Thursday, January 22, 2015


So here we are, a month and change out from my breast lift and augmentation. That wasn't want I expected.

Now, don't get me wrong. I don't regret for a second having the procedure done. I'm happy with the outcome. I'm still healing, so I'm sure I'll be even more happier as more time goes by.  What I didn't expect was the healing time. Notice how in that line above I said "I'm still healing...." I still have discomfort and weird feelings.

Keep in mind (as I try to remind myself) that my only other experience with surgery was laparoscopic when I had my weight loss surgery. That was 5 itty-bitty cuts and some gas pain.  This was 6 great big giant cuts and a lot of pain, for a lot longer time.

Those who aren't squeamish, or those who don't have a problem seeing the boobs of someone they know, can click on the link below. This is what my breasts looked like the day of surgery.  I called them Frankentits:

Here's some fun (G-rated) comparison pictures:


Notice they're not huge.  That was the point. I just wanted what I had refilled. I ended puberty with a B. I wasn't thrilled. After pregnancy and during nursing I was a D. I was thrilled.  Imagine now, those D boobs deflating to As.... I was definitely not thrilled.

The discomfort comes from the multiple suture lines as well as having a foreign body under the muscle that likes to move around some.  It's a feeling I'm still getting used to.  Reaching up for something high on the shelf feels totally different now. I can sort of feel the implant moving around under there.

This June I will be doing a lower body lift. That will involve a much larger portion of my body and, I assume, a much longer recovery time. Knowing what I know now, I'm ready for it. I'm ready to not be able to jump right up and get on with life.  I'm ready to give up running for a large period of time (which I wasn't ready for this go-round).  I'm ready because, goddamnit, I worked hard for this and deserve to have the body I've always wanted.


  1. I don't have problems with seeing boobs, period. Unless they're like some old person's wrinkly, saggy ones. Even poorly done implants turn me off, like to the point where they're almost cartoonish. Just do what makes you happy, as long as it's not dangerous (well, maybe a little dangerous is okay).

  2. I just wanted to say thank you for sharing all this. I really appreciate reading this kind of detail about your experience. I didn't look at the linked picture per your warning. If I ever decide to do this (which I have considered) I will look. Thanks again for your willingness to share.