010) indicated a mean increase of 1.2 times the initial breast volume, at six months post-procedure. In a two-year period, 25 patients underwent breast augmentation by fat graft injection; at three weeks pre-procedure, before the fat grafting to the breast-tissue matrix (recipient site), the patients were photographed, and examined via intravenous contrast MRI or 3-D volumetric imaging, or both. The breast-filler fat was harvested by liposuction (abdomen, buttocks, thighs), and yielded fat-graft volumes of 220–650 cm3 per breast. At six months post-procedure, the follow-up treatment included photographs, intravenous contrast MRI or 3-D volumetric imaging, or both. Each woman had an increased breast volume of 250 cm3 per breast, a mean volume increase confirmed by quantitative MRI analysis. The mean increase in breast volume was 1.2 times the initial breast volume measurements; the statistical difference between the pre-procedure and the six-month post-procedure breast volumes was (P< 00.0000007); the percentage increase basis of the breast volume was 60–80% of the initial, pre-procedure breast volume.[122]

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What I wish I’d know then is that this is totally normal. You’ll very quickly adapt to your new size, and it can be easy to forget what they were like before. Make sure you take loads of ‘before’ pics so that you can refer back to them and remind yourself of the changes. 
The Jersey Shore star refuses to be ashamed of her decision to get breast implants and a breast lift. “Being a mom, your boobs are destroyed after having kids, especially breastfeeding,” she said in a new  #MomsWithAttitudeVideo. “I want to be hot for my husband, but I also want to feel great about myself, and it was an insecurity that I had.” The mom of Lorenzo, 4, and Giovanna, 2, revealed that she’s now a “nice full C.” (She didn’t want to go as big as pal and fellow mom JWoww; “She’s the porn star, and I’m just the regular cute person,” Polizzi said.)
Men with gynecomastia have a firm, rubbery mass underneath the nipple area. It’s usually less than an inch and a half across and may be tender. Sometimes there aren’t other symptoms. You may notice some fluid discharge.
The surgeon–physician evaluates the woman requesting a breast-lift operation to confirm that she understands the health risks and benefits of the mastopexy procedure. The surgeon confirms that her ideal body image (aesthetic goal) corresponds to what can realistically be achieved with the plastic surgery options available. The following conditions are indications for mastopexy.