Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Breast Augmentation - My Experience.

First question I get when people hear I had Breast Augmentation done, is WHY? I often get told "you already had boobs" or "why waste your money?"

Basically, the simplest answer to that question is - because I wanted too.
Yes, I did already have boobs but I decided that I wanted them to be bigger and I was in a position where I could change that and decided that my body is something I am willing to invest in for my own happiness.

I have never been "unhappy" with my body, ofcourse I had days where I wished my hips were smaller or my legs were longer and my boobs were bigger but I had always been content with my body, when I  had heard a friend talking that she had them done and that a surgeon was visiting where I live I decided to make an appointment for a consultation.

It all happened quite fast, the day of my surgery was booked on the day of my first consultation for a months time because I decided that it was what I wanted and I wanted it as soon as possible. I spoke to my surgeon about the size, shape that I wanted and he explained the procedure to me.

For weeks prior to the surgery I was a little nervous but mostly excited. The morning of the surgery I was really quite nervous but the nurses all made me feel really good and reminded me that I had nothing to be nervous about as the surgeon knows what he is doing. The nurses put some compression stockings on my legs, and a small inflating device that wrapped around and slowly inflated on each leg to increase circulation. The surgeon came and drew on my chest with a sharpie, he drew a line in dashes down the centre of my chest, above, underneath, where he would cut and wrote the size on my chest also which was 375 CC. As they wheeled me into the theatre the Aneasthesist told me where he would put the needle - honestly the needle sucked! I am about 13 days post op and still have a purple and green bruise on my hand as they couldn't get a vain and had to put it in my arm (inside of my elbow).

Another question I often get is, "Does it hurt?" and my answer to that question is Yes, for the first few days it does hurt! Its uncomfortable and I was in quite a lot of pain for about 2 days - but after those 2 days I felt them adapt more to my body each day. The first few days when I stood up the pressure on my chest was pretty awful, almost felt like when I stood up they could just fall off. 

I tried to sleep in my own bed the first night basically sitting up but I kept sliding down and became uncomfortable and getting back up was very difficult, (luckily I had someone beside me the night I had it done to help me up although I am sure after I woke him up 5 times he was getting a bit annoyed) he helped me up by lifting my back and had to hold my waterbottle up while I took my pain killers. For the next two nights I slept on a recliner - which I found was much easier for sleeping sitting up and not moving too much. The pain killers I were given were Panadene Forte and was told to also have Nurofen (which I personally can't take so I skipped that) but I have heard a lot of people have been given Valium and much stronger pain relief. After 2 days, the Panadene Forte actually made me very sick and I couldn't keep them down so I stopped taking them after 2 days with no pain relief with the exception of Panadol, but I have been told that is common. 

I was cut underneath my breasts and the implant was put underneath my muscle, the stitches are dissolvable. I have been back to the hospital once post up to have the dressings changed and they also gave me a cream to reduce the scars which I will start applying tomorrow. I am wearing a surgical bra - I was given 2 and have to wear them day and night for the first two weeks, and then daily for the next 4 weeks. I am super excited to go bra shopping, but even more excited to buy bikinis!!

I am happy to answer any boobie questions anyone has so feel free to comment below, or if you'd rather ask them privately I can give you my personal email address below. I know a lot of people having this procedure done and its definitely much more common now than ever before and I am so happy I have had them done! I know a lot of people will have negative opinions about this post but thats okay because I love my body, even more now and I am so glad I had them done!


  1. Fair play for writing this blogpost girl takes a lot of courage! Definately think that this subject is so taboo and people judge way too quickly! I was thinking of getting the opposite ha, a reduction as I am very large chested and reading posts like this really helps! I am a bit too afraid to go ahead with it though so I'll have to stick with my own boobies :P


    jen x

  2. This was really interesting and honest, I'm glad you just said straight out that it hurt! I would definitely consider getting it done and I'm really glad you're happy with how it turned out! :) xoxo

    The perks of being a hipster

  3. thanks for sharing your experience! :) And i love your blog! and can't wait to read more! I also followed you on GFC!

    Also I'm new to blogging and i'm trying to meet some fellow bloggers so I'd love if you had some time if you could check out my blog and let me know what you think! it'd be greatly appreciated! And maybe even follow me on bloglovin or gfc if you like and want to!

    thanks so much xoxo Randa


  4. I salute you for this post, Emily! I don't see anything wrong with getting implants or any other kind of plastic surgery because, ultimately, it's your body. If you're not comfortable with it, then it's up to you to find the means for you to be comfortable. -Eric @ Gulf Coast Aesthetic Center

  5. Undergoing breast augmentation procedure is really a big question to many. Most don’t fully understand the concept and what it’s all about. Getting advice from a specialist will be very helpful, in my opinion, aside from the fact that it's highly recommended for you to understand the pros and cons of the procedure. Thanks for sharing your experience!

    Joannie @ ZimmerManMD.com